About This Listing
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, and just 3 blocks from the sky train station, 1-4 stops to downtown and one simple transfer for the airport.
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, and just 3 blocks from the sky train station (1-4 stops to downtown and one simple transfer for the airport), all amenities such as shoppers, safeway, starbucks (we'll tell you about the independent, better places though!;), beautiful Trout Lake (swimming, running, dog beach, community centre, picnic-ing) and much *much* more. You really couldn't be much more central. We are a fun, little family (kiddies 6+11 and one on the way) 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 patio, 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:) We're happy to point you to the best restaurants and the best coffee in this hood. The room has a twin bed and is ideally 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 4 of us already!) If you had a kid in tow (our kids would *not* mind this), I'm happy to throw down a foamy or provide a playpen. It'll be tight! But we could make it happen. I'd also very likely be able to hook you up with any baby gear for your stay (car seat/stroller etc..) You are totally welcome to our kitchen and living area. We are a fun, open, silly crew, welcome people of all kinds 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 find food from handfuls of countries, 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 will be having a baby (at home-not the 1st time;) towards the last half of november. If you're home when the party starts, you can always head out or stay cozied up in your room. But a fair warning is obviously required! :)
No smoking, drugs or crazytown drinking. No guests. Have a blast, just don't bring it back here:)
Lovely! In every way possible. The house is gorgeous, super close to the sky train and commercial drive (my favorite Vancouver neighborhood). Bed was comfy and warm and while I wasn't there long the hosts seem lovely. They were totally ok with my late arrival and early departure. Was greeted by a friendly kitty. Highly recommend.
My experience at Shannon's was exactly what I hoped for. It was easy for me to get in even though I arrived very late at night. Shannon was a wonderful host and the house and room are exactly as promised - comfortable and cozy. The location is ideal for someone looking to explore the city as it is close to many shops and restaurants but is also close to public transportation to get anywhere you want to go, including the airport. I most certainly would stay there again.
Beautiful house and a friendly family. I had a nice stay at your house. I wish you and your family all the best.
Only stayed here for 1 night but everything was clean and pleasant, decorated with the theme and the hosts were very welcoming, open and nice. The bed only accommodates one person.
I spent a whole month in Shannon and Innis house and I couldn't have choose a better place to stay during my vacation in Vancouver. I had such a great time with them. The kids were also adorable and very polite.
The room was perfect, big enough with plenty of space to put my clothes and stuff. The bed was very comfortable and the place was very clean when I arrived. There is just one bathroom, but the toilet is in a separate room, so it made it more convenient for everybody.
Shannon and Innis were always full of good recommendations for me if I had questions about how to get in some place or anything about the city. They gave me good advices.
I felt so welcome and I would highly recommend this place if you plan to visit Vancouver. The house is also near the train station, and there were a lot of good restaurants and cafés in the neighborhood.
I met a really nice couple and family, and this first Airbnb experience for me was awesome, beyond all my expectations.
They are just fantastic people and a lovely family! They are all friendly, easy going and made my experience in Vancouver absolutely special. I came here alone and didn't know many people or places in Vancouver. They gave me good advices and support for everything! they have a big heart and I am very grateful.
We also shared some dinners together, good conversations with beer and good music.
The kids and are great and very polite, they will totally respect your privacy.
The house is old but cozy and everything works well.
I would definitely come back in the future, even just for a visit.
Just go for them, you can't make it wrong!
This charming home was a perfect hideaway from the bustle of Vancouver. Painted in sweet soft colours and artfully decorated by a fine eye for whimsical vintage, I felt immediately delighted to have found this lovely gem. Shannon and her family are at ease with guests and provide a space with ample freedom and privacy. I was worried about disturbing the children, knowing I would be returning late at night, but the house is arranged for guests to come and go freely and easily. Shannon is a delightful and generous cook, and shared some available homemade granola and bliss bars. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
About the Host, Shannon
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!
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Have been drinking coffee at this place for 10 years. The best (and cheapest) coffee on the drive. Also, try their almond butter, carob bar, or their almond croissant.Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5N 4A3
Best damn sandwich youll ever have. Think proscuitto, roasted red peppers, havarti, onions, roasted eggplant, sun dried tomato, pesto mayo, oil and balsamic… Any meat and any cheese you can dream of.Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5N 4A4
Great tacos.Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3Y4
The only stop you need to make for the best wine, ciders, craft beer etc..Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3Y4
Their butter chicken and deal are woooonderful. Get it with naan:)Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3X8
Great sushi and theyre always so happy to see you:)Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3Y2
Get their satay pho. Peanut butter soup!! Seriously, just do it!Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3Y2
Great traditionally made pizza. The proscuitto and arugula is definitely my favourite. Theyll even give the kids (or maybe you if you smile real nice) dough to play with while you wait.Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3X6
Best deli in East Van. Try the aged gouda.1322 Commercial Dr Vancouver BC V5L 3X6