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

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • 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

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Highchair, full size crib, single bed, stroller available...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • 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. Full size crib 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Pantry Items:

            Coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper, herbs and spices...moreless

          • Dining:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Top freezer compartment - full size fridge...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            No charge for use of washing machine...moreless

          • Parking:

            Free street parking in front ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace in living room...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room

          Entertainment

          • Television:

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

          • Video Library:

            Movies and kids shows on recorded tv...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Galaxie music channels on TV...moreless

          • Books
          • Satellite / Cable

          Communications

          Pool & Spa

              • Sauna:

                Private sauna in the luxurious bathroom...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Back garden features fieldstone deck with water fountain, benches. Small patio in front yard, private patio in entrance to the apartment....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

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

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Village:

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

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Boating
                  • Restaurants
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Antiquing
                  • Ice Skating
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  SUMMER
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  C$135
                  C$900

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  C$125
                  C$830

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 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.


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                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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!


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • 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.

                  • BBQ hut for guests with wildflower living roof

                    BBQ hut for guests with wildflower living roof

                  • 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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, September 18, 2014

                  C$125 - C$135 per night (CAD)
                  5

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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