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Stylish, Modern Apartment in Trendy Commercial Drive Area

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Stylish, modern, 1-bedroom apartment in trendy Commercial Drive. Experience Vancouver the way the locals do in one of '10 of Canada's Hottest Neighbourhoods to Call Home' (Huffington Post 12/29/2015

Centrally located, immaculate 1-bedroom apartment beautifully furnished in contemporary style. Enjoy your own quiet, well-equipped vacation suite in one of Vancouver’s liveliest neighbourhoods. The apartment has its own private entrance and a private, lush, garden patio.

Ideally situated so it is easy to get around. A terrific alternative to the tower blocks of downtown but great proximity to all locations by car, Skytrain or bus. Less than 15 minutes to the tourist spots.

The apartment features

* a queen size bed in the bedroom,

* a high-end double sofa-bed in the living room,

* well equipped kitchen with a quartz countertop,

* stereo system, 32' flat screen TV with over 200 channels, and DVD player with movie library.

* free wifi

The linens are top-of-the line 100% cotton.

The full size patio doors lead directly to the private patio with comfortable Muskoka chairs surrounded by flowering plants and lush shrubs.

Located just steps to funky shops and fine restaurants on ‘The Drive’ (Commercial Drive). Stay in a vibrant, family-friendly neighbourhood with bakeries, coffee shops, delis, live music, grocery stores, two parks, unique boutiques, yoga studios, community centre with pool and library, local festivals and events…all within four blocks of the apartment. Nearby are dozens of restaurants (vegetarian, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Lebanese, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese, Ethiopian, Cuban, fusion, Thai).

The Drive is a great place for anyone who wants to experience Vancouver culture.

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East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) high-end sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private entrance. Private garden patio with Muskoka chairs.


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(44 traveler reviews)

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Stylish, Modern Apartment in Trendy Commercial Drive Area
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful little home in a perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed here for our first time in Canada and we loved it! It was a perfect little place to come home to after a full day of exploring Vancouver. The house was clean when we arrived, bed was extremely comfortable (we recently stayed in another house in SF and the bed was definitely less than ideal, so having a nice fluffy bed to sleep in after a long day is a nice bonus), and the location was to die for! It was walkable distance to a lot of dining places, shops, and parks, but the neighborhood was still very quiet. The only complaint I have is that since it's on the bottom floor, you could definitely here every foot step and floor creak from the place above. We used to live in an old apartment, so we we're used to it, but if you have a hard time sleeping with noises like that, I would bring ear plugs! Overall we had a lovely time and couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Thank you, Kris!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable stay with amazing host

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of staying here for two weeks and couldn't of been any happier. Not only was the place well equipped with your bare essentials, it's located off an amazing neighborhood. Kris was the best and made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay and addressed all our concerns and questions in a timely manner. Hope to stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Kris is a wonderful host - nothing is too much trouble. The apartment is in a good location, was very clean and well kept. It is very well equipped and the only thing missing is washer/dryer; that's why I've only given it 4 stars. Definitely worth booking if you're in Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent little home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The garden suite was clean, comfortable and cosy. The location was perfect for all of our Vancouver needs. Kris was a very accommodating hostess. Heartily recomend this property. Because I was helping out at my sons I particularly loved the variety of food markets and shops on the drive...I could buy all of my ingredients on the way to his place. It is a very walkable area. We really liked Cafe Deux Soliel for its inexpensive vegetarian food and for the fact that it was small kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The flat was very comfortable with everything that we needed. The owner was very helpful and full of suggestions for places to eat and visit. The flat is situation just off Commercial Drive which has a great selection of restaurants, cafes and shops.

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect little place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little apartment! You enter the side gate through a lush garden, follow the sidewalk to the back apartment where another lush patio garden awaits you. The bed was comfortable, the place was spotless, and the owner thought of everything - right down to an umbrella in the closet! The kitchen was very well-stocked; we wanted for nothing. We enjoyed drinking coffee and eating breakfast on the back patio amongst the flowers. We also enjoyed being less than a block away from a bus stop for the 20 Bus (Commercial Avenue), which meant we were able to get around Vancouver by public transit. We didn't need a car at all! Lots of great food on Commercial Street - coffee bars galore, and yummy food (we had wonderful dinners at the Absinthe Cafe and Fet's Whiskey Bar - just 2 blocks away). The inevitable challenges arose, but Mary (who was helping the owner out while she was away on vacation) was incredibly quick to respond. We would rent this place again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

By staying here you get to experience Vancouver like the local folks with the advantage of being easy to get around to all the tourist sights on public transit. The Drive (Commercial Drive) is a funky, family friendly neighbourhood with a 19 different types of ethnic restaurants and 22 coffee shops. There are great parks just two blocks away, and live music and theatre close by.


Car: not necessary

Less than 15 minutes to downtown Vancouver with major transportation nearby (bus and Skytrain).

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $31.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are for 1 or 2 people.

From November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014 the apartment is rented on a month-to-month basis only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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