About the Homestay
Really great proximity to the various venues without needing a car. Buses and commuter train nearby and going on foot a super viable option. Here you will get the top floor with a large bedroom and full bathroom. Kitchen use for making up a breakfast or grabbing a coffee is no problem. It's a small kitchen so while casual daytime use is no problem at all, dinner isn't plausible but I will let you know if I will be out and then go right ahead!
The room has an antique desk for laptop work and a small workstation just in the hallway. I've got stationary and office knick knacks if you need as well. I have a laundry and don't mind at all you doing laundry the day before you go. In your room is a TV with Roku, a guitar and amp. a number of books and even comics if you like short reads!
A generally quiet spot at night but its a city so the day has bustle but totally bearable. I have a nifty little living room and feel free to join me for a movie or I may join you if you are around to chill. Of course, a TV is in your own room with Roku.
There is a lower half bath which we all can use. The upper bath has the only tub/shower so I will use it but thats the only time. The top floor is yours and i will use the shower when you are out.
Normal quiet time for me is Monday to Thursday 11:00pm to 7:00am ish and Fri to Sun 12:00am to 8:00am. You can come and go as you please anytime outside of this but I enjoy music, guitar and movies in my evenings.
That's about it! (see below for paying booking balance)
I need the balance owing on your booking paid one week before your arrival. I can take Paypal, Interac from your bank, or cc. If using cc option, put your cc (Visa, Amex,MC)information in an Excel or Word document and then password protect the file. Once you do this, it is safe to email. Send me a second email with the Password or you can send over a text to HIDDEN BY HOMESTAY and send it by SMS. If paying by Paypal or Interac, send to HIDDEN BY HOMESTAY
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
It's a character home, yellow and mellow I say. Close walk to downtown, the craft breweries abound and an easy walk fro the airport train station. I have a lock box outside and will send you the code when you book along with address confirmation and anything you need to know as you arrive here.
Seawall walk is super close, water taxi's scoot around, a great feeling area!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Come and go as you please but 12:00 midnight is the time for quiet walking and gentle talking. If everybody is up, then no issue but if you need to sleep, feel free to let me know and I too will do quiter things. Very casual here so please do relax and don't sweat the small stuff with your stay here!
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
Wil is an amazing and very generous Host. He was very kind and helpful when my purse was stolen visiting a family member in vancouver. It contained my phone, ID all my cash. And he literally got the ball rolling to help me get home to Ontario . He was able to make contact finally with my husband via his phone and computer.. family sent me a spare phone and ID for the Plane home. It was adventure to say the least. WIL IS A GENTLEMAN AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AS DESCRIBED...VERY COMFORTABLE AND HANDY TO EVERYTHING!! THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE THE BIG PORCH YOU HAVE OUT FRONT..SO HOMEY.. THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT MEMORIES. to bad can't do 10 hearts and more.
We had a good stay with Wil as we were looking for housing. We came from Spain with jetlag and he was flexible with us. Good thing that we love music, because he has music on all day. The place is in a quiet area but at the same time with a lot of breweries around.
I have just spent a very enjoyable week at Wil's home. His place is cozy, comfortable, welcoming and clean. I was greeted warmly and I felt right at home in the Guitar Loft with fresh BC air coming in through the skylight, and a very comfortable bed with fresh linens. The room is spacious and inviting and the bathroom across the hall with a skylight was just right. If there was anything I needed, it was easy to find, e.g. an extra blanket or towels or Wil would gladly assist when asked. I appreciated the tourist tips Wil gave me. The location was perfect with some highlights within walking distance as well as the SkyTrain and water taxis a short walk away. I couldn't ask for more.
We were sleeping in what we think was the host’s bedroom (there were no others) and in his bed.
While the sheets were clean the was a muskiness which was strong and made us very uncomfortable. The house in general and the kitchen in particular were messy; the host frequently left his items in the sink and on the counters. He had swept the kitchen floor before we arrived but left the dirt on the floor for our entire 7-day stay.
The handle in the shower came loose and we could not turn off the gushing water. We called him twice but he did not answer. I finally found a knife and screwdriver to tighten the handle (it was good that I knew what do do!). When he returned home and I told him about this he did not say “Sorry for the trouble” or “Thanks for taking care of it” ! He said only “Do you want me to take a look at it?” DUH !
He then told me the handle had broken twice before ! Um, fix the valve, dummy !
The handle broke the next day so we could no longer use the shower or tub.
Oh yeah: the bathroom rug was DIRTY. One of the 2 towels he provided was ripped.
Other than that, Mrs Lincoln, the play was fine.
Wil was sooo nice! The bed and the bathroom was totally clean and all prepped. He gave me lots of informations about Vancouver, the transportation in van and he had some good recommendations about the bars and restaurants and the hiking trails arround Vancouver as well! Thank you Wil vor having me and see you next time!
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) 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.