Stanley Street House, Urban Heritage, Easy Living, Superb Whitewater Skiing

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A spacious heritage home, central to all the amenities of Nelson; can accommodate up to 8 adults, with 2 bedrooms each with queen beds, 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. Awesome skiing.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 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


  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

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
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • 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




Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$841 $2,627
Apr 16 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$841 $2,627
Autumn Leaves/Hiking
Sep 30 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 5%


A cancellation charge of $80 applied to cover costs.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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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
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Granite Pointe Golf Course
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 3A
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
on Baker Street
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Whitewater Ski Resort
1.5 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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Brian Fairbank and Grace Mickelson: Brian grew up in Nelson in the 50's and 60's and studied geology and engineering at UBC. Marriage partner Grace from Hagen Sask. is a health education professional. We live in North Vancouver and have 5 adult kids between us and three grandchildren. We love time with family and friends, travel, hiking and biking in summer, and skiing in winter.

Why the Owner Chose Nelson, BC, Canada:
We love Nelson and particularly the residential area above iconic downtown Baker Street 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. Renovating the original heritage house was a labour of love with local architect Chris Fairbank (brother), and master builders Chuck Beaulac, Max Fairbank, Wilson Fairbank, and Ben Decoste. Completed in Spring 2008, we had lots of good times. We hope guests will appreciate the Stanley Street House for its comfortable surroundings, space for entertaining guests, easy walks around town, morning exercise runs to Lakeside Park, carefree living, and central convenience as a base for an amazing variety of hiking, biking, water sports, and the best skiing anywhere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stanley Street House is a relaxing home-away-from-home with lots of room to move and a perfect layout for entertaining. It is a nice walk to shopping, fine dining, lively bars, morning coffee, and other Nelson ammenities. The Nelson area is a recreation mecca. Some suggested WINTER ACTIVITIES: 1) Ski open powder, tree-glades or groomed family runs at Whitewater, the #1 small ski resort in North America; 20 minutes from Nelson, no lift lines, excellent food. 2) Ski Rossland's expansive Red Mountian Ski Resort, a one-hour drive to the birthplace and home hill to Olympic Champion, Nancy Green-Raine. 3) Relax in soothing waters of Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; experience mysterious caves, stalagmites and hot springs. 4) X-country ski at local Cottonwood Lake track at Apex (toward Salmo). 5) Check out Baker Street, the Rec Center, Touch Stone Museum, Capital Theater SUMMER day trip activity suggestions: 1) Easy day hike to spectacular alpine lodge in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park starting from trailhead at Gibson Lake (above Kokanee Park). Or try for Monica Meadows, Blue Grouse Basin, Idaho Lookout, Drinnen Pass (best July- October). 2) Bike along the eye-achingly beautiful West Arm of Kootenay Lake (good shoulders). 3) Trail-bike on converted rail bed from Mountain Station to remote Troop Point beach, or Apex to Mountain Station. 4) Descend exhilarating mountain-bike tracks in sacred woods southwest of Nelson. 5) Picnic at Kokanee Park's fabulous sandy beach on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. 6) Fish the awesome Main Lake for Rainbow trout and land-locked salmon from Jones Boys' Marina near Kaslo. 7) Take the longest free ferry in the world from Balfour to Crawford Bay and discover craft shops, the Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, or Riondel's orchard golf course and sheltered public beach at the north end of town. 8) Golf excellent courses in Nelson (Granite Point), Balfour and Castlegar.

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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

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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