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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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 Vancouver

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.


East Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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1 Bedroom Suite near The Drive, East Village, Transit w Full Kitchen, soaker tub
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews

Great East Vancouver Location

  • 4 of 5

Very nice suite located in East Vancouver in a very beautiful area. Interior of suite is almost brand new and has everything you need. Couple who own the suite are very helpful. Close to bus and sky train if you don't want to use a car.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jassen! It was lovely to meet you guys. Mark & Geraldine
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Wonderful stay at clean, convenient home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding trip, and the rental was great! Mark met us as soon as we got there and was incredibly helpful and welcoming. The rental was extremely clean and modern. It was at a great location, close to lots of public transit options. We had no problems whatsoever and would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jennifer. We hope to see you again! Mark & Geraldine
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Clean well appointed East Side garden suite.

  • 5 of 5

Mark & Geri's suite is very comfortable, loved the attention to detail that they have put into the apartment. The kitchen is has lots to offer for cooking.

The lovely garden is just one of the welcoming detail that the suite provides. The suite was great for our trip to Vancouver.

Thanks Mark & Geri for everything, well be back!

Jeff & Trinita

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, it was lovely to have you! See you again. Mark & Geraldine
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Courteous host and wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Mark was a great host! We stayed three nights (Thursday, June 8th through Sunday, June 11th). The suite is on the ground floor of Mark and Geraldine's house. There is street parking in front of the house.

Mark was easy to stay in contact with before and during our stay via text message. We arrived later in the evening on the 8th, and Mark was ready for us. He had suggestions for us on places to visit and places to eat. His best recommendation was to visit Lynn Canyon Park and the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge (FREE) instead of going to Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge ($$$)! We spent hours hiking through Lynn Canyon instead.

The bathtub was heavenly and easily fit two people. The wi-fi worked great, and the bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was fully functional, though we didn't really use it too much.

The only drawback was some minor creaking from upstairs that could be heard, but if you're not a light sleeper, it shouldn't bother you (my wife didn't hear it, and I only heard it when I was awake).

We used this location as our "home base" for a few days while visiting Vancouver and Whistler. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim! Mark & Geraldine
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  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with this property. It was extremely clean and well kept.Mark was so helpful in making sure everything went smoothly. The location is close to public transportation, and walking distance to gas stations and restaurants. No complaints very happy with our stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donielle! All the best to you. Mark & Geraldine
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Looking forward going back to next year!

  • 5 of 5

For us the location and rental were excellent. Easy access to buses, not too far from downtown (except in rush hour!) and Granville Island. Our hosts were very pleasant and made sure we had eveything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caroline, it was lovely to meet you both. Hope to see you again! All the best 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.14

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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