About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
CENTRAL VANCOUVER: RESTORED, CHARMING AND INTIMATE HOME, SLEEPS 7-10
We have advertised this property on VRBO for the past twelwe years, since 2006. We proudly share again the following message.
This home is the owners’ winter residence and is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties. The residence occupies about 2000 sq ft of the main and second floor of a four story Victorian Home, and is available from May to October. It can accommodate a small group or up to ten guests with flexible accommodation space and you will be charged only for the number of bedrooms you use and the number of guests in your party and will have the exclusive use of the residence. The fourth bedroom (and washroom) is in a Studio separate location on the same property, with independent availability and cleaning charges. We have made it available only when needed.
The house is located off Broadway and Clark, in a very quiet and tidy homeowner occupied neighborhood.
Centrally located, this residence is two short blocks away from Broadway, a main artery that allows easy connection to UBC University, the beaches and the downtown area on one side and Commercial Avenue, with its famous café and restaurants, on the other side.
It is one block away from Clark, your fastest connection to the airport and to Freeway 99 to Seattle; one block away from 12th Ave, the direct connection to Trans-Canada Highway 1.
The residence retains its original stained glass windows and is furnished with antiques and family heirlooms.
You will relax in the evening breeze on the deck, ready for a candlelight dinner or for a fun barbecue and will enjoy a lovely view of the city and the mountains from the master bedroom and bathroom.
Custom-made beds, two-hundred-counts 100% cotton linen and custom made mattresses will insure you the best comfort while you sleep.
The professional kitchen features custom made cabinets, marble counter top, professional gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, upright freezer, microwave, all the utensils.
In one of the bathrooms you will soak in bubbles floating in the original bear-claw-foot tub.
September 19-23, 2014
Great Location, really enjoyed beautiful Vancouver. It's a nice neighborhood and we felt safe and appreciated the ability to park on the street.
Rosie D, Lynda & Barry S, Lennie & Carol T, Mary B, Phyllis T; all from USA
Sep 5-9, 2014
Great location for our group attending a family wedding. Patio very useful.
Beautiful view of the mountains and a lovely
Peter and Margot S, Daniel and Mary S; Pam and Colin A, Michael and Lee A from Canada & UK
Maureen, Dale and Michael W; all from Australia
August 14-21, 2014
Great house and fantastic location.
Really enjoyed our stay in Vancouver
Ian & Melody, Abigail, Isabelle McM, Alan & Brenda McM from UK
August 9-14, 2014
Mari & Gerry O, Revelstoke, BC, Canada
July 25 - August 4, 2014
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. It was the perfect setting, size & location for our family to attend my brother's wedding! The weather was perfect and we ate all our meals on your beautiful porch. We would love to return!
Julie & Erik W from NY, USA
Gill, Scott & Chelsey F from Manila, Philippines
Stephen W, Liverpool, England
July 17-24, 2014
Debbie, Brian, Craig, Kevin, Allison G & Emma W; from Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
July 12-16, 2014
Dear Sammarco Family,
We loved staying in your home. It was perfectly designed. Cozy, secure, but not cramped.
It has been an honor to be able to stay here. The deck and porch were nice and the beds were comfortable.
Yanwen G, Hui Z, Aaron G, Emily G, Janping C, Cindy W, Albert C, Jasmine C from USA
July 8-12, 2014
Nice house, great area and close for sky-train.
Thanks for a good few days in Vancouver.
Red hot weather a big surprise. Decks very useful to chill out!
Edward, Anne + Rebecca H; Mick H; Robert T; all from UK
June 21-29, 2014
Zoe W, Julia M, Zach MacD, Julie D, Maya MacD, Cleo MacD; total of 8 guests from Autralia
June 2-9, 2014
Dear Sammarco Family,
We have fallen in love with Vancouver!
We loved the house and neighborhood, especially the great parks all around for the kids to enjoy. The house felt very homey and we loved the art work all around.
With having a large family (6 kids) it was so nice to have a home base with room to move about, a kitchen to cook in and great patios to enjoy. We hope to return again sometime!
The B. Family, David, Emily, Ellie, Caroline, Luke, Camille, Maren, Reid; all from Mesa, Arizona, USA
May 28-June2, 2014
Charlotte L, Peter S, Donald and Margaret P, Geordie L, Katherine S; 6 guests from Canada
May 17-24, 2014
Thank you for opening your home for us to enjoy. It was great having a 'home' base in a quiet neighborhood (especially travelling with a toddler)! The house (and the nearby park) worked very well for us, and an attraction in itself for our son!
We truly enjoyed your artistic home - what a talented group of people!
We loved the front and back deck! They were our go-to spots when the little guy was napping!!
Matt, Amber, Michael from Alberta, Canada
October 2-9, 2013
Dear Maria & Riccardo,
Thank you for opening your home to us. Our stay here has been wonderful. We were very happy to return to the house after fun filled days. It was perfect! We are leaving with very happy memories... Cheers
6 guests and a baby from Canada: Michelle, Drew & Anouk M, Julia M & Alec D, Sophie M
September 21-29 2013
Great house, well located. We had our family reunion here. Perfect for our needs.
9 guests from USA and Philippines: Robert & Anastacia M, Carson & Debbie M, Tracey, Shawn and Cameron H, Lorie S, Kim S
September 9-21, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely house.
We had a wonderful time in Vancouver! Greetings from the Belgians! We wish you all the best.
4 guests from Belgium: André N, Joren N, Izaak C, Aline R
August 18-25, 2013
Great location - We met here and had a nice family vacation. Saw the Beluga Whale. Were born here 18 yrs ago.
5 guests from USA: Joseph M, Christine M, Michael K, Nancy K, Lou M
August 8-18, 2013
Dear Sammarco Family,
This was a lovely place for our family to stay for a week. We saw a lot of things in Vancouver, and also were here to attend our nephew's wedding. Your front yard and porch are so beautiful. We enjoyed walking in the city& taking the Sky Train.
We are from Ontario but our youngest son & his girlfriend flew here from Calgary. Thank from sharing your home. Sandy & Mark B
6 guests from Canada: Mark B, Eric B, Sandy B, Natasha C, Ethan C, Elroy B
July 21-28, 2013
What a fabulous home!!
We were here for our daughter's wedding and found your home to be the perfect home base. Thank you for the fantastic opportunity to stay in this lovely area.
8 guests from Canada and Germany: Richard T, Marlene T, Leah S, Karl S, Chris S, Chayse S, Eden S, Malachi S
July 9-13, 2013
Dear Sammarco Family,
Thanks for letting us use your beautiful house whilst our time in Vancouver. We had a great time and, without your comfortable home facilities, none of this would've been possible. Once again, thank you! Cheers
4 guests from Brunei: Andrea B, Samuel B, Robert B and Miriam B
July 1-9, 2013
Dear Sammarco Family,
We so enjoyed making your home our home for our week in Vancouver. Deb and I took trains from Toronto across Canada and met our son Adam and wife Jen here and then daughter Rachel and her boyfriend Dan joined us. We came from Indianapolis, Adam from tampa and Rachel from Tucson. We had a great time. Your neighbourhood is lovely and so close to SkyTrain and many restaurants. That's a workout! Thank again for opening your lovely home. It did some time for those of us over 6'1' to get used t some of the low ceilings, but we stopped banging our heads after a day or two. Ciao,
6 guests from USA: Eric & Deborah S, Adam, Rachel & Jennifer S, Dan W
June 21-28, 2013
To the Sammarco Family
Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home. It was like we left our home in St Thomas, ON, and brought if with us. We were here for our son's wedding but we look forward in the near future to come back to Vancouver and if available renting your home again
5 guests from Canada: David & Roberta L, Robert L, Carl & Maureen R
June 7-21, 2013
Dear Sammarco Family,
Thanks for providing such a wonderful 'home' to a group of Australians who came our son's wedding. We were all able to enjoy barbeques on the deck, coffee in the living room & great sleeps in the comfortable beds. We all felt totally at home - enjoyed our walks in the neighbourhood - ready access to the supermarket & SkyTrain. We couldn't have had a better place to spend our time. Thank you
10 Guests from Australia: Bob & Sandy, Jan & Jeoff, Jan & Julie, Robin & Judy, Mattew & Candace
May 23-30 2013
Dear Sammarco Family,
We had a great week in Vancouver and really enjoyed your house, especially the artsy bed in our room! It looks really cool! And so does the whole house, too! K & P
Thank you for making it possible to host family and friends visiting Vancouver for our son's wedding, and providing a beautiful home away from home.
9 guests from Canada, Germany, Japan: Suzanne & Tom M, Colin M, Kristina M, Ryan M, Yumiko M, Erika & Peter K, Kerstin K
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We are two architects, originally from Italy, where we return every year. This is our winter residence in Canada. When we saw this house, in 1998, we knew we had found the right home for us.
Maria purchased this House in 1998
Why Maria chose East Side
The quiet neighbour, the balanced location between two main commercial arteries — Main St and Commercial St — the easy accessibility to downtown, UBC, the beaches, the airport have made this location a perfect choice for us.
What makes this House unique
In addition to the above, we wanted our home to be flexible, organized, comfortable, and to have the beauty and warmth of an historical building.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Victorian Vancouver Home
Had a lovely visit at Maria’s Home. Fully stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. Only probably we had was all the stairs but that is because we are older but it was good exercise. Maria made sure everything was perfect for us. Perfect location for touring Vancouver and easy drive to airport. Lovely neighborhood too.
We rented this house for a week and loved it - it's a real home in a quiet residential neighhorhood with a proper living room and dining room and an extremely well-equipped kitchen so many different spices, not to mention a large gas grill on the back deck which we meant to use, but didn't get around to it with so much to see and do in the area and the great restaurants in Vancouver. The on-street parking wasn't an issue - always got a spot within a few houses away no matter the hour. Highly recommended!
A comfortable home away from home
Three generations - grandparents, parents and two children - had a wonderful time sharing this lovely, art-filled home, with everything we needed for our visit to Vancouver for a family wedding. Parking was always available nearby. We enjoyed walks in the neighbourhood and the access to public transit a few blocks away.
The home was clean, large and well appointed. The yard and street were packed in very tight, but the neighborhood is nice. The family was responsive and helpful to our needs. 6 adults fit easily and comfortably, each having their own space.
Thank you for your much appreciated response!
As you know, we did our best to accommodate your unusual needs, when you arrived by surprise with two motor homes (instead of only one, as it had been agreed upon).
To avoid, as you say, to pack-in-very-tight on a residential street your motor homes, taking the space of four cars, we solved the problem by offering you to park the largest of the two motor homes in a private driveway of a nearby property.
Spacious and characterful house
We spent a week staying in this house with our 3 children (aged 16, 14 and 12). It was a great base to explore Vancouver from and quite a relief having all been sharing one hotel room for the previous week! It was lovely to be able to spread out and properly unpack.
It's situated in a quiet residential area and we always managed to park right outside the house. We arranged to meet the owner's son there on arrival and he showed us around and explained everything we needed to know.
The decoration of the house is quite eclectic, but I think that all adds to the charm. You certainly couldn't get anywhere else with all this space for the price. We cooked and ate in a few nights, but also went out. It was a short drive to central Vancouver.
The only thing to be aware of, is that you're not renting the whole house. You are totally self contained, but there's an apartment above and below, as well as a further small house in the garden. We never saw the occupant of the apartment below, but we saw the occupant of the upstairs apartment a few times. They weren't noisy, but as they are living above the main bedroom, we were awoken slightly early a couple of times as they went off to work. They have to access their apartment by climbing stairs next to the back deck where we sat to eat our dinner. It wasn't a problem, but just something to bear in mind.
All in all, I would heartily recommend this house. It was very comfortable, with plenty of space, good facilities and was great value for money.
Our Vancouver home away from home
Our 3rd stay in this lovely home was just as wonderful as previously. The house is comfortable, with everything we could need - the addition of a new half bath made it even better for a group stay.
Carlo is so welcoming and obliging - nothing is too much trouble.
Our group numbers always change several times between booking and arrival, and this is never a problem for Maria.
Thank you for another great stay.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The above basic prices are for the first 2 guests, double occupancy. If you choose a single occupancy bedroom, please add $20.00/bedroom for additional cleaning. 'ALL-INCLUDED QUOTATIONS' Smoking and barbecuing is on patio only All guests to be registered Small pets to be approved and registered