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May 20, 2011
Los Gatos, California
February 4, 2005
From journal Visiting Vancouver
March 2, 2004
The kitchen was very well equipped and had a breakfast bar, and there was a small dining alcove that had the floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. I don't know how four people were expected to sit around the table – there was plenty of space for two, but the other two chairs were squashed in.
There was a gas fireplace and a TV in a space above the fireplace (and the master bedroom had a TV/VCR). One wall of the living room was all mirror, reflecting the window view, which made the room seem much larger.
The Canadian is across the street from the Sheraton City Centre Hotel and has the use of that hotel's pool, hot tubs, saunas, and exercise room. It also is within walking distance of many of the city's special sights and there is a great bus system. There is a parking garage below, but a car would be just a nuisance in the city.
The condo is great for adults, but it is for adults. There is nothing for the kids. No programs, no activities, no game room, and swimming is across the street.
From journal Vancouver, BC in May
September 17, 2002
From journal La Jolla Like a Local
by Barber E. Lane
Lake Forest, California
August 14, 2002
The 43 timeshare units are on the upper floors with the 24th floor (32 in all in the building) being the top of the timeshares.
Our unit was on the 24th floor and the entire side, floor to ceiling of the bedrooms, living room, and two sides of the eating area were glass. The view was magnificent!
Underground secured parking is included in your timeshare week which saves you about $150 a week compared to $19 a day for hotel guest parking across the street at the Sheraton Wall Center. You pay to park everywhere in Vancouver and street parking is hard to find. Resort Experience:Upon entering the check-in site on the ground floor in the small townhouse office, you are given as many sets of keys as you desire for your party - we had 4 sets.
The key ring contains 3 keys and they are color coded to work for parking, interior doors, and your own unit door. You have to have keys to navigate anywhere into or within the building.
Once at your unit you enter into a compact but quite luxurious apartment. We had a 2 bedroom 24th floor window on the world.
The furnishings are contemporary in style with chic black, grey, silver, and gold decorations used throughout. There are lovely pieces of artwork on the walls. The furniture is a lacquered cherry wood color with slate and black matte accents.
The living room consists of an angled fireplace with instant on/off switch, small sofa, two chairs and small glass coffee table.
A bar with high bar chairs joins the living area to the kitchen which is ultra chic with track lighting, glass front wall cabinet and shiny black appliances. Off to the side of the kitchen is a small two sided glass room that contains a small round table and 4 chairs. If you're afraid of heights, leave the mini blinds closed or just don't look down.
It is very light and bright with floor to ceiling windows in all the rooms and windows that can be opened for ventilation.
There is also a small narrow balcony off the living room, but the door to it was locked and we didn't try any of our keys to see if it would open. No one wanted to venture out there anyway being so high up and it being very small.
Just inside the entry door was a very large walk-in closet for hang up clothing, a large fan, boom box with remote, iron and ironing board, and plenty of room to store suitcases and whatever you desired. Opposite this was a folding door that enclosed stacked full-sized washer and dryer with amply laundry detergent for the week.
The bathrooms were small but contained all necessary items, one having a glass front shower and the other a tub with shower, and extra large fluffy white towels which could be changed for clean ones upon request.
There was a TV and VCR in the living room and also in the master bedroom. It was quite cozy and lovely.
Our friends who were staying across the street at the pricey Sheraton Wall Center were very envious of our digs.
The staff very extremely helpful and friendly and made us feel like family. Off the lobby was a rec room containing a ping pong and pool table. This timeshare is only 2 1/2 years old.
It's location in the center of downtown made it possible to walk to many restaurants, a very large 3 blocks long shopping mall, and work off those calories you gain from your jaunt over to Death By Chocolate (see accompanying journal entry) for a snack - only a few blocks away.
From journal Planes, Trains, and Ferry Boats to Vancouver