Modern 1 Bedroom Condo in heart of downtown with views of ocean
Condo, urban with 1 bedrooms, sleeps 2, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 50 m2 (540 sq.ft), NO smoking, second home, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
The condo is on the 5th floor of a building in North False Creek, in downtown Vancouver - 1/2 block from the ocean and a wonderful ocean pathway for walking or cycling. The layout is compact but well-designed, and features modern furnishings and artwork. There is a large SW exposure patio that gets fantastc afternoon light, and overlooks the water with views of nearby Granville Island. Bedroom has queen-size bed, and there is a fold-out queen-size couch in the living room. A comfortable kitchen and a BBQ. The condo complex has many amenities, including a fitness studio, sauna, jacuzzi. It is also overtop of a delicious bakery!
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, jacuzzi, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Gym, balcony, garage, parking, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
No smoking, including internet (highspeed), non-simultaneous optional
= marks the location of this home
Vancouver is a beautiful port city on the west coast of Canada, with stunningly beautiful mountains behind. Our downtown area of Vancouver is prized for its walkable nature, with pedestrian footpaths all along the waterfront, plus an easy bus system. Walk, bike, bus, rollerblade and explore downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park right from the condo. The weather is Mediterranean; it has mild temperatures and there is greenery and flowers year round. In winter, there is occasionally a snowfall but snow rarely stays in the city. The high mountains behind Vancouver get lots of snow and provide a winter playground within 30 minutes of downtown-- skiing, boarding, snowshoeing. Vancouver was host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The condo is close proximity to Granville Island (market, art, restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops and theatre) via a 5 min water taxi. Within 50 m of two of Vancouver's top-rated restaurants. Vancouver is within easy access of other wonderful areas -- Whistler, Vancouver Island, or Seattle (USA). Easy trip by bus (or car) to the mountain community of Whistler (approx. 1.5 hour drive) famous for its skiing and hiking opportunities. It's also a 3 hour car or bus + ferry ride away from Vancouver Island and the British Columbia capital city of Victoria, or a 2 hour drive to Seattle USA.
Something about ourselves
We are a retired Canadian couple. We lead an active life, with many cycling trips, kayaking, hiking and other adventures to fit in amidst travelling to new places both near and far. We both love the outdoors, as well as active urban centres. Doug is a retired architect but now directs his creative design talents doing metal sculptures and glass blowing. Nancy is an aspiring Spanish-speaker, gardener and uke player. We try to be locavores, growing our own food or buying locally. We care for our world and our home, and would treat your home with the same respect.
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