Island Sanctuary close to Vancouver

We have a 3 story home with ocean views from the 2nd floor kitchen, dining and living room and from the 3rd floor master bedroom and home office. Both bedrooms have ensuites. There are 2 home offices with powerful Internet. Modern, bright, and comfortable living. Full kitchen and pantry, 2 fridges. Great heating with pellet stove, propane fireplace and baseboard. Also, music room with piano and media room for movies. Outdoor hot tub, 2 decks, patio with gas fireplace and BBQ. Mature elegant gardens.

About the location

We look out onto Collingwood Channel. Crayola Beach is a five minute walk. We live across from a wooded creek and are surrounded by hiking trails. This is a rural area. No local services. 15 minutes to the Cove for restaurants, two grocery stores, pharmacy, beer and wine, medical services, shopping and the ferry. The airport is 1.5 hours away depending on when the next ferry is. Ferries go to Horseshoe Bay and Vancouver every 70 minutes or so. This is a hilly area. There are two flights of stairs in the house so not suitable for people with disabilities. If you like quiet, rural, walking, hiking, stairs, hills and fitness, this is the home for you. There is a golf course on island, you can rent kayaks and there is one public tennis court. Bowen Island has about 3700 full time residents and about 5000 summer residents. We live on a private lane with six other homes, friendly neighbours and people who say hi when we are out for a walk, whether you know them or not. In winter, we may get snow, so we have a 4x4 vehicle with great snow tires so you can get out and around. We are two hours from Whistler, 1 hour from two local ski resorts where you can snowshoe, cross country and downhill or snowboard.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required

Bowen Island (HE40623)

British Columbia,   Canada

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 4 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • England
  • France
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Croatia
  • New Zealand
  • Bahamas & Caribbean
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 3 - 6 months


Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 0

Membership expiry date: 01 Feb 2022