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Garden Suite Walk to Town, Beach Trails; 20 Min. to Ski Hill

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This apartment-suite has a separate entrance


Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nelson apartment description

The Garden Suite was built three years ago in the basement of our 1928 heritage home. It was renovated for visiting family members and has been lived in by our daughter and granddaughter for the last two years.

The Garden Suite is airy and bright with windows in every room. It has a separate entrance that takes you through a vestibule with lots of space for coats, skis, bikes, etc. The main room is a well-appointed kitchen and dining room. 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.

Guests are welcome to use the lovely back garden (in summer) for barbecues or just to sit in the shade of our walnut tree while watching the apples, plums and pears ripen. We request advance notice as this is a shared area. Similarly, the laundry area can be made available to you on request.

From our location, one can walk to any area of Nelson quite easily, and we 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 five minute walk to the beach, 25 minute drive to Whitewater ski hill, 40 minutes away from Castlegar Airport, a four-hour drive from both Kelowna airport and 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

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1


              • Den


              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Ikea sofa bed in the den can sleep 2. We provide a memory foam for added comfort....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                The stove has four burners and a small oven....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Includes dishes, cutlery, pots and pans....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                The fridge includes a small freezer....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Clothes Dryer:

                Shared; please indicate when you would like to use it. We laso have full-length indoor and outdoor clothelines....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                It is actually an electric fireplace with an option of heat on or off...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front-loading. Shared; please indicate when you would like to use it....moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric baseboard...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Large vestibule for skis and winter wear, use of canoe and lifejackets in summer,shared Garden area with lovely shade trees...moreless


                  • Television:

                    Just a small flat screen TV with built-in DVD player...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Video Library
                  • CD Player


                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        View of Elephant Mountain and lake glimpses from the kitchen window....moreless

                      • Lake View


                      • Museums
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Kayaking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Rafting
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Medical Services
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Boating
                      • Fishing


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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      C$500 C$1,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      We can accommodate two additional persons; the rate is $25 extra per person per day, to a maximum of $100 per week.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      HWY 3
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lakeside Park
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      21 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Granite Point

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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.


                      Owner info

                      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.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • This apartment-suite has a separate entrance

                        This apartment-suite has a separate entrance

                      • The beach is four blocks away

                        The beach is four blocks away

                      • The Main bedroom

                        The Main bedroom

                      • Under the Walnut Tree

                        Under the Walnut Tree

                      • Under the walnut tree; relaxing in the backyard

                        Under the walnut tree; relaxing in the backyard

                      • The bright kitchen is fully equipped

                        The bright kitchen is fully equipped

                      • The den; this room can serve as an extra bedroom

                        The den; this room can serve as an extra bedroom

                      • Let it SNOW!

                        Let it SNOW!

                      VRBO #334849

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

                      C$100 per night (CAD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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