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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite in Natural Setting

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Our three-level home zoomed up from the rugged Capilano River 30 metres below

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Completely self-contained, ground-floor garden suite set in a natural west-coast setting of tall firs, cedars, salal, goats beard, wild cranberry, ocean spray, Oregon grape, and ferns. The suite is perched on the immediate edge of the Capilano Canyon (the property is well fenced!) looking 30 metres down to the ruggedly beautiful Capilano River and across the canyon to the Capilano Regional Park. Exceptionally quiet - the only sounds you will hear will be the murmurs of the river and the songs and cries of the many resident birds.

The Canyon hosts bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and numerous ducks and other smaller birds, including sparkling hummingbirds, that fly past at eye-level, perch on nearby trees, and enjoy the birdfeeders. Looking down at the Ranger Pool, you will see salmon running (in the fall), fly fishermen, kayakers, and hikers taking a rest on the river's 'beach'.

Our home is set well below the road, which is why it is so quiet and the setting so pristine. But it comes at a cost! There is a hand-railed path of about 40 steps from our carport down to the main level of our home. We continue to handle this journey with ease (despite two hip replacements!). There are a further 20 steps down to the suite. Consider this hike part of your daily workout!

The suite has it own private deck overlooking the canyon and there is an adjoining patio that provides a cool place to sit and read or eat on sunny hot days. It has been recently renovated and decorated with West Coast art. It has two large, bright bedrooms, with a double or queen-size bed and new bedding. The living area has a slate floor and comprises a well-equipped kitchen, a large dining and living area with a gas fireplace. The bathroom includes a bath and shower, and the usual fittings. The suite looks out, through two double French doors, to the deck and across the river to the park. The suite is exceptionally safe and private, and is professionally cleaned after each visit.

Our suite is exceptionally well located for tourists and vacationers:

• 5 minute walk to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - this is a must-see, well worth it!
• 15 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to the Chinook Trail in the Capilano Regional Park that loops around the Cleveland Dam back to the trailhead - a lovely, pristine, riverside trail - pools, ancient trees, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, and more (my favourite longer walk).
• 5 minute drive to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery - very interesting and close encounters with salmon (which are very tasty!).
• 10 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to Edgemont Village - old-fashioned village that provides everything you need for your stay (except a candlestick maker!).
• 20 minute quiet walk or 5 minute drive to Murdo Frazer Park - pitch and putt and a little old wood cabin set on a duck pond - bring duck food - great fun for kids!
• 10 minute drive to Ambleside Beach, 10 minute drive to Third Beach in Stanley Park - this is our favourite beach and is wonderful for families with younger children.
• 10 minute drive to the Grouse Mountain Skyride to the peak - lots to do and great fun year-round. Or, instead of taking the Skyride, try the Grouse Grind - be warned, it's very tough! For the daredevils, Grouse and the North Shore offer unmatched mountain biking!
• 20 minute drives to Cypress and Seymour Mountains - good skiing and hiking. For the fitter types, try hiking from Cypress Bowl to the Lions along the Howe Sound Crest Trail - my favourite, more demanding, hike (when I was younger!) - the views are spectacular, particularly from the top of the West Lion.
• 40 minute drive to the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish on the road to Whistler. Fantastic views of the iconic Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and surrounding mountains - a new North Shore attraction and well worth a visit!


The transit and travelling location of our home is excellent:

• 2 minute walk to buses that service downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Lonsdale Quay, Grouse Mountain, and Horseshoe Bay.
• 10-20 minute drive to downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park over the Lions Gate Bridge.
• 1 minute drive to the Trans Canada Highway - gateway to Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Squamish and Whistler to the north west; and the Seconds Narrows Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove, east Vancouver, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley to the east.
• south of Vancouver, including the USA, can be reached through downtown Vancouver or by the Second Narrows Bridge (avoiding downtown).

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The renters must be adults...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A small, well-behaved dog is fine. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is a fairly long path/steps from the road and parking down to our home. We continue to handle it with ease (after two hip replacements). There is a handrail but wheelchairs and walkers would be impossible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • North bedroom: 1 queen

    Foams are available for children, if necessary...moreless

  • South bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • The bedrooms have been freshly decorated, and there is new bedding and linen....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is small but perfect. It comprises a toilet, a single basin, and a big bath with an excellent shower. Comfortable, but not the place to hang out....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a huge range, if necessary...moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Grouse Mountain looking north from the road...moreless

  • Water View:

    Perched on the edge of the Capilano Canyon 30 metres directly above the beautiful Ranger Pool of the Capilano River, and across to the Capilano Regional Park. Enjoy the sounds of the river and birds....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    High chairs are available, if necessary...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas with remote controls...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air plus the bedrooms have adjustable electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi available (superfast LTE)...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is plenty of safe street parking. There is a hand-railed path of about 40 steps from our carport down to our home. We continue to handle the journey with ease (despite two hip replacements!). ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels included, if necessaty...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    The usual items such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, initial milk, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Standard pricing
3 night min stay
C$160
C$1,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$143 Nightly


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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee C$75
  • Pet Fee C$100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please note that the additional guest fee of $30.00 per night DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN OF THE RENTER (high school or younger)! If the "Book It" system quotes the additional guest fee for your children, enter O children

Monthly rate by negotiation

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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Location

22 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Queens Cross Pub (worth a visit)
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Horshoe Bay (worth a visit - delightful village)
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Northlands Golf Course (stunning 18 hole public)
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Lonsdale Sea Bus to Waterfront to Pacific Central
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1 - East & West)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Canyon - Edgemont Village (many others nearby)
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Grouse Mountain Skyride, Grind, Baden Powell Trail
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We have lived in our home since 1996 and are now empty nesters after our three children left to start their own independent lives. We are both retired professionals (financial executive and teacher) and we live in the two floors above the suite. We think that our suite is beautiful, and we wanted to share it with others. We have four grandchildren who, like all children, are full of energy and can be rambunctious when they visit but, during your stay, we shall be as quiet as mice. (We, too, shall enjoy the quiet times for a change!).

Why the Owner Chose North Vancouver:
We moved to the North Shore from the Vancouver west side in 1985 when we fell in love with the ambience of mountains, forests and water. We are not 'city' people and loved the quality of life the North Shore offered (while being in close proximity to the city). We came across this home in 1996 and it was love at first sight, and the romance continues.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home feels to us like a quiet country cottage set in the woods by the river, but yet it is within minutes of one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. It is tucked in a natural cedar and fir forest setting, with abundant native plant life. Despite the trees, it enjoys a great deal of sunshine, particularly as the sun sets in the afternoon and evening. Our home and deck faces south west, so it can get hot, but we have a partially shaded patio area that is cooler and a great place for the grandkids to play with water and generally get soaking wet!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Our three-level home zoomed up from the rugged Capilano River 30 metres below

    Our three-level home zoomed up from the rugged Capilano River 30 metres below

  • Summer view of the Ranger Pool and "beach" from our home

    Summer view of the Ranger Pool and "beach" from our home

  • Ranger Pool and Capilano River in full flood viewed from our home

    Ranger Pool and Capilano River in full flood viewed from our home

  • Canyon view from our home, wintertime

    Canyon view from our home, wintertime

  • The front entrance to the main level our home

    The front entrance to the main level our home

  • Suite and patio, facing west

    Suite and patio, facing west

  • Stairs up to main deck with covered suite deck below

    Stairs up to main deck with covered suite deck below

  • View of kitchen area

    View of kitchen area

  • View of dining/living area, gas fire, deck on left

    View of dining/living area, gas fire, deck on left

  • Another view of the dining/living area

    Another view of the dining/living area

  • Outlook from the north bedroom

    Outlook from the north bedroom

  • Bathroom, small but perfect!

    Bathroom, small but perfect!

  • Our home is on the edge of the canyon and looks down 30 metres to the river

    Our home is on the edge of the canyon and looks down 30 metres to the river

  • Winter view of the Ranger Pool from our home

    Winter view of the Ranger Pool from our home

  • Canyon view from our home, summer time

    Canyon view from our home, summer time

  • Fishing in the Ranger Pool below our home

    Fishing in the Ranger Pool below our home

  • Steps down to the ground level suite, Capilano Regional Park in the background

    Steps down to the ground level suite, Capilano Regional Park in the background

  • The patio from above

    The patio from above

  • Suite deck overlooking canyon

    Suite deck overlooking canyon

  • Another view of the kitchen area

    Another view of the kitchen area

  • Dining/living area looking through double French doors to deck

    Dining/living area looking through double French doors to deck

  • Bedroom on the north side of the suite

    Bedroom on the north side of the suite

  • South bedroom with patio outlook

    South bedroom with patio outlook

  • Step-in deep tub and overhead shower

    Step-in deep tub and overhead shower

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