Laura

Speaks english, french, italian, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY EAST VAN HOME

Kensington-Cedar Cottage House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom 2 bathroom two storey duplex, 88 m2 (950 sf)

Welcome to our lovely little Cedar Cottage duplex! This two storey unit has three small bedrooms, two full baths and a brand new kitchen. We welcome travelers with small children and offer a location with easy connections to all areas of the city.

This is a compact unit and works nicely for 4 people. We can accommodate up to 6 - this gets snug - but does offer a reasonable option for larger families as well.

We welcome all travelers - young or old. We encourage minorities. For guests with babies we offer the following additional provisions: a pack and play, high chair, toys, picture books, potty and bath toys, children's dishes and cutlery, a Jolly Jumper, a Bumbo seat, a gate at the top of the stairs, a Trekker baby carrier and a collapsible stroller for your walks. We also welcome families with twins (we have more than one of some of the listed items).

The master bedroom has a queen size bed. One bedroom has bunkbeds the other a pull out daybed.

Our standard provisions include all bedding, linens, towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and bath salts.

Please take a look around these pages to see everything we offer.

Kindly note that our prices depend on the number of people staying, and the prices shown by the listing system are for 4 people. Please look under 'Rates' tab for pricing details. Our prices are as noted.

Good to know is that this unit is not a basement suite or 'garden suite' (which still means a basement). This is a fully self contained three bedroom home completely above ground.

We welcome long stay inquiries between October - April.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, french, italian, swedish, norwegian, finnish

About Laura

We are a designer family from Europe - I am an architect and my partner Dante is a graphic artist. I am also a yoga instructor and professional yoga therapist. I have been in the ethical rentals business in Vancouver since 2003. We have a beautiful little girl who is five.

Our travels have taken us abroad numerous times and we are pretty seasoned veterans of hauling car seats through airports...

We felt it would be lovely service to the traveling family community to furnish this unit so that it would be welcoming of children and make life a bit easier for everyone.

We also can't stop falling in love with Vancouver over and over again - even though we have lived here for almost 20 years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was really lovely. The unit is well appointed and roomy. I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay for a family. The kitchen is great.

Laura is a gracious host who is helpful and warm.

We highly recommend the place and host.
Jul 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Family-friendly East Van Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Kensington-Cedar Cottage East Side
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
5

East Van Gem

  • 5 of 5
We visited Vancouver to be with our family for three weeks. Laura’s house was immaculate when we moved in and very tastefully decorated. Laura met us and explained everything to us thoroughly. An orientation binder which contained information about both the house and area was extremely helpful. We found the neighbourhood to have a wide variety of restaurants, shops, parks and wonderful century homes. There is a great fitness centre at Trout Lake, just a few blocks away where it is possible to buy day passes.
The house is also conveniently located close to a bus stop where one can catch the #22 bus that will take you almost anywhere you want to go downtown. In terms of amenities, we found the house to be well-equipped for families. There were highchairs, stroller, baby dishes and lots of books and toys for children. Laura has thought of everything! We appreciated the full kitchen and Laura was thoughtful to leave some snacks for us to help tide us over until we could shop for groceries. We would highly recommend this lovely home to anyone wishing to have a great Vancouver vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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5

Home away from home for families or groups! Excellent accomodation!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this rental for two months while a family member was in hospital in Vancouver. This unit is a very affordable way to stay in Vancouver while still having the comforts of home such as separate bedrooms, living room, fully appointed kitchen, etc. If you have young children you'll especially love this place as it has almost everything you'll need, including highchair, toys, kids linens, bunk bed, etc. It is an older property but is very clean and updated with a lovely kitchen, and white recently painted walls. The owner of this property is extremely kind and accommodating. There is everything from toiletries you might have forgotten to spics, tea, basic pantry items, full laundry, pack'n'plays and a stroller. It is approximately 7-10 minute's drive to VGH, 15 to downtown. Easy to get to the airport and onto the #1 to head to North Van or East. For those with kids, there are several parks and a library within walking distance. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Kensington-Cedar Cottage East Side
Lopez Island, Washington
5

Lovely sanctuary in East Van

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Laura's house in Vancouver. It was so comfortable and serene, and aesthetically beautiful. I felt great there, and slept really well. The location is awesome, and has a beautiful park with a lake for swimming about 15 minutes away by foot. I would highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
YVR Vancouver
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Pub
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
VIA Rail / Pacific Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
House of Dosas
Car: not necessary

This unit is in a central East Vancouver location with Commercial Drive Skytrain station and Trout Lake Park within a 15 minute walking distance.

Clark Park and Sunnyside Park (2 and 5 minutes away respectively) offer fabulous playgrounds for visitors with little ones!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kensington-Cedar Cottage House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 - Jan 4
5 night minimum stay
C$225
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Sep 15
5 night minimum stay
C$175
From
C$210
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$175
From
C$210
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$100
Notes Please note our rates - based on 4 guests:
$175 / night (Sun -Thu)
$210 / night (Fri-Sat)

$35 / night fee per each additional guest over 4 people.

Holiday season: $225 / night (Dec 15 - Jan 4)

Monthly rate: $ 4,200 / month.

Minimum stay is 5 nights in Summer and Holiday Season.

These really are our rates. No need to write in for 'your best price' - many thanks!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kensington-Cedar Cottage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both floors have a full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This room has a nice pull out daybed (full double)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk beds!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack and play can be used as crib. Mattress + sheet provided
  • All bedrooms are upstairs - they have great daylight and a nice sense of privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
TRANSIT AND PARKING INFO: Parking for two cars on site is provided for your convenience at no additional cost. The unit is well situated to transit: 1 minute to Bus No 22 bus stop (takes you downtown in 20 minutes) 7 minutes to Kingsway bus stops (bus 19 to Stanley Park), 10 minutes to Broadway (B-Line buses East-West across Vancouver - e.g. a great way to go to Granville Island) and 14 minutes to Commercial Drive Skytrain Station. This unit is one side of a duplex.
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