The wall of windows gives a stunning view over the water and keeps this lower level studio feeling bright and airy - and the covered portion of the deck allowed us to enjoy ourselves rain and shine!
I’ve rented quite a few vacation properties both through work, as well as personal and Jan has by far, THE BEST rental to date.
Although I secretly wanted to tell no one about the Lazy B and keep this gem to myself, I can’t help tell everyone I know about my time spent at there.
This is the most well stocked home, extremely thought out, cozy, warm and very inviting. It’s 100% a home away from home (Lazy B being the home you would want to be in most of the time).
The view is unbelievable from both the decks (yes decks) as well as inside.
Close to small beach, dock, swimming, and for those inside days there were plenty of movies as well as board games to utilize while enjoying the view in home!
Although we took advantage of the BBQ provided a few nights, we ventured into town and ate at some great little spots, all recommended by Jan.
There is a lot of thought, and detail put into this home and it was all very much appreciated.
Thank you Jan for your hospitality and encouraging such a lazy week!
We loved it so much we are now thinking of buying property here. Jan is lovely. Thank you
Bowen Island is beautiful and the Lazy B suite is perfect. You wake up to a view of the water and the sound of the water lapping on the rocks through the screen doors. We never ate out because you couldn’t beat our view.
We loved it and will be coming back soon!
We had a wonderful, though short stay, that was a wonderful reset for all of us. We had a grand time traveling from one end of the beach to the other just using the logs that were laying about. The peace and beauty of the Island were amazing and the studio was well stocked and extremely comfortable.
My family stayed for 4 nights in this gorgeous apartment and we loved it! It’s beautifully decorated, well maintained and the view is magnificent! In the evenings we went to the little beach a few steps down the hill to collect sea glass or spent the evening on the patio with a glass of wine. All other beaches on Bowen Island who are accessible for the public are very beautiful too and worth to check them out. Some of them are connected with beautiful short hikes through the woods, which we really enjoyed. It’s been our last station on a 3-weeks-road-trip in Washington State and Canada. We’ve been to Vancouver once, which is easy to reach with the 20-Minute-Ferry-connection from Snug Cove. We highly recommend the “Barcelona” Tapas Wine Bar on Bowen Island... we went there twice because of the absolutely delicious food and nice atmosphere. We would definitely spend our vacation again at this amazing place and hope we will be back to Bowen sometimes on another road trip. P.S.: You definitely need a 4-wheel-drive to get down the hill and back up!! ;-)) Last but not least: Thank you very much, Jan, for your wonderful support with all the helpful tips and information!The Mellin-family
It doesn't get much better than the Lazy B suites views - the entire length of the rental is water. We woke to seals calling in the morning. The suite is lovely, well-decorated, comfy and cozy. The kitchen and grill made it easy to cook. Lovely and a great price - highly recommend!
Don't bother logging into the wifi, you'll be too busy relaxing to care. Another fine weekend at the Lazy B. Thanks Jan
Following the instructions regarding the drive to the property I was glad I had a small SUV which was an AWD. I was also pleased that the person I met coming the other way on the access road knew what to do ! The property was well maintained and had views which were beautiful especially enjoyed on the balconies in the sun but also equally enjoyable on the wet rainy day too .
We had the company of a bald eagle in the tree outside which was incredible.
We visited the Lime and Moon pie shop in Bowen on the ferry landing site as well as the general store which ensured we had supplies for our relaxing and chill out time in the apartment for the weekend.
There are a lot of instructions especially regarding water conservation and recycling so be prepared to follow these.
The access road needs a confident driver and a suitable vehicle so heed advice that Jan gives in her video.
The wi fi was excellent as was the tv .
Definitely a weekend to remember
I was looking for a relaxing getaway, and I found it at the Lazy B. Cozy and inviting with amazing views. I didn’t have a car, but it was pretty simple to grab the shuttle when I wanted to go into Snug Cove. (Just be at the main road about 25-30 before the next ferry - and make sure you have a Compass pass, or a lot of change.)
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful spot. Very relaxing, and the views are amazing.
The Bowen Island hideaway is an oasis of peace. You've unobstructed views on the water, a big patio with various seating options, a welcoming and lovely decorated apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom. We loved every minute here and wished we could've stayed longer. This place is perfect for anyone who is seeking a quiet place away from tourist attractions and entertainment.
The perfect place to stay for a relaxing get-away. Sit out on the lovely deck with your morning coffee listening to the sound of the ocean and look out at the incredible views, whilst watching the occasional seal swim by........bliss. We also enjoyed sitting out in the evening playing board games, which are supplied, along with numerous movies and a few books (great for the not so nice weather). The suite was fully equipped with everything you could need and more, very clean and well maintained. Jan has done an amazing job with the suite and her attention to detail is appreciated. A true home away from home. She is very quick at responding to e-mails with any questions you may have. Please pay attention to the very detailed description and video of the driveway down to the property, it is extremely accurate and not to be taken lightly! We have a Jeep and it still wasn't easy but don't let it put you off. Breakfast at The Snug café was delicious (eggs benny and snugwich both excellent), as was lunch at The Ruddy Potato. We also enjoyed good fish and chips at Doc Morgan's. Unfortunately the Pub was not open during our stay, as the new building is not finished yet. The barbecues we had out on the deck were the best meals though, the view is unbeatable (plus hubby cooked!) I would highly recommend this property and hope that you have as enjoyable a stay as we did. I am now looking forward to our next visit.
Owner Response: Karen, So glad to hear that you made the most of your stay on Bowen and that you really enjoyed the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. On your next visit, the new Bowen Pub will be open......the Grand reopening is June 1, 2018.....and, The new Pub will be a real asset to Snug Cove. Guaranteed you will master our access road on your next visit and we would love to have you back.
I really enjoyed my stay in the Lazy B Waterfront suite!
First of all, the views from our deck were gorgeous. It was a bit cool during our visit so we spent more time indoors taking in the view through the big picture windows.
The suite was clean and nicely decorated, and we felt very much at home. The kitchen was well-appointed, with roomy countertops and lots of dishes, cutlery, pots, and pans. There were also a few essentials like salt, pepper, olive oil, tea, and a little coffee. The bed was very soft, and the bedroom also has huge windows facing the ocean.
Here we are months later, and we still long for the tranquility that we found so abundantly at the Lazy B Hideaway. To wake up with the sea at your feet, it was like time stood still. We had a wonderful time and will always remember our stay. As I'm sure it's been mentioned, the warnings about the driveway are legitimate and you should heed them. We had a mid size 4 wheel drive and at times had difficulty navigating the very steep and winding road to the Hideaway. Island/coast life has it's benefits and sometimes, drawbacks. But obviously it can be done, so as long as you're prepared you'll be fine. This is the only reason for the 4 star review. Everything else was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Thanks again for the treasured memories!
Owner Response: Stacey, thank you so much for the very complimentary Lazy Bowen Hideaway review. We hope you will return to our west coast waterfront home and create more "treasured memories." I am sure your return visit and familiarity with our driveway will make it as easy as pie.
We are so glad that you mentioned our driveway as this is an important feature that we make sure our guests are fully aware of the All Wheel Drive or 4 Wheel drive requirement. We now provide a video tutorial on how to best navigate the driveway along with written instructions which have been a welcome tool used by our guests. The first trip down can be thrilling and after that easy peasy.
Of course, for our guests that are either driving a 2WD or don't feel confident driving down our driveway... AND would welcome an exercise opportunity, it is always an option to park at the top of the driveway and make the 5-minute walk down to our waterfront home. Breathing in the fresh sea air while walking down the used-to-be deer trail and now our access road is all part of the Bowen Island experience.
For our guests that drive 2WD vehicles and want assistance at check-in and check-out ask about our Cleator Road Shuttle service.
Awesome view and all you need and more in the suite for a comfortable stay!
Jan's place is exactly as pictured. It is very clean, comfortable, has everything you would need, and the view is amazing! It was quite a hike to get back to the main road or to the house, but it's worth it.
Owner Response: Amadea, that 8 minute hike up to the main road is part of the unique character for the Lazy B Waterfront Suite, isn't it? A great exercise opportunity. In the old days (1955 - 1970) it was a deer trail and we did not have the option to park on the property with an All or 4 wheel drive vehicle. Today guests can drive down the access road and park on property with the proper vehicle. Once in the Suite the view and all the comforts of a great vacation are there.
The Bowen Hideaway is excellent. Great breathtaking view, beach steps away, all the imenities for a relaxing stay.
Pack light for the hike down the hill to the suite or bring a 4wheel drive vehicle.
Good visit had by all three of us on our women's getaway.
Would come back for sure.
Owner Response: The Lazy B Waterfront Suite is perfect for a friends getaway (up to 4 girlfriends). I have spent time with my 2 besties in the Suite too and it was a blast.......a GREAT comfy slumber party with a spectacular view. So glad you all had a great stay.
the Lazy bowen hideaway is the perfect place to relax, gorgeous view day or night with the full moon. Jan has set everything up so impeccably, its all set up to relax completely and be renewed. Thank you Jan. this is our 2nd stay and we hope to be back
Owner Response: So pleased to have you return Robin. We hope that your stay this time was even better than your previous visit. Jan
We arrived tired and weary and left rested and refreshed! Beautiful suite, scenery and sounds of waves greeted us each day. Warnings about the road are accurate, extremely steep and difficult to navigate. As mentioned by the owner, a smaller 4 wheel drive is preferred. Our Highlander was a bit big but we conquered! Absolutely stunning!
Owner Response: Sara, thank you for staying with us at the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. Great to hear that you were rested, refreshed and rejuvenated .......a good recharge before going back to work. Thank you for mastering our All Wheel Drive access road. It is a challenge but once at the Waterfront Suite it is so worth the trip. You are right, the views are stunning. Thanks again. Jan.
This property was wonderful for my friend and I to get away for a few days, the accommodations left us wanting for nothing. Jan was very helpful in making our stay perfect. The suite was well stocked with items to prepare our own meals. The bathroom was remodeled and modern. The kitchen was also modern - the whole place was gorgeous. We BBQ'd every day and enjoyed the stunning view and deck. We pretty well spent most of our time on the deck watching the ferries go by, enjoying wine and preparing BBQ and chilling. We also enjoyed the private beach and even jumped off the dock to swim. We enjoyed kayak rentals and boated to the suite and back from Snug Cove. We had such a good stay, loved the view and suite, we will be back.
Owner Response: Jason, you found the best on Bowen Island. Not only the Lazy B Waterfront Suite but all the best activities too: kayaking, swimming off the beach below, BBQing and relaxing on our new expansive waterfront decks. Please do come back and enjoy the Suite again. Jan
The Lazy B Waterfront Suite is perfect for a weekend getaway. One of my girlfriends and I were in need of a weekend away from Vancouver for some R&R. Armed with wine, ingredients for some great meals, and books, we headed off for the short easy trip to Bowen Island. This suite is lovely and so well located overlooking, and steps from, a fabulous beach. The view of the mainland from the two spacious patios is stunning, just watching the ferry's come and go was relaxing. The suite has everything you need - in fact once we got there we never left! For cooks, the kitchen is super well equipped as is the bathroom with thoughtful amenities. I am hoping to book the whole house in the near future for a family golf weekend (Bowen has a fantastic golf course). I highly recommend this fabulous rental.
Owner Response: Leigh-Anne, it is great to hear that we were the perfect R&R location for you and your girlfriend. Our 2014 renovation with the huge new decks, expanded view windows, granite counter, and dishwasher has been a real guest pleaser. Combine the Panoramic Waterfront Views and beach just a minute down the trail it is a very special getaway. We would love to have you and your family return and stay in the Whole House. Be sure to reserve the Whole House well in advance to have the Whole House available. That is the perfect recipe for memorable times with family and friends.
The Lazy Bowen is an amazingly cozy and self contained suite just 6 mins drive from Snug cove. Located just above a rocky beach, the suites standout feature is its wide spacious deck complete with outdoor seating and BBQ that overlooks the water. Perfect for a lazy day reading by the wood stove watching the ferries cross back and forth. Everything is provided from basic kitchen staples to logs for the stove. We had a great time just kicking back and enjoying the surroundings.
Owner Response: Thank you so much Steven for highlighting some of the very best features of the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. When we renovated the property in 2014 expanding the Suite deck and adding the covered area was a much desired feature for the property. So happy to hear that you really enjoyed and appreciated it.
The waterfront views are certainly maximized with the decks but also the 24 feet of glass that opens out to the views has made the Suite a stunning and relaxing getaway location. Love to have you be our guests again.
Amazing views, nice open concept living room and kitchen and an overall cozy feeling. Will have to come back in the summer to take advantage of the deck.
I came to here for a weekend away with two dear friends and it was absolutely perfect. The covered deck was our hangout spot of choice - the rain fell but we stayed dry and cozy yet still got to enjoy the gorgeous ocean views and warm breeze from the outside deck. The beds were comfortable, kitchen was stocked well, and we had a lovely, lovely time. I will look forward to coming back again!
Thank you Jan for a remarkable stay and opening up your place to our family. Charming, quaint, and the view... stunning. Conveniently located just minutes from Snug Cove. The mattress was on the soft side for my wife and I but we had an enjoyable time overall. Many thanks again!
As others have noted, the views are absolutely breathtaking! Once you sit on this deck, the minutes (and stresses from day-to-day life) seems to slip away! Since there is an undercover deck as well, the space can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. The suite itself is super cute and very clean. We only had two nights and wished we could stay longer. We went on short walks/hikes, beach combed, checked out the Artisan Square and lounged. We ate in, the kitchen is well equipped and organized. Jan (owner/manager) is extremely responsive and provides lots of information to help with your stay. Next time we plan to stay in the upper suite and/or rent the entire house with friends/family.
Owner Response: We so appreciate you sharing your experience at the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. Future guests will love to learn about the All weather covered deck plus, you have reaffirmed, again, the views are gorgeous. So glad to hear that you were able to relax and leave your regular life behind.......even if it was for a short 2 days. We would love to have you back. Jan
My husband and I enjoyed 7 blissful nights & days at this wonderful accommodation thanks to Jan, the owner. Her attention to detail and designer touches enhance the overall experience of being perched high above Howe Sound. The views are absolutely spell binding from both inside and outside this little hideaway. Don't miss the weekend brunch at Artisan Eats in Artisan Square and enjoy patio dining at Tuscany Pizza, Rustique Bistro and Doc Morgan's all close by in Snug Cove. Both the General Store and the Ruddy Potato market also offer a good variety of foods if you choose to eat in. Easy ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay or Nanaimo. If you are looking for a perfect couples retreat this one will not disappoint.
Owner Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experiences while staying in the Lazy B Waterfront Suite on Bowen. Future guests will love knowing that eating in or dining out are both great options. We would love to have you again. Best, Jan.
My husband and I stayed at the Petite suite and it was absolutely perfect for us! Even though it rained, there was plenty of covered deck space where we could sit and watch the clouds pass and the incredible view. Jan had everything well organized and it was comfortable and spacious for our stay. We will be back!
Owner Response: Our NEW covered all-weather deck has become a guest favorite. Being able to spend time outdoors listening to the waves crashing on the beach below, watching nature fly and swim by all the while protected from the rain. The Lazy B Waterfront Suite is a special place. Thank you for sharing your experience. Your host, Jan.
Clean suite and fully equipped
Beautiful, large patio with a stunning view
Nicely decorated and cozy. Would definitely stay again! The drive down to the suite is a bit scary at first but once you get used to it its fine.
Owner Response: Breanne, yes the first time down our driveway is always a thrill but after that, you know that it the driveway to relaxation, great views, nature, and relaxation. We would love to have you return. Jan
We enjoyed a perfect vacation weekend on Bowen Island thanks to Jan and her beautiful property. We rented this unit and the adjacent one, both of which are very cozy and well maintained. The best part for us was all of the deck space; It provided plenty of room to relax and enjoy the spectacular view. It's even better than what you can see in the pictures. There's also a public dock next door for water access, or just to enjoy another great view point. Jan was an excellent host, providing detailed information and quick responses to any questions. If I end up back on Bowen, I'd definitely stay here again.
Owner Response: Brett, thank you so much for taking your time to leave a review. Future guests and us always appreciate reading your experiences. Thanks again, Jan
The Lazy B Waterfront Suite is a great place for a quiet getaway. It is clean, well maintained and has fabulous views of the water from both inside with all the windows and on the long deck. Would have liked to stay longer!
Owner Response: We would love to have you return, Deb. We are very proud of all the improvements in the Lazy B Waterfront Suite: expansive new decks and windows to capture the gorgeous waterfront views. It is a peaceful and quiet location and all efforts have been made to provide privacy between the Lazy B Suite and the Lazy Bowen Hideaway: Sound proofing between the floors and ceilings and private covered deck. In addition to both waterfront vacation rentals are self contained and completely separate spaces inside and out.
We had a great time staying at the property.
From ease of booking, quick and friendly communication from Jan, the amazing views.
The unit was well stocked with all the comforts of home.
I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Hoping to return again.
We were so cozy and listening to a crackling fire and lapping of the waves, was sublime. Tonic for the soul.
The apt was extremely clean, well equipped, perfect.
The kitchen is stocked with all utensils you would ever need and the library of books, DVD's and Videos
is a really nice touch.
The Bathroom is a good size and the shower was great!
I would assume that the deck(s) would be amazing in the warmer months, but it did not stop us sitting out in early January.
The Beach is just 3 mins away and is lovely.
The road to the cabin, off the main road is steep. If you are arriving after dark, a flashlight is recommended.
Walking up, certainly gives you a work out, especially with luggage. If you have a heavy case/bag, be warned.
We both loved this place and will look forward to staying for a longer time than we initially did.
Thanks Jan. Lovely place
Owner Response: Jamie we would love to have you both return. GREAT guests!!!
We are truly proud of our new decks that we offer. The sun deck with BBQ and table just above the beach is great on a sunny spring day or for sunning in the summer. But the NEW COVERED DECK is really good all year long as it protects you from the hot sun in the summer or gives you a sheltered outdoor space to enjoy the rain and waves from below.
Thank you for mentioning our driveway.....it is walkable and, you are right, pack light as it is the walk back up the road that will be a work out. Of course, if a guest drives an AWD or 4WD vehicle there is parking on the property eliminating the exercise opportunity.
Thanks again for your kind review and we hope to host you both again soon. Jan
We really enjoyed our stay at the Lazy B Petite Suite - even on a stormy and cold November weekend. The view was superb and the space had everything we needed to enjoy a romantic weekend out of the city. We especially liked how private the location was and the easy access down to the beach. Highly recommend this cozy cottage retreat to anyone and everyone.
Owner Response: Emily, we think the Lazy B Waterfront Suite is perfect for a couple's romantic getaway as well. So glad that you enjoyed the privacy, and gorgeous waterfront views. The Suite is one of a few waterfront properties on Bowen and it is truly special to have beach access only a minute down the trail. For our guests that stay between May and September they will also be able to enjoy our community swimming dock. We hope you will return again, soon. Jan
We spent three nights at the Lazy B Petite Suite and just loved it. The suite was very comfortable, very clean, and stocked with all the kitchen/BBQ basics we needed. We loved the covered deck, and spent most of our time there - admiring the view, reading, and playing cards. The setting is private and relaxing, and the view is spectacular. We also enjoyed the quick walk down the hill to the public dock for a swim. The walk down to the suite from the main road where we parked (2 wheel drive vehicle) was steep and windy, but only took five minutes. Next time we stay, we'll bring a 4 wheel drive, so we can drive right to the door of the suite. We have highly recommended it to our family and friends, and look forward to coming back next summer. Thanks, Jan!
Owner Response: We are so glad to hear that you LOVED the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. We AGREE, sitting on the NEW private covered deck is great in the summer and will be terrific this fall too. What could be better than relaxing breathing in the rain washed air, spying nature’s critters big and small, and listening to the crashing waves below while comfortably sitting protected and dry?
We would love to have you return……bring your whole family and rent the complete house, the Lazy Bowen Hideaway plus the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. We can accommodate up to 8 guests and it is perfect for creating more peaceful and beautiful family memories.
My fiancé and I spent a few days at the Lazy B on our vacation this year. It was fantastic! A great break from the city. The place was comfortable, immaculate, and had spectacular views. We loved the selection of 90s DVDs, and a well appointed kitchen made for comfy evenings in.
For those with 2wheel drive, don't despair! The cabin only is a short jaunt down the hill. Even fully loaded with groceries and bags it wasn't a problem for our able bodies.
Don't miss the great 5k run around Killarny Lake, and Tuscany restaurant.
Can't wait to come back in the winter and enjoy that wood stove!
Our stay at the Lazy B Petite Suite was fabulous on all levels. A beautiful suite with all the extras one needs to feel comfortable away from home. The view was simply magnificent. A great place for chillaxing on Bowen Island!
Owner Response: Renew, Relax, Restore.........that is what Bowen is all about ........including a well deserved "chillaxing!!" So glad you loved our waterfront views........it is really a gorgeous southerly view of the ferry lanes, Coastal Mountains and Vancouver. We have recently changed the name as Petite doesn't seem to fit any longer. With the new decks and expansive view windows guests can enjoy a total of 1000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. Nothing "petite" about that, right? Please come back again.
The Lazy B Petite Suite was more then we expected. We opened the door and we're immediately taken by the breathtaking views. The accommodations were top notch, everything you have at home and more. We were looking for a little weekend getaway from the busy city and that is exactly what we got!
Bowen Island is a great place to unwind and enjoy the beauty that is the Island. I would highly recommend staying with Jan and the Lazy Bowen Petite Suite. There's is no doubt we will be back to enjoy the beautiful deck and the breathtaking views.
I would 100% recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway with stunning views! We arrived after dark and were blown away by the sunrise and view in the morning! The place was exactly as shown, if not better! Jan was extremely easy to work with, professional and responsive. I will definitely be returning!
Excellent views, very clean, cozy and private. Nice short walk to go swimming. Cottage has everything you need. New shower in bathroom is amazing!
Owner Response: Thank you, Dawn. We are so proud of our very thorough clean team....they are the best on Bowen. I will pass along your compliments for their excellent work.
So glad you loved our new washroom. It is a BEAUTIFUL renovation. Stay tuned for more improvements this fall. We are adding 12 feet of sliding glass doors to capture even more of the ocean and mountain views. PLUS the doors will open out to a new weather proof deck just for our Petite Suite guests. It will be an even better waterfront suite. Hope you will join us again soon.
We highly recommend this unit. My wife and I stayed in the upper unit. 4 friends stayed in the lower unit. It was very nice and comfortable, better than described, a bargain for such a good location and everything worked good. Perched on solid rock on the water. We brought our kayaks and also snorkeled and hiked. Great restaurants in town. Jan was nice and very helpfull answering our questions. We even found it exciting navigating the 4WD road.
Owner Response: Mark, your group found all the great outdoor activities available on Bowen. So glad you all enjoyed the kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking………Bowen is a haven for fresh air activities while enjoying nature. Love to have you all back any time.
My stay at the Lazy B Petite Suite was lovely. The ocean was my front yard, and the waves were my traffic! It was a quiet, perfectly stocked studio, and I wanted for nothing. The beach is a very short distance from the studio, and I went there every day. I would definitely go back!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the suite over the weekend for his birthday. It was clean and modern with a beautiful view! We loved the decor and the fireplace made it feel extra warm and cozy. The bed was super comfortable which was a bonus. There is anything you could need found in the kitchen which was great as we were cooking all meals. Would surely return for another stay here.
Owner Response: Thank you, Rachel. The Lazy B Petite Suite kitchen is our pride and joy and we are so happy that it worked for you. The Kitchen is a functioning full size kitchen complete with many pots, pans, dinnerware, utensils and the pantry basics. Compared to other Bowen Island properties of the same size the Petite Suite stands out as we have a COMFORTABLE Q BED, 40 TV w/ Cable, COMFORTABLE SEATING for 4 guests in the living room and it is a WATERFRONT location with a SPECTACULAR VIEW. We believe nothing else compares on Bowen. We look forward to your return visit.
We stayed for couple of days at the Lazy B Petite Suite back in July. Had wonderful time! The weather was great, the location perfect – 2 minutes away from the beach. The suite itself is very tasty decorated, the view is amazing… We spend lots of time on the beach, but also enjoyed quite evenings on the balcony sipping glass of wine and listening to the waives. We will definitely come back!
Thank you, Jan, for sharing this lovely place with us!
After an all day adventure in getting to Bowen Island from Texas we were totally gob-smacked as we entered the Petite Suite and witnessed the gorgeous setting from our back door. As other reviewers have stated pictures don't justify the setting; truly exquisite. We are so very lucky to have found such an oasis away from the TX heat and Jan made it all happen. She has created a fabulous apartment for all of us to share in a beautiful and quiet setting; the color scheme inside compliments the natural colors outside. We ventured over every square inch of the island during our 4 night stay yet we spent most of our time at the Petite Suite, preferring the comforts of home. Per Jan's suggestion we stopped at Trader Joe's on our way thru Bellingham, WA for our provisions due to Snug Cove being a little pricey; yet, it has a couple of grocery stores with good selections. The islands Memorial garden and Killarney Lake are outstanding; we must and will return! Thank you again Jan for creating the Petite Suite and sharing your special place.
Owner Response: Anne, it was great to meet you in person, a rare treat for me to meet my guests. We are so happy that you appreciated the decor in our suite. As a professional interior designer I am very proud of the interior furnishings, color scheme, and space planning for our special little suite. It was designed for comfort and for our guests to settle into their " home away from home." We are thrilled that you loved your stay and we would LOVE to have you return. Hope to host you again in the near future. Jan
We had a great Father's Day weekend (rain & shine)! Lazy B Petite Suite provided us with lovely suite that was well equipped & modern. The best part of course was the view & sounds of the ocean. We had coffee down at the Snug a few mornings followed by a few casual walks with the dogs through those beautiful forest trails. We also took our dogs & 16 month old daughter down to the ocean for some swim & play time, which everyone enjoyed! Thanks for sharing your home with us as it was a much needed family vacation.
Colleen, Landon & Maya
Kya & Chance (dogs)
Spent the weekend with my girlfriend in the petite Suite at the Lazy B. A very good time. We had meant to sign the guestbook but forgot. I had imagined a pithy line such as “We saw the name and we obeyed: A lazy weekend.” It was a very good one, quiet, in the suite, the balcony, and a few casual walks down to the rocky cove. On Sunday we did get some vigour percolating, with a kayak from Snug Harbour past the cove and over to the next one, Cates, and returned. It’s a good thing we rested up!
I had a great time at the Lazy B Studio. It is small, but perfectly arranged and so comfortable. The view is beautiful... it really is a great place to be lazy. I usually don't sleep well in hotels or rentals, but I got three nights of great sleep on the comfortable bed. You've done a great job decorating and filling the studio to make it comfortable and very livable. The bed, TV and cable, movies, music, woodstove, wireless... all perfect additions.
The road down to the suite is a little crazy, especially at night with a suitcase and groceries. I was the typical city idiot, rolling my suitcase down a steep gravel hill in the dark, lit only by my iphone flashlight app. :) But I made it just fine in the end.
Thank you for a pleasant weekend!
Owner Response: Hi Nicole, We are so glad that you had a beautiful stay at the Lazy B Petite Suite. Comfort was a priority when we selected the bed and other furnishings......it is great to know that you appreciated our choices too. Love the flash light app on your phone, how useful is that? What a great idea!!
We have many guests that park at the top of our driveway and carry or roll their luggage down the gravel road. Your comment got me thinking about a solution.....what about if we make our hand truck available with some cables so the luggage can be easily rolled down the road? That might be a good option.
The Lazy B is hands down the best place to stay on island if you're looking for a cozy, quiet, and relaxed atmosphere. It looks right out over the sea and the beach is just a few steps down the road. The place was immaculate and well maintained. We were provided with lots of information about Bowen Island before we came and on arrival. Bowen Island is great rain or shine at the Lazy B.
Owner Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our Lazy B Petite Suite. Not only does our waterfront location with a spectacular view make our property unique but including the full size kitchen and the professionally designed cozy & comfortable interior it is the best value on Bowen. We hope you will be able to return and be our guest again soon.
Great getaway. A slight mistake we made was taking our bikes on the water taxi from Granville island. It was a great idea at the time but were quickly reminded the Bowen is very hilly and not bike friendly making at a good workout to get to the property and we are in pretty good shape. So if you're an occasional rider keep the bikes at home. It is justnas economical to take the carnon the ferry from Horseshoe bay. Also, dont be deterred by the driveway from the main road down to the property. You will have to walk if you don't have the right kind of vehicle but it is very doable.
Owner Response: Thank you, Jo-Ann for sharing about the hills on Bowen Island. We are often asked about the biking and walking conditions on Bowen. Even though we are only 3k from the Snug Cove ferry landing (an 8 minute car ride), the bike route is especially hilly and terrific for very fit cyclists. If others decide to ride their bikes and find it too challenging the bus can always pick you and your bike up anywhere along the route……..just flag down the driver. The ride is only $2.50…..be sure to have the exact change. We often walk into the cove and then conveniently catch the Eagle Cliff bus back to our driveway, Cleator Road. It’s a good exercise opportunity with a compromise.
A kind note about our C11 Eagle Cliff bus driver……One winter evening we had guests arrive via the water taxi and then the C11 Eagle Cliff bus. It was dark and the bus driver asked our guests if they had a flash light. They didn’t. So, the bus driver loaned perfect strangers his flash light so they could safely walk down Cleator Road to the Suite. At check out our guests caught the bus and returned the flash light to the driver...So VERY Bowen Island friendly.
Speaking of our driveway, Cleator Road....because it is steep in spots and is made of loose gravel it does require an AWD or 4 Wheel drive vehicle to drive down the driveway and to park on the property. If you drive a 2WD vehicle don’t be discouraged. We have free parking along Eagle Cliff Road at the top of Cleator Road and you can walk down to the Petite Suite….it takes about 4 minutes. If you do decide to walk down the road be sure to wear shoes with tread on the bottom so you don’t slip on the gravel. OR, you can hire our Cleator Road Shuttle. Our shuttle driver will meet you upon your arrival at the top of the road and assist you with your luggage and groceries down to the house. Then, you can schedule your departure time and our driver will drive you back up the road at check out.
We can guarantee that once you arrive it is truly a special place to stay. Like Joanne said, you will find the Lazy B Petite Suite “Cozy and Right on the Water.”