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Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kitsilano apartment description

Kitsilano Cottage, the structure, is a heritage designation qualified 1916 Craftsman bungalow, typical of the Kitsilano neighbourhood. It has been meticulously restored and ethically upgraded to provide modern living convenience with architectural integrity with its origins.

A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage is a single, upscale, self-contained, garden-level suite. It is approximately 825 square feet. There are two bedrooms. One has a king-size bed and the other a queen-size bed. There is also an Italian leather queen-size sofa bed in the living room. The furnishings are a blend of antique and authentic hardwood reproductions in the Craftsman or, as our guests from the United Kingdom fondly refer to it, Macintosh style.

The suite has its own private entry, patio, separate private phone line, LCD Flat Screen TV with VCR/DVD and digital cable featuring Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand (at added cost), broadband Internet access by Ethernet and WiFi, stereo, a single bathroom with tub/shower, full Cook's kitchen, and in-suite laundry facilities, for guest use. Daily rate guests, staying over a week, are provided weekly linen changes and cleaning service. Breakfast is not served.

Also for daily rate guests the suite is provisioned with fresh fruit and baking, coffee and tea preparation supplies for a complimentary, self-catered, continental breakfast for the first morning. Beyond that, we recommend the many wonderful restaurants, within walking distance. There is always the option of using the suite's well-equipped, Cook's kitchen for preparing meals. There are several grocers, within easy walking distance, offering a good variety of your favorite meal preparation ingredients.

Please Note: A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage does not accommodate guest pets, however we can recommend boarding services for the same. Note also that we are a non-smoking facility. While smoking outside is permitted, absolutely no smoking indoors is allowed.

Kitsilano District is clearly one of the most desirable urban-residential neighbourhoods in the world.It is cosmopolitan and near the warming influence of the waterfront, keeping the weather in a moderate range year-round. An area typified by its myriad arts and crafts design homes, lush gardens, green spaces, and its chic business areas. Most of the very finest restaurants and nightlife venues in all of Greater Vancouver, a city renowned for its great food, are within walking distance. Both wonderful boutique shopping and several beaches, again all within easy, safe walking distance, supplement this. For this reason, you will find properties outside the bounds of the district, advertising as being in Kitsilano. Our location between 4th Avenue and Broadway and Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach parks is the very heart of this wonderful part of the Vancouver's West Side.

Granville Island, a must on any visitor’s list, is built around a public market and a devotion to the arts. Theatres, artist studios, and fine dining venues abound. Or rent a boat or kayak and tour the beautiful waterways that define this city’s natural beauty.

Downtown and Stanley Park are just across the Burrard Street Bridge, which is an architectural highlight itself. The downtown core offers the cosmopolitan appeal of Robson Street, shopping at some of the most recognized names from Paris to Rodeo Drive and boundless nightlife and cultural venues. Enjoy the wonderful mix of architecture from the earliest days of Vancouver to today. All this is immediately adjacent the jewel of the crown, Stanley Park. Whether you choose to walk, roller blade, or cycle its seawall or visit the aquarium there is something for everyone through each season of the year here.

Keywords: Self-Catered garden suite, in a heritage Arts & Crafts, Kitsilano home.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 825 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking while permitted outside is absolutely not allowed indoors...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Age of Majority...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2


          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            Queen Italian Leather sofabed in Living Room...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Sink, Vanity, Tub/Shower, Toilet, Hair Dryer, Linens provided

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full cook's kitchen with new, modern appliances, full sets of cookware, dishes, glasses, along with a range of small appliances, including both espresso and drip coffee makers....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Deluxe side by side with filtered water, ice and crushed ice dispenser...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Choose the Espresso maker, drip coffee maker or French Press...moreless

          • Oven:

            Self Cleaning...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Parking:

            On our safe, residential street with generally good availability, usually in front of the house or one of the neighbouring ones. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric base board heating with thermostats in each room....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Answering Machine, Fax/Photocopy Service available (limits apply), Toaster, Electric Kettle, Espresso and Drip Coffee Makers, Coffee Grinder, Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer, Smooth Top, Self Cleaning Range, Microwave, blender, electric kettle....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Flat Screen, LCD TV with digital cable, featuring Pay Per View and Video On Demand (both at additional cost), in high resolution...moreless

              • Music Library:

                We have a selection of British Columbia artists' CDs for guest use and stock in these for guest purchase. ...moreless

              • Books
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                (2) Private line with cordless unit with answering machine to take guest calls. Free local calls. Long distance can be accessed using your credit or calling card. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas


              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Location & View

                  • Village:

                    In spite of being in the heart of Vancouver, this neighbourhood feels more like a small village...moreless


                  • Museums
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Racquetball
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Golf
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Live Theater
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Festivals
                  • Photography
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Parasailing


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                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer High
                  May 16 - Oct 13, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

                  Autumn Low
                  Oct 14 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

                  Christmas/New Year's High
                  Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  Additional guest fee for child is $25/child/nt

                  Upon booking with us, our guests' accept full financial responsibility for any damages to the premises, its contents and surrounding environs. Guests agree that cost of damage remediation will be billed to their credit card and that should remediation cost exceed credit limit of credit card, they will, immediately on demand, pay the additional costs

                  The entire quoted cost, including taxes is due and payable, at check-in date. No credits/refunds issued or for early departures. We always recommend our guests avail themselves of trip cancellation/interruption insurance, in case of emergencies which might necessitate having to not arrive at the appointed time to claim the reservation or to leave prior to the agreed on departure day.

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                  Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                  13.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  YVR - Vancouver International
                  26.3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Horseshoe Bay Terminal
                  6.8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Main Street Train Station
                  10.3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 99
                  1.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Jericho Beach
                  350 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Gargoyles Bar and Grill
                  17.4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Grouse Mountain
                  3.7 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  University Golf Club
                  350 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Eatery

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Gardens, Nightlife, Most of Vancouver's finest restaurants within walking distance, boutique shopping in the neighbourhood, close to several beaches, near several theatres and cinemas.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: After a richly diverse career, mostly in public service, my beloved wife, Sally and I started this business. It was a great fit for us as we both loved being self employed, computers, our neighbourhood, walking and biking along the water, the great restaurants in this area and travel in which residential accommodations were always are preferred choice. So when we purchased this house we decided to offer something like a B&B but without the schedules and shared common spaces that we would have most preferred. Since Sally was taken by cancer, in 2002, I have continued to operate the business and maintain our house in her memory.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kitsilano:
                  Centrally located, best neighbourhood in Vancouver. Close to everything, yet a beautiful tree lined streets, quiet, safe, residential neighbourhood.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  It has always been our purpose to provide our guests with everything they need to most enjoy their stay in Vancouver. Privacy and quiet are at the top of the long list of guest centered thinking which guides our attention to detail.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, hungarian

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                  • Welcome to Kitsilano Cottage!

                    Welcome to Kitsilano Cottage!

                  • Dining Room with lush garden view

                    Dining Room with lush garden view

                  • Bright, new, modern cook's kitchen for your gourmet meal preparation

                    Bright, new, modern cook's kitchen for your gourmet meal preparation

                  • A Fabulous Spot For Your Morning Coffee!

                    A Fabulous Spot For Your Morning Coffee!

                  • Come in and follow the path through the garden to A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage

                    Come in and follow the path through the garden to A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage

                  • Welcome To A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage!

                    Welcome To A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage!

                  • Ready For Your Arrival!

                    Ready For Your Arrival!

                  • Typical bedroom view, featuring Arts and Crafts/MacIntosh furnishings

                    Typical bedroom view, featuring Arts and Crafts/MacIntosh furnishings

                  • Bedroom 2 With Queen Bed

                    Bedroom 2 With Queen Bed

                  • Contrary to conventional wisdom, it does, occasionally snow, in Kitsilano

                    Contrary to conventional wisdom, it does, occasionally snow, in Kitsilano

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

                  C$205 - C$260 per night (CAD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 08/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                  Speaks: english, hungarian
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