Retreat House with Lake & Mountain Views on Bowen


Hel(t) beboelseshus med Jan som vært

  1. 8 gæster
  2. 4 soveværelser
  3. 8 senge
  4. 2,5 bade
Hel bolig
Du får den/det bookede hus for dig selv.
God indtjekningsoplevelse
100 % af nylige gæster har givet indtjekningen en femstjernet vurdering.
Husdyr tilladt
Gæster søger ofte efter denne populære facilitet
Erfaren vært
Jan har 331 omtaler af andre boliger.
Brand new, The Ark Retreat House is debuting on Airbnb for select dates in the summer and fall of 2021. This artfully decorated, newly rennovated home on a large acreage rests at the end of a dirt road on a rock bluff high above Killarney Lake and old growth forests. Watch eagles soar and mist rising from the lake from huge windows, multiple decks and patios. There is trail access from the property. This is the perfect place to rest and restore, without being too far away from the cove...

This is a spectacular house in a magical setting perched on a hillside with amazing views over the mountains and forests and bordering the protected lands and trails of Crippen Park. It is the *perfect* destination for friend and family gatherings, retreats, and contemplative education programs. We are opening the main house for private rentals and retreat bookings over a couple of months in the summer and fall of 2020 for the first time. In the off season, it is used as a residence for leadership, yoga/meditation, and digital detox/reboot programs. We will only accept bookings from people who intend to respect the space as one for contemplative practice or family gatherings or events that feel in alignment.

Although this is a private home, it has been designed for visitors—fresh organic towels, 100% cotton bed linens and down duvets, empty closets and fridges, and amenities suited to group gatherings. You are sure to be inspired by this space as no detail has been overlooked in its design. It was created with the sole purpose of inviting people to step away from busy lives into a nourishing, inspiring setting to refresh, inspire, and help you to reconnect to nature and to those who matter in your life.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms. Two have balconies with spectacular views and 2 twin beds that can also be pushed together to make kings (we have bed bridges to make the mattress seamless). The third room has a bunk bed and a twin bed. The smallest room had a skylight and a twin bed. All bedrooms have closets, bedside tables, dimmable lighting, window shades and curtains. All of the rooms share two large bathrooms, one of which has a large jetted tub. The other has a shower/tub combo. There is also a low seating area we call the “meditation loft” on this level—the perfect place to cozy up with a book or journal and to watch the sunrise or mists rising from the lake.

The main level of the house has a large entryway area with a church pew bench and closet and console table. This opens to the living room and program space (open for yoga, or other flex uses). The space has soaring ceilings and windows two stories tall. The views from the living room and meditation loft upstairs are stunning—mountains with elevated views over the forest, Killarney Lake, and birds soaring high. There’s a wood stove, built in bench seating, large leather couch, and two arm chairs. The focal point, other than the soaring view, is a gorgeous hanging sculpture made from copper vessels that reflects light and can be lit up at night. There is a large built in screen and projector for use to stream yoga classes in the open area or flip to face the living room to enjoy movies at night.

There is a large fully equipped kitchen on the main level—double convection ovens, two fridges and one large standup freezer, gas stove with 5 burners, microwave, and every appliance you might need (including a Breville espresso maker for morning lattes and espressos). Large decks with outdoor seating and terrific views adjoin the main entryway and kitchen. The kitchen deck has a large BBQ. The kitchen has a large custom built wood table with benches and chairs. It can seat up to 12 people, and the bar seating accommodates another 4.

The lower level of the house includes 2 fully equipped guest suites that are also listed on AirBnB as the Green Suite and Blue Suite at the Ark on Bowen. They each have en suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. They have separate entryways on the ground floor, or can be accessed internally via a staircase. THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS BOOKING and so you may share the house with other guests if there are bookings in the lower suite/s. For this reason, we must be doubly conscious and careful that your group will be respectful of noise levels so that guests staying in the lower suites are not disturbed (i.e., no loud music or parties and ideally transitioning to quiet time around 10pm).

There is parking for 3 vehicles max for the main house. Two additional spots are reserved for Blue and Green Suite guests (if there are any). The gardens are beautiful and you can access multiple trails from the property. The house is a short 8 minute drive from the cove, and it is close to many special forest and ocean wonders on Bowen that we can share details about when you book. We are happy to work with you to make this space work for your gathering or event. The owner or caretakers will he staying in the cottage on the lower part of the property during your stay so we are on hand if you have any need for assistance, but out of sight so that you can enjoy total privacy.

Det tilbyder denne bolig

Udsigt over søen
Trådløst internet
Gratis parkering på stedet
Husdyr tilladt

Vælg indtjekningsdato

Tilføj dine rejsedatoer for nøjagtige priser
Tilføj dato
Tilføj dato

4,50 ud af 5 stjerner fra 4 omtaler


Her skal du være

Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

~ Access gorgeous trails in old growth forests right from the property or off the small dirt road you take to access it. The Killarney Lake loop trail, a beloved trail on the island, is a two minute walk from the house.

~ You’re only 8 minutes from the cove, but you will feel like you are in the wilderness.

~ The views from the house and the shifting moods of nature that you will witness right from the house are unbelievable. Breathtaking. Quieting. Soul stirring. It’s just beautiful.

~ The famous Opa tree (a GIANT cedar) is close-by, at Xenia retreat center. They also have a Labyrinth you can walk there.

~ Leap from a public dock into the Howe Sound from the end of Mt Gardner Road. The views there are breathtaking and it’s only a 15 min walk from the house.

~ You’ll pass meadows with horses and farms with other animals, and forest trails galore as you make your way to the house. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with a slower pace without sacrificing comfort.

~ The stars. You can see them at night. A LOT of them!!

Vært: Jan

  1. Tilmeldte sig i oktober 2010
  • 335 omtaler
  • Identitet bekræftet
  • Superhost
I was born in Germany, and grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia. I love hosting and traveling with AirBnB. My extensive travel history have helped me to know what guests who choose to stay at one of my two suites on Bowen Island need, and I look forward to welcoming you to my beautiful lakeside home soon!
I was born in Germany, and grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia. I love hosting and traveling with AirBnB. My extensive travel history have helped me to know w…


  • Saskia
  • Shannon
  • Willow

Jan er Superhost

Superhosts er erfarne værter med gode anmeldelser, der dedikerer deres tid til at give deres gæster et godt ophold.
  • Sprog: English, Deutsch
  • Svarrate: 97%
  • Svartid: inden for en time
For at beskytte din betaling skal du aldrig overføre penge eller kommunikere uden for Airbnb's hjemmeside eller app.

Ting, du skal vide


Indtjekning: Efter 15.00
Udtjekning: 11.00
Ingen fester eller begivenheder
Husdyr er tilladt

Sundhed og sikkerhed

Airbnb's retningslinjer for god afstand og andre COVID-19-relaterede retningslinjer gælder
Sikkerhedsdepositum – hvis du beskadiger boligen, bliver du muligvis opkrævet op til $647