About This Listing
Located in the West End of Downtown Vancouver - Room with Private Bathroom for rent in an amazing, recently architect-renovated Townhouse. Fully furnished: Double bed, closet, laundry, private bathroom with large walk-in shower, WiFi, use of kitchen. In the heart of Downtown Vancouver - Short walk to Stanley Park, Robson Street shopping venues, Restaurants, Theaters, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Convention Center. Gay Village is a 5 minute walk away. The most desirable neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver. We have a dog, so must be pet friendly. We are a young professional gay couple. Other dogs welcome with deposit. Non-smokers only.
We loved our stay with Kevin and Patrick. The location was great, walking distance to everything we needed. They gave us so many suggestions on where to go, what to see and great restaurants. We would definitely stay with them again.
Immaculate space! It was exactly the home-base I needed while attending the American Philosophical Association conference. The bed was gorgeous, the bathroom spacious, and the living spaces so well designed and maintained. Kevin and Patrick were both quite nice, and provided me with a list of restaurants that I used to direct many conference goers. The space was just what I expected; thanks Kevin and Patrick!
Staying with Kevin and Patrick in their home was a pleasure. Their place is beautiful and well located in Downtown with a lot of attractions within walking distance or at least walking distance to public transport. They were very welcoming and I couldn't recommend them enough!
Oh and I almost forgot 'Taavi' their very friendly and gentle Labrador :)
Kevin and Patrick's townhouse in Vancouver's west end is stunning. It is bright, quiet and beautifully laid out, the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Kevin and Patrick were excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them and Taavi, their lovable dog.
Kevin and Patrick were wonderful hosts, and their place is sunny and beautiful. It was easy to connect with them to discuss arrival times and other logistics. The bedroom is bright and I was greeted with a lovely and welcome bottle of sparkling lemonade! The hosts are so thoughtful. Across the hall, there is a private bathroom that's modern, clean and features a spacious shower. The location of their place can't be beat, in the heart of the West End. It's just a few minutes to either Robson or Davie or Stanley Park. Plus their dog is adorable, and very mellow. Recommend taking a short cab to/from the Canada Line for easy transport to the airport. Can't say enough good things.
About the Host, Kevin & Patrick
When the Olympic games came to Vancouver in 2010, we heard that there was an accommodation shortage, and that people were going to be sleeping in their cars. Thinking that this didn't sound very comfortable, we decided to open our home to visitors. We discovered that we love to share our spectacular city, but also that our guests allow us to see our city from a new perspective. We are constantly learning new things about Vancouver, and about the world through our international (and sometimes not-so-distant) visitors. When the Olympics ended we decided to keep the spirit of hospitality going.
Kevin is a Marine Biologist, originally from Florida, who consults at the Vancouver Aquarium and also runs his own custom aquarium and maintenance business. Usually in flip-flops, even in the winter, Kevin brings a sunny disposition from the warm south to Vancouver. Kevin likes to balance adventure with relaxation, and to experience both urban and natural settings, getting to know new places through their people, their food, and if possible, through diving! Favourite vacation spots for Kevin: Australian Outback, Great Barrier Reef, Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand, Seoraksan National Park in Korea, New York City, Kyoto. His favourite spot to dive was the Whitsundays in Australia.
Patrick is an associate at a small, recognized architecture firm in Vancouver, where he keeps busy and loves his work. Originally from Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island, home is where the mountains meet the ocean. Patrick is crazy about architecture and loves to learn about new places through their historical buildings. The perfect vacation for Patrick fuses culture and relaxation. Favourite vacation spots for Patrick: Kyoto and Nara, the Meteora in Greece, Crete, Rome (the whole city, but especially the Pantheon), the baths at Caracalla in Italy, Venice, New York, the Oregon dunes, coastal California, Montreal, and anywhere in British Columbia where nature is unspoiled.
Kevin and Patrick have both traveled around British Columbia extensively, so in addition to personalized recommendations for your Vancouver itinerary, they can also recommend short excursions around this stunning region.