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Peggy Lim

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home

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


North Vancouver House Boat Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peggy Lim (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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!


based on 36 traveler reviews

Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Fabulous Ladies Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of eight fun-loving 50-something year old women who have been going on spa vacations every year for the past 9 years. We have been to various locations, but decided this year to try Peggy’s float home and we are so glad we did. Our weekend could not have been more perfect. Such a beautiful home with everything 8 ladies could need…4 bathrooms, great beds, lots of room to chat and drink wine on the deck by day and a great sized dining room table to sit around and play games in the evening, all while still able to look out across the harbour at the stunning Vancouver skyline. With the float home so close to the Lonsdale Quay, it was only a short walk to shops, great food, restaurants and the Sea Bus. We were able to hop on the Seabus and enjoy an afternoon in downtown Vancouver. Our long anticipated fabulous morning at Spa Utopia was only minutes away by car which was another bonus to this location. Peggy’s homemade cookies left for us to enjoy was a very nice added touch. She could not have been more helpful and accommodating, leaving us with her phone number so we could be in touch if anything was needed and even making the extra effort for us and acquiring another parking pass so we could have an extra vehicle stay in the parking lot. We will certainly be coming back for another stay on the float home and explore more of the city as our 3 days were not long enough!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Burrows AWESOME!!

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I had the ultimate "Staycation" at the Burrows.

We live on the North Shore, but were looking for a getaway in-town for a change of pace and routine. The Burrows fit the bill & then some. The accommodations were top notch all around and an abundance of excellent amenities.

It was lovely to walk the Sea View trail to the market, shops and restaurants, everything was so central to your needs.

The float home community was a unique and rewarding experience, one we recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Burrows was a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to the smell of freshly baked cookies to welcome us to the house. Peggy was warm & so very helpful. The house was well appointed and had everything our family needed. Clean & well decorated. It was a convenient location for meeting at the convention center. I would take the seabus (single crossing <15 min) which was a 7 minute walk from the house - once at the north station it was a 5 min walk to the convention center. We had a beautiful view of downtown every night. Unique experience .

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

The Burrows is OUTSTANDING! Peggy and Jeff greeted us with a Lasagne in the oven after a long and delayed flight- thank you so much for that! The house is in a brilliant location and the view from all corners is stunning. It was very clean and all the furnishings and appliances are of high quality. We could not have wanted for anything more. Peggy replied to my emails promptly and the contact for organisation was faultless. This will be our go to place whenever we are in Vancouver from now on.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, Great location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed staying in Peggy's floating home. The place was immaculately clean with fantastic views of downtown Vancouver and the marina boats out one end, and snow covered mountains out the other. Also, an unexpected comfort was the heated floors. Location was perfect with a 5-10 minute walk to numerous restaurants and seabus transportation to the city. And the uniqueness of living in a floating house made our time in the house as memorable as the time we spent exploring the city. Would definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Look no further! Best place in Vancouver!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quick get away during the holidays and were thrilled when we came across this BEAUTIFUL floating home! It is just as nice as the pictures portray and the view of downtown Vancouver is stunning! The kitchen is fully stocked if you want to cook in, but there are also many places to eat within walking distance. We had 6 adults and had plenty of space. The 3 bedrooms each have their own bathrooms and the heated floors were an extra bonus!

The location is perfect as well! It's a quick walk to the marina where you can find a number of places to eat and cute little shops. We took advantage of the shiatsu massage that is in the market was wonderful!!

The seabus was a great way to travel across the bay to downtown Vancouver. It runs quite frequently and it's only a 10 minute crossing. Once on the other side, it's just a few blocks to Robson street where you'll find lots of shopping and wonderful food!

We've rented a handful of times through HomeAway and VRBO and this has been by far the most enjoyable experience. Peggy is very responsive to all inquiries and emails and she warmly greeted us when we arrived. We visited her coffee shop/cafe one morning and had the best vanilla lattes!! now, while it's still available. I guarantee you won't regret it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: 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

North Vancouver House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016 Rate
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY PRICING: (minimum 3 night stay)

CHRISTMAS RATE (December 23-27): $600/night
NEW YEARS (December 30 - January 1): $600/night

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North Vancouver 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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