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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"After reading the previous review about noise, heat and keys we were a little apprehensive - but that was completely blown away when we met the owners' son who gave us two sets of keys and showed us the air conditioner - which is simple to operate. We had blistering hot weather, but the condo was a haven of coolness when we returned from our many walks to bakeries and boutiques, trips to the beaches, Kitsilano's huge swimming pool and downtown Vancouver.
Yes - W 4th Ave is busy during the rush hour but quiet after 10:00 pm. We live (most of the year) in a tranquil close and are not used to noise - but we had no problem. This is a well appointed condo in a well run building. We had one of our best vacations ever (and we have been throughout North America and to many parts of Europe and even Africa). The attraction for us was the ability to walk to countless tiny, chic retailers, coffee shops and restaurants and enjoy a trendy, upscale locale close to English Bay and the glorious water and mountain views. A bus stop right outside the main entrance to the condo development means you can get to Downtown Vancouver quickly and cheaply - without the hassle of finding and paying for parking. We walked to Granville Island a couple of times - and took the little passenger ferry once just for the fun of it.
The owners are wonderful people who have thought of everything to create a perfect "pied-à-terre" to enjoy the unique environs. We can thoroughly recommend this condo and would really love to stay at this condo again in 2015."
Guest: Koo-Koo-SintDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
"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.!!"
Guest: darren s.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
"We planned a family Christmas so the whole family could gather together. We could not have picked a more perfect place. From the tasteful Christmas decorations and tree that welcomed us upon our arrival, to the attention given to provide toys, high chair and cot for our 18 month grandson every detail was spectacular. Our hosts went above and beyond to ensure our stay was a memorable one.
The condo itself was "Everything and More" that we could have wished for. From the short stoll to the beach, to the boutique coffe shops and restaurants all within walking distance the location was perfect.
If the opportunity arises again this would definately be our "go to" home away from home in Vancouver."
Guest: Peter J.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 9, 2015
"My family of 6 recently stayed 12 nights here after which we left for a week in the Canadian Rockies then tried out another vacation rental in a different part of Vancouver for 9 nights before we took off for home. We like staying in different neighborhoods to get a feel of the local area. In 2012, we stayed in Yaletown. For 2015, we wanted to try Kitsilano and the Trout Lake/Nanaimo area. While staying at our second rental, we realized and unanimously came to the conclusion that Derek's place in the Kitsilano area was so much better suited for our needs as a family for the following reasons. We cook quite often and Safeway just two block away was very convenient. We bought packets of Faresaver tickets there too. After a long day of sightseeing, as the bus dropped us off right by Safeway, we could easily buy groceries and food for our planned home cooked dinner. Since the house was just a short walk away, it was also no big deal carrying bags of groceries. Taking the bus was very convenient because we had several choices of bus stops - West Broadway, MacDonald and 4th Ave. All of these streets had frequent buses whizzing by so the wait was never long. An added plus are the many wonderful restaurants nearby for the times when we were too tired or lazy to cook. The very busy Peaceful Restaurant on Broadway that we tried on our previous 2012 trip has a branch on 4th Ave and we returned specifically for their delicious beef rolls. The Thomas Haas Chocolates patisserie on West Broadway was also a delicious find for their chocolate croissants and the chocolate raspberry cake I got for my husband's birthday. Rain or Shine ice cream on 4th Ave was a hit with us too. We like walking and with the mild spring weather, we walked a lot, frequently to 4th Ave and West Broadway, several times to Kitsilano Beach and even to church nearby to attend services. I could go on and on about the advantages of this location! To top it all, Derek is a wonderful host. His place is lovely and clean. We had more than enough towels, bars of soap and new bottles of shampoo and conditioner. The kitchen was complete for all our cooking requirements. The TV with cable enabled us to watch the NBA games that we were avidly following. The neighborhood is safe and we enjoyed very much walking the tree lined streets and looking at the pretty character homes. We had a wonderful memorable vacation and I can heartily say, Thank you Derek!"
Guest: Cristina L.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 19, 2015