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Bedrooms 1
Space 630 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Fully Renovated One Bedroom/Bath/Mountain And City Views. 630 Square Feet

Live in an multi award-winning and extensively published, Registered Interior Designer's very own condo, right in the heart of it, at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow, with Robson 100 feet away. World-class dining and shopping just steps away. One bedroom suite, fully renovated, decorated and furnished top-to-bottom with a hip, contemporary, urban feel. Lots of artwork (many originals), bright fully-equipped modern kitchen with home office, 2 flat screen tv's and surround sound stereo, high speed internet with Wi-Fi, cable, and phone. Heated bathroom floor, huge walk-in closet, electric fireplace. Sunny, southwest facing suite and balcony. 19,000 BTU'S of air conditioning. Secure, quiet building which includes lap pool, hot-tub, saunas, gym, outdoor BBQ area and party room. Monthly rate in high season is $5500.00, and $3000.00 low season, including maid service every two weeks. References and deposit required. No smoking or pets.


West End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated ceramic tile floors
  • Well planned bathroom with ample storage, with contemporary glass top vanity, soft close/dual flush toilet, heated ceramic tile floors, rainshowerhead, large mirrored medicine cabinet, double towel bar and robe hook. Curved stainless shower rod with hotel style waffle curtain with liner. Architectural detailed ceiling.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queensize upholstered bed, 6 drawer dresser and bookcase, night tables, walk in closet, large view window, blackout roller blind. Recessed pot lighting, tv with cable. Separate thermostat control. At least 500 thread count sheets supplied. Picture lights are great for nighttime reading.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
I chose my suite because it fit so many of my 'must haves'. It blows everyone away who visits. My interior design clients all start their relationship with me here in my home. Proud to show it off, and love living here.


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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Amazing Property Owner and Location

  • 5 of 5

I travel a lot internationally, often renting owner flats rather than hotels. The best part of this is "feeling" like a native, which is enhanced by a property owner that welcomes you to a new city. Chis was absolutely wonderful as a host. The unit is in perfect condition and in an ideal location in Vancouver. There was nothing left to want. If you are ever planning a visit to gorgeous Vancouver, you have to rent this unit. Thanks, Chris! Hope to see you/the unit again in March.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Autumn idyll

  • 5 of 5

Delightful host. Magnificent views. 21st century accommodations. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida

Hands down, the best host there is!

  • 5 of 5

You've read all the reviews about how special this property is, how beautifully designed, how well thought out, how well-stocked and well-equipped, how perfectly located it is and how terrific a city Vancouver really is. All of that is true, and then some... I want to talk about our host, Chris. Our stay wasn't a perfect one, and THAT is why this is a 5 star review! We arrived for 8 days and nights of gorgeous weather. Well, unseasonably hot weather, to be exact. So hot that the suite was very, very warm the first night. Chris immediately went out and purchased a second A/C unit for the bedroom so we could sleep in comfort, and we did after that. This hot sun was not Chris's fault, and Canada is not the south where Central A/C is common, yet he did everything he could for us in an uncomfortable situation, and we cannot say enough about this, especially as my wife is not in good health and is easily affected by such things. Do NOT let my mention of the suite being warm dissuade you from staying here. It was a bit loud because of two A/Cs and a fan running constantly, but this heatwave was an anomaly for Vancouver, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact, we would stay nowhere else in this glorious city, and that is because of our always helpful, completely understanding host! THANK YOU CHRIS. You, sir, are a class act.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eric and Paula for such an honest review of my property. It is not always easy to predict weather at any time during the year, and Vancouver is now having warmer mid summer days than ever before, but as weather so quickly changes here, the week after you left, was back to normal, and the following guest never used the A/C at all. I knew that in order for both of you to be as comfortable as possible, that that extra A/C unit would be helpful. Much thanks for being so frank in your review, and, yes.... I really do take my guests' comfort as being foremost in my dealings with them...the old unto others as you would have them do onto you!!!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous, clean, modern, comfortable apartment with all you need. easy to walk to most places and close to Sky Train. Restaurants, Bars, Shops close by. Lovely hospitality from Chris. We used the communal outdoor lounging area which is an asset in the warm weather and spent relaxing evenings on the private balcony. I would definitely rent this apartment again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Margaret, and very pleased that you selected my suite for you stay in Vancouver. Hope that some of my ideas will also assist you with your vacation rental in the UK. Come back again, anytime...nice guests who leave the suite tidy and enjoy themselves are the reason why I do what I do.
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Glenwood Springs

Great Location, Designer Furnishings, Superb Host

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in Vancouver during the FIFA World Cup and were walking distance to BC Place. We were amazed at the vast choices of restaurants, shopping and sightseeing close by. Jump on the train from the airport and in less than 30 minutes you are a 3 block walk to this lovely property. Rented bikes close by and rode them thru Stanley Park, along the seawall to Olympic Village, Granville Island, and out to UBC. Chris' place has windows that open and the lovely breeze was delightful. Enough can't be said about how Chris has decorated the interior. So many things to mention in that regard I could go on and on. And the best part of it all is Chris. One of the nicest people you will ever meet. Going to Vancouver again and only staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a nice review, thank you. I do know that the single most important part of a furnished rental is "everything", not just one singular item that is good. The location is superb for easy access to convention centre activities, as well as sightseeing and shopping. I do strive to make each and every visit to my suite a memorable one for my guests. Please keep in mind that return guests are always welcomed.
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Great get-a-way & Host

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 2 weeks, wonderful location, just right for a couple, close to all attractions, great night life, close to all wonderful foods, restaurants etc. air conditioning would have made it a 6 star. Other then that perfect.... tks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. The A/ unit filter was clogged, which I only found out after you had left this comment. This has been fixed. The A/C is a 10,000 BTU unit, and I have now coupled it with another A/C unit of 6,000 BTU to ensure that the suite stays in the cooler range during the summer heat.
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chris pallett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About chris pallett

Nationally and provincially Registered interior designer, with a degree from the Ontario College of Art (in interior design). Extensively published, award winning design projects, and top sales producer with my longtime employer. Originally from Ottawa, moved to Vancouver 17 years ago. Extensive experience in buying, renovating, and selling homes. When I retired from retail a year ago, I became busier than ever, mostly helping clients build new homes, or renovate. I travel back and forth from my home in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver, with most of my design work in the Vancouver area. I am on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, and serve as the ReStore Director.

chris pallett purchased this condo in 2010

Why chris pallett chose West End

I chose this suite because of the great layout with no wasted space. Had a list of 'must haves', and this suite ticked most of those boxes. Came in with the idea of doing a total renovation, which took 7 months, top to bottom. Love the building amenities, and the proximity to everything I need.

What makes this condo unique

Turnkey, with plenty of left- in -place items to make it easy to feel right at home here. Quality linens, lots of kitchen tools for cooking, good CD/DVD library. Sunny days are perfectly spent on the balcony, or just take in the city with your morning tea or coffee. Toasty warm bathroom floor, and rainshowerhead. Books to read, and much information on what to do in Vancouver and area.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
Coast Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Horseshoe Bay/Coal Harbour
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Stanley Park
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Canada Line/Skytrain/Burrard & Granville stations
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Joe Fortes Seafood And Steakhouse/Coast Restaurant
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Seymour
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
English Bay
Car: not necessary

Voted one of the most liveable cities in the world. This is a very centrally located suite, with Alberni Street called a mini Rodeo Drive at your doorstep. DeBeers Diamonds, Tori Burch and Prada all located in the building. Seven great restaurants within the block, and 35 in the blocks around. Right across the street from Urban Fare grocery store.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

High season first 8 days $1992.00, and 30 day month $7470.00. I will offer a special rate for more than one month rental, either high or low season, of 15% off the above high season now $6350.00, and low season $2800.00


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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