Thank you Betty! Yaletown is SUPER wonderful and for the most parts very safe. RE: SPACE IN THE CONDO AND SHORT LESSON ON VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE. This IS a bed in a living room which is your space and I am in the master room across the condo. One Bedrooms in downtown are 600 sq feet average, which is considered a bigger one bedroom and a castle to some, with real estate going up we are shooting soon for New York and Hong Kong level prices in accommodations for living and hotel rooms. Yes, this IS a bed in a living room and I'm in the master is right. We are in a urban core, literally steps or 20 feet to the closest restaurants, shops in this wonderful Yaletown neighbourhood. It is much different from parts of the United States where everyone has a real house and land. We are in downtown Vancouver where a roof at a hotel has now shot up to $450 a night at a regular Sheraton or Marriott Residences. The Holiday Inn is up to $350 a night now. We have turned into a coastal New York City and after visiting Vancouver you'll see why after going to the beautiful ocean, marinaside biking, mountains, beaches and forests smack in the downtown core, we're surrounded by next to upscale shopping, boutiques and restaurants where you can be in mountains skiing and 20 minutes later be on a boat on the water or paddle boarding, or hopping a ferry to foodie markets. We are accessible to all this within 20 minutes, most on foot.
To future guests please note I have had very tall and 6ft Dutch sports enthusiasts and the space is comfortable for two. (During Betty's stay I did have moving boxes on the go....a little disorderly in my own bedroom and office..) The space is in a condo and not a house, hence space limitations.
Compared to urbanite cities across Canada and mid-west US or other cities for that matter, 50 miles to a spacious home, our home is in the downtown core. The average home price in Vancouver has almost hit $1.7M. For a teardown in Vancouver city proper.
So yes for all considering a place in downtown Vancouver, Yaletown and all downtown condos are on average under 700 sq feet. Note this when you book, if space is a issue, book towards the airport or neighbouring cities called Burnaby, Richmond, New West, East Vancouver. But considering downtown is shared space it's a deal. Your upgrade for space options downtown and best deal is a Howard Johnson which is likely $250+ in high season and next step up is a Holiday Inn for $300+. And that's just for a room.
I hope you enjoyed my short lesson on Vancouver land economics and it is true we are in a condo in downtown. Space is small it's a downtown condo! I hope others will consider staying here! Thank you!