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Looking for accommodation for a vacation or work related trip to Vancouver? Our West Coast Modern Laneway House is a designer suite with abundant natural light, 13+ ft lofted ceilings and custom wood finishing. Our guests enjoy an environment of superior craftsmanship and consistently report comfort and enjoyment of this unique space.
The Ecoloft isn't just nice looking, it's a model of sustainability and exceeds the LEED platinum standard for homes. Enjoy a warm shower with water that is heated by the sun....ahhh, Karma!
ECO Features include:
* Solar hot water * Solar radiant floor heat * Bamboo flooring, counters and trim * Double glazed argon filled aluminum windows * Skylight shower * Toto low flush toilet * Energy Star appliances * Non VOC paint * Icynene open cell foam insulation * Recycled cedar exterior finishing (reclaimed hydro poles) * Recycling and Composting on-site * Eco-friendly Soaps and Hair Care products for guest use
In the heart of Vancouver's Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood, the EcoLoft is a 15 minute drive or transit ride to the airport, 10 minutes to downtown, and even closer to popular destinations including Queen Elizabeth Park, Trout Lake (swimming, park, picnic area), Science World, Granville Island, and the eclectic Commercial Drive scene. Within a 10 minute walk are the emerging Fraser St scene and Main Street shopping district which offer a range of eclectic boutiques, cafes, yoga studios, galleries, restaurants, bars and more.
For those without a car, the Ecoloft is within blocks of three arterial bus routes (25 King Edward, 19 Kingsway, and 22 Knight) which connect you rapidly to various Sky Train routes including the Canada Line which gets you to the airport or downtown within 15 minutes. The Ecoloft is a short walk from Broadway where the 99 B-line express bus transports you from east to west across the city. BC Children's Hospital, BC Women's Hospital and Mount Saint Joseph Hospitals are all within minutes by bus or car.
Amidst the hundred-year-old oak trees which line the streets of our quiet residential neighborhood, all the things you will need to make your stay enjoyable are within walking distance.
Within 2 blocks you will find: Liquor store, Neighborhood Pub, Restaurants of all kinds (Sushi, French, Seafood, Indian, BC's famous WhiteSpot, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Vegan etc., Children's park, Coffee Shops with reknown french cuisine, German baking and more, Public Library, Famous Foods & Price Smart Supermarkets and a Pharmacy.
Owners of main house on property have young children so child related supplies can be available upon request. Our neighborhood is full of children, with a large field and playground 1/2 block away. We have a sandbox in our back yard that guests are welcome to play in....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
There is strictly no smoking inside or outside the suite. We don't have smoking on the property at all....moreless
We welcome dogs, cats etc. Many dogs in our neighborhood enjoy running in the park 1/2 block down the street, and/or nearby off leash dog parks....moreless
1 Main Queen size Bed, Large Leather Couch converts into second double bed for extra sleeping capacity. Upon request we can provide a playpen or crib mattress for families with small children....moreless
A skylit shower, toilet and sink. The bathroom is some guests' favourite highlight of their loft experience!...moreless
We have a garden & back yard with lawn furniture (summer time), shared with residents of main house on property. Guests are welcome to use. 1/2 block from playground and field for children to play, dogs to run etc. Sandbox & toys in our back yard for children to use as they wish.
Our vegetable garden welcomes compost contributions....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
46 inch flat panel television with PlayStation3 media system....moreless
46' flat screen tv on mount so screen can rotate to be viewable from the couch or bed....moreless
Spring/Summer 2015 Mar 16 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
C$150 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
50% deposit up front through paypal, cheque or cash. Outstanding balance paid upon arrival. In the case of cancellation, we will refund the full deposit if booking is cancelled 45 days in advance of the booking arrival date.
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The Ecoloft is located right in the centre of the city of Vancouver. Enjoy the fine coffee, shopping and restaurants in the ethnically diverse Commercial drive district. Explore the galleries, fine dining, boutiques, ice cream parlour, cafes, parks, yoga studios and more in our thriving Fraser/Kingsway neighborhood. Find the vintage, hipster boutiques, antique stores, vast range of cafes, chocolate shop, bakeries (including gluten free) and more on Main St, a 15 minute walk from the loft. There is so much to explore whether you want a short walk, or adventure to kitsilano beach, the north shore mountains, the Olympic Village and False creek, or other fabulous Vancouver destinations.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are the owners of the main house on the property. In 2009 we built the first laneway house built by owner in our neighbourhood under new city zoning that was inspired by the city's eco-density initiatives. Superior craftsmanship, functional design and sustainable living have guided the creation of this unique space. We welcome feedback and enjoy connecting with our guests that come from near and far to stay close to family in the neighbourhood, or simply to enjoy the comfort yet convenience of our residential, yet central city location. We welcome families and pets and have supplies to accommodate both children and your furry friends which can be arranged as needed. We are believers in the process of Kaizen, 'slow and constant change' so always welcome the feedback of our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Kensington-Cedar Cottage: We live in the main house on the property and LOVE our neighborhood. It is the most community oriented place we have ever lived, and is also the most urban place we have every lived. Having both grown up in more suburban locales the novelty of being right in the city has never worn off. We really value the proximity of our property to so many of the wonderful things the city has to offer, within walking, biking or short drive distances. We also love the beautiful trees and green space along our street and at the park 100m from our house. Though we are in a very central location, our house is in a protected centre of a quiet and beautiful neighborhood bordered by major streets which get you where you want to go very quickly. Many families in our neighbourhood rent their basement suites and need space to accommodate their out of town guests. Our loft is the perfect spot for friends and family members to stay close by.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The radiant heating in the concrete floor, the high ceilings, abundant natural light, and beautiful wood accents. It just feels good to be in the space.