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Elaine Minichiello

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Beautiful oceanfront apartment with 2 Free Kayaks! 25 min to downtown.

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Apartment, 2 loft style Bedrooms, 1 bath/ steam ocean front views of Indian Arm

Canadians please note the average nightly price on VRBO is in USD. The Canadian rate is between 200 and 225 a night and includes tax. You can convert currency on the rates page.

This fabulous luxury waterfront apartment on Indian Arm in North Vancouver is just 25 minutes from beautiful downtown Vancouver, the cleanest most beautiful city in the world!

Located on Indian Arm, a 10,000 year old fiord in a West Coast rain forest, the community of Woodlands is one of Vancouver's best kept secrets. It is a community of waterfront homes accessed by a country road which winds its way through the forests of Mt. Seymour which is famous for its snowshoeing, skiing, golfing, hiking, and mountain biking, so don't forget your bike!

There is an 80 foot cement deck with gazebo and bar-b-q which is attached to a 50 foot dock, perfect for sunbathing. Watch seals, seabirds, yachts, and fish boats make their way up Indian Arm to the beautiful Wigwam Inn, a private yatch club with a scandalous past! Across from the Wigwam is the majestic Granite Falls Marine Park.

Bring your scuba gear as there is excellent diving right out the front door! Kayaks are available free of charge. Spend an afternoon exploring the many marine parks home to black bears, bald eagles, and two salmon runs a year. Power boat rentals are available at Seycove Marina in Deep Cove.

The picturesque village of Deep Cove is just around the corner! It is home to beautiful gift shops and restaurants. The Seymour Art Gallery, Shaw Theatre, Northlands Golf Course, Seycove Marina Boat Rentals, Parkgate Community Center and Library are all close by. Come and experience waterfront living at its finest!! 4 day minimum in July and August. Most suitable for 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids. One queen bed, 1 double and one convertible bed. Beginning in March 2016 construction of a home 2 doors over and 60 feet above will commence. The district of North Vancouver has strict construction and noise bylaws. No work on Sundays or holidays and no work before 7 or after 5. Most people are so busy exploring Vancouver, hiking and kayaking that it should not be an issue. For those wishing to book we are offering a 100.00 Canadian dollar refund upon check out to compensate for any noise that may occur for those staying between 3 and 5 nights. Over 6 nights we are offering a 200.00 Canadian dollar discount. This is such a lovely area it would be a shame to miss out due to noise that may or may not be happening.

Keywords: waterfront

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elaine Minichiello (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

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 on St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia. Tony is a city boy born and raised in Vancouver. 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.

Elaine Minichiello purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Elaine Minichiello chose Vancouver Coast

We both really wanted to be on the water and because 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 with bar bq. 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 Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines. 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 and it is affordable for families.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful stay, very relaxing and beautiful. Lovely sunrises everyday at breakfast! As well as the kayaks and swimming. Perfect start to our 3 week trip
Aug 2012
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based on 36 traveler reviews

Beautiful oceanfront apartment with 2 Free Kayaks! 25 min to downtown.
average rating of 4.861111 based on 53 reviews

Incredible views and access to Indian Arm

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this lovely, peaceful apartment! The hiking and kayaking were great and easy to do. Our hosts have created a very special place that is clean and well supplied. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A Destination!

  • 5 of 5

When asked about our vacation, we'll be talking about the awesome place we stayed on Indian Arm. It's not often we talk about where we stayed rather than where we went, but this was a destination. We enjoyed kayaking to Starfish Island (my daughter's name for the island across the inlet), watching the weather from our bed, and relaxing. We also enjoyed entertaining, which was supposed to be on the porch, but weather pushed it inside. The place, while cozy, was still spacious enough for our small group, and the view/location was enjoyed.

Our hostess was attentive to details: The futon sofa was set up as a bed in anticipation of our needs, and extra table ware was provided in anticipation of our entertaining guests.

We didn't have a problem with the open floor plan (noted by other reviewers). We didn't take advantage of the steam feature in the shower. Though the drive out seemed at first to be long and something of an adventure (tight switchbacks and in places just a single lane), by the second trip I found it to be shorter than I remembered and very enjoyable, through beautiful forests past granite cliff faces and a nice waterfall.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great place to get away from the hustle of the city and enjoy the tranquility of Indian Arm

  • 5 of 5

Elaine and Tony are great host' when we arrived Elaine was there to great us and show us around. The views are awesome and the peacefulness allows you to settle right in.

We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for - quiet retreat on the ocean with our deck hanging over the water

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating hosts. Extremely comfortable accommodations. Lots to do on the waterfront, including free kayaking. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Very pleased.

  • 5 of 5

The room was clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare meals. Deck out our front door was so lovely. Every morning I would step out the door with a big smile on my face because the view that greeted you was so spectacular.

Elain and Tony were great hosts yet not intrusive on your rental space. Since I had not kayaked before Elain was nice enough to take me out for a quick lesson which was fantastic.

If you love the ocean and mountains right at your doorstep this place is for you!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful oceanfront location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this oceanfront apartment. Bed in upstairs bedroom was extremely comfortable and the view outstanding. So peaceful here especially in the mornings though we were only a short drive from Vancouver. The road through the Mt Seymour forest then down the narrow winding road to our location was a thrilling experience in itself.

Elaine was an extremely attentive hostess and made sure we were comfortable including replacing the coffee pot!!.

We would recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: necessary

Mt Seymour is your backdoor with 100 different trails for hikers and mountain bikers. Scuba dive site right out the front door! Fee use of Kayaks. Hike the Baden Powell trail to Quarry Rock and Deep Cove


Rates & Availability

North Vancouver Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $77
cleaning fee $38

A waiver needs to be signed upon arrival for use of the kayaks and the property. Long weekends 3 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Bedrooms are 1 upstairs loft style queen bed and 2 double beds off the living area on main floor loft style
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Steam room, BBQ, 2 kayaks. Close to hundreds of hiking and mountain bike trails on Mt Seymour. Scuba diving right out the front door. Snowshoe and ski Mt Seymour. 4 night minimum in July and August

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