Skip to content

Bowen Island vacation rentals

Book unique vacation rentals, houses, and more on Airbnb

Top-rated vacation rentals in Bowen Island

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

SUPERHOST
  1. Farm stay
  2. Bowen Island
The MMF: Seaview Cabin

The Seaview Cabin at Moulton Meadow Farm is the perfect escape for those wanting spectacular Ocean Views and complete privacy. This beautifully designed 250sqft cabin is rustic but luxurious in its appointments. It has a full sized deluxe kitchen for those of you who prefer to stay in and cook. A huge soaker tub and an incredibly comfortable queen sized bed in a loft setting. With wifi and Netflix you can both work and play to your delight!

$78 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bowen Island
the legendary wildwood cabins ~ CABIN 2

A well known, long time island destination. Reminiscent of a funky, west coast beach town, the legendary Wildwood cabins deliver that authentic “cabin in the woods” vibe just 30 minutes from the city. Classic, rustic cabins updated with industrial and reclaimed timber features. 5 cabins on 5 forested acres. Relaxed. Self-contained. Big ocean and sunset views up top. Direct access to trails. Close to Bowen's best beaches. Explore the wilderness or nest by the fire. Cabin 1, 2 and 4 listed.

$119 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bowen Island
COTTAGE....Bowen Island Guest House

Charming 700 sq ft self-contained guest house in a private forested setting on its own acreage. Sleeps 4. 1 queen bed and 2 single beds. Five minutes walk to Killarney Lake..8 minute drive from the ferry.

$98 per night

Vacation rentals for every style

Get the amount of space that is right for you

  • Homes
  • Hotels
  • Unique stays

Other great vacation rentals in Bowen Island

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
The MMF: The Shipyard Suite
$104 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Bowen Island
Lovely 1-bedroom ocean & mountain views cottage
$142 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Hotel room
  2. Bowen Island
Seaview Cottage, Cates Hill, Bowen Island
$117 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
Sweet Suite on Bowen, new & walk to the cove
$122 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Bowen Island
Deep Bay Serenity Suite
$77 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
Snug Cove Treehouse 1 bdrm 1 bthrm w/fireplace
$116 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
Luxury guest suite near the cove
$122 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Bowen Island
Bright and Cozy Guest Cabin short walk to Ferry
$49 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Bowen Island
Adorable ocean, mountain & forest view guest suite
$138 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
Adele's Bed & Breakfast in Snug Cove, Bowen Island
$129 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
**NEW PRIVATE SUITE** BOWEN BY THE LAKE: 2 BR/Deck
$141 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Bowen Island
Green Suite at The Ark on Bowen
$123 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.


How do I get around Bowen Island?

There is no airport on Bowen Island. International travelers will fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you’ll need to make your way to the Bowen Island ferry at Horseshoe Bay, which will take about an hour by taxi or ride-hailing service, or 1.5 hours via the airport train and bus links. If you’re taking a car to Bowen Island, keep in mind parking can be scarce, especially during the summer. Once you arrive on the island, you’ll be better off taking the local water and land taxis, or you can opt to rent your own bike or boat in town.


When is 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.


What are the 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.