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Family Reunion? This Lakehouse Takes Care of You All!

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Spacious front room that brings the outside in-great lake and mountain views.

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Grandma Stella had a dream. She and her children and grandchildren helped design and build a holiday house- a magical place where 3 or 4 families could come together and have fun, and also have private space for renewal and relaxation. Its' unique design makes it cozy enough for 4 and spacious enough for 14. This lakehouse is Stella's Dream. We hope our magical place will become your magical place.
The main floor has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. The lower walkout level has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, one of the bedrooms has its own sitting area - great for the grandparents or families wanting to keep younger children close overnight. Tuck away the kids or other guests in the loft level bedroom with a bunk bed (double lower and single upper) as well as a twin bed. A pull out couch in the open adjacent loft games area sleeps 2 more.
Three bathrooms, two with showers, one with soaker tub ensure the bathroom lineups stay short even with a full house! Yep, we are on a septic system. Take care!
Don't miss any of the action in the kitchen. This house is designed around a spacious kitchen with counter seating for 6 and additional dining table seating for 6. The deck and barbecue are steps away.
The walkout lower level covered patio is not only a 60 second slow stroll to the beach but upon return has great space outside to drip dry all the wet suits, towels, life jackets and other soggy beachwear and toys...another hassle free design. Washer and dryer are just upgraded.
Meet your new neighbors at the beach -- boaters, water skiers, wake boarders and youngsters trying to catch the fish that got away. Catch a float or swim in the safe swimming area. Our neighbours might take you kayaking to the water lilies at the south end of the lake.

Pick raspberries, pears, apples in the grassy back yard by day; watch the stars around the firepit at night. Marvel at the beautiful lake view and sunsets gently swinging in the hanging chairs on the wrap around partly covered deck.

A well stocked small grocery store is a few blocks away. They will reserve you a paper if you must stay in touch. A longer walk or a five minute drive gets you to a fresh produce market if going into Inveremere to shop for groceries feels too much like home.
All ages and abilities can be accommodated at the many golf courses. Take a hike to see the hoodoos, or see them from the air by the local flying company. Explore the vibrant arts community, Saturday market, shopping and wine and dining in Inveremere, Radium and Fairmont.
Start planning your fall and winter activities now! Remember this is a great place to watch salmon swimming upstream to spawn in the early fall.
Panorama Ski Resort is a 45 minute drive away. Ski or board some of the longest runs in Canada. Remember the Bugaboo Heli skiing starts from here. You'll want to come back in every season!


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    family reunions - range of children, adults and grandparents preferred. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    family reunions - range of adults and children preferred. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    loft family room pull out couch...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    sleeps 4 bunk bed double lower, twin upper; single bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    main floor sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    main floor sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    walk out lower level sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    walk out level, sleeps 2, private in room sitting area...moreless

  • Four private bedrooms queen beds. Large closets. One bedroom private sitting area with lake view. Loft private bedroom great for kids- sleeps 4 3 person bunk and twin Loft pull out couch double games area loft....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    adjacent to front deck...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    walk out level rain shower head, seat in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    soaker tub, shower main floor...moreless

  • bright, large mirrors, soft water.

Other Amenities

  • Designed for families to come together, have private space and lots of communal space on all three levels to play together. Bright, spacious, deck on three sides with stunning lake view. Walk to the lake from grassy back yard 1 minute! Walk to the public Windermere sandy beach a few more minutes. Firepit apple tree, pear tree...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    range of children and adult...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    some beach toys...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From our grassy backyard, take the public walkway to Hidden Bay marina and swimming area. A one minute walk to watery pleasure! 30 secs if you race!...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View:

    See the mountains as you look toward Invermere and think about Heli skiing or Panorama down hill or cross country..or gliding!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Internet:

    available log in codes available with contract...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    kitchen cloths and tea towels sheets and comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    open comfortable seating great view...moreless

  • Parking:

    large driveway, on street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    large driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    on street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line, additional charges for long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    wash cloths and bath towels. bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    high efficiency...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    open concept, stunning view of lake, counter seating and table seating for 14 pantry, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    some condiments and dry goods avaiable. If used please replace for owners or next renters...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap around deck, patio back walk out to lake...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    limited children water toys, lifejackets...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 9 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

C$2,700
Fall
Sep 5 - Nov 13, 2015
7 night min stay

C$2,400
Winter
Nov 14 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

C$2,300
Christmas/New Year 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay

C$3,800
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$2,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
  • cleaning C$300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

1. Preference given to family reunions and groups who will enjoy our lovely home as much as we do.

2. Reduced rates for returning families.

3. Extra charge for adult groups over 8. Exceptions for small children

4. Sorry no pets

5. No smokers

1. Immediately at signing Interac bank transfer $1000.00 -damage deposit and vacation time guarantee

2. 4 month prior to rental date Interac bank transfer - first half rental fee + half cleaning fee

3. 2 month prior to rental date Interac bank transfer - second half rental fee + half cleaning fee

4. full damage deposit refund, acceptable walk through within 2 weeks of departure


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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Windermere Valley
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
93/95
1000 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Windy Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Panorama
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
Hidden Bay and Windermere Public

Something for everyone in this location!

Looking for outdoor events for the whole family? Walk to Windermere minigolf and go carts if your group is planning activities for all ages. Radium and Fairmont Hot pools are a short drive away if you have enjoyed local Hidden Bay and Windermere public beach swimming and water activities.

Golfing options are legion! A wide selection of Par 3 golf courses, right up to award winning Grey Wolf at Panorama await your visit. Coy is small, and beautifully landscaped. Copperpoint has family specials and well designed courses to match every ability. Windermere Valley golf course is great for groups of all abilities.

Got some adrenaline seeking water babies in your group? White water rafting, boat rentals including non motorized boats at Pete's Marina may be just what you are looking for. Kinsman Beach in Invermere boasts beautiful white sand and opportunities to watch wakeboarding or dragon boat competitions. While at Kinsman Beach check out Pynelogs Cultural Centre art exhibitions, art classes and casual dining. The historical gardens are stunning.

Food? and Wine? In Windermere? Family Pantry one block up the street is well stocked. Pre order your paper too if you must stay in touch. Hopkins Market a few more blocks away sells fresh produce, freshly made savoury and sweet items and you can eat in.

Choose to catch a bite in one of the many eaterys and coffee shops in Invermere. Consider once you get past Radium and your cell phone reception returns give Peppi's Pizza a buzz. Great pizza to pick up on your way to our place in Windermere.

Looking for a bit more upscale dining experience? Strands offers exceptional food in an historical house. Catch a very economincal early bird dinner on Fridays or reserve for later and dine inside, or on the veranda - a lovely setting for those later adult group evenings. Many other restaurants are great. Check out Portobellos in Invermere or drive to Hoodoo Grill, past the hoodoos for a memorable dining and live music experience. No visit to Invermere is complete without picking up pastries and breads at Quality Bakery-a very long tradition of serving take away and eat in items all day.

I love to vist Artym Gallery- main street Invermere every time I visit. This bright and airy gallery showcases many artists, local and world class. Paintings, glass, carvings, metal works, jewelry, all are eye catching. 'Just looking' or an interested prospective buyer, the owners, Connie and Grey are always welcoming! If you go, tell them Wendy sent you. Nope, no commision but a great experience!

History buffs will enjoy the museum in Invermere and for those inclined a walk through the Windermere Cemetary sheds some light on some bygone days.

Not sure what to do? Check the Toursit Information Centre close to Invermere Crossing for seasonal events, hiking trails, glider options and musical events.

Interesting things to do abound. The Lakehouse experience, visiting with friends and family, enjoying visiting on the covered wrap around deck and occasionally sauntering to the lake or local shops is a bit of all right, all by itself. This place has it all!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Bob and I own this property. We enjoy bringing out friends and family year round. This unique home was designed and built in part by my mother, my husband and children, my brothers and family. What a project! Mother Stella, affectionately known as Stelli, wanted to create a vacation home large enough to accommodate families and friends, cozy enough to share laughs, keep the kitchen and the deck the focal point of the house, and have space for reflection and relaxation. The apple tree was to be saved. The well tended raspberries were to be saved. The kids painted. The kids played. A few times we visited the hospital for stitches. The kids found the candy store and ice cream store and took the dogs into the water. We have watched our children and cousins grow - tykes with hammers, dog paddlers in the lake, visitors to the fort in the forest, growing into water sport enthusiasts, skilled swimmers and boat drivers, watching fireworks from the boats on Canada Day. Now all of us are adults. Of course the youngest golf's the best! We all love this house in different ways. The magic and memories live on. We hope you too can enjoy this wonderful house built for families to share good times together.

Why the Owner Chose Windermere:
Lots to do, summer and winter, when not lazing around having fun with family and friends, made this the perfect spot for us. Easy to get to from Calgary for a weekend or longer any time of year!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The design- great for multi- family groups to share fun times and private times. The deck- large, great lake view and mostly covered. The location- beach, local shops, eateries and you dont have to drive anywhere if you dont want to! The fruit- in season. Fantastic experiences for we city slickers.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Spacious front room that brings the outside in-great lake and mountain views.

    Spacious front room that brings the outside in-great lake and mountain views.

  • Mainfloor bathroom with shower-close to kitchen and both deck doors

    Mainfloor bathroom with shower-close to kitchen and both deck doors

  • Sunny  loft games area, TV and pull out couch, private bunk bedroom adjacent

    Sunny loft games area, TV and pull out couch, private bunk bedroom adjacent

  • Walkout level family room. Peak into private sitting area large bedroom down

    Walkout level family room. Peak into private sitting area large bedroom down

  • Bright and roomy bathroom walkout level

    Bright and roomy bathroom walkout level

  • Spread out anywhere on the deck, even tents for the kids!

    Spread out anywhere on the deck, even tents for the kids!

  • Hop skip and jump past the backyard firepit, go left and you're at the lake

    Hop skip and jump past the backyard firepit, go left and you're at the lake

  • Our view- your new backyard summer or winter

    Our view- your new backyard summer or winter

  • The Gathering Place Always in the Kitchen

    The Gathering Place Always in the Kitchen

  • Central stairs invite you to the loft level bedroom and games area

    Central stairs invite you to the loft level bedroom and games area

  • Tuck kids, cousins and extra guests in the loft bedroom by the games room

    Tuck kids, cousins and extra guests in the loft bedroom by the games room

  • Large bedroom and private sitting area, walkout level, backyard/lake view

    Large bedroom and private sitting area, walkout level, backyard/lake view

  • What could be better? Large deck, great lake view & lake minutes from back d

    What could be better? Large deck, great lake view & lake minutes from back d

  • Chase the sun, or not! This front deck wraps around to an outstanding  lake view

    Chase the sun, or not! This front deck wraps around to an outstanding lake view

  • Our view. Hidden Bay Marina

    Our view. Hidden Bay Marina

  • Welcome to Stella's Dream - Cozy in front, steps to the beach at back. Uniqu

    Welcome to Stella's Dream - Cozy in front, steps to the beach at back. Uniqu

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 03/29/2015
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