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: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2061 /month
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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
  • Lovely place. Great location, great apartment, great hosts! Overall, it was a wonderful experience - away from home but felt like you never left home. The apartment had everything we needed including closet space, chest of drawers, a full-sized fridge and a well- equipped kitchen. The bathroom was also spacious. More importantly we had hosts who respected our privacy but made sure we were comfortable. They even had umbrellas on stand-by for our use. And in Vancouver umbrellas are always handy. Its a quiet neighbourhood, accessible to transportation - both bus and sky train. This place is highly recommended.

    October 2013
  • A lovely, very clean, quiet place to stay. Iris & Fred were very kind & helpful to strangers in their city. Would absolutely recommend staying at Vancouver's best kept secret!

    September 2013
  • We had a great stay at Iris’s. This was our first time to use AirB&B and we have been spoiled. Iris was a wonderful host. She gave us advice about the area and treated us like friends. The apartment was as advertised and very clean. It's the downstairs of a warm-feeling, neighborhood home across from a lovely park. We were greeted with homemade, yummy Coconut Macaroons (recipe available in her own wonderful cookbook). The kitchen and dining area were well equipped by someone who obviously loves to cook. The bed was very comfortable. Although we had a car, we walked to the nearby sky train and kept the car parked at home. I say home because, it felt like our home with wonderful neighbors living upstairs. We hope to return!

    September 2013
  • Great place, very spacious. It's like having your very own apartment.
    Iris and her husband are about the best hosts you could expect to find - very personable. Iris greeted me with homemade macaroons which was a very nice touch! Would go back in a heartbeat.

    September 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the ‘best kept secret”. This is a very pleasant well appointed apartment and we felt perfectly at home. Iris is a charming and thoughtful host and we appreciated the warmth of her welcome. We would love to be back and readily recommend the apartment.

    September 2013
  • This really was our home away from home in Vancouver. Iris is a great host & she replied to my emails immediately. She gave us very useful information about travelling to and around Vancouver.

    The unit itself is completely self contained with cooking facilities and its own laundry, which is great for those who like to do their own cooking etc. it's about a 10 minute walk to local shops, buses and the fantastic Skytrain. The house is in a quiet, safe neighbourhood & so much better than an impersonal hotel room.

    Unfortunately we didn't meet Iris herself as she was away, but Fred was there to welcome us & make sure we knew about the free wifi (another fantastic service).

    I have no hesitation in recommending Vancouver's best secret, and hope we get a chance to go back one day.

    September 2013
  • Wow! What a space, what a location, what a week we had! The apartment is absolutely lovely and clean. Having a washer/dryer is such a plus. The kitchen/eating area more than met our needs. We were so close to the SkyTrain, grocery store, a gorgeous park/farmer's market. We wouldn't change a thing.

    September 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay at Iris's apartment. She and her husband are very engaging and they were available every time we had a question or request. The apartment was clean, comfortable and in a nice neighborhood. Highly recommended!

    August 2013
  • Iris was a fabulous host and we can't wait to make our return trip to one of her other homes on Vancouver Island. Her home is Vancouver was very comfortable, everything you need, just like home away from home. It was very clean and handy for the sky train into the city, which after a 5-10 mins walk only took us a a couple of minutes and we were in the heart of the city and Gastown.
    Good local shops for food and wine just a short walk or a 2 mins drive. The beautiful trout lake just across the road with benches to sit and enjoy e morning/afternoon sun. Very quiet tree lined street and a lovely garden to sit our and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.
    All in all a great place to stay and a great husband and wife as hosts, we were made to feel right at home and having been away from home for 6 months that felt really good.
    Everybody enjoy your future stays with Iris, a great lady.

    August 2013
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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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