About this listing
Small B&B, 15 minute walk from ferry, run for 20 plus years by residents on Bowen Island since 1979, offering local knowledge, comfortable beds and generous breakfasts. Allergy warning: resident cat. Walking distance to beach, Crippen Park, Snug Cove.
Our main guest room is on the ground floor with private bathroom (shower - no bathtub) and small kitchenette.
If you are looking for accommodation for more than 2 people:
There is an additional bedroom with a double and one single bed (converting to king), accommodating up to max. 4 people, with a small washroom. This additional room is only rented out in conjunction with the main guest room as shower in private bathroom of main guest room is shared by all.
Guests will have use of their own patio.
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually at home, greeting guests and providing information about the neighbourhood. Another opportunity to interact is during breakfast which is served in the eating area adjacent to my kitchen.
I love our semi-wild backyard, the proximity to park, beach and shops, neighbours we've known for a long time.
Park, beach, restaurants and stores are within easy walking distance. The C-11 Eaglecliff/Snug Cove bus comes by our house, hourly during commuting hours and every two hours mid-day and weekends and on weekdays runs from 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM; on weekends it runs from 8 AM to 5:30 PM.
Other Things to Note
Cat Allergy Sufferers: we have a resident cat.
Check-in at 3 PM, check-out at 11 AM - flexible times can be negotiated. No smoking inside - if you must smoke, please do so outside and ask for an ashtray.
Anne was a gracious and easygoing host and the home was exactly what we hoped for...charming, quaint and cozy. I only wish our stay was longer!
Annemarie was such an amazing host! She was very welcoming and hospitable. Her breakfast's were so delicious and the room had everything we needed (super quaint and cozy). I highly suggest this b&b to anyone who comes to Bowen!
Annemarie gave us a very warm welcome, told us all about Bowen Island and showed us on a map where the beaches, trails and local shops and landmarks are. We fell in love with Bowen Island and certainly hope to return. Thank you Anne for a lovely stay.
My time spent on Bowen just wouldn't have been nearly as charming and enjoyable, if I hadn't stayed with Anne Marie. She's a warm and gracious host, who seems to go that extra mile to ensure you have a lovely time. The room was clean, modern yet homely, and I slept like a baby in my giant soft bed. I fed deer in the garden and drank wine on their forest patio with Karma the cat, who very kindly let me hang out with her. And the breakfast! Don't get me started, it was a never ending feast of loveliness, that promised to keep me well topped up during my hiking and kayaking adventures. Anne was happy to give you a detailed breakdown of all the really special little nooks on the island, the prettiest ways to walk to town, the secret places along a trail that only the locals knew about, the best places to eat. All in all, I couldn't recommend Anne's place enough. If I came back to Bowen, the seven hills would be my only port of call for a home away from home.
This quaint and inviting home is just as it appears in the pictures. A nice, laid-back comfortable feel. What you can't see from the pictures is the wonderful welcome and hospitality we were provided during our stay. Very nice breakfast too!! We can't wait to return.
My husband and I had an absolutely lovely stay with Annemarie & Horst at their cozy bed & breakfast on Bowen Island. This was an extremely quiet night's sleep as there is very little traffic on the island, and we didn't even hear birds in the morning! In the morning, Annemarie prepared a gourmet breakfast feast fit for a king - crepes, eggs to order, dense breads, spreads, fruit platters and yogurts. What a sweet and charming couple! As I was visiting Bowen for a weekend wedding, I had a tight schedule and a few special requests and Annemarie was quick to help out. Great communication throughout. My only regret was not crossing paths with Karma the cat!
Lovely host and amazing BnB! Highly recommend staying here. Anne was welcoming, made delicious breakfasts, and gave great suggestions of where to hike, swim and eat.
The location is easy to get to from the ferry. It's a short walk/bus ride from snug cove, and is walking distance to artisan square, killarney lake, and several beaches.
Finally, I highly enjoyed the BnB itself. The room and bathroom are nice and private and clean, and there is a large backyard including a hammock by a little fish pond, a great spot to read and relax.
Loved my time here, worth a visit!
About the Host, Annemarie
Happily retired from over a quarter century as secretary of the local community school, I enjoy meeting people and showing visitors shortcuts through our trail network and special places on Bowen Island. I love to swim in the ocean (we are a five minute walk from Pebbly Beach) and walk for pleasure. Lately I have started bicycling again, mostly around the flat parts in Crippen Park or taking my bike to Vancouver, exploring the many bike routes. I am still learning about gardening and what works in our climate. Every plant that survives and even thrives despite pests and predators is a success! In the winter, I get back to knitting socks, trying new recipes and enjoy a slower pace of life.