Private detached fully equiped single family, two bedroom (queen beds), one bath, Cottage. Outdoor patio, claw foot tub, gas fireplace. 1 mile to downtown Vancouver and accross the street from park. Free parking and close to public transportation.
Private detached fully equiped house suitable for couple or family of up to four (two queen beds). 1 mile (1.5 km) from downtown Vancouver. Free on street parking or one block to public transport (direct to downtown in 10 min).
We have recently added two new Queen Size matresses in both bedrooms for a very comfortable sleep.
The detached single unit cottage is situated in the historic Strathcona area of East Vancouver ( 20 minute walk to downtown) and boasts a lovely outdoor patio with mountain views directly across from McLean Park.The property also features cable, wi-fi, internet, and full kitchen.
In the open concept main floor you will be delighted to find a very bright living room with lots of windows a comfy down sofa and large flat scree tv and brand new stainless steal gas fireplace. The fully stocked kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has a claw foot tub and heritage finishing and is a great place to relax after a long day. The dining area has a large harvest table that can also be used as a desk or working area for your office away from the officeOn the main floor there is also a private sleeping area with NEW queen bed, down duvet and high qulity cotton sheet.
There is also a lovely second bedroom with a queen bed on the top floor that you will have access to if you have booked the cottage for more than 2 people.
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Please note the maximum number of guests is 4 - sorry we don't make exceptions to this rule (except for babies :)
You have full access to the entire Cottage, the front patio, and back yard. There is never any other guest in the house other than you. If you do not rent the upstairs it will be locked off and empty.
Interaction with Guests
I will greet you when you check in whenever possible and I also have a lock box for convient check in when I am not availlabe. So a check in at any time of night is always possible.
I live just around the corned and will be availalbe for any questions or concerns you may have; but other than that I provide you with complete privacy.
You will not get any closer to downtown where there is free on street parking than Strathcona.
The Charming cottage is minutes from downtown Vancouver, Commercial Drive, China Town, and the Skytrain.
This is a lovely residential neighborhood with some great amenities close by. You will be happy to find two amazing coffee/bakery shops less than two block away which are perfect for morning coffee, treats or light groceries.
Public transport is only steps from the door. The #22 bus which takes you downtown in 8 minutes is only a block away. If you prefer to walk its 20 minutes to downtown, Rogers Arena, Commercial Drive, Skytrain or GM Place.
Other Things to Note
Please note the maximum number of guests is 4 - sorry we don't make exceptions to this rule (except for babies)
Small dog welcome for no extra charge.
Check in is 3 pm but the house is usually availalbe by 1 pm if we don't have a ckeck out on the same day.
Check out is 11 am but if its a week day and we dont have another check in then you are welcome to stay until 4. Check out times on the weekend is a bit stricter so we usualy need to stick to the 11 am check out.
There is no cleaning fee for the Cottage; however, we ask that guest clean the kitchen and leave it in the same condition as they found it. We provide complimentay cleaning for the rest of the Cottage. If you would like have the kitchen cleaned by our professional cleaning company we would be happy to do that for you for an additional $40.
This cottage is really cute and comfy, and Claudia and Hollie are great hosts! When we arrived, Claudia came out to show us the ropes of the place and help us get oriented, and she kindly arranged for us to be able to store our luggage there for a few extra hours before our late flight back home. The cottage felt historical but with an awesome modern kitchen and was even cuter than we expected, though if you are allergic to cats/dogs, I might choose another spot. If you have a pet it would be perfect and the nearby park made us wish we had a dog with us... Easy bus access two blocks away on Prior and about a 15 minute walk to the Stadium/Chinatown station. The neighborhood is cute, felt safe, and has some good markets nearby (we had coffee and Portuguese baked goods from Union Market almost every morning), and a few nice shops and cafes on Union and Georgia Streets on the way to the station. (Tip: If walking towards downtown, especially in the evening, I would stick to Keefer St, as Claudia suggested to us, and avoid Hastings/Cordova.) Walking to Chinatown, Gastown and, if you're feeling a bit more energetic, the Main St neighborhood is pretty easy. In sum, you should stay here!
This charming 2 Bdr cottage was the perfect accommodation for our trip to Vancouver. Located a short walk to transit. Hollie & Claudia were very helpful before and during our stay. Recommending things to see and do while we were in Vancouver.
The kitchen was awesome with everything you need and more. We loved cooking in this beautiful space.
Thank you Hollie & Claudia
Claudia, la figlia di Hollie, che ci ha accolto, è stata molto gentile, precisa e disponibile. La casa, pulita e ammobiliata in modo semplice ma con gusto e personalità, rispecchiava le nostre aspettative e disponendo di due locali separati con letti matrimoniali, uno al pianterreno, separato da una tenda dal soggiorno, e l'altro nella mansarda, era l'ideale per una famiglia come la nostra di 4 persone con due figli grandi.
Il quartiere è tranquillo nonostante sia abbastanza vicino a Chinatown, comodo per raggiungere Gastown. Ideale per chi preferisce la tipica piccola casa in legno, in stile canadese, rispetto ai più nuovi, ma più anonimi appartamenti nei grattacieli.
A great place to stay. Close to the downtown area, but in a quiet neighbourhood. The house is beautiful, and recently re-done. A nice big kitchen for cooking our own meals. Everything you need is provided in the house. The small neighbourhood shops add to the local colour and intrigue.
We stayed at Claudia's cottage for 5 days in early July. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids). The cottage was really charming and very well furnished. The kitchen was amazingly well equipped and ideal for a family like us with diverse food tastes. For example, our young daughter's a sushi addict and we even found a sushi rolling mat in the drawer! And there were plenty of pots and pans to make pasta for our son.
The downstairs area was open plan and nicely done up with very comfy sofas and a big double bed in the back area. Our daughter preferred to sleep on the sofa as it was so comfortable! :) The upstairs bed was also comfortable.
Vancouver seemed to be in the middle of a heat wave but as Claudia had thoughtfully provided ceiling and small fans, once we switched these on, we were fine.
There was a nice patio area on the front but we didn't really make use of it as we used to leave for sightseeing early and return late in the evening.
Claudia & Hollie were super hosts right from the beginning till the end. As this was our first airbnb experience, we were not sure what to expect but they really went out of their way to make sure that we could check in early for example and patiently answered all our questions. The lock box concept to get the keys was a clever idea because we arrived on a working day and Claudia didn't have to wait about for us to get to there.
The location of the cottage was ideal for getting around. We had a hire car so didn't use public transport at all but it is located a few blocks from the main Chinatown area and the main arteries of Vancouver. There is also a small neighborhood park diagonally opposite which was full of folks enjoying the summer heat. Being a residential neighborhood, there was plenty of street parking available but the only thing I'd recommend people to do is be careful where you park. Our rental car got towed on our 1st day there because we allegedly parked within 6m of a stop sign that’s right opposite the cottage. Hollie was very sweet – despite being in an office meeting, she helped us get the number of the city council so we could locate the impound and get our vehicle back.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience and we would definitely both use AirBnB and stay at Claudia & Hollie's place when we come to Vancouver again.
Our family of four loved our five night stay (July 2014) in the cottage. Hollie was quick to respond to my initial query and every other contact afterwards. She kindly arranged for us to drop off bags before check in time. We had lots of privacy, but knew that she was just around the corner if we needed anything. The house was well kept with everything we needed. I loved cooking on the gas range in the surprisingly large kitchen and there are two small but well stocked little stores within a couple of blocks. The bed downstairs is really comfortable, with lovely linens. The kids were happy in the bed upstairs. We were there during a bit of heat wave but it cooled down nicely at night.
The neighbourhood is great, very centrally located. We tried one of the local restaurants and loved it. Science World and a Skytrain station were a 15-20 minute walk away (with two kids under 8), and there is a small ferry to Granville Island next to Science World. Even closer are buses that run down Hastings to the downtown core, and they pass every few minutes. If you plan to catch the bus down Hastings you should know that you will pass through the Downtown Eastside, and see people who are homeless and have substance abuse issues. We never felt unsafe.
Hollie`s place faces a park and our kids spent lots of time in the playground. The neighbourhood is in the process of gentrification and many of the homes have been lovingly restored. The Chinese heritage in the area is still in evidence and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens are quite nearby. We travel to Vancouver every couple of years and would love to stay at Hollie`s cottage again.
We spent a marvellous week in Vancouver, what a great city and what a splendid wilde environement ! I understand why people enjoy to live there now.
Our staying in the cottage was a real pleasure. We found there a nice peace place to rest after our long walks in and outside the city. We immediatly felt at home. It's a very comfortable, cosy and quiet place. We enjoyed the large kitchen full equiped, the wash and dry machines, the charming bathroom, the two nice beds and the terasse outside. Claudia was helpfull and easy to talk (website hidden)'s ideally situated, 20 min walk to the heart of the city and the metro.
The district is agreable, quiet and safe. Claudia has made of this house a quiet nest for guests !
I recommend it for a couple or a family. The house is large and convinient for four adults.
I would love to return there for a second time to see all I have not seen from British Columbia.
Claire and Dominique from Arradon in south Bretagne (Morbihan) in France
(anothere place I advice to visit !)
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