Living room, futon with double matteress and is double bed sized and LCD TV with full cable.Futon, with double mattress.
Commerial Drive Lg Pvt Main Suite
Hosted by Linda
Linda is the host.
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Main floor suite in a 3 suite home (3 private stories), completely private suite, occupants on premises on top and bottom floor with their own private living space.
NO PARKING!
Full running suite, see details. This spacious 1575sqft suite is a 1906 heritage home comfy to fit 3-4 people. Ez access to everything.

The space

This is a home right off the famous Commercial Drive steps away from everything! Also known as Little Italy although very multi cultural now a days. Every type of food you can want, transit, mountains, beaches and Vancouver life day, night with weekend fun. Avg of 30 mins from the airport. Street parking is available around the block as the home is on the main street of 1st Ave. 5 min walk to skytrain. Gyms, museums, recreation centers (pools, ice rinks), parks (Queen Elizabeth, Stanley Park), lakes are all within short walking distance. Camp grounds within hours away. Center of all the action and central to any location you visit. Cypress, Seymour within an hour or less drive, Whistler, Horseshoe Bay, Casinos all at your finger tips.

Guest access

NO PARKING, you have to find street parking, luck of the draw. No pulling into neighbors driveway, this is a main road, usually heavy traffic.
You have privacy with full access to the large suite and front door access only. Lg bedroom has a double bed with lots of space for clothes and luggage. Small bedroom has small sofa bed. Living room has futon sofa bed with 2 mattresses stacked.
The drive has a 24 hour market steps away, laundry for longer stays and just about anything you can need or want. You have optik cable TV with tons of channels.

Interaction with guests

Owner lives on site and is there when you need but you are given full privacy during your stay and your own fully private separate suite and entry. Its a very open, empty space with lots of room.

Other things to note

The sm bdrm has futon sofa bed as does living room.
There is NO PARKING ON PREMISES NOR ON THIS MAIN TRAFFIC ROAD. The home is right on 1st Ave which comes off a main hwy so its always very busy, no stopping on this street.


Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people $88 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $147 NZD
Security Deposit $294 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $147 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

This is a quiet home so the suite is for staying in and enjoying your trip but not for parties or having large numbers of people over. No pets are allowed. No smoking and preferably no very young children. Home is not suitable for kids really. The suite is completely yours and private, this includes all the rooms shown, there is no shared areas but there is a upper floor and lower floor with occupants in their own private spaces.
Gate must always be kept closed and closed behind you.
NO PARKING ON SITE, no pulling over out front or into the neighbors driveway. This house sits on a main road.

Considering all the scams and manipulation that's been happening on this site I highly suggest you read this over:
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Dear Would-Be Airbnb Guests: Here's Why Hosts Keep Turning You Down

Seth Porges , CONTRIBUTOR

As a longtime Airbnb host, I've turned down my share of potential guests. I've also spoken to a number of would-be users who have been frustrated with their inability to find a place to stay on the site. It seems that, no matter how many hosts they message, nobody is willing to rent them a room.

I hear you guys, and I'm here to set you straight as to why. Thing is, what many first-time Airbnb guests don't quite get is that the site has as much in common with OkCupid as it does Expedia. In order to book a room, a host (unless they happen to have the "Instant Book" feature turned on) has to manually accept your stay. That is, a host has to look at your profile and messages and quickly determine that: "Yes, this is somebody I feel comfortable having in my home."

And like an online dating site, how you present yourself—be it in your profile or the messages you send—makes a huge difference when it comes to other users' willingness to let you into their lives. If hosts are turning you down, or simply ignoring your messages altogether, here's what you're doing wrong, and how to fix it.

You Have An Empty Or Incomplete Profile

Does your profile have a real picture, or did you put up a fuzzy photo of your dog? Does it tell us anything about you and your interests or personality, or is it blank?

It's Not A Skills Gap, It's A Communication Gap
Here's the deal: Airbnb hosts want to know a little bit about who they may be letting into their home (wouldn't you?), and are far more likely to accept a fleshed-out personality than an anonymous profile. So if you have a barebones profile or a photo that shows anything other than a clear image of your face, you're far more likely to have your stay denied. Lets put it this way: At the recent Airbnb Open in Paris, one of the conference's biggest applauses came after an Airbnb executive announced that all guests would soon be required to have actual photos of their faces.

Your Message Seems Copy-Pasted

Does your intro message feel like something copy-pasted to a dozen other hosts, or did you take the time to personalize it to me and my listing? Does it mention anything in my profile that demonstrates that you read and internalized it—and therefore won’t be surprised when you show up and find out it’s a fifth-floor walkup, for example? Experienced Airbnb hosts know that a guest is far more likely to be a good one—that is, a low-maintenance and pleasant person who leaves a decent review—if their expectations are met. Your message is the place to demonstrate that your expectations are in line with what the host is offering.

Still stuck? Here's a cheat sheet for how to write a good Airbnb message: Introduce yourself, clarify what dates you are looking to travel, give the purpose of your visit (Is it to visit family? Attend a conference? Go to a wedding?), and cite something specific from the listing that appealed to you (the decor, location, a specific amenity... anything that shows us you actually read the listing). Then end the message by (and this is absolutely key) asking if the dates are available and if you can stay. The act of asking—as opposed to demanding the dates or trying to push a booking through without permission—shows that you respect the host and their home, and will go miles towards getting you a successful booking.


You Asked For A Discount

Many guests think that, hey, it can’t hurt to ask for a deal. Right? I’m here to tell you that, yes, it can hurt. Pop over to one of the Web’s many Airbnb host-centric message boards and you’ll find that many, if not most, experienced hosts not only won’t negotiate on price, but also won’t book guests who ask. Even at full price.

Why? There’s a perception in the Airbnb host community (and one that comes from experience, I might add) that guests who ask for discounts tend to be high-maintenance, nitpicky, and are more likely to leave negative reviews or complain about their stay.

To see what I mean, I’m just going to quote from a recent post on the (URL HIDDEN) message board:

“You must decline negotiators. They are throwing out red flags by disrespecting you. From experience we can tell you that accepting negotiators will bring you the worst guests. People who have no compunctions about bullying you and are looking for all they can get for the lowest price. I would rather have it sit empty than kow-tow to that type of guest… They just want to win, and think about (URL HIDDEN) that the kind of person you really want in your home?”


You Asked A Ton Of Unnecessary Questions

Before you ask your host any questions about their listing, you really should read the full thing first to see if it’s answered within (spoiler alert: it probably is). Worse, asking too many questions may actually cause a host to decline your stay.

Airbnb hosting can be time consuming, and it can be rather aggravating answering the same questions again and again. There’s also a (totally accurate, I might add) perception amongst experienced Airbnb hosts that guests who dutifully read the entire listing are the best guests, are most likely to have their expectations fully met (hey, they know what they’re getting into!), and leave the best reviews.


Again, I’m just going to quote a post from a user on (URL HIDDEN)

“After the second email where they are just asking random, redundant, ask-and-answered questions and do not commit to a booking I don't reply and usually take them off pre-approved. It’s a good way to weed out overly needy guests and attract low-maintenance, seasoned travelers.”

You Left Nitpicky Reviews On Past Stays

Sure, the reviews left for guests by past hosts are important, but the dirty little secret is that they aren't nearly as important as the reviews you yourself have left on hosts you've stayed with. Hosts live in constant fear of the dreaded Bad Review. So you better believe we check what reviews a guest has left for previous hosts they’ve stayed with. If these reviews come off as unfair (“the sheets were the wrong color,” “it was raining the entire time,” “they didn’t provide a service that was neither advertised nor asked for”), a host is apt to assume you’ll be a needy guest who will leave a bad review, even if the host goes above and beyond to keep you happy.

As reddit user ASayWhat put it:

"I look at the reviews they have left for other hosts and check for things like nitpicky complaints about their being a smudge on the baseboard, scratchy toilet paper, etc. and/or a mismatch between what they said happened and what the host said. Some guests leave a really nasty review for hosts when other guests haven't and that is telling. These people are hard to please and don't mind sharing petty thoughts in public. I can do without them personally."

If you have good reason to leave a bad review, you definitely should. But the fact is we’re humans and not hotels, and the best Airbnb guests understand that—and come with expectations to match.


You Ask Us To Do Things That Aren’t Offered In The Listing

If the listing doesn’t mention anything about picking you up from the airport or running errands for you, please don’t treat the host like a concierge and ask them to do it. Honestly, you should probably just read this post by Silicon Valley-area Reddit user GailaMonster about her experience with a guest who asked her to pick him up from the airport at 11pm. After check-in, things only got worse:

"I'm getting ready to leave, and guest asks for a ride to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for his big important meeting. He has done nothing to facilitate his travel. I inform guest that (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) is not in the direction I am going, and that I do not have time to give him a ride, and that he should arrange for a cab. Guest then asks for me to please call him a cab (because again, no phone, and apparently unable to navigate the request online) so he can get to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). I am a 15 minute walk from the campus, but fine, whatever. I call this yokel a cab. He is visibly uneasy with the cab saying it will take 10 minutes to get to me, saying he needs to be at (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) ASAP. I can't control that he didn't do ANYTHING to get himself to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) sooner, but I apologize for this spot and say 'we can try to call much earlier when you will need a cab next time, that way we can be sure they are here in time."

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You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - as shown in picture a small flight of stairs to the suite.
Potential for noise - house is directly on a very busy main road.
Pet(s) live on property - pet is quiet and managed, very well behaved and loves humans, hes never without owner.
No parking on property - lots of transit available, parking is on the streets outlaying, you would need to do your research for parking if you have a vehicle.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

Accuracy
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Linda User Profile
September 2017
Positives : Very central, near shops, buses and restaurants. Negatives : Very jaded, dirty and inadequate for more than 3 people. expensive for the amenities offered. Sofa beds not adequate
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
I actually ended up crippled the time she was here and in and out of the hospital which is why she didn't see me and secondly her review is quite puzzling considering that's an opinion based statement and I stand by my description and she left the place in the biggest mess anyone has ever left in the last three years which I find quite hypocritical considering her comments.
September 2017

Paul User Profile
July 2017
I loved the location close to Commercial Ave and Linda was a great person to deal with.

Lily User Profile
July 2017
Place was about 10 min walk from the sky train and close to many restaurants and markets. Owner was always a phone call or text away and very helpful!

Brody User Profile
July 2017
Good location Linda was super easy to communicate with. Down sides parking as she says is difficult we found a pay and park that was 2 short blocks away for $10 for 24hrs that worked for us and it was an older home but all in all we had a great trip.

Dennis User Profile
June 2017
Linda and Hyden are very welcoming. We felt at home from the start. Linda is very good at replying as quickly as possible to messages. I see many people complaining about the car noises in front of the house but it was not that bad to be honest. The house might look a bit scary on the outside but is quite homey on the inside. It is a good place to stay especially if you will be out and exploring the whole day.

Morgan User Profile
August 2016
Great host Everything as expected. Fantastic value.

Kristina User Profile
August 2015
Great location and friendly host.

Vancouver, CanadaJoined in April 2013
Linda User Profile

Living with passion....

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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