About this listing
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, fan (in the TV stand).
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.
The suite is very private and separate from our living space so you are very much on your own and don't need to check in with us on a daily basis unless you need to. Smoking is not permitted inside the suite, and shoes are to be taken off (since it is carpeted).We are not bothered by late nights but ask that you keep noise to a minimum after midnight.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. That's all. Welcome to our Home!
Great place in a great neighborhood. Close to tons of shopping and food. The 20 bus runs near the house and takes you right downtown.
Very Convenient location in terms of highway access as well as access to downtown and Granville Island. I think it only took us 11 minutes to get from a great restaurant in downtown and back to the Location. Nice size for 2 people. Street parking available. We didn't check much out in the neighborhood but speaking to some servers at restaurants it is a cool part of town to live and eat.
Howie and Lisa are fantastic hosts, they made us feel very welcome and provided excellent recommendations for restaurants and cafe's in the local area - Ian loved the coffee from Bump and Grind!
The suite was exactly as described in the listing; super cosy, very well equipped and close to shops, restaurants and downtown Vancouver.
We would definitely recommend staying at Howie and Lisa's place and would love to stay here again next time we're in Vancouver!
The suite was sweet! Comfortable, nice coffeemaker, tiny but fine kitchen, very quiet, and most of all - a wonderful location (the Drive is just a great part of town). It was even cool in a (Vancouver) heat wave. I'll definitely come back.
An excellent place to stay! Howie and Lisa are excellent hosts, the perfect combination of providing privacy but still being accessible when you need something. The suite is everything it is advertised to be with immediate foot access to "the drive" and convenient road access to downtown.
My fiancé and I had a lovely stay at Howie and Lisa's suite! They were easy to communicate with before and during the stay. Prior to arrival, they shared information on Vancouver highlights which was extremely helpful considering we were only staying for 2 nights and wanted to see as much of Vancouver as possible! Check-in was easy - a key was left in a lockbox so we were able to get in as soon as we arrived. A welcome booklet included all the basic information we needed to know about the suite. The space was very clean and spacious and had everything we needed. The suite was right off Commercial Drive with lots of food and coffee options! Also very close to the bus stop - we took public transit everywhere, which was very easy. Since we were out most of the time, we didn't get to meet Howie until our last night. They were very kind in letting us borrow their phone so we could book an early taxi ride the next morning when we checked out. We had a wonderful time in Vancouver and would stay here again!
The location of this studio was INCREDIBLE--steps away from Commercial Drive, with amazing places to eat, cute shops and entertainment. The Sunday we were there, Commercial Drive closed it's street to through-traffic and was full of street vendors! You can walk about 10 minutes to SkyTram, which is a quick (and inexpensive) trip into Downtown, Stanley Park, etc. The space was private and cozy, and Howie and Lisa were super friendly and responsive!
About the Host, Howie And Lisa
We love to travel and see the world on an affordable budget...that's why we like to offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation for guests who wish to visit beautiful Vancouver.