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Jacquie Zuidhof

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, dutch

Harrison Hot Springs: South Garden Vacation Rental

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Agassiz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Welcome to our beautiful and private South Garden Bed and Breakfast estate. The suites and lovely Cedars Cottage are classy, clean, well appointed and contain every thing needed for our guests to feel they are on a luxurious vacation. Warmth and coziness beckons our guests to totally relax, making South Garden Bed and Breakfast their home away from home. If children are a part of the group, a tall fence surrounding the property will give the sense of safety and freedom. The huge lawn areas provide lots of room for games and R&R. After a time of activity, the outdoor Hot Tub calls our guests to enjoy a relaxing soak while viewing natural gardens, tantalizing the senses. Just minutes from the suites/cottages, a 10 minute hike up will bring our guests to the Upper Deck for an awesome sight over the Harrison/Fraser River valleys. Once up top there are more hikes over Green Mountain, where some have enjoyed an incredible game of 'Capture the Flag', in and among the huge ever green forest.

To complement our guests vacation stay here we do have spa services available to the suites if our guests so desire. Our professional estheticians do need to know in advance and the cost will be tagged onto the rate for stay.

A large kitchen area, dining area as well as a comfy meeting room round out this week away nicely, providing spaces to visit, catch up with one another, laugh, play and relax.

Just a short drive in many directions from South Garden B&B will take our guests to all kinds of activities, historic sites, beautiful nature, lakes, hiking, canoeing, boating...everything you can imagine. Pack a lunch or enjoy the services of the restaurants nearby.

Come enjoy South Garden Bed and Breakfast, open for week stays during designated times in the year. See you soon.

Keywords: Lovely, Private 4 Acre Estate Featuring Lawns, Gardens, an Upper Deck and Opportunities to Hike Green Mountain (Part of the Estate).

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jacquie Zuidhof (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, dutch

About Jacquie Zuidhof

John and Jacquie have been married for 34 years, raised 6 children and now that our kids are flying on their own, we have room for more hospitality opportunities. 7 years ago we began our B&B and we love it!! John is a teacher and so has the summer off (our busiest time) and I keep busy with the B&B and my whole other life going to school, seeing our kids and grandkids, church activities and just life.

Jacquie Zuidhof purchased this house in 2003

Why Jacquie Zuidhof chose British Columbia

John received an invitation to be the Principal at the local Christian School in Agassiz. We looked for a place which we could develop into a B&B which would be close to Harrison Hot Springs, a marvelous tourist destination. We also needed a place which would welcome our children for home visits. Thus the B&B was perfect.

What makes this house unique

John and I love to garden. Having a business that requires our garden to be beautiful and well cared for is a delight for both of us. We also enjoy people and running our B&B gives occasion to welcome guests from all over the world. 'Tis a great added benefit.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Harrison Hot Springs: South Garden Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at South Garden Vacation Rental for your Staff Retreat in September of 2016. It was ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL. The house and cabin suited us perfectly. There was a large enough living room (for 9 people) and the kitchen table fit EVERYONE (as this was our biggest concern when we were looking for suites)!! The property is very well maintained and even though it is close to a main road, there are plenty of trees and shrubbery to act as a noise barrier. The bedrooms were very spacious and clean (3 single rooms and 3 with a bed and futon(cabin included)). Jacquie was very accommodating and quick in responding to emails and was more than willing to work with whatever we needed. South Garden Vacation Rental is a 10 on our list and we will definitely be considering staying here in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bothell, WA

We'll be back!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family gathering. It suited our 8 adults and 3 children perfectly for the 3 nights we stayed. Our only regret was that we would have loved to stay longer.

Having a bathroom for each bedroom was wonderful. We all loved playing in the yard. We brought Croquet and Bocce. The play area for the kids was amazing. The hot tub was beautiful under the waterfall. The fully stocked kitchen made it easy to prepare all our meals.

John and Jacquie were awesome hosts. Thanks for letting us use your home to create lovely family memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay here at South Garden. It was certainly our pleasure to be serving you all and to be a small part of your family memories. Welcome back soon.
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Great place for groups especially families with young children!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year staying at South Garden. We had 7 adults and 7 children (all under the age of 8) staying for 3 days. We really like this place as it has 5 bedrooms and each bedroom with its own bathroom!!! The kitchen is big and sometime we had 3-4 people in it at once! There is a lot of counter space in the kitchen. There are plenty of mugs/cups and glasses as well as dishes and utensils. The dining room with extra chairs can fit 12 people around the table. There is a TV in the living room as well as a few bedrooms had a TV in it as well. There are board games and books for young children to play with There is a huge grass area in the front of the house where young children can play safely. There is a seesaw as well as a swing set. There is a fire pit with lots of chopped wood available for burning. It was really nice to sit around the fire pit roasting marshmellows. There is a hot tub that we never had time to use but it was right outside the house by a nice waterfall. There is a hike behind the house which all 14 of us went on. It is a challenging hike for the two 3 year olds which parents had to carry them at certain spots. The toddlers (5-7) needed help in some areas as well. The house is about a 5-10 minute drive into Harrison Hot Springs. We rented water bumper boats which the children loved as well. The owner, Jacquie, replies to emails quickly and answers all the questions I had. I definitely recommend this place for anyone especially for big group of friends/families travelling together. I will definitely be renting this place again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments on our behalf. We are delighted to be serving so many different ages as groups of friends/family arriver here at South Garden. Welcome again soon.
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Madison WI

Beautiful spot for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We rented South Garden for 3 generations of my family as home base when my son got married. We also hosted and ice cream buffet the night before his wedding. Jacquie was extremely helpful aiding me get tents, tables,chairs, bus transportation for guests. It couldn't be a more perfect setting! The flowers and trees are stunning, and the youngsters enjoyed the games and wooden puzzle challenges. Highly pleased!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to be serving you for your very special occasion. So thankful that all went well, with wonderful memories to go with you. Welcome back again soon.
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The best vacation place for a family with children

  • 5 of 5

We had an totally wonderful experience at the South Garden Vacation Rental. There were 9 adults and 5 children, all under 6 for a week-long family reunion in July 2016. The house is very well designed for a large group of people, with a separate bathroom for each bedroom, and a large dining and playing area, well-stocked kitchen, outside grill, safe fenced area outside for children to play and picture perfect flower garden. There is space enough both for privacy and for joint activities on the second floor. Children enjoyed the playground in the yard with a sandbox, swings, sea-saw, croquet, badminton - all provided by our hosts. There are a lot of toys and board games for children inside the house too for different ages, so the children could be entertained in all kinds of weather. The house is surrounded by trees and spectacular flowers, pretty enough to be published in a Home and Garden magazine, it feels very secluded yet it is just a few minutes drive from the fun village of Harrison Hot Springs with a good choice of restaurants, sandy beach, shallow water for small children to swim and wade near the lagoon and a water park, boat rentals on the Harrison Lake - for older children and adults. There are amazingly beautiful views and hiking trails within short driving distance from the rental. Quite a challenging climb up a rocky hill can be accessed right from the back deck of the house. A built water-fall from the near-by rock provided peaceful background sound of falling water day and night and a joy for the eyes every time you happen to look at it. Plenty of outdoor activities both for adults and children - hiking, rock-climbing, boating, biking country roads, picking blueberries at a farm field, watching happy chickens at the Happy Chicken Farm, goats, pigs. The owners, Jacquie and John were very welcoming and gracious - the best hosts one can wish to have! They stayed in another building on the same property, and they were very easy to reach if we had a question, yet they gave us a sense of privacy, as if we were totally alone in their beautiful home. We would highly recommend this vacation place for large groups of people both with children and without. We are looking forward to our future visits at this rental property. Thank you, Jacquie and John for providing such a delightful experience for all 14 of us.

Marina and Bill

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kindness in encouraging comments sent our way is truly appreciated. We were pleased to be welcoming you all here at South Garden. The invitation to return to South Garden is always offered. Come soon.
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Stunningly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 (plus 2 children) stayed at South Garden for 4 days. There was something for everyone to do (games, hikes, netflix) and things that we could all do together (horseshoes, a fire pit, a hottub).

The beds were very comfortable and the view from each room is spectacular. Everyone had an amazing time and noticed how well group stays work at a place where every room has a bathroom. The gardens were immaculate, which made everyone feel completely peaceful. South Garden is the perfect place for a group stay or reunion. There is lots of space and plenty to do.

The day trips we took were to Bridal Veil Falls, Othello Tunnels and Harrison Hot Springs by the beach. It's the perfect location for those who like to get out and go see some things. If you choose to stay put, there's even a hike up the back of the property which leads to a lookout.

Thank you, Jacquie and John for your great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your encouraging comments sent our way. Knowing that our guests are enjoying a peaceful and yet envigorating time together gives us a sense we are accomplishing what we set out to do...that our guests are refreshed after their stay here at South Garden. Welcome back soon to you all.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Abbotsford Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Old Settler's Pub
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
The Falls
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Hwy 1 / Hwy 9
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crazy Fish
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Hemlock Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Harrison Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Agassiz House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $382
Tax Rate 13.0%

A 3 night minimum is expected for all long weekends throughout the year. South Garden is rented for $450/night/up to 8 persons. A $25/extra person/night is an added fee. Children under 6 yrs are no charge. The Cedars Cottage also situated on the property might also be included for an added charge of $125/night, if it is needed. Our 4 acre property will support 3 trailers as well as tents also for extra cost. This would be negotiated during the reservation process.

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Agassiz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Self contained Cedars Cottage $125/night extra
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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