Artsy house in central Calgary

House - Private room · Ave, Calgary, AB T2M 2B4, Canada

Everybody loves staying at Casa Verde! Our central location is hard to beat, since we are close to downtown, SAIT, the University, and the highway out to Banff. Daughter Jasmyn (10) is the official "manager" but Dad helps out too! Check us out!

Your host, Ryan
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Everybody loves staying at Casa Verde! Our central location is hard to beat, since we are close to downtown, SAIT, the University, and the highway out to Banff. Daughter Jasmyn (10) is the official "manager" but Dad helps out too! Check us out!

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Hi everyone! Please have a complete airbnb profile and picture before making a booking request. Thank you, and welcome in advance to Calgary!

*** About Casa Verde (our house) ***

Close to everything! Stampede, University of Calgary, SAIT, Kensington pubs, cafes, and shops, and downtown. Also next to a huge park with a small lake, kids' playground, and biking trails. Probably one of the best locations in the city -- quiet and peaceful, yet close to everything.

Your "manager" is 10 year old Jasmyn, who earns money by looking after guests and keeping the house comfortable and tidy. So airbnb is her little "business". Of course, Dad helps out too.

Your hosts are world travellers who speak English, French, Spanish, and American Sign Language. We really enjoy meeting cool travellers from all over, for short or long stays. Our house is simple, clean, well-located, comfortable, and full of oddball art projects.

We've had guests from 14 countries and counting! We're in an ideal spot if you are visiting Calgary for SAIT, U of C, English language schools, or to go skiing or hiking in the Rockies. We're just over one hour from Banff; around two hours to Lake Louise (by car).

We're also great as a "landing base" if you are new to the city. We can guide you through everything you need to know if you're making Calgary your new home, in English or French or even Sign Language! (Spanish might be a bit harder but we're working on it!).

Our guests are welcome to share the kitchen, the backyard firepit, the musical instruments all over the house, and the art wall. We invite you to make yourselves at home and explore Calgary at your pace.

Check us out if you (email hidden) and we look forward to meeting you!


Realistic public transit travel times, normal [rush hour] --

To Kensington shops & cafes... 5 [10] minutes
To downtown Calgary... 7 [15] minutes
To SAIT college... 3 [7] minutes
To U of C... 15 [22] minutes
To airport... 35 [50] minutes

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $377 /week
Monthly Price: $1158 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Our stay in Calgary was made so much more than a visit to the Stampede due to the hospitality of Ryan, Stephanie and Jasmyn. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed in and made to feel as though it was ours to share.

    The room is perfect, with plenty of storage and a comfy bed, and the rest of the house is just as lovely (the living room is a brilliant place to cuddle up to Stella the cat and watch a movie). It's also in a great location, close to several supermarkets on foot, or the bus stop is just around the corner. Across the road (email hidden) park where we spent quite a bit of our time on lazy days.

    It was great being able to share in everyone's travel stories, as well as get all the advice we needed about getting around the city and to the mountains.

    We'll definitely be requesting a stay at Casa Verde next time we're in Calgary.

    July 2014
  • Ryan,Jasmyn,Stephanie & Stella thank you so much for your fantastic company and hospitality, staying with you guys was the perfect way to start our journey. Steph you must sell your pies!!!

    June 2014
  • Thanks ryan and co. Your home was a great place to start my north american travels. Really friendly, clean and heaps of help getting around Calgary.

    June 2014
  • My stay at Casa Verde was all I could have wished for my first week in Calgary. The house is the perfect combination between a hostel and a home! Ryan and Stephanie enjoy meeting people and new cultures and I am sure that you will enjoy listening to their adventures too. They are always willing to help you with any questions you might have. I'd totally recommend this house to everyone!

    May 2014
  • What a great first airbnb experience! This wonderful, welcoming family helped me out when I needed last minute accommodation. I was only with them for a short time but if I ever go back to Calgary (and I intend to) Ryan will be the first host I'll get in contact with.

    March 2014
  • Friendly and helpful! Thank you for everything:)
    Great location-walking distance to transport and park.
    The bed in the room was very comfortable and clean.

    March 2014
  • My stay in the Artsy house was great!! I was very welcome all the days i was there. I think that having such a friendly and warm people introducing you in a strange and big city makes the experience of traveling much more fruitful and enriching.
    ¡¡Gracias a los tres!!

    February 2014
  • What a splendid 2 weeks at Ryan's! I automatically felt at home and welcomed in my first weeks in Calgary and it was such a pleasant experience to meet Ryan, Stephanie, Jasmyne and Stella. They are incredibly hospitable and I was treated to yummy meals, sushi makin session, and many conversations. Hope to continue our friendship our friendship in my new home in Calgary :)

    January 2014
  • My stay at Ryan's and Jasmyn's feels more like home than my apartment in Vegreville. They are creative, open-minded people that made me feel very welcomed. Their place is the very conveniently located in central Calgary, near pretty much everything including a beautiful park. A massive blizzard hit during my stay and I ended up staying in all day, which was fine as Ryan took us shopping for extra food the day before. He even provided a space heater in my room and made sure we were warm and safe. Time flew quickly as Ryan has so many interesting stories and showed nothing but courtesy and respect to me. This was my second Airbnb stay with them and I would do it again!

    December 2013
  • A lovely stay at Ryan's home where I was warmly welcomed with a glass of wine and the chance to join the family for supper. Ryan was very helpful with directions to get to places and was a very easy-going host providing a very comfortable visit.
    He also makes great crepes!!

    October 2013
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Ryan and his daughter Jasmyn are Canadians living in Calgary since 2004. We love the city, the great people, the nearby mountains, and our artsy house. We have travelled all over the world together, even to India when Jasmyn was 3 years old! We enjoy meeting people from around the world, and look forward to many more travel adventures. Travels so far include Chile, California, Costa Rica, India, Ireland, Germany, UK, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska, New York, Kauai, Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, DC, Wyoming, Montana and counting! Guests at our house are generally treated like visiting royalty from another planet. We totally get the travel thing, and know that you need a simple and straightforward and trustworthy "base" to carry out the Calgary phase of your voyage. We guarantee that, while not fancy, our wee abode is comfy, safe, full of interesting and reliable people, and above all a sanctuary of free expression and openness. We are ridiculously helpful, totally honest and blunt, respectful, sensitive to foreign cultures and traditions and orientations, and as a bonus --- we can cook!!! Music is a big part of life here, so if you feel inclined to channel your muse ... or just pick up one of the many instruments hanging about ... then go nuts. Nous parlons français ici, y también español, que nos encanta, ein bischen deutsch, and American Sign Language. Happy trails!
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