Bright Vancouver Home steps away from Broadway street shops and restaurants.

Bright Vancouver Home steps away from Broadway street shops and restaurants.

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a 1,200 sqft ground level duplex in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. We are two blocks south of Broadway right off the Arbutus greenway and bike path. From the Arbutus greenway you can walk to 4th ave shops and bars in 10 min and Granville island and downtown in 20-30min.

Our Home is a two bedroom fully furnished condo with high-speed internet and TV, a full kitchen with all the professional cooking equipment you need! (one block from us is City Market which has been voted the best grocery store in the city.)

The master bedroom has a queen size bed and dedicated closet and guest room has a twin bed with dedicated closet and apple TV for superior Netflix and chill. ;)

The place has use of the yard and patio with outdoor patio table and BBQ.

This is a quiet "suburban-like" street but only minutes from central Vancouver.

It is also a great jumping off point for daily buses to Grouse ski hill only 30 min bus ride away!

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  1. We are Owen and Emily... Hello! We are a couple who met in architecture school in Vancouver 6 years ago, moved in together and never looked back!

    We own our own design business creating architectural inspired home decor which we sell all around the world. We work from the cloud on our laptops which gives us the ability to work from any where on the planet. We have traveled extensively through Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. Most recently taking 5 weeks to travel from Burma to Tokyo ultimately taking a boat back to Vancouver from Tokyo though Russia and the Bering Sea.

    We enjoy working from home, cooking and exploring a new place like a local. Spending extended time in a region really understanding its culture and lifestyle.

  2. Our business is called Point Two Design and we make data a thing of beauty. our website is www.pointtwomaps.com

  3. We love cooking a lot! Emily is a professional home cook and I can make a good cocktail. ;)

    We like beaches and the ocean, listening to pod-casts and lecture series, road trips and getting out on the water.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Kitsilano is a laid-back residential area known for the huge saltwater Kitsilano Pool and mountain views from Kitsilano Beach. Stores selling yoga wear, outdoor gear and fashionable clothes line West 4th Avenue, the main drag, and dining options range from waterside seafood spots to long-standing vegetarian eateries. Cultural attractions include the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano was Vancouver's hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. Today, Kitsilano still has plenty of culture, but its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere – this is the birthplace of global yoga brand, lululemon athletica. Just over the Burrard Bridge from the downtown peninsula, the neighbourhood brings together a collection of attractions, beach and parks, residential streets, and a couple of main commercial districts. “Kits,” as it’s known locally, is bordered by the waterfront to the north and West 16th Ave to the south; Burrard Street to the east and Alma Street to the west. Most of the commercial activity is along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway, but you’ll also find shops and restaurants in the areas close to the beach.

Seeing and Doing

From Burrard Bridge, look north and you’ll glimpse a large waterfront greenspace known as Vanier Park. This spot is home to some of Vancouver’s best family-friendly attractions including the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum, as well as being the venue for the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival from June to September each year. Continue along the waterfront and you’ll hit Kitsilano Beach, which is a hotspot during summer, complete with volleyball tournaments, picnicking families, lots of the beautiful people on parade, and the mammoth Kitsilano Pool – an outdoor saltwater public pool right by the beach. The neighbourhoods also host a number of community festivals over the course of the summer including Greek Days on West Broadway, and the Khatsalano Festival centred around West 4th Avenue.

Eating and Drinking

True to its hippy roots, Kitsilano is home to one of the city’s oldest vegetarian restaurants, The Naam. Open 24-hours a day, the restaurant’s yam fries with miso gravy have inspired many a late-night stop after a night out on the town. You’ll also find plenty of other healthy, organic and farm-to-table options. Down by the water, along the foot of Yew Street and along Cornwall, are lots of casual, neighbourhood bars and restaurants, many of which do a great job with seafood, along with wines and cocktails to match. West Broadway is where a lot of Vancouver’s Greek immigrants originally settled, and you won’t go wrong choosing something inspired by the Mediterranean in that part of the neighbourhood. Along West 4th, expect more polished dining, but still with lots of multicultural flavour.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Lifestyle shopping is where Kitsilano excels. Visit lululemon’s store on West 4th (right opposite the original upstairs location) to browse the company’s range of high-end yoga and active-wear. Along the same stretch, you’ll find a number of outdoor apparel companies, fashion boutiques, cafes, beauty and skincare stores, and spas. If you’re looking for gourmet items to take home, you’ll find a great selection of wine as well as specialty grocers – you can even take home a bottle of The Naam’s famous miso gravy. West Broadway is a little more locally-focused, but the strip still offers lots of independent boutiques and gift shops that make for a great afternoon of perusing. Kits is Vancouver's small town feel neighborhood right in the heart of the city.

Buzzy restaurants
Au Comptoire (French Bistro), Naam (Vegetarian 24 hour dinner), Gyo Para (Gyoza and Ramen Bar), Noodle Box (Wok asian inspired noodles), Maenam (Thai)
Cool bars
Manchester (classic british pub), Boat House (Kits beach roof bar), Regal Beagle (neighbourhood local), Grapes and soda (cocktail bar), Liberty Distillery (Gin distillery and tasting room)
Cozy cafés
Trees Organics (Coffee and cheese cake!), Pallett (cafe), Platform (No nonsense coffee) Parallel 49 (Vancouver Coffee institution with unreal donuts)
Retail therapy
Lululemon (The Original Store), 4th Ave (High-end consignment, independent boutiques for clothes, shoes and housewares)
Bit of culture
Kits Beach, Bard on the Beach (Shakespeare Festival), 5th ave cinema (movie theater and bar combo, drink and watch current releases!), Granville Island (public market and artisan village), Sea wall (coastal bike and foot path wrapping around all of the city), Arbutus Greenway (Bike and foot path connecting Fraser river lands with Granville Island)
Walks in the park
So many parks its hard to choose just one. Arbutus Greenway is a great way to see the city and cut across town easily.
Spot of exercise
Local Public Gym 1 block from house, month passes ar $50 or day pases $5.
Day tripping
2 hours to whistler, 30 min to Steveston (old scandinavian fishing village on the river), 1 hour Fort Langley (original european settlement built by Hudsons Bay Company), 20 min Stanley Park (Old growth Pacific Northwest forest right in downtown), 15 min East Van (breweries galore plus shops and restaurants)

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