BEACH apartment:Kitsilano Vancouver

Apartment - Entire home/apt · West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 4V4, Canada

This suite is a guest apartment (meaning, its only used for our guests). It's two blocks from the beach, three blocks from 4th avenue... And just 10 minutes from downtown. Clean, airy and bright: a perfect home away from home.

The Space

NOTE:
- We have replaced the mattress on our Queen Bed -- it is now a medium firmness, but no longer soft. We also have a double futon for ppl who prefer a hard sleeping surface. The matress and bed ( as well as futon) are all new (ish).
- Noise/ security: Our building has a secuity entrance and has NEVER had any security issue. Noise on weekends (being in a beach community) happens occaisonally in the summer -- but not often. Because we are rented 99.9% of the summer, some guests have experinced noiser weekends -- during fire works weekends/ or long weekend specifically.
- WIFI & INTERNET UPDATE: As of November 2013, we have updated our Internet and wifi...slow speed complaints are no longer an issue:)

APARTMENT SPECIFICS:
One bedroom private apartment.
Three blocks from beach; literally a five minute walk to the Ocean front Kitsilano Pool, Kitsilano beaches, private beaches (see photos), tennis courts, as well as the ocean front kids park. ...all just moments away!
The apartment is bright and airy -- kitchen has microwave.
Linens and towels provided.
A queen regular bed in bedroom, in addition to a double futon. A pull out pottery barn sofa in living room, as well as a second sofa.
Sleeping:
1. Queen pillow top bed -- can sleep 2 (softer mattress)
2. Futon bed -- can sleep 2 (one is more comfortable, as it is a double)
3. Pull out Pottery Barn sofa -- can sleep 2, ideally one.
4. Couch -- can sleep one.

Dining room table w/ 4 chairs -- as well as kitchen bar area for breakfast, and chatting in the kitchen.

BBQ GRILL outside, children's stroller, children bike chariot, baby bounce chair, and beach toys all available with request.

Bathroom is not updated -- but is clean and does the job:) bath/ shower.

We are on site (in building) for any concerns or questions & check in and check out.
Wifi and Apple TV with Netflix account for guest's stay.

No smoking or parties.

Just three blocks from Kitsilano beach & tennis courts.
Three blocks from 4th avenue and Wholefoods and Safeway.
Just blocks to all public transportation...
10 minutes from UBC
10 minutes to downtown
20 minutes from YVR airport
2 hours from Whistler

We are constantly updating and remodelling this unit, thus various furniture items may be changed at any time.

Interaction with Guests

Available in person, email, text, or phone.

The Neighborhood

Kitsilano is a serious competitor for Vancouver's "Most Popular" neighbourhood.

Even if you don't live in Kits-as it's called locally-you go to Kits. You go to Kits Beach, to Kits Pool, to the museums in Vanier Park, to West 4th Ave to shop and eat.

If you're lucky enough to live in Kits, you get to enjoy all this-plus the fabulous location bonus of being minutes from downtown or UBC-all within an easy distance of your front door.

Named for Khatsahlanough, a Squamish Nation chief, Kitsilano's storied past includes being a hippie and counterculture haven in the 1960’s and 70’s and the home of both Greenpeace, founded in 1975, and the BC Green Party, founded in 1983.

Today’s Kits is a combination of the eco- and hippie-spirit of its past and 21st century gentrification, emblematized in the neighbourhood’s organic markets, multicultural restaurants, and shops like Lululemon, Vancouver’s famous yoga-wear chain, which opened its first store here in 1998.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $23
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Christine was very accommodating of our last minute request! The apartment is in a Perfect location in Kitsilano. Quiet & cozy with everything you need. Thanks so much!!

    April 2014
  • I had a wonderful stay in Christine's apartment. It was a great space, clean, beautifully decorated and a great location. What I enjoyed most about it was how much it felt like home. Everything went smoothly and Christine was great - very friendly and responded promptly to any questions I had or requests. I would definitely stay there again. It's an ideal home away from home in one of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

    February 2014
  • My husband, 19 month old daughter and I enjoyed our stay here. It's a spacious 1 bedroom apartment in a great location and we would definitely stay here again.

    January 2014
  • We had a great stay at Christine's apartment, she was a great host. Amazing location near the beach and shops on 4th Ave. The apartment is really comfortable and was clean, warm and cozy when we arrived - a wonderful place to kick off our stay in Vancouver.

    The only downside was mentioned by previous reviewers and by Christine herself, the bed is very soft, if you need a firm bed, the futon should be fine.

    January 2014
  • This is the second time I have stayed. A warm welcome after a long flight into a tastefully refurnished and repainted apartment. Christine has everything well organised and responds quickly and kindly to any queries. The location is great: close to Granville Island, shops on 4th Avenue, and within walking distance of Kitsilano beach. We are all very much enjoyed our stay.

    December 2013
  • Christine and her husband were welcoming and accommodating. The apartment served my purposes well. It's tidy, clean, and comfortable in a great location. I would certainly recommend the place to someone else or consider staying there again myself.

    December 2013
  • Christine's apartment is in a wonderful part of kitsilano, an area we know and love. You can't go wrong with the location, it is close to cafes, shops and grocery stores and most importantly, the beach and running/ bike trails. Christine and her husband are lovely hosts and had stocked the place with some thoughtful snacks and even jam and a few other things in the fridge. The apt. however was not the cleanest - we had our toddler with us and he kept rolling his toys under one of the living room couches which was full of dust bunnies underneath. It is however comfortable and we managed fine for a few nights.

    November 2013
    Christine
    Response from Christine:

    We have our apartment cleaned for EVERY Guest -- and I was amazed to read this review. I'm surprised they found 'dust bunnies' under one of the couches, but it might have happened if their toddler was cleaning the floors going into every corner under them. We have now asked our cleaning lady to make sure 'dust bunnies; under the couches are cleaned. Funny enough, these guests left our suite the MESSIEST it has ever been left. Trash everywhere, one of white couches was 'penned' by their toddler, and they left our toddlers toys in the walkway. They did leave some organic grape jam? My goodness...

  • The BEACH apartment in the Kits was great! It was cozy and clean and well-located allowing easy access to public transportation, great restaurants and shopping! We also loved being two blocks from the beach and will certainly be back with our children when the weather gets warmer! Christie was easy to reach and even provided snacks upon our arrival--highly recommended!

    November 2013
  • The apartment was clean and we enjoyed our stay.

    October 2013
  • Really enjoyed being in Kits, and the apt is a perfect location ...
    simple and not very stated , it has all one needs.Christina went out of her way to make it work for me as it was a very last minute booking.Really appreciated that!

    October 2013
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Trinity College School (Official), College of Charleston, Emerson College
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Christie Will Films, Doron Ofir Casting, 495 Productions, Film Industry
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Family of three who reside between Los Angeles, NYC, Florida and Vancouver BC. We travel frequently.
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