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Kootenay Lake Guest House - Vacation Rental - Nelson BC

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nestled on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, The Beach House is an ideal location for all season getaways. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake and surrounding mountains while relaxing at our sandy beach.

Situated on a 1/2 acre, which is shared with the owner, the property is within walking distance of a general store, canoe/kayak/SUP rental, two boat launches, a public wharf, a sandy public beach, tennis courts and a play ground. The Beach House is a scenic 10 minute drive from Nelson, "the best small arts town in BC".

Some of the local attractions include world class skiing at Whitewater and Red Mountain resorts, world class golfing in Nelson, Balfour and Kootenay Bay, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kokanee Provincial Park (including a zip line), Kokanee Glacier, fishing, Kokanee Marina, nature trails for mountain biking, hiking and cross country skiing, a canoe builder and a canoe/kayak/ SUP and marine supply store.

This bright, fully furnished home, beautiful gardens and private beach will provide a special place to vacation in the Kootenays.

* Cancelation policy *

Bookings which can be rebooked will be given a full refund

minus a $50 service fee.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About The Owner

We have lived in Nelson since 1990. We are both teachers and wanted to raise our children in a small community with easy access to an outdoor lifestyle. We can often be found taking in performances at our local theatre, mountain biking, cross country skiing, gardening and paddling on the lake. We enjoy meeting our guests and sharing our private beach.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose British Columbia Mountains

This property is in a quiet residential neighbourhood on a crescent which offers an ideal location for relaxing strolls. The private, sandy beach has spectacular views of the West Arm Provincial Park.

What makes this house unique

An open living space which is fully equipped for a relaxing, comfortable stay. The beds are very comfortable. The bbq is located next to the beach with a patio set to enjoy beach front dining.

Excellent fishing, swimming and boating from our private beach.

It's just like home, only better!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful accommodation. It was a perfect, relaxing weekend. Just what we needed! Thanks for accommodating our furry kids as well. They loved to play with your pups. Lovely layout and fresh space for a wonderful stay. Thanks!
Nov 2016
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Nelson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is no smoking in the guest house or anywhere on the property.
  • Well behaved dogs will be considered upon request. If your dog is permitted they must stay off the furniture and not be left unattended.
  • It is a quiet neighbourhood. Please treat our guest house with respect.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Kootenay Lake Guest House - Vacation Rental - Nelson BC
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing time at the beach house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your house with us this week! We had a wonderful time skiing and snowshoeing at Whitewater with our daughters. The house was very clean and comfortable for our family of four and a convenient base for the outings to nearby attractions. The setting by the lake in the Kootenays is exceptionally scenic. Everyone loved our vacation and is looking forward to visiting again.

The Janczuk Family: Karolina, Tomek, Iza & Magda

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was ours! You have a wonderful family and we loved having you as guests. Special thanks to Magda for helping us begin our seedlings:) We look forward to your next visit! Catherine & Arnie
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pat loves the beach house

  • 5 of 5

November 26, 2016 Pat and golden retriever, Betty Boop, Montana, USA

Catherine, Arnie, Poppy & Ruby, Thank you! I found you on VRBO and here you are, even more wonderful than I imagined. The Beach House is inviting and beautiful and the entire property is amazing, many gardens, the lake and dock and of course, Poppy & Ruby. Catherine & Arnie are wonderful hosts and I admire their commitment to the balance of growing, recycling and healthy life style. I will be back. Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat for this lovely review. We certainly enjoyed your visit and Poppy and Ruby made a new friend in Betty Boop! We look forward to your next visit. Catherine & Arnie, Ruby & Poppy
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A Kootenay Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this place justice. What a treasure in the Kootenays we discovered with this relaxing, guest house with beach access. Our family had such a fabulous holiday. Everything was clean, comfortable and well maintained. Highlights were catching rainbow trout from the dock, barbecues at the beach, campfires, the harvest moon, salmon spawning, swimming, SUPing ,zipline, mountain biking and making many special family memories. Catherine and Arnie were such friendly, gracious hosts and we cannot say enough about this fantastic place to both relax and use as home base from which to explore the Kooteneys. Ruby and Poppy were the icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time! The owners went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The location is dreamy. The garden, lake, and dock are so fun. It feels very safe and quiet, but still close enough to town to enjoy everything Nelson has to offer (easy drive to town). The house is beautifully designed and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for this wonderful review. We very much enjoyed having your lovely family stay with us these past five weeks. It was special to see your girls doing their lessons at the beach, scribing letters in the sand. Homeschooling at it’s best! Enjoy the rest of your adventure! We hope to see you again. Best regards, Catherine & Arnie
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Thunder Bay

The Beach House on Kootenay Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time here, the house is very nice,clean,roomy and comfortable. Awesome sauna and you are right on the lake - beautiful. Looking at coming back for another visit - Thank uou

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Nelson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last week of summer
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Labour Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 3 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 18 2018 - Jun 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Last week of summer
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
Labour Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Summer/Christmas/New Years bookings Saturday to Saturday only.

Statutory holidays minimum three night bookings $160/night, $1000/week.

Please enquire about discounted rates for multiple night bookings.

Please enquire about last minute specials.

We require 50% deposit at the time of booking, the other 50% is due thirty days prior to arrival.

Bookings will only be confirmed after the initial deposit is received.

Payable through internet transfer, money order or cheque; sent priority post.

Check 4:00 PST/ check out 10:00 PST

Cancelled bookings that we are able to rebook will receive 100% refund minus a $50 processing fee.

House rules:
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is after 4PM
Check -out is 10:00 AM
- It is a quiet neighbourhood
- Well behaved dogs will be considered upon request
- Dogs to stay off furniture and not be left unattended
- There is no smoking in the house or anywhere on the property
- Please treat our guest house with respect

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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