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Cottage in Bowen Island
Lovely 1-bedroom ocean & mountain views cottage
The Caboose Lovely 1-bedroom cottage with ocean and mountain views. One of Bowen’s newest Cottages. Fondly known as the ‘Caboose’ as it's a separate living space from the main house located at the back of the property. A 10 minute drive across the Island from the ferry and the amenities of Snug Cove. Close to Tunstall Bay Beach, the oceanside trail and beaches in The Cape and one of the west side access trails to hike up Mt Gardner. Suitable for a quiet retreat for singles or a couples only.
$121 per night
Cabin in Bowen Island
the legendary wildwood cabins ~ CABIN 1
Tucked into the forest canopy on Bowen Island, the Wildwood Cabins are authentic, hand crafted post and beam cabins built from local and reclaimed timber. Each cabin is clad in natural and charred cedar and has blended into the sword ferns, cedar, hemlock and fir trees that surround it. A Jotul woodstove, flannel sheets, vintage books and board games, cast iron cookware and a Nordic wood-fired barrel sauna are your tools for connecting with the simplicity of life in the woods. Nest. Explore
$120 per night
Guest suite in Bowen Island
Sweet Suite on Bowen—walk to the cove!
A short walk, bike, or drive up from the ferry dock in Snug Cove, Sweet Suite is a 1 bedroom suite that is perfect for a weekend or extended stay. Kitted out with everything you'll need, it is walking distance from the shops, galleries, and restaurants that dot Snug Cove and Artisan Square. You are also steps from dozens of forest and mountain trails for hiking and biking adventures. Spend days exploring or hang out in our garden, which is also magical for kids . . .
$118 per night

Stay near Bowen Island's top sights

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

Bowen Island homes

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Sauna + Cold Plunge @ Boho House on Bowen Island
$233 per night
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Spacious three-bedroom home with two patios
$161 per night
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Palm Retreat House - Luxury 2 BR in Snug Cove
$183 per night
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The Thomson House on Bowen
$205 per night
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Black Cottage by the Beach
$279 per night
Private room in Bowen Island
Cozy in house guest room- Close to Ferry
$48 per night
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Gordon’s Garden Retreat on Bowen (with moorage)
$179 per night
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Lazy Bowen Hideaway ~ Waterfront Spectacular Views
$210 per night
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Rustic home on acreage close to ferry
$165 per night
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Seaview Place
$207 per night
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Oceanview sunset deck 2 bedroom beauty #00000861
$294 per night
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Dreamy getaway w/outdoor bath, trails & beach
$573 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Bowen Island?

Yes! We have over 30 homes with more than 2 bedrooms perfect for families looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Bowen Island.

How much does it cost to stay in a house in Bowen Island?

Experience the best of Bowen Island with our house vacation rentals, averaging about $350 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Bowen Island?

Yes! Four-legged friends are welcome too! Select from over 60 pet-friendly vacation rentals in Bowen Island, so your furry family members can join in on the adventure.

Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Bowen Island?

Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 70 vacation rentals in Bowen Island featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

Do houses in Bowen Island have Wifi?

Absolutely! We offer over 50 house vacation rentals with Wifi in Bowen Island. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.