"This place was great for my family (including 3 children under the age of 8). We arrived during a rare snowfall, and our kids had the chance to build small snow forts in the front yard. After which, they spread out in the living room playing games with the fireplace going. Perfect set-up! The island in the kitchen was another great place for everybody to gather and eat/play games. Basement set-up was great if anybody needed a little quiet time. Just a really great set-up for families. Beds were comfortable, showers powerful, and everything was new. Having 2.5 baths was super helpful.
Location was great. Walking around, there are a ton of good food, coffee and dessert options. Only negative was that many neighbors neglected to shovel their sidewalks, which, with additional rain and cold, turned many into ice paths. (Our path, including stairways, were always shoveled and clean, though). The #3 bus made it easy to get to downtown, Granville, Queen Elizabeth Park, Cambie, and even the airport (0 stars for Vancouver Taxi, but that's a different story), but if you're coming from the US, note that you can't pay for or refill your Compass Card online using a US Credit Card, so you have to physically go to a train stop. (Note: to get to the airport using public transit, just walk two blocks to catch the #3 bus going South at 18th/main. Go to the end and catch the Canada Line train to YVR. about 35-40 min)
5+ stars for the Management Company (Sonder). They instantly replied to all of my questions and helped with a ton: credit card payment issue (this was at 1 am!), wifi strength in the basement, extra shampoo and dryer sheets, etc. They even found me a local place to buy a sled for my kids (coming from the US, who knew that "Canadian Tire" is not a tire company)! From a service point of view, this was easily the best VRBO/Airbnb experience we've ever had. Seriously impressed."
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 1, 2017