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30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Kitsilano Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Julia O'Dwyer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
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October 27, 2016
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About Julia O'Dwyer

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

Why Julia O'Dwyer chose Vancouver

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

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.
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September special! $50 per night saving Sept. 19-30! Top Vancouver rental 2016!
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Perfect in Everyway!

  • 5 of 5


You will be highly impressed and pleased to rent from Julia and Michael. They could not be more lovely!

The studio was bright, very comfortable and met all our needs. I was lucky to see another larger unit and cannot wait to come back to stay there w/ my family.

Location is the BEST! Free street parking, easy access to downtown Vancouver and walkability all over Kitsilano. Really the place to be in the Vancouver area. Quiet, great dining, shopping, and you can't miss a visit to the beach!

The only place we will stay when travelling to Vancouver.

Thank you, Julie and Michael.


  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Terrific Vancouver Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband, and I stayed at this lovely, new property for a week this summer, and it was superb! Warm welcome (and basket) from the hosts, great kitchen and amenities, lots of natural light, a small but very pleasant private outdoor space, and a wonderful location in Kitsilano. We couldn't have been happier with the house and neighborhood. The glowing reviews and excellent responsiveness from Julia from our first inquiry onward induced us to give this accommodation a try and we're very glad we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent choice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Avalon suite which is a very comfortable, spotless, and extremely well equipped. Julia was so wonderful to leave a tray of fruit and cinnamon buns to greet us upon our arrival. We definitely appreciated that after two long days of driving. The area is perfect for walking to Kitsilano and is a short drive to downtown, Granville Island, and Yaletown. It is also steps away from funky restaurants. There was always parking in front of the house and we enjoyed walking our dogs in the beautiful neighbourhood. Perfect for families or couples. Thank you Julia and Mike for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Felt Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the winter -- from early December to mid-March -- in the lovely Avalon Guest Suite. Julia and her family were wonderful hosts. The suite itself is exactly as shown online -- clean, comfortable and felt just like home. The neighborhood is spectacular with shops and restaurants literally steps away. I miss it already and hope to return. Thanks so much Julia and Mike!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We took our kids (7, 4 & 2) to Vancouver for Christmas and chose to stay at the Avalon Coach House from an online search. The coachhouse was exactly as pictured and described online - ONLY BETTER!

After a long flight from Australia we arrived in Vancouver to a warm, clean, comfortable and beautifully presented coach house. Fruit bowl, bakery goods and an awesome Canadian decorated Christmas Tree.

We can not speak highly enough of this property. Even the location is awesome.

Julia and her family really do think of everything. They also give you as much privacy or help as you need.

Highly recommend Avalon Guest Suite and Coach House to anyone looking for an amazing property to enjoy in the Vancouver area.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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nicely decorated/bit more compact than expected

  • 4 of 5

The coach house was very clean, well appointed but a tad small for 7 adults..only discovered the freezer on our last days...close to shops and restaurants on West Broadway...was close to our daughter's place by car on York & Balsam...used buses & cabs to get around.

Was lovely to find fruits & muffins on arrival. Owners were very allowed our family to be together to prepare for our daughter's wedding. The use of the studio appartment for 2 nights to allow her to get ready with family was wonderful./would recommend to family & friends visiting Vancouver ...lovely & quiet area.

Thank you Julia & Michael,

Louise, A. Montreal, Qc

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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!


Rates & Availability

Kitsilano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Suite low season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
additional adult $37 + Tax
additional child $19 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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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Kitsilano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

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

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