Nice, bright, spacious room with private ensuite bathroom, overlooking the very quiet back garden.
It has a comfy queen size bed, a roomy built-in closet, a big table to eat or work on, comfortable chairs, a chest of drawers, shelf, night stands, and your own cable TV in the room.
Of course we have HIGH SPEED WI-FI 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.
CAMBIE VILLAGE, QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK, OAKRIDGE SHOPPING CENTER, VAN DUSEN GARDENS 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 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.
We have 2 laundry areas in the house ..... so doing their 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), a 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 or three in the sun ......flying to Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, the Cook Islands, or any other of many exciting destinations, they can save a lot of money by leaving their car in front of our house. Plus, it is probably a lot safer ..... as cars in long-term parking at the airport are very easily broken into.
Interaction with Guests
We honour our guests desire for interaction as well as privacy + quietude ..... 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 on great restaurants to visit, where you can buy good quality, cheap groceries + other goods you might need (this information alone can save you hundreds of dollars) ..... as 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 ...... 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.
We are very CENTRALLY LOCATED, and it is very fast + easy to get around by SKYTRAIN (CANADA LINE ..... to DOWNTOWN, 10 min / to the AIRPORT 15 min / to RICHMOND 15 min).
A bus stop is located just 1 minute from our door ..... it takes you directly to BROADWAY, GRANVILLE ISLAND, OAKRIDGE SHOPPING CENTRE, LANGARA COLLEGE in a few minutes.
We also have good bikes to rent for a very reasonable price, and we live right next to one of the official bike-ways that criss-cross Vancouver + are making biking to all areas of the city much more pleasant and much safer.
We have FREE PARKING right IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE (you will be able to have easy access to your car + to keep an eye on it as well, even if you decide to take the SKYTRAIN to DOWNTOWN, as that is so easy + convenient, not to mention you avoid the hassle + expense of driving + parking downtown.
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 !!!
Chris was very accommodating and I appreciated being able to book one day in advance when my other place fell through. Her neighborhood was exactly where I wanted to be, close to the BC Women's Hospital and easy to get to the Skytrain and bus.
The room itself had what I needed; a private bathroom, a comfortable bed and a desk to work at. I appreciated that I could control my own heat as it's very damp in Vancouver in the winter.
This would have been an ideal spot and I would have booked for when I was coming back in April for the location alone, but the other guests (who seem to be very long term) we loud, messy and made using the shared kitchen impossible because of their dirty dishes. Both nights I was kept up by their loud talking and door closing, there's no sound proofing in the house.
It's really a shame because Chris is lovely and the room was comfortable and well equipped.
Shelley is absolutely right in her assessment that the downstairs kitchen was virtually unusable due to dirty dishes left in the sink for long periods of time, due to the two young couples staying there using the downstairs apartment as if it was totally their own, rather than considering that the kitchen + dining room are common, shared spaces.
I had tried to deal with the situation in the beginning, during the days before Shelley checked in, but since at least one of the two couples decided to just continue 'to do whatever they wanted', despite multiple attempts on my part to teach them a bit about cleanliness + consideration, and since these two couples were due to move out soon anyway, I decided to preserve my sanity by leaving them to their own devices, and take care of Shelley's kitchen needs in other ways (as outlined below).
Fortunately, these two couples are NOT long-term tenants, and one of the couples has left already by now, the other will go back to their home country in a few days.
In my defense, I did apprise Shelley of the situation when she first came to the house, and I actually ASKED her to NOT even use the downstairs kitchen / dining room.
To compensate for that, I had put some basic kitchen supplies, like dishes + cutlery, can + bottle openers, small appliances like a microwave oven + electric kettle, into her room, so that she could make her tea in the morning, and other basic food preparation, right in her room, and would not need to go to the downstairs kitchen for that.
I also left a note in her room with the request to text me if their was anything else she needed, as well as the explicit invitation to use the bright + spacious + clean upstairs kitchen ANYTIME she wanted to, for cooking or whatever she needed, and I extended the offer that I would give her a brief tour of the kitchen ..... since that kitchen is much larger, with more drawers + cupboard space ...... so that she would be easily able to find everything she needed without having to search for it. She decided to not take me up on that offer, so I assumed she had no need for a kitchen over + above the appliances she had in her (website hidden): the noise + the house not having much sound proofing:
I am truly sorry that Shelley was kept up by loud talking + door closings, but those are the type of noises that I believe would not be cured by even the best sound proofing in the world, as those sounds would just have travelled along the hallway from the dining room + kitchen to her bedroom, and were caused by young people that were either unaware of how their actions effected other people on the same floor (the charitable interpretation), or were simply inconsiderate + did not care how their noise levels effected other people in the house.
If Shelley had texted or phoned me as soon as she felt impacted by the sound level, no matter what time it was, even if it was happening early in the evening, and certainly if it was happening at normal sleeping hours, I would have intervened immediately.
I make it a high priority to ask all of my guests to be considerate of everybody else in the house, of other people's needs, especially since I quite often host doctors + nurses from the BC WOMEN'S + CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL close-by, and as is quite often the case, they might have worked a night shift + need to sleep in the middle of the day.
Of course, not everybody is genetically blessed with a naturally high 'consideration level', and some people seemed to not get it from their upbringing or schooling, either ...... there always seem to be a few people who seem to feel 'entitled' to do whatever they want, without any thought of how it effects other people.
Unfortunately, I was not aware of the noises that disturbed Shelley, as the house has a fairly large foot print, and my own room is on a different floor, and far away from where the noises originated.
But I always keep my phone by my side + turned on, for exactly these kind of matters, and any emergencies that might occur.
I can understand that Shelley might have been reluctant to text / phone me, so I think I will make it a point from now on to explicitly invite future guests to contact me immediately, even if they think a disturbance might be relatively minor, or of short duration, and they might be reluctant to complain.
It is truly important to me that ALL OF MY GUESTS feel comfortable + 'at home' in my house, and I will be more pro-active in inviting future guests to immediately contact me if anything is amiss.
Thanks for your comments, Shelley ..... they help to make all of us better hosts.
Cheers, Chris :)
We recently went up to Vancouver from our WA State home for a quick two day getaway. It had been a decade since I had been up there, and my partner had never been. We wanted a relaxing, hassle free visit. That is just what we got, thanks to Chris & her gracious & helpful hosting! Chris is very accommodating & knowledgeable of her city. She reviewed maps with us & offered useful tips, which we used to discover Vancouver.
Our room was clean & comfortable, with our own clean bathroom. Chris's care & attention to detail were evident. The room & its surrounds were just as described on airbnb, so no *surprises".
We packed a lot into our two day stay, thanks in part to the helpfulness of Chris. We left Vancouver feeling as if we had come to visit the friend that, until upon our meeting, we never knew we had! We hope to visit again in the foreseeable future...and of course we will stay with Chris again!
Chris is the most accommodating and understanding host you can find!
Even before we arrived at her place, Chris was very prompt in providing me with information and answering all my queries on Canada. She was a great help in planning for our trip to the Rockies as well as our stay in Vancouver.
My husband and I were at Vancouver for 6 weeks for a MBA exchange program at UBC and we needed a temporary mobile phone. Chris went all out to help us get a new phone at a good price, which she later on took over the monthly subscriptions together with the phone.
We were not used to the cold at Vancouver and Chris thoughtfully prepared for us portable heaters, extra blankets etc. While my mum and aunt were staying with us for the first week in Vancouver, Chris also helped them plan their trip to Vancouver Island, including booking their hotel. She also shared many recommendations/tips. I truly enjoyed the times when we sat down chatting with Chris over meals at her cosy dinning area. Not to mention the array of condiments and cutleries in the kitchen that Chris offered to her tenants!
I would definitely recommend anyone to stay with Chris. She is someone who would do all that she can to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one =)
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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', '(website hidden)', 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 :) :)
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