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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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alders13
Harrogate, Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“top class rental”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This rentl does really have a good view. There is a large outside sitting area complete with BBQ. You should note that it is covered so no good for sunbathing. The accommodation includes everything you could think of, including a well stocked fridge and grocery cupboad. Some rentals are very sparse in the supply of anything to eat but this rental is generous. Beds are comfortable and the hosts are helpful

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Liked best: Bags of space to move around.
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Thanks again for choosing to stay with us! We do our best to make everyone feel at home... Hope to see you back in Nelson one day!
-Stephen and Judith
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Barb O
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome place to stay in Nelson!”
Reviewed February 25, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Loved this vacation rental. Very spacious for our family of 6 adults. Kitchen was well equipped with everything we required. The view of the mountains, lake and the town of Nelson was stunning.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Would appreciate having accommodation a little closer to downtown.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2016
Thanks Barb - you'll need to book a return visit for the summer now! Great meeting you all, cheers
-Stephen and Judith
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David T
2 reviews
“Top Notch rental...no need to look elsewhere”
Reviewed February 22, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

How can we describe the place other than Shangri La? After a very long travel day from Virginia, we were greeted by a fridge of breakfast food and a 6-pack of local brew. No need to even go grocery shopping that night, which was HUGE to some weary travelers. That was indicative of the entire visit. We met the owners shortly after we arrived, who very politely showed us around the home, and pointed out features such as the fully stocked and gorgeous kitchen, expansive patio with amazing views and an outdoor grill and hood that any restaurant would envy, roomy living room with workspace and iPod station to listen to our own tunes, large flat screen TV with Netflix and Apple TV, three very roomy and well appointed bedrooms with very conformable mattresses and fine linens, two roomy and modern bathrooms....the whole house looked like something out of a design magazine! The owners were unobtrusive, but checked up on us daily (via email) to see how we were doing and if we needed anything. Their informational brochure gave us all sorts of options for diversions (although we were there to snowboard), and the coded storage area gave us a place to securely store our toys (although I really think Nelson is the kind of town that people leave their doors unlocked. The owners came to visit with us on the last evening just to see how the stay was. Stephen and Judith are amazing hosts!

Our group has been going out west on snowboard trips for 9 years now, often several trips a year. This is the best home we have ever rented in that entire time. And the snow...what else can you say, but it's BC! Amazing conditions. Even though it was a bit rainy in Nelson, it was all snow at Whitewater and the high back country. I can't of course speak to the summer, but with that beautiful lake I can't imagine why it wouldn't be a prefect get away. But in the winter, this place is off the hook! Valhalla Powder Guides are the best snowcat operations around...period (much better than other local ones). Incredible terrain and personable, knowledgeable local staff! A must-do for powder enthusiasts!

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Liked best: The personal touches
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2016
David - thanks again for staying with us! It was great meeting all you guys, and I'm so happy that you got a good taste of that delicious Kootenay powder! We're looking forward to hopefully seeing you again,
-Stephen and Judith
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Janel Q
Spokane, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The Best Place to stay in Nelson, hands down!”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Stayed with 4 other friends to do some hiking and dining....and this is our 5th trip to Nelson. We have stayed in all sorts of accommodations and will now always return to this home. The views are amazing, the deck is cozy and the beds are wonderful. Judith and Stephen are warm and inviting too. Each night we would walk to dinner in town and then walk the 11 blocks up hill to home. That sure relieved the guilt of dessert!

Early October was stunning from this hill top home. Nelson, we will be back!

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Management Response
Oct 15, 2015
Thanks so much for choosing our place for your home-base! You sure picked the right time of year for hiking in Nelson - early fall is gorgeous. Cool nights and mornings, sunny warm afternoons...

We're glad you enjoyed the stay (and thank you for the reciprocal bottle of wine!). We offer an 'alumni discount' for returning guests, so we hope to see you again next year.

Cheers,
Judith and Stephen
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Lori C
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband and myself along with our two adult children stayed at Stephen & Judith's lovely home in July and could not have been happier. They are wonderful hosts and thought of everything your could possibly need for your holiday. The house is very roomy, beds were comfy, kitchen is fantastic and the deck is amazing. It is hot in Nelson in the summer but there are lots of fans, even on the deck. We practically lived outside with the amazing view. The kitchen is well stocked with basics and every appliance and kitchen tool you can imagine, and the entire house is spotless. I would recommend this home rental to anyone. Thank you Stephen & Judith, we hope to be back again soon!

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Liked best: Since it was summer I would have to say the huge covered deck and view!
Liked least: I can't say there was anything bad to report!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2015
Thanks for staying with us! It was great to have you. (And my dad recognized yours in the streetcar picture!)
Hope to see you again next year,
-Stephen and Judith
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David B
1 review
“Best vacation rental we have ever stayed at!”
Reviewed July 11, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Judith and Stephen's home is amazing. It has everything you would need! There were a few times we said "I wish they had _____." and we'd have a quick search and find it. They are so aware of what people with young children might need as well; for example they had little stools to use in the bathroom (I've never seen that in any other rental or hotel we have stayed at).

The view are amazing! Stephen and Judith are truly wonderful people who made us all feel so welcomed. They were so sweet towards our kids and they have many toys, books, strollers, easel, chalk, bowling kit etc etc for them to play with. As my mother in law lives in Nelson, we will return in the future. So hopefully we'll make it back to Houston street!

Thanks again guys!

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Liked best: Everything. Most of all how the friendliness and concern that Judith and Stephen showed throughout our stay.
Liked least: There is nothing I can say, It was perfect!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 14, 2015
Thanks so much! It was great meeting all of you. We know how tough it can be to travel with little ones, so that's why we try to provide as much as possible - the less you have to lug through an airport, the better!

Safe travels, and keep in touch!
-S&J
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Beth373
Bam, Iran
2 reviews
“Perfect base for family vacation”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Stephen and Judith were perfect hosts and their home was exactly what our group of 6 needed. We are serious cooks and had guests for dinner two nights during our stay. The kitchen met our needs in every way and we were able to squeeze 11 around the table one night. We walked to the recreation centre, yoga classes, grocery store and restaurants downtown. We had huge fun borrowing Stephen and Judith's toboggans. Thank you so much for a memorable family vacation.

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Liked best: beautiful view, fully stocked, lots of space
Liked least: could use one really big pot (for pasta)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2015
Great to have you all here! The house does have a nice 'homey' feel, and we love having big groups for dinners too... Looking forward to seeing you all again. Thanks for staying with us!
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