About This Listing
This is a home, not just a house. Everything you'd want or expect in a family home are provided for you. Two queen bedrooms (one with en suite), one 'kids' room with two bunkbeds + a single daybed, and a brand-new queen sofa bed in the living room.
Come discover why Nelson won Powder Magazine's 'Ski Town Throw-down' in 2012. Here's a little taste of what Whitewater Ski Resort and Nelson are all about:
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Beautifully-furnished, executive home for rent. 1,700 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath (master en suite). 400 square-foot covered patio provides full south-east through north-east views of Toad Mtn, the City of Nelson (including airport), West Arm of Kootenay Lake, Elephant Mountain, and north towards Kokanee Glacier Park. Tons of seating and eating space on the covered deck, including institutional-quality stainless steel prep tables, eating space, bbq and cold-water sink.
Because this is a second home for us, it's stocked like a home: from crockpots to blenders to a full range of kitchen staples and place-settings for 12, you'll find that this home is not like most other vacation rentals.
Fully renovated to modern style, including 6 new appliances and completely re-done bathroom.
Easy entertaining via sliding glass doors from the open-concept kitchen/dining room onto the patio. Covered parking for two vehicles (full-height carport accommodates SUVs).
Open-concept living room and work space; comfortably seat 10 people in all-leather furniture.
Ready-to-move-in, with a fully-stocked kitchen with place-setting for 12. Master bedroom and bedroom 2 have queen beds, and bedroom 3 (perfect for kids) has bunkbeds plus a twin daybed. All linens, down duvets, towels, etc are provided.
Wi-fi with Apple TV and Netflix, Blu-Ray DVD player with 32″ LCD TV, and a wide selection of movies and TV shows on DVD, and more than a dozen different family/board games means that there’s always something to do.
Two minute walk to the Rails-to-Trails for great mountain biking and hiking. Twenty minute drive to epic powder at Whitewater Ski Resort. 15 minute walk downhill to downtown Nelson's restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Secure storage for skis, bikes, and other gear. Covered parking for two large vehicles. All-in-all, it's a great family home to use as your own for your stay in Nelson!
We work in Victoria and Nelson, so we're on the road quite a bit. Depending on the time of your stay, you might see us around, but we do try to be out of the area whenever guests have rented the house.
*** We'd also be open to discussion of a house swap, (asynchronous is also fine). Locations we'd be looking for:
(Winter 2014/2015) include Hawaii, Caribbean, other places with access to warm ocean for windsurfing, snorkeling, etc.
(Spring/summer/fall 2015): Italy, southern Germany
Everything you see here.
Interaction with Guests
Check-in and check-out, but other than that, we do our best to be invisible (we're often away for work anyway).
It's at the top of 'Uphill' Nelson, with amazing views from Southwest to Northeast
The bus stop is literally across the street, and it's a 15-minute walk downtown. Walking back up is fitness-dependent!
Other Things to Note
Across the street from the Rail Trail and easy access to amazing mountain biking. 15 minutes door-to-door to Whitewater Ski Resort.
Christmas / New Year's season (Dec 21 - Jan 6) and Spring Break (March 7 - 22) have specific booking, deposit, refund, and cancellation policies. Please contact owners for details.
No smoking in the house.
Quiet on the patio after 10:00 p.m.
Skis, bikes and other equipment to be stored in the locked storage space.
We had a great vacation in Nelson and could not have found a better place to stay! Judith and Stephen are very kind and were great at making sure we had everything we needed. The house was completely stocked with plenty of dishes, utensils, condiments, coffee, towels, movies, plus much more. They even provided us with breakfast food in the fridge for our first morning. We really enjoyed the bbq and everything was there that we needed to make dinner with our friends. The beds are all very comfortable, we loved the heated floors and the fireplace. The view of the lake from the backside of the house and from the huge deck is amazingly breathtaking.
If you are looking for a private, relaxing and fully equip house in Nelson this is the one. We plan on returning next year!
Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us! Having stayed in vacation rentals ourselves, we know how frustrating it can be if the house isn't stocked like a home, so we try to have everything you need right there. Looking forward to seeing you again next year (and we'll touch base if we make it on a road trip through Oregon!)
Excellent stay in Nelson. Very welcoming and generous hosts.
House was spotless, well furnished, very well stocked, and spacious.
Will look forward to returning!
Great home with an incredible view. The place was nicely furnished, kid friendly and the beds were very comfortable. Stephen and Judith stayed late even though they were heading out of town so that they could give us a tour in person and answer any questions. Even provided breakast items in the fridge so that we would have something to eat first thing in the morning. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends.
Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic! Home is beautiful w executive style, well situated and the view phenomenal. The outdoor patio is stunning and the kitchen more than complete! Our hosts were so accomodating of our family as we have two small children. Pack n plays, baby bathtub, strollers, boosters etc all provided! We Couldn't have asked for a better stay.
We just spent an amazing week in Nelson- the whole extended family came back home to Nelson to be together, and Judith & Stephen's place became the dinner gathering place and hang out spot for the evenings, often for 35 people. The whole house is so comfortable, with the bedroom wing separated from the entertaining space, so we could put the kids down and still talk and laugh into the evening. Entertaining was a dream- the BBQ/outdoor kitchen is magnificent, and the amenities provided in the kitchen itself are first class. From the knives to the glassware to the crockpots to the baking pans, (not to mention the spices, condiments & glad wrap) Judith has thought of everything to ensure that we could cook like we were at home! (They even provided a cooler for taking drinks and food to the beach!) The furniture is multipurpose and adaptable, so we easily had seating for all of our guests, including a child size table and chairs! The main bathroom has been renovated into a dream space for sharing, with two separate sinks/vanities and everywhere there is plenty of storage to put everything away and not have to live out of a suitcase. We were grateful for the laundry facilities and the various cleaning potions. The deck is childproof, and the keypad front door code system gave us flexibility for lots of people coming and going. Judith and Stephen are very laid back and friendly- wonderful hosts, and yet we were completely private- they have done an impressive job creating completely separate living spaces. It's a perfect spot for a family gathering, and we plan to go back every year!
Thanks so much - it was great to meet you all, and reconnect with some of your family members whom I haven't seen in years!
Having stayed in a few vacation rentals ourselves, we know how much of a difference it makes to have all the 'stuff' you'd expect to have at home in the rental, so we did our best to stock it that way. And for sure: that big deck and the indoor/outdoor living is what makes the house so perfect for families all summer long.
Keep in touch, and we hope to see you again! (ski vacation this winter? we give an 'alumni discount' for returning guests...)
My husband and I stayed at Judith and Stephen's house in Nelson for a week. The house was so amazing. It was modern, very clean, and very comfortable, with a great fireplace in the living room that we put to good use. The internet worked great (as I had to work for a few days but I had the beautiful view of the water and mountains to keep me company. Stephen was very quick to respond to any questions we had, typically within minutes of sending out an email! Nelson is a great small town and we hope to go back and visit again soon. If we did, we'd stay at Judith and Stephen's great home again!
We will definitely be back to this great Nelson get away. Truly is arguably the best views in Nelson. We were two couples travelling with three small babies/kids and we really appreciated the attention to detail that Judith and Stephen provided. They arranged for everything from playpens to age appropriate indoor/outdoor toys. The house is really clean and comfortable and it was nice to rent away and have great quality towels and kitchen items etc. to use. The deck is amazing, we spent a lot lf time out there and was helpful to have the locked storage room for mountain bikes. Tons of great trails close to the houses!
Nelson itself is a gem, beautiful scenery between the lake and the mountains and we explored everything from farmers markets, to the quaint main strip with awesome unique shopping, to hiking and mountain bike trails to salmon spawning.
I will definitely recommend this property to friends and family.
About the Host, Judith & Stephen
Stephen came to Nelson in 1995 for short escape from the rat-race of Toronto. Like so many people in this town, he discovered that Nelson is a magical place, and he quickly put down roots. His whole family now lives in the Nelson region, and while he's temporarily working partially in Victoria, Nelson is definitely home.
Judith is Stephen's partner, and she's adopted Nelson as her new home. After working in the hotel, travel and hospitality industry for more than 20 years, operating a Vacation Rental is second-nature to Judith. Her focus is on providing memorable, personable, and relaxing guest experiences.