LUXURY LOG HOME - 'SERENITY' IN VANCOUVER

Wayne Chan

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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LUXURY LOG HOME - 'SERENITY' IN VANCOUVER

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- 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.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Wayne Chan

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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.

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!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p132351
+1 619 2538822
Lions Bay Vancouver Coast
5

BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures uploaded of this vacation home does not do it justice. This is one of the most beautiful homes I have stayed in. The kitchen is very well equipped and is very spacious for activities around the house. Our group absolutely enjoyed our stay and experienced no problems. We hope to return very soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p132351
+1 619 2538822
Lions Bay Vancouver Coast
4

GREAT FAMILY GET TOGETHER PLACE

  • 4 of 5
This large well equipped, well maintained home has an excellent location just outside of North Vancouver, that allowwed us to participate in the family wedding activities in the big city, but enjoy the peacefulness and great views of the west coast. The property was as advertised, easily accommodating 12 of us of ages from 1 to 57. The whole family felt quite at home in "Serenity" and would gladly recommended it to anyone with a larger group who wants to be just outside the city. The owner was very easy to work with, and the whole experience allowed us to feel like it was our home for the time we were there.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p132351
+1 619 2538822
Lions Bay Vancouver Coast
Vancouver, BC
5

ABSOLUTELY A GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
It certainly deserves a big Wow from everyone of us - the view, the space, the floor plan, and the big slope. We are a group of 14 adults and kids, and there is more than enough space for us to both gather together and have privacy when required. As said in a previous preview, the hot tub is not inviting. It sure is, but it is not a big deal. We find basically everything that we need including a variety of condiments which is very helpful indeed. Personally, I don't mind seeing left-behind supplies in the kitchen or fridge so long as the expiry date is still good and was kept in good condition, which is the case here. The only minor complaint is insufficient / lack of supply of dishwasher detergent, glad wrap and tin foil. Last of all, the quick response from the owner to all my enquires is very much appreciated. Thanks.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Adeline for your review!

I'm very glad that you enjoyed yourself and had a good time in our home. In regards to the hot tub, let me know what issues you had and we will certainly take a look. The hot tub was completely drained, cleaned and refilled prior to your visit, but we're always committed to making the home meet all your expectations.

Hope you decide to stay with us again!

Best Regards,

Wayne
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Lions Bay Vancouver Coast
Tampa, Florida
5

SERENITY IS EXACTLY RIGHT

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from beautiful Vancouver. We scheduled a last minute vacation for my family and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

The log home we stayed at was so cool - we've never stayed in a log home and I wasn't sure what to expect. Of course, the pictures on the site looked great but you never know...

All I can say is "Wow"...it really is a log home but it's massive with this huge hearth and then standing outside, you just can't believe the view. I wish the weather was a bit clearer that day but even still - you feel so small just looking at it.

The home itself is perched on on the side of the hill which is why you get the views you do. It's quiet, and it's close to Vancouver as well as Whistler. We even took a quick ferry ride over to one of the small islands in the area - the ferry terminal is only ten minutes from the house.

We'll definitely be coming back. It's just a terrific home in a great location.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
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+1 619 2538822
Lions Bay Vancouver Coast
Napa, California/USA
5

AMAZING VIEW, WONDERFUL RUSTIC AND SPACIOUS HOME

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from Vacation to celebrate our 10th anniversary with friends and family. We stayed at Serenity and we had a wonderful time. As many others have stated, the view is just breath taking. Photos do not do it justice.

The home was large and comfortable, with nice leather sofas in front of a huge rock fireplace. The bedrooms are very nicely sized and each bed is a log bed which is perfect since the home is a large log home!

The kitchen was clean and had everything we needed. The deck gives you a 180 degree view of Howe Sound and it is really stunning.

The owner supplies an incredibly detailed manual that will explain everything about the house, although it's really not that complicated.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Olivia,

Thanks so much for your kind words. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll consider staying with us again in the future!
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+1 619 2538822
Lions Bay Vancouver Coast
Tiburon, CA
3

SAN FRANCISCO VISITOR

  • 3 of 5
The pros: 1) As others have stated, views are incredible; photos don't do justice. 2) Home is extremely spacious, with bedrooms/bathrooms on three levels, thus loads of privacy for our three families uniting for the American Thanksgiving weekend. 3) Location is superb: we enjoyed easy access to Stanley Park aquarium and Black Friday shopping (yes, in Canada too!) in downtown Vancouver, as well as an easy daytrip to Whistler. 4) Radiant heating kept the home remarkably comfortable over a cold weekend. 5) Owner provides the best briefing materials I've ever seen, having rented VRBO homes from Hawaii to Martha's Vineyard.

The cons: The home should not be described as a "luxury log home." I've shared my thoughts on this with the owner directly (no financial dispute here). There is nothing "luxury" about it. It is a large home with average finishes/furnishings, in need of considerable maintenance. The owner does a disservice by setting renters' expectations for luxurious accommodations. Before committing, I would suggest asking for photos of kitchen appliances (while the owner focuses on the new stovetop, the single oven and dishwasher need to be replaced) and all bedrooms/bathrooms, which, while clean, are quite basic. We found one bedroom unusable because of an overwhelming odor of mold/mildew. The hot tub, located under the front entry stairway, was not inviting. The extremely steep driveway was manageable for most of us but quite a challenge for 87-year-old grandma.

All in all, had we been expecting an average-quality home with a fabulous view in a great location,we would have felt better about the experience. But we walked in expecting a "luxury home" and were disappointed. It's all in the expectations.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your response. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we also appreciate your comments. We are in the process of updating the kitchen. The oven, dishwasher and sink will be replaced in the next couple of months. They are all working fine but they are a number of years old.

We are always committed to making the home a nice place for people to spend their vacations!
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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

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Availability & Rates

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Lions Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$675
$3,950
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 - Dec 31
5 night minimum stay
$675
$3,950
 
 
Winter 2014
Jan 4 - May 30
2 night minimum stay
$395
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$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,625
$9,420
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,400
$9,400
 
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Amenities

Lions Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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