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Homestay in North Vancouver - Vancouver, Canada

About the Homestay

Urban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live in a very clean, friendly and safe neighbourhood in North Vancouver close to Grouse Mountain and other ski resorts,walking trails, biking routes, Capilano Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park and bridge,etc. at the same time about 10 minutes away from downtown Vancouver by car and about 30 minutes by bus. There are 2 bus stops to downtown Vancouver just outside the house. Parking is on the street outside the home and also parking in driveway for 1 car.
Our family has been hosting international students and guests, and families, from all over the world for the past 37 years. We enjoy people , their language, ways of life and food. We help people with their paperwork, bank work, bus passes, ID requirements, jobs etc. We are also always available for any questions and problems that a guest might have.

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 40 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Single room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is north facing on the same level ie. basement (north facing) with wifi , desk and lamp and closet. This room IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PRESENT TIME, till further notice. Thank you.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$60
Weekly Price
$300
Monthly price
$975
Room 3
From $33 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large double bedroom for 1 person or for a couple. It is south facing with a great view of the garden. It has a small fridge and a desk with lamp. It can also accommodate another person with a sleeping bag at an extra cost of $35.00 per night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$70
$95
Weekly Price
$350
$475
Monthly price
$995
$1,600
Deluxe room
From $36 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room on top floor of house facing mountains, with desk, lamp and deluxe. For Single Person only. Faces north and view of gardens with lots of light, has a queen size bed and is a big, comfortable room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$80
Weekly Price
$395
Monthly price
$1,100
Room 2
From $33 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is west facing, with two desks and two single beds. This room is available for 1 or 2 guests. There is room for a third person for an extra $35.00 per night (sleeping bag ).

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$70
$95
Weekly Price
$350
$475
Monthly price
$995
$1,600
Room 1
From $33 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

South facing large double room for 1 person, or for a couple, with wifi,desk and lamp. Great view of garden and lots of light. There is room for a third person but at an extra charge of $35.00/night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$70
$95
Weekly Price
$350
$475
Monthly price
$995
$1,600
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About the Area

in the district of North Vancouver, close to ski resorts, walking trails, bike routes, but also about 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver. There are 2 bus stops outside our home to downtown Vancouver.

Meals

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

House Rules

WELCOME TO CANADA AND YOUR HOMESTAY FAMILY. This is a PRIVATE/FAMILY HOME for our guests to enjoy, so normal house rules apply. No smokers, drug users, alcohol, noisy or party going people. Also respect and consideration for host family, fellow students/guests and Canadian values. NO FRIENDS, male or female, of guests are allowed in the house or the room. When requesting our Homestay and For safety and security reasons all guests must give their full details, like ages, male or female, if there are accompanying guests, their details, purpose of their visit ie. Work, holiday or study.

WIFI CHARGES, for 1 device only. 1 to 4 days $4.00 per day. For 1 week $15.00, 2 weeks $22.00, 3 weeks $30.00, 4 weeks $40.00.

Payment Method_ _ guests might be required to pay a 25% down payment in advance of your arrival and the balance upon arrival at the hosts home. Bank details will be informed after confirming the booking on line.
Cancellation Policy_ _ we ask our guests to give us at least 7 days notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation less than 7 days will not be refunded.
Clothes washing __ when a guest arrives for more than 7 nights, clothes will be washed once a week, 1 load only, at no charge. For less than 7 nights there will be a charge of 10.00 / load.

HOSTING __We have been hosting guests/students from all over the world for the past 37 years because we enjoy different cultures, languages and ways of life. THANK YOU for visiting CANADA AND OUR HOMESTAY FAMILY. Enjoy your stay.
For the safety and security of our home and for the well being and comfort of all the guests in our home, these are some guidelines.
1. Breakfast is allowed between 7am and 9:30 am
2. Dinner is allowed from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. LUNCH is allowed between 1pm and 2:00 pm.
So as not to disturb any guests who go to school or work early in the morning,
3. No showers are allowed after 10:00 pm
4. No talking on the phone is allowed after 10:30 pm. A guest can always go outside the home on the driveway and make a phone call.
5. All cooked foods are to be eaten in the kitchen . Only snacks like chips, cookies are allowed to be eaten in the room.
6. For the convenience of all the guests please keep bathroom times to only 15 or 20 minutes.
7. No smoking, drinking of alcohol or use of drugs is allowed in the house. STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
8. Because of a fire hazard, NO SMALL APPLIANCES are allowed to be used in any guest room, eg. electric kettles, heaters, stoves and toasters.
9. On departure day (check out day) guests must leave the Homestay before 11:00 am.
10. For guests who go out for the evening and come back late there is a key provided.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

80 Reviews

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2024

    Très bon séjour avec ce couple adorable et accueillant. Leur maison est propre, calme et bien localisée. Parfait pour les petits séjours à Vancouver. Il suffit de respecter les règles de la maison. J'ai beaucoup apprécié les petites ballades sportives avec Mehrshid. Je recommande vivement!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you Jenny. I hope you are well. Take care.

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    Australia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2023

    Phil and Mehrshid were very generous hosts and provided a comfortable place to stay. I only stayed for a few nights but found them very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank Niamh and Carl for your review. As you said it was short but sweet. I hope you both had a comfortable journey and are enjoying your stay.

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    India
    Age 18 - 24

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    September 2023

    The host cancelled the booking 29 days before the arrival date.

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    Sweden
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    Phil and Mehrshid was just lovely and sooo helpful! Could not ask for better hosts We had a great time and their house is located in a nice neighborhood with great bus connections. Our room was super nice with a new bathroom. 5+ heats!!! thank you again for an amazing stay at your home! Hugs from Kjellsoe family

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you Ida, Daniel, Edward and that sweet little girl and my fiend Hilda. I hope your journey is going well and you enjoyed your stay in Nanaimo. Good luck.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    My stay with Phil and Mehrshid was very good! They warmly welcomed me into their home, and went above and beyond to help me familiarize myself with Canadian customs and ways. They provided valuable insights, practical assistance, and created a cozy environment throughout my stay. I highly recommend their place for anyone seeking a memorable experience in Canada!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you Eli for you review. I hope you are doing well in your new home. Keep in touch. Come and visit anytime.

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    Netherlands
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    Phil and Mehrshid are very kind people and I enjoyed my stay at their place. Because there are multiple guests they have a clear list of house rules to make sure everyone will enjoy their stay and keep things organized. The neighborhood is quiet and the bus connects with the sea bus or you can take one downtown. I was out most of the time but when I was home it was nice to have a chat with Phil and Mehrshid or other guests.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you Joop for your kind review. I hope you are doing well. You are welcome to come and stay with us anytime.

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    Turkey
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2023

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

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you Ege. We enjoyed your company and visit. Hope to see you soon.

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    Cameroon
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2023

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

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you for your review Laurah. I hope you and Chelsea are doing well and are settling into your new accommodation. Good luck.

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    Brazil
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2023

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

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you Joao. I hope you are doing well.

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2023

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

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phil And Mehrshid in ,

    Thank you David, for your review. I hope you are doing well.

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 250 $£€ 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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