HOSPITALITY [hos-pi-tal-i-tee] noun, plural hospitalities.

1. the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers. 

2. the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.

The English Garden

Heritage, Hospitality, History and Connection

Offering hospitality to our valued guests for over 30 years, sharing our family home with the world has enabled us to restore and preserve both a heritage house and streetscape. 

At Ashby House, we encourage you to linger over breakfast, share your stories and meet the world.

You will not find a TV, though we do have WIFI and a computer, if you need to stay in touch, check a flight or print a boarding pass.


"A sweet old house close to downtown Vancouver with charming old fashioned interior. Almost everything is within walking distance.
Mary Anne and Robin are wonderful hosts who spoil you with a delicious breakfast and entertain you with interesting conversations in the evening while sitting on the patio. We had a great time there and a wonderful start to our road trip through British Columbia and Alberta." - Nicci B., Berlin, Germany

Edgar enjoying a cool drink.

Suites, Rooms, Reading and Relaxing

Ashby House rooms are spacious and comfortable. Choose from Twin, Double or King Size, each offering either private or en-suite washrooms with little luxuries like French Milled soap and organic hand creams. We can also accommodate families and those requiring an additional child/teen room.

You may choose to read one of our 10,000 books in the parlour or on the porch in the company of Caelte, our Scotty or Apollo, our orange tabby. Keep a look-out for Edgar, a wild crow that we nursed back to health as a fledgeling, who can often be found in the bird bath in the English Garden. 

"Lovely Victorian House kept alive by a charming couple who will also provide great conversations over breakfast. Conveniently located: Davie Street or Robson Street 5 min walk. Enjoyed my stay very much." - Karina R., Helsinki, Finland

Selection of seasonal fruit at breakfast.

Organic, Fair Trade, Ethically Sourced and Home Made 

For breakfast, we let you choose from a selection of seasonal fruit, yogurt, hot or cold cereals, bacon, sausage, eggs any style, multi-grain or specialty breads, homemade jam or marmalade, organic, fair trade coffee, teas both English and herbal or hot chocolate. All food locally sourced, organic where possible and cooked to order. With notice Ashby House caters to special diets and preferences such as vegetarian and gluten free.

We believe that life is too short not to eat well.


As both our home and family run business, we have collected a lifetime of antiques, art, books and accessories that reflect who we are and what we like. As part of enjoying your stay at Ashby House Bed & Breakfast, you learn something about Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and what it means to live here. 

We look forward to welcoming you,

Mary Anne MacNeill & Robin Richardson

"We stayed here for a few days before and after we had travelled around the Rockies. The location is great for those who like to explore cities on foot. We found the hosts very informative with great suggestions for nearby restaurants. Their knowlegde of bus routes and travel options was great. We enjoyed the old world charm and style of the house, would recommend to others." - Mark C., Greater Melbourne, Australia