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Beautiful Victorian Home - Central Vancouver!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property


We have advertised this property on VRBO for the past eleven years, since 2006. We proudly share again the following message.

This home is the owners’ winter residence and is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties. The residence occupies about 2000 sq ft of the main and second floor of a four storey Victorian Home, and is available from May to October. It can accommodate a small group or up to ten guests, but you will be charged only for the number of bedrooms you use and the number of guests in your party and will have the exclusive use of the residence.

The house is located off Broadway and Clark, in a very quiet and tidy homeowner occupied neighbourhood.

Centrally located, this residence is two short blocks away from Broadway, a main artery that allows easy connection to UBC University, the beaches and the downtown area on one side and Commercial Avenue, with its famous café and restaurants, on the other side.

It is one block away from Clark, your fastest connection to the airport and to Freeway 99 to Seattle; one block away from 12th Ave, the direct connection to Trans-Canada Highway 1.

The residence retains its original stained glass windows and is furnished with antiques and family heirlooms.

You will relax in the evening breeze on the deck, ready for a candlelight dinner or for a fun barbeque and will enjoy a lovely view of the city and the mountains from the master bedroom and bathroom.

Custom-made beds, two-hundred-counts 100% cotton linen and custom made mattresses will insure you the best comfort while you sleep.

The professional kitchen features custom made cabinets, marble counter top, professional gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, upright freezer, microwave, all the utensils.

In one of the bathrooms you will soak in bubbles floating in the original bear-claw-foot tub.



September 19-23, 2014

Great Location, really enjoyed beautiful Vancouver. It's a nice neighborhood and we felt safe and appreciated the ability to park on the street.

Rosie D, Lynda & Barry S, Lennie & Carol T, Mary B, Phyllis T; all from USA


Sep 5-9, 2014

Great location for our group attending a family wedding. Patio very useful.

Beautiful view of the mountains and a lovely

Peter and Margot S, Daniel and Mary S; Pam and Colin A, Michael and Lee A from Canada & UK


Maureen, Dale and Michael W; all from Australia

August 14-21, 2014

Great house and fantastic location.

Really enjoyed our stay in Vancouver

Ian & Melody, Abigail, Isabelle McM, Alan & Brenda McM from UK

August 9-14, 2014


Mari & Gerry O, Revelstoke, BC, Canada


July 25 - August 4, 2014

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. It was the perfect setting, size & location for our family to attend my brother's wedding! The weather was perfect and we ate all our meals on your beautiful porch. We would love to return!

Julie & Erik W from NY, USA

Gill, Scott & Chelsey F from Manila, Philippines

Stephen W, Liverpool, England


July 17-24, 2014

Debbie, Brian, Craig, Kevin, Allison G & Emma W; from Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

July 12-16, 2014

Dear Sammarco Family,

We loved staying in your home. It was perfectly designed. Cozy, secure, but not cramped.

It has been an honor to be able to stay here. The deck and porch were nice and the beds were comfortable.

Yanwen G, Hui Z, Aaron G, Emily G, Janping C, Cindy W, Albert C, Jasmine C from USA

July 8-12, 2014

Nice house, great area and close for sky-train.

Thanks for a good few days in Vancouver.

Red hot weather a big surprise. Decks very useful to chill out!

Edward, Anne + Rebecca H; Mick H; Robert T; all from UK


June 21-29, 2014

Zoe W, Julia M, Zach MacD, Julie D, Maya MacD, Cleo MacD; total of 8 guests from Autralia

June 2-9, 2014

Dear Sammarco Family,

We have fallen in love with Vancouver!

We loved the house and neighborhood, especially the great parks all around for the kids to enjoy. The house felt very homey and we loved the art work all around.

With having a large family (6 kids) it was so nice to have a home base with room to move about, a kitchen to cook in and great patios to enjoy. We hope to return again sometime!

Thank you!

The B. Family, David, Emily, Ellie, Caroline, Luke, Camille, Maren, Reid; all from Mesa, Arizona, USA


May 28-June2, 2014

Charlotte L, Peter S, Donald and Margaret P, Geordie L, Katherine S; 6 guests from Canada

May 17-24, 2014

Sammarco Family,

Thank you for opening your home for us to enjoy. It was great having a 'home' base in a quiet neighborhood (especially travelling with a toddler)! The house (and the nearby park) worked very well for us, and an attraction in itself for our son!

We truly enjoyed your artistic home - what a talented group of people!

We loved the front and back deck! They were our go-to spots when the little guy was napping!!

Matt, Amber, Michael from Alberta, Canada

October 2-9, 2013

Dear Maria & Riccardo,

Thank you for opening your home to us. Our stay here has been wonderful. We were very happy to return to the house after fun filled days. It was perfect! We are leaving with very happy memories... Cheers

6 guests and a baby from Canada: Michelle, Drew & Anouk M, Julia M & Alec D, Sophie M

Michelle M

September 21-29 2013

Great house, well located. We had our family reunion here. Perfect for our needs.

9 guests from USA and Philippines: Robert & Anastacia M, Carson & Debbie M, Tracey, Shawn and Cameron H, Lorie S, Kim S

Robert M

September 9-21, 2013

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely house.

We had a wonderful time in Vancouver! Greetings from the Belgians! We wish you all the best.

4 guests from Belgium: André N, Joren N, Izaak C, Aline R

André N

August 18-25, 2013

Great location - We met here and had a nice family vacation. Saw the Beluga Whale. Were born here 18 yrs ago.

5 guests from USA: Joseph M, Christine M, Michael K, Nancy K, Lou M

Joseph M


August 8-18, 2013

Dear Sammarco Family,

This was a lovely place for our family to stay for a week. We saw a lot of things in Vancouver, and also were here to attend our nephew's wedding. Your front yard and porch are so beautiful. We enjoyed walking in the city& taking the Sky Train.

We are from Ontario but our youngest son & his girlfriend flew here from Calgary. Thank from sharing your home. Sandy & Mark B

6 guests from Canada: Mark B, Eric B, Sandy B, Natasha C, Ethan C, Elroy B

Mark B


July 21-28, 2013

What a fabulous home!!

We were here for our daughter's wedding and found your home to be the perfect home base. Thank you for the fantastic opportunity to stay in this lovely area.

8 guests from Canada and Germany: Richard T, Marlene T, Leah S, Karl S, Chris S, Chayse S, Eden S, Malachi S

Richard T

July 9-13, 2013

Dear Sammarco Family,

Thanks for letting us use your beautiful house whilst our time in Vancouver. We had a great time and, without your comfortable home facilities, none of this would've been possible. Once again, thank you! Cheers

4 guests from Brunei: Andrea B, Samuel B, Robert B and Miriam B

Robert B

July 1-9, 2013

Dear Sammarco Family,

We so enjoyed making your home our home for our week in Vancouver. Deb and I took trains from Toronto across Canada and met our son Adam and wife Jen here and then daughter Rachel and her boyfriend Dan joined us. We came from Indianapolis, Adam from tampa and Rachel from Tucson. We had a great time. Your neighbourhood is lovely and so close to SkyTrain and many restaurants. That's a workout! Thank again for opening your lovely home. It did some time for those of us over 6'1' to get used t some of the low ceilings, but we stopped banging our heads after a day or two. Ciao,

6 guests from USA: Eric & Deborah S, Adam, Rachel & Jennifer S, Dan W

Deborah S


June 21-28, 2013

To the Sammarco Family

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home. It was like we left our home in St Thomas, ON, and brought if with us. We were here for our son's wedding but we look forward in the near future to come back to Vancouver and if available renting your home again

5 guests from Canada: David & Roberta L, Robert L, Carl & Maureen R

Dave L


June 7-21, 2013

Dear Sammarco Family,

Thanks for providing such a wonderful 'home' to a group of Australians who came our son's wedding. We were all able to enjoy barbeques on the deck, coffee in the living room & great sleeps in the comfortable beds. We all felt totally at home - enjoyed our walks in the neighbourhood - ready access to the supermarket & SkyTrain. We couldn't have had a better place to spend our time. Thank you

10 Guests from Australia: Bob & Sandy, Jan & Jeoff, Jan & Julie, Robin & Judy, Mattew & Candace

Bob G


May 23-30 2013

Dear Sammarco Family,

We had a great week in Vancouver and really enjoyed your house, especially the artsy bed in our room! It looks really cool! And so does the whole house, too! K & P

Thank you for making it possible to host family and friends visiting Vancouver for our son's wedding, and providing a beautiful home away from home.

9 guests from Canada, Germany, Japan: Suzanne & Tom M, Colin M, Kristina M, Ryan M, Yumiko M, Erika & Peter K, Kerstin K

Thomas M


Keywords: House, Home, Residence, Holiday accommodation, Holiday house, Holiday home, Holiday Residence, Holiday self-catered accommodation

More Details

Maria Sammarco
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Maria Sammarco

We are two architects, originally from Italy, where we return every year. This is our winter residence in Canada.

When we saw this house, in 1998, we knew we had found the right home for us.

Maria Sammarco purchased this house in 1998

Why Maria Sammarco chose Vancouver

The quiet neighbour, the balanced location between two main commercial arteries — Main St and Commercial St — the easy accessibility to downtown, UBC, the beaches, the airport have made this location a perfect choice for us.

What makes this house unique

In addition to the above, we wanted our home to be flexible, organized, comfortable, and to have the beauty and warmth of an historical building.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria & Riccardo,

Thank you for opening your home to us. Our stay here has bee wonderful. We were very happy to return to the house after fun filled days. It was peerfedt! We are leaving with very happy memories... Cheers

6 guests and a baby from Canada: Michelle, Drew & Anouk M, Julia M & Alec D, Sophie M
Oct 2013
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Mount Pleasant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - hand basin, toilet, bathtub/shower. flex-head-bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , hand basin, toilet, flex-head-bidet
    Bathroom 2 - hand basin, toilet, bathtub/shower, flex-head-bidet
  • bidet fixture has been replaced by telephone shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , It can be separated into two singles
  • In addition to the above listed beds, we can provide three very comfortable cots. Coat closet is provided for each bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless High Speed Internet Access provided at no extra charge. Linen provided.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Victorian Home - Central Vancouver!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 48 reviews

Made our stay totally comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our BC trip was both to celebrate our daughter's wedding and for Ontario family to see beautiful BC. Your home allowed for 10+ guests to relax, sleep comfortably and spend quality time together. We hosted a post-wedding diner and those guests loved your home. Thanks for opening your doors to us...much appreciated...

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful home, great location, great price

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for us. Seven of us fit perfectly in the 3 bedrooms. Carlo met us when we arrived, walked around showing and explaining everything. I also texted him a couple days later with questions about where to get groceries, and he was very responsive and helpful. The home is spacious, the furniture comfortable, and the back deck and front yard are full of flowers. The location is very convenient, only a couple of minutes' walk to 3 different bus stops, and only a little farther to the Skytrain station. We walked 15 minutes to The Lion's Den for breakfast on the first day and really enjoyed it. Another day we took the 99 bus to Granville and Broadway (about 12 minutes) and went to Pete's Place Omelettery, which was great. I would absolutely recommend this property for families that need 3 bedrooms. And the price was VERY reasonable, much better than most other similarly sized properties I looked at.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne and everyone else, On behalf of our family I want to express our gratitude for the words you used to describe our house! We take them as appreciation for our efforts and commitment… Wishing you and everyone else in the group all the best, Maria Sammarco and family
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Gisborne, New Zealand


  • 5 of 5

Property is even more warm and inviting than the photos suggest. We were late arriving due to traffic, but it was not an issue, our host was friendly and welcoming, and showed us around the house before he left. Everything we could possibly have needed was provided. Have already rebooked for next year. Cannot recommend it highly enough

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice area of town

  • 3 of 5

This house is in a central location of Vancouver with good access to downtown and bike paths. Owners are very friendly and there is lots of space in the house with a well stocked kitchen. Dining room and Living room are large and open. There are lots of restaurants, coffee shops and places to grocery shop very close by. The furniture is a bit uncomfortable and I was kept up until 2 in the morning by the neighbours that live above this unit. Not their fault, they are just late night people, and the house is old and sounds get through the floor pretty easy. Overall a great place in a safe and nice area of town.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Regarding anything that needs our prompt attention, we recommend our guests to contact at any hour our local manager. In your case, this would have insured you peaceful and quiet sleeps during your sojourn! Out of fourteen groups staying at our house this summer, we received thirteen very positive and enthusiastic comments. Therefore, it would be interesting to find out what you consider "a bit uncomfortable" in our furniture!
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Australians enjoy the house

  • 5 of 5

We have recently rented the house for a two week period. Our son was getting married in Vancouver and we had a number of Australian friends staying with us over the time period. Everything about the house worked well- we were able to have a group for a main meal and use the dining room and we also enjoyed a barbecue on the patio. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were and how spacious the bedrooms were. Everyone could unpack and hang up clothes in the spacious closets.

The kitchen had everything we needed and we soon all felt at home. We found Maria excellent to work with prior to booking the house and she was very accommodating and flexible to work with our complex arrangement of pairs of people coming and going. Mel the house liaison manager, was just lovely and made us feel very welcome upon our arrival and was there if we needed him. We arrived early from our cruise and Mel organised it so we could leave our luggage at the house which meant we were free to tour the city.

The location of the house is great- a short walk to the supermarket and all forms of public transport. The house is also within walking distance of Commericial Drive which is a great strip of interesting retail shops, coffee shops and restaurants - a funky part of Vancouver!!

Parking was readily available just outside the house so that was also very convenient.

The house is very spacious and we were able to host a number of our Canadian friends for get togethers during our stay. The photos of the house provide a very accurate description of the house and it is very charming with all of its unique art. We were lucky with the weather so we could enjoy sitting out on the back patio.

We would highly recommend this house to any group of people visiting Vancouver and wanted a "home like" experience rather than a hotel experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA, USA

Large Group - Could not be happier!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most charming house full or personality and character! We had 7 girls and 2 adults. We had plenty of room for sleeping, showering, making and eating food and gathering in the living room. There is art everywhere - adorable, quirky handmade items everywhere you look. We made a scavenger hunt out of it all one day to see if the girls could tell us which room had what in it.

The dining room table was big enough for our whole group and the kitchen was perfect for what we needed. We used the washing machine and dryer one day and even the grill out back. I loved sitting in the red chairs with my morning coffee. The little "secret garden" as we called it was so peaceful.

We had no parking issues at all. We utilized front street parking as well as the alleyway out back. The neighbors are quiet and friendly. The owners are so kind and return emails promptly. The manager who met us at the house the first and last days was very friendly and helpful.

From the house we visited Whistler to go zip lining, Richmond to go killer whale watching, Jericho Beach to go kayaking and we went to a chocolate buffet for dinner one night.

I would not hesitate to go back here again. I highly recommend it for all ages.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Barbarella on Broadway St
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Kilometres
Ferry dock
Nearest Golf
3.7 Kilometres
Fraserview Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.7 Kilometres
Train Main Station
Nearest Motorway
3.4 Kilometres
Cambie St to the airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Barbarella on Broadway St
Nearest Ski
3.7 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
5.5 Kilometres
Kitsilano beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Commercial Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Clark Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Broadway Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen elizabeth Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Bloedel Conservatory
Nearest Point of Interest
Granville Street

Fitness Center, Yoga, Parks, Recreation, Community Center


Rates & Availability

Mount Pleasant House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $14.81
final cleaning $74.06
Tax Rate 10.0%

The above basic prices are for the first 2 guests, double occupancy
Add $20.00/bedroom for additional cleaning, if single occupancy is preferred
Smoking, barbecuing on patio only.
All guests to be registered
Small pets to be approved and registered
A Security Deposit, requested at booking, is not part of the rent and will be returned at departure
No Rent Deposit is requested
Total rent to be paid at arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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