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Pay for 5, stay for 7. Luxury in the country.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1400 Sq ft. Golf course and mountain views.

3 bedrooms, each with very comfortable beds - you will sleep well! Very large bedroom has a beautifully comfortable King sized bed and a double futon (for kids) large closet, large dresser. Second and third bedrooms each have Queen sized beds, ample closet and dresser space. Two full bathrooms, a full size washer/dryer, and a very well equipped modern kitchen. The great room has a comfortable and intimate sitting area with a flat screen TV, DVD player and wifi internet service. The fireplace provides comfort and romance on cool evenings. The dining area includes a family sized oak table, and a breakfast bar for quick snacks. The deck has a wonderful view of the golf course and the very close Rocky Mountain range - and a great gas grill for those superb meals.

NOT in town: the location is what most guests comment on. Since it's in the country, you will get zero of the typical sounds or views of the 'city/town' based vacation rentals. You are and feel like you're in the country. Wonderful walking/biking/skiing trails are literally right out the door - you can enjoy a piece of nature without driving anywhere. Beautiful trails provide natural beauty - and to see another person while out is indeed rare. And it all means a very quiet setting for your vacation home. You will hear all the song birds unmasked by the sounds of civilization.

More Details

Owner
Bruce & Verna Ratzlaff
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Bruce & Verna Ratzlaff

The property is co-owned by Bruce and Verna Ratzlaff, and our daughter and son in law Alex and Wendy Lerch. We are residents of Calgary and love the proximity of our Villa and love to share it with others. We have offered this property as a rental since we've owned it, and typically have couples and families take advantage of our beautiful villa. Our guest book abounds with positive comments - come see for yourself.

Bruce & Verna Ratzlaff purchased this villa in 2006

Why Bruce & Verna Ratzlaff chose Lake Windermere

Why? We get repeated comments about these unique aspects of our Villa:

1. It's in the country, NOT in town - city people love to step into the unusual quiet and peace of the country setting.

2. It's unusually comfortable: Beds are great, living room is comfortable and intimate, kitchen is fully equipped. It just 'feels' right - put together.

3. Value. We try to price it so that people get good value vs similar sized properties - so that they will come back, and they do. We engage our guests to enjoy our competitive price by laundering/drying the linens and running the dishwasher at departure.

What makes this villa unique

As you turn off the main access road, there is a long, narrow paved road through the pines - and you just 'feel' the quiet beauty of nature envelop you - the transition to vacation mode is instant.

The entire complex has only 26 units spread among 3 distinct buildings. These are vacation villa properties - and it is rare that there are 'many' owners on site at any given time. This just adds to the sense of quiet that is pervasive at this location. We love the many hiking trails through the woods that one can access right from the Villa. If you feel ambitious, you can take the most beautiful hike/bike trail, right from the door to the Radium Hot Springs pools - about 8km one way.

Amenities

Radium Hot Springs Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We expect our guests to strip the beds used and wash the linens and towels the day of departure.
  • We expect our guests to return items to their original location after use and place garbage in the dumpster.
  • We expect our guests to start the dishwasher before departure so our pro team can reset for the next visitors.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large, comfortable and equipped washroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second bathroom, toilet, sink, shower stall.
  • Both bathrooms are well equipped with tile floors and ample towels and towel racks. The main bath has a tub/shower for the little ones or a good soak.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A luxury bed - very, very comfortable.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Fully equipped, comfortable large room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A small but beautiful bedroom - a very comfortable bed.
  • All bedrooms have high-quality beds and lovely duvet sleep sets and 'nice' soft sheets - not the scratchy kind in many hotels! You will rest well.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Cochrane
4

Thank you for sharing your home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at your home in Radium.

It was so peaceful and quiet and the accommodation was very suitable for our family.

The home was clean.

The kitchen was well stocked with tableware and cookware.

There were lots of towels, bed linens and a good assortment of pillows and blankets.

The beds were comfortable.

A nice BBQ

One negative is that the deck is very close to the neighbor's deck and makes it very awkward to be outside when they are also outside.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. A privacy wall is being constructed between the two decks! Our neighbors had the same observation. Thanks for the suggestion.
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4

Nice home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Family friendly accommodations. Close to lake and hot springs. Enjoyed a great week with family.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

There was nothing more to wish for!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great owners, great location! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Calgary
5

relaxing and refreshing

  • 5 of 5

the accommodations were clean and well equipped. a home away from home yet with a pampered guest type of feeling. The owners were easy to deal with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary
5

Charming and warm

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed to enjoy a break from routine was here. It's an inspiring place to work on my book.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Great beds, comfortable social space, new BBQ and dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Fairmont Hot Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Radium Village
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Radium Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 93
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Helna Stube
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Panorama Village
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Windermere Lake
Car: recommended

The location of this Villa is a key to its attractiveness as a vacation property. It is 4 km south of Radium and at the end of a tree lined country lane. A large ridge separates the property from Hwy 93 - and there is zero sounds of traffic, ever! It offers abundant quiet and peace - and that brings the natural sounds and sights right to the Villa for you to enjoy. With only a short drive, all of the attractions and services of Radium and Invermere are within 10 minutes of the door. If you want, you can walk to the Radium Golf Group pro shop and just golf on a great course that borders the property.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.2

PAY FOR 5, STAY FOR 7 - contact us to arrange it.

Minimum Stay is 3 nights:
The Pet fee is $15/night/pet on pre-approved pets.
Prime time (Summer, Christmas): $ $230 per night or $1150 per week.
Non-prime time (fall, winter, spring): $185 per night or $925 per week.

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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