House - Entire home/apt · Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3, Canada

The Space

Welcome Fun-seeker!

Our Cozy Vacation suite offers a unique experience for travelers looking to explore and visit beautiful Vancouver like a local.

Our suite is located half a block from Commercial Drive which is one of the most vibrant, eclectic and culturally diverse communities, in Metropolitan Vancouver. It hosts
over 96 bistros, restaurants, delis, cafes and shops. "If you're into organic food, unique boutiques, Italian espresso shops, fresh gelato, old school European delis, poetry, cafe culture, political and environmental activism, alternative lifestyles and a place where you can get a feel for what it might be like to actually live in Vancouver, this is the place (Commercial Drive)."
Commercial Drive is also a fanatstic launching pad for exploring beautiful Vancouver, because of it central location (5 min from downtown) and major city bus transportation routes. It is also voted one of the 10 hippest neighbourhoods in North America.

Kitchen does NOT include a STOVE: BUT does INCLUDE Toaster oven, Toaster, Microwave, Bar fridge, Coffee maker, and Electric kettle, plates, cutlery, cups/glasses.

We also have a cleaning fee however we try to keep costs down for our guests so we provide the option to leave the suite clean and tidy for the next guests, excluding all linens and laundry, and the cleaning fee will be automatically waived. Otherwise the cleaning service is available if preferred. There is also a standard guest registration which can be completed and returned via email.

Transit system (city bus) is a half a block away...takes 20-25 minutes to arrive at all these hot attractions!
Or via car...
1 minute from the best cup of coffee in the city (Bump n Grind)!
5 minutes from Downtown Vancouver
6 minutes from beautiful Stanley Park
7 minutes from the Harbor
25 minutes from the airport (glad to provide directions either by car or transit)
1 block from restaurants, entertainment and bars
1/2 a block from the bus stop
3 minutes from the skytrain
1 block from the community center( pool, gym, library, ice rink, etc.)
8 minutes from the Vancouver Aquarium
3 minutes from Roger's Arena
5 minutes from GM Place
6 minutes from Science World
5 minutes from the Vancouver Convention Center
7 minutes from the Vancouver Train Station

We don't only offer the best location for guest visiting beautiful Vancouver but a great place too! Comfortable and cozy, located on Commercial Drive...
Read what visitors have to say about our neighborhood-Commercial Drive...

" It (the Commercial Drive") is a glorious sight with all it's trees, character homes, wonderfully diverse people and the beautiful Grouse and Cypress mountains in the background...Authentic Italian coffee bars, fine dining, live music and theatre, art exhibits, and unique shopping, attract visitors from all over."

So welcome to our suite, where we offer prices that guest just can't refuse and where you'll enjoy privacy on your vacation with no one else cohabiting with you... You'll have your own space in a great place!
Also as your hosts we look forward to serving you the best we can so that you can build memories in Vancouver that will last a lifetime...
Particularly because our suite location is perfect for getting around Vancouver. We are close to all the main translink systems (bus, sky train, etc) and only 5 minutes away from down town Vancouver. We offer not only the best location but the best prices. So begin your holiday today, and book with us.

Large studio basement suite,beautifully furnished,with high ceilings and natural light.Located in the heart of Vancouver,(only five minutes from downtown), Vancouver's colorfully diverse cultural mecca. (shown in the pics above) Steps from unique shops, outdoor European style coffee cafes,and a vast selection of International restaurants. (Many featuring live entertainment) Skating ,Swimming, Sauna, Jacuzzi,workout room and Tennis courts within a 1 block radius at the local community center.Downtown Vancouver with its ocean-side parks,beaches,five star restaurants and shopping,shopping,shopping all just 5 minutes away by car.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $523 /week
Monthly Price: $1598 /month
Security Deposit: $234
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I've just returned from Vancouver and a 3-night stay in this terrific private suite. You can come and go as you please with your own key without disturbing the hosts so it is really more like a hotel room......except.....you have a small kitchen for making light meals, a dining table and chairs, an ample living area with comfortable couches and bed and large TV. You are 3 houses down to Commercial Drive, restaurants, mountain views, etc. And the delicious pastry provided by the hosts one morning was a special treat. All communications with the hosts were prompt, courteous, and thoughtful. You can't go wrong staying here.

    April 2014
  • Great location! Wonderful hosts!

    April 2014
  • Hi Howie and Lisa! It was an absolute wonderful to visit you! You had a very great welcome! We loved your apartment! Thank you very much!

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a great time at Howie and Lisa's. The location was absolutely fantastic. I had lived in Vancouver for many years and I always wanted to explore commercial drive more in depth, and never managed. This time, I had the chance and it was a very fun and enjoyable experience indeed. The place is very clean and nicely decorated. We didn't have a chance to meet Howie and Lisa, but we were welcomed by several messages, chocolates, and a bag of popcorn, much appreciated :) oh and a plate of pastries arrived later on our arrival night and served us as my midnight snack (jet lag!) and early breakfast. My only tiny complaint is that the place was a bit cold (for us at least). So if you are like me, and are in Vancouver in winter or early spring when it can get quite cold even in the last days of March, I suggest either bringing very warm pjs or asking for a portable heater in case the suit gets cold. I should however say that Howie and Lisa were very quick in responding to messages and very nice and friendly in communication. We messaged them after arrival and they responded very quickly to our request to send more hot air in and the suite warmed up shortly afterwards. They were out of town the next afternoon so couldn't fix the problem the same way, but then there is a very nice and cozy red blanket on the comfy sofa in front of TV that I used to wrap myself in, and it worked very well :) Thank you very much Howie and Lisa for hosting us, it was a great pleasure. Best

    March 2014
  • Well worth the price

    March 2014
  • It was my first long stay in Vancouver, and it couldn't have been more perfect. It all began and ended with my wonderful stay at Howie and Lisa's suite. They live in an amazing location, near all kinds of public transportation, and are incredible hosts. They welcomed me with sweets from the local bakery and are tremendously helpful for whatever you need. The place is very clean, comfortable and a great place to make as a temporary home away from home. I will definitely be staying with them anytime I am in Vancity :)

    March 2014
  • A great experience! As has been said before me, the location of this suite is ideal. Around the corner there is a wealth of restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores; and traveling to other parts of the city by public transport is fairly easy. Better yet, Howie and Lisa are kind and gracious hosts! Before my arrival they provided detailed information about the neighborhood, as well as several of the city's attractions, and their instructions for accessing the suite were very clear. During my stay they were on-call and available if needed, but the space felt very private. I highly recommend this suite.

    March 2014
  • Howie and Lisa are terrific hosts. Instructions on how to get to the suite and how to gain access, etc. were well done and easy to follow. Quick response time to any of our questions/ requests. Had a great stay in the suite, which had everything we needed and the location is fantastic! Cool neighborhood with fun shop and tasty food, and an easy trip into downtown. Howie also spoiled us with baked goods!!!

    February 2014
  • Awesome place to stay! Lisa and Howie made sure we had everything we needed and there is a good coffee place around the corner!

    February 2014
  • Howie and Lisa are awesome! They were gracious and thoughtful hosts, with accommodations that were pleasant, well-located, clean and well-appointed. I definitely recommend them without hesitation!

    February 2014
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