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Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


house boat
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom,3.5 Bathroom,(Sleeps 8) Oceanfront Floating Home in North Vancouver

'The Burrows Vancouver'

{Kitchen & Dining}

Here at the burrows, we know that kitchens are for more than preparing food! It truly is the heart of the home, and our beautiful kitchen is designed for just that: to be enjoyed by all. It boasts a center island with stools for gathering, and a stunning viking 36” stainless steel, 6 burner gas range for professional chefs and professional eaters alike! Paired with it are the other stainless appliances - full fridge with freezer, dishwasher, and a perfectly temperature controlled wine chiller.

Our dining room offers enough seating for eight, there are plenty of dishes, cutlery, glasses, mugs, serving plates and bowls - plus all the amenities of home: can opener, salad spinner, coffee maker, toaster, baking pans and more!

If you would like your favorite beverages chilled and waiting for you, or if the last thing you want to do when you arrive is go grocery shopping, let us do it for you!

Ask us about our shopping service - you give us a list of your favorites and we'll try our very best to get you what you need! We'll give you the original receipt, so you only cover the cost of what you order and have an opportunity to make a donation to the awesome team at North Shore Rescue.

{The Great Room}

In true west coast style, our great room is fully furnished and features a grand 16 foot barrel ceiling, exposed wood beams and floor to ceiling windows to maximize the view!

For those who enjoy a good book with a great view, our library area is complete with a beautiful fireplace, shelves filled with books, magazines, and board games for everyone to enjoy during your stay.

Slide open the patio doors in the great room to take advantage of the ocean breeze, or step onto our patio! The opening from the great room to the patio creates an amazing indoor/outdoor feel. Lounge on the deck year round for optimal ocean living! For the self-appointed grill master, we have the perfect partner for you: a stainless steel natural gas barbeque!

{The Bedrooms}

Our master suite features a king sized bed equipped for royalty - complete with luxurious sheets and duvet. Not just for sleeping, the room offers a tv with and cable. The spacious master ensuite comes fully equipped with a large soaker tub, shower option, and all the amenities of home!

Our second and third bedrooms feature oversized windows that frame a beautiful view of the boats in the marina and the skyline beyond it. Not to worry though, our drapes ensure complete privacy so you can have the best of both worlds. Both rooms hold queen sized beds with luxurious sheets and duvets that will ensure peaceful rest. Each of the bedrooms have their own tvs equipped with cable, standard closets and private ensuites; room two features a bath tub with shower fixtures, and room three has an easily accessible walk in shower. We also have two convertible BoConcept ottomans in the living room that fold out into single beds, and a Barcelona daybed on the main floor - this home can sleep up to 8 guests!

More Details

Peggy Lim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Peggy Lim

We are Peggy and Jeffrey Lim. Together with our adult children, we've built our dream vacation home. A waterfront property is something that we've worked our entire lives for and are proud and happy to have fulfilled this dream. We own a cafe up the hill in Lonsdale, North Vancouver, and after years of serving the community and residents, we realized just how much we love to meet new people and are more than happy to open up our home to you. We can't wait to provide you with a comfortable and memorable stay.

Peggy Lim purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Peggy Lim chose North Vancouver

We are always asked about the name 'The Burrows' - here's a little background information that will help make sense of the name:

Being Vancouverites, our family are die hard fans of our beloved hockey team, The Vancouver Canucks! (Go Nucks!) The matriarch of our family, Peggy, has a special place in her heart dedicated to a certain Canucks forward --- jersey #14, Alex Burrows.

When we discovered that our address would be #14, Peggy immediately started jokingly referring to the house as 'The Burrows'. As we seriously started brainstorming names, we couldn't find anything we liked better, and figured that the name reflected our family, love for our city, and our excitement to share it!

What makes this house boat unique

Welcome to The Burrows Vancouver!

Started from a dream, and being built into reality - it’s our home away from home and would love for it to be yours too! The Burrows is part of a special community of ocean homes located at Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver, BC. It’s location boasts unparalleled views of the downtown Vancouver skyline to the South, the legendary “Lions” mountains to the North, at high-tide enjoy a view of the breathtaking Stanley Park and the beautiful lights of the Lions Gate Bridge to the west!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

The Burrows

  • 5 of 5

I would completely concur with the review by Thomas C. We were 5 60+ boys visiting Vancouver. The house was well equipped allowing for great gourmet dinners utilizing the high end kitchen appliances. Views from the upstairs living and dining rooms are spectacular. I was hesitant about the shower and bathroom facilities on a boat, but was pleasantly surprised they were equal to a nice hotel. The short walk to the Seabus Terminal allowed us easy access to downtown wining and dining without any worries about needing taxis or a designated driver. All said, great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Traveling as three couples, we totally enjoyed our stay at The Burrows. The listing description was accurate and the property was very well maintained. Among the things attractive to us: each of the three bedrooms had its own bathroom en suite; the kitchen facility is top grade; the living area is spacious and wide open; the deck and view from it are spectacular.

Owner, Peggy, was very responsive all the way from the initial booking online through the entirety of our stay. She met us at the float home and gave us the tour and orientation. She then remained accessible if we needed her throughout.

She provided parking passes and access keys. Note: make sure you immediately place the parking pass in your vehicle on the rearview mirror. We got a ticket (not cheap) while we were meeting with Peggy and getting our orientation. She offered to get it resolved. So, this was kind above and beyond the call of duty. Of note also is that grocery and other shopping are easily within walking distance. Also, the sea bus over to Vancouver is nearby.

Definitely suggest that for touring Vancouver, you not use a car but obtain a pass that will give you access to sea bus, city buses and sky train. We did travel by rented auto to places where it was more convenient, such as Capilano suspension bridge and the Archeological museum. However, Vancouver itself is very walkable.

All six of us enjoyed the stay. We all thought this float home was ideal. We highly recommend a stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique and perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two sons in their 20's, stayed at this beautiful float home in July. When we were searching for accommodations for our trip to Vancouver, we wanted something other than a hotel or high-rise condo. When we found The Burrows, our search was over! Not only is it modern, spacious, clean and comfortable, but it is truly unique. How many people get to experience a float home?! We loved the location - a peaceful marina, with all the sights and sounds that went with that. It was so relaxing to enjoy coffee on the deck every morning and then to return there in the evenings too, to take in the awesome view of Vancouver's skyline. Everything we required was easily accessible, including transportation to downtown Vancouver by seabus. The owner, Peggy, is reliable, honest, kind and helpful - simply a good person. Looking through the guest book, we realized how many wonderful stories and experiences happened during time spent there. We truly felt the love. We can't recommend this highly enough ... we promise you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly accommodation and great location

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation was such a pleasure for us, the second half of a fantastic holiday in British Columbia. The Burrows has everything you need, but so much more, evenings on the deck were quite something. We really got in the groove of marina life and everything that North Van has to offer. Beyond this, Downtown, Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Squamish, Deep Cove, West Van, and even Whistler, are within reach and have so much to offer. Peggy and Jeff were so helpful and provided lots of advice. So looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location easy access to everything

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in this amazing venue prior to our cruise. The seabus from the nearby Lonsdale Quay every 15 minutes to Vancouver. This was a lovely place to stay for 3 couples each with their own facilities. Peggy and jeff were fantastic in facilitating everything. I was surprised how quickly we could get to downtown without being part of the hectic whirlyburly. It was just magic with everything you could possibly need supplied. Could not recommend this highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in The Burrows for 3 nights prior to an Alaskan cruise which was departing from Vancouver. We were thrilled to find this home on VRBO and it exceeded our expectations! My husband and I were traveling with our adult children (son, daughter, and son-in-law). The view was spectacular -- the marina and Vancouver across the bay and the mountains behind us. The float home was very comfortable, fabulously furnished, and immaculately clean. We had plenty of room with the open den and kitchen which were on the second level along with the deck (where we spent most of our time when not out site-seeing. . The 3 bedrooms are on the first level, each with a private bath, as well as the laundry room. Having the washer and dryer available to wash clothes before getting on the cruise ship was very convenient. The Marina is a short easy walk away from Lonsdale Quay Market with many dining options, produce, gelato, and a convenience store. The bus and seabus terminals are also located there, which made Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and Vancouver all easily accessible. While we were excited for the upcoming cruise, all of us wanted more time in The Burrows. Peggy was wonderful --easily accessible with timely email response when making reservations and also in answering our questions about transportation. We enjoyed meeting her in person -- she met us at the house on arrival. Thank you, Peggy and family, for sharing your wonderful home with us. This was our favorite vacation rental ever and we hope to be back in the future for a full week stay!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23.7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Rusty Gull Pub
Nearest Ferry
18.7 Miles
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
11.5 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course
Nearest Train
850 Metres
Lonsdale Quay Seabus (joins onto Skytrain Stn)
Nearest Motorway
3.4 Kilometres
Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Kilometres
Pier 7 Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
7.9 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
7.8 Kilometres
Ambleside Beach
Car: not necessary

Our home is a short 12 minute seabus ride into Downtown Vancouver where you will find shopping, many fabulous eatery's, our world renown Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island, many outdoor activities, major concerts, museums, aquarium and stunning beaches. If you wish to stay in North Vancouver, the quaint Lonsdale Quay Market is a 7 minute waterfront walk which is perfect to grab a bite to eat or do some fresh produce shopping. North Vancouver is also home to many hiking and biking trails, excellent ski hills, the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, and much more! Our world renown Olympic ski hill, Whistler Mountain is only a 1 hour drive away - prepare to be wowed by the breathtaking Sea to Sky Highway.


Rates & Availability

Lower Lonsdale House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017 Rate
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%

USD300 Damage Deposit is also required and will be returned within 14 days of checkout date

PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY PRICING: (minimum 3 night stay)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Lower Lonsdale House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1752 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large soaker bathtub.
    Bedroom 2 Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bedroom 3 Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Upper Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upper Floor - Queen pull-out couch, Single Barcelona day bed
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

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