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.
I stayed in the BLUE ROOM for a month. For me, the wohle basement was a bit too dark, especially my room which has no window. The bathroom is tiny and the bath tub/shower needs to get used to. The apartment is well equipped with everything you need. The hosts, Ella and Greg, are very nice and helpful. The Perch is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood.
All in all, it was a nice stay. I met amazing peolple and the house has a "certain something"!
여기 진짜 비추에요. 위치도 애매하고 싼 것도 아니에요. 차라리 다음 카페인 우밴유 같은데서 단기렌트하는 곳 있는데 거기서 찾아보세요. 저도 여기서 지내다가 옮겼어요.
제일 최악인 건 화장실 구조가 이상해요. 천장이 너무 낮아서 샤워할 때 서 있을 수가 없어요. 제가 162정도인데도 샤워할 때 앉거나 숙이고 해야돼요.
그리고 반지하인데 진짜 시끄러워요. 나무바닥이며 윗층 발소리며 말소리며 애기 울음소리며 진짜 생생하게 들려요. 맹세하고 제가 한국에 있는 친구들이랑 통화할때마다 친구들이 방에 누구 있냐고 할 정도로 말소리 엄청 크게 들렸어요. 발소리도 신발신고 다녀서 그런지 엄청 쿵쿵 거렸고 애기들도 엄청 뛰어다니고ㅠㅠ 진짜 스트레스였어요!
마지막으로 카펫바닥인데 항상 손님을 받느라 청소를 못해서 그런지 냄새가 최악이었어요. 덜 마른 걸레냄새가 항상 났어요.
진짜 최악이에요. 절대 가지마세요!
YOU CANT STAND STRAIGHT IN THE SHOWER. I've never seen a bath room like the one they have. The ceiling was too low, you have to sit or bend over while you take shower. I hated it.
And you can hear everything what's going on upstaris. Footsteps, talking, baby crying and baby running. When i am on the phone, my friends asked me if there are someone in my room because they could hear people upstaris talking thruogh the phone. I am not even kidding.
The room is quite large and you can have your own privacy, the shared area can be a bit tight sometimes. The two other guests during my stay were probably the best thing about it. I never met Ella but I did meet Darren, the listing said they did not live there anymore which wasn't completely true they were moving out during my stay. Based on everyone else's reviews I need to add my comments on the downsides. The bed for me was fine I stayed 18 days and had no problem, the shower is a bit strange but not a big problem. I think the worst thing was the fact that the hosts let the children run and jump and scream directly above the guest rooms at ridiculously early hours. This is unacceptable when the guests below have paid money to be there and at minimum should be allowed to sleep.
Nous avons séjourné dans The PerchB: Blue Room. Les hôtes n'étaient pas là le premier jour où nous sommes arrivés mais ils l'étaient les jours suivants. Ils étaient très sympathiques et nous ont bien conseillé sur les places de parking. La chambre est tout-à-fait correcte et nous avons pu nous servir de la cuisine, de la salle de bain et du sauna sans aucun problème. Le petit jardin est très agréable.
The reservation was canceled 25 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Very friendly host, good value for short term stay. The room was just as advertised. We stayed at Ella & Greg's place for 3 nights in August. There was a full kitchen and laundry facility which is very convenient. Since we had a rental car, we ate all our meals outside since Vancouver has so much to offer with such variety of foods at very reasonable prices. Unbeatable for the price and location of Ella, Greg & The Boyz's place. You will not be disappointed.
Si vous cherchez un endroit un minimum agréable et confort, je ne conseille pas cette chambre. En effet, il fait sombre, aucune fenêtre dans la chambre et il y a donc constamment une odeur d'humidité. De plus, impossible de prendre une douche debout car le plafond de la baignoire est trop bas. Pour finir, les hôtes semblent être dérangés par notre présence et ne savent pas rendre service (pas d'accueil à l'arrivée, nous devons chercher la clé nous-même, aucune aide ou explication pour le départ et aucun prêt possible de téléphone pour réservation de taxi). La chambre étant mal isolée, on entend tous les bruits (les coups de pied , les discussions, les pleurs des enfants...) venant de la chambre des enfants juste au dessus.
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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.