Heart of Bowness Main Level Suite

House - Private room · Ave, Calgary, AB T3B 1L4, Canada
Your host, Vitalia
25 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The Space

900 sq. ft
spacious, good light/windows and tall ceilings
Spare Bedroom available with real Double size bed
Access to Kitchen
Access to bicycle outside
Full 3 piece Bathroom
Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, body washes, Shampoo & Conditioner
Back porch with trees, raspberries, rhubarb, and a bistro table/2 chairs & firepit
lots of plants in the house and some kind of concoction being made on the stove as I'm an Herbology student.

Guest Access

Wifi, kitchen, laundry, a space in the fridge, free food on the fridge, bathroom, your room which is equipped with a desk, chair and shelf/closet space and a variety of soap, shampoo and razors if you forgot yours, just don't use my razor in the bathroom, it's kind of my worst germaphoebic nightmare haha that goes for the toothbrush, my towel and dry brush...still feel welcome? I hope so, boundaries are a healthy and happy thing haha

Interaction with Guests

I'm introverted, friendly and quite independent. I'm rarely home but when I am, I am studying and writing tests online. I will respect your need for privacy.

The Neighborhood

This area is popular for picnics, summer sports, ice skating, XC skiing in the winter, and boating. It is also part of the city's large pedestrian pathway network.
Close to Canada Olympic Park where you can downhill ski/snowboard
One of the best restaurants in Calgary (Notable) is very close
Also the best Vietnamese 'Bowness Vietnamese' - meet Ty, the owner :)
A great ice-cream Burger joint just a minute away called "Angels" which is just fun and a close walk to the bowness park
Enjoy a great little gem called 'Fire Escape' where you can paint pottery!

only 45 minute drive to mountains on Hwy. 1
10 minute drive to hot yoga
walk to the Bakery and Bownesian market
Need some exercise? there's a set of stairs great for climbing just a couple blocks away
If you like mountain biking or a scenic hilly walk, we'll point you to a great spot just minutes away you can park at. Great city views

If you like shopping, Market Mall is minutes away and has been voted top Shopping Centre in Calgary.

Along transit system
15 minute drive to Downtown

Getting around

Yes, just a block away there is a bus stop and several more depending where you'd like to go. The city is spread out and things can be quite far. A rental car would enhance your stay if you have limited time. A bicycle in the backyard is available for your use.

Other Things to Note

Please have a blast, Calgary and the mountains rock.

Additional Information to be noted:
Suite is available only to non-smokers
Cost of room does not include chauffeur/taxi services. Please arrange transportation or car rental.
The front entrance is ONLY for the tenants who live upstairs, slight noise should be expected from the mother and daughter upstairs. Please use Back Entrance.
Since a large labrador lives here, please expect some shedding and occasional pet odour despite the thorough vacuuming and cleaning.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $19 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $408 /week
Monthly Price: $1727 /month
Security Deposit: $96
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The apartment was easy walking distance to bus #1 to Downtown Calgary approximately 30 min. ride. We were able to use her kitchenette to prepare our breakfast and some small meals during our stay. The apartment was small and clean. We have overall a nice experience during our stay.

    July 2014
  • My stay at Vitalia's home was very pleasant.
    She is so friendly and we have had a few interesting conversation.
    I think I have also made friends her smart Brandy;)
    A host highly recommend!

    June 2014
  • My host was delightful and excellent company.

    Her home was relaxing, clean and a pleasure to be in.

    Bowness proved to be charming.

    May 2014
  • Staying a Vitalia was just great! She has a awesome vibe and she was very accommodating. I would love to stay here again!
    The place is also great. I had a good sleep.

    April 2014
  • Vitalia was a great host! Would give her a 10 out of 10!

    April 2014
  • Hi Vitalia
    Thank you for hosting me, sorry about the short notice, it was the first time trying this service.
    Brandy was great...wish I could have stayed longer...Location is great, easy to get out of town. I will be back..

    April 2014
  • Hi guys! Yes i enjoyed very well stay with her place, She's clean and very friendly, she has a lovely dog. I like there so much and I just can recomend every people, who loves animals and the quiet place. Thanks again for you Vitalia you having me there for two weeks.If i go Calgary i choose her again.
    Many Thanks Zoltan Vagfalvi

    November 2013
  • This was my first experience using Airbnb. I was absolutely amazed with the accomodation and hospitality of Vitalia. As a travelling tourist, it is always hard to be away from home. But at Vitalia's place, there is a very homely feel and I appreciated it a lot. Vitalia and her partner Jeremy are very helpful people, are both professional, have a great sense of humour and hold a great deal of trust in people who they rent their room out to. It is very rare these days to see two kind people who are opening up there home to strangers like my self. As a result of this experience, I will definately use airbnb again. Vitalia has set the bar very high!

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay with Vitalia. She and her boyfriend were welcoming and helpful, and really made us feel at home. The Dog is absolutely great, very friendly and happy, but also well trained. We had everything we needed. The house is very nice and the room is excellent, pleasant and comfortable. Thank you.

    September 2013
  • Vitalia is awesome! I had the most amazing burgers ever! :-)
    When I first arrived, I was, greeted by a warm friendly welcome into her home by her and her boyfriend. And when I left, I left with 2 new friends.... 3 if you count the dog :-)
    I had an excellent stay in a great location, handy for getting to the center of Calgary or out to the mountains. Room was a perfect size and the bed is warm and very comfy.
    Highly recommend staying here. I would definitely come back for another stay.

    September 2013
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St. Mary's Academy, Alberta College of Art and Design
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I am kind, always laughing, courteous, artistic, eccentric, clean. I LOVE animals, painting, photography, dancing, cooking, wine and books. I love being silly and meeting people. I am studying to become a master herbalist working with a master herbalist and consulting clients for herbs at the Light Cellar in Bowness. I am phasing out my photography business and have several photoshoots until this Fall. I have a yellow lab who is very friendly and calm. I recently traveled through the UK, Spain and Malaysia, BC, Washington and Montana. My favourite travel spots are Easter Island, Seattle, Scotland & the highlands. Favorite books are the Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series!!! they're now making a TV series out of it?? *gasp* I love good food of any kind! and Folk/singer/songwriter/acoustic/country music is good any time of the day. I'm a super laid back traveler, courteous, considerate & as a host, I want everyone who comes into my home to feel comfortable. Life is about love and relationships and growth.
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