About This Listing
The rental area has been remodeled as of April 2013 and like the first location, has a modern and friendly
Located right next to a beautiful open park, it is a great location for those who enjoy a 5 minute walk to countless local restaurants and shops. Numerous bus stops are 3 minutes away. Modern and very comfortable, you cannot beat the price for the tranquility, convenience, and care that you get. The hosts visit the property daily and, if needed, are a phone call away. There are bathrooms on each floor, two kitchens, and a public living and dining room for all guests.
*** The availability calendar is INCORRECT. Please contact us for the availability. ***
Stay 10 days get 10% off
Stay 1 month get 15% off
[3 days minimum stay]
- Free unlimited Canada and US long distance
- Linens & Towels
- Laundry Room
- Fully Equipt Kitchen
- Free parking
Walking distance to local businesses, Library, Community center, Restaurants, Grocery stores, Coffee shop, Bar, Skytrain, Bus
* Only 2 minutes to bus stop (15/20 minutes to Downtown)
* This is a shared house. Living room/Kitchen/Bathrooms are public areas to the other guests.
#20 to Downtown & Broadway Skytrain station.
#19 to Downtown & Stanley Park.
#25 to Downtown/ UBC/ Airport.
#22 to Downtown & Kitsilano Beach.
Check in & Check Out
Checking in will be 1:00 pm or after. Checking out is before 11:00am.
Smoking, Keys, & Pets
Smoking is not allowed inside the household (Permitted outside only). There is a $50 charge for a lost key. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate pets at this time.
Please stay quiet after 10:00 for respect of other guests. Shoes are not to be worn inside the house. Slippers are provided for all guests.
I really like the host Mai.. Place was quite and clean.. She was very cooperative and help us to have good vacation. Only thing which was bit irratating was noise which come early morning from upstair room .. Beside this everything was good .. Thanks Mai for hosting us
Firstly, Mai is a nice person and our room was ok... However, I would be a liar if I would say that everything was perfect and my comment will not be helpful for both parts. So I'm going to write a kind of pros & cons table.
The house is well located and as described in the pictures.
The room was clean and for tv lovers, there is one tv.
There is a laundry which is useful and a clean kitchen
The room was very poorly insulated and to be honest, with 7 rooms in the house you can hear everything.
There were 2 toilets and everyday, they were blocked with excrements and pee.
We were in the basement and we were bothered by people taking their showers at the first floor sometimes at midnight or 1am.
The shared bathroom was not so clean as we were 4 rooms to use it in the basement.
There are rules in every bedrooms but none of them are respected. (you must be quiet from 10pm to 9am but every nights people are noisy).
We have not slept well for 6 nights although we put earplug.
If you are lucky, you could be with good guests and respectful otherwise you should be very patient or find another place. We knew that it was not a hotel but guests and hosts act like if it was.
And above all, hosts did not provide solutions ...
We are very disapointed that our experience was not good even if Mai was nice with us but it is the truth.
Our recommendations are : if you just want a place to sleep for one or two nights then it should be ok but more than 2 nights, I would highly recommend you to look for another airbnb or hotel. Anyway, insulation is very bad and bathrooms + toilets always dirty.
VERY BAD EXPERIENCE
Mai Lodging was a great place to live during our time in Vancouver. We got to know several other people who also lived at the place (there are 7 rooms in total), which was really nice for us. It took us about 30-40 minutes (depending on the time of day) to get to Downtown, which was exactly what we expected. The house is located in a nice neighbourhood, the bus is quite close, also the Sky Train is within walking distance (about 15 minutes). Mai herself was very friendly and helpful, and she cleaned the house almost every day - we really enjoyed our stay!
Mai was really helpful, she gave us many instructions on how to get to stores, downtown, to the airport etc. The accomodation was clean and very well organized, we were provided basic food components (sugar, salt etc) as well. Our only concern is that the pictures in the ad are made of the house's rooms and not of the basement's where we got our ours. The rooms, the kitchen and the bathroom in the basement are smaller than it would seem on the pictures and there is no living room there. It was a bit difficult to store 2 big suitcases in the bedroom. Fortunately nobody used the kitchen besides us so it wasn't small for us but if somebody else would have had cooked something at the same time it could have been tight.
On the other hand the neighborhood is quite still in spite of it's near a junction with heavy traffic. The bus and skytrain are close, downtown and Stanley Park can be reached in 20-30 minutes. All in all it's worth the price just don't expect the same sized and lit rooms as in the pictures.
Hi Peter, thank you for staying at Mai Lodging. We actually display the actual living area depending on the room you choose. if you were staying in rooms 7-10 in the Beatrice location we show you the kitchen, shared areas and the actual rooms that you will be reserving. We apologize for the confusion and for future if you would like to request a particular room just let us know and we can let you know which rooms are available. All of the photos are very up to date and true to what we offer.
We really enjoyed our stay with Mai Lodging. Our hosts were absolutely lovely and the rooms and common areas were clean, well-equipped and homey. Upon arrival at Mai's we were given a warm welcome and Mai gave us lots of very useful information about public transport, grocery stores and places to visit.
We originally booked accommodation through Mai for a week but wanted to extend our stay in Vancouver for a further week. We were lucky enough to get a room in the other house and were even given a lift to move all of our luggage from Mai and her husband.
All other residents we encountered during put stay were incredibly nice and respectful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay and would highly recommend Mai's place. For any future short term stays we will definitely attempt to book as the rooms were nice and very reasonably priced.
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About the Host, Mai
Hello! We are Mai and Tan. We have been residents of Vancouver for over 25 years and have met so many travelers in our time here. Our motto is comfort and convenience, at an affordable price. We spend our time making sure that each house is cleaned on a daily basis. If there's any questions or concerns, Mai is only a phone call away.