About this listing
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Enjoy the charm of a heritage building while staying at the best location in downtown Vancouver.
**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.
high-quality linens and towels
high-speed wireless internet
TV and cable
iron and iron board
phone with unlimited local calls
Fully equipped kitchen includes:
dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
pots, pans, glasses, cutlery
3 high-speed elevators
gym and sauna
security electronic keys to the building and elevator
free laundry room - 4 washer and dryers on the same floor
Interaction with Guests
I try to meet all my guests on check-in, hand the keys, and explain the basics f the apartment and neighbourhood. I will be available during your stay over the phone, and come by if you need any assistance.
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.
Other Things to Note
Things my guests love about this unit:
– The view!
– Location. Awesome spot for exploring the city on foot.
– Free washer and dryer on the same floor.
– Quiet spot in a downtown setting
– Safe building and area.
– Supermarket one block away, open to midnight.
Things some guests don't like as much:
– The building has no parking. You can park nearby for around $20 per day, or ask me about my parking spot next door.
– The blinds don't cut the morning light completely.
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.
Guests must follow the strata bylaws and regulations. You will be asked to sign a Form K (a demand from the building's management), stating you will comply with these bylaws:
No smoking anywhere in the apartment or building, or up to 6 meters from the building's front door.
No drinking alcohol in the common areas of the building.
Respect the laundry room hours (8am to 11pm).
No noise in the lobby, elevators, or hallways.
And these are my own little rules:
No unregistered guests.
No more than 6 people in the apartment at any given moment.
Please remove your shoes when entering the unit (as Canadians do).
Please, avoid removing make-up on the towels. There are Kleenex, cotton pads and cotton swabs provided for that purpose.
Although I don't charge a safety deposit, I trust you to reimburse me in case of any incident (stains, broken glasses, lost keys, etc).
This apartment is on the 14th floor and has an amazing view of the city, day and night.
Lili welcomed us when we got to the apartment, showed us around and was helpful in pointing out the grocery, wine store and coffee shops and local restaurants right by looking out the beautiful big windows of the apartment. The neighborhood was wonderful. We felt safe walking around and there are tons of great places to eat and shop just steps away and very close to public transportation. The bed is super comfy and the place had everything we needed. I would stay here again. She also checked up on us mid way through our stay to see if we needed anything. A great host and a great place!
I stayed in this apartment with my daughter for five nights. Lili is an excellent host, personable and informative, and her communication was great both before and during our stay. The apartment is clean and bright, and ideally located for exploring downtown Vancouver. Don't hesitate to book it!
Lili was wonderful and the condo is beautiful! Great location and amazing views! We would recommend anyone stay here. Building is secure and quiet. We loved Vancouver!
Lili was such a gracious host. She met us upon arrival even though we came in after midnight. She already had the lights on and stereo playing softly to welcome us. She had prepared some maps and made some excellent recommendations. We would absolutely stay with her again! Thanks for such a great experience :)
Very welcoming and helpful host. Apartment as described on the website (no unexpected surprises!). Would certainly use it again.
Lili was prompt, courteous and very helpful. The condo and location were perfect!
Lili did a great job of communicating by email and helping us figure out where to go. It was easy to meet her and get the key and figure out parking. The unit looked exactly like it was described and the location was perfect. We had a great time!
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About the Host, Lili
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, and spokesperson of the Brazilian Consulate's Citizen Council.
I immigrated from Brazil to Vancouver 7 years ago and got my Canadian citizenship two years ago. Ken, my partner, is the chief film critic of the Georgia Straight, Vancouver's weekly entertainment newspaper. 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!