Our guests describe our 1 bdrm apt. as welcoming, very clean and quiet. It has a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable queen-size bed, and a washer/dryer for your use. We are helpful and welcoming hosts and look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver.
Where we are: Our 1 bedroom, above ground, approximately 750 sq. ft. apartment with private entrance, is located on West 23rd Ave near the corner of Dunbar St. Dunbar is a quiet residential neighbourhood, a short drive, bike or bus ride from downtown, located near plenty of transit. We're 20 minutes from the airport. The apartment is within close walking distance of extensive parklands (University Endowment Lands), the University of British Columbia, and is nearby Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks. Restaurants, coffee shops, a large grocery store and cinema are also within a 10-minute walk. For guests with a vehicle, street parking is available in front of the residence, free-of-charge.
What we offer: The apartment is newly furnished, bright, with oak hard-wood floors, independent heat-control, a new queen-size bed with duvet and quality linens, a 42" HD TV, free high-speed wireless Internet, PVR, DVD player and an Ipod-Iphone dock with speakers.
The fully equipped kitchen comes with a full-size fridge with freezer, stove, dishwasher, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, wok, and basic condiments. Laundry services are available.
Who stays here: The apartment is ideal for singles or a couple on holidays, families of UBC students, those visiting patients in local hospitals, visiting professionals, or overflow for guests attending family events.
Guests will have access to a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer for the exclusive use of the guests, and a large screen TV.
Interaction with guests
We are available to help guests with directions or information about things to do in the neighbourhood or the city. We try to welcome each guest, and ensure everything is working well for them. Then we are only a phone call or door knock away as we live in the other part of the house.
Other things to note
NOTE - If you're allergic to cats. We have a cat in the upstairs of the house, which is our living space. While the spaces are completely separate, the cat has lived in the apartment with us during January and February while we renovated our residence. The apartment has since been thoroughly cleaned, but we wanted to mention this for people who may be highly allergic.
1. We'd like to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. If we can help you in any way don't hesitate to ask. Call the cell phone number provided, or knock on our front door.
2. The apartment is self contained, but it is on the ground floor of our house. As such, we ask that you observe the following:
a) No pets and no smoking in the apartment.
b) No unregistered guests are permitted to stay overnight.
c) We ask that there be no more than 6 people in the apartment at any one time.
d) A refundable security deposit against damage or breakage of $200 CAD is required at check-in.
e) We don't provide daily room cleaning services but we will have a sufficient number of clean towels and bedding for your entire stay. Please leave dirty towels and linens in the hamper provided.
f) We ask that you leave the apartment in a tidy condition. A $40 cleaning fee will be charged if there are unwashed dishes, spills or excessive garbage or food scraps remaining. A garbage container will be provided outside the apartment.
g) Please limit noise after 11 pm.
h) A key(s) will be provided for the private entrance to the apartment. We ask that you return the key at the end of your stay, either by giving it to us directly or leaving it in the mail slot at the front of the house. A fee will be charged for unreturned keys.
Patti and David are long-time residents of Vancouver but didn't start out here. Patti hails from the centre of Canada (where it's a lot colder) and David spent his formative years in Dublin, Ireland. As seasoned travellers ourselves, we understand the importance of comfortable, safe and relaxing accommodations, and have tried to create such a space for our guests. Patti works in public relations in downtown Vancouver, a 15 minute drive away, and David is a marketing consultant working from a home office. We both enjoy being physically active, and chose to live in Dunbar because of its proximity to green space and local beaches. We look forward to welcoming you to our apartment and ensuring your experience is a great one.