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Choice West End Condo with View of English Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Prime West End location. ½ block from the beach and Sea Wall. Perfect for viewing the sunsets, fireworks, boats and ships in English Bay, Stanley Park and the mountains. Short walk to Stanley Park, great shops and restaurants. Close to theatres, museums and concerts. Take the water taxi to Granville Island and the Maritime Museum. Easy access to airport via Sky Train. Short distance via public transportation to ski areas. Bring your bikes and skates as Vancouver offers miles of protected paths and lanes. This is a safe and established neighborhood.

The private and quiet condo was recently fully remodeled. Floor to ceiling windows; a balcony with spectacular views; oak , tile and cork flooring; contemporary furnishing; fully equipped kitchen with granite counters; and luxury towels, linens and comforters. Original artwork and photography is displayed on the walls. For your enjoyment, there is a flat screen TV along with an iPod stereo with wireless speakers. Included is a printer and wireless high speed internet access.

The living area has seating area featuring a leather couch that converts into a bed that sleeps two as well as a separate matching loveseat. Also in the living room is a workstation for the computer and your office needs. The bedroom has a memory foam topper bed with featherbed and 100% cotton hi count bedding and two night stands. The remodeled bathroom features a tub and shower combo, and custom oak cabinetry along with a sit on top sink.

Two chairs and small table for outside dining on the balcony.

The fully-equipped, self-catering kitchen includes a stainless steel refrigerator, ceramic top stove, dishwasher, microwave, and a large stainless sink surrounded by ample cabinets. Since this is our second home, the kitchen is fully stocked with kitchen essentials. Help yourself to whatever is there.

Vancouver is a center for the culinary arts offering a wide variety of truly exceptional restaurants (of all price ranges), boutique markets, bakeries and, of course, Granville Island-all in close proximity. We maintain a regularly updated list of restaurants and markets for your convenience.

Golf clubs available for your use at the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt-a lovely small 18 hold course just a short walk away.

Covered and gated parking included.

For a truly exceptional visit to Vancouver any time of the year, this condo offers superb location and amenities.

Testimonial: 'I was very pleasantly surprised. When I saw the pics of the view on your site I expected that they made the view look much better than it is. I was not prepared for how much better it turned out to be. I really enjoyed lying on the couch watching the boats come and go from False Creek. The location in relation to the rest of the city could not be better. Everything I needed was within a short walking distance. Half a block to the seawall, with a real beach within another block or two--it doesn't get any better than that. The condo itself was nicely furnished, clean and well-maintained. Everything worked, the kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils, etc. You should be hearing from me again!' SF, Virginia

Testimonial: 'Frankly, I don't think anything could be better..we even walked past some of the other places we'd considered in different neighborhoods and this one and always said, 'our place is better!' I usually have trouble sleeping and the bed combined with the breeze and the city sounds had me sleeping better than I have in years!' SB, Texas

Testimonial: 'We had a terrific time in Vancouver and really enjoyed staying in your lovely apartment. Now back in London, I am really missing your Vancouver view. We kept watch on the neighbourhood heron with the excellent binoculars. We would certainly return to your condo.' ES, UK

Testimonial: 'Now that we are back in Maine, reliving the wonderful memories we created over the past week, we wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in your Vancouver condo. It served as the perfect 'home base' for us. The central location was very convenient, particularly with easy access to public transportation. The information you provided helped us patronize some of your neighborhood businesses and the view was a bonus!' NM, Maine

Testimonial: 'We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your apartment - the location, views and apartment itself are all fantastic. Thank you for sharing your Vancouver home with us. There is a very strong chance that we will be visiting Vancouver next summer and hope that we will be able to book with you again.' AM, Australia

Testimonial: 'We loved Vancouver, just as you said we would, and it was all the more delightful due to the comfort and homely feel of your condo; we are very envious of you!! It was so nice of you to leave a bottle of wine which we enjoyed and so thoughtful to place the flowers for our arrival.' JI, UK

Testimonial: "We have stayed in many VRBOs over the years, and your condo is definitely in the top 1%. One of the reasons we select VRBO is because it gives us the option of dining in or out and a feeling of home. Your condo has everything on our wish list. It is always nice when there is a full set of cookware (great quality), dishes, and storage containers. As far as suggestions for making the condo more accommodating, we have none. It is very well appointed and decorated. It has given us a wonderful two weeks. It is obvious this is your home away from home, and we greatly appreciate the fact that you have opened it to us for this visit. We hope to return at some future date."

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Harvey Stone
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Why Harvey Stone chose West End

We live in a rural area in the US and have always seen Vancouver as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This is our second home and is short distance away from our primary home but a world away.

What makes this condo unique

The West End is spectacularly beautiful with easy access to the entire city. The city is very cosmopolitan with especially a strong Asian community. We bike everyday we are here, either around Stanley Park or around the Sea Wall to either Coal Harbor or around False Creek or up to UBC. A great place to visit.

Amenities

West End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

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Choice West End Condo with View of English Bay
average rating of 4.865854 based on 82 reviews
3

Great Owner - Good Location - Overrated Views - Old, Gross Building - Dated Condo

  • 3 of 5

100% honest review here.

-The owner was fantastic and the location was pretty good, close to a lot of attractions, but also quiet. Owner and location are the best attributes for this property.

- First off, the key pickup at a key cafe a few blocks away from the condo is a bit onerous, an on-site lock box would be much more convenient.

- After the key pickup, the parking and room number weren't readily available because the VRBO app wasn't working (more inconvenient than the key pickup, not the owner's problem), but the owner responded quickly to my call and gave us the info we needed.

- Our first impression of the building was that it was old and stunk. We made our way to the elevator to find signs telling us there was a limit of two people (even though it's rated for 1,600lbs) and it was highly recommended to carry a cell phone in the elevator with instructions on who to contact if you go stuck on the elevator, REALLY! We sort of shrugged it off and made our way up to the condo.

- First impression of the condo was, well, it's dated and smells old like the building. The view is hyped up as being great, although it's about 60% blocked by other buildings. Basically, everything but the granite counters and bits of new tile is really dated. Not a huge deal, I just feel like the pictures are misleading.

- Low grade toiletries and towels in the bathroom. No individually wrapped items in the kitchen, therefore, nothing I would use. No welcoming items furnished like I've seen in other units (bottled water, small snack items, etc.). Many things could have made the condo more welcoming.

- We were only staying a couple nights so we dropped our bags and headed out to explore Vancouver, but didn't make it past the elevator. You guessed it, we got stuck in the elevator! So, we followed the instructions and waited about 20-25 minutes for someone to get us out. After informing the owner of the elevator issue, he offered a discount or full refund if we preferred. As we were staying such a short time (2 nights), we opted to accept the discount and stay. We only used the elevator 2 times after this and fortunately didn't get stuck again.

- Overall, we didn't have a great experience. The building and condo are dated, the elevator's safety is highly questionable, and the view isn't great.

- The positive qualities are the location and the owner, but for the nightly rate, you could stay in a pretty nice hotel. We were a bit disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to read about your disappointment with our condo but I do appreciate the fact that your acknowledged our efforts to make it a good experience for you. As for your points: 1) KeyCafe has worked great for our guests. There is no way that we can offer an onsite lockbox or we would have done it. You are the first to complain about this. 2) We send each of our guests a detailed welcome guide and map, assuming that the one provided on site may be difficult to access for foreign guests. This has worked flawlessly up until now. 3) While the building is over 40 years old, it is regularly maintained. The elevator is being repaired and that was unfortunate. Again, once you identified the problem we were happy to offer you a full refund. 3) Not sure how to address the view issue-until now, it has been a highlight for visitors. 4) The condo was remodeled just a few years ago and we continue to make improvements including new furniture and new linens and towels annually. No one has commented on odors until now. 5) This is not a hotel but our second home. The kitchen is well stocked for anyone interested in preparing a culinary delight. We take your concerns seriously and will do our best to ensure future guests are not as disappointed as you.
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5

Flawless

  • 5 of 5

Perfect West End residential location. Quiet building. Extremely well equipped apartment. Exceptional view. Obvious pride of ownership.

We had a delightful visit to Vancouver, which was made possible by zero stress lodging.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Condo and Location for Visit to Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Vancouver was enhanced by staying in the lovely condo by the beach. Petite and well appointed, the condo had everything we needed to enjoy our time in the city. We walked everywhere, so much to see and do nearby. Harvey was an expert host, answering all of our questions, and assuring that we were comfortable. The view is tremendous from the deck of the condo on the 6th floor of a classic building. When the elevator was slated for maintenance on the day of our departure, Harvey graciously apologized and refunded some of the cost given the need to handle luggage on the stairs. Thank you, Harvey, for a great stay and your concerted effort to assure we had a great visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

2 nd time here and will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal location/ comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal and the condo had all we required for our stay. The owners did everything to ensure we had a good visit on our trip to Vancouver. They provided a comprehensive list of restaurants and attractions. We would stay there again if given the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful 12 days. The condo is very well done and lovely - the bed to die for! The black leather furniture is ultra comfortable (for sitting or sleeping). The turquoise tile surround in the shower beautiful! The views as the pictures show amazing!! All of the information and attention to detail was most appreciated. Marlene was wonderful and helped me with a little problem. I so appreciate her! The location is great and the neighborhood very pretty. As mentioned the seawall( for walking/jogging/biking) with spectacular views of English Bay, Stanley Park is half a block away! Fantastic! Once you get here and see what this sea wall is and learn how they built it (on the horse carriage ride in Stanley Park) you realize it's a modern marvel and a most beautiful thing for all to enjoy amidst the spectacular scenery of Vancouver. It goes all the way from Canada Place, around Stanley Park to the condo and on around False Creek, past Granville Market on past Kitt's Beach...possibly to the University. That's the part I don't know for sure. I walked a lot of it and took in stunning views the whole way! There are plenty of restaurants close by, and Longs Drug has yogurt, snacks etc. Great city. Great condo. Thank you Harvey!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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