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Recreation Mecca, Renovated Home, Urban Heritage Atmosphere

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Last updated: 11/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Nelson house description

A spacious heritage home, central to all the amenities of Nelson; can accommodate 6 adults plus 2 children, with 2 bedrooms, 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.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1300 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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          3 night min stay

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          • Tax Rate 5%

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          Last updated: 11/27/2014
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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
          2 Kilometres
          Nearest Golf
          Granite Pointe Golf Course
          2 Kilometres
          Nearest Motorway
          Highway 3A
          0.25 Kilometres
          Nearest Restaurant
          on Baker Street
          20 Kilometres
          Nearest Ski
          Whitewater Ski Resort
          2.5 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: Grew up in Nelson in the 50's and 60's and studied geology and engineering at UBC (BASc., 1973). Marriage partner Grace Mickelson is 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 two grandchildren (soon to be three). We love time with family and friends, travel, hiking and biking in summer, and skiing in winter.

          Why the Owner Chose Nelson:
          We wanted a place in Nelson for a second home. I 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. The Stanley Street House and property was a perfect fit in the 'preferred zone'. Renovating the original heritage house and adding two adjoining townhomes was a true 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 for the reasons that we do. 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 and 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. Use this home as a base for summer activities like: 1) Day hike to spectacular alpine lodge in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park starting from trailhead at Gibson Lake (above Kokanee Park). Other recommended hikes are Monica Meadows, Blue Grouse Basin and Idaho Lookout (best July- October). 2) Road-bike excursion along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake from Nelson to Balfour. 3) Trail-bike on converted rail beds from Nelson to remote Troop Point beach or along the Slocan River. 4) Exhilarating mountain-bike descents in sacred woods south and west of Nelson. 5) Picnic and swim at Kokanee Park's fabulous sandy beach 17-miles east of Nelson along the scenic North Shore of Kootenay Lake. 6) Fish the 'main lake' from Jones Boys' Marina or Kaslo for land-locked salmon and tasty trout. 7) Take the longest free ferry in the world to Crawford Bay; explore craft shops; golf 18 holes at the championship Kokanee Springs Resort; discover Riondel - picnic on public beach at north end of town and play 9 holes of golf in an orchard. 8) Golf excellent courses in Nelson (Granite Point), Balfour and Castlegar. In winter try: 1) Whitewater Ski Hill - #1 in North America; a hidden gem with groomed family runs, deep powder and tree-glade skiing; no lift lines. 2) Rossland's expanded Red Mountian Ski Resort; birthplace and home hill to Olympic Champion, Nancy Green-Raine. 3) Relax in soothing waters at Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; experience caves and underground hot springs. 4) X-country ski at Cottonwood Lake.

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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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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

          C$180 per night (CAD)

          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 11/27/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english
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