About This Listing
Our home is on a peaceful tree-lined street steps from lively east-side Commercial Drive. Relax in a quiet private room. Share our beautiful home & garden. Help yourself to breakfast. Borrow a bike or hop on the skytrain. We're close to everything.
** If this room is not available or you need more space, we have a second guest bedroom in our home. To see, scroll down to 'View Full Profile' **
ACCOMODATION INCLUDES a bright 130 sq ft basement room with high ceilings, double bed and duvet, fresh linen and towels, large closet and mirror, desk and bookcase.
Also WiF and cable TV, lockable door and free access to complimentary laundry facilities.
You are welcome to share the common areas of the house, including: kitchen, bathroom, living/dining room upstairs, and beautiful garden outside.
(Ideally you are youngish, or oldish and young-at-heart, as the vintage stairs between the bedroom and bathroom are STEEP.)
Organic, help-yourself breakfast is included. For other meals, enjoy the many reasonably priced eateries nearby. Or if you wish to dine in, feel free to do your own cooking at home. We have most amenities you might need.
There are some trusty bikes to share.
Free parking on the street
(except within 5 metres of fire hydrant)
Walk half a block to Commercial Drive and you will find:
* International restaurants/cafes, delis/grocers
* Funky galleries, live music, slam poetry,craft beer
* Britannia Community Centre with library, gym/pool/sauna, and rink.
Stroll through our quiet neighbourhood of eclectic old homes and gardens to tranquil Trout Lake.
Or borrow our bike(s) and explore. You can ride on almost all Vancouver streets, and the City has an extensive network of designated bike routes to help you get around.
It's an 8 minute walk to the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station and there are frequent buses at the end of our street.
Downtown Vancouver is 17 blocks away with shopping, clubs and 5-star restaurants. Beaches and ocean-side parks are just beyond that. Look up, and you can see the mountains. Drive over the bridge, and you’re there.
Transit / cycling times:
Downtown Vancouver 10 minutes
Stanley Park 20 minutes
Beaches 20 minutes
UBC 40 minutes
SFU 30 minutes
Airport 30 minutes
North Shore Mountains 45 minutes
Squamish 2 hours
Whistler 3 hours
If you're driving, cut these times in half.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If this is your first time booking with airbnb, please be sure to put your picture up let us know something about yourself.
No smoking inside or overnight guests.
N o parking within 5 metres of the fire hydrant
This was my first experience using AirBnB – and everything was great. Peter and Robin were very sweet and helpful and made everything easy for me. The house was clean and the room well prepared (the pictures are accurate). They gave me maps and suggestions on the surrounding neighborhood (many ethnics restaurants and stores, Sky Train close by). I loved exploring the city with the bicycle that was provided by Robin; it made me feel like I was a resident of Vancouver. Overall a great experience – I would highly recommend staying at their place.
When we walked the East 2nd avenue looking for host's house, Robin found us immediately and called out to us. It was the first Vancouver trip, but they were able to teach a neighboring shop and general information of Vancouver depending on our interest. About others, they contacted us kindly anytime.
Because it was written in the house manual that I could borrow a bicycle in host's house. This was very useful, and it became one of the splendid memories of this trip to have been able to perform cycling around the Stanley Park and downtown comfortably.
The room where we stayed in was not so large, but even two persons were able to stay enough comfortably.
It was good to have been able to receive gentle, kind personality and warm hospitality of Peter and Robin. In addition, I would like to meet them again if there is an opportunity to visit Vancouver near future.
This was our first time booking with Airbnb and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Robin and Peter were friendly and welcoming and their home was beautiful. We had some great conversations and they were extremely accommodating. The location was perfect--right next to Commercial Drive yet a very quiet neighbourhood. The Sky Train and buses are all within 10minutes walking distance.
Had a fantastic time. Hosts could not be faulted. Location was perfect. It felt just like home.
Peter and Robyn were such good hosts that (and I mean this in the most literal sense) I simply cannot imagine anyone being better. We enjoyed getting to know them as much as we did getting to know Vancouver. Peter and Robyn have a beautiful home in one of the best possible locations in Vancouver and we absolutely loved our time there. We'd go back in a heartbeat.
Robin and Peter was so warm and made my stay so comfortable. I felt like coming home to a if family. Almost felt like I wasn't traveling but just home. Everything was very organized, clean and comfortable. I love that each room had color theme and individual refrigerator!! Would definitely recommend to friends and will go back again. Thank you!!
I stayed with Robin and Peter for 3 weeks and they were excellent hosts. They are both kind, well-read and willing to help out and go the extra mile for their guests.
The house is in a fantastic location and Robin and Peter have furnished the rooms with a desk, TV, room heater and have even looked after little comforts like providing slippers. There are bikes available and breakfast food is plentiful. As mentioned in their listing, the rooms are downstairs, so if you have mobility issues, it would not be suitable.
I would happily stay at Robin and Peter's again, would look forward to it and would definitely recommend it.
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About the Host, Peter & Robin
Peter was born in Montreal and I hail from Halifax, but we've lived in Vancouver for the past 25 years and raised our 3 sons here. We love travellers - perhaps because we've both lived overseas growing up. Peter is a software engineer and I am a counsellor. I think you will find us relaxed and easygoing, and our beautiful 100 year old home very comfortable.
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