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Cabin in Bowen Island
the legendary wildwood cabins ~ CABIN 2
Tucked into the forest canopy on Bowen Island, the Wildwood Cabins are authentic, hand crafted post and beam cabins built from local and reclaimed timber. Each cabin is clad in natural and charred cedar and is blended into the sword ferns, cedar, hemlock and fir trees that surround it. A Jotul woodstove, flannel sheets, vintage books and board games, cast iron cookware and a Nordic wood-fired barrel sauna are your tools for connecting with the simplicity of life in the woods. Nest. Explore
Dec 25 – Jan 1
$147 per night
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Guesthouse in Bowen Island
Bright and Cozy Guest Cabin short walk to Ferry
Enjoy a hot cuppa, quiet rain tapping, and a covered outdoor fire.! Slow down with a restorative cozy cabin retreat. Walkable to Bowen Artisan shopping. We are a quick stroll to local restaurants by way of a lovely woodland trail, or historic causeway 12 minutes to the beach! Our economic cabin SHARES A BATHROOM with main house. A short walk to both the beach or the Bowen Island cove with coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery. Wake up to a cozy cup of fresh coffee or tea.
Jul 19 – 26
$49 per night
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Guest suite in Bowen Island
Sweet Suite on Bowen—walk to the cove!
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 . . .
Nov 9 – 16
$93 per night

Popular amenities for Bowen Island vacation rentals

Stay near Bowen Island's top sights

Snug Cafe The32 locals recommend
Doc Morgan's Marina Pub & Restaurant37 locals recommend
Nectar Yoga Retreat5 locals recommend
Crippen Park4 locals recommend
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking30 locals recommend
Artisan Eats Café & Fine Foods41 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Bowen Island

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Cottage in Bowen Island
Waterfront Cottage
May 1 – 8
$157 per night
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Hummingbird Oceanside Suites: St. Mark's Suite
May 10 – 17
$190 per night
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Camper/RV in Bowen Island
Secluded & Warm Mountain Airstream + Outdoor Tub
May 23 – 30
$183 per night
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Cabin in Squamish
Waterfront Cabin and sauna, very private!
Oct 27 – Nov 3
$286 per night
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Adele's BnB in Snug Cove, Bowen Island
Dec 5 – 12
$130 per night
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Red Barn Rustic Retreat
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$148 per night
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The Captain's Quarters at The Old Dorm
Jun 21 – 28
$141 per night
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Home in Bowen Island
Seaview Place
Apr 27 – May 4
$159 per night
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Deep Bay Serenity Suite
Jan 6 – 13
$67 per night
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The Tangled Garden-Waterfront/Private Suite/Beach
Sep 2 – 9
$117 per night
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Home in Bowen Island
Spacious three-bedroom home with two patios
Jan 19 – 26
$167 per night
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Cabin in Bowen Island
Eastman Waterfront Cottage on Bowen
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$192 per night

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Guest suite in Britannia Beach
Tea Tree House with fantastic ocean view
Feb 11 – 18
$186 per night
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Charming Nest 2BDR/2BTH-Pacific Ocean beach 800 m
Sep 26 – Oct 3
$145 per night
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The Trail House
May 11 – 18
$338 per night
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Eagles Nest Oceanview Getaway
Sep 27 – Oct 4
$132 per night
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Hillside Oasis w/view 1bdr full kitchen wood stove
Apr 14 – 21
$79 per night
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Home in Bowen Island
The Thomson House on Bowen located in Snug Cove!
May 5 – 12
$119 per night
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Chalet in Bowen Island
Heritage Hideaway Home w/Gardens & Fireplace
Jul 28 – Aug 4
$278 per night
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Woodlands Guesthouse Cabin No. 1
Dec 15 – 22
$151 per night
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Commodore’s Cabin
Jan 5 – 12
$94 per night
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Home in Bowen Island
Palm Retreat House - Luxury 2 BR in Snug Cove
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$221 per night
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Guesthouse in Bowen Island
Cozy cottage by the sea - Bona Manzi
Apr 22 – 29
$104 per night
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Farm stay in Bowen Island
Welcome to Endswell Farm
Aug 8 – 15
$636 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Bowen Island

Total rentals

160 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

70 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

50 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

70 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

16K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$40 before taxes and fees

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.


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.


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.

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