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Stunning Waterfront 5 Bedroom Home with Private Dock And Hot Tub

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, five Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths 5 night minimum yr round

This is a Five bedroom waterfront home in Deep Cove, North Vancouver on the Indian Arm fjord /seawater 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. In summer months we lease the house as one unit; however, off season, it can be rented short (l week) or long term (one or more months) as a 4 bedroom, including the two upper floors with 2.5 baths, and/or we also rent the suite (completely self contained, on lower level, w/water views, 1 bedroom e/ ensuite bath, plus 2nd bath and kitchen + sitting area and pool table and fireplace). PLEASE CALL or email OWNER DIRECTLY FOR PRICING and availability.

This beautiful vacation residence is bordered on the west by a year round creek and offers a private dock, beach, and garden area. Additionally, it has a large heated jacuzzi/hot-tub built into a wooden deck between the house and the water for a post swim warm-up or evening soak watching the sunset. We are a 12 minute walk to Deep Cove Village with many shops, restaurants, galleries, coffee houses and summer theatre season. Deep Cove is a very safe and friendly environment for families with teens or younger. Good public transportation as well to Vancouver via seabus or muni buses.

The home itself is ideally situated to capture the beauty of its setting. Each of its three stories have many windows and decks facing the water where guests enjoy morning coffee or tea while watching kayaks and sailboats and power yachts pass by.

The residence has a reverse layout with a top floor entrance into the living, kitchen and dining areas, which open onto a panoramic e/s/w view. Visible from the property are both Deep Cove marinas, coastal mountains and islets, and the lights of Port Coquitlan and Burnaby in the distance. Tidal changes are up to twelve feet here and crabs can be caught right off the dock. The house is very private and feels as though you're 'away from it all,' yet it's only 20 km from downtown Vancouver. Families traveling together will find this spot a refreshing and private escape. Like all homes in this area, the property is forested by cedars and deciduous trees and sits at the base of the Mt. Seymour vast forest full of trails and wildlife. FAMILIES are our specialty. We do not do events.

This home has had extensive upgrades and remodeling over the last five years. It is now available for weekly rental in summer and 5 day to monthly, or longer periods Sept-May each year, It is a NON SMOKING house in a quiet area. We prefer to limit the group size to 10 or 12 including children, and welcome families especially. Property usage is intended for registered guests for the most part (e.g., a few local friends/family/business retreat members visiting is fine but no large parties or events or celebrations with visitors not on the contract unless with owner's prior permission). NOTE: This is not a 'formal' house in terms of dining table with leaves, matching chairs beyond six, etc. It is as depicted in the photos. We do have a table extension in matching wood to seat 10. We have a large outdoor fold up table and many extra folding chairs.

table and 10 folding chairs for evenings on the deck. Off season we also can rent the lower floor separately (l bedrm/2 bath, small kitchen) w/ separate entry. Sleeps 5. Inquire for rate.

Residential neighborhood “quiet hours” are observed before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m. daily. At the street level there is a garage and parking for 1 other vehicle. We also have a pass for parking on the road which is otherwise restricted to 3 cars MAX in your party. The home is a 12 minute walk to the Deep Cove village along Panorama Drive (where the Baden/Powell trail from Mt. Seymour area ends), as well as to the local kayak center and two marinas. Street parking is also available for additional cars and visitors w/o charge or time limits. NOTE: ambulatory abilities are necessary, as the house has extensive stairs, and there are no lifts on any level. This is NOT a 'child safe' house in that there are open stairwells, exposed plugs, wiring, etc. so renters must strictly supervise young children in and out.


The four bedrooms on the middle level of the house include:

(a) master bedroom with private inlet-facing deck, king-sized bed,and en-suite bath;

(b) creek-side bedroom with small creek-facing deck and private entrance and queen-sized bed;

(c) creek-side bedroom with queen-sized bed;

(d) bedroom with double bed.

(e) Lower floor: queen bedroom w/ ensuite bath + second bath

Entire floor remodeled in 2015 with added bath and complete "entertainment' kitchen (stove, refrigerator, microwave, counter bar).There is another complete and separate bath on that level as well for use by 2nd floor bedroom guests.

The home also has a playpen/baby bed if needed, but does not have a full size crib. A high chair also will be supplied if needed on request.. We have 3 high, comfortable easy to inflate single mattresses w/ pumps as well for children or adult use.


(a) one-half bath on top floor;

(b) one shared complete bathroom on the middle floor (with combined jetted tub and shower);

(c) one en-suite bathroom attached to master bedroom on middle floor, with triple-headed shower;

(d) two bathrooms on bottom floor, one ensuite with 12x12 bedroom (by April 2015) other open access to all

Entertainment and relaxation:

(a) hot tub /jetted jacuzzi (outside);

(b) small garden/grassy area;

(c) private dock (with space to tie up your own boat up to 20 feet by arrangement with owner) and swim ladder;

(e) private access beach (rocky, with stairs to water, bring water shoes for all B.C.. beaches!);

(f) pool table;

(g) large flat screen TV on upper level, with smaller TV on lower level, both with cable + one in lower bedroom

(h) board games, books, and cards for cozy nights at home.


Main floor totally redone in 2006-8 and fully equipped with place settings for 10 and many more large and small plates, bowls, and flatware (not all matched). All standard cooking equipment and platters, etc. Stainless refrigerator + dishwasher, all customary small appliances, and barbeque on upper deck available year round. Also has separate wine refrigerator and bar sink, with wine and cocktail glasses. Main table seats 6 + 5 at adjacent granite bar/ counter + small matching table can be added to seat 10 at dining table.Second brand new kitchen also on lower level with microwave, sink, and refrigerator added 2015 (and may be rented separately off season) High chair and booster chair available on request.

Lower level: small but complete entertainment kitchen,with full size range, refrigerator and butcher block eating bar.


All of the of upper two floors have bamboo hardwood flooring and we ask guests to wear clean, soft soled shoes or slippersand no spiky high heels! The bottom floor is tile and carpet (in bedroom).

Access to lower level also can be entirely from outside, using stair/walkway from street level if desired. Shoe trays are provided in entrance foyer and utility room.

Fireplace: two fireplaces w/ gas inserts and decorative logs/stones: no wood burning! No mess.

Upper decks: For travelers with small children please know that the decks are wood rail with safety glass inserts--but still, glass.

All rentals are subject to contract and advance deposits. Pricing in this listing may be adjusted depending on number of guests, pets, etc and length of stay (e.g., 10 days v. Weekly rate, more or less than 10 guests).

More Details

Jean Zlotkin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Jean Zlotkin

The property is owned by a Canadian Corporation owned in turn by the owner, Jean Zlotkin, and is rented frequently off season and fully in summer months (by the week or longer period) when not used by family. It was purchased for retirement and vacationing.

Jean Zlotkin purchased this house in 2006

Why Jean Zlotkin chose North Vancouver

We looked at all kinds of properties once we decided that the Greater Vancouver area was where we wanted to spend much of our leisure time. We wanted to have ocean access easily (we boat and swim), privacy, feel connected to the Pacific Northwest forests, and have all the urban excitement and amenities of a great city. Deep Cove proved to be the unique answer for all our desires.

What makes this house unique

Very few places can offer the amenities of this home: a private dock for lounging, and launching watercraft, a hot tub where you can enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets, or warm up after a swim in the sea. It also houses a regulation pool table for entertainment in the lower level and commands glorious views of land and sea. In winter it offers close proximity to great winter ski areas, 3 local, and a l.5 hour drive to Whistler...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for all the details and help you provided me with to ensure our stay was perfect. The house, the views, the comforts all were perfect.

Relaxing on your decks, dock, or in your hot tub prevented us from leaving quite as much as we planned since we were so happy here.

The climb to Quarry Rock on the Baden-Powell trail was fun and our dinners locally at the Arm's Reach Bistro and The Raven Pub were delicious.

Hope we can boat Indian Arm another time. (text from house guest book)
Jun 2013
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Deep Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite in King bedroom, fully tiled with heated floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , serves 3 bedrooms on middle level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , one-half bath at top floor living area with kitchen
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This bath is ensuite to bedroom on lower level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , direct entry on lower floor with built in seat in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Spacious with large window over creek
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Quiet and separate- only room on east side
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , oceanfront w/ private deck and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Creekside facing with private deck/entrance
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen bed on lower level with window on creek
  • first 4 bedrooms share middle floor; three bedrooms share full bath with jacuzzi tub/shower unit as well as l full bath on lower level; King bedroom has own ensuite complete bath with double sinks, vanity, closets, heated flooring. 5th bedroom has l queen and ensuite bath on lower level and there is a couch opening to double bed in open area on the lower level and a queen size futon that opens for 2; extra sleeping spaces have full bath. + have 3 inflatable single beds if needed for children in party.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please ask us when you contact us about anything we have forgotten. This property abuts a fantastic urban city, Vancouver, and the beautiful expansive forests, parks, and waterways of B.C. while at the same time being quiet and private and on the water. You will enjoy it in any season. Keep in mind, though, that this is a rustic area and while complete, this is not a 'luxury' rental in terms of formal/urban things like matched place settings or formal dining settings (e.g., no leaves for table, only 6 matched chairs. There are table covers and liners, however, to make a table for 10 if guests use the small folding tables and a board over them to add height. Guests can also move the smaller table in kitchen w/ 4 chairs.


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Stunning Waterfront 5 Bedroom Home with Private Dock And Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
St. Louis

Beautiful home + gorgeous location = wonderful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family, ages 7-79, spent a terrific week here. The house had plenty of room for all of us, and the main level was great for watching the NBA finals, playing games, cooking, and eating together (two tables were combined to seat all 11). We spent a lot of time on the deck and the dock, and the view was beautiful at every time of day. The kids, ages 7-15, loved going to the dock and learning how to trap crabs (with a lot of help from Chris). I think it's important for people considering the property to know that all of the driveways in Deep Cove are steeply inclined, and the driveway is the only way to access the house. My parents are active in their 70s, but the weather was wet the week of our visit and I was worried about them slipping on the steep driveway. We were careful, however, and there were no mishaps at all. The walk to "downtown" Deep Cove is easy and flat, and the town and parks are fun to explore. Access to Vancouver and a trip north along the coast was easy, too. We had great support from the owner before and during our stay. It could not have been a more beautiful, relaxing place for our family to get together! We loved it and truly didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, great view, great locación

We loved the house, really comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in December 2015 for a week-long, Christmas family get-together, 8 adults and 4 children under 3. It was awesome. The property is beautiful and very well equipped, with the living space on the top floor giving stunning views of the ever-changing mountain and water scenery. One son even managed a dip in the water, followed very rapidly by immersion in the hot tub. And the owner was very flexible and accommodating, even installing a decorated Christmas tree for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollister,California USA

What a Place!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from staying at this wonderful place. Great location, perfect house. We were 10 adults and there was more than enough room for all of us. The village of Deep Cove is delightful. We went on many adventures while we were there but the best part of everyday was coming back to this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southampton, Hampshire UK

Wonderful Waterfront Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this superbly equipped home in such a beautifully scenic location. Close enough to Vancouver to explore the city (we recommend a visit to Stanley Park and the Aquarium) but far enough out to enjoy the peace and beauty of the North Shore mountains. The open plan kitchen/dining and living area was ideal for our large family gathering and we enjoyed the great views over the Cove from the dining/decking area and made good use of the brand new barbecue (thank you to Tom for sorting this for us). Direct access to the water via the dock was wonderful, perfect for watching the comings and goings in the Cove as well as catching crabs, watching seals and just relaxing. Being picked up from the dock for our boat trip on Indian Arm was really special. Jean has been really helpful from first contact to all the information provided to help our holiday run smoothly, recommendations for walks, eating out and everything you need to know about the house and area. It was a pleasure for all of us to stay in such a lovely home thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

The best home away from home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five, including 3 college age kids, and a couple of dear friends, (all of us from Austin, Texas), had the pleasure of staying in this lovely home for a week. The homeowner was so gracious and accommodating. I felt like I was dealing with an old friend. The house itself was lovely, well appointed, but so comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped. We love to cook, and anything and everything we needed was there. The beds were very comfortable and the linens and towels were great. There were actually two kitchens, one upstairs on the main floor and one on the lower floor. The owners had recently completed some remodeling of the lower floor and it was great, pool table, full kitchen, and a second "great room". Honestly, we all hung together on the main floor, outside on the deck, as much as we could. The views are breathtaking, and endless. The mountains coming down to meet the water, it is just amazing. We loved the quaint village of Deep Cove. We walked into town every day, through the park, watching the kayaks, canoes, and SUP's, move across the water. The donuts at Honey Donut were awesome, dinner at Arms Reach was delicious, and we visited the gelato shop more than we should have. We hiked, kayaked and had a private boat tour with Wayne, from Mitch's boat service, that was great. They picked us up right on "our" dock. There is a crab trap that the guys baited with raw chicken, also right off the dock - and we had more and more dungeness crab every time they pulled up the trap, (also starfish in the trap). The starfish were great for photo ops and then we made sure to throw them back. We had sea lions come swim up to the dock too. Vancouver was a quick 20 - 25 minute drive away and we enjoyed lots of the great things that the city has to offer. But we all decided that our favorite thing was just being together, sitting on the deck and dock, drinking wine and taking in all the natural beauty. We would love to return! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: the only response that makes sense here is: Thank you, Texas guests, for your effusive review. So glad your week was wonderful. Hope we see you again.
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Vancouver International (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Arms Reach Bistro or Raven Pub
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
several courses private and public
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Canada 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Arms Reach Bistro
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Mt Seymour
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Deep Cove village for public use + our own
Car: recommended

Our property is at the shoreline, with a long dock extending out and the house set back on a hillside; indicator on map is close proximity. Good public transportation (bus) to downtown Vancouver is frequent for non-drivers, as well as sea-bus across Burrard Inlet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

partial cleaning group $138.59
Refundable damage deposit $395.98
100% refundable security $395.98
Pet Fee $118.79
Tax Rate 0.05%

HOUSE RULES AND OTHER INFORMATION: will be sent via email once owner has established property availability and parties have agreed on rent for time period and group size. Booking by VRBO subject to Owner's approval. Quiet residential neighborhood, quiet hours 9 pm to 9 am daily, no events, no overnight guests except those in contract group. No smoking in house all rooms. No pets unless with prior approval and deposits. 5% Canadian GST collected based on rent at time of booking. Damage deposit fully refundable and paid before occupancy date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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