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Beat the heat in The Starlight Suite!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-7 max), suite in house with heated inground pool!

The Starlight Suite has been completely renovated! It offers a fully-furnished two-bedroom apartment unit, walk-out basement suite, with it's own separtate entrance in my detached house. The Starlight Suite is in a fantastic residential area of Coquitlam, called Ranch Park, and is about a 25 minute drive to Vancouver, BC. There are two twin-beds in one of the bedrooms, and a queen-bed in the master bedroom. The suite sleeps four comfortably, however, there is a double sofa bed plus a single roll-away bed available for up to seven staying in a pinch. There is free high speed internet, (plug in or wifi).

The living room, with an electric fireplace is open to the fully-equipped kitchen area, and both offer all the amenities of home. There is a full bathroom, plus a shared laundry room area. Also included in your stay, cable television, and a private telephone line for free local calls. In the summer, if needed, I do also have a portable air conditioner which can be set up.

There is access to the locked yard, with the large pool and swingset. Adult supervision is required for children as there is no supervision provided.

The suite has been extremely popular since 2003 as a great place for persons or families that are between buying and selling homes, vacationing in the area, visiting out of town family and friends, and insurance claims of fire and damage. We are sure you will enjoy your stay!

For longer stays housekeeping can be arranged with an outside housekeeper at $30/hour.

My daughter (13) if available, would love to babysit your children. She is Certified with the Red Cross Babysitting Course. As well, she is a St John's Ambulance Volunteer First Aid Cadet. She attends 2 1/2 hours each week with St John's Ambulance.

Keywords: Self-contained suite, apartment, rental, 2 bedroom, close to bus, quiet, self-catered, 2 bedroom rental, central

More Details

Cory O'Brien
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Cory O'Brien

I was born and raised in Coquitlam, and love it! I had 5 children, and although they don't all live with me now, they all love this home in Coquitlam and the pool!

I had an earlier career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, (Hotel front desk clerk, Travel Agent, and also Air Canada). After starting my family, I became a Realtor in the area in 1997. In 2002, I realized that there was a great need for people to have a 'home' and not a hotel when they were moving and between homes. There were only a couple 'vacation rental properties' in all the lower mainland when I started out with the Starlight Suite. I recently sold my vacation rental, 'The Mermaid Hutch' in Birch Bay, Washington, USA, which I operated as a vacation rental since 2004.

My family and I have been blessed with meeting such wonderful people through the vacation rentals. As pleasurable as the suite is to guests, we enjoy having people as well! Come and stay...I am sure you won't be disappointed.


Cory O'Brien purchased this house in 1997

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing us with a wonderful suite during our stay in Vancouver. We loved coming back to it every night after touring the city.
Apr 2012
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Coquitlam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Roll-away bed if required (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
No Inside Smoking


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Beat the heat in The Starlight Suite!
average rating of 4.4 based on 83 reviews

exactly what I wanted

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy, clean and convenient to shopping and major roads to get to Vancouver. Cory was SUPER nice. I will definately check for this place next time we come to visit family!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we are a few minutes drive to the Lougheed Highway and #1 Hwy, to get to Vancouver. Plus within 5 minutes to the Coquitlam Centre Mall, restaurants, Skytrain, and different grocery stores. Thanks for your review. I am happy that your family enjoyed your stay in the suite, and that you will look to view again in the future!
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A typical basement type suite but has a nice pool.

  • 3 of 5

Didn't spend much time at the suite as we were spending much of our time visiting family. Could use some updating. Extremely friendly and helpful hostess.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in quiet neighborhood close to everything

  • 4 of 5

We came down to Vancouver to take in a Football game. When we arrived we were greeted warmly from Cory and felt right at home. The basement unit was just a tiny bit musty when we first arrived, but was gone as soon as the air circulated. Everything else was neat, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the pool and how close it was to get to the park and ride station to take in the game. Cory was a great host and we had a lovely chat. The next time we go down for a weekend, I wouldn't hesitate to book this VRBO again. Thank you Cory for a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had s great time Kids loved the pool

  • 5 of 5

Clean and owner very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for taking the time with a lovely review. It is always great to hear families enjoying the pool! Hopefully you get to come out this way again one day, and stay with me again!
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Excellent time in the suite!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect time at the suite, the little gift is so nice! everything was well prepared. I highly recommend this house for everybody who wants to have a wonderful trip in BC!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. It was wonderful hosting your family from overseas during the Christmas holidays! I am so happy to hear that it suited you all so well. I look forward to having your family stay again in the future! Cory
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We had an excellent time.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time staying at this house. The house is close enough to Vancouver that we could easily go and visit the city when we wanted to, but was in a quiet neighborhood that we could relax in when we needed down time. Cory was an excellent host who was very helpful and kind when we talked. I would certain recommend this place to friends and family of mine.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The Starlight Suite is approximately a 10 minute walk to the Coquitlam Centre Mall and all shopping, the major transit hub of Coquitlam Station, including the West Coast Express train to Vancouver. The urban forest park of Mundy Park is a 10 minute walk away. A 20 minute drive to nearby lakes with beaches. Coquitlam is a fantastic central area to all lower mainland areas!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.68

Sorry, No Pets are permitted. Smoking is only outside.
Heated pool is open June 1- Sept 30. Some life-jackets are available. Children must be supervised at all times in back yard. No lifeguard.

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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