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Karen McGinnis

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


46 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house

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Lynn Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom, Garden Level (Sleeps -)

**Canadians please note the average nightly price on VRBO is in USD. You can convert currency on the rates page.

Just a short walk to the amazing trails of Lynn Canyon and the famous Suspension Bridge. If you’re a mountain biker why not try the world class bike trails?

Close to the shops, on a major bus route that stops right across the street. You could be downtown in 30 minutes! We also provide you with off-street parking on the driveway.

When you’re “HOME” enjoy the seclusion of this fully furnished garden entry suite. This inviting private suite includes a large open plan kitchen and living area with French doors leading to a private garden with pond and fountain. Enjoy the BBQ while listening to waterfall in the Buddha Pond.

Some of the other features of this bright and modern suite: granite counter tops in both the kitchen and bathroom, slate and glass enclosed soaker tub, recessed lighting on dimmers, a queen sized bed in a spacious mirrored bedroom.

Enjoy all the little details that we have incorporated into the suite for your comfort.

After a day out on the trails or downtown, kick back relax on the amazing sectional that wraps around the living room. Turn the electric fireplace on for that warm and cozy feeling while you enjoy the 50” wall mounted plasma TV.

We frequently stay at the suite as we live on the Sunshine Coast. We ensure the suite has all the basics you need for your stay and our cleaning lady does a top notch job of keeping our suite squeaky clean, as clearly detailed in all the reviews.

Laundry room included (new machines).

We offer competitive weekly and monthly rates, please inquire. *Please note VRBO defaults to a US rate, please change it to Canadian for accurate quotes.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen McGinnis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Karen McGinnis

Ian and Karen purchased this home in 1986 and have kept up with many upgrades. Ian is a builder and has a passion and an 'eye' for putting those little extras together to make the suite so unique. It truly is a Retreat Suite.

Karen McGinnis purchased this house in 1986

What makes this house unique

The back yard in the summer is an oasis for getting away, while still being part of the city crowd....Conveniently located on a bus route, it is quick and easy to scoot into the city.

When you are home you will enjoy all the peace and serenity of living on the outskirts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The neighbourhood is lovely and thanks for the bikes - great way to see the parks and area. Thank you
Jun 2013
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based on 46 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.826087 based on 50 reviews

Very cozy and clean. There was everything a person would need.

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at this property for three nights. The property was cozy and clean. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely fenced backyard area with pond and water feature. Property was just minutes from the Lynn Valley suspension bridge and park. (We also visited the Capliano recreation area which was astounding!) This property was very comfortable and centrally located. Enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The courtyard was nice and the pond made it especially peaceful. The kitchen was well stocked, although a couple of the appliances could use a good cleaning, but in general the unit was clean. The location (in a quiet, safe neighborhood) was great, and convenient to local shops, attractions and Lynn Canyon Park. We had plenty of space, and the décor was very nice, with a comfortable sitting area and bedroom. We would definitely stay here again so that we can discover more of North Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful spot. Great location. Only downside - tenants upstairs. Enough activity to keep us from sleep.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed the suite! We have worked very hard to have it homey and comfortable for our guests. I am also so sorry that you didn't let me know about noise. I have never had a complaint before.
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Great peaceful location close to the city

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was peaceful and quiet. The back patio is great and we loved the open floor plan. The bedroom is very spacious as well. The owner is great at communicating and is willing to help with any needs you may have.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the close proximity to the city, yet able to get away from it all at Buddha Springs Retreat. It is such a peaceful quiet setting indeed!
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Cute, Comfy, and Serene

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this little vacation rental! The property description was accurate, and the property itself was clean and well-maintained. The large, comfy sectional couch was a welcome respite at the end of the day, and we enjoyed listening to the trickling fountain in the peaceful backyard. Karen was very responsive and easy to work with before, during, and after our stay. This rental is in the perfect location for exploring beautiful Lynn Canyon Park, which was the purpose of our trip. I wouldn't hesitate to stay in this rental again - it is cozy and well-priced in a nice area of North Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review. It makes us so happy when our guests get to explore the nature literally right outside the door. My husband built the waterfall and it is his pride and joy :)
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Wonderful and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with everything you could need, nestled in a nature wonderland. We stayed a week and had a wonderful and relaxing time. Thank you so much for allowing our dog she had a great trip too and enjoyed the trails which were so close to the house. I especially loved the backyard. We will be back and would recommend the Buddha Spring Retreat to everyone :>

thank you for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such a great review! I am sure you and your pup enjoyed all the places to hike and bike around our home! The trails truly are amazing! We would love to host you again, and look forward to it!! Karen
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Vancouver Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Brown's Pub
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Via Rail/Amtrac
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
TransCanada Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Athena's Greek Restaurant
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain Skiing
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Ambleside Beach
Car: recommended

World class mountain biking, steps from the front door. Hiking/biking in beautiful Lynn Canyon. A Must see is Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. 100's of feet suspended in the air overlooking the mighty canyon, and best of all....its Free!


Rates & Availability

Lynn Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19
Cleaning fee $46

100% FULL REFUND if cancelled within 30 days prior to booked date.
Inquire about longer weekly or monthly rates
Check in 3pm, check out 11am unless prior arrangements have been made. We will do everything possible to suit your travel schedule.
1 night min stay at discretion of owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lynn Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • updated bathroom, with granite counter,etched basin, slate floor and shower with glass enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • large spacious bedroom with queen sized pillow top mattress. Luxurious linens and down duvet. Single futon for 3rd person
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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