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Lissa Forshaw

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Renovated 3 Bedroom Plus Den Character House

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Vancouver House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This extensivelly renovated character home is in Dunbar, a quiet, family-oriented neighbourhood close to the University of B.C., St. George’s School, Vancouver International Airport and is a short drive to downtown and many beaches.

With three bedrooms and a den, it is a comfortable retreat for couples or families. The spacious master bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom, and the home has an additional two full bathrooms, one on each floor. French doors lead from the open-concept kitchen and elegant dining room to a large deck, perfect for dining al fresco.

This bright and comfortable home is fully equipped with wireless internet, two flat-screen TVs, new front loading washer and dryer, dishwasher and gas range, but it retains the character of the original 1928 home. It’s a short walk to bus lines that connect to rapid transit line to downtown and the airport. Shops and restaurants are nearby, as are the city’s best beaches, golf courses and kilometers of bike and walking trails in Pacific Spirit Park.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lissa Forshaw (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


based on 24 traveler reviews

Renovated 3 Bedroom Plus Den Character House
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Perfect home in a beautiful neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

For starters, Lissa was very welcoming and it was really nice meeting her. I stayed at the property for one week with my family of 5, and the house exceeded everyone’s expectations. It was extremely clean, cozy, and tastefully renovated. I was initially concerned that parking on the street would be an issue, but the neighbors are very respectful and park in front of their own houses, so there was always a spot in front of the property waiting for us. Overall, it was a great experience for everyone and the weather (rainy and chilly) made us want to spend even more time inside such a comfy house! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Come to Vancouver for the first time, to live in this warm and comfortable house. The room is very new, the location is very good, very quiet. We all like it and hope to have a chance to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Putting my family up in Lissa's house whilst in Canada for our wedding was the best decision I could have made. From the very beginning our correspondence was easy and seamless. Lissa was very flexible with some movement on dates and accommodated our needs.

Lissa's house was beautiful. It was the perfect size for my parents, my grandmother and my brother and sister in law, giving everyone the space they needed. We had a small dinner there with my husbands family one evening and the space allowed for people to sit at a dining room table, have a beverage on the back deck and congregate for conversation in the kitchen.

It was the perfect house for relaxing after the wedding with plenty of room for everyone.

If my family is in Vancouver again we will most definitely stay at Lissa's house. Thank you LIssa

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real home in Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 adults and 2 children lived in the house for 12 days. It was very clean and Lissa had been very generous in providing us more than enough towels and tissue papers for our long stay. Lissa had been very responsive to our requests: extra bed for grandpa, extra matress for my 5-year old to stay in my room, rice-cooker and coffee machine. Even filter papers were provided for the coffee machine. Lissa even set up a wasp trap in the garden just for us because it was a wasp season. The kitchen was well-equiped that we almost had all our meals cooked in the kitchen during our stay. We also enjoyed the BBQ stove very much. My family really enjoyed the house and it is the most comfortable trip we've ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Lissa's house is absolutely beautiful and very well laid out. We rented the place together friends for a reunion and a conference we all attended up at UBC.

Lissa is a super nice host who was very responsive and accommodating. We enjoyed it very much to come 'home' after an exhausting day at the conference. All of us lived and worked in Vancouver before so this was the perfect place to catch up, have a BBQ on the deck or hang out around the kitchen island. As mentioned before, public transport is just around the corner, shopping is close by as are a variety of restaurants and cafés. Our colleagues were all jealous, what more can I say?

Thank you Lissa for being such a great host ad for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

I hope there will be another conference at UBC sometime...

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gloucestershire, UK

Family Get together

  • 5 of 5

We visited Canada from the UK and stayed in Lissa's lovely house for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year, whilst visiting our daughter who is studying in Canada for a year. The house was everything and more than we could have expected and was a real home from home with everything we could have needed. It truly is a beautiful house and was very warm and beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for our party of 5. The buses run every 15 minutes and the bus stop was just a 2 minute walk from the house so getting into Downtown Vancouver couldn't have been easier. Lissa met us at the house when we arrived and was very welcoming, showing us around and leaving us with plenty of information about the area and even showed us where the local supermarket was. I would highly recommend this property and we were all very sad to be leaving after such a wonderful holiday. Thank you Lissa.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Dunbar-Southlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 17 2016 - Sep 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $133
Refundable damage deposit $759
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please contact us for monthly and long term rates.

We accept personal cheques in U.S. or Canadian funds, wire and electronic tranfers and money orders. We do not accept credit cards.

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Vancouver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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