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Top Vancouver rental 2011-2016! Long term rental Coach House in Kitsilano

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, sleeps 7

Our 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom Coach House offers luxury accommodation on 2 levels for up to 7 guests for 30+ nights. 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 garden with enclosed trampoline) and larger groups wishing to travel together.

Our unit has a private outdoor patio with grill.

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.

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.

Avalon Coach house is located on a quiet tree lined street in Kitsilano 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.

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

More Details

Julia O'Dwyer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 house in 2004

Why Julia O'Dwyer chose West Side

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.
Jan 2014
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West Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , 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
  • Avalon Coach House, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeps up to 7 adults and 1 baby on 2 queen beds, one single fold out bed, a queen 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
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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Top Vancouver rental 2011-2016! Long term rental Coach House in Kitsilano
average rating of 4.861111 based on 59 reviews

Lovely guest house

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved our weekend stay at Julia's guest house. It was clean, comfortable, and well stocked with essentials. It was bright and had a modern feel. The location was excellent, on a quiet street yet close to amenities. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a family

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well located, it was perfect for our family with 2 small children.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location + wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We love the location, high end finishes, comfortable spaces, well appointed kitchen, and dog friendly home. We will certainly stay here on our next trip to Vancouver. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean, neat, has all you need for your stay. Roomy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, walkable, safe area of Vancouver. Lots of amenities close by. Property was comfortable, clean, quiet with plenty of amenities. Our family really enjoyed our short stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House in a Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here over Labour Day weekend (late Aug and early Sept) with my 7 month old daughter and my parents. The house was well equipped for the baby. The house was tastefully decorated and the kitchen relatively well-equipped. The beds were comfortable.

The only downfall is that there aren't many windows upstairs and there isn't much airflow so in the heat of summer it is really really hot. They provided fan which helped some but it was still quite hot. There is no air conditioning in this house. Also, there is not a bug screen on the patio downstairs so if you open them to cool the house down, wasps, moths, etc. get in.

The house is located in a quiet area and is within very close walking distance of many nice restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate our guests's feedback! The bank holiday weekend was definitely the hottest weekend of the year and we are sorry to hear that the Coach House was too warm. There are 3 windows in each bedroom as well as a skylight and usually opening them works well to cool down the house during the summer as air conditioning is quite unusual for homes in Vancouver. Each room also has a fan. Our kitchen is equipped with 23 place settings, 6 stainless steel pots, 2 frying pans, mixing bowls, a blender, coffee and tea making equipment and lots of utensils. We are happy to provide additional equipment if needed.
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Long Beach, CA

Charming 2 bedroom place perfect for our family of three

  • 4 of 5

We loved having the Coach House as our 'home' base while staying in Vancouver. It was walking distance to many eateries, cafes and public transportation. Though near these things the neighborhood itself was quiet and we slept well in the comfortable beds. The keyless entry was great and easy to access. Julia's directions to the Coach House were helpful and easy to follow. She even checked in with us during our stay to make sure we had all we needed. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $62.44 + Tax
additional child $19.51 + Tax
additional adult $39.03 + Tax
Pet Fee $78.05
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please enquiry before making online booking!
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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.