About this listing
I created the space to feel like a private hotel/apartment. Full one-bedroom suite with kitchen, private entrance (code lock), cable TV and Netflix! Come and enjoy less expensive than a hotel, but all the features of one (except room service ;-)
Hello & Welcome Guests!
This suite has a large living room/kitchen/dinning area, as well as one large bedroom, with a comfortable (really it is) queen bed. The Apt. is quiet and warm in winter, COOL in the summer - you do not need aircondlting here (which is lucky because no on has air-conditioning in Vancouver), you do hear the occasional crow in the trees. Otherwise - QUIET & private!
The Suite Features:
→1 Large Master Bedroom, 1 bull bathroom with bathtub/shower
→Coffee & Tea
→Kitchen features: all dishes, pots & pans, small appliances, coffee maker, toaster, blender.
As well as cooking condiments, salt & pepper, cooking oil.
→Private in-suite laundry
→40 inch flat screen TV, w/ cable & DVD player
→All linens, bedding & towels
→Bathroom features: shelving, hairdryer, shampoo & conditioner, items you may have forgotten
→Appliances, dishwasher, stove, fridge & washer/dryer
→Excellent top quality queen bed in master bedroom (comfortable!)
→Lighting can be dimmed
→Keyless Entry (code lock)
→Spanish bathroom tiles
→Parking 20 meters from house
The suite is 700sq of well planned space. It is perfectly suitable for singles, couples, or friends who don't mind to share a queen (in a large room). Note: The suite does not have 'baby equipment' such as a high chair/crib etc.
This suite contains everything you need during your stay. Located on a quiet, safe tree-lined Street in Italian District of funky Commercial Drive where shops, restaurants, bars are plenty and just a 5 minute walk.
Cool in the summer months (July & August) so you won't melt (most places in Vancouver do not have air-conditioning), but you don't need it in here.
Thank you, I look forward to hosting you!
The suite self-contained (private) and has door code access.
A week before your arrival I send out the code for the door. This allows you to arrive late or come early - as the suite will be ready for you.
Interaction with Guests
I'm generally as interactive as guests want to be. Sometimes I get to know them well, in one case I went to visit guests in their home country (France) Sometimes, I do not meet them at all.
The morning after check in I write to my guests and ask if they have everything, and make sure they are happy and have every thing they need. Sometimes I will come by to say hello and offer directions/things to do in the city if the guest wants.
FANTASTIC location in the official "Italian District" known as COMMERCIAL DRIVE in Vancouver. The house is located on a quiet, safe tree-lined tree in I5 minute walk where cool and funky shops, restaurants, bars (and yummy ice cream shops) are plenty.
8km to Downtown
5 min walk to Commercial Drive
9 min walk to Broadway & Commercial Skytrain Station
(6 minutes train to downtown, 10min to Waterfront/Convention/Canada place)
5 Min Walk to Trout Lake (running/picnic)
*Un-limted parking 20 meters from the house
Other Things to Note
Parking is 20 meters from the house and is unlimited.
When booking or inquiring, please provide the following details:
• What is the purpose of your trip?
• How many people in your party?
• What are their ages?
• Where are you traveling from?
• What time are you arriving/departing?
• What is your mode of transport (plane/ferry/driving etc)
I typically respond within a few hours, and will pre-approve a booking quickly if the above information is provided.
***Please send me your arrival and departure times (and method)***
This allows me to schedule cleaning times right away, and approve requests for early/late check in's without disturbing you! Thanks ;-)
Check in 4pm - check out is 11am,
I will do what I can to accommodate your travel plans (arriving early/late)
Just a few house rules:
Remove your shoes and maybe bring a pair of slippers.
No pets, or smoking inside the house.
Please no toe nail cutting in the suite (thank you!)
**Please note, although this is an self-contained unit, there is another unit on the property.
Thank you kindly & enjoy your stay!
Glad to find such a comfortable accommodation in Vancourver. Code for the door is convenient though we arrived quite late at night we didn't need to wait at all. The house is pretty close to the sky train station and located in a quiet block. Everything we needed was provided even the sauce and oil in the kitchenet that we could have some cooking.
This was our first experience using AirB&B, and it couldn't have been a better introduction. Trish is an amazing host! The property is exactly as listed, and is very clean, cool and well-equipped. Trish and I corresponded before and during our stay. She gave us good instructions on how to get there, clear guidelines for the apartment, and information about the neighborhood and the city. There were maps and guidebooks at the apartment too. We had some trouble with United and our luggage arriving late, and Trish was very supportive. The coffee maker gave out, and was immediately replaced when we let her know. She gave us advice on leaving early to make sure we caught our plane on time. She helped to make our stay really great.
The neighborhood is a lovely older part of the city, and is close to Commerical Drive (good restaurants and coffee bars), and the Skyrail for easy access into the downtown. Staying at this location was a great way to experience Vancouver for the first time, and we will definitely use AirB&B again!
Thanks for the great review Rachel, I'm so glad to hear the suite is exactly as listed. And yes, clean and cool. Thanks for the tip about the additional face clothes and shelving space the bathroom, I did it last last night. Most of all - glad you made your flight! Thank you. Trish ;)
Loved the apartment. It has everything you need and more. Location was a short walk to a vibrant and busy comercial district loaded with great shops and restaurants. Check in couldn't have been easier. A 10 min drive to downtown in traffic. I would definitely recommend staying here. Home away from home.
This place is adorable! It's super close to Commercial street, and an easy walk to the Sky Train. Trish is a great host and extremely responsive.
I live in the U.S. and this was my first time to Vancouver. My conference was downtown but the commute wasn't bad at all. I do recommend you take a cab when you have luggage. Also, for those of you in the U.S., the lack of Uber didn't seem to be a problem for me. The cab service here is on par with what you find with Uber, which was great.
One small note, there is a unit upstairs and you can hear everything. This wasn't anything that Trish has control over, but if you have noisy neighbors upstairs it may take a while to get to sleep.
Overall, this was a fantastic experience. Next time I'm in Vancouver I would love to stay here again. Thanks, Trish!
We enjoyed staying at Trish's place. It was in a nice neighborhood. There's actually no parking on premises, but street parking was no problem at all. We were able to reach all the points of interest easily.
The apartment was as described- spotless! including an exceptionally clean bathroom and kitchen. The bed was comfortable, and Trish provided everything necessary for a great stay, including little things like soaps, nail polish remover, laundry detergent, etc. Street parking was close and free. The apartment is in the basement so there is less natural light (windows are up high) however it keeps the temperature comfortable without the need for a/c. Would stay here again on future trips.
Trish was extremely welcoming and hospitable! The apartment was perfect and just what we needed. We had everything we needed and we knew if we required anything else that Trish would have gone out of her way to provide it for us. The apartment was in a great location, just a few blocks walk from the vibrant Commercial Drive. The neighbourhood itself is extremely quiet and friendly. I would highly recommend this apartment and Trish as a host!
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About the Host, Trish
My friends might describe me as outgoing, fun, (maybe a tad spontaneous) honest and trustworthy (or...gosh I hope they would!)
I have traveled many times around the globe staying in many wonderful and not-so-wonderful places over the years. The best parts have always been meeting people from many different places.
With my feet planted firmly (finally my mother says...), I now love lending my home to people who want to explore this gorgeous city of ours - Vancouver.
I'm here waiting to help with anything you need so please feel free to ask.