Last August 2021, Charles and I sat down and talked about how to make the Eastman Waterfront Cottage even better. Armed with guest feedback, we created an action list, and Charles has been working on that list to make the Cottage the best it can be.
NEW CASPER QUEEN BEDS
We believe that our guests will love the new Casper QUEEN mattresses in both bedrooms. They will replace the double bed (only little tiny couples sleep in double beds anymore) and the two twin beds. After studying our groups of guests, we believe this will be more comfortable for all our families and couples.
The latest feedback from guests is that they agree......THE NEW BEDS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY COMFORTABLE.
What to do if 3 guests want to sleep in separate beds? We have the sofa bed in the living room that we can provide bedding, and we just need to have advance notice.
NEW DINNERWARE AND GLASSES
Beautiful and classy stoneware has replaced the Corelle plates. In addition, newly updated jam-jar glasses. A mixture of contemporary style with retro 50s influence.
Credit to Hyunjoo Lee for the beautiful food displayed on the new stoneware.
Follow Hyunjoo's Instagram/Dr. Girinssem to see more of her gorgeous and delicious plant-based food creations.
KIRKLAND HOUSE BLEND COFFEE BEANS
We are now providing fresh coffee beans for your first pot of coffee (and a bit more) if you might have forgotten to bring your favorite brew.
You will find a canister filled with Kirkland House Blend Medium Roast coffee beans. Freshly grind them for your first cup and enjoy. The House Blend is not too strong and not too weak.........but just right.
Making a good pot of coffee requires good water.....There is no need to bring along bottles of water; the Eastman Cottage has the best Alkaline drinking water on tap. In addition, we provide a generous amount of beans, a coffee grinder, and a drip coffee maker with filters.
Do you wish to have a single cup? We also have a small French Press.
Of course, we don't claim to satisfy all coffee connoisseurs, but we think we can provide you with a tasty alternative in a pinch.
THE SHOWER CURTAIN
One of the areas we are still attempting to problem solve is the teeny-tiny bathroom shower and the curtain surrounding the shower. We value our guest's feedback, and we are hunting for an alternative that will make for a better shower experience.
Charles has been exploring glass shower walls to replace the curtain. But the shower only measures 24" x 26", which is too small to maneuver inside. Can you imagine trying to bend over to pick up that bar of soap?
We are still challenging our brains for a creative solution that will improve the space and satisfy most.
EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE IS A LICENCED BUSINESS
As of Fall 2020, the Bowen Island Municipality passed approval for stand-alone homes to be legally rented as vacation rentals. It is a win-win for the homeowners as well as the neighbours.
As a traveler, you need to be aware that we are licenced for 4 guests only and limited to 120 nights of rental per year. The limited nights create a considerable demand, so reserve your stay early to get your preferred dates. Don't miss out!!!