New family friendly 2 bedroom garden suite. 1 bedroom with 2 twins and the other bedroom with queen. Full kitchen, living room, washer, dryer, internet etc. The third suite is 1 bdrm and 1 bath. Use of kid friendly back yard. Walk to beach, mountain biking, hiking trails, restaurants, groceries, parks. 5 min drive to ubc, 12 min to downtown. On bus route. This listing is a garden level suite see attached photos check out video at http://youtu.be/YKiJsTE0IzI
- Apartment750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min StayNone
This listing is a 2 bdrm Garden Level Suite close to UBC, Beach and ammenities
John and Carolyn
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- within one day
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 23, 2018
About John and Carolyn
I spend my life between Vancouver and Toronto. When I am not in Vancouver, I sublet my suite weekly during the summer and monthly during the Fall and Winter. My extended family live in the main house of the property and manage the suite for me when i'm not in town.
Why John and Carolyn chose West Side
This is a fabulous location that is close to everything and it's like living in a vacation home year round! check out our video of the suite
What makes this Apartment unique
We are central to everything that is great in Vancouver - the restaurants, night life, shopping, mountain biking, hiking and UBC. The property is family friendly and we have a large back yard that can be used by our guests. The suite is new and beautifully furnished.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay, great location
My wife and I stayed at this property for 5 days with our 3 kids (9, 6 and 3 years old).
House: Rooms were comfortable and exactly as pictured. It was also nice to have a small living room/kitchen area where we could relax after the kids went to sleep. The shared backyard is huge, and my kids loved playing on the trampoline, using the basketball net and playing ping pong.
Location: West Point Grey is extremely beautiful, and every day we would go for walks in the area. On 10th avenue (6 blocks away) there were plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, parks, etc... We were also able to visit the beaches which were a 10-15 minute walk.
We were caught-off guard when the taxi companies in Vancouver refused to pick us up (because there is a 4 passenger limit and we are 5 people). However, we bought day passes for the buses from the Safeway, and took the number 4 bus directly to a lot of the sites (downtown, Granville Island, etc...). The bus stop is right outside the front door - very convenient!
Above all, Carolyn and her family were extremely friendly and outgoing. My youngest son really enjoyed playing with their puppy, and my two older kids enjoyed playing badminton and ping pong outside with some of the members of their family as well. They were great hosts!
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this property to other guests with small families (4-5 people) as a great alternative to a hotel room.
Great place for family
Greatly enjoyed our stay here for 8 days with two adults and two children (ages 11 and 14). The suite was a comfortable fit for us with everything we needed. The twin beds were great for our children. We enjoyed being able to cook in the nicely outfitted kitchen. It is clear that Carolyn and Geoff put a good deal of effort into making the suite comfortable and inviting. Being able to do laundry was a bonus!
The location was perfect for us: not too far from the UBC campus (where one of us attended a conference). Family enjoyed the nearby beach and shopping on 10th Avenue. We did have a car, and it was an easy drive to downtown, Granville Island, Stanley Park, and other sites.
Carolyn was very friendly and gracious. We appreciated the local information they had available for us, as well as the in-person suggestions. We would definitely recommend it and stay here again.
Great place, great neighborhood! Would stay here again.
This place was great! Carolyn and Geoff are awesome hosts. They had fresh flowers in each room when we arrived. It was very clean and they accommodated our request to clean it with non-toxic cleaning products prior to our arrival since my wife has chemical sensitivities. Everything worked great and they live in a lovely neighborhood, right on the edge of what is clearly one of the most upscale parts of Vancouver. Would stay here again for sure! I think you could be fine using mass transit but we rented a car. Note that beach is within walking distance but it is downhill and uphill coming back. But that is part of what gives Kitsilano its charm is that it is on a hill and the general area has great views.
A fantastic place to stay in Vancouver
My husband and I, and our two children (3.5 and 10 months at that time) stayed in this property for 2.5 months. The garden suite provided all we needed during our stay: comfortable bedrooms, a nice bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and the best garden in town. Carolyn and her family made us feel very welcome, and allowed us to use their trampoline and other toys. My son got to spend hours riding a balance bike around the garden, while my daughter took her first steps and learned to walk!! I would definitively recommend this place for couples or families with kids, as it's also very well located: the beach is very close by, there are several parks and playgrounds at walking distance, and good restaurants, library, groceries and a fantastic bakery are just 6 blocks away. We didn't mind the fact that the place only has small windows, as we were there in summer and got to spend a lot of time in the garden, or with the front door open. Thank you Carolyn and all your family for a wonderful time that we'll remember forever!!
My husband, son and my daughter's boyfriend stayed here at the beginning of July while our daughter competed in the Special Olympics National Summer Games at the University of BC. Carolyn, the owner, was very welcoming when we arrived and was always quick to answer my questions before our arrival and during our stay.
This place is beautiful! Brand new with comfortable furnishings, a lovely backyard that we were welcome to use and a bus stop right outside the door that took us directly to the University of BC within 5 minutes. It was about a 15 minute bus ride to downtown Vancouver. Situated in a residential area but close to a beach. Restaurants and a grocery store are all within a short walking distance. Be prepared to walk some hills but this is all part of the charm of Vancouver. We loved coming back to a cozy quiet home after a day of events at the university or a day of sightseeing. What you see in the pics is what you get. We would highly recommend this place to everyone! You will not be disappointed! If we are ever in Vancouver again, we would not hesitate to stay here.
Thank you again, Carolyn and Geoff, for a wonderful stay!
Family with children
We stayed in place 2 weeks before we moved to the other property the same place (#499661). See the review in the listing #499661. However, this place was also great and well equipped. We highly recommend this place.
We are a 5 minute walk/cycle to the beach, groceries, restaurants, bars, hiking, mountain biking, UBC. A 12 minute drive or direct bus to downtown. We are close to everything that is wonderful in Vancouver!