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Suite Dreams Close to Downtown & Trendy Commercial Drive

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!! Book 4 days or more from Oct. 10 -

17 and get 15% off your rental fee. Discount will be applied to quote after inquiry is received.

Enjoy Vancouver the way the locals do. Rent this centrally located, affordable, and comfortable alternative to a hotel. This 700 sq ft 1 BR, 1 BA suite located just off of trendy Commercial Drive home of funky shops and fine restaurants and 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver via public transit (skytrain). Stay in a vibrant, family-friendly neighbourhood with bakeries, coffee shops, delis, live music, grocery stores, parks, unique boutiques, yoga studios, community centres with ice rink, pool, natural lake, library, local festivals and events…all within blocks of the suite. Nearby are dozens of restaurants (vegetarian, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Lebanese, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese, Ethiopian, Cuban, fusion, Thai). The Drive is a great place for anyone who wants to experience Vancouver culture.

We are centrally located and easily accessible by car, bus or sky train to everything you will want to do in the Vancouver area. It is a 10 minute bus/skytrain ride to downtown Vancouver including Chinatown, Gastown, shopping and theatres. We are 10 minutes by taxi to both cruise ship terminals and also the Waterfront station of the Canada Line sky train to and from the airport. It is 10 minutes to the entrance of the #1 Highway to North Vancouver which takes you to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to Vancouver Island. The nearby Ironworkers Bridge gives you quick access to all the local ski resorts with beautiful hiking trails in the summer and the Highway to Whistler/ Blackcomb Mountains.

You will like this spacious suite, recently renovated with all new furniture. It sleeps 1-4 including the queen pull-out sofa. The kitchen is stocked with equipment for preparing a small quick breakfast or a fancier dinner. Enjoy TV or surf the fast broadband internet using wired or wireless connection. It is a comfortable alternative to a hotel. Perfect for anyone looking for a “home away from home” feeling in a short term stay. Fresh linens (guests do the changing) available for bookings over 7 days. Free street parking available.

Suitable for 1 – 4 non smoking adult(s). Smoking okay outside only. Free street parking is available 24/7.

East Vancouver/Trout Lake Farmers Market on Saturdays, May - October, designated bike routes, and rapid transit (Skytrain) and commuter bus lines to downtown and UBC area all steps away.

The 21 blocks of Commercial Drive from Venables at north end, to 13th Avenue at the south, over a mile long, are home to the most eclectic mix of businesses in the city. Of the more than 400 businesses on the Drive, the majority are single location, owner-operated, making our product mix, dining experiences, produce, entertainment and services completely unique.

This neighbourhood repeatedly receives the Georgia Straight Reader's Choice award as the best neighbourhood in the City. We've also been ranked one of the 10 hippest neighbourhoods in North America by Utne Reader.

Architecturally designed and newly renovated, modern, private, 1-bedroom suite in beautiful, quiet and leafy Commercial Drive/Trout Lake neighbourhood, blocks from children's playgrounds, and large park.

Keywords: garden suite, one bedroom, private, private entrance, heritage house, quiet neighborhood, centrally located

More Details

Owner
Devorah Ferrari
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Devorah Ferrari

We have lived in this house for 12 years and recently completed the garden suite for others to enjoy. As residents of Vancouver for 20+ years, we know the city and surroundings well and are happy to assist our guests plan their travels in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Devorah Ferrari purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Devorah Ferrari chose Vancouver

We are steps away from a major public transit hub, which can take you downtown in 10 minutes or across the city. There is no better transit hub in all of Vancouver. If you have a car with you, you can get to the highway to go north or east in no time. Local ski mountains are 45 minutes away, beaches are less than 20 minutes away, and we are a 7 minute walk to the best Saturday Farmers Market in SW British Columbia (May thru October).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Location: Ideally situated close to Commercial/Broadway area. Shopping, banking, groceries all close by.

Perfect for an extended stay as kitchen is well equipped,bed very comfortable, living room wonderfully decorated and just the perfect place to unwind. Very quiet neighbourhood, a horticulturalists delight. Walking the manicured pathways, a delightful daily experience. Trout lake and farmers market, just steps away. A great place for a vacation. We're steady customers having been back twice. Definitely a keeper!!!
Mar 2012
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Amenities

East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen sofa bed made by American Upholstery (incredibly comfortable), Queen-size Beds (1) in bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) can be provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed made by American Upholstery (incredibly comfortable)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Steps away from weekly 'producers only' East Vancouver Farmers Market (eatlocal.org) May - October)

Reviews

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Suite Dreams Close to Downtown & Trendy Commercial Drive
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 38 reviews
5

Excelent lovely

  • 5 of 5

A very very nice suite: comfortable, sweetest, silence, a beautiful neighborhood, wonderful host, easy to move by bus or sky train, all really excelent. First option if you go to Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma & Alfonso, thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to meeting you again! Enjoy your travels.
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3

Friendly and convenient.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our time. Deborah is very accommodating. Lots of little items were provided. We mainly just made breakfast and coffee. The kitchen doesn't have a lot of room if you wanted to cook a lot. The living room is very comfortable and we enjoyed watching Canadian TV. We mainly took the train for transportation. It is about a six block walk to the train station. From there we used trains and buses to get wherever we wanted to go. Would stay there again if I go back to Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having both of you as a guest. Please come again anytime you're in Vancouver!
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5

Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great ubication, friendly owners and nice space

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay in Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

It was very comfortable and had everything that we needed. Easy street parking and easy 10 or 15 minute walk to the skytrain into downtown.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week stay in this cute suite. We were visiting our daughter and attending an event in Vancouver. It was convenient to get anywhere and close to Commercial Dr. Devorah and Franco were awesome hosts. We even hung out a bit with them and grandkids. The neighborhood is by Trout Lake so we could take a run or play in the park easily and enjoyed the farmers market as well. Definitely would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

I had recently moved to Vancouver, and I stayed in Devorah and Franco's suite for 5 weeks while I searched for somewhere permanent to live. The suite is very comfortable and really felt like home - it was private, I had plenty of space to spread out, I could prepare my own meals, and I particularly enjoyed taking advantage of the sunny spring weather in their beautiful garden. The location is perfect, on a lovely quiet, tree-lined street, yet close to public transit, the many interesting shops and restaurants on Commercial drive and the park at Trout Lake (don't miss the farmer's market on Saturdays!). In fact, I liked the area so much that I abandoned my plans to live further out and found a place nearby.

Devorah and Franco were very friendly and welcoming, and I really appreciated their local advice on my various questions related to the move. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Toby's
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Tswassen or Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Southlands
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Main & Terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Grandview Highway & Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
too many to list
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
English Bay, Second Beach, Third Beach, Jericho
Car: not necessary

Affordable and comfortable alternative to a hotel. This 700 sq ft 1 BR, 1 BA suite is located just off of trendy Commercial Drive home of funky shops and fine restaurants and 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver via public transit (skytrain).

Stay in a vibrant, family-friendly neighbourhood with bakeries, coffee shops, delis, live music, grocery stores, parks, unique boutiques, yoga studios, community centres with ice rink, pool, natural lake, library, local festivals and events…all within blocks of the suite. Nearby are dozens of restaurants (vegetarian, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Lebanese, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese, Ethiopian, Cuban, fusion, Thai). The Drive is a great place for anyone who wants to experience Vancouver culture.

Weekly Saturday farmers market (the best in the west!) is literally steps from our house.

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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, basketball court, health/beauty spa, boating, racquetball

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $237.59
cleaning fee $59.4
Tax Rate 15.0%

We are open to stays of less than 3 nights to fill gaps in-between rentals, all year round. Prices are based on double occupancy in ONE bed. Use of the second bed (i.e. with 2 guests) will incur a $15/night additional fee. Each additional guest will incur a $15/night fee on top of the rental fee stated. Stay 28 days or longer and enjoy a 25% discount on your rental fee.

Cancelation Policy is based on what is written in contract NOT on the website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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