Avalon Guest Suite
Avalon Guest Suite

Guest Reviews

Thanks very much for a lovely stay at such short notice! We loved the apartment - it's beautifully decorated and had everything we needed - not to mention the delicious muffins. If we're ever in town again we'll be sure to book in."

Mike and Claire, Chart Sutton,
Kent , U.K


Great Find!
We visited Vancouver for four days with our two sons, aged one and four, and wanted a comfortable place in a great neighbourhood. The Avalon Guest Suite was perfect. The apartment is comfortable and clean, and the location is great. It is located on a charming, tree-lined street with a short walk from the shops on Broadway."

~DA


Comfy Home Away From Home
Loved this bright, beautifully decorated suite. It's in a great safe neighbourhood, within walking distance to everything you would ever need...and more. We were there in October and the maple trees were turning their gorgeous colours.

The suite is very well equipped for preparing your own meals. Grocery stores are close by. You don't really need a car.

Thanks to the O'Dwyer family for a lovely stay. We will be back next year..."

~HappyTrails


Beautiful spacious suite close to the city - ideal for families
Once again, we had a great stay at Avalon. This is our third stay and we would recommend it to anyone who wants a home-from-home feel close to the city. Kitsilano is a fabulous location with everything you need on your doorstep, and yet the city is only a short distance away - you can even walk it! The suite is clean, spacious, well thought out and well equipped. It is also beautifully decorated and furnished. The O'Dwyer were once again welcoming and informative hosts. Highly recommended."

~Austin family


Avalon Guest Suite & Coach House
3015 11th Ave. 
Kitsilano 
Vancouver BC

Cell: 604.808.9067
Tel: 604.734.3621
avalonguestsuite@gmail.com

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The Perfect Family Choice
The avalon Guest Suite certainly deserves its positive reviews. My husband and I recently stayed for 6 nights with our two young children (age 2.5 years, and age 6 months). It was perfect for our stay and I'd highly recommend it for anyone looking for family friendly accommodation in a great Vancouver neighborhood.

Arriving after a long flight, we were delighted to find that the owner (a lovely lady named Julia) had left a delicious apple & cinnamon cake for us to enjoy, along with some beautiful flowers, a huge bowl of fresh fruit, and tea, coffee and hot chocolate supplies.

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Our two year old was also delighted to find a fantastic selection of toys and books, which helped her to immediately feel at home. There was also a highchair and travel cot provided for our baby.

The suite was spacious, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated/maintained. New carpets had just been fitted prior to our stay. It had a well-equipped kitchen, although we often chose to eat at some of the lovely restaurants just a short walk away. We were also pleased to find the suite had wifi, cable TV and iphone docking stations.

The location was fantastic. The accommodation is a self-contained suite with secure and private access, on the ground floor level of the owners' house. It is on a lovely and peaceful tree-lined street of Kitsilano. We had initially considered renting a car for the week, but were glad we didn't as the suite was in walking distance of lots of shops, supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants on W Broadway and W 4th avenue. There was also a bus stop nearby on MacDonald St, for trips to downtown Vancouver.

From our initial enquiries, the owner Julia was always friendly and very helpful, responding quickly to emails and going out of her way to ensure we felt at home - even offering to provide a fresh supply of toys part way through our stay to keep our daughter happy! I'd certainly hope to stay here again if I return to Vancouver.

Absolutely Recommendable!
Moving to Vancouver from abroad we arrived with a few suitcases and called the Avalon Guest Suite our new home for the first ten days here. We could not have picked a better place! The suite is clean and cozy, fully equipped and well maintained - we did not find one thing broken. By arrival there were a delicious blueberry pie, some fruits and flowers to welcome us, and for our kids besides the crib and highchair even some bath toys were provided. Julia and her family are very kind and were helpful in all our needs but still gave us privacy.

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The location is absolutely gorgeous, there are shops, grocery stores, nice cafés and bars close by and bus stops to bring you nearly everywhere in town easily. We did not regret to not have brought a car.

We are going to recommend this place to all our visitors.

Spacious, Comfortable, & Functional
We spent 7 nights in the Avalon Coach House and found the rooms to be spacious, comfortable, and functional. Even on a very warm day, the cross breezes from the opened windows and skylight kept the rooms cool at night.
As we flew to Vancouver, we could not bring supplies with us and were pleased to find the kitchen, living room, and bathrooms stocked with all the utensils & amenities we needed. The apple cake and fresh fruit was a gracious welcome as was Julia's warm greeting and information.

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We had a car but walked the beautiful tree lined and garden filled neighbourhood often. The waterfront and the coffee bistros, grocery stores, banks, and restaurants of Kitsilano are within walking distance. Even a gas station is nearby.

At the end of the day, we sat on our private patio reviewing the experiences of the day and planning those for the next day.

Thank you, Julia and Michael, for understanding the traveller's needs of comfort, cleanliness, charm, and functionality.

Loved the Location of the House
We loved the location of our house, the basement wasn't a problem as it was very light (windows) and tastefully decorated (white theme) so felt very airy & fresh and not basement-like at all.

The suite is a very comfortable self-contained unit, with all the necessities like coffee, oil, pans , cups, wine glasses etc..included, we even had a lovely cake on the table when we arrived which fed 3 people breakfast for 2 days !

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We had a baby in tow, and Julia, our charming and very kind host, had prepared a lovely cot which was just right for our baby. we felt very much at home (or like staying at a friend's home). Julia's family are friendly, the kids well brought up, even their dog & cat were lovely..what can I say, everything was just right on this stay!

Last thing is the security is A+, the lock system at the back is easy and well explained, and, well, everything worked well (wi-fi, TV, phone)...

Thanks again Julia, hope to see you next time we go to Vancouver!

Great Location From Which to Visit Vancouver
The Avalon Guest Suites is ideal accommodation if you are visiting Vancouver..It is a lovely spot, comfortably furnished, well maintained with a sufficiently well equipped kitchen to have some meals in and even entertain a few friends over dinner. It is located in Kitsilano, a great urban neighbourhood with interesting shops coffee shops and restaurants; easy access to downtown via good and accessible public transportation as well as walking distance to the ocean and - and for walkers to Granville Island and False Creek.

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Julia and Michael O'Dwyer welcomed us warmly and ensured we were comfortable throughout our stay.. We have recommended Avalon Suites to friends and family. We would stay again in a heart beat!

Feels Like Home
I recently traveled to Vancouver for a professional conference and brought my husband and daughter along. We stayed at the Fairmont for 2 nights to be close to the convention center and then moved to avalon Suite, which is located in the heart of Kitsilano. Kitsilano is a wonderful and very walkable neighborhood with great restaurants, shops, parks, and gorgeous beaches.

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Avalon Suite is located on the first floor of a gorgeous house. The suite itself is very spacious, nicely decorated and contains all of the essentials, and more. There was even a little basket of toys and bath toys left for our one year old daughter.

Julia was incredibly hospitable and did everything she could to make our stay as pleasant and as comfortable as was possible. She even went out of her way to help with a few minor challenges that arose while we were there. We had all of the comforts of home during our stay and would absolutely stay at the avalon again.

Fantastic Apartment & Situation
We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable and attractive place to stay. In November it was warm, bright and welcoming. The beds were lovely and comfortable. The situation was perfect for lots of fabulous places places to eat, shops to enjoy and perfect to get down to the beach. The road was leafy and quiet, exquisite in the Fall colours.

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Julia and her family were discreet, and very friendly on our brief meetings. We would love to come back and as a family of 4 (with 2 girls aged 9 and 11) we wouldn't hesitate to recommend avalon suite to anyone wishing to stay in beautiful Vancouver! Thank you for a perfect holiday.

Fantastic Suite in a Great Location!
This guest suite exceeded all of my expectations! We stayed here with our 1 year old son and it was perfect--full kitchen and laundry made it easy to travel with a baby and we felt completely at home. The hosts were kind and welcoming and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was perfect. The location is great for easy access to UBC, downtown or other tourist attractions by bus.

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There are several grocery stores within walking distance if you want to cook your own food plus plenty of great restaurants, bars and coffee shops just a couple of blocks away. When we return to Vancouver we will definitely want to stay here again!

Beautiful Spacious Suite Close to the City - Ideal for Families
Once again, we had a great stay at Avalon. This is our third stay and we would recommend it to anyone who wants a home-from-home feel close to the city. Kitsilano is a fabulous location with everything you need on your doorstep, and yet the city is only a short distance away - you can even walk it!

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The suite is clean, spacious, well thought out and well equipped. It is also beautifully decorated and furnished. The O'Dwyer were once again welcoming and informative hosts. Highly recommended." ~Austin family

We chose the Avalon Suite because of the hominess and comfort via the internet all the way from Australia. Avalon far outweighed our expectations...

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Thanks very much for allowing us to stay - your suite is giving us great insight into what it would be like to live in their wonderful city...

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We came from Seattle for a short Spring Break and while the weather could've been better, our accommodations were superb...

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Enjoyed the comfortable, homey environment and convenient location...

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Thanks for making our visit back to our old neighbourhood such a great one...

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What a beautiful suite! This is our third time staying in Kitsilano, our first time at the Avalon Guest Suite, but hopefully not our last...

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The Avalon Guest Suite has been a delightful home away from home - a charming house in a great neighbourhood...

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We felt at home from the first minute on - a really lovely place to stay in a beautiful neighbourhood!...

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We had a great stay in very comfortable and stylish accommodation. Kitsilano vibrant and friendly...

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What can we say? Decorated with that personal touch, a great host (Julia). Only something you can get from staying at someone's home...

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So glad we found Avalon - Julia was wonderful, suite is so cozy + beautiful...

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Thank you Julia and family. The suite was everything we were looking for and more...

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