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Luxury Penthouse Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo close to beach and downtown, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This luxurious terrace penthouse with a beautiful private roof top deck overlooks English Bay and is conveniently located in the trendy Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Those who have rented this Villa in the past include one of the world’s leading male singers, well known film director, and a recent host of the Oscars, among others.

This 2,500 square foot villa, designed by one of Canada’s leading architectural firms, and professionally decorated with an interesting mix of contemporary furniture and Canadian art, features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living-family room with a wood-burning fireplace and HDTVs with surround sound, a wrap-around lower deck, and a stunning 2,500 square foot upper deck with hot tub, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, change room/bathroom, manicured lawns and gardens – all with complete privacy.

Completing the ultimate luxury of this penthouse villa are all of the necessary amenities for modern living. With air conditioned rooms, wireless internet service, HDTVs, docking station for your iPod and a stereo sound system throughout the main areas of the home and upper deck, this villa captures every amenity desired for a luxurious stay in one of the most sought after areas of Vancouver.

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Joanne Solmundson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Joanne Solmundson

The owners, Gordon and Joanne are both professionals. Gordon was the developer of the building housing this penthouse villa, and spent some three years overseeing every detail of this well-appointed apartment home.

Joanne Solmundson purchased this condo in 1992

Why Joanne Solmundson chose Vancouver

As a developer of major residential properties in Vancouver, we chose this location as it enjoys excellent views of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains, is quiet yet close to the high end shops on First Avenue below, and is in one of Vancouver's most sought after neighbourhoods. Within 10 minutes is downtown, the beach, Granville Market, the Fourth Avenue shopping district.

What makes this condo unique

Those staying in this penthouse villa will feel as though they are one of the world's best resorts. Every detail for fine living has been considered. This penthouse has been home to one of the world's leading male vocalists, as well as to a very recent host of the Oscars, among others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Joanne, first of all, we had a brilliant week at your stunning apartment !! Everything was perfect from meeting your Mum, the detailed instructions, the equipment and facilities provided, the location, and especially the rooftop garden !!l The weather was very good that week so we spent a lot of time sitting up there either in the morning, afternoon, dinner and nighttime during the times we were not on our trips discovering Vancouver Downtown. One special evening was the Wednesday when we had a BBQ from produce bought from Granville Island markets then we watched the fireworks !! Incredible view we had while also watching the crowds disperse after the show. We used the local shops and we ate at most of the restaurants/cafes downstairs and visited 4th Ave a few times. Overall, an incredible week and thoroughly enjoyable.
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West Side Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located on the terrace
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Main living area enjoys in-floor radiant heating over slate in most areas. Three large skylights and wrap-around glass on all sides provide excellent light to all rooms. Kitchen includes Sub-zero fridge, two dishwashers and a Miele espresso unit. Underground parking for two cars. Four HDTVs. 2500 square foot outdoor patio with manicured gardens, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, hot tub and full bathroom.


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Luxury Penthouse Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Outstanding Location for Exploring Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located within leafy, cozy neighborhood with coffee shops on 3 corners, and walking distance to great restaurants and shops. Quick & easy access to Vancouver's bike paths, beach, downtown and waterfront arts district. Very comfortable home with unparalleled rooftop patio and outdoor decks for taking in the city's sunrises & sunsets. Caring hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampshire, UK

Trip to Vancouver!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in the apartment while working and sightseeing. Great facilities, location and service. We spent most of the time walking along the beach, which is minutes away, walking to the city centre (20 mins) and driving to the mountains (20 mins). There was only 3 of us, including our 13 year old son, but the apartment could house a lot more. The roof terrace was amazing for sunbathing, entertaining and for watching the sunset. Would definitely recommend and plan to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing penthouse in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family, (from England) of 6 with 4 kids aged 8-16 had a wonderful stay here.

We would highly recommend it for families and adults alike. It is in a fabulous location. Totally private on the top floor with a stunning roof top garden and spectacular views for sunsets and even fireworks. All was luxurious, clean, tidy and so spacious. Very well equipped. We ate in, had BBQs and ate out too.

We were able to explore the locality easily without a car. Hired bikes from Fir St to cycle round to Stanley Park, walked to Granville Markets for fresh produce and to enjoy the independent shops there, went to the beach and Maritime Museum. So many great local restaurants as well.

Our hosts met us on arrival and were very welcoming and thorough, and were available for queries during our stay, although we didn't have any.

For us it was the perfect way to spend our last week in Canada after two weeks in an RV touring the Rockies. Quite a contrast!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Albert, Alberta

Everything and More

  • 5 of 5

We planned a family Christmas so the whole family could gather together. We could not have picked a more perfect place. From the tasteful Christmas decorations and tree that welcomed us upon our arrival, to the attention given to provide toys, high chair and cot for our 18 month grandson every detail was spectacular. Our hosts went above and beyond to ensure our stay was a memorable one.

The condo itself was "Everything and More" that we could have wished for. From the short stoll to the beach, to the boutique coffe shops and restaurants all within walking distance the location was perfect.

If the opportunity arises again this would definately be our "go to" home away from home in Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheffield, England

The Johnson Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at this condo. The owners were very welcoming and informative. The property was exactly as listed but surpassed all our expectations. It is truly spectacular, especially the roof terrace with its to die for views and every amenity you could ever want. The location of it is perfect aswell and we often walked the 10 minutes to Granville island to buy delicious food at the market and then cook it in the very well equipped kitchen and on the barbeque on the roof. We didn't sample hardly any of the famous Vancouver restaurants because we couldn't tear ourselves away from the the condo! I would recommend this wonderful place without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo with a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has all the bells and whistles! The listing photos are exactly what you see when you arrive. It was welcoming, clean and extremely well maintained. The owners even had stacks of wood for guests to use for the fireplace! We had a family of five and tossed a coin to see who would sleep in the room with the glass roof - the raindrops lulled you to sleep! The master bedroom and ensuite were luxurious and the kitchen had every kind of cocktail glass imaginable! The condo was perfect for entertaining and had parking for ourselves and two other cars! The views of the water and the mountains were lovely, especially from the roof-top hot tub. The location was great as it was walking distance to many restaurants, Granville Island and across the street from a small grocer. Very handy! We would definitely recommend this place to friends without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
University Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple restaurants
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
550 Metres
Kitsilano Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.