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Manfred Schultz or Carol McDermott

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

Penthouse in the heart of Kitsilano, by the beach with ocean & mountain views.

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2 bedroom penthouse with stainless kitchen, ocean & mountain views, fireplace

Welcome to The Kitsilano Penthouse at Alma Beach Manor. This stunning 2 bedroom penthouse is located on the top floor of a beautifully restored, 1912 Vancouver Craftsman-style, Heritage Manor Home situated on a beautiful tree lined street in the heart of Vancouver's premier neighbourhood - Kitsilano and Point Grey. Steps to shops, restaurants and services. Only 2 short blocks to the ocean waterfront. 8 minutes by bus to downtown. Best location in Vancouver!

Light and airy, our penthouse is an open concept 2 bedroom suite that is warm, inviting and makes you feel right at home. The south facing french doors provide lots of natural light and leads to a large patio deck where you can relax with a drink and take in some sunshine. The newly renovated and fully equipped kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, a gas range and granite countertops. You can relax on the large sectional sofa, turn on the gas fireplace and relax with your favourite book or watch a movie on our new LED 46 inch TV.

The master bedroom is private and separate from the second bedroom and offers a stunning view of the ocean, north shore mountains and the beautiful tree lined street below. Both bedrooms have a queen bed with brand new pillow top hotel quality mattress, 400 thread count sheets and Pottery Barn covers and duvets. The bathroom has a bathtub, shower, elegant fixtures and a granite counter top.

Arguably the best location in the city, Alma Beach Manor is only 2 blocks to the beach and 8 minutes to downtown and UBC. The bus stop is just outside the door. You have instant access to bike there is no need for a car! Fine dining and boutique shops are only steps away on 4th Avenue and we are just a few blocks from the world famous Kitsilano Beach and Kitsilano Pool, a 50 meter outdoor pool that overlooks English Bay, Kits Beach, downtown Vancouver and the stunning north shore mountains.

NEW. Each suite has NESPRESSO machines to make perfect cappuccinos every time. We provide you with a complimentary STARTER Basket with fresh bread, coffee, tea, juice, milk, butter and biscuit to start your stay off right.

We offer free WIFI, full digital cable TV, free on-site parking, laundry facilities and telephone. Full housekeeping is provided once per week.

For your pleasure, there is a free book exchange in the hallway, just in case you run out of books to read!

For families that stay with us (or adults who are kids at heart) Tatlow Park, a beautiful park with tennis courts and children's play ground, is only steps away and it leads right down to the ocean's edge.

Ask about our special monthly corporate rates for long term stays.

Whether here on business, vacation, relocation to Vancouver or visiting UBC students and friends, you will be very comfortable in your home away from home at the Alma Beach Manor.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Manfred Schultz or Carol McDermott (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

About Manfred Schultz or Carol McDermott

Carol has been in the travel business for many years as a flight attendant, hence the love for travel and meeting new people. We love outdoor activity such as skiing, biking on our tandem, swimming, windsurfing and sailing. Walking in our tree lined neighbourhood and the sandy beaches is one of our favourite passtimes. Eating out at the many ethnic restaurants is also an easy thing to do just steps away.

When we are not here to enjoy Vancouver's breathtaking sights and sounds, we love to explore other parts of the world including our favourite, Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.

Manfred Schultz or Carol McDermott purchased this house in 2005

Why Manfred Schultz or Carol McDermott chose West Side

We have lived in the beautiful area of Kitsilano and Point Grey in the heart of Vancouver for over 30 years. We love the old heritage style architecture of the homes, some of which we have restored, added modern conveniences and brought back some of the old charm. Our properties are all north of 4th Avenue so they are close to the beautifull beaches of Vancouver and yet we are only 5 to 10 minutes from downtown. The Manor is also on one of Vancouver's designated bicylce streets.

What makes this house unique

Having travelled extensively, we recognize that having conveniences like high speed internet, cable TV, laundry, free parking and full kitchens are great benefits to feeling 'at home'. We offer all of these on an inclusive basis. There are no hidden costs. We make it convenient for travellers to check in and out with keyless entry locks. The property is located in a lovely treed residential neighbourhood, just steps to many unique, ethnic restaurants, shops and services. The bus stop is just outside so you can travel anywhere by bus; hiring a car is not really necessary.

Diagonally opposite the Manor, is the wonderful Tatlow Park, which has a playground and tennis courts and takes you right to the ocean.

If you do not want to stay in a condo or high rise building, we offer a lovely, safe alternative for couples, families and business travellers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful suite. We had a great time here and the welcome package with some basic stuff is much appreciated.

Only one minor thing: the door to the terrace is very hard to open. (only my husband found the magic trick to open)

Greetings from Belgium
Aug 2015
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Penthouse in the heart of Kitsilano, by the beach with ocean & mountain views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Excellent home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Alma Suites for the month of February, 2016. The location is great, (beach,shopping, and restaurants all within 5 minutes), there's lots of on street parking, the bed is very comfy and the neighbourhood is beautiful, quiet and safe. The owners were very helpful and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Connie, Thank you for writing to VRBO with your comments regarding your stay at Alma Beach Manor. We appreciate your time. We rely on comments such as yours to encourage future guests to book with us. So delighted you enjoyed the Ambleside Studio suite. We too love the location, as everything is just outside the door and very convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful city next time your travel plans include Vancouver. Warmest regards, Carol and Manfred.
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Very good journey

  • 5 of 5

I landed alma beach manor for 9 nights. I just love it. Beach is only 200m away. Going to the downtwon is only ten min by bus. A safeway, asian shop are right less than 800m away. Alma beach manor is home like hotel.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Alma Beach Manor and its great location. We hope that you come again. Regards, Manfred
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Good location, very convenient "mini-apartment" and excellent service

  • 5 of 5

I had 2 days of meetings at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and needed a place that was walking distance, good value for the price and wanted to be close to the waterfront to do my morning run. The place was very clean, the bed had good support (unlike some hotels) and I liked the fact that it was close to the pharmacy, a convenience store and restaurants. I was 2 blocks away from the park from where I was able to see the fireworks over the marina. Manfred, thanks again for the service. You can call that man several times and he always picks up the phone with a smile in his voice and delivers on your needs. Definitely recommend and I plan going back next time I am in town hoping to take advantage of the kitchen and the gaz range.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alma Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

I travel to Vancouver often and Alma Beach Suites is my perfect landing spot in Kitsilano. The apartments and suites are ALL clean, bright and well appointed with everything you could possibly need. From the small library at the front door to the fresh fruit that often greets you on arrival,.the owners have paid attention to all the details to insure that your stay is perfect. The location in Kits is ideal for walking to the beach,parks,and great nearby restaurants. UBC is close,and the city center is a breeze to get to. Tucked into a quiet mellow neighborhood,parking is simple if you drive in or the bus stop is only 1/2 block away. Very very well done.!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Alma Beach Manor is fantastic. The house we rent was beautiful and well appointed. We had everything we needed. The service was great and management was very accomodating and friendly. They are a pleasure to deal with. Moving forward, I will only rent from Alma Beach Manor.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptionally Good!

  • 5 of 5

Alma Beach Manor is exceptional. I spent one month in Vancouver on a busy schedule and found that I had everything I needed here. Firstly, the location is great. Situated in a pleasant part of town, Alma Beach Manor is within a short walking distance from the beach and the main shops of Kitsilano, but is also just an 8-10 min. bus ride away from downtown Vancouver. The apartment I stayed in (Jericho 4) was spacious, modern, stylish and exceptionally well looked after with a homely touch to it. The facilities were excellent and kept in perfect working condition, with absolutely everything you could reasonable expect to need provided. To top it off, the warmth and sincerity of the host's Manfred and Carol made me feel very welcome and I would not hesitate to stay here again the next time I visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanley Park
Granville Island Public Market
Vancouver Art Gallery
English Bay
Kitsilano Beach
False Creek Ferries
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Japadog (Burrard & Pender)
Naam Restaurant
Vij's Restaurant
Caffe Artigiano
East is East
Tim Hortons
Commodore Ballroom The
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Darby's on 4th Ave.
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Tswassen to Vancouver Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shaunessy Golf and Country
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Rocky Mountaineer
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Trans Canada #1
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Jolly's on 4th Ave.
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Alma Beach Manor - 2814 West 3rd. Ave.
Nearest Point of Interest
Kitsilano Beach Pool- Vancouver
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus stops at 4th and MacDonald
Nearest Point of Interest
UBC campus
Nearest Point of Interest
Naam Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kitsilano Outdoor Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Jericho Tennis Club
Car: not necessary

10 minutes to UBC Chan Center for the Performing Arts.

10 minutes to Stanley Theatre on Granville Street.

Wonderful ethnic restaurants all within walking distance.

Kitsilano Outdoor Theatre in the summer. Kitsilano outdoor Pool in summer. Close to Vancouver Planetarium, Vancouver School of Music and Emily Carr University on Granville Island. The Manor is located on one of Vancouver's designated 'bicycle streets'. You can bicycle from the house to anywhere in Vancouver on these designated routes.


Rates & Availability

Kitsilano House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Peak Holiday Season
Dec 12 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Taxes are not charged for stays more than 31 nights.
Refundable damage deposit is required for long term stays of 21+ nights.
Request Reduced rate for stays of 10+ nights
All kitchens are brand new with new cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances in most suites.
Private parking for 4 small cars in back of property. Free street parking.
Bus stop is steps away for any direction.
We do not supply baby furniture such as high chairs and cribs. We recommend renting from wee (604-222-4722). They will deliver and pick up items.

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West Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Granite counters, Glass enclosed shower and bathtub, bright with skylight.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Kitsilano Penthouse - 2 queen , 2 queen sized beds
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have brand new, high end Posturpedic queen beds with soft 400 thread count sheets. The master bedroom is separate from the second bedroom (for privacy) and has a spectacular view of the ocean and mountains.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free High Speed Wireless Internet Connection, free parking on our property and on the street. Free Book Library Exchange, Laundry on premises, Lovely outdoor living spaces. Bus stops half block away. Buses go anywhere in Vancouver - only 8 minutes to downtown. Only 10 minutes to UBC. Take the bus everywhere. As there are several suites ranging from Studio to 3 bedroom, please call or email for up-to-date availability for desired suite. Rent the whole house for a special re-union, wedding, anniversary or business retreat. The Manor will accommodate up to 22 persons. House is right on designated bike path. Opposite house is Tatlow Park with children's playground, tennis courts and path to ocean beach. Steps from the house are numerous great restaurants, grocery stores and shopping on West 4th Ave.

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