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Beautiful Garden Suite in Trendy Commercial Drive Area

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entrance to suite living room new kitchen with stainless appliances beautiful heated tile floor with shower and relaxing tub entrance to 2nd bedroom

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Commercial Drive house description

This beautiful Garden Suite is located in a heritage home in a friendly and quiet neighborhood in East Vancouver. The suite is attractively furnished and has everything you need for a comfortable home away from home.

It has a heated tile floor in the bathroom,your own security system with french doors opening up into a cool and peaceful garden patio, perfect for your morning coffee.
Located in a central and convenient location with easy access to all the amenities, you are within easy walking distance to the trendy Commercial Drive area with shops, restaurants galore, library, groceries, live music/entertainment, theaters, grocery and recreational facilities.

By car you are a 10 minute drive from the city center or 30 minutes until you are in the North Shore mountains for skiing, hiking, tubing, and mountain biking or the oceanside for kayaking, sailing and beach combing.





Keywords: Garden Suite

Property Type

  • 600 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • great tub for soaking and showers heated floor

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Living Room seats 4

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Books
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access
          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            A beautiful flagstone path & patio with garden to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. The garden area is gated and is for the exclusive use of guests....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Activities

              • Rock Climbing
              • Snowboarding
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Cycling
              • Fitness Center
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Racquetball
              • Mountain Biking
              • Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Tennis
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Recreation Center
              • Playground
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sledding
              • Boating
               

              Reviews

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              • Cosy Family-friendly Home away from home

                Cosy Family-friendly Home away from home

                • Guest Momma Bear (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
                • Date of stay 02/27/14
                • Review Submitted 04/03/14
                We needed a place to live between selling and moving into our new house. They treated us like family; allowing us to store some belongings in storage and making sure we had every comfort possible. This suite had tons of light, was very warm, and spacious. The neighborhood has tons of value restaurants, live music cafes, chic boutiques, and families hanging-out in the parks.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                Owner response: Glad that it worked out for you and hope that you have settled into your new home!

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              • Very quiet, very comfy place on The Drive.

                Very quiet, very comfy place on The Drive.

                • Guest Andy (Ships around the world.)
                • Date of stay 10/02/13
                • Review Submitted 12/10/13
                I have stayed at Teri and Gary's garden suite on three different occasions and each time it has been a very pleasant experience. I would not hesitate to recommend staying here. Not only is the apartment very comfortable and well appointed but Teri and Gary have always been very helpful and accommodating. In case you're not familiar with Vancouver, Commercial Drive is an area full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, etc. and only 10 - 15 minutes from downtown. Stay here!

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              • Cosy Garden Suite

                Cosy Garden Suite

                • Guest Sue (London ON)
                • Date of stay 11/18/13
                • Review Submitted 11/26/13
                We returned for our fourth visit to the Garden Suite and found it just as inviting as our previous visits. We really appreciate the extra touches: a welcoming basket of fruit, wine and chocolates, an umbrella for the November rains, spices, coffee, and start up paper products, etc. Teri and Gary are great hosts and constantly upgrade the suite to meet visitor's requests and needs. This time we found a security system installed, new carpets, and new original art work. If you are looking for a quiet, clean, nicely decorated suite, at a reasonable cost the garden suite is just perfect.

                Recommended for: Age 55+.

                Owner response: Thanks Sue and Dave it is always a pleasure to have you stay...it's getting to be like family. We always appreciate your visits and look forward to next year.

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              • Two great months

                Two great months

                • Guest DJV (Nelson, BC)
                • Date of stay 01/07/13
                • Review Submitted 03/24/13
                A perfect home away from home in a lovely quiet neighbourhood, only blocks away from the trendy Commercial drive area, full of good restaurants and interesting shopping. The suite is clean, quiet, feels brand new, and is tastefully decorated and thoughtfully stocked with all of the appliances, cooking utensils and towels you could ever need...no need to being anything from home except your clothes and a sense of adventure for exploring all of the nature that surrounds the lovely city of Vancouver. We were there for Jan/Feb and it felt like spring. The garden is lovely and we watched the crocuses and tulips come up. All this and only 1.5 hours drive to the best skiing in North America. Teri and Gary are excellent hosts and will ensure your stay is a total pleasure. Highly recommended.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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              • Clean and comfortable

                Clean and comfortable

                • Guest frequentflyer (Manitoba)
                • Date of stay 10/31/12
                • Review Submitted 11/05/12
                This is a beautiful and well kept suite! Our friend whom we were visiting was so impressed she brought over some family to show them where to stay next time they are in for a visit! It's close to some fantastic restaurants...we especially recommend Kishimoto for amazing sushi (at 4th and Commercial) and Via Tevere for pizza and amazing dessert (just down Victoria)! Also a BIG thanks to Gary for driving us to the train station with all our luggage! Thanks for a wonderfully comfortable place to stay.

                Recommended for: Tourists without a car.

                Owner response: Joe and Jen, Thanks so much for your review, glad the weekend was a success! You're right about the neighbourhood having fantastic restaurants, they keep getting better and better.

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              • Another great stay in Vancouver

                Another great stay in Vancouver

                • Guest HRM (Zurich, Switzerland)
                • Date of stay 07/03/12
                • Review Submitted 11/04/12
                This was the second time that we enjoyed for a few weeks the sweet life at the Canadian West Coast in this Garden suit near Commercial Drive. Based on our experience from the previous year, it was not surprising that also our 2012 visit was just great. The suite is located in a quiet area, but it is nevertheless just a few steps away from the vibrant atmosphere at The Drive. The suite is located in the basement of a beautifully maintained house. There are several aspects that we particularly liked at this place. All the furniture, kitchen appliances and bathroom facilities were in an excellent condition, and the easy access to a private sector of the backyard was also a big plus. Last, but definitely not least, the landlords were extremely friendly and helpful, such that we have nothing but good memories of our stay last summer. Thank you Teri and Gary for being such wonderful hosts!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                Owner response: Thankyou so much Hansreudi and Maggie for the lovely review. It is very easy when we have guests such as yourselves. We are looking forward to seeing you again this year.

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              • Superb Garden Suite

                Superb Garden Suite

                • Guest Anne (Galicia)
                • Date of stay 09/11/12
                • Review Submitted 09/27/12
                I stayed here for a week in September 2012 and was very happy and comfortable. The hosts made me feel at home straight away and were very kind and helpful. I was welcomed on my arrival and given a few groceries, tea, coffee, home made muesli etc. A laptop computer was also installed for me which was very much appreciated and I thought went "the extra mile" to make my stay relaxed! The property was very clean and well maintained in a very quiet established area about 10 minutes walk from shops, cafes, sktrain etc- a perfect location! The owners were so friendly and it was a pleasure to meet them. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to spend some time in this wonderful city and I hope to stay there again on my next visit. Thank you both!!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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              • Nice quiet neighbourhood.

                Nice quiet neighbourhood.

                • Guest Flip (Bright, Ontario Canada)
                • Date of stay 03/29/12
                • Review Submitted 05/09/12
                We had a great time, good hosts and nice comfortable accomodations with our own patio area. Quiet neighbourhood and convenient location. Really enjoyed our stay.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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              • Another great stay at the garden suite

                Another great stay at the garden suite

                • Guest Sue (London ON)
                • Date of stay 04/20/12
                • Review Submitted 05/03/12
                We returned after 18 months to find the garden suite just as nice as we remembered it. Gary and Teri are great hosts and made us feel special with fresh tulips, a basket of fruit and goodies, and breakfast beverages. They have recently installed blackout blinds in both bedrooms to ensure guests can sleep anytime. This is a wonderful home away from home, with all its conveniences, and thoughtful amenities. We have already booked our next stay at the garden suite to visit our family in Vancouver.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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              • Rediscovering Why The West Coast Lives In My Heart

                Rediscovering Why The West Coast Lives In My Heart

                • Guest Mar' (Ontario, Canada)
                • Date of stay 01/15/12
                • Review Submitted 02/08/12
                Teri and Gary. Thank you for the most incredible reconnection to a city that welcomed me and was home for 5 years over 30 years ago. The moment I walked into your beautiful garden suite I felt like I was coming home. The welcoming basket of goodies and essentials was such a special touch which was so appreciated after a long day getting to the West Coast. You have created a wonderful space of peace and tranquility in a location that allows for easy access both to the city and the surrounding areas. The suite is so comfortable and the second bedroom allowed for a visit from my daughter and granddaughter from San Francisco and then a friend from Ontario. The Commercial Drive area offers a sense of community, yet allows for access to all the suggested must-see attractions in the greater Vancouver area. The weather has varied from minus - degree temperatures and snow, to + seasonal highs and 6 consecutive days of blue skies and SUNSHINE. Having a car has been a blessing, allowing for excursions all over the Lower Mainland as well as Stateside. This property is an excellent choice for anyone wanting a positive alternative to hotel living, especially for an extended stay, as mine has been. Privacy, flexibility, homelike atmosphere, accessibility, community, and most importantly wonderful hosts has made this reconnection to my roots a truly special experience. I will be making my reservation well in advance for my time here next year. Thanks for everything Teri and Gary.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                Owner response: Thanks so much Mary for your very kind words. We are really glad that the trip has been all you hoped for and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year. The information and details you have shared have been far more eloquent than we could have done. Thanks again

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              Off Season rates 100.00 per night, 600 per week, 1800.00 month Oct. to March
              High Season rates: 120.00 per night, 650 per week, 1900.00 per month April to Sept
              minimum 3 day stay required  $60.00 cleaning fee 
              60 day cancellation policy  
              damage deposit required,(dependent on length of stay)  returned at check out 
              

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              • entrance to suite

                entrance to suite

              • beautiful heated tile floor with shower and relaxing tub

                beautiful heated tile floor with shower and relaxing tub

              • living room

                living room

              • new kitchen with stainless appliances

                new kitchen with stainless appliances

              • entrance to 2nd bedroom

                entrance to 2nd bedroom

              VRBO #222868

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Thursday, January 16, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

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