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Brand New Laneway Home. Walk To Restaurants, Skytrains, Buses And Parks.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Renfrew-Collingwood House Rental Photos and Description

800sqft 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms Newly Built Coach House With Single Carport.

A stunning, brand new, 2 level Laneway/coach house in the heart of beautiful Vancouver. Our 800sqft coach house is a completely separate and private house adjacent to the main house. It offers the benefits of both privacy, and easy access to help when needed. Our VRBO is perfect for families and up to 6 adults. There are 2 large, bright, bedrooms, both with queen sized beds, and plenty of custom storage. There is even a balcony off the master bedroom. There is a full bathroom on the upper and a half bathroom on the main floor. A full sized washer and dryer complete the upper level. The sunny main floor has a fully equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, including a dishwasher. The kitchen includes small appliances such as a toaster, kettle, blender and a french press. We also include complementary tea, coffee and spices. The living area has a comfortable and functional futon that can convert into a double bed if needed. Enjoy your favorite programs and movies on our large 48' LED smart TV, with free Netflix. Free WIFI internet access is included with your stay. For your large items, there is an extra storage room. We also include board games, books and toys for our guests.

We are located close to two skytrain lines, as well as the Nanaimo and Broadway bus routes. If you have a vehicle, we offer a free car port off the side of the house. We are located in a quiet residential area but with all the conveniences of being right in the city. Just steps away is beautiful John Hendry park and the brand new Trout Lake commuity centre. The community centre offers a fitness centre, a skating rink, gym, and many classes. Also in less than 5 mins, you can drive to many restaurants, banks, and shops including McDonalds, Subway, SuperStore, PriceSmart Foods, Walmart, Starbucks. A few blocks away is Commercial Drive, one of the most vibrant streets in Vancouver. Here there are a large range of restaurants, cafes, clubs, and boutiques. In the summer, Commercial Drive is often closed to vehicle traffic as it is converted to a large, fun, and family friendly street party with great food and music.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jan Shim
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, mandarin, cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016

About Jan Shim

Hello!! My name is Jan, my wife and I are very excited to be offering our great new Coach House as your home away from home. I have been living in Vancouver since high school, and I know the city well and absolutely love living here. The great thing about Vancouver is it promotes a great balance of work and play. For work, I am a software engineer, but outside of work I am very active with triathalon, mountain biking, snow boarding and camping. We are here to help make your visit in Vancouver a special and memorable one.

Jan Shim purchased this house in 2014

Why Jan Shim chose East Side

We chose this property because of its central location. It is close to all forms of public transit, parks, restaurants and shops. Vancouver has a moderate climate - never too hot or too cold. There are plenty activities to do here year round. We also think the city is just the right size. Easy to get around, but also with world class amenities.

What makes this house unique

We love the central location and easy access to shopping and activities. We live in a family friendly neighbourhood and love the convenience of being in the city. The laneway house is next to the main house and is completely separate and private; however, it has the benefit of being close to us if help is needed. It is on the south facing back yard and is very bright and sunny. From the rooms there is a south facing tree filled view. Our access to public transportation is very easy, with both buses and 2 skytrain lines. Because we are so close to major supermarkets, it is easy to make a quick and affordable grocery run. We are also close to the countless amazing restaurant and shops. If you want to explore the Lower Mainland even further, we live less than 5 mins from Vancouver's main highway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jan was the most accommodating host—very responsive in communication and thorough in providing details about our stay before, during, and after our time in Vancouver (thanks for the Chinese restaurant recommendations!). Checkin was smooth and the property was everything described and more. I'd highly recommend staying with Jan on your next group trip to Vancouver.
Jun 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Brand New Laneway Home. Walk To Restaurants, Skytrains, Buses And Parks.
average rating of 4.9 based on 45 reviews

4.5 star laneway house

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Vancouver! Jan was very prompt and professional in making the arrangements. The house was affordable and just as advertised. Modern, clean, well appointed and convenient. We didn't mind being in the back alley and appreciated the parking and access to public transit. The kids loved the toy room and having our own washer/dryer and space away from another family was great. The house has everything you'll need for a comfortable family stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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great property, super friendly

  • 5 of 5

Jan was super accommodating for our visit - including arriving late on Friday night. The coach house is perfect for a family - we'll definitely stay again when we are up in Van.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the laneway house. It was clean, new and modern. It had everything we needed and worked perfectly for our family of 4. We plan to book for our trip next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very clean, well decorated, well stocked coach house.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the coach house for 3 nights while attending a wedding in Vancouver. The location of the house is great. Very close to downtown but in a residential area without downtown noises. The house is very clean and well decorated. It also has all the stuff you need in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. The owners were very helpful as well. Check-in and Check-out went very smoothly. Overall, our stay was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very Clean and Modern. Perfect for Families. Friendly Host

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time and can highly recommend this VRBO if you are staying in Vancouver. The apartment was very clean and exactly as described. Additionally, We felt very welcomed the moment we walked in the door. The host (Jan) went above and beyond in recommending fun things to do and great places to eat and drink coffee. He was very quick to respond with any questions. Our girls loved all the playroom toys and the kitchen even had two booster seats for babies. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The property was as advertised. The rooms were immaculate, the beds comfortable, the area safe.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is behind the main house with a separate entrance and off street parking (tight for SUV but doable). The house was clean and had all basic items you would expect. Internet worked well. The area was quiet and appeared safe.

The landlord was especially easy to work with and made the experience even more positive.

Only downsides: there was no TV service. Netflix is was available. Personally, this wasn't a problem as I do not watch TV on vacation. Another challenging issue for someone from Connecticut. We have single stream recycling. Vancouver does not. In addition, they have garbage category for composting. We found it confusing but certainly not a show stopper.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
St Augustine
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
5.5 Kilometres
Fraserview Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Nanaimo Skytrain Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Trans-Canada Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Boteco Brasil
Nearest Ski
20.5 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Kitsilano and English Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and are close to many of the attractions, great eats, and activities that this great city has to offer.

We are 3 mins from the entrance of the highway. Heading north on the highway, it is easy to access our local mountains; Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Mountain. On the mountains, you can go hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, and skating. Also in North Van, it is very easy to access Deep cove, a quaint getaway, with a cute small town feel, canoeing/kayaking, and great hikes.

At the same time, we are 12 minutes from downtown via car, and 20 mins via bus/skytrain. We have very easy access to the stadiums (hockey, football, and soccer), clubs, great restaurants, and terrific shopping that downtown has to offer.

We are just steps away from John Hendry park, which is famous for beautiful Trout lake. During the summer, families love to swim, sunbathe, BBQ, and play around the lake. There are also 2 great playgrounds at the new Trout Lake community centre, an indoor ice rink, basketball and tennis courts, picnic area, and fields in the park. During the summer, the community centre regularly offers free outdoor concerts from local artists. In addition, every Sat during the summer, Trout Lake is home to a farmers market where you can buy local fresh produce, delicious hand crafted delicacies, and artisan crafts.

Also within a 2 min drive is Commercial drive, which is also fondly known as Little Italy. Commercial Drive is known for its amazing food. You can find one-of-a kind cafe's, absolutely delicious homemade gelato and, of course, some of the best Italian food in Vancouver. Commercial Drive is also famous for having one of the largest selection of food in Vancouver - from Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Lebanese, Ethiopian, and Greek. If you want it, Commercial Drive probably has it. In the summer, the entire street is often closed to vehicles and there are great street parties, with lots of music and entertainment. The CULCH theatre, East Vancouver's premier theatre is also located by Commercial Drive.

Only a few blocks from your VRBO are many of the largest stores that will be very convenient during your stay. These stores include Superstore, Price Smart Foods, Walmart, Canadian Tire, and T&T Supermarket. These stores have unbelievable selection and affordable prices.

4 minutes from our house is Hastings Street, which is similiar to Commercial Drive, offering great local food and shopping. Hasting Street also has fun, family friendly street parties during the summer.

We are also 7 mins away from Main street, famous in Vancouver for its countless great restaurants and boutiques, most of which are unique and locally owned. Main street offers fun and family friendly street parties during the summer, where all the stores and restaurants are on display.

We are also 13 mins drive from Metrotown mall in Burnaby, which is the biggest mall in the the Lower Mainland. Metrotown is also very easy to access by skytrain from our location.

We are just off Broadway street, and are close to all the shops, trendy restaurants, and gourmet eats including Whole foods. Cactus Club, and many other local restaurants and shops.

We are a 15 min drive to Granville Island which is one of the landmark attractions in Vancouver. Granville Island is a public market with amazing fresh produce, baked goods, gourmet meats, sweets, etc. Granville Island is also a hub for Vancouver's local artists with our premier art school Emily Carr situated there.

Because of our central location, we are no more than 20mins from most of the attractions of Vancouver. Whether it be the beaches, clubs, ethnic foods, hikes, canoing, shopping.... and the list truly goes on and on, all activities are truly easy to access from our great location.


Rates & Availability

Renfrew-Collingwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $151
Cleaning fee $57

Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Renfrew-Collingwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Located upstairs.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Located on main floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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