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Luxury Designer Loft in Gastown/chinatown

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Gastown-Chinatown - 33 Pender

Designer Downtown Loft

This spacious studio/loft is situated in the best and trendiest location of the city where chinatown meets gastown. Bed separated from living area. Everything brand new with high end interior design, high ceilings and was recently featured in western living magazine. Fully equipped kitchen, bathtub/shower, laundry and garden patio. Nearby to best nightlife, restaurants and shopping and all transit and waterfront station and convention center only a few blocks away.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016

About Owner/Manager

Single and wishing I was in my amazing condo but need to pay down debt. Jealous of anyone staying there!

Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Owner/Manager chose Central and Downtown Vancouver

Its quiet, close to everything and all transit. You can get to north shore or any other part of Vancouver. HIstory and culture, best restaurants, shopping and sights. Near groceries, etc. I have great reviews for a reason!

Please research the area which has social issues which can be disturbing to some guests.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Luxury Designer Loft in Gastown/chinatown
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Overall a nice place

  • 3 of 5

The condo was nice and clean and we mostly enjoyed staying there. The location is great and within walking distance of Chinatown, Gastown, and the downtown core. There's a great market within a couple of blocks and we were able to find everything that we needed to prepare meals. The furnishings are comfortable and the place felt very cozy. It was also very quiet and we were hardly able to even hear the neighbors. It was also very useful to have WIFI available so we could do a little research about Vancouver and the surrounding area. We would have rated it higher than we have except for the following.

*The condo is very close to Gastown and Chinatown but to get to either of those one has to walk through several blocks of drug addicts, winos and indigents. We were approached numerous times and there was a heavy police and ambulance presence. We weren't particularly bothered but we're sure that there are some who would have a tough time negotiating the streets especially at night.

*We assumed that since the condo building is relatively new (2009) that it would be air conditioned. We were wrong. Compounding the discomfort on a hot day is the fact that there are no windows that open. There is a deck with access through a sliding door but since the deck communicates with other units you can't really leave it open at night or when you're not at home. Even so the condo would be more livable if there was a larger fan available that one could place near the sliding door to cool things off.

*We stayed for five days and four nights and had to buy toilet paper since we were left only two rolls. It would be nice if more was supplied and also some Kleenex - which wasn't.

*The bed is serviceable but it was furnished with heavier winter-like sheets and when the temperature gets up into the high 80's that gets a bit uncomfortable.

*It would have been nice to have a microwave with which to heat and reheat things especially since we chose the condo so we could cook at home.

*Our landlord was pretty good at responding to our emails BEFORE we stayed at the condo- usually the same day. Afterward she didn't respond to our emails and we had to text her a couple of times to find out about our damage deposit. The damage deposit return took over a week to arrive.

*We have a mid-size car and it barely fit into the parking space. If you're driving a larger car or an SUV expect to all enter and exit through only one side.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These two were actually ridiculous from beginning to end and passive aggressive and beyond high maintenance. I never say this about guests. Renting to them was not even close to worth the money. They are completely out to lunch and clearly are trying to blame me for nuances that they should have been aware of (for example, what Vancouver's downtown eastside neighborhood is like, or that the condo does not come with A/C, and the list goes on). They had no roaming plan during their two months of travel leading up to their arrival so I couldnt communicate with them but felt no qualms about harassing me one day after their departure about the return of their damage deposit - the policy of which was laid out in the listing. They asked a variety of questions that were easily accessible on my listing or elsewhere. You can see from all my other reviews here and on Airbnb that its them, not me, in this case !
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Beautiful loft in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible vacation rental! Coordinating key pick-up/drop off and check-in with Hannah in advance was super easy, and when we arrived in Vancouver, we found the loft very accessible from the Stadium/Chinatown Skytrain stop. The loft is in a gorgeous building, and the apartment itself was spotless and beautifully decorated. We loved having access to a well-appointed kitchen so that we could prepare some of our meals "at home," and the gorgeous outdoor patio space was a lovely place to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine. The location is close to everything: restaurants, cafes, boutiques, a great yoga studio, etc., and a very short walk to the seawall. We would stay here again in a heartbeat - what a gem!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Owner was helpful , apartment exactly like photos. Excellent security.

Lots of natural light from the private courtyard which made the place feel very spacious.

Great interior design, really comfortable bed, one of the best I've slept in

Well equipped with all you need to cook

Location is interesting - it's a pretty grungy area, seems like it's on the brink of gentrification. Amount of homeless/mentally ill/ druggies/beggars all over the streets in this neighbourhood was very confronting.

Lots of great trendy places to eat and shop nearby, and easy walk to main part of town

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver like a local

  • 3 of 5

This property is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and everything downtown. It is also close to public transportation, which we used every day. The neighborhood is a mix of professionals, tourists and many homeless. It's also super close to china town and gas town.

Hannah was very gracious in allowing us to drop off our luggage before check in so we could go out for some activities on our first day. Without being burdened with our luggage.

The patio was quite pleasant and the bed very comfortable. A microwave would be a great addition as well as some dish soap and detergent for the dishwasher.

This condo worked out nicely for two adults with s busy schedule. Thanks for sharing your home!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, TX

A really nice apartment in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was a great place for our first visit to Vancouver. Just as advertised, the apartment look and finishes are really nice, and was very clean. The owner kept in good communication to make sure the arrival was easy and timely. The underground parking was very convenient. Overall the location was excellent being close to Gastown and most other downtown attractions. We really appreciated the washer dryer. The bathroom with walk-in shower was really nice. The only detraction was the bed was noisy whenever either of us moved around at all. There was a nice selection of moderately priced restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance. We really loved visiting Stanley Park and the restaurants around English Bay. The aquarium in Stanley park was very nice. Capilano Suspension Bridge park was really beautiful if a little pricey. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was great and the owner was very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. Great location and nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Recommendations! – within a few blocks


Calabash: Carribean and occasionally live music

Diamond: great ambience and decent unique latino share plates

L’Abbatoire: excellent and decadent French

Notturno: great Italian

Nicli: awesome pizza

Chill Winston: amazing patio


Pint: blue collar, cheap but fun

Blarney Stone: lively Irish

Bourbon: western debauchery

Guilt & Co: good live music lounge

Shebeen: low key scotch bar

Portside: proper club/lounge good dancing

Cambie: travelers/hostel goers – messy and young but cheap and fun

Sights & Shops etc:

Convention Centre

Fly Over Canada


Gastown steamclock

Tinsel Town (movie theatre)

The Block (fashion)


London Drugs and Nesters gourmet grocer one block away on Hastings and Abbott.

T&T Asian grocer has lower prices and a wide variety of Asian foods (Keefer and Abbott).


Skytrain station → Chinatown two blocks away

Canada Line & Seabus → Waterfront

Parliament Interiors

Fluevog Shoes

Bruce Eyewear

Oak & Fort

Old Faithful Shop

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gastown-Chinatown, Central and Downtown Vancouver

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £296
Cleaning Fee £41
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gastown-Chinatown in Vancouver

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bath tub and separate glass shower, heated flooring.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size bed (down feather bed).
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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