About this listing
Lovely private bedroom and private bath in funky Commerical Drive neighborhood. Enjoy the entire lower floor of our home during your stay, close to all that the famous Little Italy area has to offer. Your space in this near new home includes a sitting room, and a bedroom with private bath & shower, totalling 500 sq ft.
The large kitchen area is shared with us, but please feel free to make yourself at home. You will be provided with a queen mattress, luxurious bedding, fluffy new towels, and beautiful bath products.
We are passionate about our neighbourhood, and have lots of tips for you to make the most of your stay.
Amazing restaurants, cafes, and people watching right outside. Only 15 mins by transit to the heart of downtown, with multiple bus stops less than 1 block away. Ample free street parking if you bring your own car. You'll love the cozy neighborhood vibe here.
We are a young married couple that loves to travel, and welcomes travellers here to our home. We look forward to sharing Vancouver's best kept secrets with you!
Guests will have access to their own private sitting room, bedroom, and ensuite bath, as well as a small fridge, coffee maker, and kettle. We are happy to share our kitchen space for larger meal preparation. We also have 2 bikes available for guest use!
Interaction with Guests
We also live in the home, so frequently interact with our guests, while allowing them a lot of privacy. We love getting to know all our guests, and have shared meals and wine with a few, but are also happy to let people 'do their own thing', whatever is the preferred interaction level for our guests :)
Commercial Drive is a very eclectic neighbourhood, home to some of Vancouver's best bars and new restaurants, small funky boutiques, organic groceries, and traditional Italian cafés. So close to downtown, but with a real neighbourhood vibe on the character home filled tree-lined streets.
Ample free street parking
One block to #20 bus downtown
From the airport, we suggest taking the Skytrain directly from the airport to the City Centre stop, and catching a cab to our home from there ( it's about a $10-15 taxi ride from downtown, or $60 from the Airport).
100% non smoking property
No pets allowed (there is a small dog in the home)
No shoes inside please
We do not provide hot breakfast, beyond coffee and tea, fruit and yogurt, but there are numerous high-quality food stores nearby, and you are welcome to use the fridge and kitchen at any time.
There's no smoking in the house or outside on the property, and no guests, please.
You will have your own set of keys, and are welcome to come and go as you please.
Keep the place tidy and leave it in good condition, and that's all there is to it! We look forward to welcoming you!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
It was my first trip with Airbnb and it was fabulous! Mark and Katy were really helpful and super friendly. Cuda, the small dog, was super friendly too ! I had some amazing conversation about my country (France) and Canada. Super coffe too.
If I return in Vancouver one day, I won't esitate and return at this great apartment.
Katy and Mark were wonderful, welcoming, informative hosts. They provided excellent dining and activity recommendations. The room, below the main living area of the house, is private and comfortable. The house is an extremely easy walk to some fantastic bars/restaurants. Downtown is a short drive or bus ride away. Thanks!
Very nice house, very good location close to the downtown. Katy and Mark are very sympatic young couple and very helpfull. I recommend this accomodation.
Nice and clean! Very quick response. We had a car. The street parking is perfect. It's very easy to find a spot. Mark is very easy going and talking. Their dog Cuda is the most adorable pet in the world. I wanna dognap it! We got bananas, coffee, snacks and yogurt for free upon arrival. They are nice people and you will be very happy to stay with them.
First expérience with Airbnb
Wonderful stay :)
We wish we could stay longer :)
Our experience was above and beyond expected! Everything went seamlessly, and Katy & Mark have everything set up perfectly and conveniently. They even let us take their bikes out to tour Vancouver. It was truly one of the best B&B experiences we've ever had. You guys do such a great job! Thank you times a million!
– Shannon & Justin
During our Women's World Cup journey my daughter and I stayed at 3 different AirBnB locations. Katy and Mark's place was certainly the nicest, in many ways. It was very clean, very modern and nicely appointed. They were on holiday when we arrived, but contact with Mark's sister was flawless. Our arrival and using the lockbox to get in very easy. We didn't see much of them, and they were very nice, and Mark super helpful. They put together this very helpful and informative 3 or 4 page guide of grocery stores, shops, restaurants, places to go, and things to see. Very helpful. ALso, they have this great coffee machine which I fell in love with, and they provided yoghurt and snack bars which were nice treats in the morning. Only surprise was that it was a basement apartment space, so very little natural light. Great for sleeping, but if natural light is a must, beware. For us it didn't matter as we were never there during the day anyways. If you like the outdoors -- you gotta check out the Capilano Suspension bridge and all it has to offer. Two thumbs up for Mark and Katy.
About the Host, Katy And Mark
Katy and Mark are a married couple living in Vancouver, Canada, who love to discover new places and adventures, and look forward to welcoming you into their home and sharing all the best that our beautiful city of Vancouver has to offer!
We love wine, cooking, and our pets Pussums the Cat and Cuda the Dog. Hosting on AirBnB has been an incredible experience so far, and we love getting to know new people from all over the world. Thank you so much for considering our listing, and we are looking forward to meeting you someday soon!