SOUTHERLY OCEAN VIEW, QUIET, RURAL, and SURROUNDED BY GARDENS…….Relax at the Hollybarry Cottage, a cozy 2 story cedar Pan~Abode home located on a BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW lot on the east side of Bowen Island with a SUNNY SOUTHERLY EXPOSURE.
The cottage SLEEPS 6 GUESTS in 3 bedrooms: 1 KING SIZE BED and 2 QUEEN BEDS plus 1 ½ baths. WE are proud to say that our BEDS ARE NEW as of 2013 & 2014 and medium firm with a soft top.
BEACH ACCESS is only a 5 MINUTE WALK to EAGLE CLIFF BEACH below, a wonderful swimming beach with a summer time community dock great for swimming, fishing, relaxing, soaking up the summer sun, or star gazing at night.
NO VEHICLE? No problem…….leave your car behind and arrive via the C11 Eagle Cliff bus, Just a 15 minute bus ride. It will drop you off and pick you up right in front of the cottage. If arriving by car we are located only 8 minutes or 3 k from Snug Cove.
We are PET FRIENDLY so bring your Fido along. Dogs are only $10 per pet per night, maximum of 2. Approval required…..Let us know the breed, age, and weight of your companion.
ATTENTION U.S. GUESTS ~~~~CANADA IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW~~~~~When we reply with your quote it will be in CANADIAN DOLLARS. Your USD goes a long way on Bowen Island: $1 USD will purchase approximately $1.25 in Canada.
IF YOU ARE VIEWING OUR LISTING FROM THE US KNOW THAT TRIPADVISOR OR FLIPKEY CONVERTS THE CANADIAN $$ TO US DOLLARS ON THEIR WEB SITE. You may see the Hollybarry Cottage base rate as approx $125 USD. Our Canadian rate is $155 for the first 2 guests. Additional guests are $35 CAD per person per night.
IF PAYING IN US DOLLARS YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY WILL CONVERT THE EXCHANGE ON YOUR BILL ~~~ in your favor.
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Prepare your family meals in the apartment-sized, fully equipped kitchen. Sit and dine at our casual dining table for 4 guests. Or prepare your meal on the outdoor patio propane BBQ with outdoor dining at our large benched picnic table...........family style.
This well cared for cottage provides a wonderful airy and bright ambiance with a southerly ocean view bringing in all the warm sunshine of the day. The ocean view is ever changing with ferry traffic, cruise ships, tug boats, all with the backdrop of the Coastal Mountains and West Vancouver.
On the main floor you will find the living room, kitchen, dinette, powder bath, and the 2 queen bedrooms. Relax in casual comfort in the living room with a propane fireplace and a wonderful view. We allow fires in the fireplace October through April. Whether summer sunshine streaming through the south facing windows or a wild winter storm, take pleasure in the ever changing panoramic view.
Rejuvenate and relax in our SAUNA just off of the patio.
Stay connected with our WIRELESS INTERNET.
Access the ground floor by walking down our glass encased stairwell. The ground floor has a spacious bedroom with a NEW KING SIZE BED with a window to the water view. Just outside the bedroom is a comfortable lounge area with Shaw CABLE TV/VCR and an AIRTIGHT WOOD STOVE. We supply your nightly fire October – April. Just off of the sitting room you will find the full bathroom with the large double-headed walk in shower.
We do have a laundry room which we make available to our guests with bookings of 5 nights or longer.
QUIET AND RURAL is what you will find when arriving at the Hollybarry Cottage, only 3 K from Snug Cove. Unlike the city you will find no street lights or sidewalks but rather we offer the beauty of starlight and moon light for your natural enjoyment. Our “sidewalks” are trails that will deliver you to a relaxing and peaceful destination somewhere on beautiful Bowen Island.
FROM THE OWNER, JEAN CLEATOR
As a long time resident of Bowen Island we love to share our very special vacation home, the Hollybarry cottage with visitors. We built the Hollybarry Cottage 20 years ago and named it after my now adult children, Holly and Barry. I live next door on the property and take great pride in maintaining both of the seasonal gardens.
I am still very active and love to golf at the Bowen Island Golf Club…. But, being that I am no longer a spring chicken I have stepped back from the day to day management of the Hollybarry Cottage and turned it over to our neighbour and friend, Jan Stevens. She will take very good care of you.
Please say “HI” to me if you see me in the garden or taking a swim down at Eagle Cliff Beach. I would love to meet you. Enjoy!! Jean Cleator
We love the sunny southerly ocean and mountain views from our property which is unique considering we are on the East side of Bowen. Access to our vacation home is an easy drive from Snug Cove, only 8 minutes or 3 k. But for those that prefer to travel via bus we are so fortunate to be along the C11 Eagle Cliff Bus route. Ask and we will send you the bus schedule. In spite of being along a main road, Eagle Cliff, we have no street lights, no traffic, no sidewalks………..just a quiet rural destination that truly feels like another world and only 30 minutes from the city....Read more
Beach Access~Expansive Ocean Views~sleeps 6~Comfy Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
SUNNY SOUTHERN EXPOSURE ~The Hollybarry Cottage is located in the Eagle Cliff neighbourhood on the east side of Bowen Island. Our location is unique as even though we are on the east side of Bowen our property faces the sun, with a southerly exposure with an expansive sunny view of the ocean, West Vancouver and the Shipping Lanes.
BEACH ACCESS is only a 5 minute walk from the cottage down to Eagle Cliff Beach. Read your book while lounging on the warmth of the pebbly beach and listening to the lapping waves. Or enjoy the Eagle Cliff community dock for sunning, swimming, fishing and relaxing the day away.
NO VEHICLE ? No problem. Arrive via the Eagle Cliff C11 bus. It is only a 15 minute ride from Snug Cove as it will drop you right out front of the Cottage and pick you up from the same location as well. Ask us to send you the bus schedule.
COMING BY CAR? Great, as we have a parking space waiting for you. After taking the 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove we are just 3K or 8 minutes from the Cove.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats
Nearest train station: Amtrak, 24 miles Nearest airport: Richmond / Vancouver, BC , 33 miles Nearest ferry port: Snug Cove, 2 miles Car is not necessary
“A great opportunity for city dwellers to escape for some R&R.”
Left on 05/22/2014 for a stay in August 2013 | Al BReviewed May 22, 2014Stayed Aug 2013
HollyBarry cottage is nicely furnished with everything in good working order. The location is close to the ferry (the Bowen Queen) which can be later observed heading back to Horseshoe Bay from the deck of the cottage.
It is noticeably quiet at the cottage with no traffic noise, compared to Vancouver.
Just down the hill to the beach is a good sized wharf with a slide into the water. It's a good place to hang out on a sunny day for a swim, read, or to meet a few of the locals. Swimming in the ocean off the wharf was great!
From the cottage it is possible to cycle around much of Bowen Island. Be aware it is very hilly and I do not recommend this for the average cyclist. But it was great for my training.
I enjoyed seeing numerous island deer near the cottage. They are not not very big nor too afraid of people so you can get some good photos.
Left on 05/04/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 4, 2014Stayed Nov 2013
My wife and I had the most amazing winter here on Bowen Island. We had the opportunity to rent the HollyBarry cottage for six memorable months starting last Nov until May 2014. If there is anywhere on the island you want to be, it's here. The view is amazing. Every night (blanket optional) we sat on the front porch and took in the view of the ocean/mountains as the sun set to the east of us. Each morning we were greeted with another spectacular view as the sun came up with pictures worthy of winning a photo contest. After that we would enjoy breakfast in front of these huge windows once again overlooking the ocean. The cottage is equipped with everything to make you feel that you haven't left home. To BBQ all year round was just another added feature for us that we enjoyed almost daily. The added sauna outside was another perk to enjoy and then come out and stand under the eve trough so the cold rain water can cool you down, just like a spa. Location is perfect, close to hiking, the beaches and the cove. Just walking down eagle cliff was amazing so you really don't need to go to the trails if you wish to avoid driving. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended by Barb and I. You will not be disappointed.
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