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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Cottage
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 4  Type: Cottage
Renovated Waterfront Beach w Fireplace NEW kitchen
TripAdvisor property ID 2278173

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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Bowen Island today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 32 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $933 to as high as $1607, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Jan S.
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Calendar last updated:
26 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bowen-island Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (32)

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“Peaceful, gorgeous space and setting!!”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2014

My husband and I had an amazing weekend at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway! We sat on the deck with coffee and watched the sun rise over the water in the morning, and enjoyed the fireplace and quiet in the evening. Everything about this place is thoughtful, charming, and comfortable. From the view and the large windows to the books, games, blankets, & many chairs and couches, it's a gem. Jan was also very helpful and booking was simple. We hope to return soon!

“Scenic and Relaxing”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2014

My sister and I took my daughter and our mother (for her 60th birthday) here. We spent the whole weekend exploring the cabin and the beach. There are antiques everywhere and lots to look at in every nook and cranny. The kitchen was stocked with every utensil and the surroundings were clean and organized. We loved the view!!! Got to watch a sailboat race our first morning there, while enjoying a fire and a hot cup of coffee indoors :) We will be back for sure and I recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a private, relaxing retreat.

Response from the owner Thank you Ariane for sharing your relaxing experience at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Lucky for you to see the Sunday sailing club in the picture windows. It can be quite an impressive site. So glad you found the kitchen organized and complete. We are proud to say we have the best cleaners on Bowen and I know that Anne, my lead cleaner just spent a very long time making sure every pot, pan, bowl, glassware and spoon was in the "right" place. It is a never ending task and we are so glad that you appreciated the organization. We look forward to your next stay........Jan

“Stunning View - Comfy Home”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2013

Brad, Sofie, the dog, and I loved our vacation at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The view from the house was stunning. It was also nice to be able to walk to the small beach at the end of the road. The house is nicely furnished with comfortable chairs, couches and beds. The road to the house is a challenge because it is so steep. It requires extra care driving and walking it so you definitely need an aWD or 4WD vehicle. We loved Snug Cove with its delicious restaurants (especially Tuscany and the Left Bank) and fun shops. I enjoyed taking yoga classes at the Yoga Loft (Iyengar and Hatha Yoga). The residents of the island are so friendly and welcoming. I would have enjoyed kayaking but the kayak rental shop closed early this year due to the cooler temperatures in October. It was nice to meet the owner, Jan, who is delightful and cares so much about the property since it has been in her family for years. We liked our vacation here so much we have booked the Lazy Bowen Hideaway for our next vacation in October 2014!

“The Secret Hideaway”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2013

Love love love, I could say this word 1000 times and it still could not express how much I adore coming to this home. This house works for a romantic getaway to a family vacation. It works for everyone and there is no one time of they year to come. It's terrific year round. The view is spectacular and the minute you see it from the perfectly placed deck your forget the rest of the world for awhile. This is our place to go where we relax, unwind and recharge and all this only 20 minutes away fromt the mainland. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay and it has everything you need to make you feel like you are right at home. We've stayed here many times including special occassions such as birthdays and anniversaries and there really is no other place you would want to stay. It's our go to getaway and our secret hideaway! We would recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for the best place to say on Bowen.

“Comfort and serenity”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2013

The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is a gorgeous, comfortable, beautiful and peaceful getaway on Bowen Island. The view is spectacular, the beach access is amazing and it felt like home right away, thanks to Jan's amazing decorating skills! We enjoyed exploring Bowen Island, cooking in the kitchen while enjoying the view and our favourite part of the trip was just being in the beauty and comfort of the house!

“Doesn't get much better than an in-suite massage to the sound of”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2013

I picked your cottage after an extensive online search to surprise my wife with a weekend getaway. We both loved it! It offered the relaxing setting we both wanted, so conveniently close to home (we're from Maple Ridge). There's just something about having to take a ferry somewhere, leaving you feeling like you're a world away. Although I had no problem driving down the gravel road, my wife wasn't very comfortable with it, so we walked it for the rest of our stay. Your neighbour saw us walking up the hill with suitcases in hand upon checkout, and offered to drive us up, but we respectfully declined because the exercise was a welcome change to our sedentary lives. I scheduled in-suite massages with Genevieve from Still Waters, and they were absolutely amazing! She setup the table in the living room, and had back to back, one hour massages to the sound of crashing waves below. Would definitely recommend this to anyone staying here, or anywhere else on Bowen Island. Had dinner at Tuscany's one night, and Left Bank the next. Both were very good restaurants, and we would recommend them. Reservations recommended. The suite itself was well appointed. There were other guests staying downstairs, and on occasion, we could hear their conversations. The floors of this cottage are a bit squeaky, which I think adds to its warmth and charm, but I was concerned how much of that noise they could hear downstairs given I could hear them. I know the cottage has been recently soundproofed, and given the configuration of these units, I fully expected it would not be 100% soundproof. The bed was very comfortable, and my only real 'complaint', if you can even call it that, is it would have been nice to have a larger mattress. They are Doubles, and we're used to a King, so a Queen size bed would have been preferred. This would not detract us from going back though. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay here, and plan on going back soon. Jan, thanks for everything!

Response from the owner “WE LOVED IT!” That is music to our ears. We work very hard to provide our guests the best authentic 1970’s cottage getaway experience that we can. And to think this remote waterfront cabin is only a 20 minute ferry ride from the city. We agree, GENEVIEVE OF STILL WATERS MASSAGE does give a very relaxing treatment…… Your recommendation that other guests schedule a massage with Genevieve is so wise. It is truly a tranquil & rejuvenating experience with G’s magic hands and the crashing waves in the background. In addition, Genevieve loves giving treatments at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway as our environment recharges her soul as well. As you are aware, our 35 year old cottage has been upgraded with extensive soundproofing between the main cottage and the ground floor suite which has provided a 300% improvement. We are glad to hear that the voices were “only occasional” and that you did not expect 100% silence. We have found that base toned male voices sometimes can be heard as a muffled sound but we certainly would not be able to know the details of their conversation. We hope this was true for you as well. Because of our soft pine floors upstairs we do ask that our guests kick off their hard soled shoes and slip on their flip flops or slippers. This helps to minimize the foot fall noise and it also protects our reclaimed soft wood pine floors……..a nice casual cottage decorating touch. “COMFORTABLE BED.” ……..that is an endorsement others will appreciate knowing. One correction on the size.........all of our beds are QUEEN SIZE BEDS which probably do feel small if you are used to a King size. When it is time to purchase a new mattress we may consider upgrading to a king size. The bedroom is certainly large enough to handle a larger size. Thank you for all of your input. We strive to achieve The Ritz experience but are joyful to hear that we have provided a very RELAXING, COMFORTABLE, AUTHENTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY WEEKEND for you and your wife. So glad that you will be our guests again and we look forward to having you.

“Paradise on the Island”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2013

Dear Jan, Your cottage is absolutely beautiful with all the comforts of home plus a million dollar view. We will recommend this to all our friends. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Warm regards, Scott, Paula, Kendra and Kailegh Pelton Toronto, Ontario

Response from the owner Scott, We are so pleased that your entire family enjoyed the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The fact that your children took their time to each write a review in our guest book was just the best of reviews. I loved Kendra's quote of "...if we knew how this cottage was we never would have gone to Whistler." Right from the heart!! We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future. Thank you so much for your kind words and the great sunrise photos. You have captured the beauty of the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Jan

“relaxation defined”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2013

"Jan, As I lazy here enjoying the fantastic view out of the window I ponder if or when I might be able to make the same reservation for next year so that I may be able to visit this amazing location a second time. So close to my home but so so different."

“Awesome Bowen Retreat”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2012

If you're looking for a great escape think about coming to the Lazy Bowen, on Bowen Island. This cottage is a special true cottage, rustic, but nicely appointed. We were located within minutes from the Village/ferry terminal and Cate's Bay/Hood Point, which make nice day trips. The shuttle bus comes right down Eaglecliff Rd. if you don't bring a car. We dined at many of the local restaurants where everyone was really friendly. On the weekends check out the market. Local eats and crafts. It's a great spot for families with kids. There's a nice playground at the local school, a good quality kids book and toy store(in case you have have to pass time in wet weather), as well as a good grocery store. From the property the views are amazing! The beach offers just enough space for beach combing, exploring and jumping off the dock from the diving board or slide.


Reviewed 24 Aug 2011

Our stay was peaceful and quite. It was nice opening the door and seeing deer walk around. The place was very kid/pet friendly too. Would do this again! Phamily

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