A large, bright mother-in-law suite is available. First, I would like to explain what I mean when I call it a M-I-L suite. I advertise the space as a M-I-L suite as the suite is NOT completely private. You use my front door (not a separate entrance) and I generally use the back as that is where the garage is.
The suite area is down six stairs from the front landing and my area is up 6 stairs. A storage room for my private use and the laundry are both located downstairs in the M-I-L suite. I need to access both from time to time. I try to keep this to a minimum but may have to access either area while you are staying. I do my own laundry while my guests are out. The fact that it is not a completely private suite is reflected in my lower price.
All pictures of areas shown are for your use. The suite has a separate 4pc bathroom with towels included. Kitchen is complete with fridge, stove, microwave, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, coffee maker. Every thing you need to do some great cooking if you wish! The bedroom is a good size and has a queen sized bed (all linens included). On occasion my guests have had a child and there is enough room for an air mattress to go in the room beside the bed.
The living room is fairly large and has a nice big window to let in the light. Sun comes around in the late afternoon. it is equipped with a small TV. a DVD player (I supply a small selection of movies for you to watch), and a boom box for radio.
The house is located in a mature southwest location. Most Calgary neighbourhoods are not really walking friendly. That said, my house is fairly close to parks, shopping and c-train. It is only a 7-10 min walk to the train station and takes approximately 30mins to reach city centre and Stampede grounds (slightly closer). There is a Provincial park with bike and hiking paths close by. Also, you can walk to the Southcentre mall as well as banks, shops, restaurants and pubs, Safeway, Walmart, Superstore. I have walked to these places and takes about 20min one way.
Most of the major attractions in Calgary can be accessed by public transit including the downtown area, zoo, museum, stampede grounds.
There is easy access to major roads including Macleod and Deerfoot Trails that allows you to get out of the city very easily to head north or south.
Street parking is available in front of the house. If you are flying in and not renting a car, and if my schedule permits, arrangements can be made to pick you up at the airport for an additional charge.
Please note this is a NON-SMOKING house. There is also a dog in the house. He is very friendly and likes to greet you on arrival but stays upstairs with me.
No smoking house
Our host gave us a sweet Christmas card and showed us where everything we needed was located in the apartment. It was perfect and exactly what we were looking for because my husband and I wanted to spend our first Christmas together as husband and wife alone, cooking, listening to our favorite music and cozy in our jammies all day.
The suite is very beautiful and our host was awesome; she made us feel very much at home. We will definitely go back the next time we have an extended stay in Calgary.
I, my wife and six year old son stayed at Barb for a week. We all loved this place very much. It was close to C-Train and bus stop. The area is very quite. Suite is very comfortable, bright and spacious. We were happy that we had full kitchen and in suite laundry. Barb was very kind and helpful. First time I felt myself like I was at home. Perfect place to stay ! Barb, we are very grateful to you !
Barb was at the door to welcome me and show me around.Felt right at home,(I had made the right choice ). The suite is clean,warm,bright,well equipped and spacious. I only stayed for two days,but would not hesitate to recommend for longer stays.
Had a very good stay at Barb's place, she was friendly but unobtrusive, and accommodated my need for a late arrival. Highly recommend her place.
Beautiful suite, very clean & spacious. Lots of natural light & comfortably furnished. Wifi was good and kitchen was well equipped.
Suite was warm & cozy even with the winter blast we had, ample parking out front for our vehicle. Tanner was very quiet & polite, wonderful accommodations! Barb was fantastic, couldn't have asked for any more!
The space was very nice but it was it is a semi basement. It was clean and the rooms were cozy.
I am a light sleeper and one time I was woken up early by noise upstairs and the dog barking. Other than that I had a great night's sleep. I liked the free wi-fi and the big kitchen as well as the comfortable bed. The host was nice and had a very friendly dog
Barb was great and the place was ideal. She went out of her way to meet us the night we arrived and kindly setup an air mattress before we came for our son. The place was exactly what we were looking for and is represented well in the photos.
I love to travel and if you are searching out this website I imagine you do as well. Howver the price of accommodation can eat up a lot of your spending money. I have stayed in all kinds of accommodation including hostels, hotels, RV's and B&B's. Stayed on the beach in Baja California, hostels in Austrailia, auberge's while walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, B&B's in Canada and London and of course various hotels mostly in large cities.
I think Airbnb is a great idea and have been hosting my downstairs suite for about 7 months now. I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, and find it so interesting the reasons they are all travelling to Calgary.
My hope is to make your visit the best one possible and will try to do whatever I can to make your visit to Calgary, whether it is your first time or you come all the time, the best time possible!
Thanks for your time. I hope you come to visit :0)