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Dominic (Dee) and Teresa Carestia

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

We Love Our Glacier View Home! Find Out Why!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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British Columbia Mountains Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, Office/Den, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1 to 4 Adults with Stunning Views!


We LOVE our Glacier View home above Lake Kathlyn for so many reasons! First, we just love Smithers and the surrounding area. The people here are simply the best, the scenery is beautiful beyond measure, and the fun, recreational activities are just endless! If you love the outdoors and fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, quadding, photographing wildlife and natural wonders, trekking through the mountains, and just enjoying the most pristine natural environment you are going to find, then you will love Smithers too!

Why do we love our Glacier View home? Well, for starters, it's brand new! It's an ICF home (insulated concrete form), and it is the quietest, coziest place you can imagine. You don't hear the airport traffic, you don't hear the highway noise, you don't even hear the trains coming through town several times each day and night! Our home is easy to heat (you can practically heat this place with a cigarette lighter) and it stays oh-so-comfortably warm in the winter. And, we have ceiling fans in every bedroom and in the great room to circulate air and to help keep things just-right cool during the summer.

We finished our home in the fall of 2013, and in 2014 and 2015 we put even more high-end finishing touches by adding more really nice furnishings. These include a combination ottoman/coffee table, area rugs, lamps for the night stands in the master bedroom, blinds on selected windows, and we are just finishing the landscaping now. Of course, the lawn won't be fully grown until 2016. Our home is now completely finished and is currently occupied. We have only a few small additional items we are contemplating for our home which we will add again next spring. Check our calendar for future availability!

Some of the photos show our knotty hickory cabinets and imported granite counter tops, Brazilian Koa hardwood floors, and rare larch plank ceilings. We have taken a great number of trees out of our view of the glacier this summer, and our glacier view is now even more beautiful than before! We also have cleared and topped trees so that we now have a really nice view of the Babine Mountains from the master bedroom deck also.

It was our aim to make our home as beautiful and as nice as we can to enjoy for ourselves and to share with you when we are not here living in it. Check out all of our newest pictures!

We have had lots of wonderful guests over the last two years, and we thank everyone for their fantastic comments. Everyone who stayed with us told us that we had the nicest place available in the area. That is always very nice to hear, but we invite you to try our Glacier View Home and judge it for yourselves! We spared no expense putting only those things of highest quality and comfort in our home. We ask only that you enjoy it with us, and that you please help us take good care of it along the way.

We are also offering reduced rates for longer-term stays of 30 days or more. And, we want to make our home advantageous for singles or couples who just want to enjoy our home by themselves or who cannot put together a larger party. Our weekly rate is $1050 for one or two persons, with an additional charge of $20 per night per additional person above 2 up to a maximum of 4 total adult guests. Respectfully, we do not allow pets.

The many guests who have now stayed with us have called our Glacier View Home truly beautiful, amazing, fantastic, spectacular, and the very best at a reasonable price! We appreciate what our guests have had to say about our home and our service. And now, we look forward to hearing from you!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Dominic (Dee) and Teresa Carestia (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


based on 15 traveler reviews

We Love Our Glacier View Home! Find Out Why!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

We LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

The home is just beautiful!! We enjoyed our stay so much, the downhill skiing was fantastic, and we even got some wonderful cross country skiing in right from the house. We went down to the lake and had some winter skating fun on it as well. The view of the glacier from the front room is just to die for. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed and was so warm, comfy and cozy. The owners were wonderful to work with, and we can't wait to come back. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very glad that you enjoyed your winter ski vacation in Smithers and your stay in our Glacier View Home. You were wonderful renters and we would love to have you back anytime. All the best! Dee & Teresa
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We had a wonderful month in Smithers

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a month on a working holiday in Smithers in this wonderful Glacier View home. The property was excellent, with a nicely designed, clean, and well-equipped interior, fantastic views from the large bay windows to wake up to every morning, and a peaceful rural location that was still conveniently close to town. One concern we had ahead of our trip was the internet access, as we were aware it could be limited in northern BC and we both required good internet access in order to work (and we noticed that many other local VRBO properties did not offer internet). The wifi available through the cell network box was not as fast as we get in the big city (which was expected), but was definitely sufficient for our needs. The owners were a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and would always return our messages within a day. We are skiing buffs and enjoyed the many skiing opportunities in and around Smithers (downhill, cross country, and backcountry). Smithers and its neighboring communities have many unique shops and restaurants -- in particular I would recommend the Trackside Cantina, Bugwood Bean coffee shop, and the Telkwa bakery. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, and we hope to be able to return again one day soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcie, and thank you for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you two in our home for a month, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves and found the winter fun in Smithers to be so exceptional. We love the area, and agree with you whole heartedly about the many fun things to do, the great little restaurants, and the people are special too! Thank you both for taking such good care of our home while you enjoyed yourselves, and for all of your nice complements - we try! :-) We would love to have you two back....ANYTIME!
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Fabulous Family Holiday in this Glacierview chalet

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time staying in this clean and modern chalet. The view from the living room was spectacular. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer on site. It was only a short drive to the town of Smithers but we enjoyed being on the outskirts of town with walking trails just steps from the chalet. We had such a great time we hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie and Mike, and thank you for your very kind words! One of the thing we love about our Glacier View Home is its proximity to outdoor activities. We are glad you enjoyed the views and the fun! Thank you also for taking such good care of our home. We look forward to having you return! All the best!! Dee & Teresa
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Nice Family Vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a family! Lots of walking trails close by, 10 min drive to Smithers and very nice owners who are willing to assist when needed. The house is immaculate, the kitchen is fully stocked and ready for the chef in the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rod, Maggie and boys. You guys were an absolute pleasure to have as guests in our home. It was really cool that you and the boys used our acreage for fun and games while you were here! We would look forward to having your family back anytime! All the best! Dee & Teresa
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Beautiful home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

My coworker and I stayed at the glacier view home for work while we were in Smithers for almost 2 weeks and couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Dee and Teresa were very accommodating, made sure we had everything we needed and even checked in by phone to make sure everything was going well. The house is absolutely stunning, the beds very comfortable, and the views breathtaking. We felt very comfortable in their home and had everything we needed for our stay. It was the perfect home away from home and we would highly recommend this place for your next trip to Smithers whether it's personal or business!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Magda for your wonderful and kind words about our Glacier View Home. We are always thrilled when our guests love it like we do! And thank you so much for taking good care of our home while you enjoyed it. We would love to have you back anytime!
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Fabulous Glacierview Stay

  • 5 of 5

I was recently in Smithers for work and needed a place to stay that was local, had a kitchen, and was comfortable for a longer stay. I got all three of these with Dee and Teresa's Glacierview home. I would recommend this property for anything from a family getaway to a romantic getaway. It is only about 7 kms from town in a secluded area so you have privacy but also access to all the great things Smithers has to offer. If I have a chance to come back up there, I already know where I will be staying. Thanks for welcoming my into your home!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tamra, for your very kind words about our Glacier View Home! You were a wonderful guest, enjoyed the home while you worked away in the area (and took great care of our home we might add - thank you again!), and you enjoyed all of the wonderful things that Smithers has to offer. Good on ya! We were very pleased to have you stay in our home, and we look forward to having you as our guest again anytime. We look forward to seeing you again!! In the meantime, all the best, Dee & Teresa.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Smithers Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
Prince Rupert
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Smithers Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
ViaRail Canada, Smithers
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 16, Yellowhead Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lake Kathlyn Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Smithers Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $114
Refundable damage deposit $380

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British Columbia Mountains Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms - one very large shower stall for the master bedroom, and one shower stall for the guest bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a very comfortable pillow-top queen bed for sleeping up to 4 adults.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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