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Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 475 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Sofabed in Living room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Graveley Garden Suite, Commercial Drive, Vancouver:

This lovely and private garden suite is located in a beautiful fully-renovated heritage home in a friendly and vibrant neighborhood. It is attractively furnished and is comfortable and spacious. The suite has a private entrance, a large kitchen, and a beautiful garden patio. Please see our calendar for availability. And please feel free to call us, whether you are a returning guest or a new one. Our number can be found on the booking confirmation page (its 604.873.4890).

Perfect for travellers of all kinds. Are you tired of hotels with no kitchen facilities, looking for some authentic neighboorhood feel, or visiting with relatives and friends but want your own space too? If this describes you, come and stay in your own home away from home while you are in Vancouver! Whether you are vacationing with family, travelling on business, here with the film industry, or a government employee temporarily assigned in Vancouver we offer a comfortable and affordable furnished suite for your short term stay.

Convenient central location with easy access to all the amenities, you are a two minute walk along our quiet tree-lined street to the best part of fabulous Commercial Drive, with shops, groceries, restaurants, live music/entertainment, recreational facilities and the greatest selection of coffee shops anywhere! And by the way, Vancouver is a top micro-brewery destination, and many fine micro breweries are in our area.

By car you are just a 8 minute drive to the city center and a 30 minute drive to any location in the city, from the beaches of Kitsilano, to the mountains of the North Shore, to the BC ferry portal to the Gulf Islands and Victoria. We are very close to public transit: buses are a block away, Skytrain (rapid transit) is a 12 minute walk. Many guests opt to go car free as travelling around the city is super easy, but if you have a car, we have a large off street parking space just for you.

Keywords: Garden Suite, Commercial Drive, Film, Government, short, long stay

More Details

Owner
Leslie Morgan or Susan McElcheran
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Leslie Morgan or Susan McElcheran

We love living in this beautiful 1910 heritage home in a prime heritage area of Vancouver, and sharing the Commercial Drive area with visitors from all over the world. Vancouver is indeed a visitors paradise and we enjoy the great variety of people who come and explore its many hidden gems.

Leslie Morgan or Susan McElcheran purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Leslie Morgan or Susan McElcheran chose Vancouver

Commercial Drive is one of the trendiest areas in Vancouver and a fabulous place to visit. The house is on a quiet street 1 1/2 blocks from the best cafes, restaurants, live music clubs and bars, shops, produce and health food stores. There are fitness facilities, banks, groceries, transit, and a liquor store all within minutes from home.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house is over 100 years old. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2010. Over the last several years she has had major renovations to every sector of the home, including the suite. The suite is a new installation including both kitchen and bathroom and has not been rented prior to this listing on VRBO. The entire house, including the suite, has retained its heritage charm and combines the best of modern and heritage living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dearest Leslie and Susan,

You helped make our wedding a special day. Thank you for the flowers and being a part of our day. It’s not often you meet such wonderful people. We hope to see you soon.

P.S. We love everything about the accommodations!!!
Oct 2014
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Amenities

East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We include tissue, liquid soap/shampoo, q-tips, small hair dryer and cleaning supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom w/ Queen bed - 1 queen
    Sofabed (in the Living room) - 1 double , Very comfortable premium mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive
average rating of 4.878788 based on 38 reviews
5

A real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

A spacious and very comfortable garden suite. It comes fully equipped allowing self catering. The location is near to the vibrant Commercial Drive will plenty of shops and restaurants. The property has its own secure access and is on one level.

A 15 minute walk away is the skytrain and bus routes giving easy access to the whole city. We didn't have a car in Vancouver and used public transport every day. We even got to Grouse Mountain and back for only $10 each . We have been very comfortable and relaxed here and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in Vancouver

The hosts, Susan and Leslie are around if you need anything and are a good source of local knowledge.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great Outdoor Space

  • 4 of 5

Clean apartment with everything you could want to make yourself at home. We were at the end of a 3 week vacation and it was nice to do some laundry and chill on the shaded patio after a day of touring Vancouver. We used public transit. It took around 40 min to reach downtown.area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and delightful place to stay. It was great to have a homey base for adventuring through vancouver. Commercial street is super close which is great for grabbing a bite to eat or just strolling. Susan welcomed us after we got all of our bags settled and told us loads of places to visit in Vancouver. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean, well-maintained, and centrally located.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience and enjoyed our time there. The hosts were accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect. Clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Have booked self catering accommodation in other countries and this was among the most comfortable and homey. Very much as described. 2 blocks to groceries, banks and restaurants. Very quiet neighborhood.

Recommend. Leslie and Susan have created a very homey, home-away-from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely garden suite

  • 5 of 5

The suite was perfect with everything we needed for a home away from home. It was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The outdoor area was lovely, although it was a bit cool for us to make use of it in April. Leslie and Susan were very helpful to us a couple of times, especially when we needed a ride to the train station to pick up our rental car. This is a great location in a quiet neighborhood. It is an easy walk to lots of shops and restaurants on Commercial Drive. The private parking at the rear of the property was very convenient.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay or Tsawassen
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Via Rail Station/ Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Many restaurants on the Drive - 1 minute away
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Kitsilano Beach Park
Car: not necessary

We maintain a drawerful of maps and great local and regional tourist information for your use. We are always happy to talk to you about places to see and things to do in and around Vancouver!

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Rates & Availability

East Side Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017
Jan 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$75
$496
$1,547
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$75
$496
$1,547
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (<7 nights) $47.6

A cleaning fee of $60 applies if stay is less than 7 nights. Our monthly rate applies to a 30 day period.
The nightly rate for 1-2. Additional guests are $25 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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