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Barb and Dales place was a great base for our vancouver travels! They were wonderful hosts and when I come back I would definitely stay with them :)
This place is even more stunning than it seems from pictures. It's a a beautiful, wonderful comfortable place in a great location, very convenient, near the Skytrain, and also the Sky Wall. Barb and Dale are fantastic hosts and made me feel part of the family. The smoothies were indeed delicious! I was staying here when my Mom died, and they were so very kind and helpful to me. The room and bed were very comfortable, and the whole place is impeccably clean. I really can't recommend this place enough.
I don't have so much to say...our stay was excellent! Thanks again Barb&Dale for all...it was a very great pleasure to stay in Your home in Vancouver. Good luck ;)
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Giorgio it was a pleasure meeting both of you and we both enjoyed your stay.
Barb and Dale were amazing hosts. Their apartment was incredibly clean and felt like a home away from home. Barb's smoothies were to die for and it was great getting to know them both. The bedroom was beautiful and the bed was comfy. It was so great having our own bathroom too. I will be staying here again the next time I am in Vancouver! Thanks so much you guys!
Our hosts provided us with a lovely view of the mountains and the heart of Vancouver, as well as luxurious living quarters and easy-going arrangements.
Great place. Great people. Felt right at home. Would stay again. HIGHLY recommended! -Thanks Barb and Dale. Cheers.
My friend and I had two wonderful days in Barbara's condo. Barbara and Dale is very nice and the condo is with extremely beautiful stunning view for Vancouver. Barbara prepared us tea，coffee，fresh fruit and Toast for breakfast.The bedroom is very clean and Barbara uses the bamboo sheet that is very comfortable. the bathroom is also very clean and make you feel like home.You must spend some time on the soft and broad Sofa to get relax and enjoy the beautiful view. and the condo located very convenient to all，2 blocks to skytrain，5mins to downtown and 45mins to YVR airport.
Thanks Barbara and Dale.
Barbara met us upon our arrival at her stunningly beautiful condo, and showed us our way around. She and Dale were very warm and easy-going, and we enjoyed visiting with them very much. Their place was very clean and artistically appointed, with a private bath and bedroom furnished with top quality towels and linens. The photos show the stunning views, fireplace, exercise room, pool, so you know how beautiful it is, but it is also located in easy walking distance of numerous attractions and activities to tour, so the location is ideal. It is also an easy walk to the station for arrival and departure without need for a taxi. We would love to stay with them again!
What a great accommodation in Vancouver! We were met on the street by Barb who led us to the convenient/safe parking area and we took the elevator from there up to the 19th floor 'penthouse' where we proceeded to make ourselves at home due to Barbara's vivacious spirit. She was able to make us feel completely comfortable while filling us in on all the how to's and where to's we could think up. And, then there were all the things we would have never known about! We were lucky enough to catch Dale at home and spend some time visiting in their warm and accommodating kitchen space -open to the spacious living area surrounded by spectacular floor to ceiling views of the city. It was amazing watching the rain storms coming and going with the glowing fireplace warming the wooden floor and lounging on the modern furniture scattered with faux furs while enjoying the company of Dale and Barbara. They are a very friendly loving couple with obvious respect for each other and Emily and I felt right at home in the high rise with accessibility to so much in Vancouver. Being athletic Barb recommended walking everywhere. This turned out to be good advice even though it was raining much of the time but I still wanted to try out the trains which took us on one of our outings to Gastown on a Saturday night where loads of people were dressed up for a night on the town in spite of the weather! We took the car to Granville Island on Sunday (parking was easy) and shopped 'til we dropped. It was a wonderful area filled with local art, pottery, and the huge indoor market was fabulous -everything from produce, meats and seafood to coffee, tea, and irresistible pastries and candies. We sat on stools at a counter facing the harbor and enjoyed red snapper chowder with a chunk of artisan bread and a slab of locally made cheese. We shopped some more and after making a few trips to the car to deposit our treasures to bring home, we sat at a café table for a steaming cup of coffee, and shared a buttery flakey almond croissant and chewy spiced ginger cookie. Then shopped some more! While I'm on the subject of food (one of my favorites) Barb and Dale shared with us some of their favorite eateries that were as good as they said and conveniently located -again Barb suggested walking and we did and were glad! The hot tub and pool were real treats after some of our rainier walks! Thank you, Dale and Barb for a wonderful stay in Vancouver.
P.S. if you stay here you might not want to get out of bed -it's that heavenly
P.P.S. You definitely WILL want to get out of bed for Barb's delicious, hearty, healthy, breakfast. We had coffee, granola, yogurt, toast (good bread), berries and REAL maple syrup. We were happily set to start our day!!!
Barbara and her home could not have been better! I slept extremely well in the cozy and quiet bedroom. I felt I could be independent - coming and going on my schedule - but also felt comfortable spending time working in the beautiful living room in front of the fireplace and incredible panoramic view of the city. Barbara made me delicious smoothies for breakfast and was a pleasure to chat with and get to know. It would be my pleasure to stay here again!
We have been friends for 30 years. Barbara will make sure that eveything is perfect during your stay. We have stayed at Barbaras place and it is very nice, and the view is fabulous !! Barbaras place is spotless. You will not be disappointed !!
My husband and I have stayed at Barbara's twice and both times we have had amazing experiences. Her place is immaculate, the room with private bath is perfect and the bed is amazing (love those bamboo sheets)!! And to top it all off - the fresh brewed coffee in the morning was out of this world. We found Barb & Dale so personable and very knowledgeable about the amenities and areas to explore in the City. I would not hesitate to recommend Barbara to anyone I know that will be visiting the Vancouver area.
I highly recommend Barb and Dale's place. I have stayed with them on a number of occasions. They are extremely welcoming, making sure I'm comfortable, yet giving me space.
Their apt is very stylish and comfy, and the bed is heavenly. The spare bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom, which gives you privacy.
The apt is within walking distance of everything, good restaurants, pub/lounge, skytrain, and the false creek waterfront. On my last visit I walked across the street to the Aqua bus which took me to Granville isl and English Bay beach. It's such a beautiful spot! I look forward to the next visit.