HELLO AND WELCOME!
Stay in a colourful, full of art condo, in the heart of Vancouver if you are open to sharing the space. Your private, king-bed room is maybe not huge but cozy. The white armoir, on the picture, would be for you. I would like to leave my belongings in the closet and on the shelves.
You can use the entire space and eventually an extra person could stay for an extra charge.
Most probably one more person (could be me) would be staying in the second bedroom, so remember that you will be sharing the space with other(s).
I am glad to help if you need information or tips on how to get around or what to do in Vancouver. I have an extra bike and you are welcome to use it since bicycle paths are great here and you can see a lot just biking around.
I am glad to offer you tea or coffee in the morning, the rest you will have to find in the store downstairs. It is a great Chinese market just below, which offers a big variety of yummy foods including sushi and dumplings. Next to it is an Italian restaurant, Starbucks and other coffee shops just across the street. I have a large balcony where you may find fresh tomatoes, parsley and green peas if you come before I eat them all. You are welcome to cook for yourself in my kitchen and use my spices.
LOCATION: The location is great: just in front of Stadium Sky-train (tube or subway) station, which means you can get here from the airport in about 45 minutes and save $35 on one way trip. If you are coming by car, I have a parking space for visitors. If you stay longer than 7 days, there will be a parking fee of $70/month.
AMENITIES: You are welcome to use the indoor pool, sauna, hot-tub, gym, and ping-pong table in the building and there is a large garden outside. The apartment has wireless internet. You can do your laundry using my in-suite washer & dryer, but under my supervision.
WHERE TO GO: You will be living 3 minutes away from Gastown, the historic part of Vancouver, where restaurants and bars are open until late. You will be at the gate of wonderful Chinatown and a few minutes walking distance from the business district. You are a 30 minute bus ride away from the mountains or the ferry terminal.
LANGUAGES: If you prefer to communicate in other languages, I also speak French, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, some Russian and German.
I have traveled to Asia, Europe and Africa, but I am always interested in your travel stories. I love meeting people and getting to know them.
If you play guitar, I would love you to play it. I may sing, but I the chances are rather small!
I would prefer you to be a woman, but a kind and considerate man would also be welcome to stay.
No smoking at home, but on the 3rd floor in the garden.
You are welcome to cook, but also to clean after yourself. Please do not use the dishwasher for now.
Before doing your laundry ask me how to use the dryer.(very important).
Izabela is an amazing host. I arrived at 1130pm and was greeted by freshly made apple crumble and green tea! Her apartment in downtown Vancouver close to chinatown, gastown, yaletown etc is small but perfectly suited to travellers. The complex also has a great swimming pool, hot tub and sauna which are v clean. There is the most amazing Chinese supermarket under the apartment block and one of the best restaurants in Van in Chmbras next door. The two sports stadiums are a 5 minute walk. The wifi in the apartment is fast, and kitchen and bathroom both good. A great place to stay in Vancouver close to all attractions and amenities. Thanks Izabela!!
My stay at Izabela's condo was complicated at best. Although while a great host, I was unfortunately subjected to property damage and psychotic, even safety-concerning behavior wrought by an additional tenant whom had moved in part way through my stay. Worse yet, I found it hard to get in text contact with Izabela throughout the beginning of the exchange, it often taking upwards of half a day just to get a response. Granted, this was through text messaging and I imagine if necessary, a call would've warranted better results.
Nevertheless, it's very clear that my stay was far from the norm based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews and responses Izabela has received. And to some extent, I can't blame Izabela for what had transpired; as craziness isn't so easily detected.
As a perspective tenant, the only advice I can give is to keep in mind that during your stay, it's more than likely that you'll be sharing the space with an additional tenant.
I had a wonderful stay at Izabella's quaint little Condo. Over the month I had 5-6(?) different tenets. Iza wasn't there for the most of the time but I always had a network of people to assist me in the event I needed it. Rustic and VERY convenient as it's right in the downtown core I enjoyed my stay there. I would certainly recommend anyone to give her place a go for the price she offers. Great time there!
The apartment is exactly as advertised and really nice! Location was great and Izabela is extremely friendly. Would love to come here to stay again!
I only stayed for one night with Izabela but my stay was really enjoyable, she is very helpful and kind and makes you feel home. She showed me around and we even met her friends for dinner. The appartment is really nice and very well located in Downtown Vancouver, very close to the sky train station. Ideal for visiting Vancouver!
Izabela is an amazing host, and she made our experience in Vancouver truly perfect. Upon arriving, she met us with our car and helped us find the parking space in the garage. Then, she showed us to the apartment, which is a gorgeous and quaint spot in the city. Great artwork everywhere, nice furnishings, and a comfy balcony to relax on. Immediately, Izabela offered us her two bikes to explore the city. So, off we went, biking all around Stanley Park & back! (I highly recommend seeing Vancouver on bike). Izabela was a consummate host the entire time and made sure we had everything we needed. Such a sweet woman, and made our trip forever memorable. I highly recommend staying here!!
I only spent one day and one night at Izabela's. She was at home when I arrived in the afternoon and was very nice and helpful. Her place is ideally located across from the sky train station, perfect for people with luggage. I had planned on using public transportation to go around but I ended up walking as the apartment is centrally located downtown close to many interesting spots. The residence has a big indoor pool great to do laps (important to me). Izabela was very kind and allowed me to do a small laundry. The only negative point (personally) was the bed I slept in. It was too soft as the mattress was sinking. I only sleep well on firm beds. This was my 1st time using airbnb as a guest. I'm happy with the experience but it made me realize that I should ask next time about the bed :-)
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I am an artist/interior designer. I traveled a lot and love meeting new people. I really like when people feel at home here in my crowded/whimsy place, play guitar and sing.