Vancouver's best kept secret

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N, Canada

In the heart of Vancouver, this apartment has it all. Brand new fully equipped chef's kitchen, granite counter tops and vanity, real wood cabinets, cotton lines, beautiful back yard, private, across from a tree-lined lake. Transit central. Deluxe!

The Space

Vancouver city central, 700 sq.ft., main floor one bedroom apartment, plus day bed. Brand new, fully equipped kitchen, living room, private entrance, full bathroom, washer and dryer, cotton sheets and towels, free parking on the property. Hardwood floors, bright and sunny. Wood cabinets, granite in kitchen and bathroom. Gorgeous lake and mountain views.
This amazing house is located overlooking one of the prettiest willow tree-lined lakes and parks in all of Vancouver, Trout Lake. There is a recreation centre across the street with a full gymnasium, with a fitness/workout room boasting floor to ceiling windows overlooking the park. It also has an Olympic ice rink for skating in the winter. Farmers market in the park during the summer. Various festivals throughout the year. And here's the sweet part: you won't feel like you're living in someone else's house. You will arrive to empty closets and lovely furnishings. No clutter. Warm and inviting. Designer appointed. A true home away from home. All for far less then the cost of an hotel room! Our apartment can very comfortably accommodate a couple. Upon special request, a third guest may stay and use the living room day bed. However, we can only accept adult guests. We guarantee you will be thrilled with your accommodations while visiting our spectacular city!

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the beautiful back yard garden and sitting area.

Interaction with Guests

We live on the second floor. The rental apartment is on the main floor of a two story house. The apartment is totally self contained and private. We only interact with the guests as they so wish. We are available to offer helpful travel advise and to further supply any specialty items our guests ask for, but we respect our guests privacy and will never impose ourselves upon them.

The Neighborhood

In the heart of Vancouver, this apartment has it all. Brand new fully equipped chef's kitchen, granite counter tops and vanity, real wood cabinets, cotton lines, beautiful back yard, private, across from a tree-lined lake. Transit central. Deluxe!

Getting around

This apartment could not be more central. It is a six minute walk to the hub of Vancouver transit. Ten minutes to downtown by Skytrain or bus. Free parking offered at the apartment.

Other Things to Note

This apartment is designed for adult guests only. Maximum guests 2. The fitness centre across the street boasts the best views in the city. The cardio centre overlooks the beautiful lake and park. Yoga classes and many other activities are running year round. The ice rink has skate rentals. Many festivals and the Farmer's market are real bonus's for summer time guests!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $749 /week
Monthly Price: $2059 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This was my home away from home for the month of February! Iris and Fred made my stay the best! I was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. I enjoyed christening their newly renovated, well equipped kitchen. They have thought of everything! The location is perfect for visiting all parts of Vancouver, as a central hub for city transit and sky train service is within short walking distance. I also enjoyed the service of the lovely recreation facility and walking in the park both of which are immediately across the street. Iris and Fred are fabulous hosts .......I highly recommend a stay at Vancouver's best kept secret.....which won't be a secret much longer!

    March 2014
  • What a wonderful time we had! Location is terrific. Hosts are very accommodating. I would definitely recommend a stay here!

    October 2012
  • This is a great suite situated on the ground floor of a two storey home. It has its own private entrance and is fully furnished, with everything you need to move straight in (including internet). The skytrain and Safeway are 15min walk away, which enables quick transit to downtown or metrotown. Iris is a fantastic host and we felt so welcome. Great place to stay!

    October 2012
  • This is a lovely spacious flat in a great location. It is just 15 minutes walk from Broadway/Commercial station where you can catch buses and the Skytrain; you can be in the centre of town 30 minutes after leaving the flat! It is opposite a lovely park with the most fantastic Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. The road is quiet and residential. Iris and Fred are very welcoming hosts. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    September 2012
  • This was an amazing time! not only because Vancouver is SO nice, but mostly because of my lovely stay at Iris's best kept secret. The apartment is gorgeous, you couldn't dream of something better: all is furnished, from shampoo, kitchen soap, cooking commodities, sheets, towels...You really fell like being at home, with all what's handy there for you. But most of it, it is the kindness, caring attention and always smiling Iris that made the most of it. She will spend time with you to give tips, directions,...she will inquire about your day, your stay, always willing to help, and for you to be happy. From the first minute I was there, I felt like an old friend, after this month stay, I almost felt like part of the family. Iris and her husband are just To NICE ! So please, if you come to Vancouver, don't miss this guest house: it is tip top clean, totally furnished, well situated and you will encounter the best host ever! (I already miss them) All this will make you trip just fantastic! I just can't wait to come back ;-)
    It was my first experience with airbnb, so I was anxious about it, but really I couldn't not have imagine how so perfect it would be. The best experience in my life, thanks to always caring Iris, her smile and her kindness, and this so great apartment. Many thank you !!!

    August 2012
  • Just back from delightful stay at Iris and Fred's B & B on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. First class suite type accomodations with private entrance. Roomy, quiet, with complete kitchen. Very clean.

    Right across street from huge park with lake and brand new community recreation centre.

    Highly recommended. We would stay there again

    Craig & Cathy P.

    July 2012
  • We had a great time.the location was perfect.10 minutes from the sky train and the shopping area.lots of restaurants in the area.
    Also Saturday is the farmers market at trout lake across the street. We were there for luminaries.a terrificic experience once a year.
    The apartment was nicely furnished with every thing you need including wifi.our host was very friendly and helpful.i will return.

    July 2012
  • Iris's home was a great choice for Vancouver. She was very prompt in her communication and even gave us a call before our flight to make sure everything was in order. We arrived late so Iris and her husband Fred arranged for us to enter the suite on our own. We met Fred the next day and he was quite a nice host. The suite is private, clean, and comfortable. Vancouver isn't a very big city so the location is fine as well - a short drive from downtown and a quick walk to public transportation. Thank you Iris and Fred for the great stay.

    July 2012
  • Iris is a charming and very thoughtful host whose property provides an excellent base from which to visit Vancouver. She was kind enough to invite us to her beautiful home in Ladysmith which has stunning views, where she cooked for us a wonderful Italian meal. We, subsequently discovered she is writing a cook book and also has a catering business

    Her property is Vancouver is only 10 mins by sky train from the centre of Vancouver and is located opposite a park

    July 2012
  • Iris and Fred and gracious, wonderful hosts. Their studio space is clean, comfortable and welcoming. Thank you for everything!

    June 2012
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Hello! My husband Fred and I are actors living in central Vancouver. We have a beautiful home and want to share the self contained suite on our main floor to travelers from near and far. We pride ourselves on hosting by the golden rule - create a space that we ourselves would love to visit. A clean, warm, inviting place that you can truly call home away from home. We look forward to greeting you and hosting your stay. The apartment will have everything you will need including a large well equipped kitchen. I am also a cook book writer. Thus the well equipped kitchen! You can see more about this and about (email hidden)
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