Your Hosts:  Tom and Nadine
Location: Shaughnessy/Kerrisdale
Time to downtown: 20
Schools close by: UBC, Prince of Wales, Point Grey, York House, Marguerite, Kitsilano
Number of bedrooms: 2
Number of bathrooms: 1

Description:

We have the ideal home for students to thrive.   We are located in a clean, safe and convenient location on the West Side of Vancouver - public transportation is less than a block away and most schools are within walking distance.   

This homestay takes female students only.

The bedroom is not in a dark basement but on the top floor.   We have clean hardwood floors, lots of natural light, plenty of privacy and a dedicated bathroom just for students.   Students have direct access to the main kitchen and laundry.

We are a Canadian-Chinese family of 5 .  The father is a database analyst and the mother has the tougher job as a full-time parent to three children (ages 16/11/8).   The kids are active in hockey and enjoy family time activities.    Our home is not a dormitory where people only see one another for meals.   It is East meets West.   We offer the best of both worlds as we understand the value of having Chinese heritage while also being fully immersed with Canadian traditions.    We also have two fully trained dogs that will gladly welcome new people. 

Food is always an important part of the experience.   We do not serve the same frozen Costco lasagna three days in a row.   We offer both Asian and Western meals including prepared breakfast and lunches and sit down dinner with the family.   We have had students graduate to leading universities including McGill and Waterloo. 

Kitchen access is open and 24 hours. 

Students are encouraged to join in family activities and discussions.

Students can also opt in to the Life360 app, which tracks location for student safety.

This is a very active, very Canadian family.  Two young boys, two dogs, a teenage daughter and a large network of extended family and friends means that there is always something going on at the house.  This is the perfect house for a female student who wants a family that shows real love, and a student who wants to learn Canadian culture and to participate in it.  This is not the best environment for a student who wants to be left alone in their room.  Tom and Nadine are excellent, caring hosts and want student guests who want to join the family dynamic.

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