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Derek Leach

Member since: 2009
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Kitsilano, Fully Furnished 2 BR Top Floor, Central Location

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this Kitsilano holiday house

2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, (Max 4 guests, Max 2 children--10 and over only)

Biweekly cleaning included in rates.

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The suite: 2 bedroom fully-furnished suite in a quiet residential neighborhood. Close to shopping and downtown Vancouver. The suite has a separate entrance and has many amenities such as internet access and satellite TV as well as a furnished back deck. The suite has 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. There is a washer/dryer in the suite as well as an iron and ironing board. Towels, linens, cutlery and dishware provided. It is a home away from home.

The neighbourhood: Kitsilano is a beautiful beach-side community in Vancouver. Kitsilano is filled with tree-lined streets as well as quaint shops and restaurants. Nearby Attractions Fourth Avenue.

Granville Island.

Kitsilano Beach.

Spanish banks Beach.

Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Downtown Vancouver.

Broadway Shopping.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Derek Leach (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was superb. Highly recommended.The beds were very comfortable. There was no noise. It was clean, warm, light and very spacious. The new wooden floors were beautiful. We enjoyed both the covered verandah at the back, and the large window at the front with its lovely view of trees.The neighbourhood was wonderful; a friendly area with very pretty houses. We didn't have a car and found the buses were great. There are several bus routes in close walking distance. Lovely to be near the beach.Derek was a superb host. He graciously obliged me in all my special requests, which made our travelling in Canada much easier. All communications before and during the stay were answered promptly and professionally. Thanks, Derek, for making our stay so good!
Sep 2013
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based on 22 traveller reviews

Kitsilano, Fully Furnished 2 BR Top Floor, Central Location
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews

Well equipped apartment in great Vancouver location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped, comfortable apartment. Clean and spacious, both bedrooms are equally big and attractive , which in my experience is unusual. Both have lots of storage space and one also leads out onto a generous outside seating area. The TV package in the living room is comprehensive and we were especially pleased to be able to record US Open Tennis programmes while we were out during the day! The kitchen was generously supplied with tea and coffee and had all the equipment needed to self cater.

We loved the area - comfortable and safe, but also buzzing with interesting cafes and restaurants nearby. Food shopping was easy too - a 5-minute walk to Safeway. Only a 20-minute walk to the amazing 150-metre outdoor swimming pool and Kitsilano Beach beyond, the area is also well served by a variety of buses that take you downtown in 15-20 minutes. We were able to park our car just outside the house.

Vancouver is a great place to visit. So much to do and see - we enjoyed cycling in Stanley Park, the Anthropology Museum & Botanical Gardens (an easy drive from the house), the Art Gallery and sightseeing around the Waterfront and Gas Town. If you are interested in massage, there are many opportunities at very reasonable prices (by London standards!) near to the apartment. I chose Royal Feet for accupressure massage and reflexology treatments - both excellent.

Derek was very quick to respond to all communications. He and his family live downstairs. On our arrival day he phoned to welcome us and check we had all we needed. He also advised us how to avoid being ticketed for incorrect parking for which we were grateful.

We have stayed in many apartments/ villas around the world and I honestly feel that for us this was one of the most comfortable and well appointed we have come across. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space to spread out in. Two good size bedrooms and a large living area. The kitchen has everything you need. Lots of soap, shampoo and even a new tube of toothpaste in the bathroom. We had no problems with on-street parking, which can be a problem in some areas with either pay machines or Resident Parking Permits. None of the major Vancouver attractions are very far away. The airport and Tssawwassen ferry are also not far.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Times In Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

Three couples stayed for the weekend to run in the Vancouver marathon. Everything about the place was nice. Convenient location, friendly hosts, beautiful neighborhood, fair price, and the upstairs flat had a ample space for everyone. One word of caution; Do not park your car near a corner. I got a ticket and almost got towed even though I was clearly out of the corner walkway.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Super property! Clean, quiet, all we needed, cosy, syper soft and comfortable bed and bed sheets! All in a wonderful area where everything was so nearby! Starbucks, Safeway, restos, beach, quiet neighbourhood. We recommend it! Thanks again and if I ever have to go back to Vancouver, I'll know where to go!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment in Kits

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our 3-night stay at this wonderful apartment. The space was large and comfortable for our family of 4. The apartment was well maintained and clean. The kitchen was well-stocked for preparing meals. The bathroom had plenty of soaps, shampoo, and towels. It is in a great part of Kitsilano with lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. It was a pleasure dealing with the owner, Derek. He was prompt with responding to any questions and providing information about the apartment. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could need for a fab stay in Kits

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Derek's apartment in Kitsilano for 6 nights and loved it. Great value, equipped with everything you could possibly need and then some. The space was perfect for our family of 3 and very quiet. The beds were super comfortable and we loved the extra touches like fresh soap bars and toothpaste, toys and games. The kitchen is one of the most fully equipped examples I've seen. Wifi worked perfectly and the high top table and chairs give a lovely view of the tree lined street. A really nice place to stay. Kitsilano is a beautiful area with lots of great shops and restaurants. We will be back, and looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5.2 Kilometres
Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and SeaBus
Nearest Golf
4.5 Kilometres
University Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
West Fourth Avenue
Nearest Ski
17.3 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Kitsilano Beach and Outdoor Pool
Car: not necessary

Tree lined street in Kitsilano. Walking distance to Fourth Avenue shops and Kitsilano Beach. Minutes to downtown.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kitsilano, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
16 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
6 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
15 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$197

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kitsilano, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Memory Foam Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Memory Foam Mattress
    Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Memory foam matress
  • Sheets are 300 thread count or better and comforter shells are 100% cotton.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is permitted outdoors only. Nearby Pools are: Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Kitsilano Outdoor Pool and Lord Byng Indoor Pool. Nearby Tennis courts: Tatlow park, Kits beach