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West Side, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights

Excellent view of 3 mtns., harbour, dtown city lights. Near beaches and shoppi

Private detached family home with a large dining room that seats 8, city and mountain city views from the family section, large and very spacious family room, very quiet 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Outside gardens have a Barbeque, large patio, 6 chair, umbrella and table set. Gardens are well appointed with flower beds, slate walkways and magnolia trees. Your home has spectacular view of the city lights, outer harbour, west side of Stanley Park and three snow capped mountains. Quiet and private tree lined neighborhood yet close to all beaches, numerous parks and hiking trails, 5 golf courses, mountains, downtown shopping, theatres and great restaurants. Great skiing on the North Shore and Whistler.

Located within 10 minutes of the University of British Columbia and some of the best private and public schools schools in Vancouver.

This home is completely furnished with all features and amenities to suit your needs and those of your family. Your home has 3 bedrooms with top of the line mattresses and linens designed to ensure a quality sleep, 2 full bathrooms, dining area seating for 8, living room with large deck overlooking the city lights of downtown Vancouver, a 40 inch flat screen HD TV, play station 3, Bose wave music system with docking station, security system.

The kitchen is well appointed with numerous small appliances, cutlery, linen, dishes, wine glasses and other items to enhance your stay. It really lacks nothing. All appliances are full size Samsung, ice maker in the refrigerator, full size washing machine and dryer, dishwasher. The kitchen/ dining room allows for convenient outside dining , cocktails, and relaxation as there is a large outside deck off the living room.

Hardwood floors throughout the house provide a healthy dust free environment.

Our gardens are exceptional, large flower beds and Magnolia trees, slate walkways completely fenced yard.

Our expansive master bedroom features a queen size bed, complete with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower. The house comfortably sleeps 6 with 2 queen size beds, and 2 twin size beds. All bedding is of exceptional quality thus ensuring a good nights sleep.

Bedrooms are very quiet and cool; your master bedroom has portable air conditioner plus air cool fans.

The average temperature in Vancouver for the months of July and August is 22 degrees Centrigrade or 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Being near the ocean allows us to have Pacific breezes and moderate temperatures thus air conditioning is rarely required.

This home is 10/15 minutes from the downtown core, University of British Columbia, numerous Beaches, the Vancouver airport, 5 golf courses, award winning restaurants, shopping, hiking trails and the fabulous Stanley Park.

Local activities include golf, swimming, tennis, shopping, hiking,fishing, tennis, beaches, biking and live theatre.

Features large patio area seats 6 c/w rectangle table, 6 chairs, umbrella and large BBQ. Very peaceful area morning, noon or night.

Payments welcome through bank wire or credit cards Visa or Mastercard.


Kelly Barber

Member Since 2009
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Apr 06, 2018
About Kelly Barber

Vancouver is vibrant, the restaurants are great, and the choices of things to do are endless. Vancouver has consistently been chosen as one of the top cities in the world to live in and for very good reasons. Come and visit you will love it.

Kelly Barber purchased this House in 2010

Why Kelly Barber chose West Side

This home captures the spirit of what is important to a family to live in Vancouver. The location is superb, the views are outstanding, and the house captures the essence of Vancouver while at the same time it is easy to maintain and children friendly.

What makes this House unique

This neighbourhood is a jewel with numerous parks, beaches, and walking areas. The streets are quiet, tree lined, and in the Spring bloom with vibrant pink Cherry blossoms. Public transportation is within minutes of the house. Vancouver is renowned as a 'Bike' friendly city with designated bike lanes that take you everywhere. Granville Island is minutes away featuring fresh seafood, market shopping, buskers, restaurants and the small ferry boats that take you across the water to other feature areas. There are always events going on in Vancouver from Art Walks, Festival of Lights, Bright Lights in Stanley Park, plus numerous outdoor events.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Huge Master Bedroom c/w Master Bathroom.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Very large; lots of closet space and very quiet
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Great trundle bed, captains bed . Perfect for sleep overs.
      • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs plus Baby items can be rented through a baby rental shop. All mattresses, linen, and pillows are new and of high quality for ultimate sleep comfort.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Huge ensuite bathroom to master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Pedestal sink, unique tiled/ heated floor.
      • Master bedroom ensuite bathroom is very spacious and comfortable. rain shower heads and a walk in shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          We are within 10 minutes of three great beaches.
        • Downtown
          15 min. Upper Deck patio overlooks downtown city lights.
        • Golf Course View
          There are 5 local courses within 15 minutes of the house. Open all year.
        • Mountain View
          We view Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and Seymour Mountain..
        • Near The Ocean
          Located within 10 minute of numerous ocean beaches, boating and fishing.
        • Ocean View
          The Dunbar Coach House has a tremendous view overlooking water, 3 mountains, west side of Stanley Park and the downtown city lights.
        • Water View
          The Dunbar overlooks the inner harbour.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Master suite has air conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      FULL SIZE Samsung dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                      open parking attached to the house
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Two gyms located within a few minutes of the house plus numerous hiking trails including 763 hectares Pacific Spirit River Park. review their web site.
                    • Garage
                      No garage but dedicated parking spot attached to the house.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Included in the rent.
                    • Internet
                      High Speed Internet c/w fibre optic cable.
                    • Broadband Access
                      High Speed Internet access included in rates.
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens,down duvets.towels ,pillows etc are provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Terrific views, flat screen HD TV's, large sitting area Play station 3 Bose sound.pvr system
                    • Parking
                      Private parking for 1 car.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Street parking is free and readily available.
                    • Telephone
                      (2) Phones. They are located in the master bedroom and the kitchen. All local calls are free.
                    • Towels Provided
                      All provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Samsung FULL SIZE washer and dryer.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High Speed Internet is included in the rental rate.


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          Numerous catering companies in Vancouver.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything complete plus dinner service for 8 people.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete for 8 people.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Samsung dishwasher full size
                        • Kitchen
                          All appliances are Samsung with ice maker Washer and Dryer are full size All utensils, pans, cutlery, small kitchen appliances are provided.Floors are hardwood throughout. Great views of city
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                          Samsung full size oven and range
                        • Pantry Items
                          Lots of cupboard space
                        • Refrigerator
                          Samsung stainless steel French door, with Ice maker c/w bottom freezer drawer and alarms in case doors are not fully closed.
                        • Stove
                          Samsung new
                        • Toaster
                          yes Rice cooker


                            • Dining
                              Large area with great views of the city and mountains.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic and HD cable provided. Fibre Optic Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  (2) Wall mounted HD flat screen tv plus stand alone flat scree tv in the master bedroom and second bedroom
                                • Video Game Console
                                  Play Station 3.
                                • Video Games
                                  Play Station 3.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Large balcony also has patio table and chairs.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rentals are available from numerous locations. Vancouver is noted as being a bike friendly city.
                                    • Boat
                                      Granville Island for rentals
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) There is 1 deck off the living area that overlooks the water and the Downtown city lights, plus 1 large patio area located in a professionally landscaped backyard c/w barbeque.
                                    • Golf
                                      Five public courses within 15 minutes.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Ocean kayaks for rent at the Jericho sailing club.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Terrific landscaped garden c/w Magnolia trees and designer stone pathways.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Gas barbecue with deck table, 6 chairs, and umbrella.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Local winter sports available on 3 north shore Vancouver mountains.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Free Public courses within 5 minutes of the house or free courses by the ocean.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Senior Adults Only Community
                                          Yes The Brock House is located within 10 minutes from our house plus the Community Center.
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking is only allowed in outside areas.
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              2 Blocks away. Also Kitsilano Beach has one of the largest fresh/ salt water pools in Canada. Approx 10/15 minutes from the house.


                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • There are numerous parks and recreational areas very close by including 763 hectares of The Pacific Spirit River Park which are acres and acres of well marked hiking, walking and riding trails that meander through the woods, valleys and trails. University golf course is a beautiful setting which will certainly challenge the majority of golfers.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  15 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Worth every penny!

                                                                  Dorothy C.

                                                                  This property exceeded our expectations. We already knew it was a nice place from the pictures. The layout of the property worked well for the 2 families. The location of the property was in a wonderful and safe area. Close to lots of restaurants and bakery cafes. Close to the beach! The property was very clean and very well maintained. Kelly and Brian were awesome hosts. All the neighbours were very friendly and helpful with answering questions about how to dispose of the garbage and composites. We would totally rent this property again IF it's available because as you can see it is a hot commodity. All in all one of the best rentals we have rented so far on VRBO for sure. Thank you Kelly and Brian for a beautiful rental. Hope to rent from you in the future


                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was lots of fun having your family here and you guys were great guests. If you are ever back in Vancouver please look us up. All the best to you and your family. Brian and Kelly.

                                                                  Great place

                                                                  Nelson P.Smiths, Bermuda

                                                                  Nicely appointed house in a good location. Very well furnished and equipped - clean and cozy. Great layout, nice deck with views of the city and mountains in the background as well as a private outdoor space for a BBQ or just to sit off and read. We usually stay in the city but my in-laws tagged along on this trip so wee needed a bit more room and my wife wanted a place where she could prepare some home cooked meals for our son at UBC. The location was ideal for us and offered all the amenities we were looking for.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Nelson and your comments are appreciated. We are very pleased that your Vancouver holiday was lots of fun and even more so that the weather was perfect. Hope to see you again in the near future. All the best B and K.

                                                                  THIS HOME *REALLY* DELIVERS!

                                                                  Avery M.

                                                                  This Lane/Alley home was fantastic. The space is so well designed that you feel every comfort, as if it's your own home. Three full bedrooms and two good sized bathrooms make being in the home as comfortable as ever. Brian and Kelly really thought of everything when designing this home, and it's also very tastefully decorated. The location is also fantastic; close the UBC and easy access to the nearby beaches, shopping and downtown. And as long as there isn't too much of a cloud cover, you wake up to one of the best views in the city. The street is also quiet, so you won't be awoken by noise. IF you're lucky enough to pick dates that Brian and Kelly's place is available, book it immediately because someone else will get it before you!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Avery. Thank you very much for your comments and we are delighted that your family events were so much fun. Look forward to seeing you back in Vancouver. Snow is now gone and the trees are starting to flower up with Japanese blossoms. Its going to be a great Spring. All the best Kelly and Brian

                                                                  Family friendly

                                                                  klam b.Trondheim, Norway

                                                                  A family with young children, we spent five months at the Dunbar when my wife had a sabbatical as a visiting scholar at UBC. Great house, great neighbourhood, great place to live in. After a long travel from overseas with the kids and 9hr jetlag it was great to come “home” to a full fridge and beds ready to get into. Great service from Kelly and Brian, all the way along, no matter what. The house is fully furnished so we did not have to think about anything when we arrived with only clothes in our suitcases. The patio outside of the house is quiet, perfectly maintained and child safe, even for our 2-year old who like to run and climb everywhere. Easy and quiet stroll in the neighbourhood, just around the house or to the great trees of Pacific Spirit park or down to Jericho beach to enjoy the view over English Bay and the mountains on the other side. No car needed: for 5 months and with a family, we did not miss our own car. We mainly used buses, Translink is doing a great job with the buses and the house is well connected to the bus network, and one of the car sharing program when a car was needed.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Benoit and Family thank you for your thoughtful review. We were very pleased to have your family stay with us and it was great to see how quickly the children overcame their shyness and enjoyed their Canadian experience. Sincerely hope that our paths cross again. All the best.

                                                                  Perfect location!

                                                                  Joani C.

                                                                  Getting around town is a breeze in this perfectly located condo. We walked to restaurants, multiple shops and down to the sea wall. It's easy to catch the aqua bus from the park down at the water and that will take you over to Granville Island. The neighborhood is quiet and the condo is well appointed. The building is secure and parking is in the garage below. You can leave the windows open for the fresh night air or use one of the fans provided. Over all this is a great spot to start your adventures in Vancouver.

                                                                  Great first experience!

                                                                  Marilyn B.

                                                                  My stay at the Dunbar was the first time that I have used VRBO and I was a bit nervous. However, Brian and Kelly were able to promptly answer any of my questions, either by phone or email. They were very friendly and easy to work with. The location was very easy to find and is just a short drive to the beach or downtown. I was very happy that the pictures that are shared on VRBO are EXACTLY what the property looks like. The neighbourhood is quiet, we had all the comforts of home and the property is beautifully landscaped. I would highly recommend the Dunbar to anyone that is looking for a place to stay close to Downtown or in the University area.


                                                                  West Side, Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                                                  Markets, Gardens, Parks & Attractions Bard on the Beach,pacific spirit park over 700 acres. Capilano Suspension Bridge Celebration of Light - July & August Fireworks Festival Gastown Granville Island H.R. MacMillan Space Centre IMAX Theatre - Canada Place Pacific National Exhibition Science World Stanley Park Theatre Under the Stars Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver Maritime Museum Vancouver Museum Vancouver Symphony VanDusen Botanical Gardens Winter Ski Links & Summer Mountain Activities Cypress Mountain Grouse Mountain Mount Seymour Snowbus Whistler Blackcomb Getting Around Vancouver - Transportation Links BC Ferry Schedules Pacific Coach Lines Snowbus Translink Bus Schedules Vancouver Airport Vancouver International Airport.

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                                                                  Minimum 3 night stay. A non refundable deposit is required to reserve dates. Rates are all inclusive. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Cash and Bank Wire.

                                                                  15 Reviews
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