About Us


Since 2006, Downtown Furnished Rentals has provided a platform for owners and renters offering or looking for mid to long term rentals. Constantly striving to improve our standards & services and to be the absolute best in the industry, it is with great pride I welcome a new partnership with IRIS PROPERTIES who will bring us to the next level. Now get the best of both worlds! Short Term & Extended Stays


OUR VISION is to specialize in the development, procurement and management of real estate assets within the short term and extended stay accommodation space: apartment-hotels, vacation rentals. luxury villas and executive furnished rentals.


meet our team

Helena Looby

Founder of DFR

Helena started the website in 2006 and has built and maintained a solid reputation in the industry. Now partnered is IRIS, she will continue as Housing Coordinator & Listings & Manager.
Downtown Furnished Rentals

Nico Grauer

Managing Parnter

Nico leads the real estate division, operations, and systems at IRIS Properties. As an accomplished real estate investor and agent with Sotheby’s International Realty on Vancouver Island, he specializes in vacation rental real estate.
Iris Properties

Robert Cracknell

managing partner

Robert leads IRIS Properties corporate strategy, business development, and partnerships. He’s a vacation rental expert, advising top agencies & resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, where he co-founded a leading luxury villa rental agency in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Iris Properties

welcome all

list with us

List Your Property with Us We’ll take it to the next level. List with us today and enjoy a great starter package. Visit our “Listing” page for more details and free evaluation of your property.

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