About this listing
Upstairs loft apartment in a newly renovated and restored heritage house for holiday rental. In the heart of Nelson's historic Uphill district, within walking distance of the town center (5 min), Gyro Park and Pool (2 min.), Lakeside Park Beach (20 min.), local bus (1 min.) and Mountain Station biking trails (15 min. ride up, 3 min ride down!!). It has taken us 20 years to truly do what we wanted to with this house- open up the 9 foot attic and build a loft with a beautiful lakeview, making a cool and chic space for a summer or winter holiday. Whitewater Ski resort is a 22 km drive, Ainsworth Hot Springs 47 km.
The house has one double bed, two single beds and a sofa bed. Private parking, a shed and basement storage for skis or bikes, a large yard, fully equipped bathroom and kitchen; bedding provided. Entrance is through the front door on Silica St. Minimum stay is three nights.
Come discover a town with a fascinating blend of hip, quirky, unpretentious and progressive minded people. I have lived in many places and few compare for the quality of living and the creative energy amongst its local population.
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Skis, bikes, sports gear must go in the basement or storage shed. No shoes or boots inside the apartment please- leave them at the bottom of the stairs. We have permanent renters downstairs and ask that you be respectful of them- quiet after 23h00 max.
The week stay was wonderful at the Red Brick House. Paul and housekeeper Debra were very helpful and easy to communicate with. Paul even checked in mid-stay to make sure everything was ok. The place was cozy and comfortable, with all the amenities we needed. I really liked the personal touches and how other renters had left some items in the fridge so we didn't need as much at the grocery store. The neighborhood was friendly, safe, and full of unique homes and people. Easy walk downtown and helpful maps/brochures.
Although Paul lives in Quebec, he was always prompt to reply to our any questions we had. The house is beautiful and in a lovely location. Very suitable for couple of couples! Gyro park is nearby and the pool was a welcome relief in the heat wave that hit Nelson this summer.
Paul's house is wonderful. It is perfectly located, within a walk from everything in downtown Nelson. The house is set up and equipped with all that you need. I was welcomed by the lovely tenants on the lower floor, who moved to Vancouver within days of my arrival. The new tenant was just as lovely and friendly.
Paul connected me with Linda, the front neighbour, who is a very active person. We did a great bike with two other neighbours.
I stayed at Paul's house for a month, and telework. The luminosity in the house, the peacefulness of the area and the lake view from the deck are priceless.
I would recommend staying there and would stay again myself.
What a wonderful and relaxing time our family had! We decided to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in our favorite BC town of Nelson and couldn't have chosen a more perfect place... The view of the water, wonderful walks into the heart of town, and lots of quiet family time! A great kitchen with everything we needed (even to prepare a Thanksgiving feast!), games to play, books to read, cd's to watch, and cozy beds to sleep in... Fabulous! We will definitely stay at The Red Brick House again!!
Thanks for the kind words Jennifer. The way you described your stay is pretty much the exact idea we had in mind when we undertook this plan to restore the house and build the loft. My wife and I are pleased that your visit was enjoyable. We all need to look at real estate as an investment but in the case of this house it is much more a project of the heart. It would be a pleasure to host you again.
We live in San Francisco and ever since seeing the movie "Roxanne" I had wanted to go to Nelson. And fall is our favorite season. The Red brick House was perfect . The upstairs (website hidden) so artfully decorated and has everything you need. Paul, the owner, was always in communication as well as his tenants who let us in. The house is just blocks from downtown(lots of hills in nelson, but we're used to that) and WHAT a darling city. The tree colors turned more (we were there Oct.4-11) so we got our fall fix.We loved just walking around the neighborhoods, taking some hikes and a loop thru Kaslo and around the other side .British Columbia--Super Natural couldn't be more true.
We had a lovely time. Thank you!
Hi Suzanne- thank you for such nice review- it makes us feel proud and pleased to know that others have enjoyed our place as much as we do. I hope you will come back or mention Nelson to your friends. It is rather an out of the way place- no easy airport access and the weather often cancels flights in winter. But some people prefer it that way, if only to keep it "secret" for a while longer... best regards. As for the ironing board we had one there- maybe it got moved downstairs but we will check this out
Paul's house is great. It's in an amazing location, within a walk from everything in downtown Nelson. The house is set up and equipped with all that you need. We stayed three nights and didn't spend anytime there except for sleeping, but it would be a great place to relax and enjoy a holiday. We would recommend staying there and would stay again ourselves.
Wonderful stay in Nelson! The Red Brick House was a great location, clean and had a wonderful deck. We sat outside every morning and night and enjoyed the view! The kitchen was well equipped and the space was perfect for our family.
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About the Host, Paul
I taught high school 20 years ago in BC and since that time Nelson (both the town and the house I bought) has been a long term project and dream for me, and later my wife Danielle. I've been a climbing instructor, volunteer project coordinator in Africa and Latin America, motorcycle mechanic, text corrector, property manager, flight attendant and goalie coach and it seemed like half the people in Nelson were way more eclectic and interesting than me! Such a cool and welcoming vibe; I knew I wanted to keep roots there. My wife (who is an airline pilot) and I, plus our two teenage kids, live in Quebec City in a great downtown triplex that we've renovated with space for guests. It has allowed me to park the car and walk or ride my bicycle all year round, with the summer festival, the winter carnival and the old town just minutes away. We feel very fortunate for the opportunity to live in such beautiful places and hope you can share in some measure by staying at our red brick house on Silica or with us in downtown Québec City.
J’ai enseigné au niveau secondaire en Colombie Britannique voilà 20 ans puis depuis cette époque Nelson (a la fois le village et la maison) est demeuré un rêve pour moi, et plus tard mon épouse aussi. J’ai déjà été moniteur d’escalade, coordinateur d’un projet bénévole en Afrique et en Amérique Latine, mécanicien de moto, correcteur de texte, gestionnaire immobilier, agent de bord et instructeur des gardiens de but au hockey, puis il me semblait que la moitié des gens à Nelson étaient bien plus éclectique et intéressant que moi ! On dirait que ce lieu s’anime d’une « vibe » bien cool ; je savais tout de suite que je voulais m’enraciner là bas. Mon épouse (qui est pilote de ligne) et moi, avec nos deux enfants, demeurent à Québec dans un beau grand triplex qu’on a rénové pour des invités. Déménager au centre ville m’a permis de garer la voiture et rouler en vélo toute l’année, tout proche du festival d’été, le carnaval et le vieux Québec. Nous nous considérons très fortunés de vivre tout ça et voudrions partager en quelque sorte notre bonheur avec vous. On vous invite à faire un tour à la Maison Rouge à Nelson ou au centre ville de Québec.
Mi esposa y yo, hicimos un proyecto voluntario en Nicaragua donde aprendimos la idioma, entonces esperamos su contacto o mensaje en espanol.