The Handford House Vacations Rentals

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Marv and Lynn Fraser of Heritage House Interiors as one of only four owners in almost 100 years and now along with Will and Barb Watkins of River Run Cottages would like to present the newly updated Handford House.

The Handford House was built for the Handford family by James Leonard and was completed in the late summer of 1912.  It is one of the four remaining heritage homes on the block and only one of very few in Ladner to have a full basement on a concrete foundation.

Even though the house has had four owners and a number of face lifts in the past, it still retains much of the original design and finishing work.  These are the accents that make the Handford House a warm and comfortable house to visit and enjoy.

Currently the house is managed by River Run Cottages as a two room Vacation Rental with an onsite live-in manager.  The two suites have retained the old time charm and are complemented with the period style furniture and furnishings by Heritage House Interiors.

Fraser Suite - Hanford House Vacation Rental Heritage Suite - Handford House Vacation Rentals

                  Fraser Suite                                                         Heritage Suite

The elegance of early craftsmanship abound with crown mouldings and stained glass highlights makes this an excellent home base for exploring Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and close enough to visit Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.  It also doubles as executive accommodations while on business, where else to impress an important business visitor or employee. 

The Fraser Suite is the main floor of a newly renovated Craftsmen’s style house built in the early 1900's.  It has a large picture window in the living area overlooking Ladner’s main street.  It has a modern kitchen with seating for four that opens to the rear entrance and into the dinning room / parlour room.  A bedroom with its queen size bed, is situated in the front of the suite under an antique stained glass window.  A full three piece bathroom is located to the rear of the kitchen.

The Heritage Suite is on the upper floor of the Handford House and it too has been restored to the elegance of yesteryear.  Enjoy the comfort of this one bedroom suite complete with your own living room, four piece bathroom, a complete kitchen and a private deck with views over Memorial Park

For those who wish, the Fraser Suite quickly transforms into a traditional executive boardroom or dining area seating 12 or more for that special intimate dinner.  With the audio and visual technology available at the Handford House, the dining room can also quickly convert into a training facility for up to 20 people.  It becomes a convenient asset to the local business members when the need to upgrade ones staff is upon us each year.

Formal Dinner Setting  All Hallows Eve Party 2008

Formal Dinner Parties or Seasonal events


Each suite comes complete with a pre-stocked fridge with the first days breakfast so all you have to do on the first night is settle in and enjoy a quiet glass of sherry on us.  Weekly cleaning and linen exchange is included along with cable TV, local telephone and Wireless Internet service.

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For complete rates and availability, please see Rates & Reservations and be sure to have a look at our Seasonal Specials.   For Special Events and Catering by Orca Dream Caterers please call Will for pricing. 

We accept Visa, Mastercard and Interact. US or Canadian Money orders will be accepted for deposits. Ask us about our corporate rates.

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