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Super Cozy Garden Retreat!

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Situated on the West Side - 10 min. from Downtown - Beaches - UBC

Come and enjoy our super-cozy garden retreat in a private Dunbar home. Sitting area inside and outside. Start your stay with a complementary hostess surprise!

Believe me, you will sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed to start the day to explore what Vancouver has to offer.

Our 480 square feet Garden level space has a coffeemaker, microwave and fridge, 1 bedroom with a queen size bed and a living area with a queen size sleeper sofa, TV and internet access.

Enjoy the quiet and ambiance of one of Vancouver's loveliest and safest neighborhoods. Take advantage of the close proximity to downtown, UBC, golf courses, fine restaurants, grocery stores, shops and the long stretch of beaches.

Shopping, Bus stops in walking distance (2 Blocks away - Dunbar St. and McKenzie St.).

Beautiful Balaclava park with playground, baseball and soccerfield just down the back lane.

Situated minutes away you find the Pacific Spirit Park, a West Coast rainforest next to the city for walking or biking. Take the children to Jericho Beach 10 minutes away by car, Walk along the seawall in Stanley park taking in the mountains, ocean and city view in all it's breathtaking beauty.

We speak German and English and are happy to be your hosts! Experience our amazing City and all it has to offer!

Keywords: Garden level, home, house, executive, character, one bedroom, deluxe, cozy, bright, patio, yard

More Details

Sascha Westendorp
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Sascha Westendorp

We are a German-Canadian family of 4. We moved to Vancouver in 1998 and fell in love with the City.

Our 2 daughters attend University in Montreal and Kelowna and they as well speak English and German!

Sascha Westendorp purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Sascha Westendorp chose West Side

We love Vancouver! One of the most 'versatile' cities in the world. The area where we live is on a hill and you have a view of the mountains. You never really have the feeling you live right in the city.

Being so close to the mountains, the forest, the beaches and downtown is truly unique!

What makes this apartment unique

Our house has a lush garden for you to enjoy, the view of the mountains and a big park just 1 minute away.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in West Side, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • travel bed for small children available
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Super Cozy Garden Retreat!
average rating of 4.8450704 based on 71 reviews

Great !

  • 5 of 5

Great place for two people who like each other but wanted private sleeping areas . The hosts were delightful and the nieghborhood serene ! We wanted to buy one of the amazing tutor homes in the area ( if only we could have afforded one ! ) .

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall, a nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. The unit was spacious and well-equipped. There was ample parking in the neighborhood. The hosts were gracious and have a lovely puppy :) The neighborhood is lovely and safe and the neighbors are nice. The refrigerator is spacious.

A couple of things that could be improved:

- The unit has no air conditioning and it was very warm in the bedroom. I propped the window open as far as it would go but it was not very big. A ceiling fan or stand fan would have been welcomed.

- Be aware that the mattress is very soft. If you like this, you'll be happy, but if you like a firm mattress you may be uncomfortable.

- This is not the owner's fault, but there was construction going on next door that was quite loud and started very early in the morning. You may want to check if this has finished before reserving if you don't want to get up early!. Even with earplugs and a white sound machine, it woke me up- especially since we had to open the window due to the heat.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry about the noise! We didn’t know that it would be this loud! The mattress is on the softer side, but the new sleeper couch has a firm mattress that could accommodate! We had a standing fan available we could have given you. I hope you enjoyed our lovely city! The construction is going to be over end of August!
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Quiet neighbourhood, great yard

  • 5 of 5

The suite was quiet and had everything my family needed . If we had any questions Sascha was always there to help. The sofa in the sitting room converts to the second bed and is quite comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay here again .

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince Alberts, Sask, Canada

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great suite in good proximity to everything Vancouver has to offer. Suite is comfortable and new sofa bed in main room is a great addition! Quiet location. Sasha is a friendly and helpful hostess. I would highly recommend these accommodations.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Will not hesitate to stay there again

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walla Walla, WA

A wonderful, cozy comfortable suite in a beautiful neighborhood of Vancouver.

  • 5 of 5

This daylight basement suite with it’s own entry was just perfect home base for my sister and I to enjoy our home city these many years later. Sascha is a thoughtful hostess, providing lovely details including chocolates and a surprise! It is clean, well appointed , convenient and comfortable! We will be back.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Vancouver Airport
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Tsawassen Ferry Terminal, Horseshoe Bay Terminal
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Jericho Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in West Side, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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