About the Homestay

Urban Shabby chic
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 14 nights

Maximum stay is for 180 nights

Available for given dates

Room with a view
From $30 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
Monthly price
Quiet and cozy
From $30 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This quiet bedroom has a queen bed for one person. It is on the ground floor beside a shared, newly renovated bathroom. Guests can enter via the front door or the back garden entrance.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Weekly Price
Monthly price
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. 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
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

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.

1 Review

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    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) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.

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.

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