I work for my family's restaurant group as the Marketing Director. I also rent my place on airbnb quite frequently so will be very respectful of your apartment!
Aki's place was amazing. It's a cute little apartment steps away from Gastown. Great places to eat, good coffee around and great shopping. We didn't ever meet Aki but she was extremely helpful through texting and it was super easy to pick up the keys
Great loft, well decorated with a very modern feel. I would definitely stay here again when back in Vancouver.
Aki's loft is perfect for a weekend getaway! It has everything you'd need! It's conveniently located right in the thick of things, and getting around is a breeze. This was our first trip to Vancouver, and we were actually surprised as to how much we could drive to destinations around downtown. The traffic happens at the usual hours, but once you keep that in mind, navigating and getting around is easy. There are also numerous other transportation options right outside the front door of the loft... busses, train, and the water taxi's are a few blocks down the road so you can hope a ride to Granville Island! Walking is even an option as everything is close by!
The loft was clean and very stylish! There's a nice little back patio for 2, in case you want to enjoy a nice little dinner outside. The parking garage was very convenient, considering we didn't want to leave our car on the street overnight. It was easy to get in and out of, and there's a reserved spot! Just be mindful that you are in the downtown area, and it will get a bit louder in the evening as there are pubs and bars nearby... you may want to close the windows if it bothers you, they are super soundproof!
Aki was an awesome host! We had to go back and forth a few times to arrange the key exchange for our arrival, as she was planning to be out of town the weekend of our stay, but she went the extra mile to make sure we okay, and that we'd properly get the keys, and we did! Great communication!
I would definitely stay here again, reasonable price, great location, secured building and parking, and great host = great experience!
Had a great stay at Aki's place! The location is unbelievable. Her neighbours are super friendly. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks Aki!
Aki's place was wonderful for what we needed. The location was close enough to everything we wanted to see, that we ended up walking everywhere!
Grant met us at the apartment, which made the key exchange very convenient. He gave us some recommendations in the city, and told us a little about the neighborhood.
All in all, a great first experience on Air BnB.
Thank you guys!
The place was great and Aki is an awesome host!!
What a great place! Great location and Aki is a wonderful host. A+
We very much enjoyed our stay in Aki's loft, although are disappointed we did not actually get to meet her! The loft is modern and stylish as advertised. The location was great - close to restaurants and bars in Gastown, across the street from a movie theater, close to public transportation and much of Vancouver was reachable by foot from the loft (if you don't mind a walk). Although near entertainment areas like Gastown, the apartment was quiet and the only time we heard any external noise was late on New Year's Eve, which is to be expected in any city in the world.
The loft is perfect for two people, I don't know that it would be comfortable for more than that.
I would definetely stay here again!
This place was fantastic! It was close to many great restaurants and stores, and was just a relaxing oasis I could retreat to when the Vancouver rain & cold got to be too much. Aki was a great hostess and even gave me a quick tour of the area.
Grant and Aki's loft was awesome! It was as described, clean, and in a great location in Vancouver. Aki met us at the loft when we arrived in the city and was very friendly and helpful with suggestions of things to do nearby. You couldn't ask for a better location; the loft's proximity to Gastown, restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques made it easy to walk everywhere. Highly recommended!
Aki and her friend were wonderful airbnb guests! We had a great time chatting about all things Nashville, New York, and Canada. We've never hosted more ambitious visitors to our fair city - Aki and her friend managed to visit practically all of the major neighborhoods. And on bicycle! Clean, friendly, respectful, and fun. Highly recommended guests :)
Aki was an excellent guest and we would welcome her back any time. Thanks Aki, we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!