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Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Commercial Drive Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Sofabed in Living room, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Graveley Garden Suite, Commercial Drive, Vancouver:

This lovely and private garden suite is located in a beautiful fully-renovated heritage home in a friendly and vibrant neighborhood. It is attractively furnished and is comfortable and spacious. The suite has a private entrance, a large kitchen, and a beautiful garden patio.

Perfect for travellers of all kinds. Are you tired of hotels with no kitchen facilities, looking for some authentic neighboorhood feel, or visiting with relatives and friends but want your own space too? If this describes you, come and stay in your own home away from home while you are in Vancouver! Whether you are vacationing with family, travelling on business, here with the film industry, or a government employee temporarily assigned in Vancouver we offer a comfortable and affordable furnished suite for your short term stay. Please see our calendar for availability. And please feel free to contact us directly, whether you are a returning guest or a new one, by clicking on the 'Show Phone Number' link on the right hand side of the website. We are able to take bookings by phone.

Convenient central location with easy access to all the amenities, you are a two minute walk along our quiet tree-lined street to the best part of fabulous Commercial Drive, with shops, groceries, restaurants, live music/entertainment, recreational facilities and the greatest selection of coffee shops anywhere! And by the way, Vancouver is a top micro-brewery destination, and many fine micro breweries are in our area.

By car you are just a 8 minute drive to the city center and a 30 minute drive to any location in the city, from the beaches of Kitsilano, to the mountains of the North Shore, to the BC ferry portal to the Gulf Islands and Victoria. We are very close to public transit: buses are a block away, Skytrain (rapid transit) is a 12 minute walk. Many guests opt to go car free as travelling around the city is super easy, but if you have a car, we have a large off street parking space just for you.

Keywords: Garden Suite, Commercial Drive, Film, Government, short, long stay

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About The Owner

We love living in this beautiful 1910 heritage home in a prime heritage area of Vancouver, and sharing the Commercial Drive area with visitors from all over the world. Vancouver is indeed a visitors paradise and we enjoy the great variety of people who come and explore its many hidden gems.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Why The Owner chose Vancouver

Commercial Drive is one of the trendiest areas in Vancouver and a fabulous place to visit. The house is on a quiet street 1 1/2 blocks from the best cafes, restaurants, live music clubs and bars, shops, produce and health food stores. There are fitness facilities, banks, groceries, transit, and a liquor store all within minutes from home.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house is over 100 years old. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2010. Over the last several years she has had major renovations to every sector of the home, including the suite. The suite is a new installation including both kitchen and bathroom and has not been rented prior to this listing on VRBO. The entire house, including the suite, has retained its heritage charm and combines the best of modern and heritage living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dearest Leslie and Susan,

You helped make our wedding a special day. Thank you for the flowers and being a part of our day. It’s not often you meet such wonderful people. We hope to see you soon.

P.S. We love everything about the accommodations!!!
Oct 2014
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Quiet Retreat Near Trendy Commercial Drive
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 29 reviews

Clean, quaint, with great location

  • 4 of 5

The place was very cozy, clean, and sweet. The outside patio area was lovely. It was very convenient to have the parking as well! Leslie was very kind and helpful with any questions we had, a real calm in the city!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased to have chosen to stay here. The thoughtfully laid out floorplan made it easy for our family of four to stay. The weather was beautiful so we ate outside in our private garden area from delicious produce we had bought 5 mins away on Commercial Drive. We took advice and bought from Santa Barbara and Normans and bought a fabulous ice cream too! Leslie kindly showed us the laundry and we caught up with washing too. This is a happy, very comfortable place to stay and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little suite tucked behind a garden, well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Grocery stores and restaurants close by, walkable neighbourhood, but felt a little uneasy on Commercial Drive after 8 pm., I guess that's why they call it a DRIVE. Hostesses were not welcoming but if we needed anything one of them was right there and very helpful. This really wasn't a problem as sometimes vacationers just want to be left alone.

The property was clean and well maintained and we enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Location!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! Cute little unit, super clean and has everything you could possibly need for anything in there. The best part is the location, literally around the corner from probably 30 restaurants and pubs, tons of coffee shops, little grocery shops and a full grocery store if you need. We had a car, and it was easy to get everywhere from here, probably about 10-15 minute drive to everywhere we wanted to check out! Home at night, the patio was relaxing to sit on, and there was a BBQ if you need to cook your meat from the butcher around the corner or your bags of food from the Granville island market :)

I would definitely stay here again, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This cozy basement apartment was perfect for our stay. We had no car and used public transport (train and buses). The house was within walking distance of a grocery store, markets with fresh produce, and plenty of restaurants. We were able to walk to the train station each day (only about a 15 minute walk and then 15 minute train ride to downtown) and then from there could do all of the hotspots Vancouver had to offer (Stanley Park, Capilano Bridge, Granville Island, Forbidden Vancouver Tours, etc). We were also able to take the train from the airport and back. The garden is nice and quiet, and the apartment itself is clean, well kept, and well stocked. We were very appreciative of the 2 umbrellas that were provided. If you plan to just relax and stay in for your stay they had plenty of channels on tv, a bookshelf full of books, and the wifi worked great. There are usb charging ports next to the bed, which is really comfortable. Leslie and Susan were very nice, and checked to see if we needed anything. This is a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Yellow Cottage Just Off of "the drive" was Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This experience was everything we expected and more. The cottage was neat, clean and orderly. It was also a great home base from which to explore the city. Everything was either a quick drive, bus ride or sky train trip. The thing that really impressed me most was that everything anyone would possibly want was in the home, ie. we needed a cooler to put drinks in for a day out and there were ice packs frozen in the and a little cooler bag as well-it was perfect. We really enjoyed the Italian Culture Festival which was held the weekend we were there. the stay was a 10+ on a scale of 10.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay or Tsawassen
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Via Rail Station/ Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Many restaurants on the Drive - 1 minute away
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Kitsilano Beach Park
Car: not necessary

We maintain a drawerful of maps and great local and regional tourist information for your use. We are always happy to talk to you about places to see and things to do in and around Vancouver!


Rates & Availability

Commercial Drive Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

A cleaning fee of $60 applies if stay is less than 4 nights. Our monthly rate applies to a 30 day period.
The nightly rate for 3-4 guests is $120.00 per night ($25.00 per night for up to 2 additional guests). Please request a quote for a longer stay for 3 - 4 people.

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Commercial Drive Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We include tissue, liquid soap/shampoo, q-tips, small hair dryer and cleaning supplies.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom w/ Queen bed - 1 queen
    Sofabed (in the Living room) - 1 double , Very comfortable premium mattress
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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