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Modern 2 bedroom + den, city view, oceanfront float home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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house boat
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Lower Lonsdale House Boat Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom and den, 2 bathroom oceanfront home, south facing cityview deck

Park your car and enjoy this scenic waterfront location only minutes away from the center of activity in downtown Vancouver.

You’ll find exquisite views of the marina, Burrard inlet and downtown skyline from this beautifully appointed, modern float home. Watch wildlife from the heated deck, hop out the front door for a run/bike along the waterfront Spirit Trail, or take a twelve minute ride on the Seabus into downtown Vancouver for great dining and entertainment.

Living area offers a Sonos music system (throughout the home), 50” plasma TV with surround sound, Italian down-filled leather sofa, Toulemonde Bouchart rug, gas fireplace, and original artwork. A well-stocked kitchen contains cooking staples and more: Nespresso coffee machine, five-burner gas cook-top, wall oven, butcher-block counters and stainless steel, plumbed gas barbecue on the deck. Dining area comfortably seats six with additional seating available at the kitchen bar.

With a deep passion for food and wine, we would be more than happy to set the stage for any of your gastronomic needs. Just let us know. A full-sized, executive desk and powder room are also on the main floor.

Master bedroom with water views, luxury king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, mid-century furniture and original artwork. Second bedroom offers luxury queen bed, Hotel Collection sheets, down pillows. A convenient bed/sitting room is located adjacent to the master bedroom and features a water view, comfortable double fold-out sofa bed and wall-mounted TV. Main bath is appointed with heated tile floors, double-head deluxe glass walk-in shower and Hotel Collection towels. Workshop available for storage and bikes. Laundry with full-sized stacking Whirlpool washer/dryer and full laundry sink.

This float home is located in the most central and vibrant part of Vancouver and North Shore. A seven minute seawall walk to the Seabus & Downtown Vancouver. Steps from the redeveloped historic Lonsdale Quay waterfront where there is a great selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and theatres all within a couple blocks walk.

Transient boat moorage available directly through Mosquito Creek Marina. Inquire with owner for contact info.

Leave your car in gated, secured parking and enjoy your surroundings by foot or take an easy drive to the ski slopes, golf courses, and countless hiking and biking trails on the North Shore.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016
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About Linda

We have lived on the North Shore for 20 years and have come to love the breadth of activity and beauty that it offers. When we found this home we immediately fell in love with the location and setting. We will one day move into this wonderful home when we become empty-nesters. For now, this great location and setting are yours to enjoy.

Linda purchased this house boat in 2014

Why Linda chose North Vancouver

The home allows one to get away from it all and still be close to all the attractions Vancouver has to offer. Whether you want to hike the local mountains or wine and dine downtown, you will be close to it all.

What makes this house boat unique

Enjoy nature and city living in one convenient location. This tranquil, modern, float home is a unique and memorable experience. Located in the outdoor playground of the North Shore with easy access to downtown Vancouver. Easy access to numerous mountain trails, three local ski hills, Whistler and Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. A twelve minute sea bus ride to downtown, the Canada line and Vancouver International Airport.

Foodies will enjoy the walk to the Quay for fresh, local seafood and produce that can be brought back and prepared in a gourmet kitchen.

There is a workshop on the lower level for storing your bikes or tuning your skis. Power up the Sonos and enjoy your favourite music as you work.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Modern 2 bedroom + den, city view, oceanfront float home
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful and convenient place to stay with super friendly host!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this float home was an experience that we would recommend to those looking for a beautifully appointed and modern place to stay – that is also unique. The views cannot be beat - looking out at the marina and downtown Vancouver in the distance. We watched the sunset each night on the deck.

The home has all the conveniences that you would need, with a fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable living and dining areas in an open concept.

We found the location at the marina to be very convenient to get to and with amenities close by. We were able to walk to a few minutes to restaurants and the Sea Bus to ride across the bay into Vancouver.

Linda was very attentive and gave us lots of helpful information to make our stay extra special. We will keep this on our list to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tempe, Arizona, USA

We miss it already!

  • 5 of 5

This family of four - mom, dad and twin seventeen year old daughters had a WONDERFUL stay in this lovely float home. Our hosts, Linda and James made us feel very welcome. Fresh flowers, cheese, bread and Pellegrino water, upon arrival was so welcoming! We really appreciated that!

The design of the float home is not only beautiful but also extremely well planned out. All appliances are top knotch and highly functional. Kitchen supplies were abundant, it was so easy to shop local markets and come home after busy days and still be able to have a nice home made dinner.

We loved the location! We didn't have a car, nor did we need one. The almost daily commute to downtown Vancouver was made more enjoyable by taking the sea bus!

There is so much to do and see in a city like Vancouver, but we wound up enjoying our "down" time in this warm and cosy home very much! When it rained we enjoyed the fireplace indoors, when it was sunny we enjoyed the umbrella on the terrace with gorgeous views of downtown Vancouver!

We highly recommend this property and we very much thank the owners, Linda and James.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best way to experience Vancouver is on this float home!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to fresh flowers in all the rooms and sparkling water and fresh bread and cheese. The owners are helpful and extremely prompt to any questions. We needed a little help navigating the TV remote and the owner was there in a flash. As you sit on the deck, beyond the sailboats in the marina is the Vancouver skyline. Beautiful by day or night! It is a pleasant walk to the seabus ferry that takes you straight to the Waterfront in Vancouver city. A relaxing shopping and restaurant center at the Lonsdale Quay has every type of food you can imagine. A grocery and liquor store a block beyond that. A scenic drive away from Horseshoe Bay or Capilano Bridge and just two hours to Whistler. Cannot imagine a better location.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highest Quality!

  • 5 of 5

Three of my college roommates and I gathered from around the US to celebrate our 40th birthdays together and I cannot say enough about our experience with Linda and her float house! Everything, from my initial contact with Linda to the location and the bed linens, was of the highest quality. Linda was personable, professional, and exceeded her responsibilities as a hostess. She greeted us with tasty treats, recommendations for attractions and restaurants, and a welcoming presence. The location of the float house allowed for a beautiful view of the city (we had fireworks shows across the harbor 2 nights during our stay!), an easy walk to the Seabus and other public transportation, the wonderful markets at Lonsdale Quay, and accessibility to attractions, such as the Capliano Suspension Bridge and Cliff Walks. The float house, itself, was a unique and memorable experience. Again, everything within the home was the best quality. The home came complete with everything we could've ever needed, including a Nespresso machine (helping to start off each awesome vacation day). The house was, of course, clean, beautifully decorated, and allowed us plenty of space to enjoy our time together, take in the views, and rest. So many great memories were made in Vancouver, but our highlight was certainly, the float house.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a peaceful way to experience Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

We were looking downtown originally, but the hotel rates were a bit more than we were choosing to spend. Went to (second time), and found this beautiful home in North Vancouver. The pictures of the home were spot on. Linda was great to work with. She was responsive, informative on what to do and where to go, and even helped with last minute dinner recommendations!

The home was a very relaxing way to wind down after an active day in and around Vancouver. The view of the cityscape is wonderful, and we even could see the "Festival of Light" fireworks off in the distance one night. Excellent! Thanks Linda!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Didn't want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

Our family was fortune enough to stay in this amazing float home for 5 months while renovating our new home. The other reviews describe this property so perfectly that we weren't sure what we could add to them other than to say "ditto+++".

The location was so much fun for us as we have always lived in neighbourhoods that were only within driving distance to groceries, restaurants and movie theatres. We rarely drove to anything from the float home and loved the very short walks to any amenity one could imagine. We really didn't want to leave.

This home far exceeded our expectations, it had everything we needed and more...and is super clean for those of you like us that are neat freaks.

Most importantly, our wonderful hosts. We have rented many homes on vrbo and have never had such caring, accomodating, responsive and generous hosts. Linda and James responded immediately with any questions or requests we had and to top it off are the nicest people we've ever met.

Do not hesitate to rent this property, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Capilano Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
HWY #1
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
6 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Property is situated on the North Shore of Vancouver. Easy access to major Highway, Downtown, Whistler Mountain and a multitude of recreational attractions and playgrounds. Walk to Lonsdale Quay for fresh produce, baked goods, butcher and shopping. Six screen movie theatre a seven minute walk away. Just a few minutes walk to fabulous dining experiences.


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Lower Lonsdale House Boat Rental Rates

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Low Season
Oct 12 2016 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $76 + Tax
Damage Deposit $228
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Lower Lonsdale House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom has double-headed shower, heated floor and Sonos
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Den off of Master bedroom w/full-sized convertable daybed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Hotel Collection Sheets, Dwell Studio Duvet, Original Art
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Hotel Collection Sheets, West Elm Duvet, Down Pillows
  • 2 bedrooms and den off of master bedroom
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing

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