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Serenity Views - Lodging to Inspire

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 may quote rates in U.S. dollars - our rates are in Canadian dollars.

For clarification, search for Nakusp, BC on, 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 queen size 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

Marilyn or Brian
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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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Nakusp Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a 4 foot shower with a seat.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) The hide-a-bed converts into a queen bed. Both are in the same living space - a room divider is available for privacy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
Fishing, Swimming


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average rating of 4.9714284 based on 43 reviews

Marilyn & Brian are great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The studio suite is wonderful. It is decorated nicely, with everything you could need for an extended stay. Marilyn was very helpful in getting us settled, and then you barely knew they were there. We made some great memories swimming in the lake and skipping stones at a private beach. Nakusp is a nice village to visit, and the hiking nearby is beautiful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, George. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family for your Canadian vacation! We are pleased that your family enjoyed the pathways through the forest down to the lake, as well as our quiet beach. We called our property "Serenity Views" as this was the most suitable name. You were able to experience the serene atmosphere, with no neighbours nearby and very little boat traffic. The views were somewhat obscured with the haze from the BC fires, but hopefully you will return and enjoy the magnificent views we have of the surrounding mountains. Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn
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lovely, peaceful & clean accommodation with a view of Arrow Lake.

  • 5 of 5

This was this second time we stayed at Serenity Views in the Studio Suite and we'll definitely be back. The location is great for visiting hot springs, riding the rail trail to Summit Lake and just relaxing. Marilyn & Brian are lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and Bruce return, Maureen. Thanks so much for choosing Serenity Views for your Nakusp visit! We hope that next time you come, there will be no smoke from forest fires and that you will have a clear, unobstructed view of the mountains and lake from the deck! Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn
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Comfy Cozy Loft

  • 5 of 5

Close to Nakusp, just a couple kms outside town, wonderful wooded surroundings with lake right below.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, James. We're pleased that you chose Serenity Views for your Nakusp visit, and look forward to your return! Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn
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Great relaxing, restful time away!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a quiet and restful time away from the city. Serenity Views was just what we needed! Owners, Brian & Merilyn were very welcoming & friendly, as was their cat Dex. :)

Merilyn was knowledgeable on where to go in the area and what to see. She would answer us within minutes if we had any concerns or questions. The loft we stayed in was lovely,clean and had everything one would need. The view from our deck was beautiful! Our 2nd day there we were enjoying the peace and beauty outside when a Momma bear and her 2 cubs walked right by the deck about 30 feet away. The next morning another black bear was out front of the loft enjoying the foliage and looking about. We definitely look forward to returning next year and would easily recommend this vacation destination.

The Only improvement we would suggest is a bit firmer mattress or newer mattress.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Serenity Views for your holiday, Paul and Glenda. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks also for sharing your bear video and pictures with us! We do not usually have many bears on our property, so you were fortunate to have seen that many! Sorry to hear that you found the bed too soft. It is fairly new, but it is a pillow-top mattress, which is not firm. Thanks for letting us know, though, as we try to please all of our guests to the best of our abilities. Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn
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Perfect peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

My Fiancé and I absolutely loved our stay at Serenity Views. The loft suite was clean and updated. Very comfortable for the two of us and our little pup. The trails on the property were nice and the rocky beach was gorgeous! Although Brian and Marilyn were absent during our stay, they were still very accommodating and made everything accessible to us. It's close to town and the hot springs but feels like you're in the middle of the wilderness. I would highly recommend Serenity Views.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Drake - We are pleased that you and your fiancé enjoyed your stay in the Studio Suite, and that you explored the property. Guests with dogs especially enjoy taking their pets for walks down to the lake, and if your dog enjoys swimming, it is a bonus! Sorry we were unable to meet you in person, but hopefully you will return for another visit and we will be able to meet you. Thanks for choosing Serenity Views! Brian and Marilyn
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Serenity Views studio suite was everything you need and want in a vacation rental. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Serenity Views for your Nakusp visit, Shawn. We are pleased that you had a relaxing stay, and look forward to your return! Best wishes, Brian and Marilyn
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Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Upper Arrow Lake Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Highway #23

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $7.96 per person per night
Pet Fee $11.94


Please contact us with any questions regarding the property or payment details.

Guests may 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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