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Stunning Waterfront 5 Bedroom Home with Private Dock And Hot Tub

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Five bedroom house with 4.5 bathrooms - perfect for large families!

This is a Five bedroom waterfront home in Deep Cove, North Vancouver on the Indian Arm fjord /seawater 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. In summer months we rent the entire house as one unit on weekly basis. During the rest of year it can be rented short term or longer term (one or more months.) The bottom floor of the home is a large self-contained 1 bedroom suite complete with full bathroom and kitchen. During the low season, the main 4 bedroom , 2.5 bath home can be rented separately from the suite, which is also available for rent.

This property is not suited for events such a weddings or large parties of any sort due to limited parking (3 cars) and the fact that it is in a quiet residential neighborhood. We love our neighbors, and they are very quick to notify us and the local authorities if things get really noisy.

The residence is has a year round creek adjacent to the west walls, and offers a private dock, rocky beach, and garden area. Additionally, it has a large heated jacuzzi/hot-tub built into a wooden deck between the house and the waterfront for a post swim warm-up or evening soak.

The house is 12 minute walk to Deep Cove Village with many shops, restaurants, galleries, coffee houses and summer theatre etc. Deep Cove is a very safe and friendly environment for families with teens or younger. Good public transportation as well to Vancouver via seabus or muni buses.

The home itself is ideally situated to capture the beauty of its setting. Each of its three stories have many windows and decks facing the water where guests enjoy morning coffee or tea while watching kayaks and sailboats and power yachts pass by.

The residence has a reverse layout with a top floor entrance into the living, kitchen and dining areas, which open onto a panoramic views. Visible from the property are both Deep Cove marinas, coastal mountains and islets, and the lights of Port Coquitlan and Burnaby in the distance.

Tidal changes are up to twelve feet here and crabs can be caught right off the dock. The house is very private and feels as though you're 'away from it all,' yet it's only 20 km from downtown Vancouver. Families traveling together will find this spot a refreshing and private escape. Like all homes in this area, the property is forested by cedars and deciduous trees and sits at the base of the Mt. Seymour vast forest full of trails and wildlife. Large families tend to love this home.

There are 21 stairs down to house from road and three floor levels in house without an elevator. The house is not well suited for people who have difficulty with stairs. This is NOT a 'child safe' house in that there are open stairwells, exposed plugs, wiring, etc. so renters must strictly supervise young children in and out.

Our property is available for weekly rental in summer and a minimum of 5 days to many months Sept-May each year. The entire house is NON SMOKING. We prefer to limit the group size to 10 or 12 including children, and welcome families especially.

Residential neighborhood “quiet hours” are observed before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m. daily. At the street level there is a one car garage and parking for 1 other vehicle in the driveway. We also have a pass for parking on the road which is otherwise restricted. The maximum number of vehicles you can part at this property is three.


(a) master bedroom with private inlet-facing deck, king-sized bed,and en-suite bath;

(b) creek-side bedroom with small creek-facing deck and private entrance and queen-sized bed;

(c) creek-side bedroom with queen-sized bed;

(d) bedroom with double bed.

(e) Lower floor: queen bedroom w/ ensuite bath + second bath

Entire bottom floor remodeled in 2015 with added bath and complete "entertainment' kitchen (stove, refrigerator, microwave, counter bar).There is another complete and separate bath on that level as well for use by 2nd floor bedroom guests.

The home also has a playpen/baby bed if needed, but does not have a full size crib. A high chair also will be supplied if needed on request. We have three comfortable and easy to inflate single air mattresses w/ pumps for children or adult use.


(a) one-half bath on top floor

(b) one shared full bathroom on the middle floor (with combined jetted tub and shower)

(c) one en-suite full bathroom attached to master bedroom on middle floor, with triple-headed shower.

(d) two bathrooms on bottom floor, one ensuite full with 12x12 bedroom (by April 2015) and another with open access from main rec room.

Entertainment and relaxation:

(a) hot tub /jetted jacuzzi (outside);

(b) small garden/grassy area;

(c) private dock (with space to tie up your own boat up to 20 feet by arrangement with owner) and swim ladder;

(e) private access beach (rocky, with stairs to water, bring water shoes for all B.C.. beaches!);

(f) pool table;

(g) large flat screen TV on upper level, with smaller TV on lower level, both with cable + one in lower bedroom

(h) board games, books, and cards for cozy nights at home.

(i) Fireplaces: two fireplaces w/ gas inserts and decorative logs/stones: no wood burning!


Main floor totally redone in 2006-8 and fully equipped with place settings for 10 and many more large and small plates, bowls, and flatware (not all matched). All standard cooking equipment and platters, etc. Stainless refrigerator + dishwasher, all customary small appliances, and barbeque on upper deck available year round. Also has separate wine refrigerator and bar sink, with wine and cocktail glasses. Main table seats 6 + 5 at adjacent granite bar/ counter + small matching table can be added to seat 10 at dining table. Second brand new kitchen also on lower level with microwave, sink, and refrigerator added 2015 (and may be rented separately off season) High chair and booster chair available on request.

More Details

Jean Zlotkin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Jean Zlotkin

The property is owned by a Californian, named Jean. She finds herself in Vancouver more often than not these days and has fallen in love with BC and the Deep Cove community especially. This property was purchased for retirement and vacationing.

Jean Zlotkin purchased this house in 2006

Why Jean Zlotkin chose Deep Cove

Deep Cove is a special place. It is oceanfront yet feels like an alpine lake. It offers immediate access to the great city of Vancouver and yet is only 15 minutes away from snow skiing in the winter or just a few steps down to kayaking in the summer.

What makes this house unique

Very few places can offer the amenities of this home: a private dock for lounging, and launching watercraft, a hot tub where you can enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets, or warm up after a swim in the sea. It also houses a regulation pool table for entertainment in the lower level and commands glorious views of land and sea. In winter it offers close proximity to great winter ski areas, 3 local, and a 1.5 hour drive to world-class Whistler too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for all the details and help you provided me with to ensure our stay was perfect. The house, the views, the comforts all were perfect.

Relaxing on your decks, dock, or in your hot tub prevented us from leaving quite as much as we planned since we were so happy here.

The climb to Quarry Rock on the Baden-Powell trail was fun and our dinners locally at the Arm's Reach Bistro and The Raven Pub were delicious.

Hope we can boat Indian Arm another time. (text from house guest book)
Jun 2013
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Deep Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is a limit of three cars allowed at the property. There is one garage space, one driveway space, and one street pass.
  • Outside quiet hours before 9 a.m. and after 9 pm. Residential area and noise carries over water front
  • For summer visitors we encourage you to observe our "use and replace" system for kitchen basics so check what's here (lots!) before buying food & such
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite in King bedroom, fully tiled with heated floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , serves 3 bedrooms on middle level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , one-half bath at top floor living area with kitchen
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This bath is ensuite to bedroom on lower level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , direct entry on lower floor with built in seat in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Spacious with large window over creek
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Quiet and separate- only room on east side
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , oceanfront w/ private deck and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Creekside facing with private deck/entrance
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen bed on lower level with window on creek
  • There are 4 bedrooms share middle floor; three bedrooms share one full bath with jacuzzi tub/shower at end of hall, plus they can access another full bath on the lower level. The master bedroom has a king size bed, and has its own ensuite full bath with double sinks, vanity, closets, heated flooring, and a giant multi head shower. The 5th bedroom has 1 queen bed, and an ensuite bath on lower level. Additionally, there is double couch-bed on the lower level and a queen size futon. Finally, we have 3 inflatable single beds if needed for children in party.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Surely we have forgotten some details in this listing. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions. This property abuts a fantastic urban city, Vancouver, and the beautiful expansive forests, parks, and waterways of B.C. while at the same time being quiet and private and on the water. You will enjoy it in any season. Keep in mind, though, that this is a rustic area and while complete, this is not a 'luxury' rental in terms of formal furnishings or designer flatware etc. It is a big, comfortable family house in a fantastic setting.


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Stunning Waterfront 5 Bedroom Home with Private Dock And Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
San Diego

Perfect getaway for our family

  • 5 of 5

We feel lucky to have found this fantastic home in Deep Cove. Easily accommodated our family of 7; kids are 14-23 years old. It was the perfect launching point to explore Vancouver. The house was very well stocked and clean. Beds were very comfortable. The weather was unusually hot and AC would have been nice but I doubt it is usually ever needed. We still enjoyed the hot tub, and took advantage of the crab traps and nearby kayak rentals. Small and quaint Deep Cove is walking distance and highly recommend Arms Reach restaurant (reservations recommended). One of the most highly recommended hikes in Vancouver is walking distance from the house. Parking is very limited (everywhere), but there is a permit to park in the driveway. Note that the driveway is quite steep along with some stairs to negotiate to the front door if that’s an issue. Margie was available for any questions. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alex and family members, Glad to see you had a great time. It is always nice to hear that families find it a good place for their children of all ages (or parents as well sometimes). We will be pleased to host you again sometime or send your friends! Many thanks for your review. Jean Z
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  • 5 of 5

The owner was honest and helpful. Her onsite manager showed up when we arrived to check on us and again mid week to make sure everything was going well. The home is simply spectacular as far as the natural setting and beauty goes. Deep Cove is 20 minutes from Stanley Park and the bustle of Vancouver but feels more remote and peaceful. It has decent restaurants and a large park with concerts on weekends!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alan, I am visiting the house in Deep Cove myself this week and have had time at last to read reviews. Thank you so much for yours--and my apologies for the delay. I loved that you pointed out how Deep Cove relates to the sites and city of Vancouver...helpful for future guests. Hope to see you all again sometime. Jean Z
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Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, gorgeous and just perfect. We had so much fun all 10 of us. Best family vacation, hope to return

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Marsha, I am late in my thank you as this summer was very hectic for me but I am very grateful for your kind review. What more can one ask then the words you offered. I am here now and can feel the fall air cooling us down but no rain yet. So glad to have others enjoy this spot too. Jean Z
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Westchester County, New York

simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house on Deep Cove was so much more than we expected! The area is truly beautiful and the town (within walking distance for morning coffee or an evening stroll) is picture perfect. The city of Vancouver was an easy drive and we explored it endlessly. A wonderful week overall!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An outstanding, beautiful home. Tranquil and peaceful. Refreshes the spirit.

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect blend of luxury and cabin-y! The layout is perfect for a family and/or for entertaining. The beds are comfy and the views from the main floor and master suite are outstanding. We absolutely loved our stay and will return any chance we get. Jean, as a host, was terrific. There are some great toys and a high chair for little ones. Such a cozy, beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Anna, I am up at Deep Cove myself this week and finally had a chance to read your review and others. Such nice things to say and I am very grateful. Hope to see you again one day. It is getting cooler now but still beautiful. October in the orange and red colors is also wonderful and I hope I can get back up here myself. Thank you! Jean Z p.s. glad the toy box found good use, too.
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St. Louis

Beautiful home + gorgeous location = wonderful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family, ages 7-79, spent a terrific week here. The house had plenty of room for all of us, and the main level was great for watching the NBA finals, playing games, cooking, and eating together (two tables were combined to seat all 11). We spent a lot of time on the deck and the dock, and the view was beautiful at every time of day. The kids, ages 7-15, loved going to the dock and learning how to trap crabs (with a lot of help from Chris). I think it's important for people considering the property to know that all of the driveways in Deep Cove are steeply inclined, and the driveway is the only way to access the house. My parents are active in their 70s, but the weather was wet the week of our visit and I was worried about them slipping on the steep driveway. We were careful, however, and there were no mishaps at all. The walk to "downtown" Deep Cove is easy and flat, and the town and parks are fun to explore. Access to Vancouver and a trip north along the coast was easy, too. We had great support from the owner before and during our stay. It could not have been a more beautiful, relaxing place for our family to get together! We loved it and truly didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Vancouver International (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Arms Reach Bistro or Raven Pub
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
several courses private and public
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Canada 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Arms Reach Bistro
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Mt Seymour
Nearest Beach
Deep Cove village or our own next to dock
Car: recommended

Our property is at the shoreline, with a long dock extending out and the house set back on a hillside; indicator on map is close proximity. Good public transportation (bus) to downtown Vancouver is frequent for non-drivers, as well as sea-bus across Burrard Inlet (10 minutes!).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $116.23
Cleaning Fee $135.61
Refundable damage deposit $387.45

A document explaining the house rules and procedures will be sent via email once your booking is accepted by the property owner and your desired dates have been confirmed as available.

The main property rules are listed below:

- Neighborhood quiet hours are from 9 pm to 9 am daily.
- No large events or parties are allowed at the property.
- All overnight guests MUST be listed on the rental application.
- No smoking allowed on the property.
- Pets require prior approval.
- 5% Canadian GST will be collected. Amount is based on rental rate at time of booking.
- Damage deposit is paid before occupancy, and fully refundable if no damage occurs.

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.