This year, I vacationed on Bowen island for Canada Day long weekend. This was my first time on the island but I can’t wait to be back. I had found my treehouse cabin on AirBnb and booked it for the weekend back in February.
Hot water, a gas stove, wood-burning fireplace, Wi-Fi; these are all things that you can read up on when you go to book the place but there’s so much that the listing doesn’t tell you.
My entire livelihood is based on technology on the web. My 9-to-5 entails me to sit indoors, in front of a computer and compile and debug and repeat. That’s why my favourite getaways are places where I can disconnect a little but still access the web if an emergency happens at work. This cabin was perfect for the weekend.
We turned into a dirt path and up along a forested entrance to a property spangled with the most beautiful wildflowers to adorn a residence.
Reg greeted us when we arrived and gave us a brief welcome tour of the quaint cabin. He continued on to reassure me there was a means of preparing coffee and that Matchstick coffee roast was graciously provided. Of course, I had my own just in case but that’s what I call hospitality.
The kitchen was stocked with cutlery, pots and pans for cooking simple meals.
In the fridge there was a small surprise: three fresh eggs from the chickens Reg raises on the property.
I don’t know why I found this so endearing but seeing the eggs brought another meaning to the phrase “farm-to-table”.
I know it’s June/July but for anyone else who is perpetually cold like me, you’ll be glad to know that the entire cabin can be warmed using the wood-burning fireplace.
Also, it’s just fun making a fire, especially since there is a fire ban during the summer.
On the second night before checking out, we spent the night by the fire and watched a movie in bed.
Let me just say, this bedding was the bedding of my dreams. Just a forewarning it might not be your favourite if you love silky sheets but I love the feeling of fluffy cotton sheets that have been dried out in the midday sun. If you are like me and love the embrace of powdery blankets, you won’t be missing home here.
Also at home, you don’t get to sunbathe with a view overlooking the ocean.
Thank you so much Reg for letting us stay at your place. We definitely wish to be back someday but this time we leave with amazing memories of a hidden away paradise on the little piece of wildflower heaven.
P.S. the property is a little hard to find but if you are coming from Snug cove down Adams Road and you pass the sign for the Dog Ranch, you’ve gone too far.
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