Self contained suite in our restored old home full of art.
Great view , comfortable queen bed, bright en-suite, sitting/table area, fridge and Wi Fi.
Explore our art collection, the sculptures in our lush garden and visit us in our clay studio.
Our warm and fully furnished loft has a splendid view across New Westminster and is close to the extensive parks and lakes of Burnaby as well as the historic community of New Westminster. The Royal Columbia Hospital is close and Justice Institute is a just a 10 minute walk away. The Skytrain, straight into Vancouver, is a short bus ride away. It is a quiet and safe multi-ethnic neighbourhood.
There is parking off our rear lane or on the street at the front.
We are a friendly, well-traveled couple offering a clean and bright suite that is located on the top floor. It is an older home that we have lovingly renovated so that it is modern but retains the character of the original. We are both artists and the house is full of our own and the work of others.
You will have the loft all to yourselves. It has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a comfortable queen-sized bed and a small seating area with a table and some drawers and hanging space for clothes. Linen and towels are included as is full access to Wi fi.
There is a small convenience fridge and small microwave along with tea and coffee facilities.
A single Flip bed is available for use for $10 laundry if you need to vary sleeping arrangements. If for a third person there would be an $20 charge. A light healthy breakfast (our own muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt with tea or coffee) is available by arrangement ($10)
We have a wonderful private garden with a mixture of shrubs, vegetables and sculptures. You are welcome visit us in the main house and to wander the garden along with the cat and visit us in the studio where we create a range of ceramics and sculpture.
Keith and Celia warmly welcome you to your stay at our beautiful home in Burnaby.
We were both born and primarily educated in England but are very proud Canadians. We have lived in this house over 25 years and it and the garden have grown around us.
We are passionate about the Arts and will talk about clay for as long as we are allowed! We share the studio, Celia following her passion for individual vessels for food and Keith his sculptures – some evident in the garden.
We both enjoy sharing the kitchen and food we make, served in our own dishes or those from our collection.
Having travelled widely and worked in Japan, New Zealand and Australia we can share travel stories and give you valuable advice about the area and Province that is home.
We love BC and enjoy making sure that you will experience the best of this stunning Province.
If you would like to get a more detailed impression about us, what we do and where we live we encourage you to visit our website where, as well as other detailed information, there is a short Youtube video done for a recent exhibition – A Life in the Day (URL HIDDEN)
We care very much about the environment and especially our space in it.
We try to be low waste and re-cycle everything.
Please be careful handling any of our artwork and please, strictly no smoking.
Once you are settled you can have a key and come and go as you please.
Let us know the night before if you wish to have breakfast.
Healthy and active - running still (ex marathon). Vegetarian with fish for 30 years. Food is important and we both enjoy sharing the kitchen and having great dinner parties.
After art teaching careers we have travelled somewhat, worked and exhibited in Japan and also Australia after a Residency and been several times to New Zealand. We have criss-crossed BC and know it well. Last year we extended our Canadian reach with trip to the Maritimes. Coast to Coast - one more to go!
Clay is essential to our life and revolves around the studio - we had a big exhibition a couple of years ago celebrating sharing Wildrice Studio for 25 years. "A Life in the Day" is a short video you can view on You Tube, done for the exhibition and shows our lifestyle.
We are fond of saying that our decorating style is eclectic pig sty but really we live with a mixture of antiques, modern stuff, pieces salvaged from the lane and re-furbished, art work all over the place and too many pots - so people think of our space a bit like a gallery…..
The house is old by Canadian standards and we have lovingly restored and extended it over the years, modernizing but retaining its period heritage.
Celia does remarkable things with the garden.
Life is too short to live with ugly and we try to make every day count.