Large Rainforest Treehouse Cabin
Large Rainforest Treehouse Cabin
12 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
4.5 baths
12 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
4.5 baths
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Our secluded unconventional house in North Vancouver is quite magical. Its nestled up in the tress of 2 acres of private rainforest. Mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, golfing, beaches within 7 mins. Downtown Vancouver only 20 minutes away.

The space

Our 4400 Sq Ft (410 square meters) house is quite unique. Modern rustic in decor and well suited for families and parties that are active and adventurous.

There are two wings and both have separate entrance or you can just use one entry point to access both wings.

In the Main wing, the master bedroom has a king sized bed and the other room as a double bed plus a single bed tucked up in a view loft/nook accessible only via a ladder. (The kids love this!)

In the North wing, there is a suite with a Queen bed and a double sofa bed as well.

There is also a large separate area (590 sq ft) with a (200 sq ft) loft space. There there are 2 built-in single beds that are just so unique to the space.

There is also a cozy built-in climb-up double bed nook in the media room as well.

We are not a TV watching family, though we have a large screen TV but NO cable and located only in the media room. No television in any other bedrooms.

This space is serene yet grand and it is extremely private. One cannot see the house from street level for it is tucked up high in mid-line of giant pine trees.

This house is designed for social gatherings where the open plan with wood and beam high ceilings and the split levels provide spaces for multiple functions at the same time. Not to mention the Aga stove! If you love to cook, you will love this over 700 sq ft (65 square meters) kitchen.

It has a great working wood burning fireplace and a middle-grand piano in the living room just waiting to be used. Great place to get cozy after a long day of mountain biking, golfing, kayaking, paddle boarding or skiing and curl up by the giant sofa with a book and a cup of hot ginger tea.

There is also a large 700 sq ft (65 sq meters) patio space where you can dine el fresco in the warmer days.

Kids of all ages LOVE this house. Mainly because of the unusual layout, it maybe large but it is also very cozy, therefore it is a dream to play hide and seek in.

This is definitely not a conventional house. To get to the front door, one needs either to walk up around 100 steps, intertwined in the trees, or have the gusto to drive up a steep driveway.

The spaces inside and outside throughout property will surprise you with delight.

Guest access

No guest access to our garage, study and basement of the house.

Interaction with guests

I will be here to give you full orientation of the house when you arrive. I can also give help you plan meals (where to by the best local produce etc.) and show you how to use the Aga stove.

We love helping our guests to find the best Vancouver has to offer. Let us know what you are looking for and we'd be more than happy to help you plan activities for your trip, down to where to grocery shop (ie. farmers markets), find the best local seafood, awesome interesting restaurants, connect you with amazing caterers for large parties or celebration dinners as well as organic food delivery services.

Other things to note

** IF YOU ARE NEW TO AIRBNB, please ensure that your profile is filled out so we will have a better sense of who you are when you request booking.

FOR ALL BOOKING REQUESTS, please describe the make up of your group for the reason listed below:

1. Any small or very active children that could be staying/visiting? Our property is quite unique and not "conventional" to the usually child-safe homes. The architecture is designed with its geological constraints in mind, there will be overhangs or stairs without railings. We do not have stair gates and the house is not "child proofed". We have 2 boys under 7 and never had there a time where I felt they would be in danger...but then again, they grew up here :)

2. We also have very very VERY steep driveway from the street level that needs a driver that is not afraid to get to the top OR willing to walk up 100+ steps to reach the front door. Your car should be in good running condition and have decent tires.

3. Only 3 cars maximum are allowed to park on the property. One street parking is available.

This unique house is nestled in 2 acres of rainforest but note that we do not have a flat "backyard" or a "lawn" to frolic in. We do have an overgrown trail that you are welcome to blaze through to find mushrooms, salmonberries or huckleberries depending the time of year of your visit.

Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding our property.


Amenities
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $26 CAD / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee $323 CAD
Security Deposit $1940 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $770 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

No access to garage or den.
No smoking please, inside or outside. This house is situated in the forest and very strict fire rules applied. A fine of $500 USD will be taken from security deposit if evidence of smoking is found. Thank you for your understanding.
No bonfires. (you may be tempted because of the setting, but please don't.)
Dogs allowed but please let me know what kind of dog and how many.
3 car maximum parked on the top of the hill.
Check out after 4 pm will be charged an extra $250 USD.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Neil User Profile
July 2016
Grace was super accommodating, incredibly pleasant and ontop of everything. Place was spotless and in perfect location. This is the best AirBNB rental I've had to date!

Gus User Profile
May 2016
Grace has a very special home that is well-suited for groups that need ample gathering space and top notch cooking capacity. The AGA stove is a true highlight as it is always on (requires no pre-heating) and has several zones of stove top and oven temperatures meaning that you can prepare meals for a large group quickly. Grace has stocked the home well with bedding, towels, toiletries and cleaning supplies - all very well-labelled and identified making it easy to make yourself at home. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms allowing for decent privacy for when you need it - but also enough space to for everyone to get together without ever feeling cramped. Easy highway access to downtown and ample nature options makes this property an A+++ find!

Kathleen User Profile
May 2016
This was a wonderful experience for myself and my co-workers. Grace was an exceptional host, very communicative and accommodating. She was also available for any question during our stay, which really helped us out. The house is amazing, like nothing I've ever seen. It has so many unique areas and just keeps going and going. It is hidden among the trees so you really feel like you're tucked away in your own world. I would highly recommend this house. Thanks Grace!

Maggie User Profile
February 2016
Grace was a wonderful host. Her home is so uniquely beautiful and the view of the old trees is breathtaking. It was a perfect getaway. We didn't want to leave.
Grace User Profile
Response from Grace:
I'm so happy you all had a great time. You were all so cool and lovely, I felt safe leaving my home to you.
February 2016

Lily User Profile
September 2015
Grace was a wonderful host. Extremely accommodating...just the right touch of making sure we knew where everything was without being intrusive. The place is absolutely breath-taking! We used it for a business retreat meeting, and the space made our conversations so much more open and creative than in a hotel setting.

Beth User Profile
August 2015
Grace's place is in a really neat location. Nestled in a rain forest, it feels remote yet it's close to some good amenities. We really enjoyed the fantastic trail network at the end of the road (10 minutes to walk there). The house is very large with an interesting sleeping arrangement - little nooks for kids. The kitchen provides a great communal area. Grace warned us about the driveway - it really is steep!

Enoch User Profile
June 2015
This was love at first sight! The house really lived up to it's descriptions - and more. The interior was very expansive, and very well furnished. Grace was one of the best hosts I've ever met, and gave us all a very warm welcome. She made sure that we had everything we needed, and walked us through on an informative tour. You could really see the care the hosts put in, as we were provided with all the amenities we needed, plus post-it notes detailing where all the cutlery were, the wi-fi passwords, and even directions to nearby scenery. The house itself boasted impressive architectural design. From their very fancy aga stoves, to the different wings of the house, to the beautiful forest surroundings, it all made for a great trip. The icing on top of the cake was the grand piano sitting right near the living room. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great place for their next retreat, mini-conference, or just for a weekend getaway. You'll love it!

North Vancouver, CanadaJoined in August 2012
Grace User Profile

We are a Canadian family that enjoys living in what we think the best part of Vancouver. North Vancouver's natural beauty is unsurpassed in my opinion and we love being hosts to anyone that come to visit.

We speak both English and Cantonese and we have two little boys that we homeschool. I have a background in interior, graphic and web design while my husband Vince–the vintage car & mountain bike enthusiast– the ex-mechanical engineer, is in project management for a great IT company based in Gastown Vancouver.

As a family, our motto is eat well and live simple. We thrive on family time through travelling, visiting and support local farms and small growers, the great outdoors and volunteer work.

Before having children, both Vince and I had travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and South America. We love learning about other cultures, their customs and most importantly their food! Now that we are a bit less mobile with young children, we love being host to visitors and share all the amazingness this area of our world has to offer.

Languages: 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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