Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Sauna, Fireplace, Bbq Hut, - Near Ubc, Close to Downtown, Airport, Cruise Ships

You sent a message to this manager.

BBQ hut for guests with wildflower living roof

Calendar

Last updated: 10/29/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dunbar-Southlands apartment description

The Secret Garden is a serene retreat nestled in gorgeous gardens in one of the most beautiful and safe neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Ten minutes to UBC or downtown - close to the best of everything Vancouver has to offer!

Our large, bright yet cozy apartment occupies the ground level of a character home. Just outside the separate entrance are a private patio and the lush back garden.

The carpeted living room has lots of large windows looking onto gardens, a big comfy couch and extra seating, a gas fireplace and flatscreen tv.

There are two bedrooms, both with windows looking onto gardens. The master has a queen bed and the other bedroom a double bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, everything you need to cook at home. Coffee, tea, sugar, herbs and spices are provided. The fridge and stove are both full size.

The dining area also looks onto gardens and has seating for six.

Our luxurious tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, rainhead, and granite counter opens into a private sauna.

The laundry room has a washing machine and dryer, laundry tubs, and cleaning supplies. There are no charges for the use of the washer and dryer.

Our tropical feel back garden features a large stone deck, water feature and landscape lighting. Birds and squirrels visit many times a day and can often be seen drinking at the fountain. The garden is featured annually in the “Dunbar in Bloom” garden tour in May.

The front garden has a delightful little stone patio surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubs.

We are half a block from Dunbar Village in the historic neighbourhood of Dunbar-Southlands. Within two blocks are many restaurants and bars, liquor store, produce and fish markets, Starbucks and other coffee shops, Mac's, drug store, small shops, beauty salons and medical clinic. Stong's supermarket is half a block away - convenient for making meals in the apartment.

There is ample free parking in front of the house with no need for permits.

Families with children will enjoy the Dunbar Community Centre, one block away, which has a great playground, tennis courts, fitness centre and picnic area.

The west side beaches are a ten-minute drive or short bus ride down the hill. Also nearby are UBC, the Museum of Anthropology and several public golf courses. A few blocks west is the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park where you can walk for hours in old-growth forest. A 10-minute drive or 25-minute bus ride takes you to downtown Vancouver.

Granville Island, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Gardens, Commercial Drive, South Granville, Main Street and UBC are some of the attractions you won't want to miss on our side of town.

For families with small children we have a play-and-pack, high chair, stroller (all free) and extra single bed ($10 per night).
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a quiet, beautiful setting close to the best of everything Vancouver has to offer, we would love to welcome you to The Secret Garden.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Highchair, Play-andPack available...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Two bedrooms: one with queen bed and one with double bed. We also have a single mattress on top of a foamy that we can set up for an extra person. Play-and-Pack and highchair available for kids. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Luxurious tiled bathroom with private sauna...moreless

          • One bathroom with walk-in rain shower, granite countertop, storage cupboard. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            Galaxie music channels on TV...moreless

          • Television:

            Flat screen cable tv with over 500 chanels...moreless

          • Toys:

            Stuffies, small toys for kids....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Movies and kids shows on recorded tv...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Close to downtown - 8 km - 16 minutes by car, 20 minutes by bus, bus stop half a block away...moreless

          • Village:

            Half a block from Dunbar Village with its many bars, restaurants, movie theatre, community centre, library, drug store, shopping...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Dining area in kitchen - glass table with 6 chairs....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Internet:

            Free wi-fi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            Free street parking in front ...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Free cellphone for guest use ...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            No charge for use of washing machine...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes and cutlery for 6....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped - stove, fridge, microwave, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, etc....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Tea, sugar, salt and pepper, herbs and spices...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Top freezer compartment - full size fridge...moreless

          • Stove:

            Full size four-burner stove with oven....moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Back garden features fieldstone deck with water fountain, benches. Small patio in front yard, private patio in entrance to the apartment. Large BBQ hut and seating area exclusively for guest use....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            The house is surrounded with lush gardens including a tropically inspired garden with rock walls, 'The Secret Garden'....moreless

          Pool / Spa

              • Sauna:

                Private sauna in the luxurious bathroom...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 5 traveler reviews
              Loading...
               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              SUMMER
              Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              C$145
              C$970

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              C$135
              C$900

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit C$150
              • Cleaning less than 1 wk C$50
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Extra guest fee is $30.00 per person per night for guests after 2.

              Cleaning fee is $50 on stays of less than one week.

              Baby crib available - $10/night.


              Please wait... Pay with confidence

              Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
               

              Calendar

              Last updated: 10/29/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              11 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Vancouver International Airport
              200 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              The Dunbar Public House
              29 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              University of British Columbia
              8 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Canada Line
              5 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 99
              75 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Cheshire Cheese Inn
              130 Kilometres
              Nearest Ski
              Whistler
              4.5 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Jericho

              Car: Not Necessary

              The Secret Garden is in the historic neighbourhood of Dunbar-Southlands, on a quiet, tree-lined street half a block from Dunbar Village. A 10-minute drive or 20-minute bus ride takes you downtown. The best beaches in Vancouver are just down the hill - Jericho, Spanish Banks, Locarno, and Kitsilano. The University of British Columbia is a 10-minute drive. Also on this side of town are the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, VanDusen Gardens, the Planetarium, Science World, and the funky areas of Main Street and Commercial Drive for bars, ethnic restaurants and music. The old fishing village of Steveston is half an hour's drive - great fish and chips and you can buy fresh fish off the boats to cook in our fully equipped kitchen.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1985

              About: Hi: I'm Noo-Noo, the resident caretaker and rental agent for The Secret Garden. I live upstairs and am available by phone but not necessarily in 24-hour residence. Just let me know if you need anything and I'll be happy to help.

              Why Dunbar-Southlands:
              I love Dunbar! I moved here from North Van in 1985. I bought this home for its large treed lot, proximity to the forest and Dunbar Village and most of all I loved the character of the house (it used to be an old mill worker's home and was built in 1926).

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The location is fantastic - everything needed for day to day living is within walking distance. I have been living upstairs for many years and I rarely drive my car. Grocery shopping, restaurants, fitness classes - all within two blocks! Plus it's not everybody who gets to enjoy these incredible gardens all year long!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the property manager

              Loading...
              1 of 30
               

              Photos

              • BBQ hut for guests with wildflower living roof

                BBQ hut for guests with wildflower living roof

              • Wildflower living roof on BBQ hut from Noo-Noo's kitchen window

                Wildflower living roof on BBQ hut from Noo-Noo's kitchen window

              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • Bedroom with double bed looking onto River Walk

                Bedroom with double bed looking onto River Walk

              • Looking from inside The Secret Garden

                Looking from inside The Secret Garden

              • Entrance to The Secret Garden

                Entrance to The Secret Garden

              • Flagstone pathway to suite in Summer

                Flagstone pathway to suite in Summer

              • Visitor on rock in front garden.

                Visitor on rock in front garden.

              • Kitchen looking into living room

                Kitchen looking into living room

              • Bedroom 2 looking into living room

                Bedroom 2 looking into living room

              • Squirrel feeding in the water feature

                Squirrel feeding in the water feature

              • Rear of house as seen from inside the garden

                Rear of house as seen from inside the garden

              • Pathway to suite in Spring

                Pathway to suite in Spring

              • Looking into The Secret Garden

                Looking into The Secret Garden

              • In front of the house looking West, October

                In front of the house looking West, October

              • Front of house from street

                Front of house from street

              VRBO #481112

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

              C$135 - C$145 per night (CAD)
              5

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 10/29/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
              Dates are unavailable
              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
              Get an instant quote
              Manager
              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/29/2014
              Email manager

              6047851364

              Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
              Add vacation protection services to your booking

              Three services to protect your trip:

              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


              Get it now

              advertisement

              Share this property via Email

              SAUNA, FIREPLACE, BBQ HUT, - near UBC, close to downtown, airport, cruise ships

              Vancouver #481112

              2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

              You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

              Share this property via Email

                Please correct the following errors and resend:
              • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
              • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
              • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.