House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Janet Rosenberg + Abe Chaiton, Owners
About Janet Rosenberg + Abe Chaiton, Owners
The realization of Bowen Island Boutique Beach House has been a labour of love. Its owners, internationally renowned landscape architect Janet Rosenberg and her partner Dr. Abe Chaiton, dedicated themselves to creating one of the most unique homes on the island, with no detail overlooked and every stunning view captured. Living on Bowen Island was Abe’s and Janet’s long time aspiration. In 1992, Abe fell in love with British Columbia having spent extended time in the province serving as a locum for resident doctors. Together, sailing up and down the coast to Desolation Sound, Abe and Janet were mesmerized by the west coast landscape and enlightened by the people they met on their adventures. Yet Bowen Island stood apart in their fond memories as an unspoiled Canadian gem where they could appreciate life’s simple treasures. And so, each year for ten years, they moored their sailboat, Luba, in Snug Cove, claiming temporary residence on the island, but constantly scouting for just the right spot where they could one day build their dream home. In 2009, they finally found such a place, a rare property on the waterfront with its own private beach and secluded setting, perfectly embodying the spirit of Bowen Island that they fell in love with. Drawing on Janet’s expertise, they embarked on a two-year design-and-build project, putting together a team of designers who would help them create a home like no other. This home, now completed and sitting proudly perched above the Salish Sea, is a simple architectural glass box that celebrates Janet’s and Abe’s eclectic taste, modern sensibility, and respect for art. From local furniture manufacturers, east coast folk artists, and Inuit print makers to contemporary sculptors and photographers, there’s a touch of Canadian diversity in every room.
Janet Rosenberg + Abe Chaiton, Owners purchased this House in 2010
Why Janet Rosenberg + Abe Chaiton, Owners chose Bowen Island
We fell in love with the west coast, the people, and their quality of life. The constant change of sound, scenery, and light on this property are captivating.
What makes this House unique
You can do so much and so little and be completely satisfied. The Island offers many activities but it's the still moments that are most memorable, when we are just looking out at the water and the green around us. We enjoy going to visit the quaint restaurants, craft shops, and markets in the town where everything tastes and smells better. We also enjoy kayaking and sailing, while having easy access to go to the city for the day. Beach House Property Manager - Chanelle Walker
Pool / Spa
no weddings or events permitted
No Pets allowed
to be confirmed with owners
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
All MOORING BUOYS in BAY are private property, KAYAKS are not for guest use. *Kayaks can be rented on Bowen as noted in contract and renters guide.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Complete agreement with other reviews. The house is fantastic on a superb plot overlooking a beuatiful cove. Unbeleivable that it is so close to Vancouver but feels a million miles away. Perfect location for 2-3 days of getting away from it all, house well equipped, great hot tub, incredible deck stunning views. Saw eagles, seals, fish, heron and a couple of snakes (identified as harmless).
A Gorgeous House
We spent three very happy days enjoying the house and all its comforts, the stunning views, and the golf on Bowen.
The Bowen Beach House exceeded our expectations! We have stayed in VRBO homes all over the world and this one was by far the best. The setting was extremely peaceful, the home itself was gorgeous for our family of five and our kids did not want to leave. Thank you for sharing your home with us and we will be back at some point in the future!
Amazing house and view
Truly amazing property. Very private. Breathtaking views. The only reason I gave it a 4 star instead of 5 is because the bed in the master bedroom isn't very large. That is truly the only complaint!
50th BDay getaway
So you arrive at the property and your breath is taken away from the gorgeous architecture and natural beauty of the home and it’s miraculous seem less harmony with nature. Then. you walk through the front door and are rendered breathless by the incredible view of mother nature and all her glory. This property helps you find your inner flow with nature and pure serenity!
Spring Break Trip
Thank you! :-))
We had an absolutely wonderful time.