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1 Bedroom Suite near The Drive, East Village, Transit w Full Kitchen, soaker tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bright, clean, and spacious. Close to great areas. Quick access to downtown.


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We have a lovely ground level suite in our house just 15 minutes walk to restaurants, bars and shopping on Commercial Drive, and to a major transit hub that can take you Downtown, to The University of BC, or to the airport, or if you prefer, a 50 metre walk to the nearest bus stop which will have you downtown in 20 minutes.

A 20 minute walk to some of the best live theatre in Canada at The Cultch.

A 15 minute walk to beautiful Trout Lake for a stroll or picnic.

A 25 minute walk to the up and coming East Village at Hastings St for more great eating and drinking. This is in short, a great neighbourhood!

Our 1 bedroom suite comes with a full kitchen and everything you need to enjoy it should you desire to. There is Wifi, a flat screen Smart TV, cd and dvd player as well. The bedroom comes with a Queen bed and ample closet space.

The bathroom features a 2 person soaker tub with air jets, a rain style shower and heated floors.

Regretfully, we ** DO NOT ** offer a washer and dryer. There is a laundromat nearby with drop-off service.

There is a lovely garden outside the suite entrance with a place to sit and enjoy the sunset.

The house is a quiet place, so you will be guaranteed to be able to rest well.

There is ample free parking on the street in front of our house.

More Details

Mark Gruft
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Mark Gruft

Mark and Geraldine are both Vancouver born and raised, but well traveled. We live in the property and take pride in it. We are proud to show off our city and look forward to helping you enjoy it!

Mark Gruft purchased this house in 2014

Why Mark Gruft chose Grandview-Woodland

We bought this house together after we got married. The previous owners did a fantastic job of renovating this character home and it was obvious how much love they had put into it. It's a great neighbourhood not only for it's location but for the diversity of the people, who are friendly and welcoming.


Commercial Drive House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , jets are air only
  • Shower and 2 person soaker tub with air jets
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed and ample closet and drawer space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

1 Bedroom Suite near The Drive, East Village, Transit w Full Kitchen, soaker tub
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

The property is perfect for visiting Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

Have just enjoyed a wonderful week in Vancouver the property is perfectly placed for accessing the local bus/metro and Road networks the flat is well equipped with all mod cons

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers Colin! We're very glad you and Gill enjoyed your time here. Would love to have you back anytime. Thanks again for choosing us! Mark & Geraldine
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Lovely apartment in quiet, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This suite was perfect for our stay in Vancouver. It was very comfortable, clean and just a short walk from the many bars and restaurants on Commercial Drive. It was also well connected by public transport to be able to travel into Downtown. Mark was also an excellent and very accommodating host. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sophie , it was our pleasure to host you! We hope to see you again. Mark & Geraldine
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Well equipped accommodations in East Van

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this suite mid week while working downtown. A very well equipped unit with all the comforts of home. Mark was very accommodating and helpful. I would definitely recommend this suite.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Charming condo close to the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying at Marks place. The amenities were amazing: heated floors, large jetted tub, Netflix, and a small kitchenette. Had everything we needed for a nice Vancouver getaway. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah! So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Mark & Geraldine
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  • 3 of 5

Overall the place was comfortable for a one week stay. However there were a number of disappointments. The kitchen supplies were very limited.

Upon arrival it would have been nice to have had at least a small bar of soap to take a shower, not the case! The four cups, plates etc. hardly encouraged us to have our children over since we could not even offer a cup of tea. No containers for leftovers. No laundry facilities on site, the nearest laundromat was five blocks away. By the end of the week the two bath towels, which were not changed, were looking a bit tired. Street parking may be the norm for Vancouver, but with the snow and ice we found it quite bothersome and hindered access to the lodgings. Also, and not under the control of our hosts, there was a lengthy power outage. Although we were provided with candles and a flashlight nothing was done to reflect the added cost and inconvenience of having to take an additional meal at the restaurant.

We have stayed at a number of vacation rentals and our level of satisfaction has always been greater than our experience here. It is unlikely that we would recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lise, It is terribly unfortunate that you found your stay lacking, however, as you did not communicate any of this to us at the actual time of your stay, it seems counter productive to have suffered with the deficiencies rather than inform us of your needs. I made it abundantly clear when you checked in that I was available via our front door, landline, cellphone, text and email. I am home at least 50% of the time. I’ll address your issues. -As per all of our previous reviews, people seem to find the kitchen supplies sufficient. Some of these people have stayed 2 and 3 times as long as you. -If there was no soap, it was probably an oversight by me when cleaning and restocking the suite-duly noted-although this could have been rectified immediately had you said something. -The suite is equipped for 4 people-2 occupants and 2 guests-as it is 450 sq feet. Had you required more you could have merely asked. The statement that you could not offer a cup of tea is completely incorrect, as there is a kettle and a teapot and 4 mugs at the minimum. -There have always been containers for leftovers-in fact there were at least 3 plastic containers in the lower cupboard by the fridge and there are 3 stainless steel bowls with fitted plastic lids for this purpose in the drawers beside the sink. You could have, of course, asked me for more. -There are indeed no laundry facilities on site- as clearly stated on the VRBO listing. -I believe you were provided with another set of towels immediately upon your partner’s request-perhaps you should have asked sooner. -It is clear on the listing that street parking is what is provided. I kept your access and the street sidewalk clear and salted as per City of Vancouver requirements. It’s ridiculous to complain about the weather in December like it has something to do with the quality of our accommodations. -There was indeed a power outage that began a few minutes after 6pm one evening and lasted until early morning. I phoned your partner immediately to inform him, as you were not here, and he said“we are in a restaurant at the moment”. Seems to me that you had already decided to dine out, and therefore were already making a choice to incur that expense. It is impossible for us to mitigate anyone’s dissatisfaction with our lodgings if they do not communicate their needs at the time. We are saddened that this seems to be your biggest problem with our suite in the end. All the best to you both, Mark & Geraldine
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Vancouver Sojourn

  • 4 of 5

We recently enjoyed two weeks at this well appointed garden level suite. Mark met us upon arrival and oriented us to all the features. This one bedroom suite is well decorated with speedy wi-fi, a flat screen TV with good cable with access to Netflix, a small stereo and an excellent selection of books to read. We enjoyed many meals here and the kitchen has all the appliances and all the pots, pans and cutlery to cook any kind of meal. The bed and bedding were comfy and the bathroom had a deep tub with a rainwater shower head. The suite is a fifteen minute walk from Commercial Drive and the train and about the same to East Hastings and both of these areas are rife with great shops and restaurants. All in all this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Craig! It was our pleasure to host you both. Mark & Geraldine
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Nearest Airport
15.6 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
St. Augustine's
Nearest Ferry
29.6 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
5.9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3.4 Kilometres
Pacific Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
14.4 Kilometres
Mount Seymour
Nearest Beach
8.8 Kilometres
English Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Commercial Drive House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $54.89
Refundable damage deposit $219.54

Check in at 3pm. Check out at 11am.
This is a moderately quiet house. Entertaining guests during your rental is fine and normal enjoyment is encouraged, but absolutely no partying! Quiet required by 10pm as this is a family neighbourhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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