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Tina's place is great for a stay in Vancouver. Located near the popular neighborhood of Kitsilano.
I was a local who wanted to rent a place since my dad was coming to visit - we were very comfortable here with a fully equipped kitchen and 2 bedrooms. There was a nice electric heater as well as a large television. The place is equipped with plenty of extra blankets, towels, etc. - very cozy.
The place is not in a very convenient walking location, if you walk 5 blocks uphill you arrive at a bigger avenue that has some nice restaurants, groceries, banks, other bus lines, etc. (but that area only extends about 2 blocks). However, going either 1-2 blocks up or downhill from the house, you can catch 2 different express buses to get around quickly, as well as another slower bus to stay within the area. You can get downtown in 25 mins. Be prepared to utilize Vancouver's great public transit system to get to more interesting parts of town. The neighborhood, however, is gorgeous, you will get a real feel for Vancouver living (a very suburban area still within the main city area, beautiful gardens) - and you are so close to a great park on the beach, with nice views of the city and mountains!
Tina was flexible about my check-in time since there was no guest before me, and she was even kind and gracious when I showed up a little too early! She was also easy to stay in touch with before and after the stay, and responded to all messages quickly. We didn't interact with her during our stay, so even though the family lives upstairs you will have complete privacy. Nice garden outside too!
This is a great location with a friendly owner. We had a great stay there
My daughter and I had a very nice stay with Tina. The neighbourhood is lovely and quiet and the suite had everything we needed. We look forward to returning to this lovely location.
Tina did a great job of communicating in email up front. And Graham checked in with us once we had had a little time to settle. The place was great for our family. The separate rooms gave us all some privacy. The kitchen was sufficiently equipped for our dinner preparations and enjoyment. The separate entrance meant we didn't have to worry about disturbing their family when we came back late from an evening of contra dancing. The artwork in the space was all Graham's. It was all good, fun work. We all enjoyed spending time exploring it. It was like visiting a gallery. This place will definitely be on our stay again list if it is available when we visit Vancouver. Thanks aging for sharing your space.
I had a lovely stay while I was visiting UBC for work in Vancouver for three weeks. Would have no hesitation in coming back. The apartment is in a fabulous location and spacious enough not to feel closed in. Its bright and colorful and relatively well equipped. Could have had a better heater as I stayed at the end of winter and was a little cold. Although as soon as I said something Tina provided another heater and extra blankets. Tina is great- happy to help if i needed anything but respectful of privacy. Overall a terrific place to stay.
This is my second experience at Tina's place. I was very comfortable the first time and hence chose it again. Tina and Graham are very friendly and helpful hosts. The apartment is ideal for families and is very private. Would recommend it any day.
Tina's place is clean and home like. We enjoyed staying there and it was a good fit for our purposes in Vancouver.
This is a lovely apartment in a great location with a warm and responsive host. I have stayed here twice now and have booked a third time! It has a very nice feel, everything you need, a great shower (!), wifi, and Tina is very accessible and easy to work with. A great find.
Tina was a thoughtful,helpful and caring host,from the moment we had contact via (website hidden) our arrival she brought us milk for coffee and provided extra comforters,in case we needed them.She also provided us with useful information about close-by restaurants and stores.
We loved the close proximity to buses and the ease with which we were able to get around!
The view of the bay and the snow capped mountains(which we were fortunate to see) were spectacular!
The studio feels warm,cozy and welcoming with the colorful art throughout and the beds were very comfortable as well!
Having a kitchen enabled us to enjoy breakfasts,snacks and even a couple of dinners,without having to go out for meals all the time.
At times we might have enjoyed a bit more quiet(particularly in the morning),however Tina states very honestly in her introduction that this might not be a space for someone who looks for a completely quiet place.
I recommend this place and would stay there again!
Beautiful and beautifully located walkout suite. The décor is comfortable and the space very cozy.
Plenty of places nearby and a few minutes into downtown Vancouver or UBC. We would come back!
We had the pleasure of hosting Tina, and meeting her family, who were all delightul to meet. She is incredibly gracious, warn and thoughtful as were her family. The house was left in pristine shape. Anyone who receives a guest request from Tina should grab it. She was outstanding as a guest. Robert and Jim
Tina stayed in one of our apartments in Los Angeles while visiting her daughter in USC. She was a great guest; very communicative, easy going and clean. Truly the type of guest every host hopes to work with. 5-Stars all around. Highly recommended!
Thanks for staying with us, you were a great guest ! Clean, tidy and respectful of our apartment.
You are welcome back anytime !