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Elaine Minichiello

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

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

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

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North Vancouver Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
  • 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
Call Owner
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 43 traveler reviews

Beautiful oceanfront apartment with 2 Free Kayaks! 25 min to downtown.
average rating of 4.883721 based on 60 reviews

We loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

The location is superb, very relaxing which was just what we needed. It was also located less than 1/2 hour from downtown Vancouver so it is the best of both worlds. Elaine and Tony were the perfect hosts providing everything you need for a comfortable stay while also offering great recommendations and tips. The apartment is unique in both looks and layout and it was very roomy and comfortable. It was just the two of us but definitely enough space for 4 people. It was nice having kayaks and a row boat to use at our whim. I enjoyed a morning row where I got to explore a bit of the lake. We also made use of the crab trap that Tony had which I thought was above and beyond my expectations. I would love to go back one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you back again! Just so you know Indian Arm is part of the ocean, it is not a lake but it is often so calm it appears to be a lake! Glad you enjoted the boats!
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Vashon Island, WA, USA

Amazing setting, beautiful apartment, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay! The apt is lovely - cozy, comfortable, right on the water - just sublime! We felt welcome from the minute we arrived and were absolutely well taken care of. The setting is indescribable - so remote yet close to Deep Cove charm and convenience. We just fell in love with everything. The kayaks were so great to have. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous rental with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

As VRBO owners ourselves we always endeavor to stay in owner operated, off-the-beaten track rentals ... and this one absolutely fit the bill! We stayed for 4 nights in this wonderful home, caught dinner off the dock (Dungeness crabs in the trap we bought for $10 CAD before we realized Tony already had one), enjoyed the row boat and just generally soaked in the stunning views from our deck and our bedroom window too. Tony and Elaine were lovely hosts with many great suggestions, especially the one-way hike on the Baden Powell Trail to Deep Cove for me while my hubby enjoyed happy hour and great company at the Raven Pub waiting for me. Dinner at the Arms Reach Bistro is a must! We explored our way to Whistler one day enjoying the Falls and beautiful views along the way, and we would highly recommend a visit to Horseshoe Bay - a charming little town with great restaurants. We would definitely come back and we hope Tony and Elaine will come and visit us in the Florida Keys one day at our VRBO #5332.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ogden Utah

Beautiful location and setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Beautiful place and location

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two weeks in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to gray skies and drizzle from 105 degrees F. . In Scottsdale, this PARADISE! The next 13 days were 72-82 and sunny! Tony and Elaine are tremendous hosts but especially just wonderful people. They have created a truly special and unique home in which to escape. We crabbed off the dock for hours and hours, slept to the lapping of water outside our door, and to the gentle rocking of the dock. We kayaked for days to Deep Cove and surroundings and swam off the dock in perfectly clear water.

The interior was so fun since the house is built into the seaside cliff and the back wall of the mezzanine level inside is the natural rock of the cliff. The double bed on that level is literally built on top of part of the rock. I crawled up there every night and banished good husband to the gorgeous upstairs master bedroom. The rock bed was my favorite. We are 75 year olds, and lots of steps but we did it, and it is very doable.

Tony was so helpful in providing our every need for outdoor grilling and crabbing. Elaine provided loads of ideas for great day trips including, Horseshoe Bay, Lonsdale Quay, the sea bus to Vancouver, lunch in Gas Town and a two day stay in Whistler! Our last day we just soaked up sun and sea in our new favorite place on earth except for home. We already booked two weeks again next August and can't wait. WE LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Me , hubby and youngest daughter (18) enjoyed this fabulous rental for four nights. Hubby had his reservations prior to travelling about the location being quiet but he absolutely loved it! Me, I knew I'd love it and even our 18 year old who couldn't wait to get to Downtown for the shopping loved it. That says something about the place and how fabulous it is. It sits in a stunning location and just soaking up the view, kayaking,swimming off the pier and wildlife watching were so restful but you are easily able to reach Deep Cove and local attractions within a short drive. The weather was fabulous while we were there so we barbecued every night, in fact we ate every meal outside. We loved the quirkiness of the layout of the place, so much better than your bog standard hotel room. It was well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. Elaine and Tony were great hosts, chatty and there if you needed them and more than happy to help. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone and if you asked me if would I stay here again-- yes in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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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

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $75

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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North Vancouver 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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