About this listing
This cozy room will make you feel at home. Our home is old and quirky (in the best way!) and we love to host. We are right off Commercial Drive, what many consider to be the best neighbourhood in Vancouver. We're just 3 blocks from the sky train station, 1-4 stops to downtown and one simple transfer for the airport. It does not get more central than this. We've lived in Vancouver for 20 years and will be able to point you in all the right directions:)
This cozy room will make you feel at home. We are right off Commercial Drive, what many consider to be the best neighbourhood in Vancouver. We're just 3 blocks from the sky train station (1-4 stops to downtown and one simple transfer for the airport) and all amenities such as Shoppers, Safeway, Starbucks (we'll tell you about the lovelier, independent places though!). We're also only a few blocks from beautiful Trout Lake (running, dog beach, community centre, picnic-ing). This is also where East Van's best farmer's market takes place every weekend. We're happy to point you to all the best restaurants and coffee in this hood. You really couldn't be much more central.
We are a fun, little family (kiddies 12, 7 and 14 months) and love to host. Breaky is included, if you're staying under 2 weeks; I'll have the goods ready for you to prepare yourself. Just let me know if you have special requirements. We have a very friendly older cat, who is short haired and a minimal shedder, an old wood burning stove, wifi, parking, a lovely, covered back porch, laundry… Our house is old and charming. The first thing most people say upon arriving is that it's so cozy and reminds them of some home from childhood:)
The room has a twin bed and is most suitable for one person, but if you're cozy sharing a twin with your human, two are welcome at a small extra fee, for a stay of under 2 weeks. (There are 5 of us already!) If you were a single adult with a kid in tow (our kids would not mind this!), I'm happy to throw down an air mattress or provide a playpen. It'll be tight! But we could make it happen. I'd also be able to hook you up with any baby gear for your stay (car seat/stroller etc).
You are welcome to our kitchen and living area, although they can look like a cyclone tore through them at times! ;) We are a fun, open, silly crew, welcome everybody, and we'd be happy to have you. We're pretty certain... you're gonna love your stay:)
kitchen, living room, laundry, parking
Interaction with guests
We love to hang out with our guests, but will never encroach on your space:)
We are half a block off of Commercial Drive, where you will all sorts of amazing, international food fare, the best coffee, pubs, trendy shops, festivals, parks galore, a library, 2 community centres with pool/ice rink/gym, and pretty much everything else you could ever need. The busiest sky train hub in Vancouver is 3 blocks away and will connect you to anywhere you need to go, including downtown (only a few mins away) and the airport.
Other things to note
We're an artificial scents free home. So if you wear cologne/perfume, body sprays, scented body lotions etc, we request you apply them once you've left. If you're big into hairspray, we ask that you apply outside. Scented body washes, shampoos etc in the shower... if you would consider using ours or another natural one, we would really appreciate it! If not, please keep the bathroom window open while showering, for 10 or so minutes afterwards (but be sure to close and lock after). These scents provide for immediate nausea and a headache for me. Thank you for your consideration!
We do have a baby, who sleeps faaairly well at night, but he's not a 12 hours straight kinda guy. So if you are light sleeper, this may be something to keep in mind. I (mama) am also often home in the day with babe, so if you plan to spend a lot of time at the house, and are not a fan of the shrieks, giggles, babbles and cries that come with a babe, be warned:) He sure does love the guest room though, and we seem to have lots of baby lovers come stay, so he'll definitely come visit if you let him;)
No smoking, drugs or crazytown drinking. No guests. Have a blast, just don't bring it back here:)
Hello! We've lived in Vancouver for 15+ years. We work in television. A good day is bombing around our neighbourhood with coffees and our kids. Our neighbourhood is actually kinda known for our coffee;) Come and be cozy!