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Karen is a great host. Her home is wonderful, a place of peace and for rest. Sitting on the porch together with her talking, eating, sharing a glass of wine made me feel not to be a guest but a friend. She knows a lot about the neighborhood (which is just amazing) and shares her knowledge. She opens doors to meet people, to blend into the vital life "on the Drive". I could use the kitchen, cook some diners for friends and help her in the garden. I do recommend her to everybody who is interested in getting into contact with people and who likes to life in a house with history and a woman with spirit, faith and trust. I´ll miss her, her cat and her place and hope to come again. To stay with her was the best which could have happened at the beginning of my traveling. Thank you so much, Karen, for the wonderful time with you.
Parker House was simply home away from home --in fact, I caught myself several times saying "after X, let's go home" when referring to this lovely B&B. The rooms were comfy and clean, and the house (with lots of history) is in great condition.
Karen was a warm, friendly, humane and interesting host, very helpful giving us tips and directions. Our Vancouver visit would've been very different if we had stayed somewhere else. We hope to stay with her in our future visits to this city.
Beautiful, very well maintained space, perfect for a couple.
Directly on a bus route that goes through kitsilano into downtown.
Walking distance both to S Granville and Kits.
Would not hesitate to stay there again
A lovely spot in a great neighborhood! The room and house were comfy and the coffee was strong and delicious. Karen was very helpful with directions and sightseeing advice. I would definitely recommend Karen's place to friends who want to visit Vancouver.
A very thoughtful and nice host who left a full fridge as well as everything else I needed. I felt welcome and comfortable right away. I would recommend a stay with Karen any time
The host is extremely generous and welcoming! Very warm and accommodating. My experience there was (email hidden)ally enjoyed the food basket left for me- I felt like a a VIP guest and felt very much at home.
The house itself was very comfortable and ideally (email hidden)ank you Karen!
I highly recommend this as a lovely and comfortable apartment suitable for individuals or a couple visiting Vancouver. The location is very convenient for public transportation. The host is a generous and thoughtful person.
One of the best places we've stayed during our 6 month vacation. So clean and so well kept - it blew us away. Friendly hosts were there to welcome us on our arrival and to settle us in. Food hampers left for us free of charge - came in very handy.
Place is 5 minute walk from grocery store, liquor shop etc and kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to cook at home.
We'll be back!
I highly recommend staying here. Karen is wonderful and the place is nice, cozy, and clean. I was only able to stay for the weekend and wish I was still there. I would also recommend going to the Burmese restaurant which is nearby…it will knock your socks off!
Karen is a great hostess! She accommodated my request for late evening arrival, and helped me settle in. Her home is well curated with all the amenities one might hope for - from kitchen supplies, food to bed & bath items.
The residence has a couple of other (seemingly permanent) residents, who are also very congenial and welcoming. There was no noise or disturbances to worry about, and people seemed to keep to themselves for most part. The parking is on the street but there was never any lack of it - the street has plenty of parking spaces, and I was always able to park right in front of the residence.
Karen was also very flexible about check-out times, and was open to letting stay later than the nominal departure times found in hotels and other B&B's, apartment rentals etc. I didn't have to take her up on this flexibility, but I appreciated it nevertheless.
The garden, and the common areas, exceeded my expectations by a wide margin. The internet connectivity was also more than adequate, and I was able to connect to the wireless network from anywhere within the house, and the bandwidth and reliability of the connection allowed for a seamless experience in casual browsing, email etc.
Here are some things to note for future visitors.
There is a housecat who is very sociable and not at all bothersome, but if you have allergies, or a general expectation of not wanting to deal with pets even peripherally, you might want to take this fact into account.
The private bathroom is of a European inspired design. The bath is a sit-in tub with a flexible shower-hose, but does not permit a stand in shower, nor does it have curtains. In other words, one must sit in the tub for a bath. The residence has a common bathroom with a standing shower that is more familiar to North Americans - so there is an alternative for those who prefer the familiar.
These are not complaints or negative characterizations - I for one didn't find these to be an issue of consequence, but these are still worth noting in a review for completeness' sake. I would definitely consider the Parker Heritage House again in my future visits to Vancouver.
Karen was a wonderful guest. She is friendly, open, and a good conversationalist. I would welcome Karen back again and again. It was a great experience hosting her and her friend.
Loved meeting Karen & Donna, Karen proved to be a great scource of information and inspiration regarding airbnb hosting, I really appreciated her input. I hope we have the opportunity to visit with Karen at her home in Vancouver.
Karen runs a neighbouring BnB and used the Villa as an additional bed for a larger group staying at her home. She was pleasant to deal with and a consummate hostess. I hope to collaborate further with Karen.
Wonderful kind easy-going person. Having Karen as a guest is a pleasure.
Wonderful, responsible, friendly and clean guests. It was a delight to have them stay in my property.
really lovely lady! softspokenö easygoing and totally recommendable! i would def. stay with her and let her stay at my house again!
hope you guys have a lovely trip through kappadoccia and a safe trip home....
Get ready for a real treat! Karen is a sweet and charming hostess that always has time for a kind and encouraging word. Committed to giving her guests a truly warm and personal experience, this is radical hospitality at its best!