About this listing
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.
I really enjoyed my two-week stay at Darcy and Steffie's place. The place is very clean and located in a perfect area, just 5 minutes away from a subway station. In addition, the apartment offers stunning views. Darcy and Steffi were very friendly and helpful.
I would choose to stay here again.
Unser erster 3-wöchiger Aufenthalt in Vancouver und zugleich unser “erstes Mal” über Airbnb. Wir können uns nicht glücklicher schätzen diese Zeit bei Darcy und Steffi verbracht zu haben. Wir wurden herzlichst Empfangen und haben uns sofort wohl gefühlt. Dank der einfachen Wegbeschreibung hatten wir keine Probleme das Appartement zu finden. Einen großen Pluspunkt vergebe ich an die Lage. In maximal 5 Minuten erreicht man alle Verkehrsanbindungen (Skytrain oder Bus) und ist im Handumdrehen am gewünschten Ort. In der direkten Umgebung gibt es alles was man braucht. London Drugs, Safeway, Starbucks, einfach alles. Die beiden waren immer sehr bemüht darum uns alle Fragen zu beantworten und uns die bestmöglichen Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt zu geben. Einfach liebenswert die Beiden. Das Appartement ist ebenfalls super klasse. Im Schlafzimmer konnten wir es uns auf einem super bequemen Queen Size Bett bequem machen und der Kleiderschrank bot genug Platz für 2 volle Frauenkoffer. Einen weiteren Extrapunkt erhält das separate Bad, welches wir ganz für uns hatten. Der Ausblick aus der Wohnung ist aus jedem Zimmer atemberaubend. Ob bei Tag oder Nacht, die Stadt liegt einem quasi zu Füßen. Wir konnten die Wohnung wie unsere Eigene nutzen, TV schauen, Essen kochen oder mit unseren Gastgebern abends gemütlich beisammen sitzen und eine Partie Siedler von Catan spielen.
Alles in allem sind wir glücklich, dass wir uns für Darcy’s Appartement entschieden haben. Es war einfach eine super tolle Zeit und man hat sich ein klein wenig heimisch gefühlt.
This apartment was in an excellent location, easy to get around the city with close access to the skytrain and buses. Plenty of eateries nearby. Darcy and Steffi were both helpful with finding places to go and things to do. The view from this apartment is absolutely incredible...looking over the city at night and into the mountains during the day. The room was very bright! Which is great most of the time but we did need to buy an eye mask to get a full night's sleep. The bed was comfortable and the shower was good. All in all a great place to start exploring the city from.
Darcy and Steffi were really great hosts! They made me feel very welcome and gave me great advice on things to do in Vancouver. They have a beautiful apartment with stunning views and are situated in a very convenient area for getting around the city. I would definitely recommend a stay with them for a truly pleasant experience in Vancouver.
Darcy and his girlfriend were very friendly. We had contact with him before we arrived and he told me everything what I had to know.
The private room was clean and cosy. Additionally, we had a private bathroom. That was great.
The location was perfect for us. The apartment is in a quite area and a walking distance away from downtown.
We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Darcy's apartment.
Overall my best air bnb experience! Steffi and Darcy were great hosts! Room is great, location is great. Highly recommended!
Great neighborhood with good restaurants near by. If you would like to stay at a place that feels like a home away from home, then stay here!
About the Host, Darcy
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised - now 34 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!