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Wavehill Estate - Luxury Retreat Accommodation

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A spectacular 3 bedroom log and stone home, Wavehill is more like a mini resort

With a steady stream of 5 star reviews Wavehill continues to provide a true sanctuary for those seeking a very high-end vacation experience. A spectacular log and stone home, Wavehill is more like a mini resort that was built with total Hedonism in mind. The home is lavishly furnished with high quality artworks, memorabilia and rare antiques. Over the years Wavehill has attracted not only families but famous models, artists, musicians, movie stars and iconic business leaders.  Immersed in nature and all its glory on a daily basis, this magnificent hillside property of over 90 acres is bordered on all sides by crown land and the Rocky Mountain Forestry Reserve. Wavehill offers stunning, uninterrupted views across the adjacent valley to the Rocky Mountains, providing the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. Features include a theater, outside jacuzzi, huge 6 person shower with stereo, pool table, full size-gym and hilltop observatory with 240 degree panoramic views. This is a destination where you can instantly decompress and escape. Because of the homes exceptional hilltop positioning you are literally siting in a vortex of natural energy.  It is a home of tranquility and serenity that every visitor to Wavehill comments on when they arrive and remember long after they leave.


Owner
Christopher Talbot
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Christopher Talbot

I arrived in Calgary 12 years ago and had dreamed of owning a luxury resort style log home in the mountains. I searched all the typical areas to find a suitable location, Bragg Creek, Canmore and Kananaskis Country, but found these areas very congested. What i really wanted was total privacy, complete silence and panoramic views. Fortunately a friend told me of an acreage that had a partially built log home that bordered the Rocky Mountain Forestry Reserve NW of Cochrane. As soon as i saw the property i fell in love with the possibilities. I spent a year finishing the home and included lots of exceptional features so that i could totally indulge myself as well as entertain corporate clients, friends and family.

Christopher Talbot purchased this estate in 2000

Why Christopher Talbot chose Alberta

You can enjoy day outings to a number of world class destinations in the surrounding areas and then escape to a place of great beauty, peace and total silence where you can escape the congestion of the tourist destinations.

What makes this estate unique

The full size Gym, Hill top observatory, 10 ft theater screen, wifi, multi zone sound system, 8 person shower with inside stereo, outside fire pits and 2 jacuzzi's are enough to keep everyone happy and occupied. The property is also ideal as an executive retreat, honeymoons and family reunions.

Amenities

Bighorn No. 8 Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Antique claw tub , twin sinks, granite counter tops
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 6 person shower, twin sinks, multiple shower heads,
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    twin double bed futons - 2 double
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double bed size Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Wavehill Estate - Luxury Retreat Accommodation
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
5

A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you want to enjoy this stunning part of Canada, but avoid the crowds in Banff, this is the place to be. The setting is lovely, the house well-maintained, and the view from the deck hard to beat. The hilltop "cabin" is surrounded by gorgeous wild flowers and there is plenty of hiking and trout fishing nearby. The owner and property manager are both quite responsive if anything comes up during your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

love it

  • 5 of 5

i love this place,hahaha,i will come back

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples staying and it was perfect!

We cooked in several meals and we had all what was needed to prepare full course meals.

We enjoyed the hot tub and fires. We sat on the decks every morning and every evening. They was so much deck space! We loved the swing too! The views were spectacular! We could see the mountains from the deck as well as from the observatory. We spent some afternoons having wine/beer/appetizers before dinner at the deck of the observatory. We hit it just right to see the fall foliage on the Aspen trees!

It was so relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful at the cabin, that we couldn't wait to come home from a day of exploring! We also enjoyed morning hikes on the property.

We felt like we were the only people around for miles! and I think we were!

We all felt spoiled and content with our stay at your beautiful, peaceful, cabin and the wonderful exploring we did in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, etc.

Can't wait to come back again, Thank you for sharing your Canadian Paradise.

Always Love Well, Melissa, David, Paul, Sandy, David and Laura

P.S. Lana was great in checking us in. The Cabin was spotless. Prompt response while booking etc. Would recommend to family and friends alike. Just remember it is about 1 1/2 hours from Banff but it was well with the drive to stay her for us. We loved the beauty and seclusion we had here.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

My family of six adults vacationed at Wavehill July 16 through July 24. We all were well satisfied with the house and surroundings. The house is a 'work of art' that Chris has created and contains everything needed for a wonderful vacation. The deck space is spacious with plenty of chairs, tables and large swing. The hot tub was a welcome relief at the end of a long day in the Rockies. The view of the mountains from the observatory is superb.

Lana, the caretaker, is a real jewel. She is friendly and very helpful. Chris handles the business end of Wavehill and all is done very professionally.

I highly recommend Wavehill for a retreat away from the ordinary.

John

North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Phenomenal and memorable property

  • 4 of 5

Wavehill was a fantastic property for our family. It met our needs very well. The house is beautiful and the property itself is very scenic and relaxing.

The only reasons for 4 stars and not 5 stars relate to (a) the wifi speed, which we found to be slower than we are accustomed and not "broadband" and (b) TV functionality and choices (no TSN, sports). Although these are minor when visiting an area as beautiful as Alberta, where you should spend most of your time outdoors exploring, with three teens, when having some down time, these features would have been nice.

But otherwise, well supplied with towels, essentials, etc.

It is quite a distance from some activities, so be ready for driving 30 minutes minimum. This wasn't a problem for us, as we wanted to avoide the crowds and the regular congested tourist scene.

We enjoyed time on the large outdoor patios, with amazing views. Coffee in the mornings and BBQ in the evenings. It was a great place and we would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff, much appreciated, re the wifi, it is a high speed connection but on satellite so the supplier does restrict much band width can be used each month. If multiple people are using it and for extended periods especially movies etc it will default to low speed service. Hope to see you again, Christopher
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Perfect for my Family of 11

  • 5 of 5

Wavehill is located in a remote area which is exactly what made it perfect for our Family Vacation. We all have such busy lives that being together In this beautiful home allowed us to spend time together without the distractions of work and our typical daily lives. It was close enough to Banff, Canmore, Chochrane and Lake Louise to allow us to see some spectacular sites in Alberta.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Calgary
Nearest Barpub
35 Kilometres
Cochrane
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Cochrane
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
hwy 1a
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Sunshine
Nearest Point of Interest
Wavehill property
Nearest Point of Interest
Ghost Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Kananaskis Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiparous village
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Mountain Forestry reserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Nakiska ski village
Car: necessary

paintball, horse riding, riverside walks, quad riding from front door

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

Please note that the vrbo automated quoting system is only a guide to pricing. PLEASE NOTE; Rates vary from $600- $1200 USD per night depending on the season, length of stay and number of guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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