About this listing
Cute and bright, newly renovated 1 bedroom suite with private entrance, bathroom, laundry and kitchen in lovely, quiet family neighborhood close to parks, shopping, public transit, JIBC and Douglas College! Perfect for short and long term rentals for the Justice Institute as we are only one block away - please inquire for multi-month special rates for JI or Douglas College students. Friendly, travel-loving hosts and a family environment!
Very bright fully-furnished petite 1 bedroom (linens, appliances, pots, plans etc.) garden-level efficiency suite in mid-century modern home in historic New Westminster - a few blocks away from all amenities, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, transit, 6 minute walk from Justice Institute and 12 minutes walk to Skytrain (30 mins to downtown Vancouver) yet very quiet. Includes wireless high-speed internet, cable TV, bathroom with tub & shower, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, large toaster oven and hot plate (no dishwasher). Bedroom contains a double bed. Newly renovated bathroom also has a washer/dryer for your convenience. Main hallway contains a large closet for storage of suitcases, clothing, etc. Clean and cozy, and great for those visiting the area wanting an affordable and friendly option, or visitors taking courses at the Justice Institute (we are one block away), etc. Friendly and helpful family lives upstairs and are willing to help you get acquainted to the area and to Canada. Off-street parking for one car, on a slight grade. Available nightly (minimum 3 nights), weekly or monthly. Please also note that there is a very friendly Boston Terrier dog who lives upstairs and does not have access to your suite, however since the home shares a furnace if you are highly allergic to dogs this might not be the place for you! Also this is a family home (we live upstairs) so there will be some noise from 7-9am and 4:30-8pm weekdays, and sometimes on weekends. If you plan to sleep in til noon every day this is not the place for you. Please to leave the suite the way your find it by washing up all dishes, removing garbage, etc. so that we can keep our cleaning fees minimal. We can also provide breakfast upon request for stays under 1 week.
You have your own private entrance to the suite through the carport/back driveway. You are welcome to use the back garden and children's play structure. Upon entering the suite, the living room/kitchen area is to the right, the bedroom is to the left, and the bathroom containing full tub, sink, shower and laundry (washer/dryer) is also to the left. The suite is completely self contained, with a large hallway closed for your clothing, suitcases, etc. Every room has a large window to provide plenty of light, and privacy blinds which allow light but not visibility into the suite.
Interaction with guests
We live upstairs and can be available in person or by phone.
We are located in the Sapperton Massey Heights neighborhood of New Westminster. Once a fruit orchard, this area was developed in the nineteen fifties and is a family-oriented neighborhood of single family post-war bungalows and mid-century ranchers, with some giant new build houses scattered around, and pretty Fraser River and Mount Baker views. It is a very quiet neighborhood, but a 10 minute walk down the hill to East Columbia Street and you'll find Sapperton Skytrain Station, Save On Foods, Browns Social House (trendy restaurant and bar), Starbucks, pharmacies, independent retailers, and some great independent restaurants (Thai, Italian, pizza, sushi), etc.
The JIBC and Canada Games Pool/Centennial Community Centre/Fitness New West (pool gym and fitness classes - open to public) are a 5 minute walk down East 7th Avenue.
12 minute walk to Sapperton Skytrain Station. Quick 4 minute walk to 155 bus going uptown and 22nd street Skytrain Station or to Braid Skytrain Station. 5 minute walk to C4 shuttle to Columbia Skytrain Station. Lots of ways to get around by bus close to here - just ask host for help!
Other things to note
This is a very petite efficiency suite. It's best for a single person on a short or long term basis, or a couple on a shorter term basis. Also this is a family home (we live upstairs) so there will be some noise from 7-9am and 4:30-8pm weekdays, and sometimes on weekends. If you plan to sleep in til noon every day this is not the place for you. If you don't like children and the idea of children playing outside in the garden on a weekend bothers you, then you should probably look at other bookings. However, if you need somewhere that is quiet in evenings to relax, and you are here for work or study and are out a lot, it is a great inclusive, and affordable option in a lovely, quiet neighborhood that is in close walking distance to shops, restaurants and skytrain and central to all that the Lower Mainland has to offer.
No smoking, drugs or pets. Suite must be left in tidy and respectful condition, with all dishes washed and garbage/recycling removed or part of security deposit may be withheld :)
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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From New Westminster, BC (suburb of Vancouver but it's own funky little walkable city with tons of history). Love to be outside, surfing, snowboarding, hiking with our dog and 2 spirited tots!