From the outset, it was clear that this business was not about beds for heads but service. What sets A Suite @ Kitsilano Cottage apart from all other properties offering accommodations is our iron clad commitment to being of service and always doing everything possible to make our guests feel impeccably cared for and looked after, while honoring their privacy in quiet and comfortable surroundings.
After my richly diverse career, mostly in public service, my beloved wife, Sally and I started this business. It was a great fit for us as we preferred being self employed, liked and were often on our computers, loved our neighbourhood, enjoyed walking and biking along the water, and were surrounded by great restaurants. We also loved travel, in which residential accommodations were always our preferred choice. So when we purchased this house we decided to offer something like a B&B but without the schedules and shared spaces, which we would have most preferred. We traveled a lot and always stayed at B&Bs. We loved the neighbourhoods, the always chosen heritage structures, the decor and the feeling of really being in that community, something we never felt in downtown core hotels.
Since Sally was taken by cancer, in early 2002, I have continued to operate the business and maintain our house in her memory. My Standard Poodle, Destini and I occupy the upper two floors of the 1910, typical Kitsilano Compressed Craftsman Bungalow