Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Our location is situated in an area that's close to Downtown and transit is readily available. Skytrain hub is about a 15 min walk from our location. The area is very convenient for shopping and restaurant choices. We have also hosted medical students in the past due to the convenience of being so close to the hospitals

The space

What people would like about our location is the ability to get to various parts lower mainland with relative ease. If travelers and guests would like to eat close by the Balfour House, there are many options available to them in the surrounding area.

Guest access

The guests have access to our common kitchen, the living room and the dining room. If guests wish to cook their own food there is a local grocery store that is a 5 min walk away and could store it in the kitchen fridge.

Interaction with guests

We have a friendly house-keeper that works during the day. If there are any questions or concerns, she will be more than happy to address any issues.

Other things to note

We understand that some AirBnB guests enjoy the experience of meeting and talking with the owner and perhaps sharing a meal together. But due to a busy schedule, she prefers to work behind the scenes with a hands off approach which we hope our guests will understand :)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)



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7 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Robyn User Profile
September 2016
A lovely quiet area with a Starbucks at the end of the block. Our room was spacious & clean with comfy beds. The breakfast was very plain. Get bus 17 on Oak St to downtown.

Hui User Profile
September 2016
Location is quite convenient to explore Vancouver. However, the house needs sprucing up due to much wear and tear to continue operating like an Inn. Thanks Brian for hosting us.

Jim User Profile
August 2016
This is not a B and B, more of a youth hostel. We really should have read the Trip Advisor posts before going as the ones detailing the problems with this place are 100% accurate. It is not in Kitsilano, it is in Shaughnessy, and it is not a mansion but a very old house that hasn't had any money or decorating put into it since the 70's. The pictures in the ad are older, as are the beds. The place has a strong and odd "old house" odor throughout and the shared bath features a toilet in one room with the shower/sink in another. There are no toiletries other than a quarter sized piece of soap and the towels are very small and thin. The full breakfast is not, unless you consider some dry scrambled egg and 2 pieces of warmed white bread a full breakfast. Left after one night. The owner, who is not on site, and Airbnb were both very good and prompt about a refund, one good thing at least. I don't blame someone for trying to make a buck, but this is nothing more than an old worn out holding property waiting to be sold and torn down when the land price gets high enough. Lots of good places on Airbnb, this one didn't do it for us.

Bo User Profile
August 2016
Had a great stay at the Balfour Inn! Daily cleaning, very nice homekeepers, and solid location.

Carol User Profile
August 2016
We arrived at a beautiful home in a gorgeous neighborhood. We loved the views from the porch and were quite comfortable at night; we spent little time there during the day as we were sightseeing everyday. Also, there is an excellent Chinese restaurant within walking distance.

Mike User Profile
July 2016
Wonderful place. Unique building. Close to downtown. Very warm and caring host. Clean and quiet rooms. Enjoyed the experience and will definitely be going back.

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Vancouver, CanadaJoined in November 2012
Balfour User Profile

I am a busy vancouverite sometimes working crazy hours, I have a full time housekeeper as house is large and has a lovely large garden and a part time Office Manager.
We respect guests' privacy and guests can negotiate breakfast etc with housekeeper when arrive. We are really in a fabulous, safe location to see Vancouver and easy walking distance to buses starbucks, deli,eateries, supermarket, bank and post office. are close to sightseeing, transport, shops, restaurants.
Easy going home atmosphere . Clean cut (? are we boring?)non-smoking in the house.
Laundry machines available for guest use, ask the housekeeper for a time she is not using them

Languages: English, Tagalog, ภาษาไทย
Response rate: 82%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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