Central location near University, Foothills Hospital, Kensington and downtown. Buses one minute.
Rocky Mountain, Dinosaur tours, organic breakfast available.
No one works harder to ensure your comfortable stay. Check the reviews!
Read the reviews -Top things people love about Your Calgary Home:
1. Location - access to university, downtown, hospitals, Kensington
2. Comfortable and ultra clean
3. Hosts extra effort to make you feel at home
Two things people do NOT love about our place:
1. Distance from supermarket
2. Canadian winter
NEW: We now offer full, organic breakfast @ $10 per person per day. Ask for details.
+++Before you enquire, be sure your Airbnb profile and verifications are completed. You want to know something about the people you will be staying with. So do we!+++
***Before you inquire read the entire description, House Rules and our profile. Know what you are getting into! ***
+++++++ About Your Room ++++++
We have two listings available - This room, and a large suite. This room is on the upper floor. Two single beds, desk, and private full bath. This locked room is suitable for short-term stays of one person or a couple.
This room is not appropriate for more than a few days. Please see the suite for longer term stays.
Second is a lower level suite - bedroom, living room and full bath. The basement has ten foot ceilings so it does not feel cramped.
The suite is suitable for longer stays and more people. It can sleep up to six very comfortably.
To find the suite on-line, web search Airbnb Calgary Keith your spacious inner city suite.
Share state-of-the-art kitchen, laundry, BBQ, TV with Netflix, Roku streaming media.
We provide highest quality linens, bedding, flannel sheets in winter, 4 star hotel quality towels, shampoo and soap.
You provide food and beverages. We will give you fridge and pantry storage space. We will also provide breakfast if ordered in advance.
++++++ About Your Calgary Home ++++++
Charming - Parkdale/West Hillhurst Infill built 2002. The home construction is absolutely first class with the very best insulation and heating to keep you warm through a Calgary winter.
West Hillhurst and Parkdale are two of the most desirable communities in Calgary. Inner city - close to downtown, the Foothills Hospital and University. At the same time the home and neighborhood are quiet, safe and walking distance to nature. There is no where else like it!
Quiet home on Cul-de-sac.
Street parking for your vehicle and great location for public transport.
1 minute from 3 bus lines. 10 minute walk to beautiful Bow River.
You will be in the middle of the city but a ten minute walk on a green pathway to either the Bow River Valley or a natural off-leash area. You will see rabbits, hares, possibly deer and other wild animals.
20 minutes walk to downtown. 15 to hip Kensington.
By car: close access to #1 Highway. Forty minutes to Rocky mountains. 10 minutes to Olympic Park. Five minutes to University of Calgary.
Walk fifteen minutes to Foothills Hospital. We host many medical fellows, researchers and students. 25 minutes walk to University of Calgary.
House is on the bike path that will connect you everywhere in the city through the most extensive system of walk-ways, trails and bikeways in North America.
The home has keyless entry. No worries about lost keys, complicated check-in meetings or check-out. You will have your own unique code for the duration of your stay. Your room is locked with your unique key.
*** Bed Bug Note ****
We do NOT have bed bugs and never have, because of our extensive prevention program. Make sure wherever you stay in Calgary has a thorough bed bug prevention program.
Certain areas of Calgary are experiencing a serious and increasing rise in the cases of bed bugs. In planning your visit to Calgary you would be wise to consider this. Alberta is the only inhabited place on the planet without rats. Alberta also does not have termites, fleas or cockroaches. But Calgary does have bed bugs.
It may come as a surprise but the incidence of bed bugs is not related to the affluence or the 'cleanliness' of a particular area. Rather is is related to the travel habits of the residents. Bed Bugs arrive in Calgary in the luggage and shoes of travellers. And Calgarians travel.
So, your chances of having a problem with bed bugs is highest at a hotel or motel and lowest in a community where the residents travel less.
In our home we go to extraordinary lengths to prevent bed bug infestation. It is very difficult to get rid of bed bugs so we are deeply committed to safe, non toxic methods of prevention. Before you rent any place enquire as to their bed bug prevention program.
For more information conduct a web search of Calgary Health Region Bed Bugs
++++++ About Your Hosts ++++++
You host is a professional sommelier and a semi-professional chef. We can do a wine exchange, meal exchange or just explore the cuisine of your culture. Or, if you wish to be left alone, that is fine too.
Your hostess is an award winning gardener and accomplished flower arranger. Your home will be filled with fresh flowers, changed weekly.
We will do what it takes to make your Calgary stay enjoyable and stress-free. This is a shared space but you will have your own private room, bathroom and privacy. You can interact with the rest of us as much or as little as you choose.
Your hosts are available 24/7 for any emergencies. If we are not home our representatives will stop in to ensure you are enjoying your stay.
LGBT friendly hosts.
We are not 420 positive in the house or property.
We make our own house cleaners. Absolutely no toxic chemicals are used.
++++++ Safety ++++++
The house is hard wired with battery back-up CO2 detectors and smoke detectors on each floor. Newly upgraded and replaced Spring 2014. Tested monthly. ABCD rated fire extinguishers on each floor. Your room, since it is on an upper floor has an emergency fire ladder. Additionally you will receive detailed emergency contact and procedure information.
Flood note: during the June 2013 Calgary floods our house was not evacuated and not affected. Even though we are very close to the Bow River we suffered no damage. We offered a safe place to stay and our guests volunteered on restoration crews.
Security: your Calgary Home has 365/24/7 monitored security. Statistically our community is amongst the lowest in crime for inner city. But crime is crime - lock the doors and be mindful.
++++++ About The Extras ++++++
Be sure to ask about possible airport/bus station pick up.
Be sure to ask about day tours to the Rockies, Drumheller, etc.
Bike available for guest use! Damage/loss deposit of $50.
Outdoor gas BBQ on the back deck is great in the summer (and always fun in the winter).
Unlocked smart phone may be available for out-of-country guests. Ask!
We are happy to provide information on local attractions, farmers markets, what to do, restaurants and nightlife.
Optional organic, fresh daily breakfast available at $10 / person per day. Must be booked in advance.
**** Northern Lights Bonus! ****
Your host subscribes to Aurora Alert. That means you can receive up-to-the-minute notification of the Aurora. Your room is perfectly located on the upper floor facing north. With a bit of luck you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis, a once in a lifetime experience, from the comfort of your bedroom!
++++++ What Is Expected Of You ++++++
Do not inquire until you have completed your profile, picture and verifications. If you haven't you will be wasting your time. We will be polite but you will not get a booking.
No smokers and no smoking due to severe sensitivity. Absolutely no smoking, drugs or partying on the property. No perfumes or scented products, please.
Don't ask for a discount. If you are looking for a cheap place to crash you will find it, but not here.
Absolutely no eating or drinking in your bedroom. You can take meals in the dining room or kitchenette or living room or on the back porch.
**** Cleaning ****
Your suite will be immaculately clean when you arrive. The basic cleaning rule is this: "Leave it the way you found it."
So, when you use common areas - kitchen, dining, laundry, make sure you leave it in exactly the same state you find it.
When you check-out, leave your private areas as you found them. If you do not, additional charges may apply. You do not have to make your bed at check-out. Leave linens unlaundered.
Cleaning service is NOT provided. We will provide all tools and supplies you need to keep your space clean. Guests staying (greater than 3 week) guests must provide their own laundry detergent. We provide all other cleaning materials and supplies.
The cleaning fee covers the sanitizing, deodorizing and preparation of all surfaces and linens prior to your arrival.
*** Kitchen Note ***
We offer a state-of-the-art kitchen and natural gas BBQ with all equipment, cutlery, pots, pans, china etc. You are more than welcome to express your culinary creativity to its fullest. You provide appetite and food. The one exception is deep frying. Deep frying is absolutely not permitted under any circumstances due to safety and insurance reasons.
Ample street parking. Top of the line kitchen, laundry, dining, high speed wifi (Download speeds 24.67 Mbps Upload 19.54 Mbps), storage space, Netflix and Roku TV.
Full, fresh, organic breakfast is available at $10 per person per day. Must be ordered in advance.
Interaction with Guests
You will share the home with us and likely, other guests. You must be prepared for this or your stay will not be happy. The only problems we've had with guests is from behaviour that may be appropriate for a motel or apartment rental but not for sharing a private home. Please think about this carefully before applying. If this is not clear, ask before you book.
Our community, West Hillhurst/Parkdale, is one of Calgary's most desirable. Inner city, yet quiet, with close access to the University, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children's Hospital, the Bow River and natural areas such as Edworthy Park.
Easy walk -
- Popular pizza restaurant with gluten free options and no corkage fee.
- Calgary's best sandwich shop - Lazy Loaf and Kettle
- Gelato shop
- two convenience stores for emergencies, bus tickets and ATM
- Yoga studio
- two butchers
- Northern Chinese restaurant
- Dairy Lane Diner - one of Calgary's best burgers and breakfast (can be very busy)
We love the community and have lived here more than thirty years. We are also deeply committed to the area and work to protect it.
Street parking included.
Easy walk to Student CarShare.
6 bus lines within five minute walk. Foothills Hospital fifteen minute walk. University of Calgary thirty minutes walk.
If you are headed for the mountains we are moments from the direct #1 highway.
Located within the car2go home zone. That means you have 24hr access to Calgary's innovative and hugely successful car use program.
House is directly on the pathway system that connects you everywhere in the city through the most extensive Urban system of walk-ways, trails and bikeways in North America. The best way to explore Calgary starts 5 steps out your front door!
Other Things to Note
Before enquiring or booking, complete your profile and verifications. We will be polite but you will not get a booking without a completed profile and verifications.
Each Airbnb is different and one size does not fit all. Who is our home NOT for? Smokers. Those who want to bring in guests. Those who want to eat or drink in their room. Those looking for cleaning service. Those not expecting or comfortable sharing space.
In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all guests and residents these are the rules of the house. Any violation may result in cancellation of the booking and immediate eviction.
I will check ID of guests upon arrival (driver's license or passport) to verify your identity. The person booking must be the person staying. Third party bookings are a violation of the Airbnb Terms of Service.
Please leave everything as it is in your room: do not remove pictures from walls, don't move furniture around, and do not remove the comforter cover from the comforter or the mattress protector from the mattress.
For the better health of all and out of consideration for allergies, this is a fragrance/chemical free environment -- no fragrances --no perfumes/colognes, “air fresheners”, laundry soap with fragrance, fabric softeners, incense.
Due to insurance regulations, no space heaters, incense, candles or open flames may be used anywhere in the house.
Kitchen hours are 6am to 10pm: you may quietly retrieve snacks outside of these hours but no meal preparation outside of these hours.
Do not leave personal belongings in common spaces when done with those areas. Each guest is given their own storage space.
After using the bathtub/shower, please clean out hair from the drain/floor area and make sure tub/shower is basically clean using squeegee provided.
Common areas are cleaned once a week, and guest rooms are cleaned in between guest visits. Apart from this, guests are expected to clean common areas after use and clean their own rooms during their stay.
Rooms are for registered, ID verified guests only, and guests may not bring any others to visit without prior approval.
House quiet hours are 10pm to 8am, and laundry hours are 9am to 9pm. To help preserve the tranquil environment, please keep electronic players and/or voices down at all times, and do not have cellphone/(website hidden) conversations in the house after 10:30pm to avoid disturbing others. No socializing in the house after 10:30pm.
Please use computers, radios, electronic players and cellphones in your room only and do not bring these into common areas or yards to use: this helps keep us open to each other and available to interact with each other when we are together in these spaces. You should be able to access Internet from anywhere in the house. The house has high speed 50 broadband Internet with the top home router Asus RT AC68U router and boosters throughout the home.
Packages and mail. Packages and mail can only be received at our address with our prior expressed approval and only for the duration of your visit. In all cases we are not responsible for the receipt, delivery, safety or contents of any deliveries.
Guest agrees to pay Host for damages or loss for any of Host's property or other Guests property damaged/lost by the Guest.
This is a Drug Free and Smoke Free home...thank you for not bringing drugs onto the premises! Thank you for not being on the premises intoxicated.
Please leave shoes and boots inside the entrance. We will provide slippers.
Please let us know as early as possible your arrival and departure times so we can prepare for you.
For the safety, comfort, and security of everyone, no one on the property other than registered guests who have booked a reservation. The only people permitted to come into my home are those whose names are given in advance at the time of booking as being part of the reservation. Specifically: guests cannot bring along or invite in their friends, relatives, or others.
House has a security system. Please be sure to set it when you go out. We will give you a code.
*** Entry ***
The house has 24 hour monitored security. All locks are commercial grade, non pickable, non bumpable. Entry is keyless. You will receive a unique entry code that will work for the duration of your visit.
Please remember to lock the doors when you go out!
We are very energy conscious so please turn off the lights when not using.
Note regarding children. Our home is generally not family-friendly. Exceptions can be made.
The number of persons includes all persons regardless of age or sleeping arrangement. The charges are based on number of people, not based on beds or rooms. Any misrepresentation of the number of people will result in immediate cancellation of the booking and possible eviction.
Pets are not allowed.
This is a non smoking and non smoker home due to severe sensitivity. We can not host smokers.
Smoking of any substances is not allowed anywhere on the premises or property. Any violation will result in immediate cancellation and possible eviction.
Keith and Yokisho were lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at their beautiful house. The location was excellent and they were very welcoming and willing to share their love of Calgary with me :) Definitely recommend staying here.
I had a wonderful time at Keith and Yoshiko's house. They are very hospitable, friendly and patient with great communication. I appreciated that they are safety concious. They have thought of the things that travellers need. Beautiful home in a convenient location. Very nice to have a private washroom. I highly recommend the breakfast. The best airbnb I've been to!
I arrived from Paris to set my life in Calgary, and what I can say is that Keith and Yoshiko are ones of the nicest persons I ever encountered. I stayed there for one month to take time to discover the city. During that time, they were always willing to help, to give me some good advices about the city, its inhabitants and so one. We also spent some time discussing about life, cooking, and travels. I always felt confortable in their house because of them and also because their kitchen is fully equipped, there is a washing mashine, dryer, I could watch Netflix during a boring day and most of all, their place is extremely clean. Plus their location was very convenient for me as they live very close to the university and very close to kensingon area. In one sentence : If you are looking for a warm, beautiful, nice and well located place to stay in Calgary, choose this one !
Keith and Yoshiko were very nice hosts. The house is extremely clean and organized, plus they had food leftover from past guests that I could use. The neighbourhood is fairly accessible by public transit (bus) and the bed was comfortable. I enjoyed the stay very much.
This was a very comfortable place in a great location - just minutes away from downtown. Keith and Yoshiko were wonderful and welcoming hosts. I would definitely recommend staying here while visiting the Calgary!
I highly recommend this airbnb. Even though I only stayed one night, they treated me so well. Keith and Yoshiko are lovely people. The room/suite was very nice and the bed was super comfortable. I was offered tea upon my arrival. Keith provided airport pick up and drop off for a very reasonable price. I felt like their home was my home. It is in a lovely area of the city, close to lovely walkways along the river and quick access to the Kensington area.
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Middle aged couple love food, wine, travel and people. Interests include poetry, Buddhism, Peace-work, Yoga, gardening and cuisine. Languages English, Japanese. Love French culture but very limited French language.