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Home Away from Home

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Last updated: 03/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The area is filled with tall trees and my home is in a quiet neighborhood. Although we are only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the area is in a country setting. Burnaby Lake is just minutes away to walk to. Take a walk onto the long dock there and view the beavers building their dens. There is a creek running through my property with a heron who comes to feed daily, ducks in the Spring, and salmon fry and crayfish. A beaver even came up our creek and took down a Weeping Willow a few years ago. We are minutes to the bus stop and rapid transit to take you into Vancouver to the bustle of the city yet the beauty of the ocean and mountains. After your day away, come back to rest in our spacious home equipped with all the luxuries of your own home. Enjoy a game of pool, darts or chess after a barbecue on the deck or an eloquent dinner in the dining room. Cooking is an enjoyment in the well appointed kitchen.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • There is a large barbecue on the back deck, patio set that sits 8 comfortably. All set in view of the creek and garden....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    pool table, dart board, chess set, jacuzzi just outside the door, bar. there is also a few children's books, table, slide, chair, and a few toys...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    This sysem has 150 recorded movies, access to sports, movies, etc....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (4) There is a tv in the kitchen, family room, and 2 bedrooms. Perfect for the sports enthusiast...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A large video library in DVD and VCR is available...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    The fireplace is in the living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    this is your home away from home; lots of linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    additional parking on the street...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    double driveway is available for parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    full size washer and dryer are in the utility room. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    As I have a large family, the kitchen is well equipped to set a large table and cook a variety of entrees...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitched is well supplied with every dish needed to prepare a fine meal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    side by side large refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    equipped with table and chairs for meals, patio chairs, and overlooking the creek and a very private garden....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    it is a large lawn and garden but not permissible for entertaining large groups or events....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The hot tub is located on the back deck off the family room/games room...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    The jacuzzi is located outside the family room and can hold 6 people....moreless



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Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
5 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$2,000
  • Taxes Included


Fifty percent of rent is due at the time of booking. The damage deposit, remainder of rent and cleaning fee of 150.00 is due 30 days before arrival.

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We are situated close to Burnaby Lake which is a bird sanctuary and has a beaver population of 150. There is an 8 mile track around the lake among shady trees. We are a 5 minute walk to a bus stop and a 10 minute walk to rapid transit (sky train). The sky train can take you to downtown Vancouver in less that 1/2 hour. There is a public golf course near by (Burnaby Golf Course). Simon Fraser University on top of Burnaby Mountain is 20 minutes away. The view from the top is spectacular and a 5 star restaurant is also there for your pleasure. Skiing or sightseeing at Cypress Mt, Seymour Mt, or Grouse Mt is 30-45 minutes away by car. Whistler is a 2 hour car ride. Transportation by bus or car is easy to the ferry terminal to take you to Vancouver Island over the Georgia Straight and with some luck, a view of some Killer Whales. Victoria on Vancouver Island is another must-see and can easily be done in a day.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: My home is where my 4 children spent their later years. It is on a quiet street full of age old trees. The creek running through the back yard gives a feeling of serenity. Many happy hours have been spent here enjoying our home and our family. As life changes, I would like to share this tranquility with travelers who want to experience this beautiful part of the world.

Why the Owner Chose Burnaby:
My husband and I had just moved back to Burnaby from Calgary and couldn't find the home we wanted. When we drove down the street and saw the 'Father's Know's Best' front of the house, we knew we had found what we were looking for. That was 20 years and many renovations ago. We have updated the house, enlarged the patio, kitchen, and dining room and then added a family room equipped with a pool table. The 'house' has become a home full of memories. It is as if we were in the country but only a short distance from the city. We found the best kept secret.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although my home is in a park like setting, it is 25 minutes from downtown where you can experience all that busy and beautiful Vancouver has to offer. If you are a skier or hiker, you are less than an hour to one of three ski mountains: Grouse, Seymour, or Cypress, and less than 2 hours to renowned Whistler...a must to visit. The drive to Whistler alone is unbelievable. All these mountains offer beautiful views and trails summer and winter. There are boats available to rent at Rocky Point or Reed Marina in Burnaby that are 10 minutes away or boats with fishing guides to engage. If you catch nothing else, you must put in a crab net. There are walking trails near by your 'Home Away From Home' or around Stanley Park's sea wall where you can walk along side the ocean and on a clear day, see the Gulf Islands. If you are a biker, there is a bike lane a block away that will take you right into the city or surrounding areas and a multitude of trails near by. Burnaby Golf Course is 10 minutes away by car and there are many other courses close by to choose from. I would be more than happy to help you in any of these endless things to see and do. I don't want to forget the many restaurants of every ethnic origin available for your pleasure.

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Minimum stay: 5 nights
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