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David Whish

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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David Whish

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Spectacular Lake Front Log Cabin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Smithers House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This log cabin is on the edge of Lake Kathlyn in the beautiful Bulkley Valley near Smithers; the town of four seasons. Smithers offers all amenities and outdoor winter and summer sports.

Our three bedroom cabin offers two Queen rooms and a single small room with two bunk beds.There is also a heated room outside the kitchen for use as a drying room in the winter. All windows are double glazed. Lake Kathlyn freezes in the winter for all forms of XC skiing and skating and in the summer months has abundant wildlife humming birds, canada geese and loons. The cabin is 4km from Smithers and 1km from the airport. The lake is a sanctuary and no motorised boats are permitted. The downhill skiing and XC ski club are open for five months of the year. Highlights in the valley include the steelhead fishing season, hunting and hiking.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Fishing, Hiking, Downhill Sking, XC sking

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David Whish (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About David Whish

I grew up in Australia which does not have such spectacular mountains. Having worked in Canada in the 1980's I always wanted a classic Canadian log cabin on a lake with a view.

David Whish purchased this house in 2004

Why David Whish chose Smithers

Smithers is in the Bulkley Valley which can be breathtakingly beautiful in all seasons. You do not see all the seasons in the tropics where I live. The cabin has been meticulously finished by the best local builder.

What makes this house unique

I have many friends in Smithers. I enjoy the skiing, hiking, wildlife and wilderness. A cross country ski around the lake is a great workout. Many types of humming birds appear in the Summer.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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 22 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Lake Front Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Prince Rupert, British Columbia Canada
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew our stay would be wonderful. The view alone is worth the stay! The cabin is warm and inviting as well as spacious. It is well equipped and we loved its homey atmosphere. This would appeal to all sorts of travelers. Swimming in front of the property was not the best but there is a public beach across the lake with a sandy beach and there are several places to go for a beach day like Tyee lake among others. This did not deter us in anyway as the view as I said was worth the stay alone! We enjoyed sitting out on the patio enjoying our coffee as well as many evening BBQ's. This is a truly spectacular property.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log home with the best views (lake, mountains). Spacious and very clean. I would definitively go back! Highly recommend. Great for all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Smithers Cabin on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular doesnt even come close. The cottage was beautiful - well laid out, private, wuiet yet very open. Very unique design. It was also well stocked - everything you needed was there. The view from the west side of the cottage (out back) was breath taking. We had a hard time leaving. I would call it "a piece of paradise". We would return in a heartbeat - both because of the cabin and the town of Smithers. A beautiful vacation spot! A beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Prince George
5

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 women for a girls weekend getaway. The house and setting were perfect. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this place with another family for a week of skiing in Smithers. There were 6 of us total, and it was perfect. The house was beautiful, comfortable, and very well appointed. There wasn't a thing that we could have changed to make it more comfortable.

The owner was very quick to reply to any questions we had before we went down, and the local property manager was equally as helpful. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Corpus Christi, TX
5

Great place to relax and enjoy the view!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the log house twice now, and it is a great place to visit and unwind. It is very convenient to the airport and town, and is in a nice, quiet area on the lake. Both times were in the winter, and this home is nice and cozy. It's very peaceful to sit in front of the fireplace with a good book and cup of hot chocolate! (And the skiing on Hudson Bay Mountain was great as well.)

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Smithers
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Smithers
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Smithers
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Smithers
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Hudson Bay Mountain

Smithers is known as the town for 4 seasons

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Rates & Availability

From C$950 Per week

Smithers House Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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7 night minimum stay
C$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$300
Cleaning Fee C$150
Notes Paypal Deposit $300
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Amenities

Smithers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two Queen size bedrooms , One room with 2 bed bunks

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