|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Description from the owner
Perfectly located in the beautiful town of Nelson, BC, The Lotus Vacation House is a heritage 1912 building with an independent vacation space filled with original art and fine attention to detail.
From handcrafted Tibetan door hardware to original paintings and mosaics to the unique ornate iron handrails, The Lotus is the ideal venue for your stay in Nelson.
An easy 90 second walk takes you to the heart of the city while a 5 minute drive takes you to the heart of the mountain wilderness.
The Lotus House comprises the entire 2nd and 3rd floors of this 1912 heritage house and has a private entrance at the front . A large and...Read more
The Lotus Vacation House - Downtown Nelson, BC
Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
(Property location is approximate)
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|Rate Summary||$112 - $126||$126||$729 - $827||$2,042||2 nights|
|High Season||$126||-||$827||-||2 nights|
|Low Season||$112||-||$729||$2,042||2 nights|
|All Other Dates||$126||$126||-||-||2 nights|
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- Additional guests - $24 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Children are $15 per night. See our website for off season rates.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We had a great stay at Lotus House. It was a perfect arrangement for 3 adults and a baby, but when we return we'll book for 3 couples, which will also work well with the layout. We like to be able to cook our own meals, so Lotus House was preferable to hotel/motel rooms. It was bright and clean, and a perfect distance from downtown to stroll through the shops and stop for coffee. We didn't use our vehicle for anything other than short trips out of town. Great stay - we will return!
Lotus House, a home away from home
Lotus House was our home away from home for four months. It is a 3-bedroom, 2-storey house located in the heart of Nelson, with walking distance to the grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee houses, retail stores, library, community gym, Capitol Theatre and movie theatre.
Lotus House is comfortable, cozy and spacious. We especially appreciated the quality and comfort of beds and pillows, the well-equipped kitchen and the ability to park in the yard.
Nelson is a great community, with lots to do and see and wonderful people to meet. We will return!!!
This rental was everything we wanted and more! Great location, friendly owners, and they supply all the comforts of home. Definitely recommended!
A whole new experience of Nelson
I have been travelling to Nelson for years as a sales rep, always staying at one of the local hotels. Since I had brought my husband and two young children (2 and 5) along for my work trip in august (which we extended into a bit of a holiday), I decided that we needed something bigger than a hotel room to make the stay comfortable. Not only was the Lotus comprabable in pricing to a hotel, but it was spacious for us all, homey, and outfitted with everything we needed and more. The Lotus is in a terrific location, within a few minutes walking distance to Baker Street, and in all reality, within a half hour walk of anything within city limits. While I worked (and had our vehicle) my husband took our double stroller and kids and walked to the lake, the water park, and the outdoor pool. I've always loved Nelson, but staying in a home versus a hotel gave me a much more intimate feel of the town, and both my husband and I fell in love with it, so much so that we deliberated moving there! The Lotus is a terrific accomodation for families (as well as couples, groups...), and Nelson is a wonderful place to visit with children. We will most certainly stay at the Lotus House again.
Wonderful house and location
My husband, son and I went to Nelson for a week's vacation. We loved staying at the Lotus House -- it's really close to town on a lovely tree-lined block, and has lots of space and charm. The landscaping is gorgeous too. This served as a perfect home away from home as we explored the all the beautiful sights in the area. It was a great week, and we hope to return.
Wonderful stay @ The Lotus House
I had an absolutely wonderful 5 weeks-stay @ the Lotus House earlier this year. Located only a few block from the main street you have easy access to great restaurants and shops. I can recommend this to anyone, and if I return to Nelson, I would try to book this place again.
Powder seekers getaway!
We headed up in search of deep snow and found much more. The Lotus house extremely comfortable for the 6 of us powder hounds. The selection of places to eat just blocks away was perfect. Can't wait to go back when the winter comes.
The Lotus house was everything we need and more. Its got a ton of space, is beautifully decorated, but feels comfortable and homey. The only downside is that there is one bathroom. So if you have a whole house full you might have a line in the morning. That aside I highly recommend staying here! Its also a very short walk to the best coffee in town!
beautiful heritage home
Great place to stay in Nelson! The owners are really friendly and the place is beautiful and spacios for a small group.
Home away from home
I've stayed at the Lotus House twice and much prefer it to a hotel or a multi-unit B&B.; The house feels like a home. It's comfortable, has character, privacy, plenty of room (stayed once with two people and once with three adults and four kids --was great having two floors, so the kids could have one to themselves!), two relaxing decks with views of Elephant Mountain, the town and lake, and it's a great location for walking to and from downtown Nelson and around the historic neighbourhoods. [Note: good accomodation for all ages, but need to be okay with stairs)
Larry and Fiona
A delightful home in a delightful town.
This house really made our visit to Nelson a true delight. From the views on the balconies, the close proximity to downtown, and the charming decor of the house itself, we were all extremely happy with our choice of the Lotus Vacation House in Nelson. Thankyou!
Steep Rock, Manitoba
Roomy and comfortable
What a great place! The place was very clean, beds were quite comfortable. Very unique decorating--cool balconies (almost a little scary, it's so high!). Only a couple of drawbacks. There are a lot of stairs, so hauling up luggage wasn't easy. Also, there wasn't a barbecue which is all we cook with--all year round. But otherwise, it was very comfortable. We were worried that there wasn't an air-conditioner with the extreme heat, but the place really cooled off in the evenings, and it was fine throughout the day. Thanks for a great stay!
Great location & perfect for our family.
Thank you for offering us a great way to stay and visit Nelson!
Pam and Brent
Convenient & Comfortabe
Checking in was a breeze as John and Margaret provided all the information necessary to enter the house. The house is nicely appointed with a lot of personal/creative touches. The queen size bed is located on the 3rd floor in a large bedroom. The mattress was quite comfortable. There are 2 other full size beds located on the 2nd level, which is where the bathroom is also located. If you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, you may not like navigating the stairs. For the two of us, the way the house is situated is just fine. However, if you are a group of 6, you may find it a little uncomfortable to congregate in the kitchen/dining room area as there are no couches or big chairs to sit on. The tv room is located on the 3rd floor along with a couch and futon set-up. It's a nice room, but on a separate floor.
We liked the home because it was within walking distance of downtown Nelson, was well-equiped, had a comfortable bed with nice views from the bedroom, and was in a quiet neighborhood. We recommend it!
A wonderful place to stay.
The house was lovely and the location was great. We hope to return.
Pleasantly surprised, quaint, charming, clean, homey!
This was a wonderful home away for our group as we rode the selkirk loop! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your charming home!
Elkford ,British Columbia Canada
Happy Campers at the Lotus House
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay august1-8, 2010 in the unique, heritage home of the Lotus House. Lotus House has wonderful artistic touches and the cosy surroundings had us feeling right at home from the moment we walked in. We were only a very short walking distance away from enjoying all the wonderful shops and sampling all the delectable menus in town. We love the historic buildings and the laid back, friendly attitude of Nelson. I would love to be able to one day live out in the Nelson area and hope to have such a great place to stay like the Lotus House offers. Thanks to John & Margaret Stegman!
Barbara & Eriki Filipe
The Lilley family
Lovely house, perfect location
The house is lovely. Newly remodeled with nice views from the balconies. We had 5 adults and one baby and the house worked really well for us. There is only one bathroom but we made it work. The weather was hot on several days but the house stayed cool with windows and fans.
A nice feature is the house's location to shopping and galleries. Nelson and it's surrounding area is fun to explore. Really pretty.
Great space in convenient location
This vacation rental consisted of the upper two floors of a heritage home. There were three bedrooms with a double bed in each. The kitchen was large and extremely well stocked. The main floor bathroom was spacious but the plumbing a little ancient and only one bathroom. The house was very spacious and comfortably furnished. The location could not have been more ideal, walking distance to almost everything you would need. Booking the place was very fast and efficient. There was a lockbox to enter the place but everything went so smoothly we didn't need the owner for anything for the first week. Then the fridge stopped working. The owner responded immediately despite it being the start of a holiday weekend and lent us a plug in cooler for the first night and then delivered a new fridge the next day.
Definitely worth checking out!
We found the Lotus House on the net and it looked like a perfect option for us. We've stayed in Nelson many times and love the place and the Lotus House is perfectly located for enjoying a relaxing visit. It also represents excellent value for what it offers. Only drawback is the fact there is only one bathroom which could prove problematic if all 3 bedrooms were occupied.
A great place to stay with friends
Thanks for a great stay, it was a super place to meet up with friends. We enjoyed the stay... if only the weather had been a bit warmer!
It was a wonderful experience in an enchanting city.
Thank you so much for Lotus House. I loved the unique character of the house. All the decor is very well thought out. It was as if the house was a perfect cocoon for the transformative experience of taking a Yoga intensive. I will always remember Nelson and Lotus house fondly.
Beautiful House in central location
Lotus House is beautiful. I had a wonderful stay
there. The owners were very helpful. The house has
everything you need, its a home from home. It is only
a 3 minute walk to down town Nelson. I can't
recommend this lovely house more highly!
I loved your adorable, immaculate, cozy house at a great price!
I loved staying at the Lotus House. We would definitely return. I wish I could
have stayed longer as it was so comfortable. The location was perfect and the
price was extremely reasonable. The whole house was super clean. The
kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of bath towels. John
answered emails promptly and was very nice. It was really nice to have a
phone for local calls to restaurants. Being from the US, our cell phone service
was too expensive to use. The only thing that would make the house better
would be another bathroom! I highly recommend Lotus House and a trip to
the area. It is beautiful.
Nostalgia in Nelson
Accommodations were exceptional,all the amenities needed were near at hand.The home is a priceless,and timeless gem,and in tune with the atmosphere in the town of Nelson.Located close to downtown,with it,s quaint shops and upscale dining experiences.We were just a short drive to the Whitewater ski resort,and could always make it back in time for some shopping and dinner preparation.No complaints what so ever and am looking forward to returning in the future.
Thanks for everything John
Kicking Horse BC
Feels like Nelson
The house was larger than I expected from the photos which was a pleasant
surprise. There are renters living on the main floor but we didn't hear a thing
from them. The location can't be beat! Easy access to Baker Street with all it's
amenities and easy access out of town to ski Whitewater. The street was quiet
with ample parking. I packed too much stuff as there were, tea towels, dish
soap, laundry detergent, the works. I have stayed in Nelson before and wish I
had found this place earlier. It would have been great for a girls ski trip. I was
a bit worried about the place being a bit too precious since we had our kids
with us (3 years & 11 months) but it's pretty kid friendly. I just had to move
the books to a high shelf and block the beautiful stairway. The one down side
is that it's not as new as I thought it looked from the photos. The bathroom
was starting to show some wear and tear. It's a funky artsy Victorian -pretty
much exactly what you want when visiting a funky artsy town. All in all we
enjoyed our stay and I think it was money well spent compared to the hotels in
the area. Margaret & John were a pleasure to deal with. We'll be back!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Lovely Lotus House - Nelson, BC
The Lotus House in Nelson,BC, is a lovely little place to retreat from the chaos of the world. I found a peaceful energy and little touches of art throughout this very comfortable lodging. It has two balcony/patio's where you can relax and overlook the city of Nelson, which is on the beautiful Kootenay Lake. You can enjoy the restaurants or shops downtown which are all within walking distance. If you'd rather eat in you'll find everything you need in the way of a well stocked kitchen and an organic co-op food market also within walking distance. It's quiet and very private. A stay at the Lotus House could be a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a place to read, write and meditate. I am sure I will return again!
Mom from Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Home Away From Home
The Lotus House is a wonderful place to stay in Nelson, BC. Fully equiped kitchen, lots of space to relax and visit with your family & friends. We stayed for a week and wish we could have stayed longer. 2 blocks up the hill from downtown Nelson, the house is in a great location.
Very clean, cosy and quiet - we could not have had a better stay.
Can't wait to go back!!
We have stayed in the house twice, and look forward to staying there again. It is a beautiful home rich in character, and the location couldn't be better. It's just a couple of blocks from the best coffee in the world - Oso Negro.
Peace and relaxation
Never been to Nelson before and staying at the Lotus house was a great experience.Scenic view from the top deck and all the comforts of home,the attenion to detail fantastic!Also way better than a hotel lots of room.
Will be Back!
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