Eastman Waterfront Retreat
Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
LUXURY WATERFRONT HOME with Panoramic Westerly Views of snow-capped Mt. Garibaldi, Coastal Mountains, and the Paisley Islands. We are proud to share our home with a Platinum Green Rating, the highest green building rating on Bowen Island.
SECLUDED AND PRIVATE WATERFRONT
This secluded home is sunny and bright and combines eco-living with the highest level of comfort and majestic scenery through the two-story high windows overlooking the ocean.
3 BEDROOMS~ 2 1/2 Baths ~ SLEEPS 6 GUESTS
All the 100% Cotton Linens are Professionally laundered and pressed with layers of plush pillows, and fluffy duvets......... adding the details that you desire for your luxury getaway.
• THE MASTER SUITE has a plush king size bed with fine cotton sheets, plush pillows, and fluffy cotton duvet. The EN SUITE is large with picture windows taking in the gorgeous view plus double sinks, a deep soaker tub, walk in shower, and water closet. To immerse yourself in nature step outside to enjoy a steamy outdoor shower with a fantastic view. We supply plus bathrobes, bar soap, shampoo, body wash, and make up wipes. Located on the ground floor.
The master includes an INDOOR SAUNA for your ultimate Retreat experience
• 2 QUEEN bedrooms each with plush queen beds. Both have waterfront views and a shared seaside deck. Located on the second floor. Step out to the hallway to the 3PC WASHROOM with a tub / shower, water efficient toilet, and vanity.
NOTE: Based on your guest list we will make up beds and supply towels as required. We will assume that couples will sleep together unless otherwise informed. Thank you for helping us control our water and power usage.
RATES SHOWN ARE FOR AN OCCUPANCY OF 4 GUESTS ~ ADDITIONAL GUESTS ARE $50 PER PERSON PER NIGHT. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY OF 6 GUESTS. ~ SORRY~ NO PETS ALLOWED = See rate details below............
AUTO BOOKING RATES MAY NOT BE CORRECT ~ Ask Jan for an accurate quote.
OPEN AND SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH 2 STORY PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS
Relax on our Comfortable sectional to take in the ocean views, or the fireplace and / or the large flat screen TV with cable connection. Through the many double-pane windows, experience the splendor of a sunny day, a ferocious winter storm or a star-lit night all in complete comfort thanks to the radiant floor heating and state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilation system that provides a constant temperature and fresh air 24/7 throughout the year.
PARTIES BEYOND 6 GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. The Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a QUIET FAMILY, COUPLE, and FRIEND Getaway. Do not book our home if you are planning a large party. (more details below)
Stay connected with our high speed Wi-Fi – A printer / scanner / copier is also provided.
LOCAL PHONE LINE INCLUDED
Large flat screen TV with cable connection and surround sound. Bring along your DVD’s or rent on Bowen for Movie night and popcorn……..
WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE
Relax in front of the energy efficient fireplace during a stormy winter day and enjoy the warmth, the ambiance and the spectacular views. October – April we supply wood for your wood burning fire. May – September fires are not allowed.
Just off of the living room you will find a pretty powder bath…….. water and energy efficient to conserve our precious resources.
LARGE & SPACIOUS KITCHEN WITH EXPANSIVE OCEAN VIEWS
Modern kitchen with expansive counters with dishwasher, microwave, oven / stove, coffee maker, etc. Plenty of stainless steel pots and pans, sharp knives, utensils, and porcelain. Bowen mandates recycling and organic recycling and we have this nicely built into the trash center to make it clean and tidy for our guests. Includes counter dining for 2 guests
Are you a BBQ expert (or not)? Prepare your meals on our Weber BBQ just outside the kitchen door.
DINING AND OCEAN VIEWS INCLUDED
1. A large dining table seats 6 guests for your formal meals or game night.
2. Dinette / wine nook great for breakfast and casual dining
3. Outdoor dining for 6 is available on our seaside decks.
RELAX ON THE SEASIDE DECKS AS NATURE SURROUNDS YOU
Unwind in our new Eco Friendly Adirondack chairs while breathing in the oxygen rich fresh sea air. Enjoy the frequent sight of seals, otters, deer and bald eagles. The west facing seaside decks are perfect for being amazing by the spectacular sunsets. You may be fortunate to see an Orca or Grey Whale in the channel out front.....a magnificent sight.
Wander down toward the private dock below the house and you will find newly built stairs that lead you easily to our private beach. At low tide the rocky beach is great for exploring for sea creatures and shells. At high tide float your paddle board or kayak and just step off the steps for your quiet paddle in the channel. Or take the challenge and paddle around Hutt Island once or twice.
PADDLE BOARDS AND KAYAKS can be conveniently rented from Bowen Island Sea Kayaking.
WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Our home is wheelchair accessible.
STRICT NO PARTY POLICY ~ PARTIES BEYOND 6 GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a QUIET FAMILY, COUPLE, and FRIEND Getaway. Do not book our home if you are planning a party. It will cost you your security deposit in full. This prestigious property is located in the very quiet Mt. Gardner neighbourhood on Bowen with strict noise bylaws. Excessive noise at any time is never tolerated by the neighbours nor the Municipality and a reason for immediate eviction with no refund of nightly rates or security deposit.
Maximum occupancy is 6 guests and all guests must be named and listed on the rental agreement. Parties or gatherings of additional unapproved visitors for any length of time are not allowed at any time.
Bowen Island is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. And the house is located in a prime ocean area for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming, and it is near miles of lush mountain trails for hiking, biking, or jogging. Fish from our private dock, go sailing, or play golf on Bowen's 9-hole course. Whistler's world class ski resort is only 75 minutes from Horseshoe Bay and Cypress Mountain is less than 30 minutes.
MORE ON ACTIVITIES
• Kayaking / Paddle boarding
• Swimming / Snorkeling / Diving
• Cycling / Mountain biking
• Sailing / Parasailing
• Downhill & Cross Country Skiing
• Wildlife viewing
• LEED certified, heat retaining bathtub with spectacular views
• Energy Efficient Wood Fireplace
• Specially designed Wine Alcove for cozy meals
• Private Dock for fishing, swimming, picnics on waters edge
• Washing Machine and Dryer
• 100% Cotton Linens
• Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
• MASTER w King size bed - organic latex mattress - 500 TC 100% cotton linens and duvet
• GUEST BEDROOM #1 - Plush Queen mattress with 100% cotton linens and duvet
• GUEST BEDROOM #2 - Plush Queen mattress with 100% cotton linens and duvet
• Large Flat Screen Television and Cable TV
• High Speed Internet through Wi-Fi
• Indoor Sauna
• Stereo System
• Fully Equipped Kitchen with New Appliances
• Cooking utensils
• Coffee maker
• Dual Drawer Dish Washer
• Double level Deck and Balcony overlooking the ocean
• Kootenay stone patio for sun throughout the day
• Outdoor Shower
• Vegetable, herb, and flower garden
• End of road privacy
• Radiant heating from specially treated decorative concrete floors
• Advanced air circulation and heat recovery system so fresh air and comfortable temperature in all rooms throughout the year
• iPod & iPhone dock
• High power binoculars for wildlife watching and telescope for star gazing
• Pure, delicious water from the properties own well
• Bubbling stream next to the house
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations)
• Non Smoking Only
• Pets Not Allowed
100% cotton professionally laundered linens
alkaline well water
electric tea kettle
Green Star Juicer
in floor thermal heating
insulated soaker tub with a view
iron with ironing board
Large food processor
mini food processor
multiple seaside decks
NEW Large Seaside Decks
Private Beach Access
Seaside deck with dining
Weber Propane BBQ
Wood Burning Fireplace
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Remembrance Day Long WeekendNov 10 2016 - Nov 13 2016||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Storm SeasonNov 14 2016 - Dec 15 2016||$475 / night||$475 / night||$2850 / week||$11400 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Christmas New Years HolidaysDec 16 2016 - Jan 01 2017||$575 / night||$575 / night||$3823 / week||$15295 / month||3 nights||N/A|
|Winter SeasonJan 02 2017 - Feb 09 2017||$475 / night||$475 / night||$2850 / week||$11400 / month||2 nights||N/A|
|Canada DayJun 30 2017 - Jul 02 2017||$625 / night||$625 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Summer in JulyJul 03 2017 - Aug 03 2017||$575 / night||$575 / night||$3823 / week||$15295 / month||2 nights||N/A|
|BC Day Long WeekendAug 04 2017 - Aug 06 2017||$625 / night||$625 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|August Summer SeasonAug 07 2017 - Aug 31 2017||$575 / night||$575 / night||$3823 / week||$15295 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Labour Day Long WeekendSep 01 2017 - Sep 03 2017||$625 / night||$625 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Summer in SeptemberSep 04 2017 - Sep 30 2017||$575 / night||$575 / night||$3823 / week||$15295 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Fall is hereOct 01 2017 - Oct 05 2017||$475 / night||$475 / night||$2850 / week||$11400 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Thanksgiving Long WeekendOct 06 2017 - Oct 08 2017||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Storm Season October NovemberOct 09 2017 - Nov 09 2017||$475 / night||$475 / night||$2992 / week||$11968 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Remembrance Day WeekendNov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Storm Season November DecemberNov 13 2017 - Dec 14 2017||$475 / night||$475 / night||$2992 / week||$11968 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Christmas New Years SeasonDec 15 2017 - Jan 01 2018||$575 / night||$575 / night||$4155 / week||$16620 / month||3 nights||30 nights|
|January Storm SeasonJan 02 2018 - Feb 08 2018||$475 / night||$500 / night||$2900 / week||$11600 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Family Day Long WeekendFeb 09 2018 - Feb 11 2018||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|End of Winter SeasonFeb 12 2018 - Feb 28 2018||$475 / night||$500 / night||$2900 / week||$11600 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Spring is comingMar 01 2018 - Mar 29 2018||$525 / night||$550 / night||$3353 / week||$13412 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Easter Long Holiday weekendMar 30 2018 - Apr 01 2018||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Spring SeasonApr 02 2018 - May 17 2018||$525 / night||$550 / night||$3353 / week||$13412 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Victoria Day Long WeekendMay 18 2018 - May 20 2018||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Almost SummerMay 21 2018 - May 31 2018||$525 / night||$550 / night||$3353 / week||$13412 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Summer is hereJun 01 2018 - Jun 21 2018||$575 / night||$600 / night||$3667 / week||$14670 / month||2 nights||28 nights|
|Summer beginsJun 22 2018 - Jun 28 2018||$575 / night||$600 / night||$4075 / week||$16300 / month||3 nights||30 nights|
|Canada Day Long weekendJun 29 2018 - Jul 01 2018||$625 / night||$625 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|July SummerJul 02 2018 - Aug 02 2018||$575 / night||$600 / night||$4075 / week||$16300 / month||3 nights||28 nights|
|BC Day long weekendAug 03 2018 - Aug 05 2018||$650 / night||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|August summerAug 06 2018 - Aug 30 2018||$575 / night||$600 / night||$4075 / week||$16300 / month||3 nights||30 nights|
|Labour Day long weekendAug 31 2018 - Sep 02 2018||$650 / night||$650 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|September - end of summerSep 03 2018 - Sep 30 2018||$575 / night||$600 / night||$4075 / week||$16300 / month||3 nights||30 nights|
|Fall BeginsOct 01 2018 - Oct 04 2018||$475 / night||$475 / night||$2850 / week||$11400 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Thanksgiving long weekendOct 05 2018 - Oct 07 2018||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Autumn ColourOct 08 2018 - Nov 08 2018||$475 / night||$500 / night||$2900 / week||$11600 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Remembrance DayNov 09 2018 - Nov 11 2018||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|November December storm seasonNov 12 2018 - Dec 20 2018||$475 / night||$500 / night||$2900 / week||$11600 / month||2 nights||30 nights|
|Christmas New YearsDec 21 2018 - Jan 01 2019||$575 / night||$575 / night||$3823 / week||$15295 / month||3 nights||N/A|
|Jan FebJan 02 2019 - Feb 07 2019||$475 / night||$500 / night||$2900 / week||$11600 / month||2 nights||28 nights|
|BC Family Day long weekendFeb 08 2019 - Feb 10 2019||$575 / night||$575 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|end of FebruaryFeb 11 2019 - Feb 28 2019||$475 / night||$500 / night||$2900 / week||$11600 / month||2 nights||28 nights|
Paradise will not be much better than this: beautiful home perfectly in tune with its surroundings, stunning panoramic view from every vantage point on the property and inside the home, swimming and kayaking, friendly neighbors, serenity and peace. **High points: watching sea lion antics, kayaking to the little island (easy kayak with our average kayaks), watching the gray whale one morning. The kitchen was big enough for multiple cooks; a very clean, well appointed facility! Our adult family of 5 loved the eco-friendly aspect to the home. But it is a commitment one makes to the owner to respect his directives. Therefore, I would not recommend it for anyone whose facility needs to house parties, reunions, obstreperous individuals, where attention by everyone to house rules is just not going to happen. Otherwise..... This is an absolute, DO NOT MISS, opportunity. You will not be disappointed!
When we arrived to the waterfront house we found ourselves in an oasis of peace and beauty. Green trees around and waves gently touching the shore lifted our hearts. We were listening to the nature and the crystal clear sea water relaxed our mind. Gorgeous place of tranquility left an emotional remark on us and we would like to come back...
We spent 4 amazing nights in this beautiful house on Bowen Island during summer of 2015. VIEWS, VIEWS and VIEWS. Beautiful views of water and islands from every corner of the house. Plus the house is very well equipped which made our stay very comfortable. Loved the outdoor shower. Waking up looking at the beautiful views through the large windows, preparing a meal in well equipped kitchen and sitting on the deck was a vacation in itself. Thank you for a Wonderful Stay.
We had 5 days in the Vancouver area and wanted both a city and a wilderness experience. The Eastman cabin fit the bill perfectly! The rustic and super comfy cabin sits on the north west side of the island and has amazing views of other islands, hills, mountains and an amazing snow-capped craggy peak in the distance. We brought our 7 month old so were up early to watch the sun rise each morning. Watching the early light warm up the various faces of the mountains, hills and water was truly special. We watched otters play just off of the rocks in front of the cabin and bald eagles soar over the water. We went on several walks/hikes/jogs in the area. There is something for all activity levels, including a day hike up Mt. Gardner. Since we visited in February, we did not swim (brrrr), but read many entries in the guest book of folks who said that swimming off of the rocks was a highlight. Instead, we built fires, BBQed on the deck and cozied up and read. Also many great bars and restaurants at the harbor if you want to be more interactive. We would definitely recommend this special cabin.
This is a a very nice cottage to stay on the North-West coast of Bowen Isl with fantastic views. Rustic but cozy, steeped in history with photos of Mr McNeill's grandparents (the Eastmans) from about 100 yrs back and hand painted furniture by his grandmother. There is a great coffee table book about Bowen's history to read up on. The cottage sits on Eastman Pt just south of Galbraith Bay where there's a beach. You can also walk down to the rocks from the cottage and jump in, wait for the summer though! As for the fantastic view, directly ahead sits Hutt Island, off to the right is Gambier, off to the left in the distance is Langdale from where the ferry heads off to Horseshoe Bay passing behind Hutt Island. Thank you for a Wonderful Stay.
This little cottage truly is a gem. It's private, quiet, peaceful and filled with everything one might need to feel at home.. walking through the door for the first time and smelling cedar put a smile on my face. Finding it was very easy, the directions provided led us directly to it (even in the dark!). It's a very well equipped cottage, loved reading the history of Bowen and the cabin. The deck and the view are certainly highlights, morning coffee and every meal was enjoyed outside looking out over the water, across the bay to the islands and sunshine coast. Nights are SO quiet, so peaceful and so many stars! Best sleeps ever. If you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, this place is perfect.
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect vacation with our families. The Eastman Waterfront Retreat offered us comfort, relaxation, and natural beauty as far as the eye could see. There was a group of nine (we rented the cottage next door too) which included both sets of parents as well as my grandmother, and everyone felt like we had treated them to a luxury resort. It was equipped with everything we needed and more. We ended up making use of the private dock every day after cobbling together some fishing gear. Everyone would either gather and look on from the deck or try their luck on the dock. It became a fun past time that everyone could enjoy. Being so quaint, Bowen Island was an easy place for us to explore as a big group across a range of ages. We enjoyed the Eastman home and island so much that we ended up not going into Vancouver as often as we had originally planned. Thanks to Jan & Charles for taking such good care of us!
We were there for 2 nights and it was certainly too short. The house is gorgeous and well-maintained. So peaceful and relaxing, perfect place to get away from busy city life. My 6 year old is missing that beach house so much now, she took pictures of sunsets and reindeers from the sun deck every night, and she said it was the most beautiful and peaceful house she had ever see in her whole life. We had great time and will certainly go back on our next vacation.
Grace, we are so glad that you found the peace and quiet that we strive to deliver. We would love to have you return......soon.
Everything that needed to be said has been said already in previews reviews. It is the small details that added to the allure: binoculars to scan the water and the mountains, the side deck chairs and quiet spot to read, the cubby dining area with wine glasses, the outside shower area out in the elements, the study area upstairs with a sofa...night of blazing stars through the skylights...the morning serenity. Well done!
Girish, we know that you traveled quite a distance for your summer vacation on Bowen at the Eastman Waterfront Retreat. It is great to know that we delivered on all of your expectations. We hope you return to make use of our new stairs down to the waters edge.....it is perfect for launching a paddle board, kayak, or for a swim. We welcome you back as our guests again......soon.
This rental completely lived up to its listed advertisment and more. The owner prior to our arrival was very accomidating and was able to assist us completely. The photos can never do the beauty of the surroundings justice, which are completely breathtaking. The home was very warm and inviting, well stocked in everthing we needed other than personal groceries. I highly recommend the restaurants Tuscany's, Miksa and Artisan Eats. My husband friends and I regret we had to leave the serenity of this lovely place to return to our own homes.
We really enjoyed our weekend at this gorgeous, clean and spacious home. The beds are heaven - lovely linens and pillows - the best part is waking up and seeing such a spectacular view from the comfort of your bed. There was so much room for the ten of us - we could enjoy being together or having alone time. The house is maintained perfectly, the instructions on care are clear, and it's so easy to open the door and relax.
What a GREAT review of our beautiful property. You have captured the essence of what we feel is so special about our very private waterfront location. We realize that linens, pillows and comfortable beds are so important.......nearly as important as our spectacular view. So Glad that you all enjoyed your stay.
We stayed in the cottage to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The cottage was clean, dry and well maintained. The lovely smell of cedar scented the air. The double bed was very comfortable, we slept peacefully. Linens and towels were fresh. Living room furniture was comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped, we found everything we needed. Enjoyed the great ocean view with my breakfast from the kitchen table. Excellent deck and spectacular view. Sunsets are breathtaking with a glass of wine in hand. Cozy and inviting, we had a relaxing, romantic weekend. Owners family featured in history of Bowen Island, enjoyed reading material provided. Owner also provides printout with helpful information for cottage. We would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.
Hi Denise, we hope you return to anniversary your lovely stay. We have renovated the cottage since you were our guest and we think you will love the new tiled washroom and shower plus the insulated laminate flooring and new energy efficient wall heaters........come and visit us again soon. Jan & Charles.
We stayed in the main house. It is totally quiet, private and serene. If you want to get away from it all this is the place. It's spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and well equipped with a gorgeous view to the mountains of the sunshine coast in the distance. The spirit of the past owner lives on with the yogi images and sensitivity to the natural environment. The only thing I would have liked would be a way to get down to the ocean for a swim. But I don't suppose too many people will be wanting that as the water is only 19 degrees. There is a public beach a few minutes walk away.
Hi Paul, we wanted to let you know that we have heard your request. This summer we built stairs down to the beach below the Retreat. Our guests now have private access to our beach below. It is perfect for a swim, launching your paddle board or kayaking. Come on back and jump in.....the water is beautiful, up to 21c this summer. Best to you, Charles.