About this listing
Private room in this new, clean, & modern home located at the intersection of 6 major bus routes and 2 skytrain stations for easy access anywhere in Greater Vancouver. 15 minutes away from downtown, Metrotown, Richmond & more. Plenty of parking too!
BOOKING LAST MINUTE? NO PROBLEM. We can usually approve your request and grant access within a couple hours.
Make your home-base here with us in our brand new home just outside downtown Vancouver – away from the bustle but close to the action! I'm a fellow traveller when the budget allows it, so I understand what its like to be living on the road. We hope to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible.
This is a large private room with a double bed suitable for one or two travellers. Perfect for homestay students! Clean bedding, pillows and towels are provided. The room includes a dresser, a small desk and chair, and access to a closet. Password protected high-speed wireless internet (50Mbps) is included in the home and we also provide access to city-wide wifi during your stay as well. We have a passcode-enabled lock on the front door so you can come and go as you like (no curfew, restricted access, or keys to lose). This room is also equipped with a small soundmasking unit to help provide a more restful sleep (controlled by guest).
Other amenities include:
Self-checkin – no key exchange, arrive whenever convenient
Keyless entry – no keys to lose!
Includes city-wide internet wifi access for 1 device!
Central location (10 minutes to downtown, Metrotown, Richmond)
Convenient transit (5 main bus routes, 2 skytrain stations)
Free (Super) High Speed Internet (up to 50Mbs)
Free local outgoing phone calls
Ample free street parking
Shared living room with TV & HD channels
Radiant in-floor heating
Shared bathroom with tub/shower
Use of full kitchen permitted
Access to microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, and fridge
Access to Miele washing machine and dryer
We are located a short distance from downtown Vancouver in the much quieter Cedar Cottage community (about 10 minutes by car). There is plenty of free street parking around the house.
The area around the house is one of the cheapest parts of the city to eat out in. If you love asian foods, like pho, sushi, or chinese, you will be in nirvana. There are also some excellent Mexican, Central American, and even Portugese restaurants close by.
There is a new modern drug store located 1/2 a block away that sells almost anything you may need from packaged food items, to toiletries, magazines, medicine, and electronics.
Our home is at the intersection of many transit options, so getting around is very convenient. There are two Skytrain stations within walking distance (less than a 10 minute walk). Or jump on one of several nearby buses that connect with the Skytrain or take them directly to downtown, Stanley Park, UBC, Metrotown, Richmond, YVR Airport, or North Vancouver. Even Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge are easily accessible by transit. Commercial Drive and Main Street (~5-10 mins away) are both close by and full of trendy shops, restaurants and hipster hangouts.
My partner and I live here along with her curious and friendly son (6 years old). We really enjoy meeting new people and hearing about their travels, so don't be shy. There is usually one or two other guests in the house as well, which can be a great source of information if you compare stories. We will mostly provide you with privacy but if you have any questions or need assistance there is almost always someone around, please don't hesitate to ask.
If the dates you want are available, book immediately to avoid losing your priority! You don't need to ask if the dates are available – we'll let you know if there is any conflict. If the dates you want show up as not available, please check with us as there are often cancellations and other options that the calendar does not show.
Thank–you for your interest, and Happy Travels!
Please be respectful, this is our home. We want you to enjoy your stay, so please treat our home as if it were your own – or better ;) – and I'm sure we'll all get along just fine. A few other minor points to highlight:
No smoking in the house (smoking is permitted outside)
Please be tidy (dirty dishes in the dishwasher, if you spill something - clean it up, etc.)
No guests without prior approval
Enjoy your stay!
Brad was a great host. I'm a pretty quiet and private person and he definitely respects that if its what you're looking for. But he's extremely friendly and willing to lend help if needed. The house was also very nice and clean. Definitely a great place to stay.
Brad greeted us at the door - and made us feel very welcome and comfortable in his home. It was great to use the kitchen (really nice) and prepare some of our own meals.
It was a quick 15/20 min. drive to downtown. And close to the Skytrain. The house was 'full' when we were there, but never heard or bumped into any of the other guests. It felt private. Thanks! :)
Place exactly as described. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Brad was friendly and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend staying here if visiting Vancouver.
We had a very nice experience at Brad`s place. He was very welcoming and made sure we had everything for our stay. The room was very clean and had a fan. Bus stations are very close to his house. We would definitely stay there again.
Brad was a great host who checked in regularly to make sure we were taken care of. The place was super clean, aesthetically pleasing, and located in a central neighbourhood with lots of great restaurants nearby.
We'd definitely recommend this place to others. Very reasonable for the price.
It was very easy to book this room, we actually booked in the morning and checked in at 3pm.
The room had a good size and you can use the big kitchen/livingroom area. The bedroom was clean, the bathroom was unfortunately not as clean as the bedroom. We only stayed a night so it might be that it was not the normal condition and we only had bad luck.
Apparently there are more rooms in the apartment that were rented to other guest so that it had a hostel feeling even though we have not seen other guest.
Brad was an excellent and warm host who made me feel welcome. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and how best to get around and explore various parts of the city. The place was easy to find and the neighborhood was safe. The instructions he sent were easy to follow.
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About the Host, Brad
I've traveled a fair amount, but I'm always happy to return home to beautiful Vancouver. Some of my favorite places so far include; Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Japan. I have many more yet to get to, and many more favorites to discover.
I'm pretty easy going and like meeting new people and hearing about their travels. I've already added several destinations to my "bucket list" based on our guests. I also enjoy some of the best things in life; such as football, snowboarding, a good movie (which is unfortunately rare), I hate television (but admit that Breaking Bad is awesome), and love a few video games. I think we are living through the most fabulous period of human existence and really think we should all just lighten up a bit.
As a host, I will pretty much let you decide what kind of experience you want. If you want to hang out and talk, I'm all for it but if you prefer to do your own thing and hang out in your room, that's cool too. I've lived in Vancouver my entire life, so I should be able to answer any question or make some suggestions for you, no matter what your looking for.
As a traveller, I usually don't have much of a plan. I prefer to meander and find the places that the locals enjoy. I often have no idea what I'm looking for until I'm standing right in the middle of it. I'd love any suggestions you may have!
Life motto? Really? Well, Steve Jobs adopted the best motto from the last issue of The Whole Earth Catalog, and I like to keep good company, so I'll say what he would say:
"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish"