Condo, 2 Bedrooms w/ 2 Queen Beds, 2 Bathrooms
About Leanne Mackenzie
I'm a native Calgarian who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994. I missed the Canadian Rockie so much that I decided to purchase a vacation rental so that I could also use it when coming home to visit with friends and family. I moved back to Calgary in 2013 to pursue my own business as a home stager. www.mackenziecreativeservices.com
Leanne Mackenzie purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Leanne Mackenzie chose Canmore
I chose to purchase condos in this building because I wanted views of nature only (mountains, wetlands, and creek), but with the conveniences of town living. This is the only property in the downtown Canmore area that allows for this. It is truly a wonderful location within Canmore. The best part is that the wetlands are protected, so no building or road can ever be constructed there to ruin the spectacular views....
What makes this Condo unique
A 2 - 15 minute walk to just about everything you need within town....
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We didn't have to fight the crowds in Banff! The Communitea restaurant was close and wonderful along with the local microbrewery. We could walk the town after a long day of hiking. It was so nice to have a place to wash clothes and pack a lunch and eat breakfast at 5 a.m. Leanne was very thorough with instructions on how to unlock doors to where to park. One of our best vacations ever!!!
The location of the condo was ideal for the day trips we took while in the Canadian Rockies.
Difficult getting to room and complicated building structure
Overall we enjoyed our stay and the condo met our needs, however there were a few negative points. First, the beds were very uncomfortable "hard" and getting to the room was very inconvenient especially when you're carrying a weeks worth of luggage. The building is full of businesses and if you didn't know any better you'd pass the place up because the front consists of a UPS store, restaurant etc. Also, there is a very LOUD bar on the property that can be easily heard with windows open. There was no AC so in Summer months the place gets hot.
I'm not sure how any more convenient it can be to get to my condo considering it's accessed by an elevator from the underground garage, as well as being the first unit you see once you get to the floor. It's a condo development, not a house that you can just walk right up to after you park. ??? And I'm perplexed as to how the building housing ground floor businesses would affect your stay in my condo in any way, especially since it's located on the opposite side of the building facing the street and my condo is facing the protected wetlands ? Many of the other short-term rental developments in the downtown area have ground floor businesses because, you know, it's in the downtown where there are businesses!
I'm sorry that the beds were not to your liking. I will look into either adding a memory foam mattress topper for them, or purchasing new mattresses.
The day you arrived, the temperature was a few degrees higher than is normal for the mountains, but the following day's temperature was average, and your last day was below average. You had one day of it being a little warmer than usual in the condo. I provide ceiling fans in each room that would have helped to make you feel more comfortable. Unlike the southern USA where you're from, the typical temperature in the Rockies during our short summer season is the low 20s C / 70s F so does not warrant the need for expensive air conditioning installation. If you expect A/C when you travel, either stay in a hotel, or first verify if a private home has A/C before you book.
I'm sorry that the pub located next door to the condo annoyed you when the windows were opened. If you close the windows, then it isn't bothersome. Again, since the condo is located in the downtown area, there are many restaurants and bars full of vacationers enjoying themselves.
Finally, considering that your companion broke my teak deck chair and you didn't apologize after informing me (and I didn't end up charging you for), I'm very disappointed in your rather negative review of my lovely condo. :-/
"Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
Very clean and updated. Everything we needed. Easy parking below building. Short walk to town center.
Curt, thanks so much for your 5 star review of my lovely condo. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay there and that you found the location (and underground parking) in town to be convenient. :-) You know how to reach me should you wish to return for a future visit! Enjoy your summer!
We love city of Canmore and the Canadian Rockies . The creek right by the condominiums is gorges and perfect spot to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful views of Canadian Rockies . As of the condo few pluses and few minuses . Specuse with laundry room and balcony but with limited view on the Rockies dut to the trees partially covering the view . Not so quaiet at night due to the fact the sport bar in the same duilding downstairs with tables outside is a good spot for party up to long night hours which in not a good thing for People which like sleep well with out disruption of drunks .I will recommend this condo for younger generation like to party all night but not so much for people like myself which like to relax without leasing screaming of drunks in this beautiful small town . One good thing we like is walking distance to the small downtown with lovely restaurants and shopping.
The perfect location in Beautiful Canmore
My son was given his choice of where he wanted to go for his graduation vacation and he picked Banff. I can take the credit of finding this perfect condo located in Canmore, this place was perfect with awesome views and is located in a perfect location, very close to downtown for dining,shopping or just a relaxing beer. It’s just a short drive to Banff and the hiking, lakes in the National Park are something everyone has to see as they are beautiful. Thank You Leanne Mackenzie for letting us rent your beautiful condo.
Thank you for the kind review! I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in my condo, and the gorgeous Canadian Rockies! Yes, the condo is indeed located in a very convenient location in town where you can walk to just about anywhere you need to go, yet with views of pretty much nature only.