About this listing
We are looking to host a foreign student in our lovely home in Vancouver. We are a loving and kind family, with very healthy lifestyle and we are happy to help you in any way we can.
I have a beautiful 500sq t fully furnished room with separate living area on top floor of my home in beautiful Kerrisdale/upper Kits. Close to UBC, minutes from Bus stops and great shops. Kitchen and bath are share with myself and two kids aged 10 and 12. High speed internet in home and cable available. Laundry is available in basement. We have a wonderful dog and cat who are very friendly. We live a very healthy lifestyle and are very busy. I own a busy landscape business.
Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, internet, yard
Interaction with Guests
We will be happy to interact with guests if needed. I can help to arrange rides and chauffeur, and also provide meals and help with providing information about vancouver and entertainment and travel needs. I also have bikes and snowboards and a paddle board that can rented.
Kerrisdale is close to everything. Ten minutes from Kitsilano beach, and 20 mins from downtown. It is an upscale neighborhood that is safe, quiet and has all the amenities you need. Great shops and restaurants within minutes of my home, and bus is right on the corner of my street.
Very easy to get around.
No parties, no smoking, no early am entries. No shoes allowed in house. Clean up after yourself, be respectful. If you would like to use the kitchen and cook a nice meal, please discuss with me first so we can plan ahead. I love to entertain, and will be happy to assist you with this:) If you have kids, I ask that you make sure that they respect the house rules and get along with everyone. If you have a pet, please make sure that they are not left for hours at a time, and if you need some pet walking or sitting, we would be happy to provide help upon request. Please no visitors unless otherwise discussed with me, and help to keep things clean and tidy, with respect to other guests.
We really staying with Michelle this past summer. The location was great, close to shops and restaurants. It was also convenient for getting downtown or out to UBC by public transit. Michelle and her children were wonderful hosts. The upstairs apartment is very spacious. Thanks for everything!
About the Host, Michelle
I am a self employed, musician and landscape artist. I am a published songwriter and work with artists and writers all around the world. I also co own a landscape business when I am not doing either of those things, I take care of my kids, play in the outdoors and travel. I Love meeting new people, and entertaining. I live a very dynamic and creative life, and love to travel, cook and meet like minded people. I live in a very cool, character home in Vancouver which I have beautifully decorated, and created to share with airbnb travellers. I have two amazing kids aged 8 and 10 who live with me half the time, and are normally not here on weekends. My kids are very used to interacting with new people and are curious and love to learn about new cultures. We love to entertain and enjoy the company of others.
There are several accommodations available in our home, and we can tailor it to suit your needs. FIrst of all, we have the "loft", which spans the entire upper floor of the house. It is a very quaint peaked roof space, with its own private room. The whole space is approximately 700 sq feet and has a dressing area, a desk, tv and sofa. The room has a brand new queen sized bed and can be expanded to fit another single as well as more sleeping in the living area.
When my kids are not here, there are two huge rooms, with hardwood floors available on the main floor, great for kids or a couple with a child. There is a single bed in one room, and a queen in the other. The bathroom on the main floor is very funky and is shared. Because its a character home, the commode is in a separate room, which I love because it avoids long line ups in the morning.
The house is very bright, with 11 foot high ceilings and has a great wood fireplace in the living room. I cook a lot, and eat organic, wholesome food. Mealtimes are a big deal around here, and we play music and generally just make it a good time of the day.
We welcome interesting people. We are not a party friendly home, as in, no drugs or super late nights please.. I am a valuable resource in terms of what to do and see around vancouver and have a lot of connection in many places. Feel free to pick my brain anytime.
My life motto is.. Live your dream, and live by your gold standard, whatever that may be.
Can't wait to hear from you,