2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
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Convenient location, close to downtown, Sunnyside C-train station, transit, a grocery, restaurants, shops and walking paths along river.
Double bed, TV, cable, wifi, ceiling fan, desk, complimentary coffee and tea.
Keyless entrance.
Street parking.
A cat lives in the house, but is kept out of the room.

The space

The guest room is on the second story, with a double bed, TV, cable, wifi, desk and chair.
There is a 4 piece bathroom beside the bedroom, which could be shared with up to 2 other guests, if the other room is booked. There is a spare bathroom on the main floor, if need be.
A bath robe, hair blower, ceiling fan, luggage rack, iron & ironing board and safe are available.
This private room is clear and free of all my personal belongings.
The room door has a lock and key.
Main entrance is keyless.
Complimentary coffee and tea.
Free permitted street parking. Please return the parking permit when leaving, as it can not be replaced.
Enjoy the beautiful cityscape view from the front porch, with a green space across the street.
4 minute walk to the C-train and trendy Kensington shops and dining.
Walk to downtown in 10 - 15 minutes.
See my guidebook for what's handy. Brochures, maps and tourist information is available.
Fresh laundered sheets and towels are provided for every guest.
A cat lives in the house, but not in this room.
Best efforts are made to keep the house clean, this is my home and may not be perfect all the time.

Guest access

You'll have access to the common living space which includes the kitchen, dining room, living room, as well as the front porch and the bathroom on the main floor.
The laundry machines are available on request.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to help familiarize you with the city and area and chat over tea.
I also respect your privacy.

Other things to note

The tap water is safe to drink from all the faucets in the house.
Close to SAIT, ACAD, the Jubilee Auditorium, all just 1 train stop away, North Hill Shopping Mall and Library are 2 stops and the University is 3 stops from here.
Lots of walking and bike paths along the river close by, as well as Eau Claire shopping market, Kensington, the Plaza Theatre and Riley Park. Handy to the Calgary Zoo and 20 minutes drive to Calgary International Airport.
Shampoo and essentials available.
Fresh coffee and tea are always available.
This is not a nut or soy free house.
20 minute drive to the airport.
Public transit is available from the Calgary International Airport for $11.50, it takes about 40 minutes to get here. Take the #300 bus to downtown and transfer to a NW c-train and get off at Sunnyside Station. Walk one block east on 3rd Ave, one block south on 8th Street and east 1/3 block to the house.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people £12 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £9
Security Deposit £281
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock, keypad, lockbox, and doorman

Do not put luggage on the bed, a luggage rack is provided.
Do not flush paper towel, Q-tips or any foreign object down the toilet.
Please eat at the dining room table rather than in the bedroom.
Please lock the front door when exiting.
Please remove outdoor shoes at the entry.
No drug use, no unregistered guests.
If anything breaks or does not work properly please let me know so that I can arrange replacement or repair.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are 15 stairs up to the guest room
Potential for noise - There could be transfer of household living noice, as this house is 106 years old
Pet(s) live on property - A cat lives at this house, but is not allowed into the guestroom
Some spaces are shared - The bathroom could be shared with the room 2 guests when it is occuppied. The livingroom, dining room and kitchen are common shared areas


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

124 Reviews

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Tina User Profile
August 2015
Barb is a wonderful host. My daughter and I needed a 'home from home' to stay for a few days before she could move into her residence at the University of Calgary and Barb's lovely home was exactly that. Spacious, very comfortable rooms with comfy beds and a real vintage claw foot bath to use (with modern shower!). We could help ourselves to continental breakfast when we liked and made ourselves tea to have on her lovely porch in the evenings. Barb (and Sam the cute cat) were discreet but there if we needed them and I really enjoyed hearing about the history of the house and area. Barb recommended museums, shops and markets we wouldn't have known about otherwise. The house is impeccably clean, welcoming and with authentic vintage touches we both loved. Sunnyside is a safe, quirky community very convenient for Downtown but not in it - it's 10 minutes walk over Peace Bridge. House is 5 mins walk to the C train. Kensington Rd with good restaurants and a lively vibe is also 5 mins walk. Unless you want a sleek, modern air-conditioned apartment over a night club then I can't think why you would want to stay anywhere else! Frankly I was sad to leave - I was beginning to feel just a little bit Canadian by the end.
*Superhost* Barb User Profile*Superhost* Barb is a superhost.
Response from *Superhost* Barb:
Hi Tina, I really appreciate your thoughtful and kind words. So glad you enjoyed it here, it was a pleasure to host you and Emma. All the best, Barb
August 2015

Megan User Profile
August 2015
Barb was a wonderful host and whilst I didn't get chance to get to know her as much as I would have liked due to my very short stay, she was very kind to pick me up from the bus station and print out my outbound ticket for me. Her place is wonderfully located just a short walk to Prince's Island Park & Eau Claire. There is also a Safeway a few blocks away. The view from the front porch is lovely. Her home is immaculate, which was impressive as during my stay she had a very full house. I really enjoyed having a nice long bath in the shared bathroom. It's a nice extra having a keyless entry to the house and a key for your bedroom door. Adds to peace of mind for security of your belongings for sure. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

Gaëlle User Profile
October 2017
Barbara is a super nice host !! And Sam the cat is also so adorable ! I had a great time staying at Barb's place. The house is well located in Calgary. Everything was fine.

Jessie Jun User Profile
September 2017
It was great stay! Barb is a gorgeous lady and she's very nice and patient. Her home is beautiful, clean and cozy. I highly recommend this house.

Andrew User Profile
September 2017
Another great stay this time in one of the guest rooms instead of the basement suite. Definitely go for the basement suite if it's available but book early because it goes fast. Bed was comfy in room 1 upstairs.

Timothy User Profile
September 2017
Great room, very friendly host and convenient to get to town and around.

Trevor User Profile
September 2017
Great location to Bow river walks and easy access to the city. Barb was very friendly and the house was beautiful clean and comfy. Good location for a variety of food, drink and interesting shops

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*Superhost* Barb User Profile*Superhost* Barb is a superhost.

I live in the inner city community of Sunnyside, and I love it, with all the shops, restaurants, walks surrounded by beautiful gardens, streets lined with large old deciduous and fir trees. I so enjoy the view of the city skyline from my front porch, which changes constantly with the time of day, season and weather. I have lived in Calgary for 33 years, I've traveled extensively, love the arts, yoga, painting, swimming, walks and coffee.
I have been hosting with AirBnB for 4 years, I have met so many interesting and fantastic people.
If you have any questions please send me an email. I'd love to hear from you…..

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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