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Lakefront! Since this photo was taken, a brand new dock has been installed.

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Last updated: 08/27/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Comfortable, clean, well-maintained, and appointed with basic household amenities, August Whim is the ideal summer cabin for families. The interior is bright and airy, the sun-deck spacious enough for lounging and family dining, and the brand new dock kind to bare feet and water toys.

Bedrooms – Two, each with a queen sized bed. The cabin comfortably sleeps four people, with room for two more on couches. When the grand kids visit, they are known to pitch a tent in the rumpus room or on the dock for almost-authentic 'camping'.

Bathroom – One. Equipped with vanity, commode, bathtub and shower. Please note, we are on a SEPTIC system. Only flush toilet paper; all other refuse to be deposited in the wastepaper can provided.

Kitchen – Standard refrigerator, stove, microwave provided. You will also find a coffee maker, kettle, teapot, and basic cooking and meal utensils, pots and pans. There are plenty of glasses, mugs, plates and bowls as well. Please bring your own tea towels and dishcloths, and all food items. You will find a gas barbecue (and propane) on the deck.

Unplugged – A basic t.v. and DVD player (and a few movies) are provided, but August Whim is largely 'unplugged'. There is no cable t.v. or internet. Please bring your own preferred DVDs, board or card games, books, cell phone, etc., if you wish.

On the Dock – You can easily moor a boat at the dock; there is a public boat launch at Texas Point (free), and private launches at Christina Lake Marina and Schulli Resort. Kayaks can be rented at Wild ways.

Waterfront – There is great swimming off the end of the dock, and in August (when the water level is low) there is a small sandy area at the shoreline. Please supervise children closely!

Maximum Capacity – Due to the size of the cabin and the nature of septic facilities, the maximum overnight capacity is SIX people; if you plan to have visiting daytime guests, please let your hosts know.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/27/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children happily welcome! Please supervise your children on the dock, as well as on stairs leading to the waterfront. No lifeguard on duty....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Please bring your own bedding.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Please be gentle to our Septic system!

Other Amenities

  • For more complete information, photos, and things to do,

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    Note: No cable; please bring your favourite DVDs!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Our hot, sunny summers give Christina Lake its title as the warmest tree-lined lake in British Columbia! Power-boats are permitted, but the lake is large enough for calm swims, kayaking and canoeing....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Evenings at Christina Lake bring light breezes, glorious sunsets, giant moonrises, and an escape from city lights for wondrous stargazing from the dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Living Room:

    Upstairs living Room, plus downstairs rumpus room....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is facility for parking two vehicles, roadside, only. The ground of the hilled 'driveway' is soft; please do not park vehicles or boat trailers on the driveway. No RV parking available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Rentals available from Christina Lake Marina....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Cascade Par 3 and Christina Lake Golf Club are both nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available from Wildways....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available from Wildways....moreless

 

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Location

78 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Castlegar Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Christina Lake Golf Club
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Crowsnest Hwy (Hwy 3)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Christina Lake Provincial Park

Car: Necessary

Located in BC's 'Boundary Country' between the Okanagan's heat and the Kootenay's mountainous terrain, Christina Lake is a favourite summer destination. Sunny summers (average July-August temperature is 23ºC or 74ºF) heat the water to bath-tub warmth, and give Christina Lake its title as the warmest tree-lined lake in British Columbia.

Power-boats and personal watercraft like Sea-Doos are permitted, but the lake is large enough for traffic-free sailing, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, and drifting.

Because August Whim's generous picture windows face eastward, sunrises at the cabin are a favorite time of day. Enjoy quiet mornings on the sundeck with a cup of coffee, a good book, and the sound of songbirds.

Evenings at Christina Lake bring light breezes, glorious sunsets, giant moonrises, and an escape from city lights for wondrous stargazing from the dock. Campers directly across the lake have been known to put on nightly fireworks shows, and you have a front-row seat for viewing from August Whim's deck. A midnight dip in the lake is certainly in order.

The old CPR line runs above the community of Christina Lake. Since the line's decommission, the rail-bed has been converted to a cycling and hiking trail.

Many parts of the trail are suitable for families to explore leisurely by pedal power, though challenging segments exist for the more adventuresome mountain biker.

For more information, and a listing of everything to see and do in the area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: August Whim has been our family's vacation cabin for more than 25 summers, hosting warm and gleeful gatherings of daughters, cousins, friends, and extended family members. With children now grown, the cabin is lived in and loved by children and grandchildren for only a couple weeks each summer. The rest of the time, we offer it to you for creating your own summer holiday memories! We hope you will enjoy our summer home as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Forks, BC, Canada:
Purchasing a summer cabin was indeed an 'August whim'. Christina Lake is close to our home in Grand Forks, and has always been a favourite spot to spend summer days. The cabin has been a perfect getaway for our family over the years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Located in BC's 'Boundary Country' between the Okanagan's heat and the Kootenay's mountainous terrain, Christina Lake is a favourite summer destination. Sunny summers (average July-August temperature is 23ºC or 74ºF) heat the water to bath-tub warmth, and give Christina Lake its title as the warmest tree-lined lake in British Columbia. Power-boats and personal watercraft like Sea-Doos are permitted, but the lake is large enough for traffic-free sailing, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, and drifting. Because August Whim's generous picture windows face eastward, sunrises at the cabin are a favourite time of day. Enjoy quiet mornings on the sundeck with a cup of coffee, a good book, and the sound of songbirds. Evenings at Christina Lake bring light breezes, glorious sunsets, giant moonrises, and an escape from city lights for wondrous stargazing from the dock. Campers directly across the lake have been known to put on nightly fireworks shows, and you have a front-row seat for viewing from August Whim's deck. A midnight dip in the lake is certainly in order. The old CPR line runs above the community of Christina Lake. Since the line's decommission, the rail-bed has been converted to a cycling and hiking trail. Many parts of the trail are suitable for families to explore leisurely by pedal power, though challenging segments exist for the more adventuresome mountain biker.


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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/27/2016

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Photos

  • Lakefront! Since this photo was taken, a brand new dock has been installed.

    Lakefront! Since this photo was taken, a brand new dock has been installed.

  • Out on the water.

    Out on the water.

  • A view of Christina Lake's sparkling water.

    A view of Christina Lake's sparkling water.

  • A little visitor to the sun deck.

    A little visitor to the sun deck.

  • Upstairs bedroom; queen sized bed.

    Upstairs bedroom; queen sized bed.

  • Kitchen and eating area.

    Kitchen and eating area.

  • Evening time at August Whim; view from the sun deck.

    Evening time at August Whim; view from the sun deck.

  • August Whim from the street.

    August Whim from the street.

  • Looking across-the-way.

    Looking across-the-way.

  • View from the sun deck to the dock below.

    View from the sun deck to the dock below.

  • Spacious, bright upstairs living room.

    Spacious, bright upstairs living room.

  • Downstairs rumpus room. Lots of space for games!

    Downstairs rumpus room. Lots of space for games!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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