Just a few blocks down from Davie Street with all kinds of restaurants and shops, and only 1 block up from the beach / park / seawall (path along the ocean). A couple blocks to the Aquatic Fitness Centre and generally walking distance to whatever you might need, which is one of the many great things about staying in the West End! The building was originally built in 1912 so it has a lot of character and the suite is quite large in comparison to what you'd usually find in newer buildings.
The apartment is on the main floor, not too far from the front door so it's quite convenient to come and go from. The building is pet friendly so you may run into the odd leashed dog on your short walk from the main entrance to the suite and there is some beautiful tiling along the walls from the building's early days.
My place will provide you with a comfortable stay in a location that gives you easy access to everything. There isn't a lot of natural light in the suite, but that helps keep the temperature comfortable and there's also a new air conditioning unit in the bedroom that has the smaller window. The other bedroom and the living room (with pull-out couch) have larger windows that open so I've never found the need to have an air conditioner in either one.
With the age of the building and the proximity of the neighboring building, you may hear neighbors from time to time, especially if you have the windows open. It hasn't been loud enough to bother me, but it's something to keep in mind if you're really sensitive to sound. Certainly if you run the air conditioner (or fan in the other bedroom) that should block anything out anyway.
The suite will be professionally cleaned before your stay, but please keep in mind that this building is practically an antique so while you'll likely find it to be quite cozy and charming, some of the fixtures have been around for a long time ((like the bathtub for example) so they won't look sparkling and new, even though they will be totally clean.
You'll find that the location of this suite really is quite hard to beat. Close to the beach, the path that goes to Stanley Park, Davie Street's shops and restaurants, and the rest of downtown in general. The West End is a beautiful and safe neighorhood that really is a fantastic place to live in and visit!
You'll have access to the entire suite, which has two bedrooms that each have double bed, a living room with a couch that can pull out to be a double bed, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
There is reliable wifi and a table with 4 chairs that you can use as a desk for your laptop and/or to eat at (plus a small desk for 1 person in one of the bedrooms). The kitchen has an oven/stove, a microwave, and a toaster oven, which are all available for any cooking you'd like to do. There is also a coffee maker (and coffee you can help yourself to, as well as some tea).
Interaction with guests
I will be staying in another downtown neighbourhood while you are at my place and will be available for timely replies through this website/app. I'll be about a 10 minute drive away and am also close with my neighbours across the hall if anything urgent comes up. Otherwise I'll just leave you to enjoy your time in Vancouver!
Other things to note
Please note that this listing switched to being for the full 2 bedroom suite and was previously only for booking one of the bedrooms, sharing the suite with me. Just to keep in mind when reading through previous reviews!
The building is pet friendly so you are welcome to bring one (in which case please add as an extra ADULT guest to the booking). No smoking in the apartment please, but it's easy access to get outside to do that if you like.
I'm a friendly and easy going guy and I usually have a pretty full schedule both when I'm at home and when I'm traveling. Typically location is the most important part to me when I'm looking for a place to stay because I don't plan to spend much time there other than sleeping and cleaning up!
I'm a native English speaker and I went to French Immersion school (although very rarely get to speak it anymore so I'm quite rusty). People tell me I'm a typically nice Canadian and I tend to smile a lot. :-)