Apartment, 2 loft style Bedrooms, 1 bath/ steam Ocean front on Indian Arm
About Elaine Minichiello
Elaine and Tony have been married for 20 years and have 2 grown children. Elaine is originally from Halifax and lived on the ocean in St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia. She came to Vancouver and obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree as well as a Chartered Herbalist diploma.Tony is a city boy born and raised in Vancouver. He has been a financial advisor for 35 years.Together they did an extensive renovation on the property after it was sold to them by the Rubbermaid heiress who moved on to build on Cortes Island. They have been doing vacation rentals in this location for 16 years.
Elaine Minichiello purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Elaine Minichiello chose District of North Vancouver
We both really wanted to be on the water and as we could not move to Nova Scotia because of Tony's work, we set out to find a waterfront home close to downtown Vancouver and found it on Indian Arm, North Vancouver.
What makes this Apartment unique
The best part about staying here is the view as well as the deck and the dock! There is also a gazebo and barbq The apartment feels like you are on top of the water. The apartment is very spacious and comes with lots of extras like the kayaks, life jackets as well as countless books, magazines and a few children's books and toys such as lego. We are happy to show you how to use the boats and to show you the trails on Mt Seymour. West Coast photographer, Andy Chamberlayne's, work is featured throughout the apartment. I honestly do not think you will find a nicer place in Vancouver and it is affordable for families.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Quiet hour 11 pm. Renters must sign waiver upon arrival. Max 2 visitors who are not renting on the property at a time. Visitors must sign waiver.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, lovely hosts
We had the most lovely stay at this beautiful property. Picture don't do it justice at all. The place is big, roomy, very clean and the view is spectacular. The hosts are very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area.
Vancouver activity central
The perfect escape to experience the numerous world class outdoor adventures BC is known for, or relax in serenity, near the quaint town of Deep Cove, yet minutes from downtown. Elaine and Tony are terrific hosts with decades of local knowledge who obviously love their remarkable property. They have great tips for delicious restaurants, spectacular hikes, bikes and paddling. We can't wait to return. Thank you!
BEST PLACE EVER!
This home is the most quiet and beautiful we have ever stayed in. While it is very quiet, it is close to shops, restaurants, hikes, and other activities. Our favorite part of the stay was kayaking! Even with low clouds, the view was breathtaking. The view from the deck and inside the house was amazing. We admired the uniqueness of houses in this area and how well they are built into rocks and cliffs. The area is also good for hiking. If we had it to do over again, we would stay here. Best ever!
Thank you for your high praise, we feel lucky to live here and even luckier to be able to share.
Elaine and Tony
Perfect vancouver Getaway!
We absolutely loved this hidden spot of Vancouver. Close enough to town, but far away to really experience the beauty of Vancouver. The kayaks were an added bonus as well.. Lovely hosts to open up their home to us. We would definitely consider renting this space again.
We were there for a few days and the stay was very pleasant. We went there with our two children of 8 and 6 years old and had a great time in the boat, the cayaks or just swimming right in front of the house. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need to be at home. Elaine was always very attentive to our needs and her recommendations and tips about the places to visit were very useful during the stay. Thank you!!
Both amazing hosts who checked in with us to see if we needed anything multiple time as well as give advise on where to go / what to see!
The property was unforgettable and the views and kayaks were an added bonus!
Looking forward to our next stay!
Leigh and Matt
Woodlands is a quiet waterfront neighbourhood 30 minutes away from all the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. There are 3 local ski mountains nearby. Cypress, Grouse and Mt Seymour which is your backdoor with 100's of different trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Scuba dive site right out the front door! Fee use of kayaks, rowboat. Hike the Baden Powell trail to Quarry Rock and Deep Cove then reward yourself with a Honey's donut at Honey's or artisan coffee at Cafe Orzo or lunch at Arms Reach Bistro. Browse the local art gallery and gift shops as well as the other well curated shops in Deep Cove.