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.
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.