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Bright, Modern 1 Bedroom Suite with Cozy Gas Fireplace on Beautiful Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Conveniently located bright, lovely & quiet one-bedroom on beautiful park

The Trout Lake Suite

This bright, spacious and newly renovated 1-bedroom garden suite is located across the street from the beautiful 68-acre John Hendry Park - known by locals as Trout Lake Park - and just blocks from the trendy restaurants, cafes and shops of Commercial Drive, making it the perfect oasis for vacationers, business travelers, renovators, and visiting family and friends.

Quick access to downtown and all other areas of the region by car, bus or Skytrain, with major transit hubs and highway access very close by. Parking on street or in private lane is free.

The suite features comfortable and stylishly modern furnishings and comes fully equipped with a gas fireplace with lovely stone surround, HDTV, cable package, DVD, iMac computer, high-speed wireless internet, stereo, all appliances, all linens and dishes, etc.

Trout Lake Park is a favourite spot for recreation and relaxation, and offers free tennis courts (raquets provided on request), lovely running/walking/cycling paths around the lake, a wonderful new children's playground, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a large off-leash dog area and beach, beautiful tall trees, lovely North Shore mountain views and more. Perfect for walks, picnics, play or quiet down time.

There's also the brand new Trout Lake Community Centre, which has a full gym, ice rink, drop-in fitness and arts classes and much more; on the other side of the park is the fantastic Trout Lake Market every May-September.

Very friendly hosts are always happy to give you tips on the best sights to see, the best restaurants to try out, and the best upcoming events - as well as how to get there. French and English spoken.

Trout Lake Suite features include:

- Cozy gas fireplace with stone surround

- Flat screen HDTV, Cable, DVD

- Free, unlimited Wifi

- Stylishly modern furnishings

- Fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, and all dishes/glassware

- Office area

- iMac computer with internet, Skype, iTunes, etc.

- Stereo with iPod/iPhone dock

- Luxury pillowtop queen size bed

- Full height ceilings

- Large bright windows

- All towels, linens, etc.

- Security alarm system

- Free parking in front and at rear

- Located a short distance from Skytrain to downtown and major bus routes

- Easy access to highways

- Near all amenities including grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.

- Near all the restaurants, shops and cafes of Commercial Drive

Bedroom sleeps two; also have high-quality folding cot and double inflatable mattress for guests/kids and the sofa is very long and comfortable.

Bonus for pet owners! Well-behaved pets welcome with deposit, and Trout Lake Park is one of the largest and most picturesque off-leash dog areas in the city - the perfect pet-friendly getaway!

Monthly rates available on request.

** Important health note: a resident upstairs has very serious allergies, so no cooking with nuts, shellfish or soy, or using heavily scented products such as perfume and cologne during your stay **

For more information, please contact Jennifer using the email form on this site.

More Details

Jennifer and Jean
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in East Side, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Three-piece bath with bathtub, shower, sink, toilet and all towels, facecloths, hair dryer, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom has queen size luxury pillowtop mattress. For additional guests, we offer a single Sealy folding cot, or a double air mattress. The sofa is also quite long and comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Bright, Modern 1 Bedroom Suite with Cozy Gas Fireplace on Beautiful Park
average rating of 4.9397593 based on 83 reviews
Sun Peaks BC

Everything we could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 3 days at this lovely property. It was exactly as we hoped it would be. Very clean and nicely laid out. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable furniture. Safe neighbourhood, right across the street from Trout Lake park.

The owners were friendly and a pleasure to work with and we enjoyed meeting them. They were the perfect hosts: upstairs if you needed them, but by no means intrusive. They welcomed our dog and even had a basket of doggy towels available for after trips to the off-leash park.

Before arriving, I was slightly concerned about being further from downtown than where we usually stay. I needn't have worried. There is a bus stop close by and #20 goes directly downtown. In addition, one can find wonderful restaurants and specialty food shops right on Commercial Drive without even having to leave the neighbourhood!

I cannot think of anything other than positive attributes for this property and we would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 14/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbo WA


  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier with our visit ... the space is wonderful ... right across is a beautiful park to walk our dog ... accessible to restaurants, coffee shops ... and Jen is a fantastic host! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kenmore, WA

Great get away right in the city

  • 4 of 5

This unit is simple and comfortable and directly across the street from a lake! The owners are very friendly and, if you're a dog owner, have fantastic suggestions for dog friendly activities in the area! Or, if you don't feel like going anywhere, you can walk across the street to the great off leash area at the lake! Also, the park has free concerts on Wednesday nights in the summer. We heard some great jazz.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Pat! So glad you enjoyed the suite, the park, and our suggestions for the top local doggie spots :) Hope to see you again!
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A great place

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Trout Lake. It's central location was convenient to all the things we did in Vancouver. Trout Lake park was great - you can sit on the beach logs by the lake, watch the hula hoop fitness class or go to the Saturday farmers market. The place was well run and very comfortable for our us.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space and location!

  • 5 of 5

Jen and Jean are wonderful hosts who gave us truly terrific suggestions! We had a great time. We would definitely recommend this to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland OR

Great location; great amenities; great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place in East Vancouver that offered comfort and convenience, a place to park, and allowed our small dog to stay with us while visiting family in the area. The great reviews on this suite helped us select it and we were not disappointed!

Great location -- right across from a beautiful park, perfect for us for dog walking -- and close in for shops, restaurants, people watching - lots to do and see.

Great amenities -- we loved having the gas fireplace to cozy up to. we slept very comfortably in the pillow top bed. lots of hot water for showers. the kitchen had everything we needed, including enough coffee to make a pot our first morning before we got out to the store.

Great hosts - Jen and Jean are wonderful people. We've stayed in a number of VRBO's and they rate TOPS among hosts we've experienced. They've thought of everything you could need, and do the little things that make a guest stay enjoyable. There was a basket of towels by the door which we needed for feet (and paw) wiping given the snow. When we went out the first morning, they had already shoveled the sidewalks and around our car! The suite is ground floor -- they live upstairs - available if you need them, but they give you privacy. We were glad to run into them on our way in and out to chat. Lovely people.

We will bring slippers next time to wear indoors as flooring on the ground floor is always cold particularly when it's cold outside. We will definitely be back, and hope to stay longer next time!

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Toby's Pub and Grill
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Horseshoe Bay or Tsawwassen Ferry Terminals
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fraserview or Langara Golf Courses
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Grandview Highway to #1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Commercial Street Cafe
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Grouse or Seymour Mountains
Nearest Beach
John Hendry Park (Trout Lake)
Car: not necessary

The suite is located across the street from John Hendry Park ('Trout Lake'), a beautiful 80-hectare park with a walking path around the lake, a cycling path around lake, an off-leash dog park, picnic and barbecue areas, a brand new high-end kids playground, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, a beach area, and beautiful mountain and wildlife views.

The park also features a community centre with a full commercial-grade gym that is open to the public, as well as fitness classes, dance classes, art classes and more. (And for many classes, drop-ins are welcome.)

The suite is located very close to shops and cafes of Commercial Drive, named one of the hippest neighbourhoods in North America, and offers easy access to all other areas of the city, from North Shore mountains (Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, etc.) to Granville Island to downtown galleries, museums, theatres and more.

Our guests always comment on how much they love the location!


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$50.96

- No additional fees for cleaning, parking, extra guests, etc.
- If you're bringing pets, one-time pet fee is $50. No daily fees. (We're pet lovers too!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.