Sweet Suite on Bowen, new & walk to the cove

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  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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A short walk, bike, or drive up from the ferry dock in Snug Cove, Sweet Suite is a 1 bedroom suite that is perfect for a weekend or extended stay. Kitted out with everything you'll need, it is walking distance from the shops, galleries, and restaurants that dot Snug Cove and Artisan Square. You are also steps from dozens of forest and mountain trails for hiking and biking adventures. Spend days exploring or hang out in our garden, which is also magical for kids . . .

The space
A short walk, bike, or drive up from the ferry dock in Snug Cove, Sweet Suite is a 1 bedroom suite that is perfect for a weekend or extended stay. Kitted out with everything you'll need, it is walking distance from the shops, galleries, and restaurants that dot Snug Cove and Artisan Square. You are also steps from dozens of forest and mountain trails for hiking and biking adventures. Spend days exploring or hang out in our garden, which is also magical for kids . . .
The space

THE AREA: Perched above Snug Cove on Bowen Island, Sweet Suite is a new, upscale, self catering suite in a meticulously cared for home. Walk off the ferry and up a trail 10 minutes to this modern, bright, mountain view suite. It is walking distance from the shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants that dot Snug Cove and Artisan Square, but not so close that you lose the tranquility. You are also mere steps from the forest and mountain trails of Crippen Park, Dorman Point, Mt. Gardner, and Valhalla. The neighbourhood is family-friendly and distinctively beautiful because of the mountain and ocean views we get from on high!

THE SUITE: Sweet Suite has a private entrance just above a terraced garden patio with outdoor seating and expansive mountain views. Inside, you will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen (fridge, oven, toaster, keurig coffee machine, dinnerware, pots & pans, etc.). We also provide fair trade, organic tea and Ethical Bean coffee, and offer only compostable k-cups for the keurig coffee maker.

The suite has one bedroom with a new high end, medium-firm queen bed (from Silk & Snow—a Canadian company), night stands with table lamps, and a white noise machine. There is enough room in the bedroom to fit a pack n' play or an optional foam or crib mattress on the floor if you come with a young child/infant (we have a teepee the kids can use over their mattress—always a hit!). There is also a double, fold down couch in the living room. It can sleep one adult or a child reasonably comfortably (not the best cushioning but definitely survivable for younger guests). We also have a high density, twin foam mattress that can be used on the floor in the living room or bedroom. It is comfortable for an adult or child. Fresh linens, duvets, and extra down and down alternative pillows are provided for the spare beds in the bedroom closet.

The suite gets a lot of morning sun, and so we furnished the windows with black out shades that also have a "sheer" setting for filtered light and privacy. They can also be open for clear views to the outside gardens and mountains.

We only use natural, organic cleaning products and laundry detergents, and essential oils for any added scent. :)

We go to great lengths to ensure that your stay here will be comfortable and special. We attend to details—like providing a fully equipped kitchen with quality cookware and dinnerware, beautiful updated decor, veggies, herbs and fruit harvested right from our gardens (when available), beautiful outdoor patio seating, play structures for kids, beautiful gardens with ornamental grasses, fruit trees and herbaceous perennials, updated info. about what's happening on Bowen Island, local maps and guides, and more...

**IMPORTANT NOTES**: Please note that Sweet Suite was designed for use by an individual, couple OR small family with 1-2 kids. If you are a group of three or four adults, you will likely do better to book a larger space. This is the equivalent of a one bedroom hotel suite with a kitchen and lounge area (approx 600sf).

Also this space is best suited for people who aren’t looking for a quiet zen retreat space. Unfortunately we can’t promise quiet because we have two kids (ages 7 and 3) who live upstairs with us and the sound insulation between our living room and dining and kitchen area above and your suite is not great. You WILL hear our kids despite our efforts to keep them reasonably contained. You’ll be happiest if you intend to use the suite as a place to crash and launch from in the mornings for all day adventures. My kids stay with me from Sunday late morning until Tuesday afternoon. They are up at around 7:30am every day. Bedtime is by 6:30pm so the house is pretty quiet from then on. We have priced the suite lower to reflect this inconvenience.

MONTHLY PRICING available October through April. Book early to take advantage of this.

ATTENTION FAMILIES: We warmly welcome families with children as we have two little ones ourselves. We have a fun custom-built playhouse for use by children with adult supervision, a water and sand table, swing, a slide built into a hill, and lots of places for kids to explore—all accessible from your private entryway. The suite is equipped with some toys, games, drawing supplies, and books suitable for kids 0-8yo. 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!


BIKING ON BOWEN
We are a cycling family and can offer tips on road and mountain biking trails at all levels on the island. Happy to lend a pump or other things you may need for bike repairs, and well connected to repair people on the island should more extensive emergency repairs be needed.

If you’re interested in cycling Bowen but don’t want to bring bikes, be sure to search Bowen E-Bikes and book an ebike rental well before the date of your trip. Mention that you are staying with us and you will get a small discount! They rent terrific and safe bike trailers for little ones too, so that could be a really fun adventure. :)

Guest access
Guests have a private entryway to the suite. You will find keys in the lock box beside the entryway.
Other things to note

NOISE LEVELS:
You need to be comfortable with the fact that you may hear the voices and noises of little people above your suite in the mornings (usually between 7:30-9am) and evenings (usually between 4-7pm). Our suite is listed at a lower than average price point for its location and for what it offers because of this. If you are an early riser and/or don't mind the sounds of little ones, this place is TREMENDOUS value. It is not a good place to book if you are looking for a zen retreat environment!

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Harbor view
Mountain view
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Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
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Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

We live on the lower part of Cates Hill, which means that you are walking distance from Snug Cove and Artisan Square—the two areas where you will find artisanal coffee shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs, gyms and yoga studios, and grocery stores. You are also walking distance from the interconnected trail network of Chippen Park, Valhalla Mountain, the playground at the community school (5 min walk), and library. If you don't bring your car and want to go further afield, you can rent an e-bike from Bowen E-Bikes, which has its pick up location near the ferry dock.

Hosted by Shahar

  1. Joined in January 2014
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Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., is a registered Clinical Counsellor and adjunct Professor of Counselling Psychology at Alder University and a published author. He formerly served as the Program Director of the Orchard Recovery Centre on Bowen Island, with years of experience in treating trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of Education for the New Earth Institute in Vancouver. His academic research has been mainly focused on mindfulness and body-centred interventions as means for well-being, connection, and growth. His therapeutic orientations include: mindfulness-inspired psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), EMDR, solution-focused therapy, existential therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, archetypal therapy, and embodiment work, where he addresses issues such as grief and loss, trauma, pain management, spiritual and/or emotional crises, and personal development. For his work with disadvantaged soldiers, he earned a Certificate of Excellence from the President of Israel. Shahar also has a broad spectrum of work experience as a choreographer, philosophy teacher, yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and even a clown. He brings his knowledge from all of these fields to his work with students and clients.
Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., is a registered Clinical Counsellor and adjunct Professor of Counselling Psychology at Alder University and a published author. He formerly served as the Progra…

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