About This Listing
Our guest suite sleeps two people very comfortably, and four with the couch. We offer a breakfast of coffee, tea, cereals, fruits and more each day and offer a free meal at our nearby BBQ restaurant for bookings over 2 days. See you soon!
We have a 100+ year old house on a corner lot in BC's original capital, New Westminster. The city has a lot to offer, with a gorgeous boardwalk, a community college, college of natural medicine, law courts, shopping district, etc. But if you want to get into Vancouver, you're only a 25 minute skytrain ride away, so you don't need a vehicle!
Our house is cozy and recently renovated - some is still "in progress". Your suite has its own entrance, so your privacy is ensured. And, you're welcome to use our additional amenities such as our laundry and (for summertime stays) our upstairs patio.
We've equipped the suite with fun reading material, board games, and the traditional trappings of a hotel stay (french press coffee and tea to get up with in the morning). We have just put in a 40" TV equipped with cable, sports and HBO so you can get your weekly dose of Game of Thrones. If TV isn't your thing, we have wifi and a netflix account for your favorite movies. We also run a Southern BBQ joint at the nearby public market, and we're including a free meal for 2 in the rental price for stays of 3 days or more.
The bedroom has a spacious closet, double bed and a desk. The kitchen has a toaster, microwave, coffee press and all the plates, cutlery and glassware you need. It's not somewhere that you would cook fancy dinners, but it means you can enjoy take out meals or picnics in your suite without having to eat on the bed!
There's a pull-out couch in the kitchen/living room which can sleep an additional two people in a pinch. The suite is equipped with linens and kitchen wares for four guests if required.
You have access to our laundry, and driveway for your car. We have a lovely deck upstairs for the summer patio season, and if you're really interested in fancy cooking, our upstairs kitchen has a professional gas range and all the equipment you need. We might just ask for a bite!
We just finished a second suite in the adjoining part of our home. If you're looking to accomodate a family of 4, the pair of rooms might just be great for you! Check out our other listing.
Interaction with Guests
We're pretty busy with our nearby shop, but we're always in and out of the house. We've got a two year old, two cats (who have never been in the suite) and some chickens in the back yard. Friends are often over, and we welcome company.
As for you, you're welcome to be as private or as social as works for you. We'd love to help you navigate the city and we're always available if you need advice about your stay or if there's any issues with the space.
Please bear in mind that we are a family that lives in the home while you're here. If there's something we've forgotten or something you need, you should feel at home asking us and we will do our best to help out right away. Like if you find the toaster isn't working or if you would like a fresh set of towels and can't remember where to find them! We work full time at our restaurant, but Airbnb hosting is a huge part of our lives and we love it, so please be open and honest and we will try our best to make sure your experience in our home is top notch.
NEWSFLASH! Not only is there a local, urban winery 500 yards from our house, friends of ours have just opened a craft brewery, Steel and Oak Brewing, two blocks away.
Right now, our neighbourhood is a mix of family residential and some industrial/commercial. We're near a river walk, dog park, shopping and restaurants. Our street is steep!
We are very central for transit in and around the entire Lower Mainland. Skytrains into Downtown run every few minutes and are a 10 minute walk from our house. You can also take the #112 bus to the train from a bus stop at the end of the block. Use the Skytrain to get into Downtown Vancouver and all points West. The Trans-Canada highway is an easy corridor to get wherever you want by car.
The average transit fare is $4.00 into the city for an adult and less for students.
Gas is hovering around $1.30/L as of May 2015
The location was ideal for my needs. The hosts were friendly and helpful with information on the area. :)
I loved staying at Lindsay and Michael's place. They are extremely hospitable from the moment I arrived and there were snacks waiting for me to taking care of me when some unexpected roofers came to work. The chickens in the backyard were so entertaining. I loved staying in New West and all of the local shops here. Big shout out to Old Crow Coffee Co., Steel and Oak, Brick and Mortar and, of course, Re-up BBQ. If you stay in New West, you must check out all of these places. Overall, I truly enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay here again.
Perfect! Super welcoming and friendly. Awesome first experience using Airbnb
This was my first experience using airbnb and I have to say I was quite impressed with the accommodations and the hosts. Lindsay and Michael were wonderful. They were friendly and made you feel very comfortable. They gave us tips on what to see and where to go. The suite we stayed in was exactly how it is shown on the site. It was also within walking distance to stores and the Quay. I would definitely stay with them again.
Lindsay & Micheal were amazingly helpful & gave us lots of insight to getting around their great little suburb & the rest of Vancouver. Our suite was comfy & as lovely as pictured, there was plenty of room for my partner & I to enjoy a day in & watch netflix! We had a great time staying with them & the balcony was great on sunny days for cocktails & a chat.
Highly recommend this beautiful suite.
Be sure to check out old crow coffee co & the market for amazing coffee & food.
While we only saw Lindsay and Michael a couple times, as we were busy off in Vancouver for most of our stay, they provided a wonderful experience. The space was great, and well stocked with breakfast goods! It was only a short walk to the skytrain station, from which you can get almost anywhere in Vancouver. I would highly recommend this AirBnB!
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About the Host, Lindsay
My husband Michael and I live and work in New Westminster. We're transplants from downtown Vancouver and we'd never go back to the BIG city. We're busy people and we love (website hidden) and hosting are some of our favorite past-times, and we've spent most of our lives working in the hospitality industry.
Our home is certainly one "in progress." It's 111 years old, and we adopted it three years ago. It's a bigger job than we ever thought, but usually, we aspire to do one project each week to make it better. Maybe in 20 years, we'll be all finished : )
We've been doing Airbnb now for two years, and it's great. Just so you know, we live in the home with two guest suites on our lower level, so we will likely meet you when you arrive and be here if you have questions or problems. One of the most enjoyable things about Airbnb is meeting everyone and being a part of their journey. We are very easygoing and I don't think anyone needs to worry about imposing on us, using our stuff, chatting with us, etc. We are pretty excited to meet you!
Mosty when we travel, we head on road trips down the West Coast of the US, but we're hoping to head back to Europe one day and do a train trip across Canada. It looks like Asia or South America may one day work their way into our itineraries, we hope.
Here is the German style brewery that our friends Jordan and James opened. Stop by for a taste!
This is the local college - it's pretty big.
Here's the nearest Skytrain station, and it's got lots of shops and services that are convenient - like a movie theater, drug store, supermarket. There's a pub on the top level with a great patio.
Park, playground and outdoor pool.
What a lark! This restaurant is stuck in the 80s, but there's a genuinely good cheap schnitzel night on Wednesdays!!
The local breakfast joint. If you want the traditional breakfast (or german style!) overlooking the water and the river traffic, this is it!
Best wine shop we've got in New West
Here's our restaurant and a handful of other great eats like Longtail Kitchen and Wild Rice for Asian food. Also, there's a great, independant grocery store and farmers markets on weekends.
That's our shop. Drop by with your gift certificate for a meal!
This is the public square by the city court house. It's a lovely place to stop for a picnic, or to take a coffee and catch up with a friend
If you're just getting to the area and are buying a car or travelling the country by car, get a BCAA membership here.
One of our favorite, local shops. The girls at Brick and Mortar find great things, and you can get a huge variety of up-cycled and locally inspired gifts.
Great park that you can walk to via the river boardwalk from our house. Fabulous location for picnics in the summer
Best place in town to buy craft beer
Our favorite kid friendly park, with a great wading pool in the summer.
Here's the biggest pool in the city, if you want to swim for fitness, use the sauna, etc.
Great organic grocery store