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1 Bedroom Garden Suite in funky Kitsilano neighbourhood on a quiet street

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Light and airy garden suite with private entrance and close to everything

Our 1 bedroom Garden suite in Kitsilano is very central for anything you want to see and do in Vancouver. The Living Room has a large window and French doors so there is lots of light and it has a nice airy feeling.

There is a kitchenette with a small fridge, coffee maker, kettle, and sink. The bedroom has a Queen size bed, luxury linens and a walk in closet. There is a full bathroom off the bedroom with a great shower and a full size tub for a nice soak after a long day of enjoying everything Vancouver has to offer.

The suite has a private entrance and the owners live upstairs so are readily available to answer any questions about the local sights or to deal with anything you need. There is good internet service but no television.

We are very central and very close to several bike route and public transportation

More Details

Lesley Petts
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Lesley Petts

I came to Vancouver in the 1970's on my way around the world, fell in love with the city and never left. The first day I arrived here was glorious sunshine then it rained for 30 days but gradually the sun came out again and I could see those glorious mountains. I also got a job with Canadian Airlines which was a great company full of like minded people who liked to travel.

I still love Vancouver, especially Kitsilano with it's vibrancy, diversity, great restaurants, bike routes and close to everything Vancouver has to offer.

Lesley Petts purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Lesley Petts chose West Side

I've lived in Vancouver since the 1970's and usually close to Kitsilano but have always loved Kitsilano and moved there in 2006. I also like to renovate and this 1920's house definitely needed some TLC but the location was good and it was very liveable. We patched her up and enjoyed living there while we made plans for a major renovation. In 2013 we embarked on a 1 year renovation to turn it into a Kitsilano gem. Everything is new but as one of my neighbours said it looks about 100 years old, in a good way. We kept the Kitsilano charm but with all the modern conveniences. It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun and I am very much enjoying living in my "new" house.

What makes this apartment unique

Kitsilano is close to everything you want to do in Vancouver but the street we live on is quiet and neighbourly. The house is a few steps away from a bike route that will take you on a nice ride West to Jericho beach, Jericho sailing club, Spanish Banks and UBC or east to Kitsilano Beach, Granville Island, Science world, English Bay and Stanley Park. It's also a 5 minute walk away from great bus routes that will take you to UBC or downtown in less than 20 minutes.

In the summer there is the farm market every Saturday where you can pick up fresh produce, have lunch at one of the food trucks and meet the locals. There are also several fresh produce shops on Broadway as well as men's and women's clothing shops, the Travel Bug, Kidsbooks, Ace Cycle and many more.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

1 Bedroom Garden Suite in funky Kitsilano neighbourhood on a quiet street
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had four nights in Lesley's apartment. We found her easy to deal with as far as the booking went and very helpful when we arrived. The apartment is modern, clean and comfortable. It is a quick and easy bus ride to the centre of town. A few blocks in either direction are numerous, interesting and well priced restaurants. We would recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Peaceful Vancouver Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Lesley's apartment. The space is immaculately clean and very comfortably decorated, with just the right amount of personal touches (books, soap, cookies) to make it feel especially welcoming. Lesley was extremely professional and responsive--when we had questions she went out of her way to be helpful, but otherwise left us to relax. The neighborhood is quiet, with blocks of beautiful houses and many restaurants and shops in walking distance. We visited after a long foot race and needed to rest up and repack before heading home, and this was an ideal spot. Many thanks to Lesley! We would recommend this apartment highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Perfectly placed in the center of Kitsilano. Clean and convenient to everything. And to boot, Lesley is an excellent, responsive host.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A tranquil oasis in a busy city

  • 5 of 5

Our annual road trip to Vancouver, B.C. is one of our favorite things to do. We select a neighborhood in Vancouver, B.C and begin searching for location, amenities and proximity to any of Vancouver's busy network of bicycle byways.

What a delight to find this newly renovated one-bedroom apartment one block off the "off Broadway" bicycle path, and in Kitsilano, too! Once our bicycles were unloaded, the car remained parked until the last full day, when we drove over the Second Narrows Bridge to Deep Cove for a day of hiking and biking.

Meeting Lesley (and later her daughter), we could understand her enthusiasm for her city and her neighborhood. We happened upon the annual Kahtsahlano Street Fair (July 9, 2016) for the first time and found it to be wonderfully entertaining (music, 4th Avenue shops with all kinds of promotions, food trucks, friendly people). We also enjoyed two performances at Bard-on-the-Beach and a musical on Granville Island,

We would recommend this property to our friends and relatives. The only suggestion for the kitchenette area would be the addition of a toaster-oven, in order to heat up breakfast pastries (purchased locally) and perhaps an electric egg poacher. We enjoy eating breakfast in. There is a lovely fridge, coffee pot and water heater, but no counter top cook space or oven.

The Naam restaurant (24/7) is a must experience! We always enjoy the 49th Parallel for coffee & donuts and Arms Reach Bistro (Deep Cove). Grabbing a quick pre-performance bite in the various food courts at the Granville Island Market is always a treat.

Vancouver is a growing community and many multiple family homes were in the process of renovation. Workers and construction noise did not disturb us as their hours usually run 8-4. Many area schools were also receiving major facelifts! Just another sign of a dynamic, evolving community!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Layton, UT, USA

Clean, well maintained & in a safe neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My son and I traveled to Vancouver for the first time, so we did not know the area. From our first contact with Lesley she was always friendly and helpful. She answered all inquires quickly. She gave clear instructions on finding and accessing her suite. Her suite was very clean, and had little added touches to welcome guests. She checked on us during our stay, through my email, just to make sure everything was going well. She was concerned about the construction noise from next door, but it was never problematic. The neighborhood felt safe, and we did not hesitate to walk after dark. We traveled by public transit and were able to walk easily to many different stops. There are many restuarants close by, as well as small markets and larger grocery stores. We loved our stay in Vancouver and highly recommend Lesley's suite for two people. Thank you so much Lesley!

While in Vancouver we also recommend taking in a performance of 'Bard on the Beach' during the summer. It was fantastic! We also had a great whale watching tour through Wild Whales Vancouver on Granville Island. Visiting the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is worthwhile and the salmon fish & chips at Prospect Point in Stanley Park were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Layton, UT, USA

The property was clean, well maintained and in a safe area.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I traveled to Vancouver in June 2016. We had never been and did not know the area at all. Lesley was very friendly and helpful from our first contact. She answered all my inquiries quickly and was willing to give advice/suggestions. We found the rental property to be very well maintained, and very clean. While the property is small, it suited the two of us very well. Over the course of our stay, Lesley checked in with us to make sure that everything was ok and to make sure we were not being bothered by construction noise from next door. (Which was not a problem.) We used public transit to get around, and were easily able to access it from this location. We felt safe walking through the neighborhood after dark. There were many restuarants close by and a grocery store or smaller markets we could walk to. I would highly recommend this property. Lesley was wonderful to work with and makes sure her property is a great place to stay!

If you are looking for things to do, we recommend attending a performance of "Bard on the Beach", during the summer. It was fantastic! We also had a great whale watch tour through "Wild Whales Vancouver" on Granville Island. The Museum of Anthropology is worth a visit. The salmon fish and chips at Prospect Point in Stanley Park were wonderful.

Thank you so much Lesley for helping to make our first visit to Vancouver a fabulous one! We hope to visit Vancouver again, and would not hesitate to book here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Yaggers 2884 West Broadway
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4.5 Kilometres
University Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Rocky Mountaneer Train Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Sushi, Lebanese, Greek, Vegetarian etc.
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Kitsilano Beach
Car: not necessary

We are centrally located in Kitsilano, close to shops, restaurants and buses on 4th Avenue and Broadway. Less than 20 minutes by bus to UBC campus or down town. The restaurant selection is extensive, all within an easy walk. For breakfast try Baguette & Co. for delicious coffee and French pastries, or the Sunshine Diner with a large select of Eggs Benedict. For dinner there is Indian, Mexican, Lebanese, Greek, Thai, Vegetarian and many more. We are close to several bike routes that can take you for a short ride along the beach or a longer ride around Science World and Stanley Park.


Rates & Availability

Kitsilano Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $37

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kitsilano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • The bathroom has a full size tub, shower, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a Queen size bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Vancouver has an extensive assortment of restaurants with food from many different countries. It is a good foodie city. There are also many festivals to enjoy such as the Jazz Festival with many free outdoor venues, the film festival, Childrens festival, Folk music festival, Fringe festival, Dragon boating and many more. In the summer we also have Bard on the Beach with it's big tents behind the Planetarium overlooking the water, the British Car show in Van Dusen Gardens, the Vancouver Marathon.

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