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Bright, New, 1BR Character Apt, Steps From Hip, Live, Eclectic, Commercial Drive

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

The Drive is live! Festivals, Art, Music, Diverse Dining & The Best Coffee Shops

The Vineyard Suite at Grandview House


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Brand new 1BR, 1BA (600 sqft) apartment in a 107-year-old heritage home that has been immaculately restored to blend original character with contemporary comfort, style, and function. It is clean, open, and bright, and all the action of the most diverse and culture rich neighbourhood in Vancouver is just steps outside your door.

The unit has 3 beds: a top quality Queen mattress; a pull-out double sofa/bed; plus, a single pull-out chair/bed, comfy and perfect for a child. There are plenty of linens and towels for 5 people, plus the in-suite washer and dryer will keep your laundry supplies fresh.

Well proportioned kitchen with all the necessary conveniences to cook up a full family meal and a dishwasher for the mess. Separate dining area comfortably set up for 4 plus the table can be expanded to accommodate 6.


Stylish finishings, 9 foot ceilings, large bright windows, and double glass doors open to a large, private, deck with sunny southern exposure overlooking our beautiful grapevine and gardens - perfect for sunsets.

Transit buses are steps outside your door and the skytrain is a 10-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride away accessing most of the cities top attractions within 20 minutes. The many bike routes will likely get you where you need to go within 20 minutes as well.

But, you don't have to go far if you don't want to because the apartment boasts the perfect location for just becoming a local and checking out the city's best coffee shops, boutique stores, street buskers, artists, and festivals, and some of the most diverse and quality dining options offered in Vancouver.

Many restaurants and cafes double as intimate live entertainment venues in the evenings, in addition to the many cultural centres and theatres offering up excellent live performing art shows year round. Your hosts are very familiar with all that is offered on and off the drive and enjoy sharing our favourite spots with our guests.

Steps away from it all, yet the apartment is just far enough off 'the drive' that you can return home to a quiet place to just kick back on your deck, and you wouldn't know it was all around the corner.

Radiant in floor heating and many cozy features of the apartment make it just as inviting to curl up and relax inside with a book or a movie.

50Kbps high-speed internet, cable television, and Netflix.

***Please inquire about parking, if required. Neighbourhood street parking is limited, however we may be able to offer a designated parking space, subject to availability, and upon request only.

***The Vineyard Suite is one of two suites offered in the Grandview House. Please check The Mosaic Suite (VRBO #688598), as well, for availability options***

More Details

Robert Richards
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Top Quality Memory Foam Mattress and frame
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating


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Bright, New, 1BR Character Apt, Steps From Hip, Live, Eclectic, Commercial Drive
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Austin, TX

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great! Right next to mass transportation (bus), and a short walk to the SkyTrain.

Also right next door to great restaurants, coffee houses (Turk's Coffee House was great!), grocery stores, and supermarket.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location on The Drive in a well equipped flat.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week visiting family and found accommodations more than adequate. Nice having laundry onsite and any food imaginable within walking distance.

If you are in the coffee culture there are numerous excellent spots Moja and Prado were amongst our favorite spots to start the day. Good Italian half a block away at Marcellos'.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean property with space enough for 3 people.

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment with plenty of crockery, bedlinen, towels etc. close to bus stop for Downtown/Victoria and 10 minute walk to Skytrain which we did every day. Robert and Kara were very helpful with a few minor issues we had which they sorted out quickly for us, Robert also printed off directions for us and Kara directed us to the best local supermarket they were very helpful as we had never been to Vancouver before which we really appreciated. Although the apartment is in a lovely streetand not far from Commercial Drive we didn't hear any noise from the main road once we were inside the apartment which surprised us as Commercial Drive has lots of restaurants and bars. Thank you Robert and Kara for a lovely place to stay and for your help during our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well equipped, bachelor plus apartment was outstanding and the location was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The property included in unit laundry which was super convenient and the full kitchen provided us the ability to do a many meals as we wanted within the apartment and kept the kids clothes clean. Spartacus Gym was close by and offered very welcoming short term packages, was well equipped and focused on function over form. Granville park is one block over and was a huge hit with the kids. Turks coffee offered exquisite brew and kept us well caffeinated. All and all, the experience was top rate.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay - the apartment was clean, comfortable, with a well-appointed kitchen - bonus - a Nespresso coffee maker!!! I would suggest that placemats or tablecloth be available, as I was worrying about marking the kitchen table. A couple with one child would be comfortable in this apartment. Location is superb! The owner was very helpful and did all possible to make our stay a good one. I would recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rio de Janeiro

Great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a pleasant stay during 9 days, the apartment is quiet and clean, it has pretty much everything you might need. It's in a great local, just a few steps from Commercial Drive, where you can find many restaurants, markets, grocery stores, etc. It's very close to Downtown, you can easily take the bus 20 on Commercial Drive or take Skytrain a few blocks down. For those who like biking, it's very easy too.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $234.16
Cleaning $39.03
Pet Fee $39.03

Please inquire about 3/4 night stays where the calendar will accommodate it, a slightly higher rate may apply.

Please do not hesitate to make any special requests as the owners are flexible and will do our best to accommodate our potential guests.

PETS: **additional $250 deposit will be required when booking with pets. If there is no damage the full $250 pet deposit and the full $300 of the security deposit will be refunded within (14) days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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