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Karen McGinnis

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Karen McGinnis

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

North Vancouver House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom, Garden Level (Sleeps -)

Just a short walk to the amazing trails of Lynn Canyon and the famous Suspension Bridge. If you’re a mountain biker why not try the world class bike trails?

Close to the shops, on a major bus route that stops right across the street. You could be downtown in 30 minutes! We also provide you with off-street parking on the driveway.

When you’re “HOME” enjoy the seclusion of this fully furnished garden entry suite. This inviting private suite includes a large open plan kitchen and living area with French doors leading to a private garden with pond and fountain. Enjoy the BBQ while listening to waterfall in the Buddha Pond.

Some of the other features of this bright and modern suite: granite counter tops in both the kitchen and bathroom, slate and glass enclosed soaker tub, recessed lighting on dimmers, a queen sized bed in a spacious mirrored bedroom.

Enjoy all the little details that we have incorperated into the suite for your comfort.

After a day out on the trails or downtown, kick back relax on the amazing sectional that wraps around the living room. Turn the electric fireplace on for that warm and cozy feeling while you enjoy the 50” wall mounted plasma TV.

We frequently stay at the suite as we live on the Sunshine Coast. We ensure the suite has all the basics you need for your stay and our cleaning lady does a top notch job of keeping our suite squeaky clean, as clearly detailed in all the reviews.

Laundry room included (new machines).

We offer competitive weekly and monthly rates, please inquire.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen McGinnis (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About Karen McGinnis

Ian and Karen purchased this home in 1986 and have kept up with many upgrades. Ian is a builder and has a passion and an 'eye' for putting those little extras together to make the suite so unique. It truly is a Retreat Suite.

Karen McGinnis purchased this house in 1986

What makes this house unique

The back yard in the summer is an oasis for getting away, while still being part of the city crowd....Conveniently located on a bus route, it is quick and easy to scoot into the city.

When you are home you will enjoy all the peace and serenity of living on the outskirts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The neighbourhood is lovely and thanks for the bikes - great way to see the parks and area. Thank you
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 4

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
average rating of 4.952381 based on 25 reviews
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
-6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
North Vancouver
5

Perfect for the in-laws

  • 5 of 5
My in-laws came to visit recently and unfortunatly they were not able to stay with us. Not wanting them to stay at an unpersonal hotel, we looked at vrbo and found this great apartment. It had everything they, and we, were looking for! They love to cook and with a fully equiped kitchen they had everything they needed. They were so comfortable in the huge bed and we loved that we were able to have pre-dinner drinks on the patio. We were told that someone was living upstairs but there was never a sound. The washer/dryer was conveniently just one door away (and since the in-laws had camped with a trailor for the past three weeks that was highly appreciated). Karen was very accomodating when I asked to come by the apartment and have a look and I was so happy that the place was completly splotless. Great place, great location and great atmosphere. We will definetly visit again!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
-6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Ottawa Ontario
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We spent 5 days at Buddha Springs Retreat and enjoyed the spacious accommodation, privacy, and lovely backyard. We enjoyed the proximity to Lynn Canyon for hiking and to Lynn Valley Centre for fresh produce and bread and an occasional meal out at Browns Social House. The owner was quick to supply some extra mugs on request and provide assistance with a cable TV issue that arose. We would certainly recommend this location to others.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz for your lovely review of Buddha Springs Retreat. I am pleased you enjoyed the back yard and convenience of the location of the suite. Close and yet so far away....
We look forward to hosting you again!
Karen
business
BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
-6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
5

Nice place, good location

  • 5 of 5
Buddha Springs Retreat is a great place to stay. Clean and well kept. The owner was VERY responsive to any questions and very friendly. We brought our dog, which was very convenient. The back patio is great. Nice location close to Lynn Canyon Park. I would definitely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review!
I am happy you found the suite suited to your needs and that your pup was happy there too. It is a great spot for dogs as there are literally miles and miles of walking trails right outside the door.
Our cleaning ladies do an amazing job and work very hard to keep the suite spotless.
We would love to host you again in the future.
Karen
business
BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
-6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
5

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
MY HUSBAND AND I LOVED OUR STAY AT BUDDHA RETREAT. WE NEEDED A CLEAN, QUIET COZY PLACE TO GO WHERE WE WOULD HAVE THE AMENITIES OF URBAN LIFE YET THE QUIET RECLUSIVE ATMOSPHERE TO WORK ON A FILM WE ARE PRODUCING.

WE HAD BOTH HERE. WALKS IN THE FOREST AND A CLOSE BUS STOP INTO TOWN. A LOVELY KITCHEN TO PREPARE MEALS AND A COMFY COUCH TO RELAX AND WORK ON.

THANK YOU KAREN FOR THE ARTFUL WAY YOU HAVE DECORATED YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

MARLENA AND DAVID ROCHE
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.
I am so happy you found the suite so accommodating to your needs.
We have lived in the suite and come by and stay regularly so we stay on top of anything that may need attention.
Please come again any time you need a little quiet time and a home away from home :)
Karen
business
BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
-6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Calgary Alberta
5

Lovely Oasis

  • 5 of 5
Buddha Spring Retreat is a delightful space with all of the facility and calm that you will need. We were out exploring Vancouver during beautiful weather, but had it rained, we would have been very happy to stay indoors. Beautiful, spacious and mindfully designed.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our retreat. It is cozy inside when the weather doesn't cooperate and still lovely to enjoy the tranquil backyard protected by the glass covering to keep you dry! Please keep us in mind for any future travels plans!
business
BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
-6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Denver, Colorado, USA
5

Beautiful property! Wished we could have stayed longer...

  • 5 of 5
We stopped here for only one night as part of an 8 day road trip through Oregon, Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria. We got in late and then had to leave early the next morning for a boat tour through Horseshoe Bay. We wish we could have stayed longer because the place was extremely beautiful and cozy. The bedroom has very pretty linens and a comfortable bed. The kitchen is very inviting and includes any utensils and dishes that you might need. As it was dark when we arrived, we did not get a chance to enjoy the backyard, but it looked very inviting also. This place is convenient to many attractions in Vancouver, such as Stanley Park and Capilano suspension bridge Park. Want to visit again and will definitely try to stay here longer than one night!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So sorry you couldn't have stayed longer! Thanks for the great review!

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Vancouver Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Brown's Pub
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Via Rail/Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
TransCanada Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Athena's Greek Restaurant
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain Skiing
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Ambleside Beach
Car: recommended

World class mountain biking, steps from the front door. Hiking/biking in beautiful Lynn Canyon. A Must see is Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. 100's of feet suspended in the air overlooking the mighty canyon, and best of all....its Free!

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Rates & Availability

From C$100 Per night

North Vancouver House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Season
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
C$135
 
 
Spring Season
Jan 2 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
C$100
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$25
Cleaning fee C$60
Notes 100% FULL REFUND if cancelled within 30 days prior to booked date.
Inquire about longer weekly or monthly rates
Check in 3pm, check out 11am unless prior arrangements have been made. We will do everything possible to suit your travel schedule.
1 night min stay at discretion of owner.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Vancouver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • updated bathroom, with granite counter,etched basin, slate floor and shower with glass enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • large spacious bedroom with queen sized pillow top mattress. Luxurious linens and down duvet. Single futon for 3rd person
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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