I rented the Carriage House for my parents, sister, and five-year-old niece (three adults, one child) last summer. It's within easy walking distance to either of Kitsilano's commercial neighborhoods, 4th Ave (Whole Foods and Terra Breads were favorites) and W Broadway (Thomas Haas), to bus stops, and to my own home. The two-story layout gave them much space to spread out, and the full kitchen was convenient. The two bedrooms would be perfect for two adults and two kids or, as here, two adults and a parent and child. My niece loved the pink decor in "her room." Since pre-departure thorough cleaning is required, early morning flights might be tricky. But otherwise it's an effective policy to ensure that guests are responsible and keep the place in excellent condition.
Kathy and her family live in the main house and thus could be called if needed; but they never intruded on my family's privacy. Booking the house and other logistics ran smoothly and Kathy even waited for my family to decide on exact travel dates, etc. I would definitely let my family stay here again!