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Lakefront Cottage With Secluded Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4 (can accommodate 6 people for an additional fee.)

This charming cottage, built in 1964, has been recently updated without ruining the architectural simplicity of its design. The spectacular view of the lake and the peaceful environment make this spot an amazing retreat. The fully functional kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals - stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, coffee maker plus a little bit of the basics such as salt, spices, oil and flour. The deck has a gas BBQ, a dining table and chairs, and a separate seating area. The house has wi-fi, a portable DVD player (no TV), stereo, telephone, washer and dryer. The property and its secluded sandy beach is on the west arm of Kootenay Lake just 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Nelson. There is a lot to do in Nelson plus parks, hiking, skiing and hot springs close by.

Chris Ubick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Chris Ubick

Our mother, Janet, purchased this property in 1928 when the best way to get there was by boat from Nelson. She taught school in Nelson and loved the outdoors. It was an apple farm and the old house that they used for camping is right next door the the cottage (which Janet and her husband built in 1964). Our cousins live in the next two houses along the lake and step in as property hosts while we are away.

Chris Ubick purchased this cottage in 1928

Why Chris Ubick chose Nelson

Janet's parents moved to Nelson in the 1890's and her father, Alexander Carrie, was the architect of many of the historic buildings in downtown Nelson. But the biggest reason they all stayed is the beauty of the Kootenays.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is comfortable, the beach is relaxing, the views are spectacular and there are so many activities minutes away but you won't want to leave.


Nelson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
    Master - 1 queen , Sleeps 2, has room for twin air mattress (provided)
  • Both bedrooms have closets and dressers. There is a foldout sofa in the living room that sleeps 2. There is a twin air mattress available in the master closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Lakefront Cottage With Secluded Beach
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews

Great rental property

  • 4 of 5

I had a great time,was clean and comfortable also close to Nelson.Cute private beach area with fire pit.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted, of course. Mary Wetzel
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Cabin had everything and the beach was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sooo comfortable and perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend with my sister and it was perfect. Beautiful view, very peaceful and tranquil.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

Came for the second time , was not disappointed, once again had a great relaxing time , this cabin has everything you need , we loved having the fire at night and sitting on the beach in the day , few minutes drive to Nelson where we had one of the best curries . We will be back

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cute lake house with amazing views and private beach

  • 4 of 5

Lovely beach house, incredible private beach and view down the Lake. It's very comfortable living with a well-stocked kitchen, lots of linens and towels, a washer and dryer, and plenty of hot water.

I've been there several times and the owners have been very pleasant to meet. They give us privacy once we've arrived and that makes it even easier to unwind and enjoy the place.

The only real negative is the road noise. The house is close to highway 3 and so at busy traffic times, it's loud. There are long periods when the road is pretty quiet but when you're having a meal on the deck you sure notice. It's really not that big of a nuisance - we keep coming back. But it is worth a star off.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this lakefront cottage. It was absolutely perfect for our spring break with three 17 year olds and our 3 year old beagle. We loved the minimalist decor & that there was no tv, loved all the books & games, and the well-stocked kitchen. The view is absolutely breath taking too. We couldn't believe it when we first walked in. And the beach...ohhh the beach...perfect and we loved having a fire where the kids roasted hot dogs & had a blast-by the way-thanks so much for all the wood for that fire & the fireplace in the cottage which we loved! We couldn't have asked for a better host too. I don't know why we don't go to Canada more as each and every person at the hot springs, in Nelson, and elsewhere are so very kind & helpful. Canadians rock! Thanks for such great memories in your amazing home. We really appreciate your family sharing something so special that's obviously been in their family for some time, as is evident by the beautiful pictures on the walls. We miss it already...sigh

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Castlegar B.C.
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Kooteney Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Granite Point Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
On Property

Nearby are Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Kokanee Glacier Park, Whitewater Ski Resort, Apex Nordic Ski Club, Kaslo, Nelson Community Recreation Center with Swimming Pools and Skating & Nelson Lakefront Park and Streetcar.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $192.28
Pet Fee $76.91

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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