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The Garden Suite was built in the basement of our 1928 heritage home. It was renovated for our daughter and granddaughter who lived there for two years.
The Garden Suite is airy and bright with windows in every room. It has a separate entrance that takes you through a spacious vestibule with lots of room for coats, skis, bikes, etc. The main room is a well-appointed kitchen and dining room with a wide window that looks across to Pulpit Rock, a local hiking favourite. The den is south/west facing and was originally a child’s bedroom. It is the brightest room and includes a television and DVD, and a small lending library for avid readers. The sofa bed is queen size and very comfortable. The bathroom has a heated tile floor; it is fairly small and includes a toilet, vanity sink and shower. Finally the bedroom has a very comfortable queen-size bed and a closet. The floors are engineered wood (except for the bathroom which is heated tile, and the vestibule, which is cement). There is a shared laundry area that can be made available on request.
Guests are welcome to use the lovely side garden for barbecues or just to sit in the shade of our dogwood tree. You can also use the children's area but we do request advance notice as this is a shared area.
From our location, you can walk to the beach, downtown, or to the rail to trail. We also have bus service one short block away. Whether you are visiting with family nearby or enjoying one of the many outdoor sports or local cultural events, the Garden Suite at The Hive will provide a comfortable, clean, well-equipped and accessible home away from home during your stay in Nelson.
We are a 25 minute drive to Whitewater ski hill, 40 minutes away to Castlegar Airport, a four-hour drive to Kelowna airport or Spokane airport (Washington State).
Keywords: Separate entrance,, fully-equipped kitchen, lovely walking area, close to trails, Whitewater Ski Resort, walk to beach, biking trails, rail to trail, walk to town, off road parking
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
We can accommodate two additional persons; the rate is $25 extra per person per day, to a maximum of $100 per week.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kootenay Lake is 100 km long, pristine, deep, clean, glacier-fed lake. It is great for watersports, especially kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming.
Whitewater Ski Hill nearby: Check out the Whitewater Ski reports for more information
Backcountry skiing is available in pristine areas with local guides. Our geographic location is known for its heavy snowfalls and deep powder ski conditions.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are Andrew and Dorita, boomers with an empty nest! We have lived in Nelson for close to twenty years , having resided in Victoria, Toronto and Montreal (Morin-Heights) after our arrivals here from the Netherlands and the UK. We are both still working, with Andrew coordinating a social service cooperative while Dorita teaches at a Waldorf school. We both enjoy travelling, outdoor sports like hiking, biking and skiing, as well as a regular game of Scrabble or “Oh Pshaw”. We enjoy having guests and appreciate hearing stories from our visitors, That being said, we have a high regard for personal space and are happy to provide a quiet, private accommodation for you and your companion(s).
Why the Owner Chose Nelson: Our home and vacation rental are located on a quiet, sunny street in a unique town in the middle of the Selkirk range along the banks of Kootenay Lake, an eighty kilometer-long lake. We have year-round access to some of the best recreational activities imaginable (as listed) and the town of Nelson is well-known for its cultural richness and the diversity of its residents.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: We live in a quiet residential area located within minutes walk of beautiful hiking trails and breath-taking views of Kokanee Glacier and Kootenay Lake. We enjoy hiking, biking and swimming during the dry, warm summers as well as the incredibly deep snow of winter skiing.