About this listing
Ten minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from downtown! Within walking distance to many shops & restaurants, our colorful townhouse leaves everyone happy. Enjoy a bright kitchen, the living room with our always entertaining birds and free parking!
Stephanie welcomes you! I offer loads of extras for your short term stay and very reasonable long term rates (on par with the local hostel dorm prices!)
Our home is conveniently located 10 minutes drive from the Calgary International Airport with easy downtown access (15 minutes by car and 25 minutes by bus), major attractions, the University of Calgary and SAIT. Also within walking distance to Safeway and Superstore, many restaurants (plus Starbucks and Tim Horton's!) and several fantastic parks and bike paths!
Our unique, colorful, friendly home sports a funky living room decorated with photos taken during Stephanie’s travels. Our fully stocked kitchen (which you have full use of) is bright and inviting. It includes a dishwasher, oven, vitamix blender, coffee maker, a wide range of cooking utensils and table/glassware. There are 2 bathrooms (shared with the residents) and laundry (which you also have use of). Wireless internet is included and parking is always free!
***WE OFTEN HAVE SOME FOOD ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR SHORT TERM GUESTS--like oatmeal and muesli, coffee, tea and rice. We do not guarantee this, but often our other guests leave behind non perishable food items. USING ALL OF OUR CONDIMENTS AND SPICES IS INCLUDED. You have your own shelf in our fridge and in our pantry!
Your room is private, bright and cozy with a very comfortable DOUBLE (full) bed, brand new sheets and down duvet. We welcome couples, but cannot accommodate more. Linens and towels are included with no additional charge for cleaning. We also have an assortment of shampoos, conditioners and soaps for you!!!
A *free* ‘welcome package’ containing maps, bus schedules, entertainment guides and Calgary Attractions coupons!
*Free* shower essentials including shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and use of hair dryer and hair styling tools.
*Free* use of bikes and helmets!
Airport pick up or drop off (depending on our availability) is $15 per trip between 9am-10pm, 25$ between 10pm and 9am.
OR-- the 300 bus goes from the Calgary International Airport to within 3 blocks from our home. Be advised it costs $8.50 per person to go from the airport into Calgary, but only $3 per person go to the airport.
• Private bedroom with double (full) size bed, night tables and lamps
• Bed is very comfortable with a memory foam mattress, down duvet and brand new sheets
• Closet with luggage racks and storage organizer
• 100% cotton towels & hand towels and free toiletries
• Welcome package with maps, bus schedules, entertainment guides and Calgary Attractions coupons!
Feel free to email us with any questions you have.
Guests have access to a fully stocked kitchen for cooking meals, their own shelf in the fridge and pantry, and full use of the main floor living room. All places in the home are shared with exception of the basement which our private space.
As we are so close to fantastic bike paths we offer the use of our bikes and helmets for your exploration (for free of course! Just ask if you want to use them!)
Interaction with Guests
Stephanie (the owner) is a registered nurse and ex-professional performer who continues to teach for fun.
My guest interaction is dependent on my schedules and availability. I am very friendly and love to interact with our guests. However, because I am a nurse I often work odd hours and may require quiet time early in the evening if I'm working a day shift. Or I may be up until the wee hours of the night!
The neighborhood is quiet with many conveniences nearby. We love how close our neighborhood is to the airport but how easy it is to get downtown. We also love the many neighborhood features including a library, fitness center and pool just a 5 minute walk from our home.
There are casual restaurants and take-out foods at a variety of price points, two grocery stores, Starbucks, liquor stores, pubs, pharmacies and banks all within a few minutes walk.
We fully recommend you borrow our bikes to explore the hundreds of kilometers of bike paths accessible to our home. Nose Creek Park is a hidden jem just a short ride away. Nose Hill Park is also a short walk or ride away with fantastic views of the city.
Public transit is very convenient from our home with several buses to choose from to downtown (#2, #3, #300), to the airport (#300) and to the train station, University and Foothills Hospital (#20).
• Fare: $3.00 (exact change required)
• Purchase ticket books and monthly passes at Mac’s and Safeway-- 10 per pack
•We can sell you bus tickets for the same price-- we buy them from the store and you can buy them from us one at a time!
Other Things to Note
***WE OFTEN HAVE SOME FOOD ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS-- this varies but includes items like oatmeal and muesli, coffee, tea and rice. We do not guarantee this, but often our other guests leave behind non perishable food items. USING ALL OF OUR CONDIMENTS AND SPICES IS INCLUDED. You have your own shelf in our fridge and in our pantry!
Be kind, clean, courteous, and have a good sense of humor. Please turn all lights off when finished in a room.
Please close the front door behind you as we have birds and they are very sensitive to the cold. Plus we don't want them to fly out the door!
Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen and bathroom! Be very careful to close the shower curtain all the way at the back to avoid water leaking into the kitchen.
Stephanie is a nurse and often works an unusual schedule. Please be respectful of quiet times if she is sleeping.
Stephanie left me instructions on how to let myself in as she was working. I didn't meet her until I got up in the AM, and she was then off to work, but we enjoyed a few minutes chat and I got to meet her new conure (bird).
Her location is great for anyone coming and going to the airport - under ten minutes away. Also really close to Nose HIll Park.
Super comfy tempurpedic topped bed!
Steph's place was great! About 10mins walk from the nearest bus station (we're not fast walker so if you just take it easy-breezy 10mins is fair enough)
Everything was as described! Thank you steph for being a wonderful host! We enjoyed our stay!
Stephanie gave us very detailed instructions how to find her apartment and get the key - this was great - and we spoke to her by phone when we realised we'd be delayed by traffic. This didn't faze her at all.
Stephanie was a fantastic host. My girlfriend and I ran into a few unexpected travel difficulties and ended up having to return home early. Stephanie allowed us to stay beyond our checkout time, to stay an extra night and couldn't have been more lovely! The apartment is as described and the interactive map she has set up on her air B and B page was a great help. Wholeheartedly recommend.
Stephanie communicated really well after we had booked out stay. She was helpfull and the fact that we could uge the bokse were really cool. The room was nice and tidy. Easy enough to find. Overall a Pleasant stay.
Stephanie's place was just what we were looking for -- comfortable, fun, easy to find, and with a fantastic host to boot (plus a few birds). Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Calgary with pets (she was fantastic with our little, often troublesome dog) or just looking for an affordable, lovely option in a city without many of them. Plus, she gave us great advice for travelling to the Badlands that helped make our stay in Alberta one we'll never forget.
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About the Host, Stephanie
Stephanie is a retired circus artist who still teaches aerial silks and hoop dancing for fun. She is also a registered nurse who works on an adolescent psychiatric unit at the Foothills Hospital. Stephanie has traveled all over the world and has lived in several countries. Her home is decorated with photos from her travels. Her motto is, "never stop exploring."
I am very busy with my professional commitments, but I love having a home full of interesting people. In my spare time I are very active in the local Burning Man scene. I love going to local community events. Depending on my schedule I love to invite you out with us or have a night in playing Settlers of Catan. No matter how busy I am, you are always welcome!