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Ferry Walk House, Family & Pet Friendly

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Horseshoe Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom suite. Additional bedroom available.

You will feel relaxed and at home as soon as you walk through the door of Ferry Walk House.

The spacious and bright 750 sf ground floor suite has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and private entrance.

For additional guests in the same party, there is a 2nd bedroom for $25 per person, per night. This bedroom is adjacent to the suite, sharing a common wall. The bedroom has a queen size bed and overlooks a tranquil English garden.

Both beds have high quality mattresses.

During summer months you can open the French doors and relax in your own garden area. You can cook on the gas BBQ and when it gets darker, enjoy twinkling patio lights and candles.

On colder nights, snuggle up on the comfy L-shaped sofa that is big enough for 4 people and feel toasty in front of the fireplace.

Enjoy a movie on the 40 inch flat screen TV or use the high speed cable Internet with WIFI.

If you like soaking in the bath, you can light some candles (provided), then enjoy the fluffy towels and wrap yourself in one of the comfortable bathrobes. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap, shower gel provided.

When your bed calls, you can slide between fresh soft linens, line-dried in summer and retaining the tang of fresh air.

Ferry Walk House is ecologically friendly. Recycling facilities provided.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Valerie Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Valerie Williams

Hello – I am a grandmother, originally from the UK and still retain the accent, along with the British sense of humour… really!!

I live on the main floor above the suite and second bedroom. While I completely respect the privacy of my guests, I am always happy to answer questions, help with directions or just have a chat.

Having met many people from around the world during my travels and while working in the airline and travel industry, I really enjoy continuing to meet new people without actually leaving home.

If you have children or pets, the friendly hospitality at Ferry-Walk House is specifically designed to offer services that will make everyone’s stay comfortable and enjoyable. I can provide any child related equipment you need. If I don't have it, I can arrange for rental. For your furry family member, there is a fully-fenced garden patio, towels are provided and (of course), doggy treats. As well, I offer babysitting and dog-sitting services.

I warmly invite you to come to stay at Ferry Walk House and enjoy life in Horseshoe Bay village.

Valerie Williams purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Valerie Williams chose West Vancouver

Horseshoe Bay is a unique part of West Vancouver. There is a village atmosphere - shop owners are friendly and some have become personal friends. Every time I walk around the village, the mountain and sea views are unfailingly spectacular. I love where I live and will do everything possible to make you feel the same way.

What makes this apartment unique

All the comforts of a home away from home. Brochures are provided to give you plenty of ideas about what to do and where to go.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Ferry Walk House, Family & Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay when in Vancouver. Some might say they want to be closer to downtown but we found it very easy to trip down the freeway and across Lion's Gate bridge, which goes through Stanley park and leads you right into the downtown, about 15 minutes. You can easily get to most of the good places-the aquarium, the tower overlooking the city, gastown, and so forth, plus its right next to the ferry to the sunshine coast and easy drive to Capilano and Whistler all of which are the opposite direction from downtown, so this is central from that perspective.

The property itself is a walkout with good window light and you have a private patio and table right outside your door. The interior includes a washer dryer and is very well appointed, very well maintained and has lots of space which was needed as I was travelling with my son and his fiancé (lol). In addition there is lots of privacy and Valerie provides everything one would need in the kitchen and bedrooms, including TV, DVD, and parking, books to read, etc. Lots of tourist info is provided in the suite and you are a block from Blenz coffee and 2 blocks from Starbucks if that appeals, plus 3 or 4 good restaurants and a little convenience store that carries most one would need for making your own meals.

Will Loewen

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Basement suite was very nice place by the ferry boat. You do not feel like you are in the basement with big window and lots of room. Lots of little shops to walk to in Horseshoe bay. Valerie has lot of pamphlets for you to see if you are going to attractions with discounts. Valerie is there to help you if you have any questions other then that you do not see her much. Had lots of fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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it could niot have been better

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were returning to Vancouver from a week's holiday on the Sunshine Coast. Where we were staying was perfect and we did not think that it could be equalled - but it truly was. Ferry Walk House is everything that it says on the tin (in this case the website) and much much more. The "more" lies in Valerie William's welcome, not only its warmth but the fact that in setting up her rental suite Valerie has thought of absolutely everything - and its all of the highest quality, The "more" is also the fabulous location, in the centre of town, near the water and just a few steps away form the BC Ferry Terminal with its bus stop bus stop for the brilliant 250 bus which runs along Marine Drive into Vancouver city centre and its sister 257 Express service. We were sorry to leave -but hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Valerie is such a generous and attentive hostess. She brought us fresh fruit, supplied us cereal, snack bars and lots of other goodies. Knowing that we were planning to use the BBQ frequently, Valerie supplied us with all the necessary BBQ Tools, racks to cook on and filled up the gas tank!

Knowing that parking is not easy downtown Vancouver, we took the Express bus that was one street away from the house which took 30 minutes into Vancouver. It was great, no hassles and easy transport.

For those who enjoy hiking, it is perfectly located where you can hike in Vancouver West, North, Squamish or Whistler and more. We loved coming home after a days hike and cooking up a good meal and eating out on our private terrace.

It was also nice to be able to walk over in Horseshoe Bay to the boutiques and walkway. We celebrated my husband's 60th BDay at the BoatHouse restaurant which was extremely good only a 10 minute walk away from home.

The suite was extremely clean and comfortable. We loved everything about our stay and would love to come back.

Thank you Valerie for making our stay a pleasant one!

Louise, Robert and Lorraine

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 out of 5 for the Ferry Walk House!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our stay at Ferry Walk House. It was in a great location, and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the marina, and the ferry terminal. While not in Vancouver, it was still easy to get into the city center and other places; by car or bus. Enjoying a coffee at the end of the day looking out at beautiful Horseshoe Bay was a special treat. The house itself was very clean and comfortable, it was a wonderful place to return to after a day of activities. Valerie was a great host, and made sure we were always comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Valerie.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginia, Paul & Sarah, it was a pleasure having you to stay and thanks for the great review!! I'm so glad you were able to get around to see so many different places. As you say, it's easy to get into the city from here and I'm glad you also enjoyed being in Horseshoe Bay. It sounds like you discovered the "Lookout" coffee shop with the fantastic view that overlooks the marina and the ferries coming in and out. It's a great place to "hang out" at any time of the day.
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Great stay at The Ferry Walk House!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Ferry Walk House July 18-22. When we arrived Valerie met us with a big bowl of fresh fruit, which was awesome. The house was super clean and a perfect set up for us. We made our own breakfast every morning and pack up our lunches for our long hikes we did. We drove just a little North and went hiking to the top of Sea to Sky where we took the gondola ride back down the mountain. It was an amazing hike, but for advanced hikers. They do not advise hiking back down, which was just perfect because it took over 4 hours to hike up. We spent the day in Vancouver city, which was amazing., We also went to the park in Horse Shoe Bay, a 4 minute drive or a 1/2 hour walk to the park to watch the beautiful sunset. We took along a bottle of wine, blanket and some snacks. We saw some dolphins and a sea lion along with the sunset. We explored Horse Shoe Bay and a few other close by cities. Great part of our vacation out West! Absolutely beautiful views of the mountains and sea! Would highly recommend Ferry Walk House. Valerie is wonderful! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon & Joe, thanks for the great review. I am glad you mentioned that 4 hour hike - it sounded amazing and my hat is off to you for doing it. Personally I heartily recommend the gondola BOTH ways for that fabulous view!! Taking a bottle of wine and a blanket to Whytecliff Park was a great idea...I'm glad the dophinsand sea lion came by to say hello.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Vancouver International Airport`
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Trans-Canada Highway #1
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cypress Mountain
Car: not necessary

Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver is a perfect gateway to connect you to Vancouver, Whistler Ski Resort and Vancouver Island. You will be coming to enjoy a friendly village neighbourhood with spectacular harbour and mountain views that will take your breath away. You will be just steps from the ferry terminal, shops, restaurants, coffee shops, pub, and a child-friendly waterfront park.

Ferries are right on your doorstep. You can set off for a day trip to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, (90 minutes). Or in 20 minutes you can be in Snug Cove on Bowen Island, exploring quaint shops & deciding which restaurant looks the most appealing. Sechelt on B.C.’s scenic Sunshine Coast Is just 40 minutes away. You can visit the farmers markets, browse through the museums, or check out local festivals and events.

From Horseshoe Bay in 15 minutes or less, you can be exploring a coastal park, playing tennis, hiking through a 500-year old Douglas and Cedar fir forest, or setting off on a Sea Safari wildlife eco-tour. If you prefer to relax, you can wander down to the village for an ice-cream or coffee, or perhaps sit in the waterfront park and watch the ferries come and go. Or you can just relax with a book in your own patio garden.

City of Vancouver – you can be in the centre of Vancouver in 30 minutes by car and there is an express bus service departing from Horseshoe Bay. The options are simply too numerous to list in detail. Choose between beaches, parks, art galleries, museums, aquarium, Chinatown, Yaletown, Gastown, Granville Island Market, to name but a few. Numerous and diverse activities that can be enjoyed in this incredibly scenic city.

Ski and snowboarding on the local mountains is just 30 minutes away, or at Whistler (2010 Winter Olympics) is a 90 minute drive along one of the most scenic highways in the world. In summer these mountains offer endless outdoor activities and the views over Vancouver from Grouse and Cypress Mountains will stay in your mind’s eye forever.


Rates & Availability

Horseshoe Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49

This listing is for self-contained suite. one bedroom, 2 people,
2nd bedroom located next to suite, add $30.00 per person, per night.

Weekly rate for 4 people $995.

Monthly rates negotiable.

Parking for one vehicle. 2nd vehicle by arrangement.


Monthly rates negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Horseshoe Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full size bath with shower. Complimentary amenity kit. Hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Extra charge $35 per person, per night for 2nd bedroom located next to the suite. Bedrooms share common wall.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
The 2nd bedroom is $35 per person, per night. Bedrooms are adjacent to each other sharing a common wall. Second bedroom has a TV with Netflix and a desk. It is only rented to families or when guests have more than 2 people in their party. The bedroom It is NOT available as an alternative to the bedroom within the suite.

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