Comfortable home in a great family neighbourhood, close to restaurants and shops
House, urban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 100 m2 (1075 sq.ft), car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet , number of travellers: 3
1) July 01 2014 - August 31 2014
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is a lovely open-plan space. The kitchen, living room and dining room are all together. There is also a bathroom and bedroom (queen size bed) on the main floor. The upstairs has two small bedrooms (single beds) and a computer area. There is another bedroom (double bed) and laundrey on the lower level. The back deck has a table and chairs for eating outdoors in the summer. We do have a cat named Blackberry. He is friendly and cuddly, but if this is a problem, I can make arrangements for him to be elsewhere. There is also a small suite in our house on the lower level which is rented out. The tenant is very quiet, and often not there.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, skiing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
We live in the Main Street area of Vancouver. This is a trendy neighbourhood in the center of the city with many ethnic restaurants and unique shops. One block away from our home is an elementary school with a brand new playground and water-park. There are many young families in the area with lots of kids to play with. There are two major transit lines within 2 blocks which run east-west and north-south in the city. The downtown core is just a 10 minute busride away. Vancouver has extensive bike paths along the seawall...leading to our famous Stanley Park, and wonderful beaches. If you like hiking, the mountains are a 20 minute drive from our house. There is much to see and do in our wonderful city.
Something about ourselves
My name is Julie, and I have two teenaged sons, Quinn (19) and Kevin (17). I am a teacher at the local elementary school, and so I know many of the people in the neighbourhood. We have travelled in Europe, Mexico, the USA and Canada. We did one home exchange with a family in Florence four years ago. My boys and I look forward to exploring your part of the world, and showing off our beloved Vancouver!!