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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Excellent view of 3 mtns., harbour, dtown city lights. Near beaches and shoppi

Private detached family home with a large dining room that seats 8, city and mountain city views from the family section, large and very spacious family room, very quiet 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Outside gardens have a Barbeque, large patio, 6 chair, umbrella and table set. Gardens are well appointed with flower beds, slate walkways and magnolia trees. Your home has spectacular view of the city lights, outer harbour, west side of Stanley Park and three snow capped mountains. Quiet and private tree lined neighborhood yet close to all beaches, numerous parks and hiking trails, 5 golf courses, mountains, downtown shopping, theatres and great restaurants. Great skiing on the North Shore and Whistler.

Located within 10 minutes of the University of British Columbia and some of the best private and public schools schools in Vancouver.

This home is completely furnished with all features and amenities to suit your needs and those of your family. Your home has 3 bedrooms with top of the line mattresses and linens designed to ensure a quality sleep, 2 full bathrooms, dining area seating for 8, living room with large deck overlooking the city lights of downtown Vancouver, a 40 inch flat screen HD TV, play station 3, Bose wave music system with docking station, security system.

The kitchen is well appointed with numerous small appliances, cutlery, linen, dishes, wine glasses and other items to enhance your stay. It really lacks nothing. All appliances are full size Samsung, ice maker in the refrigerator, full size washing machine and dryer, dishwasher. The kitchen/ dining room allows for convenient outside dining , cocktails, and relaxation as there is a large outside deck off the living room.

Hardwood floors throughout the house provide a healthy dust free environment.

Our gardens are exceptional, large flower beds and Magnolia trees, slate walkways completely fenced yard.

Our expansive master bedroom features a queen size bed, complete with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower. The house comfortably sleeps 6 with 2 queen size beds, and 2 twin size beds. All bedding is of exceptional quality thus ensuring a good nights sleep.

Bedrooms are very quiet and cool; your master bedroom has portable air conditioner plus air cool fans.

The average temperature in Vancouver for the months of July and August is 22 degrees Centrigrade or 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Being near the ocean allows us to have Pacific breezes and moderate temperatures thus air conditioning is rarely required.

This home is 10/15 minutes from the downtown core, University of British Columbia, numerous Beaches, the Vancouver airport, 5 golf courses, award winning restaurants, shopping, hiking trails and the fabulous Stanley Park.

Local activities include golf, swimming, tennis, shopping, hiking,fishing, tennis, beaches, biking and live theatre.

Features large patio area seats 6 c/w rectangle table, 6 chairs, umbrella and large BBQ. Very peaceful area morning, noon or night.

Payments welcome through bank wire or credit cards Visa or Mastercard.

More Details

Kelly Barber
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, Beginners Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Kelly Barber

Vancouver is vibrant, the restaurants are great, and the choices of things to do are endless. Vancouver has consistently been chosen as one of the top cities in the world to live in and for very good reasons. Come and visit you will love it.

Kelly Barber purchased this house in 2010

Why Kelly Barber chose West Side

This home captures the spirit of what is important to a family to live in Vancouver. The location is superb, the views are outstanding, and the house captures the essence of Vancouver while at the same time it is easy to maintain and children friendly.

What makes this house unique

This neighbourhood is a jewel with numerous parks, beaches, and walking areas. The streets are quiet, tree lined, and in the Spring bloom with vibrant pink Cherry blossoms. Public transportation is within minutes of the house. Vancouver is renowned as a 'Bike' friendly city with designated bike lanes that take you everywhere. Granville Island is minutes away featuring fresh seafood, market shopping, buskers, restaurants and the small ferry boats that take you across the water to other feature areas. There are always events going on in Vancouver from Art Walks, Festival of Lights, Bright Lights in Stanley Park, plus numerous outdoor events.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jaime. Thank you. It has been a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. Thank you very much for choosing our property. Wishing you a healthy happy and prosperous future. Brian and Kelly
May 2013
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West Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Huge ensuite bathroom to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal sink, unique tiled/ heated floor.
  • Master bedroom ensuite bathroom is very spacious and comfortable. rain shower heads and a walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very large; lots of closet space and very quiet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Huge Master Bedroom c/w Master Bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Great trundle bed, captains bed . Perfect for sleep overs.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs plus Baby items can be rented through a baby rental shop. All mattresses, linen, and pillows are new and of high quality for ultimate sleep comfort.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There are numerous parks and recreational areas very close by including 763 hectares of The Pacific Spirit River Park which are acres and acres of well marked hiking, walking and riding trails that meander through the woods, valleys and trails. University golf course is a beautiful setting which will certainly challenge the majority of golfers.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations. We already knew it was a nice place from the pictures. The layout of the property worked well for the 2 families. The location of the property was in a wonderful and safe area. Close to lots of restaurants and bakery cafes. Close to the beach! The property was very clean and very well maintained. Kelly and Brian were awesome hosts. All the neighbours were very friendly and helpful with answering questions about how to dispose of the garbage and composites. We would totally rent this property again IF it's available because as you can see it is a hot commodity. All in all one of the best rentals we have rented so far on VRBO for sure. Thank you Kelly and Brian for a beautiful rental. Hope to rent from you in the future


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was lots of fun having your family here and you guys were great guests. If you are ever back in Vancouver please look us up. All the best to you and your family. Brian and Kelly.
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Smiths, Bermuda

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed house in a good location. Very well furnished and equipped - clean and cozy. Great layout, nice deck with views of the city and mountains in the background as well as a private outdoor space for a BBQ or just to sit off and read. We usually stay in the city but my in-laws tagged along on this trip so wee needed a bit more room and my wife wanted a place where she could prepare some home cooked meals for our son at UBC. The location was ideal for us and offered all the amenities we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nelson and your comments are appreciated. We are very pleased that your Vancouver holiday was lots of fun and even more so that the weather was perfect. Hope to see you again in the near future. All the best B and K.
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  • 5 of 5

This Lane/Alley home was fantastic. The space is so well designed that you feel every comfort, as if it's your own home. Three full bedrooms and two good sized bathrooms make being in the home as comfortable as ever. Brian and Kelly really thought of everything when designing this home, and it's also very tastefully decorated. The location is also fantastic; close the UBC and easy access to the nearby beaches, shopping and downtown. And as long as there isn't too much of a cloud cover, you wake up to one of the best views in the city. The street is also quiet, so you won't be awoken by noise. IF you're lucky enough to pick dates that Brian and Kelly's place is available, book it immediately because someone else will get it before you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Avery. Thank you very much for your comments and we are delighted that your family events were so much fun. Look forward to seeing you back in Vancouver. Snow is now gone and the trees are starting to flower up with Japanese blossoms. Its going to be a great Spring. All the best Kelly and Brian
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Trondheim, Norway

Family friendly

  • 5 of 5

A family with young children, we spent five months at the Dunbar when my wife had a sabbatical as a visiting scholar at UBC. Great house, great neighbourhood, great place to live in. After a long travel from overseas with the kids and 9hr jetlag it was great to come “home” to a full fridge and beds ready to get into. Great service from Kelly and Brian, all the way along, no matter what. The house is fully furnished so we did not have to think about anything when we arrived with only clothes in our suitcases. The patio outside of the house is quiet, perfectly maintained and child safe, even for our 2-year old who like to run and climb everywhere. Easy and quiet stroll in the neighbourhood, just around the house or to the great trees of Pacific Spirit park or down to Jericho beach to enjoy the view over English Bay and the mountains on the other side. No car needed: for 5 months and with a family, we did not miss our own car. We mainly used buses, Translink is doing a great job with the buses and the house is well connected to the bus network, and one of the car sharing program when a car was needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Benoit and Family thank you for your thoughtful review. We were very pleased to have your family stay with us and it was great to see how quickly the children overcame their shyness and enjoyed their Canadian experience. Sincerely hope that our paths cross again. All the best.
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Getting around town is a breeze in this perfectly located condo. We walked to restaurants, multiple shops and down to the sea wall. It's easy to catch the aqua bus from the park down at the water and that will take you over to Granville Island. The neighborhood is quiet and the condo is well appointed. The building is secure and parking is in the garage below. You can leave the windows open for the fresh night air or use one of the fans provided. Over all this is a great spot to start your adventures in Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great first experience!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Dunbar was the first time that I have used VRBO and I was a bit nervous. However, Brian and Kelly were able to promptly answer any of my questions, either by phone or email. They were very friendly and easy to work with. The location was very easy to find and is just a short drive to the beach or downtown. I was very happy that the pictures that are shared on VRBO are EXACTLY what the property looks like. The neighbourhood is quiet, we had all the comforts of home and the property is beautifully landscaped. I would highly recommend the Dunbar to anyone that is looking for a place to stay close to Downtown or in the University area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanley Park
Established in 1888 this world renowned park is surrounded by the ocean yet overlooks the sh...
Granville Island Public Market
A fabulous public market located within 10 minutes of your house. Numerous vendors sell orga...
Granville Island
Jump on a small tug ferry and for a few dollars go shopping at Granville Island, enjoy lunch...
One of the more unique areas within Vancouver. Great architecture, unique citizens, tons of ...
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Approximately 15/ 20 minutes from the house
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Two ferries approx 30 minute drive
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
University Golf Course. Five local courses.
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Downtown/ East side of Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 99 10/ 15 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous International choices
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Three local ski mountains
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
A great 15 minute walk, or 5 minute bike/ car ride
Car: not necessary

Markets, Gardens, Parks & Attractions

Bard on the Beach,pacific spirit park over 700 acres.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Celebration of Light - July & August Fireworks Festival


Granville Island

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

IMAX Theatre - Canada Place

Pacific National Exhibition

Science World

Stanley Park

Theatre Under the Stars

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Vancouver Museum

Vancouver Symphony

VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Winter Ski Links & Summer Mountain Activities

Cypress Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Mount Seymour


Whistler Blackcomb

Getting Around Vancouver - Transportation Links

BC Ferry Schedules

Pacific Coach Lines


Translink Bus Schedules

Vancouver Airport

Vancouver International Airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check out cleaning fee $151.82
Pet Fee $194.64

Minimum 3 night stay. A non refundable deposit is required to reserve dates. Rates are all inclusive. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Cash and Bank Wire.

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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