GEM off the Drive & AMAZING VIEWS!

House - Private room · Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 1K4, Canada

We offer a private room in a modern but charmingly characteristic, central, two-bedroom upper suite of a heritage house! Featuring gorgeous hardwood floors, original artwork, lots of plant-life throughout, tiny dog and kitty and AMAZING VIEWS of Van!

The Space

We offer a private room in a modern but charmingly characteristic, central, two-bedroom upper suite of a heritage house! Featuring gorgeous hardwood floors, original artwork, lots of plant-life throughout and two cute pets (tiny dog and kitty!)

Our home is a characteristic but modernized heritage house with its own private entrance, lots of large windows keeping the rooms bright with natural light and cool with a lovely breeze. The highlight is the spectacular views from our private patio: views of the city, mountains and North Shore!! Such an amazing way to start the day with a coffee or end the day with beer while taking in the gorgousness that is Vancouver!

It is a very quiet and community orientated neighborhood, very relaxing and safe with plenty of FREE street parking (a rarity in Vancouver!).

Only 2 blocks from the AMAZING Commercial Drive: coffee shops, groceries, restaurants and loads of cute shops to check out!! We have plenty of recommendations for our guests!

We are travellers ourselves and as such have stayed in many places around the world. We want to have people stay with us who are similar to us: that love to explore new cities, find great restauants to enjoy and to treat our home as they would treat their friends' home. We have done airbnb for several years and we love the experience of meeting new people and sharing our home! :)

The comfortable guest room features:
- a queen sized bed with a memory foam mattress
- wireless internet
- in room 42" high-definition flat-screen television with satellite TV Personal Video Recorder (with an array of prerecorded television programs and movies)
- DVD player with a HUGE selection of movies and television series

Our home is:
- 2 minute walk from huge park!
- 5 minute walk to Commercial skytrain station that will take you downtown in minutes! With plenty of buses going to other parts of the city too!
- 5 minute walk to Commercial Drive

We are excited to meet you and share our beautiful home and the city that we love with you! :-)

Guest Access

FREE for guests with their stay:
- Wireless internet
- Shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
- A hairdryer
- Guidebooks for Vancouver area to use during your stay and local information from us, including public transport connections from our home, favorite restaurants/coffee shops and suggestions for places to visit while in the area.
- Free street parking in front of our home is always available.

The Neighborhood

We are steps away from Commercial Drive, an amazing street and a highlight of Vancouver! Cafes, restaurants and shops! Our neighbourhood is very lovely with beautiful characteristic heritage houses with tree lined streets and blooming flowers! Wonderful views of the mountains and downtown, so quiet and tranquil.

Getting around

Our home is located about a 5-10 minute walk to Commercial-Broadway Skytrain station which takes you downtown in a few minutes! Many buses also leave from here going to UBC and other destinations.

Other Things to Note

A small dog also lives here, Jinx, a toy Pomeranian whom is very quiet and sweet. A small kitty lives here too, Fenny, who is curious and active. They are both very sweet and friendly and enjoy meeting new friends!

We live upstairs, so if you have trouble with stairs this isn't the place for you :(

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Julie and Marty were awesome hosts. I had a last minute Airbnb request, and they were nice enough to accommodate me. Their place is only a couple of blocks from Commercial Drive, so it's an ideal place to stay if you want to get away from downtown and have a hip experience in Vancouver. Their room was cozy and I felt very welcomed by the two of them. I would happily stay there again and totally recommend their place to other travelers. Oh but beware of their cat, she's cute but doesn't always like to be pet for too long. :)

    April 2014
  • Juliane and Marty were helpful and accommodating to me and my partner, as we needed to find last-minute accommodations. The location was perfect, and Juliane was very flexible with check-in and provided us with great directions to avoid traffic. The accommodations were clean and comfy, and the place was quiet and welcoming. And their dog is adorable!! We had a great stay.

    October 2013
  • Juliane and Marty were wonderful hosts! Welcoming, approachable and easy to be around. They were understanding when my delayed flight meant I checked in quite late.

    Their place is really nice, central location but very quite. My room was clean and the bed was super comfortable.

    I can fully recommend staying with Juliane and Marty, it was a pleasure. :)

    October 2013
  • Really nice place to stay, warm host, nice apartment, nice view.
    Easy to park in the street. Will go there anytime.

    September 2013
  • Juliane and Marty were great hosts!

    I requested the stay very last minute (the day before my arrival) and they were accommodating and flexible to my travel (website hidden): the house: The room itself is clean, cozy and has a good amount of space! There was street parking right in front of the house (which was great for me as I was driving), and the views from the back deck are spectacular! The location of their home was perfect for me- two blocks from commercial drive and a ton of restaurant options, as well as easy access to public transportation downtown.

    Juliane and Marty were really friendly and accommodating hosts- great to talk to but also gave me space to do my own thing.

    If I'm in Vancouver again and need a place to crash I would absolutely stay with them again!

    September 2013
  • I enjoyed my stay at Juliane and Marty's place. It's in a neighborhood I love: went to Trout lake for a morning run, and enjoyed a coffee on Commercial Drive. House is very clean, and I agree that the view is beautiful! Convenient access to transportation (with nearby SkyTrain and 99 Broadway bus line). Thanks again Juliane and Marty!

    September 2013
  • Friendly hosts, awesome location (spitting distance from Commercial Drive, 20 mins to downtown door to door via Skytrain), tons of information in the room, many helpful recommendations for activities and eats. What's not to love? Also, the Pomeranian is very cool.

    September 2013
  • Spacious apartment with gorgeous views. Marty was a friendly host and their kitten Fenny kept me company while I was getting through jet lag! Perfectly situated near Commercial Drive and a nice park. Quiet neighborhood, very comfortable bed and modern apt! Thanks for the hospitality! :)

    August 2013
  • I really enjoyed my days at martys and Julianes home. My room was wonderful and also the balcony with the view of downtown.
    I would stay there again :-)

    August 2013
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Julie & Marty for inviting me to stay with you! Amazing location, amazing view, and super cute kitty cat! Couldn't have asked for a better first time experience booking with AirBnB :) Julie & Marty were very helpful, and it was most appreciated!

    August 2013
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Glenmary High School, Capilano University
We are a professional couple living in East Vancouver because we love the vibe and culture (and views!!) of this part of the city. I (Juliane) have recently gone back to University as a mature student to become an English/Art teacher though my focus thus far has been Psychology and Art History. Marty is in automotive sales and loves meeting new people! We are an easygoing and friendly couple and looking to share our home with travellers and professionals. We are travellers ourselves (having most recently lived in London, England for 2 years) so we love meeting other travellers!! We have been hosting for over two years now and love meeting new people and giving them a nice, comfortable (and central!) place to stay while they visit Vancouver. We have two resident pet friends: Jinx is a black toy Pomeranian, a quiet and sweet girl. Fenny is a kitty, she is curious and full of life! Everyone always loves Jinx because of her calm sweetness (and because she is just so darn cute!). I love taking her for walks and jogs in this beautiful part of the city!
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