Vancouver, BC Condo Reviews : 1200-1288 Alberni Street

1200-1288 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC - Palisades

Palisades
1200-1288 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC


Year Built:  
1996

Storeys:
22

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Palisades at 1200 and 1288 Alberni Street is an Ames Cheng building with 24hr concierge. Only a stroll to all the shops on Robson St. and steps to Shangri-La, shops, restaurants, transit, schools and grocery stores. Some units feature view of city and English Bay.

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    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Jun 6 2017

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"If you want to live in a
hotel, buy here"

This complex has a large number of rentals, including many short term / vacation rentals - although strata and municipal bylaws do not permit for the complex. See VRBO, Air B&B, Vancouver Extended Stay, Rent it Furnished, Owner Direct, etc. You can even find occasional listings on travel sites. The complex common areas were (2016) starting to show signs of being treated as a hotel: carpets worn, torn wallpaper, garbage in hallways, constant noise complaints, even one owner saying the unit next to him was being used as a brothel (which council did address). Concierges complained because they're hired to help out owners, but are unable to do so effectively since the short term rental owners treated them as hotel front desk clerks. Strata council consists largely of short term rental owners, who own MANY units within the complex. Therefore, complaints to strata and the property managers fell on deaf ears. They say they cannot fine the short term rental owners (themselves) because they cannot enforce the fines (on themselves)... The president of the strata, at the time I owned, was an owner of Vancouver Extended Stay who claimed their company did not allow short term rentals, although listings were, at the time, found on their website.

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unregistered user on June 6 2017:
Also see Dunowen Properties, which has an office in the building and, although short term rentals are not permitted, advertises as a hotel on Booking.com, Expedia, ca.hotels.com, www.redtag.ca, etc. "Dunowen Properties provides furnished apartments Vancouver, Furnished accommodations & rentals for short term, extended stay or assignments. Find a Vancouver furnished rental & furnished apartment on our website at http://dunowen.com"

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