A surprisingly large suite with a spectacular view of the city, a handsome cat and two great hosts that will surely make you feel right at home. Suitable for up to two people. Very central, close to downtown and Skytrain routes.
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, then fate has kindly delivered you the opportunity to live in one of the best places you will ever call home while you enjoy your stay in Vancouver.
You're looking at an 1250 square-foot, corner suite on the 16th floor just 2 blocks away from the Skytrain in central Vancouver. It has everything – a bedroom with lots of storage and a fairly new queen-sized bed, en-suite laundry, a solarium/breakfast nook, a living room with new couches, a dining room with flowers, a fully-equipped kitchen (and I mean full! I even have a deep fryer and a pizza stone!) with dishwasher, a pool/hot tub/sauna, parking (optional), a beautiful garden area with a fountain, an old school arcade machine, a gas fireplace, a large 50 inch HDTV, videogames, movies (Netflix inlcuded!) and a killer panoramic view of Vancouver, the mountains and False Creek (which is actually a sizable inlet...hence the name False Creek!).
In summary, the space is amazing and you will truly be in awe of the view.
Your bedroom is private and comes fully furnished with as keyed entry. There is lots of storage, large mirrored doors to your closet, a super comfortable queen-sized bed, a desk and a gorgeous view outside your window. Your bathroom also comes fully equipped with fresh towels, toiletries and a hilarious book about poop.
Please note, I own a very cool (and hairy) cat. If you’re allergic, this is not a place for you! However, if you love cats, you will want to kidnap him.
About a year ago, my girlfriend has moved in with me too! Her name is Steffi and, what can I say? She's the most amazing girl I've ever met. I know you'll love her (almost) as much as me. She's German and adorable and will clap like a giddy school girl if you give her cheese.
The location is wonderful. Practically every grocery/liquor store you could ever hope for is within a two block radius and its right beside the Sky Train and the B-Line bus on Broadway. Getting here from the airport is incredibly easy thanks to the subway but it’s also a great starting point for any adventure. Whether you are heading by transit, to downtown (10 minutes), Kits beach (20 minutes), Stanley Park (25 minutes) the airport (25 minutes), UBC (30 minutes) or the gorgeous North Shore mountains (1 hour) - nothing worth seeing in Vancouver is too far away by bus. In fact, its so convenient, I don’t even own a car!
I have lived here happily for the past 7+ years and I have lived in Vancouver for my entire life - not something most people here can say! I love my city and I'm more than happy to show you what makes Vancouver great. Whether you're into the music scene, restaurants, activities (hiking, snowboarding, rollerblading, etc), or even the hidden gems that most people don't know about - I can show you what's hip. I work a lot running my own business but I do sometimes work from home so I'm always in and out of the place. I enjoy cooking, drawing, watching hockey and like to relax with a drink or two in the evening. I am very social and I love to play host to guests, dinner parties, sporting events and the like. Of course, if you just want me to stay out of your hair, that's not a problem either. Whether you are here to let loose, work or relax, I like to think we are pretty adaptable people and can suit your needs as roommates quite well.
The price of entry is inclusive of a fully furnished bedroom/bathroom , heat/hot water, wireless internet, HDTV, Netflix, videogames and I’ll even provide all the toiletries and clean towels as well. Parking is extra at $120/month or $15/day. And if you're nice, I'll even cook you the occasional meal!
PLEASE NOTE - the prices to board fluctuates depending on the season. Regular prices are $1300/month but it can go as high as $1500 in our peak season. For the most accurate calculation on the total for the dates that you want, begin the booking process for the dates you want. Before you follow through with the payment, it will show you the total cost.
I highly recommend taking a look at the website called Walkscore and type in my address of 2668 Ash Street. It says good things about this neighbourhood...and it's all true! There is a reason why I've lived here so long.
No dogs or cats
Check-in anytime between 4pm-10pm. Any later will result in a $50 CAD fee unless otherwise stated.
Clean up after your mess! I'm excited to be your roommate, but I'm not as enthralled to be your mom. I will respect our shared space and do my part too.
If you are going to eat any of my food in the fridge, that's okay so long as I agree to it first or I am compensated for the lack of food later. Just don't take the last beer :P
If you lose the key fobs for the building and my suite, a $200 replacement fee will be issued. Furthermore, I have not issued a damage deposit but if you break or damage anything, you must arrange to have it fixed BEFORE your tenancy expires.
Do not feed my cat, Batman. If his diet becomes unbalanced, he might just start vomiting everywhere and nobody needs that. Also, please don't let him into your room as he likes to chew on plastic and he will find some to eat! Thus, keep your bathroom and bedroom doors closed at all times.
Please contact me regarding a check-in time and try not to be late - my business loses money if I'm sitting around here waiting for you and/or I have things to do - my time is valuable! Thank you for respecting that.
Check out time is noon but I am flexible so long as no new guests are arriving the day you are leaving.
You will have an amazing stay, don't hesitate to book! We had the best time! My boyfriend and I stayed with Darcy and Steffi for a full month and couldn't have had a better place to start. It's our first time in Canada and we'll be here for at least a year and Darcy and Steffi gave us a brilliant intro to Canadian life.
They completely respected our privacy when it was needed but we also spent many a late night hanging out with them. We often cooked for each other, I doubt we'll find a better Canadian breakfast! We even went out together a couple of times.
The room is amazing, fantastic views of downtown, mountains and the water. To wake up to that every morning made us feel very lucky. The pictures do not do the apartment justice, it's gorgeous.
Batman is a brilliant, playful, fluffy and very strokeable cat and we are going to miss him as much as we will miss our hosts.
We had our own little spots all about the kitchen for both fresh and dried food including space in the fridge, which was great. The kitchen is also stocked with everything you could ever need including a gorgeous view to enjoy at breakfast.
The bathroom is very nice and clean and the shower is lovely. We were even supplied with some bits and bobs to tide us over for the first few days.
We felt comfortable to chill out in the lounge area whenever we wanted and Darcy and Steffi made us feel very welcome right from arriving.
We hope very much to stay in touch as we haven't moved too far away, I can see us meeting up again at Pizzeria Ludica!
Thank you Darcy and Steffi for an amazing time, you're brilliant people and we feel so lucky to have met you.
I had a wonderful time in the Darcy home. Very welcoming and great location for easy travel. I had a last min booking and he was really easy going about it. Not only did I have a wonderful place to stay but also got some good advice on places to go and how to get there. Darcy is a funny guy and great conversationalist. Highly recommend staying here.
I had a really good time staying with Darcy who was really welcoming and amazing host. The location is great and the apartment is awesome.
Stephi and Darcy are amazing people! They were so nice and helpful. They made our stay unforgettable.
The apartment is clean, gorgeous and at the best location.
I will definitely recommend this place to my friends !
Darcy and Steffi were great hosts for the 2 weeks I was there. I had a lot of early mornings, and luckily it's not easy to wake them up :). They're also very respectful when you go to bed early - very quiet. They're clean, and take care of the apartment well. Fun people to hang out with!
I had one of the best guest experiences with Darcy in Vancouver! He has like the the perfect location, coffee shops, restaurants, transportation, Whole Foods market are ALL in walking distance. What a great find! Super glad I chose his place...Oh yeah ...and the Vancouver skyline from his 16th floor location is AMAZING !
Darcy and Steffi were very welcoming. The apartment was clean, well equipped and had amazing views second to none. We were treated like friends right from the start. Darcy was very knowledgable about places to eat and where to go. The room was great, well presented and very comfortable. We even had the privilege of being cooked for by Darcy and Steffi one night, which was a real treat. Convenience stores within minutes walk as was the train station.
We would highly recommend this airbnb host.
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised - now 33 years of age. I love to explore my own city and take others along for the journey. I work very hard running my own business but I also like to find some time to kick back and relax, take the occasional hike, cook a fancy dinner or get out for a night of fun with some friends. You'll find I'm a very honest and social guy, and I'm always excited to meet new people. I'd rather have music on than the television, but I always have time to watch my hockey team. Go Canucks! I'm fairly fashionable (you'll often see me sporting a tie even though I can dress however I want for work) and I have an unhealthy obsession with hats. I love beer, plants, art and I'm not sure what I'd do without my cat, Batman. I'm in a very loving relationship with my girlfriend, Steffi, who now lives with me. She's the most amazing girl I've ever met in my life and I know you'll like her (almost) as much as I do.
I host quite frequently using Airbnb but I've also had a couple of pleasant experiences as a guest in other peoples houses with this service too. But whether you are staying here in Vancouver with me or I'm shacking up at your humble abode, I know we'll get along, share stories and have a good time. Cheers!