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Unique studio in vibrant neighbourhood centrally located .

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Self contained open plan studio with vaulted ceiling & skylights.

The detached contemporary studio is located at the rear of our house.

Built in 2007 the modern design is open plan. approx. 500 sq. ft.(46.5 sq.m.) & contains a queen bed, queen pull-out sofa bed, dining area, kitchenette & bathroom with shower.There is a flat screen TV with cable connection, a DVD/Blue Ray player, internet/WiFi connection.

Parking is unrestricted on the street & smaller vehicles can park behind the studio.

The neighbourhood is quiet & there are lots of pleasant walks around the residential areas & to various parks.

More Details

roger brooks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About roger brooks

Roger & Holly & their two sons have lived in the Mount Pleasant area since 1996 & purchased their house in 2001.Originally from the UK, Roger moved to Vancouver in 1980 & has built a freelance career as an architectural photographer. Holly is an RN & is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

roger brooks purchased this studio in 2001

Why roger brooks chose East Side

We originally rented this property & later had the chance to buy it. Prior to this we lived not far away & wanted to stay in the area because it is a great neighbourhood for raising a family.We were attracted to the heritage style of our house & knew it had great potential. It was built in 1910. The detached studio at the rear we built in 2007.

What makes this studio unique

There aren't many unique detached places available for vacation rental in such a centrally located area. It is just like being in your own house with a garden!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have dreamed of a more perfect hideaway for some R&R during our home renovations. So peaceful. Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Car: not necessary

We are ideally situated in the middle of the interesting area of Mount Pleasant or South Main. Great boutique shops, restaurants, bars only one block away. Main street has great character with lots of unique shops & restaurants. Loads of good coffee places & snack bars. There are lots of ethnic restaurants in the area & we can provide a list of our recommendations.

It is easy to get downtown using public transit. The Canada Line train is a short walk away or you can take the bus to the station. This will take you downtown or out to the airport. We can pick you up at the King Edward Canada Line station if you are coming from the airport & if you arrange this ahead of time.


East Side Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , we do laundry for guests once a week.
  • The studio is open plan & the queen bed is located in it's own alcove. The pull-out queen sofa bed is in the living area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Unique studio in vibrant neighbourhood centrally located .
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Exactly what I wanted!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at this property, it is the cutest place and the neighbourhood is simply lovely. The owner was always prompt in responding to my messages. Would loved to have stayed longer and give it my highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really enjoyed having this guest stay at the studio. Enjoyed chatting about travels & the country she lives in. I would certainly welcome her back!
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The place is well situated and close to Main St.where they are lots of different stores, restaurants

  • 5 of 5

The studio apartment is quite cute, very clean and bright.One of the owner Holly was very accommodating and pleasant. If you need something , you just need to ask. It was perfect setting for me while I was visiting family and friends. I enjoyed my stay and appreciated the good coffee they had for their French press. No oven, but I made do. The parking might be a bit tricky at times, depending on the hours. I noticed people parking on the street and going up to Main St. I certainly would recommend the place and might go myself again. But the 7 days requirement might not always be suitable for me. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away

  • 5 of 5

We could not have dreamed of a more perfect hideaway for some R&R during our home renovations. So peaceful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA

Visiting from NYC

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to get started in Vancouver. Great for exploring the city neighborhood experience, but close enough to downtown to do stuff there. Enjoyed my stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This has been a wonderful place to retreat to after a day of intense learning.

It has been such a pleasure and privilege to stay here and experience and explore Vancouver.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Roger & Holly, your Soma Cottage has been a great place to relax after spending wonderful days with our new grandson. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional guests/night $19.46
Refundable damage deposit $194.58

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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