Blue Suite at The Ark on Bowen

Entire guest suite hosted by Saskia

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Free cancellation before May 27.


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Enjoy stunning, expansive mountain and lake views from the comfort of this brand new, upscale 2 bedroom suite that is kitted out with everything you will need for a weekend or extended stay. The Blue Suite is the larger of two suites at The Ark on Bowen Island, 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 comfort...

The space
Perched high above beautiful Killarney Lake, the Blue Suite at The Ark on Bowen is a brand new, upscale, self-catering suite perfect for couple who want space. Whether you want to swing in the hammock and read, go on an adventure on the enchanted forest and lake trails that adjoin the property, dive into the ocean nearby, or amble down country lanes, the Blue Suite at the Ark is the perfect place retreat. The house is a short 10 minute drive from Snug Cove (where the ferry comes in), or a beautiful 45 minute walk or a 20 minute bike ride along the stunning old growth forest trails of Crippen Park, which can be accessed right off the ferry. We provide lots of support to our guests if they want tips, and those who are more independent will 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 Blue Suite at the Ark is launching in the summer of 2020. The Blue Suite is the larger of two suites at the house (the other is called The Green Suite at The Ark on Bowen). One could rent both suites to accommodate up to 6 people on separate beds.

The Blue Suite is suited to a couple or max of three people if you’re comfortable using a daybed or mattress on the floor to accommodate the third guest. It has a 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 Blue Suite includes the 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). The suite also includes an adjoining room that can be used as a cozy and sunny office or second bedroom. It has a daybed that is equipped with two 5" thick foam mattresses. You may use this room to sleep an additional 1 or 2 adults or children, or for a pack n' play for an infant. Alternatively, the room can be used as a private office with a desk and daybed. In addition to access from within the suite, the room has its own separate entryway from the garden. Fresh linens, duvets, and extra down alternative pillows are provided for the beds in the main room closets. There are blackout curtains in this room for our littlest guests (you’re welcome, parents!).

The kitchen is fully equipped (bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, Keurig coffee and espresso machine with milk frother, dinnerware, glasses and stemware, pots & pans, etc.). We also provide fair trade, organic tea and Ethical Bean coffee (compostable pods). The room has a large bathroom equipped with a full size bath and shower combo, 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, daily shampoo and conditioner (a Montreal based, Canadian company that produces ethical, unscented products). We only use natural, unscented, ethically sourced cleaning products and laundry detergents.

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, which were 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.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake view
Mountain view
Public or shared beach access
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Pets allowed
32" HDTV with Roku
Private patio or balcony

7 nights in Bowen Island

Jun 26, 2023 - Jul 3, 2023

4.86 out of 5 stars from 177 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…


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  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, עברית
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
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