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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,157 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8

Hi everyone. This is a new listing and a sister home to our existing Collingwood Retreat property (#3717960)! Similar in look and feel, therefore please inquire about both properties. Our calendar is always up to date!

Welcome to Charleswood Retreat. Whether you’re visiting Calgary to take in the sights and culture, the Stampede, a family reunion/gathering, and/or using it as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Charleswood Retreat is your getaway for 1 guest or up to 8 guests. There is plenty of space for everyone to find some rest and rejuvenation in this recently renovated bungalow that includes 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and large living areas for you to kick up your feet and relax.

For occasions requiring more than one home, or if this calendar is full, please inquire about our nearby property in the community of Collingwood (listing 3717960). It is located 2 mins away and provides a similar layout and feel as this vacation home.

Please go to or and search for property #3717960.

Charleswood Retreat is equipped with a modern kitchen, bathrooms, fixtures, and furniture for your vacation needs. Enjoy the Wi-Fi high speed internet access, large screen TVs with digital cable, private backyard and spacious deck. Come, stay awhile, and enjoy some white hat Calgarian hospitality.

More Details

Joy and Vincent - Charleswood Retreat
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Joy and Vincent - Charleswood Retreat

We grew up in Calgary and wouldn't leave it for all the money in the world. We love the culture, the food, and the proximity to the mountains. Hope you feel the same when you come for a visit.


Northwest Calgary House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1157 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are equipped with queen mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you have children 3 and under, please let us know, so we can provide the necessary comforts for your little one(s).


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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

Location perfect to our venue

  • 4 of 5

For our group was spacious. Old joints, knees & hips, suffered a bit with mattresses. But bedding was comfortable. Lots of storage. Deck area good.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phyllis. Thank you for posting your review and glad that the home worked out well for you and your group. Best wishes to everyone!
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is well cared for, updated, spacious and very clean. It wasn't too far to the places we were visiting (Chinook Mall, Calaway Park and the Science Centre and Zoo). It was perfect for our family of 8 with four large bedrooms. It sure beat going back to a tiny hotel room, and was reasonably priced. The owners checked with us daily to see if we needed anything so that was great too. We would definitely recommend this rental and will stay there again should the occasion arise! Thanks Joy and Vincent!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin. Thank you for posting your review! Great to hear that the location and home worked out well for all of the fun family activities. Thank you for allowing us to host your summer stay!
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Charmed in Charleswood

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Joy and Vincent, your property in Charleswood is amazing. The house is beautiful, very well-appointed and equipped and in such a great location - walking distance to Nose Hill Park, Brentwood mall close by and a great East Indian restaurant just around the corner! We were in Calgary to host our parents' 60th wedding anniversary party, and the following day we had a drop-in open house/brunch at the house - it is set up perfectly for entertaining. Having the extra fridge and freezer downstairs came in so handy! As well as that, it was very convenient to have the garage for storage and the back deck and patio furniture allowed our guests to relax outside, if they wished.

We wouldn't hesitate for a second to stay at Charleswood Retreat again and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a roomy, peaceful, relaxing space to stay that is close to all the amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Sheryll. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful review! We are humbled and thank you for allowing us to host your stay. Glad to hear that the family gatherings worked out well. Congratulations once again with your family's milestone! We look forward to hearing from you again in the future.
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Clean, comfortable, well equipped kitchen, nice deck!

  • 5 of 5

Travelled with a family group to the stampede and journeyed up to Banff. House location was perfect and had everything we needed to flaunt our amateur chef status. We were able to relax, share meals and stories in this charming house, and make some new memories! Met a very friendly and helpful neighbor, enjoyed taking train downtown with park and ride just minutes from the house. Thanks, Joy and Vincent for your responsiveness to all inquiries and the nicely appointed rental home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of staying at Charleswood Retreat for 5 nights in July. We had family visiting from Australia(so altogether 8 adults & 2 babies) who wanted to attend the stampede as well as numerous other attractions. From the initial contact with Joy & Vincent to the checking in and out of the house we couldn't be happier. They were very quick to respond to e-mail inquiries and the house was everything & more than we expected. We were close to the train station and the airport and neighbourhood was very quiet. The house was well stocked with the backyard was perfect for a family BBQ. This was our first experience with this type of rental and we look forward to many more and we certainly would not hesitate to have another stay at Charleswood Retreat. Thank You Joy & Vincent!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joann. Thank you for visiting us for your Stampede festivities! We are thrilled that everyone had a great time and that the home worked out well for your stay. We hope to hear from you again in the future.
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Great renovated house, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nicely renovated. Everyone who stayed was pleased with their rooms and the house as a whole. The kitchen island is huge, great for laying out food for group meals.

We had 8 people staying there and at no point did the house feel cramped. I would definitely rent the property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tye. Thank you so much for choosing to host your family at both of our homes for your family gathering. We are so happy both homes worked out well and were able to accommodate everyone within walking distance from each other.
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Confederation Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Brentwood LRT
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Blue House Cafe
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres

Located in the central community of Charleswood. Close to the University of Calgary, SAIT, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children's Hospital, and downtown Calgary. All within a 10 min drive or less. Calgary public transit within walking distance.


Confederation golf course, Nose Hill Park, and a children’s water/spray park are all within 5 mins walking distance. Take in some local family attractions such as the Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark Science Centre, Calaway Park, and Canada Olympic Park (COP) within a 15 min drive. Market Mall, Brentwood Mall, North Hill Mall, and Kensington Village are within a 10 min drive or less to meet all your shopping and grocery needs. Outlet shopping at Cross Iron Mills is a 20 min drive north.


Easy access to major arteries that lead to the Rocky Mountains (Kananaskis, Canmore, and Banff National Park), as well as all Northern and Southern Alberta destinations. Complementary use of Banff National Park pass.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $77.72
Refundable damage deposit $388.62

Cancellation policy - 100% refund if cancelled 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.