Warmth in Vancouver Winter. Very very nice place and very very nice host. Jen is very accommodating and thoughtful. Always ready to assist but more importantly, not intrusive. Everything you need is in the suit, it's very clean and well-maintained. We also appreciate that she gave us some freshly baked goodies for Christmas. This will be our home in Vancouver. Will definitely stay there again if I go back to Vancouver. And will definitely recommend this place to friends.
You can't imagine a better place! This is the place that we will definitely recommend to our families and friends. A real "bijou" with all the facilities that your holiday requires! We just couldn't imagine a better place. Warm, trendy, safe, clean, cool design, perfectly equipped and the cherry on top is the kindness of the owners, Jen and Jean, who are happy to help. The basement is very well located, one minute walk away from a bus stop, 15 minutes away from the centre of Vancouver, right in front of a park where you can go for a walk or the community center to go ice skating, very close to many restaurants and for those who'd like to have nice breakfast out of the house, 200m away is the very friendly "Libby’s coffee". Oh, and guess what, in the evening you have a wonderful view of the mountain ski runs!! Yes, it's kind of a dream, eyes opened. We will definitely go back!
Our New Favourite In Vancouver! This suite exceeded our expectations and we plan to make it our home base in Vancouver whenever we can! We have two small children (ages 4 and 3) and Jen and Jean welcomed them with teddy bears, balloons, crayons and an assortment of colouring books, activity books and stickers. It made the kids feel so special and welcome, and our whole family really appreciated the gesture. It has been said before in other reviews, but it is the truth – staying at the Trout Lake Suite really is like staying with family. We stayed for three days in late January, 2013, and even in the rainy days of winter we were so impressed with how light and bright this unit is. The large windows and colourful art really made the place cheery. The bed, cot and couch were all extra-comfy and the kitchen had everything a person could possibly need-even measuring cups and spoons. The bathroom is small (as is ours at home) but it never felt cramped due to the happy décor and excellent use of space. There were plenty of big fluffy towels and lots of places to hang them up. The location is one of the big draws with this place, and as we expected our kids were delighted by the proximity to the park. We spent hours at the playground and walking around Trout Lake with friends. The community centre had tons of activities going on and it was such a fun atmosphere. We can't wait to return in the summer – the suite will be so handy for trips to the farmers' market and music in the park. Also, there is an additional playground going in by the community centre. Even more fun for our kids! We did most of our own cooking or ate at the homes of friends and family, but we did pop in to the nearby coffee shop, Libby's. The staff was so friendly and our coffees and Panini sandwiches were perfect. We are so pleased to have found this gem of a vacation rental so close to Commercial Drive, so family-friendly and so much like a real home. Thank you Jen and Jean – we will see you again soon!
Fantastic apartment, great location, great hosts! My husband and 19 month old daughter stayed at Trout Lake suite for 3 nights on-route from Australia to Edmonton in December 2012 and had a lovely stay in Vancouver at Trout Lake suite. The suite was very well appointed (and I am fussy!), warm and inviting and even had some lovely Christmas lights up to celebrate the season! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Vancouver and would definitely stay there again if we head back to Vancouver.
Beautiful heritage suite - home away from home. If you are looking for a home away from home and an adventure in a fabulous city, look no more. The apartment is cozy, with lots of light, great fireplace, a well-stocked kitchen if you are here for the long haul (we were here a month during renovations). The owners are respectful of your privacy but available should you need anything. It sits across from a beautiful park and community center (great for kids and dogs). Transit is nearby and takes you into the city within minutes, but the neighborhood itself is arguably the most interesting in the city. I would stay here again in a minute...oh, and ask Jen to make you some cinnamon rolls.
Welcoming and Friendly. We enjoyed our stay at the very convenient condo. Well located, close to everything. We appreciated very much the help Jen and Jean provided. The internet amenities are excellent; the computer is provided; no need to bring your own. Most useful, provided by Jen, all the links of things to do and visit and where to eat. We were there for seven days, mid-august 2012, we never had a boring day. Thank you Jen and Jean for letting us enjoy the condo
Perfect Stay in Vancouver! This apartment was the last stay of our amazing round trip in Canada and we could not have spent these days any better. We really loved the apartment!. The owners are friendly and very helpful. The apartment itself is bright, quiet, clean and comfortable. It is located near downtown (few stops by public transport and also easily accessable by car) and right across a lovely park. The Commercial Drive nearby is ideal for shopping and relaxing. All in all, this apartment is the perfect option for a stay in Vancouver with a great value for money. Highly recommended!
Cozy Vancouver Rental. My sister and stayed here in august of this year and really enjoyed ourselves. The rental was very well kept and provided all that we needed...internet, kitchen supplies, comfortable furniture, beautiful setting, etc. We enjoyed having the park across the street and easy parking right in front of the house. Very convenient. Jen & Jean were very gracious and we would definitely consider staying here again on a return trip to Vancouver.
Great Home Away From Home. Great location for getting to anywhere in Vancouver. The ground floor apartment had every possible thing you could need, comfy furniture, beds, plenty of towels, fridge freezer etc (no dishwasher however). Jennifer and Jean, exceptionally friendly hosts, even supplied all the toiletteries you need. The apartment was also very, very clean and quiet so after a very busy day you always managed to get a good sleep. We took our laptop as there is free internet access at the apartment. The neighbourhood is also "funky", Commercial Drive around the block, Whole Foods, MEC and beaches are within about 10-20 mins drive and makes a great end to a busy day watching the sun going down. Overall we could not recommend this apartment more, we all thought it was perfect and if we need to find somewhere else in Vancouver again this will definitely be the place. Great value for money!
Taken Care Of. Friendly communication. We were really catered to as a family with a 5 & 9 year old with toys, coloring books puzzles and movies. Even an extra Teddy in case one was left at home. There was also a jar of freshly ground coffee as well as other staples like sugar, salt, oil, vinegar and mini chocolate bars for those late night sweet cravings. The suite was clean, comfortable and bright. A lovely little garden sitting area out in front was very relaxing. The park just outside the front gate was great! The park hosts a most amazing summer market on Saturdays, it was a real treat and a fun way to spend our day. Everything we needed was close by. I would say this is a perfect home base for anyone exploring and visiting Vancouver with kids and a pet because of the wonderful park just outside the door. That is what we loved. There is even a year round ice rink right across the street. We also really loved the friendly and welcoming feeling we got when we booked the suite and arrived to see what care was taken to make everyone feel at home:)
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