Your home away from home! This stylish and comfortable apartment is located in the hip Gastown area, which offers great restaurants and shopping. Enjoy a large kitchen, pool, gym, and easy access to Sky Train and bus transportation.
New apartment building in downtown Vancouver. Steps away from the Stadium/China Town Skytrain station, shopping districts, Gastown and many great restaurants. One bedroom apartment with full kitchen, bathroom (with shower and tub), balcony and clothing washer and dryer. Apartment amenities are: cable TV and wireless internet. Building amenities are full size pool, hot tub, sauna and gym. Underground parking available by request. Non-smoking.
My boyfriend and I travelled to Vancouver for the New Year's holiday. Diana's apartment was the perfect size for two people and had everything we needed for a memorable stay! The location is convenient to everything and we walked everywhere we wanted to go. We especially enjoyed the proximity to Gastown/Downtown and Yaletown. In addition, there is a water-taxi stop nearby, which made it easy to get to Granville Island and other points West. As others have mentioned, the Asian grocery store across from the apartment is great and we brought back many delicious treats. Diana's kitchen is well appointed and we appreciated being able to cook too. I would say that the bedroom is a bit tight, but we had no problems once we settled in; there is lots of closet space, which is nice. Diana is a wonderful, warm, and very responsive host - we so appreciated all her help before and during our stay. When we arrived early she was able to let us in to the apt so we could leave our bags. This was a lifesaver as we didn't want to trek around the City with them. We will definitely return to Vancouver and Diana's place for our next stay!
From my first inquiry, Diana was welcoming and immediately responsive. The apartment was easy to find (we were driving from Sea-Tac) and the parking arrangements could not have been more convenient. The apartment was perfect for the two of us and the amenities were more than I expected. Information provided upon arrival was clear and thorough. The bed was extremely comfortable. We loved the location as it was within walking distance from great restaurants, shopping and public transportation. We did not cook, but clearly could have as the kitchen was well-stocked. We would definitely stay there again upon a return to Vancouver. The only thing I would have liked to know in advance (but failed to ask) was the availability of a fitness facility and pool that we could have used. Otherwise, a perfect host and a perfect stay!
Diana's listing was completely accurate and above and beyond our expectations! We felt welcome even prior to arriving through Diana's consistent and considerate communication.
When we arrived, Diana had left in depth advice, instructions, maps, and travel guides that came in handy. The apartment was fully stocked, clean, and beautiful!
It was easy to feel at home during our stay. Overall Diana foresaw all the things we could need and want and provided them ahead of time - the mark of a great host.
During the trip Diana was available if we had any further queries.
The apartment was closely located to amenities and a charming neighbourhood, easy transportation and centrally located overall.
We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to experience what a proper hosting feels like!
Although we never met Diana, she was very responsive by phone and walked us through the security requirements for her building. The included secure underground parking was definitely a bonus---our car was safe and her place was really within walking distance of everything we needed. Her recommendation of Chambar for a dinner restaurant was excellent. And the Asian grocery across the street provided the groceries for the meals we cooked in her kitchen. For sightseeing, we used the Hop On-Hop Off buses.
Everything in Diana's place was clean and in order and ready to go. Even though we didn't need to do laundry, the washer and dryer in the apartment would have been convenient.
We would definitely come back.
Diana was extremely responsive to all inquires and met us at the apartment when we arrived. She told us everything we needed to know about the place and left us to explore Vancouver.
The place is very clean and almost has the feel of a boutique hotel with all of the travel photos that are on the wall.
It is on the small side, which was not a problem for us as we were there to see the city. The bedroom in particular is tight.
The shower is tall and has good water pressure. There were plenty of towels. There is a balcony.
I would say the location is central, which is good; there are definitely more serene and scenic parts of the city to stay in.
One of our favorite things about this place were the ample mirrors in the bedroom; its always nice to see things from more than one angle.
Last thing I would mention is that there is a mannequin there named Chad, and he gave a bit of a start until you got used to him.
Diana was an excellent host. Really went above and beyond to accommodate us. The condo was on the small-ish side but very nice and very clean. It was exactly as described. The location was never more then a 20 minute walk from anywhere you could want to go (shopping, restaurants, bars, the harbor). My only note would be to couples traveling with children. We were with our 6 month old and found the area a little noisy and there are a lot of vagrants in this area. In the evenings and early in the mornings I would not have walked without my husband alone with the baby. I say this not as a suburbanite but as some one who lived and works in downtown Montreal. That being said, had we had a babysitter, we would have definitely appreciated all the activities and entertainment available in this neighborhood! :)