This is a 650 square foot 2 bedroom self-contained 1/2 duplex within a short 5 minute walk to Main Street and Broadway, one of Vancouver's most interesting boutique neighbourhoods. Many parks, coffee shops, restaurants, transit, and unique activities nearby. The unit has a full kitchen, full bathroom, Wi-Fi-internet access, and a shared front yard. For families with young kids, we have basic equipment that could help simplify your trip (including high chairs, crib, and change table).
Families with small children
We have the following basic equipment available as a part of the unit:
- Change table and change pad
- High chair
- Child sized seat/bed that can be put on floor
- Infant crib/bed (Pack and Play)
In addition, this unit has a safety gate at the top of the stairs and many great parks and activities close by for children and families.
TV with Apple TV
Great local parks
Interaction with guests
I am happy to help people with their adventure planning and will respond quite quickly to email requests for information. It is a single house with two units so we may also cross paths coming and going. Our family would like to restrict access to the back yard as this becomes our family's private outdoor space.
- Quiet time 9 pm - 8 am
- There is a cat that lives on the property. She is very sweet and does not bite or scratch.
- Quiet time between 1 - 3 pm for infant naps
Entrance code: The entrance code is 1191. You will not receive a key, but should be able access the house from the front using the access code.
Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi access: The Wi-Fi network labeled TELUS1184-5G is the best one, but the one label TELUS1184-2.4G also works. It will depend on your device whether you can access the 5G network. If you had any problems, let me know. We have never had any difficulties with connection or speed so if there are problems, please let me know.
Sound: We provide a CD player (CD, radio, or smartphone input). We have three young boys and we will try to keep the noise from our side as low as is reasonable. Please enjoy using music and sound to increase your feelings of privacy and to create an environment you enjoy.
Bedrooms: the main bedroom will be ready for sleeping and putting your clothes away in the closet and wardrobe should you want this. The second bedroom also functions as the living room during the day. The sofa converts into a bed. Please let me know if you would like it set up as a bed prior to arrival. The sheets will be ready to go on the bed regardless. The bed converts fairly easy between couch and bed. The second bedroom also has a small seat that converts into an additional sleeping bed. It is designed for children, but is available should this be preferred. A single sheet for this is available in the dresser in the second bedroom.
Kitchen: Most basic needs are available, but if there is something missing, let me know.
Water: Vancouver's tap water is very good....totally drinkable straight out of the tap. We also have filtered cold water and ice cubes available from the front door of the fridge.
Shopping: there are two options for groceries within 1 block of our house...Kim's Mart and Mac's. Mac's is a convenience store and has quite limited items, but it is open 24 hours per day. Kim's mart has a great selection of fresh vegetables, meats, and specialty Korean foods. We shop there regularly for small items. Most of the time, our family shops at Buy-low Foods which is located 4 blocks west in the Kingsgate Mal. It has most all staples. We also shop at Whole Foods at Cambie and 8th, which is only a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk.
Coffee: for many travellers, finding the local
Coffee shop is quite important. Mac's around the corner has coffee 24 hours a day. The closest coffee specific and unique coffee shop is The Paper Crane. It is a stone's throw from our house and is located on Broadway between Guelph and St. George. It is new and we like it. There is a Starbucks 3 blocks away to the west on Broadway along with a bunch of other unique coffee shops on Main Street. Gene and Soma are personal favorites.
TV - we have an Apple TV connected to the TV. The Netflix should automatically work as it is permanently signed on. If you want to rent a TV show or movie, please sign into iTunes through your own account.
Compost, recycling, and garbage: please gather all food waste in the small bin next to the sink. If it gets full during your stay, let me know and place it on the back exit landing. Please put your recycling in the 3 labeled bins that live on the back landing. For garbage, when a bag is full, please put it on the back landing. I will keep an eye out and you can also message me for the need for me to clean up the back landing. Garbage and food waste can’t sit on the landing, for too long as raccoons will visit, but recycling can wait until the end of your stay.
Tidying up at checkout: we have chosen not to have a cleaning fee under the idea that guests will do some basic tidying when they leave. Please clean up your dishes, pots and pans. Please put the dishes in the dishwasher and run it. Used towels and linens would ideally be left on the beds so we know which ones need to be washed.
If you have any questions or need anything not easily findable, let me know via the AirBnB messaging.
Have a wonderful stay,
Steve, Steph, Cohen, Hawksley, and Evan