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Graeme and Helga Farquharson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

SPECTACULAR Ocean View Suite

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Spectacular ocean views from this Adult only, fully equipped, furnished one bedroom suite with it’s own private entrance. Overlooking Semiahmoo Bay 180 degree vista takes in views of Mount Baker, Active Pass and all of the Gulf Islands in between. Watch the sun rise and set from your large covered private patio. Stairs lead to the beach, Promenade, with restaurants and shops, the famous White Rock and pier. Nature is at your doorstep . The property backs onto a 28 acre forest nature park, which has over 3 miles of walking trails and year round streams. We are frequently visited by Eagles, song birds, woodpeckers and other inhabitants of the nature park. Public transit just steps away. Centrally located with easy access to Vancouver, the Vancouver International airport, B.C Ferry terminals to Vancouver Island, Whistler Village and the United States border. Check-in 3PM Check-out 11AM 3 nights minimum stay.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Graeme and Helga Farquharson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Graeme and Helga Farquharson

We have lived in White Rock since 1985 and are local business people. Helga has been a realtor since 1977 and Graeme a travel consultant since 1986. In 2010 our nest became empty so we are sharing our unique setting.

Graeme and Helga Farquharson purchased this house in 1988

Why Graeme and Helga Farquharson chose Vancouver Coast

Our home backs onto a 26 acre nature park with over three miles of hiking trails and year round streams. Many different species of birds as well as wild rabbits, racoons and squirrels roam the area and frequently visit our feeders. The view is ever changing.

What makes this house unique

We love to sit and watch the sail boats in the bay or the kite surfers at play. Paddle boards are the latest rage here as well as the kayak school in the evenings. There is always something to see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for you hospitality. This suite- so well appointed, open and spacious, cozy and welcoming was just what we needed during the trials of the last week.

Your kindness, baking cookies, card and the loan of your printer, were well beyond expectations of a host. Even Graeme's jokes were some joy in the midst of sadness.

We wish you all the best with your repairs.

These acts of human kindness especially when we are so far away from our own supports made the week bearable

With gratitude
Jan 2013
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based on 28 traveler reviews

SPECTACULAR Ocean View Suite
average rating of 4.964286 based on 41 reviews

Feels like my second home

  • 5 of 5

Once again had a wonderful time at this home. Graeme and Helga are so gracious. The location is perfect! We will continue to visit each year.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Langley, BC

I love a breezy covered terrace with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! It was a perfect getaway for a couple of local people! With temperatures at the beach in the mid to high 20s - that beautiful, breezy covered terrace was absolute Heaven. Ocean air and beautiful view. Graeme and Helga are both such very nice people and the suite had everything we needed - I loved the kitchen. My husband loved being greeted with warm cookies! The suite is so unbelievably well stocked - everything we needed! We will remember our stay and certainly hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will return!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome from Graeme and Helga including lots of breakfast and other foods so we did not need to do an instant shop for breakfast. Great location in White Rock only a short , if steep downhill walk to the water and promenade. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. And that million dollar view from the extensive terrace!! The suite was fully equipped with everything you could need for your stay. We have used VRBO several times and have never had a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lethbridge, AB

White Rock BC

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Lovely panoramic view. Kitchen was well equipped and BIG! Great for cooking gourmet meals. Suite had lots of spices, and other basics. The park behind the house was lovely and a must see for a peaceful walk in the woods. Beach was very accessible. Lots of dining on the strip. Nice bathroom. Whole suite was very clean. Fit and finish top notch.

Parking behind the house was a hassle. Train was annoying as it passed through town, they blow the horn at all hours (very loud). Could not get comfortable on any of the furniture, it was all worn out. All the dining chairs were hard, no padding. Bed is small and too soft.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear that your stay was not as expected. We realize that you both were suffering from recent medical problems. It is our practice to stay in touch with our guest to make sure they are comfortable, however you were reluctant to engage with us, so we could not know about any concerns you might have had, since you left without saying goodbye and letting us know. The pictures in our advertisement show the furniture. People often tell us that the place shows better then the pictures portray. We have chosen some older pieces, to give character to the suite. The couch is four years old and may be replaced down the road. Many people have told us they don't mind the trains at all, in fact they enjoy them. Even though our place is a couple of streets above Beachfront, where the tracks run, the trains have been a little more frequent and noisier than in the past, as extra precaution it seems, since there have been a couple of accidents. We hope this will not deter you from returning.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Loved our vacation at White Rock. We felt so at home at this vacation rental. It was perfect in every way. Clean beautiful, close to the beach, quiet and private, comfortable bed, and welcoming hosts. I will be returning next year. Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trinidad, CA, USA

Excellent Beautiful Place in White Rock BC

  • 5 of 5

We loved this suite! It's a beautiful comfortable clean "has everything place" with a grand water view day and night from inside and out on the deck. A perfect spot to retreat to in White Rock. The Hosts Graeme and Helga were very nice, greeted us with delicious warm cookies, left us fruit, eggs, milk, bread, OJ and more, very thoughtful and kind! We loved walking to town, the beach, and park daily. A perfect find for us as we have relatives in the area and hope to return. Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
B.C. Ferry's to Vancouver Island
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Peace Portal Golf / Hazelmere Golf and Country
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 99 / I 5
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
2 miles of sandy beach
Car: recommended

Just minutes from the U.S. / Canadian border and 30 minutes to the Vancouver International Airport and ferries to Vancouver Island.

Steps to the waterfront promenade and pier with lots of local eateries. Golf, wineries, and loads of shopping minutes away.

Vancouver, just 35 minutes away.

Transit just steps away.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are based upon double occupancy. Extra people in suite are charged at $15.00 per night per person
Second bedroom is available at an additional cost of $70.00 per night based on double occupancy. Deposit non refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Vancouver Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed Pull out double bed in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a second bedroom available situated on the same level. It is only rented to those renting the suite. Rental rate is $70.00/night.

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