We had such a great time renting this condo from Shawn. He is a wonderful host and made it very convenient for us to meet up with him when we checked in. A group of 4 of us stayed here and we were all very comfortable. The accommodations are much more spacious than any hotel and the amenities are better too. We really enjoyed the location of the condo because we were easily able to walk to many near by bars and restaurants in Gastown. The patio is huge perk and we really enjoyed spending time out there. If I am ever in Vancouver again, I would definitely stay here.
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The description for this vacation rental is not entirely true... We had not been to Vancouver before but had researched and found that Gastown was a good area. While this is true, this property's claims it is in Gastown as not correct. It is in a less than desirable area of Chinatown. My wife did not feel safe, and for good reason. There are a lot of homeless people in the area, which would normally not concern me that much, but a large number of them were drug affected. It is a decent walk to Gastown and walking to Stanley Park would be an epic journey, so claims it is near are false.
The rental does have 2 rooms, both small, and sleeping/housing 4 people is doable but would be a stretch. One thing I particular noticed when reading the description after our stay was the "modern sofa". It might have been modern in terms of black leather, but it was unbelievably uncomfortable. The beds were not very comfortable so sleep quality wasn't great.
Booking the rental was not a smooth process either with the owner failing to contact me with check in details, and the listed number not being attended. This lead to a bit of a stressful situation where we thought we had been scammed! Thankfully we were able to get in touch and sort things out.
Although we were secure inside the apartment and had a bed to sleep in, I would not stay here again in the future.
We loved this place compared to a hotel, while small it served us well. Great location. Will return when next in Vancouver.