GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN

Dunbar-Southlands Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Private, 2 bedroom, gorgeous gardens, close to everything.

The Secret Garden is a serene retreat nestled in gorgeous gardens in one of the most beautiful and safe neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Ten minutes to UBC or downtown - close to the best of everything Vancouver has to offer!

Our large, bright yet cozy apartment occupies the ground level of a character home. Just outside the separate entrance are a private patio and the lush back garden.

The carpeted living room has lots of large windows looking onto gardens, a big comfy couch and extra seating, a gas fireplace and flatscreen tv.

There are two bedrooms, both with windows looking onto gardens. The master has a queen bed and the other bedroom a double bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, everything you need to cook at home. Coffee, tea, sugar, herbs and spices are provided. The fridge and stove are both full size.

The dining area also looks onto gardens and has seating for six.

Our luxurious tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, rainhead, and granite counter opens into a private sauna.

The laundry room has a washing machine and dryer, laundry tubs, and cleaning supplies. There are no charges for the use of the washer and dryer.

Our tropical feel back garden features a large stone deck, water feature and landscape lighting. Birds and squirrels visit many times a day and can often be seen drinking at the fountain. The garden is featured annually in the “Dunbar in Bloom” garden tour in May.

The front garden has a delightful little stone patio surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubs.

We are half a block from Dunbar Village in the historic neighbourhood of Dunbar-Southlands. Within two blocks are many restaurants and bars, liquor store, produce and fish markets, Starbucks and other coffee shops, Mac's, drug store, small shops, beauty salons and medical clinic. Stong's supermarket is half a block away - convenient for making meals in the apartment.

There is ample free parking in front of the house with no need for permits.

Families with children will enjoy the Dunbar Community Centre, one block away, which has a great playground, tennis courts, fitness centre and picnic area.

The west side beaches are a ten-minute drive or short bus ride down the hill. Also nearby are UBC, the Museum of Anthropology and several public golf courses. A few blocks east is the entrance to Pacific Spirit Park where you can walk for hours in old-growth forest. A 10-minute drive or 25-minute bus ride takes you to downtown Vancouver.

Granville Island, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Gardens, Commercial Drive, South Granville, Main Street and UBC are some of the attractions you won't want to miss on our side of town.

For families with small children we have a crib, high chair, stroller and extra single bed.

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a quiet, beautiful setting close to the best of everything Vancouver has to offer, we would love to welcome you to The Secret Garden.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
Awesome shower and sauna I have to say...right in the suite itself...better than any hotel at that price.

Kitchen with everything you could want and an upscale supermarket, Stongs at the end of the block that's open till midnight.

Super quiet, great beds and just a beautiful getaway that's 15 minutes from downtown.

We are staying there whenever we go to Vancouver from now on if at all possible.
Nov 2013
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Noo-Noo

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Hi:

I'm Noo-Noo, the resident caretaker and rental agent for The Secret Garden. I live upstairs and am available by phone but not necessarily in 24-hour residence. Just let me know if you need anything and I'll be happy to help.

Noo-Noo purchased this apartment in 1985

The location is fantastic - everything needed for day to day living is within walking distance. I have been living upstairs for many years and I rarely drive my car. Grocery shopping, restaurants, fitness classes - all within two blocks! Plus it's not everybody who gets to enjoy these incredible gardens all year long!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481112vb
6047851364
Dunbar-Southlands West Side
England
5

HAMPSHIRE HOGS

  • 5 of 5
A very relaxed and homely place to stay in Vancouver. We were lucky to have good weather during our Stay and were able to take advantage of the sitting areas in the garden. Noo Noo was a great host even letting us borrow a phone during our stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hampshire Hogs???? I got a laugh out of that! Thanks for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed the garden. Raining now, you left just in time! Hope you will come again sometime - you were great guests.

Noo-Noo
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GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481112vb
6047851364
Dunbar-Southlands West Side
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

A WONDERFUL SECLUDED STAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Secret Garden! Noo-Noo was a friendly and accomodating hostess. The apartment was immaculately clean and entirely comfortable. We seek out seclusion and were surprised and delighted to find it in the heart of the city! We will definitely stay again when we return to Vancouver.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tonde:

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm glad you found the setting quiet - I still marvel that I can sit in the garden half a block from Dunbar and hear nothing but birds and the fountain. I think it has a lot to do with all the trees. Hope to see you again when you come out to visit your daughter at UBC.

Best regards to Matt, Alyssa and Eden

Noo-Noo
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GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481112vb
6047851364
Dunbar-Southlands West Side
5

VERY PLEASANT STAY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this apartment with my two small children. There was enough room for all of us and we slept very well. The host was wonderful and asked on more than one occasion if we had everything we needed. On the day we left there was a bit of a snow storm, and she made it clear that we could come back and stay another night if we decided the roads were too dangerous to make the trip back to Vancouver Island. We made it ok, but it was much appreciated!
The apartment is a a little bit away from the main downtown of Vancouver, but the bus connections are easy and convenient. The host supplied us with the use of a local cell phone which was extremely useful. The only 'drawback' for us was the gas fireplace; this was only a drawback because it meant I had to be extra vigilant of my 10-month-old, but this is likely not a problem for most people! On a positive note, the fireplace made the living room cosy. Would stay here again, particularly in the summer.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy:

Glad to hear you arrived home safely - you are by far a more intrepid driver than I!

Thanks for taking the time to put up such a thorough review.

Re the fireplace - I found a fireplace screen that cannot be tipped over by a toddler and it will be in place so you won't have to worry next time.

Thanks again for the booking - looking forward to your next visit to The Secret Garden.

Noo-Noo
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GARDEN, SAUNA, FIREPLACE - NEAR UBC, BEACHES, DOWNTOWN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481112vb
6047851364
Dunbar-Southlands West Side
Fowey, UK
5

A BRILLIANT FIND

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the Secret Garden, it had everything we needed and plenty of room for relaxing. A great little apartment in a quiet convenient location with shops and general store a five minute walk away. It was great for self catering with a well equipped kitchen however there were nearby restaurants if eating out was your preference. Local transport links were nearby for Downtown Vancouver. The apartment was tastefully decorated with clean crisp linen and plenty of information leaflets and maps were available for use. One bonus was the use of laundry facilities. The proprietor was very helpful and made us very welcome with some refreshments and treats! I would not hesitate to stay there again if we returned to Vancouver at some point in the future. Hopefully one day!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne and Robert:

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review! I really enjoyed meeting you and Matthew and I often think of the laughs we had (especially the ones about my Cornish ancestors!) I really hope you will have an opportunity to visit again. Thanks also for leaving the apartment in such great condition, it was most appreciated.

Noo-Noo
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University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Science World
"So interesting ... my grandchildren (2 and 8) love it there."
H.R. Macmillan Space Centre
Kitsilano Beach
Locarno Beach Park
Queen Elizabeth Park
Museum of Anthropology
Stanley Park
Dunbar
"Small bar and restaurant with outdoor heated deck. Two blocks from The Secret Garden. "
Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Ferry
29 Kilometres
Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Canada Line
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 99
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Jericho
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Dunbar Public House
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Whistler
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
University of British Columbia
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Cheshire Cheese Inn
Car: not necessary

The Secret Garden is in the historic neighbourhood of Dunbar-Southlands, on a quiet, tree-lined street half a block from Dunbar Village. A 10-minute drive or 20-minute bus ride takes you downtown. The best beaches in Vancouver are just down the hill - Jericho, Spanish Banks, Locarno, and Kitsilano. The University of British Columbia is a 10-minute drive. Also on this side of town are the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, VanDusen Gardens, the Planetarium, Science World, and the funky areas of Main Street and Commercial Drive for bars, ethnic restaurants and music. The old fishing village of Steveston is half an hour's drive - great fish and chips and you can buy fresh fish off the boats to cook in our fully equipped kitchen.

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Dunbar-Southlands Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$135
C$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$125
C$830
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$150
Cleaning less than 1 wk C$50
Notes Extra guest fee is $30.00 per person per night for guests after 2.
Cleaning fee is $50 on stays of less than one week.
Baby crib available - $10/night.
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Amenities

Dunbar-Southlands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxurious tiled bathroom with private sauna
  • One bathroom with walk-in rain shower, granite countertop, storage cupboard.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Two bedrooms: one with queen bed and one with double bed. We also have a single mattress on top of a foamy that we can set up for an extra person. Full size crib available for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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