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!
Howie & Lisa were excellent hosts! They were very responsive to my emails leading up to and during the trip and provided some great recommendations of sights to see while in town. They really exemplify what makes airbnb so special - my trip wouldn't have been the same if I'd stayed at just any Vancouver hotel.
The suite was cozy& comfy, the location was great, and the hosts were lovely. Great trip all around!
Howie and Lisa were easy to communicate with and check-in was a breeze. Terrific eating and drinking options around the corner on commercial drive. Downtown can be reached by bus or an enjoyable 30 minute(ish) stroll. Space is cozy and wifi is fast. Good value.
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.
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.
We live right on Commercial Drive. It offers 90 different bistros cafes, restaurant and shops. It is a great place to discovers Vancouvers expressive edge!Commercial Dr Vancouver BC
Bump n Grind is just around the corner from our location and offers some of the best coffee in Vancouver, so come and check it out!Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3W7
Ignite your mind and discover the wonders of science. Popular, hands-on interactive displays, inspirational feature exhibitions, jaw-dropping science demonstrations on Centre Stage.Vancouver BC V6A 3Z7
Visit the only Ming Dynasty-style Chinese home garden built outside of China. A free guided tour unravels the many layered philosophy that inspired the gardens intricate and authentic design.Carrall Street Vancouver BC V6B 5K2
The “Best First Stop” during your visit to Vancouver.Come see the spectacular 360-degree view of cosmopolitan Vancouver, the majestic North Shore Mountains and perhaps even Vancouver Island.W Hastings St Vancouver BC V6B 4N6
A day in Canada’s most beautiful city would be incomplete without a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery.Hornby Street Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7
Expertly positioned, select ornamental trees and shrubs make this Vancouvers horticultural jewel located practically city-centre.Cambie Street Vancouver BC
Officially Canadas first public Aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium has become the largest in Canada and one of the five largest in North America.Avison Way Vancouver British Columbia V6G 3E2
This is one of our favorites!World famous landmarks in the park include Lost Lagoon, Siwash Rock, Prospect Point, Beaver Lake, totem poles, the Nine OClock Gun, and various monuments and sculptures.Pipeline Rd Vancouver BC V6G 1Z4
Beautiful hiking spot in Vancouver! Seven suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet, take you high above the forest floor for a thrilling encounter with the heart of the forest.Capilano Road North Vancouver BC V7R 4J1
Year 1920s-Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops.Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby BC V5G 3T6
Discover charming features around every bend as you stroll through 12 themed gardens, pass by rushing waterfalls, or recapture your youth in the Children’s Garden.SUMAS RD Chilliwack British Columbia
You can cross over the narrowest part of the Fraser River (with twice the flow of Niagara Falls!) and exchange mountain ranges aboard one of the only descending gondolas in North America.1 Hwy In Fraser Canyon Hope BC V0X 1L0