This listing is for the loft area: huge, bright, and semi-private; the loft has comfortable thai mattresses and plenty of space to spread out! Pictures to come - but don't wait, come check it out for yourself! :)
Built in 1912 by Strathcona's first mayor, William Sheppard, this stately mansion is now an oasis of culture, filled with dynamic, spirited individuals - ready to welcome you into our home!
Enjoy a massage from one of our on-site masseuses, lounge and chat in our sun-soaked community room, or utilize one of our art studios and unleash your creative side! Explore our luxuriant garden on your way out to stroll around Old Strathcona, Edmonton's premier arts district, and come home to opulence and comfort. Walk the river valley trails and watch the sunset over Edmonton's brightly lit downtown core, and relax your muscles afterwards in a rejuvenating steam shower. Wake up early and wander down to the one of many cafés scattered walking distance from our beautiful brick abode, and taste some of Edmonton's finest coffee and baked goods.
Amenities include free wifi, access to our community kitchen resources, steam shower, claw foot bath, access to our community library and many cozy reading nooks, and much more!
Check out the calendar of events in Old Strathcona & see why they call Edmonton the city of festivals! Or walk Whyte Ave and experience Edmonton's most unique shopping experience. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio at one of Whyte's many top-notch bistros or special-interest restaurants.
Old Strathcona is one of Edmonton's most sought-after neighbourhoods, and it's easy to see why! Our incredibly walkable area allows guests to explore without the headache of parking, and get the most out of any time spent here. Lush, old-growth trees line the streets, and gorgeous architecture invites you to wonder about the history of the area.
We are lucky enough to be located in a very central area, with readily accessible public transit - you can get to most areas in Edmonton easily by bus or LRT.
Of note: we have 6 cats, 3 snakes, 4 aquariums, and a plethora of plants. While wonderfully full of life, we understand that it can be less wonderful for people with certain allergies or aversions. Two of the kitties are mostly outdoor, and the rest can be kept out of your room at your request, so we are able to host people with a lesser degree of allergy, but it all depends! The snakes are all kept in private bedrooms in secure enclosures, so there is no danger of unwanted encounters. If you are feeling brave, one of the snake owners can bring out one of our serpentine friends for you to hold! Our biggest aquarium (48 gallons) is located in the sunroom, surrounded by plush couches and our community library - chillin' with the fishies is one of everyone's favourite past times! Our sunroom and certain bedrooms have plants in them, but they are fairly innocuous and shouldn't trigger any allergies. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss how we can make your stay perfectly comfortable and absolutely amazing!
I had a great time at Healing Arts Heritage House with Jen and her community of lovely people. I felt warmly welcomed by everyone and felt at home. This is a lovely old house with many original features. There is a small garden front and back and a conservatory/sunroom facing the back garden which serves as a meeting and eating place for everyone in the house. You can make a cup of tea anytime and go sit in the "sunroom" and chill out chatting to other people as they pass through or come to join you. I like the fact there is no TV there to stop the conversation. There is a large fish tank that is very beautiful and relaxing and if you like you can sit and watch the fish swimming around!
There is a nice sense of community of maybe 8 people who live together and co-create this lovely home. Many are artists doing their craft in the house, there are also alternative therapists who see clients in the front room. I also enjoyed the company of the other airbnb guests who give an international flavor to the house. All of this and you are also in a real home!
Another plus is access to the airport, Jen is happy to pick you up at no charge (if it fits in with her schedule) and accepts a contribution to her gas costs. If that doesn't work the skyshuttle picks up at the Metterre Hotel which is 20min walk away on Whyte Avenue/82nd. Whyte Avenue is where it all happens in the neighbourhood- there are cafes, bars and all kinds of shops including food. If you walk in the other direction from the house is a small supermarket and a lovely bakery with eat-in cafe (about 10 min walk).
This is a traditional house and home in a real neighbourhood not far from the shops with an eclectic mix of people! Very cool!
Really Nice place ...going back!!
It is 5 minutes of walking from whyte avenue....very nice house!!...Very nice and friendly people!!!
Great home within walking distance from Whyte Ave. We stayed in the loft with the Thai mattresses which were super comfortable. Just a word of warning if you don't like cats this may not be the space for you - there are a few hanging around the house that get cozy with guests. Super friendly, but if you're not a cat person then thats something to keep in mind.
Awesome for a weekend in Edmonton, will definitely stay again
Very nice and considerate people.
I plan on using this listing again when I have to visit Edmonton in the future.
Personally for me the hardest thing about leaving in the morning was the super nice friendly cats! (might not be the place for you if you don't like cats...but if you like cats the have the sweetest cats).
Very safe, secure, easy parking and easygoing.
Healing Arts Heritage House is amazing! The house is so historic it just feels like you are in the roaring 20''s! The people at the house are so warm and welcoming that it really feels like home as soon as you arrive. The house is clean and well organized. Also, if you need a professional massage, they have massage therapists on site. Also, there is a walk in steam shower. The house is well located near Whyte avenue's cafes and night life. I highly recommend this destination!!!!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.