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Guest suite in Bowen Island
Hummingbird Oceanside Suites: Mt Strachan Suite
OCEANFRONT & MOUNTAIN VIEWS w/ HOT TUB & WOOD BARREL SAUNA Mount Strachan Suite - this mountain view room has windows that provide sweeping views of Mt Strachan & the Howe Sound. The suite is attached to the house, but has its own exterior entrance, king bed, bathroom with rain shower, flat screen TV & kitchenette. Sleeps 2 people. There’s no better place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine to soak in the views! We’re often frequented by eagles, deer & if you're lucky whales!
$116 per night
Guest suite in Bowen Island
The MMF: The Shipyard Suite
Welcome to our 14acre hobby farm with spectacular panoramic Ocean Views! The Shipyard suite is completely self contained with a private entrance, Nautical Ship Theme and wood accents. We do live above you but have gone to great lengths to minimize sound transference with extra drywall and insulation being installed. The suite can accommodate 4 people; 2 in the luxury Queen sized bed in the bedroom and 2 more on the double day bed in the living room. The private suite has a full kitchenette☺
$59 per night
Guest suite in Bowen Island
The Captain's Quarters at The Old Dorm
Welcome to The Captain's Quarters at Bowen Island's historical Old Dorm. We are just a short 8 minute walk from the ferry, restaurants and shops in the main Village of Snug Cove. Bowen has some great beaches as well, and we are just a short walk to both Pebbly and Sandy Beach. The Elegant bathroom has a large soaker tub, and a separate stand alone shower. Bowen Island Business Licence # 00000684
$73 per night

Stay near Bowen Island's top sights

Snug Cafe The32 locals recommend
Doc Morgan's Marina Pub & Restaurant37 locals recommend
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking30 locals recommend
Nectar Yoga Retreat5 locals recommend
Crippen Park4 locals recommend
Artisan Eats Café & Fine Foods41 locals recommend

Bowen Island house rentals

Home in Bowen Island
Spacious three-bedroom home with two patios
$145 per night
Home in Roberts Creek
Hideaway Creek - Modern luxury retreat
$184 per night
Home in Bowen Island
Beautiful View Home on Bowen Island
$202 per night
Home in Gibsons
Relax & enjoy amazing views, walkable to lower G
$109 per night
Home in Gibsons
Gibsons Vacation Home with Spectacular Views
$211 per night
Home in Gibsons
Secret Beach Escape
$112 per night
Home in Gibsons
Walk, Bike, Stroll from The SWEET (suite)
$67 per night
Home in Sechelt
Waterfront Home Paddle Board, Hot Tub
$241 per night
Home in Vancouver
2 bedroom Garden suite in Kitsilano , 5 ppl
$166 per night
Home in Richmond
Private Bathroom Suite near Airport & Skytrain
$62 per night
Home in Nanaimo
Spacious 1 bedroom suite in North Nanaimo
$34 per night
Home in Bowen Island
Palm Retreat House - Luxury 2 BR in Snug Cove
$151 per night

Your guide to Bowen Island

All About Bowen Island

Douglas fir-blanketed mountains, pristine beaches, and cozy wood-cladded cafes make Bowen Island feel far removed from the nearby metropolis of Vancouver, British Columbia, just a short ferry ride away. The 19-square-mile island lures travelers with its hiking trails and historic bungalows and cottages, a popular place for Vancouverites to unplug and relax for a weekend. Hop on one of the pedestrian paths, like the Pebble Beach Shore Walk, where you can get a few steps in while spotting eagles and deer. After a long day outdoors, head to Snug Cove, where you’ll find a fiercely local art scene, farm-to-table restaurants, and a handful of mom-and-pop shops selling everything from clothes to candy. For a dose of self-care, hook up with the island’s growing group of wellness practitioners, offering yoga classes and spa experiences.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bowen Island

Due to its location in the Howe Sound, weather in the area is often overcast and rainy, so come prepared with warm layers and rain gear. Hikes through the forest can feel even more romantic with a gentle rain falling through the treeline. The mild and breezy summers are an ideal time to book rentals on Bowen Island. In August, you’ll have the chance to attend Bowfest, the island’s quirky festival, with food and drink stalls, live music, and dance performances. The weekly farmers’ market is held each Saturday from May through October. Autumn brings vibrant colors to the trees and the annual Applefest at the island orchard. The winter season is marked by holiday lights and a polar bear swim on New Year’s Day.

Top things to do in Bowen Island

Crippen Regional Park

This densely forested park is home to Mount Gardner, the highest peak on the island at more than 2,300 feet. The trails leading to the summit are best suited for experienced hikers, but a handful of easier routes, including the Mount Gardner Loop Trail, that show off some of the park’s marquee features, such as Dorman Point and Killarney Lake, a popular spot for kayaking and canoeing.

Sandy Beach

Just north of the ferry terminal, you’ll find this slightly rocky public beach that’s known for its relatively shallow, calm waters that are great for swimming. There’s wheelchair and stroller access, public toilets, picnic tables, and dogs are also allowed. The best time to come here are the months of July and August.

Snug Cove

Close to where the ferries dock, Snug Cove is where you go when you’re not out exploring the island’s hiking trails and rugged beaches. The restaurants tend to be family owned and run the gamut from French bistros to elevated pub food. Local ingredients dominate the menus — mussels are big here — and most spots are equipped with large outdoor seating areas overlooking the water. Snug Cove is also home to outdoor adventure shops, where you can rent hiking gear and kayaks.

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