Lovely Room in Victorian House

House - Private room · W 18th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y, Canada

The Space

Lovely, quiet home on tree-lined street with female and her cat near Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver General Hospital and Children's Hospital, off Cambie Street.

Close to shopping, organic grocery store, movie theatre, restaurants, coffee shops, bus line, Queen Elizabeth Park, Broadway Street, Granville Island, Canada Line subway. 10-15 minutes to downtown, 1-1/2 blocks to public transit.

Includes single bed, desk, dresser, closet, digital TV, wireless internet, down duvet and down pillows, bedside reading lamp, window with view of garden, Persian rug and hardwood floors. All linens and towels provided.

Only "light" kitchen use available. No laundry facilities available on premises but there is a laundromat about 5 blocks away.

Can only accommodate one person.
Clean, quiet females only.
Share bathroom with hostess.
Minimum 2-night stay.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $305 /week
Monthly Price: $1125 /month
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Very convenient location, cozy room.

    April 2014
  • I had a lovely 4 days staying in Jaynne's home in November. Jaynne was kind enough to pick me up at the train station and was always willing to give helpful advice about the area. Her home was on a quiet street, close to the Canada Line, and relatively close to downtown. Daisy, her cat, was a real treat. Jaynne's home had lots of character and I was inspired by her artistic creations. I would definitely stay here again!

    November 2012
  • A reasonbly priced, clean place to stay. Jaynne was friendly and accommodating. It had a comfortable single bed, cozy duvet, reading light, lots of closet space,interenet, great location, and quiet safe neighbourhood. Would stay there again.

    October 2012
  • I stayed at Jaynnes home for 5 weeks and felt me really at home. When I had to leave I was very sad. There were many reasons. I liked my nice, well decorated, small room with window to the backyard. I was very happy that I had there WLan and could use it everytime. I liked to sit on the veranda or in the backyard.
    Jaynne was a friendly and very helpful host.
    I arrived with the wrong suitcase and she managed that a courier came and changed the suitcases. She helped me in everything to figure out how to get to different places. She borrowed me her lock for my bike. There were so many things I can't tell. We cooked together and I liked to talk with her about many issues. And at my departure she gave me a ride to the station. And I enjoyed Daisy her cat.
    Jaynnes place is well located. It's close to public transport and many shops, cafes and restaurants. You can bike to downtow.
    So I had a wonderful time in Vancouver. Thank you Jaynne! I hope we keep in touch.

    August 2012
  • Jaynne's beautiful house sits on a gorgeous tree-lined street, so quiet you won't realize how close to one of the main Vancouver arteries you are. The room was very comfortable and Jaynne is a wonderful host. A plus, I got to hang out with a lovely calico kitten named Daisy :) Thanks for opening your house to this South American stranger, Jaynne!

    June 2012
  • I had looked forward to staying with Jaynne because on the accompanying picture she looked very kind and welcoming.
    Unfortunately, she does not look like that picture at all, and I find the picture very deceptive and feel it needs to be changed to what she looks like now. She does not have kids, which the picture suggests.
    I arrived at her house feeling very ill with an oncoming cold.... I was told
    all kinds of little do's and dont's which due to my condition went in one
    ear and out the other. Consequently, every day I was asked/told to
    not do this, or do that etc. It soon started to feel that this renting out of the small room to help with the rent Jaynne pays was all about her, and not about me. She likes to get the money, it seems, but really does not want the inconvenience of actually having someone living in her house. I felt I was not really welcome there unless I completely played by her rules which I tried to follow but because there were soo many, I sometimes would forget. It was all about petty, small things, except for the odd one which made sense to me like washing my dishes with soap and hot water etc. I don't actually believe that Jaynne is aware she is behaving like that... and i also believe that at heart she is a good person, but I don't feel she is cut out to be a hostess. I ended up staying
    in the little room as much as possible in order to avoid yet another reprimand about something I was doing wrong. In believe there was only one day without being called on the mat!!! It truly felt that way to me. Fortunately, I hooked up with a neighbor of Jaynne's, who confirmed that many people in that neighborhood find Jaynne very difficult and petty, so I knew then that I was not the only one feeling that way! It was not a pleasant experience staying there, and I would not recommend it to friends or family. Perhaps I was spoiled from my stay
    in Amsterdam right before I arrived in Vancouver where the host was warm, kind and extremely helpful and enjoyable to be with. People are different.... what can I say! Oh, Jaynne helped me once with something
    about an address in the beginning of my stay. After the constant reprimands, though, I stopped asking her for help of any kind.
    Towards the end of my stay Jaynne asked me whether I had sent suspicious emails to her. Although I said no, I don't think she believed me. My email account got hacked and several of my friends also received suspicious emails. it was unfortunate because although
    I did not really enjoy my stay in her house, I would never stoop as low as harassing her with strange emails.

    June 2012
    Jaynne
    Response from Jaynne:

    In response to Aviva's review I would like to
    say that she was a very difficult guest to have in my home. After Aviva
    left, I did seriously think about not continuing to rent out the room as
    it was so stressful for me to have her in my peaceful home.

    Her comment about my photo and trying to pass myself off as having
    children is very strange and I wonder how she got that impression and
    what difference that would make to anyone. I do believe that this is
    exactly how I look and the photo is fairly recent.

    I do not think I have to defend myself on why I rent out my room but to
    address her comments, I rent the room because I have the opportunity to
    do so; I love to share my beautiful house with guests from around the
    world; and I am so well-situated in Vancouver that it seems a shame to
    leave the space empty. I am happy for the income that it brings in, for
    sure.

    Aviva blames her cold on her behaviour but she forgot the simplest
    "common-sense" requests such as turning off the shower tap,
    locking up before she left the house; or not hanging wet articles behind
    the bathroom door. She actually thought that I should move my things from
    behind the door to accommodate her desire to hang the wet bath mat there
    instead of on the tub edge. I think it is unreasonable to ask a host to
    change their way of managing their household to accommodate the whim of
    each and every guest that comes to stay.

    As per her comment about the dishes, she honestly didn't know that you
    should wash dishes with hot water and soap, plus she had a potentially
    infectious cold.

    Even though Aviva lived in Vancouver for 36 years, until 4 months ago,
    she was completely unwilling or unable to deal with the concept of
    recycling which is important to me. I told here that if she had trouble
    remembering to just let me know and I would help her but instead I found
    everything put into the garbage.

    Her most distressing behaviour was when, after she left, I found out from
    my neighbours that she tried to engage them in her negative criticisms
    about me. The neighbour she referred to in her review said that Aviva was
    very aggressive and that she misinterpreted her comments. Another
    neighbour simply told her that they always found me to be a very nice
    person.

    Another upsetting part of her personality showed when I kindly asked her
    not to use my neighbour's lawn chairs, offering her my own lawn chairs
    and table that were nearby in the garden and she told me that if my
    neighbour objected to her using her chairs then that was my neighbour's
    problem!

    I still do not know what to think about the suspicious emails. After
    reading her review and knowing that she had access to a computer at the
    public library on the day I received them I am beginning to think that
    she did indeed send them.

    It was a difficult 9 days with Aviva after so many wonderful guests that
    have stayed here! I have an extremely busy life at this time with a full
    load of responsibilities and still I tried to be helpful to Aviva, as I
    am with all guests, but after the comment about my neighbour's chairs I
    really felt defeated by my efforts.

  • I had a great time staying at Jaynne's. She's a very personable, lovely and helpful host and great to talk with. Her place is tidy and charmingly furnished. I instantly felt really comfortable there. Thanks, Jaynne, for this great experience!

    June 2012
  • Location, location, location. This is perfect- ample free parking, close to a small mall, walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops including a Choices Market. The room is cosy and clean.

    May 2012
  • Staying at Jaynne's house was a great experience. The room was cosy and comfortable, and Jaynne was a lovely host. I would definitely stay there again!

    April 2012
  • Located in a beautiful Vancouver neighbourhood, close to Canada Line, and thus accessible to both downtown Vancouver and the airport, this room is a gem. The room itself is small and cozy, appointed with a great matress and all you need. The house in a great neighbourhood, and though its shared circumstances may not be everyones cup of tea, the neighbourhood in Cambie, with theater, coffee shops and little shopping area likely is. Jaynne is a generous host and skilled at sharing her home with you in unobtrusive yet generous and helpful ways. Daisy that cat will do her best to stay out of your way or make you furry offers - if she senses you wish them...a very good b and b cat. Overall a very purrfect experience

    April 2012
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Bonnie Doon High School
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I am a self-employed graphic designer, AutoCAD computer drafting technician and software instructor. I love live theatre, jazz, movies, studying, gardening and good food shared with friends.
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