YOUR VANCOUVER RESPITE- A REAL HOME IN A REAL NEIGHBOURHOOD.

Richard Dennis

Speaks english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Richard Dennis

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YOUR VANCOUVER RESPITE- A REAL HOME IN A REAL NEIGHBOURHOOD.

Strathcona Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Bright, airy and beautiful one-bedroom top-floor suite.

A completley modernized century-old home with all conveniences located in Vancouver's oldest and hippest neighbourhood.

Another sunny day in paradise? Sit on your balcony and enjoy the view of the garden down below.

Raining? Embrace it-listen to it patter on the roof and skylights of your vaulted ceilings.

Enjoy the radiant warmth of your heated floors- or your gas fireplace.

We know what we would like to find when we travel. Need an extra cookie sheet or serving dish? Did you forget something? Or did we? We're downstairs- just ask.

We provide extra quality linens and stock our dispensers with quality toiletries.

For entertainment- a 42' flat screen TV with a PVR, digital channels and a quality sound system, a clock radio with an ipad docking station. And of course, a stocked bookcase and quality Canadian Magazines.

For work- a notebook desk with ample outlets, usb charging ports, wireless internet access, phone service with free North American calling (international calling by arrangement)- and those little things you need- scotch tape, staples, etc.

Our home was completely rebuilt with the finest mechanical systems, eschewing granite countertops in favour of soundproofing between units, a Heat Recovery Ventilation System (which constantly brings fresh air indoors), and we are never out hot water.

How about a full size washer and drier- and even a shoe drier and lock box for your valuables?

We have tried to provide every comfort to make your stay with us enjoyable.

We think you will really like Strathcozy!

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

Richard Dennis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

We love our country, province and city- and love to welcome visitors.

We travel a lot ourselves, and we know what it's like to be impressed or disappointed with accommodations. We have created a welcoming, comfortable, clean place where visitors will feel at home.

We are the type of travelers who want to be surrounded by locals and to get the feel of the place we are visiting and what it might be like to live there.

We don't want to jump off a tour bus, have our picture taken beside a Totem pole, then get on the bus to the next photo op.

We want to understand the Totem Pole- who carved it, and where are they? What does it mean? How did it end up in Stanley Park?

If you are our kind of traveler, Strathcozy is you kind of place.

One thing we really hate about travel- places that raise their rates during busy times. What's that about? We will never do that.

We are two straight-friendly gay men who have lived together in Vancouver for 40 years.

Nous parlons francais.

Und wir sprechen ein bischen Deutsch.

Hablamos tambien espagnol un poco.

Richard Dennis purchased this apartment in 1988

We purchased our home in this neighborhood because of its close proximity to downtown. We are both cyclists- our primary mode of transportation in the city.

We are a 40-minute walk or 10-minute cycle ride to Granville and Georgia Streets- the center of downtown Vancouver.

Our neighbours are really nice people. Most are socially and environmentally conscious, and share our city's ambition to be the world's greenest city.

Strathcona has been designated a Heritage area by the City of Vancouver. Older buildings are protected and new development must conform to guidelines that maintain its late-Victorian character and charm. A highly desirable neighbourhood in a highly desirable city.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has rated Vancouver as the third most livable city in the world, and its spectacular natural setting makes it one of the world's most beautiful cities.

It is also a tolerant, diverse city. It is impossible to be a resident of our city and not have an acquaintance or friend who is from a cultural background that is completely different than yours. The multiculturalism here is amazing. There are people from everywhere in the world- it would be hard to find a culture, ethnicity or religion that isn't represented here, and everyone gets along

The suite we are offering is truly beautiful. High ceilings, lots of light and quality finishes lend an atmosphere of coziness and warmth.

Our strict non smoking, no candles, no incense and no pets policy together with our ventilation system, hardwood and tile floors (only the stairs are carpeted) all add up to fresh, clean air. No need for chemicals to mask odors. Ideal for those prone to allergies.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Your Vancouver Respite- A real Home in a real neighbourhood.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Your Vancouver Respite- A real Home in a real neighbourhood.
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Strathcona East Side
5

A JEWELL

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I stayed at Strathcozy for 8 nights. We came to Vancouver to visit our 2 children, who live nearby. We were able to have them over for dinners and to spend some good times with them in a comfortable setting. A lot of thought, attention to detail, and care were put into setting up Stathcozy. Richard and Frank made sure we were comfortable and all our needs were met. I would highly recommend staying there, and we will stay there again on our next visit to Vancouver.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hey Tom:Thank you so much for your kind review. We really try to make sure that people have the best time possible when they stay at Strathcozy and in Vancouver. The other great thing about our vacation-rental experience has been getting to know, at least a little bit, the people who've stayed here. Cheers. Richard and Frank
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Strathcona East Side
Westminster, Colorado
5

STRATCOZY FOR SURE

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay in Strathcona...the space was equipped with everything we needed (and more)...everything was very clean. Our hosts thought of everything in addition to their hospitality and helpfulness with site-seeing. The description was accurate, photos don't show how nice it is. We would stay here again AND recommend to family and friends. Thank you Richard and Frank.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Strathcona East Side
5

STRATHCOZY IS ALL THAT AND MORE!

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing whirlwind trip we made to beautiful Vancouver! This was my first vacation using vrbo. We were so fortunate to find Strathcozy! Richard and Frank, our amazing hosts, provided us with everything we could possibly need and want. Amazingly hospitable! Strathcozy is conveniently located. We walked to Chinatown and beyond. I hope to visit again. Thank you!
We arrived from Seattle via the Boltbus. Very convenient! Our hosts were gracious enough to pick us up from the bus station and deliver us right to their door. I really could go on and on...! I was able to get a great nights sleep in on the cozy sleeper sofa which I shared with my daughter while my co traveler shared the bedroom with her daughter. The bathroom was very spacious. I have to mention that the water in Vancouver is delicious to drink and glorious to bathe in!
Don't hesitate to rent Strathcozy! You will love it!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Strathcona East Side
Brossard, Qc., Canada
5

THANK YOU.

  • 5 of 5
Very nice apartment. Clean and well furnished. Many attentions and details that make you feel welcomed. Very nice people ("owners names here").
(Quiet neighborhood)
When we got back home, we found, in our mailbox, clothes we had forgotten when we left. (...)

Should we come back to Vancouver, we wouldn't consider contacting anyone else before trying to book here.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your Vancouver Respite- A real Home in a real neighbourhood.
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Strathcona East Side
5

DELIGHTFUL APARTMENT WITH FANTASTIC HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
Strathcozy is fantastic. The apartment is beautifully appointed, with a very comfortable bedroom, a fully outfitted kitchen, a fantastic living area and a separate dining area. The location is perfect, with bus lines conveniently located right around the corner and Chinatown just a few blocks away. Our hosts provided excellent guidance for dining and transportation, and have been so welcoming. This trip was a celebration of our 10th anniversary and two notable birthday's, and the Strathcozy made our special time all the better...
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Your Vancouver Respite- A real Home in a real neighbourhood.
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Strathcona East Side
McKinleyville, CA
5

VERY NICE PLACE TO STAY IN VANCOUVER.

  • 5 of 5
The owners have done everything possible to make it a nice place to stay in Vancouver. It is a beautiful living space, clean, set-up with everything you could want, and pleasant in every way. The owners are professional, friendly and helpful. Everything you could want is available. There was cold beer in fridge! They have helpful directions, especially useful to those of us traveling from south of the border. The rental prices are a good bargain compared to other places. The neighborhood is residential, with not much in the way of shopping or eating nearby. We had a great time here and highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We really are making every attempt to make our guests stay as smooth and pleasant as we possibly can. Hence- the full sugar bowl, coffee, tea, biscuits and other items to sooth tired travelers. We can't promise cold beer- that was left by a previous guest.
Thanks again for your comments- it was a pleasure hosting your delightful family.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
YVR
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Kilometres
Seabus
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Pacific Central VIA
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Trans Canada Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
CRAB Park
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cobalt Hotel
Nearest Ski
32 Kilometres
Cypress Bowl
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Langara
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pink Pearl
Car: not necessary

We are located in Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, 6 blocks east of Chinatown and the exquisite Dr Sun Yat-sen classical Chinese garden. On your way to Chinatown you will pass the Strathcona Community Center. If you're up early enough you can witness the Chinese people doing Tai Chi in McLean Park, and pass by a small but really beautiful Buddhist Temple. When you reach Chinatown you are half way downtown. Gastown is just north of Chinatown.

One block to the east is the Ray-Cam Community Center, seven blocks east is the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center, and Commercial Drive.

We are next door to the Roman Catholic Sacred Spirit Center, Sacred Heart Parish and Kateri Center.

At the other end of our block is the Ukrainian Cultural Centre and around the corner is the Russian Hall and a small Russian Orthodox church.

We are a 20-minute walk to Science World, Pacific Central bus and train station (VIA rail and Amtrak), and the Main St or Stadium Skytrain stations. For further transit info go to Translink.ca- use E Pender @ Campbell Ave as a departure point for trip planning. We are a block away from Hastings Street (Hwy 7a) which is a major transportation artery. The transit service from here is great.

The following car share programs operate in our neighbourhood: Car2Go and MODO.

We are 4 short blocks north of the Adanac bike route- leading downtown to the west or towards Commercial Drive to the East. Vancouver is scheduled to have a community bike share program in place by the summer of 2013.

If your visit to Vancouver is to work or relax, you just might want to stay in Strathcona. Walk over to Union Market, a corner store unlike any other. They bake their own bread, and the tables outside are a great place to watch the cyclists whiz by.

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Availability & Rates

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Strathcona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$ 130
C$ 850
C$ 3,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

$100 deposit secures your reservation, 75% refundable with 28 days or more notice, 50% refundable with 14 days or more notice. Not refundable with less than 14 days notice.
Deposit payable by PayPal.
Balance due upon check-in, Payable by Visa, MasterCard, Amex, PayPal or cash.
Rentals of longer than one week payable weekly in advance.
Notes If your visit is for medical, palliative or bereavement reasons please ask about compassionate rates.
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Amenities

Strathcona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Really nice long soaker tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Large room with a high ceiling. Full size closet, dresser and night table. Clock radio with ipad dock
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
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