Beautiful & Sunny 1,200 SqFt private guest suite (with yard) in our family house
- english, mandarin, Cantonese
Our family lives upstairs of this beautiful home. Simon works at home & is usually available for your questions or as a helping hand. Feel free to call or just knock the door.
Why Simon chose Northwest Calgary
You can rest comfortably here, and enjoy total privacy if you prefer, or get involved with the local host, that’s me, to get any information or discuss about anything … as long as I’m home & free. Warning though – I read quite a lot and we can talk long about places of interest, history, or the world or even politics
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It's an attached basement to the owners house with no privacy. Not a place for a restful vacation
I was not aware that it was an attached basement to the owners house until upon arrival. I went to Calgary with expectation for a personal retreat traveling to a new city in Canada. It was a surprise to see that the place was a basement of the owners house. No privacy and retreat for a vacation. It should of been listed as an attached basement not a private suite. When we arrived, we could hear the kids running and playing. It wasn't a setting for a vacation. Since it was a basement, the rooms were humid with a smell. The fry pan and the pot was so worn out and unclean. The tubs were so oily that I had to clean it, but there were no cleaner for the tub. There were absolutely nothing of a kind to be found for comfortable stay. Not enough hot water to be used for a normal bath and shower since it's shared with the whole household. We've stayed for 6 days from 20th-26th of June. Since we had no privacy, we had to stay out as late as possible. Kids running and noise could be heard, so staying at home would be very stressful rather than restful vacation. The kitchen utensils were missing and worn out, not suitable for cooking. There were plug in electric pan for cooking not a full kitchen. It should be clearly stated for the future guests that the place is an attached basement with the owners family living upstairs so that they will not be disappointed upon arrival. Because there's no way to back out of this place and look else where since you've already paid cash for the full stay of remaining 5 days upon arrival.
Kind lost for words. I wonder if James even read the title or description of our property at all. The title is “…private guest suite (with yard) in our family house”. Also, at the very beginning of the description, it says again “guest suite (in our family house)… It occupies the ground level at the backyard side. Technically it’s a walkout basement…” Even if James’ native tongue is not English, it should still be easy to understand what that means. If one really can’t, I suggest to find an English tutor ASAP. Regarding privacy, I personally told James to feel free to lock the door between the suite and main level. You’d have total privacy in the suite. "Humid with a smell"? The suite has 7 big windows, among which 5 can be opened to get tons of fresh air in. Calgary has one of the lowest humidity among North American cities and the suite is thoroughly engineered and renovated to be ground-humidity-proof. Don’t want to waste more words. Now I understand why it says it's impossible to please everyone. I feel sorry for people with very picky personality, for it must be hard to find satisfaction around.
Had a great stay
Owner very accommodating. Was meeting another couple so was great to have a place to relax. Close to Stony Trail for easy access to all areas of Calgary. Will stay again when in Calgary.
Very comfortable, very clean and certainly a great stay!
My daughter and her husband and their three young children stayed here during the Christmas vacation. Everything suited them very well, they were happy staying here. Simon was amazing! very helpful and considerate. I would recommend a stay here any time!
So glad to know your family enjoyed the stay & thank you for taking good care of our place & your kind review! It’s an absolute pleasure, for your family is very nice, super clean & responsible. Hope we can see each other again in the days to come!
Everything we needed
This rental was everything we needed. 5 work mates stayed overnight while in town for a work related symposium . Simon met me at the door, showed me all the features and then went out of his way to make sure we had coffee for the morning. Plus he had turned on the fireplace prior to our arrival as it was chilly outside.
The location was easy to get to and close to all amenities. I would highly recommend staying here.
Glad to know that it's a short but very nice experience for all of us. Enjoy the beautiful autumn & hope to see you again in the future!
Oasis in the suburbs North West Calgary
We were two retired couples in Calgary for a family wedding that was within walking distance of this rental, and we stayed for 4 nights. It worked out really well for us and I would highly recommend it for people in similar circumstances. The bedrooms are well separated and have comfortable queen beds in both. The back bedroom has a low ceiling but my husband who is 6 feet tall had no problems with it. The bed there does not have side tables on both sides and the space is a little cramped but that is trumped by the privacy of it as it is separated from the main space by two doors. One person in the other room said she could hear some minor snoring from us in her bedroom but we found the room extremely quiet. Enjoyed the ensuite bathroom. The other bedroom is off the main area and is bigger with two night tables. The main bathroom is also off the main area and has double sinks, the laundry (which we did not use) and then through another door the toilet, shower and infrared sauna. In the main living area is the leather furniture - I really enjoyed the recliner love seat. Our niece slept on the pull out couch and said it was also comfortable. The main area also has a great TV and stereo system and a wine fridge. The kitchen would present a challenge for renters who want to cook frequent regular meals but was perfectly adequate for us as we ate out most of the time. There is no stove and no dishwasher. There are two induction elements under a fan, a toaster oven and a microwave. The table is small with stools. There are chairs for 4 outside and the host offered to set up a fire for us but we did not take advantage of that. Our host Simon was very attentive. Check in was smooth and all our concerns were addressed promptly. The unit is clean and well appointed. It is in a very quiet neighbourhood and anyone wanting to party should look elsewhere. The two young boys could be heard upstairs during the day but that was not a problem for us and things were quiet at night. There are some very good restaurants within walking distance. Liquor store is close. I recommend the East Indian restaurant behind the gas station. We walked to Nose Hill and had a great hike there. Overall we enjoyed our stay immensely.
So glad to know you had a good time & it's been a real pleasure having you staying at our place!
May we see each other again here, or on the beautiful island, which is also our most favorite place to visit.
The living experience is great. Host is super friendly and flexible.