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PRIVATE SWIMMING BEACH~Waterfront Heritage Cottage~Peacefully Secluded in Nature

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Private Waterfront

Experience the charm of our authentic Heritage 1950's EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE while relaxing in our comfortable and completely PRIVATE Cedar cabin at the water’s edge.

THE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE

SLEEPS 2 - 4 GUESTS IN 2 BEDROOMS

PRIVATE BEACH

PRIVATE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE

Enter the cottage to the fresh smell of this wonderful heritage home built from cedar. Our PRIVATE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE is the perfect getaway for family or friends that want CASUAL, RUSTIC, and QUIET SOLITUDE with a panoramic view of Howe sound: Views as far south as the Paisley Islands to looking north at snow covered Mt. Garibaldi.

2 BEDROOMS WITH 1 BATHROOM ~ SLEEPS 4

The Eastman Waterfront Cottage has TWO BEDROOMS and ONE BATHROOM. It sleeps up to FOUR GUESTS with a FULL SIZE BED in bedroom #1 plus 2 TWIN BEDS in bedroom #2. This is perfect for creating family and friend memories.

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THE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE IS NEWLY RENOVATED!!

We just finished insulating the walls, adding insulation under the new laminate floor, adding electric wall heaters to the bedrooms and bathroom, and a newly tiled shower and bathroom floor. NEW ~ kitchen counter, sink, and Kohler faucet. Come and see how we have made GREAT even BETTER!

NEWLY RENOVATED WASHROOM

Our washroom is FRESHLY UPDATED with a new custom tiled water efficient shower and floor. In addition, other amenities such as NEW water efficient toilet. We provide quality bright white towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hairdryer.

PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS AT THE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE

PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS is available off the front deck and down the moss-covered granite path to the waters edge. With the Eastman Waterfront Cottage being perched just above the beach you can easily dive in off the granite beach for a refreshing swim or toss out a fishing line.…..You never know what you might catch. In addition, the Mt. Gardner Beach is just a 5-minute walk from the house.

PANORAMIC WESTERLY WATERFRONT VIEWS

You will be impressed with the panoramic southwesterly to northwesterly views taking in Howe sound, the Paisley Islands, the Coastal Mountains and Mt. Garibaldi. The sea life is bountiful and ever changing……..Sit back, bird watch, meditate, and if you are lucky, you might be one of the few to see a migrating whale……..Keep your camera close by.

AUTHENTIC 1950'S COTTAGE KITCHEN W/ UPDATES

The kitchen is set up with a coffee maker, toaster oven, Microwave oven, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and flatware....and YOU are the dishwasher. The antique stove/oven has been replaced with a new smaller-footprint convection oven.

FEBRUARY 2018 UPDATE: As of February 2018, a new freestanding wood stove will be available for guests to use October-April, and we provide 4 logs per night during this period. There will also be a laundry room in the adjacent shed, where a washer and dryer will be available to guests staying 7 nights or longer.

NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS, STAINLESS SINK, AND KOHLER FAUCET AT THE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE.

FRESH ALKALINE WELL WATER

Our alkaline well water is fresh and delicious. Drink up and enjoy the health benefits of our fresh tap water...It is good for you!!

COZY WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH NEW BASEBOARD HEATERS

NEW UPDATE: We have just replaced the old and added NEW EFFICIENT ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS to the bedrooms and living areas. We know they will be more efficient, safe, and provide cozy heat to all corners of the house.

NEW INSULATED LAMINATE FLOORING

UPDATE: Our recent renovation includes NEW LAMINATE FLOORING with three layers of insulation under the flooring. Not only does it give the cottage a “real” floor that is aesthetically attractive we know it will make the floor warm and cozy under your feet as well. Reports are the floor is comfortable and warm enough to go barefoot.

PRIVATE, QUIET, NESTLED IN THE TREES

Arrive down a tree-lined driveway only to find the cottage nestled among the trees. Treasure the seclusion and privacy of this PRIVATE WATERFRONT CEDAR CABIN at Eastman Point on Bowen Island...It is so special.

HISTORICAL FAMILY COTTAGE WITH CHARM

Enjoy the original Eastman family history throughout the cottage. Notice the hand painted furniture by Antonia Laribbe Eastman, a prolific artist in the early 1900's. The artwork is also Antonia’s…she expressed herself in many different mediums.

We bet you will love the trip down memory lane in this charming and authentic property. Your summer visit may include relaxing on the seaside deck while watching the sea life, birds, boats, clouds and soaking in the sun. A winter stay may deliver a wonderful storm-watching event. The Eastman Waterfront Cottage is the perfect location to get away from it all and either season will bring you back to the relaxation that you are most likely craving.

More Details

Property Manager
Jan Stevens
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Jan Stevens

I live in New York City and work at the United Nations where I am responsible for environmental programs for developing countries related to biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, forest protection and sustainable energy.

The oceanfront cottage on Bowen Island listed here was passed down to me from my grandparents who bought the property in 1918 and my wife, Joan, and I bought the property next door on the water and built the first 'Platinum' green house on the island in 2009. So we have both a modern house and a vintage cottage to make available here.

Since my work and travels prevent me from spending as much time on Bowen as I would like, I am listing them on (website hidden) to make them available to others.

Jan Stevens is the manager for both these properties while I am away from Bowen and I will pass on requests for rentals to Jan.

Jan Stevens purchased this cabin in 1918

Why Jan Stevens chose Bowen Island

My grandfather, Samuel Mack Eastman, discovered this spot on Bowen Island in 1918 when he came to recuperate from an injury sustained in World War I while serving in Canada’s army. He liked it so much that he bought this acre of oceanfront property for $300 that year! Mack and his wife Antonia built a cabin here and my mother, Isabelle, spent her early summers here from the 1920s on, and all of the summers of her later years. This was my mother’s favorite spot on earth. The ‘new’ cabin was built around 1950 and it continues to serve us well.

I have been coming to this place on Bowen since the age of two, and this is where I found my appreciation of nature, ocean swimming and interest in international affairs and environmental issues. I was also inspired to build my career at the United Nations to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather who devoted himself to world peace in the League of Nations in the 1920s and 1930s.

Subsequently, my wife, Joan, fell in love with this spot as deeply as my mother did, so we bought the acre next door to my grandparents property and built the first “Platinum” certified ‘green’ house on Bowen, which was finished in 2009. It is our other listing, the Eastman Waterfront Retreat.

In a few years this property will have been in my family for 100 years so our connection to this place is strong. Incidentally, as early notables in Bowen history, Mack and Antonia Eastman are referenced in both books on the history of Bowen Island and even in the historical section of the 2012 Bowen phone book!

What makes this cabin unique

Our Historical Waterfront Cedar cottage is only 9 minutes from Snug Cove by car or a 45 minute walk. It is easily accessible with a 2WD vehicle. For guests that are looking for privacy this property is secluded, surrounded by trees and on the water's edge. A peaceful retreat to the past.......a wonderful place to reboot your soul.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Bowen Island, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed Bowen Island Accommodations rental agreement is required to confirm reservation. It will be emailed directly from BIA to guest. BIA
  • See Rental Agreement for Cancellation Policy.
  • No parties/events and max occupancy are strictly enforced. Do no proceed to book if you cannot agree to these terms.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated washroom ~ open concept tiled shower & floor
  • The washroom is newly renovated and updated with all new tile, open shower design (very European), water efficient toilet mixed with the original heritage wall mount sink. Updated, fresh, and new and yet appropriate for the vintage cottage. We supply plush towels, shampoo, and body wash.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #1 will sleep 2 guests. It is cozy with a full size bed and a view of the cove. It is supplied with cozy pillows, cotton linens, and layers of fluffy blankets. Bedroom #2 is perfect for the kids or adults that want to sleep separately. It is furnished with 2 twin beds with cotton linens, fluffy pillows, and throws.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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PRIVATE SWIMMING BEACH~Waterfront Heritage Cottage~Peacefully Secluded in Nature
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 59 reviews
5

Beautiful Location & Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I stayed at the Eastman Cottage for 5 days. We found the location and amenities amazing. The cottage was the perfect size for us. It had everything we needed and more. The view alone was worth the whole trip. Jan was very responsive throughout the process from booking the cottage to taking care of a request during our stay. We even had a seal stop by everyday to say hi! It was a fantastic experience.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada
4

Beautiful view and charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view and charming cottage

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at several cottages in various places in BC, and this is by far the most amazing place we have ever stayed at! The cottage is very clean, convenient and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. Aside from being very comfortable, it also radiates of history and charm, with beautiful artwork by the original owners who lived here 100 years ago. Even more reason to stay here is the location and the most beautiful views you will ever see in your life! Words and even pictures can never do it justice, the views simply have to be seen in person to believe. If you stay here you will have the most relaxing experience of your life, alone with nature and with complete privacy to enjoy the peace and quiet and most stunning scenary one can ever dream of.

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in this cabin right right on the water. Very serene, private and relaxing.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely well cared for little rustic cabin with all the comforts you need.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful simple cabin fit my needs perfectly. The host was kind and responsive, and everything was there that I needed. The view is stunning (as you can see from the photos) and there was one softer single bed I could sleep on (the other beds are very firm). It was a perfect fit for quiet solo time. The only improvement I could suggest would be to say on the site that google maps doesn't take you to the address, and then to ensure the outside motion sensor light on the cabin works. I arrived at night and initially had a hard time bringing my things in, in the pitch black. Once inside it was fine! It's quite expensive but was exactly what I needed.

  • Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington state
5

Sweet cozy classic cottage with a view

  • 5 of 5

We love this little cottage. It's small cut comfortable, and the big windows and view make feel bigger. We watched seals play out front, ferries slide back and forth, various birds cavort, and low clouds move among the high ridges across the water. The cottage has not real "luxuries," but everything works well, and the place is well appointed/stocked. It's also very easy to get to from Vancouver (or WA state, if you plan around rush hour) but feels pretty far out there. Bowen Island has some nice trails, which are very well maintained and signed, so it's a pleasant place to explore. Being able to bring the dog here was a plus also.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
46.7 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Kilometres
The Bowen Island Pub
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Golf
13.5 Kilometres
Bowen Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
43.8 Kilometres
Amtrak downtown Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
20.7 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4.6 Kilometres
Miksa
Nearest Ski
35.1 Kilometres
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
We are on the water......
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Bowen Island, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Begins
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$209
From
C$219
Fri,Sat
C$1,335
C$5,338
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Canada Day long weekend
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$239
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
July
Jul 2 2018 - Aug 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$209
From
C$219
Fri,Sat
C$1,486
C$5,932
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
BC Day long weekend
Aug 3 2018 - Aug 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$239
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
August
Aug 6 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$209
From
C$219
Fri,Sat
C$1,483
C$5,932
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$239
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$209
From
C$219
Fri,Sat
C$1,483
C$5,932
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall begins
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$199
Fri,Sat
C$1,154
C$4,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$209
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
October november storm season
Oct 8 2018 - Nov 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$199
Fri,Sat
C$1,154
C$4,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Remembrance Day
Nov 9 2018 - Nov 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$209
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
November December
Nov 12 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$199
Fri,Sat
C$1,154
C$4,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$199
Fri,Sat
C$1,034
C$4,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
cleaning fee C$90 + Tax
Pet Fee C$30 + Tax

Pet Fees of $15 + tax are charged per dog per night. Maximum of 1 dog per booking. Please provide us with the breed, age, weight of dog. Note~ if your stay is 3 nights or longer we will likely need to request the additional nightly pet fees as a separate payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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