About this listing
Nice, bright, spacious room with private ensuite bathroom, overlooking the quiet back garden.
It has a comfy queen size bed, a roomy built-in closet, a big table to eat or work on, a chest of drawers, 2 night stands, and your own microwave in the room ...... coffee machine + hot water kettle upon request, as well as iron + ironing board.
Of course we have wifi for you to use with your own computer included in the rent.
It is most suitable for 1 clean, considerate adult, or for 2 people, sharing the queen size bed.
For short periods of time (just a few days), we can also accommodate a family with a baby / toddler / small child. For a third adult or an older child, we might be able to put a single mattress on the floor temporarily.
The house is located in a safe, quiet, green, upscale area of Vancouver ..... easy walking distance to the SKYTRAIN STATION ..... CANADA LINE, and only 7 minutes drive or by skytrain to DOWNTOWN, 15 minute to the airport
CAMBIE VILLAGE / KING EDWARD MALL / QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK / BLOEDEL CONSERVATORY / VAN DUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN / OAKRIDGE SHOPPING CENTRE … all can be reached within a 5-15 minute walk.
Other attractions are very accessible by skytrain, bus, or car.
We are only 15 minutes away from the AIRPORT by direct skytrain connection, car, or taxi.
There is FREE, EASY PARKING available right in front of the house.
Please feel free to email any questions you may have, or ask us to phone you by using the "CALL THE GUEST" feature that airbnb provides.
That way, you can have your questions answered faster and more easily and directly.
Guests will have a microwave oven / coffee maker / electric hot water kettle in their own room, and in addition to our own kitchen, there is also a second, fully equipped kitchen just for guests in the house. All guests are welcome to use it without any restrictions ….. other than common courtesy, i.e. leaving things clean for the next person, and not making too much noise in case anybody is sleeping in the suite ….. ( given our proximity to different major hospitals, we often have doctors + other medical professionals staying with us, and occasionally they might need to sleep during the day after a long night of being on call).
We have 2 laundry areas in the house ..... so doing the laundry is also easy.
For short-term guests we even provide the laundry soap, as well as other amenities + conveniences like soap + shampoo, coffee + tea (and sometimes a light breakfast .... time permitting, but no promises …. basically this is self-catered accommodation, and you will have your own shelf in the fridge + in the kitchen for storing your food), hair dryer, iron + ironing board, cable TV in some rooms, use of guest phone for local calls (free), or long distance calls (5-50 cents per minute, depending what country the call is going to + whether it is to a land line or a cell phone) ..... basically whatever the phone company charges. We allow use of the phone on the honor system.
There is FREE STREET PARKING for guests right in front of our house.
If somebody drives to Vancouver with the intention of leaving their car at the long-term airport parking lot, because they are planning to spend a week or two in the sun ......flying to Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, the Cook Islands, or to any other exciting destination, they can save a lot of money by leaving their car in front of our house + taking the direct Skytrain ….. CANADA LINE …. that goes directly to the airport.
Plus, it is probably a lot safer …… as cars in long-term parking lots at the airport tend to be broken into on a regular basis.
Interaction with guests
We honour our guests desire privacy + quietude, as well as interaction, if that is wanted ..... whatever they need at a given time, we try to be sensitive to.
We are very happy to answer any questions you might have about the house, the city, the province, the country.
We can make recommendations for great restaurants, and stores where you can buy good-quality, reasonably priced groceries + other goods you might need ….. this information alone can save you hundreds of dollars, if you stay in Vancouver longer than just a few day.
Most people find Vancouver an extremely expensive city, but we have done a lot of the research for you to point you in the right direction.
Also, we sometimes have spontaneous meals together with our guests .... and you are welcome to participate if you would like at the time, but there is no pressure whatsoever to do so .... breakfast on the deck in the morning to give you a good start before a busy day of sightseeing, or a nice meal by candle light in the evening.
NO SMOKING, PLEASE
NO PETS, SORRY
Please be considerate towards any other people in the house ..... i.e. when you come home very late, please keep noise levels low ..... even though we ourselves are night owls, and are likely to still be up if you want to share a night cap + share your stories, discoveries + adventures of the day.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR USING AIRBNB ---
Hope you have a great experience, wherever you visit !!!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I have travelled all over the world, and finally decided to make Vancouver + Canada my chosen home.
I TRULY LOVE THIS CITY ...... its natural beauty, the beaches, the mountains, the tree-lined streets, the interesting neighbourhoods, like CAMBIE VILLAGE, COMMERCIAL DRIVE, MAIN STREET, KITSILANO, the old fishing village of STEVESTON, etc..
The city + ocean walks, the cultural offerings, the great restaurants for all tastes + budgets with cuisine from all over the world, the cafes with live music, the spirit of the 'sharing economy', the beautiful parks, like QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK + STANLEY PARK, and many smaller community parks, the BLOEDEL Conservatory, VAN DUSEN GARDENS, the LYNN CANYON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, the VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, the MUSEUM of ANTHROPOLOGY at the UBC campus, etc., etc., ........
and I would be happy to introduce visitors to its many different aspects, and answer any questions you may have.
I truly enjoy helping fellow travellers feel at home by providing
comfortable surroundings, a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere,
and help with TRAVEL INFO + SUGGESTIONS of THINGS TO SEE + DO,
with FINDING PERMANENT HOUSING in Vancouver, if you are new to the CITY and/or the COUNTRY, and if you plan to GET SETTLED here ........
plus answering your QUESTIONS + fulfill reasonable REQUESTS to the best of my ability.
Besides travelling all over the world, and my passion for Canada, for Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast + other areas of British Columbia, some of my other interests are:
Neuroscience, depression research + treatment (especially the newer theories), as well as other treatment-resistant health conditions that science + medicine do not yet have good answers for,
brain research, psychology, neurology, evidence-based medicine, injury recovery, concussion recovery //
Healthy nutrition without being too dogmatic about it //
Photography, architecture, design + industrial design, beautiful things //
Entrepreneurship + philanthropy, the 'Sharing Economy', ' treating each other with kindness + respect, interesting + novel ways of creating a good, meaningful life as well as a good income by thinking outside of the box //
Reading, biographies, novels, short stories, science, history, politics, great TV shows + films, geography,
different musical styles ...... especially songs with interesting, intelligent lyrics one can actually understand,
great writing + intelligent conversation, small dinners with good friends (old + new) //
Downhill skiing, ocean kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, swimming (ideally in tropical waters), other forms of physical activities, like walks with great views on beaches, rocky headlands, most islands (tropical + otherwise), houses with ocean views ...... and probably a few more things that I can't think of right now ...... but this list should give you a pretty good idea of what constitutes a good day for me.
Thanks for reading this far :)