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 in the same building. **
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. The apartment is on the 6th floor.
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 kids**
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)
HD TV and cable
iron and iron board
Landline with unlimited local calls
Fully equipped kitchen includes:
dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
pots, pans, glasses, cutlery
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.
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).
We loved, loved, loved our stay in Vancouver! Lili was amazing! She was so amenable and helpful! The apartment was clean and beautiful, and it was just what we hoped it would be. I really liked the location-- very central to everything. We jogged down to the water every morning around over the bridge-- it was just wonderful. She gave us a tip for a sushi restaurant downstairs (with organic brown rice!) and it was so good-- we went twice while we were in Vancouver! She was so sweet-- we could not have asked for a better host.
This place is excellently located and has wonderful decor - Lili is friendly and very helpful! Would stay here again if visiting Vancouver.
We had an incredible time at Lily's place. It honestly felt like a home away from home. Lily was hospitable and even gave us kind ideas of where to explore and discover. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
We were very happy with our accommodation. Perfect location. Very clean . Lili was very helpful and informative. Thank you Lili
Lili was a fantastic host! She accommodated my flight delays and the place was ready for my arrival. The apartment is stunning and within walking distance of anything you would need. I will stay there again on any return trips.
This is my second time staying in one of Lili's suites, and once again I'm totally impressed. Lili is a fabulous host. She is always immediately responsive to any questions you might have, and works hard to make the perfect experience for the traveller. Everything has been thought out carefully. Her condos are clean, modern, stylish, and comfortable. They are a true "home away from home." Furthermore, the Electra building is centrally located in downtown Vancouver, making it an easy walking distance to galleries, restaurants, Robson Street shopping, Stanley Park, English Bay, or public transit to take you to other parts of the city or lower mainland.
I look forward to the next time I can stay in one of Lili's suites!
This really is the perfect location with the perfect host. We were warmly welcomed by Lili to this clean and well appointed unit in Vancouver. The location is absolutely perfect, being walking distance to everything Vancouver has to offer. The space is modern, functional and incredibly comfortable. Our host was very generous with her time and amazing local knowledge. We can't wait to come back and stay again. Once you find this place, look no further. You can't do better. Many thanks, Lili.
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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!