Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side
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- 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 a 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, stereao, 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 allow pets, however we can recommend boarding services for the same. Note also that we are a non-smoking facility. While cigarette 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.
- 825 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Limited Accessibility
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Rain Forests
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
When Penny and I arrived, we were greeted by the owner, who we already knew to be warm, funny and gracious. We were surprised to have chocolates, wine, pastries and more waiting for our arrival as well. A beautiful touch that illustrates the experience we had staying at Kitsilano Cottage. The home is beautifully finished, with crown molding, great beds and very functional kitchen, equipped with everything you'd need -- no skimping for those who love to cook! It is bright and feels bigger than it is, opening onto a private garden, with table and chairs beckoning us to stay outside to enjoy our coffee despite the March chill. I would be remiss not to mention the location, which is a 10 minute walk to Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks, which is Vancouver's best stretch of beach. About 4 km's of sandy beach and walking trail. It is located between Broadway and West 4th, both minutes away by foot (the walking score is above 85 I believe). It is a bus ride to (or a 5 minutes drive) to Granville Island, Downtown, UBC etc. We do not hesitate recommending a stay, short or long, at Kits Cottage. Thank you Christopher, for your unparalleled hospitality and sharing your beautiful home. Wayne + Penny
- Guest Wayne S. (-)
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Owner response: Wayne, thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. The most reward I experience in this business is hearing that guests appreciate the attention to detail and absolute commitment to service, which I have endeavoured to make the hallmark of A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage. Christopher
Home Between Homes
Home Between Homes
Moving from Crescent Beach to Vancouver in the fall last year we were fortunate enough to find a home between homes in one of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This gave us time to get to know an area close to where we'd soon be living too. The Suite itself was immaculate and had a very well stocked kitchen. It was private and yet we had lots of natural light from all the windows. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room. It was wonderful to have a washer and dryer in the suite as well. We loved it so much that we hope to stay again, even though it's only 10 minutes from our new home. Perhaps we will, just so we can walk to what are now our favourite shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the cozy dining room and having our family for Thanksgiving dinner... loved the close proximity to everything... and most of all, so appreciated Christopher's hospitality. We will definitely recommend the suite to our out of town guests and friends here at home. Thank you Christopher!!!
- Guest mauigirl (Vancouver, B.C.)
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/02/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Superb Kitsilano Suite
Superb Kitsilano Suite
November 2011 A perfect home away from home! I have stayed in many Kitsilano retreats in the past 10 years + this was definitely the best! The Suite is so well equipped + Christopher leaves no detail un-catered for; the visitor feels positively spoiled. I will certainly be back soon. Many Thanks NS Manitoba
- Guest nsmanitoba (Brandon, MB Canada)
- Date of stay 11/04/11
- Review Submitted 11/09/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Perfect Kitsilano apartment
Perfect Kitsilano apartment
Beautifully maintained lower floor apartment, craftsman-style decor well chosen, perfect kitchen, immaculate. Living room and DR have street-level full-height windows on the garden - bedrooms have clerestory windows. Owner is solicitous and provides a superb welcoming supply of organic fruits, chocolates and the best Vancouver breads and pastries. Also juices and bottled water. I have stayed here twice and will again.
- Guest marge (New York City)
- Date of stay 02/25/11
- Review Submitted 06/17/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Low Season*, 2014 ... $205/night. For Single or Double (ie:sharing 1 bed)occupancy High Season*, 2014.. $245/night For Single or Double (ie:sharing 1 bed)occupancy - Additional Adults $50/night/person & Children (12 & under) $25/night/child - One-Week and longer stays are discounted. See Website for details - Please enquire about monthly rates and terms. - *See website for dates of seasons and inquire for further details and terms. - Cancellation Policy is a min.30 days. Please see website for more information. - All rates quoted in Canadian Dollars
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1999
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.
- Primary: (604) 434-7470 (British Columbia, Canada)
Welcome to Kitsilano Cottage!
Dining Room with lush garden view
Bright, new, modern cook's kitchen for your gourmet meal preparation
Typical bedroom view, featuring Arts and Crafts/MacIntosh furnishings
Come in and follow the path through the garden to A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage
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Date last modified - Saturday, August 24, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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