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. 'View Full Profile'. **
WE ARE A HOUSEHOLD OF TWO old nature-lovers (mostly gardening and fly-fishing) who have lived in Vancouver for many years and can give you the insider scoop on spots to visit and places to eat. If you like to snowboard or ski we can help with that too.
ACCOMODATION INCLUDES a bright 130 sq ft basement room with 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 deck and beautiful garden outside.
(Ideally you are youngish, or oldish and young-at-heart, as there is a very STEEP stairway between the bedroom and bathroom.)
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 in the kitchen at home. We have most amenities you might need.
There are trusty bikes to share.
Also free parking on the street.
(Except within 5 metres of nearby fire hydrant)
Walk west 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 east through our quiet neighbourhood of eclectic old homes and gardens to tranquil Trout Lake.
Or borrow our bike(s) and explore. 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. 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
We look forward to hearing from you!
If this is your first time booking with airbnb, please be sure to put up your Picture and fill out your Profile.
No smoking inside or overnight guests.
No parking within 5 metres of the fire hydrant
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.