About the property
- House800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A good value with a short walk and quick transit to downtown
2bdrm, 1ba, easy 20mins to downtown, by Vancouver's only lake
Do not be mistaken by the map. We are a quick and easy 7 minute walk and 10 minute metro from the heart and bustle of downtown where you will find most of the tourist attractions. If you're more interested in how the locals live this is the perfect suite for you.
Having traveled a lot ourselves we have realize how important it is to have a clean, comfortable welcoming home to retire to after a long day of sight-seeing or business! In the suite we have made sure that the beds, pillows, linens are comfortable; that the kitchen is fully stocked with spices, teas, coffees that you may need; and that we are available to provide you with any answers or recommendations that you may require during your stay, as would any good concierge!
Our home, and your vacation suite, is located on a quiet Linden tree-lined street a half a block from Trout Lake Park (the only lake in Vancouver). It is a wonderful park for a relaxing walk and a great lake to swim in during the summer. The yard at the back of the house has been wonderfully landscaped and is a great space to read and relax while listening to birds sing, when you're lucky it's a great place to catch some sun too.
The house is a short 7 block walk from the metro/skytrain, 1/2 a block from a fitness/recreation centre and to the park with the wonderful lake in it. Our neighbourhood is called The Drive, in Little Italy is known for its coffee culture and craft brew pubs. It is the perfect place for a great capuccino/mocha/latte and people watching.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Rain Song
My name is Rain and one of my passions is travel. I have never been able to understand why someone could ever be so cruel as to offer an uncomfortable place to sleep for a traveler. After years of hosting, over 200 people, for free through Couchsurfing (where you can find many many positive reviews) and always having to turn to VRBO myself because lack of hosts and an overwhelming amount of people looking to be hosted I've decided to join the VRBO hosting community. I am hoping that people will carry fond memories of their time in our suite along with their fond memories of Vancouver when they return home.
Rain Song purchased this House in 1997
Why Rain Song chose East Side
I was adamant that we would purchase our home in this neighbourhood. I love the people in this part of town, people actually talk to each other here and not just about the weather. The lake is an important part of that. On Saturday mornings there is a farmers' market that happens at the lake where one can buy over-priced, albeit pretty, produce and plants or locally made handicrafts. More importantly it is where the whole neighbourhood goes to see each other and mingle and then off for a walk around the lake with a coffee or pastry from the market. This part of town isn't for haute couture but for comfort and good coffee bought at the family run shop down the street or a great local craft brew from a pub that has over 60 local craft beers on tap, which are always changing. I also love live music and theatre so this was a great place where I would be able to get home easily by transit after a night out. One of the reasons I fell in love with this particular house is the Linden Tree-lined street. The fragrant smell in the spring, summer and autumn fills the whole neighbourhood and I love it.
What makes this House unique
Near transit, a park, a recreation centre, a lake, great coffee, Vancouver's best bakery, and an amazing deli. We decided on this house because it was beautiful. Over a hundred years old, which is really old for Vancouver, it was in bad repair and needed so much love and time. We put in the love, the time and the money and now it is our dream home. Each time I travel I feel relieved to be back in Vancouver and to return to our home specifically. The air is wonderful, the water tastes great, we are near the ocean, the mountains, the forests, downtown and a lake! I absolutely love it here and I hope you do too!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous four days in Vancouver b c
How lucky we were to find Rain and her comfortable, welcoming, charming home.
We enjoyed the location for local attractions(farmer's market, lake,cafe's) and the ease of getting to public transportation, Thank you Rain and your family for making our Vancouver trip so memorable. We are planning a return trip.
It was the greatest of pleasures to host this band of travelers. Communication was clear and holy smokes they left the suite clean! We hope that we see them, here in Vancouver or maybe in the Yukon one day!
This was the first stay in Vancouver for us. The image recorded on our brain and heart was awesome.
Kind host with high responsibility. Easy access to public transportation, spacious suit with all properties needed. Attracting yard and alley.
Plus with much beautiful city are able to absorb many guest's attention.
Rain was super gracious and the place was extremely nice and we'll stocked.
It was totally worth it!
Wonderful attention to details.
The location was excellent and the hostess and family extremely welcoming. Highly recommended.
Just Do It
My stay there was wonderful, it's a home away from home. The location is incredibly useful for all types of transit, there are perfect recreational amenities a stones throw from the house, that being the Trout Lake community centre. The attention to detail in the property is second to none, the back garden is a hidden oasis!!!! All in all 11 out of 11...... Rock on Rain & Joe you Beauts!!!!
Cozy Comfortable Commerical Drive
My stay at Rain's home was among the best experiences I've every had. Rain and her family are kind, creative, open-minded, loving, caring, and considerate. The flat is clean, comfortable, and super conveniently located just a few minutes from the skytrain station. There are shops in walking distance and a little park with a beautiful lake literally around the corner. - Highly recommend this place!!! Thank you, Rain & Joe, and hope to see you again!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Absolutely no smoking or pets in the suite, a breach of this stipulation will result in immediate eviction with no refund of rental fees or damage deposit.