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Our home is situated on a peaceful tree-lined street steps from lively Commercial Drive. Relax in a quiet private room. Share our beautiful home & garden. Help yourself to breakfast. Borrow a bike or hop on the skytrain. We're close to everything.
** If this room is not available or you need more space, we have a second guest bedroom in our home. **
ACCOMODATION INCLUDES a bright 150 sq ft basement room with high ceilings, queen-sized bed and duvet, fresh linen and towels, large closet and mirror, desk and bookcase. Also WiF and cable TV, lockable door and free free access to complementary facilities.
You are welcome to share the common areas of the house including: kitchen, bathroom, living/dining room upstairs, and deck, barbecue, and beautiful garden outside.
(Ideally you are youngish, or oldish and young-at-heart, as the vintage stairs between the bedroom and bathroom are STEEP.)
Organic, help-yourself breakfast is included.
For other meals, enjoy the many reasonably priced eateries nearby. Or if you wish to dine in, feel free to do your own cooking at home. We have most amenities you might need.
There are bikes to borrow.
Free parking on the street
(except within 5 metres of fire hydrant)
Walk half a block to Commercial Drive and you will find:
* International restaurants/cafes, delis/grocers
* Funky galleries, live music, slam poetry,craft beer
* Britannia Community Centre with library, gym/pool/sauna, and rink.
Stroll through our quiet neighbourhood of eclectic old homes and gardens to Trout Lake Park.
Or borrow our bike(s) and explore. You can ride on almost all Vancouver streets, and the City has an extensive network of designated bike routes to help you get around.
It's an 8 minute walk to the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station and there are frequent buses at the end of our street.
Downtown Vancouver is 17 blocks away with shopping, clubs and 5-star restaurants. Beaches and ocean-side parks are just beyond that. Look up, and you can see the mountains. Drive over the bridge, and you’re there.
Transit / cycling times:
Downtown Vancouver 10 minutes
Stanley Park 20 minutes
Beaches 20 minutes
UBC 40 minutes
SFU 30 minutes
Airport 30 minutes
North Shore Mountains 45 minutes
Squamish 2 hours
Whistler 3 hours
If you're driving, cut these times in half.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If this is your first time booking with airbnb, please let us know something about yourself.
No smoking indoors or overnight guests.
No parking within 5 metres of the fire hydrant
I had a great stay! Peter and Robin are fantastic people and helped me out in many way douring my stay.
The house is close to transportation, shops/resturants and very quiet in the night.
In the sunny days the garden is very relaxing, bed was very confortable and I found everithing that I needed for my stay.
I would definitely stay again here, and recommend this host to people staying in Vancouver.
I got a friendly email when i booked, assurance that even though i was going to be later than expected, all would be well and then, when I arrived, a very friendly welcome. there was a tour of the home and a real "make yourself at home" feeling when I arrived. All of these factors made me feel very welcome. the description and pictures perfectly captured the experience. It was even better than I expected and i had high expectations
Robin and Peter were both there to greet us, and had the feeling that we had known them all of our lives. The house was perfect for our needs. Felt very comfortable for the entire stay. The location couldn't have been better. Highly recommend it, and will definitely be back again! 5 Stars!!!!!
It was our second Airbnb stay and it couldn`t have been better. Everything was exactly like it is on their website. Robin and Peter are really friendly and helpful people, even droping off our luggage to store it two days before our stay wasn`t a problem.
The room is on the lower level, so our clothes felt pretty moist in the morning and our towels didn`t dry at all, so we had to let the window open all the time.
But anyway, our room was very big, we had a lot of space and the bed is very comfortable. Our room and the commom area were very clean and tidy. And of course the location.... it`s just perfect! Only a few houses from the commercial drive and only a 10 minutes walk to the next skytrain station.
We loved our stay at Peter and Robins house and would definitely stay there again.
Many reasons to love – and highly recommend – Quiet Oasis. Robin and Peter’s house is on a tree-lined street in a peaceful neighbourhood, but it’s also close to interesting shops and good places to eat with a Skytrain station and a bus route nearby. Our room was very comfortable and a lot of care has been taken to organise the house so that guests can share the space – we felt really welcome. Whatever we were doing in the city, we always enjoyed starting with breakfast in the lovely kitchen, meeting the other guests, or sitting on the deck with green gardens all around (we did have excellent weather!) Although we didn’t have the chance to meet Robin and Peter while we were there, they were wonderfully helpful when we were making our booking. We do hope that we’ll have the chance to visit again one day! Judith and Jess (August 2014)
Robin was right there waiting at the door to greet us when we arrived. She made sure to even make arrangements through email before we got there to make sure we would be able to get into the house if it was too early. This was our first airbnb experience and we did not know what to expect. Robin was very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We kept missing each other the week we were there, but finally got to have a nice chat on our last night as waited for our early morning flight. The common area was a nice place to relax and there were plenty of books to read while there. The spacious kitchen was especially enjoyable. Having grown up in Vancouver, it was great to be so close to a neighbourhood such as Commercial Drive, but it was even better to be able to get to stay with such people in such a place. I highly recommend staying with Robin and Peter if you have the chance :)
Robin, la anfitriona, fue muy amable y colaboradora con nosotros. Tenemos de ella un grato recuerdo por su calidez y cercanía que nos hizo sentir como en casa. A pesar de la incomodidad que significaba desplazarse desde la habitación hasta el baño por una escalera empinada, nos adaptamos bien y disfrutamos de un ambiente placentero.
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A proposito dell'host, Peter & Robin
Peter was born in Montreal and I hail from Halifax, but we've lived in Vancouver for the past 25 years and raised our 3 sons here. We love travellers - perhaps because we've both lived overseas growing up. Peter is a software engineer and I am a counsellor. I think you will find us relaxed and easygoing, and our beautiful 100 year old home very comfortable.