About this listing
The Steveston Garden Suite is your home away from home. We offer a lovely 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom suite on the main floor. We are centrally located to YVR Airport, 30min to Dtwn Vancouver, transit,11/2 blocks to Garry Point Park, Heritage Sites !
If you are coming to the West Coast for Pleasure or Business you will find The Steveston Garden Suite is your home away from home. We just completed the renovation on our 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom suite on the main floor of our house. Completely furnished with new kitchen where you can prepare meals. Shared laundry room for your convenience. The suite overlooks a large, north-facing patio where you can relax and enjoy a coffee in the private garden and in the evening enjoy sitting in the hot tub under the stars.
Our suite offers 2bdrm & 1 Bath, New Kitchen with SS Appliances. 4 guest max.
Sorry No Pets allowed due to allegy considerations. Very clean high end living with nice ammenities and ambience.
Interaction with Guests
Guest can email us and we will respond in a timely manner. Also, my tenants upstairs are there and they will also help with any concerns or ideas of where to go for dinner.
We would like to welcome you to historic Steveston Village! Our home is located across the street from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery a National Historic Heritage site that documents the history of the Salmon Canning Industry that flourished on the south arm of the Fraser River. In the 19th century the Cannery shipped canned salmon around the world. We are a block and a half east of Garry Point park that sees the Fraser empty out to meet the Gulf of Georgia...next stop Vancouver Island. The West Dyke trail begins and will take you on a leisurely walk or bike ride to the North Arm of the Fraser where you can watch the planes take off from Vancouver International Airport or you can continue on and circumnavigate Lulu Island (Richmond).
We are conveniently located, 10 minutes from the Vancouver International Airport and Canada Line (Transit), Buses are just out front of our house, 30 minutes from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to the Islands, 30 minutes to downtown Vancouver, 30 minutes to U.S. Border. Whether for business or pleasure,our suite is centrally located to allow for quick and easy trips to your favorite destination or pastime.
Steveston Village is featured in many movies and popular tv shows such as Once Upon a Time. During your stay you may stumble upon a Movie Shoot.
Here in the village you can enjoy nice walks along the Dyke or on Fisherman's Wharf grab a nice Latte and enjoy the views. Many dining options to choose from and cute shops and museums to explore right at your doorstep.
Here is a list of the many activities you can enjoy during your stay whale watching, biking, fishing, golfing, sailing, kayaking, wineries, tennis, shopping, and many more activities are easy to find.
Right now at the Cannery every other weekend there is a Farmers Market going on.
Plus, you are less than an hour from skiing and snowboarding at Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour in the winter. If you come at the end of November I highly recommend you go to Grouse Mountain and see Santa's Village and enjoy sleigh rides, skating, skiing or snowboarding.
Public transit is right at your door step! Easy access to Vancouver International Airport and to Downtown Vancouver, & Ferries.
If you are driving we have a parking space for 1 vehicle.
Other Things to Note
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Vacation Rental Etiquette under House Rules
Please note that this is not a Party House.
If you have never stayed in a vacation rental please read the following article.
Vacation Rental Etiquette
By Colleen Delisle
So, you've decided to stay at a privately owned vacation rental home. The travel dates are set, the reservation is made and now you wait, excitedly for your vacation to begin.
But then, how's this work exactly? Will there be toilet paper provided? What about hand soap, and laundry soap?
It's good that you're asking these questions now, because staying at a privately owned vacation rental home is significantly different than staying at a hotel. What you give up in convenience, you gain in amenities and freedom.
Most vacation rental home owners, make sure the basics are there for your arrival, but remember, this is the next best thing to staying in your own home, and who provides the supplies there? You do, of course!
No owner wants their guests to arrive needing to use the restroom, only to find there are no restroom supplies available. But, they're not going to provide supplies for your entire stay, either.
So, you should plan on that, and budget for that. One of the first things you will want to do, upon your arrival, is to look around to see what is there, and make a list of what you need.
Most likely you'll be surprised to find food and other supplies that have been left by either the vacation rental home owner or previous guests. The rule of thumb is, what you find is yours to use.
It's also normal to find multiples of some food supplies. Everybody has their own comfort level, and preferences. Don't be surprised if you find a couple jars of peanut butter, and other such supplies. Again, you're welcome to use them, but if that makes you uncomfortable, just add that to your shopping list.
Please dispose anything that can spoil or attract unwanted critters or will attract bugs.
You may also find none food items such as bar soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, sun block, etc. Your welcome to use them, but they may not be your brand or whatever. So, just leave them for the next guests.
Once you've looked around and taken an inventory, make a grocery list and go shopping. You'll want to stock up for your stay and you should plan to replace anything you use. You certainly don't want to leave the property without essential items like toilet paper and soap.
It's kind of a "pay-it-forward" philosophy. The idea being if you leave it well stock for the next guest, they'll do the same for the guests after them, etc. Hopefully, you'll benefit the next time you stay at a privately owned vacation rental, and the home will be well stocked for you, upon your arrival.
Always remember you are staying at somebody's home. Yes, you're paying rent and yes it's your right to use it, but use it with respect. If you move an end table or a lamp, you should return those items to there original location.
If you break something, be responsible and replace it if you can, or offer to repair or share the cost. In the least, let the vacation home rental owner know, so that the item can be replaced for subsequent guests. Most vacation rental home owners understand about wear and tear, but come courtesy and consideration are very much appreciated.
Remember, staying at a vacation rental home is not that different than staying at a relative's home. Would you use up all their supplies? Would you rearrange their furniture or kitchen cupboards without permission? You would be respectful & keep the home clean and tidy and do your laundry and if you broke something you'd be responsible. Just use some common sense and courtesy, and everybody will be happy.
Also, please remember leave the home the way you received the home as there may be guests arriving the same day you are departing and the owners would like to sanitize the home for the next guests and have it looking pretty like when you arrived. Getting a home ready for guests is quite different than getting a hotel room ready.
Day of Departure make sure all dishes, pots & pans, cutlery are cleaned and put away, kitchen counters are cleaned and the appliances wiped down. Fold your bed linens and leave them on your bed and fold towels and leave them neatly on the bathroom vanity, dish towel folded neatly on the kitchen counter.
Staying at a privately owned vacation rental is a great experience that allows families to vacation together comfortably. If one feels the need to be pampered, then staying at a hotel where there's plenty of staff available to cater to your needs, is probably a better choice for you.
But if you enjoy your privacy, and like the idea of getting up in the morning and having a cup of coffee while sitting in the garden in your PJ's, then a privately owned vacation rental can't be beat!
We ask that you be considerate when it comes to showers do not have long showers as we are a house on a water meter and other people live there who also have to get ready to go to work. Remember the water is on a water meter.
We ask that you turn off all the lights when you go out as we are not a hotel but a home that tries to conserve energy.
We expect our tenants to keep our home clean and respect our furnishings in the home remember we are not a hotel and we may have guests checking in after you leave and cleaning a home is much different than cleaning one room at a hotel. It is guests responsibility to clean up after themselves, clean up spills immediately do not let them sit or set as we do have a washer and dryer on site. Remember you chose to stay in a home not a hotel.
Please return the home in the same state as you found it. Please remember we may have someone booking in the day you leave so please keep the home clean don't make a mess!
Please note if there is excess cleaning you will be charged $25 per hour which will be deducted off of your Damage Deposit.
As a courtesy to our neighbors and for your own quiet enjoyment we kindly ask noise levels to be a minimum from 10:00pm - 8:00am.
* Check in is at 3:00pm
* Check out is by 10:00am
* We kindly request our guests to remove their shoes when inside the rental apartment.
* Guests must observe and comply with residential bylaws
* Smoking, pets and parties are strictly prohibited in the rental suite and grounds
* Please take caution for your safety and security as we are not responsible for the guest' injuries, damaged, lost or stolen property.
*No one under the age of 25
*Seeing eye dogs allowed
We hope you have a great time in Vancouver!
We had the pleasure of staying in Alexandra and Mark's garden suite in Richmond. The suite was so clean and charming and the garden was a beautiful little oasis. The proximity to the wharf in Stevenston could not have been any better! Everything is in EASY walking distance. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was modern and well equipped. Alexandra and Mark were a pleasure to work with. We had a lovely experience.
About the Host, Mark And Alexandra
We both enjoy gardening, cooking and I love to play hockey and my wife enjoys interior decorating. We also love to travel! We enjoy staying in lovely apt and houses while we are way and enjoy going classical symphonies, having picnics, sipping on coffee watching people go by.