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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).
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
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
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
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
(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
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
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 18 - Jan 10, 2016
5 night min stay
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
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
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.
Entrance level floor with panorama waterfront view from inside and exterior deck
Kitchen looking towards dining area, water
View towards kitchen from front entry with stone of fireplace, stairs, left
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
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.
Hot tub awaiting guest bathers, summer 2014
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).
The Indian Arm around the bend towards Vancouver
Middle floor showing 4 bedrooms and bath.
View from upper level, with living room and dining room.
Dining area with full cove view
Bar height island extension and stools for added seating adjacent to table.
Master bath, with twin sinks and double-headed shower.
Double bedroom on East side of house 2nd floor
Bottom floor sitting area with fold out bed in couch facing camera; water behind
Hot tub area with fog over water, fall 2012
View from garage down the stairs to home's main (but really back) entrance.
upper deck view to Deep Cove Marina on west
Upper level cedar deck with furnishings and barbque just out of sight.
View from upper deck across dock with zoom lens
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