About this listing
This new inner city home is 1750sqft of clean, uncluttered and eclectically decorated space. Relax inside or explore Calgary's downtown, Bow River, and Kensington cafés, restaurants and shopping. Come in, be welcome and enjoy!
This infill has a front deck and a backyard to enjoy in the warmer months. The main floor has hardwood throughout, and the top floor bedrooms are carpeted. The majority of furniture is custom made in Canada by local independent merchants, using all Canadian materials where possible. The art displayed is a mix of photography, graffiti and paintings.
Kensington is an interesting and vibrant community nestled along the Bow River, just north of downtown. It's a fantastic walking neighborhood offering a variety of restaurants, cafes, wine bars, retail shopping, an independent movie theatre and spin | yoga | fitness studios.
Kensington is known for its emphasis on beautifying spaces with flags, seasonal flowers, professional graffiti and art installations. During the winter months Kensington Road sparkles with trees wrapped by strings of lights.
The nearby Peace Bridge and Poppy Plaza are interesting architectural features of Calgary. They're worth the pleasant ten minute walk with coffee in-hand to check out.
Next to Kensington is Sunnyside's ContainR - a village of shipping containers, designated as the city's first art park. Its purpose is to connect the community through art and creativity, hosting a variety of events including live music, dance performances, theatre installations and visual art displays. Additionally, the space has an apiary, a permaculture garden and urban farming. Vendome Cafe is conveniently next door if you're hungry or want a hot latte.
If organic foods are your thing, there are several options close by. Wild & Raw is a family owned business offering fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, hot elixirs and tasty treats. Sunnyside Natural Market is an appealing grocery store committed to supporting local organic farmers, ranchers and producers. Or drop by the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmer's Market on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (3-7pm) for products from local small family farms.
For wine and cheese pairings, look to Kensington Road's Peasant for their fine selection of cheese, bread, crackers, preserves, and charcuterie. For wine, the knowledgeable staff at the Kensington Wine Market provide ease in choosing the perfect bottle.
Taxis to/from the airport cost about $50 including tip. There are four bus routes passing this location and two nearby c-train stations. The river pathways and bridges provide quick access to downtown. Memorial Drive to 16th Avenue is an easy escape to the Rocky Mountains.
If you'd like to borrow a bike, please let me know. The use of the garage for parking your vehicle is also available to guests.
Please, no smoking anywhere on the property and no pets.
No illegal activity.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I'm an outdoor enthusiast spending a lot of time in the mountains snowboarding, hiking, biking, trail running, river surfing and rock climbing. My urban life consists of art, yoga, spin, theatre, ballet, concerts and events. Calgary is my home base, though much of my career has provided the opportunity to travel around the world and live for periods of time outside of Canada.