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ENJOY AMAZING COTTAGE EXPERIENCE IN 2014 ON KOOTENAY LAKE

Owner

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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ENJOY AMAZING COTTAGE EXPERIENCE IN 2014 ON KOOTENAY LAKE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Kootenay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Booking now for 2014. Not available for 2013

Kootenay Lake is paradise found!!!

A free ferry to Nelson (Nelson is often referred to as Santa Fe north for its interesting art, restaurants, city centre) is further up the lake and provides a great outing. Ainsworth Hot Springs are near Nelson as well. Nelson has golfing, skiing, mountain biking and sandy beaches.

Crawford Bay is about 30 km north of the cottage along Highway 3A. An artisan community that features glass blowing, broom making, organic foods, iron works, painting, quilting...you get the idea.

Boswell located about 10 km north has a glass castle to tour!

Creston, 30 km south is a gem of a town with all kinds of fresh/organic produce including tender fruits and vegetables grown nearby. The old movie theatre is a classic for catching a recent film. A variety of restaurants tempt the palate. The Creston Wildlife Management Centre is just west of Creston and features 17,000 acres of nature. You can do interpretive hikes, guided canoe trips, climb bird blinds and see all sorts of interesting animals and birds.

Keywords: Cottage with Deck Situated Right Over Kootenay Lake in a Stunning Setting.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015

About The Owner

My home is in Calgary, Alberta. I am a town planner and have been fortunate enough to work in North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Much of my work revolves around sustainable developments and sustainable plans for municipalities. Attractive design, architecture and building communities in a sustainable way are important to me both personally and professionally. My passions are outrigger paddling, gardening and great friends!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1989

Why The Owner chose Kootenay

This is the best of Canadian outdoors...kayaking, boating, hiking, mountain biking or just sitting on the deck with a good book are all perfect activities here.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has hand adzed beams, unmatched views from inside the cottage - up and down the lake, and a light airy feel. To date we have enjoyed seeing a variety of birds and animals on the property including moose, deer (June 2012), bear (May 2012), otter (May 2010), wild turkeys, bats, bald eagles (June 2012), ospreys (June 2012), loons, all sorts of ducks and geese and a variety of hummingbirds(June 2012). Bring your binoculars!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Enjoy Amazing Cottage Experience in 2014 on Kootenay Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

The moment my husband and i walked in, we knew we loved the cottage. Beautiful views from every window with lovely breezes throughout the place. Clean and organized. We loved cooking in the kitchen and found everything we needed from a salad spinner to corkscrew, just every utensil you could ever need.

The deck was our favorite spot, over the lake and surrounded my mountains! We saw eagles every day and humming birds. (we saw deer a at the side of the road right before we got to the cottage) and also again on the way back from an afternoon at Twin Bays beach - which is just a couple of minutes down the road.

At night the star gazing was truly amazing. We saw a shooting star one night lasted for several seconds and the tail was spectacular with all sort of colours.

We also enjoyed going to Nelson one day and Creston for shopping.

i would highly recommend this cottage. Thanks Lorene for making the whole process so easy and for all your helpful tips!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary
5

Curtis and Tracey

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an awesome time fishing, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family that came out during the week. fishing was awesome right off the rocks. We caught about 15 fish during the week a mix of kokanee, rainbow trout, mountain white fish, and squaw. The cottage was even better than we were expecting. definitely enough room for a larger group or family. The cottage came completely equipped with everything you could think of, even a washer and dryer. We both would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tracey and Curtis for your wonderful comments! So glad that you enjoyed yourselves in this beautiful setting!
Calgary, Alberta
5

Wonderful spot for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression was "the pictures just don't do justice to this rental". We have had many "cottage" experiences and this is far beyond a cottage. Everything that one could imagine is in the kitchen...extremely well equipped! The home was gorgeous and the scenery incredible. We kayaked down the lake and felt like we were alone in the wilderness...wonderful when you need to get away from it all. Having said that, Creston is just down the road (30km or so) and had everything else we needed.

There were two amazing storms while we were there and actually lost power for a day, but contacted the property manager who "phoned it in" and within 24 hours all was well. It does get pretty warm, so a fan would have been helpful... and one recommendation to visitors..bring lots of mosquito spray. The mosquitoes were horrendous... but then it's been a really wet summer. The other note is that there are many stairs to the water... and very deep there. We were fine with it, but others may not be.

We drove up to the ferry to cross to Nelson...a great experience! Make sure you stop in Crawford's Bay and visit the artisans there. We came home with a "Harry Potter Quidach type" hand made broom and two beautiful handmade wrought iron lamps. It was also really interesting to visit Nelson and see how different it is from Creston... so enjoyable!

All told, my husband and I and our two little dogs had a wonderful vacation. We highly recommend this listing and found Lorene wonderful to deal with. We only hope they decide to rent this out again in 2014. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing and substantial comments! Such a treat to know that you enjoyed both the cottage and the interesting surrounding areas in the Kootenays. Thanks again for taking your time to prepare comments.
Calgary
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at the cabin. Kayaking, swimming, fishing, hiking is great. The cabin is fully equipped and well maintained and the owner is very helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Montreal
5

Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at this cottage during July 2010. Beautifully situated on Kootenay lake, the views from the spacious balcony are stunning. Lake swims/diving and kayaking were welcome during the hot afternoon. Cottage itself is well stocked for BBQing, eating, etc. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place -- worth the extra distance from Calgary or Vancouver. Lots of mosquitos around, but nothing out-of-the-ordinary for the woods ;-)

Highly recommend this cottage...

Quinn and Family...

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chapel Hill, NC
5

This is a magical getaway! HIGHEST recommendation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect retreat for my husband and I. The setting is magical, spectacular, very private, very quiet. At night there is not another house light in sight. The house is a wonderful design, fully equipped (linens, dishes, cooking utensils, books) , and spotlessly clean. The owners are very responsive and very easy to work with. The description & photos are totally accurate, though they don't reflect the full beauty of this place. We had a marvelous time and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Cranbrook
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Creston
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Crawford Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Creston
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 3A
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Destiny Bay
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nelson
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Twin Bays
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From C$980 Per week

Kootenay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 15
7 night minimum stay
C$1,050
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 - Sep 5
7 night minimum stay
C$1,225
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 31
7 night minimum stay
C$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$980
 
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Amenities

Kootenay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you like golfing - there are many great courses to enjoy - in Creston, Nelson, Crawford Bay!

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