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Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive

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


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

Leslie Morgan or Susan McElcheran
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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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East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 4
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive
average rating of 4.9 based on 35 reviews

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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely garden suite. Close enough to walk to "the drive" for all our needs!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, nicely decorated garden suite. Kitchen had everything you need to cook.The bed was comfortable, very quiet area. No door on the bedroom just a curtain but fine for two people or a family.

Our hosts Leslie and Susan were very nice, very helpful. Made checking in easy and left clear directions on how things worked in the suite.

There is a lovely garden to sit in if you get a warm day. We had some issues with the gas BBQ but Leslie said they are planning to correct this.

We would recommend this apartment and would gladly return again on our next visit to Vancouver.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the suite. We have now replaced our old BBQ with a large 4 burner one and it looks great. We look forward to the good weather and our guests once again enjoying the patios and the BBQ.
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this rental. It is extremely clean, has everything you might need and has a great location. I had a wonderful time traveling during the day and being able to come "home" in the evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR, USA

Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

We found a Lovely Suite at Leslie's Home and it could not have been better! We had all the conveniences of home, in addition to warmth and comfort. She has provided her guests with every detail of a wonderful stay, and we could not find anything that was lacking or not to our liking... There were kitchen utensils and appliances in abundance, lots of living room charm, bath extras, personal heat adjustment, laundry, comfortable bed. She is there if you need anything, but she is not hovering over. It's all terrific.

Leslie goes to every length to make your stay exceptional!

We highly recommend a stay at her VRBO.

We will be back.

Carol & Sara

Portland, OR

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

East Side Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (<7 nights) $43.91

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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