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About this listing

This well-appointed private studio cottage offers a cute pied-à-terre for solo travelers and couples. Ideal for business and vacation stays. Located in the heart of vibrant Commercial Drive. Close to transit. A charming little perch to explore Vancouver!

The space

Large openable window and skylight coupled with high ceilings, allow this small one-room cottage (200 sq ft | 18.6 meters sq) to feel bright and airy. The cottage is a private building located behind the main house, at the back of our garden. Guests are free to come and go as they please.

The cottage is fully appointed for your comfort. The kitchenette has a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster suitable for breakfasts and simple meals.

The sofa folds down into a comfortable full-size bed. The wardrobe is stocked with good quality 100% cotton bedding, pillows, duvet and towels. All linen is air dried (weather permitting) for added freshness.

We welcome guests arriving by bicycle and will see that your bikes are securely stored.

Interaction with guests

We will check you in and gladly answer any questions you have. We live in the main house and welcome guests to knock on our back door anytime during their stay. Your comfort and well-being is important to us. The rear terrace with patio furniture and potted herbs is available for our shared use.

Other things to note

As the cottage is small and parking is scarce this listing is not appropriate for guests with children, pets or vehicles. The bathroom is located in the main space behind a two full length curtains ... so it's really suited to solo travelers or couples who know each other VERY well. The immediate area is a family oriented place, please be quiet and respectful of our home and the surrounding neighbours.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 22
Security Deposit: 126
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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 3PM

No vehicles! (no parking available on site or street)
2 guests maximum
No smokers! (smoke on your clothing will damage the space)


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

90 Reviews


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Anna User Profile
July 2017
Such an amazing spot in the city! Close to everything, wonderful host. Can't recommend this stay enough!

Natalie User Profile
July 2017
The urban cottage is great - a perfect place for solo travellers looking for a convenient location in Vancouver. It's close to shops, cafes and restaurants on Commercial Drive and a 20 minute walk to the Sky Train. Stephanie's place is small and in a quiet residential area but has everything you need. I'd highly recommend it to fellow visitors to Vancouver!

Josh User Profile
June 2017
The studio is exactly how it is described and looks in the picture. The bed was very comfortable, and it has more than enough room for 1-2 people. We are close to a subway stop, and about 30 mins walk to downtown. Tons of restaurants are a 10 minute walk away. The studio is in the backyard of the house. You simply walk through the side gate, go to the backyard, and you have your own entrance into your free standing studio.

Bas User Profile
June 2017
Nice place to stay. I loved it that we could easily walk to the Drive and all the restaurants there. Clean, exactly as expected. Nice communication beforehand to get it all organised. We had difficulty with the SatNav getting there the first time. The location is bicycle friendly. This makes it important to get the correct housenummer in the SatNav.

André User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at this cosy cottage full of little comforts : French press coffee, artisanal soap, complimentary slippers, great bed linen. Merci Stephanie!

Pablo User Profile
June 2017
Excellent cottage! No doors for the bathrooom, but was cozy, clean and Stephanie was a great host!

Steve User Profile
June 2017
Place is OK, but didn't like it much because: toilet is in the room, which is embarrassing, unless you are alone. Floor is concrete. Look out on metal gate. Furniture is new but tacky. It felt a little like a deluxe prison cell.

Vancouver, CanadaJoined in August 2014
Stephanie User Profile

We are both professionals and have lived at this location for many years.

We enjoy exploring the world from our tandem bicycle. So far we've cycled in France, the Netherlands, Spain and Cuba.

The "urban cottage" is a reflection of the kind of place we like to stay ... an affordable, well-appointed nest in a good location.

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