About this listing
Furnished room in the 3-bedroom suite (700 sq ft, private entrance) of our character home in East Vancouver is available for rent. The BLUE ROOM is 130 square feet, furnished with a double futon, a lounge chair that folds down into a single bed, a table and a dresser. The PerchB common area includes a full kitchen (gas stove, fridge, dining table), bathroom with a tub and sit-down shower, a studio couch and a sauna. Laundry (washer but no dryer), city-wide wifi (but no TV), and free street parking all included. Luggage storage and bicycle rental may be available - inquire if interested.
The PerchB is easy walking distance to Broadway busses (5 minutes), Nanaimo busses to downtown (5 minutes) and two skytrain lines (Expo 10 minutes, Millenium 7 minutes - the Millenium line is the fastest way to get to SFU from the city); we are only a 5 minute drive to highway #1. We are a 5 minute walk from TnT, the large Asian supermarket, and a pleasant 15 minute walk through tree-lined streets full of character homes to vibrant Commercial Drive (best neighbourhood in the city!). The Drive has excellent restaurants, nightlife, coffee shops, groceries, yoga studios, parks, and a community centre; the best part is the people who make it so. Come and discover!
- There is one private entrance to this suite
- Come and go as you please with ease - access and leave your keys in the password protected lock box anytime of the day or night.
Interaction with Guests
Our family no longer lives at the Perch. It's just you diverse world travellers now. We've had over a hundred guests from every corner of the globe, and everyone of you has been interesting and considerate. The house is very quiet and private now with just the caretaker coming and going about twice a week.
The neighbourhood is very quiet, yet right on the door step of all that's happening in one of the world's great metropolises. It's easy to and from your door to anywhere whether by bike, train, bus or car.
We are a 10 minute walk to the main Bohemian and artist quarter, with all it's great restaurants, night life and more... Or walk 6 minutes the other way and find yourself in a Chinese bakery , Vietnamese restaurant, or Thai grocery store.
The house is only 160 Meters from the main Broadway buses, about 400m to the nearest SkyTrain line, and 850m from the other SkyTrain line's station.
Have fun. Be yourself. Be aware of shared space.
Also, no smoking, pets or loud parties.
About the Host, Ella, Greg & The Boyz
Welcome to the Perch! We are a young(ish) family who no longer live at The Perch, just you World Travelers now! We have progressive values, diverse interests (participatory economics, cooperative living, music, meditation, travel, etc.) and we value giving people the security of a home, and are never quick to take that away. We bend over backwards to make sure whatever might happen to you, you will have a roof over your head and a safe, warm place to sleep. No matter what happens to you, whether you end up in hospital, your home country goes to civil war while you're away, you simply need a mailing address for visas, or just to extend your stay in Canada (it really all happens), we've got your back. Our family of globe trotters has seen and had it all happen to us, and so rest assured, you'll be taken care of.