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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

- 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 10-12

A Vacation Home Like No Other...Nestled in the serene village of Lions Bay, British Columbia, a grand, rustic home awaits it’s guests with a view of majestic beauty. A custom log home sits perched above the natural grace and tranquility of Howe Sound, yet only minutes away from the sights and sounds of Vancouver, and a short drive to the world class resort of Whistler. You quickly consider whether it is time to unwind or time to get busy living. You soon discover that there is time for both. A beautiful home. A setting above the sky. You have arrived. Welcome to Serenity.

Wayne Chan
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Wayne Chan

Our family stays in 'Serenity' every year as our vacation home. We both have our own businesses and with triplets, we stay busy. So when we decide to take a break, just knowing that we have the home in Lions Bay is amazing. We absolutely love staying there. I've never seen a view as spectacular as the one that we have right on our deck. It's just a terrific place.

Why Wayne Chan chose Vancouver Coast

Several years ago, I had come to Vancouver just to look at some properties with the possibility of finding a place a year or so down the road. We already knew that we loved Vancouver but we weren't quite ready to get a place.

But when we saw this home, we just couldn't pass it up. As I said before, I had never seen a view as spectacular as the one at this home. So, we decided to just go ahead and do it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Lions Bay on the Greater Vancouver A

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Plasma Television
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master Bedroom has adjoining master bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi tub. The bedroom has a hi-definition plasma television mounted across from the bed and a terrace with sweeping views of Howe Sound. Most bedrooms have direct views of Howe Sound with views of the surrounding islands.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Log Home - 'Serenity' in Vancouver
average rating of 4.6 based on 45 reviews
Ogden, UT

Awesome view; a few challenges

  • 4 of 5

This home has incredible views and great potential. Wayne responds almost immediately to any concerns or issues. To earn the views, you have to navigate a tough uphill driveway; our large van could not make it all the way up so we carried our stuff the last half. Not a show-stopper but be aware. You can imagine our disappointment, after hauling our gear up the hill and inside the home, we discovered that the towels were not fully laundered, all still in the laundry room and in the wash machine and dryer, and the dishwasher not emptied. Again, not a huge deal in and of itself, just not the Homeaway/VRBO reception we normally see. Wayne told us he had a new cleaning company so hopefully that is worked out now, and he made a price adjustment for our inconvenience (thank you Wayne!). The three bedrooms on the upper floors (king and two queens) are quite nice although we never could get the bedroom tvs to work. The loft upstairs is nice and the large TV was excellent. We weren't there to watch TV but they are a nice convenience. The kitchen and eating areas worked well for our group of 8 adults, we prepared several meals, including use of the bbq grill. Plenty of utensils available. The basement simply needs a little work; there are large bedrooms in the basement with a full bath and it has potential. We advised Wayne of a water leak just after we arrived. Hopefully he can get that fixed quickly as it did appear to be an active leak. There were large water stains on the ceiling of one of the basement rooms and it smelled a bit musty. My wife and I decided to sleep in the loft instead of the basement due to the musty ceiling and smell. The location of the home is excellent; close proximity to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, not too far from Vancouver, and less than an hour to Whistler. Once Wayne gets the challenge issues fixed, this home goes from good to great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

A great property for getaway with friends or family. We enjoyed sitting on the deck enjoying the view, sitting in the hot tub or

Lounging by the fireplace. Very nice kitchen

And grill for dining in.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for Our Family Reunion of 10 Adults!

  • 5 of 5

Great large log home with amenities yet a slightly rustic flair. The driveway does have a pitch to it as noted in other reviews, ass do most all homes in this small hillside community. Nice hot tub with a fabulous review. Private community beach about a mile away is very nice but to walk to it requires going for a short distance along a highway. Just so you know the bedroom set-up will serve your needs, 3 bedrooms in the upper levels are large, nice with private baths. The other 3 are in the basement, one w/o a window and those 3 BR's share a bath. Within those 3 BR's are 3 queen and 2 twin beds. We found this arrangement fine and fit our needs well. Wayne is a great host who gave prompt responses to all of the many questions we asked. And he provides a detailed and useful instruction booklet. Great location about 50 minutes north of YVR airport and 50 minutes south of Whistler Mountain. 10-15 minutes from Cypress Mountain. Highly recommended, thanks, Wayne!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Serenity to celebrate our parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. There was plenty of space for all 12 of us. The location is perfect close to many different attractions. Some highlights were the tide pools at Whytecliff Park, a hike at Lyn Canyon, ziplining in Whistler and sunset dining on the beautiful deck at Serenity.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon Park, Florida

Serenity and More!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 loved our week in Lion's Bay and staying at "Serenity". It more than fulfilled our expectations that we had from the website. We printed the owner's area information and home operational guide which was very complete and useful. The pictures on the web can't begin to show the extensive and unobstructed views of Howe Sound from the deck and many rooms. This beautiful home has very spacious areas that are nicely furnished and very comfortable. The hot tub and decks with ocean views are wonderful places to totally relax. Great location ...only minutes to Vancouver... but you feel so far from the hustle of the city with the natural beauty of mountains and ocean everywhere you look..A WINNER!!.... Area offers so much to do...Don't pass up an opportunity to spend your vacation here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun City

Very convenient location with all the comforts of home.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lot of time enjoying Vancouver. Serenity was a good place to connect with a family meal at the end of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Twenty minutes north of downtown Vancouver and less than an hour from the world famous resort of Whistler. Lions Bay is a beautiful community overlooking breathtaking views of Howe Sound. Relax and enjoy the beauty of the community's own private beach club, or take a short drive to Stanley Park and bike along the seawall.

Whether you decide to shop at the upscale shops along Robson Street, take a picturesque ride up a sky tram to Grouse Mountain, lounge in the hot tub overlooking the ocean, or play a game of pool in the game room, Vancouver has something for everyone, and 'Serenity' in Lions Bay is the perfect place to stay no matter how busy or relaxed your stay will be.

Other Activities: boating


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Lions Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holiday Peak
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Peak
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Peak
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £181.97
Property Damage Protection £44.73
Refundable Damage Deposit £758.2

We definitely want all our guests to have a great time when they stay with Serenity. The only thing we ask is that all guests treat the home with the respect they would have for their own. 99% of all our guests have been wonderful, but on a couple of occasions, guests decided to have blow out parties into the night, damaging the home and disturbing our nice neighbors. No wild parties!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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