West Coast Modern Designer Loft in the Heart of Vancouver(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)
Our rates include taxes. There is free parking available along our street.
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)
* 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, John Hendry Park, commonly known as 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 main bus routes (25 King Edward, 19 Kingsway, and 22 Knight) which connect you rapidly to 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 & Overwaitea Save On Foods Supermarkets with a Pharmacy.
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Member since: 2009
- 650 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
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:
- Pets Considered:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $18.73
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
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. Peter is a designer practicing in both graphic and furniture design and creation in his studio on the property. Alison works as a nurse educator in public health with a focus in health promotion and prevention for infants, children, youth and their families. We are active with our two boys, and enjoy the diversity of guests who we welcome to our corner of the city. 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 Knight, Vancouver, BC, Canada:
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:
Superior craftsmanship, functional design and sustainable living have guided the creation of this unique space. The radiant heating in the concrete floor, the high ceilings, abundant natural light, and beautiful wood accents stand out. It just feels good to be in the space.
- Primary: (604) 734-2827
- Secondary: +1 (604) 736-5797 (British Columbia, Canada)
View from the back of the laneway house, juliet balcony and high windows
Beautiful bamboo staircase entrance to the suite.
View back down entrance hall, kitchen on left, high windows let in sunlight
Bedroom area. Windows into back garden. Bamboo finishing. Blinds for privacy.
Low flush toto toilet. Feel the warmth of the radiant floor heating!
Us in front of the main house on the property. Follow path on left to loft!
Private Entrance from back garden thru glass door. Suite occupies 2nd flr.
All in one washer dryer for guest laundry needs. Lots of hanging storage space.
Custom hand crafted bamboo cutting board, cupboards and counter tops
Living room from Kitchen. Sofa w pull out bed inside. 46" TV w play station.
Living room from bed. TV is on mount that can be angled toward bed.
Large shower with skylight is a highlight for many guests.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, March 10, 2017
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