Response from Conor:
On behalf of my roommate and I, we're happy to hear that aside from a couple of shortfalls, you enjoyed your stay and would stay again. We're genuinely sorry about the few areas that didn't meet your expectations.
With respect to amenities, our AirBnB profile states that we don't have a TV or AC. Our hope is that when guests stay here, they make the most of all that Vancouver has to offer, and save watching TV for weeknights at home.
You're right -- Vancouver can get hot in the summer! Fans are provided. We're considering adding AC, but it's only necessary a few days of the year and the fans typically work fine just fine.
In terms of coffee - we've provided a French Press. We will include clearer instructions for it going forward so that everyone can get the caffeine boost they need to jump start the day. Alternatively - I'd recommend Viva Cafe (local, amazing, and just across the street) or for something familiar: Starbucks is directly downstairs.
We apologize about the noise - we're located in one of the most popular areas during the summer, and one of the evenings you were staying had Fireworks which draws hundreds of thousands of people, and that usually means the neighbours have people over to enjoy them as well. We'll be mindful to give a heads up going forward for big events like this. That's great feedback on your part.
With regards to the hallways, I wish we could do more to brighten them up. It's the owners and building manager who take care of them so it's sadly out of our hands. We are proud and take very good care of the apartment itself, and have received many compliments from previous guests on the look and feel. We hope you felt the same way about our home.
Lastly - re: parking. In an ideal world we could provide a temporary parking pass to anyone staying with us. The city of Vancouver doesn't grant temporary permits. However, you can usually find a spot within a few blocks, and there's a loading zone outside our building which allows you to park temporarily to drop off and pickup your luggage or people.
Ultimately - thank you for the feedback, and we'll definitely be looking at how we can improve the experience for future guests. If you're considering our place -please feel free to reach out with any specific questions and we'll respond as quickly as possible to make sure your stay is exactly what you're looking for.