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Karen McGinnis

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

Karen McGinnis

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

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
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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BUDDHA SPRING RETREAT
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 30 reviews
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
5

A Wonderful and extremely comfy suite that was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the Buddha Springs suite and thoroughly enjoyed my 17 night stay. The area is close to hiking, shopping and everything you could possibly need. I want to mention how quiet the suite is!!! Karen's daughter and roommate live above and I never heard any noise whatsoever. It was a wonderful stay and I will definitely book again. Thank you Karen for making my stay a perfect 10!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Victoria, B.C., Canada
4

Great North Shore property

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Buddha Spring Retreat. There was more than enough room for us and our dog to spread out. We only had one really sunny afternoon but it was great to sit out on the patio. The location was perfect for the activies we wanted to do. The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge was only minutes away. We found a great little coffee place just down a few blocks and right on the edge of many hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I am glad you found the suite spacious enough for everyone to spread out :) and yes, there are some great little coffee shops close by. Regards Karen
Washington, USA
4

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the Buddha Spring Retreat! We found the place to be neat and tidy, with plenty of space for the two of us, and a driveway parking space. The location is very convenient, as it is less than a five minute drive to Lynn Canyon Park and Grouse Mountain is about 15 minutes away. If you are planning a vacation to Vancouver and would rather be close to nature than the city, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We have a great cleaning team, so I am happy you appreciated the effort that goes in to keeping our suite spotless! Happy travels! Karen
5

Wonderful stay at Buddha Springs!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better vacation rental. I stayed at Karen's property for six weeks in February and March and loved every minute of it. Great apartment, everything provided. Loved the neighbourhood, right in the hills, lots trails nearby for walking my dog, beautiful backyard patio in which to relax and BBQ on the weekends... what more can I say? I would absolutely stay here again. Karen was an excellent host and very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Bob! The location is perfect isn't it? Close to nature, yet so close to the city. Thank you for being a responsible guest and taking such good care of the suite while you were visiting. Regards, Karen
Toronto
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for a better place to stay than this comfy suite on beautiful Lynn Valley [feeling 'home sick' for it after my departure]

Not only is the suite completely equipped with everything one could need but it's location is ideal. Having used it as a remote office I was fascinated by the opportunity to enjoy midday walks on the mountains to keep me away from all work worries. At the same time I enjoyed how easily I could access anything I needed from everyday grocery shopping a short walk away to all the attractions and services downtown reachable jumping on the bus across the street.

I am already looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martha for leaving a positive review. I am happy you enjoyed the location of the suite. That is what is most appealing to us also, being removed from the city (only by a short bus ride) and the close proximity to nature and mountains. If you had a mountain bike you would literally be right outside some of the best mountain biking trails around! We look forward to hosting you again! Karen
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
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Louise. I am so happy your in-laws found the kitchen equipped with everything they needed. I take great care to ensure that our guests can have a good "cooking experience" if they choose. Karen

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
 
Spring Season
Jan 2 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
C$100
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
C$135
 
 
Winter Season
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
C$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$60.00
Pet Fee C$25.00
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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