About this listing
Very large and bright (600 sq foot) fully-furnished studio (linens, appliances, pots, plans etc.) garden-level suite in mid-century modern home in historic New Westminster - a few blocks away from all amenities, shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, transit, 10 minute walk from Justice Institute and Skytrain (30 mins to downtown Vancouver) yet very quiet. Includes wireless high-speed internet, cable TV, bathroom with tub & shower, full kitchen with full stove/oven, microwave and fridge (no dishwasher), double bed as well as a double pull-out sofa (pack'n'play crib can be added upon request) as well as your own (unfinished so not pretty but clean) laundry room with storage for suitcases 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. We have toys and baby items if you need. Private parking for one car. 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! Each stay has a $40 cleaning fee as well. Cleaning fee waived for stays of 1 month or more. We can also provide breakfast upon request for stays under 1 week.
No smoking, drugs or pets. Suite must be left in tidy and respectful condition, or part of security deposit may be withheld :)
We had an amazing stay in Lena and James'. The suite is clean and spacious, a perfect fit for two people. It is bright thanks to three windows. But the best characteristic is the furniture and the kitchen equipment: you can really feel like at home.
If you need to go often to Vancouver Downtown consider that it can take a while and since the house is in New Westminster you are in zone 2: it can be expensive without fare saver ticket or a monthly ticket. Of course, it is not Lena and James' fault: the home is so perfect that you can forget it :)
We were very happy with our stay at Lena's. They were helpful and accommodating. The apartment was clean and had everything that we needed. Thank u for making our stay in Vancouver such a nice one.
From my auntie, who stayed here:
Perfect little efficiency apartment in New West!
I spent the month of August at Lena's and James' rental in New Westminster and could not have been happier! This is an ideal little spot for a single person or couple (with the opportunity to take another attached lock off-bedroom if needed). The huge windows provide a beautiful, peaceful view of the yard and the magnificent trees in behind - a nice view to "come home to". The lay-out is spacious and homey. The kitchen is very well equipped with necessary utensils and then some. Very comfortable bed, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and own laundry facilities make for a most pleasant, comfortable and easy stay. Lena, James and their two children are helpful and delightful. Shopping for all necessities is within a few blocks and you are just three blocks from beautiful Queen's Park. A very easy place around which to navigate - but be prepared for hills when walking!
I am almost wary of placing a high score on this place - because I definitely plan to stay there again - and do not want it to be booked solidly!!!! High marks it gets however! Thanks again Lena!
Lena and James were extremely welcoming and helpful, often going above and beyond with tips and information for us which was particularly helpful as we just emigrated from Europe. If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, well equipped 1 bedroom within walking distance to the Sky Train for easy access to central Vancouver ( takes 30 mins) then this spot is great, you can walk to 3 groceries, a post office, hair dresser, a nice bar/ restaurant and pharmacies as well as a few lovely parks, making it a great base if you don't want to use a car. We also walked to the Canada Games pool and there is a Rec- Centre very close by as well. Sapperton is full of interesting heritage houses with lovely gardens. I would say the high lights of this rental are; the hosts welcoming and helpful nature, a good mattress and walkability. Also, if you happen to be bringing your tribe along, this flat is very child friendly!
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About the Host, Lena
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!