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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
Overall good experience. Close to where we needed to be. Nice that it was close to a park for the kids as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a lovely modern loft apartment, very clean and bright, spacious even for a family of 4, liked the modern design, big window, big dining table, fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker n coffee bean grounder, ‘open sky’ shower (you can see the sky), fast wifi. Only thing is a bit hot during the summer nights as we were afraid to open the big window during the night. Last but not least, friendly owners. Highly recommended, even for a family of 4.
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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.