Gastown/Railtown Loft in Vancouver


Entire loft hosted by James & Leanne

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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A beautiful, bright, airy 2 level loft at the edge of Gastown, Railtown + Chinatown. Steps away from some of the best restaurants + shops in the city and a short walk to the Skytrain + Seabus. A gorgeous loft in a hip and historic part of town.

The space
This is a 700sq/ft two level lofted apartment with 16ft ceilings and polished concrete floors. The living area, kitchen, dining area and bathroom with shower and tub are on the lower level. The queen sized bed, washer and dryer are upstairs. There are two large empty closets with hangers. This loft is on the sixth floor of the building with east facing floor-to-ceiling windows fitted with black-out blinds and a small balcony with nice views of the north shore mountains and the rooftops in Railtown. The loft features mid-century modern decor and a flatscreen tv including an appletv with access to Netflix.

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gastown, Railtown and Chinatown make up part of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside which is a diverse and unique community. Gastown is the heart of Vancouver. It is the city's oldest neighbourhood and full of history and culture. It offers a thriving fashion district, impeccably curated decor boutiques, one of a kind galleries and is bursting with the best food and drink in the city.

The downtown eastside is also home to some of the city’s most poor and marginalized. People visiting this area for the first time are sometimes surprised by the sight of homelessness, mental illness and open drug use. If seeing this kind of thing up close makes you uncomfortable, then it is best to avoid walking along the east part of Hastings Street especially between Carrall Street and Main Street.

We lived in this neighbourhood for 20 years and raised our young daughter in this building for seven years. We loved our time here and never felt threatened or unsafe. We are more than happy to discuss intelligent ways for you to navigate the neighbourhood during your stay, but we highly recommend you do your own bit of research on the downtown eastside before deciding if this is a suitable location for you.

The streets encompassing the building itself are typically very quiet. The majority of Gastown's restaurants and bars are a couple of blocks away so there isn’t a lot of street or foot traffic in the evenings. However, the building is directly next to functioning train tracks. This area of Railtown/Gastown marks the end of the line for all trains coming into the city. This means that they typically move past the building at very slow speeds. They brake and sometimes shunt. If you've never heard train cars shunt before, it can be very loud at times. The trains do not run constantly, but they also have no predictable schedule and can be heard at any hour of the day or night 7 days a week. Most people are not bothered by the trains and some even find them charming. We live in the same building and we hardly notice them. However, if you are a light sleeper, there are earplugs available in the bedside drawer if needed.

We have carefully curated a Guidebook featuring some of our favorite neighbourhood restaurants, cafes, sites and shopping recommendations. You can access the Guidebook from our listing, but we will also leave a printed copy for you in the loft.

Hosted by James & Leanne

  1. Joined in January 2013
  • 122 Reviews
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We have lived in the Gastown/Railtown district of Vancouver, Canada for over 15 years and we love it! We live a creative life working in film and photography. We love to travel and go sailing when we can. At home we enjoy time spent with our daughter, biking around the city, picnics at the beach, walks in the forest, skiing and just generally enjoying our great corner of the world.
We have lived in the Gastown/Railtown district of Vancouver, Canada for over 15 years and we love it! We live a creative life working in film and photography. We love to travel and…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1211

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