Apartment, 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath
- English, Hungarian
After my richly diverse career, mostly in public service, my beloved wife, Sally and I started a vacation rental business, a very new concept at the time. 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. At the end of 2016, I decided to stop the vacation rental business. After focusing on family matters for the last year, I am now offering the suite on a self-catered basis with a minimum stay of 30 days.
Christopher purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Christopher chose West Side
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.
What makes this Apartment unique
Solely Service focused.
Smoking while permitted outside is absolutely not allowed indoors
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great long term
Our family of four stayed for a month during the summer. We felt right at home. This rental has everything you need. Christopher was responsive, and the property is very private. When we come back to Vancouver, we’ll definitely be staying here again.
super nice family gathering!
A super host mand exellent place for family gathering Many practical amenities that made our winter holiday specila. With many thanks fom the family!
It was wonderful stay in the Cottage. Christopher was a very kind and supportive landlord. You have everything in the apartment what you need for having an unforgettable stay. The beds were wonderful, it is absolutly calm and the interior fits for feeling like home. The Cottage is near to the beaches as well as to Downtown, near to all the Hotspots in Vancouver. It was a pleasure for us to stay 6 weeks there and we highly recommend it. Thank you Christopher! Sandra and Kids
Thank you Sandra!
I truly appreciate your kind words!
I enjoyed meeting you and the girls and interacting with all of you during your stay here.
Superb decor, welcoming flourishes
Our family of four (two adults and two older children) enjoyed a long weekend at Christopher's cottage last July. The photos and descriptions were accurate, although the unit presents even more nicely than the photos suggest: it was immaculate, Christopher was on hand to show us around and welcome us with a generous basket of breads and fruits, and we immediately felt a part of the Kitsilano neighborhood. We dined at several 4th Street restaurants, enjoying the Vancouver Musuem, and spent every late afternoon at the beautiful Jericho Beach in Kitsilano, swimming and exercising and taking in the gorgeous summer sunsets. We're likely to seek out Christopher's attention to hosting detail again in the future.
A Special Place
Our whole family stayed here over 10 days in April. We really appreciated all the special touches that Christopher provided to Welcome us. The fruit and pastries were lovely. We were out to celebrate two milestone Family Birthdays, Easter and visit our daughter at UBC! Thank you for the delicious Easter chocolate bunnies and Prosecco. It was much appreciated and enjoyed by the family at Easter dinner!
The suite was totally outfitted with everything you would need. The kitchen had all we needed to make some meals. But we took advantage of the area to eat out at the many restaurants. We really loved having the in suite laundry. The apartment worked well for our family of 4.
Kitsilano Cottage is located in a perfect location close to many amenities and transit. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and through the delightful neighbourhood.
Kits Cottage is a special place and we would definitely stay here again.
It was pleasure to meet you and your family and I am truly grateful for you taking the time craft such a positive review. Unsolicited reviews always feel the most authentic. Thank you!
When Penny and I arrived, we were greeted by the owner, who we already knew to be warm, funny and gracious. We were surprised to have chocolates, wine, pastries and more waiting for our arrival as well. A beautiful touch that illustrates the experience we had staying at Kitsilano Cottage.
The home is beautifully finished, with crown molding, great beds and very functional kitchen, equipped with everything you'd need -- no skimping for those who love to cook! It is bright and feels bigger than it is, opening onto a private garden, with table and chairs beckoning us to stay outside to enjoy our coffee despite the March chill.
I would be remiss not to mention the location, which is a 10 minute walk to Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks, which is Vancouver's best stretch of beach. About 4 km's of sandy beach and walking trail. It is located between Broadway and West 4th, both minutes away by foot (the walking score is above 85 I believe). It is a bus ride to (or a 5 minutes drive) to Granville Island, Downtown, UBC etc.
We do not hesitate recommending a stay, short or long, at Kits Cottage. Thank you Christopher, for your unparalleled hospitality and sharing your beautiful home.
Wayne + Penny
Wayne, thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. The most reward I experience in this business is hearing that guests appreciate the attention to detail and absolute commitment to service, which I have endeavoured to make the hallmark of A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage.
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.