About the Homestay
We are a professional couple with two teenaged daughters and a very loving dog. We have hosted homestay students since 2000 and enjoy sharing our culture and learning from others. Our 1929 character home is in a quiet, safe neighbourhood that is close to transit, downtown, Hastings Park and the beach. We enjoy gardening, cycling, cooking, volunteering and traveling. We are native English speakers, but we can get by in French and Spanish if needed. We are an LGBTQ-friendly Christian family who are very family-centred, peaceful, and considerate. We welcome guests who are thoughtful and open to others.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in a quiet, safe neighbourhood in the northeast corner of Vancouver. We are a 5-minute walk to major transit lines and a 20-minute bus ride (or bike ride) to downtown, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Capilano University, BCIT or the mountains. It is a 5-minute walk to a free, world-class running track and outdoor sports facilities. We are a 15 min. walk to the beach or forested trails.
Local Area Facilities
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
Only paying guests are allowed in our home. No smoking or drugs of any kind are allowed on the property. We do not drink more than a glass or two of wine and we expect you to use the same moderation. We will clean the bathroom regularly, but we expect you to clean your room. We also expect you to tidy up after yourself in shared areas of the house. If you stay more than two weeks, I will check your room monthly for general cleanliness. The house needs to be quiet from 10 pm to 7 am (e.g. no midnight calls on speaker phone to your home country please).
Smoking is not allowed.
Kirsten and her family made me feel very welcome and at home. They where very helpful and gave advice on all the places to go. Their home is in a great location and has a beautiful view. Kirsten is also a fantastic cook. I really enjoyed my stay with them.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.