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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) -

Escape to this home away from home and experience great views of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains whilst being less than a 5 minute drive to Invermere’s downtown, beaches, and two championship golf courses (Copper Point and Eagle Ranch)! A two km walk down Walker Lane takes you to your own private beach.

The main level has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher which leads out to a deck with a BBQ and patio furniture; from which, you have magnificent views of a forest and a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The kitchen leads into an open living area with lots of seating, including a sofa bed, and a half bathroom is situated off this living space.

There are three bedrooms on the upper level; the master bedroom has a king bed with spectacular valley and mountain view, an en-suite with double shower and bath with huge view window. The second bedroom has two single beds, and the third bedroom is has a queen bed. These two bedrooms share another four-piece bathroom.

There is a seperate suite in the basement, which is not part of the VRBO rental and is used an an Owners suite.

It is not always occupied as it is based on the owners schedule.

All linens, towels, paper and soap products are included. All you need to bring is your food!

Inveremere has something for everyone; boutique shops, coffee shops, bakery, farmer's market, quaint cinema, art galleries, spas, museum, supermarkets, deli, to name a few. There are lots of events going on throughout the year, as this area is a four season paradise!

Beautiful Lake Windermere has beaches with water sports, and the area has fabulous golf courses, including Grey Wolf at Panorama. Then of course there are the hot springs at Fairmont and Radium, to be enjoyed whatever the season.

Keep an eye out for the wildlife, deer and lots of bird species are regular visitors here!

Please note this is a mountain retreat and family home and is not approved for parties or large adult groups. Children and dogs are welcome.. Unfortunately cats are not allowed due to the owner severe allergies.

As there is an owners suite in the basement, we have quite time between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM to ensure everyone enjoys the weekend.

Also please note this is a Non Smoking Property. This means there is no smoking allowed in the house or on the property.

Come and enjoy the clean mountain air in a quite environment.

Payment methods:

1) Email Money Transfer

2)Chase Credit Card Processing (NOT via VRBO)

Keywords: quiet, mountain views, open field, skiing, swimming, hot pools, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, off-roading, cycling, relaxing,

More Details

Bettywyn and Tom Chapman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, I use Google Translate to communicate.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Bettywyn and Tom Chapman

We are two professionals in our late fifties and early sixties who enjoy everything about the outdoors during all seasons of the year.

Bettywyn and Tom Chapman purchased this house in 2007

Why Bettywyn and Tom Chapman chose Invermere

This location provides us with an activity center for our hiking, quading, swimming, kayaking, rafting, water skiing, snow skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice skating. We are surrounded by golf courses which our friends use, but we are too busy with other activities to have time to golf.

What makes this house unique

We are avid skiers and snowboarders who frequent Kicking Horse Resort in winter. We use our boat on Lake Windermere, and enjoy bird watching in the Columbia Wetlands. We regularly go to the Saturday Farmer's Market on Main Street through July and August. We walk our dog 1.5 km down Walker Lane to the lake. One of our favorite eateries is Ray Ray's, a lovely lakeside restaurant with outside seating, excellent food and great service.


Invermere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quite time from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  • Parking in front of house unless special permission is obtained from the owners.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half-Bath on Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Bath for Bedrooms 2 & 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , Day Bed on the Main Floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Gravel walking path around West Side Park.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.48 based on 25 reviews

Clean, new and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home. Well stocked. Comfy beds. Clean, lovely and just as described.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying....with us...Appreciate the review. Please come again.
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Spacious, clean and comfortable home with a field of deer out back!

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and well equipped with linens and entertainment, but best of all, lots of winter activities and hot springs nearby! Beautiful outdoor setting and the town was very welll lit up for Christmas!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Nice home on the inside, plenty of room! Only recommendation would be to tidy up the front porch and back deck with fresh paint to give it added curb appeal.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and the recommendation. We have been waiting for the booking level to drop to a point where we can do the painting. We painted the front deck this past weekend and will be doing the same for the back deck before the end of September. Again thanks for the feedback. We always appreciate suggestions as to how we can make things better for our guests.
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Clean. Well supplied.

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. If there is anything we can do to improve the stay for our guest in the future please let me know.
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Great property, amenities and location, but issues with property managers made for poor experience.

  • 1 of 5

Wonderful property in a great location, as advertised. The home had all the amenities we needed and was modern and well kept.

Unfortunately, we had a negative experience when the property managers entered the home unannounced, without notice and began berating us for making noise and a perception that we were "trashing" the property. After this confrontation which including threats of eviction, the experience was quite a negative one. The following evening, we received a noise complaint from the property managers as they were staying in the basement suite. We were simply using the television and socializing on the main floor past 11pm... which had to come to an end, even though there were parties in neighboring households that were generating noise that could be heard outside of their respective properties. This was not the case with our property.

The property managers apologized for the interaction that occurred the first day and were pleasant to deal with afterwards, but we would unfortunately not recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, I am surprised by the review, as we started out with our differences and after establishing clear expectations we felt we had ended on a positive note. If anyone takes notice of this review you will find all of our previous reviews have a five star rating and only compliments. Unfortunately based on the review provided above, we feel compelled to respond and make public what I thought we could keep private between a two groups of adults. We have never in all the years we have been renting (35 years) had a group of young adults make so much noise and yell and scream and jump around upon entering the property as what this group did when they returned from a day of golf. Both myself, a professional engineer and my wife a registered nurse were completely surprised and deeply concerned by the noise, jumping on the floor and furniture and yelling that was happening at the time. We felt based on the what we could hear that there may have been a fight taking place. Based on this observation, we knew we had to confront the behavior immediately before someone was hurt or any damage was done to the property. We confronted them immediately and we were clear that if they did not behave properly that we would have no other choice but to evict them immediately. It was apparent that they had been drinking and had just returned from a day of golfing. They settled down and two of them came down about a half hour later to our downstairs suite and apologized nicely. Once expectations had been discussed and agreed upon the rest of the weekend went well. Initially we provided an assessment based on their performance in the last half of the weekend after their behavior returned to normal and decided to let the initial behavior go unmentioned. In addition this is a non-smoking property and we found cigar butts thrown down from the balcony above onto our private space. They admitted to smoking cigars on the back porch which is a clear violation of our no-smoking rules. Once again, the situation we had to confront was one we have not had to deal with in all of our years of renting. It is unfortunate this situation happened and we will endeavor to screen people better in the future, and set clearer expectations for people staying at our property. We clearly communicate our home is not a party house and we have an owner's suite in the basement. We also have a quite time between 11PM and 7:00AM to show mutual respect to others. We would not rerent to this person.
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Your house was great. My family enjoyed our stay and we'd defiantly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Cranbrook, BC (YXC)
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Kilometres
Bud's Bar & Lounge
Nearest Golf
7.9 Kilometres
Eagle Ranch Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
7.9 Kilometres
Kootenay Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Kilometres
Portabella Restaurant
Nearest Ski
23 Kilometres
Panorama Mountain Village
Nearest Beach
3.6 Kilometres
Kinsmen Beach & Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to the Lake for Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
2145 Westside Park View (actual location)
Car: recommended

Invermere is nestled in the Columbia Valley surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the east, the Purcell Mountains to the west, and features the sandy shores of Lake Windermere. It's the place for all season recreation!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $117.08
Refundable damage deposit $195.13
Cleaning Fee $117.08
Tax Rate 5.0%

If paying by credit card, there is an additional 3% Transaction Fee on the total amount deposited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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