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 west 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 play-and-pack, high chair, stroller (all free) and extra single bed ($10 per night).
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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
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
Why Noo-Noo chose Dunbar-Southlands
I love Dunbar! I moved here from North Van in 1985. I bought this home for its large treed lot, proximity to the forest and Dunbar Village and most of all I loved the character of the house (it used to be an old mill worker's home and was built in 1926).
What makes this apartment unique
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!
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.