About This Listing
A perfect suite on a tree lined street close to the fun and restaurants of Main Street.
Our suite is a perfect place for you to relax as we are on a quiet street but close to the lively scene of Main Street. This is a lovely self contained suite in a one hundred and four year old house which has been newly renovated and completely furnished and equipped.
You will have a private entrance and your own outdoor garden area where you can relax. There are two bedrooms. one with a queen sized bed and the other a double bed. There is also a queen sized pull out sofa.
There are hardwood floors throughout the suite with heated floors in the bathroom. Guests have enjoyed having their own washer, drier, dishwasher, microwave, stove and fridge. All quality linens, towels and dishes and cooking equipment are all provided.
The location is excellent. It is only one block to Main Street which is a great street with over fifty restaurants and cafes, pubs and night spots, alongside designer clothing shops and antique stores.
There is a bus stop one block away and the bus runs every seven minutes. You can easily connect to everywhere from Main Street. We are 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 10 from the seawall by bus. You can walk to Queen Elizabeth Park from here or to the sea wall in about 20 minutes.
Our suite is perfect for families and we also welcome pets.
Interaction with Guests
We generally greet the guests and answer any questions and then let them enjoy their vacation.
We are block and a half from Main Street which is full of restaurants, brew pubs, and coffee shops, boutiques and shops. There is free parking in front of our home and a bus that connects to everywhere at the corner of Main and 18th. The neighbourhood is young and fun and friendly.
Other Things to Note
Although we are close to a busy area our street quiet and calm
respectful noise level, no smoking inside, pets welcome on request
The apartment was perfect for our family, easy parking and very quiet street, but close to Main and Fraser both. Very well appointed, it even has laundry! Everything was Clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed just relaxing in the lovely garden yard.
This is a lovely apartment, very comfortable, well stocked. We were greeted with a smile, basic food, and good beds. Main Street is a block and a half away and includes restaurants and shops. That said, the apartment is located on a quiet side street. It's a great place to have a vacation stop.
Our stay in Vancouver was just great! We arrived to the residence and parking was readily available, as it was the entire duration of our stay (6 nights). There were 5 of us traveling, 2 adults and 3 kids ages 15, 13 and 11. For anyone with more than 2 kids, you know how difficult finding hotel rooms can be, and this was the perfect solution. There was everything we needed and we were in perfect proximity to Main street. There is a shoppers drug mart and td canada trust one block away, and although our hosts were kind enough to leave some eggs, bread and milk in our fridge, we either walked to breakfast every morning or had other plans. If you are a coffee lover like my son and husband, JJ bean and 49th parallel are within walking distance and if you are a tea snob like me, shaktea is about a 10 minute walk away. Very awesome!
The entire suite was spotless and i loved the fact that we had a washer/dryer because kids get everything dirty!!
Anyhow, to make a short story long, i would most definitely stay here again with my kids and it was a lovely experience. Thank you for your hospitality!
We stayed here for three nights in May 2015. We arrived late in the evening but Barbara made it easy for us to access the suite. It was clean and as described, just right for a party of four, with a small living-dining area and well-equipped kitchen. We appreciated the loaf of bread, milk, juice and eggs that she left for us in the fridge for our breakfast. The beds and linens provided were comfortable. The double bed in the second bedroom was just enough space for one teenager, so my other teen decided to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. When the sofa bed is opened, it takes up all the space in the living room, but this is not really a problem during bedtime.
The toilet and bath tub was also clean, and had an ample supply of toiletries and towels.
The temperature was a bit chilly when we were there, so we appreciated the heaters in the rooms, and in the bathroom. We were able to use the electric fan she provided upon my request when it got warm during the day.
The neighborhood is a quiet residential area, but within walking distance to Main Street and its numerous restaurants and shops. We were able to park our mini-van on the street in front of the house.
The only complaint our family had was the slow internet, which made it difficult to use e-mail while we were there. I had to use the wifi at a nearby cafe for this purpose.
Over-all, I would highly recommend this suite as a good value, safe and comfortable accommodation.
We had a lovely stay at Barbara and Dennis's place. It was not only very nice accommodations but a fun, residential neighborhood to explore, as well. The apartment was plenty spacious for the three of us and well appointed. Our hosts were helpful with city and neighborhood information as we needed it. Being able to enjoy the lovely front garden was a extra bonus.
We had a great time staying in this cute apartment. It had everything we needed, even some breakfast fixings in the fridge! The neighborhood has all kinds of cool little businesses. Our favorites: The Fish Counter, Earnest Ice Cream, Slickity Jim's Chat 'n' Chew, Red Cat Records, and Pulpfiction Books! Thanks for a relaxing and comfortable home away from home.
My husband, teenage son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Barbara's two bedroom. Great location where we could walk to cute stores, restaurants and bars (and two cool record stores for my son). The bus was an easy way to explore the city and is about a minute walk away. Barbara supplied us with eggs, bread, milk and coffee which was very appreciated. Lots of towels and very clean!! Thanks for a great stay.
About the Host, Barbara
We are retired and have guest suite in our home in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. We are avid travellers and also enjoy art, golf, movies and theatre.
We live in a wonderful neighbourhood, filled with restaurants which serve foods from many different cultures. We love to try all the new restaurants and new dishes. We enjoy walking around our own city and those we visit.