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Derek Leach

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Central location, Kitsilano, 2 bedroom garden level suite

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)

Biweekly cleaning included in rates.

We have two ways to pay online:

1) Through us via PayPal(Visa and MasterCard) directly in US or CAD funds.

2) Via HomeAway family of sites.

Please Note HomeAway and VRBO show prices in US funds by default:

Please see: homeaway #258462 to view our prices in Canadian Funds.

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
  • 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

...The apartment, your hospitality, its location and convieniences were just awesome. Thanks again!
Jun 2011
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based on 22 traveller reviews

Central location, Kitsilano, 2 bedroom garden level suite
average rating of 4.818182 based on 28 reviews

. 3 day stay

  • 4 of 5

Property was as advertised. Comfortable and well located. Well stocked for your needs. No hesitation recommending.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This basement apartment has practically everything you'd want for your stay.

2 bedrooms with comfy beds, wardrobe Space & drawers, however NO MIRRORS . Made it difficult for the ladies staying there to all get ready as we had to fight for the only mirror in the bathroom. Couldn't blow dry hair or straighten it until others had finished in bathroom.

Other than that niggle the place has everything you'd need. It was comfortable & easy walking distance to bars, shops & restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Serene

  • 4 of 5

Derek was a wonderful host. The apartment is well located in Kits close to everything and away from traffic noise and congestion.

When our internet went down Derek was very prompt in getting everything up and running again.

Thank you Derek for welcoming us into your home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, spacious and comfortable, just as advertised. Strongly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed very much our recent stay in this well-maintained and well-situated garden suite.. I was house-bound due to leg injury, but other family members were able to walk to good grocery store, bagel shop, bakery,and cafes, as well as trendy clothing shops nearby. Kitsilano is a nice neighbourhood, and the various tourist highlights of Vancouver are easily accessible via walking or bus/car. The kitchen had sufficient pots and pans to facilitate cooking onsite. I did not meet the owner in person, but he was most accommodating in email correspondence, and all went smoothly.Recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Vancouver

  • 5 of 5

This property was really clean and neat and well set up. It's also in a great area. There was everything you needed to cook your own meals but if you wanted to eat out there are so many restaurants a road or two in either direction. The supermarket is only a short walk up the road too. Public transport is also easily accessible. Thanks again Derek for a great stay in Vancouver.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Was a pleasure to stay in Derek's basement. There was everything we required to make it our home. Plenty of space for a family of 2 adults, a 17 yr old and a 10 yr old. There was easy street parking, the location was fantastic. The rooms were super clean, beds comfy, well stocked kitchen and bathroom. Derek was immediately available to help us when the bathroom door got stuck in the middle of the night with no complaints. If you are over 6 foot, there are a few doorways you will need to duck under but it is worth it. Would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Vancouver International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
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:
per property
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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$196

Service Fee--this is a fee charged by HomeAway/VRBO for the use of their online booking services.

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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:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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 , Foam Mattress
  • Sheets are 300 thread count or better and comforter shells are 100% cotton.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • 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
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • 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 Additional items available in suite: Pack N Play. High Chair.