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Gracious and Welcoming Craftsman 3 Bedroom Home in Kitsilano

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST OF 2018. THIS PROPERTY IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM RENTALS, MINIMUM OF 6 MONTH STAY. This gracious and welcoming Craftsman home was built in 1913 and has been enlarged and completely modernized while keeping many of the original features such as hard wood flooring, high ceilings and a wood burning fireplace.

Walk into a large open plan, living room, dining room and kitchen, furnished with English and Canadian antiques and paintings. The main floor bathroom has a large claw foot bathtub equipped with a shower. Also on the main floor is the master bedroom with a queen sized bed and a view of the garden. There is a reading and TV room with a piano on this level. The upper floor is accessed by a sky-lit stairway, leading to two bedrooms with peaked ceilings and south facing views. One bedroom has twin beds, while the other has a queen. The bathroom upstairs has a sky light for lots of sun and fresh air with a full bathtub and shower. A washer and dryer are also located on this floor. There is a large private patio at the south end of the heavily planted perennial garden which features a water fountain that attracts a number of colorful birds. The patio contains a dining table for six plus a barbecue.

The home is within easy walking or biking distance of the Ocean, Kits beach, shopping on 4th Avenue and Broadway. There are also numerous playgrounds in easy walking distance making a family stay fun for children. There are a variety of restaurants close by, from fine dining to funky bagel shops as well as a wide choice of ethnic takeaways. A system of bikeways along the water is very close by. During the season, a wonderful Farmer’s Market is a ten minute walk away on Sundays. Easy transportation is available to UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, Wreck Beach, downtown Vancouver, and Whistler as well as the airport and ferries. Long term rates are negotiable.

Caretaker on Property.

Keywords: house, 3 bedroom

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017

About The Owner

The house is a completely self contained home, with the owners living in a suite on the ground floor, so they are available if guests need any help with appliances, etc., or if a light bulb needs changing. There is no connection between the home and the suite and guests have the full use of the back yard, patio and bar-b-que area, as well as the off-street parking spot at the front of the home.

The Owner purchased this house in 1990


West Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Garden with fountain, electronic piano


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Gracious and Welcoming Craftsman 3 Bedroom Home in Kitsilano
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Austin, TX, USA

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and elegant house in a cute, safe and convenient neighborhood. A friend and I and our 2 teenage daughters spend 5 days here for sightseeing and soccer tourism. The house has 3 nice bedrooms, TV room, living room, great kitchen, beautiful garden, laundry, elegant furniture, etc. The landlords are very kind and helpful with advice on getting around/dining/etc. if needed.

The location is in a quiet tree-lined older neighborhood in Kits area close to downtown and you can walk in just a few min to great food/beach/bus routes/grocery/parks/shopping/etc. Some terrific bakeries (Sollys for cinnamon rolls) and restaurants (Nuba!). We rented bikes close by, there are many safe bike paths nearby (even for kids). Very easy to catch bus into town (15-20min).

Drawbacks? Not many come to mind, but parking is tight. Careful backing up in driveway due to a close by tree. A car is helpful to go hiking in mountains but otherwise is not needed at all. Taxi from airport is ~$25-30 (20min).

Conclusion: It was great. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad our guests enjoyed their stay, they took advantage of our neighbourhood and got to see the US woman's soccer team win their game! We hope to see them again sometime soon.
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay while in Vancouver, then look no further. We had the privilege of staying in this lovely home for 6 nights. It is warm, inviting, and charming. It has everything you need for that home away from home. We spent every afternoon in the garden enjoying the serenity. The neighborhood is perfect for strolling and enjoying the lush greenery and flowers. A short walk to the beach to watch the sunset is a must. Thanks to Alec and Sue for answering our questions and making us feel so welcome. We absolutely loved our stay here and hope to return in the future. We definitely would stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, and Vancouver! It was lovely to meet you, and hope to see you again sometime!
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Edmonton, AB, Canada

A Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

For our family vacation, we spent 8 nights in this lovely Kitsilano place, this place felt just like a home away from home. We were greeted with a vase of beautiful tulips. The place had everything we needed, just like the previous reviewer had put: all you need to buy is food.

Before going there, I read many good reviews about the place, I had a rather high expectation, and I must admit that it even exceeded my expectation. The house is beautifully decorated with antique furniture and paintings, yet it is so convenient with all the modern appliances you might expect, free WIFI and parking. We enjoyed very much having breakfast in the bright kitchen, overlooking the beautiful backyard garden.

The location of this place is great, it is close to the airport, UBC, the beach, and many other sights in Vancouver.

We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Vancouver, and would like to return for our next visit. Thanks for everything, Susan!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay, we're glad you enjoyed our property and the convenient location in Vancouver!
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Edmonton, Canada

Superb House, Wonderful Owners, Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a tremendous visit to Vancouver and this property was the perfect home away from home. We traveled with our 2 young children and our nanny for one month. We work from home so having a spacious home with a lot of light was a definite asset for us, and this property delivered.

The house is impeccably kept with an amazing kitchen (any appliance or cooking utensil you can think of), our kids loved sharing the room with the twin bed, and our bedroom on the main floor had a wonderful view of the garden to wake up to each morning.

The owners were tremendously kind and helpful, always quick to answer any questions we had. Susan even hooked us up with someone who sells locally made organic soups!

The property itself is in an ideal location. We had meetings downtown and one quick bus had us there in 15 minutes. The science center was easily accessed by bus as well and our kids had a great time going there often. Close to the house are many parks and playgrounds, and walking to the beach took no time at all. The neighborhood is beautiful, with a small community garden in the roundabout on the street. Our son even made friends with a neighbor boy.

I can not say enough wonderful things about this property, and I highly recommend it for a short or a long stay. It truly felt to us like our home for the short period of time that we were there. It will be my first choice of rental when we return to Vancouver.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet this lovely family and see them enjoy the neighbourhood and Vancouver. Our location is convenient to parks and the beach, with easy access to transit, a great way to get around. We hope to see them back sometime soon!
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Brisbane Australia

Hard to beat!

  • 5 of 5

We are regular users of VRBO and vaction rentals in general. Over the years we have booked and stayed in dozens. This property is amongst the best, definitely in the top three.The other two are in Paris.

Susan and Sandy understand the market and present a property that exceeds expectations in every way. The house is spacious, spotlessly clean,well decorated and so comfortable. The location is five star with restaurants shopping in both directions, and an easy bus ride to the city. We, on a couple of occassions walked along the beach and waterfront into town. Being rugby tragics we walked outbound to a local rugby club which was located by the beach, to watch the match of the day. Whilst in Vancouver we visted the Aquarium and participated in the Beluga Whale experience, not cheap but so worth it.

We highly recommend this Kitsilano property and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad this family enjoyed our property and their stay in Vancouver, we are very lucky to be in a beautiful part of the world, with easy access to the beach, the mountains as well as shopping and fine dining close by. We hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

This home is ideal for out of town guests and entertaining small groups. Beautifully decorated, with a warm and homey family atmosphere. The home feels very Victorian and classic, but with modern touches--and a beautiful rustic back garden. We got married that weekend and held a small reception in this lovely home for friends and out of town relatives. It will always have a special place in our hearts. The owners were extremely accommodating to our needs. I could also see this home being ideal for a small group travelling travelling for a conference or other event that would like a home away from home. It's perfect. Thank you owners!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet these guests and members of their wedding party. The garden was great for their after wedding party, everyone seemed to have a good time! We wish them all the best in their new life together!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kitsilano Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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