About the Homestay

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Hello and welcome! When we travel, we like to stay with other people. It makes it much more personal. We live in a fairly big house, and like to share it with people who come to Vancouver for longer periods of time, like a long vacation, studying, ESL, working holiday visa, new job, relocating, etc. We know how difficult it can be to land in a new country, or city, and find your way. We'd like to make it a little easier and more enjoyable.
We live in a very nice, green and safe residential neighbourhood, with beautiful houses and gardens. The famous Van Dusen Botanical Gardens are just a 10 minute walk away, and the Queen Elizabeth Park, with spectacular views of the downtown Vancouver, a 20 minute walk.
The house is conveniently located in Oakridge, near major public transit routes. You can be downtown within 30 minutes, either by bus (the stop is just 2 minutes away), or by Skytrain (a 12 minute walk). It's a 5 minute walk to 49 bus that will take you directly to UBC.
We’re looking for friendly, quiet, tidy and considerate people to share our house with, and we’re very much looking forward to meeting and hosting you.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 2 night min & 40 night max stay 

   

Large garden Room with two queen beds
From $33 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large room on the ground floor, with a patio door, and 2 queen beds. Best for 2 or 3 people. An extra charge of $20 per night for the third person applies. It's a well equipped room, with a great view of the garden.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$39
$49
Weekly Price
$269
$339
Monthly price
$998
$1,199
Upstairs Bistro Room
From $33 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Cozy room on the second floor. Queen size comfy bed, small bistro table with two chairs, area rugs, spacious closet, night stands and lamps.

Facilities
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$39
$49
Weekly Price
$269
$339
Monthly price
$998
$1,199
Sunny bedroom on main floor, queen bed
From $33 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large room on the ground floor, with a queen bed. Accommodates 1 or 2 people. Well equipped, two desks, South facing room, with beautiful greenery outside the window.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$39
$49
Weekly Price
$269
$339
Monthly price
$998
$1,199
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About the Area

We live in a very nice, green and safe residential neighbourhood, with beautiful houses and gardens. The famous Van Dusen Botanical Gardens are just a 10 minute walk away, and the Queen Elizabeth Park, with spectacular views of the downtown Vancouver, a 20 minute walk.
The house is conveniently located in Oakridge, near major public transit routes. You can be downtown within 30 minutes, either by bus (the stop is just 2 minutes away), or by Skytrain (a 12 minute walk). It's a 5 minute walk to 49 bus that will take you directly to UBC.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

We like to keep a quiet and comfortable house, so we have a few rules to make sharing the space more enjoyable for everyone. Most of it is just common sense, with an added twist due to some allergies (we can discuss it more in detail when you contact us).
Please be respectful of all the other people in the house, and their spaces. Always lock the outside doors when leaving or coming in. Quiet hours between 10 pm and 8 am. Please do not bring outside visitors into our home. If you occasionally want to invite a friend, this needs to be agreed to in advance, and it cannot be an overnight visit.
No parties or events on the premises. Smoking or vaping not allowed anywhere on the property. No lit candles, or burning of anything.
Always clean up after yourself in the kitchen and the bathroom, as those spaces are shared. Personal laundry is allowed once a week, within specified hours. Once a week, we will take care of washing your bedding, and provide you with clean sheets and towel. Due to allergies, we like to keep the house as fragrance free as possible, so please be respectful of that. We use only fragrance free laundry and cleaning products (or as close to it as possible).
We can discuss the kitchen use/food details once you contact us.

Smoking is not allowed.

16 Reviews

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    Iran
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Maria is a wonderful host indeed. Her place is spoltless, Sunny room is very spacious, I had two desks and a very comfy bed with lots of pillows :)
    I arrived very late, after midnight, but she stayed awake till I got there. She explained everything well and answered all my questions completely although it was 1:00 a.m.
    there are 3 bathrooms and a big kitchen with all you need to feel at home. 10 minute walk to subway and bus stop is just a few steps away, the location is very convenient. My stay couldn't be better :)))

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Thank you Benyamin for this glowing review :) It was absolutely lovely to meet you and to have you in the house. You're missed. All the best to you!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Julia was a perfect host ! I am so happy to have chose her house for my first weeks in Vancouver. The house was super clean and well decorated. She is very helpful and kind. The house is very well located near the skytrain (around 10 minutes) with all facilities in a beautiful neighbourhood. Thank you so much again Julia !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Thanks Erika, it was truly a pleasure to have you here. All the best to you, and come and visit sometime :)

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    Iran
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    I loved it!! She’s really a lovely person and made my stay at her house so comfortable. She was so attentive and always made sure that my breakfast basket is fully loaded with what I like! The room is really spacious, and the house location is great, it’s close to the sky train and only one minute far from the bus station. I will definitely recommend her as a great host!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Negar, you're greatly missed. All the best at your new place and with your studies. Keep in touch, and hope to see you again :)

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    United Kingdom
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    I stayed with Julia for a month and had a really lovely time in her home. Its clean, spacious and I felt really comfortable the whole time I was there. Would highly recommend her to all of my friends as a homestay host! Thanks again Julia!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Thanks Catrion, I really enjoyed having you here. Wishing you a great adventure travelling around BC :) Hope to see you again.

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Maria's. She was warm, friendly and welcoming. She made sure that we were comfortable and was always ready to help with our questions.
    Maria has a lovely home; very clean and inviting. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. The location of her house is near the bus stop and easy to find. I would not hesitate to recommend her homestay to my friends.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Thank you Anna. It was lovely to meet you both. Hope to see you again soon :)

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Were had quite a situation there with all the stuff we had to pack and she made everything easier helping us in every single moment.
    Breakfasts are great and simple.
    Room was really spacious.
    Despite the fact that there are shared bathrooms, that doesn’t become a problem as there are quite a lot of them and people use them at different times.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Glad you guys made it home safely with all your stuff :) It was lovely to meet you, and hope we'll have a chance to meet again. All the best to you.

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    India
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Excellent Home stay. Extremely clean,host was very friendly & cooperative. Highly recommended. Very well connected location.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Thanks Rajnish, I really enjoyed hosting you and your family :)

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    India
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Canada
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Maria was really nice and thoughtful. The room is big, toilets are clean and the location is pretty good. There is a bus stop to downtown just outside her house. We had a great time in Vancouver made even better by Maria :)

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    Canada
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    extremely well kept and quite roomy, ample parking in very quiet neighborhood, excellent hostess, i'd certainly recommend this to my friends again

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maria in ,

    Thanks Ian, it was really nice to meet you and your friends. All the best :)

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