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“A relaxing, safe retreat for the cat, dogs & us.”
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Ocean View from the Lounge
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Ocean View from the Lounge
Bedroom with queen sized pillow top mattress & dual controlled electric mattress pad for cool night Private deck off bedroom overlooking creek ... keep an eye open for local deer!
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Ocean View from the Lounge
Bedroom with queen sized pillow top mattress & dual controlled electric mattress pad for cool night
Private deck off bedroom overlooking creek ... keep an eye open for local deer!
Sitting area in bedroom with electric fireplace
Enjoy the sounds of the creek from your bedroom deck
Bathroom with tub, rain shower head and locally made organic soap!
Cushy white towels
Cozy plush robes for all to enjoy!
Hall from bedroom past bathroom (on left) to lounge
Entering the lounge from the hall
Comfy leather couch makes into a queen size bed
Coffee maker and tea kettle with full complement of dishes and cutlery
Lovely view from the lounge
Sunny lounge with satellite TV, DVD, fridge and microwave
Karibu!  Welcome!
Enjoy breakfast on your deck with ocean view.
A few steps down to your private deck with professionally maintained hot tub
A great place to spend time!
This deck is fully fenced for your kids and dogs
Enjoy the Safari Theme!
Stone path to your entrance!  The yard is fully fenced for your pooch to enjoy.
Full moon over Horseshoe Bay!
1/2 Block from Dog Friendly Pebbly Beach
A winter's morning sunrise... still a fabulous time to visit!
Enjoy the 20 minute Ferry Ride!
Just a short 25 minute water taxi to downtown Vancouver
Tourism BC Approved!  We are inspected regularly to ensure quality accommodation!
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bowen Island, British Columbia

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Gail C
Cloverdale, Canada
1 review
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“A relaxing, safe retreat for the cat, dogs & us.”
Reviewed January 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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A great get away for the whole family. Great trails for walking the hounds. Comfortable accommodations for all. Even the cat was relaxed and safe in the yard.

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Liked best: safe yard access for the pets.
Liked least: very small work space in the kitchen.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Jan 20, 2016
That's what we like to hear! Fur babies need vacations too! Hope the family is well!
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Nevertool...
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
“A Piece Of Paradise, African Style.”
Reviewed January 19, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Simply Safari Owner Carol, is the epitome of a gracious hostess. One cannot help but feel warm and welcome in her creation of African spirit within this amazing guest suite! It was extremely relaxing and The view is fantastic! Hiking trails, shops, restaurants and the ferry are within walking distance or minutes by car. Carol is a fountain of knowledge on Bowen Island and the many destinations she has travelled. Eg: Africa and India. Don't hesitate to ask!
Whether travelling with pets or not, Simply Safari Guest Suite is a little piece of Paradise you will want to return to.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 20, 2016
It was such a treat to spend time with you two! Thank you for including Simply Safari Guest Suite on your BC vacation! Look forward to seeing you again!
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Nleblez
Langley, Canada
1 review
“Delightful suite and charming hostess”
Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I took my elderly mother and yorkie for two nights at Carol's Safari Suite. We were enchanted with the African decor and all the special touches that made us feel at home. The location is a short walk into town and very close to the beach. Carol made us feel very welcomed...even the dog had a bed, water dish and treats waiting for him. The fridge was stocked with fruit, yogurt and muffins and the tools for making hot drinks. We enjoyed the hot tub and the very cool HDTV. We plan to go back and recommend it to everyone with or without a dog.

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Traveling group: Other
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2015
Thank you so much Janelle - was such a treat to have the 3 of you stay here. I enjoyed our chats - your mom is so lovely! Please come back any time ...once you get that "bucket list" taken care of! Hugs to all!
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Brad B
1 review
“Great pet friendly accomodation with great hospitality!”
Reviewed February 26, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had a great stay at the Simply Safari guest suite! The suite was as advertised and the hot tub was a huge highlight for us. Although there isn't a kitchen, the suite was stocked with fresh muffins, fruit, coffee and tea which was very convenient. There's a small fridge and microwave. Wi-Fi and satellite TV work great. It's just a couple minutes away from Snug Cove where the food options are very good. Although Carol was away on safari, host Glen was very gracious. We especially enjoyed our hike with Glen and Duffy on Saturday morning around Killarney lake. Thanks for helping us get to know the area better, Glen! Simply Safari is a place we would return to based on the great value and dog friendly aspect. The suite is connected to the owner's house and was a little less private than we expected, but it certainly didn't spoil the mood for us. We had a great weekend on Bowen!

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Liked best: Very dog friendly, great hot tub!
Liked least: Not as private as we had thought
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 27, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words - sorry I missed meeting you myself! We are very concerned for your privacy while visiting Simply Safari Guest Suite as we recognize vacation time is precious! I hope we will get a chance to meet on a return visit sometime! All the Best ... Carol
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boobyis
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Homey space with thoughtful little bonuses”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Simply Safari Suite is a fantastic vacation spot on Bowen Island. A short 10 to 15 minute walk to town, the ferries and excellent restaurants. Carol let us have free reign over the hot tub if we wished and brought us fresh muffins and yogurt for breakfasts.
The space is your own suite. A very large bedroom with its own little balcony, a large bathroom with a wonderful rainshower and a living room with a mini fridge and coffee/tea supplies.
Very thoughtful having small flashlights by the door to take with you when you go to town, as it gets pitch black on Bowen with no street lights, and it's something you wouldn't think of if you've never been there.
Highly recommend staying here.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2014
Thank you so much for the thumbs up Barb! The hot tub is only for our guests and so glad to see you enjoying it after your run! Great way to work out the kinks! Love to see you again! Cheers Carol
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builtbyag...
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
“Cute and comfortable by the beach”
Reviewed October 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Carol was very welcoming and accommodating. Her place is very close to a beautiful swimming beach and has nice hot tub to soak in after a dip. It is a close walk to town. My dad and I enjoyed a very quiet, peaceful few days on the island. Would recommend to anyone!

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Liked best: The beach access
Liked least: washing dishes in the bathroom sink
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Oct 12, 2014
So glad you had some great "dad" time...was lovely to meet you both... many thanks!
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Houston, Texas
Reviewed July 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The cosy bedroom and African themed decor.
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2014
Thank you Linda... was great to have you here even for a short stay! Look forward to seeing you again and hopefully you can bring your family with you next time! All the Best! Carol
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