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View to the West from the deck. We really do have the 'Best Views in Nelson'!
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View to the West from the deck. We really do have the 'Best Views in Nelson'!
400 sq. ft of outdoor living space with big beautiful views. BBQ / kitchen space at the back. Views are stunning from the deck.
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View to the West from the deck. We really do have the 'Best Views in Nelson'!
400 sq. ft of outdoor living space with big beautiful views. BBQ / kitchen space at the back.
Views are stunning from the deck.
The views cover 180° from south to north.
Commercial-grade stainless steel outdoor kitchen. Cold-water sink, bar fridge, smoke extractor hood
Looking from the corner of the deck back through the sliding glass doors to the dining room/kitchen
The breakfast bar can seat three; it's also handy for serve-yourself buffet dinners
Dining table has two extensions. Bench on one side, and chairs on the other, and you can seat 10.
The kitchen is bright, spacious, and stocked with everything you could need.
Crock pots, blenders, fondue sets: you name it, it's probably here.
Breakfast bar, looking into the kitchen from the dining room
Looking into the D.R. from the kitchen. The 400 sq ft covered deck is through the sliding doors.
The open-concept living room and work area in case you need. Warning: great views can be distracting
Some of the view from the living room. Pics don't do it justice
All the seating in the LR is leather: easy to clean, great for kids.
The large desk lets you spread out if you need to get some work done while you're here.
The large living room has several seating areas, and the gas fireplace is toasty in the winter!
LR has large windows; great view of the lake and mountains. At night, Apple TV, DVD, and Netflix.
If you're here over the holidays, we're happy to add some festive decorations!
The red sofa is a queen-sized pull-out.
The master bathroom with tub and shower. All interior doors are solid birch; heavy and soundproof
Double sinks speed up getting ready in the morning, and there are ample supplies in the cupboard
Main bathroom with heated tile floors
Master bedroom
Master bedroom with a newly renovated 3-piece ensuite bathroom, with heated floors
'Second' bedroom. Warm, soft cork floors were installed in all bedrooms in 2015.
'Kids' bedroom, with twin bunk beds and twin daybed
DVD and game library. We've also got tons of stuff for kids, including playpens, cribs, strollers.
The carport and 'house side' of the driveway is yours. Carport fits full-size SUVs
View of the house from the top of Houston and Cedar streets
Backyard, looking west
Looking west at the spot where Kootenay Lake becomes the Kootenay River.
Elephant Mtn is the dominant part of the view directly across from the house.
Views - even in the rain - are stunning. Binoculars are provided so you can scan for wildlife!
View of the house from the backyard / alley.
If you're here in mid-late August, help yourself to the tons of delicious plums in the yard.
Pulpit Rock on Elephant Mtn is a popular, short hike with spectacular views of Nelson
More views of the lake as it turns into Kootenay River
The bluffs at the base of Elephant Mtn have ancient Indian petroglyphs visible from the water
Water, mountains, trees - it's beautiful here.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Nelson, Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

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“Perfect place to stay while visiting family in Nelson”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at Best views in Nelson for one week as a group with three adults and four children (aged 3 to 9) to visit family in Nelson. The booking process with Stephen was great. He was quick to respond, and answered all of our questions promptly. Check in was quick and easy. We were immediately pleased with our choice. The house is in excellent condition....impeccably clean, comfortable, and decorated with a modern style.

What we absolutely loved about the place:
- the views of Nelson and the lake/river are indeed fantastic
- the layout of the house is perfect for a group traveling together. Tons of space for group conversations, but also many small conversation areas as well.
- loved the amazingly stocked kitchen! It's not like your typical rental house that has cheapo dollar store items. The plates, glasses, cutlery were all gorgeous and plentiful (enough for up to 12 guests!). There are slow cookers, a blender, food processor, baking equipment, etc. For us, it worked out great as we cooked at home most days. We loved that there were plastic plates for us to take to the beach and reuse everyday for our lunches!
- the deck has a fantastic BBQ, outdoor kitchen and sitting area. We spent the majority of our time on the deck, inviting family over to visit with us every night.
- the laundry facilities were definitely a highlight having four little kids along. We were able to throw a load of laundry in each day when we got back from the beach. Also loved the fact that there were plenty of beach towels for us to use as well.

What we would recommend as improvements:
- To be honest, we can't say much....other than the fact that the bed in the second bedroom was a bit on the firm side, but that could be personal preference....A nice plus might be to have something like Netflix, since there weren't many tv channels available.

We would most definitely stay here again. Not only was it an economical choice for us as a group, but over and over during the week, we looked at each other and said, "Can you imagine what a nightmare it would have been if we had stayed in a hotel?!" It was so perfect for us.

Thank you again Stephen and Judith. You two have masted the art of running a vacation rental! We'll definitely be back!

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Management Response
Jul 8, 2013
Thanks Cara - it was great to meet all of you!

Because the house is where we live when we're in Nelson (part-time), it does feel different than lots of vacation rentals. It's home, so we try to keep it stocked and functional like home.

We actually do have Netflix as part of the Apple TV system, but the TV system was a bit of a confusion, with multiple remotes, etc. We've now changed it out to make it a bit simpler!

We're glad you and the girls had a good time; you were great guests, and we'd love to have you back next time you're in town.

Cheers,
S&J
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Vancouver
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Management Response
May 30, 2013
Thanks Doug, and next time, you'll have to make a trip from Vancouver to Nelson on your Triumph! The winding mountain roads (with little traffic) along Hwy 3 are amazing for motorcyclists, I'm told.
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BC
Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Management Response
May 23, 2013
Thanks for the kind words, Jill! I'm glad your group had a good time in Nelson. It's a bit of a drive to get here, but that's part of what makes it a special place.

Judith has a long history in the hotel industry, and those touches like providing slippers and extra toilletries are definitely all her!

Thanks again, and we're looking forward to welcoming your group back for a ski vacation!
-Stephen and Judith
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Calgary
Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Management Response
May 23, 2013
Thanks, Julie! Because this is our home (part-time, for now anyway!) we've tried to make sure that it feels home-like for everyone that stays here.

And we agree - the outdoor living space is what sold the place for us initially; spending time on the deck watching the sunset (or storms rolling in) is one of our favourite things to do.

We're looking forward to hosting you again for a ski trip next winter!
Thanks again,
-Stephen and Judith
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WA
Reviewed April 14, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Management Response
Apr 14, 2013
Jeff, thanks so much! Yes, you'll have to return to Nelson and enjoy our spectacular, sunny hot summers (we'll happily offer an 'alumni discount'!)

Like you, we also wish that booze wasn't quite so expensive up here! Having a barbecue on the deck, overlooking the city and the lake pretty much requires having a beer in hand. (We're also looking forward to tackling the puzzle you left behind - thanks for that addition to the games and activities!)

Thanks again to you and your group for staying at our home. We appreciate your business!

-Stephen and Judith
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Germany
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Management Response
Mar 21, 2013
Thanks for the review! We're glad you guys had a good trip. Because it is our home too, we try to make it feel like home for our guests.

I hope the rest of your trip was fantastic; I'm still not sure how you managed to get all of your gear plus some very tall guys into that van!

Thanks again for choosing us, and by all means - let us know anytime you're coming back through BC - we offer 'alumni discounts' for return guests!
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Colorado
Reviewed March 3, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Management Response
Mar 3, 2013
It was great having you stay with us, and we agree - Nelson is a very cool little town!

We'll look forward to welcoming you back (ask about our alumni discount!), and definitely - a hot tub for that lower patio is on our to-do list!

Thanks again for choosing our place for your home-base on your trip.

Cheers,
Stephen and Judith
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