The owner, Mariette, grew up in BC, mainly in Vancouver, and has lived in Point Grey for more than 40 years, formerly operating the very popular Casa Mora Bed and Breakfast, with her husband, Neville. When Casa Mora closed operations in 2007 she purchased this unit. They still live very nearby, at UBC, and guests will attest to their promptness in dealing with any problems or concerns as they arise. Neville grew up in Australia and is an accomplished artist, designer, journalist and gardener; and is well known in the Point Grey Community for having started the street gardens along 10th Avenue, and the Rhododendron Garden at the Trimble Street Park. This couple has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and beyond. They enjoy people and have many interests. Both studied at UBC. Mariette has a basic fluency in Spanish and understands and speaks a little French as well as English.
Mariette purchased this apartment in 2008
Home comforts, view and Location, location, location! This neighbourhood is our home, our community and we are very proud of it. The apartment itself is on the top floor of a 4 storey, concrete building, facing north which means it is very quiet and also has the very wonderful views of city, mountain and Vancouver's inner and outer harbours.
One is always surrounded by beauty in Point Grey -- beautiful streets, beautiful gardens, beautiful views. It is a quiet, safe, friendly neighbourhood and one can walk everywhere. A car can be a plus but is really not a necessity. Everything Vancouver has to offer is easily and quickly reached by express bus, with a stop for the bus located in the next block. We have gone to great lengths to equip this apartment with everything one needs for a comfortable stay and we work hard to maintain it in excellent condition. We ask for specific feedback from our guests and use most of that feedback. A cozy fireplace and a wonderful balcony with spectacular views, make for a very pleasant ambience.
In addition to being very near UBC, and in the heart of the popular Point Grey Village, with fast access to downtown and everything Vancouver has to offer, this is apartment faces north and has some of the best views in the city and is very quiet, almost silent most of the time, in spite of being located in the heart of the shopping district on a traffic busy street. The south side of the building does not enjoy the same silence, but the structure of the building and its setback from the other buildings on the north side, make for a very quiet and peaceful environment. One can walk out the front door of the building and be in centre of the village, shopping for anything you might need, or just sharing a coffee, drink or dinner in one of the local cafés or restaurants. The most common feedback we receive, is about the comfort, the cleanliness and the overall convenience provided by our suite, along with the fact that it is very well equipped. Even the spices, and the corkscrew have not been forgotten!
Guestbook comments from the owner