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!
It was great staying at Howie and Lisa's. The place is clean and cozy and the hosts are always available for any questions/suggestions. Our communication before arrival was smooth and we encountered no hiccups during the stay. Downtown is about a 30 minute walk or an easy bus-ride away. There are lots and lots of places to eat and explore on Commercial Drive. Thank you for hosting my husband and I :)
Howie and Lisa were wonderful hosts. Responses to my questions were very quick and informative. I got great recommendations of things to do in the area in advance, and during my stay. The place was clean, wifi was fast, free parking was close/easily accessible and there are lots of great places nearby. Perfect location to explore "the drive").
We had a great stay at Howie and Lisa's. The place was super clean and very well equipped. Before arriving they provided us with info to get acquainted with the area and they promptly answered a question we had when we got there - really helpful. We were there over Valentine's weekend and there were candy hearts waiting for us, also Howie brought us down a delicious pastry! They are very thoughtful and friendly hosts and we would definitely recommend staying here.
We only used the suite to sleep and clean up during our three day trip to Vancouver. We were too busy exploring the lovely city. The location made that easily possible, and the suite was easy to get into and was in great condition. Thanks again.
We had a great stay at Howie and Lisa's suite. It was as described, comfortable, clean and convenient to Commericial Drive. We parked on the next street over which was no trouble at all. We would definitely stay here again.
Upon arrival instructions were sent on how to unlock and enter the suite. The entire time howie and Lisa were in contact via email. They are very welcoming and are sure to be protected legally with using airbnb this is a good thing but being in the states with on and off service I did find it a bit too much with the constant emails and email paperwork however I didn't mind it because the place was worth it as well as the privacy. Both were very welcoming and pleased to have us! We will be back!
My husband and I spent 3 nights in Howie and Lisa's suite. It is a basement suite with separate entry which we found handy as we were out most of the day and could come and go as we pleased. The accommodation is adequate with a shower/toilet room but you use the kitchen basin to wash hands and brush teeth. The kitchen has a coffee maker, microwave, toaster and small fridge. You are provided with a plastic basin to wash your dishes in. If you like two pillows then you need to bring your own. Parking close to the suite is sometimes hard to find so be prepared to walk a block or two. Howie arrived one morning with 2 yummy muffins for our breakfast and we had a nice chat with him. Howie and Lisa were both helpful with helping us navigate registering on Airbnb. We were trying to do this while traveling which can be quite a challenge. Thank you Howie and Lisa for your help and thoughtfulness.
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.