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!
My name is Trish, I'll be your host.
I'm in my 5th year hosting airbnb guests from around the world, and just received my 100th positive review in early September (yeah!).
This suite isn't 'fancy' - it's comfortable for living and the perfect space to enjoy a few days or weeks in Vancouver.
This apartment has a large living room/kitchen/dinning area, as well as one large bedroom, with a comfortable (really it is) queen bed.
The apartment is quiet (very) and warm in winter, COOL in the summer - 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
→Netflix (channel 422 on the PVR)
→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.
Please note: Bookings over the christmas holidays are on a per/night basis rather than a 'per week'. Approx $149/per night.
Thank you, I look forward to hosting you!
The suite self-contained (private) and has door code access.
A few days before 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 as interactive as guests want to be. Because there is a code lock, guests do not have to meet me unless they want to. Sometimes I get to know guests well, (in one case I went to visit a guest in their home country), many times I do not meet them at all - and let them be as private as they wish.
The morning after check in I write to my guests and ask if they have everything, and make sure they are happy.
Sometimes I will come by to say hello and offer directions/things to do in the city if the guest wants. Sometimes guests knock on the door (I live upstairs with Jazzy the property kitty) and ask me questions about the city.
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.
In the centre of urban living - but yet just far and private enough to be a 'home away from home'
4.4 km to downtown (3miles)
5 min walk to Commercial Drive (restaurant, bars, coffee shops)
7-9 min walk to Broadway & Commercial Skytrain Station
(Safeway & main transit/Skyrain)
DISTANCE TO SKYTRAIN STATIONS:
3 minutes to "Main Street/Science World" (1 stop)
5 min "Chinatown/Stadium" (Rogers Arena/BC Place Stadium) 2 stops
6 min to "Granville"
7 min to "Burrard"
10 minutes 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 and easy to access.
When booking or inquiring, please provide the following details so I have sense of who you are and what your trip to Vancouver is about.
• Purpose of your trip?
• How many people in your party?
• What are their ages? (if children)
• 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.
***After booking, 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!
Check in 4pm - check out is 11am.
I will do what I can to accommodate your travel plans (arriving early/late)
Welcome to urban living: 'truly'
Although the suite is an self-contained unit and completely private, there are two other units on the property, and the property is narrow with houses close together. You do occasionally hear other people around (upstairs and in the back). People are respectful and considerate but you are in an urban centre...
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!)
Thank you kindly & enjoy your stay!