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Beautiful oceanfront apartment with 2 Free Kayaks! 30 min to downtown.

North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Apartment1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Apartment, 2 loft style Bedrooms, 1 bath/ steam ocean front views of Indian Arm

This fabulous waterfront apartment on Indian Arm in North Vancouver is just 30 minutes from beautiful downtown Vancouver, the cleanest most beautiful city in the world!

Located on Indian Arm, a 10,000 year old fiord in a West Coast rain forest, the community of Woodlands is one of Vancouver's best kept secrets, not many people know we are here and we like it that way! Woodlands is one of Vancouver's oldest summer communities which consists of waterfront homes accessed by a 5 km country road which winds its way through the forests of Mt. Seymour, a provincial park, well known for its snowshoeing, skiing, golfing, hiking, and mountain biking, so don't forget your bike! Woodlands is much less crowded than Deep Cove and gives you that remote feeling without being remote.

There is an 80 foot cement deck with gazebo and bar-b-q which for your own use. There is a 50 foot dock which holds the kayaks and rowboat as well as 2 gravity chairs, perfect for sunbathing. The dock is shared with the owners to access their boat. Watch seals, seabirds, yachts, and fish boats make their way up Indian Arm to the beautiful Wigwam Inn, a private yacht club with a scandalous past! Across from the Wigwam is the majestic Granite Falls Marine Park.

Bring your scuba gear as there is excellent diving right out the front door! 2 kayaks and a Walker Bay rowboat are available free of charge. Spend an afternoon exploring the many marine parks home to black bears, bald eagles, and two salmon runs a year. Power boat rentals are available at Seycove Marina in Deep Cove.

The picturesque village of Deep Cove is just around the corner. It is home to beautiful gift shops, including Ahoy which is Herschel Backpacks flagship store, the designer lives nearby, many restaurants, as well as the forest hike to Quarry Rock Lookout and Baden Powell Trail which stretches for 50 km, all the way to Horseshoe Bay. The Seymour Art Gallery, Shaw Theatre, Northlands Golf Course, Seycove Marina Boat Rentals, Arm Reach Bistro, Parkgate Community Centre and Library are all close by. Come and experience waterfront living at its finest without breaking the bank, only a 50.00 cleaning fee and 100.00 refundable damage deposit, one of the least expensive on any vacation rental website. 4 day minimum in July and August. Most suitable for 2 to 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. One queen bed and 2 double. 4 night minimum over Christmas Holidays and March break. Check in is 3pm and check out is 10 AM. Rates in Canadian dollars are 200 in low season 3 night minimum 240 May and June 3 night minimum and 240 in high season, July and August 5 night minimum.



Elaine Minichiello

Member Since 2001
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Elaine Minichiello

Elaine and Tony have been married for 20 years and have 2 grown children. Elaine is originally from Halifax and lived on the ocean in St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia. She came to Vancouver and obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree as well as a Chartered Herbalist diploma.Tony is a city boy born and raised in Vancouver. He has been a financial advisor for 35 years.Together they did an extensive renovation on the property after it was sold to them by the Rubbermaid heiress who moved on to build on Cortes Island. They have been doing vacation rentals in this location for 16 years.

Elaine Minichiello purchased this Apartment in 1999

Why Elaine Minichiello chose Belcarra

We both really wanted to be on the water and as we could not move to Nova Scotia because of Tony's work, we set out to find a waterfront home close to downtown Vancouver and found it on Indian Arm, North Vancouver.

What makes this Apartment unique

The best part about staying here is the view as well as the deck and the dock! There is also a gazebo and barbq The apartment feels like you are on top of the water. The apartment is very spacious and comes with lots of extras like the kayaks, life jackets as well as countless books, magazines and a few children's books and toys such as lego. We are happy to show you how to use the boats and to show you the trails on Mt Seymour. West Coast photographer, Andy Chamberlayne's, work is featured throughout the apartment. I honestly do not think you will find a nicer place in Vancouver and it is affordable for families.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Bedrooms are 1 upstairs loft style queen bed and 2 double beds off the living area on main floor loft style


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Oceanfront
              Oceanfront with private 80 foot deck and dock with 2 kayaks, rowboat, and 2 swim ladders.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          linens provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          available upstairs
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          recline bike
                        • Living Room
                          large living room with 2 couches, expandable coffee table and large recliner
                        • Parking
                          Free parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          towels and beach towels provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          available in owners suite
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              glass cooktop
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  outdoor dinning as well
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      children's books, magazines and paperbacks
                                    • Games
                                      chess, crib, lego
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Bell Express View
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                      lego, chess, crib


                                        • Boat
                                          walker bay row boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          80 foot deck right on top of the water. Patio chairs and table. 2 gravity chairs on dock
                                        • Gazebo
                                        • Golf
                                          10 minutes away
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 kayaks
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          15 minutes to lifts at Mt Seymour


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Sauna
                                                  steam room


                                                    • museums
                                                    • churches
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing


                                                                    • The apartment has a steam room, BBQ, 2 kayaks, a rowboat and crab trap for guests to use. We are close to hundreds of hiking and mountain bike trails on Mt Seymour. There is scuba diving right out the front door. Snowshoe and ski Mt Seymour, Grouse or Cypress, all within half an hour of the house. Close to HWY 1 just 35 minutes to the heart of downtown Vancouver and 1.5 hours from Whistler. Get the wilderness feel with the convenience of the city. 4 night minimum in July and August.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      63 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Tranquil and relaxing

                                                                      Kathleen S.

                                                                      We had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed everything about it. Waking up to beautiful views of the water was a delight. The space was comfortable & has everything needed. Elaine & Tony are very gracious hosts. We hope to come back.

                                                                      Great place and people.

                                                                      Peter C.Planet Earth

                                                                      See ya next time.

                                                                      Peaceful beauty

                                                                      Terry R.

                                                                      My wife and our children spent a week at Elaine and Tony's home and were not disappointed!

                                                                      We had seen all the pictures on line and were excited about the trip. In person, the views were even more spectacular. It was mid October and a little chilly, but we still managed to take the kayaks out for a couple of spins (or should I say paddles?) The water was clear and gorgeous and we saw several crabs and starfish. From our deck, we did see seals swimming a few times. On our last day, we had a gorgeous, sunny day and were graced by a double rainbow!

                                                                      Elaine checked on us daily and offered great tips on where to go and what to do. We did a day trip to Whistler where the winter olympics had been held. Several days we went up in the mountains using the sea to sky gondolas. Great views once again. Plenty to do if you want but the apartment is quite cozy if you just want to hang out there. There are several hiking trails very close to the house. The hike to Deep Cove was invigorating with the halfway point being Quarry Rock which has a must see view overlooking the water and the town. Deep Cove is a quaint little town with several restaurants. Honey's Doughnuts is a must!

                                                                      We also went in to Vancouver several times for sight seeing and dining. It was a little less than a half hour drive. We really enjoyed walking the seawall and saw more seals down by Stanley Park. We also spent several evenings walking around Granville Island where there were many restaurants and markets.

                                                                      It was a long trip from Indiana to Vancouver but well worth it. If we get back to that part of the world, we will definitely try to stay here again.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. This is a great place to reconnect with family by exploring together and having family time by the water.

                                                                      1 of a kind

                                                                      Edward J.

                                                                      Truly one of a kind location. Outstanding views. Close to the city but remote location. Great hosts. Can't say enough. You'll have to see for yourself.

                                                                      Perfect place to relax and see Vancouver and BC

                                                                      clifford p.

                                                                      Our selection of a home away from home was with Elaine and Tony in their special home in Northern Vancouver. They are great hosts and their home has a beautiful setting on the water. We enjoyed clean, quiet and private surroundings in their home while exploring Vancouver and Whistler areas of BC. We enjoyed 2 hours of kayaking which Tony made easy by giving us expert advice on how to do so safely. We highly recommend this accommodation, and the location was fun to access through the forests and roads, easily accessible, even though at first it seemed remote.

                                                                      Relaxing get away

                                                                      Kathy B.

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cute home. Hosts Elaine and Tony were helpful and suggested activities during our stay. The house had everything we could possibly need. The beds were comfortable and we all enjoyed a good night sleep after fun filled days. The icing on the cake were the kayaks and crab trap. We caught crab everyday as well as a starfish! I highly recommend this rental.


                                                                      North Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                                                      Woodlands is a quiet waterfront neighbourhood 30 minutes away from all the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. There are 3 local ski mountains nearby. Cypress, Grouse and Mt Seymour which is your backdoor with 100's of different trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Scuba dive site right out the front door! Fee use of kayaks, rowboat. Hike the Baden Powell trail to Quarry Rock and Deep Cove then reward yourself with a Honey's donut at Honey's or artisan coffee at Cafe Orzo or lunch at Arms Reach Bistro. Browse the local art gallery and gift shops as well as the other well curated shops in Deep Cove.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee

                                                                      A waiver needs to be signed upon arrival for use of the kayaks and the property. Long weekends 3 night minimum

                                                                      63 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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