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Stunning Waterfront 5 Bedroom Home with Private Dock and Hot Tub

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Entrance level floor with panorama waterfront view from inside and exterior deck


Last updated: 09/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Five bedroom waterfront home in Deep Cove on Vancouver's Indian Arm saltwater inlet, 25 minutes from downtown. This beautiful vacation residence is bordered on the west by a year round creek. The property has a private dock, rocky beach, and garden area. Additionally, it has a large heated jacuzzi/hot-tub built into a wooden deck between the house and the water.

The home itself is ideally situated to capture the beauty of its setting. Each of its three stories have many windows that look out on the inlet outside. Each story also boasts a cedar deck, where you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise.

The residence has a reverse layout with a top floor entrance into the living, kitchen and dining areas, which open onto a panoramic e/s/w view. Visible from the property are both Deep Cove marinas, coastal mountains and islets, and the lights of port Coquitlan and Burnaby in the distance. Tidal changes are up to twelve feet here and crabs can be caught right off the dock. The house is very private and feels as though you're 'away from it all,' yet it's only 20 km from downtown Vancouver. Families traveling together will find this spot a refreshing and private escape in all seasons. Like all homes in this area, the property is forested by cedars and deciduous trees.

This home has had extensive upgrades and remodeling over the last five years. It is now available for weekly, monthly, or longer periods by agreement (it is otherwise used as the family's vacation home). We are not renting for shorter stays than one week except 'off season' and then to families or businesses and not for 'event' (parties, etc) use. It is a NON SMOKING house in a quiet area. We prefer to limit the group size to 10 or 12 including children. Property usage is intended for registered guests for the most part (e.g., a few local friends/family/business retreat members visiting is fine but no large parties or events or celebrations with visitors not on the contract unless with owner's prior permission). NOTE: This is not a 'formal' house in terms of dining table with leaves, matching chairs beyond six, etc. It is as depicted in the photos. We do have a table extension in matching wood to seat 10.

Residential neighborhood “quiet hours” are observed before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m. daily.
At the street level there is a garage and parking for 2 other vehicles. The home is a ten minute walk to the Deep Cove village along Panorama Drive (where the Baden/Powell trail from Mt. Seymour area ends), as well as to the local kayak center and two marinas. Street parking is also available for additional cars and visitors w/o charge or time limits. NOTE: ambulatory abilities are necessary, as the house has extensive stairs, and there are no lifts on any level. This is NOT a 'child safe' house in that there are open stairwells, etc. so renters must strictly supervise young children in and out.

The four bedrooms on the middle level of the house include:
(a) master bedroom with private inlet-facing deck, king-sized bed, a movable single bed, and en-suite bath;
(b) creek-side bedroom with small creek-facing deck and private entrance and queen-sized bed;
(c) creek-side bedroom with queen-sized bed;
(d) bedroom with double bed.
(e) Lower floor: queen bedroom w/ ensuite bath (2015)

The bottom floor of the house has a creek-side bedroom with a queen-sized bed but there is room for another single bed as well and it has its own ensuite bath downstairs . There is another complete and separate bath on that level as well for use by 2nd floor bedroom guests. The lower floor is being currently remodeled in 2015 and will be ready for rental again May, 2015. We'll have a new entertainment kitchen, as well, and extra oven + refrig.

The home also has a playpen/baby bed if needed, but does not have a full size crib. A high chair also will be supplied if needed on request (2 available). We have a comfortable easy to inflate single mattress as well for
children or adult use.

(a) one-half bath on top floor;
(b) one shared complete bathroom on the middle floor (with combined jetted tub and shower);
(c) one en-suite bathroom attached to master bedroom on middle floor, with triple-headed shower;
(d) two bathrooms on bottom floor, one ensuite with 12x12 bedroom (by April 2015) other open access to all

Entertainment and relaxation:
(a) hot tub /jetted jacuzzi (outside);
(b) small garden/grassy area;
(c) private dock (with space to tie up your own boat up to 20 feet by arrangement with owner) and swim ladder;
(e) private access beach (rocky, with stairs to water, bring water shoes for all B.C.. beaches!);
(f) pool table;
(g) large flat screen TV on upper level, with smaller TV on lower level, both with cable + one in lower bedroom
(h) board games, books, and cards for cozy nights at home.

Main floor totally redone in 2006-8 and fully equipped with place settings for 10 and many more large and small plates, bowls, and flatware (not all matched). All standard cooking equipment and platters, etc. Stainless refrigerator + dishwasher, all customary small appliances, and barbeque on upper deck available year round. Also has separate wine refrigerator and bar sink, with wine and cocktail glasses. Main table seats 6 + 5 at adjacent granite bar/ counter + small matching table can be added to seat 10 at dining table.Second brand new kitchen also on lower level with microwave, sink, and refrigerator added 2015 (and may be rented separately off season) High chair and booster chair available on request.
Lower level: NEW small but complete entertainment kitchen, 2015, with full size range, refrig, apt size dishwasher and butcher block eating bar.

All of the of upper two floors have new bamboo hardwood flooring and we ask guests to wear clean, soft soled shoes or slippers; bottom floor is tile and carpet (in bedroom).

Access to lower level also can be entirely from outside, using stair/walkway from street level if desired. Shoe trays are provided in entrance foyer and utility room.

Fireplace: two fireplaces w/ gas inserts and decorative logs/stones: no wood burning! No mess.

Upper decks: For travelers with small children please know that the decks are wood rail with safety glass inserts--but still, glass.

All rentals are subject to contract and advance deposits. Pricing in this listing may be adjusted depending on number of guests, pets, etc and length of stay (e.g., 10 days v. Weekly rate, more or less than 10 guests).


Property Type

  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Principal Renters should be age 35 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome supervised children but will want to know about ages and what special needs you might have (cribs, high chairs, etc. can be available upon request)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    OUTSIDE OK: Smoking outside on deck or down by ocean with proper disposal ok; no smoking inside house or garage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We need to hear about your proposed pet visitors before we commit due to wood floors, stairs, lack of fenced area that would contain dogs.leather furniture that cats can and do scratch. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The property hillside setting and house access, inside and out, requires ability to use many stairs for changing all levels as well as stairs to garden area and ocean....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Spacious with large window over creek...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Quiet and separate- only room on east side...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    queen bed on lower level with window on creek...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    oceanfront w/ private deck and full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Creekside facing with private deck/entrance...moreless

  • first 4 bedrooms share middle floor; three bedrooms share full bath with jacuzzi tub/shower unit as well as l full bath on lower level; King bedroom has own ensuite complete bath with double sinks, vanity, closets, heated flooring. 5th bedroom has l queen and ensuite bath on lower level and there is a couch opening to double bed in open area on the lower level and a queen size futon that opens for 2; extra sleeping spaces have full bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ensuite in King bedroom, fully tiled with heated floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    serves 3 bedrooms on middle level...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    one-half bath at top floor living area with kitchen...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    This bath is ensuite to bedroom on lower level...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    direct entry on lower floor with built in seat in shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please ask us when you contact us about anything we have forgotten. This property abuts a fantastic urban city, Vancouver, and the beautiful expansive forests, parks, and waterways of B.C. while at the same time being quiet and private and on the water. You will enjoy it in any season. Keep in mind, though, that this is a rustic area and while complete, this is not a 'luxury' rental in terms of formal/urban things like matched place settings or formal dining settings (e.g., no leaves for table, only 6 matched chairs. There are table covers and liners, however, to make a table for 10 if guests use the small folding tables and a board over them to add height. Guests can also move the smaller table in kitchen w/ 4 chairs....moreless


  • Books:

    Limited selection available welcome to take and leave unless marked to remain...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    on upper floor + hookup to speakers for ipod/ipad music...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games of many kinds including chess, monopoly, scrabble, etc. plus playing cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    we have added a 'mini' so you can connect your Ipod, iPad, computer etc to the large speakers in the living area....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    See photo; full size w/ all equipment located on lower level. NOT TO BE USED FOR OTHER GAMES invented by guests, ping pong, etc. JUST POOL, please....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic channels including some sports and music channels on all sets; shaw tv subscription....moreless

  • Stereo:

    we do not have a stereo but there are little speakers you can add to your electronic music device and there is a plug in for ipod/ipad cables to main speakers on floor....moreless

  • Television:

    One Large flat screen upstairs and small TV on lower level ...moreless

  • Toys:

    a collected assortment of small child toys is in a big basket in the utility room on top of old refrigerator, items mostly left by former guest visitors....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited selection mostly left by prior guests is available on upper level. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We have a rocky beach right next to the dock.. Shallow and easy for small children but bring your water shoes and a pair for the children, too. They can also be found at Canadian Tire. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    The house has wonderful views of the mountain range that goes all the way to Whistler. We face due south--lots of sun in the winter, too!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    See photos on this site...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are on the oceanfront on a hillside descending right ot the water with fabulous unblocked views. This is a deep fjord with incoming ocean water mixing with fresh water and full of marine life....moreless

  • Village:

    Deep Cove is a beautifully maintained seaside village with a park that has a great public beach, many cute shops and restaurants and a superb kayak center that also rents paddleboards....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    See OCEAN front......moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The photos depict this area better than words can. We have a small matching table that can be used for expansion to 8- 10 Table seats 6 w/o. Also have long folding table and chairs and exterior table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Multiple function control new dryer installed 8/2013....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have two fireplaces set up with gas inserts, one on top floor and one on lower floor (pool table/ seating area). No wood burning allowed....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    See photos re lower level and pool table. We also have yoga mat, no other equipment....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car garage--but space only for one small (compact or subcompact) car + bicycle or ski storage okay....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Rooms have separate wall or baseboard heating that must be turned on and off as needed.Modern thermostats are automatic for climate control unless changed by guests....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless is available free with password provided on arrival....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide sheets and pillows and suitable duvets or comforters for all beds. Housekeeping will be provided before/after visit and can be arranged during visit if desired....moreless

  • Living Room:

    see photos; note leather furniture and wood floors require care and proper use by adults and children (no heels, hard shoes)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street space for 2 vehicles outside garage on slanted (hillside) paved area + on street parking in neighborhood l permit for nearby...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We expect guests to use their own cellphones unless we make arrangements before rental but phone is in house for local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Adequate bath towels and small towels are located in each bath and extras for hot tub and outdoor use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New HE machines are located in residence....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have standard electric coffee maker plus l-cup electric and french press + teapot and tea kettle....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    See other description area for this information but there are ample dishes and utensils to serve groups of 14 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless full size GE model from 2007; note new second kitchen on lower level 2015 will have dishwasher 10/15....moreless

  • Freezer:

    The main freezer is in the refrigerator; but we do have an additional 'overflow' refrigerator in the utility room w/top freezer as well....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open to dining and seating areas and bordered by 12 foot granite counter with bar sink, wine fridge and comfortable barstool seating for 4-6. + SECOND kitchen added April 2015 lower level...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Two in the house, one upper floor in kitchen and one in small entertainment kitchen at lower level....moreless

  • Oven:

    there are TWO ranges in the house if all three floors are rented, one at upper and one at lower floor....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    While all things are not guaranteed at all times, we do leave basic supplies available and necessary items such as flour and sugar,plastic wrap, condiments, salt & pepper, tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer unit with water dispenser and ice-maker. Also older overflow full refrigerator on top level and new 15.5 cubic foot + small refrigerator lower floor....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner built in gas cooktop with full oven and convection oven controls on top floor; new (2015) range w/ four gas burners and oven on lower floor....moreless

  • Toaster:

    There are two toasters on upper level, 2 slice each; also a crockpot, waffle iron, grill (plus the barbeque on outside upper deck). 4 slice toaster on lower level....moreless


  • Boat:

    We do NOT rent boats because of potential liability but you are welcome to bring one w/ our prior approval. There is a major kayak rental location 5 minutes away and a marina that rents powerboats....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) All levels have front decks facing the water. One bedroom on middle level also has small private creek-side deck. Two front decks are made of tempered glass held in place with cedar beams....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses are nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Major kayak rental facility five minutes from the house and 50 hp boats and pontoon at marina 5 minute walk from house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden/grass area on way to ocean where guests may take outdoor furniture if they return it to original location on departure...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Located on upper deck with propane unit...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We do not provide but there are 3 good ski areas in North Vancouver, one, Mt. Seymour, is very close + good for snow sh Grouse Mountain is easily accessible, and Whistler/Blackcomb is one + hour drive...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We do not supply but you should bring water shoes for rocky shoreline if you like to wade or swim....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    See photo and description in other parts of listing....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay
Summer 2016
Jun 18 - Sep 17, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
C$600 C$625
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee C$100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • 100% refundable security C$500
  • partial cleaning fee C$225
  • Tax Rate 5%


Rates will be subject to Canadian taxes for short term occupancy in addition to amounts above. Currently GST is 5%

GROUP SIZE: Groups of 6 or less may inquire re lower price

RENTAL AGREEMENT: will be sent via email once owner has established property availability and parties have agreed on rent for time period and group size

WEEKEND ONLY (3) nights possible with deposit + cleaning if small family

50% of rent+ tax + partial cleaning at time of booking; balance due, including security deposit, 90 days before rental begins for summer; 60 days off season or by mutual agreement of the parties. Deposit returned in 5 work days after departure if no damage.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 09/26/2015
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32 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Vancouver International (YVR)
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Raven Pub
22 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Horseshoe Bay
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
several courses private and public
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Canada 1
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Arms Reach Bistro
17 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt Seymour
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Deep Cove village for public use

Car: Recommended

Our property is at the shoreline, with a long dock extending out and the house set back on a hillside; indicator on map is close proximity. Good public transportation (bus) to downtown Vancouver is frequent for non-drivers, as well as sea-bus across Burrard Inlet.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: This residence is owned by a Californian couple and is used as a vacation residence for themselves and friends and family. Due to work, distance and travel, we are only there part time so we have decided to share our home with people from other areas who will enjoy and care for it. We have great neighbors in Deep Cove and are renting to visiting families traveling together as well as to businesses for retreats and meetings. we do not do rentals at present for events, bachelor parties, social gatherings, etc. (parking and noise issues) and we ask that the principal (signing) renter be age 35 or older. Well supervised children are welcome and animals are possible with approval and deposit.

Why the Owner Chose North Vancouver:
We looked at all kinds of properties once we decided that the Greater Vancouver area was where we wanted to spend much of our leisure time. We wanted to have ocean access easily (we boat and swim), privacy, feel connected to the Pacific Northwest forest, and have all the urban excitement and amenities of a great city. Deep Cove proved to be the unique answer for all our desires.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Very few places can offer the amenities of this home: a private dock for lounging, a hot tub where you can enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets, or warm up after a swim off the private dock; a pool table for gaming, and glorious views. AND…in winter… proximity to great winter sports area and l.5 hours to Whistler... plus three 'local' ski areas within 1/2 hour.

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  • Entrance level floor with panorama waterfront view from inside and exterior deck

    Entrance level floor with panorama waterfront view from inside and exterior deck

  • Kitchen looking towards dining area, water

    Kitchen looking towards dining area, water

  • View towards kitchen from front entry with stone of fireplace, stairs, left

    View towards kitchen from front entry with stone of fireplace, stairs, left

  • Master bedroom looking to its private deck on 2nd floor, facing water

    Master bedroom looking to its private deck on 2nd floor, facing water

  • The rear queen bedroom w/ private deck on creek and cedar forest area

    The rear queen bedroom w/ private deck on creek and cedar forest area

  • Queen bed in room on west side of house along creek

    Queen bed in room on west side of house along creek

  • Pool table for family game nights. Location is next to lower floor seating area.

    Pool table for family game nights. Location is next to lower floor seating area.

  • Hot tub awaiting guest bathers, summer 2014

    Hot tub awaiting guest bathers, summer 2014

  • View from upper level deck, looking down on private dock and beach (at low tide)

    View from upper level deck, looking down on private dock and beach (at low tide)

  • Our dock and stone pier/grass area with float at end (10 foot + tides in area).

    Our dock and stone pier/grass area with float at end (10 foot + tides in area).

  • The Indian Arm around the bend towards Vancouver

    The Indian Arm around the bend towards Vancouver

  • Middle floor showing 4 bedrooms and bath.

    Middle floor showing 4 bedrooms and bath.

  • View from upper level, with living room and dining room.

    View from upper level, with living room and dining room.

  • Dining area with full cove view

    Dining area with full cove view

  • Bar height island extension and stools
for added seating adjacent to table.

    Bar height island extension and stools for added seating adjacent to table.

  • Master bath, with twin sinks and double-headed shower.

    Master bath, with twin sinks and double-headed shower.

  • Double bedroom on East side of house
2nd floor

    Double bedroom on East side of house 2nd floor

  • Bottom floor sitting area with fold out bed in couch facing camera; water behind

    Bottom floor sitting area with fold out bed in couch facing camera; water behind

  • Hot tub area with fog over water, fall 2012

    Hot tub area with fog over water, fall 2012

  • View from garage down the stairs to home's main (but really back) entrance.

    View from garage down the stairs to home's main (but really back) entrance.

  • upper deck view to Deep Cove Marina on west

    upper deck view to Deep Cove Marina on west

  • Upper level cedar deck with furnishings and barbque just out of sight.

    Upper level cedar deck with furnishings and barbque just out of sight.

  • View from upper deck across dock with zoom lens

    View from upper deck across dock with zoom lens

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