Living room is bright and airy with two large windows.Computer work station in corner of living room.


Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This bright, centrally located one bedroom unit features large windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The unit is also equipped with high speed internet and basic cable television.

The space

This bright, centrally located unit features large windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. This historic warehouse type building has been converted into a boutique style condominium with only 12 units.

The unit features high speed internet and basic cable. There is on-site coin laundry and parking is available in the neighbourhood for a small daily fee.

Theatre Aquarius, First Ontario Centre, Hamilton Place, the Hamilton Farmers Market, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, restaurants, nightlife and Hamilton's famous monthly Art Crawl are ALL within walking distance.

The unit is centrally located in Hamilton's downtown core, in what is known as the International Village. If you are heading over to McMaster, the Hamilton Transit bus stop is one block away. The GO train station is within walking distance if you are travelling to Toronto or elsewhere.

(The unit is up two flights of stairs and therefore not accessible by wheelchair and unsuitable for those with limited mobility.)

Guest access

High speed internet, basic cable, on-site coin laundry, great location.

Interaction with guests

Myself or my representative always meet the guests at the unit for the key exchange.

Other things to note

The unit is up two flights of stairs and therefore not accessible by wheelchair. The unit is not suitable for individuals with limited mobility due to the stairs.


Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 27%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

This rental is for mature professionals who find themselves in the Hamilton area for leisure, work or study. Please leave the unit tidy when you depart.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews


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Paula User Profile
November 2016
Darren is an amazing host. He was completely flexible with check in and check out times. Very friendly and helpful. The space is cozy and clean. The building is quiet and in a great location. We could not have had a better stay!

Osamah User Profile
November 2016
Extremely clean and very modern place with an emphasis on clean. Easy to get in and out, all the amenities you need, and it's like staying at any top end 5* suite. Parking is tough, but doable with paid/free street and lot spaces. Highly recommend

Jess User Profile
October 2016
Lovely place to stay. The description that was provided was very accurate and great value for money.

Brian User Profile
October 2016
Really loved staying at Darren's place it was a home away from home. It was comfortable, clean, quiet and steps away from everything. I hope to stay again. Darren answered all our questions and did some trouble shooting when the cable crashed to ensure our stay was great. Thanks Darren

Josh User Profile
October 2016
Great host and great stay

Eekeng User Profile
October 2016
Worst Airbnb experience ever due to the host's attitude and a visit from mice.  We were supposed to stay at Darren's place for 4 months, but ended up staying for one month due to mice appearing in his unit. (Other units were affected as well). When we first contacted him to let him know that there were rats in the house, he told us not to exaggerate and that it was probably a squirrel. We called the condo management and they later sent the pest control down to the units affected, which they found out that it wasn’t rats but mice. Darren offered to reimburse us some money without stating the context, so we thought it was just compensation for this incident. Later, when we decided to move out, we asked nicely how he would be transferring this reimbursement amount. Instead of telling us he intended to reimburse us only if we stayed, he threatened to contact his lawyer, saying that we were trying to take advantage of him. We do not understand why Darren had to react in such an aggressive manner when we were very polite all the way regardless of what happened. This is just one of the incidents where Darren did not make us feel comfortable.  Nonetheless, his unit is in Downtown, minutes away from grocery stores and travelling is convenient in Hamilton from his place.
Darren User Profile
Response from Darren:
Admittedly, this was also my worst Airbnb experience. Every single review of my space and myself has been extremely positive up until this point. I am not sure if it was a cultural or a language barrier, but communication between this guest and myself was awful. From day one, they texted or emailed for every little thing. I heard from them daily, sometimes several times a day. I finally had to suggest as a reference. They expected me to be on call 24 hours a day to respond to their random questions. They were definitely alarmists. Out of the blue, they called several times about hearing "rats" in the unit. I calmly assured them that there were no rats in the building and that perhaps a squirrel had gotten into the walls. Rodents often begin to find places to hibernate in September in Canada in preparation for the winter. Unfortunately, the building manager did inform me that mice - not rats - had been discovered in the building. In 8 years of owning this unit, mice have never before been present. Again, I am not sure if it is a cultural thing but when I entered the unit to investigate, it was a complete mess. Open food was everywhere, clothes and personal items were strewn all over the apartment. I almost cried when I saw the lack of respect they had for the apartment and themselves. I personally believe the squalid conditions these guests were living in led to the attraction of mice. The problem was quickly dealt with by a professional and the mice are now gone. Two guests have since stayed in the unit and have written glowing reviews. I offered to reimburse this guest $200 to make up for the inconvenience. They chose instead to leave three months early, which I also offered as a solution. I agreed to release them from their contract, even though I had already lost several hundred dollars in bookings due to the calendar being blocked off for their stay. If they had stayed, I would have given them the $200 reimbursement for the inconvenience of the two nights they chose to travel while I investigated their complaint but I was not going to reimburse them for those two nights AND release them from their four month reservation. I dealt with the issue as soon as they brought it to my attention and it was quickly rectified. I actually suggested that they look for other accommodation because of the filthy conditions I discovered that they were living in. I did suggest going through a lawyer if we could not reach an agreement. I have to say I do not recommend this individual as a guest, unfortunately. They were extremely high maintenance, very demanding and not worth the $1000 a month for a beautiful unit that they left in filthy conditions upon their departure. I wish I had never agreed to let them stay.
October 2016

Felix User Profile
September 2016
This was my second time staying at Darren's place. Darren was an excellent host and easy to communicate with. He did everything to ensure that we enjoyed our experience while in Hamilton. The apartment was clean, spacious, and wonderfully located in downtown area and a short walk to restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would definitely recommend Darren's place when staying in Hamilton.

Hamilton, Canada · Joined in January 2013
Darren User Profile

I am a business professional from Hamilton, Ontario who is heavily involved in the city's arts scene.

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