About this listing
Completely separate /private one bedroom Garden suite with lots of light and heated floors in a great neighbourhood!
We have been doing this Vacation Rental for almost six years now and love meeting people from all over the world as well as traveling ourselves.
We are located on a quiet street with beautiful heritage homes all around. It is a completely separate, private, whole self contained suite / apt. There are wonderful heated floors throughout and it's surrounded by a lush garden and a rustic flower bed just outside the front window.
The living Room has a large window making it very bright with a comfy condo sofa , but it's (not a sofa bed so it does not fold out or pull out into a bed) The suite is really for 2 people tops (couple) :)
The bedroom has a Queen bed and is just off the living room through the lovely french doors which have curtains inside if you want a bit more privacy. It's cozy with the heated floors and comes with linens, a full closet, umbrellas, iron & ironing board.
We are a 5 min. walk to the new upcoming East Village or Hastings Sunrise area, also on a bigger scale called Grandview Woodlands. People come from all over to go to Donald's Market which is only a 5 min walk away and has the best produce, and other regular & organic / gluten free, and also has some yummy take out food. The Pallet Coffee roasters is just two blocks away and has awesome coffee and snacks. The Brighton is our local pub and we are very close to the Brewery District, home to Canadian Brewing Award winning Powell Street Craft Brewery and Parallel 49, and we even have a Growler for you to use in the suite:) The Red Wagon Cafe is right by Donald's and has become a real hotspot for breakfast. Bosa Italian Foods Delicatessen is a block away and they carry European specialties like cheese, meats, bread, pasta, sauces,olives and other delicious deli items. They will even make fresh sandwiches for you. The PNE is a 10-15 min. walk away and is Vancouver's amusement park. It has rides, food and concerts most of the Summer, and also has some beautiful ponds and walking trails. Templeton School is just around the corner and has a gym, pool, hot tub, outdoor track & tennis courts. Trout Lake a also a very nice park with walking trails, community centre and Farmers market every Saturday from May to Sept. and is about a 20 min. walk.
It's a 5 min walk to Commercial Drive. The Drive is an eclectic, vibrant, and diverse mix of People and cultures. There you will find food, pubs, shopping, theatres, Gelato shops, and deli's.
The best coffee shops in Vancouver started by old Italian families, on Commercial Drive, like, Continental Coffee, Calabria, and a bunch of others. There is a new one close to the Suite called Flavio on Hastings which is really good.
We are 2 blocks from transit bus lines 16, 14 and 135 which will have you downtown in ten minutes to 15 mins. or to connect with the Skytrain stations. There is a direct connection to the airport from Waterfront Station.
We are also close to the Iron workers Memorial Bridge (or 2nd narrows) for access to the North Shore and it's majestic mountains. Also we are not too far from the freeway entrance that leads to the outskirts of the city.
We are 25 - 30 mins. from the airport (YVR) by car.
It's about an hour in total with public transit.
There is also a security alarm system in suite to use if you want.
Sorry, there is no laundry in the suite, but there is a great little laundromat 2 blocks away
Sorry, there is no smoking in the suite. (outside is okay)
Sorry, no pets allowed due to people with pet allergies
Check in is 2:00pm or later and Check out is 11:00am or earlier.
We have Free wireless high speed internet. We also have media player for Netflix etc. so you can enjoy a movie or your favourite TV shows and relax after a hard day of visiting.
The big fully equipped kitchen has a gas range, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, French press (Bodum), and toaster. Dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, spices, oil, tea, coffee, flour and other odds and sods of useful kitchen items to make yourself at home and cook your own meals instead of having to eat out all the time.
Complimentary coffee and tea is provided.
It is a full bathroom (shower and tub),with towels, shampoo, all toiletries, hairdryer, curling iron etc.
Interaction with Guests
It is a very private suite and we do our best to give you your privacy. Sometimes we rarely see our guests but we are around and easily reached if you need us for anything.
So many things I love about this neighbourhood! Great Cafes, Restaurants, Theatres, Craft Breweries, neighbours, community events, Local Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs, Thrift Stores, The PNE, A few blocks to the Ocean at New Brighton Beach, great parks, and the most eclectic mix of peoples and cultures!!!
Public transit is just 2 blocks away to jump on a bus downtown or hop on one the other way to go out of the city. Or you can walk 3 blocks to Commercial Drive and hop the bus to the Skytrain at Broadway and Commercial and connect to all the sky train lines. Lots of free street parking included in front of the house. From the airport its easy to get to and from the suite, you have two choices. Get on the sky train at YVR go to Vancouver City Centre Station. Get off here and walk about a block and a half to Granville Station Skytrain. Then take the Millennium line or Expo line to Broadway and Commercial Dr. which is a 6 min. ride. Get off and catch the bus # 20 on Commercial Drive going North to Commercial Drive and Hastings St. Either get off at Hastings and catch another bus ( the #14 or #16 and get off at the first stop on Hastings, the first one past Victoria Dr. Its just two blocks from the suite from here. Or get off on Commercial Dr. at the stop just past East Georgia, Stop # 51232 and just walk 3 blocks up the hill to the suite.
Second choice, hop on the sky train at YVR and take it to the last stop at Waterfront station which is a 30 min. trip Get off at Waterfront and walk 2 mins. to catch the bus on Hastings at Seymour the #14 or #16 so now you're going east on Hastings, get off at the first stop after Victoria Dr. # 50944 and walk 2 blocks and you are at the Suite. Basically all are one hour from the airport.
My husband and I live upstairs in the house and try to provide anything you might need to make your stay enjoyable. We both have a great knowledge of the Vancouver area and can recommend lots of great things to do, restaurants, etc. We want you to have a good time here. Have friends and family over for dinner if you like but we ask you be considerate about the noise as our neighbours have small kids. We just ask you respect the suite and treat it like you would your own home.
Diane made us feel extremely welcome. Gave us a complete tour of the condo from top to bottom, even with a detailed viewing of a local map, with a legend of key points of interest for our benefit.
She was available for us if we had any questions and always contacted us back in a timely manner.
I look forward to returning to her condo in the future if i'm ever back in Vancouver.
Basically all the positive reviews for Diane's place are well merited. The place was well equipped with everything we needed and Diane was extremely friendly. Good location too, with close proximity to shops on both Commercial as well as Hastings. Easy for going out for a bite or doing some shopping and cooking at home.
We really had a great experience. The place is well located, clean, and well equiped! Diane and Paulus were really nice and very helpful! We will definitely return to their place!
My girlfriend and I had a great experience at Diane's listing. Upon arrival, the space was clean and as presented in the listing. There were good bus connections to the listing as well and the place was stocked with useful basics. Diane was responsive regarding anything we needed
Diane was there to welcome us when we arrived in Vancouver, and to go over the ins & outs of the place with us. It is in a perfect location, on a quiet street (we slept with the windows opened), yet within easy walking distance of virtually anything one would need (dozens of restaurants, many banks, groceries stores, etc.). It is the perfect size for two people, with a great TV system and fully equipped kitchen. There is even a dock for your iPod. It is the perfect base from which to explore the city, and there is a lot of helpful info there (brochures, etc.) available to help one in that endeavor. There is a beautiful little garden for one to enjoy on the premises, and many lovely historic houses in the neighbourhood. Thanks, Diane, for the wonderful stay!
We spent two wonderful weeks at Diane's garden suite. Diane is a wonderful hostess and she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. The suite is clean, comfortable, in a very convenient location and the kitchen is so well equipped that a real chef would feel right at home. The neighborhood is friendly; there are great cafés nearby; laundromat and shopping are all within several blocks. Diane loves her city and has great recommendations for everyone. Stay here if you're traveling to Vancouver!!
This has been our (my girlfriend and I) best AirBnB experience thus far. Diane is very knowledgeable and helpful in her recommendations. The suite is well equipped with all the necessary amenities to make us feel like being at home. It was a great location as we were within a reasonable distance from all the attractions we wanted to visit. Thank you Diane for being such a great host! We would love to stay here again!
About the Host, Diane
We are an outgoing 50ish couple who are outgoing and easy going. I have lived in the Vancouver area all my life. We drove across Canada to Newfoundland in 2005 and back through the States and there was something about every province and state that I liked, but I don't think I'd live anywhere else but Vancouver. We both love to travel and meet new people. We have been to Europe a few times but there are still a lot of places we'd like to see and have stayed at some Airbnb's ourselves. We have been doing a Vacation Rental in our beautiful heritage house for over five years now and still love it. I have owned this house over 24 years and it's the best neighbourhood in Vancouver in my opinion. The location, community, eclectic mix of people and cultures make it a fantastic worldwide destination.