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Garden suite Kerrisdale/dunbar/UBC

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Basement suite - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come and enjoy a charming garden suite in a private Kerrisdale home. Private entrance - completely self contained. Start your stay with a complementary hostess tray of coffee & tea.

Freshly redone with urban style and modern simplicity. This suite has all the comforts of home, whether for one week or longer. Enjoy the quiet and ambience of one of Vancouver's loveliest neighborhoods. Long desired for it's friendly community minded residents, highly regarded schools, close proximity to downtown, UBC, 5 golf courses, fine restaurants, grocery stores, shops and of course the beaches.

Wonderfully situated minutes away from Pacific Spirit Park, a wilderness forest next to the city for walking, biking or horseback riding. Take the children to Jericho Beach 8 minutes away by car, and rent a windsurfer or kayak to explore the bay or join Vancouverites as they walk, jog or bike the 22 miles of seawall taking in the mountains, ocean and city view in all it's breathtaking beauty.

One block to the bus, will take you downtown in 20 minutes for shopping, theaters, nightclubs and Stanley Park.

Pick up groceries and fresh meats at the Heights corner store, hand rolled artisan bread at Bigsby's or lovely desserts at Butter, just around the corner or stroll into Kerrisdale to enjoy Vancouver cuisine with it's growing Asian influence and commitment to a West Coast emphasis on freshness. You can't beat the variety of restaurants or modest cost in Canadian Dollars.

This centrally located suite is close to many olympic facilities: 4 miles to Curling, 5 Miles to Ice Sledge & ice hockey at UBC, 7 miles to speed skating and 5 miles to the opening/closing facilities and the hockey tournament. All these venues just minutes away by car, with just one bus directly to downtown/UBC and the skytrain.

Keywords: Garden Suite in Private Home

More Details

Naomi & Friedrich
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Naomi & Friedrich

We're two active adults with daughts just staring their careers who live independently. My husband is an avid sailor enjoying windsurfing, standup paddling and sailing at Jericho Beach.

Naomi & Friedrich purchased this house in 1984

Why Naomi & Friedrich chose West Side

We purchased a home in this area because it's a lovely friendly neighbourhood. A quiet, safe, tree lined residential area with very good schools and close proximity to downtown and to the beaches and park.

What makes this house unique

Excellent butcher/grocery store and Butter bakery/ tea shop just around the corner. Try Bigsby's for artesian bread yummy luncheon soups and sandwiches across from the grocery store.


Arbutus Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hair dryer, soap, toilet paper
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) luxury linen, Twin or Single Beds (1) leather sofa folds down to 3/4 size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Garden suite Kerrisdale/dunbar/UBC
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently visited Vancouver for a week, and stayed here for the duration. The apartment had everything we needed, a comfortable bed, fully functioning kitchen and privacy. The neighbourhood is beautiful, and peaceful.

Free parking on the street was a bonus, even though we took the city bus for most of the week. The bus was accessible from this location, and will take you anywhere you need to go in the city.

We would highly recommend this suite to anyone visiting Vancouver!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

The Buxbaums are the best! We so enjoyed being in this charming little suite. A perfect location! The pictures are 100% accurate and so are the descriptions. Thanks, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stouffville, Ontario

Cozy comfort

  • 5 of 5

I am 89 years old so spent a lot of time in doors reading and knitting, in a very comfortable suite. I am a western "girl" so enjoyed seeing members of my first family. The unit is in a lovely area, easy to get to, and with good access for visitors. The outstanding plus of the unit was Naomi and Frederich, the owners ! They couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful ! This is a happy place !

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Newly weds

  • 5 of 5

Fredrich and Naomi were amazing! This place is great and the neighbourhood was awesome. Easy to get to town and far enough away so that it's relaxing. They were both very helpful and I could not recommend this place enough if you are looking for a home away from home.

Loved the forest nearby and the cafe on Dunbar

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Miwah, Thanks for your kind words. We're glad you had a good time in Vancouver and thanks ever so much for the fabulous chocolates. My greatest weakness!
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Sweet suite

  • 5 of 5

Our children, my husband, and I spent our 3 week summer holiday together.

Frederich and Naomi welcomed us in their home with open arms in spite of our lack of English skills and arranged the furniture to accommodate our children.

I still remember vividly how Frederich rushed out to greet us with a big smile and a handshake when we arrived. Naomi was very kind, and she took my children blackberry picking and to nature walks through the forest with her sister. Her homemade scones and cakes made with the berries they picked were out of this world.

Their house stands in a beautiful setting among the trees and was conveniently located near a bus stop. We had everything we needed including a rice cooker.

We can’t thank them enough for making our time in Vancouver a thoroughly enjoyable experience that we will not soon forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Saeko, What a sweetie you are to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to take you and the children around and we would welcome you back anytime with open arms. We've had our first day of rain and the garden and grass are now very happy, but it now feels like Fall had arrived.
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Terre Haute, IN USA

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband had a conference to attend at UBC. This location was perfect! It was a short direct drive or short walk to the bus to UBC. The property itself was spacious and charming, with use of the deck and laundry facilities. Naomi and Frederich were charming and very hospitable. The short walk to the plentiful shops and restaurants of Kerrisdale made it possible for me to busy myself during the days without a car. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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