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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.
Bedrooms: 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.
The bottom floor of the house has a creek-side bedroom with a queen-sized futon. It is less 'finished' than the other bedrooms but comfortable, has own bath downstairs and TV in bedroom. 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).
Bathrooms: (a) one-half bath on top floor; (b) one shared bathroom on the middle floor (with combined jetted tub and shower); (c) one en-suite bathroom attached to master bedroom on middle floor, with double-headed shower; (d) one bathroom on bottom floor, with shower enclosure.
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 w/ approval) and swim ladder; (e) private access beach (rocky, with stairs to water); (f) pool table; (g) large flat screen TV on upper level, with smaller TV on lower level, both with cable. (h) board games, books, and cards for cozy nights at home.
Kitchen Newly remodeled 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 table extenders can be added to seat 10 at dining table. Small kitchen also on lower level with microwave, sink, and refrigerator. High chair and booster chair available on request.
Flooring: 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.
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!
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).
queen bed on lower level with window on creek...moreless
first 4 bedrooms share middle floor; three bedrooms share full bath with jacuzzi tub/shower unit. King bedroom has own ensuite complete bath with double sinks, vanity, closets, heated flooring. In addition to 5 bedrooms there is a queen futon and couch opening to double bed in open area lower level ( where seating area and pool table are in photos)....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
ensuite in King bedroom, fully tiled with heated floor...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
sauna located within this lower level full bath as well...moreless
Bathroom 4: toilet
one-half bath at top floor living area with kitchen...moreless
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
Limited selection available welcome to take and leave unless marked to remain...moreless
Basic channels including some sports and music channels on all sets; shaw tv subscription....moreless
One Large flat screen upstairs and small tv in seating area at lower level as well as one in lower level bedroom....moreless
a colleced bunch of small child toys is in a big basket in the utility room on top of refrigerator if we are notified ahead that guests have small children in their party....moreless
Limited selection available on upper level. ...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
The photos depict this area better than words can. We have a small matching table extension that can be used for expansion to 8- 10 Table seats 6 w/o. Also have long folding table and chairs....moreless
Seating for 10 people
Multiple function control new dryer installed 8/2013....moreless
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
Two car garage--but space only for one small (compact or subcompact) car + bicycle or ski storage okay....moreless
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
Wireless is available free with password provided on arrival....moreless
Iron & Board
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
see photos; note leather furniture and wood floors require care and proper use by adults and children (no heels, hard shoes)...moreless
Off street space for 2 vehicles outside garage on slanted (hillside) paved area + on street parking in neighborhood l permit for nearby...moreless
We expect guests to use their own cellphones unless we make arrangements before rental but phone is in house for local calls only....moreless
Adequate bath towels and small towels are located in each bath and extras for hot tub and outdoor use....moreless
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
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....moreless
Two in the house, one upper floor in kitchen and one in small kitchenette at lower level....moreless
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
Stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer unit with water dispenser and ice-maker. Also older overflow full refrigerator on top level and small refrigerator on lower level ...moreless
4 burner built in gas cooktop with full oven and convection oven controls...moreless
There are two toasters on upper level, 2 slice each; also a crockpot, waffle iron, grill (plus the barbeque on outside upper deck)....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
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
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
See photo and description in other parts of listing....moreless
December Holidays Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Sports Season Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2015 5 night min stay
summer 2015 Jun 13 - Sep 13, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 10 guests; add C$40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
C$600 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage DepositC$500
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 + cleaning at time of booking; balance due, including security deposit, 90 days before rental begins for summer; 60 days off season.
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 and travel, we do not use the home as much as we would like, 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. No rentals at present for events, bachelor parties, social gatherings, etc. and principal (signing) renter must be age 35 or older. Well supervised children are welcome and animals are possible with approval.
Why the Owner Chose Vancouver Coast & Mountains: 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 water 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, a pool table for gaming, a sauna to warm up after a swim off the private dock, and glorious views. AND…in winter… proximity to great winter sports area and l.5 hours to Whistler.