Tranquil Vacation Cottage by Kootenay Lake, British Columbia

Nelson, British Columbia (Canada)

Tranquil Vacation Cottage by Kootenay Lake, British Columbia

2 Reviews
Vacation Rentals
1 unit
6 guest capacity
Pets allowed

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Barbecue
This rare private Kootenay lakefront cottage in British Columbia is nestled at the end of a quiet no-thru road and does not share the property with any other residences. It is located at the sheltered Queens Bay which has the warmest water on Kootenay Lake and is only 30 minutes between Nelson and Kaslo just north of the Balfour Ferry Terminal. Guests should not worry about noise as the ferry is only seen when it is mid way across the lake and the cottage is situated well away from the roadway. The completely renovated 700 Sq ft cottage sleeps to 6 people with two bedrooms including a Queen bed, two single beds, and a futon sofa bed.

The inside of the cottage has plenty of natural wood accents and is bright with large windows looking out to the lake. The new large deck with patio table/chairs and the sheltered BBQ area is a fantastic place to enjoy the vast lake and Purcell Mountain views with a morning coffee. The fully equipped kitchen has a fridge, stove/oven, microwave, and a bottled water-cooler. There is a full bathroom with a large shower. Everything that guests will need in the cabin is supplied including all bedding, linens and towels, a TV, Blue-ray/DVD, and WiFi. Reviews from past guests at this cottage show hosts will provide a relaxing, clean and memorable accommodation and have been doing so since 2004.

Guests can spend days at the beach with a swim dock and a campfire or head out and explore what the area has to offer. For day trips there are the heritage towns of Nelson and Kaslo with shops and restaurants that are unique to these towns and hold stunning views. Guests can also take one of the worlds longest free ferry rides to the East Shore to find more one of a kind artisans and places to hike and explore.

Ainsworth is a 20 minute drive and the beautiful Balfour Golf Course is an easy ten minute walk from the cottage. Cave exploring, fishing charters, hiking, mountain biking and zip-lining are close by for guests to take part in. An easy stroll along the trail that follows the beach from the cottage takes you to Balfour where you will find two pubs, a diner, a bakery, a grocery store with a liquor outlet and the ferry.

Guests should feel free to contact the hosts with any questions about either the cottage or the surrounding areas and all of its activities. Hosts will kindly email a copy of the Day Trip Distance & Activity package.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Child's bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Deck/Patio
  • Stove
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • BR/DVD player
  • Sound system
  • Cooking basics
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Shared Barbecue
The property includes a large sundeck overlooking the stunning waters of Kootenay Lake, complete with deck chairs and tables for lounging and soaking in the sun.

Location + Surroundings

  • Hot springs
Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
This secluded property is situated on Queen's Bay just a couple of minutes north of the Balfour between Nelson and Kaslo. Kaslo is a charming heritage town that retains much of its history as a mining spot during the silver rush, full of historic sites just waiting to be explored. For some outdoor recreation, guests are within close proximity to four golf courses, including the one in Kaslo, the Retallack Alpine Adventures ski resort less than half an hour away, and hot springs just 20 minutes away. For a tranquil escape under a picturesque backdrop of stunning lakes and mountains, this property would make any guest feel right at home.


General activities
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Zip-lining
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting

It's certainly not hard to find a plethora of outdoor activities right at this property's doorstep, ideal for any kind of adventure. For those who are looking to immerse themselves in British Columbia's wilderness, guests can engage in mountain biking, mountain climbing, windsurfing or kayaking on Kootenay Lake, or whatever their favorite outdoor activity may be. The area is perfect for winter activities come cold season, ranging from snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tobogganing, or taking a trip to the slopes at the White Water Ski Hill known for its' Kootenay Powder.

For those who are looking to take things a little slower, guests can take a scenic walk along Kootenay Lake taking in the breathtakingly picturesque sight of the Purcell Mountains, visit one of the several fishing spots in the area, or simply enjoy the beach by a classic, cozy fire. Guests can also relax and recharge with a revitalizing dip in one of the many hot springs in the area, with the nearest being the welcoming Ainsworth Hot Springs just 20 minutes away. This property is perfect for a carefree, rejuvenating getaway.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy


You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.

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Additional Information

Smoking is prohibited at this property.

Guests are asked to pay a security deposit of $200 at the time of booking.

The property can accommodate up to six guests, though the listed rates are for four people. Renters are subject to fees for additional fifth and sixth guests. Pets must be approved by the owners prior to arrival.

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