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Gail Christianson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

2 or 3 Bedroom Luxury Ocean View Garden Level Suite in Prestigious Area

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Vancouver Coast House Rental Photos and Description

2 -3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathroom, sleeps 4-8

Fully furnished and renovated ocean view/garden level 2 or 3 bedroom suite in large home in prestigious West Vancouver. New wide plank beech hardwood flooring throughout, new kitchen cabinets, quartz counter top, 4 new stainless steel kitchen appliances. This can be either a two bedroom, one bathroom garden level ocean view suite OR a three bedroom, two full bathrooms garden level ocean view suite.

The two bedroom suite has 2 queen beds, but there is the flexibility of adding the third bedroom and extra bathroom to accomodate additional people. The third bedroom contains a king bed, a pullout sofa, additional sofa, coffee table and large tv.

This suite is located in an area of multi-million dollar homes, and has a stunning ocean, city and Stanley Park view. It is bright, spacious, has large windows, gas fireplace, hardwood floors in a large new contemporary kitchen. Insuite laundry, large screen plasma tv, dvd player, public transit bus right outside the door. Babbling creek and walking trails right outside your own private entrance and garden. Enjoy bar b quing and dining on your private patio as you watch the cruise ships sail to Alaska. If you love nature, privacy and peaceful surroundings, you will love this location.

Free parking, free wireless internet and an abundance of cable tv channels.

Location and Surrounding Area: This luxury suite is located in the prestigious subdivision of British Properties in one of the richest areas of Vancouver, yet is centrally located to all the major sightseeing attractions. West Vancouver is home to the two villages of Ambleside, Dundarave Village, and Horseshoe Bay with several sandy beaches, trendy shops and popular restaurants. In winter enjoy the proximity to Seymour Ski Hill, Cypress Bowl (home to the 2010 Winter Olympics), and Grouse Mountain, all within a 20 minute drive. Only a 12 minute drive to downtown, and one hour and 15 minutes to the world class resort of Whistler. Only 15 minutes to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal which takes you to Vancouver Island.This suite is on the ground level of a large luxury home with many walking trails, tall trees, and spectacular views and stunning sunsets.

Sports: Enjoy mountain biking, sailing, golfing, windsurfing, skiing, hiking, swimming, sunbathing, tennis, etc. all within a short distance away.

Extra Accomodation: Can sleep 4 in the 2 bedroom suite or can add a connecting third large bedroom/studio and bathroom to accomodate 2-4 additional people for an additional rate of $100-$125/night.depending on the season. Lots of flexibility. Free parking. $150 cleaning fee and $200 refundable damage deposit.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Gail Christianson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Gail Christianson

We are a professional couple in our early 60's with three grown children. We love to meet people from all over the world and strive to make our guests feel welcome while still giving them privacy. We will go the extra mile to ensure that our guests are comfortable in their surroundings, and are always on hand to provide suggestions and directions for sight seeing, restaurants, etc.

Why Gail Christianson chose Vancouver Coast

While centrally located, this property has the added benefit of being immersed in nature, with a bridge covered creek, towering trees, and walking trails right outside your back door.

What makes this house unique

This property is unique in its location, high atop a hill with stunning ocean views in Vancouver's most prestigious residentail area. You may see gorgeous sunrises to the east and stunning sunsets in the west all in the same day. Watch the cruise ships sail to Alaska in the summer while sitting at your table on the patio or relaxing in the back yard on the lounge chairs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was lovely a bit wet at times but, that is part of the charm of beautiful Vancouver. Gail was a great host very approachable and most accommodating. The only drawback was we needed more time to explore the many wonderful sites Vancouver has to offer. Maybe next time? Hope to visit Gail in her home again.
Oct 2011
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based on 7 traveler reviews

2 or 3 Bedroom Luxury Ocean View Garden Level Suite in Prestigious Area
average rating of 4.714286 based on 16 reviews

A kind and generous landlady with a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A nice and cozy place to stay. Well decorated with a beautiful view and neighborhood.

Our needs were available and transportation was easily in reach. And more important of all was a caring and modest landlady who gave us a high degree of attention and respect.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. it was a pleasure to meet you.
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Clean, great views, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week and it had everything we needed. Gail responded to our emails very quickly and made sure all of our needs were met. Would definitely recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Van House

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Brian and Gail. This house has beautiful views of both the ocean and the mountains. There is a lovely porch area. This home is situated among some of the finest homes in West Vancouver, and is spotlessly clean!

Our hosts provided everything we needed, lots of towels, shampoos, etc. plus they are very accommodating, friendly and fun.

Close to all sightseeing, a great place to stay! The location is an easy drive to Whistler, Squamish, Grouse Mountain, Horseshoe Bay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury Ocean View Garden Level Suite

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay with a family if you want to explore Vancouver or Whistler. The suite is the downstairs portion of the house (with the host living upstairs), closed off from upstairs and with a private entrance. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and there is a full kitchen. What makes it so special is the neighborhood. It is located in a beautiful and posh suburb, just 15 minutes from Stanley Park and the west end of Vancouver. It has a gorgeous view of the harbor and is quite close to the center of West Vancouver, where there are restaurants, stores, and the sea wall. All in all a very comfortable and quiet place to stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury Ocean View Garden Level Suite

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome place, lot's of sun light and good view of the ocean. Really quiet living area as well. My family absolutely enjoy the time being here. highly recommend for family hanging out.

July 2014

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met our needs

  • 3 of 5

The community this property is located in is a wonderful, hilly upscale community. It was very quiet and private. The "suite" itself is a 2-3 bedroom unit which is the walkout basement of the owner's home. The property shows well and appears bright and cheery, largely due to the decor. However, it was in need of some re-stocking. There are only 4 coffee mugs and very few spatulas, etc. Appears that this property gets what's about to be tossed out from main house. It would also be nice if there were some spices, etc. There was only salt available. Coffee was supplied, but no sweetener or creamer which I found unusual for a property through homeaway-especially in this type of setting. There is a gps available if you needed it, which was a nice touch (we did not). The owner met us there after arrival and was pleasant and gracious, but we were put off being pressed to pay a $75 cleaning fee. It continued to rub us the wrong way since upon arrival the dishwasher was full and the house was not as clean as the fee would warrant. Not sure what that fee was for. The unit is in need of a very thorough cleaning. Fixtures, windows, picture frames were in need of a scrubbing and hadn't been tended to for some time. As one said, "it's surface clean". Crumbs and broken pieces of styrofoam about the floor indicated to me that only sheets and linens had been changed. Just don't feel that the cleaning fee was justified. Oh shower temp has extreme fluctuations. Be careful. Having said this, the property is very comfortable and in a good location. Far enough, but not to far. We all slept GREAT! Crack the windows and listen to the water running through property.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I regret that these vacationers had some concerns, but I am grateful that the suite met their standards, and that they enjoyed the setting, the location, and the cheeriness of the suite. With respect to styrofoam crumbs on the floor, the carpet had just been cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner two days prior to their arrival (they were the first ones in after the cleaning), so perhaps the crumbs were from the pieces of styrofoam the carpet cleaner placed underneath the furniture legs after cleaning. As for any items that may be lacking in the kitchen, I am always more than happy to provide any items on the spot that vacationers request. I do appreciate the feedback however, and will be doing a thorough inventory of kitchen items to ensure that there is enough of everything provided. I do have the suite professionally cleaned after every vacationer, and will be doing an additional spring cleaning of windows and picture frames. As for the cleaning fee, the guest understood at the time of booking that there was a cleaning fee involved, as with many vacation rental properties, and was not "pressed" to pay it, but rather than them offering to pay it when they checked in, I did have to request it, at which point they had no issue in providing it. These vacationers were pleasant people, quiet, and respectful of other people's property. I only wish that they had voiced their concerns to me in person, as I always try to do my best to satisfy my guests' needs.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Red Lion
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Horseshoe Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Gleneagles Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
TransCanada Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cypress Bowl
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Dundarave Beach
Car: recommended

This property is well located, just 12-15 minutes from downtown Vancouver (over the Lions Gate Bridge), 15 minutes to the Horshoe Bay Ferry Terminal which takes you by ferry to Vancouver Island, 1 and a half hours to world class ski resort of Whistler, 5 minutes to the two towns of Ambleside and Dundarave Beach of West Vancouver. Minutes to restaurants, Park Royal Mall, and beaches. With a half hour of three ski hills, Cypress Bowl, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour. Golf course within a 15 minute drive at Gleneagles. Public transportation right outside your door which runs every hour.

For groups of more than 4 adults, there is a large adjoining bedroom/sutdio with a king size bed, tv, two sofas, and extra bathroom with shower for an additional charge of $125/night.


Rates & Availability

West Vancouver House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/High Season
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiay Season
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $114
Refundable damage deposit $152

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays of less than 3 nights may be subject to a "short stay fee".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Vancouver Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • An additional adjoining second bathroom is available when the third adjoining bedroom is rented.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lots of flexibility with beds and sleeping arrangements
  • An additional adjoining third bedroom is also available for an additional $75/night to $95/night depending on the season. A portable crib/playpen is available
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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