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Beautiful And Cozy Two Bedroom Garden Suite by Commercial Drive

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fully furnished two bedroom garden suite in the heart of Commercial Drive

~ Commercial Drive Cozy Getaway ~

Entirely Furnished Two Bedroom Garden Level Suite

Located in the heart of Commercial Drive, East Vancouver, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

We are pleased to offer you our fully furnished, fully equipped garden level suite for short or long term rentals.

We have created a cozy, welcoming, warm and truly comfortable self-contained suite to welcome you to Vancouver.

,The suite is uniquely furnished and outfitted, filled with warm colours and simple yet beautiful furnishings and artwork. We offer you two bedrooms with very comfortable queen beds a patio, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, cooking supplies, tea, freshly ground coffee and cream to start off your stay. This is a private living space all to yourselves; however, we live upstairs in a different part of the house so if you have need of anything during your stay we are right there to assist you.

It also has free parking at the back of the house, right by your private entrance, and a patio right under the cherry trees for your use.

For travelling parents, we provide for your convenience a high chair (changes level and tilts to lounging position), playpen/bassinette, stroller and infant rear facing car seat (detachable that clips in the stroller) plus a toddler car seat (see pictures for details). Hopefully this can make your travelling arrangements easier.

Everyone who has stayed in our suite was nothing but happy, comfortable, felt right at home and loved the space. However, as a courtesy to our guests, we want to check that our ceiling height will not cause a problem in case you happen to be an extremely tall person! The ceiling is slightly lower than normal height in the suite (approximately 6'5')(196cm), and there is a beam going across the living room doorway that is around 6' (183 cm). As we said, this has not been a problem for anyone but we do like you to have this information before you check in.

We are located in the heart of Commercial Drive, an area lovingly called “The Drive,” by the locals. This is an eclectic and unique neighborhood with great shopping, a diverse variety of restaurants, beautiful parks, and a vibrant ambiance, and easy access to all other parts of Vancouver.

The Commercial Drive Cozy Getaway locates you less than one block away from public transit.

It is an easy 15-minute drive to downtown Vancouver, or only one bus if you are using transit. You can also spend lovely days right here in the neighborhood - Commercial Drive is home to many international restaurants, European-style cafes, night entertainment, health food stores, and great shopping within a few blocks. There is a yoga studio just across the street and also only a block away we have a community centre with a pool, skating rink, gym, athletic track and library.

~ We maintain a smoke free and pet free environment for all of our guests. ~


Garden Level suite in Character House.

Children are welcome.

2 bedrooms with queen beds in each room, 1 new bathroom with full shower and bathtub.

Our other amenities include: ? Laundry, iron, ironing board, full kitchen with dishwasher, Wireless Internet, HDTV, DVD/Blu-Ray player and cable.

Free parking is available behind the house (space for one car).

When our schedules allow, we offer a shuttle to and from the Vancouver International Airport for just $30. A taxi would cost you approximately $40 to get to our house. We are also happy to send you detailed directions if you are planning to take public transit.

Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you!

Alexis and Sylvain

More Details

Sylvain Senez
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Sylvain Senez

We - Alexis and Sylvain - are professional dance artists and we both work for Ballet BC in Vancouver. Alexis is a dancer, Sylvain is the rehearsal director for the Company and also a photographer. We are passionate for our commitment to working in the arts and we want to reflect that in our home. Our intention is to create a welcoming and restful environment for all our guests.

Sylvain Senez purchased this house in 2009

Why Sylvain Senez chose East Side

Commercial Drive is a beautiful neighborhood, and one of Vancouver's many special places. It is a creatively inspiring, colourful, eclectic and lively place to live. Our home - Casa Om - has brought a sense of magic, spontenaeity, and synchronicity into our lives, our relationships, and into the lives of many of our guests. We cherish this home and have the intention of using our space to create an atmosphere of welcome and beauty to share with others.

We have been also successfully running a small B&B business out of our main house for three years, and this rental garden suite is something we are excited to add to our list of offers to our guests.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a character home which has been renovated and re designed over the years. We love the yard with it's cherry trees, the unique neighborhood of Commercial Drive, the views of the mountains, and the quiet, family feel of our street. We have decorated and furnished our rental apartment with love, care, and our own unique creativity, casting it warm, vibrant colours, and even using some of our own and family members' photography to hang on the walls. We feel fortunate to live in this part of the world, and to have the opportunity to share it with those visiting Vancouver. We are also a bilingual English/French household, so if you are french-speaking you will feel right at home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Side in Vancouver

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Teak Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Uniquely outfitted, with a spacious hanging closet.
    The Green Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Warm, earthy tones and a spacious hanging closet.
  • We have furnished the two bedrooms in this suite with very comfortable and carefully chosen mattresses, luxuriously comfortable duvets, and vibrantly coloured, handmade duvet covers to bring out all the warm colours. We also photographed, printed, and framed the artwork in both these rooms ourselves. There is lots of room to store your clothes and personal belongings, and also space to 'make it your own' upon your arrival.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Great Vancouver spot!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Vancouver and at the Senez home. It was a great location, close to downtown and sightseeing spots with grocery, restaurants and shops a half block away! The home was exceptionally clean and had all the amenities we could want! We especially enjoyed siting on the deck amongst the shaded trees and fabulously blooming vegetation. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appartement chalereuse

  • 4 of 5

Le propriétaire Sylvain très acuellant. Manque de rien dans appartement, très bien situer.

Nous avons passer un beau séjour merci aux propriétaires.


  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville SC

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time ataying here. Our host went above and beyond to make sure our stay was great. We were welcomed with a food that we ate for breakfast the first day. Loved that we could walk to coffee houses and restaurants. We also enjoyed the playground. Great location to visit the sites.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice garden apartment..close enough to walk everywhere!

  • 4 of 5

Clean, roomy and nicely decorated two bedroom garden apartment. Beds very comfortable. Kitchen had everything you need to cook...great to have a dishwasher! Pictures on website are accurate. Watch out for the low ceiling if you are tall.

Our hosts Alexis and Sylvain were very nice, very helpful. Made checking in easy. They even left us some fresh fruit, coffee cream and a delicious loaf of banana bread which was enjoyed!

We would recommend this apartment and would definitely return on our next visit to Vancouver.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean, well-equipped, spacious, well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

As booked, I stayed for 3 nights though 3,4,5 April rather than 4,5,6.

My cell phone was in my hand constantly as awaiting news from my son.

No calls from Syvain regarding mixup and his concerns regarding the cleaner. Upon returning to Ottawa there was one message from him on my home phone.

I am very disappointed that I was charged for an extra night though accept charge for trouble and traveling time for cleaner.

My exact time in VRBO 10 pm 4/4/17 until 6:30am 6/4/17 (leaving very early so as not to further inconvenience cleaner).

Although I have enjoyed frequent stays with airbnb Vancouver, this was my first experience with VRBO.

Despite this mix-up with dates (my mistake), the accommodations were very comfortable, clean, well-equipped, spacious and well-appointed.

Barbara Ahuja

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify for people reading this review: Barbara has been courteous in all her communication with us and we totally appreciate that mistakes happen. She also made a huge effort to leave as early as possible once she realized she had stayed a day later than booked, but this is why we had to charge an extra night. She actually stayed a day later by accident as opposed to arriving a day early. This required us to do a major re-scheduling with our cleaners, which was difficult at short notice. We are really sorry that she did not receive our multiple phone calls, but we did call her numerous times, left a voicemail right away, and also wrote to her through the VRBO website. Unfortunately, the only contact we were given was her home number and not her cell.
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Minneapolis, MN

Great location with off street parking. Comfortable beds and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Commercial Drive is a vibrant, eclectic neighborhood in the heart of East Vancouver.

This suite is ideal for vacations, family getaways, ski trips, and is also perfect for those needing affordable furnished accommodation for the longer term. Easily accessible from here (both by car and on public transit) are also both SFU campus sites, VCC, and Vancouver Film School.

We are just a 10 minute drive or 20 minute public transit trip from downtown Vancouver, but our beautiful neighborhood has a life all of it’s own! We are located just half a block away from public transit, unique shopping, great restaurants, European- style cafes, a yoga studio, pool, gym, ice rink, and athletic track.

Also easily accessible from here is transportation to Grouse Mountain, Whistler, both BC Ferry Terminals (Tsswassen and Horseshoe Bay), and access to beautiful hiking trails which allow you to experience the natural splendour of British Columbia.

~ We maintain a smoke free and pet free environment for all of our guests. ~


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Side, Vancouver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £22.97
Refundable Damage Deposit £114.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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