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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

- 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 10-12

A Vacation Home Like No Other...Nestled in the serene village of Lions Bay, British Columbia, a grand, rustic home awaits it’s guests with a view of majestic beauty. A custom log home sits perched above the natural grace and tranquility of Howe Sound, yet only minutes away from the sights and sounds of Vancouver, and a short drive to the world class resort of Whistler. You quickly consider whether it is time to unwind or time to get busy living. You soon discover that there is time for both. A beautiful home. A setting above the sky. You have arrived. Welcome to Serenity.

Wayne Chan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Wayne Chan

Our family stays in 'Serenity' every year as our vacation home. We both have our own businesses and with triplets, we stay busy. So when we decide to take a break, just knowing that we have the home in Lions Bay is amazing. We absolutely love staying there. I've never seen a view as spectacular as the one that we have right on our deck. It's just a terrific place.

Why Wayne Chan chose Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Several years ago, I had come to Vancouver just to look at some properties with the possibility of finding a place a year or so down the road. We already knew that we loved Vancouver but we weren't quite ready to get a place.

But when we saw this home, we just couldn't pass it up. As I said before, I had never seen a view as spectacular as the one at this home. So, we decided to just go ahead and do it!


Lions Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Plasma Television
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has adjoining master bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi tub. The bedroom has a hi-definition plasma television mounted across from the bed and a terrace with sweeping views of Howe Sound. Most bedrooms have direct views of Howe Sound with views of the surrounding islands.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
average rating of 4.585366 based on 41 reviews
Avon Park, Florida

Serenity and More!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 loved our week in Lion's Bay and staying at "Serenity". It more than fulfilled our expectations that we had from the website. We printed the owner's area information and home operational guide which was very complete and useful. The pictures on the web can't begin to show the extensive and unobstructed views of Howe Sound from the deck and many rooms. This beautiful home has very spacious areas that are nicely furnished and very comfortable. The hot tub and decks with ocean views are wonderful places to totally relax. Great location ...only minutes to Vancouver... but you feel so far from the hustle of the city with the natural beauty of mountains and ocean everywhere you look..A WINNER!!.... Area offers so much to do...Don't pass up an opportunity to spend your vacation here.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient location with all the comforts of home.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lot of time enjoying Vancouver. Serenity was a good place to connect with a family meal at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a girls getaway for my sister's wedding and we had an amazing time!!! The views were absolutely incredible! We loved drinking wine and eating cheese on the deck, going for walks, spending time at the resident beach, going for dips in the hot tub and just enjoying this beautiful, spacious home. It was exactly what we all needed. I am so grateful I found this place and the owner could not be more helpful and accommodating! He was very quick to answer questions and provide everything we needed for our stay. My family is already thinking of when to rent it next! THANK YOU!!! <3 <3

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity lives up to it's name

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i came up to Serenity in April, with our kids and another family. We had an absolutely amazing time. The views from the deck were phenomenal!! We loved how spacious the home was, how many rooms were available, the waterfall in the back yard, and especially the hot tub. Wayne was a wonderfully accommodating host, and always answered our questions quickly. I would highly recommend Serenity for your stay in Lions Bay!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view but very dirty!

  • 1 of 5

The few things we did like was the view and the size of the house. Lots of room for our party of seven. Overall, however, the place was in disrepair. Cobwebs hanging everywhere, at least 10 pet stains on the carpet in the master bedroom, greasy broken pots, pans and dishes, musty, mouldy smell throughout, wobbly chairs that we were afraid to sit on, stained couches, stained towels, old tattered bedding, stains and splash marks all over the walls, and the list goes on. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always want every one of our guests to enjoy their stay at our home. And on the few occasions where we haven't met expectations, we do everything we can to make it right. On this occasion, my concern is that the first time I heard of any complaint from the guest was when our cleaning crew went into the house after this guest had checked out and noticed that the walls in the dining area were painted over in spots, either from damage or from being marked up. Only after I asked the tenant about this did she tell me of all the problems she had with the home and her request to get a refund for her stay. We are thankful and gratified that the majority of our guests have had a great time and have left very positive reviews. On the few occasions where we have fallen short, we've made efforts to fix it even during a guest's stay. But we felt it was important to provide some context to this review so people could judge it fairly.
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Great stay at Serenity!

  • 4 of 5

I recently celebrated a great 50th birthday party with close friends at Serenity - it was perfect. It is a rare and difficult thing to find a place with lots of rooms for 10 -12 people to stay comfortably, with a killer view, a great kitchen, and close to Vancouver.

Wayne the owner is really nice and professional, and was always very prompt and helpful with his responses.

FYI.. Hot tub is in an awkward spot under the balcony and down a flight of stairs, so we never used it, but the view is so amazing we didn't need it.

I'd definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Twenty minutes north of downtown Vancouver and less than an hour from the world famous resort of Whistler. Lions Bay is a beautiful community overlooking breathtaking views of Howe Sound. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the community's own private beach club, or take a short drive to Stanley Park and bike along the seawall.

Whether you decide to shop at the upscale shops along Robson Street, take a picturesque ride up a sky tram to Grouse Mountain, lounge in the hot tub overlooking the ocean, or play a game of pool in the game room, Vancouver has something for everyone, and 'Serenity' in Lions Bay is the perfect place to stay no matter how busy or relaxed your stay will be.

Other Activities: boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,000

We definitely want all our guests to have a great time when they stay with Serenity. The only thing we ask is that all guests treat the home with the respect they would have for their own. 99% of all our guests have been wonderful, but on a couple of occasions, guests decided to have blow out parties into the night, damaging the home and disturbing our nice neighbors. No wild parties!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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