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

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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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

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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. 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

 

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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$125
C$830

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning less than 1 wk C$50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$150
  • Taxes Not 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.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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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. Grocery shopping, restaurants, bars, liquor store, drug store, parks - all within two blocks, and a beautiful garden to enjoy no matter what the season.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen/Dining

    Kitchen/Dining

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Bedroom with double bed looking onto River Walk

    Bedroom with double bed looking onto River Walk

  • Bathroom Looking into Sauna

    Bathroom Looking into Sauna

  • Private BBQ Hut and Private Guest Patio

    Private BBQ Hut and Private Guest Patio

  • Back Garden in July

    Back Garden in July

  • Squirrel Feeding in the Water Feature

    Squirrel Feeding in the Water Feature

  • Entrance to The Secret Garden

    Entrance to The Secret Garden

  • Flagstone pathway to suite in Summer

    Flagstone pathway to suite in Summer

  • Front of house from street

    Front of house from street

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen/Dining

    Kitchen/Dining

  • Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Bedroom with Double Bed

    Bedroom with Double Bed

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Inside the Sauna

    Inside the Sauna

  • Detail in Back Garden

    Detail in Back Garden

  • Visitor on Rock in Front Garden

    Visitor on Rock in Front Garden

  • Looking from inside The Secret Garden

    Looking from inside The Secret Garden

  • Pathway to suite in Spring

    Pathway to suite in Spring

  • Rear of house as seen from inside the garden

    Rear of house as seen from inside the garden

  • In front of the house looking West, October

    In front of the house looking West, October

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/28/2015
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