Modern Charm in Downtown Vancouver

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada

The Space

**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.

The building:
3 high-speed elevators
gym and sauna
pool table
Social Club with outdoor area for barbecues
no-smoking environment
security electronic keys to the building and elevator
free laundry room - 4 washer and dryers on the same floor

queen-size bed
high-quality linens and towels
sofabed in living room can accommodate a third guest
high-speed wireless internet
HD TV and cable
CD player and tuner
iPod/iPhone dock
hair dryer
iron and iron board
phone with unlimited local calls

Fully equipped kitchen includes:
dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker (French press)
pots, pans, glasses, cutlery
basic condiments

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.

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**

Other Things to Note

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $33 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $33
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lili was very responsive and the apartment is very cute. I would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • Lili's cozy apartment is located perfectly.
    Lili herself is very nice and helpful.
    I would love to stay there again.

    April 2014
  • Needed to stay in downtown Vancouver for a conference and had my husband with me. We're not wild about spending $200+ for a room and then also spending extra for wifi and every other thing you need. The apartment is wonderfully located, very sweet and the building is really secure. Great market across the street plus a coffee maker meant that we could have breakfast in every day. US visitors be sure to try the scrumpets! It is not exactly a cross between a scone and a crumpet, but in the ball park and delicious. Super comfortable bed and lovely all around.

    March 2014
  • Lili was an absolutely wonderful host - friendly, helpful and very organised. Her apartment was exactly like in the photos. Very bright and fresh with everything you need. The location is fantastic. I stayed for only three nights but I would have loved to have stayed longer and done more walking around Vancouver. When I return to Vancouver (and I will!), I will definitely be contacting Lili to stay at her place again.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in Vancouver. Lili's apartment was the perfect location and she was such a welcoming host. Lili has thought of everything and checked in with us after we had settled in, to make sure everything was ok or if we needed anything. The apartment is beautiful, and the gym was a bonus. Perfect location close to public transport, shopping and sightseeing. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip.

    March 2014
  • As many others have stated, my stay was fantastic. The pictures are exactly what the apartment looked like and Lili was extremely helpful friendly and helpful. I would happily recommend the apartment and will stay there again if I return.

    February 2014
  • My partner and I spent one week in Lili's apartment, it was great. Looks exactly like the pictures and was immaculate. Fabulous location - could walk almost everywhere we wanted to. Very comfortable bed, lots of fresh towels. If you're spending time in Vancouver definitely stay here!

    February 2014
  • My husband and I stayed in the apartment for 4 nights. It was absolutely perfect for us, centrally located, 2 minutes' walk from the Market Place Grocery Store and within walking distance of most places you might want to visit. Lili is a great host, a lovely person, who met us at our check in, and as there were no guests before or after us, she allowed us an earlier check-in and later check-out time.

    The apartment is very comfortable and clean, well equipped and in very nice building. There were a couple of very minor things needing attention which could have waited until we had left, but Lili was very prompt in attending to them. We would definitely make this a first choice to stay again if we visit Vancouver in fhe future - which we hope we will. Thanks Lili for making us feel so welcome!

    February 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying at Lili's place. The location is fantastic (right downtown, close to grocery stores and the skytrain) and the apartment is a good size and really cozy. Lili was very helpful and a gracious host. I definitely hope to stay here again on my next visit to Vancouver.

    January 2014
  • The Perfect place to be...Lili is honestly a super host.

    January 2014
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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, Director of Programming for Projecting Change Film Festival, and sit on the board of the Brazilian Consulate's Citizen Council. I immigrated from Brazil to Vancouver 6 years ago and Ken, my partner, is the chief film critic of the Georgia Straight, Vancouver's weekly entertainment newspaper. Ken's son lives with us and works at a local movie theatre while attending college. 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! Lili
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