With a beautiful garden and artists abound, this house is the stuff of neighbourhood myth and has been featured on the news more than once. Between the lake's sandy beach across the road, the gardens, and the in house decor, it's a haven in the city.
The Trout House has been featured on the news twice and a documentary has been made on it! It is a lovely place to live with lovely people, directly across the street from Vancouver's only lake, and the beautiful new Community Center. We lovingly call the Trout Lake sand beach our "Office".
This room is serene and warm. It has two stained glass windows in one wall, a ceiling made from finished wood, and a queen sized bed. A place to relax, read, or work. Wifi, parking, sauna included. And living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and both porches too!
Please NOTE if we don't prearrange a time for your arrival, arriving unexpectedly will not guarantee entry! I'm super flexible and always want to make check in time work best for you, but I may not be home or available unless we agree on a time, so please no unexpected arrivals.
Accès des voyageurs
The lake right across the street, with a beach and lifeguards and swimming on one side! We see it from the living room and three of the private rooms. The gardens, with a beautiful fountain and places to dine, and all the usual amenities. Shared kitchen and bathroom (with 3-4 other people), gardens, two porches with tables and chairs and electrical outlets where you can catch the sun or the shade at any point in the day, laundry room with washer and dryer, etc.
There's Trout Lake Community Center directly across the street that has a gym, steam bath, drop in classes, a pottery making studio and a daily play gym for kids. I teach two classes there weekly and love it.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We interact with guests as much as we want basically, which could be a lot or a little. This Spring of 2015, the whole house became involved in the same musical that I was directing. Six of them were cast members! So sweet! Of course this doesn't always happen. Often guest enjoy their own space and privacy, as I do as well at times. It is very flexible that way.
I'm super flexible about timing your arrival and always want to make check in time work best for you... The easiest thing is to arrive whenever you want after 2 pm and use the instructions in your guest resources to find it, meanwhile give me a call and if I'm available to answer (usually) then I can walk you through it!
Regarding your arrival, I'm super flexible on timing. The rooms are ready after 2 pm and then the best thing to do is simply call me or text my phone number when you arrive. Of course I can't guarantee that I'll be home unless we agree on a meeting time but if you call and I am able to answer then I can walk you through how to get in to your room. There are detailed instructions to your room in the guest resources you receive when you book so you can find it yourself anytime after 2 pm. Cheers!
Also you will meet Bryan at some point. He lives upstairs and is a true Vancouverite. He knows all kinds of great details about the city and can help you out! Ask him about bikes and he'll lend you some!
We don't allow smoking anywhere on the property. Thanks!
Quiet time in the large house is after ten pm just so no one is kept up. Exceptions are welcome if all are okay with it!! We love a good dance party, music jam, group sauna party or bonfire outside.
Also we've had to say no smoking on the property entirely, including the porches.
Something that has only recently been an issue is that I've been charged with copyright infringements when people download movies music etc on our network so this will have to be a new house rule with a consequence of losing the damage deposit if not followed; no illegal downloads are allowed on our wifi network. The charge is up to $5000 and the settlement charge of paid right away is $247. Thanks!
Aside from all that just mutual respect and cleanliness!
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Hi! I am very easy going, open and I love my work. I write direct and choreograph theater and produce events and community festivals. It's the best. I love sitting on our fabulous porch and drinking coffee or working from home. I take all my calls out to the park. I live with my partner of 3 years, and with other lovely friends. I bought this house 10 years ago and have continually made improvements on it, which is a lifelong project. I am very excited about Air BnB, as it has been amazing for the past year. So many fantastic people have found us and become part of the East Van community through this. I look forward to meeting those of you who end up here.
I will include my professional bio here in case you are interested:
Kat Single-Dain is an award-winning filmmaker, critically acclaimed choreographer and event producer in demand specializing in the intersection of contact improvisation, vintage swing dance, and physical theatre. This rare niche that has her traveling to teach everywhere from Nevada, USA to Paris, France. Graduating with honours from the University of California Berkeley in 2006, she has since co-founded and curates The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, recently named one of “Vancouver’s best kept secrets” by the CBC. The company is well loved for producing original theatre productions and massive community festivals in Vancouver. Kat is the creator/director and choreographer of the Jesse nominated Hard Times Hit Parade, an immersive theatrical extravaganza set in a Depression-era dance marathon. The show opened to a sold out month long run in Vancouver in 2011, and continues to tour throughout BC to this day, most recently taking Salt Spring Island by storm, integrating professionals and community members seamlessly to become the largest version of the show yet, with a 61-person cast! Creating a visceral connection between performer and audience, and community building through arts are passions that Kat brings to every production she is part of. Kat is the artistic director of The Parade of Lost Souls, Trout Lake Day, and is one of the creators of The In Jest Festival, Vancouver's first clown festival.
“Kat Single-Dain has one of those resumes that compel instant credibility. Seeing her (Depression-era dance marathon) in action proves her distinctions are entirely deserved.”
-ELIZABETH NOLAN, The Driftwood, November 27th, 2013.