Like "Scott in Oslo" before me in these reviews, I stayed in the Oscar Wilde room a week or so ago. Vancouver is an excellent city to visit and Ashby House is an excellent base for visiting. It is close to the laid back bars and restaurants of Davie Street, near a park (which hosts an excellent weekly farmers market) and within walking distance of downtown if you don't mind a 20 minute+ stroll.
The house has character in spades. It is not an uber-modern, slick, impersonal operation, but a period home and if that is not your thing, don't go there. If you want cable TV and radio again, don't go there as they have neither (which to me was a blessing0.
If however character and charm are for you, do visit, because the house AND its very friendly and laid back owners have these commodities in abundance.