About this listing
Come stay with us in our comfortable home located just one block from Vancouver's famed Commercial Dr. Our home is cozy, rustic, loved and nestled in a vibrant and friendly neighbourhood.
Enjoy your stay in our cozy little nest just blocks from Commercial Drive.
You will be staying in our pleasant and spacious downstairs suite, complete with double bed, your own bathroom, and a private entrance that opens into our backyard. You can sit in the yard and watch leaves fall or read books, or wander across the road to Victoria Park, full of walkers, bikers and kids in the playground.
At home, you will be welcome to come upstairs and cook in our 'cozy' kitchen (small but functional), and relax in our comfortable living room. When we are home in the evenings we would be happy to share a meal or a cup of tea.
We are also a 15 minute walk or bus ride to the Commercial/Broadway transportation center which provides easy access to all parts of Metro Vancouver.
We, Robyn and Chael, are a young couple who enjoy spending time in the outdoors, quiet time at home playing games and going for bike rides. Chael is a high school teacher and Robyn is the co-owner of Shift Delivery Coop ((website hidden)).
If you are coming to Vancouver with the hopes of engaging in community events and exploring the outdoors, this is a place for you. We offer indoor bike parking and there is always the potential to borrow a bike, paniers, and other outdoor adventure gear to make your stay here an exciting one. We can also offer tips and hints about upcoming events in the city and best places to go for amazing west coast adventures.
- Wireless internet access
- Towels and Linen
- Double Bed
- Washer and Dryer
- Kitchen, refrigerator and freezer, and a mini-fridge in your room
- Organized compost and recycling center
- Potential to borrow bicycles and select camping / ski / rain gear
- Great collection of board games
- Free parking
- Indoor bike storage
- Stay with a very nice couple.
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While you are staying with us, you will have access to your own room with private entrance and washroom. You are also welcome to use the kitchen, laundry and upstairs common areas.
Interaction with Guests
As hosts, we appreciate that your vacation is yours. If you choose to remain private we are happy to accommodate you. If you would like to make yourself comfortable throughout the house, we welcome that as well. Robyn and I love to share a meal or dessert with guests who have time are excited to spend a quiet evening at home. (We also like to play board games)
Our house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 2 blocks from Vancouver's vibrant Commercial Drive. Not only is "The Drive" a confluence of countercultures but it has been acclaimed as "the best neighborhood in Vancouver" and ranked one of the 10 hippest neighborhoods in North America. Great restaurants, street side markets, unique shops, inviting cafe's, and resounding culture: all within a short walk.
By bike, we are a 15 minute ride to downtown and are close to all major bike throughways. (Bike maps available in your room.)
Other Things to Note
Thanks to airbnb, Robyn and I are experts at introducing folks to Vancouver. Over the years we have hosted many guests who are using our place to springboard into they own long term apartment. We are happy to help you figure out neighbourhoods and support you as you find your footing in a new city.
We request that guests are respectful of our shared space and are quiet in the house on weekdays later in the evenings. We also request that you let us know of any way we can make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Please respect the following guidelines:
No smoking inside the house
We had a wonderful stay at Chael and Robyn's. They are great hosts. The timing of our stay meant we didn't see much of each other, but we had everything we needed and they were great at communicating everything. The room was lovely, and in a great location. We'd definitely stay with them again!
We only had the opportunity to know Robynm she was a great host, very helpfull, gave us a lot of tips and infomation about the city. Definetly would recomend this place to stay. Commercial drive is a street with lots of life an movement.
I rented this room for my sisters visiting from Alberta, and they loved it! One of my sisters says "They were great hosts...everything you need for a comfortable stay...great location off the drive. "
Helpful hosts at Chael and Robyn's. Chael hooked us up with bicycles on our first day there. We enjoyed the private entrance of the suite. It was a cozy and quiet place to stay at the end of our long days in Vancouver. We didn't see the hosts much after the first day as we were gone a lot, but they were helpful hosts. Thanks Chael and Robyn.
It's been a great pleasure for us to meet Robyn & Chael and to stay at their lovely place! They're both very much welcoming, supportive whenever you need anything and also two charming people to have an evening conversation with. We would def come back whenever we're around again!
The appartment got everything it needs including dishes, a fridge, a microwave, books & maps. Commercial Drive itself is a beautiful area, tons of cafes, restaurants and little boutiques - for us it was just the right spot to explore Vancouver!
Finally, they have the most amazing jumping chicken you ever saw :)
To the both of you: thanks for the vacuum cleaner, our RV looked as new as it could get!!! Caroline & Gábor
Overall I was happy with my stay. This basement room is in an older house which gave it a musty odor and made it a little chilly at night. A space heater is provided and helped out.
I chose this home because of the affordability and because it was a couple in the home. As a survivor of date rape I don't feel comfortable in the company of men alone. When I arrived I was informed that Robyn (the wife) would be gone for my stay. I informed Chael that I wasn't comfortable with that but I had no choice but to stay at this point because the room was booked and paid for. Chael reassured me he was no threat and I could lock the door between the suites for my safety.
The bed is very comfortable, the mini fridge and microwave was a nice convenience. It's a one block walk to Commercial Drive and maybe 10 minutes to the Commercial and Broadway station for the sky train. I was given my own key to the suite and Chael had a mountain bike for me to use complete with helmet and gloves. I had a great ride on the sea wall.
There is some noise from the suite above, particularly from the hosts going up and down the staircase but it didn't keep me up. I was invited to use the kitchen and upstairs if I saw fit but I spent all my days at Stanley Park and only used the room for sleeping.
I would stay there again. You can't beat it for the price and the proximity to downtown.
Marcello's Pizza on Commercial is a few blocks away and highly recommended.
About the Host, Chael & Robyn
We are a young couple who enjoy connecting with our community and exploring the great outdoors.
During the days we both work at jobs we love. Robyn is an entrepreneur and founding co-owner of Shift Delivery Coop ((website hidden)). Chael is a substitute teacher with the Vancouver School Board, currently working a long term contract teaching Leadership and Sustainability education.
We like to spend our evenings playing games, participating in sports and sharing time with friends.
We love recycling, compost and bicycles.
We are very happy to be able to share our cozy little home with you and look forward to helping you have the most comfortable stay possible both in our home and our neighborhood.
Robyn and Chael