About this listing
Private room in this new, clean, & modern home located at the intersection of 6 major bus routes and 2 skytrain stations for easy access anywhere in Greater Vancouver. 15 minutes away from downtown, Metrotown, Richmond & more. Plenty of parking too!
BOOKING LAST MINUTE? NO PROBLEM. We can usually approve your request and grant access within a couple hours.
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 is a large private room with a double bed suitable for one or two travellers. Perfect for homestay students! Clean sheets, pillows and towels are provided. A small desk and chair is also provided. The room includes a dresser and a small desk and chair. Password protected high-speed wireless internet (50Mbps) is included in the home and we also provide access to city-wide wifi during your stay as well. We have a passcode-enabled lock on the front door so you can come and go as you like (no curfew, restricted access, or keys to lose).
Other amenities include:
Includes city-wide wifi for 1 device
Central location (10 minutes to downtown, Metrotown, Richmond)
Convenient transit (5 main bus routes, 2 skytrain stations)
Free (Super) High Speed Internet (up to 50Mbs)
Free local outgoing phone calls
Ample free street parking
Shared living room with TV & HD channels
Radiant in-floor heating
Shared bathroom with tub/shower
Use of kitchen permitted (please keep clean)
Access to microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, and fridge
Access to Miele washing machine and dryer
We are located a short distance from downtown Vancouver in the much quieter Cedar Cottage community (about 10 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 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. 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 (6 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.
If the dates you want are available, book immediately to avoid losing your priority! You don't need to ask if the dates are available – we'll let you know if there is any conflict. 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.
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 – or better – and I'm sure we'll all get along just fine. A few other minor points to highlight:
No smoking in the house (smoking is permitted outside)
Dirty dishes go in the dishwasher
If you spill something, please clean it up
No guests without prior approval
Enjoy your stay and if we can help you with anything, please ask!
We had a nice stay with Brad. He welcomed us in and gave good advice about what to see in Vancouver. The space was just as pictured. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was nice and clean. Our experience here was definitely a positive one. Would come back again!
The living room area was comfortable and kitchen had all the equipment we needed. Unfortunately we met our host only at the end of our stay. Perhaps this is fine for people who prefer privacy but, as for myself, I like to get to know the people I am staying with.
The room was sufficient for our needs (for three nights in Vancouver), but it was a little noisy in the night. I could hear people in the other room and the front door was right next to ours. Overall, however, we had a good experience and the house is surprisingly close to downtown by sky train (12-15 mins). Brad had prepared great travel trips and always promptly replied to my messages when I had questions.
I had an enjoyable stay with Brad. The bed is comfortable, and despite the hot summer weather, the fan and window keep things nice and cool. Brad also gave me some good advice regarding moving and finding work in the Lower Mainland once I graduate from school. I'd stay there again.
The location is located really good; in 20min you are downtown and along bus-line #33 several places like the Museum of Anthropology at UBC are easy to reach.
The direct neighborhood offers cheap and good places to eat (mostly Asian cuisine).
The room was as described and Brad was very friendly and helpful with giving recommendations for my stay.
I would stay there again.
Place was not bad and very reasonably priced. Very easy access into the building so didn't have to worry about keys. There was a little noise late at night in the bathroom adjacent to the B room, but otherwise reasonably quiet. Brad was responsive to questions
The place was exactly as described. I chatted with Brad a couple times and he was very helpful in describing the city and offering suggestions.
Brad is a great host--friendly, helpful, intelligent, and a pleasure to chat with while affording his guests all the privacy they want. The room was spacious, clean, and very comfortable as were the public areas like the kitchen & living room. Brad's even installed sound baffling between guest rooms to ensure his guests' privacy and comfort. There was plenty of on-street parking, and the house is near multiple bus routes, making it easy to get anywhere in Vancouver. I didn't see much of his partner, Jodie, and her son, Taven, but I liked both I'm a bit of an old curmudgeon and usually not too keen on children, but I found Taven quiet, mature, and extremely well-behaved. If I didn't encounter him in the public areas, I wouldn't even have known when he was there, but when we did meet, I was very impressed with him. I stayed a week and hated to leave. Thanks, Brad & Co.
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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"