Our home is situated on a peaceful tree-lined street steps from lively 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. **
ACCOMODATION INCLUDES a bright 130 sq ft basement room with high ceilings, queen-sized 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, barbecue, 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 bikes to borrow.
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 Trout Lake Park.
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
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.
We throughly enjoyed our stay with Robin and Peter. They were both busy people who took the time to talk to us, which we appreciated. The room was most suitable and we had all we needed. We felt at home there and Robin had even organized a lovely soup and dessert for when we got off the 13 hour flight from Auckland. A lovely home in a lovely neighbourhood. The Drive 2 mins away had the edgy, interesting alternative type of shops we like and we could walk to ChinaTown and back from there. Plus the bus and train to DownTown were accessible. Highy recommended.
We really enjoyed staying at Peter and Robin's home. The location is great for exploring the city and as we are sushi addicts there was a great choice of Japanese restaurants for us just around the corner! The accommodation was clean and the possibility of using the kitchen is a big bonus.
The only minor inconvenience is that you have to share the bathroom, but we knew that in advance. Overall great place to stay!
Peter and Robin were great, and I REALLY loved talking with Robin. The location was very convenient, and it was amazing how quiet things get as soon as you set foot off Commercial Drive, which isn't noisy but does have a fair amount of people on it. The Drive reminded me of Harvard Square on steroids, other than that Harvard Square doesn't have a couple of medical marijuana dispensaries (I didn't see clients for them). Very convenient to public transportation with a lot of wonderful restaurants, and Robin's restaurant recommendations were right on. A great intro. to a great city; I loved Vancouver and hope to go back sometime, will definitely stay with Peter and Robin again if I do.
We had a very nice stay, the house is comfortable (we especially liked the bright kitchen, spacious and full of light) and well connected by public transport. We appreciated the lively Commercial Drive, that is close to the house! We didn't meet Peter and Robin in person but a friend of them welcomed us: she was very nice and kind. We would surely come back , if we happened to visit Vancouver again.
It was such a pleasure to stay at Peter & Robins place. They were extremely hospitable and made us feel completely at home. There were always fresh ingredients to make amazing breakfasts and Peter & Robin were always up for a good chat. This is one incredible AIRBNB and you will not regret staying here.
I enjoyed my stay at Peter & Robin's home very much. They are wonderful hosts and it was a pleasure meeting them. The room was nice and quiet and the bed quite comfy.
The location is conveniently located about 8 minutes walking distance to the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station. Going Downtown is quickly done.
In the close neighbourhood you can find restaurants, bars, convenience stores and coffee shops. Pretty much everything you need.
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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.