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Arguably the Best Self-Catered Accommodation on the West Side

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Last updated: 02/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

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. 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.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, hungarian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age of Majority...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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

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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Town
  • Village:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

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

  • 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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Self Cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Each Additional Adult $36.58 + tax
  • Add Child (12 yrs -) $18.29 + tax
  • Add Adult (13 yrs +) $36.58 + tax
  • 2nd Adult using 2nd bed $36.58
  • Tax Rate 16%


Please contact us with your preferred dates and a description of your group size and composition to get an accurate, custom tailored quote. Our rate structure is not compatible with VRBO's cost calculator which always returns amounts greater or less than our quotes.

Terms and Conditions:

We operate on a 30 day Cancellation Policy. Reservations not cancelled 30 days prior to the proposed check in date, will be billed the full stay, total amount. If we are able to sell the time, or part of it, to another party, those proceeds can be refunded. The maximum amount is up to the cost of the reservation, less a minimum, one night's stay equivalent, hold back to recover costs.

Once a guest makes a booking, the entire quoted cost of the stay, including taxes is due and payable, at their check-in date. There are no credits issued or refunds 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 having to leave prior to the agreed on departure day.

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

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/19/2017
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13.2 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
YVR - Vancouver International
350 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Gargoyles Bar and Grill
26.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Horseshoe Bay Terminal
3.7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
University Golf Club
6.8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Main Street Train Station
10.3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 99
350 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Eatery
17.4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Grouse Mountain
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Jericho Beach

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 my 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 preferred being self employed, liked and were often on our computers, loved our neighbourhood, enjoyed walking and biking along the water, and were surrounded by great restaurants. We also loved travel, in which residential accommodations were always our preferred choice. So when we purchased this house we decided to offer something like a B&B but without the schedules and shared spaces, which we would have most preferred. We traveled a lot and always stayed at B&Bs. We loved the neighbourhoods, the always chosen heritage structures, the decor and the feeling of really being in that community, something we never felt in downtown core hotels. 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 (Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Canada):
Centrally located, best neighbourhood in Vancouver. Close to everything, yet a beautiful tree lined streets, quiet, safe, residential neighbourhood. Beaches traffic calmed and dedicated cycling route along the waterfront. Many of Greater Vancouver's best restaurants and nite spots are within easy walking distance.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
From the outset, it was clear that this business was not about beds for heads but service. What sets A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage apart from all other properties offering accommodations is our iron clad commitment to being of service and always doing everything possible to make our guests feel impeccably cared for and looked after, while honoring their privacy in quiet and comfortable surroundings. It has always been our purpose to provide our guests with everything they need to most enjoy their stay in Vancouver. This involves a long list of guest centered thinking which guides our attention to detail.

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Speaks: english, hungarian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

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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 - Friday, April 21, 2017

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