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Cottage is right on the beach, walk-on waterfront,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 br 2 bath

Rental by the week Saturday 4 pm to Saturday, Noon.

Cottage is right on the beach; oceanfront, entire small house. Large contained deck, King bedroom with newer memory foam mattress, large windows & 3pc bathroom w/shower on upper level, 2nd bedroom with Queen bed, newer memory foam mattress & 3rd small bedroom with bunk beds & safety rails on main floor. Large living room with 2 full sofas, 2 sets French doors open onto deck. Ocean views all rooms except kid's br & bathrooms. Cottage is a somewhat rustic old style family vacation cottage. There is a concrete driveway down to the cottage. We offer Wifi, 10X50 binoculars, plenty of beach 'furniture', tv for Netflix, DVDs, , games, row boat, canoe.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Laurence

My wife and I are retired, & semi-retired, live in Kitsilano, in Vancouver. We built the cottage a year after we bought the property.

Laurence purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Laurence chose Bowser

Driving by, saw a 'for sale' sign on a tree. Phoned the owner and was told the price had just gone up five thousand dollars. We have always been grateful to him for being so reasonable.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property was untouched when we bought it. We've had to cut down a few trees recently, as a safety measure. We fell in love with an opportunity rather than a pre-existing situation.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Bowser, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Deposit non refundable. If re-rented , we return the balance of deposit minus expenses, if any. In past always been able to re-rent.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are smallish, but functional, and clean.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Novoform memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Novoform memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Very small room with kids' bunkbed (twin)
  • Large windows in both bedrooms face the sea, and open for enjoyment of fresh sea breezes.i Cottage is for 4 adults, 2 children max unless otherwise agreed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Cottage is right on the beach, walk-on waterfront,
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
nanaimo, bc

Casual family stay

  • 5 of 5

Repeat visitors, we always enjoy our stay at Kokomo. A delight for me to watch my grandkids "grow up" here for a week each summer doing all the stuff that kids should do: swim, boat, hike, hang in the hammock, catch grasshoppers, catch-up with family, make smores, ping pong challenges, pick blackberries, watch wildlife, fish, beachcomb, watch a few classic movies. ...already dreaming of next year....

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are always so pleased that you and your family enjoy kokomo enough to come back year after year. Best wishes! Laurence and Jan
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Wonderful family cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Kokomo cottage. The location was incredible and we enjoyed combing the beach at both low and high tides. The cottage had many extras for the kids. The beds were also extremely comfortable and perfect for a restful sleep after a day of play.

The cottage was a perfect spot to jump off from and explore the island.

This was a beautiful spot for a family vacation. We would definitely consider returning!

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay at the cottage and do hope we can welcome you again.
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Sherwood Park AB

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil setting. We spent our week watching the tide roll in and out. The eagles, seagulls, herons, hummingbirds and crows kept us entertained with their quest for a meal. On our last night a couple of deer made their way through the "backyard". Once here its really hard to go anywhere else. This was probably our laziest vacation. There are tons of things to see and do in a 30 minute radius...Coombs old country market, cathedral grove, Parkville sandcastle competition, Qualicum beach, Rathetrevor beach and Horne lake caves the list goes on and on. One week just isn't enough.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Kim! It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay. Your description of the life around the cabin is lovely and evocative. Thank you also for the beautiful watercolor of the cottage entitled the "happiest place on earth". For us that's true.
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Port Moody, BC

Beautiful spot!

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful spot! We had a really great time, however the cottage is rustic and very disorganized compares to what is shown in these pictures. I would recommend a good clean and tidy for the money charged and fixing the shower door. However overall we really enjoyed the spot and location.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like coming home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this lovely house. My grandparents had a house on the beach a few doors up while I was growing up so this was a very familiar area for me. The master bedroom feels if you are perched on top of the ocean. The sound of the water rippling puts you to sleep like a baby!

We are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Easter in Bowser

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our Easter week getaway to Bowser. My grandaugher explored the coast, joined a easter egg hunt with the neighbours and a hunt at the community centre. Hosted several family dinners, read books, watched movies and relaxed. A perfect week!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are so pleased that the family enjoyed Easter week in Bowser.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Crown & Anchor
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Departure Bay, Nanaimo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Inland Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Beachfront cabin. Rural area, pleasant woodland walks and you can walk for miles along the beach. Midway between Nanaimo & Comox. Quiet, pleasant. Ocean swimming, gently sloping beach, kayaking, canoeing, row boating


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Bowser, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100

In event agree to a pet, pet fee of $100 per week.
We won't be taking reservations for 2017 until January, 2017

1/2 rent as deposit at time of booking, balance 30 days before rental date by personal cheque

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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