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West Coast Modern Designer Loft in the Heart of Vancouver

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

House, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

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.

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)

* 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, 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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More Details

Alison & Peter Eller
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Alison & Peter Eller

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.

Alison & Peter Eller purchased this house in 2009

Why Alison & Peter Eller chose East Side

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Alison & Peter: We really enjoyed our stay at the Ecoloft. We found the space to be perfect for our needs. The open concept and extendable tables made it a very guest friendly space. We even had a birthday for our son with some guests and the space accommodated this with no problem. The kitchen is beautiful and fully functional so we were able to cook dinner for 6 people no problem. We would certainly not hesitate to book the loft again on our next trip back to Vancouver! Warmest Regards...
Aug 2014
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East Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A skylit shower, toilet and sink. The bathroom is some guests' favourite highlight of their loft experience!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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West Coast Modern Designer Loft in the Heart of Vancouver
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 46 reviews

Cute little carriage suite with a convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay. The shower was very comfortable for two people to share. The open floor plan made the place feel big despite it's actual square footage. Was conveniently located for access to shopping and site-seeing. If the weather wouldn't have been so hot, it would have been ideal. Though the accommodations were comfortable, we happened to be there on a hot week where there wasn't a lot of breeze. There is no air conditioning so you have to open the windows and try to get a cross breeze, which wasn't always happening. Also, the windows don't have screens so though few bugs came in, we still felt too paranoid of mosquitoes attacking us in the night to sleep with the windows open. Host was pleasant and accommodating to our needs. Other thing to note, if you are someone who likes to walk around scantily dressed, the short windows in the kitchen don't currently have any sort of covering, but they look out on to other people's backyards, so it makes you feel like you should put a shirt on at least before you head to the kitchen to make yourself a cup of coffee. I did leave this feedback for the owner prior to leaving so hopefully they can fix that soon for the more modest travelers. The bedroom and bathroom area are easy to close off from view though, so you have plenty of privacy and space to get dressed, etc. So, some minor inconveniences, but overall a nice place that I would definitely consider staying at again if the weather was not expected to be super hot and unusually stagnant.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and quaint

  • 4 of 5

Overall good experience. Close to where we needed to be. Nice that it was close to a park for the kids as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Mini-Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for a long weekend. We had difficulties paying and we didn't receive responses to our messages for a few days, but once that was resolved we made it work! We didn't meet with Alison but the apartment was ready for us upon arrival. It looks just like the photos and we were impressed with the large, fully stocked kitchen and the huge shower! The bed was also very comfortable! The apartment isn't located close to downtown but it fit our needs. A few things we noticed during our stay: It looks like the walls could use a fresh coat of paint, there is no air conditioning and few windows which let in a lot of bugs (mosquitoes, bees, and flies), the bathroom sink filled with water quickly, the TV only has a few channels. Overall, we still enjoyed our stay but would recommend some changes to improve the space.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was in a lovely neighborhood, and the loft was perfectly clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! The homeowners were kind and gracious and we loved the loft. It had everything we needed in a great location. It housed the 4 of us very well and we loved the park and ice cream shop within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Be back to stay in a minute!

  • 5 of 5

The Ecoloft was so comfortable to stay in and beautifully appointed! Three of us were staying while in Vancouver for a short course and it suited us to a T. Lots of room for all of our gear. The loft is in a great neighbourhood and Alison was a treat to meet and deal with. All of us said we would go back with our families when we find ourselves in Vancouver again. The description doesn't do the property justice.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 labs and their Dad

  • 5 of 5

Great location in a quiet area of the city. Ideal for pets as ot has concrete floors. Alison was available if needed and the place is pretty well equipped. I stayed a week and would stay again if needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
Cedar Cottage Pub
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Queen Elizabeth Park
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Canada Line King Edward Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Hwy #1 Transcanada
Nearest Restaurant
Many nearby within 5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Kits Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Cottage Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Cottage Pub and Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Price Smart Groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous Foods Groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Vancouver Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Sushi Bay Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kensington Community Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen Elizabeth Park - Many attractions!
Nearest Point of Interest
Nat Bailey Stadium - Baseball Games & Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Hill Crest Sport & Recreation Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Lake Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Glen Park - Playground & Field for Dogs
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.02
Pet Fee $19.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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