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Cultus Lake Paradise In the Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, family room, living room, TV, parking!

Come enjoy our large but cozy cabin/house at Cultus Lake. Our home is 1600 sqft, with 4 bdrms that sleep 8 in beds 2 more in a blow up bed, gas fireplace in the living room, fully stocked kitchen, fire pit with 12 and chairs in a 16 by 16 foot brick patio out in our fully fenced backyard for some evening fires, when there is a fire ban you may have no fires under any circumstances, When there is no fire ban the park security will probably leave you alone when it's small fire and you only burn wood no paper!!!!! The bylaws are confusing so please keep your fire small, they can ask you to put it out at anytime. The board has in the past been unfair to homes while allowing fires in campsites. Lately, we have not had a problem with this. There is parking for 4 cars. There is also a wood patio and cement patio with a outdoor glass table for having meals outside. There is also a washer and dryer.

We are 2 blocks up from the Lake, just far enough from the noise and wind when it comes up sometimes. The boat launch and the boat and jetskii rental place is less then 2 blocks away. Once you arrive you can park your car and walk everywhere. To waterslides, restaurants, mini golf, tennis, basketball, swim in the lake are all within walking distance. Or you can just sit in the large backyard and relax. We love going and just relaxing, forgetting that the rest of the world even exists.

Optional Jetskii rentals at an extra charge with proof of a valid B.C boaters license, minimum age of rental is 25 years old.

Cultus Lake is about an hour and 15 min drive from Vancouver, half an hour from Abbotsford and 10 min from Chilliwack

More Details

Steve and Dori Whiteside
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Steve and Dori Whiteside

I own 3 Private Business Colleges and am an Executive Coach. I have been married for 25 years and have two children going to College, so please rent from us! We love the lake but also like to rent out our place to help cover cost. I have a PhD in Human and Organizational Development and love to lead Firewalking Seminars.

Steve and Dori Whiteside purchased this house in 2008

Why Steve and Dori Whiteside chose Cultus Lake

Always check fire rules at Cultus Lake when you arrive.

This house is large and comfortable. The backyard is among the best in the Lake area with the largest Fire pit area I know of. It is very close to the water, but far enough away so when the wind picks up at 2 to 3 pm you will never know it and can relax under our giant oak tree. We also use the house so please note it does have many of our personal items in the house we ask you to respect. But this means that the kitchen and rest of the house are fully stocked! I know you will love the place.

Steve and Dori

What makes this house unique

Size of house

1 king,

2 queens

one double futon

Queen Blow up

Large back yard

Large fire pit patio

very clean

Washer and dryer

2 bathrooms with showers


close to everything, but when your at the house it is very quite!


Cultus Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read welcome book and follow all the check out procedures. Also you must fill our rental agreement attached and put it up on the VRBO site.
  • During Fire Ban there can be no fires at all of any kind. You may use the BBQ
  • Quite time in the park is 11pm. there can be no loud noise or music playing outside. Enjoy yourself but please be respectful of others.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also has love seat and desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
What can we say this place is perfect!!!!! Please use our reviews. VRBO rates us in the top few homes in the area also.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Cultus Lake Paradise In the Park
average rating of 4.769231 based on 52 reviews

Great family vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying and Steve and Dori's "beach house" as my youngest calls it. We feel very comfortable there and always have a great time.

This year my brother, sister in law and my two nieces joined us making it 9 people all together (kids ages ranging from 1-11). We all had a blast and were very comfortable in our sleeping arrangements. The beds are very comfortable and the bedroom sizes decent. There is air conditioning in the master bedroom which is a nice bonus however the nights cooled off enough that the house was cool and a nice temp to sleep in.

The kitchen has everything you need. There a ton of cups, plates and silverware which is great when you have a bunch of kids who eat non-stop. We mostly used the bbq and the dining room table fit all of us.

The best part of the house is the backyard. We spent a lot of time out there. We had purchased a bunch of dollar store toys and the kids went bananas playing everyday. And with happy kids came happy parents. The only main source of discourse was whose turn it was on the trampoline. Note to us older adults, trampolines are hard on the knees! lol.

We absolutely love the location of the beach house. Its a few minutes walk to get to the beach. Word of warning, bring water shoes"! The beach and water is pretty rocky. The lake was very nice when we went and not at all busy where we were. There are little playgrounds near the lake a well which the kids all loved when they took a break from swimming.

Within walking distance there is also a convenience store, restaurant, pizza parlour and a sushi place. So you have close options if you don't want to cook. There is also a waterslide park and small amusement park with some great rides for older kids.

The owners are very prompt when responding to messages and returning your damage deposit. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanya, Thanks for staying with us again. When i read your review i miss the house, lol I hope you will stay with us next summer, you guys are great guests! Be Wll, Steve and Dori
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Nice all around

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Steve and Dori. This was a wonderful rental for the family. The kids especially loved the trampoline and the candies. :) Everything was as described. Waterpark, Adventure Park and beaches well within walking distances. No complaints!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe, Thanks for the great review, it means a lot to us. We are very glad you had a great time, and the weather, well you got the hot days that's for sure! Thanks for being such great guests, please come to visit again! Thanks, Steve and Dori
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Ladner, BC

Perfect BC experience for a visiting Niece and her family

  • 5 of 5

We had our niece and her family with 3 young children ages 4~8 visit us, and we wanted to give her an experience of our beautiful Province along with also celebrating "Father's day". We found this property, and since we would also have my daughter and her husband join us, this property suited our needs to be able to accommodate the 6 adults and 3 young children. Right from the booking process, our hosts, Steve and Dori, were very prompt, in responding to all our messages and accommodating our requests. The property was very well appointed, cosy and comfortable, and the backyard a big draw, with a very nice fire pit and enough chairs to have all of us sit around and get together to chat and play games etc.

Here is a minor tip for the hosts to make this property a "5 star Plus" !

1) Have extra towels especially beach towels, to take to the lake. There were just 8 towels, - ( the property is listed to accommodate 8~10).

2) Have extra garbage bags- There was just the one bag in the garbage bin.

3) Provide a kettle for hot water - for tea/coffee.

But rest assured that for us it was a memorable, enjoyable and comfortable stay for all of us and for sure we recommend this location. We have decided to make this property an annual getaway!

Thank you, Steve and Dori, for letting us share your beautiful holiday home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Oscar, We are so glad you loved the property and that you would like to make us a yearly visit! We would love to have you guys. You left our home in great shape and were great guests! Also, thank you for the few ideas you gave that could make our home a 5 plus! Please also note we have trash bags under the kitchen sink as well we have a tea kettle under the stove. And we will make sure we have extra towels for you! We try to limit our towels to one a person as it takes us a long time to do laundry. But sounds like we were short one and we will be careful. Again thanks for your great feedback and can't wait to have you and your family visit again! Dori and Steve
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Cultas Lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location - amazing cabin with everything you would want. We will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, Thanks for the great review and thanks for taking such great care of our home. You are welcome to come back anytime, it is our pleasure! Steve and Dori
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Surrey South, BC

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent about 7 wks from mid Dec./17 -Feb.4/18 in Steve and Dori’s cozy, comfortable cabin while waiting for our house to be finished. The beds are very comfortable and dressed with fashionable linens and there was more than enough sleeping space for the three of us. Having two bathrooms was great even if on the small side. The kitchen has enough dishes and cooking utensils to feed a very large group easily.The fireplace was a treat as was having a full size washer and dryer. Our dog Aurora loved her morning beach walks just a quick jaunt from the cabin and having a yard made it easy for her to enjoy the outdoors safely. What Cultus Lake itself lacks for amenities in the winter months can be found a short drive away in Sardis. It was a treat to be able to communicate so easily with Steve and Dori who have also thoughtfully included WiFi. Don’t miss out on this Cultus Lake gem.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, You and your family and beutiful dog were great guests. You left our home in perfect condition and you were very easy to speak with as well. I would highly recomend you to any VRBO home owner. I hope one day you do more renos and come back... lol Thank you for being our guest!!! Steve and Dori
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Girls weekend

  • 3 of 5

Stayed here off season for 2 nights for a family girls weekend. Kitchen is very well equipped, the yard is great with a fire pit and lots of chairs. Cozy cabin with a homey feel. Beds were comfortable with good quality bedding. Nice walk to the beach. The house is a tad dark, could've used some lamps in the living room. General housekeeping didn't seem to be up to rental standards, a lot of areas could have used improvement. All in all, a great weekend for our annual girls getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. It sounds like you had a great time. Why you only gave us a three-star rating is hard to understand but I appreciate your positive comments. That is our first 3-star rating in the 3 years we have been renting. So I will not take it to heart and I hope future renters look at all of our comments. You were a very good guest and left the house nice and I appreciate that. I will start asking other guests if they think I should have more lamps, this is a first anyone has said this to us. But I will look into that, thanks. I usually have very positive (5% Star) rating on the housekeeping, so I am sorry we did not meet your expectations on this point and I will share it with our cleaning crew, I know they will be disappointed they did not meet your expectations as well. Future VRBO owners may want to be careful renting to you in the future just because our reviews are so important and from reading your review we could have earned more than a 3 star. I am sorry we were only average for you. Be well and again thank you for being our guest. Steve and Dori
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Abbotsford Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Cultus Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Highway 1
Car: recommended

Cultus Lake is a wonderful place to escape any time of the year. We are 2 blocks from water 3 minute walk to water. 100 Yards to small walking trails. 5 minute drive to major mountain hikes. one KM to Cultus Lake Water Park and miniature golf at Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf. On the lake within a few minutes of the Lake house you can rent Jet Skis and Motor Boats at Beach Buoy Leisure Rentals, as well you can rent pedal boats, kayaks, catamaran kayaks and canoes at Main Beach Boat Rentals.

Sumas Boarder to the USA is 32 KM or 30 minutes away. Chilliwack is 15 KM away and Abbotsford is about 25 KM away. Cultus Lake is less then 100 KM from Vancouver and is only one hour and twenty minutes away. Cultus Lake Gulf Club is 3 KM away and is open to the public, it is also great to have a meal at or Sunday Brunch.

Harrison Hot Springs is 45 minutes away from Cultus Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $384.56
Pet Fee $38.46
Cleaning Fee $115.37

Absolutely no smoking, if you break this rule we must charge $500 to clean the house of smoke smell. Feel free to smoke outside, at least 10 feet from doors or windows. Cigars are recommended around the fire pit, that's where I smoke my cigars! There is a minimum stay of two or nights and three nights depending on the season also three night minimum on all three day weekends and holidays.

Check in time is 4:00pm and check out time is 11:00am

Please note all homes in the area are on septic systems. Please do not use too much water at one time, ie short showers and not 10 showers in an hour or anything like that. Usually, there are no problems but if you do use too much water at one time things will drain slowly and back up.

Please only put Toilet paper in Toilets. Any wipes or other things go in the trash can, as they will clog the septic system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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