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Celista Waterfront Gardens, Large Private Property with Beach and 2 Buoys

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Large private treed waterfront property ideal for family watersport vacations

This is a new 2700 sq ft two-story home including a 900 sq ft walkout basement on a large private treed property. The house is quite distant from the road allowing for a setting that is peaceful and quiet. Our location is very photogenic and guests usually capture many memorable photographs in the gardens and the grounds.

On the main level you will find a 3-pc bath and a master bedroom (King). The kitchen, with a dishwasher and all the amenities, dining and living areas are open, spacious and very bright with a large Rumford wood-burning fireplace. From the living area, there is a large deck overlooking the lake with a new barbecue and a comfy screened-in side porch where you can enjoy the evenings, if the weather or bugs are bad. Wifi and cable TV available.

Upstairs, there is a 3-pc bath and two bedrooms (Queen/Double, Queen). The large loft area contains a flat-screen TV/Entertainment Centre (plus Wii Game Console) with leather sectional and lazyboy recliner. In the finished lower level, you'll find 2 more bedrooms (Double/Single bunks, Queen) and another 3-pc bath. A ping-pong table is set up in the open area, with a view of the gardens and lake. From here, you will step outdoors into the gardens on the way to your private beach. Have an evening wiener roast or just relax by the fire pit at the water's edge on pebbles and sand. Firewood is provided in a new wood shed for your convenience. There are two mooring buoys for two boats and a 30 ft long dock to accommodate longer boats. A peddle boat and 2 kayaks with paddles are provided.

A custom timber-frame picnic shelter complete with custom-built picnic table has its own propane barbeque and cook stove and provides another sheltered area amongst the trees for private dining and entertaining. Next to the picnic shelter, there is a full-service RV pad available for booking upon request.

During those hot summer days, you'll enjoy the air-conditioning along with other features like ping pong. A very short walk will take you to the corner store, a hiking trail across the street and the Elementary School playground.

In order to get approval to book the property you must first call the owner for an interview at 403-246-6950.

More Details

Doug Goodyear
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Wife speaks some Italian in addition to English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Doug Goodyear

Owners are retired and reside in Calgary, Alberta

Doug Goodyear purchased this house in 2000

Why Doug Goodyear chose Shuswap Lake

A wonderful get away to one of the most beautiful and accessible large lakes in British Columbia. The property is heavily treed and is very private making it a great retreat from the rest of the world. The pebble beach and the water clarity make it a great place for all the water sports like swimming, snorkeling, boating, fishing, wake boarding, water skiing, sailing, etc.

What makes this house unique

You will be staying at one of the best locations on Shuswap Lake close to many amenities and great natural scenery. If you like water sports, this is the place for you. Thousands of people visit our area of the lake in the summer.Water Sking, wake boarding, tubing, paddle boarding, swimming, sailing and fishing all take place right off our beach.

If you are a golfer Talking Rock Golf course (18 Holes ) is 20 minutes away. Anglemont Golf Course (9 holes) is 15 minutes down the road.

We are close to the Adams River which is famous for its Fall Sockeye salmon run and Crowfoot Mountain is revered as a quality snowmobile destination in winter and offroad area in the summer for motorcycles and ATVs.


Celista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement access to beach
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Canopy Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Celista Waterfront Gardens, Large Private Property with Beach and 2 Buoys
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Laidback lakeside living for fabulous family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and well equipped home. Ideally laid out for large family get togethers. We enjoyed the fire pit in the evening. During the day it was easy to watch the children from different locations while they were swimming, jumping off the dock etc. Bring your own life jackets. Everything else we needed was very well supplied. We had a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday at our lakeshore home. - Doug and Claudia
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Wonderful! Well equipped home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

Doug and Claudia's home on the water was so great for our family reunion. We are repeat visitors and the familiarity made for an extremely comfortable stay. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could want, and more (a food processor for making fresh salsa .. daily!). The firepit on the beach (which we were unable to use this time due to a burn ban), the water toys (2 kayaks, a pedal boat), the ping pong downstairs, an extra 'beverage' fridge just inside the walkout entry, all the deck chairs you could need, it's all there. Location is ideal: the convenience store is a few steps down the road (fresh baked cheese buns daily!), and there's an ice cream shop across the road! A few issues arose during our stay and both Doug and Claudia were right on top of them all. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests had to endure an unexpected failure of our AC system that has now been completely replaced. In spite of this problem, they have been kind enough to write a glowing review based on their otherwise enjoyable stay. Thanks to them for being so considerate and thoughtful. We hope to see them again in the future. Doug and Claudia
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Excellent and Enjoyable Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-generation family enjoyed our week at this lovely lake front cabin on a large property. There was plenty of room for the 11 of us and safe for young children. Good time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend this beautiful home and property. Big enough to find a "quiet spot" yet open for family fun. Perfect! Owners are great to deal with and genuinely eager to please. We will go back again.

Sue and Gord

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan and Gord for your enthusiastic support. It is much appreciated. Doug and Claudia
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Nanoose Bay, BC

Fabulously comfortable cottage on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Doug's cottage for five nights in early September. The weather was mediocre - really the only part of the stay that was that way! The cottage was a joy to stay in, with plenty of room for our group of seven and extremely well equipped and supplied. It is a pleasing mixture of informal cottage and luxurious mansion, where you feel relaxed but well tended to at the same time. It was clean, everything worked and Doug followed up routinely during our stay to make sure we were as comfortable as could be. One day, we would love to return and we would, without hesitation, recommend both the cottage and the area as a vacation destination.

The location is fabulous, right on the beach and overlooking the mountains, and although it is technically on the main feeder highway into the area it is actually quite set back from the highway so there was no highway noise. It is a short walk from a store that stocks the basic essentials, and only 5 minutes' drive from a good supermarket, drug store and other shops. The deck was fabulous in the morning sunshine, and the fire pit on the beach a joy in the evenings.

We booked the house at short notice, which caused a little grief with the VRBO system. For some reason the system broke the invoice into three segments and the repeated charges on our credit card triggered a security alert on the card and froze it. This was easily addressed but could have been a nuisance had we been travelling at the time. This is no reflection on Doug however - just a word of warning on the VRBO system (it's the first time this has happened to us, who use the system quite routinely).

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review on our Celista Cottage. We are sad to hear that you had some difficulty with payment to VRBO but also happy that everything was resolved. Doug Goodyear
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Beautiful property ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this spacious home. We had an extended family vacation with all ages. There was room for everyone to have there own space while the common areas fit us all. The beach is great and we all had fun diving off the dock and using the water toys at the property. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about what you enjoyed most about staying at our cottage.
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Scotch Creek Super Valu
"Everything you need for your vacation, including wine/beer and movie rentals. Great produce..."
Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Copper Island Inn
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Talking Rock Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Creekside Inn
Nearest Beach
Located on Celista beach
Car: necessary

Famous for the Adams River Sockeye Run in fall of each year. Water levels are typically highest in June of each year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $79.46
Damage Deposit $794.6

No rental bookings will be accepted unless the rental party is screened by a telephone call with the owner where information is exchanged and all rents, taxes and fees are explained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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