About this listing
Enjoy your home away from home in this 1100 sq.ft. 2 bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse apartment. Lots of outside space including a 350 sq.ft. patio & garden and another smaller balcony. Stunning views from every room. Quiet & bright.
Your private room comes with it's own private bathroom, all linens, lots of storage and a spectacular view of English Bay and Kitsilano. Located a mere 4 minutes walk from your choice of beaches at English Bay, it is also a 2 minute walk to Safeway, London Drugs and the Liquor Store - not to mention numerous restaurants of a variety of nationalities. Davie Village is just up the street. The Vancouver Art Gallery is a 20 minute walk or a quick bus ride. This is your home away from home with all the comforts including a kitchen, dining area, living room, in suite laundry. The room has its own cable TV, wireless, desk, chest of drawers and closet and a very comfortable double bed where you can gaze at the beautiful view while relaxing.
You'll be sharing the apartment with me and I'm very accustomed to having people stay as I've been hosting roommates for 20 years. You'll have your privacy and your built in guide to help you sort out logistics of your visit should you need any direction. I also offer a bicycle for you to get around should you choose to use it. Vancouver is made for cycling.
There is a bus stop about 40 paces from the front door of the building and the Translink (bus) system is very good.
Check in and Check out times are somewhat flexible and may be discussed.
Guests will have access to the living room, dining area, kitchen and their own private bathroom & bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
Good mornings and the odd cup of tea and a chat now and then. I will be present for your stay unless I happen to go out of town to visit someone which I've often done in the past.
The West End is a friendly neighbourhood with a very eclectic mix of people. There is lots of shopping, coffee shops and restaurants very nearby. Movie theaters, galleries and retail stores are about a 15 minute walk from here.
There is a bus stop just a 1/4 block from the front door. Granville Island (it has a big public market and art school, theater and restaurants) is a 10 minute walk and a short "boom boat" ride away. There are beaches 10 minutes walk either west or south of here. I have a bicycle (with a helmet) available to you at no charge too.
Please ask if you would like to use the land line.
Lock front door when coming and going.
Take care of the bicycle when you are using it - you are responsible for it as if it is your own. Replacement value is approximately $400
Hold on to your set of keys. Replacement value is $200
Feel free to have guests over for visits but no sleep overs please without discussing it with me.
Please clean up after yourself when using the kitchen.
And the academy award goes to (music and drumroll) Jeanie Lamb! West End Penthouse! All we can say, is that we give a standing ovation to our host, Jeanie, in Vancouver! She is amazing--upbeat, positive, gracious, informative, generous, fun! Jeanie helped make our time in Vancouver glorious! She loves her city, Vancouver, and she knew how to show us its beauty and wonder.
We had a number of issues--buying a tent for our next week of camping, getting a haircut, learning how to take the ferry--Jeanie helped us with everything, including giving us maps and directions. She is a traveler's delight problem solver!
Jeanie has a lovely home. There is wonderful modern art all over the walls! The room is cozy with lots of storage areas. The condo is on the very top floor, and it has a magnificent, large patio from which one can see the whole city and English Bay. But the best is that Jeanie says "My home is your home!" We had access to the lovely patio, deck, living room, kitchen (even space for our food) and our own private bathroom.
But the best was that Jeannie engaged with us and we had very depthful conversations. This is what is great about airbnb. We were able to really meet with a personable and intelligent Canadian, learn more about this beautiful country, and exchange points of view.
We felt very lucky to have found this listing, and very blessed to have met Jeanie. She is a gifted and generous host, and hopefully, a new friend. Thank you, Jeanie!
Thank you so much for my academy award. Now that I've lassoed my ego and have my feet back on the ground, I must say I am humbled by your very kind and generous remarks. I loved having you both here - our conversations, laughter and assisting you to prepare for your camping trip. I look forward to seeing you again soon my friends.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Jeanie's. Not only was she very sweet and nice to talk to, but she also helped us by arranging a temporary parking permit so that we could park our car and not have to worry about it. We were really surprised when the next morning we woke up and Jeanie left fruit, juice, and yogurt in the fridge for us. Jeanie was interested in our plans, but was in no way overbearing or intrusive. We had space when we wanted it and conversations when we wanted them.
The view of English bay from our room was a real treat and the beach and Stanley Park were short walks away. Jeanie's place is next to a grocery store, a block from a liquor store, and only a few blocks from great restaurant and night life in Davie Village. The apartment building is easy to find if you're unfamiliar with Vancouver and Jeanie buzzed us up and met us at the door which made getting into our room very easy. In sum, I'd totally recommend Jeanie's West End Penthouse to a friend who is visiting Vancouver.
Jeannie was very friendly, was kind enough to provide breakfast
Location was good
Bedroom was clean
Jeanie is a most gracious and thoughtful host. She was warm and welcoming, and available any time I felt like a chat, yet she completely respected my privacy. It was fun being her roommate for a week! Her home is exactly as described, perfectly clean and well appointed, a beautiful penthouse with a wonderful plant-filled terrace where you can sit and look out onto Sunset Beach and English Bay. Only a couple of blocks walk to the beach and all the interest and fun of Vancouver's West End, with public transit right outside for easy access to the city. I felt as though I were at home but not. Thank you, Jeanie!
Jeanie is an excellent host offering a very clean comfortable place in an awesome location. The description was accurate and the host is available whenever you need her otherwise you are free to enjoy the view as you wish. Thanks, Jeanie.
Jeannie was very welcoming & staying in her apartment was perfect for me. The location of the apartment is excellent, 5 mins from English Bay & the interesting West End which has a good array of shops/restaurants in Davies & Dedman St & it is easily possible to walk downtown in 15 mins. The room was clean, with a very comfortable bed & a wonderful view. Jeannie had supplied water in the room as well as breakfast for the first morning. The private bathroom was also clean & very adequate.
She's really nice woman. Home was really clear and she was friendly!
About the Host, Jeanie
I am an original Vancouverite. I love the city of Vancouver and my home. I've been renting my spare room with its own private bathroom for years. I began using the Airbnb service in August 2011. I enjoy hosting and will be as helpful as I can if you have questions about the city. I spent a number of years working in the B.C. film, TV, commercial and photography business and am currently working occasionally as a personal assistant.
One motto I repeatedly say to myself is "keep it simple" and that's the way I attempt to live my life.
See you soon I hope.