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Kitsilano house close to shops, beaches, downtown and Granville Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

You’ll love staying in our beautifully decorated and renovated, 1,345 square foot, 2 storey house that sleeps 6 (maximum 10) and located in Kitsilano, one of the most exclusive and sought after neighbourhoods in Vancouver – and close to everything!

Our home has a nice balance of modern furnishings and upgrades throughout, while still retaining the charm of original 1920s architectural details and hardwood floors. On the main floor the living room has a 50” internet-enabled smart TV and wifi, with a pullout queen sofabed, a loveseat, and a separate dining room with expandable table. The kitchen has an electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, utensils, coffee maker, and everything you need to cook at home. There's a private washer and dryer in the porch alcove. The main floor also has one bedroom (with a king-sized bed, two night stands and closet) and a full bathroom with tub/shower. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms (both with queen beds and daybeds, night stands and closets), and a bathroom with shower. All beds are Hilton-hotel-quality with top-of-the-line sheets, cozy down-filled duvets, and both down pillows and polyfill pillows. The backyard is completely private with 15 foot hedges and has a BBQ and two bicycles for your use. A garden suite that sleeps 6 is also available to rent (for extra) if you’re coming with a larger group or grown kids.

Our location is SUPERB, situated on the ‘golden mile’, along the posh, exclusive Point Grey Road. You’re in walking distance, or a short 10 minute car ride, to 5 beaches, great restaurants, several shopping districts, downtown and Robson Street, the university, Granville Island, English Bay, the University of British Columbia and more. Point Grey Road is restricted to residential traffic only so the neighbourhood is quiet, safe, and a favorite of joggers, bikers, and families out for a walk, and there’s lots of free street parking in front of our house. If you’re coming with kids, there are two small neighbourhood parks literally steps away, one with a play set.

Coming for the beach experience? Across the street (and next to the most expensive home in British Columbia – a $57.6 million dollar mansion owned by the founder of Lululemon) is access to a neighbourhood rocky beach with a fabulous view of the ocean, ships in the harbour, the sunset and the North Shore mountains. If you want sandy beaches and to sunbathe, hang out with the younger crowd, swim laps or let the kids splash in a wading pool, walk 10 minutes to the famous Kits Beach, the home of the Celebration of Lights fireworks competition every July and August. If you want to rent a sailboat, ocean kayak, paddleboard or skimboard…you’re a 10 minute walk to Jericho Beach. If you prefer volleyball, beach barbeques, long walks, jogging, or watching spectacular sunsets and dogs frolicking in the surf, then walk a few minutes past Jericho and Locarno beaches to the famous Spanish Banks beach. Wreck Beach for nudists is a 15 minute drive.

Like shopping? You’re close to lots! We love walking to the world famous tourist mecca of Granville Island Market for our fresh produce and baked goods, artisan crafts or to take in live theater or eat at the Sandbar or Bridges restaurants. From our door it’s just a 3 minute walk to the trendy West 4th Avenue, where you can shop at the IGA for groceries, feast at Vancouver’s most well known vegetarian spot the Naam, or walk 5 minutes up the hill to the trendier shops like Whole Foods, Lululemon, the North Face, Hip Baby, Spa on the Rocks and more. Broadway is just a 6 minute walk with LOTS of interesting shops for old and young, markets and restaurants. Hop on the bus and in about 10 minutes you’ll be downtown where you can shop the famous Robson Street, the Bay, Holt Renfrew, Pacific Centre, or Nordstroms (opening fall 2015). Or take the bus to South Granville, another great place to shop and check out the art galleries.

Are you a foodie? There are TONS of great restaurants, ethnic eateries, organic cafes and fresh food stores within walking distance - on West 4th, Broadway, and Cornwall (along Kits Beach). For beach and sunset views eat at the Boathouse Restaurant on Kits Beach or for more of a 'dive' experience head to the Gallery Patio and Grill at Jericho. A 3 minute walk will get you to your morning latte at Starbucks or Artistry Cafe.

Relying on the bus? There are bus stops within a 3 minute walk that will get you to a skytrain station, downtown, to shopping, or to the university. Vancouver has a great transit system with a skytrain that goes to Burnaby, Surrey, New Westminster and the airport.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Leslie

Hi. I'm Vancouver born and raised and grew up in Kits. I have great memories of spending time at the pool at Kits Beach, walking in wet sand when the tide was out at Spanish Banks, hiking through Pacific Spirit park near UBC, and going to the funky shops along West 4th.

Vancouver is a great city. I live here, I work here, I love it here! I know you will too.

Why Leslie chose Vancouver

Kitsilano is a fabulous neighbourhood and one of the most sought after in Vancouver. It`s rich, its trendy, its new age, its eclectic, its old, its modern. There are some beautiful old 1920 homes, plus lovely modern west coast ones. Many of the streets are lined with breathtakingly beautiful cherry blossom trees in the spring, huge majestic chestnut trees in the summer and part of West 10th has elms which form a magical arch along the road, which only adds to the beauty of the area. There are some breathtaking views of both mountains and oceans to remind me why Vancouver is one of the most liveable cities in the world.

What makes this house unique

This house, in one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Vancouver, is great for a friend's weekend away, for families with young kids, and for executives who need to be close to downtown but don't want the concrete and noise. You're close to beaches (where you can rent equipment for ocean activities), shops, downtown, Granville Island, the University of British Columbia and to transit which will take you anywhere in the city. The house is located on a private street, restricted to resident vehicles only, so its quiet, and safe, yet literally steps away from the Pacific Ocean.

If you are travelling with a larger party, there is a separate garden suite which sleeps six which may also be available. The front door has an easy to remember personalized digital code, so there's no need to pick up or return keys during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Side in Vancouver

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathoorm - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Mainfloor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also with two night tables w. drawers and closet
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Has a daybed, closet and window
    Living Room Sofabed - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size sofabed
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs with Nook - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , With Daybed in sleeping nook, closet, two nightstands
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If the garden suite has guests during your stay... .....they`ll use their own private entrance in the backyard, and their own washer/dryer. ......You`ll share the backyard, BBQ and bikes. .... please remove your shoes at the door, and keep music, TV, noise to reasonable levels. We`ll ask them to give you the same courtesy. Out of respect for our lovely neighbours, parties are not allowed, and quiet time outside in the backyard or porches is from 10pm to 8am. No tents in the backyards, or parking cars or RVs on the lawn. Feel free to use the umbrella, bikes, flashlights, a Vancouver guide and map during your visit. Please return them before checking out. Before checking out, please tidy up, put all used towels in the bathtub or shower, load and start the dishwasher with any dirty dishes, put garbage in the trash bin in backyard, and put recyclables in the porch recycling bins. Most of all, enjoy yourselves. Vancouver is a fabulous place to visit.


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Kitsilano house close to shops, beaches, downtown and Granville Island
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

Everything we needed for a family celebrating a 90th birthday!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed home that slept all 9 of us comfortably. Convenient parking in front for a couple of cars. About 20 min walk to beaches - plan so at beaches when tide is in. Lots of good restaurants within a 15-20 min walk.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Tucson, AZ

Great location, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideally located property that has been lovingly renovated! We had everything we needed and we slept like babies-great beds in all three bedrooms. We highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in a vibrant neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. We rented both the house and the garden suite for our family of 10 coming to Vancouver for our grandson's wedding. We were able to host an informal BBQ so that our family from Ontario could meet the bride's family as well as the wedding party. The backyard was perfect. Dining room saw our family sitting for several breakfast meals. We enjoyed Kits Beach where Vancouver Water Adventures has their kayak and standup board rentals, Gastown, Granville Island, and SHipyard market, botanical gardens. SOOO much to do. IT WAS GREAT.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Nice home as long as you don't make any noises.

  • 3 of 5

My reviews are based on our experience as renters

Owner: Leslie is very responsive and made it easy to book the home.

The house: Very nice and clean.

Our stay: We got there and there were construction up front on both Saturday and Sunday. Leslie told us the same day of our arrival. We couldn't find other options. They were replacing the pavement/road and started about 6am digging and breaking the asphalt/concrete. Very loud that we couldn't sleep. We had to park our car about 1/4 mile away from the house.

There are tenants living below the house right underneath the living room so you can make noise or talk late. We went out one night to downtown and came back a bit late so we sat there on the couch watching TV and talk for a few minute and we heard banging noise from the floor. The tenants below must've hit the ceiling with something. We weren't even loud. Make sure you are super quiet or like to sleep early if you want to stay here.

Overall, the house is nice, owner is responsive, our stay wasn't as good as we were expected.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Westlake Village, CA

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay there. Owner was easily accessible. Many things to do in walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.25 Miles
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Darby's Pub
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Horseshoe Bay Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Grandview, TransCanada highways
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Naam, Boathouse, Aphrodites, Jopanga Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kitsilano, Jericho, Spanish Banks & Locarno Beachs
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Side, Vancouver Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Post sep
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £154.31
Damage Deposit £308.62

3:00 pm checkin, 10:00am check out
A guest must be 25 years of age or older to reserve a stay in our home. Children are welcome providing a parent or guardian is 25 years or older and also staying on the property.
No cancellation fee if you cancel 30 days before your occupancy date.
No daily or weekly maid service, but this can be arranged for an extra fee.
The owner and property managers are not liable for any accidents, injuries, illnesses or loss of personal belongings or valuables incurred by you or your guests while staying on the property.
We also request a contact address and phone number of the guest booking and confirmation of how many guests will be staying.
Bring your own beach towels and beach blankets if you`re coming during the summer.
A late checkout fee of $50 per each hour and portion of hour past the 10:00am checkout time will be charged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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