About this listing
Cozy, bright room right next to the shared bathroom. Marpole is the best kick-off point for coming in and out of Vancouver via BC Ferries, the USA and the YVR airport. It's also very quick into the city via public transport.
Welcome to our happy home!
The room is just big enough for two and shares the bathroom, but we have an extra toilet downstairs that guests can use so no one has to wait. The house is situated on a quiet street in a safe neighbourhood.
Travellers please note: This home is in the suburbs. It's safe, clean, quiet and very close to the Canada line where you can catch a train every 5 minutes into the city. We have a two or three restaurants and a pub at a walking distance but for a big selection of bars, shops, cafe's etc. right our front your door you'll need to stay closer to the city.
We are 4 blocks from Marine Station (Canada Line of the Vancouver Skytrain) giving quick, easy access to much of the city - 20 minutes to downtown!
*Laundry facilities (BYO Detergent)
*Laundry facilities (BYO Detergent)
*A kitchen with a fridge, pots, pans, cups, plates, utensils, rice cooker, oven, stove, toaster oven, but no microwave.
*Bathroom towels, toilet paper, hand-soap.
*Comfy bedding and pillows
Transit is close by - 5 minute walk to Canada Line:
*4 stops from the airport (about 10 minutes)
*15 minutes on train to Vancouver city center
*2 stops to groceries at the Oakridge mall
*4 stops Cambie Village restaurants, cinema & live Flamenco
*20 minutes on train to historic Gastown
Walking distance to:
*Subway 24 hours
*Cravings Restaurant & Lounge (hidden gem)
Driving distance to:
*10 minutes Bloedel Conservatory, Van Dusen Gardens (if you like gardens, these are the places!)
*18 minutes to UBC -- directly up SW Marine drive
*20 minutes to Steveston Historic Centre (a pacific marine experience)
*20 minutes to Kits beach (think 'sand and sand' with various amenities)
*20-30 minutes to BC Ferries (traffic depending)
*30 minutes to Peace Arch border crossing to USA
*40 minutes drive to Grouse Mountain hiking & skiing
We are happy to share our living space with good natured, interesting people!
Kitchen is available for light use. We have the basics. Please feel free to use what we have. We have a French press for coffee, about half a dozen of each plates and bowls, mugs, plenty of cutlery, a small space in the fridge for guests, some pots, pans etc. We don't have a microwave. If you like to make quick meals in a not so perfect kitchen great! You'll love it here!
Interaction with Guests
I am usually present for the guest's stay, although in the summer we may be away here and there. I enjoy sharing my space and have made many good friends. I have enjoyed a few drink with guests, gone climbing, barbequed with them. It all depends on the timing and the type of guests.
The neighbourhood itself is attractive, safe and quiet, the nearest shopping and restaurants is a 20 minute walk. Our guests have been very happy with the transport resources which quickly whisk them into town in 20 minutes to see all the splendor that Vancouver has to offer.
Marpole is the best kick-off point for coming in and out of Vancouver via BC Ferries, the USA and the YVR airport. It's also very quick into the city by train at about 20 minutes including the walk to the station.
Other Things to Note
***PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR AIRBNB PROFILE BEFORE BOOKING***
I live here. This is my home. I have one other Airbnb room that sleeps two max. I pretty much always have guests in both rooms. This room shares the bath with the other, but there is another half bath downstairs and I also have my own so no one ever has to face any emergencies :)
•Check in is after 2:00 pm & Check out is 11:00.
•AIRBNB MESSAGE US IN ADVANCE FOR CHECKIN INSTRUCTIONS.
•There is a basket in the fridge where you can keep your food.
•Please keep dry food in your room as there is not so much space in the kitchen.
•Please don't throw food into the bedroom rubbish bins.
•Please use our recycle bins rather than leave us piles of garbage in the rooms.
•If you use the kitchen, please clean up after yourself.
•We want you to use our but home freely but supply your own:
oCondiments for your meals
oToiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion)
oHome office supplies – unfortunately we don’t offer printing and faxing services
•Come and go as you please but lock the door on your way out always . . . just in case we are not home.
•Please be mindful of loud conversations in you room, especially in the evening. Also let us know please if there is any noise that bothers you. We want to know!
•No guests please, without direct consent from Amy.
Amy welcomed my husband & I into her beautiful home with open arms!! Location was great (except waking to & from the train station with 3 suitcases & carry on's - lucky I had my super hero of a husband). Easy to travel into town via train. Shared bathroom was no problem at all. Accommodation was a great price! Amy also let us leave our bags before & after we checked in & out so we could see more of Vancouver! Thank you Amy for being so welcoming. House is spot on with a great host! Would recommend to all! X
Amy personifies hospitality. She opened her door to us and waved at us when we left. In between she made all the effort possibles to accommodate our needs. Amy is a beautiful host!
I had been at Amy's house for 1 month! It was a great experience! The room is cozy, the house located 2 blocks for the skytrain station! Amy is a wonderful host! She makes you feel free at her house! I am extremely recommend Amy's room!
Amy was very nice and helpful. The room was clean and I have nothing to complain about. Thanks a lot for letting us stay.
Amy est une hôte très sympa. La chambre correspondait à la description. La maison de Amy est bien située, proche du métro et à mi chemin entre l'aéroport et le centre ville de Vancouver. Je recommande.
We stayed at Amy's place for 4 nights. She was very accommodating with our late arrival schedule and also the day when we were leaving, since we could leave our suitcases at her place until the afternoon. We only saw Amy the very last day of our stay, but she was friendly and welcoming. The room itself was a bit smaller than we expected judging from the picture, but perfectly OK for the two of us. The bed and pillows were not very comfortable (to me; my boyfriend was OK with them).
The house is very close to the airport and less than 10 min walk away from the air train, so very convenient to stay there if you arrive late like we did. However, the neighborhood is (too) quiet and there are very limited options for dinner, so we left the house in the morning and only returned after dinner, because in the center there are so many tempting possibilities! That made our days a bit longer and tiring than we would have liked. But on the other hand we had extremely nice weather so it was great to be outdoors.
A lovely, clean and welcoming place to stay with a nice comfy bed - great for catching up on sleep after long flights! Very easy to get into city as well as to the airport. The equipped kitchen was great for self caterers like ourselves as well. We stayed here while sorting ourselves out for our trip around Canada and plan on staying again when we return to Vancouver.
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About the Host, Amy
I am a copywriter and internet marketing consultant. I grew up here on the glorious West Coast, and originally hail from the island just off the coast, Vancouver Island, known affectionately by locals as "The Rock".
It's actually a massive island with many sights of it's own, both in the city of Victoria (the capital of British Columbia) and outside in the natural environment, including hiking, climbing, surfing, scuba diving, ski hills, mountain biking - you name it! Vancouver offers a whole lot too!!!
We are a welcoming and open minded family who live simply and appreciate nature. We love sports around here, mine (and my son's) is soccer, which I've played for the past 22 years, rock climbing, golf, etc. If there is one thing my partner will never tire of, it is climbing and pretty much any outdoors activity!