About This Listing
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 luxurious master bedroom with a queen sleigh bed and large balcony overlooking the mountains, Kootenay lake and the town will make for an exceptionally comfortable and memorable stay. Two more elegant rooms furnished with antique bedroom sets dating back four generations are located on the second floor. You can relax in the cozy living space in the loft, complete with tv, vcr/dvd, and cd player. The bright, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area boast a tiled counter and antique furniture (with Kootenay Co-op only a couple of minutes away by foot, you'll have easy access to fresh organic foods).
What a great stay! The place was super charming and comfortable. The location was perfect. The correspondence with the hosts was wonderful. I'd stay there again!
Really enjoyed our week stay at the Lotus House: quiet, well equipped, and very convenient location to walk to town or down to the river. The attic bedroom has beautiful views. The house is very private even though it is the upper level of a 1912 heritage building. John was very friendly and communication was easy. The house is located 5 min walk to Baker Street - there are lots of cafes and unique stores. Loved the mosaic windows. If we go back to Nelson we would really like to stay there again.
The Lotus House est une maison pittoresque que nous avons tous vraiment appréciée. Elle est calme, propre et située dans un quartier tranquille à quelques pas du centre de Nelson. Les propriétaires nous ont donné toutes les informations nécessaires afin d'y accéder.
We came to Lotus House for a long overdue "girls getaway". Lotus House was perfect! Comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen, lot's of hot water and an all round welcoming atmosphere. The instructions we were given for the house were very clear and easy to follow. The weather changed while we were there and our host was quick to help us turn up the heat when we asked. The location was excellent for walking into the downtown for sightseeing and food. The internet worked well. I recommended it to several Nelson residents who were looking for accommodation for guests… I hope to return again myself!
Great location, close to town but in a quiet neighbourhood. The house is beautiful and clean, love the art works. The attic is great, sunny and bright. Overall it is a great rental, just that it's a old house so there is unavoidable creaky doors and floor. Also, we stayed at the house most of the time, and found the main floor is rather dark.
John and his wife arranged for a sitter so my wife and I could enjoy a relaxing anniversary dinner. Amazing! You couldn't possibly ask for a better location in Nelson which is only a short walk from the main commercial strip. The house is spacious and provides wonderful views of the lake from the two decks. Our kids were fascinated with the bird incorporated into the metal tree-branch-style railings. Comfortable beds. Good for families, or those seeking a night out on the town. Would come back for a longer stay in our next Nelson vacation.
About the Host, John
I am a retired college instructor. My wife and I have lived in Nelson for over thirty years. We love Nelson but we also love to travel. Lotus House will be our home when we get too old to handle the big family house we raised our children in.