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Your Beautiful Gateway to the Canadian Rockies

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Large luxurious suite sleeps 1 to 4 very comfortably. Ideal location near downtown Calgary and the University with access to Rocky Mountains, Calgary Stampede and natural areas. Hosts are determined to make your stay the best possible. Full, organic breakfast included. Ask about allergies and specific requests 日本語で会話ができます!宜しく。 Bedroom, living room, full bath and storage area. Nine foot ceilings. The suite has a bedroom (12 Sq meters) with queen size sleigh bed, highest quality mattress; full bathroom with tub/shower; large living area (30 Sq meters) with your own TV and additional queen size mattress (if your party needs it); and storage room with small fridge for you to keep luggage and food. Your suite has its own gas fireplace to keep you cozy in winter. But, this is Canada; do n...Large luxurious suite sleeps 1 to 4 very comfortably. Ideal location near downtown Calgary and the University with access to Rocky Mountains, Calgary Stampede and natural areas. Hosts are determined to make your stay the best possible. Full, organic breakfast included. Ask about allergies and specific requests 日本語で会話ができます!宜しく。 Bedroom, living room, full bath and storage area. Nine foot ceilings. The suite has a bedroom (12 Sq meters) with queen size sleigh bed, highest quality mattress; full bathroom with tub/shower; large living area (30 Sq meters) with your own TV and additional queen size mattress (if your party needs it); and storage room with small fridge for you to keep luggage and food. Your suite has its own gas fireplace to keep you cozy in winter. But, this is Canada; do not expect the room to feel like Hawaii. We provide highest quality linens, bedding, flannel sheets in winter, 4 star hotel quality towels, shampoo and toiletries. +++++Safety+++++ Your Calgary Home has hard wired CO2 detectors and smoke detectors with battery back-up on each floor. Newly upgraded and replaced Spring 2014. Tested monthly. ABCD rated fire extinguishers on each floor. Your suite, since it is on a lower floor, has three barred emergency window exits. Additionally you will receive detailed emergency contact and procedure information. Flood note: during the June 2013 Calgary floods Your Calgary Home was not evacuated and not affected. Even though we are very close to the Bow River we suffered no damage. We offered a safe place to stay and our guests volunteered on restoration crews. +++++Your Calgary Home+++++ Charming - Parkdale/West Hillhurst infill built 2002. The home construction is absolutely first class with the very best insulation and heating to keep you warm through a Calgary winter. Netflix, Roku TV and high speed Wifi included (Download speeds 24.67 Mbps Upload 19.54 Mbps). Keyless entry. You will have your own private code for the duration of your stay. No hassles with lost keys, complicated check-in or check-out. Your Calgary Home is in a safe neighborhood, but crime is crime, so Your Calgary Home has upgraded security doors, windows and monitoring. +++++Your Hosts+++++ Your suite is self-contained and private but you share the home with your hosts, Keith and Yoshiko. Your host is a professional sommelier and a semi-professional chef. We can do a wine exchange, meal exchange or just find about the cuisine of your culture. Or, if you wish to be left alone, that is fine too. Your hostess is an award winning gardener and trained accomplished flower arranger. Your home will be filled with fresh flowers, changed weekly. LGBT friendly. 420 NOT friendly on premises. We make our own house cleaners. Absolutely no toxic chemicals are used. +++++The Extras +++++ Be sure to ask about possible airport/bus station pick up. Be sure to ask about day tours to the Rockies, Drumheller, etc. Bike available for guest use! Damage/loss deposit of $50 required. Outdoor gas BBQ on the back deck is great in the summer (and always fun in the winter). We are happy to provide information on local attractions, farmers markets, what to do, restaurant and nightlife. Guided tours to Rocky Mountain, Drumheller and other area attractions may be available. ask. Out of country? Unlocked smart phone may be available for your use. **** Northern Lights Bonus! **** Your host subscribes to Aurora Alert. That means you can receive up-to-the-minute notification of the Northern Lights. With a bit of luck you will be able to see the Aurora Borealis, a once in a lifetime experience! ++++ What Is Expected Of You ++++ No smokers and no smoking. Absolutely no smoking, drugs or partying on the property. No perfumes or scented products, please. Don't ask for a discount. If you are looking for a cheap place to crash you will find it, but not here. Absolutely no eating or drinking in your bedroom. Enjoy meals in the dining room or kitchenette or living room or on the back porch. *** Bed Bug Note **** We do NOT have bed bugs and never have, because of our extensive prevention program. Make sure wherever you stay in Calgary has a thorough bed bug prevention program. Certain areas of Calgary are experiencing a serious and increasing rise in the cases of bed bugs. In planning your visit to Calgary you would be wise to consider this. Alberta is the only inhabited place on the planet without rats. Alberta also does not have termites, fleas or cockroaches. But Calgary has bed bugs. In our home we go to extraordinary lengths to prevent bed bug infestation. It is very difficult to get rid of bed bugs so we are deeply committed to safe, non toxic methods of prevention. Before you rent any place enquire as to their bed bug prevention program. More
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About the Owner
Keith R
Languages spoken:Japanese, English
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This location was my best find in Calgary in 2016, and I recently had the opportunity to return and enjoy it again this past month. The location is wonderful, situated in a beautiful quiet neighborhood, close to downtown, and major roadways to Cochrane, Bragg Creek...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Kim C
Management response:Responded 10 August 2018

Thank you, Kim, for staying with us, for your companionship and your lovely review. You are welcome anytime. Happy travels!

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This time was second times to stay with them. They’re really kind and wonderful host! The house is very clean and really comfortable. And the area is also very nice, so quiet, clean, and pretty close to downtown. We can use buses, so you can...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank TomomiT88
Management response:Responded 4 August 2018

Thank you, Ms Tomomi, for staying with us and the nice review. Please come back anytime. We wish you the very best in all of life's travels. Keith

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Keith and Yoshiko are extrem friendly people to stay with and we just got the feeling to be part of the family during our stay. They had been so helpful during our first Stampede and treated our little one like a princess. Hope to see...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank andrew c
Management response:Responded 15 July 2018

Thank you, Andrew, Claudia, and Sophie for staying with us over Stampede. We truly enjoyed your visit. You are wonderful guests - respectful, kind, and engaged. Happy travels! We will see you in Switzerland!

Reviewed 18 April 2016

We found the suite surprisingly spacious, twice the size of many hotel suites we have stayed in. The gas "wood" fire in the living area was not only kept us nice and warm but was also quite romantic. The beds were some of the most...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Robyn F
kdrobinson, VR Owner at Your Beautiful Gateway to the Canadian Rockies, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2016

Thank you, Robyn and Bruce, for staying at Your Beautiful Gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Thank you for your good cheer, the dynamic discussions and for sharing your travelling adventure with us. See you again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Local Guides/Maps
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Washer
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Towels Provided
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Paper Towels Provided
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Iron
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
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About the neighbourhood
Ideal location in the heart of Calgary. Parkdale/West Hillhurst is one of Calgary's most desirable areas. An older area, it is rapidly rebuilding with million dollar inner city beautiful homes. Our home is directly on North America's longest walking/bike path and a ten minute walk from the beautiful Bow River. The Kensington district with small shops, wine stores and restaurants is a five minute drive or easy twenty minute walk. Downtown is a five minute drive. Five minute drive to Highway One and you are on your way to the Rockies. Or head east an hour and a half to the great Alberta badlands.
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