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Private, Peaceful Retreat in the Country, 6 guests
Private, Peaceful Retreat in the Country, 6 guests


Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

The retreat invites you to get a taste of West Coast living by offering sweeping mountain views from the kitchen window and a tranquil living atmosphere. By incorporating the best of BC and a little European flavour, the retreat offers you to kick up your feet and spend time with people that matter the most. Situated just outside of central Abbotsford and approximately 50 minutes away from Vancouver, the taste of country life can really be experienced.

The space

If you need a place to clear your mind or simply a place to stay while visiting here in Beautiful British Columbia, you have come to the right place. The rental is for the entire retreat. Reliable wifi included.

The retreat consists of 2 separate living rooms. One on the main floor and the 2nd living/entertainment room is upstairs. For the ease of having your family/friends watching a movie upstairs and still have a quiet space downstairs.
Parking is available at the entry way to your retreat.


The surrounding area offers over 12 local wineries! "Singletree Vineyard", "Mount Lehman Winery" and "Seaside Pearl Winery" are around the corner. A 15 minute walk will get you to the first tasting room.
Brambles Bistro serves mouthwatering dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Try their home made pastries, you won't be disappointed!
Brodeur's Bistro on Mt Lehman Road, serves delicious dishes with "Montreal Smoked Meat". All in less than a 6 min drive.

Highstreet Mall (6 min drive) – which is an open-air shopping mall, opened 2014, with stores like Urban Barn, Sephora, Marshalls, Old Navy, Starbucks, Milestones Restaurant, Canadian BrewHouse and the Cineplex VIP movie theater and much more.
For your daily groceries, Walmart is located near the underground parking lot.

Driving Distances:

Highway #1 – 7 min
Abbotsford International Airport - 10 min
Tradex/Trade and Exhibition Centre - 10 min
Downtown Abbotsford - 15 min
Highstreet Mall/Groceries – 6 min
Border US – 15 min
Bank/Post Office – 1 min
Bistro's/Restaurants - 4 min/6 min
Historic town Fort Langley - 25 min
Vancouver- 50 min
Ski-mountains - 1 hour
Vancouver International Airport – 1 hour
Whistler - 2.5 h

Guest access

*Access available to the garage to use the washer and dryer.
Detergent is provided.
*We use the garage attached to the retreat to park our old timer.
*Off limits is our storage room upstairs, not counted in my listing.

Interaction with guests

I'll greet you upon arrival, welcome you to your retreat and give you a quick tour.
My own home is on the other side of the driveway so I'll be available to respond quickly to any inquiries or concerns in person by call/text/email to ensure you'll enjoy your stay.
I'm always open for a chat but I'll respect the guests privacy and expect them to respect ours.

Other things to note

Four 1 year old cows are grazing our fields. They are friendly, playful and curious animals.


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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $9 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $194
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Remove shoes upon entering
- Quiet time is between 11PM – 6AM
- No drugs
- No subletting
- Dishes to be done before check-out

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Four 1 year old cows graze the surrounding fields. They are curious, friendly animals and may come up to the fence to see who are the new renters :)

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

63 Reviews


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Cindy User Profile
May 2017
Our stay was amazing! This was such a beautiful quiet place in the country. It's such a great feeling to wake up to the sound of birds. Ellen and her whole family are the warmest and sweetest people you will ever meet. One of Ellen's lovely daughters even came over to take a photo for us when we asked. The house was immaculately clean (I mean there wasn't even a spec of dust anywhere) and everything we needed to cook a meal etc was there. The yard adjacent to the house had 4 cows that were friendly enough that they could be coaxed up to the fence by offering them bread or raw vegetables when they strolled by in the evenings - that was quite a treat! If you are looking for a nice relaxing family get-away in the country, this is the place to go!

Alissa User Profile
May 2017
This place is a dream and Ellen is the gold standard for Airbnb hosts! We lucked out on amazing weather but the location and natural beauty of the cottage is stunning. A very relaxing spot but close enough to many other attractions that you can hop on the highway in no time.

Lana User Profile
May 2017
Ellen was such a great host. Everything was perfect and Ellen went way beyond what we expected. We had a bit of a unique family situation and she was completely accommodating. Thanks again Ellen.

Amanda User Profile
May 2017
Wow! What a spectacular place! Beautiful views, amazing quiet location but not too far from shops, and tons of space for my little one to run/explore. Ellen was so easy to book with, she got back to me with answers to all my questions so promptly; then meeting her was great. She is just as lovely in person, so kind and accomodating. The retreat was everything and more! Ellen has made it all so clean and cozy with simple touches throughout. She even left us homegrown tomatoes and chips! Not to mention the huge teddy bear and box of Legos she had for my daughter to play with! Our stay was lovely and would highly recommend this place to everyone!

Karla User Profile
April 2017
Ellen's place was wonderful! Quiet, peaceful, a beautiful home and everything we needed. Ellen is a great host, very easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to accommodate and welcome us.

Sheila User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful weekend. Lovely and welcoming. Little one year old boys loved the lego and slept very well. Beautiful location and environment. Enjoyed several walks and bike rides on the nearly Matsqui trail. Highly recommend.

Jacqui User Profile
April 2017
We loved our stay here. The house was easy to locate with the directions. Ellen was there to greet us and quickly show us round, but then left us to settle in after a long day traveling. We found everything very clean and comfortable, and perfect for our family of 5. Ellen left a box of Lego out, which our youngest enjoyed. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for someone to stay in this area.

Abbotsford, Canada · Joined in June 2013
Ellen User ProfileEllen is a superhost.

I immigrated to Canada 14 years ago from Holland. Since then, many family members have come to visit us where they have enjoyed the retreat. When I do not expect any family to visit, I have it available for anyone who enjoys country life, but not be too far from the city. Family & faith play a big role in my life. I love to travel, discover new destination "gems" and meeting new people. My husband and I run our own greenhouses at a different location. We grow red, orange and yellow sweet bell peppers, spray-free and biological controlled. I love to be outside and work in my (veggie)garden and make my own bouquets when summer comes around.

My motto for life is: Speak life, speak love, speak hope, speak!
(Song by Toby Mac)

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Response time: within a few hours
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