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Exceptional Accommodation - Stunningly Beautiful Glacier View Home!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, Office/Den, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1 to 4 Adults with Stunning Views!

FLASH: WE NOW HAVE DISH TELEVISION ON OUR 50 INCH FLAT SCREEN PLASMA TV AND WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS TOO!

We LOVE our Glacier View home above Lake Kathlyn for so many reasons! First, we just love Smithers and the surrounding area. The people here are simply the best, the scenery is beautiful beyond measure, and the fun, recreational activities are just endless! If you love the outdoors and fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, quadding, photographing wildlife and natural wonders, trekking through the mountains, and just enjoying the most pristine natural environment you are going to find, then you will love Smithers too!

Why do we love our Glacier View home? Well, for starters, it's brand new! It's an ICF home (insulated concrete form), and it is the quietest, coziest place you can imagine. You don't hear the airport traffic, you don't hear the highway noise, you don't even hear the trains coming through town several times each day and night! Our home is easy to heat (you can practically heat this place with a cigarette lighter) and it stays oh-so-comfortably warm in the winter. And, we have ceiling fans in every bedroom and in the great room to circulate air and to help keep things just-right cool during the summer.

We finished our home in the fall of 2013, and in 2014 and 2015 we put even more high-end finishing touches by adding more really nice furnishings. These include a combination ottoman/coffee table, area rugs, lamps for the night stands in the master bedroom, blinds on selected windows, and landscaping. We just started renting the home again, so check for near-term availability!

Some of the photos show our knotty hickory cabinets and imported granite counter tops, Brazilian Koa hardwood floors, and rare larch plank ceilings. We have taken a great number of trees out of our view of the glacier this summer, and our glacier view is now even more beautiful than before! We also have cleared and topped trees so that we now have a really nice view of the Babine Mountains from the master bedroom deck also.

It was our aim to make our home as beautiful and as nice as we can to enjoy for ourselves and to share with you when we are not here living in it. Check out all of our newest pictures!

We have had lots of wonderful guests over the last few years, and we thank everyone for their fantastic comments. Everyone who stayed with us told us that we had the nicest place available in the area. That is always very nice to hear, but we invite you to try our Glacier View Home and judge it for yourselves! We ask only that you enjoy it with us!

We are also offering reduced rates for longer-term stays of 30 days or more. And, we want to make our home advantageous for singles or couples who just want to enjoy our home by themselves or who cannot put together a larger party. Respectfully, we do not allow pets.

The many guests who have now stayed with us have called our Glacier View Home truly beautiful, amazing, fantastic, spectacular, and the very best at a reasonable price! We appreciate what our guests have had to say about our home and our service. And now, we look forward to hearing from you!

More Details

Owner
Dominic (Dee) and Teresa Carestia
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Dominic (Dee) and Teresa Carestia

We appreciate the opportunity to visit with potential vacation renters before accepting a rental. Please call us at 406-832-3317 or 406-491-3317 so that we can approve you to book online. Thank you! Dee & Teresa

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Smithers Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Numerous
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
Prince Rupert
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Smithers Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
ViaRail Canada, Smithers
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 16, Yellowhead Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Numerous
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lake Kathlyn Beach
Car: recommended

Amenities

Smithers Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes are to be worn inside the house. Shoes must be taken off at the entrances to the home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms - one very large shower stall for the master bedroom, and one shower stall for the guest bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a very comfortable pillow-top queen bed for sleeping up to 4 adults.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Exceptional Accommodation - Stunningly Beautiful Glacier View Home!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Montana
5

We LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

The home is just beautiful!! We enjoyed our stay so much, the downhill skiing was fantastic, and we even got some wonderful cross country skiing in right from the house. We went down to the lake and had some winter skating fun on it as well. The view of the glacier from the front room is just to die for. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed and was so warm, comfy and cozy. The owners were wonderful to work with, and we can't wait to come back. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very glad that you enjoyed your winter ski vacation in Smithers and your stay in our Glacier View Home. You were wonderful renters and we would love to have you back anytime. All the best! Dee & Teresa
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Kelowna, BC
5

Beautiful modern home in a peaceful forest setting

  • 5 of 5

This home is extremely clean and comfortable, stocked with most anything people need. It is out of town a bit, private, surrounded by trees with views to the mountains. The owners were very accommodating, helpful with our questions, welcoming us with a phone call. The photos don't quite convey how lovely the home is. I would stay here any chance I get.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a wonderful month in Smithers

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a month on a working holiday in Smithers in this wonderful Glacier View home. The property was excellent, with a nicely designed, clean, and well-equipped interior, fantastic views from the large bay windows to wake up to every morning, and a peaceful rural location that was still conveniently close to town. One concern we had ahead of our trip was the internet access, as we were aware it could be limited in northern BC and we both required good internet access in order to work (and we noticed that many other local VRBO properties did not offer internet). The wifi available through the cell network box was not as fast as we get in the big city (which was expected), but was definitely sufficient for our needs. The owners were a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and would always return our messages within a day. We are skiing buffs and enjoyed the many skiing opportunities in and around Smithers (downhill, cross country, and backcountry). Smithers and its neighboring communities have many unique shops and restaurants -- in particular I would recommend the Trackside Cantina, Bugwood Bean coffee shop, and the Telkwa bakery. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, and we hope to be able to return again one day soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcie, and thank you for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you two in our home for a month, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves and found the winter fun in Smithers to be so exceptional. We love the area, and agree with you whole heartedly about the many fun things to do, the great little restaurants, and the people are special too! Thank you both for taking such good care of our home while you enjoyed yourselves, and for all of your nice complements - we try! :-) We would love to have you two back....ANYTIME!
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5

Fabulous Family Holiday in this Glacierview chalet

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time staying in this clean and modern chalet. The view from the living room was spectacular. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer on site. It was only a short drive to the town of Smithers but we enjoyed being on the outskirts of town with walking trails just steps from the chalet. We had such a great time we hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie and Mike, and thank you for your very kind words! One of the thing we love about our Glacier View Home is its proximity to outdoor activities. We are glad you enjoyed the views and the fun! Thank you also for taking such good care of our home. We look forward to having you return! All the best!! Dee & Teresa
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Alberta
5

Nice Family Vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a family! Lots of walking trails close by, 10 min drive to Smithers and very nice owners who are willing to assist when needed. The house is immaculate, the kitchen is fully stocked and ready for the chef in the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rod, Maggie and boys. You guys were an absolute pleasure to have as guests in our home. It was really cool that you and the boys used our acreage for fun and games while you were here! We would look forward to having your family back anytime! All the best! Dee & Teresa
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5

Beautiful home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

My coworker and I stayed at the glacier view home for work while we were in Smithers for almost 2 weeks and couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Dee and Teresa were very accommodating, made sure we had everything we needed and even checked in by phone to make sure everything was going well. The house is absolutely stunning, the beds very comfortable, and the views breathtaking. We felt very comfortable in their home and had everything we needed for our stay. It was the perfect home away from home and we would highly recommend this place for your next trip to Smithers whether it's personal or business!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Magda for your wonderful and kind words about our Glacier View Home. We are always thrilled when our guests love it like we do! And thank you so much for taking good care of our home while you enjoyed it. We would love to have you back anytime!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $390.2
Cleaning Fee $117.06

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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