Kitsilano Accommodation Review: Staying in a Heritage Kitsilano Bed & Breakfast


The Corkscrew InnArts and Crafts style home – Photo Credit: The Corkscrew Inn

As one of Vancouver’s oldest residential neighbourhoods, Kitsilano still has many streets lined with heritage buildings including century-old Arts and Crafts style homes. If you are visiting Kitsilano, or are expecting family or friends in the area that require accommodation, staying in an heritage bed and breakfast is a wonderful way to truly experience the area, rather than sleeping in a stuffy hotel or on your old couch. has reviewed and recommended three heritage Kitsilano bed and breakfasts below.  Despite their charming, old school exteriors, all three bed and breakfasts are renovated with all the modern cons.

Mickey’s Kits Beach Chalet

Hosting Kitsilano guests for over 18 years, this family-friendly, teal and cream coloured heritage home has 6 rooms, most of which have en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms also boast fireplaces, private patios, or balconies with views. All include WiFi and continental breakfast. Mickey’s is conveniently close to Kits beach, while Granville Island and 4th Avenue are within easy walking distance. Rates start at $90 per night.

Mickey’s Kits Beach Chalet, 2142 West 1st Avenue, 604-739-3342,

The Corkscrew Inn

This 1912 home has earned a Heritage Award from the City of Vancouver for its high quality restoration work. It features 5 en-suite rooms decorated with antique furniture and custom-made leaded glass windows. In-floor heating, WiFi, soaker tubs, fireplaces, hardwood floors, private patios, and a little on-site wine cellar museum complete the package. Local, seasonal ingredients are used in the full breakfast spreads. Walk to the ocean in under 5 minutes, and restaurants and shopping on 4th are just a few blocks away. Free parking available. Rates start at $120 per night.

The Corkscrew Inn, 2735 West 2nd Avenue, 604-733-7276,

Avalon Guest Suite & Coach House

The bright and modern Guest Suite apartment in this restored heritage house sleeps up to 6 guests and has its own private patio. And while not part of the main house, the newly built Coach House is another form of architectural design found in the area and known locally as a laneway house. It can accommodate up to 7 guests on 2 levels. Either option is self-catering, though a complimentary breakfast basket is provided upon arrival. WiFi, a full kitchen, and in-suite laundry are included in these family-friendly and pet-friendly suites. Avalon is for long-term stays and located only minutes away from restaurants and shopping on Broadway. Rates start at $175 per night for the Guest Suite, $250 per night for the Coach House.

Avalon Guest Suite & Coach House, 3015 West 11th Avenue, 604-734-3621,

More About Kitsilano’s Arts and Crafts Architecture

Also known as Craftsman style, this form of architectural design with British roots represented simple, functional, and yet fine quality handcrafted detailing and strong construction in response to the opulent, frilly tastes of the Victorian era. Flaring eaves, decorative beams, prominent porches, stained glass windows, large kitchens, built-in cabinets, dominant fireplaces, and smooth oak flooring were just some of the common elements found in Arts and Crafts architecture.

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Last modified: October 4, 2017

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