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TRAVELING SOLO

If you’re coming to Vancouver and you are in need of special accommodation like a bachelor pad or a furnished apartment, we can help! Let us search for your ideal place. We’ll make the arrangements for you to secure a place in Canada while you’re still abroad so you can have peace of mind and a booked place at the moment you step out of the plane.

TRAVELING IN A GROUP

We know that if you’re coming to Vancouver with your family or your friends you want to stay together!  We’ll look for a place big enough for all of you and we’ll have it ready for your arrival. You’ll be secured and bonded by our contract so there’s no need to worry about finding a place on Craiglist.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Fill out our application form and give us detailed information. The more detailed info we have, the better we can serve you. The application form is not a lease or an agreement, it is just to help us find your ideal place.

Let us look for the right place for you. Depending on when your arrival date is, we might send you more than 1 option so you can choose from two options. Bear in mind that every case is different and our search results will depend on season, availability and proximity of your arrival.

We’ll send you the place we’ve found for you. You can either take it furnished or you can choose to bring or buy your own furniture. We do not include utilities when you’re renting with us for the long term.

 

Sign our contract. You’ll be bonded and have security that you are renting with a real company. We set everything on paper so you can have peace of mind.

 

Move in! One member of our team will be there to give you the keys and give you a brief tour of the house.

FAQs

The sooner the better, the options we’ll offer to you depend on things such as season, availability and proximity of your arrival. So once you’ve decided that Vanmates is for you, we recommend getting a booking.

Yes, and yes. We ask for a non-refundable $400 placement fee. We use this fee to cover the admin costs of looking for a property for you. A damage deposit is also required. This deposit is half a month’s rent and is due prior to your move-in date. If you give us back the house in the same condition it was given to you, we’ll refund your deposit after your departure.

We do not provide utilities when you’re renting for the long term.

Get in touch and tell us straight away. How much we can help will depend on the timing and the circumstances of your cancellation. We have a strict cancellation policy for our properties. You can read all about it on our contract.

Our special housing contracts are fixed 1-year terms.

We’ll get you a nice and secure place to live. We do not provide hotel-like accommodation. You’ll be living on your own and will be responsible for paying your own bills.

We offer bank deposits from any Canadian bank to ours with a $1 fee. This deposit is automated so you don’t have to worry that your rent will be late. For the first month, when you still don’t have a Canadian Bank account, you can pay through credit or debit card (a 3% fee applies)

As you might have heard, Vancouver real estate is one of the most expensive in the world. We guess that’s the price to pay for living in such a nice place. You can expect one bedroom apartments to go between $1300 to $2200 depending on the zone. If you want a house with 3 rooms you can expect the rent to be around $4,000