CHARMING URBAN COTTAGE, PRIVATE PATIO, GARDEN AND POND NEAR MAIN STREET

Gary Sill

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING URBAN COTTAGE, PRIVATE PATIO, GARDEN AND POND NEAR MAIN STREET

Riley Park-Little Mountain House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Although we have a 7 night minimum stay, check the Vancouver Garden House website for 5 and 6 night specials. Our quoted rate includes all taxes and fees. On site parking is free.

Centrally situated in Mount Pleasant/Riley Park near Main Street, this welcoming one-bedroom garden house offers privacy, quiet and convenience. The free standing building features large floor-to-ceiling living room windows that look out onto beautifully maintained landscaping while providing lots of south-facing light to this bright, airy space. A fountain splashes clear water into a 3 foot deep pond that stretches across the front of the house; a cedar plank sitting deck acts as a bridge to the entrance way. The contemporary and open-concept design creates a flow from one room to the next. Guests have their own entrance as well as private parking right beside the Garden house. Additionally, there is ample free street parking in front of the property and in our quiet and safe residential neighbourhood.

What You Will Find Inside: The suite is immaculate and a recent renovation has been to the same high standards as the original construction. Included is a queen-sized bed, large closets, a bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, a 34” flat screen cable HD TV with DVD player, high speed wireless internet, queen-sized pull-out sectional sofa, a dining table for up to 6 guests and a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances (full sized refrigerator and dishwasher, drip coffee maker, automatic espresso machine, microwave, electric range, etc). To help you prepare your own gourmet meal, we keep a good selection of herbs and oils on hand for your use. Fresh herbs can be picked from the garden when they are in season. All serving and preparation utensils, dishes and cookware are provided.

The laundry room offers a new (2011) full sized Samsung washer and dryer with complimentary detergent.

What You Will Find in the Neighbourhood: The Garden House is only 2.5 blocks from the charming shops and cafes on trendy Main Street. Granville Island is a 11 minute drive, the City Centre and Gastown takes 9 minutes and nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, which offers some of the most beautiful public gardens in Vancouver, is only 7 minutes away. To the city centre (Georgia & Howe) by transit is a 20 minute ride. If you are driving, the same 20 minutes will get you to Stanley Park and the Seawall or if you prefer, Jericho Beach.

Business Features: Several features are available for business travelers: a separate desk with drawers unit and ergonomic seating, a wireless printer/copier/scanner (paper included), a (local calls only) phone and of course, high speed wireless internet.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Gary Sill (Property Manager)
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About Gary Sill

Carole and Gary are very happy to share the beauty and excitement of Canada's's wonderful west coast city; Vancouver. Both are working, professional artists. Carole is a photographer and writer and Gary is a pianist and composer.

Gary Sill purchased this house in 2005

Why Gary Sill chose Riley Park-Little Mountain

We choose this property because of it's nearness to the developing Main Street cultural and retail stores and shops. In our own development, we were able to save old trees and add new landscaping when we build our house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the joy of staying at this beautiful new rental for a week in the fall of 2011. It is located in a tree-lined residential area of Vancouver just a few blocks off of Main Street, a well-occupied shopping and dining resource. The newly constructed living unit sits a bit behind the owners home and has its own private access. Parking was not an issue. The unit is perfect for a couple or a single renter, with a full kitchen, bath, living room and separate bedroom. Washer and dryer, dishwasher and microwave are included, as is a broadband WiFi connection. A television is available, but we didn't use it during our stay, as there was too much to do out and about!



The rental is very private. Encased in the sound of a nearby outdoor fountain, the unit is quiet and receptive. Heating was fully adequate. The queen-sized bed was quite comfortable. The large apple tree just outside its entrance offered delicious snacks. The owners, Gary and Carole, were wonderfully responsive hosts and eagerly shared information about their city and its events, to make our stay even more pleasant.



We would be delighted to stay there again.
Oct 2011
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Charming Urban Cottage, Private Patio, Garden and Pond Near Main Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Charming Urban Cottage, Private Patio, Garden and Pond Near Main Street
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Riley Park-Little Mountain East Side
5

Great time staying here

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for one week in mid-March and found it be a very comfortable home base. While some vacation rentals have the bare minimum, the kitchen here had vast equipment for any cooking/baking you could ever need, it seemed. There was even foil, plastic wrap, and plastic storage containers I used for some of my husband's work lunches. The large washer and dryer were almost silent with their closet door closed; the fun little tune's it was programmed to play in lieu of a grating beeeep were a pleasant surprise. The queen-sized bed was comfortable; there was a heavier feather-comforter on the bed and a thinner blanket in the closet which was nice to switch out. The nights and days were very quiet, so we slept perfectly. We found parking to be a little difficult while out and about, so it was nice to have the set parking space at home-base. The feel was open, flowing, clean and light with a few nature-themed peaceful prints complimenting the white walls which felt like a continuation of the outdoor water and gardens. The hosts were very helpful when we had questions; I mostly communicated by email as my needs weren't pressing and received prompt responses. It was centrally located to downtown and other desirable areas, with many shops/restaurants/grocery stores within a couple blocks walk. We would love to stay here again the next time we venture up to Vancouver :-)
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Your very kind comments are deeply appreciated, Renee. How wonderful that you so enjoyed your stay. :- )
We will be sure to include your review on our Vancouver Garden House site.
Carole and I are happy that you hope to return in the future. We are entering our third year and as our reputation grows, we seem to be booked further ahead than in the past so be sure to book your reservation well ahead of the dates you want.

With warm regards,

Gary
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Riley Park-Little Mountain East Side
edmonton AB
5

Charming Cottage in Mount Pleasant

  • 5 of 5
A delightful modern lane cottage in a quiet neighborhood. This cottage was exactly what we expected from the photos. It is clean, very well equipped (we were able to cook a Christmas meal very easily), the heating is more than adequate and the living room/kitchen is very bright. The owners were charming and very helpful. The cottage is near Main which is a trendy street with lots of shops and restaurants. and not far from a nice little park with a childrens area. I would love to stay here in the summer to take advantage of the gently bubbling pond outside right next to the patio. I would definitely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your kind comments and recommendation Liz & David. We have tried to make the photos an honest representation of the Garden House (no exaggerated wide angle lenses etc.). I will be uploading a video this year as well. Hope you can return another time!
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Riley Park-Little Mountain East Side
5

The Vancouver Garden House is great!

  • 5 of 5
I have now stayed in Gary and Carole's Garden House twice - two months last summer and a month this past winter. The garden setting is especially nice for summer but it also attracts birds (to feast on the apples) and other wild life (for a sip of water) in winter. Mostly the place is very quiet, and it has hi-tech computer connection as well as a wi-fi printer, so it worked very well as a work space for me. The kitchen is if anything over-equipped; I found that I, not much of a cook, could even turn out a pretty good corn bread as well as prepare simpler dishes. The washer/dryer, the shower, the abundance of hot water, very comfortable bed, more than enough closet space --- all of these were highly satisfactory. And the location pleased me a lot. I like to walk, so everyday I ventured either across False Creek to downtown Vancouver or out west to Cambie Street and beyond, usually to a Starbucks and then on to Whole Foods or Savon for grocery shopping. Kin's produce in City Place, by Vancouver City Hall, is a super place for fresh fruits and vegetables.
I really enjoyed living in Vancouver, and much of my enjoyment derived from my lodging at Gary and Carole's Garden House. I hope to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carole and I are very happy that you have just a great stay in our Garden House. We hope you will return soon and often!
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Riley Park-Little Mountain East Side
Basel, Switzerland
5

A true home away from him

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in Vancouver so much, and it has a lot to do with our stay at Gary and Carole's lovely Garden House.

First of all, they are the most gracious, considerate, easy going hosts. They were so kind, helpful and a real lovely couple. The whole property is so beautiful, and harmonious, great neighborhood, the Main St. area is perfect for young couples, or with children. We didn't need to rent a car and could walk to grocery stores, a HUGE variety of restaurant choices, artsy, trendy stores, bistros, designer kitchen stores, salon, the best barber shop according to my husband. There are playgrounds near by. Bus line that goes downtown is minutes away, The cherry blossoms were in full bloom where we were there. We were so inspired and felt right at home. We could've move here.

The Garden house is very spacious, impeccably clean. The kitchen is brand new, with everything a house wife could ask for, all in great quality, Actually the whole place is newly renovated and tastefully decorated with art work. I really like that they use all organic cleaning detergents, the kitchen and living area is open, and has very high ceiling with beautiful floor. There is a computer desk, thoughtfully included a printer.

The bedroom has a very big wall closet, it accommodated our very big luggages:) even with lots of space left. Everything in the Garden House is carefully thought through. Without say, it has a really lovely garden. We LOVED the pond's musical water sound, I felt like we were by the lake and our daughter especially LOVED it...she were playing fishing and find it amusing. Whenever we could, we sat on our little patio. And this is just perfect for family. After a whole day being out, we could come home and let the children still be outside. Not lock in a room if we were staying in a hotel.

It is very private, we had our own entrance, no one could hear if your children is being loud. The way Carole planted in her garden, one really have privacy. They are such a nice couple. They gave us many useful tips for our trip. They even invited us for a dinner, we had wonderful conversations and had the pleasure to hear Gary performed on his piano, we really became friends:) We really miss our time there. Thank you so much for your great hospitality!!

We would highly recommend this lovely place to anyone who is looking to spend a calm and harmonious time yet, perfectly located for exploring and enjoy all the amazing things Vancouver has to offe
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to have had you and Nils and little Nica stay in the Garden House. Carole and I hope that you return someday or maybe we might show up in Basel! Thank you so much.

Gary and Carole
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Riley Park-Little Mountain East Side
5

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
I just spent a week in the lovely Garden House. It was a wonderful experience - the next best thing to being at home and far surpassing a hotel stay for me. The property met or exceeded my expectations based on the owners' description. There was a dedicated parking spot off the back alley and a well lit and lovely path through the garden including a little bridge over one's own 'moat'. The decor was simple and beautiful, well thought out and incredibly well equipped including a full size new washer/dryer, stove, fridge, microwave and even an espresso maker. The bed was comfortable, linens of a high quality and towels plentiful. The kitchen and bath products were all environmentally green. Wireless internet worked and the little office space was much appreciated. There was more than ample closet space. It was clear that a lot of thought and attention to detail and aesthetic had been put into this little house. It was an easy and pleasant experience to book the accommodation, and Gary, one of the owners, was a lovely person to deal with - very flexible and kind and accommodating. I didn't meet Carole however some of her beautiful photographs hung on the wall for me to admire. I particularly wanted to stay in this area to visit relatives and am familiar with and like it however it was easy to access any other part of the city, both by public transport or car. My only comment would be that the house is situated in back of the owners' home as a free standing garage and the Garden House faces the owners home. I am a very private person and I often kept the blinds drawn however I never felt uncomfortable, imposed upon in any way, and had I had more time, and the weather was slightly warmer, I would have loved to have my coffee outside in the garden. In short, I would not hesitate to give the Garden House my highest recommendation and will stay again if possible on my next visit to Vancouver.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Roberta! Carole and I are very happy that you were so comfortable and enjoyed staying in our Vancouver Garden House. We are looking forward to your next visit. :-)
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Riley Park-Little Mountain East Side
Northern Alberta,Canada
5

Well named

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfectly lovely place to stay . I was here for a month and found everything In order . It is quite and safe . and has every thinkable amenity from the espresso maker to the Samsung washer and dryer.Cooking utensils are Padero. Nothing is left wanting.
It is sleek and modern , clean and fresh. View to the garden calm and pretty
It is handy to an amazing transit system ,but private parking is right at the door.
I will not hesitate to recommend this to anyone and look forward to another visit this fall
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Donna. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to you staying in the Garden House once again in the future!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12.2 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Ferry
27.3 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Train
2.9 Kilometres
Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station St.
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Beach
6.3 Kilometres
Kits Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Biltmore Cabaret
Nearest Ski
17.1 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Golf
4.9 Kilometres
Langara Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Latitude Restaurant
Car: not necessary

The Garden House is only 2.5 blocks from the charming shops and cafes on trendy Main Street. Granville Island is a 11 minute drive, the City Centre and Gastown takes 9 minutes and nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, which offers some of the most beautiful public gardens in Vancouver, is only 7 minutes away. To the city centre (Georgia & Howe) by transit is a 20 minute ride. If you are driving, the same 20 minutes will get you to Stanley Park and the Seawall or if you prefer, Jericho Beach.

Other Activities: The Garden House is an elegant, modern residence that offers the perfect home away from home for those needing to be near the St. Joseph’s and Vancouver General Hospital.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Riley Park-Little Mountain House 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 2 2014 - Oct 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
C$990
C$3,960
 
 
Fall
Oct 6 2014 - Dec 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
C$800
C$2,700
 
 
Christmas, New Year's
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$990
C$3,960
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$800
C$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$990
C$3,960
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Parking is beside the Vancouver Garden House and is free. The Vancouver Garden House is self-catered. The minimum stay is 7 nights.
Half of total rate for a deposit. Final payment is due before check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Riley Park-Little Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 616 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm System
  • Living Area
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a walk-in shower, dual-flush toilet, vanity with sink and it's own separate heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom sleeps two and the living room sofa sleeps an additional two.The bedroom has an opening window, a phone, an alarm clock/radio, carpets and a large closet that runs across the wall opposite the bed. End tables on either side of the bed feature reading lights. The bedroom has it's own adjustable heater.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • synagogues
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • disco club
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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