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“Peaceful little haven”
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Flagstone deck and benches - great for coffee in the morning.
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Flagstone deck and benches - great for coffee in the morning.
Living room
Living room
Front entrance with visitor on rock
Kitchen/dining - seating, dinnerware, silverware for six,
Kitchen
Dining table set up.
Full size fridge and stove, microwave, pots and pans, everything you need to cook at home.
Dining area in kitchen.
Dining Room
Dining area.
The Queen Bedroom
The Queen Bedroom
Bedroom with Double bed.
The double bedroom with kids' sleeping nook.
Kids' sleeping nook
Kids' sleeping nook as a closet when there are no kids.
Bedroom with Double bed, looking into living room.  Bedrooms are on opposite sides of the unit.
Looking into bathroom from the private sauna.
Sauna
Bathroom with walk-in rain shower.
Rainshower
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Guest BBQ hut and patio area just outside the apartment.
Patio in front garden.
Squirrel feeding in the fountain in The Secret Garden.
Rock wall surrounding The Secret Garden.
Entrance in winter
Tapered arch entrance to the garden.
Side pathway in spring.
Looking at the garden behind the rock wall.
Floodlight and cool at night, perfect for a glass of wine by the fountain.
Front of the house.
All lit up for Christmas - kids love it!
From the street in front of the house in October, looking towards Pacific Spirit Park.
Beach volleyball, Kitsilano beach - ten  minute drive.
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Vancouver, British Columbia

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zen1000
Wilsonville, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Peaceful little haven”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Great location for our family. We were attending our son's graduation from UBC.
Beautiful gardens, which was like a little peaceful haven for us in our hectic days we stayed there, visiting places, touring grandparents around town and more.
Lovely apartment with all the amenities you can ask for.
Kind host, who came checking in on us to see if we needed anything more.
Will definitely keep this place in mind for our next trip to Vancouver.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 May 2014
Hi Nancy:

Thank you for posting such a great review for The Secret Garden.

I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the gardens and found the location good for visiting your son for his graduation from UBC.

Hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful city.

Best regards

Noo-Noo
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deckard35...
Calgary, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Quiet, convenient location for UBC and surrounding areas”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We really enjoyed staying at "The Secret Garden", Noo-Noo was a great host. The reason we choose this location was it's proximity to UBC as we would be visiting a family member who resides in UBC. Amenities are convenient as there is a Grocery store (Stong's), Drugstore (Shopper's), various banks a British style Pub (Cheshire Cheese) and the Dunbar Movie Theatre. All of the amenities are located no more than a block away from the accommodations. For the accommodations, there are two separate bedrooms a comfortable living room with an HDTV and plenty of channels, kitchen with table and chairs a stove and refrigerator, toaster,etc. In the bathroom there is a sauna. There is WiFi Internet and a prepaid cell phone that can be provided if needed. Overall this is a great place to stay and would recommend to anyone who wishes a nice and quiet place to stay in a convenient location away from the hustle and bustle.

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Liked best: The location and amenities, everything was convenient for our needs.
Liked least: Nothing in particular.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Apr 2014
Andy and Roxie:

Thank you so much for posting a review of The Secret Garden and taking the time to list all the details of the surroundings and the apartment.

I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the location and the peace and quiet - it is surprisingly quiet here even though only a half a block off Dunbar!

Hope to see you again when you come to visit your relative at UBC.

Best regards to you both,

Noo-Noo
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Ireland
Reviewed 2 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
2 Feb 2014
Thanks so much, Marie, for taking the time to review The Secret Garden.

You, Elie and little Maia were great guests and I hope I'll see you again when you are established here in Vancouver - maybe we'll run into teach other at the coffee shop across the street!

Noo-Noo
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thebarnie...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing property”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We searched the internet for vacation properties and could not believe our luck at finding an amazing property.Noo Noo is an excellent host,and she makes very yummy banana bread.The property has a very cosy, homely feeling. It has everything you would need and more.It accommodated myself, my husband, son and daughter in law and baby Olivia, and there was ample room.The sauna was a surprise, and was used by all. It was a shame we were not here in the summer, to enjoy the fantastic garden. Please ignore the review regarding smoking, we are all non smokers, and never once smelt smoke.Thank you Noo Noo for a very enjoyable stay, and hopefully will see you again in the future.

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Liked best: the homely feeling excellent host and sauna
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Nov 2013
Thanks, Jackie for reviewing The Secret Garden. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the sauna, and also my baking! I hope you'll be able to visit again in the summer - curious Olivia will be walking then and surely get a kick out of the birds and squirrels! She is definitely adorable.
Noo-Noo
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Halifax Nova Scotia
Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Management Response
19 Nov 2013
Hi Jim and Carol:

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the apartment and the neighbourhood. Thanks for the glass of wine - I'll be buying that one myself in the future. Take care, I look forward to seeing you again.

Noo-Noo
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Calgary
Reviewed 7 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Management Response
7 Nov 2013
Hi Michael:

I'm so happy to hear that you and Cynthia enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you can stay longer next time. Thanks for your comments and for taking the time to write a review.
Noo-Noo
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Stanwood
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Nov 2013
Kathleen and Tanya:

Thank you for your comments - all of them!

We feel that it is unfortunate that you did not discuss your issue with the caretaker at the time you were in the apartment. Over the past year and a half there have been 45 bookings (many repeat guests) and not one complaint so obviously we were not aware that there was a potential problem.

However, now that we are aware that a problem may exist we have taken action to remedy the situation as the comfort of our guests is, of course, our primary concern.

We are glad to hear that you otherwise enjoyed the amenities provided and thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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