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Currently Available Status: Available - Jun 1, 2017

Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G1S9

Neighbourhood: West End

Cross Streets: Bidwell Street

Rent: $1400 monthly

Deposit: $1400

Term: Lease

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Accommodation Type: 1 Bedroom

Accommodation Style: Apartment / Condo ( Furnished )

Living Room

Contact Information
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Name: Karen Hertz

Member since: August, 2016

Primary Phone: 206-482-6927


Yes Smoking
Yes Wheelchair Access
No Pets


Yes Furnished
Yes Hydro included
Yes Carpet
No Hardwood Floor
No Air Conditioning

Yes Other flooring
Yes Utilities included
Yes Partial utilities included
No Dishwasher
Yes Fridge

Yes Stove
No Assigned / Secured parking
Yes Street parking
No Garage
No Access to yard

Yes Balcony / patio / deck
Yes View
No Fitness facilities
No Jacuzzi / Sauna
Yes Swimming pool

No Security system
Yes Microwave
Yes Washer
Yes Dryer
No Cable / Satellite

Yes Internet connectivity
Yes Elevator
No Storage locker
No Fireplace
No Ground Level Suite

No Basement Suite
Yes Coin Operated Washer/Dryer

Sublet Clean & Bright Apt in West End w/View of Bay, Vancouver BC

Welcome! :-) This spacious & fully furnished apartment next to English Bay is an outstanding subletting deal in this friendly West End neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This apt could be available as early as June 1, 2017 to as late as November 1, 2017, or any date in between, depending on when the current subletters must move for their new job in New York. As soon as they find out the exact date, I will update the "available date" on this posting. Thanks for your understanding. :-)

May 19 UPDATE: The current renters just told me that they will be moving out at the end of June or possibly sometime in July. Please email me if you are interested in renting the apt for short or long term in case their job transfer situation changes. Thank you! I can be contacted at or via text or voice message left at 1 206 482 6927.

This CLEAN, comfortable, & cheerful apt is full of natural light & only 1 block from the nearest entrance to English Bay & only 3 blocks from Stanley Park. It's a convenient location for arranging picnics with friends on English Bay Beach, Sunset Beach, Jericho Beach, or Kitsilano Beach, and for renting bicycles to ride around the perimeter of Stanley Park via the lovely seawall. Lots of wildlife, such as seals & sea otters, can be seen shortly before, during, and after sunset. And it was fairly recently that Orca whales were seen very near the local beaches. There are huge blue herons nests near the tennis courts by Stanley Park, and bald eagles can be seen soaring above, almost daily, if you look UP whenever you hear the seagulls & crows making a ruckus. Lost Lagoon, Beaver Lake, Coal Harbour, & the heart of downtown Vancouver are all within easy walking distance.

Your large private bedroom includes a comfy queen bed, large quiet ceiling fan, several book shelves, two bedside tables, matching lamps, & many amenities including many pillows, beautiful sheet sets, a duvet & cover, extra blankets, iron & ironing board. The largest closet in your bedroom is empty with plenty of space for your clothes and for your other belongings. The smaller closet contains a large variety of emergency supplies, including heaps of fresh bottled water. Your bedroom also has a glass door entrance to the balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine during an especially gorgeous sunset.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need: fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, many dishes, pots & pans, stainless steel wok with glass lid, crock pot, rice cooker, Nutri-bullet food processor for smoothies,etc, french press coffee maker & mugs, wine glasses & bottle opener, all the necessary kitchen utensils such as manual can opener, measuring cups & spoons, baking pans, full spice cabinet, cooking oils, etc. There is also a new fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink.

The bathroom has a full-size tub & shower, towel sets, radio/CD & i-Pod player, powerful fan, and empty drawers and shelves for your belongings.

This apt's 6th floor balcony comes with a small table if you enjoy eating outdoors, 2 comfy chairs for enjoying the gorgeous variety of sunsets, & several potted flowering plants. From the balcony and huge picture windows, you can see English Bay, North Shore mountains including "The Lions", & vast sky in one direction; Kitsilano Beach in another direction; and the larger northern mountain range beyond Grouse Mountain in another direction.

Every July & August, Celebration of Lights fireworks can be viewed from the balcony, living room, & bedroom on 3 special evenings. The outdoor pool, surrounded by a lovely garden, is open during the summer months.

There are reserved parking spots for your visitors with use of your 3-hour parking permit for drop-in guests, as well as street parking. Free parking for your guests is often available for up to one week from the apartment manager if you give her some notice. If you wish to get a regular parking spot of your own in the apt lot, or in the garage, you can arrange that with the manager for $50 - $100 a month, depending on the spot. But I highly recommend being car-free in this walkable neighbourhood surrounded by fantastic public transportation and many other affordable options.

This apt building is 1/2 block from bus stops for buses 5, 6, C21, & C23. Several restaurants, coffee shops, dry cleaners, bike rentals, hair salons, banks, grocery, convenience, liquor, and drug stores are located within a few blocks from the apt. Countless restaurants of every variety of cuisine are found up and down Denman St, Davie St., & Robson St. As I already said, public transportation is so fantastic in this city that a car is not needed and is actually more of a liability than a benefit here. I've lived in this apt, car-FREE, for 6 years and there's never been a day when I missed having a car. And there are plenty of car co-ops, taxis, bike rentals, and car rental companies for those who occasionally need those.

This high-rise apt building has a washer & dryer on EVERY floor so there is no shortage of open machines to find when you need them. A load of laundry washes & dries for about $6. The concrete building is quiet between floors and between apartment walls, and neighbours are thoughtful towards others.

The total monthly rent for this apt is $1,400 which includes steam heat, hot & cold water, water/garbage/sewer, and electricity. If you want cable TV & wireless Internet, you will need to choose & pay for whichever company and package deals you want.

The EARLIEST this apt COULD possibly be available for you to move in is June 1st, 2017. The LATEST this apt will be available for move-in WILL BE November 1st, 2017 as that is the end date for the current subletting contract. The reason for this current uncertainty about move-in date is that the wonderful couple who are subletting the apt are currently waiting to hear about a possible dream job in New York. They will let me know as soon as they know when they will need to move to the new job location. At that time, I will update the exact date of apt availability. Thank you for your understanding.

My situation as the main renter is that I am planning to secure an elementary teaching contract for the 2017/2018 school year. As a Social Studies major, I am applying to teach in First Nations communities around the coast of Vancouver Island and along the BC coast. I hope to move to my new community sometime during this 2017 summer to get to know the community, especially the elders and children, before I begin teaching there. If I end up loving my new teaching assignment and community, I will return to Vancouver in about a year or two to remove my belongings, and you will have first dibs to continue renting the apt (NO longer as a subletter) under your own rental agreement with the apt manager if you have been maintaining a good working relationship with her while you were subletting the apartment from me while I've been teaching somewhere on the coast. I'm sure you'll love living in this apt as much I have so keep in mind that it may be open for you to rent long-term and to furnish as you wish in the near future. :-)

If you do some research on the rental costs of apartments here in this "West End" neighbourhood in Vancouver BC, especially those apts that are spacious, and are within a block or two of English Bay beach with a gorgeous view of English Bay and the mountains across the bay, you will have a much clearer understanding of what a good price this sublet is considering the recent 1% vacancy rate in Vancouver. If I were to completely move out of this apt right now, and end my rental agreement, the apt owners of this bldg would immediately raise the rent of this vacant apt by at least 30% for the next renter. This is why I don't want to let go of my apartment until I find a job that I love in another community that feels like home to me. Then, and only then,will I be able to move out all of my furniture and say good-bye to the West End. Meanwhile, you have the opportunity to rent a very comfy apt in a beautiful location for a very good price while you get to enjoy this friendly neighbourhood.

Thanks for checking out this beautiful apt by English Bay. Come to see it for yourself and you'll know that it's the best deal in town, but it won't be this price once I terminate my rental agreement and move all my stuff out. Subletting is the most affordable option in this neighbourhood right now because rent controls only apply to current rental agreements to an apt allowing subletters to move in under the lower rent instead of after a full move-out and rent being jacked up quite high. Please feel free to ask me any questions that are not answered here. Thanks again for stopping by. :-)
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