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

Richard Dennis

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Richard Dennis

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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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Richard Dennis (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

About Richard Dennis

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

Why Richard Dennis chose Strathcona

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

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Your Vancouver Respite- A real Home in a real neighbourhood.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Strathcona East Side
5

Best vacation lodging in Strathcona!

  • 5 of 5
We had a super time in this beautiful, comfortable, very clean, convenient apartment! Everything from kitchen supplies, sour dough bread in the freezer, shopping bags, books, maps, wifi, umbrellas, etc., were very thoughtfully provided by Richard and Frank. We have family in Strathcona and have stayed various places. Strathcozy is by far our favorite, and we will return for sure. Thanks, Richard and Frank!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Strathcona East Side
5

We loved Strathcozy!!

  • 5 of 5
We highly recommend Strathcozy for your stay in Vancouver. This fabulous unit is half of a duplex that has been lovingly updated by the owners. Every single detail was considered and executed in their remodel. Highest quality appliances, and it included laundry and a jacuzzi style tub/shower! Cozy and comfy through out. Spotless. Nice touches like coffee and a basket of snack food in the kitchen. Very attractive and comfortable living and dining rooms, and amazing kitchen. The full bedroom had a very comfortable bed and quality linens. And the owners are totally great guys who were generous and gracious. We enjoyed brief chats when we encountered them in our comings and goings and they offered great tips on where to go, what to do. They even have printed maps available of suggested tours. We will definitely return to Strathcozy the next time we are in Vancouver!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Strathcona East Side
San Francisco Bay Area California
5

Perfect place, perfect hosts and great location

  • 5 of 5
I’ve stayed in plenty of great places in Vancouver. This is my absolute favorite.

The hosts: Richard and Frank are super nice and welcoming. They really make you feel at home.

The Apartment: It’s already a large apartment, but they make it feel even bigger with the clever use of space. Its clean, comfortable and has every modern amenity. The house is located in a peaceful, colorful neighborhood. It’s close to lots of great food. It’s just a short walk or drive to downtown.

To sum up, the apartment is amazing. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Vancouver.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Strathcona East Side
5

We lucked out with choosing Strathcona!

  • 5 of 5
We had stars above our heads when we came upon Strathcona in our search on Homeaway! What a wonderful place to stay. My only regret is we didn't have longer. The apartment is secluded, beautifully decorated, CLEAN, and so well thought out. There wasn't one thing we needed that wasn't stocked in the apartment. Richard is so welcoming and made us feel so very much at home. Thank you for such a wonderful first experience in your beautiful, friendly city! We will definitely be back!!! Janis and Lily
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We really want our guests to feel welcome, comfortable and pampered. The feedback we are getting in reviews and in our guest book indicate we are achieving our goals.
The quality of the travelers who have been staying at Strathcozy is amazing- we are always telling our friends how pleased we are that we have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. It is a real treat for us. We hadn't really thought about what a pleasure this would be when we decided to operate a vacation rental.
We are sad to see our guests leave, and absolutely delighted when we get return guests. We look forward to welcoming Janis, Lily and our other wonderful guests back
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Strathcona East Side
Los Gatos, California
5

A real treat!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent three nights at Strathcozy and enjoyed every moment of our stay! This apartment is so tastefully put together, and so well thought out. We especially enjoyed the balcony, which is festooned with grape vines (although they were not ripe yet). Frank and Richard have obviously put a lot of thought into making this a comfortable and pleasurable refuge for travelers. In addition, they were so helpful and kind, offering us all kinds of hints on sites to see and isn't the transit system. They are wonderful hosts! You will not regret staying at Strathcozy!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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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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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Strathcona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Additional information about rental rates

Notes If your visit is for medical, palliative or bereavement reasons please ask about compassionate 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.
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Amenities

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:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
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:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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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