About This Listing
Main floor 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!
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE. We recommend that you book your stay at least 1 month in advance.
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 the entire upstairs suite of our brand new home. The home is only a little more than a year old. This rental includes a master bedroom (incl. ensuite bathroom w/ jetted soaker tub), a bedroom with a double bed, and another with a single bed and an optional pull out single bed. The suite can comfortably sleep 6. It also includes a fully furnished living room (fireplace, HD TV, cablevision) and kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher). Clean sheets, pillows and towels are provided. Access to a washer & dryer is shared with the suite downstairs. Password protected wireless internet is included in the home and access to city-wide wifi is also provided for up to 2 devices. A network laser printer is also provided.
The standard configuration sleeps 6, but another double bed equipped bedroom can be added (depending on availability and at additional cost) for a total of up to 8 guests. Ask for details and pricing.
There are other rental rooms in the house (as well as ourselves), so be aware that access to the common areas such as the kitchen, main bath, laundry, and access to the laser printer may be shared.
Other amenities include:
Includes city-wide wifi for 2 devices
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
Master bedroom ensuite w/ jetted soaker tub
Use of kitchen permitted (please keep clean)
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. If you love asian foods, like pho, sushi, or chinese, you will be in nirvana. There are also some excellent Mexican, Central American, Brazilian, French, 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!
Full kitchen with everything you need; fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, pots, pans, and utensils.
First of all, thank you so much for taking us in on such short notice. The stay was really lovely. The interior was as described and the location especially is great. Very short distances to basically every site in Vancouver including public transportation. We enjoyed the stay very much and the host was always available for tips and guidance. It has been a great vancation!! Very great host!
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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"
Packaged food, toiletries, medicine, etc.
$$ Fried chicken, rice, fries, jalapeño bombers, and other delicious tasting stuff that might not be so great for you. Drive-thru Open 24hrs (you can walk-thru too).
Beer, wine, spirits.
Nice park with play area for kids, waterpark, basketball, baseball field.
$$ Some of the best vegetarian food you've ever tasted. There is a long table to eat here, but mostly oriented for take-out.
$ Decent and cheap sushi - 16 pieces for $5.95!
$$ Really fantastic Chinese food. Best suited to groups of 4 or more (all their dishes are quite large).
$ Super Cheap Central American food. Small mom-&-pop restaurant with really authentic food.
Vegan Pizza. I think its a take-out place. That's all I know.
$$$ Pasta, steaks, and such in a 70's mofia motif. A little pricey, but consistent food.
$ Super cheap, excellent quality Vietnamese food (open 24hrs).
$$ Good North-American food. Burgers, beer, and other assortments. Super friendly stafff.
Large park with play areas for kids, community centre, & walking paths. Several events are held here throughout the year & a farmer's market runs weekends through spring and summer.
$$$$ Amazing french food. REQUIRES RESERVATION ~ 2 weeks advance. You can sometimes sneak in by arriving when they open (5:30pm) a(email hidden) After 5:30, bar seating is 1st-come-1st-serve.
$$ Amazing breakfast/brunch creations. You simply must try their pulled pork (made in-house) – the pulled-port pancakes will have you coming back. Expect a long line (1hr+ on weekends from 10am-2pm)