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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, And Spacious Living Area (1,000 Sq. Ft.), Private Deck

Completely self-contained, ground-floor garden suite set in a natural west-coast setting of tall firs, cedars, salal, goats beard, wild cranberry, ocean spray, Oregon grape, and ferns. The suite is perched on the immediate edge of the Capilano Canyon (the property is well fenced!) looking 30 metres down to the ruggedly beautiful Capilano River and across the canyon to the Capilano Regional Park. Exceptionally quiet - the only sounds you will hear will be the murmurs of the river and the songs and cries of the many resident birds.

The Canyon hosts bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and numerous ducks and other smaller birds, including sparkling hummingbirds, that fly past at eye-level, perch on nearby trees, and enjoy the birdfeeders. Looking down at the Ranger Pool, you will see salmon running (in the fall), fly fishermen, kayakers, and hikers taking a rest on the river's 'beach'.

Our home is set well below the road, which is why it is so quiet and the setting so pristine. But it comes at a cost! There is a hand-railed path of about 40 steps from our carport down to the main level of our home. We continue to handle this journey with ease (despite two hip replacements!). There are a further 20 steps down to the suite. Consider this hike part of your daily workout!

The suite has it own private deck overlooking the canyon and there is an adjoining patio that provides a cool place to sit and read or eat on sunny hot days. It has been recently renovated and decorated with West Coast art. It has two large, bright bedrooms, with a double or queen-size bed and new bedding. The living area has a slate floor and comprises a well-equipped kitchen, a large dining and living area with a gas fireplace. The bathroom includes a bath and shower, and the usual fittings. The suite looks out, through two double French doors, to the deck and across the river to the park. The suite is exceptionally safe and private, and is professionally cleaned after each visit.

Our suite is exceptionally well located for tourists and vacationers:

• 5 minute walk to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - this is a must-see, well worth it!

• 15 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to the Chinook Trail in the Capilano Regional Park that loops around the Cleveland Dam back to the trailhead - a lovely, pristine, riverside trail - pools, ancient trees, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, and more (my favourite longer walk).

• 5 minute drive to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery - very interesting and close encounters with salmon (which are very tasty!).

• 10 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to Edgemont Village - old-fashioned village that provides everything you need for your stay (except a candlestick maker!).

• 20 minute quiet walk or 5 minute drive to Murdo Frazer Park - pitch and putt and a little old wood cabin set on a duck pond - bring duck food - great fun for kids!

• 10 minute drive to Ambleside Beach, 10 minute drive to Third Beach in Stanley Park - this is our favourite beach and is wonderful for families with younger children.

• 10 minute drive to the Grouse Mountain Skyride to the peak - lots to do and great fun year-round. Or, instead of taking the Skyride, try the Grouse Grind - be warned, it's very tough! For the daredevils, Grouse and the North Shore offer unmatched mountain biking!

• 20 minute drives to Cypress and Seymour Mountains - good skiing and hiking. For the fitter types, try hiking from Cypress Bowl to the Lions along the Howe Sound Crest Trail - my favourite, more demanding, hike (when I was younger!) - the views are spectacular, particularly from the top of the West Lion.

• 40 minute drive to the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish on the road to Whistler. Fantastic views of the iconic Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and surrounding mountains - a new North Shore attraction and well worth a visit!

The transit and travelling location of our home is excellent:

• 2 minute walk to buses that service downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Lonsdale Quay, Grouse Mountain, and Horseshoe Bay.

• 10-20 minute drive to downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park over the Lions Gate Bridge.

• 1 minute drive to the Trans Canada Highway - gateway to Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Squamish and Whistler to the north west; and the Seconds Narrows Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove, east Vancouver, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley to the east.

• south of Vancouver, including the USA, can be reached through downtown Vancouver or by the Second Narrows Bridge (avoiding downtown).

More Details

Harry and Sally Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Harry and Sally Sutherland

We have lived in our home since 1996 and are now empty nesters after our three children left to start their own independent lives. We are both retired professionals (financial executive and teacher) and we live in the two floors above the suite. We think that our suite is beautiful, and we wanted to share it with others.

We have five grandchildren who, like all young children, are full of energy and can be rambunctious when they visit - it's a lot of fun having children around. But we are also very mindful of our guests who choose our suite for its quiet, natural location.

Harry and Sally Sutherland purchased this house in 1996

Why Harry and Sally Sutherland chose North Vancouver

We moved to the North Shore from the Vancouver west side in 1985 when we fell in love with the ambience of mountains, forests and water. We are not 'city' people and loved the quality of life the North Shore offered (while being in close proximity to the city). We came across this home in 1996 and it was love at first sight, and the romance continues.

What makes this house unique

Our home feels to us like a quiet country cottage set in the woods by the river, but yet it is within minutes of one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. It is tucked in a natural cedar and fir forest setting, with abundant native plant life. Despite the trees, it enjoys a great deal of sunshine, particularly as the sun sets in the afternoon and evening. Our home and deck faces south west, so it can get hot, but we have a partially shaded patio area that is cooler and a great place to read or play.


Edgemont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but perfect. It comprises a toilet, a single basin, and a big bath with an excellent shower. Comfortable, but not the place to hang out.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • North bedroom - 1 queen , Foams are available for children, if necessary
    South bedroom - 1 double
  • The bedrooms have been freshly decorated, and there is new bedding and linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Absolute Perfection in Vancouver!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough great things about this amazing spot in Northern Vancouver. Harry and Sally are wonderful hosts, and the ground level suite provides the perfect tranquil getaway! Beautiful gardens, scenery and birds await you. Also appreciate all the wonderful books and toys that were waiting for our eager three-year-old :) Can't recommend this enough for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison, it was a pleasure hosting your family, and such fun sharing our garden with you all - your little boy and Bustle made a very happy and excited team! Thanks for the lovely review, we look forward to seeing you all again! Warm regards, Harry and Sally
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Secluded and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We desperately needed a local getaway that made us feel like we were no longer in the city and we found it! This home was just wonderful--surrounded by trees and nature, the sound of the river lulling us to sleep every was exactly what we needed. Our hosts were lovely people--very kind and helpful. We've been to dozens of Bed and Breakfasts, air bnb's, etc., but this is now one of our favourite places--we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Curtis, thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted that our natural river setting gave you both a tranquil break from the city (only 15 minutes away!). Come back again anytime, especially when the garden is in full bloom. All the best, Harry and Sally
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Wonderful stay… again!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to the beautiful Edgemont suit for a second year to spend some time playing in the North Shore mountains, and again, our hosts and the beautiful property exceeded our expectations. We just love the location… so close to nature, yet a short drive into town to experience the big city. Harry and Sally were so kind to leave out some toys for our little travellers, which were greatly appreciated. The suite is immaculately clean, well appointed, and comfortable for all. Thank you again to our hosts for a wonderful stay. See you again next year! :)

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jasmine, we are delighted that your young family had another happy stay at our suite! We were so disappointed that we were travelling at the time and did not have a chance to say hello - it would have been lovely to see you all again. Next time for sure! Warm regards, Harry and Sally
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Quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

We (mom - dad and grownup daughter) had a wonderful stay at Sutherlands lovely riverside suite. It is very clean and you will find everything you need to have a good time. We did a lot of cooking and baking, and all pots and pans were available.

Thank you so much to Sally and Harry for the welcome bottle of wine and cookies...and for help and good advises.

There are a lot of steps to the unit, but it is worth the workout. Not recommended for people with walking disabilities. The building is in wood, so you hear the sounds in the house.

The location is perfect in the nature - the only thing you hear outside is the rushing river beneath the balcony - and you are only 5 minutes walk from the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We also took a nice hike to the salmon hatchery located up the river.

We saw bold eagles from the balcony, and had several visits by a black squirrel.

We would love to come back in the spring or summer time, and sit at the beautiful balcony just enjoying the nature.

Thanks again Sally and Harry. You are great hosts. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Temeculans, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the dismal, wet November weather. Glad that you managed to find a few breaks to enjoy your walks and visits. We enjoyed meeting you all and discovering the game of Balut - sounded like a lot fun - we'll have to get one for the family. Thank you too for your very charming review! We hope to see you again when the weather's better. All the best, Harry & Sally
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I would rent this garden cottage again in a heartbeat. Very peaceful and quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Harry and Sally's Garden Cottage for a week. We loved it. The cottage has everything you will need for your stay. We especially loved the Fireplace and of course the view of the River below the deck. We sat out on the deck every evening and watched the birds and the squirrels and an occasional fisherman (There is a nice Weber grill). The location is a half block from the Capilano Suspension bridge. You are 10 minutes from Downtown and Stanley Park. Several miles from the cottage are local shops where we purchased local beef and farm fresh produce. We are looking forward to going back! I can see why they have received nothing but 5 star ratings.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, thanks for the great review - it's wonderful that you both managed to enjoy the deck and include some quiet times during your visit. We are glad that we briefly bumped into you on our return - enjoyed chatting about your home town. We googled it and it looks charming, pity we missed it while we were in the area. Kind regards, Harry and Sally P.S. Thanks for the hickory smoked bacon - delicious!
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A real home from home, we settled in immediately.

  • 5 of 5

It's everything and more you would expect and want from an holiday rental. Beautiful, peaceful location, with easy access into the city. Perfect. Thank you to our hosts, it was good to meet you, you will be seeing us again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, it was a pleasure meeting you both, and we look forward to renewing our Brexit discussion during your next visit! Thanks for the very kind review! Best wishes, Harry and Sally
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Queens Cross Pub (worth a visit)
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Horshoe Bay (worth a visit - delightful village)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course (stunning 18 hole public)
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lonsdale Sea Bus to Waterfront to Pacific Central
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1 - East & West)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canyon - Edgemont Village (many others nearby)
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain Skyride, Grind, Baden Powell Trail
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Edgemont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $73.18
Cleaning fee $54.89

Please note that the additional guest fee of $40.00 per night DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN OF THE RENTER (high school or younger)! If the "Book It" system quotes the additional guest fee for your children, enter O children
Monthly rate by negotiation
Please feel free to call our home number for more information or any clarification 1-604-987-2832

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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