UNIQUE, QUIET, SECLUDED GROUND-LEVEL RIVERSIDE GARDEN SUITE IN NATURAL SETTING

Harry and Sally Sutherland

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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UNIQUE, QUIET, SECLUDED GROUND-LEVEL RIVERSIDE GARDEN SUITE IN NATURAL SETTING

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, And Spacious Living Area (1,000 Sq. Ft.), Private Deck

Completely self-contained, ground-floor garden suite set in a natural west-coast setting of tall firs, cedars, salal, goats beard, wild cranberry, ocean spray, Oregon grape, and ferns. The suite is perched on the immediate edge of the Capilano Canyon (the property is well fenced!) looking 30 metres down to the ruggedly beautiful Capilano River and across the canyon to the Capilano Regional Park. Exceptionally quiet - the only sounds you will hear will be the murmurs of the river and the songs and cries of the many resident birds.

The Canyon hosts bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and numerous ducks and other smaller birds, including sparkling hummingbirds, that fly past at eye-level, perch on nearby trees, and enjoy the birdfeeders. Looking down at the Ranger Pool, you will see salmon running (in the fall), fly fishermen, kayakers, and hikers taking a rest on the river's 'beach'.

Our home is set well below the road, which is why it is so quiet and the setting so pristine. But it comes at a cost! There is a hand-railed path of about 40 steps from our carport down to the main level of our home. We continue to handle this journey with ease (despite two hip replacements!). There are a further 20 steps down to the suite. Consider this hike part of your daily workout!

The suite has it own private deck overlooking the canyon and there is an adjoining patio that provides a cool place to sit and read or eat on sunny hot days. It has been recently renovated and decorated with West Coast art. It has two large, bright bedrooms, with a double or queen-size bed and new bedding. The living area has a slate floor and comprises a well-equipped kitchen, a large dining and living area with a gas fireplace. The bathroom includes a bath and shower, and the usual fittings. The suite looks out, through two double French doors, to the deck and across the river to the park. The suite is exceptionally safe and private, and is professionally cleaned after each visit.

Our suite is exceptionally well located for tourists and vacationers:

• 5 minute walk to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - this is a must-see, well worth it!

• 15 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to the Chinook Trail in the Capilano Regional Park that loops around the Cleveland Dam back to the trailhead - a lovely, pristine, riverside trail - pools, ancient trees, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, and more (my favourite longer walk).

• 5 minute drive to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery - very interesting and close encounters with salmon (which are very tasty!).

• 10 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to Edgemont Village - old-fashioned village that provides everything you need for your stay (except a candlestick maker!).

• 20 minute quiet walk or 5 minute drive to Murdo Frazer Park - pitch and putt and a little old wood cabin set on a duck pond - bring duck food - great fun for kids!

• 10 minute drive to Ambleside Beach, 10 minute drive to Third Beach in Stanley Park - this is our favourite beach and is wonderful for families with younger children.

• 10 minute drive to the Grouse Mountain Skyride to the peak - lots to do and great fun year-round. Or, instead of taking the Skyride, try the Grouse Grind - be warned, it's very tough! For the daredevils, Grouse and the North Shore offer unmatched mountain biking!

• 20 minute drives to Cypress and Seymour Mountains - good skiing and hiking. For the fitter types, try hiking from Cypress Bowl to the Lions along the Howe Sound Crest Trail - my favourite, more demanding, hike (when I was younger!) - the views are spectacular, particularly from the top of the West Lion.

• 40 minute drive to the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish on the road to Whistler. Fantastic views of the iconic Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and surrounding mountains - a new North Shore attraction and well worth a visit!

The transit and travelling location of our home is excellent:

• 2 minute walk to buses that service downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Lonsdale Quay, Grouse Mountain, and Horseshoe Bay.

• 10-20 minute drive to downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park over the Lions Gate Bridge.

• 1 minute drive to the Trans Canada Highway - gateway to Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Squamish and Whistler to the north west; and the Seconds Narrows Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove, east Vancouver, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley to the east.

• south of Vancouver, including the USA, can be reached through downtown Vancouver or by the Second Narrows Bridge (avoiding downtown).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Harry and Sally Sutherland (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Harry and Sally Sutherland

We have lived in our home since 1996 and are now empty nesters after our three children left to start their own independent lives. We are both retired professionals (financial executive and teacher) and we live in the two floors above the suite. We think that our suite is beautiful, and we wanted to share it with others.

We have four grandchildren who, like all children, are full of energy and can be rambunctious when they visit but, during your stay, we shall be as quiet as mice. (We, too, shall enjoy the quiet times for a change!).

Harry and Sally Sutherland purchased this house in 1996

Why Harry and Sally Sutherland chose North Vancouver

We moved to the North Shore from the Vancouver west side in 1985 when we fell in love with the ambience of mountains, forests and water. We are not 'city' people and loved the quality of life the North Shore offered (while being in close proximity to the city). We came across this home in 1996 and it was love at first sight, and the romance continues.

What makes this house unique

Our home feels to us like a quiet country cottage set in the woods by the river, but yet it is within minutes of one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. It is tucked in a natural cedar and fir forest setting, with abundant native plant life. Despite the trees, it enjoys a great deal of sunshine, particularly as the sun sets in the afternoon and evening. Our home and deck faces south west, so it can get hot, but we have a partially shaded patio area that is cooler and a great place for the grandkids to play with water and generally get soaking wet!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p567853vb
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North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Fremont, CA
5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5
The house is close to everything we wanted to do (e.g., 5-min drive to Grouse Mountain/Salmon Hatchery and 5-min walk to the Capilano Suspension Bridge). The patio is very nice: one evening, we did a BBQ, ate at the patio, and enjoyed the view, water-flow sound and a complimentary bottle of wine (nice touch). One of my sons listed this stay as a highlight of our vacation. We will definitely come back.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure hosting your family, and we are so glad that you all enjoyed the suite and garden, and your stay. We hope that the balance of your visit to BC went well, and look forward to seeing you again some time in the future. Regards, Harry and Sally
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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
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North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Calgary, Alberta
5

Fantastic suite in a fantastic area!

  • 5 of 5
The suite was newly renovated and had beautiful garden. We spent only 4 nights and really enjoyed every second. Open deck and garden let my kids to have a fantastic time. All amenities were available and CLEAN! Owners were very welcoming and helpful. This is the suite I would definitely book for my future family visits to Vancouver. If you have a family then this suite is perfect for you!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Garen, it was a pleasure hosting your extended family - glad that you all enjoyed and made full use of the suite and garden. Your children were so enthusiastic and well-behaved - delightful! Many thanks for the review, hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Harry & Sally
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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
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+1 604-987-2832
North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
ALberta
5

A peaceful place to return to at the end of a busy sightseeing day!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay, the setting was just as described and very relaxing. The owners were very friendly and super helpful. A tranquil spot in the middle of a busy tourist area.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay - it was a pleasure meeting you and your children. And thank you very much for your very kind review! Regards, Harry & Sally
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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
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North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
5

vancouver rookie

  • 5 of 5
Our trip started out right and continued to just get better in large part to where we chose to stay. This site is beautiful and the accommodations in this home were perfect. My son and I were taking this trip to look for a little adventure and to spend some time together. If you and a friend or family member or two want a guaranteed great time this is for you. The location in North Vancouver gets you easy walking distance to the Capilano suspension bridge and a mile from the base of Grouse mountain and the gondola ride to the top. We elected to try the buses one day, although we had a rental car too, and took it into the city. The bus stops were right there and with a day pass you can go anywhere. When we came "home" we could sit on the patio to the sight and sound of the water cascading down the Capilano canyon. Everything worked in the kitchen and bath and were spotlessly clean.
My only hesitation in writing this review is that this great rental may not be available for my next visit with my wife. Thanks Harry and Sally. JG
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, thanks so much for your very kind review! We enjoyed hearing how much you and your son enjoyed your first visit to Vancouver - it is a beautiful part of the world, particularly when the weather's warm and sunny. You seem to have packed more into your five days than the average local manages over five years! Sorry we did not meet in person, but perhaps next time ... All the best, Harry and Sally
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North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Maui Hawaii USA
5

A Rare Find!

  • 5 of 5
Highly recommended. The Garden Suite is situated in a beautiful natural setting overlooking a river which flows through the wooded ravine below - and yet is conveniently close to downtown Vancouver. We enjoyed watching the abundant wildlife including bald eagles. The property is beautifully landscaped, well maintained and exceedingly restful and quiet - we only heard birds and the river below. As a surprise bonus, our daughter was delighted to find a piano in her room.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi John, so glad to hear from you, we hope that you and your family had a great (and successful) trip. Thanks very much for your review, Sally and I definitely sensed that you truly embraced the natural surroundings and appreciated the peace and quiet of a wilderness setting. Hearing the piano from the suite was a lovely surprise - it took us back to the time that our daughters played! Hope to see you again some day. Regards, Harry and Sally
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North Vancouver Vancouver Coast
Mississauga, ON
4

Grandson's birthday

Grandson's birthday
  • 4 of 5
The setting is awesome - what a patio,gardens, and the river below.
Kitchen, dining area and large living room all great with stone flooring. Plus gas fireplace.
Large bedrooms with very good linens.
Owners (Harry and Sally) very accommodating and gracious.
Improvements: WIFI; better TV(especially since was the World Cup - put the one you have in the bedroom); Bathroom is ' an accident waiting to happen' = minimum of a safety bar for tub (or remove tub and only a shower).
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave, thanks very much for your generous and constructive review - we always appreciate our guests taking the time to share their thoughts with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the suite and its beautiful natural setting overlooking the canyon (acknowledging that the path down from the road can be a challenge for the less mobile!).

We regret that you had a wifi problem - our suite has superfast LTE - perhaps there was a technical glitch somewhere. We would have attended to it had we known. We agree that the World Cup is best viewed on a big screen - wonderful entertainment. Pity the USA got knocked out yesterday - a real cliffhanger! Thanks for your suggestion regarding the bath/shower safety bar - it was something we had considered for the less nimble - this confirms it!

Have a great summer!

Regards, Harry and Sally
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Horshoe Bay (worth a visit - delightful village)
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lonsdale Sea Bus to Waterfront to Pacific Central
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1 - East & West)
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Queens Cross Pub (worth a visit)
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain Skyride, Grind, Baden Powell Trail
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course (stunning 18 hole public)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canyon - Edgemont Village (many others nearby)
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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North Vancouver House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100
Cleaning fee C$75
Notes Please note that the additional guest fee of $30.00 per night DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN OF THE RENTER (high school or younger)! If the "Book It" system quotes the additional guest fee for your children, enter O children
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Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

North Vancouver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but perfect. It comprises a toilet, a single basin, and a big bath with an excellent shower. Comfortable, but not the place to hang out.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • North bedroom - 1 queen , Foams are available for children, if necessary
    South bedroom - 1 double
  • The bedrooms have been freshly decorated, and there is new bedding and linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • racquetball
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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