About this listing
AVAILABLE TONIGHT! (AUG 20) WE HAD A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION. BOOK NOW!
This bright self-contained suite is the perfect base to explore Vancouver. Just 15 minutes away from almost everything: downtown, Metrotown, Convention Center, Ski areas, night markets, PNE, and more. Lots of free parking & convenient transit options
Make your home-base here with us in our brand new home just outside downtown Vancouver – away from the bustle but close to the action! I'm a fellow traveller when the budget allows it, so I understand what its like to be living on the road. We hope to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible.
This mini-suite is suitable for up to three and has it's own private entrance, so you can come and go as you please. It is furnished with a queen sized bed so there's plenty of room to spread out on the bed for one or two. We can add a single cot for 3 guests. Clean sheets, pillows, towels, soap & shampoo are provided.
This suite has its own small private bathroom with shower. It also has a kitchenette equipped with a sink, small fridge, small stovetop, toaster-oven, toaster, kettle, and some dishes, pots & pans. It also has its own private entrance with a passcode lock so you can come and go as you like (no curfew, restrictions, or keys to lose).
The suite is large enough to include a small private seating area to relax with a couple of chairs, a small computer desk, and a TV. The TV is equipped with an Apple TV and access to Netflix (US) or use your iTunes account to rent movies/tv shows. Password protected high speed (up to 50 Mbs) wireless internet is also provided.
Other amenities include:
✓ Keyless entry
✓ Includes city-wide wifi for 1 device
✓ Central location (10 minutes to downtown, Metrotown, Richmond)
✓ Convenient transit (5 main bus routes, 2 skytrain stations)
✓ Safe neighbourhood
✓ Free (Super) High Speed Internet (up to 50Mbs)
✓ Free local outgoing phone calls
✓ Ample free street parking
✓ TV & Apple TV
✓ Radiant in-floor heating
✓ Private bathroom with shower
✓ Now includes microwave!
✓ Kitchenette with small fridge, stovetop, toaster oven, toaster, kettle, utensils, dishes.
✓ Access to Miele washing machine and dryer (on request)
We are located a short distance from downtown Vancouver in the much quieter Cedar Cottage community (about 15 minutes by car). There is plenty of free street parking around the house.
The area around the house is one of the cheapest parts of the city to eat out in. If you love asian foods, like pho, sushi, or chinese, you will be in nirvana. There are also some excellent Mexican, Central American, and even Portugese & Brazilian restaurants close by.
There is a new modern drug store located 1/2 a block away that sells almost anything you may need from packaged food items, to toiletries, magazines, medicine, and electronics.
Our home is at the intersection of many transit options, so getting around is very convenient. Downtown is about 15-20 minutes on transit. There are two Skytrain stations within walking distance (less than a 10 minute walk). Or jump on one of several nearby buses that connect with the Skytrain or take them directly to downtown, Stanley Park, UBC, Metrotown, Richmond, YVR Airport, or North Vancouver. Even Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge are easily accessible by transit. Commercial Drive and Main Street (~5-10 mins away) are both close by and full of trendy shops, restaurants and hipster hangouts.
My partner and I live here along with her curious and friendly son (7 years old). We really enjoy meeting new people and hearing about their travels, so don't be shy. There is usually one or two other guests in the house as well, which can be a great source of information if you compare stories. We will mostly provide you with privacy but if you have any questions or need assistance there is almost always someone around, please don't hesitate to ask.
You don't need to ask if the room is available. If it shows up on your AirBnB search, then it is available. Book immediately to avoid losing your priority! If the dates you want show up as not available, please check with us as there are often cancellations and other options that the calendar does not show.
BOOKING LAST MINUTE? NO PROBLEM. We can usually approve your request and grant access within a couple hours.
SINGLE NIGHT BOOKINGS only available by special request (send us a message) and must not be more than 5 days in advance unless at either end of another booking (check calendar).
Thank–you for your interest, and Happy Travels!
Please be respectful, this is our home. We want you to enjoy your stay, so please treat our home as if it were your own – and I'm sure we'll all get along just fine. We try not to have too many rules but we ask that you please keep the following in mind:
Absolutely NO SMOKING in the house or on the property.
No pets and no guests without prior approval. We will try to accommodate service dogs.
Please be respectful of us and our other guests (no loud music, slamming doors, etc). Please try to be quiet after 11PM and before 10am (+2hrs Fri night – Sun morn)
Dirty dishes go in the dishwasher
If you spill something, please clean it up
Enjoy your stay!
About the Host, Brad
I've traveled a fair amount, but I'm always happy to return home to beautiful Vancouver. Some of my favorite places so far include; Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Japan. I have many more yet to get to, and many more favorites to discover.
I'm pretty easy going and like meeting new people and hearing about their travels. I've already added several destinations to my "bucket list" based on our guests. I also enjoy some of the best things in life; such as football, snowboarding, a good movie (which is unfortunately rare), I hate television (but admit that Breaking Bad is awesome), and love a few video games. I think we are living through the most fabulous period of human existence and really think we should all just lighten up a bit.
As a host, I will pretty much let you decide what kind of experience you want. If you want to hang out and talk, I'm all for it but if you prefer to do your own thing and hang out in your room, that's cool too. I've lived in Vancouver my entire life, so I should be able to answer any question or make some suggestions for you, no matter what your looking for.
As a traveller, I usually don't have much of a plan. I prefer to meander and find the places that the locals enjoy. I often have no idea what I'm looking for until I'm standing right in the middle of it. I'd love any suggestions you may have!
Life motto? Really? Well, Steve Jobs adopted the best motto from the last issue of The Whole Earth Catalog, and I like to keep good company, so I'll say what he would say:
"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish"