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Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive

Bedrooms 1
Space 475 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

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

Graveley Garden Suite, Commercial Drive, Vancouver:

NOTICE TO OUR VALUED GUESTS: As of April 1, 2018 in compliance with the City of Vancouver’s new short term rental restrictions, we have moved to a 30 day minimum rental period. Bookings are not restricted to calendar months, so long as you have a continuous stay for 30 days or more.

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. We've RECENTLY UPGRADED the shower to a walk-in shower, and replaced our kitchen floor. 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 (604.873.4890).

Perfect for travellers and temporary work placements of all kinds. Are you tired of hotels with no kitchen facilities, looking for some authentic neighborhood 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, long stay

More Details

Leslie Morgan or Susan McElcheran
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

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 East Side

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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East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We include tissue, liquid soap/shampoo, q-tips, small hair dryer and cleaning supplies.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom w/ Queen bed - 1 queen
    Sofabed (in the Living room) - 1 double , Very comfortable premium mattress
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


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Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive
average rating of 4.894737 based on 43 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts! Great place to stay! Close to everything! Very Enjoyable! We would stay again,

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil

Aren't there more stars to show how great Graveley Suite is!?

  • 5 of 5

Staying for three weeks in this suite was the best part of my time in Vancouver. The place is simply impeccable. It is lovely, charming, cozy and of extreme comfort, and my days there will be forever remembered. I had a memorable stay there and it for sure contributed (immensely) for me to keep the peace of mind I needed to stay focused on my hours (and hours and hours) of study. Susan and Leslie are just the best "landladies" you can ask for: constantly concerned about your stay, gentle and sweet. If I could, I would give a whole constellation of stars to evaluate the Graveley Suite!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland CA

Quiet apartment near a lively neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The apartment (called a suite) is spacious and quiet on a tree lined block of well cared for houses. There are parks and playgrounds near by as welll as lively Commercial Dr.. The apartment itself is well supplied and intelligently set up for convenience. There are two slight negatives: the 3 small windows don’t admit much light and the view is of the wall of the neighboring house a narrow path away. Plentiful lighting in the apartment makes it bright. The bedroom area is a continuation of the living area separated by a screen that admits light and sound. Altogether the apartment met our needs well and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient, super cute apartment

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Leslie have a really comfortable suite, it has everything you need for a few days or a longer stay, great location to access the sky train and buses to easily get around the city. I would recommend renting from Susan and Leslie for your trip to Vancouver

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent place. Beautifully presented.

  • 5 of 5

We love our stay, great place and fantastic location. We had a lot of fun in Vancouver and the apartment helped to add to that. Thanks to our hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our monthly rate applies to a 30 day period. Our rates are based on double occupancy. If you would like to have additional guests use the sofa bed, our rates are $25 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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