Penthouse in the Heart of Kitsilano, by the Beach with Ocean & Mountain Views.

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Views to north shore mountains and ocean


Last updated: 11/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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, CD player, 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.

Visit our website, for more photos and videos of the properties, special offers and reservations. 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome and suites are suitable for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Kitsilano Penthouse: 2 queen

    2 queen sized beds...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Granite counters, Glass enclosed shower and bathtub, bright with skylight. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Free exchange library is in front hallway. Feel free to leave books and games. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full digital cable TV Optik by Telus....moreless

  • Television:

    New Flat screen 46 inch TV...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Manor is a 7 minute bus ride to downtown. The bus stops right outside the Manor. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains are in view from Kits PH and Jericho suites....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The ocean and northshore mountains are in view from the Kitsilano Penthouse suite....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No air conditioning. Not required as Manor is located close to moderating ocean winds. Fans are supplied if hot weather conditions are present....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin Operated MayTag Dryer in laundry room. $1 per load....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat is centrally controlled. During winter, suites have additional space heaters for extra heat and comfort if required. Please turn off when not in suite....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Top quality 400 thread count sheets and pillow cases. Plush cotten towels. High end Pottery Barn duvet covers on all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lovely living room in each suite...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free guest parking on street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking for 4 cars behind house. Available on first come basis. Additional free parking on street in front of Manor house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line shared with two other suites. Long distance restricted....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, hand and face towels supplied. Sheets and towels are changed and laundered once per week. Laundry is available for self washing....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Coin operated MayTag Washer in laundry room. $1 per load. Laundry detergent is not supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed wireless internet connection throughout house....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE Also Regular drip coffee machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Good quality cookware, cutlery and dishes are supplied in each suite....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes and kitchen utensils for exquisite meal making....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    All suites have dishwasher except Ambleside Studio....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of wine glasses. Gas stove. All new stainless steel appliances. Over range microwave. NEW-NESPRESSO COFFEE machine- for perfect cappuccinos every time....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the range microwave...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Outdoor deck off the living area through the french doors with outdoor table and chairs....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent at close by rental facility. Lock up rental space in backyard....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rent boats at Granville Island. 10 minutes away...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses in close proximity to Alma Beach Suites. UBC Golf Course is the closest just 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent Kayaks at Jericho Sailing Club - 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    free for guests in backyard....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski and snowboard at Grouse Mountain - 20 minutes away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Opposite Manor is Tatlow Park with free tennis courts. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Nov 1 - Dec 13, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,344 $3,739
Peak Holiday Season
Dec 14 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay
Regular Season
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,224 $3,705
Summer 2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$1,965 $5,801
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $93.56 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%


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.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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Last updated: 11/08/2015
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Vancouver International
60 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Darby's on 4th Ave.
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tswassen to Vancouver Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shaunessy Golf and Country
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Rocky Mountaineer
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada #1
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Jolly's on 4th Ave.
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Grouse Mountain
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: 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.

Why Kitsilano:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english, german

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  • Views to north shore mountains and ocean

    Views to north shore mountains and ocean

  • Very bright Stainless Steel kitchen with gas stove

    Very bright Stainless Steel kitchen with gas stove

  • Bathroom-granite counter, skylight,shower/bathtub

    Bathroom-granite counter, skylight,shower/bathtub

  • Living room with skylight, comfortable sectional

    Living room with skylight, comfortable sectional

  • living room sectional with french doors to outdoor balcony

    living room sectional with french doors to outdoor balcony

  • 46 inch flat screen TV

    46 inch flat screen TV

  • dining for 4

    dining for 4

  • stainless steel appliances 
gas oven

    stainless steel appliances gas oven

  • Modern washroom

    Modern washroom

  • Second bedroom with queen bed and walk-in closet

    Second bedroom with queen bed and walk-in closet

  • Beaches are 2 blocks away

    Beaches are 2 blocks away

  • 4th Ave restaurants all within a short walk

    4th Ave restaurants all within a short walk

  • Beautifully restored 1912 heritage Manor

    Beautifully restored 1912 heritage Manor

  • Master bedroom with antique metal queen bed, large skylight for fresh open air.

    Master bedroom with antique metal queen bed, large skylight for fresh open air.

  • south facing outdoor deck

    south facing outdoor deck

  • dining area

    dining area

  • gas fireplace in living room

    gas fireplace in living room

  • open concept dining, kitchen living room

    open concept dining, kitchen living room

  • Granite counters

    Granite counters

  • Nespresso Coffee Machine

    Nespresso Coffee Machine

  • glass shower, bathtub

    glass shower, bathtub

  • 2 blocks from ocean, beach,Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and Tatlow Park.

    2 blocks from ocean, beach,Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and Tatlow Park.

  • 75 meter Kitsilano Pool - open in summer.  3 blocks away

    75 meter Kitsilano Pool - open in summer. 3 blocks away

  • Local Pub on Point Grey road just 3 blocks away.

    Local Pub on Point Grey road just 3 blocks away.

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