|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Our lovely, 5 bedroom house comfortably suits eight people, and is centrally located on a quiet street in Port Moody. Its just a 3 minute walk to an outdoor swimming pool, a 1 minute walk to the bus which will take you to the skytrain that accesses the Vancouver district.
The house is on a corner lot, has a large yard next to the forest (with a lot of squirrels and different wildlife ) and a private backyard complete with patio and barbecue.
Guests will have access to a majority of the house with only the garage that is off limits to the guests.
The owners will not be present in the home during your stay but will be available by phone or via e-mail if required. We certainly will try to assist you with all your needs.
The neighbourhood is quiet and has groomed pathways that take you though the forest for your tranquil early morning walks or alternatively provides you with easy access to public transit to get to all of the social activities that the Vancouver area has to offer.
The bus stop is a 1 minute walk (runs every half hour for most of the day) and will provide access to local areas, Skytrain, and West Coast Express. Skytrain provides access to Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and also connects to another train that terminates at the Vancouver airport. The West Coast Express is a railroad train that runs along the waterfront to downtown Vancouver in the morning and then returns in the evening. It is designed to provide commuters a scenic, stress free ride to and from Vancouver.
Pets are welcome but it should be noted that we have a golden retriever puppy (that will be going with the owners) so if you have allergies to pets there may be a problem for you staying at our house. The backyard is fenced but no fence is completely escape proof as we have found out several times with our puppy (escape artist).
House Rules: no smoking inside, pets and kids ok
The host was very friendly. Unfortunately, we found the house lacking in the level of maintenance and cleanliness that one would expect for the price of $282 per night. There were cob webs in many areas of the house and doors and windows squeaked and were difficult to open. We were not left with clean dish cloths or tea towels to use in the kitchen. There were no face cloths available. The fan in the upstairs bathroom sent a few of us into a panic when it was turned on because it sounded like some poor animal was trapped and dying in it. There was an issue with the bathtub as it seems to have a soft spot on the floor of it. It was disappointing to find that there are actually only 2 queen size beds in the house, the rest being 2 pull out sofa beds and a single bed. It somehow is presented differently on the website.
Great house in a very nice neighborhood. This house was exactly as described. Everything was very accommodating. Location was great, easy to get to. Neighborhood was very nice. We cook when we use these houses, and the kitchen was just fine. Fairly priced. Landlord was a good communicator.
I stayed at this home from October 18-31, 2014. The home was a very nice size, more than I needed for one person but I needed a pet friendly home in the area-and that is not a negative comment fyi!!. It would be excellent for a large family, and if you want lots of room it is great for just one person too. I worried it would feel awkward as the hosts live in the home when it is not rented, and I had never done a vacation rental before. It definately felt like a lived in home, but it was not awkward. The process was easy, and the hosts have information for guests on transit, using their internet, working the TV etc. There are many things to do in this area, and it is quite close to a beach, harbour, shopping etc. It is located in a quiet area, that is very easy to get onto a major driving route to get where you need to go. Overall I very good stay and I would recommend this home to any travellor and would stay there again if I have to be on the coast! Thanks Dave and Danuta