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Walkway to the Vancouver Garden House

Walkway to the Vancouver Garden House The shades are down for the night. From Inside View from the Doorway Living Room Living Room and Kitchen Kitchen and TV/DVD Office Area and Kitchen Office Area and Kitchen Hallway for Laundry, Bathroom and Bedroom View of the Bedroom From the Doorway View of the Bedroom, Including the Closet View of the Bedroom with Window Bathroom from the Hallway Bathroom Shower View from the Kitchen

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Pleasant cottage description

The minimum stay at the Vancouver Garden House is 7 nights.

Centrally situated in Mount Pleasant/Riley Park near Main Street, this welcoming one-bedroom garden house offers privacy, quiet and convenience. The free standing building features large floor-to-ceiling living room windows that look out onto beautifully maintained landscaping while providing lots of south-facing light to this bright, airy space. A fountain splashes clear water into a 3 foot deep pond that stretches across the front of the house; a cedar plank sitting deck acts as a bridge to the entrance way. The contemporary and open-concept design creates a flow from one room to the next. Guests have their own entrance and alarm system as well as private parking right beside the Garden house. Additionally, there is ample free street parking in front of the property and in our quiet and safe residential neighbourhood.

What You Will Find Inside: The suite is immaculate and a recent renovation has been to the same high standards as the original construction. Included is a queen-sized bed, large closets, a bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, a 34” flat screen cable HD TV with DVD player, high speed wireless internet, queen-sized pull-out sectional sofa, a dining table for up to 6 guests and a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances (full sized refrigerator and dishwasher, drip coffee maker, automatic espresso machine, microwave, electric range, etc). To help you prepare your own gourmet meal, we keep a good selection of herbs and oils on hand for your use. Fresh herbs can be picked from the garden when they are in season. All serving and preparation utensils, dishes and cookware are provided.

The laundry room offers a new (2011) full sized Samsung washer and dryer with complimentary detergent.

What You Will Find in the Neighbourhood: The Garden House is only 2.5 blocks from the charming shops and cafes on trendy Main Street. Granville Island is a 11 minute drive, the City Centre and Gastown takes 9 minutes and nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, which offers some of the most beautiful public gardens in Vancouver, is only 7 minutes away. To the city centre (Georgia & Howe) by transit is a 20 minute ride. If you are driving, the same 20 minutes will get you to Stanley Park and the Seawall or if you prefer, Jericho Beach.

Business Features: Several features are available for business travelers: a separate desk with drawers unit and ergonomic seating, a wireless printer/copier/scanner (paper included), a (local calls only) phone and of course, high speed wireless internet.

Keywords: house

Property Type

  • 616 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed inside the unit....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full size kitchen, electric kettle, GE Electric Range, full size refrigerator and dishwasher...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Blomburg dishwasher (2011)...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            12 cup coffee machine...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            will serve 6 or more...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Dining
          • Ice Maker
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Child's Highchair

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Parking is free beside the Garden House. Additional parking on the street is always available....moreless

          • Heating:

            Space heaters in each room. Large, moveable radiant heater provided....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Additional parking on the street is always available....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            2 full sets...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 5
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • The bedroom sleeps two and the living room sofa sleeps an additional two.The bedroom has an opening window, a phone, an alarm clock/radio, carpets and a large closet that runs across the wall opposite the bed. End tables on either side of the bed feature reading lights. The bedroom has it's own adjustable heater. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, dual-flush toilet, vanity with sink and it's own separate heater. iron & board, coffee maker, toaster, stove top burners, sofabed, deck wood, Outdoor Entertainment Area, computer macintosh, cell phone, alarm clock, fax, toilet paper, Alarm System, soaps basic, towels provided, laundry soap, Vacuum System. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Includes access to Pay-Per-View channel....moreless

              • Television:

                Sony 32' LCD flat screen...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Internet:

                The Garden House has it's own base station extension....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Activities

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Sight Seeing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Botanical Garden
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Outlet Shopping

              Other Activities

                  • The Garden House is only 2.5 blocks from the charming shops and cafes on trendy Main Street. Granville Island is a 11 minute drive, the City Centre and Gastown takes 9 minutes and nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, which offers some of the most beautiful public gardens in Vancouver, is only 7 minutes away. To the city centre (Georgia & Howe) by transit is a 20 minute ride. If you are driving, the same 20 minutes will get you to Stanley Park and the Seawall or if you prefer, Jericho Beach. playground, churches, marina, synagogues, scenic drives, beachcombing, Disco club, outlet shopping, walking, pier fishing, ATM/bank, fitness center, medical services, groceries, hospital....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Great time staying here

                    Great time staying here

                    • Guest Greg, Renee and Tabitha (Tacoma, WA)
                    • Date of stay 03/15/14
                    • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                    We stayed here for one week in mid-March and found it be a very comfortable home base. While some vacation rentals have the bare minimum, the kitchen here had vast equipment for any cooking/baking you could ever need, it seemed. There was even foil, plastic wrap, and plastic storage containers I used for some of my husband's work lunches. The large washer and dryer were almost silent with their closet door closed; the fun little tune's it was programmed to play in lieu of a grating beeeep were a pleasant surprise. The queen-sized bed was comfortable; there was a heavier feather-comforter on the bed and a thinner blanket in the closet which was nice to switch out. The nights and days were very quiet, so we slept perfectly. We found parking to be a little difficult while out and about, so it was nice to have the set parking space at home-base. The feel was open, flowing, clean and light with a few nature-themed peaceful prints complimenting the white walls which felt like a continuation of the outdoor water and gardens. The hosts were very helpful when we had questions; I mostly communicated by email as my needs weren't pressing and received prompt responses. It was centrally located to downtown and other desirable areas, with many shops/restaurants/grocery stores within a couple blocks walk. We would love to stay here again the next time we venture up to Vancouver :-)

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

                    Owner response: Your very kind comments are deeply appreciated, Renee. How wonderful that you so enjoyed your stay. :- ) We will be sure to include your review on our Vancouver Garden House site. Carole and I are happy that you hope to return in the future. We are entering our third year and as our reputation grows, we seem to be booked further ahead than in the past so be sure to book your reservation well ahead of the dates you want. With warm regards, Gary

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Charming Cottage in Mount Pleasant

                    Charming Cottage in Mount Pleasant

                    • Guest Maxawic (edmonton AB)
                    • Date of stay 12/20/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/02/14
                    A delightful modern lane cottage in a quiet neighborhood. This cottage was exactly what we expected from the photos. It is clean, very well equipped (we were able to cook a Christmas meal very easily), the heating is more than adequate and the living room/kitchen is very bright. The owners were charming and very helpful. The cottage is near Main which is a trendy street with lots of shops and restaurants. and not far from a nice little park with a childrens area. I would love to stay here in the summer to take advantage of the gently bubbling pond outside right next to the patio. I would definitely recommend staying here.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: We so appreciate your kind comments and recommendation Liz & David. We have tried to make the photos an honest representation of the Garden House (no exaggerated wide angle lenses etc.). I will be uploading a video this year as well. Hope you can return another time!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • The Vancouver Garden House is great!

                    The Vancouver Garden House is great!

                    • Guest Wilton F.
                    • Date of stay 01/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                    I have now stayed in Gary and Carole's Garden House twice - two months last summer and a month this past winter. The garden setting is especially nice for summer but it also attracts birds (to feast on the apples) and other wild life (for a sip of water) in winter. Mostly the place is very quiet, and it has hi-tech computer connection as well as a wi-fi printer, so it worked very well as a work space for me. The kitchen is if anything over-equipped; I found that I, not much of a cook, could even turn out a pretty good corn bread as well as prepare simpler dishes. The washer/dryer, the shower, the abundance of hot water, very comfortable bed, more than enough closet space --- all of these were highly satisfactory. And the location pleased me a lot. I like to walk, so everyday I ventured either across False Creek to downtown Vancouver or out west to Cambie Street and beyond, usually to a Starbucks and then on to Whole Foods or Savon for grocery shopping. Kin's produce in City Place, by Vancouver City Hall, is a super place for fresh fruits and vegetables. I really enjoyed living in Vancouver, and much of my enjoyment derived from my lodging at Gary and Carole's Garden House. I hope to stay there again.

                    Owner response: Carole and I are very happy that you have just a great stay in our Garden House. We hope you will return soon and often!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • A true home away from him

                    A true home away from him

                    • Guest Carmen F. (Basel, Switzerland)
                    • Date of stay 04/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/21/12
                    We enjoyed our stay in Vancouver so much, and it has a lot to do with our stay at Gary and Carole's lovely Garden House. First of all, they are the most gracious, considerate, easy going hosts. They were so kind, helpful and a real lovely couple. The whole property is so beautiful, and harmonious, great neighborhood, the Main St. area is perfect for young couples, or with children. We didn't need to rent a car and could walk to grocery stores, a HUGE variety of restaurant choices, artsy, trendy stores, bistros, designer kitchen stores, salon, the best barber shop according to my husband. There are playgrounds near by. Bus line that goes downtown is minutes away, The cherry blossoms were in full bloom where we were there. We were so inspired and felt right at home. We could've move here. The Garden house is very spacious, impeccably clean. The kitchen is brand new, with everything a house wife could ask for, all in great quality, Actually the whole place is newly renovated and tastefully decorated with art work. I really like that they use all organic cleaning detergents, the kitchen and living area is open, and has very high ceiling with beautiful floor. There is a computer desk, thoughtfully included a printer. The bedroom has a very big wall closet, it accommodated our very big luggages:) even with lots of space left. Everything in the Garden House is carefully thought through. Without say, it has a really lovely garden. We LOVED the pond's musical water sound, I felt like we were by the lake and our daughter especially LOVED it...she were playing fishing and find it amusing. Whenever we could, we sat on our little patio. And this is just perfect for family. After a whole day being out, we could come home and let the children still be outside. Not lock in a room if we were staying in a hotel. It is very private, we had our own entrance, no one could hear if your children is being loud. The way Carole planted in her garden, one really have privacy. They are such a nice couple. They gave us many useful tips for our trip. They even invited us for a dinner, we had wonderful conversations and had the pleasure to hear Gary performed on his piano, we really became friends:) We really miss our time there. Thank you so much for your great hospitality!! We would highly recommend this lovely place to anyone who is looking to spend a calm and harmonious time yet, perfectly located for exploring and enjoy all the amazing things Vancouver has to offe

                    Owner response: We were very happy to have had you and Nils and little Nica stay in the Garden House. Carole and I hope that you return someday or maybe we might show up in Basel! Thank you so much. Gary and Carole

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

                    EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

                    • Guest Roberta N.
                    • Date of stay 04/05/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/14/12
                    I just spent a week in the lovely Garden House. It was a wonderful experience - the next best thing to being at home and far surpassing a hotel stay for me. The property met or exceeded my expectations based on the owners' description. There was a dedicated parking spot off the back alley and a well lit and lovely path through the garden including a little bridge over one's own 'moat'. The decor was simple and beautiful, well thought out and incredibly well equipped including a full size new washer/dryer, stove, fridge, microwave and even an espresso maker. The bed was comfortable, linens of a high quality and towels plentiful. The kitchen and bath products were all environmentally green. Wireless internet worked and the little office space was much appreciated. There was more than ample closet space. It was clear that a lot of thought and attention to detail and aesthetic had been put into this little house. It was an easy and pleasant experience to book the accommodation, and Gary, one of the owners, was a lovely person to deal with - very flexible and kind and accommodating. I didn't meet Carole however some of her beautiful photographs hung on the wall for me to admire. I particularly wanted to stay in this area to visit relatives and am familiar with and like it however it was easy to access any other part of the city, both by public transport or car. My only comment would be that the house is situated in back of the owners' home as a free standing garage and the Garden House faces the owners home. I am a very private person and I often kept the blinds drawn however I never felt uncomfortable, imposed upon in any way, and had I had more time, and the weather was slightly warmer, I would have loved to have my coffee outside in the garden. In short, I would not hesitate to give the Garden House my highest recommendation and will stay again if possible on my next visit to Vancouver.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much Roberta! Carole and I are very happy that you were so comfortable and enjoyed staying in our Vancouver Garden House. We are looking forward to your next visit. :-)

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Well named

                    Well named

                    • Guest Donna (Northern Alberta,Canada)
                    • Date of stay 03/01/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/02/12
                    This is a perfectly lovely place to stay . I was here for a month and found everything In order . It is quite and safe . and has every thinkable amenity from the espresso maker to the Samsung washer and dryer.Cooking utensils are Padero. Nothing is left wanting. It is sleek and modern , clean and fresh. View to the garden calm and pretty It is handy to an amazing transit system ,but private parking is right at the door. I will not hesitate to recommend this to anyone and look forward to another visit this fall

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much Donna. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to you staying in the Garden House once again in the future!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                  • The Joy of Staying

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                    The Joy of Staying

                    • Guest Scott and Kathy, Eureka, CA
                    • Date of stay 10/25/11
                    • Review Submitted 11/12/11
                    We had the joy of staying at this beautiful new rental for a week in the fall of 2011. It is located in a tree-lined residential area of Vancouver just a few blocks off of Main Street, a well-occupied shopping and dining resource. The newly constructed living unit sits a bit behind the owners home and has its own private access. Parking was not an issue. The unit is perfect for a couple or a single renter, with a full kitchen, bath, living room and separate bedroom. Washer and dryer, dishwasher and microwave are included, as is a broadband WiFi connection. A television is available, but we didn't use it during our stay, as there was too much to do out and about! The rental is very private. Encased in the sound of a nearby outdoor fountain, the unit is quiet and receptive. Heating was fully adequate. The queen-sized bed was quite comfortable. The large apple tree just outside its entrance offered delicious snacks. The owners, Gary and Carole, were wonderfully responsive hosts and eagerly shared information about their city and its events, to make our stay even more pleasant. We would be delighted to stay there again.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/8

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring
                  Apr 2 - Jun 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$880 C$3,000
                  Summer
                  Jun 2 - Oct 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$990 C$3,960
                  Fall
                  Oct 6 - Dec 14, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  C$800 C$2,700
                  Christmas
                  Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$990 C$3,300
                  Winter
                  Jan 5 - Apr 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  C$800 C$2,700
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  C$990 C$3,960
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  The Vancouver Garden House is self-catered. Parking is on the property beside the Garden House and is free.

                  Half of rate is required for a deposit to confirm a booking. Final payment is due before check-in.


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                  Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: YVR Vancouver International Airport at 12.2 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Ferry: Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal at 32.9 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Train: Pacific Central Station at 2.9 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Motorway: Trans-Canada Hwy at 6.1 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Beach: Kits Point Beach at 6 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Barpub: The Five Point Restaurant & Pub at 0.6 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Ski: Mount Seymour Ski Resort at 29.1 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Golf: Langara Golf Course at 4.8 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Restaurant: Burgoo Bistro Main St at 0.6 Kilometres
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: Gary and Carole are a professional musician and photographer couple working in this beautiful west coast city of Vancouver.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mount Pleasant:
                  We chose this property after appreciating the quiet neighbourhood and what promised to be a vibrant and developing retail environment on Main Street. And in fact, the neighbourhood remains peaceful and Main Street has blossomed into a lively shopping district.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Google 'Vancouver Garden House' to find our own website with the full story.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Walkway to the Vancouver Garden House

                    Walkway to the Vancouver Garden House

                  • From Inside

                    From Inside

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Kitchen and TV/DVD

                    Kitchen and TV/DVD

                  • Office Area and Kitchen

                    Office Area and Kitchen

                  • View of the Bedroom From the Doorway

                    View of the Bedroom From the Doorway

                  • View of the Bedroom with Window

                    View of the Bedroom with Window

                  • Bathroom Shower

                    Bathroom Shower

                  • The shades are down for the night.

                    The shades are down for the night.

                  • View from the Doorway

                    View from the Doorway

                  • Living Room and Kitchen

                    Living Room and Kitchen

                  • Office Area and Kitchen

                    Office Area and Kitchen

                  • Hallway for Laundry, Bathroom and Bedroom

                    Hallway for Laundry, Bathroom and Bedroom

                  • View of the Bedroom, Including the Closet

                    View of the Bedroom, Including the Closet

                  • Bathroom from the Hallway

                    Bathroom from the Hallway

                  • View from the Kitchen

                    View from the Kitchen

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                  Date last modified - Monday, March 31, 2014

                  C$800 - C$990 per week (CAD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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