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.
Thanks, Diane and Paulus, for a very peaceful stay. This was my first Airbnb booking and it felt like home away from home. I really appreciated the little touches (lots of soft towels, info on grocery stores, cafes and restaurants, a city map, DVDs, coffee and tea, ice in the freezer). The street is very quiet and well served by buses. I didn't need to hire a car at all during my stay.
Bei Diane und Paulus habe ich mich sehr wohl gefühlt. Beide waren überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Garden-Studio hat alles geboten, was man benötigt, um sich in einerfremden Stadt zuhause zu fühlen. Die Lage war sehr ruhig, die Anbindung nach Downtown sehr gut. Wenn ich noch einmal nach Vancouver komme, würde ich mich glücklich schätzen, noch einmal bei Diane und Paulus zu wohnen.
Amazing place. The kitchen was well equipped. Best thing was the window in the living room overlooking the garden. Had some issues with the Internet being slow, but Diane was looking into it and also gave us an alternate wifi connection.
Would stay here again.
Diane's place in East Vancouver was a great place to stay. My husband and I had to check in before noon, and Diane was very accommodating of the request. The guest house had all the things we needed for a two-week stay. During my stay, I had to spend a few days at the Vancouver Convention Center. Initially, I was a little worried about transportation downtown, but I had no difficulty getting there and back. As long as you're okay with walking a bit (10-15 mins) to get to one of the several bus lines in the neighborhood, access to the downtown area is great. We also sometimes walked to the Skytrain station, which was a brisk, 30 min walk for us. The shops on Commercial Drive were great. Found a gem of a North Vietnamese restaurant on Hastings, which we went to a couple of times.
I am so sorry, I must have forgot to tell you that the major bus lines that go downtown and everywhere are only two blocks away ( 2 min. walk ). I thought I had left that info in the suite and had gone over all that with you. I feel bad you walked 10 to 15 mins. to get to a bus. Also you can walk three blocks to Commercial Drive and catch the #20 bus to the sky train, which would be just a few mins. walk to to the bus stop and then 5 to 10 mins. to the sky train station at Commercial and Broadway where you can transfer to a number of sky train lines. Glad you enjoyed your stay and if you come again I will definitely show you how close the bus is :) Take Care and Happy Travels.
We really enjoyed staying in Diane's Garden Suite. The suite had everything we needed and more. It was in a perfect location being close to lots of restaurants and cafes and also numerous supermarkets so we could cook for ourselves in the suites kitchen. There was always plenty of street parking for us to park in during our stay. Thank you so much for letting us stay. We would definitely stay again if we are back in Vancouver.
Diane's garden suite was perfect! Great location with buses into the city only 1 block away! it had everything we needed with lots of great coffee spots and places to eat just up the road! Would seriously recommend Tacofino commissary just 2 blocks up east hastings - super yummy!
thanks for letting us stay, we have definitely fallen in love with the city!
Diane and Paulus are amazing people. Diane was there to greet me even though I got in later than expected, and still took the time to show me everything about the accommodations. It felt like my own apartment, with plenty of info for me to get around the neighborhood, Diane even drove me to the Canucks game. Amazing. I'm very grateful to have met them and will be staying there the next time I come to Vancouver. Thanks Diane and Paulus!
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.
The Garden suiteFerndale St Vancouver BC V5L
Awesome Delicatessen with various meats, cheeses, lots of Italian imports and fresh olives etc. They will also make you a sandwich which are excellent!Victoria Drive Vancouver British Columbia V5L 4E2
Cool little Japanese Bakery with a few interesting items and a lot of Matcha tea dishes! Great reviews two blocks from the suite. Check it out!E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5L 1T9
Great Sushi only a few blocks from the suite.East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5L 1T9
Great laundromat. Friendly owners and reasonable price.E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5L 1T9
24 hour store with snacks, a bank machine and they also sell bus tickets.E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5L 1T9
Awesome coffee only a couple of blocks from the suite. Also some snack food.Semlin Dr Vancouver BC V5L
Local bakery, fresh breads and pastries and also some Gluten Free choices.East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5L 1V2
Thrift store where sometimes you can find an awesome second hand find!E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5L 1T2
This Community centre has a pool and sauna if you like to relax with a swim etc. There are also tennis courts here a playground and track.Vancouver British Columbia
Great Breakfast place featured on Diners show. Line ups down the block often in the mornings but people rave about this place!East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5L 1V4
Awesome grocery store! Fresh produce and other groceries including lots of organic gluten free products. They also have some great take out options.E Hastings St Vancouver British Columbia V5L
Awesome Local Brewery Pub! Take the Growler (glass jug) left in the suite for you to use and get it filled with fresh local beer here!! They dont have food but now have Food Carts outside at night1946 Triumph St Vancouver BC V5L 1K5
Good Mexican restaurant!East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5L 1V6
Great Coffee Cafe with wifiCommercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3W7
Great Japanese food Sushi.East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5K 1Z1
Another local Craft Beer pub that has Growler (Glass jug) fills. Use the one for guests we left you in the suite and enjoy some local goodness:)Powell Street Vancouver BC V5L 1H9
Close Beer Wine store attached to the Princeton Pub. Fairly good selection and open daily.Powell Street Vancouver BC V5L 1J2
New little pub open 12 noon to 12 midnight everyday. Lots of beers, and whiskeys. good atmosphere, and some pub food.E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5K 1Y8
Awesome pizza!Victoria Drive Vancouver BC V5L 4G5
An easy walk from the suite Beircraft has well loads of beer. Specializing in Belgium Beers. There food is all good too. It does get busy but a fun place to have a few and enjoy the Drive.Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3X2
This is a new large grocery store only 4 blocks from the suite. They have everything food wise youll need. They are not fancy, but their prices are pretty good. Open 9am to 9pm everyday.E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5L 1S3
Excellent Indian Food! Great tasting, very good amount, Reasonably priced and variety. 10% off on Pick Up. Lots of Vegetarian options (Mutter Paneer is excellent and the Eggplant) :)E Hastings St Vancouver BC V5K 1Z5
Liquor store that has everything. Open 24 /7 till 11:00pm. Short walk from the house.East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5K 1Z8
Lots of Concerts and trade shows happen here. In the summer its a fair, carnival with tons going on and rides etc. There is also a nice walking / jogging trail here in the park (Hastings Park)East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5K 5J1
Fantastic Vegetarian Mexican!!!Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5N