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Enjoy plush linens, a comfy bed, and soothing tones.Enjoy your morning coffee on the small secluded flagstone patio directly in front of the studio. We also provide a yoga mat, for those who like to salute the sun!
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Sustainably Designed Garden Studio

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Sustainably Designed Garden Studio

2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean18 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Enjoy the greatest possible comfort and peace with the smallest possible impact. Everything in the studio is reclaimed, recycled, or responsibly sourced. Private, self-contained, and thoughtfully appointed. As featured in "Oprah at Home" magazine!


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


147 Reviews

Candice User Profile
July 2018
Jame's cabin was the perfect eco-chic environment for a relaxing stay in Bowen. The cabin itself is equipped with everything you could need: cooler, beach towels, summer reads, even robes. The location is spot on with stunning views and a magical garden perfect to enjoy pizza tak…
James User Profile
Response from James:
It was great to meet you, Candice, and thank you for advising future guests re: the currently very poorly signed and flagged Mount Gardner trail system. The Rotary Club of Bowen Island has a long-term project to improve wayfinding on the mountain, but it's still a work in progress. See (Website hidden by Airbnb) for information. Also note this passage, on the above site, from an account of a 2014 Rotary mapping expedition: "Multiple hiking trails, old skid roads, deer trails, and other paths... had the potential to lead the unwary walker astray... They found that there was a network of over 20 kilometres of excellent trails. There were also about two dozen intersections, sometimes with tracks that went nowhere." Also, mobile phone coverage on the mountain is very spotty, and weather can change abruptly. Future guests who may wish to try climbing Mount Gardner should consider it "wilderness travel" and prepare accordingly with appropriate equipment. This is doubly the case in winter! :-)
July 2018
Ivy User Profile
July 2018
It was as expected. We had a lovely time.
Simon User Profile
July 2018
This place is spectacular. Even more beautiful than advertised. Wonderful location, near everything, and with stunning views. The garden is perfect for sitting out with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. And the space itself is beautifully designed. The hospitality was secon…
Anderson User Profile
July 2018
This is an awsome piece of heaven found on Bowen Island. The hosts were awesome and super helpful finding things to do on the island. Definately will stay again.
Jody User Profile
June 2018
I spent a couple of nights here for a personal retreat. The space and location were perfect. The studio had everything I needed, was bright and comfortable. The garden was beautiful, a perfect place to spend reading and writing. I hope to come back!
Tara User Profile
June 2018
Very clean, quiet, cozy place to stay. Host was very quick to respond and had no issues there. Thought there might be a tv as host mentioned we could watch netflix, but there wasn’t one. Not an issue for us, but if that is something you want, make sure to bring your own ‘device’…
Bertine User Profile
May 2018
If you are looking for a true get away from the city for a weekend, would like to wake up to a beautiful garden view in a very spacious and beautifully designed, environmentally friendly studio suite (I am talking fresh air, comfortable room temperature and really quiet nights - …

Hosted by James

Bowen Island, CanadaJoined in December 2012
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162 Reviews
James is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, I'm James and I run my own communications consulting firm. My wife, Elle, and I look forward to welcoming you to Bowen, and filling you in on our favourite spots, hikes, beaches, and more. I'm into clean energy, green buildings, and other climate-change solutions, as well as …
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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