It is definitely not business as usual right now – it’s more like business unusual. That doesn’t mean that activity has ground to a halt. On the contrary, with Realtors having been deemed an essential service, it’s critical that I am taking care of my clients' needs, whether that be selling or buying.  I am continually monitoring updates from local and national health organizations, and adjusting protocols as part of my daily routine now.

For Buyers, showings are by appointment only, and to qualified purchasers who have viewed the property online. All COVID protocols must be followed, including wearing masks and gloves.

For Sellers, all meetings are conducted virtually, except for necessary property visits. Documents are signed digitally. Photographers, and other professionals who enter your home will also need to abide by COVID protocols.

Online marketing with an impactful presence has always been a top priority for me, and that’s more important than ever right now. If you are thinking of selling and wondering how I can help you, feel free to reach out anytime.

Most importantly, your health, safety, and peace of mind is, and will always be, top of mind for me. We will get through this.


In close proximity to Vancouver, but with a rural vibe and slower pace, Bowen Island is a beautiful place to call home. Anchored by a strong sense of community, abundant nature to explore, and a vibrant arts scene, Bowen provides a way of life that many are yearning for.

Living, and working full-time as a REALTOR@ on Bowen Island enables me to be current and knowledgeable on the local real estate market. I will always keep your best interests in mind while having a sensitivity to your wants and needs.

I get great satisfaction when I see my clients at the grocery store, or on the hiking trails, with smiles on their faces, knowing that I was able to help them achieve their dreams of buying on Bowen.

Mary Lynn was patient and committed on the journey which started by looking at vacant lots to build on, to finalizing the purchase of a unique home that aligned with my ultimate vision on Bowen.   Key to this was listening to what my needs were and understanding what key attributes were important to me and my family.  Mary Lynn’s knowledge of the island helped me find the property that worked best.  But she didn’t stop there, Mary Lynn helped navigate through each every step of the process with professionalism which was much appreciated during a very hectic time.   More importantly Mary Lynn is thoughtful and brings a personal touch that resonates.  Thank you so much.... and you know it's right when the grandkids love the place and give their seal of approval!

Buy on Bowen?

Choosing to live on an island is a big decision, so it's important to do your research and find out what island life is really like. That's where I come in.

Does taking a scenic mini-cruise across Howe Sound seem like a great way to start your day? Maybe on your way home you will spot a resident river otter in Terminal Creek, or say hello to Keystone, the friendly neighbourhood cat.

Creativity and character abound on Bowen. Every house is different. Every neighbourhood is unique. You can live close to your neighbours or be surrounded by forest and feel like you are a world away from Vancouver.

I choose to make Bowen Island my home.

What are you looking for?

Bowen Island's approximately 70 provides for a variety of styles of homes from seasonal cabins to multi-million dollar waterfront estates.

Older neighbourhoods such as Deep Bay and Hood Point, include contemporary and historic properties, large and small, with many having spectacular vistas of Howe Sound and the North Shore Mountains.

Further from the ferry terminal are newer developments like The Ridge at Evergreen, and The Cape at Roger Curtis, which offer both luxury homes and vacant building lots.  Some of the Pacific Northwest's most coveted scenic views are found here.

Homes suitable for growing families can be found all across the island. Properties on acreage are perfect for gardening, or raising chickens and other farm animals (depending on the zoning). 

Tell me what you are looking for and I will make sure that you are provided with all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Let's get started.

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Mary Lynn Machado

Mobile: 604.220.7085


Office Info

Macdonald Realty Ltd.

Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G1  Brokerage Office: 1050 Howe St., Vancouver,  BC 

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