Apartment, 2 loft style Bedrooms, 1 bath/ steam Ocean front on Indian Arm
About Elaine Minichiello
Elaine and Tony have been married for 20 years and have 2 grown children. Elaine is originally from Halifax and lived on the ocean in St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia. She came to Vancouver and obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree as well as a Chartered Herbalist diploma.Tony is a city boy born and raised in Vancouver. He has been a financial advisor for 35 years.Together they did an extensive renovation on the property after it was sold to them by the Rubbermaid heiress who moved on to build on Cortes Island. They have been doing vacation rentals in this location for 16 years.
Elaine Minichiello purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Elaine Minichiello chose District of North Vancouver
We both really wanted to be on the water and as we could not move to Nova Scotia because of Tony's work, we set out to find a waterfront home close to downtown Vancouver and found it on Indian Arm, North Vancouver.
What makes this Apartment unique
The best part about staying here is the view as well as the deck and the dock! There is also a gazebo and barbq The apartment feels like you are on top of the water. The apartment is very spacious and comes with lots of extras like the kayaks, life jackets as well as countless books, magazines and a few children's books and toys such as lego. We are happy to show you how to use the boats and to show you the trails on Mt Seymour. West Coast photographer, Andy Chamberlayne's, work is featured throughout the apartment. I honestly do not think you will find a nicer place in Vancouver and it is affordable for families.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect vancouver Getaway!
We absolutely loved this hidden spot of Vancouver. Close enough to town, but far away to really experience the beauty of Vancouver. The kayaks were an added bonus as well.. Lovely hosts to open up their home to us. We would definitely consider renting this space again.
We were there for a few days and the stay was very pleasant. We went there with our two children of 8 and 6 years old and had a great time in the boat, the cayaks or just swimming right in front of the house. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need to be at home. Elaine was always very attentive to our needs and her recommendations and tips about the places to visit were very useful during the stay. Thank you!!
Both amazing hosts who checked in with us to see if we needed anything multiple time as well as give advise on where to go / what to see!
The property was unforgettable and the views and kayaks were an added bonus!
Looking forward to our next stay!
Leigh and Matt
We had a fantastic time in North Vancouver. The house was amazing- right on the water, with two kayaks, rowboat, and a crab trap. Sitting on the covered patio we were able to see numerous seals, heron, and other wildlife- such a relaxing place! The inside of the house was clean and comfortable as well.
We would definitely stay here again. Elaine and Tony were very helpful and informative. The location was a bit more secluded than we had originally thought, but still easily accessible to everything we wanted to do. The only downside, if it can even be called that, was the location of the bathroom. We had teenagers and the shower stall is glass with no option to close off the area. They were uncomfortable with that, though we made due of course. Overall, I would highly recommend this house!
We enjoyed having your family, there is a way to make the shower area a little room by closing the curtains just before the bathroom and shower, that way, nobody can see from the rest of the unit. Upon further inspection I see that the curtain was not put back after the unit was painted, my apologies, it will go back up straight away!!
The Great Outdoors
Fantastic location with perfect views right on the water. Seals, Canadian Geese, kayakers and boaters were our company. I slept in the upstairs bedroom, (Eagle's Nest) with 2 walls of windows facing the water. Elaine and Tony were excellent, warm and caring hosts who gave us a ton of ideas for things to do. I didn't want to leave the smell and views of the water and mountains. It will be one of my happy places to go when it gets too hot or if I'm in the dentist's chair.
This property and location was absolutely amazing!! It was perfect for my family of 4 and had everything we could possibly need for a long weekend in Vancouver. Loved our stay here!!!
Woodlands is a quiet waterfront neighbourhood 30 minutes away from all the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. There are 3 local ski mountains nearby. Cypress, Grouse and Mt Seymour which is your backdoor with 100's of different trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Scuba dive site right out the front door! Fee use of kayaks, rowboat. Hike the Baden Powell trail to Quarry Rock and Deep Cove then reward yourself with a Honey's donut at Honey's or artisan coffee at Cafe Orzo or lunch at Arms Reach Bistro. Browse the local art gallery and gift shops as well as the other well curated shops in Deep Cove.