Our apartment with bold colours and cork floors is cozy, sunny and homely. It fits two comfortably and is on a quiet street, yet only five minutes from the Brentwood sky train station. Greetings from our resident dogs are included ;)
We are travellers ourselves and thought that we'd open our colourful space up to other travellers looking for a clean and relaxing place during their stay in Vancouver. We'll try to do everything we can to make your stay pleasant, comfortable and stress-free.
- your private bedroom with a double bed that faces a large window with natural sunlight
- a bathroom with shower, hair dryer, and toilet (the bathroom is yours, not shared with us)
- fresh and high quality linens (100% cotton) and towels (cotton or bamboo blend)
- high speed wi-fi internet
- soap/shampoo/conditioner as needed
- shared living area, outdoor patio, and kitchen
- kitchen is fully equipped with spices and oils, and fresh herbs are available from our garden herb box in the summer months
- feel free to use our dining table as a work desk
We are married, working professionals, so we work full time but is available for questions all the time. We'd be happy to share a coffee or Rooibos with our guests and provide tips on transportation or points of interest. We are pretty laid back ourselves and hope to have guests who are chilled out too and drama-free. Occasionally, we invite our friends over for board games, and you are welcome to join if you'd like.
Safira and Weiser, the resident dogs have very different personalities and have gotten along well with our guests - in fact, they are our "CEO" - Chief Entertaining Officer ;)
Our apartment is located in the Brentwood Park neighbourhood within the city of Burnaby. We are a 5 minute walk to the Brentwood skytrain station, which is part of the Millenium line that connects to downtown Vancouver, New West, Surrey. We're also next to the Brentwood Park shopping mall, which offers:
- fresh produce at Kin's Farm Market
- Cobs bread / Starbucks / Tim Horton's
- London Drugs (pharmacy)
- banks / cell phone providers
PS - the streetview from airbnb is a photo of the next block up - our place actually looks a lot nicer than the commercial building it shows!
- Check out our guidebook (top right corner orange "Globe" icon on our listing) for lots of hole in the wall restaurant recommendations.
The skytrain will allow you to go to main sights, and runs from early morning to late night. Get to the eclectic Commercial Drive neighbourhood without any transfers, and it offers a diverse range of restaurants (Italian, sushi, bubble tea...you name it). Bus service is also available.
If you are planning to use a car, you're two minutes away from Highway 1, which allows you to get to the North Shore for mountain biking within 15 minutes, or skiing within 20-30 minutes. Head the other direction, and you'll be able to get to SFU mountain for hiking and cross country/all mountain biking within 15 minutes.
If you plan to drive, there are free street parking and it can sometimes take a few rounds around the block until one frees up (a little patience may be required). The businesses near by parks in our resident area but they leave in late afternoon. We had some guests staying 3-10 days with us and they found parking fine.
We try our best to greet our guests upon arrival and introduce them to our furry doggies. Once you have confirmed your reservation, we will communicate with you to sync up with your travel plans and our work schedules (so we're there to receive your arrival.)
The room is cleaned prior to your arrival and after you depart. We use ECOS laundry detergent. There's no cleaning fee :)
PIck up from the airport may be arranged if we are available for $ 25 / one person or $35 / two people.
The following amenities are also available:
- umbrellas available here if required, though we hope you won't need one!
- selection of caffeinated / herbal tea, as well as espresso
- hair dryer if needed
Just as advertised! A cozy room with private bathroom (shower), just a short walk from Brentwood skytrain & Mall. Very comfy bed and fully outfitted. Charming, freshly updated suite with all amenities. Excellent safety features.
Very quiet area - no traffic noise at all!
Sophia and Tina are gracious hosts - we felt immediately welcomed and comfortable.
Two sweet little doggies were ready to play or cuddle.
Sophia and Tina are very beautiful humans. They're kind, accommodating and very relaxed in nature. The bedroom and bathroom were very comfortable and clean. The place comes with 2 gorgeous dogs too. We really enjoyed our stay there, close to the sky train and Brentwood shopping mall. There's a lot of bus lines near the shopping centre too. Overall 11/10. Highly recommended.
Being at Tina and Sophia's place was the best choice ever. They were very kind and helpful to me who was just arriving in Vancouver for one year. The dogs were so cute, I miss them !!!! And the room was beautiful, very clean and I had very nice sleeps in the bed. Thanks again for your kindness.
I spent a week at Sophia + Tina's apartment and their place was very homelike and comfortable. I could use my own bathroom and shared kitchen. Wifi was very nice. I miss their lovely dogs also.
Sophia and Tina were excellent hosts! If you are interested in an affordable and nice place that has great Skytrain access to the city, this is it! The bedroom is cosy and has a great attached bathroom. Highly recommended for couples and single travellers!
Sophia & Tina really made us feel welcome in Vancouver. The room was great and their dogs are sweet!
Everything as advertised, very clean and cosy room and even private bathroom. I was greeted with a welcome information package incl wifi and tips for eating out in the neighbourhood. Received my own code for the lock of the front door which was very convenient. Area is safe and quiet, with skytrain and bus two blocks away. Tina and Sophia were helpful and very hospitable hosts, providing sore throat remedies and great advice, and even invited me to a spontaneous home cooked dinner and after-work glas of wine, The dogs are adorable and very friendly! Thanks you Tina and Sophia, it's been great staying with you.
Tina and Sophia were very good hosts. They answered all our questions and provided us a lot of information about local area, the whole city and about general life in Canada.Their two little dogs were so cute and funny. The apartment was very clean, cozy and comfortable. Very quiet local area close to Skytrain and Brentwood Town Centre. We had a very good time staying at their place!
Sophia and Tina were perfect hosts. The apartment was very clean and they were very helpful. I would recommend Sohpia and Tina's place for anyone who wants a nice quiet place to stay in the Vancouver area. And it is only a short walk to the Skytrain!
Sophia and Tina are lovely hosts. We stayed at their place for a week, and they did their upmost to accommodate for us. They gave us heaps of local advice, we were able to cook and store food in their kitchen and they even helped out with a mystery birthday present! We also had a surrogate pooch for an evening walk that we went on, which was fun. Thanks guys!