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Near Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish kayak, Whistler bike, or relax. Pet friendly!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ground Level One Bedroom(sleeps 2) Mountain Views close to shopping & wilderness

Sweet Sunrise Suite welcomes you!

Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in reputable neighborhood of Garibaldi Estates, our sunny suite is on the main floor level of our home.

The double sliding doors are the main entrance to the suite at the garden side of the house. Outside is a large covered patio with a barbeque and plenty of comfy outdoor furniture over-looking the dog friendly back yard complete with fire-ring and back gate leading to the edge of the nearby naturalized golf course.

The living room, with 42” flat screen TV, stereo, lots of relaxing furniture including a double futon (available for extra sleeping upon request), has 3 large windows enabling extreme views to the west of the Tantalus Range. Views to the northwest allow a glimpse of Atwell Peak towering above 2,000 sq. kilometers of Garibaldi Provincial Park’s pristine nature.

The open concept kitchen/dining area is spacious and comprises a counter peninsula with stools for a casual breakfast. Down the hallway to the modern and bright 4-piece bathroom and comfortable bedroom (with Queen sized bed) includes space to settle in with a double closet. Wake up in the sun to views from the large window that embraces a southeast glimpse of Mt. Habrich behind The Chief.

The entire suite is decorated in original art created by designer/artist/instructor Toby Jaxon, one of the owners. On request, Private or group Art lessons are also available by Toby.

More Details

Toby Jaxon & David Mell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Toby Jaxon & David Mell

Just over twenty years ago, after experiencing the hustle of bustle of Vancouver ‘West End’ city life, we started looking for a place to settle down and have a family. Designer idealists, and still working in the urban environment, we wanted to move to an ocean town, close to the slopes, close to the ferries and close to the wilderness. The choice to move to Squamish became obvious pretty quickly and over the years our sleepy little town has grown into a bit of an economic hub in our valley corridor. Cultivating a life magnetized by our surroundings, we are now fully entrenched in the local “Sea to Sky” lifestyle that merges work & play with arts, culture, sports and solitude. Our active modest family, comprising of artist mom, electrician dad, 15 year old lucky boy and heeler ‘Ginja-Roo’ are excited to share our amazing community with you!

Artist Toby Jaxon affirms, “Nature is alive with vibrating colour and animating spirit; this observation is confirmed in the views I enjoy from my own backyard and informs many of my canvasses.” Her compositions are derived from vastness and mystery of nature. The under-painting lurks, popping sporadically, enough to persuade unification through the entire piece. Forward she develops a relationship of naïve colour shapes, in a variety of sometimes thick deliberate strokes, creating a dynamic rendition, a shock effect that changes the visual experience. Toby Jaxon’s canvas scenes flourish in vivid contrasting colour and multiple perspective.

Toby Jaxon & David Mell purchased this house in 2006

Why Toby Jaxon & David Mell chose Squamish

The diversity of Squamish, in every sense, inspires passion! We decided on this unique place, the outdoor rec capital of Canada, as our home because “Squamish redefines the essence of work, life, learning and play” in a no-traffic environment (except for the epic Aug. Squamish Valley Music Festival)! Surrounded by the tranquil coastal mountains, Squamish is located on the Pacific Ocean at the north end of Howe Sound fjord, in close proximity to Vancouver to the south and the resort of Whistler to the north (less than 40 minutes either way)…to former 2010 Olympic sites! The steep, rugged terrain offers breathtaking views from every neighbourhood in Squamish and super spectacular natural attractions abound. Now, if you want to experience access to formerly inaccessible terrain, then all you have to do is take a ride up the brand new world-class attraction -- the Sea to Sky Gondola! Skwxwu7mesh, meaning 'Mother of the Wind', was originally settled by the indigenous Squamish Nation. Now home to over 17,000 residence, the corridor has always been rich in arts and culture. The region also features the historical Britannia Mine Museum, the West Coast Heritage Park and the Brackendale Eagle Festival starring one of the greatest concentrations of wintering bald eagles in the world (walking distance from our house). Like the meaning, Squamish has more high performance sailing days on the water than most other places in North America! Tourism is an increasingly important part of the town's economy, with an emphasis on outdoor recreation. Whether you enjoy ‘cool’ sports such as skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing…or ‘hot’ sports like golfing, salmon fishing, kite or stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, biking or simply relaxing on the soft sandy beaches of multiple nearby lakes and rivers -- there is a never-ending list of activities available right outside the door of our Sunrise Suite.

What makes this house unique

Why did we buy this year round sun-filled home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the most desirable neighborhood of Squamish? For starters it’s centrally located and very easy to get to from Highway 99, nestled in the mountain valley just minutes from access to hiking, mountain biking or fishing. Our home, situated in a walking friendly flat neighborhood is just a short stroll to lots of amenities such as shopping, groceries, coffee shops, spas, post office, liquor store, pubs and about a dozen restaurants!

We certainly enjoy having a large backyard filled with mature evergreens, blooming wisteria, magnolia and fruit trees, fully fenced to contain welcome furry friends.

Although our suite is not officially accessible, it is located on the main level (of our 2 story home) which makes for easy entry for persons with limited mobility. We also have a large driveway with plenty of parking.


Squamish House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Light filled full bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Near Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish kayak, Whistler bike, or relax. Pet friendly!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Perfect place to stay while enjoying the surrounding area!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay for one night prior to a short backpacking trip in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Toby had hiked in the area just a few days before and gave us all the information we needed regarding current trail conditions and what to expect. She even printed us a map of the area that we could take with us into the backcountry. We could not have been more pleased!

The unit is spacious and VERY well maintained. Clean, with Toby's beautiful paintings all around. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superseded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful suite with a great yard that my dog loved! It really felt like home! Our hosts were great and the home was perfectly equipped for our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place- we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and dog had a wonderful time in Squamish. The accommodations were comfortable and convenient, making the perfect get away weekend. We are excited to come back again in the summer. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Sunrise Suite and it was as great as our first stay. The suite is clean, comfortable, and peaceful. Toby and David are great hosts. We really appreciate that the suite is pet-friendly, and our dog had a huge backyard to run around in. It's very easy to access the amazing mountain bike trails from the suite - either a quick ride or quick drive to the trail head. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance, and the kitchen is fully stocked to make your own meals. This is our go-to place to stay in Squamish and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was in a great location , close to all kind of neat stores and restaurants.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well stocked with necessities. It has a nice back yard with a view of the mountains. We were three and were comfortable and it was even large enough to entertain some family and friends.

The owners were very helpful and friendly.

I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 night stay! The suite is clean, peaceful, and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Toby and David were fantastic and made us and our dog feel very welcome. There are plenty of good restaurants close to the suite, as well as a grocery store. Amazing mountain bike trails are a quick ride away, and it's a short drive to downtown Squamish and Howe Sound. We have already booked another stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
79.5 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Norman Rudy's Pub Executive Suites (8 min walk)
Nearest Ferry
49.5 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to Vancouver Island
Nearest Golf
1.8 Kilometres
Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club (4 min drive)
Nearest Train
64.8 Kilometres
Rocky Mountaineer Station, North Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Kilometres
Sea to Sky Highway BC/99
Nearest Restaurant
0.45 Kilometres
Pepe & Gringo's, 40359 Tantalus Way (5 min walk)
Nearest Ski
52.4 Kilometres
Whistler Creekside (45 min drive)
Nearest Beach
7.8 Kilometres
Alice Lake Provincial Park (10 min drive)
Car: recommended

“A strong, vibrant and healthy community, Squamish is recognized as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada because of the wide range of recreational activities available here. World class trails, rock climbing parks, consistent wind patterns, a relatively mild year-round climate, a healthy wildlife population, and proximity to ocean, mountains and rivers make Squamish a sought-after destination for mountain bikers, hikers, rock climbers, kite and wind surfers, kayakers, ski tourers, wildlife viewers and backcountry enthusiasts alike. Add to that a long list of organized sport associations such as soccer, ice hockey, figure skating, horseback riding, bmx, gymnastics, lacrosse and football, to name a few, and Squamish is second-to-none when it comes to recreation and physical fitness

When the West Coast Heritage Museum first opened in 1994 it showcased “Western Canada’s largest collection of heritage railway rolling stock” ( The heritage park and 21,000 square-foot CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre present a typical railway facility from the mid-20th century. Visitors can take a ride on the 2.5km miniature train, tour authentic railway equipment and town centre featuring a station building, heritage house, and post office car.”

Sea to Sky Gondola: “Your adventure starts with our 10 minute gondola ride to 885m above sea level. The ride up to our summit lodge will provide sweeping views of Howe Sound fjord, the magestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. Every gondola cabin will have a maximum capacity of 8 passengers and a level entrance/exit point, making them wheelchair and stroller accessible... The ride up and down will be a thrilling adventure for all ages and will provide new views of Shannon Falls and the famous Squamish Chief climbing area. Once at the top, many other adventures await. You will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences including two different interpretive loop walking trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, numerous hiking trails, rock climbing, access trails to backcountry routes and much more.”


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.46
Additional Guest Fee $23.07 per person per night
Pet Fee $7.69

An additional charge of $30 per person per night for adult guests in addition to 2 will be charged or $15/night for each additional child.
Unless confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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