"I must admit I was a little concerned when we booked this property, since the reviews were pretty old, but we booked any way, and were pretty happy with our stay.
While not the quickest responses, and a few queries over rate, as owners website and VRBO quoted different rates, we booked this property for a few nights prior to catching the ferry to Vancouver Island.
The property is located in the lower ground floor of the owners house, it is accessed via some rather steep steps to the side of the property, and through a lockable patio door.
The suite was spotlessly clean,and two large bedrooms at either end, one with two singles and one with a large king size bed. plenty of storage available and bedroom safe.
The lounge area has two large sofas, but the dining area is rather small and compact. We eat outside in the lovely gardens. The suite is decorated in good quality dark wood furniture.
The gallery kitchen offers limited cooking facilities, a full hob, but only a very small compact counter top 'oven' , it took three slices of bread , as was also the grill and toaster. We eat out most evenings, so not a problem, but the size may be an issue to others. There wasn't a toaster, which would have been useful. There was a bit of an eclectic mix of crockery and glasses.
The bathroom was very clean, but a lock on the door may have to go on the TO DO list !!
All of the windows have amazing views across to down town Vancouver. Some tourist info may be useful, but we were familiar with the area.
There is some noise from 'upstairs' walking around, doors closing, and some background TV noise, although It didn't disturb us. The Owner has a small workshop area, outside the main bedroom window, a little disconcerting to see him outside your window at times !!
I was a little concerned before we stayed, as the owners website refers you to the calendar of the VRBO website, and the dates we booked three months prior to staying, were still showing as available , but all was fine.
The suite provides a good quality accommodation, ideal for Vancouver and ferries at Horse Shoe bay and an great alternative to a hotel."
Guest: Diane S.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 11, 2014