Green Suite at The Ark on Bowen

Entire guest suite hosted by Saskia

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Furry friends welcome
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Enjoy stunning, expansive mountain and lake views from the comfort of this brand new, upscale suite that is kitted out with everything you will need for a weekend or extended stay. The Green Suite is the smaller of two brand new suites at The Ark on Bowen, which is a large lakeside home above Killarney Lake. You can access to the extensive trail systems of Crippen Park and Mount Gardner right from the property. This is the perfect place to connect with nature while staying in supreme comfort…

The space
Perched above beautiful Killarney Lake, the Green Suite at The Ark on Bowen is a brand new, upscale, self-catering suite full of treasures of design in art and textiles. Whether you want to go on an adventure in the enchanted forest and lake trails that adjoin the property, dive into the ocean nearby, amble down country lanes past horses, ancient giant trees (Opa at Xenia retreat Center) and farms, or just take in the quiet and beauty of the suite and grounds, this is the perfect place to retreat. The Ark Retreat House is a short 10 minute drive from Snug Cove (where the ferry comes in), or a 45 minute walk or a 20 minute bike ride along the stunning old growth forest trails of Crippen Park that can be accessed right off the ferry. We provide lots of support to our guests if they want tips, and for those who are more independent, you’ll find a detailed offering of local tips in our guest manual.

Totally renovated, updated, and rebranded from its former incarnation as the Hideaway B&B, the Green Suite at the Ark is launching in the summer of 2020. The Green Suite is the smaller of two suites at the house (the other is called The Blue Suite at The Ark on Bowen). One can rent both suites to accommodate up to 6 people on separate beds.

The Green Suite is best suited to couples or to 2 friends. It has a private entrance accessible from ground level at the front of the house, where you will enjoy fantastic views of forested mountains, the peaceful waters of Killarney Lake, and eagles soaring.

The main, open concept room in the Green Suite includes a small kitchen, dining area nestled by large windows overlooking the front garden with lake views, and a King sized bed that can optionally be pulled apart to make two Twin XL beds (please let us know your preference when you book). A pack n' play or foam mattress is available for families travelling with infants or an additional guest. Fresh linens, duvets, and extra down alternative pillows are provided for the beds in the main room closets.

The kitchen is fully equipped (bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, milk frother, dinnerware, glasses and stemware, pots & pans, etc.). We also provide fair trade, organic tea and an assortment of compostable coffee pods. The room has a large bathroom, equipped with a double soaker/jacuzzi tub with jets (no shower—though there is a shower nozzle in the tub), toilet, and an antique wood vanity with a vessel sink and fountain faucet. We provide 100% organic cotton towels, a hairdryer, hand soap, body soap, shampoo and conditioner.

There is a small TV equipped with Roku so you can enjoy Netflix and other platforms that stream shows using your personal accounts, or free offerings.

Our revised cleaning and disinfecting protocol is guided by the new AirBnb guidelines, designed in consultation with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US. We commit to following these guidelines carefully in order to ensure the safety of ourselves, our guests, and our island home.

In order to maintain the 3-hour “rest” between guest check out times and cleaning/disinfecting to prepare for the next guest, we have instituted a slightly earlier checkout of 10:30am, and a slightly later checkin of 3:30pm. We will be flexible with check in and check out times when we can be (for example, when there is not another guest checking in after you leave). We appreciate your understanding in this as we are instituting these policies for everybody’s safety.

In order to minimize contact during these unprecedented times, we have instituted a self check in, and will maintain physical distance should we need to make contact with you in person. Your host will be available by phone and text at any time.

We are not opposed to four legged guests, but please inquire before booking because we need to be sure that (1) your dog will not be disruptive to other guests; (2) you are willing to bring a dog bed and not allow him/her onto the furniture; (3) that you are willing to pay a cleaning fee that is dependent on the length of your stay because we must undertake a much more thorough cleaning protocol after your stay to ensure that allergy-prone future guests are not affected.

We warmly welcome families with children. We have a small wading pool that families are welcome to fill and use in the hot summer months, provided of course that young children are supervised. We also have a water table with toys that little ones really enjoy. The suite is equipped with drawing supplies, games, and books suitable for kids 0-8 years old. If you need use of a stroller, pack n’ play, bikes, or anything else for use with infants/toddlers, just ask—we've got it all!

Please be advised that the property is perched on a hill that is steep in places. There are wire fences that are meant to prevent adults and kids from falls, but it is advisable that very young children be watched closely when they are outside. The gardens are fun, but potentially dangerous for little ones who do not have sure footing.

If you are in need of babysitting, please let us know wand we may be able to help you out with in-house care.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake view
Mountain view
Public or shared beach access
Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
Pets allowed
Shared patio or balcony

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 256 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

The Ark is the only house visible from the beautiful forested trail circling Killarney Lake. It is a short 8 minute drive from Snug Cove (where the ferry from Horseshoe Bay comes in), or a beautiful 45 minute walk or a 20 minute bike ride on the stunning old growth forest trails of Crippen Park, which can be accessed right off the ferry. After your arrival, you can enjoy a peaceful escape and take in gorgeous, expansive views of Killarney Lake and surrounding hills from our well-tended grounds and gardens. Our neighbourhood is low-key, quiet, and family friendly. The Ark is the last house on the secluded country road, and enjoys immediate access from the property to the Killarney Lake Trail and, from there, one of the Mount Gardner trails (where you can enjoy 360 degree views of Howe Sound and Vancouver on a clear day!).

Hosted by Saskia

  1. Joined in July 2013
  • 180 Reviews
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A Ph.D. Candidate, psychotherapist, and mother of a precocious and fun 8 year old girl and 4 year old boy. We live on Bowen Island, in British Columbia's lower mainland, near Vancouver. I also host several vacation rental listings and a retreat house on AirBnB.
A Ph.D. Candidate, psychotherapist, and mother of a precocious and fun 8 year old girl and 4 year old boy. We live on Bowen Island, in British Columbia's lower mainland, near Vanco…


  • Jan

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I'm always available by phone or text message, and if I am away, you will be dealing with my in-house co-host.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, עברית
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy