Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Graveley Garden Suite, Commercial Drive, Vancouver:
This lovely and private garden suite is located in a beautiful fully-renovated heritage home in a friendly and vibrant neighborhood. It is attractively furnished and is comfortable and spacious. The suite has a private entrance and a beautiful garden patio.
Perfect for travellers of all kinds who are tired of hotels with no kitchen facilities, looking for some authentic neighboorhood feel, or visiting with relatives and friends but want their own space too. If this describes you, come and stay in our little hideaway while you are in Vancouver! Whether you are vacationing with family, travelling on business, here with the film industry, or a government employee temporarily assigned in Vancouver we offer a comfortable and affordable furnished suite for your short term stay. Please see our calendar for availability.
Convenient central location with easy access to all the amenities, you are a two minute walk along our quiet tree-lined street to the best part of fabulous Commercial Drive, with shops, groceries, restaurants, live music/entertainment, recreational facilities and the greatest selection of coffee shops anywhere!
By car you are just a 8 minute drive to the city center and a 30 minute drive to any location in the city, from the beaches of Kitsilano, to the mountains of the North Shore, to the BC ferry portal to the Gulf Islands and Victoria. We are very close to public transit: buses are a block away, Skytrain (rapid transit) is a 12 minute walk. Many guests opt to go car free as travelling around the city is super easy, but if you have a car, we have a large off street parking space just for you.
Keywords: Garden Suite, Commercial Drive,1 Bedroom, Film, Government, short, apartment
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Botanical Garden
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Hair dryer
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John & Lynne Ontario
John & Lynne Ontario
We stayed here for one week from June 08-15 2011. The accommodations were wonderful. There was everything that you would ever need in the unit & then some. Right down to umbrellas & reusable grocery bags. Leslie & Susan were so were accommodating. They had terrific suggestions for site seeing. Coffee shops, fresh fruit & veggie shops,restaurants & liquor store were no more than a 5 minute walk away. We bought fresh meat & veggies & used the BBQ many nights. I would highly recommend this unit.
- Guest John & Lynne
- Date of stay 06/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/07/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
We stayed for six days and enjoyed every minute. The apartment is clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you need for cooking and entertainment. There is a huge television and a selection of DVDs although we didn't hang around watching TV. The sitting area outside is a wonderful addition - it's sheltered so you can even sit out there in the rain (which it does a lot in Vancouver). The location couldn't be better. We had a car but never used it as public transport is so good. It's out of downtown Vancouver which can be reached in about 20 minutes using the skytrain.Everything you need is on Commercial Drive just a block away. There is even a walk in medical centre which, unfortunately, we had cause to use. The doctor and the pharmacist couldn't have been more helpful. It's a great base to stay, particularly if you're around for a week or more. Pure relaxation and a home from home. The laundry facilities are accessed in the main house which is an inconvenience for the owner rather than for the visitor. The owner was very helpful at all times. I've already recommended this apartment to friends and I'd certainly stay there again if I'm lucky enough to get to Vancouver.
- Guest Taistil
- Date of stay 04/19/11
- Review Submitted 07/27/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
Linda & Mike from Ontario
Linda & Mike from Ontario
we spent 2 months here mid Jan to mid March 2011 Excellent location for public transportation access, food stores , fruit & veg markets & lots of cafes. Lovely restored homes & lots of places to walk to. The suite has everything you need for a short or long stay, is very clean & quiet. The hosts Leslie & Susan are friendly, helpful & go out of their way to meet your needs. We will recommend the Graveley Garden suite to our friends & hope to return ourselves someday.
- Guest Linda & Mike
- Date of stay 01/11/11
- Review Submitted 03/08/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
I agree with what the other reviewers say about the suite and the area, they are both ideal. I have never rented a place online like this before and it was a great experience. Thanks!
- Guest Noreen
- Date of stay 09/03/10
- Review Submitted 09/09/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
A Great Place to Stay!
A Great Place to Stay!
You couldn’t find a better place to stay on your fabulous Vancouver vacation than the Graveley Suite. Proprietors Susan and Leslie are just the nicest people and will make your stay very comfy. The suite is clean, modern and has all the amenities of home. It’s just a block away from Commercial drive with it’s diverse people, restaurants and coffee shops, yet it is very quiet! The amazing Vancouver Public transportation (SkyTrain and buses) are very close and is an economic and fast way to get around town.
- Guest GillianT
- Date of stay 05/03/10
- Review Submitted 05/27/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
We stayed in this suite during the Winter Olympics. The owners were vey accomodating. The suite itself was great. The furnishings are comfy and seem very new. The suite is also very clean. The location was great. While not downtown, it is close to the Skytrain, which is only a short ride to downtown. There is a good variety of restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.
- Guest Kristy21
- Date of stay 03/03/10
- Review Submitted 03/03/10
We had a wonderful stay at the apartment. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and the hostesses were extremely helpful and friendly. The location is ideal to explore Vancouver as the apartment is easily accessible to public transportation. We would highly recommend this unit for a stay in Vancouver. Thanks, Susan and Leslie!
- Guest The Raghavan Family
- Date of stay 02/27/10
- Review Submitted 02/27/10
I rarely submit reviews here but this one exceeded my expectations and deserves mention. The suite was exceedingly clean (maybe because it is new?) The owners have a thoughtful and caring approach to guest comforts and attention to detail is impeccable. (If you have high standards you will be at home here.) Location so accessible to The Drive is perfect! As a gov't employee coming from the more 'sleepy' city of Victoria, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the vibrant nearby neighbourhood on foot as I was without car on this trip. Travel to various downtown meeting locations was fast and easy by public transport. (Again... better than expected.) Was pleasantly surprised by the sense of peace and quiet of this home, given its handy location. It felt like a little oasis in my busy week. This was a successful trip and I will be returning to this VRBO accommodation for certain.
- Guest H M
- Date of stay 01/17/10
- Review Submitted 01/17/10
This is a lovely suite. It is very clean, tastefully decorated and quiet. I have stayed in 2 other suites in this neighbourhood and will only be coming back to this one.
- Guest Joanne Matthews
- Date of stay 01/16/10
- Review Submitted 01/16/10
We just loved staying at your quiet retreat. Everything was perfect - from the so very comfortable bed to the new and tasteful furnishings. The location is fantastic, just steps away to great shopping and restaurants. We look forward to staying with you again soon.
- Guest Allison and Donna
- Date of stay 12/07/09
- Review Submitted 12/07/09
2013 Regular Rates for 1-2 people .. $95/night .. $595/1 week .. $1800/4 weeks 2013 Regular Rates for 3-4 people .. $120/night .. $750/1 week .. n/a/ 4 weeks $250 security deposit required (credit card hold). 45 day cancellation policy. $60 Cleaning fee applies if stay is less than 4 nights. 3 night minimum stay.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We love living in this beautiful 1910 heritage home in a prime heritage area of Vancouver, and sharing the Commercial Drive area with visitors from all over the world. Vancouver is indeed a visitors paradise and we enjoy the great variety of people who come and explore its many hidden gems.
Why the Owner Chose Commercial Drive:
Commercial Drive is one of the trendiest areas in Vancouver and a fabulous place to visit. The house is on a quiet street 1 1/2 blocks from the best cafes, restaurants, live music clubs and bars, shops, produce and health food stores. There are fitness facilities, banks, groceries, transit, and a liquor store all within minutes from home.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our house is over 100 years old. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2010. Over the last several years she has had major renovations to every sector of the home, including the suite. The suite is a new installation including both kitchen and bathroom and has not been rented prior to this listing on VRBO. The entire house, including the suite, has retained its heritage charm and combines the best of modern and heritage living.
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Our 1910 Heritage Charmer
Writing Desk and HDTV with HBO and Movie Central
Large kitchen area. Door to covered and uncovered patios.
Bathroom (with shower)
Living area (comfortable double sofabed)
Bedroom (comfortable queen bed)
Eating area for four in the kitchen.
Two patios: covered with recessed dimmable lighting, and sunny gardenside eating
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