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|
My wife and I first stayed at this unbelievable waterfront property when we were dating and years later decided to go back. Not only were the spectacular views still there but the property seemed better than ever. Kudos to the folks who keep the place in tip top shape and for making our vacation an absolute pleasure.
My family of five adults just spent three nights of the thanksgiving weekend at this beautiful waterfront retreat. The house was very spacious and comfortable with stunning views. We enjoyed relaxing in the main room and on the deck and taking in the extraordinary scenery. It was a special treat to spot seals and dolphins swimming just off the shore. We prepared our thanksgiving dinner in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed our dinner and wine by the fireplace fire. We explored a bit of the island with an excursion into the charming little town, a trip to the Saturday morning farmer's market and a visit to the apple festival. We hiked up to Dorman's Point and took a walk by the water at the lighthouse park. There was lots to do on this lovely Island and much that we had to save for our next visit. Our Bowen Island experience was an excellent one overall.
A marvelous house and incredible view. 3 couples stayed here with plenty of private and shared space. Extremely well equipped kitchen. Master bedroom is large and amazing . The other bedrooms are smaller but very nice; they are on the second floor. Bowen Island is rural and charming. We loved our visit. 2 things to note: if you do a lot of cooking there, (and you don't need to, there are restaurants available) cleanup and recycling requirements take some work. Also, although the ferry ride is only twenty minutes, the ferry is 45 minutes at least from Vancouver proper, and there is often a wait for the ferry, so the total amount of time to get there has to be taken into consideration. Regardless, we give it 5 stars for a great place to relax with friends and family.
We spent a long weekend up at the house with a group of old friends. Our immediate impression was "Wow!" The pictures don't do the place justice. Plenty of space for 3 couples. Well-stocked kitchen (lots of spices). Beautiful view and excellent finishes in the house. The dock is a little precarious and roped off. Felt a little unsafe, even at the portion near the newly built stairs. But that's ok. We spent most of our time taking in the view on the awesome deck, watching wildlife and listening to the waves. We rent a lot of rental houses all over the U.S. and Canada and my husband specifically wanted to note that the grill is probably the best one we've come across at a rental (clean and actually works, unlike many of the grills we encounter). The Island itself has plenty to do, including hiking, biking, kayaking and several restaurants and little shops. I'd recommend getting most of your groceries before coming to the Island though as the prices were higher than on the mainland. The house is well-managed with great communication with the property manager. We'd definitely come back. You won't be disappointed.
If you want to get away and enjoy beauty and tranquility, this is the place. There are incredible views from everywhere in the house. The house is just as pictured, with lovely gardens all around and everything we needed for our stay. There are 2 perfect places for reading inside if it's too cool outdoors: a loft area with a double chaise lounge chair and a window seat in the master bedroom, both with beautiful views. If you are light-sensitive when trying to sleep, you may want to bring an eye mask; there are no window coverings over the windows in the master bedroom (which cover the entire back wall) and a skylight right over the bed (and it stays light until VERY late in summer and gets light early). Also, we didn't find any cards or board games to use in case of cold or rainy days, and you should bring your own book (other vrbos we've visited have provided these, but I don't think they are on the listing here). No problems in getting in touch with the manager when needed. The trip from Vancouver is easy. Make sure to buy groceries BEFORE you get on the car ferry. The fee for the ferry is round-trip, btw.
Just looking at this picture makes us want to go back! The "green" home is just stunning and the views are to die for. The location is amazing and provided for lots of wildlife - we saw an Orca, seals, eagles and lots of other birds and ducks. Would highly recommend this spot and look forward to it again. Jill & Rob North Vancouver
This home was a fantastic retreat from our busy days in Vancouver. It is well appointed, comfortable, clean and beautifully situated in a lush garden with vast water views. The owners were easy to work with, and we bought a weekly pass for the ferry. Loved the local market, Chocolate West (try Poblano hot chocolate), and hiking all around the island. Truly a slice of heaven that we hope to treasure again. Your breath will be taken away by so many aspects of wildlife, natural beauty, and comfort.
This green home and its location are perfect to relax for a day, week, or longer. The built-in cutting board above the compost makes it easy to cook and clean up. The spa tub is wonderful- you can watch the sunrise or sunset from it-sheer relaxation. The beds are so comfortable, and we could hear the rain pattering all night. Slippers throughout the home keep the floors clean and your toes toasty-warm. We even saw some harbour seals enjoying the bay. Will definitely book again and highly recommend to our friends and family.
So glad you had a close to perfect stay at the Eastman Waterfront Retreat. It sounds as though we were able to create the just right peaceful environment for you and your family. Love to have you return any time. Summer are nearly perfect too. Jan and Charles.
This property is incredible! There are amazing views from every room and the home was absolutely spotless upon arrival. Our family of six spent two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The quality of this home cannot be beat. We enjoyed watching the seals in the water and the ferry going by in the distance. So peaceful and beautiful. We also really enjoyed our evening out at Doc Morgan's for dinner and the harbour is full of quaint little shops. Some of the best chocolate I've ever had was from Cocoa West Chocolatier. Communication with Jan, the property manager, was great; lot of information and thorough instructions prior to our arrival and there are instructions throughout the home just in case you forgot how something worked. We felt very welcomed. We really appreciate the owner of this property sharing his treasured home! No question this was a 5 star experience!
Much much exceeded our expectation. Unbelivable 180 degree ocean view from all rooms. Very open, confortable layout. Most important, this is the best vacation property Ive ever stayed with so many supplies you can imagine. 5 stars!
Sherrene, thank you so much for your 5 Star review. We do have a well stocked spice cabinet and we know that our guests appreciate it along with the olive oil that we supply. Love to have you return any time. Best, Jan and Charles.
A 3 day family get-together to celebrate my BIG birthday. The house was spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. We put the wood fireplace to good use on chilly evenings and during the day there were plenty of chairs on the deck for us to just sit and contemplate. If a quiet retreat in a natural and beautiful setting, is your desire, then this is the place to stay.
Dear Colin, we hope we will be able to host you and your family again soon. Our cleaning staff will be pleased to hear your compliments......they strive to provide extra clean properties and we are happy to hear that you noticed. Peace and Tranquility included at no charge.......it is a treasure for sure. Much appreciated, Jan and Charles.
We are a busy family and loved the tranquility of this home. Only thing I missed were blinds on the windows to help with nap time and sleeping in past the sun! Well equipped kitchen and home, wonderful deck and loved the visits from the deer. We'd love to get back sometime
Thank you Michelle for leaving us a review.....future guests really appreciate it and we do too. We agree with you and are now in the middle of ordering window shades for the bedrooms. I love to sleep in myself and.....yes, a nap in the middle of the day too. Guaranteed the window shades will not block the gorgeous waterfront views. Love for you and your family to return. Best, Jan and Charles.
Our family and friends stayed for a too-short three days at the Eastman property on Bowen Island. It was the highlight of a two week trip through Canada. The home is a short 20-minute ferry ride from Vancouver and even shorter drive through coastal rainforests to the property, which occupies its own rocky promontory with unimpeded views of ocean and islands. It was indeed a retreat, with no other houses in sight - we saw more seals and otters than people. The home itself is beautifully crafted with comfortably modern eco-friendly materials and appliances. The kitchen is fully kitted out and we were able to enjoy all our meals looking out the two-story storm windows or watching sunsets from the wide deck. A path down from the home leads to a private dock and rocky beach from which we swam, searched for starfish and picked blackberries. I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a convenient but peaceful natural retreat.
Words can't express how beautiful this property is!! The view even on a cloudy day is just breath taking!!! House had everything we could ever need, and every room has a gorgeous view. Many days we would wake up to deer right in the front yard, my daughter went nuts with excitement! Tons of food places to choose from, we will definitely be coming back soon! Just make sure you have a car or rent one, very easy to get it on the ferry and makes it much easier for getting around!
Thank you so much Amy for sharing your Eastman Waterfront Retreat with others. I am always thrilled to see the deer in the yard......we are visiting their island, for sure....they own it. Great advice about bringing a car. The Retreat is not along the bus line and guests certainly need transportation to explore Bowen Island. Although Zoom Zoom Scooters are available to rent in Snug Cove. And just in, (9/19/16) there will soon be a Bowen Island Taxi. The Taxi was boarding the ferry on its way to Bowen....it just needs a driver or 2. Stay tune. Thank you for being our guests and love to have you return.
This home turned out to be exactly as advertised--a luxurious relaxing retreat right on the water. Home is impeccably maintained and very comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped, we cooked most of our meals in the home. Views are fantastic. The description is not clear, but there is also a loft with a futon in addition to the bedrooms. A caution for anyone with mobility issues, there are a lot of stairs inside and out--especially down to the dock. The little village is nice, although it was quiet when we visited. It is always a pleasure to find a place such as this home, we would definitely return.
What a restful retreat. This beautiful house nestled on the edge of the ocean is the perfect place to get away from it all. Every place in the house makes the most of the spectacular view, from the two-person tub to the cozy lounger upstairs. We never wanted to leave!
Emily, we were so happy to share the Eastman Waterfront Retreat with you to bring in the NEW Year. The views are spectacular from every room in the house......and relaxation is a welcome benefit as well. Please come again soon. Jan and Charles.
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 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 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.