Modern apartment in hip Vancouver neighbourhood - Vancouver home swap

The home
This one-bedroom apartment is the ideal homebase for a Vancouver getaway -- Close enough to downtown to feel connected but far enough to feel you are in a distinct neighbourhood community.

The fresh, modern design features bamboo floors, a recently renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a vintage-Hollywood accented bathroom.

The bright and airy 9-foot ceilings, concrete construction, gas fireplace and well-stocked DVD, book and record collection make for a quiet and cosy urban retreat.

The south-facing, covered balcony offers a great spot for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails, whatever the weather.

Also features in-suite laundry and below-ground parking space.

The building
The 12-year old character building is situated in a quiet, one-way street. It has six floors and boasts a red-brick New York brownstone design.

The neighbourhood
The apartment is located in Arbutus Walk, a former brewery district that was re-zoned for housing in 1989 and is now a celebrated sustainable community: its network of paths easily connect to main transport hubs (downtown is 10 minutes away by bus), parks, playgrounds, green space and plenty of nearby restaurants, cafes as well as a supermarket and liquor store. Connaught Park is steps away with great mountain views to the north.

Arbutus Walk is part of a larger neighbourhood, Kitsilano -- one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Vancouver. A short stroll will take you to 4th Avenue shopping district, home to trendy cafes, eateries and boutique stores. A little farther down and you will arrive at Kits beach, one of the most picturesque beaches in Vancouver. Stroll the promenade, Vancouver's 22km seawall - a great way to take in the city's coastline. The path accommodates walkers, joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers and there are some great stops along the way including world-famous arts, culture and culinary hub, Granville Island. At the far end of the seawall you will find the historic 400-hectare urban rainforest, Stanley Park.

And Beyond
For lovers of winter sports, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are available on the local mountains, just a 30-40 minute drive away. The famous peaks of Whistler can be found 3 hours to the north.

About the location

The apartment is located in Arbutus Walk, a former brewery district that was re-zoned for housing in 1989 and is now a celebrated sustainable community: its network of paths easily connect to main transport hubs (downtown is 10 minutes away by bus), parks, playgrounds, green space and plenty of nearby restaurants, cafes as well as a supermarket and liquor store. Connaught Park is steps away with great mountain views to the north.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Vancouver (HE32909)

British Columbia,   Canada

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • London
  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months

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Membership expiry date: 27 Sep 2017