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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Jan Shim
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, mandarin, cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

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 Vancouver

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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East Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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Brand New Laneway Home. Walk To Restaurants, Skytrains, Buses And Parks.
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 59 reviews

Outstanding Home in Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

My family of three stayed in this separate Laneway home for just over a week recently. Jan, the owner, was super responsive. We arrived early but he made himself available so we could drop off the luggage before hand. Despite not being in downtown Vancouver, the location is super quiet but close to all amenities. We were 10 minutes walk to the nearest Skytrain station and a short 10 mins drive to the supermarket. There are plenty of parking nearby as we are in the suburb. The place can easily sleeps six (two queens in two separate bedrooms and a covertible sofa bed). The kitchen has a coffee maker and a coffee press! Having a fully equipped kitchen allows us to eat in some nights. I knew ahead of time Jan has a washer and dryer so we didn't have to pack too much for this trip - a definite plus for travellers doing a long stay. My wife mentioned a burned out lightbulb in one of the bathrooms and Jan came by and changed it that day. If we ever find ourselves in Vancouver again, I will definitely rebook this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Full user friendly facilities, clean house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 2 kids and granny in this house for 10 days. Th electric appliances are new, user friendly and convenient. You got most home stuffs in the house. This made our daily house keeping work easy and can really enjoyed holidays in Vancouver. Most important, the house is clean and tidy. Host is very friendly and helpful. But the downside is that it's a bit far from skytrain station, a 20 min walk for granny is too much. Better to rent a car and park outside the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, OH

A clean, comfortable, and quiet place.

  • 5 of 5

This carriage house was well suited for my trip to Vancouver. With about a 15-minute walk to the light rail, it allowed us easy access to most of the city while located in a relatively quiet and calm neighborhood. The space was clean and comfortable, and it worked for four adults and two toddlers (we brought our own cribs). The toys were a lifesaver!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Wonderful home, close to skytrain

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location for us. It was furnished extremely well, very clean and comfortable. It's a quiet neighborhood, which is very much appreciated. We had our car so we mostly drove, but made it a point to use the skytrain one day (our daughters loved it!) and it was definitely within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great location and great use of space.

  • 5 of 5

My family of two adult and two children (ages 2 and 4) loved our stay at the coach house. The house is in a great location with an easy walk to the train. The house utilized the space well and we were in comfort during our few day stay. The owner, Jan, was very responsive and answered all of our questions. If we ever have the pleasure of visiting Vancouver again we will certainly try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Staying at the coach house

  • 4 of 5

The coach house was very clean and neat. It was also located in a very quiet neighborhood. It was centrally located to every destination we drove to. My only complaint would be that it would have been nice if there was cable tv as opposed to Netflix.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.81
Additional Guest Fee $11.76 per person per night
Damage Deposit $156.83

Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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