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Sascha Westendorp

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Super Cozy Garden Suite!

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Garden Suite on the West Side - 10 min. from Downtown - Beaches - UBC

Come and enjoy our super-cozy garden suite in a private Dunbar home. Private entrance - completely self contained. Start your stay with a complementary hostess surprise!

This suite has all the comforts of home, whether for 2 nights or longer.

Believe me you will sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed to start the day to explore what Vancouver has to offer.

Our 480 square feet Garden level suite has a well stocked kitchen, 1 bedroom with a queen size bed and a living area with a queen size sleeper sofa, eating area with a view into the garden. TV with DVD player and internet access. Shared Washer/Dryer.

Enjoy the quiet and ambiance of one of Vancouver's loveliest neighborhoods. Take advantage of the close proximity to downtown, UBC, golf courses, fine restaurants, grocery stores, shops and the long stretch of beaches.

Shopping, Bus stops in walking distance (2 Blocks away - Dunbar St. and McKenzie St.).

Beautiful Balaclava park just down the back lane.

Situated minutes away you find the Pacific Spirit Park, a West Coast rainforest next to the city for walking or biking. Take the children to Jericho Beach 5 minutes away by car, Walk along the seawall in Stanley park taking in the mountains, ocean and city view in all it's breathtaking beauty.

We speak German and English and are happy to be your hosts! Experience our amazing City and all it has to offer!

Keywords: Garden Suite, home, house, executive, character, one bedroom, deluxe, cozy, bright, patio, yard

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sascha Westendorp (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sascha Westendorp

We are a German-Canadian family of 4. We moved to Vancouver in 1998 and fell in love with the City.

Our 2 daughters attend the local High Schools and they as well speak English and German!

Sascha Westendorp purchased this house in 2001

Why Sascha Westendorp chose Vancouver

We love what Vancouver has to offer - one of the most 'versatile' cities in the world. The area where we live is on a hill and you have a view of the mountains. You never really have the feeling you live right in the city.

Being so close to the mountains, the forest, the beaches and downtown is truly unique!

What makes this house unique

Our house has a lush garden for you to enjoy, the view of the mountains and a big park just 1 minute away.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Super Cozy Garden Suite!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
Pittsburgh PA

Cozy, private, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

The Super Cozy Garden Suite was just that - a cozy suite nested in a secret garden. It was a complete suite, w a kitchen, living room, separate bedroom, full bath and laundry room. Everything was clean and well supplied, and Sascha added her personal touch to make our suite feel homey but not borrowed from the owner. Sascha also welcomed us w special chocolates and mimosas; they were delicious! Unfortunately, we didn't use the the garden patio which was an added lounge surrounded by a lush garden. The only suggestion I have is that it works better for a family with small children, since the second bed is a pull-out, but it worked well for us - an older couple and one adult daughter.

My husband and I have found difficulty finding affordable hotel rooms in Vancouver and we use Home Away to solve that problem. There are some fantastic, affordable places to stay, like the Super Cozy Garden Suite, and you don't have to feel like you compromised anything for the best price!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Cozy suite in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We found the Super Cozy Garden Suite, super cozy, clean and perfect for a weekend in Vancouver. The location is central to Dunbar, Kits, Kerrisdale and Point Grey which are all neighbourhoods with lots to offer. We didn't end up cooking this time, but the kitchen appears to be well stocked. The bed is comfy and the kids liked the pull out couch. We would stay again.

Restaurants we like to visit when in the area are The Eatery (funky, noisy sushi), East is East (mango lassis) and Solly's Bakery (cinnamon buns) all on West Broadway. We hit two out of three this time and our kids (9 & 12) always love The Eatery.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Garden Apartment in Vancouver

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time staying in Sascha's cozy garden suite. She and her husband were great about greeting us on our arrival day and getting us keys and showing us around. We needed at least one quiet day at the beginning of our vacation and enjoyed just walking around the neighborhood and reading in the back garden. The kitchenette was small but I don't think most people would need much more and it was very well stocked. We were able to use it for breakfasts and cooking one simple dinner.

We enjoyed the experience of staying in a residental neighborhood with plenty of businesses within walking distance. Overall a lovely apartment and experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO, the experience was great. We loved the location and Sascha was very nice and helpful. She has decorated their place tastefully! Everything we needed was there, it was a very comfortable place to stay. Would definitely recommend:) no more hotels for us, we would do VRBO from now on!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milbridge, Maine, USA

Sophisticated Yet Cozy

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at Sasha's garden apartment in Vancouver. It is located in a stately residential section where gardens abound. The kitchen was well equipped and we probably should have taken more advantage of it but there are fabulous restaurants in Vancouver and we couldn't resist. Sasha was helpful, greeting us warmly upon arrival. There was fresh bread, fruit and a small bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy in her lovely garden. She had been a little distressed about the TV function, however it was just a matter of pressing the correct buttons on the remote--problem solved! Written instructions for WiFi, recycling as well as restaurant recommendations were available. We didn't have a car but that was not an issue. There are 2 bus stops each about a 2-3 block walk away depending on the desired bus route. We bought Compass Cards (day passes for the bus) from Mac's and from the drug store on Dunbar as we traveled into Vancouver every day--very convenient. We didn't spend a lot of time in the apartment but it is beautifully decorated with wonderful photographs and other artistic touches. Comfortable bed and couch. Shared washer/dryer but wasn't a problem. We would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family friendly, cozy and welcoming stay

  • 5 of 5

Sascha was very accommodating and welcoming to our family. She was very understanding when we showed up past our requested check in time as we were travelling with my 4 year old daughter. The apartment was cozy, inviting and quiet! We have stayed downtown before and this location was much preferable. The apartment has everything you need and we would love to stay here again in the future. The garden was an oasis a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine. The park was only a two minute walk from the suite and is an asset when travelling with children. Thank you to Sascha and her family for sharing your home with us, much better than any hotel!

Tamara and Family

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Vancouver Airport
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Tsawassen Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Jericho Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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High Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • travel bed for small children available
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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