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Almost WATERFRONT - North Vancouver - Lower Lonsdale Apartment - SEABUS - Cay

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Close to WATERFRONT - Lonsdale Quay - SEABUS - 1-Bedroom Apartment

Convenient safe secure LOCATION. 1 block from the North Shore waterfront, "LoLo" or "LOWER LONSDALE" (North Vancouver's Yaletown). Walk to LONSDALE CAY PUBLIC MARKET... discover restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries, fresh produce, fresh fish, local wines and micro beer pub - all on the waterfront...

No car? No problem! Lonsdale Cay is a major transportation hub where you'll find...

SEABUS terminal (passenger ferry to downtown Vancouver)

BUS terminal serving the North Shore

From the apartment Lonsdale Avenue is only a few steps away - vibrant with trendy shops, small businesses and restaurants!

The 1 bedroom apartment character apartment has over-height ceilings, hardwood floors, expansive bay windows. Bright, cheerful and furnished with all the conveniences of home. The bedroom has a Queen-size bed and closet (linen, towels, iron, ironing board provided). Fully equipped kitchen. Living room includes large flat TV. The apartment is professionally cleaned before your arrival. The building is heritage style with quiet like-minded tenants.


Contemporary furnished apartment (queen-size bed).

WiFi & cable - large flat screen TV.

Bed linens & bath towels.

Kitchenware - dishes, glasses, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, utensils, pots & pans, etc.

Washer & dryer located on-site (laundry room).

We've traveled a lot and know first-hand what travelers want when it comes to accommodation. During our travels we’ve stayed at all kinds of places – some wonderful – some not so great. We realized how super it was when we discovered a place that really felt like 'home'. We think we’ve created that feeling in our Vacation Rental apartment.

More Details

Shirley or Boris King
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Shirley or Boris King

We couldn't live without family & friends, being close to the ocean and great food!!

Here are some of our favorite things to do:

*Take an early morning walk along Waterfront Park.

*Hike the North Shore trails (including Lynne Canyon and the Salmon Hatchery).

*Stroll through Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood, stop for coffee and people watch.

*Shop at the local market “Lonsdale Cay Market”.

*Watch a movie at the neighbourhood Cinema.

*Grocery shop at the local IGA or Fresh Market.

*Walk with friends through the local marina.

*Enjoy the activities at John Braithwaite Community Center

*Visit North Shore ski resorts Grouse Mountain, Seymour and Cypress.

Our life has been one big adventure and it keeps getting better. If you want to get to know us better - you can read about our travels. In our first book we describe our first sailing experience - crossing the Pacific Ocean to Australia with our 8-month old baby. It's called 'The Unsinkable Spirit - In Search of Love, Adventure and Riches!'

Shirley or Boris King purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Shirley or Boris King chose Lower Lonsdale

Location, location, location!!!

Lower Lonsdale is a historic waterfront neighbourhood – a vibrant, busy corridor of restaurants, shops, salons and specialty stores. It’s a bustling business corridor of banks and professional services. It has everything – and all within walking distance!

One block away on the waterfront is Lonsdale Quay Market (fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans, restaurants), the bus loop and the Seabus terminal. (The Seabus is a high-speed catamaran that zips across Burrard Inlet to downtown Vancouver in a seven-minute trip.)

We’ve always been drawn to the ocean and anything marine-related so Lower Lonsdale the perfect place for us! You’ll love it too.

What makes this apartment unique

Not only is it convenient – the apartment is great. We love it. It’s comfortable. It’s fun. It’s oozing with charm as it's in a heritage building. It’s a character apartment with high ceilings, hardwood floors and bay windows. It's freshly painted and squeaky clean. The furniture is new. There is a big flat screen TV and fast WIFI – providing all the comforts of home!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We ask that you please take care of the accommodation as if it were your own with respect. The building is a quiet building with like minded tenants.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bright bathroom - tub & shower. New flooring, toilet, sink & cabinet. Freshly painted.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bright 1 bedroom. High ceilings, hardwood floors. Large bay window. Queen-size bed, 2 night stands, dresser & closet. Bedding included. Freshly painted.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Almost WATERFRONT - North Vancouver - Lower Lonsdale Apartment - SEABUS - Cay
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

A disappointing rental

  • 3 of 5

Although the location of this apartment was excellent (easy access to the Lonsdale Quay Market and Seabus, grocery stores, restaurants, etc.), the accommodations themselves left something to be desired. The apartment building is old and somewhat seedy. The coin-operated laundry is down a narrow hallway three long flights down from the second-floor apartment, and the trash room is yet another flight down. When we arrived, that room was crammed with unemptied trash bags plus a freezer filled to the brim with additional bags of trash. It was no different when we left nine days later. I was surprised not to see rats running around.

The apartment itself was very clean and adequately furnished, but the kitchen lacked basic amenities. The sink didn't have a stopper, yet there was no dish pan in which to do dishes. There was only one frying pan (without a lid) that had seen better days, and the kitchen lacked such basic kitchen tools as a collander, mixing spoons, chopping knives, etc., and offered only salt as a stocked spice. The screw on the bathroom door hook was hanging loose, rendering the hook unfunctional, and the spout on the soap dispenser kept falling off.

The worst aspect of the apartment was the lack of air circulation. Three of the days we were there boasted 80-degree temperatures, which were unbearable in an apartment with southern exposure that had all but two windows (in the living room) painted shut and only one ceiling fan in the bedroom. We ran that fan all night but had to stand on the bed to turn off the light because the pull was too short to reach. We ended up buying a floor fan that we moved from room to room; we left it behind for the benefit of future renters.

Finally, this apartment is not the best choice for someone traveling by car. The statement that paid parking is available across the street is misleading. Yes, there is paid parking, but you have to clear out by 11:59 p.m. and hope to find free parking on the street, which needs to be vacated the next morning. My husband had to negotiate two long flights of stairs several times most days to see if there was somewhere to move the car for the night. He then had to go down in the morning and move the car again, either to the paid-parking lot (if there was a space) for the day or to a free parking place with a time limit of half an hour, an hour, or (if he was lucky) two hours.

All in all, this rental was a huge disappointment.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you being our guest. We’re delighted that you stayed with us. And yes the location is amazing!! Our heritage building, built in 1911, is not like today’s modern buildings. We strive to preserve as much charm as possible and in effort to do so we are determined to retain the beautiful 9 ft. high windows and extra tall kitchen cupboards. We know it’s a personal preference and not appreciated by everyone. From the feedback we receive, 9 out of 10 guests love it. Our manager, being very hospitable by nature, loves to accommodate our guests (if she knows what they need) to ensure their time with us is as enjoyable as possible. Safe travels and warmest regards.
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Quiet and homely

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and homely ,ideal for transport to get around ,great location in North Vancouver especially if you are visiting family attending Capillano University,close to Grouse Mountainand the suspension bridge park,Thank you to the owners for letting me stay here and Lisbeth for looking after me

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests!!!
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Lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

Although there were a few plumbing issues, overall the apartment was very nice and in a good location. I would recommend it for anyone planning to stay in North Vancouver. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value and location.

  • 4 of 5

Light and spacious in a great location. Helpful and responsive hosts and building manager. If you're a light sleeper or stairs are a problem, just be aware there can be a bit of street noise and there are stairs to the apartment on the first floor. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Location

  • 3 of 5

Great photos which accurately reflect this mature apartment and its status. We found everything as described and it was clean and newly painted. The location is superb, being close to all public transport, The Quay, restaurants and food shops. This convenient access does result in a noisier setting which may not suit a light sleeper.

The manager, Lisbeth, was very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay with all the conveniences of home. The location was great - close to all kinds of transportation, Farmers market (opened all week), grocery stores, drug stores, banks and restaurants etc...

Must be healthy enough to climb stairs.

Shirley and Boris were great hosts - very helpful at all times. We would definitely consider going back to them on our next trip to Vancouver. Again, thank you - Millie and Paul

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Tap & Barrel-Shipyards - 1 block
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Seabus Terminal
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Capitano Golf & Country Cub
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Vancouver, Waterfront
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Upper Levels (Canada #1)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Browns Social Club
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Waterfront Park
Car: not necessary

Welcome to North Vancouver - Nestled between the impressive North Shore Mountains and scenic Burred Inlet - it's the place to be - the Yaletown of the North Shore. Enjoy the small town vibe with big city convenience.

*Lonsdale Cay - Discover restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries, fresh produce, fresh fish, local wines and micro beer pub - all on the waterfront. (1 block)

*SeaBus - passenger ferry goes back and forth to downtown Vancouver. (1 block)

*Lions Gate Hospital (1 km)

*Lynn Valley Suspension bridge (it's free). (7 km)

*Capilano Suspension Bridge (it's famous). (6 km)

*Walk over the Capilano Dam - Vancouver's water supply. (7 km)

*Hike Capilano Canyon to the Salmon Hatchery. (7 km)

*Grouse Mountain - take a gondola ride up the local mountain to hike, ski, snowboard or dine. (8-1/2 km)

*Grouse Grind - For the more energetic - try to hike "the Grind". (8-1/2 km)

*Lighthouse Park - beautiful and historical. (18 km)

*Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal - Ferries sail to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. (20 km)

*Sea to Sky highway - route to Whister/Blackcombe Ski Resort (mileage).

*Whister/Blackcombe Ski Resort - Ski, snowboard or hike the trails - or just enjoy the winter scenery. (121 km)

Vancouver - is known as "Hollywood of the North" because of the many movies that have been filmed there. It's just a "seabus" ride away or a short drive over "Lions Gate" or "2nd Narrows" bridge. Be sure to visit...

*Granville Island, a shopper's paradise.

*Stanley Park, natural beauty to the extreme.

Attractions bar-none.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lower Lonsdale, Vancouver Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 9 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning after check-out £57.51
Refundable Damage Deposit £201.28

Maximum 2 guests.
No smoking inside apartment.
No pets.
We ask that you take care of the apartment as if it were your own and treat it with respect.
Please enjoy the apartment but do respect your neighbors as this is a quiet building with like-minded tenants.

A full-time live-in building manager is available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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