About this listing
Welcome to my castle!
And enjoy your own cosy and clean bedroom and private bathroom. The bed is really comfy and always down even though it say's in the listing that it is a sofa bed. (If you really want a fabulous bed just like the one you left at home, then please pay the extra $50 a night and book somewhere else !)
You also have the run of the whole house and garden. So please make yourself at home, "mi castle es su castle". If you don't feel like going out for breakfast I will make sure there is no shortage of toast and fruit, and the tea kettle is constantly on!
This town house is in what I consider to be the best location in the downtown core, a five minute walk to both English Bay and the beaches as well as the busy shopping area of Robson Street. Vibrant dining areas such as Denman Street and Davie Street are only minutes away too. Historic Gastown is a healthy 30 minute walk through the centre of the business and shopping areas, taking you past places like the Art Gallery and Granville Street on your way there. At the bottom of Robson Street you will find the sporting hub of Vancouver with both BC Place and Rogers Arena, home to the Canucks, Whitecaps and BC Lions.
You really can't beat the location!
I generally work from home as I am a freelance artist. So I'll be either busy drawing on my computer or in the garden painting a canvas.
Should you need a parking space there is one secure 'underground' spot available to you while you explore by foot or by bike. I have 2 bikes that you can use should you choose to go for a ride around the seawall that loops around the stunning and famous Stanley Park. (Cost for parking and bikes = 1 bottle of wine !)
The apartment has wireless internet as well as cable television. Definitely home away from home!
Cypress, Grouse and Seymour Mountains are approximately 30 minutes away and Whistler is a scenic 2 hour drive .
The neighbourhood is surprisingly quiet at night considering the amount of people that live in this geographically compact area.
Vancouver has many diverse, interesting and historical locations for you to find. I can always give you some of my local knowledge tips to smooth out the bumps of being in a new and exciting place.
Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.
Guests will have access to my secure personal parking stall, as well as any of my 3 bicycles, should you want to have a quick zip around the sea wall, which is spectacular ! You can also use anything you like in the house from a teaspoon to the TV.
Please make yourselves at home.
Interaction with Guests
I will interact with guests as much as I think needs to be done. (If you talk, I talk !) I'm quite wise about keeping my distance, but I know when to interject when necessary.
I've taken guests for sushi dinners, to see friends bands play, gone around the sea wall on bikes, sorted them out kayaking trips with friends, gone to the pub for poutine, taken them on firework watching cruises on a mates yacht, helped with getting their heavy bags back to the airport, blown up a sofa bed with my own breath (nearly passed out 2wice !) so that guests friends and children are comfortable, given countless bottles of wine and beers to guests and sat and enjoyed the company of people from all over the world !
All of which I have loved doing.
Please let me know if you need anything else !
The neighbourhood is very vibrant and alive 24-7, so please don't be shocked by a skateboarder skootlin down the street at 4 in the morning ! I love having Stanley Park so close and adore going round the sea wall on my bike whenever I can.
It can be surprisingly quiet at night despite the densely packed residential area of downtown.
If you love energetic city life then this is definitely the spot for you.
Public transport is so easy from my place. Buses or Sky train services are so close you'll love it !
Walking around is easy. Everywhere is within 30 or so minutes or if you like you can grab my bikes and tootle off on them to explore the city.
Respect my home and above all enjoy your stay.
Marcus was a very welcoming and accommodating host! It was very easy to get situated in his home and he welcomed us to use anything we wanted. Although our stay was short, he gave us some great suggestions on places to eat/visit and he isn't lying when he says he lives in a great location! Additionally, the paintings in his house are fun to look at! Overall, we had a good experience staying with Marcus.
Marcus is a great host. He made me feel very welcome and even helped me clean and dry my tent after camping for a week before staying with him. His apartment is in a great location with excellent access to downtown, beaches, and public transport. The place is as described and is clean and tidy. Great artwork too! Highly recommended.
Marcus was a very inviting, accommodating host that went above and beyond to make my stay great. The accommodation was everything I needed. The bed is sooooo comfortable. Would absolutely recommend this host. The location was perfect for walking everywhere.
The place was very clean. Marcus was very accommodating. The location was perfect for walking to everything to see in vancouver. I'd stay with him again if I visit vancouver again.
The place is in a great location, a pleasant walk to Stanley Park and the downtown area. It has a lovely peaceful courtyard. The bedroom is as it looks in the picture, as you'd expect the sofa-bed doesn't compare to the comfort of a proper bed but is probably fine if you are staying just a night or so or are a single person. Marcus is a friendly, easygoing and helpful guy, we appreciate that he gave us space to do our own thing as we were quite busy while we were in Vancouver!
La casa si trova in un quartiere molto tranquillo e curato. In 7 minuti si arriva al mare e alla via commerciale verso Stanley Park.
La stanza è graziosa anche se un po' piccola e in due con i bagagli diventa difficile muoversi. Il letto va bene se dovete passarci 2 o 3 notti, dopo la vostra schiena ne risentirà. Il bagno è comodo con una doccia spaziosa.
Marcus è davvero un personaggio di un fumetto: Coach Wild
Marcus was a dream host! He was so accommodating since we booked at the last minute due to change in plans. Luckily, we were able to book his only night available this summer. His place is immaculate and all of the art is his work (very intriguing). It's exactly as it looks in the photos. Great neighborhood with plenty to see and do. Although our time was short, I felt so welcomed with great company and great conversation. Hope to have him visit in New Orleans! Until next year for Jazz Fest :)
About the Host, Marcus
My name is Marcus and I am from Yorkshire, England. I'm an artist who has done everything from Marilyn Manson album covers through to award winning video game concepts and large canvas paintings. I play football (soccer) and coach a women's team. I enjoy biking and being around happy and sociable friends.