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Bee & Thistle Guest House - Joey's Retreat

Joey's Retreat Luxury One Bedroom
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Vancouver, British Columbia
Business Licence #18-597106. Joey's Retreat is a lovely suite on the lower level of the Bee & Thistle Guest House. The suite includes a large, modern kitchen with full size stainless appliances, gas range, full size fridge, farmhouse sink and natural stone counter tops. The large ensuite bathroom features lovely tiles, heated floors, an antique claw foot tub and a separate custom shower. The living area contains a sofa bed, 50' flat screen tv and gas fireplace. The attached bedroom features a king size bed and luxurious linens. We do like to ensure that our guests understand that this suite is a basement suite, though it has large windows and good light in the living area. This is a great option for anyone looking for comfortable accommodations featuring cooking & laundry facilities, all at a budget price.

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Listing #FKN8591396
About the Owner
Lynn F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
Interaction with guests
We do our best to be available when guests check in and usually spend a few minutes providing them with maps, local tourist information, restaurant suggestions and bus compass cards and information. We then leave them to settle in but continue to be available. Our favourite part of operating a guest house is meeting fabulous people from around the world so we are very happy to chat whenever a guest has questions or wants a bit more information. We also make restaurant reservations, tour bookings, etc. and are pleased to be of assistance whenever we can.
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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We do reserve the back garden as personal space, even though there is a door from Joey's Retreat to the garden. We ask guests to use the main lobby entrance.
    1 Full bath
    1 King
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About the neighborhood
The Guest House is 1 1/2 blocks from Commercial Drive (known locally as 'the Drive'), which is a vibrant neighborhood with more than 60 restaurants within easy walking distance. Although this is the original Italian neighborhood and therefore there's a predominance of great Italian food, the area has diversified significantly and now has casual and elegant restaurants of almost every ethnicity, including African, Vietnamese, Thai, numerous Japanese, BBQ, Cuban, French (Absinthe Bistro is awesome), Belgian....and the list goes on. The Drive has a unique flavour, yet is a wonderful example of the diversity of Vancouver culture.
Getting around
The #20 bus zips up and down between the downtown core and Commercial Drive every few minutes, with a bus stop only 1 1/2 blocks from the door of the guest house. There is also a skytrain stop on the Drive, approximately a 15 minute walk or a 6 or 8 minute bus ride from our door. We are only 6 or 8 minute drive from downtown. From the trans Canada highway, take the First Avenue exit, turn right on Victoria Drive, then left on Parker Street.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Vancouver International Airport: 10.6 mi
Railway: Vancouver Central Station: 1.9 mi
When arriving at the airport with any amount of luggage, we recommend taking a taxi (approximately $39 CAD). However, for energetic people, the skytrain Canada Line also delivers passengers directly downtown from the airport where guests can transfer to either other skytrain line and take it to Commercial Drive/Broadway station (only about 5 stops), then walk or take the bus to the guest house. Alternatively, it's possible to catch the #20 bus downtown or near Waterfront, and it stops only 1 1/2 blocks from the Bee & Thistle. A taxi between downtown or Waterfront Station and the guest house only costs approximately $12 - $14 CAD. When arriving at the bus or train station, get on the skytrain in the direction of King George and get off at Commercial Drive/Broadway.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.1 mi.
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