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Vancouver 2 Bedroom Rental - Mountain Top Holiday House Close to Grouse Mountain

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2-4, free internet

Welcome to our tranquil holiday suite nestled in B.C.'s natural setting! Enjoy spectacular city & ocean views from this garden level suite.

The master bedroom offers a queen bed & nice linens. The second bedroom has twin bunkbeds.The livingroom is equipped with free internet, a comfy couch & cable TV. There is a full bathroom & complete kitchen with a dining area that opens up to a private 500 square foot sunny deck. The deck is perfect for lounging or even a yoga retreat. Onsite activities include foosball, ping pong, badminton and crochet.

Our home is situated at the end of the highest street (1,000 ft above sea level) on the side of Grouse Mountain. It is beside a forested park that has many hiking and mountain biking trails. The peacefulness of this place makes for a great yoga retreat too. The location allows for easy access off of Highway #1. A 5-10 minute drive will get you to Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge or Londsdale Quay waterfront shopping & seabus. A 15-25 drive will take you downtown, the ferry terminal or to numerous beaches. We invite you to enjoy this piece of paradise with the great outdoors & so much more at your doorstep! Our beautiful city awaits you and yours.

More Details

Iva Dietrich
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, Croatian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Iva Dietrich

My husband, 2 kids and I are an active family that enjoy the outdoors! We love Vancouver and have lots of great ideas of what to see and do (but only if you ask, we respect your privacy too).

Iva Dietrich purchased this house in 2007

Why Iva Dietrich chose North Vancouver

The best part about this property is that you are only 20 minutes away from the city and yet when you are here you feel away from it all. It's a peaceful, tranquil, natural setting!

What makes this house unique

The view is spectacular! From your own private deck, you will enjoy views of the city, Lions Gate bridge, and the mountains on Vancouver Island. Every sunset is unique! It's a photographer's delight!


Upper Lonsdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Vancouver 2 Bedroom Rental - Mountain Top Holiday House Close to Grouse Mountain
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

At first I would have to say that I was a bit hesitant due to the distance from the city, but after strolling through town, taking hikes right next door with a wonderful stream, my family was happy. We have two kids and they were in awe of the place. Iva, thank U.K. so much for making this place so family friendly and proving toys and games for the kids. The view is amazing and the area is peaceful we felt so relaxed. This place has everything you want and everything you need or want to visit on the north side( Capilano/ Lynn park) is five minutes away. If you want to go to the city, the ferry is the best way, which is a five minute drive to the terminal Can't wait to see this place in the winter.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for small families

  • 5 of 5

This property was great for visiting with kids. My 3 year old daughter loved the toys in the toy closet, my 8 year old son loved the foosball table and the space to play in the yard. I enjoyed taking the kids on the trails in the woods next door, and my wife enjoyed sitting and looking at the million-dollar view of Lions Gate Bridge and Vancouver Harbor.

The listing is for what I'd call a Mother-in-law unit, a separate unit in the lower part of the main house. You do get a bit of everyday noise from the main house and while the unit does have heat we couldn't find any heating controls in the unit aside from a portable heater. We were glad we brought earplugs and sweaters, but we're light sleepers with early bedtimes and from a warm climate.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Iva's place. We stayed three weeks with our kids, and the location was perfect for our adventures on the North Shore and in the Vancouver area.

The location at the top of the hill was near to many hiking trails and a short drive to the Sea Bus to go downtown. The drive to Cypress and Seymour for skiing was less than half an hour. The drive to Whistler was about an hour and a half.

Iva and Steve were great hosts. They respected our privacy and space, but were accommodating and helpful. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time here.One of the best things about having a vacation home is meeting great people like you. You are wonderful guests.All the best to you and your family. We hope you will come again! Iva and Steve
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Amazing space. Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The view from this unit is incredible, overlooking downtown with ocean views from the main living space and main bedroom. Very clean unit, with all the amenities needed. Outdoor space is an added bonus with chairs and couch to enjoy the views from the deck. Lastly, Iva and Steve are great owners and are available for any questions in regards to the Vancouver area. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet space in Vancouver

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic rental. Location is especially great if you enjoy hiking - this is on the highest street in the North Shore, and so woods and very well-kept trails are on your doorstep, and it is but a short drive to the foot of Grouse Mountain. Words cannot describe the view from the patio, of the city, harbour, and beyond to Vancouver Island. The suite itself is very comfortable, and the hosts are most gracious and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis metropolitan area

cozy retreat with fantastic views of Vancouver

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two weeks at this apartment with our 12 year-old daughter. The property is as depicted in the photos -- small but adequate for our two-week stay. The suburban location is quiet but you will need a car if you are doing lots of sight-seeing as public transportation, while good to metro Vancouver, would be less than ideal if you are going elsewhere.

This was a good fit for us as we spent most days doing activities. I think it would be good for any couple or family with up to two school-aged children. I would not recommend it for those with very young children as there is a steep hill outside the door which could be a safety issue.

The owners are very hospitable and helpful. If you are wanting a boat tour, Steve can provide that at an extra fee, which was very reasonable. We really enjoyed this part of the trip and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
YVR International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Queens Cross
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay Terminal
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Murdo Fraser, North Vancouver
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
North Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Edgemont Village Bistro
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Ambelside, West Vancouver
Car: recommended

Mountain Top Holiday House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in North Vancouver that is surrounded by nature. The home is located at the end of a cul de sac that leads to a park, creek, hiking and mountain biking trails. There are large cedar trees to east, Grouse Mountain to the north side and an ocean city/island view to the south and west. Although it is fairly close to many tourist attractions like Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension bridge and Londsdale Quay, a car is recommended for getting around easily. If however you are training for a bike race or triatholon this location is a perfect terrain for conditioning. Some of our guests have also used this peaceful setting as a yoga retreat. Whatever you want from your vacation, staying here will truly give you a British Columbia experience that you will enjoy and treasure!

Other Activities: Grouse Grind


Rates & Availability

Upper Lonsdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Week Special
Jul 25 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week Special
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday Rates
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring Rates
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
March Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79.34

If you are not using the Reservation Management System, then payments are made by bank draft or certified cheque made payable to "Iva Dietrich".
Rental of boat and driver are available (weather dependent) at a rate of $300 for first 2 hours, then $100 for each additional hour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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