Trendy Westside Gem Close to Beach

  based on 31 reviews
  •   6
  •   2
  •   2
  • SQF 1,150
  •  wifi
  •  Parking


At a Glance

1,150 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, assigned street parking, sleeps 6 

The Space

Our newly renovated and professionally decorated apartment is a modern oasis in a building with 1950's charm. Located on trendy West 4th Avenue that has lots of shops and eateries, it's a quiet retreat after a busy day exploring Vancouver.

The living room has a 55” internet-enabled Smart TV with Netflix, Wifi, a pullout queen sofabed, laptop desk, and eating bar. There's a Sony music player that connects via bluetooth/wifi to your smartphone so you can play your own music.

Each of the two bedrooms have comfy Hilton-hotel-quality queen sized beds with hotel quality linens, cozy down duvets and both down-filled and polyfill pillows.

There are two bright bathrooms, one with a shower, one with a shower and bathtub. Both have radiant in-floor heating and hair dryers.

The suite has its own heavy duty washer and dryer, 10 foot high ceilings, a long spacious entryway and 1,150 square feet of space, all to yourself.

We know you'll want to eat-in during your stay so the kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to cook at home....pots, pans, toaster, plates, cutlery, rice bowls, rice cooker, blender, and even a kid-friendly plastic set of plates and cups. For your convenience there's an iron, ironing board, vacuum, and recycling bins, and a starter supply of laundry and dishwasher detergent, garbage bags, toilet paper and paper towels.

The apartment uses charming radiators for heat, and there is no air conditioning, but both bedrooms have windows you can leave open, and we supply tower fans if the weather turns hot.

A convertible crib/playpen and a high chair are available (stored usually in the bedroom closet), though the apartment isn't childproofed. A baby store is on West 4th, just a few blocks away in case you need baby supplies.

If our calendar is booked for the days you're interested in, or if you're travelling with a larger party than 6 people, we can recommend another apartment right next door, in the same building. It has a similar layout, also with 1,150 square feet of space, professionally decorated and sleeps 6...and the front doors are literally two steps from each other. It's a great alternative, or perfect for larger groups travelling together who what to stay close to each other, just not 24/7.

Guest Access

The front and back doors have digital locks, so no keys are required to pick up, drop off, or share with fellow travelers. Just enter a 4-digit code we'll provide to you to unlock and lock the door. Our guests love this flexibility.

Interaction with Guests

Come and go as you please and enjoy full privacy. You have the suite all to yourself. We do ask all our guests to be respectful of the other people that share the building.

The apartment is very quiet, so don't be concerned about the noise, even though you're on West 4th.

If you have any issues or questions during your stay, we or our handyman can take care of any mishaps or problems.

The Neighbourhood

The location is fantastic, situated on the trendy West 4th Avenue, in the sought after neighbourhood of Kitsilano, and just a short walk to the famous Kitsilano Beach. The neighbourhood even has its own app, ShopWest4th! It's centrally located, close to downtown, Stanley Park, and the University. Outside your door are great restaurants, and lots of shops for trend setters and outdoor enthusiasts. You can walk to the tourist mecca of Granville Island Market, and it's a short 10 minute drive or bus trip to downtown, Robson Street, English Bay, the University of British Columbia, and more.

Coming for the beach experience? 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 down the hill to the famous Kits Beach, the home of the Celebration of Light fireworks competition every July and August, the Kitsilano Boatshow, and Bard on the Beach (Shakespeare in the Park). If you want to rent a sailboat, ocean kayak, paddleboard or skimboard…its just a short 10 minute drive to Jericho Beach. If you prefer volleyball, beach barbeques, long walks, jogging, or watching spectacular sunsets and dogs frolicking in the surf, then drive past Jericho and Locarno beaches to the famous Spanish Banks Beach.

Like shopping? You’re close to lots! From our door it’s literally a 10 second walk to the best part of trendy West 4th Avenue where you can shop for groceries at Whole Foods (for organics) or Safeway, for workout clothes at Lululemon, for outdoor gear at a number of shops, casual wear at Roots, buy a Vancouver keepsake at Oh My Gift, pick up something for the kids at Hip Baby or The Candy Aisle, relax at a spa, and much much more.We love walking to the world famous tourist mecca of Granville Island Market for fresh produce and baked goods, artisan crafts or to take in live theater or eat at the Sandbar or Bridges restaurants. Or walk about 10 minutes to Broadway and McDonald where there's more interesting shops for old and young, markets and restaurants. Hop on the bus across the street 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. Or take the bus (or walk) 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 even vegetarian diners within walking distance - on West 4th Avenue, Broadway, and Cornwall (along Kits Beach). For beach and sunset views eat at the Boathouse Restaurant on Kits Beach. A 3 minute walk will get you to your morning latte at Starbucks or Whole Foods. Brown's Social House and Roland's are both popular, or splurge and eat at the posh Bishops. A Beer, Wine, and Spirits shop is part of Biminis pub across the street.

Getting Around

Relying on the bus? There are bus stops within a 30 second 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. Why drive downtown when you can hop on a bus and get there in 10 minutes?

Want to bike? We suggest renting from Comfor two blocks away, and then biking to Stanley Park and around the seawall for a true Vancouver experience.

Have a car? There's a parking spot reserved for the suite in the back alley. Otherwise, it's street parking only in a neighbourhood that has side-street parking for non-residents.

Other Things to Note

We'll need a phone number of the guest booking to stay in contact with you during your stay (by email, phone, or text) and confirmation of how many guests will be staying, so our housekeeper can leave enough starter supplies for you.


2 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Fold-away bed, 2 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Rice steamer, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Heating available
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
Children welcome, Low allergen environment, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 31 reviews
Robert M.
Comfy, warm, spacious and stylish

We loved our stay here – great apartment! beautifully appointed, great having two bathrooms, lovely kitchen and comfy beds. And a great location - we managed to get quite a good look around Vancouver using public transport, rental bikes and walking. We really couldn't fault it.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

Eric Brenden M.
Great place great location

Plan to return here next time we visit our daughter at UBC!

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2017

Betty C.
Location Location!!

Very comfortable, large suite able to accommodate our group. Unit very clean. Beds were comfortable. Appreciated the kitchen facilities to cook breakfast. If I had rented accommodation on my own, I would not have been able to access - series of 12+ fire escape stairs to gain access to suite. Grateful for stand alone fans in the rooms as steam radiators were emitting warmth even though turned off. Close to beach, lots of restaurants close by. Very enjoyable stay, easy access to family staying in downtown core. Would definitely recommend.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Kerry v.
Great condo, great location

Had a great time in Vancouver. The condo is ideally located in Kitsalano with easy access downtown, Granville island, restaurants and the beaches. The condo was comfortable, quiet and had everything we needed.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Jane B.
What a wonderful spot!

This apartment was beautifully laid out, thoughtfully set up for families with kids (replete with stepping stools for toothbrushing), quiet, with lovely decor and extraordinarily comfortable beds. The apartment was clean, organized and ideally situated in the heart of Kitsilano, with great shops and restaurants nearby. We very much enjoyed our stay and cannot recommend this place more.

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2017

Cheri T.
Very clean, great location

Tiny bathrooms-Super location-Darling decor-wish towels were thicker and beach towels provided-hard to pack if flying in-also think requests to empty trash into locked bins down stairs should not be expected of guests.-appreciated welcome snacks

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2017

Tracy W.
Darling flat in a cute neighborhood!

Everything was clean and new and our family of five had plenty of space. We also enjoyed the proximity to the sea wall to run each morning, the awesome restaurants, bakeries, shops, and markets, and downtown, Stanley Park. There are lots of delicious options for vegans and those who can't have gluten. Our only complaint was that it was quite warm even with the floor fans and the absence of screens on the windows allowed the flies to enter in. Because it is an older building perhaps it is difficult to find screens? Overall we had a lovely time!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2017

Marya G.
Location, Comfort, Style!

We spent 5 nights at Leslie-Ann's terrific Kits apartment. We were only 2 people, so it was quite spacious, but with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, it would work well for more. It was absolutely spotless upon arrival, and we thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable, modern furnishings. As others have noted, the location is remarkable, within walking distance to everything: Safeway, Whole Foods, Rain or Shine Ice Cream, a movie theater, hip clothing and gift shops, transit, etc. Don't let the lack of views bother you. This is a really great rental!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2017

marc h.

We had an amazing time! We were a party of 10 and rented units 1 and 2. The units were spotless and the amenities felt like a real home, not some VRBO managed property. You could do as much cooking as you would at home. Many VRBO properties are stocked very sparsely and with poor kitchen utensils. This was not the case here. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and not some cheap or old mattress. The location could not be beat. I highly recommend anyone traveling to the Vancouver area to stay in this location. It is very close to city center yet far enough away to enjoy the slower pace and beautiful area. Thai restaurant west of Safeway very good. Ramen place south on 4th St. Excellent, and more natural foods restaurant on 4th was also another place we liked as was Thomas Hass bakery. The only downside is that we did not stay long enough. We look forward to returning

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Jean M.
Wonderful location

Excellent stay, very convenient location, responsive hostess.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2017

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