ARGUABLY THE BEST SELF-CATERED ACCOMMODATION ON THE WEST SIDE

Christopher

Speaks english, hungarian
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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ARGUABLY THE BEST SELF-CATERED ACCOMMODATION ON THE WEST SIDE

Kitsilano Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Kitsilano Cottage, the structure, is a heritage designation qualified 1916 Craftsman bungalow, typical of the Kitsilano neighbourhood. It has been meticulously restored and ethically upgraded to provide modern living convenience with architectural integrity with its origins.

A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage is a single, upscale, self-contained, garden-level suite. It is approximately 825 square feet. There are two bedrooms. One has a king-size bed and the other a queen-size bed. There is also an Italian leather queen-size sofa bed in the living room. The furnishings are a blend of antique and authentic hardwood reproductions in the Craftsman or, as our guests from the United Kingdom fondly refer to it, Macintosh style.

The suite has its own private entry, patio, separate private phone line, LCD Flat Screen TV with VCR/DVD and digital cable featuring Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand (at added cost), broadband Internet access by Ethernet and WiFi, stereo, a single bathroom with tub/shower, full Cook's kitchen, and in-suite laundry facilities, for guest use. Daily rate guests, staying over a week, are provided weekly linen changes and cleaning service. Breakfast is not served.

Also for daily rate guests the suite is provisioned with fresh fruit and baking, coffee and tea preparation supplies for a complimentary, self-catered, continental breakfast for the first morning. Beyond that, we recommend the many wonderful restaurants, within walking distance. There is always the option of using the suite's well-equipped, Cook's kitchen for preparing meals. There are several grocers, within easy walking distance, offering a good variety of your favorite meal preparation ingredients.

Please Note: A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage does not accommodate guest pets, however we can recommend boarding services for the same. Note also that we are a non-smoking facility. While smoking outside is permitted, absolutely no smoking indoors is allowed.

Kitsilano District is clearly one of the most desirable urban-residential neighbourhoods in the world.It is cosmopolitan and near the warming influence of the waterfront, keeping the weather in a moderate range year-round. An area typified by its myriad arts and crafts design homes, lush gardens, green spaces, and its chic business areas. Most of the very finest restaurants and nightlife venues in all of Greater Vancouver, a city renowned for its great food, are within walking distance. Both wonderful boutique shopping and several beaches, again all within easy, safe walking distance, supplement this. For this reason, you will find properties outside the bounds of the district, advertising as being in Kitsilano. Our location between 4th Avenue and Broadway and Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach parks is the very heart of this wonderful part of the Vancouver's West Side.

Granville Island, a must on any visitor’s list, is built around a public market and a devotion to the arts. Theatres, artist studios, and fine dining venues abound. Or rent a boat or kayak and tour the beautiful waterways that define this city’s natural beauty.

Downtown and Stanley Park are just across the Burrard Street Bridge, which is an architectural highlight itself. The downtown core offers the cosmopolitan appeal of Robson Street, shopping at some of the most recognized names from Paris to Rodeo Drive and boundless nightlife and cultural venues. Enjoy the wonderful mix of architecture from the earliest days of Vancouver to today. All this is immediately adjacent the jewel of the crown, Stanley Park. Whether you choose to walk, roller blade, or cycle its seawall or visit the aquarium there is something for everyone through each season of the year here.

Keywords: Self-Catered garden suite, in a heritage Arts & Crafts, Kitsilano home.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility

Christopher

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english, hungarian
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After a richly diverse career, mostly in public service, my beloved wife, Sally and I started this business. It was a great fit for us as we both loved being self employed, computers, our neighbourhood, walking and biking along the water, the great restaurants in this area and travel in which residential accommodations were always are preferred choice. So when we purchased this house we decided to offer something like a B&B but without the schedules and shared common spaces that we would have most preferred.

Since Sally was taken by cancer, in 2002, I have continued to operate the business and maintain our house in her memory.

Christopher purchased this apartment in 1999

Centrally located, best neighbourhood in Vancouver. Close to everything, yet a beautiful tree lined streets, quiet, safe, residential neighbourhood.

It has always been our purpose to provide our guests with everything they need to most enjoy their stay in Vancouver. Privacy and quiet are at the top of the long list of guest centered thinking which guides our attention to detail.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35564vb
+01 (604) 434-7470 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kitsilano West Side
Toronto
5

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5
Our whole family stayed here over 10 days in April. We really appreciated all the special touches that Christopher provided to Welcome us. The fruit and pastries were lovely. We were out to celebrate two milestone Family Birthdays, Easter and visit our daughter at UBC! Thank you for the delicious Easter chocolate bunnies and Prosecco. It was much appreciated and enjoyed by the family at Easter dinner!

The suite was totally outfitted with everything you would need. The kitchen had all we needed to make some meals. But we took advantage of the area to eat out at the many restaurants. We really loved having the in suite laundry. The apartment worked well for our family of 4.
Kitsilano Cottage is located in a perfect location close to many amenities and transit. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and through the delightful neighbourhood.

Kits Cottage is a special place and we would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Craig,

It was pleasure to meet you and your family and I am truly grateful for you taking the time craft such a positive review. Unsolicited reviews always feel the most authentic. Thank you!

Christopher
business
Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35564vb
+01 (604) 434-7470 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kitsilano West Side
-
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5
When Penny and I arrived, we were greeted by the owner, who we already knew to be warm, funny and gracious. We were surprised to have chocolates, wine, pastries and more waiting for our arrival as well. A beautiful touch that illustrates the experience we had staying at Kitsilano Cottage.

The home is beautifully finished, with crown molding, great beds and very functional kitchen, equipped with everything you'd need -- no skimping for those who love to cook! It is bright and feels bigger than it is, opening onto a private garden, with table and chairs beckoning us to stay outside to enjoy our coffee despite the March chill.

I would be remiss not to mention the location, which is a 10 minute walk to Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks, which is Vancouver's best stretch of beach. About 4 km's of sandy beach and walking trail. It is located between Broadway and West 4th, both minutes away by foot (the walking score is above 85 I believe). It is a bus ride to (or a 5 minutes drive) to Granville Island, Downtown, UBC etc.

We do not hesitate recommending a stay, short or long, at Kits Cottage. Thank you Christopher, for your unparalleled hospitality and sharing your beautiful home.

Wayne + Penny
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne, thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. The most reward I experience in this business is hearing that guests appreciate the attention to detail and absolute commitment to service, which I have endeavoured to make the hallmark of A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage.

Christopher
business
Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35564vb
+01 (604) 434-7470 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kitsilano West Side
Vancouver, B.C.
5

Home Between Homes

  • 5 of 5
Moving from Crescent Beach to Vancouver in the fall last year we were fortunate enough to find a home between homes in one of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This gave us time to get to know an area close to where we'd soon be living too.

The Suite itself was immaculate and had a very well stocked kitchen. It was private and yet we had lots of natural light from all the windows. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room. It was wonderful to have a washer and dryer in the suite as well.

We loved it so much that we hope to stay again, even though it's only 10 minutes from our new home. Perhaps we will, just so we can walk to what are now our favourite shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the cozy dining room and having our family for Thanksgiving dinner... loved the close proximity to everything... and most of all, so appreciated Christopher's hospitality. We will definitely recommend the suite to our out of town guests and friends here at home.

Thank you Christopher!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35564vb
+01 (604) 434-7470 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kitsilano West Side
Brandon, MB Canada
5

Superb Kitsilano Suite

  • 5 of 5
November 2011
A perfect home away from home!

I have stayed in many Kitsilano retreats in the past 10 years + this was definitely the best! The Suite is so well equipped + Christopher leaves no detail un-catered for; the visitor feels positively spoiled.

I will certainly be back soon.

Many Thanks
NS
Manitoba
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Nichola,

I am grateful for your patronage and elated by your review.

Warmly,
Christopher
business
Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p35564vb
+01 (604) 434-7470 (British Columbia, Canada)
Kitsilano West Side
New York City
5

Perfect Kitsilano apartment

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully maintained lower floor apartment, craftsman-style decor well chosen, perfect kitchen, immaculate. Living room and DR have street-level full-height windows on the garden - bedrooms have clerestory windows. Owner is solicitous and provides a superb welcoming supply of organic fruits, chocolates and the best Vancouver breads and pastries. Also juices and bottled water. I have stayed here twice and will again.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
13.2 Kilometres
YVR - Vancouver International
Nearest Ferry
26.3 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay Terminal
Nearest Train
6.8 Kilometres
Main Street Train Station
Nearest Motorway
10.3 Kilometres
Highway 99
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Jericho Beach
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Gargoyles Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
17.4 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Golf
3.7 Kilometres
University Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
The Eatery
Car: not necessary

Gardens, Nightlife, Most of Vancouver's finest restaurants within walking distance, boutique shopping in the neighbourhood, close to several beaches, near several theatres and cinemas.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kitsilano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High
May 16 2014 - Oct 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Low
Oct 14 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's High
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
C$260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Additional guest fee for child is $25/child/nt
Upon booking with us, our guests' accept full financial responsibility for any damages to the premises, its contents and surrounding environs. Guests agree that cost of damage remediation will be billed to their credit card and that should remediation cost exceed credit limit of credit card, they will, immediately on demand, pay the additional costs
The entire quoted cost, including taxes is due and payable, at check-in date. No credits/refunds issued or for early departures. We always recommend our guests avail themselves of trip cancellation/interruption insurance, in case of emergencies which might necessitate having to not arrive at the appointed time to claim the reservation or to leave prior to the agreed on departure day.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kitsilano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sink, Vanity, Tub/Shower, Toilet, Hair Dryer, Linens provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Queen Italian Leather sofabed in Living Room
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • parasailing
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • racquetball
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Answering Machine, Fax/Photocopy Service available (limits apply), Toaster, Electric Kettle, Espresso and Drip Coffee Makers, Coffee Grinder, Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer, Smooth Top, Self Cleaning Range, Microwave, blender, electric kettle.
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