Guest Reviews

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Guest: James G, Date of Stay Sept. 2017. Such a wonderful relaxing vacation. A small family reunion with my brother and sister. The house was clean and very nicely furnished.

Guest: Cathy U, Date of Stay May 2017. Beautiful location just steps from the beach and a comfortable and well-equipped house. It’s easy to get to from the highway but in a secluded spot tucked away down a little lane with just a handful of other houses. We saw hummingbirds, deer, eagles, seals and an otter all from the house – a really beautiful place.

Guest: Janet M, Date of Stay June 2016. Our 3 night stay was more than comfortable, with 4 adults and 2 children. The house was immaculate, with a well stocked kitchen, including a crock pot and great selection of wine glasses. This home is spacious and inviting, within walking distance to stores. I would recommend Bowser Beach House without hesitation.

Guest: Val B, Date of Stay June 2015. We really enjoyed our stay at Bowser Beach House! The house is open and bright with a large kitchen. My girls loved the playroom when we weren’t outside looking for crabs under all the rocks on the beach. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here. Kristina was amazing at returning emails to book this rental.

Guest: Derek R, Date of stay Sept. 2013. Comfortable and spacious property in quite location, very close to pebble beach with fantastic views.

Guests: Margaret, Sheila, Kathleen, Date of stay May 2013. Bowser Beach House exceeded all expectations. Location and directions were exactly as indicated. Thirty steps from the pebble beach. Eagles, loons, seals and deer. Sea lions at Fanny Bay. Fanny Bay oysters, Qualicum Bay scallops. The house is in showhome condition. The owners were very gracious throughout the booking process. We will certainly return to Bowser Beach House. Lots to explore. Do not miss Qualicum Beach town centre, well worth a visit.

Guest: Barbara and family, Date of stay: August 2012. We are back in Austria again, and we really miss the awesome house on the beach, where we (2 adults , 2 teenager girls) spent 2 wonderful weeks in July. Super location, very well equipped, very clean and calm and close to several interesting places. We made a lot of daytrips and when we came back in the evening it was like coming home! The communication with the owners was excellent, the neighbours are very friendly!

We hope to have the possibility to come back one day!

Guest: Liz and family, Date of stay: April 17, 2011. I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your beach house . We were amazed to find such a lovely house in a beautiful setting. The house is so well furnished with everything you could possibly imagine that you would need.

We spent the most fantastic day with Hurricane Jack ( you had recommended him to us) . He took us out for nearly six hours and we saw some wonderful wildlife. We were too early for the whales but we did see 2 bears , sea otters, porpoises, eagles, and lots of sea birds along with the most fascinating tide. I mentioned that you had recommended him !

Our two boys hired mountain bikes from a shop in Cumberland which was a great hit, and we had some lovely lake walks. Vancouver Island is certainly a very beautiful place and we managed to see as much of it as we could. The Canadians we met were all very friendly and extremely helpful.

Thank you for a lovely stay. We are now safely back in the UK and planning our next adventure!

Guests: Jan and Kathie. Date of stay: February 2011: (Guests who stayed for a month in the late winter / early spring) Now that we are home and settling back into our usual routine, we wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience it was for us to stay at Bowser Beach House.

It is a lovely home. Everything you said about the house, the beach and the neighbourhood was totally true. The local people are delightful. They were really helpful at all times. The house had everything we could wish for – it was comfortable, modern and totally equipped. We made ourselves quite at home.

The friends that visited us from Seattle were delighted with the upstairs accommodation and were very impressed with the house.

We just wanted to thank you for providing us with such a lovely experience and for your courtesy and personal interest. Very many thanks. We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are planning to stay in the area.

Greetings from sunny Alberta,
Jan & Kathie

Guests: Maria and Jan, Date of Stay: 07/07/09, Review Submitted: 07/07/09
We are back in our house in Seattle. We had a wonderful time at your very clean, comfortable and well equipped home at the beach. The location is very good for trips around the area. the kids had a lot of fun at the Parksville beach-park, spelunking at Horne Lake caves, rock climbing at the Englishman River, trunk climbing at the Cathedral Grove forest, etc.. We were very lucky with the weather, perfect temperature. The cleaning service at the end of the stay… perfect.

Guests: Angela and Perry, Date of Stay: 08/09/08, Review Submitted: 08/09/08
I just wanted to let you know we had an amazing vacation at your beach house. The house was very comfortable and a great location to visit many of the attractions you had sent information about. Our youngest daughter set a goal to see a starfish on her vacation and we could not believe that on our first walk down to the beach at low tide we found hundreds of starfish, and even many sunfish. It was so incredible and beautiful to see. Your directions and local information you provided were fantastic and you’ll have to tell Andy we very much enjoyed the Mediterranean bread at Tomm’s. Thank you for sharing your beach house with us.

Guest: Richard Date of Stay: 09/30/07, Review Submitted: 09/30/07
Now we are back in the UK I just thought I’d send a little email to thank you for helping us with our stay in Bowser. We had a lovely time – particularly as the house was so well equipped both for the kids and for the adults after they had gone to bed. We didn’t manage to get much beyond Spider Lake and the playground at Parksville but the kids loved it and we really managed to relax, it was all so peaceful there.

Guest: Cody Date of Stay: 09/30/07, Review Submitted: 09/30/07
I was surprised at the extent of your amenities. I have stayed at quite a few vacation homes and yours is second to none in atmosphere, quality of living space and feeling of home away from home.