VOTED 'BEST VANCOUVER ACCOMMODATION 2011 AND 2012!'

Julia O'Dwyer

Speaks german, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Julia O'Dwyer

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VOTED 'BEST VANCOUVER ACCOMMODATION 2011 AND 2012!'

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Two separate 2 bedroom units, can be rented separately or sleep up to 13 combin

Avalon Guest Suite and Coach house is located on a quiet tree lined street but just steps from shops, restaurants and easy direct transportation links to downtown Vancouver and UBC. There are over 30 different restaurants and cafes located within 2 blocks of the accommodation! We are also within easy walking distance to several beautiful beaches.

We have 2 units on our property, each comprising of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Each unit can be rented separately or combined to accommodate larger groups.

The Avalon Suite is located at ground level in the beautifully restored and fully updated main house. The unit has 2 bedrooms with queen beds in each room and a queen sofa bed in the living room and can sleep up to 6 guests and a small child in a crib.

We installed a new kitchen and cozy gas fireplace in May 2013 and have fully updated the suite.

In addition we can offer our newly built 2 bedroom Coach House, located on the rear of our property (just across the garden from the suite), offering luxury accommodation on 2 levels for up to 7 guests. This new Coach house is fully self contained and built to the highest standard using eco friendly materials.

Our accommodation is ideal for couples who seek the spaciousness of our accommodation, families with children (we have baby equipment, toys and a child friendly property) and larger groups wishing to travel together.

Each unit has a private outdoor patio with grill.

Avalon Guest Suite has been awarded a rating of 98% by WalkScore - a walker’s paradise!

Here is what some of our guests have to say...: Great Find!

'We visited Vancouver for four days with our two sons, aged one and four, and wanted a comfortable place in a great neighbourhood. The Avalon Guest Suite was perfect. The apartment is comfortable and clean, and the location is great. It is located on a charming, tree-lined street with a short walk from the shops on Broadway.' ~DA

'Loved this bright, beautifully decorated suite. It's in a great safe neighbourhood, within walking distance to everything you would ever need...and more. We were there in October and the maple trees were turning their gorgeous colours.

The suite is very well equipped for preparing your own meals. Grocery stores are close by. You don't really need a car.

Thanks to the O'Dwyer family for a lovely stay. We will be back next year...' ~HappyTrails

Our neighbourhood....: Kitsilano, colloquially knows as “Kits” is one of Vancouver’s premiere Neighbourhoods and is located on the city’s west side. It is bordered to the North by two beaches, Kitsilano and Jericho beach and is home to two distinct commercial areas. The first located along Broadway between Larch and Blenheim streets, only steps from Avalon Guest Suite, while the other is along 4th Ave between Balsam and Burrard streets.

Kitsilano is a great neighbourhood to explore on foot, with its many wonderful shops and restaurants as well as parks and beaches.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We loved staying at the Coach House. You really feel at home since the moment you enter, it is so cozy and welcoming. We are a family of five and we were very comfortable with the spaces. Everything was so clean, and that is a very important thing for me. Julia really made us feel like we were special guests, there was a lot of details, like fresh flowers, basket of fruit, milk in the fridge and a delicious homemade bread. There were also toys for the children to play during bath time!

All in all, Avalon Coach House is the perfect place to stay for a family that is looking for other options instead of a hotel room. On our next trip to Vancouver will definitely go back! That´s for sure! Thank you so much Julia and O´Dwyer family.



This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Jan 2014
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Julia O'Dwyer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks german, english
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We are an international family from Ireland and Germany and have been living with our 4 children in Vancouver since 1999.

We are excited about our chosen city and are looking forward to sharing information and tips with you on your stay!

Julia O'Dwyer purchased this apartment in 2004

We live on the premises of our vacation rental and are always available in case our guests have any wishes or needs.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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4.9
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Voted 'Best Vancouver Accommodation 2011 and 2012!'
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5

GREAT STAY IN A QUIET LOCATION IN KITSILANO

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had an absolutely amazing stay at the Avalon coach house. When we arrived the owner Julia greeted us and allowed us into the suite early so we could settle our daughter for her nap. We usually book hotels whenever we stay in Vancouver but due to wanting to have additional space for relatives to stay we decided to book an apartment. We usually stay in hotels downtown such as the Pan Pacific or the Fairmont Pacific Rim, both of which usually cost us about $400-$450 a night including valet parking. Compared to a hotel you have the convenience of being to wash your clothes (which is a must with a 2 year old) and being able cook your own meals. The price is highly appealing and competitive, with free parking and WIFI as a major bonus.

With regards to the coach house itself:

There were baked goods to welcome us and other items such as milk to get us started during our stay
There were toys available for the little ones to play with (our daughter loved the rocking horse)
We felt there was ample space for our family and additional family members who also stayed with us
We were close to multiple shops on W Broardway
Kitsilano beach is a 5 minute drive from the suite or about a 25-30 minute walk

Next time my family and I stay in Vancouver, we will be renting the Avalon Coach House again!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! WE LOVED EVERY MOMENT!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved every moment! The location was perfect for our 3 year old who was able to walk or ride his bike to the local park. Also he was able to use the back yard digging in the sandbox or jumping on the trampoline which we were surprised how frequently he wanted to do that each day. The house was perfect with every thing you could imagine right down to the matches to light our candles each evening to wind down from all our outside activities. Julia was an incredible host showing us where all the great restaurants and activities you would want to explore. I also had to work a bit and the Internet was a nice plus to be able to check in & out of work easily. We will be back and anyone who stays here will have an incredible experience! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

FABULOUS STAY IN A SMART AREA OF KITSILANO!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time staying in the Avalon Suite, which is spacious, modern, clean and very well equipped. On arrival, feeling tired after a long flight there was a gorgeous pastry and tea and coffee to tuck into. Julia certainly adds the personal touch! Julia and her family were the perfect hosts-friendly and approachable, we felt like we'd known them for years!!!! The suite is located on a beautiful leafy street just a couple of blocks from the heart of Kitsilano, with coffee shops, delis
and restaurants-really the perfect spot for exploring the city.
Overall, a great time and we will definitely be returning. Thank you so much!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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LOVELY PROPERTY BUT NOT WORTH THE PRICE

  • 3 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a 1 week stay in the Coach House with our 13 month old son. Julia, the owner, was lovely-she met us upon arrival, showed us around, and was very accommodating. The toys, pack and play, high chair and play yard were great to have there and available for use, and although the house was nice it was much smaller than the pictures portrayed. We kind of felt like we were on top of each other. It also hadn't been taken care of like we thought it should have been (for example, the shower curtain was filled with mold, as well as there being mold in the tub itself). Also not having any fans or air conditioning of any sort made for very hot afternoons/evenings (we were there in May-I can't imagine how hot it must get in the real heat of the summer). Also was disappointed at how far the house was from Kitsilano beach. The reviews were a bit misleading-the beach is a GOOD half hour walk from the house. If you're looking to do some shopping along the way that's great-but I wish we would have been closer. I will say the restaurants and bakeries around the corner from the house were fantastic. There are also lots of little shops within walking distance that are great. But overall, my husband and I didn't feel like the house was worth what we paid. For the same amount of money we could have stayed in a high rise downtown, across the street from the beach, with an amazing view of the water. Next time I will do more research!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Our 2 bedroom Coach House is approx. 900 square feet with a private patio and direct access to a child friendly garden. We are located just steps from boutique shopping and restaurants and 1.5 km (1 mile) from Kitsilano beach. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness (as proven by countless verified reviews on Tripadvisor) and responded immediately to the guests' concerns. The plastic shower curtain liner, which had some soap staining was immediately replaced.
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5

FANTASTIC ACCOMMODATIONS!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Coach House for 3 nights in February 2014. Having been to Vancouver multiple times before, we decided to try staying in Kitsilano this time around. We're so glad we did! The house location is perfect for walking around, and there are many things to do within walking distance or a short car ride away.

The Coach House itself was just great for my husband and I. It was quite clean, spacious, and very well-designed. We had plenty of room, and I think the house would be great for up to 4 people (since there is only one bathroom). Like others have mentioned, it was very sweet of Julia to have flowers, fruit and some scones waiting for us when we arrived.

Our experience was very positive, and we would love to come back to Kits and stay at the Coach House again!
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN VANCOUVER

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in Julia and Michael's suite a few years ago and in their new coach house this time. Both places are outstanding! Pleasantly decorated and super clean!!! Having laundry is a big plus when travelling with kids! The place is in a great area, quite side street, but within easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Thanks again for a warm welcome and a great stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Kitsilano is Vancouver's premier neighbourhood, located just ourside the downtown core.

Characterised by its leafy tree-lined streets and miles of beautiful sandy beaches, it is the ideal location from which to explore Vancouver and its surroundings.

Our vacation home is located in the centre of Kitsilano, on a quiet street, yet within steps of cafes, restaurants and shops and direct bus links to downtown Vancouver and UBC (the University of British Columbia).

Walk through a vibrant neighbouthood, sip your coffee on an outdoor patio and enjoy sunset on the beach in Kitsilano!

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$ 300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$ 175
C$ 1,120
C$ 4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

additional child C$25.00 + Tax
Pet Fee C$100.00
additional adult C$50.00 + Tax
Rates are subject to change until price is confirmed.
Rental payment is due upon arrival and can be made with certified cheque or money order in Canadian dollars or cash.
We can accommodate credit card payment for a 2.75% surcharge.
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Rental of the Avalon Suite is based on 2 adults during low season. Additional adults are $50 per night, additional children $25 per night up to a maximum rental amount of $350.
Rental of the Avalon Suite during high season is based on 2 adults and 2 children.
Coach House rental is based on 2 adults and 2 children in low season (nightly rental amount $250) up to a maximum rental amount of $400.
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Amenities

Vancouver Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Avalon Suite has 1 bathroom with combination tub/shower. Avalon Coach House has 1 bathroom with combination tub/shower. The tub is jetted and the floor is heated.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 bedroom/1 bathroom Avalon Guest Suite sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 baby on 2 queen beds and a double pull out sofa bed (+baby crib) Avalon Coach House, 2 bedroom, 1 bathrom sleeps up to 7 adults and 1 baby on 2 queen beds, on single fold out bed, a double pull out sofa bed (+baby crib)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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