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Marilyn or Brian

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Serenity Views - Lodging to Inspire

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

British Columbia Mountains Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bth, (Sleeps 2-4)

Serenity Views is located in the Kootenays on the shores of the Arrow Lakes with breathtaking views of the lake and mountains and close to two Hot Springs facilities which are open year-round. Serenity Views is a unique lodging and recreation facility catering to those who seek a secluded retreat, as well as to those wanting easy access to all amenities. It is designed to meet the needs of most travellers by providing excellent lodging, friendly service, and an enriching experience with long lasting wellness benefits.

Please note: VRBO.com may quote rates in U.S. dollars - our rates are in Canadian dollars.

For clarification, search for Nakusp, BC on homeaway.ca, or contact us.

Nestled in the forest on a 4-acre property, the 550 sq. ft. studio suite provides complete living accommodation, with a queen size bed and a sofa-bed that makes into a double bed. It has a fully equipped kitchen, wireless Internet and cable television and sleeps 4 persons. The Studio Suite has a deck with a propane BBQ and patio furniture. Our guests have privacy and the sense of freedom to enjoy the area in their own personal way.

The magnificent natural location provides an ideal setting for outdoor living whether you want to relax, meditate, paint, or just watch the changing moods and colors of the mountains and lake. A paradise for bird watchers and photographers, the area is rich in wildlife with osprey, eagles, a variety of waterfowl, woodpeckers and deer.

Serenity Views is located just 5 minutes from the Village of Nakusp with all amenities. From our property, take a beautiful 15 minute drive up a paved mountain highway to Nakusp Hot Springs or drive to Halycon Hot Springs, just 20 minutes away. Wherever you go, the scenery is magnificent and people are friendly.

In summer, enjoy wonderful hiking, boating, fishing, golf and swimming. The beautiful sandy public beach is only 5 minutes away. From here enjoy a stroll down the promenade along the lake, just a block from shopping and restaurants. There is also a public boat launch and docks if you bring your power boat.

Guests of Serenity Views can rent our canoe, single person kayaks or paddleboat to further enjoy the beautiful lake.

In the winter, enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country, downhill, and heli-skiing followed by a soak in the Hot Springs, or just come for the health benefits of enjoying the Hot Springs along with the peaceful and friendly atmosphere.

Fishing in the Arrow Lakes is great in all seasons - winter fishing is spectacular!

For the more active traveler, we encourage exploration of the many facilities and activities around Nakusp and the surrounding communities such as golfing, water sports, hiking, back country exploring, museums, historic sites and unique shopping and restaurants.

For those who wish a tranquil experience, Serenity Views offers secluded and quiet locations to relax, meditate, and find renewal. Enjoy the pleasant walks on private forested land or lakeshore, the beautiful scenery, fantastic views and nature in all its glory.

For the artisan we provide a quiet and serene environment. You are encouraged to use the property for inspiration with several areas designated for application of your work.

We also have a camping cabin on our property. If the Studio Suite is not available and you would like a 'rustic' holiday experience, please contact us for more details.

Our service is designed to provide more than lodging. It is a rejuvenating life experience.

Keywords: Studio Suite, Guest House, Cottage, lakeshore, views, mountains, hot springs

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marilyn or Brian (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Marilyn or Brian

Serenity Views is owned and operated by Brian and Marilyn Deobald. Brian and Marilyn are both retired from careers in education and live full time in their home at the Serenity Views' site. They provide full time service to the operation including maintaining and developing the grounds. Both Marilyn and Brian have experience in public relations and believe in serving their guests to contribute to a superb holiday experience.

Brian is a certified Healer with the Alberta Spiritual Healing Association (ASHA), which is affiliated with National Association of Spiritual Healers (NASH). He offers sessions in Relaxation, Meditation and Healing. If you are interested, these can be booked at the time of registration or during your stay, provided session booking times are available.

Marilyn or Brian purchased this studio in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Studio Suite is a wonderful place to stay. Nature combined with a clean and comfortable unit equals "Serenity"! We would love to return.
May 2016
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Serenity Views - Lodging to Inspire
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 31 reviews
5

Beautiful secluded suite with wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Serenity was the perfect location for peace and quiet to unwind. The suite was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed with great views of the lake. We loved the trails down to the private beach and relaxing in the lawn chairs. Close to Nakusp for supplies and a 20 min drive to the Hot Springs in Nakusp and Halcyon.

Marilyn and Brian are perfect hosts always helpful and keep the property as natural as possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Ken and June. It was a pleasure having you stay in the the suite! We are happy that you took advantage of the pathways throughout the property to get closer to nature. We look forward to your return! Brian and Marilyn
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5

Beautiful, clean and serene with very gracious hosts...

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the easiest reviews I have ever written. The location is ideal - you are within walking distance of private beach access and trails; and a very quick zip into town or to the Nakusp Hot Springs. I also drove to Halcyon during my stay, and it's not too far - only about 20 min.

Within minutes upon arriving, it is clear to see that the property is very well maintained, and that the owners have poured their heart and soul into creating this haven of serenity. I was immediately greeted by Marilyn's warm smile. Brian and Marilyn are very gracious and welcoming and will set you up/assist you in any way you need; but they balance well when it comes to providing their guests with privacy and space. The suite is basically the entire top floor of a carriage house that has Brian's pottery shop beneath it. I never heard a peep from beneath me during my entire stay. The balcony is secluded as it is perched on the back side of the suite away from the main house, away from the driveway, yet in perfect alignment for a beautiful view of the lake. The suite is immaculately maintained... being a bit of a clean freak, I really appreciated this! It has a beautifully finished bathroom and kitchen and has so many of the simple comforts of home: automatic night light in the washroom, detachable shower nozzle, clean and fresh towels, comfortable bed with crisp, fresh linens, the kitchen is outfitted with everything you could possibly need and I happen to know the BBQ is brand new and works like a charm! ;) There is no AC in the suite - and given I was staying during the summer I was a bit concerned. Rest assured - the suite stayed very cool all on it's own and there is a fan in the closet for good measure. Brian and Marilyn have thought of everything!

A huge thank you to Brian and Marilyn for welcoming me to their property. It was wonderful and I'll definitely return again!

To anyone considering this rental: You won't regret your choice and I think you would be very hard pressed to find another gem like this!!

Sincerely,

Brittany James

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brittany - Thank you so much for your kind words! We do work hard at making the Studio Suite a comfortable, relaxing space, so we enjoy hearing that our guests appreciate it. We look forward to having you return for another Nakusp getaway! Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn
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5

Private Secluded Suite - All details for a great stay cared for without exception. Great Find !!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Serenity Views was one to be remembered. The studio suite was perfect for our needs with all the little details cared for in every respect. Myself and brother booked this suite for a 4 day fishing trip on the Arrow Lakes and this accommodation exceeded our expectations. Perfectly set up for any type of vacation you may have planned in the Nakusp area. My brother ( the cook) was very impressed with how well the kitchen was equipped and set up. When next in the area we will be booking the " Studio Suite" and will be telling others who may be planning to visit the area about it. Very pleased !!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Guy. It was a pleasure hosting you and your brother and we were pleased that the Studio Suite met your needs. We hope that you will return for another fishing trip, or just to relax!
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5

Quite studio suite on the lake. Just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Serenity Views. Awesome location, quiet and peaceful. They have all the amenities you'd need for a weekend away. The suite was clean and warm on arrival and Marilyn gave us directions down to the beach. I couldn't be happier with this find. My wife and I will be back! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Brad! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and we look forward to your return.
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5

Enjoyed complete serenity at Serenity Views

  • 5 of 5

Spent an incredible two nights in the studio suite. The property was just as beautiful as the suite. The suite was more than equipped to cook your own meals and an enjoy a delicious BBQ on the deck with the view of Arrow Lake. The bed was extremely comfortable and the house was spotless. More than enjoyed spending my birthday at Serenity Views and was a total bonus both our beloved dogs got to join us. Thank you Brian and Marilyn for the hospitality with a smile. See you soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Tyler and Sarah. It was great meeting you both, and we are so glad that you had a chance to explore the shoreline with your dogs! We hope you will return.
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5

Beautiful, peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Serenity Views was the perfect place to stay in Nakusp for a long weekend getaway from the city life. Walking the path down to the lake each morning was the best part of our stay. So peaceful and surrounded by the natural beauty of the land. The Studio Suite was spotless and modern with a comfortable bed. Marilyn and Brian were very hospitable. Glad we were able to bring our dog along - they even had a basket of goodies prepared for dog owners. We would definitely stay there again and looking forward to booking our next trip to Nakusp!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, Heather! It was a pleasure meeting you, and we are pleased that you were able to explore the pathways on our property during your stay. We look forward to your return!
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Map

Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Upper Arrow Lake Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Highway #23
Nearest Point of Interest

Hot Springs (2 facilities located nearby) are open year-round. WINTER ACTIVITIES: Heli-skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing. SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Farmer's Market every Saturday from May to October, Free 'Music in the Park' Wednesday evenings in the summer, Fishing; hiking, biking, lake activities.

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Rates & Availability

Nakusp Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Rates
Mar 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$106
$744
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
$691
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $8

Guests can rent a canoe, a single person kayak (two are available) or a paddleboat during their stay. Payment for rental of watercraft can be arranged after check-in.

Deposit of $100.00 (Canadian) is required to hold the dates and is refundable (minus an administration fee of $35.00) if cancellation is made prior to 4 weeks before arrival date.
Deposit payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), cheque, e-transfer or PayPal.
Balance remaining is paid upon arrival of guests. Pet fee is $10.00/night per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

British Columbia Mountains Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a 4 foot shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) The leather hide-a-bed converts into a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fishing, Swimming

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