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Hideaway Lakefront Forest Guesthouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Secluded, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, beachfront property on creek, in forest

Experience Kootenay Mountain Culture while renting this inviting, private, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom lakefront guesthouse, surrounded by forest and park, pleasantly situated on a creek in Nelson, B.C.

A secluded, tranquil home on a sandy beach, amongst beautiful gardens, with a stunning view of Nelson, only minutes to Pulpit Rock hiking trail, yet within a 5 minute drive to all in-town attractions.

Hideaway Lakefront Forest Guesthouse can be your escape, to attain balance and peace, and/or used as a base to explore many attractions offered in the community.


A three level, private, clean, bright, home with many windows offering views of lake, mountains, gardens, and Nelson.

2 bedrooms with queen beds and incredible views (max 4 guests + infants)

2 bathrooms, floors primarily of wood and tile, a fully equipped kitchen with five appliances (fridge, stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher).

A walk-out dining room/ living room onto a large deck with eating area, propane BBQ, and outdoor propane fireplace.

A walk-out ground level garden patio into gardens.

WIFI, Bose Speakers, T.V., 2 indoor propane fireplaces, washer/dryer and built in vacuum.


The property is suitable for all ages of guests.

Private gardens, beach waterfront, creek/pond, in surrounding forest.

Available on grounds: BBQ (propane), outdoor propane fireplace, private boat dock, beach fire pit, various outdoor sitting decks and structures, and private carport.

Available: Canoe and 2 kayaks (check with owner to see if kayaks will be available)

Absolutely No Pets, and No Smoking.

Accommodation/property is NOT available for festivities/parties/weddings or large groups under any circumstances.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Two local, professional, outdoor recreational enthusiasts and adventurous travelers welcome you to their guesthouse.

What makes this house unique

A very private, semi-rural property on the lake, very close to town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My experience at 384 Johnstone Rd was amazing. The spot has a serene tranquility and private ness that would be hard to find anywhere else. With so much light in the house and the pristine creek and gardens it really felt like our sanctuary. Best place to heal. My experience with the owners was as wonderful as the house. Always on it if something needed attention. Respected our space and were very easy to communicate with. Thanks again :)
Oct 2013
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Nelson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum 7 night stay
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 1 - In between upper and mid level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 2 - In between lower and mid level
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Handcrafted wood bed on upper level, with view of lake.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Handcrafted wood bed on lower level, walkout, view of lake
  • Both sleeping rooms are equipped with: - 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets, - 100% Cotton Quilt, and - a Cozy Down Alt Comforter.
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guesthouse has 3 levels Floor primarily wood and tile Property has a private dock Built in vacuum


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Magically Unique!~

  • 5 of 5

This property is so special and has to be seen in person to appreciate the various unique nooks and crannies of the property. There is beautiful rock/stone work on various levels as well as countless flowers and trees along with a stream running down the hill into a pond at the bottom. I explored a little every day and kept finding things I hadn't seen before. Although we didn't get a chance to use the canoe and kayaks, we walked down to the beach every day. The house is very nice - well maintained with everything you can think of to make your stay comfortable. The owner is very responsive to questions. We loved our days exploring Nelson, taking the car ferry in Balfour, hiking through various parks and forest areas enjoying nature and searching for waterfalls. We had a wonderful week and would highly recommend to anyone. The only thing I would add is that the house is 5 floors so lots of steps plus steps to and from garage and the lawn down to beach is steep. We had no issue whatsoever but it might be difficult for people with certain medical conditions.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation while staying at our VRBO. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Karen and family.
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Fabulous, well-appointed and well-located summer retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing, secluded home right on the lake with no direct neighbors. Private and sunny with great views, a dock, kayaks, a canoe and paddle board for water fun. Close to Pulpit Rock for a quick workout and well located for other Kootenay hiking adventures, cycling and touring.

Karen is wonderful and easy to contact. She had great local tips.

We had no problems at all. Everything was clean and in good repair. Fresh flowers in all the rooms and a fresh bag of Oso Negro coffee in the pantry on our arrival were very thoughtful and appreciated touches.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful house and gardens on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home with its beautiful views of the mountains, the lake, and Nelson suited our needs very well. Its location was perfect for our day trips to Kaslo, New Denver and

Castlegar, with great access to parks, hiking trails, and rail trails for biking. The house is also great for just staying in and enjoying the many comfortable sitting areas, both inside and out. For us, the patio under the deck was particularly nice, as it is sheltered from both sun and rain and looks into the pretty garden and over the lake. The house is very clean and nicely furnished, and the kitchen is bright, spacious, and well equipped with good dishes and cooking utensils. Everything worked well, including the internet. The house would be good for two couples. The two bedrooms are spaced well apart, with one on the top floor and the other on the lowest level. Both have nice views. As there are five levels, there are a lot of stairs, and it's also a bit of a walk down the hill to the beach. This would be a consideration for people with mobility difficulties. Be sure to heed the advice about the switchbacks on the driveway, but there's plenty of space at the bottom to turn a car around. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home and property for your vacation Jennifer. We look forward to hosting you again when you return to Nelson.
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding location right on the lake with perfect beach for the kids to play and access to canoe and kayaks for exploring! Amazing property with beautiful gardens and the house is well equipped, clean and comfortable. Huge windows with incredible views and a big deck off the main living area for lounging and sitting by outdoor fire. Loved it and highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

It was a magical holiday by the lake visiting with family. Every detail was attended to and the setting was exquisite. Both the house and the gardens were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canmore, AB, Canada

Beautiful Nelson

  • 5 of 5

Excellent waterfront location with awesome views of Nelson; very private. House is modern and functional. Great firepit! Owner answered any inquiries very quickly. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115.82
Refundable damage deposit $386.07

Rates are based on 4 guests. Infants are welcome in addition to the 4 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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