Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

This exceptional west coast residence is situated on a private, south facing 2.5 acres in one of Bowen’s most exclusive locations. The property is adjacent to a towering forest and wildlife reserve with extensive walking trails. Open wood beam floor plan with fabulous ocean and virgin forest views from every room. Gourmet kitchen; Wolf professional range, Bosch appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar, formal dining room. Wood floors on main, wool and Persian carpets, massive limestone fireplaces, extensive mill work and luxurious furnishings. Games room with pool table, 2 car garage, outdoor hot tub (seats 6) and extensive outdoor living space on open and covered decks with views of the ocean, luxury outdoor gas grill just off the kitchen, large back garden with amenities for badminton, volleyball, bocce ball, soccer. Check out a video of the home at: http://www.vopenhouse.ca/video/8581_Forest/

About the location

Bowen Island is an idyllic west coast island (20 km sq) in the middle of Howe Sound, just a 20-minute ferry ride (with your vehicle) from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. With a population of about 4000, it is a vibrant and diverse community of cottage-owners, local artisans and farmers, commuting professionals as well as artists and musicians. It has a long history of being a summer seaside playground for city-dwellers - who in the early 1900’s came by steamship! Bowen Island receives visitors from all over the world who come to hike the many trails and to climb Mt Gardner, for the stunning views of Howe Sound, Vancouver and the Coast Mountains on the mainland. World-class 18-hole golf course nearby with stunning ocean and mountain views. Beaches are in every direction. Sailing, kayaking, whale watching, diving, trail cycling, rock climbing are some of the activities available on Bowen. Unspoilt west coast rainforests, wild pacific beaches, lofty perches with forever views...not to mention the stunning artwork in the galleries, delicious cosmopolitan food at local bistros, in addition to a warm welcome at the local pub. Bowen Island should be on every traveller’s bucket list! Beyond the island, Whistler ski (and summer) resort is just over an hour by car or bus. The capital of BC and the namesake of Queen Victoria on Vancouver Island is less than 2 hours by ferry and car. See tourism Bowen Island website and Travel BC website for information.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Bowen Island (HE39222)

British Columbia,   Canada

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Crete
  • Rome
  • Tuscany
  • Sardinia
  • Provence
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • France

Dates available

June 2021 - August 2021

Swap duration: 3 - 4 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 2

Membership expiry date: 10 Jan 2021