Karen McGinnis

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Bedrooms 1
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT

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 which takes you downtown in 30 minutes – and 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 or the fire pit! We also have 2 mountain bikes with helmets for your use!

Some of the other features of this bright and modern suite: granite countertops 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.

After a day out on the trails or downtown, kick back and enjoy the 50” plasma TV with its 5.1 surround sound system.

Laundry room included (new machines).

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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Karen McGinnis

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Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
5

IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Buddha Retreat for almost 2 months. The accomodation was exactly what we needed, and the layout was well done, spacious, and equipped with anything you could ever need. The backyard was excellent for our 3 year old as he could ride his bike, while we cooked dinner with the doors open. Karen was wonderful to work with, and even with a small issue at check-in, she managed to resolve the concern immediatley. We tried to extend our stay, but it was already booked. The location was perfect for us and we could run to Lynn Valley Headwaters to enjoy the trails. I would recommend staying here again any day. Thanks Karen!!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: l would also like to thank you and your family for taking such good care of our suite during your house hunting escapade!
The fully fenced back yard is a great place for young people and easy to keep an eye on them!
I am sorry we were not able to accommodate you any longer. I am happy for you though that you found alternate accommodations until you can once and for all be settled into your new place!
Thanks for the great review and Happy Summer!
Karen
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
5

PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Great spot, close to great hiking and mt. bike trails. Quiet and peaceful. Owner was very accommodating and quick to answer questions. We are a family of four (2 young boys) and had no issues with space as the boys shared the fold down futon. Will definitely be renting again in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Craig, we are so glad you found the suite accommodating for your family. The location is great if you're into biking and hiking.
Please come again with your family. We look forward to it :) - Karen
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Nova Scotia
5

TOONIE

  • 5 of 5
We really lucked out when we found this suite. We visited Vancouver for 38 days and every one was fantastic. The suite comprises the ground floor of a private home and has double doors leading from the living-room to a fenced and private garden. We brought our dog with us and she enjoyed being able to go outside whenever and loved sitting out there, even when it was raining as the doors are protected by a large overhang.

The suite has every amenity you could wish for. The TV has a spectacular sound system, there is state of the art W/D, and the kitchen is completely outfitted, right down to a rolling pin. The bedroom is very large with two big dressers and a spacious closet; and the bed is very comfortable. Lighting is great throughout and the linens are lovely. The house is on a bus route and we had private, off street parking; it's only a few blocks from a small shopping mall and is very very quiet.

We won't consider any other location for our next visit. It has been a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Carol, it's been our pleasure hosting you at Buddha Springs Retreat. Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a stellar review. Come back anytime!! Regards, Karen and Ian
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
5

SUPERB GARDEN SUITE!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful suite in an excellent postition in North Vancouver, approx 1min to bus stop for No 210 which went straight down the road and then into downtown. Shops for supplies at the bottom of the hill. The kitchen was very well supplied with crockery and utensils etc.

The suite was well maintained, clean and very warm and cosy. The bed was exeptionally comfy and there was a lot of wardrobe and cupboard space for all your belongings.

The owner was extremely helpful and very friendly.

Although we were not there to sightsee it would be an ideal location for taking off to discover Vancouver and the surrounding area.

My sister and I would highly reccomend this suite it felt like a home from home.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine for your detailed and positive review. I do hope you are able to come visit this gorgeous part of the world again and be able to get out and explore it!
Regards, Karen
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
West Vancouver, B C
5

THREE MONTH STAY WITH A DOG

  • 5 of 5
We came to stay at this suite because we sold our house and needed a pet friendly place to stay for three months. The suite was clean and well depicted by the pictures on the website. With the outdoor space, we did not feel like we were confined to an 800 square foot apartment. The dog loved the freedom to roam the fully fenced yard and we found it to be a great place for relaxing, reading and dining on those hot summer days. Karen and Ian were great at promptly answering any questions and attending to anything that needed repair. Although we will be moving away from the lower mainland, we hope that we will be able to rent the suite when we come down for a visit - much better than a hotel room!

The amenities near by we're great and we even found a new favourite sushi restaurant. Being on the bus route would be very convenient for those who need transit. Because we had both cars we did not personally use the transit system.

Although it was not home, we felt very fortunate to have been able to stay in this suite for three months.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I want to extend my appreciation also at how immaculate you kept the suite while you stayed there. I take great pride in keeping it up to date, clean and inviting and it's appreciated when guests treat it the same way. Thank you for being such awesome guests and I'm glad you enjoyed the local restaurants and surrounding amenities. Please call again! Regards, Karen
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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442040vb
6047418544
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Seattle
5

OUR WEEK AT BUDDHA SPRINGS

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Buddha Springs was everything we had hoped for. The suite was very nicely decorated and we felt right at home. Everything was clean and inviting and nicely appointed. The location was great for us because it was so close to all the hiking at Lynn Canyon. We also really appreciated being able to bring our dog. We happened to arrive a few minutes early and met the woman who did the cleaning. She was very friendly and showed us everything we needed to know about the place before she left. We would not hesitate to stay there again or recommend it to any of our friends! Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit such an awesome review. The location is great especially if you enjoy hiking and biking, or even walking. Kelli, our cleaning lady goes the extra mile to ensure the suite is spotless. It was a pleasure to meet you and would certainly welcome you back at any time! Karen
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Map

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

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North Vancouver House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$25.00
Cleaning fee C$50.00
Notes 100% FULL REFUND if cancelled within 30 days prior to booked date.
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Check in 3pm, check out 11am unless prior arrangements have been made. We will do everything possible to suit your travel schedule.

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.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
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