I booked this for my family and they are beyond pleased. They told us only good things about the place and the hosts and how thoughtful Tina is and about how easy and wonderful staying with her was.
I am proud to say, I have been close friends with Tina for 30 years. We met in middle school and have been friends ever since. Eighteen years ago I moved away from Oregon to sunny Arizona. Luckily, I am able to visit the beautiful Northwest often. Tina and Ron graciously open their home to me and my family with each visit.
Tina is one of the most organized people I know. Not only is her home very well managed, it is also very clean. In addition to her cleanliness, she is very hospitable and detailed, often leaving fresh flowers in our room. She even gives me a choice on what sheets I would like on my bed, crisp or soft. Tina’s home is beautifully decorated and the property is breathtaking, as well. The views of the meadow, lush trees and mountains are serene. In the summer I enjoy strolling in her flower garden.
Tina is one of my closest friends. However, the reason I have been friends with her for all these years is not because of her gorgeous home and five star accommodations. It’s because of her character. She is honest, trustworthy and a truly good person.
Tina takes pride in making her house a home, as you can see as soon as you drive up. The yard is always maintained, with seasonal flowers overflowing the front porch. The backyard is elaborately landscaped, and so peaceful on sunny evenings. Inside, her entire house is warm, inviting and relaxing. Consider yourself lucky if you choose to stay at their home, located in the serene countryside of Vancouver.
A stay with Tina is not one you will want to leave. A Matha Stewart in her own right, she is nothing but clean, organized, and always whipping up something new in the kitchen. Staying with Tina is better than staying at a hotel - from a spread in the am which might include fresh fruit, muffins, or german pancakes to the crisp linens to crawl into, I never want to leave! I often sleep better at her place than I do in my own bed, she really knows how to create an oasis.
Tina is well travelled and likes for her home to be her escape, as such it is always cleaner than I have encountered in some of the hotels I have stayed at in the US or Europe. There is always miscellaneous toiletries in the bathroom and a warm towel to wrap up in after a soak in the tub or a hot shower!!!
As a law student, I really appreciate the serene environment at Casa a la Tina! She is an amazing hostess who I one day hope to be able to follow in the steps of. Whenever I go back to the Pacific Northwest I stay in Tina's apartment, in what feels like my home away from home!
Tina and I have travelled to many locals together and stayed in a number of hotels, house rentals, and condos. She knows what is out there and knows how to make people feel at home when they are away from home. I recommend Tina for all of the reasons above, but also because she is someone you would want to sit out in the lawn with or around the fire and chat for hours (or minutes if you want the solitude).
I have known Tina for over a decade and have watched her make her home comfortable for her self and others time and time again. She has had other friends live in this apartment while building a home and even participates in home exchanges every now and then. I highly recommend a stay at Casa a la Tina!