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Lakefront Cottage on Kootenay Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, fully furnished and winterized waterfront cottage

2 bedroom each with double bed, 1 bathroom, fully furnished, electric heat, carpeted, throughout, all utensils, all bedding and bath linens supplied, wi-fi internet, satellite 40 inch flatscreen tv, fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and blender . Firepit, firewood, lawnchairs, beautiful private sandy beach on 3 acre trees and lawns parcel. 10 minutes from Nelson, 25 minutes to Ainsworth Hotsprings. On bus route. Canoe/kayak rental and convenience store located close by.Short drive to Whitewater Ski Area.

Low Season Rentals are 3 days minimum.

High Season Rentals are weekly, saturday to saturday.

Check-in: After 2.00 P.M Saturday

Check out: By 10.00 A.M.Saturday

More Details

Sherry or Peter Hartridge
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Sherry or Peter Hartridge

Born and raised in Nelson, our family has enjoyed this property since 1962. We share the property with our rental cottage guests who travel to our area from all over the world. Our Guest Book Testimonials can't say enough about the fun and enjoyment they have enjoyed at our cottage and the surrounding area. We offer assistance to our guests with most questions pertaining to what is available in our area.

Sherry or Peter Hartridge purchased this cottage in 1962

Why Sherry or Peter Hartridge chose British Columbia Rockies

Location, location! Situated on a 3 acre parcel on a secondary road off the highway, on the Transit route, safe, quiet and secure. Steps away from your private beach, beautiful Kootenay Lake offering great fishing, abundant water activities, very tranquil!

Awesome view year around, great Canadian Kootenays experience for the International traveller new to British Columbia.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the most scenic locations on Kootenay Lake. Easy access, safe and private. As well, close to great hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing and many other activities. Just a 10 minute drive or bus ride to downtown Nelson. Some of the finest drinking water in the Kootenays right from the tap.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic!! We were able to fly in with my helicopter, land on the property and spend some of the best quality time ever. What a beautiful property and cottage and great hosts
May 2013
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Nelson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower only, no tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two bedrooms, each with a built in double bed, futon on sun porch and in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Cottage on Kootenay Lake
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Absolute... relaxation !

  • 5 of 5

excitement from the drive down the winding road in the lush June forrest to the arrival at the cabin.... it was all you would want. Sherry and Peter were great hosts and most importantly welcoming, to our dog Emi. She had just enough freedom to explore and chase and probably the best " dog cation " every... this, in turn made my husband and myself happy and we did nothing but read, and sleep and cook and just sit and watch the Lake. Brought back all my memories of summers on Kootenay Lake like I had hoped. Driftwood is always fun to examine and toss for the dog, was not too cold for her to swim ! Nelson is just minutes away and this cottage is tucked away from the main highway down a horseshoe road, so very quiet and serene. Water was high, but firewood was plentiful... thus, my hubby was in heaven... sitting by such as much as he wanted. The cabin is quaint with matching bedrooms, and lots of living space. The highlight was a " double rainbow " over the mountains/water views at dinner our last night there ! We woke up morning to birds and spent afternoons watching the paddlers slowly and quietly tour by. Was peaceful and lovely and would go back again ... as real holiday it was. thank you to the Hartridges...for sharing your property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you guys. Please come again. Peter and Sherry
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there is no private beach, but you're welcome to use infested with hudreds and hundreds of

  • 2 of 5

The property is well located., however there is no privacy from Neighbors on either side

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 😐� Hmm, some people you can't satisfy! If you Ifyou leave the doors open all the time and food on the counter guess what? You will attract ants.We offered to deal with the ants but were told That youwould. We live on three acres of lakefront with one neighbor who is very occasionally here and the other you can't see. 200 ft of private beach. Read the majority of other reviews. Enough said.
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this cottage. We have spent our summer vacations at the cottage for the past three years. The atmosphere at the lake is peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is very comfortable and has all the amenities for an enjoyable stay. The lake view is stunning. Nelson is a short drive away for groceries and shopping. A great location for day trips around the area. We are very much looking forward to our 4th year at the cottage this summer.

Bill and Tammy

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was so beautiful there. It was clean and quiet and the cottage had all the comforts of home. The park like setting around the cottage was nothing less than peaceful and amazing. Our overall stay was wonderful and we would definitely go back and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet getaway. Sherry was very accommodating and very friendly. It was hard to leave.

The four sisters

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sherry and Peter are most gracious hosts. They are eager to answer any questions regarding restaurants, boat rentals, and sight seeing opportunities. A perfect little "getaway" in a wonderful cottage, in the most beautiful setting. Quiet location, with a gorgeous sandy beach. So great that our dog was welcome too. The proof is in the pudding, as we are booked for next year again already.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to your return visit next year.
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Lovely "staycation"

  • 5 of 5

I was only a few miles from home, but it felt like being far away. A lovely cottage, beautiful views of constantly changing clouds and water. I was recuperating from some back problems, so did not take full advantage of the gardens and lawns, beach and fire pit surrounded by comfortable chairs - but I was perfectly happy in the sun room and on the deck. My hosts were friendly and available but discreet. I look forward to returning when I can spend more time outside. Highly recommended, either for a retreat or a base to explore the region.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue for your kind words.
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Castlegar B.C.
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Kootenay Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nelson Granite Point
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 3A
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Nearest Beach
On the property


Rates & Availability

Nelson Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 7 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 5 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are based on 4 guests or less. Additional charge $30 per guest per day, to maximum 6 guests.

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.
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