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Linda and Aldo Laratta

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Luxury Cabin-Lake Windermere-Beach-Boating-Golf-Ski-Sleep 8-13

13 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Lake Windermere Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, Private Beach, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-13)

'Timber's Den' is a beautiful Stone and Split Log Home in the prestigious, wooded community of Timber Ridge Phase II on Lake Windermere, BC and only a short 6 kilometre drive from the Town of Invermere on the Lake. Timber Ridge is a year-round recreation community that includes gated access to a private park, beach area, boat launch, tennis and volleyball courts, and walking trails. Award-winning golf courses, including Copper Point and Eagle Ranch, hiking trails and the popular Hot Springs Resorts of Radium and Fairmont are only a short drive from the cabin. In the winter months, the Panorama Ski Resort and Fairmont Ski Resort are each less than 30 minutes away by car. Skating, snowshoeing, and shinny hockey are favourite pasttimes on the Lake. Both romantics and outdoor sports enthusiasts will appreciate all that the cabin and surrounding areas have to offer.

This spacious home is fully equipped and sleeps up to 13 people comfortably with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and 8 beds. The Main Level boasts a two-way wood burning fireplace with gas starter. The gourmet Kitchen has all of the modern conveniences and the large Dining Table accomodates a large crowd. Both the Great Room and Dining Area have Folding Glass Walls which open onto a large Deck with Patio Table and Chairs and Gas BBQ. The Deck overlooks a spacious, treed Backyard with a large Fire Pit. The Master Bedroom is on the Main Level and has a large ensuite and walk-in closet. The second bedroom is also on the Main Level and has 3 Twin Beds with another full bathroom/shower.

The Lower Level is a Walkout and has 3 additional bedrooms. Each of two bedrooms on the Lower Level have a Queen bed. The third bedroom on the Lower Level has one Queen Bed and one Double Bed. Also located on the Lower Level is a full Bathroom, Laundry Facilities, Summer Kitchen and Family Room with Gas Fireplace. Additional amenities on the Lower Level include a propane BBQ, Foosball, Games Table, Piano, Exercise Bike and Entertainment Centre which includes a TV and DVD/CD player and a sound system that can be heard upstairs as well as down. On the Lower Level, you can walk out onto the backyard patio or enjoy a fire at the beautiful Fire Pit with seating to accomodate a large group.

A Parking Pass and Gate Remote for the Beach and Boat Launch area will be provided to you at the beginning of your stay and must be returned to the Owner when you depart. A Blue Binder will be provided to you with details of the operation of the home's amenities. Another binder contains information on amenities in the surrounding areas including Golf Courses, Skiing Resorts, Spas, Art GAlleries, Miniature Golf, Hiking Trails and more.

Timber's Den is nestled in the trees of the great Columbia Valley which is also home to wildlife such as raccoons, squirrels, mice, bears, deer and mountain sheep. Because of the nature of the wilderness, please make sure to dispose of garbage in a responsible manner. Everything needed to dispose of same is provided for in the home for your convenience.

We look forward to your stay at Timber's Den.

Keywords: Luxury Cabin, Bungalow, Walk Out, Gourmet Kitchen, Entertainment room large yard,view deck, firepit,Private beach, boating, marina, golf, skiing, skating, shinny hockey, Timber Ridge, Family Vacation Cabin, Timber's Den

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda and Aldo Laratta (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Linda and Aldo Laratta

We first fell in love with the community of Timber Ridge when, on a chance opportunity of finding the community gate open, we took the private road which leads to the beach, park and boat launch areas. The drive through the beautiful woods was magical and culminated in a stunning view of Lake Windermere. As custom home builders, we were particularly excited to find our property during a family vacation. Nestled in a mature community, this property had not yet been developed. We were excited for the opportunity to design and build the cabin of our dreams in the beautiful Columbia Valley community of Timber Ridge. The result is a lovely, executive style cabin nestled in the trees. One of three phases in the community of Timber Ridge, the cabin sits on a quiet cul de sac that is accessible only by local traffic. The landscaping and positioning of the home on the lot provides seclusion and privacy in the backyard. On the interior of the cabin, the windows are strategically designed to bring the outside in, while the folding glass walls in the Great Room and Dining Area extend the interior space out to the Deck. Both beautiful and practical, this cabin is perfect for entertaining large groups. We hope you enjoy 'Timber's Den' as much as we do.

Linda and Aldo Laratta purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Linda and Aldo Laratta chose Lake Windermere

Our cabin is conveniently situated in the Columbia Valley on Lake Windermere where Spring comes at least one month earlier and Fall one month later than in Calgary, Alberta which is only a 2 1/2 hours drive away. Being so close to Calgary, it is only a short, but beautiful, drive to our vacation home. It is close enough to head out to the cabin on weekends and to drop back into Calgary, when necessary, during longer stays in the summer. Conveniently located a short distance away from the National Park Resort Town of Banff, we often take little side trips into Banff on our way to and from the cabin. The Radium and Fairmont Hot Springs Resorts are short distances from the cabin and we are conveniently located in the middle of a hot bed of Golf Course Resorts, including Copper Point, Eagle Ranch, Radium Resort, and Grey Wolf.

What makes this bungalow unique

We start our day with a coffee on the deck. Often we walk or jog along the tree lined private roadway to the lake. Walking, it takes about 15 minutes each way. Joggers , will continue along the lake and park. If it's beach day, the 3 minute drive is great for hauling beach gear and those who wish not to walk. A boat day launch is at the private marina and boat slips are available for rent there as well. The beach overlooks a swimming and diving dock area which is great for families with children. And if you want to do nothing, slide open the glass walls, drop the electric screens and enjoy the cabin. In the winter, skiing, skating, snowmobiling all end with a cozy fire. When our lives slow down, we will be spending most of our days at Timber's Den.

Reviews

4.2
based on 13 traveler reviews

Luxury Cabin-Lake Windermere-Beach-Boating-Golf-Ski-Sleep 8-13
average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews
5

Would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with my stay at Timbers Den. I found everything in amazing condition and was extremely impressed with all the bathrooms and built in speaker system. We were only 3 minutes away from Copper Point Golf Club and 5 minutes away from Eagle Ranch Golf Course. I plan on coming back to Timbers Den on an annual basis.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB
5

Another great golf getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time back to Timber's Den and, as one of the guys said upon arrival, "this feels like home". Nice property and really great owners that are easy to deal with. There's a new BBQ and new furniture on the deck which was great for lounging in after a round of golf. I almost hate to recommend it as it's getting harder to book! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rod

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Timbers Den for a couple of nights in May 2015 and I had to write a review because we had such a wonderful experience . Played Golf went white water rafting and were really comfy with 11 people in the house.

Plenty of space,bathrooms, facilities, firewood and comfort. Will be back!!,

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary
4

Our Stay on February

  • 4 of 5

The view and the location was great, lots of dishes and towels and had a nice stay.It was a big house and lots of room for families.this house not only good for winter it is good for summer as well

The only issue was:

Some dishes in the cabinet had food residue on them and most of the mugs have stain which was not nice.The drainage of the en suite bathroom had issue and water stock there .

Generally we enjoyed our satay and will go back next time

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB
4

Great Golf Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from our annual golf trip - our third year at Timber's Den. The house and location are perfect for our group of 8 with beds enough for everyone, a big well-stocked kitchen (love the new stove with the huge burner for a pasta pot), lots of indoor/outdoor space for socializing, and of course the back yard fire pit. We played three courses in the area and Timber’s Den was a great base to return to every evening.

In general the house is in great shape but there are a few things that we noticed on this trip. Things are starting to show their age – the deck furniture and the deck itself is really weathered, the BBQ needs to be replaced (we had to clean it to get it to work properly), and we couldn't find a sharp knife for example. I’d also agree with a previous reviewer that the kitchen needs to be de-cluttered and given a thorough cleaning. Drawers and cupboards are crammed full but disorganized and there is nowhere to store the groceries you bring with you. I realize that the clutter happens because of the renters (thanks to whoever filled the sugar bowl with salt and left it next to the coffee maker for us…) and not the homeowners, but I do feel that a regular top-to-bottom cleaning and de-cluttering would go a long way to making this a perfect retreat.

All in all, I would highly recommend Timber’s Den and we look forward to our return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug, We sincerely appreciate your feedback and suggestions . Our cleaners did do a top to bottom clean only one month ago, but I can understand that clutter in the drawers might suggest otherwise. I have contacted our cleaners who will be attending at the cabin today to do some overhauling of the kitchen cupboards. They will also be making room in the island bank of drawers for guest storage. The barbecue has now been attended to and is in good working order again. It is only a couple of years old, but it has been well used by our guests! Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to having you stay with us again next summer! Cheers, Linda
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4

Great home for large group

  • 4 of 5

We have rented this home for a couples golf weekend for the past 3 years. This home comfortably sleeps 4 couples, with lots of space. The deck is wonderful for visiting. The kitchen is fabulous for preparing large group meals, and my favourite feature is the large fire pit in the back yard.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Fairmont
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Athlemere or Invermere
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Copper Point
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Athelemere or Invermere
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Panorama or Fairmont
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Timber Ridge Private Community
Car: recommended

In addition to the summer activities listed above, Lake Windermere is accessible via private road during the winter months. Activirties on the lake during the winter months include xcountry skiing, skating, shinny hockey, ice fishing.

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Rates & Availability

Windermere Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 16 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$422
$2,530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 8 2016 - Oct 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$380
$2,277
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 19 2016 - Dec 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
$303
$1,817
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 14 2016 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$456
$2,737
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 16 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$303
$1,817
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 16 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$345
$2,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $575
Cleaning $173 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until your Reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Lake Windermere Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Parking Pass and Gate Remote for Private Beach and Boat Launch area, 2 Kitchens, 2 Decks/Patios, 2 Fireplaces, Large Fire Pit, Exercise Bike, Foosball, Games Table, Piano, and Entertainment System, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts,

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