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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 and more on couches, gas fireplace in the living room, fully stocked kitchen, fire pit with 12 anderondex chairs in a 16 by 16 foot brick patio out in our fully fenced back yard for some evening fires, I must add the cultus lake board has passed some new funky by-laws on fires, keep them very small or they will ask you to put the fire out, the lake may have just banned fires outdoors but they will probably leave you alone when it's small and only burn wood!!!!! This Lake has a very out of control Board, but elections should change that later this year. lots of parking for 5 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

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 Vancouver Coast & Mountains

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
  • 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!!!!!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Cultus Lake Paradise In the Park
average rating of 4.787234 based on 47 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: Jul 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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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at this property. The rooms are large with comfortable beds and top quality bedding. Charming rancher with everything you need. Close to everything the area has to offer. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Debbie, and thanks for being a great guest! we hope you will visit again. You and your family where great guests!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

My family had a amazing time. So much room, beautiful back yard. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deborah, It was great to have you in our home. Thanks for being our guest and I hope we see you again soon. Thanks, Steve and Dori
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We had a great family weekend with friends

  • 4 of 5

The house is equipped with great beds, and plenty of kitchen utensils and dishes. The back yard is wonderful for spending time in day or evening. The house has a lot of creative decoration which is very fitting for a cabin (but kept us on our toes with the toddlers). The owners were very available and easy to communicate with, and most everything was provided. The only items I would recommend you bring extra are dishwasher and laundry pods. The house is on a septic system so water conservation is important but it didn't overly affect our stay. We would most likely rent this home again however it is more fitted as a three bedroom for families since the 4th bedroom really has no floor space once the futon is open.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was great to have you at our place and we look forward to having you stay with us again! Thanks, Steve and Dori
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Alot of fun for alot of people!!

  • 5 of 5

The lake house is brimming with charm and warmth. We've been there twice already and are going again this Aug. Great location the trampoline and fire pit make this a family friendly place to go and relax.

Cary and family

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice stay

  • 5 of 5

well kept reto home. The kitchen is very well equipped and reminded me of our late gramma which made cooking in there very comfortable. We loved the back yard and ended up having hotdogs, s'mores and cake for our grandsons 1st bday. It was just the right distance from everything. Sorry the kids demolished the gum balls and really wished the old rotary phone worked.

I have to admit I was terrified of the septic tank as this city girl has never had to worry about the little things. But other wise it was an excellent stay

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. You were also a great guest and I would recommend you to any VRBO owner. You left our home in great shape and your kids were great! That's a lot of gum balls, but that's what it's there for :) Don't worry about septic, all the big homes are on it and it works great if you don't turn on all showers and taps and use it way too much at once. Never have had a issue with a guest just like people to know its a septic, sorry to make you nervous. Hope we see you at the home again, 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.

On Saturdays Cultus Lake has a great fun Market in the Park and has local vendors selling food, jewelry and other great items. Cultus Lake offers something for everyone!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $122.97
Additional Guest Fee $8.2 per person per night
Pet Fee $40.99
Damage Deposit $409.9

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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