The SpaceBuilt in 1912 by Strathcona's first mayor, William Sheppard, this stately mansion is now an oasis of local culture, filled with dynamic, spirited individual's..... lounge and chat in our sun-soaked community room. Explore our many stairways (5.5!) as you go out to stroll around Old Strathcona, Edmonton's premier arts district. Walk the river valley trails and watch the sunset over Edmonton's brightly lit downtown core, and relax your muscles afterwards in a rejuvenating steam shower or infrared sauna. Wake up early and wander down to the one of many cafés scattered walking distance from our beautiful brick abode, and taste some of Edmonton's finest coffee and baked goods; experience the culture all around you. Guest AccessAmenities include free wifi, access to our community kitchen resources, steam shower, infrared sauna, claw foot bath (private in the loft), access to our community library and many cozy reading nooks, private backyard, expansive front porch and much more!
Check out the calendar of events in Old Strathcona & see why they call Edmonton the city of festivals! Or walk Whyte Ave and experience Edmonton's most unique shopping experience. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio at one of Whyte's many top-notch bistros or special-interest restaurants. Interaction with GuestsAll the housemates of S.O.A.L. house (sheppard's of abundant land) are friendly and helpful, we all have multiple schedules; so we are not always right in front of our guests. Christy is always reachable through her cell (text preferred) to help with any questions or concerns - guests are welcome to contact her at any point during their stay for any reason they might have. The NeighborhoodCheck out the calendar of events in Old Strathcona & see why they call Edmonton the city of festivals! Or walk Whyte Ave and experience Edmonton's most unique shopping experience. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio at one of Whyte's many top-notch bistros or special-interest restaurants.
Old Strathcona is one of Edmonton's most sought-after neighbourhoods, and it's easy to see why! Our incredibly walkable area allows guests to explore without the headache of parking, and get the most out of any time spent here. Lush, old-growth trees line the streets, and gorgeous architecture invites you to wonder about the history of the area. Getting AroundWe are lucky enough to be located in a very central area, with readily accessible public transit - you can get to most areas in Edmonton easily by bus or LRT. Other Things to NoteOur sun room and certain bedrooms have plants in them, but they are fairly innocuous and shouldn't trigger any allergies. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss how we can make your stay perfectly comfortable and absolutely amazing! We enjoy the company of a few short hair dogs, very friendly; 2 whipits (mini greyhounds) & on occasion 2 poodles when a regular out of town guest visits us.