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Designer Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Warm comfortable suite close to shops, beach and downtown.

Blackberry house is centrally located in the heart of Kitsilano neighborhood, Vancouver. Beaches, parks, UBC, broadway shopping and downtown are all easily accessible by either a short walk or public transit.

Blackberry house is a 2 bedroom 800 sq. ft garden level suite created by designer Douglas Nickel. It features a modern custom kitchen, spacious dining living area that is fully furnished with custom furniture. There are two bedrooms, one of which can also be a study. Five windows face west giving lots of natural light. Flatscreen TV, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and many small appliances as well as wireless internet are included so you can relax and make yourself at home.

Douglas Nickel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016

About Douglas Nickel

Douglas Nickel, Vancouver architect and furniture designer, has spent many years hand crafting a beautiful custom suite.

Douglas Nickel purchased this apartment in 2004


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(5 traveler reviews)

Designer Suite In The Heart Of Kitsilano.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two months in this wonderful suite and couldn't be happier. The location was perfect for enjoying the best of vancouver. Stunning, quiet neighbourhood that was close to transit and the beach. The inside is bright and cheery with plenty of room and amenities. Loved it. Felt like home, in fact we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect for us, family of 4. It had everything we needed and was a great price and location. We drove everywhere, but you don't have to. There are beaches and restaurants close enough if you want to walk. Location felt very safe and was quiet.

The owners were very helpful and were available when we needed them. Would definitely think about going here again when we go back to Vancouver (which I'm sure we will).

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for two weeks including the Christmas week and it was an excellent choice! We were in Vancouver to meet our newest grandchild and to help out his parents. The kitchen was so well equipped that we were able to provide many evening meals for the whole family as well as a big Christmas spread. There was enough seating for all of us and it was comfortable. Although we chose it because it was very close to our daughter's home, the location is also excellent for visiting Vancouver. It is close to a fast bus line and many interesting shops and good restaurants, and is an easy, 15 minute walk to Jericho beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Full of creature comforts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Blackberry house this past summer while settling into Vancouver from abroad, and having a temporary home that was so comfortable made our transition an enjoyable one. The house is walking distance to shops and restaurants, as well as a quiet park, and it’s an easy walk to major bus routes. This summer was a beautiful one, and although we did spend a lot of time walking nearby and enjoying the weather, the days that we had to spend inside were spent pleasantly as the windows let in plenty of light, and everything we could have needed was at our fingertips. We had four adults in the rental, but no matter who was doing what, there was always an easy seat with a hard surface to write on or an outlet for a charger –usually both- to be found. Having a functional kitchen meant that even though there are many delicious places to eat nearby, we could cook and eat together around a table, something that regularly brought a homey end to an otherwise full or hectic day. The house is full of little touches that add to the homey feeling, like the books on the shelves (a variety, from guidebooks to popular fiction), and never running out of towels. The owners are very friendly and eager to help in any way, not that there was much help needed. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

How can I express how lovely this place is? It was literally perfect for my family's almost three week stay in Vancouver (two adults, a 5 year old, and a toddler). First, the suite itself is beautiful. Gorgeous detail in the suite includes a tiled kitchen (well stocked with cooking utensils and condiments), lovely hand-made furniture, and very comfy beds. The apartment was clean and the owners (who live above it, as this is a basement suite) are incredibly nice and helpful. The second perfect thing about it is the location. Kitsilano is a beautiful, quiet neighborhood. There is a small park a few blocks away and you are about three blocks from major transit routes and the lovely shops and restaurants of Kitsilano (close enough to walk to easily but not so close as to be able to hear the buses). As a small town girl, staying in the heart of downtown Vancouver would have been a bit much. This location gave us easy access to everything Vancouver has to offer (we did not have a car) while providing a quite place to come home to in the evening. What else can I say? If you're looking for a lovely, quite place to stay in Vancouver with easy access to the rest of the city, this is it. If my family and I ever go back to Vancouver (which we hopefully will!) we will certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Jericho Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Kitsilano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
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Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $152

Paypal or cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Kitsilano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 queen
    Secondary living/bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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