HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,752 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom,3.5 Bathroom,(Sleeps 8) Oceanfront Floating Home in North Vancouver

'The Burrows Vancouver'

{Kitchen & Dining}

Here at the burrows, we know that kitchens are for more than preparing food! It truly is the heart of the home, and our beautiful kitchen is designed for just that: to be enjoyed by all. It boasts a center island with stools for gathering, and a stunning viking 36” stainless steel, 6 burner gas range for professional chefs and professional eaters alike! Paired with it are the other stainless appliances - full fridge with freezer, dishwasher, and a perfectly temperature controlled wine chiller.

Our dining room offers enough seating for eight, there are plenty of dishes, cutlery, glasses, mugs, serving plates and bowls - plus all the amenities of home: can opener, salad spinner, coffee maker, toaster, baking pans and more!

If you would like your favorite beverages chilled and waiting for you, or if the last thing you want to do when you arrive is go grocery shopping, let us do it for you!

Ask us about our shopping service - you give us a list of your favorites and we'll try our very best to get you what you need! We'll give you the original receipt, so you only cover the cost of what you order and have an opportunity to make a donation to the awesome team at North Shore Rescue.

{The Great Room}

In true west coast style, our great room is fully furnished and features a grand 16 foot barrel ceiling, exposed wood beams and floor to ceiling windows to maximize the view!

For those who enjoy a good book with a great view, our library area is complete with a beautiful fireplace, shelves filled with books, magazines, and board games for everyone to enjoy during your stay.

Slide open the patio doors in the great room to take advantage of the ocean breeze, or step onto our patio! The opening from the great room to the patio creates an amazing indoor/outdoor feel. Lounge on the deck year round for optimal ocean living! For the self-appointed grill master, we have the perfect partner for you: a stainless steel natural gas barbeque!

{The Bedrooms}

Our master suite features a king sized bed equipped for royalty - complete with luxurious sheets and duvet. Not just for sleeping, the room offers a tv with and cable. The spacious master ensuite comes fully equipped with a large soaker tub, shower option, and all the amenities of home!

Our second and third bedrooms feature oversized windows that frame a beautiful view of the boats in the marina and the skyline beyond it. Not to worry though, our drapes ensure complete privacy so you can have the best of both worlds. Both rooms hold queen sized beds with luxurious sheets and duvets that will ensure peaceful rest. Each of the bedrooms have their own tvs equipped with cable, standard closets and private ensuites; room two features a bath tub with shower fixtures, and room three has an easily accessible walk in shower. We also have two convertible BoConcept ottomans in the living room that fold out into single beds, and a Barcelona daybed on the main floor - this home can sleep up to 8 guests!

More Details

Peggy Lim
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Peggy Lim

We are Peggy and Jeffrey Lim. Together with our adult children, we've built our dream vacation home. A waterfront property is something that we've worked our entire lives for and are proud and happy to have fulfilled this dream. We own a cafe up the hill in Lonsdale, North Vancouver, and after years of serving the community and residents, we realized just how much we love to meet new people and are more than happy to open up our home to you. We can't wait to provide you with a comfortable and memorable stay.

Peggy Lim purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Peggy Lim chose North Vancouver

We are always asked about the name 'The Burrows' - here's a little background information that will help make sense of the name:

Being Vancouverites, our family are die hard fans of our beloved hockey team, The Vancouver Canucks! (Go Nucks!) The matriarch of our family, Peggy, has a special place in her heart dedicated to a certain Canucks forward --- jersey #14, Alex Burrows.

When we discovered that our address would be #14, Peggy immediately started jokingly referring to the house as 'The Burrows'. As we seriously started brainstorming names, we couldn't find anything we liked better, and figured that the name reflected our family, love for our city, and our excitement to share it!

What makes this house boat unique

Welcome to The Burrows Vancouver!

Started from a dream, and being built into reality - it’s our home away from home and would love for it to be yours too! The Burrows is part of a special community of ocean homes located at Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver, BC. It’s location boasts unparalleled views of the downtown Vancouver skyline to the South, the legendary “Lions” mountains to the North, at high-tide enjoy a view of the breathtaking Stanley Park and the beautiful lights of the Lions Gate Bridge to the west!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1752 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large soaker bathtub.
    Bedroom 2 Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 3 Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upper Floor Powder Room - Toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upper Floor - Queen pull-out couch, Single Barcelona day bed
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Breathtaking 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Float Home
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

This is the most unique HomeAway in Vancouver!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this floating home for my wife's milestone birthday. The house and owner is impeccable any your stay will be perfect. All amenities have been considered, even shampoo in the showers. There is nothing you'll find wanting, other that "why didn't I book a longer stay"? The Lonsdale quay area has everything, including the Seabus and sky train access.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Los Angeles, CA

Peaceful, convenient place to stay outside of the hustle & bustle.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Float Home for a long weekend and had a wonderful visit. Because we were all coming from different parts of the US, we arrived and departed at odd hours of the day -- and yet Peggy was able to accommodate us and ensure that we were able to check in and out with ease. The space is lovely and quiet, and remarkably convenient -- the SeaBus pickup is a beautiful ten minute walk away (and we were rained on every day and it was STILL a pleasure to walk), and the Bus itself is easy to use, warm, and constant. We were able to explore both Downtown Vancouver and Northern Vancouver with ease. There's also a wonderful market near the Quay, so there's truly no need that can't be easily met. Would definitely recommend staying at the Burrows above any in-city accommodations. Peggy is a great communicator and a delight.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect location for a unique stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rented the Burrows and we enjoyed it more than ever. We loved sitting in the main room overlooking the water and city skyline. It was so comfortable and peaceful that we didn't want to leave. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed cooking there. The bedrooms are comfortable and it was easy to sleep with the gentle occasional sway of the home. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and feels very private. There is a lot of natural light and beautiful views from the windows. The location is very convenient near grocery, shops and into downtown from either the Seabus at the Quay or by car. There are many local attractions nearby, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. The hostess, Peggy, was helpful, responsive and nice. Next time we want to visit in the summer. Our guess is that it is even more spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Burrows

  • 5 of 5

I would completely concur with the review by Thomas C. We were 5 60+ boys visiting Vancouver. The house was well equipped allowing for great gourmet dinners utilizing the high end kitchen appliances. Views from the upstairs living and dining rooms are spectacular. I was hesitant about the shower and bathroom facilities on a boat, but was pleasantly surprised they were equal to a nice hotel. The short walk to the Seabus Terminal allowed us easy access to downtown wining and dining without any worries about needing taxis or a designated driver. All said, great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Traveling as three couples, we totally enjoyed our stay at The Burrows. The listing description was accurate and the property was very well maintained. Among the things attractive to us: each of the three bedrooms had its own bathroom en suite; the kitchen facility is top grade; the living area is spacious and wide open; the deck and view from it are spectacular.

Owner, Peggy, was very responsive all the way from the initial booking online through the entirety of our stay. She met us at the float home and gave us the tour and orientation. She then remained accessible if we needed her throughout.

She provided parking passes and access keys. Note: make sure you immediately place the parking pass in your vehicle on the rearview mirror. We got a ticket (not cheap) while we were meeting with Peggy and getting our orientation. She offered to get it resolved. So, this was kind above and beyond the call of duty. Of note also is that grocery and other shopping are easily within walking distance. Also, the sea bus over to Vancouver is nearby.

Definitely suggest that for touring Vancouver, you not use a car but obtain a pass that will give you access to sea bus, city buses and sky train. We did travel by rented auto to places where it was more convenient, such as Capilano suspension bridge and the Archeological museum. However, Vancouver itself is very walkable.

All six of us enjoyed the stay. We all thought this float home was ideal. We highly recommend a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Unique and perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two sons in their 20's, stayed at this beautiful float home in July. When we were searching for accommodations for our trip to Vancouver, we wanted something other than a hotel or high-rise condo. When we found The Burrows, our search was over! Not only is it modern, spacious, clean and comfortable, but it is truly unique. How many people get to experience a float home?! We loved the location - a peaceful marina, with all the sights and sounds that went with that. It was so relaxing to enjoy coffee on the deck every morning and then to return there in the evenings too, to take in the awesome view of Vancouver's skyline. Everything we required was easily accessible, including transportation to downtown Vancouver by seabus. The owner, Peggy, is reliable, honest, kind and helpful - simply a good person. Looking through the guest book, we realized how many wonderful stories and experiences happened during time spent there. We truly felt the love. We can't recommend this highly enough ... we promise you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
23.7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Rusty Gull Pub
Nearest Ferry
18.7 Miles
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
11.5 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course
Nearest Train
850 Metres
Lonsdale Quay Seabus (joins onto Skytrain Stn)
Nearest Motorway
3.4 Kilometres
Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Kilometres
Pier 7 Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
7.9 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
7.8 Kilometres
Ambleside Beach
Car: not necessary

Our home is a short 12 minute seabus ride into Downtown Vancouver where you will find shopping, many fabulous eatery's, our world renown Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island, many outdoor activities, major concerts, museums, aquarium and stunning beaches. If you wish to stay in North Vancouver, the quaint Lonsdale Quay Market is a 7 minute waterfront walk which is perfect to grab a bite to eat or do some fresh produce shopping. North Vancouver is also home to many hiking and biking trails, excellent ski hills, the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, and much more! Our world renown Olympic ski hill, Whistler Mountain is only a 1 hour drive away - prepare to be wowed by the breathtaking Sea to Sky Highway.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Lower Lonsdale, Vancouver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017 Rate
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rate 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017 Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £78.23 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £234.7
Tax Rate 5.0%

USD300 Damage Deposit is also required and will be returned within 14 days of checkout date

PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY PRICING: (minimum 3 night stay)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals