IL NIDO -YOUR HOMELY SUITE IN A CENTRAL LOCATION

Barbara

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights
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IL NIDO -YOUR HOMELY SUITE IN A CENTRAL LOCATION

Grandview-Woodland Apartment Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come and stay in our little nest, IL NIDO. This lovely and private garden suite (1BR, 1BA) is located in a beautiful boulevard tree lined street in a friendly and vibrant neighborhood. It is tastefully furnished yet practical and comfortable with everything you need for a short or long stay in Vancouver.

The suite has just been renovated including all new furniture, appliances, linens etc. It's a completely separated unit from our house, with its private entrance.

It’s the perfect starting point for your Vancouver vacation or your university exchange. If you are sick of expensive characterless hotel, this is the ideal place for you.

My parents use this place as their base when they come visit us from Italy a few months of the year so it is very well looked after and functional. We look forward to having you staying at our lovely house.

We are centrally located close to:

- Public Transportation

- Large park with playground and pool

- Restaurants and cafes

- Shops, grocery and health stores

- walking distance to trendy Commercial Drive (with its vibrant live music bars, restaurants, cafes and trendy shops)

On the move:

- 5-10min bus ride to Vancouver downtown

- 5 minute drive to the highway to Nth Van, Squamish and Whistler or the Horseshoe bay ferry terminal – gateway to the Gulf Islands and Victoria on Vancouver Island.

- 10min cab or 15min bus ride to the Cruise ship terminal

- By a direct buses to both Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC).

- 25min cab or 45 min bus ride from the airport

- on two bike routes

- 10min bus ride to Trout Lake park (Farmers market Sat am in summer)

- 10 minute walk to the PNE, Vancouver’s only theme park.

Thank you

Keywords: apartment, one bedroom, garden level, flat, self-contained, unit, neighborhood, family friendly

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Barbara

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks italian, spanish
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My husband and I moved in this house in the summer of 2011. I am a Ph.D. scientist working at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and my husband - the handy man - is a carpenter!

Barbara purchased this apartment in 2011

We love Vancouver, one of the best cities in the world. And we love our house and where it is located. We walk everywhere, bus everywhere and bike everywhere. We look forward to share with you our knowledge of our beautiful city

We have access to everything Vancouver has to offer. We are close to parks, pools, bike routes, grocery stores (the small ones with organic fruit and veggies!) and shops.

It's easy to reach downtown and as easy to take the highway North to explore BC wilderness

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

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IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
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IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402992vb
7782293897
Grandview-Woodland East Side
Canada
5

Well Done

  • 5 of 5
Echoing other reviewers to say that that the owners did a great job with their guest suite especially if you want to feel like you're living in a real neighborhood of Vancouver for a weekend or more. I've stayed in many airbnb's/vrbo's and I think this suite strikes the perfect balance between tastefully decorated (clean/modern/new) without overbearing personal effects. Just the right amount of amenities are provided including some maps/guidebooks, and a folder of restaurant recommendations. Washer/dryer in-suite is a great bonus. Contact with the owner was very easy and efficient. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402992vb
7782293897
Grandview-Woodland East Side
Toronto On. Canada
5

Toronto couple

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for five nights in early July and were very impressed. Not only was it clean but it was also very quite. The location was very convenient. We had rented a car and had parking every night in front of the house. Nice bed. Donalds organic market was a short walk. We would recommend this property to anyone. Next time we travel to Vancouver we certainly will stay there.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402992vb
7782293897
Grandview-Woodland East Side
Louisville, KY, USA
4

Great Place to Stay for Early Risers

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this garden level apartment for four nights during our trip to Vancouver. It was exactly as it appears in pictures--clean, modern, and enough amenities that make for a comfortable short or extended stay. We really appreciated the functionality of having a kitchen to prepare meals and a washer/dryer unit to do some laundry during our stay. The East Village neighborhood is also very pleasant with plenty of things to do within walking distance. We definitely recommend eating breakfast at The Red Wagon, just around the corner. And the distance to downtown is an easy bus ride down Hastings Ave.

Barbara and Ian are both very kind and laid back. Barbara was very responsive to my emails leading up to our trip to British Columbia. The only complaint we had is that we were not prepared for the noise that we often heard from upstairs. With a family including two young children, it is to be expected to hear them--we just were not expecting the daily 6:30am "wake-up call" from all the foot traffic upstairs. But if you are an early riser and don't plan to sleep in during your stay in Vancouver, this should not be a problem. Aside from the upstairs noise, this is a great find in Vancouver--much better than a hotel!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel, I'm glad you found the suite pleasant to stay and the neighborhood nice. We love living here for the proximity to shops and buses and bike routes!
I'm sorry my kids were noisy. For some strange reason the kept waking up early the days you were staying.. normally I have to drag them out of bed to make sure they arrive at school on time! :-)
I only wish you had told us as we could have been more careful and made sure that you were not disturbed as much as you did. We will definitively be more careful in the future. Normally we are out of the house most of the day so noise has never been an issue
Thanks again for staying with us, it was a pleasure meeting you both.
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IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402992vb
7782293897
Grandview-Woodland East Side
5

IL NIDO - What a great find!...Much better than a hotel!

  • 5 of 5
My wife, 2 yr old son and I recently stayed at IL NIDO for a long weekend. We found the place very nicely finished and well maintained, just as it appears on this website. Everything was like new and we appreciated the clean and contemporary style of the unit. It suited our needs very well. We felt it was a much better deal than any hotel...the price was similar to the cheapest hotels in town with the added benefits of free street parking (there were plenty of spaces right out front) and the ability to make our own meals when we wanted. We definitely saved a lot by staying here!

The hosts, Barbara and Ian, were very responsive prior to booking our stay and extremely helpful during our stay. They offered great info regarding Vancouver and other area attractions and they had a few guidebooks and maps on hand as well. They welcomed us, including our little boy, and offered to provide a cot for him. They were very accommodating and laid back, which we appreciated. In fact, both my wife and I said we wished we lived closer to them because we really enjoyed them both!

The location of IL NIDO was quite convenient, with easy access via car or bus to downtown. We actually spent a few days on our bikes instead of driving, based on Barbara and Ian's advice. Vancouver has some great designated bike routes through the city which can be easily accessed (just a few blocks away) from IL NIDO. It was quite easy to bike from here to the waterfront & Granville Island and we were glad we did. If you enjoy cycling, definitely your bikes with you if you're staying here!

We also enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and a few of the stores and restaurants nearby...very convenient for grabbing a few groceries or a bite to eat without needing to drive. We would definitely recommend a stay at IL NIDO to others and we plan to stay here again on our next trip to Vancouver! Happy Travels!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Bill,

It was a real pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. I'm glad you got to experience the real Vancouver... i.e. the biking Vancouver! It is one of the things I like most about living in this city, especially the bike ride along the water to Granville Island! I'm so lucky that I get to do that everyday to go to work!! :-)
It would be great to have you back one day, and maybe we could show you more of the city... In the mean time, all the best in Seattle!
Barbara
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IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402992vb
7782293897
Grandview-Woodland East Side
Italy
5

What a gem! Highly recommended suite and lovely location

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this suite for nearly two months and it was a wonderful experience. A true home away from home.
The suite is full of everything you need, in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. I truly enjoyed meeting Barbara and Ian's, their kindness and helpfulness.
I also really liked the neighborhood, shops are only a 5 min walk away so it is easy to go grocery shopping. The stores are full of organic foods and local produce. Templeton pool around the corner was great for afternoon swims and the area is very quite a safe. Buses are so close and going downtown is very easy. I rented a car to go to the north shore which is a very short drive away and very convenient. I will definitively stay here again and would recommend this place for anyone that wants a great experience of Vancouver!
Thank you again for a lovely stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to your return next year!
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IL NIDO -Your homely suite in a central location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402992vb
7782293897
Grandview-Woodland East Side
Kingston, Ontario
5

Perfect "home away from home" for our vacation!

Perfect "home away from home" for our vacation!
  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about our experience here! The apartment was neat and clean and had everything we needed. The whole apartment was beautfully decorated (and has inspired some changes in my own house soon!). After a day of walking around to see the sights, I really enjoyed the luxurious soaker tub! My husband and I felt very relaxed and at home here. It was great to have lots of room, not feeling cramped like we do in hotels. As travellers on a budget, having our own kitchen cut down on the cost of eating in restaurants, and being able to make coffee and breakfast in the morning was awesome! The neighbourhood was great; quiet but close to the action. We never had a problem finding parking either.
There are lots of restaurants and shops to enjoy on Hastings and the Drive. It was a short drive to lots of sights, maybe 15 minutes to Kitsilano Beach or Stanley Park, but still close to the main routes so we could go to North Vancouver and drive the Sea to Sky Highway. Everyone who visits should check out Lynn Canyon..so beautiful and FREE!
Barbara and her family were so welcoming. They were always open to talk about Vancouver or suggest places we should visit. Even when we thought we broke the washer..turned out to be "user error"! We can't wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brooke, it was very nice meeting you both and I'm glad James ejoyed Vancouver and Commercial Drive! I heard he now wants to move to BC!!!
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

check out this two web sites for local gems! we are located in the heart of the East Village and a short walk from Commercial drive!

http://vancouvereastvillage.ca/

http://www.thedrive.ca/

Just a block away you will find plenty of restaurants!

our favorites are Roundel Cafe' and the Red Wagon for brunch! Sushi Nanimo for lunch and Campagnolo Roma for dinner... but there is more to find! Oh, don't forget Via Tevere a real neapolitan pizza place. deeeelicious!

Awesome groceries around the corner are Como Market and Donald's market but don't forget to check out Ugo and Joe's, BiancaMaria and Bosa food for real Italian food and Rio friendly meats, our local butcher!

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Availability & Rates

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Grandview-Woodland Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer rates
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$100
C$630
C$1,950
 
 
2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
90 night minimum stay
C$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are per 1-2 ppl occupancy
Children >3 stay free.
3-4 people occupancy add $10/night per adult or $10/night for up to two children
CANCELLATION: all cancellation have a $100 admin fee. Deposit is fully refundable up to 45 days prior to the stay. After the 45 days we only refund the 50% deposit if we re-book the property. 3 weeks prior to the stay we require the full amount unless we re-book.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Grandview-Woodland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep bath and shower on top of bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available for free upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • tennis
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