About this listing
**I might have room for you. If this apartment is booked for your desired dates, check my other listings under my profile**
Enjoy the charm of a heritage building while staying at the best location in downtown Vancouver.
**I might have room for you. If this apartment is booked for your desired dates, check my other listings on my profile. **
Enjoy the charm of a heritage building while staying at the best location in downtown Vancouver. This apartment is located at the Electra Building, the old BC Hydro company building from 1957. Renovated and adapted to residential in 1995 it retains the modernistic charm of the '50s. It was Vancouver’s first skyscraper, then the first commercial building to be designated heritage. At the 11th floor, you have sweeping views of the city and mountains.
3 high-speed elevators
security electronic keys to the building and elevator
free laundry room - 4 washer and dryers on the same floor
high-quality linens and towels
high-speed wifi (15MBPS)
TV (it's now a larger model than the one shown)
iron and iron board
phone with unlimited local calls
Fully equipped kitchen includes:
dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
pots, pans, glasses, cutlery
Please browse through the reviews on my other listings. I'll do everything to make your stay pleasant, comfortable, and stress-free.
Note: This is not a shared space. You'll have the place entirely to yourself.
**This apartment is not child-proof and not particularly good for small kids. Please consult me before making a reservation if you want to bring your children**
Interaction with Guests
I try to meet all my guests on check-in, hand the keys, and explain the basics of the apartment and neighbourhood. I will be available during your stay over the phone, and come by if you need any assistance.
The building is at the corner of Nelson and Burrard streets, right at the centre of downtown. You'll be able to walk everywhere: Convention Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Yaletown, Gastown, English Bay, Stanley Park and much more. Only 25 minutes by subway or cab from the airport. Restaurants and shops are steps away.
Other Things to Note
Things my guests love about this unit:
– Location! Awesome spot for exploring the city on foot.
– Free washer and dryer on the same floor.
– Quiet spot in a downtown setting
– Safe building and area.
– Supermarket one block away, open to midnight.
Things some guests don't like as much:
– The building has no parking. You can park nearby for around $20 per day, or ask me about my parking spot next door.
– The blinds don't cut the morning light completely.
LGBT and straight friendly.
Please note that I only hand keys to the person who booked the reservation and you must show valid picture ID.
Guests must follow the strata bylaws and regulations. You will be asked to sign a Form K (a demand from the building's management), stating you will comply with these bylaws:
No smoking anywhere in the apartment or building, or up to 6 meters from the building's front door.
No drinking alcohol in the common areas of the building.
Respect the laundry room hours (8am to 11pm).
No noise in the lobby, elevators, or hallways.
No pets, not even visiting pets. The building enforces a $200 fine for that.
And these are my own little rules:
No unregistered guests.
No more than 6 people in the apartment at any given moment.
Please remove your shoes when entering the unit (as Canadians do).
Please, avoid removing make-up on the towels. There are Kleenex, cotton pads and cotton swabs provided for that purpose.
Although I don't charge a safety deposit, I trust you to reimburse me in case of any incident (stains, broken glasses, lost keys, etc).
The apartment was very clean and comfortable. It is in great location where we were able to walk to grocery, restaurants, and bars.
Lili was very welcoming and gave us a suggestion on places to see and visit. We have a wonderful time and will definitely come back again.
Lili's apartment was wonderful! Exactly as advertised. Very comfortable. Great location! We were able to walk to all of the sights. Lili was extremely welcoming and gave us a lot of great suggestions for places to visit. We would definitely stay there again.
Lily was warm and professional. The property was perfect for what I needed. Thank you and I will be seeing Lili again.
I give this property and this host my highest recommendation. First, Lili was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Truly. She is professional, responsive, and extremely helpful. Her passion for Vancouver is infectious and she gave us great recommendations for things to do while in the city. She was waiting for us when we arrived from the airport, and checked in with us during our stay to make sure we were happy with our accommodations. Second, the apartment is in a great location, within walking distance of all the major landmarks: Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gas Town, English Bay, etc. Third, the apartment itself is clean, inviting, and has a great layout. The space was fully equipped with the supplies necessary to make our stay easy and enjoyable. It felt like home. In sum, we had a wonderful week and I would highly recommend you give Lili and her properties careful consideration when planning your trip to the beautiful city of Vancouver.
We were made to feel really welcome by Lili, who met us at the apartment. She talked us through the sites of Vancouver and then contacted us the next day to check everything was ok. The aparent itself is as described: clean, smart and brilliantly located for everything in Downtown Vancouver. We walked everywhere.
Lili is a welcoming host who is very attentive to the needs of her guests. I highly recommend staying with her in any of the flats she has available. She is very professional and understands the needs of travelers. We had a wonderful stay at her place. This particular flat is well-equipped, clean, and comfortable. We have an 8-month old and we found the flat to be a good fit for him. The location of the flat is outstanding, very centrally-located. The building itself is unique as well (it used to be an office building so it has some interesting features that are not usually present in a typical apartment building). Overall, definitely stay at this flat or at any of Lili's other flats if you have the chance.
Lili was great to deal with, she was at the apartment to greet us and gave us some great tips for restaurants and things to do. She also checked we were happy with everything during our stay.. She was lovely.
The apartment was perfect for us, compact but fine for two , in a great block and fantastic location. Would definitely recommend.
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About the Host, Lili
I'm an Airbnb veteran, hosting since July 2010 and loving every minute of it. I do a lot of volunteering, namely as the vice-president of Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, and spokesperson of the Brazilian Consulate's Citizen Council.
I immigrated from Brazil to Vancouver in 2008 and got my Canadian citizenship two years ago. Ken, my partner, is the chief film critic of the Georgia Straight, Vancouver's weekly entertainment newspaper. As you can imagine, we watch more movies in one year than most people in their whole lives! I love cooking and baking with the great local products we find here.
I totally fell in love with Vancouver as soon as I got here, and I'm sure you will, too. (Or maybe you are returning for a visit and know exactly what I'm talking about!)
You will find a clean and comfortable apartment at the perfect location to explore the city, and I will do my best to make your stay enjoyable and stress-free.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Hope to see you soon!