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Shaughnessy Mansion with Ballroom and Spa

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View from Street

View from Street Exterior of adjoining Ballroom Front Entry Kitchen Ballroom interior Living Room Den 2nd Floor Hall Master Bedroom 2nd Bedroom Bedroom 3 Raised Garden (Garage to left;  Ballroom to right) Living room porch Outdoor hot tub Sauna Rose porch off the Green suite

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kitsilano estate description

Enjoy all of the conveniences of Vancouver’s most elite and central neighborhood while living in an historic property. This 1913 Craftsman-style mansion was built in the heart of Shaughnessy by the men who built the Canadian Pacific Railroad and the city of Vancouver. The distinctive hexagonal granite blocks of which it is built were the ballast blocks in the ships that came from England and took BC timber back to Europe. Now fully modernized and furnished as a private museum, the mansion can accommodate anything from a large family to a sit-down dinner for 40, to a party of 150. Perfect for family gatherings and ceremonies.

Behind tall hedges that maintain the property’s privacy lies an extensive series of garden rooms, each with its own romantic character and mature trees. The main house is ringed by beautiful porches and crowned by a distinctive turret. Up a wide granite staircase and beyond the mahogany and cut glass front door, a blazing fireplace welcomes guests into the foyer. On both sides, through stained glass doors, are the luxurious entertaining rooms of the house, lined with cherry paneling, clothed in silk draperies and leather and velvet upholstery, and floored in deep carpets above the original dark oak floorboards. Throughout the house, an extensive collection of antique toys and kaleidoscopes fills display cases and cabinets. The service area of the house includes an incredible kitchen, complete with larder and butler’s pantry, perfect for a large cooking staff or an informal meal at the 18-person breakfast table. For larger scale entertaining, a freestanding BC fir-lined ballroom can seat 40 for dinner, or the 9 sets of French doors can be thrown open to the gardens for a larger cocktail party or tented affair.

Upstairs the display cabinet-lined 2nd floor hall leads to 4 bedrooms. The master suite commands its own private sleeping porch, while inside is a romantic king-size canopy bed and 2 seating areas. An en-suite bathroom, complete with sumptuous claw foot cast-iron tub, and a walk-in closet makes this a self-sufficient suite of rooms. Similarly the green-suite also has its own sleeping porch and bathroom, with a tile-glazed fireplace to warm the queen-size bed. Two more bedrooms, each with their own distinctive character and queen-sized beds, share a view to the east, and a 3rd bathroom.

Up another staircase, lies the vaulted library, a huge room that can sleep 4 in 2 set of bunk beds. A huge oculus window looks out on the ocean and the north shore mountains, while a 6th bedroom provides a more private experience.

If you ever choose to leave the house, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the manicured gardens and elegant houses of First Shaughnessy, and a short walk from some of Vancouver’s best shopping. 3 blocks to the east are the galleries, antique stores, and tony shops of Granville Street, and 2 blocks to the west are the fascinating boutiques and restaurants of Arbutus. 3 of Vancouver’s most famous, and most delicious restaurants (Daniel Boulud, Vij’s, and West) are within a 15 minute stroll, while Broadway offers every imaginable cuisine. For those who choose to cook, Meinhardts food emporium, Choices, and Safeway can all fill your grocery list.

As you would expect of the neighborhood built by the men who built Vancouver, Shaughnessy lies at the centre of the major Olympic venues. The hushed streets of the neighborhood are ideally surrounded by 4 major east-west and north-south arteries, each of which is serviced by public transport.

Housekeeper/cook available upon request.



Keywords: Heritage House

Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children must be supervised in private museum....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            private cook or catering available. Limit of 14 people for private cook. Limit of 150 on catering....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (2)...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • fully finished private building for entertaining on property; private museum; multiple fridges, dishwashers, washers and dryers; private gardens; restored and updated heritage house details; stained glass, dark wood, draperies; porches; stonework; housekeeper/cook available upon request....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Computer Available
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Snowboarding
              • Water Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Racquetball
              • Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Basketball Court
              • Tennis
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Shelling
              • Miniature Golf
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Hiking
              • Fitness Center
              • Sledding
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
               

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                • Guest Family Celebration
                • Date of stay 08/04/12
                • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                You Have a Review! A new review has been submitted for your property and will be automatically posted within 2 days. The review is displayed at the bottom of this message. We encourage you to submit an owner response to all reviews which will be displayed with the review on the website. Responding to a review gives you an opportunity to make additional comments about your property. Review #5807211 Wonderful house for multi-generational family get-together For my mom's 80th birthday, we gathered from both US coasts in Vancouver for a week. There were 14 of us, 5 kids 7-18yo, and 9 adults 42-80yo, with various interests in the outdoors, shopping, eating, cooking, walking, and working. The house was both cozy and sleek - it's a lived-in house for the owner's family of five with a beautiful, well-appointed eat-in kitchen. We were required to employ the amiable housekeeper daily, and this helped us with meal prep (among other tasks, general know-how, etc.) - the gargantuan breakfasts of tortas and fresh fruit, for example. The location is good - 3km SSW of Granville Island, 4 km west of the amazing vintage clothing emporium, front & co., 3km NW of the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. The grounds contain a vegetable and flower garden, a trampoline, altogether several outdoor "rooms". It would have been extra nice to have brought or rented bikes to explore w/o getting in a car or walking as the location is so central. We made many day trips: rock-climbing in Squamish, mountain-biking at Whistler, shopping at the Aberdeen Center, ..

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              • Wonderful house for multi-generational family get-together

                Wonderful house for multi-generational family get-together

                • Guest grace (los altos hills, ca)
                • Date of stay 08/04/12
                • Review Submitted 01/04/13
                For my mom's 80th birthday, we gathered from both US coasts in Vancouver for a week. There were 14 of us, 5 kids 7-18yo, and 9 adults 42-80yo, with various interests in the outdoors, shopping, eating, cooking, walking, and working. The house was both cozy and sleek - it's a lived-in house for the owner's family of five with a beautiful, well-appointed eat-in kitchen. We were required to employ the amiable housekeeper daily, and this helped us with meal prep (among other tasks, general know-how, etc.) - the gargantuan breakfasts of tortas and fresh fruit, for example. The location is good - 3km SSW of Granville Island, 4 km west of the amazing vintage clothing emporium, front & co., 3km NW of the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. The grounds contain a vegetable and flower garden, a trampoline, altogether several outdoor "rooms". It would have been extra nice to have brought or rented bikes to explore w/o getting in a car or walking as the location is so central. We made many day trips: rock-climbing in Squamish, mountain-biking at Whistler, shopping at the Aberdeen Center, .. {to be continued}

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

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2014
              7 night min stay

              C$6,200 C$22,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit C$3,000
              • Tax Rate 5%

              Notes:

              Ballroom available for $1000/week. Cook/Housekeeper available at $200/day.

              Daily rate for less than a week: $1750/day.

              Deposit of 25% to confirm booking. Remainder due 60 days before arrival.


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              Year Purchased: 1995


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              Photos

              • View from Street

                View from Street

              • Front Entry

                Front Entry

              • Ballroom interior

                Ballroom interior

              • Den

                Den

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Bedroom 3

                Bedroom 3

              • Living room porch

                Living room porch

              • Sauna

                Sauna

              • Exterior of adjoining Ballroom

                Exterior of adjoining Ballroom

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • 2nd Floor Hall

                2nd Floor Hall

              • 2nd Bedroom

                2nd Bedroom

              • Raised Garden (Garage to left;  Ballroom to right)

                Raised Garden (Garage to left; Ballroom to right)

              • Outdoor hot tub

                Outdoor hot tub

              • Rose porch off the Green suite

                Rose porch off the Green suite

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 01, 2013

              C$6,200 per week (CAD)
              2

              6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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