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

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Last updated: 11/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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


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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

Other Amenities

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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

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

  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • 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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Fresh spices and more...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The fridge includes a small freezer....moreless

  • Stove


  • Outdoor Grill


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  • 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 per person.

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Last updated: 11/02/2015
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Hume Hotel (The Library, Spirit Bar)
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Granite Point
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Bent Fork
21 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Lakeside Park

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.

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Speaks: english, french

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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!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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