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Recreation Mecca, Renovated Home, Urban Heritage Atmosphere

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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A spacious heritage home, central to all the amenities of Nelson; can accommodate up to 8 adults, with 2 bedrooms each with queen beds, one pull-out sofa-bed and a private nook off the 2nd bedroom perfect for kids. The home has been totally updated with large living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, two new bathrooms, and new laundry, plumbing/electrical service, energy-efficient furnace and water heater. Lower level is suitable for entertaining as kitchen w/island opens onto large dining room which opens into the living room w/gas fire-place and TV. There is an private outdoor patio and BBQ off the kitchen. Free Wi-Fi. The Stanley Street House has plenty of room, is very comfortable and completely equiped.

Baker Street and downtown is a five minute walk featuring street entertainment, festivals, cool shops, art outlets, lively bars, live theatre, great restaurants, a bright new recreation centre, and the marvelous Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery. Family parks (e.g. Gyro and Lakeside Parks) are close by.

Comfortable, relaxing, easy living in the Kootenay; Endless outdoor recreational opportunities.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Level entry but no ramp....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    large closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Nook: 1 double

    Nook off the 2nd bedroom, finished attic space with skylight...moreless

  • Large master bedroom and 2nd bedroom. 2nd bedroom has a nook that is great for kids (see picture)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    brand new bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Two bathrooms, one up and one down. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower, new tile floor, cabinets and fixtures. Downstairs bathroom has a shower. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located a pleasant 4-block walk down tree-lined Stanley Street to downtown Baker Street where shops, restaurants and entertainment venues abound. ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Around the corner (5-minutes by car) to 18-hole Granite Point Golf Course featuring gorgeous mountain and lake vistas. The St. Andrew's of the Kootenai - my grandfather played here in the 1930's. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    'Lakeside Park' by the Big Orange Bridge ('BOB'): lawn w. mature shade trees, white-sand beach, confectionary, picnic area, tennis courts, heritage streetcar from Chaka Mika Mall. Family Friendly....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Ten minute drive or road-bike ride to the peaceful North Shore of Kootenay Lake. Alternatively, ten minute drive or take mountain-bike shuttle into the Selkirk Mountains....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Convenient 20 minute car or shuttle commute to Whitewater Ski Hill, the 'Best Small Town Ski Resort in North America' ...moreless

  • Village:

    Nelson unique character is rooted in its engaged citizenry, vibrant home-spun economy, heritage values, arts community, mountian and lake culture and endless recreational opportunities....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Marina and boat rental at the Prestige Inn ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    wireless high-speed ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    All new, heritage cabinets, stainless steel appliances and breakfast/entertainment island. ...moreless




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Last updated: 06/24/2015
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40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Castlegar Airport
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
on Baker Street
32 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Kootenary Lake Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Granite Pointe Golf Course
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 3A
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
on Baker Street
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Whitewater Ski Resort
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Lakeside Park

Car: Recommended

( Whitewater Ski Resort noted for deep powder and lack of lift line-ups.

( Kokanee Glacier Park is prime backcountry hiking July to Oct. Day hike from trail head at Gibson Lake to Kaslo Lake shelter/cabin (14 km round trip).

( Valhalla Provincial Park - serious hiking

Kootenay Lake ( - beaches, boating, fishing day at Lakeside Park or Gyro Park


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Brian Fairbank and Grace Mickelson: Brian grew up in Nelson in the 50's and 60's and studied geology and engineering at UBC (BASc., 1973). Marriage partner Grace from Hagen Sask. (BSc., 1976, University of Sasktchewan; MA, 1991, UBC) is a health education professional. We live in North Vancouver and have 5 adult kids between us and three grandchildren. We love time with family and friends, travel, hiking and biking in summer, and skiing in winter.

Why the Owner Chose Nelson:
We particularly like the residential area above downtown Nelson and below Latimer Street because of the heritage architecture, rich history, easy walk for youngsters and oldsters alike to downtown, and quick access to the great outdoors. Renovating the original heritage house and adding two adjoining townhomes was a labour of love starting in 2006. Local architect brother Chris Fairbank and master builders Chuck Beaulac, Max Fairbank, Wilson Fairbank, and conscript Ben Decoste, completed the townhome project in Spring 2008. We enjoyed the process immensely and are pleased to have a 2nd home in Nelson to share on VRBO. We hope you will appreciate the Stanley Street House - comfortable surroundings, space for entertaining guests, easy walks around town, morning exercise runs to Lakeside Park, carefree living, an amazing variety of hiking, kayaking, biking. The best skiing anywhere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stanley Street House is a relaxing home-away-from- home located in a unique small town within a most beautiful and peaceful region. There is lots of room to move and the layout is perfect for entertaining. It is an easy walk to iconic Baker Street, fine dining (Hume Hotel Library, All Seasons, Max and Irma's, Jackson's Hole, Leo's or Main Street Diner), lively bars, morning coffee (Oso Negros, Grounded, the Side Winder), and the Capital Theatre. Summer recreation activities: 1) Easy day hike to spectacular alpine lodge in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park starting from trailhead at Gibson Lake (above Kokanee Park). Or try for Monica Meadows, Blue Grouse Basin, Idaho Lookout (best July- October). 2) Road-bike excursion along the eye-achingly beautiful West Arm of Kootenay Lake. 3) Trail-bike on converted rail bed from Mountain Station above Notre Dame University to remote Troop Point beach. 4) Descend exhilarating mountain-bike tracks in sacred woods southwest of Nelson. 5) Picnic at Kokanee Park's fabulous sandy beach on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. 6) Fish the awesome Main Lake for Rainbow trout and land-locked salmon from Jones Boys' Marina near Kaslo. 7) Take the longest free ferry in the world from Balfour to Crawford Bay to discover craft shops, the championship Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, or Riondel's 9-hole orchard golf course and sheltered public beach (north end of town). 8) Golf excellent courses in Nelson (Granite Point), Balfour and Castlegar. Winter activities: 1) Ski open powder, tree-glades or groomed family runs at Whitewater, the #1 small ski resort in North America; 20 minutes from Nelson, no lift lines, excellent food. 2) Ski Rossland's expansive Red Mountian Ski Resort, a one-hour drive to the birthplace and home hill to Olympic Champion, Nancy Green-Raine. 3) Relax in soothing waters of Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; experience mysterious caves, stalagmites and hot springs. 4) X-country ski at local Cottonwood Lake (toward Salmo).

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  • Stanley Street House

    Stanley Street House

  • Back patio, with BBQ

    Back patio, with BBQ

  • Front hall

    Front hall

  • Dining room thru to kitchen.

    Dining room thru to kitchen.

  • Living room w/TV.

    Living room w/TV.

  • Stacked washer/dryer.

    Stacked washer/dryer.

  • Upper staircase landing.

    Upper staircase landing.

  • 2nd floor bathroom.

    2nd floor bathroom.

  • Mirror bi-fold to closet, adjacent access to nook.

    Mirror bi-fold to closet, adjacent access to nook.

  • Tree-lined Stanley Street.  4 blocks to Baker Street shopping & restaurants.

    Tree-lined Stanley Street. 4 blocks to Baker Street shopping & restaurants.

  • Monica Meadows, must see in July - September.

    Monica Meadows, must see in July - September.

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Back yard and patio

    Back yard and patio

  • Kitchen


  • Living thru to dining room to kitchen.

    Living thru to dining room to kitchen.

  • Living room, gas fireplace, TV off to right.

    Living room, gas fireplace, TV off to right.

  • Front hall.

    Front hall.

  • Downstairs bathroom with shower.

    Downstairs bathroom with shower.

  • Master bedroom, with ceiling fan and walk-in closet.

    Master bedroom, with ceiling fan and walk-in closet.

  • 2nd bedroom.

    2nd bedroom.

  • Nook with skylight.

    Nook with skylight.

  • 'Rattenbury' Nelson Court House

    'Rattenbury' Nelson Court House

VRBO #484181

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