About the property
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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
Steve and Dori Whiteside
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 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 dishwasher close to everything, but when your at the house it is very quite!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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.
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
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.
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
Great family vacation
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.
Thank You Debbie, and thanks for being a great guest! we hope you will visit again. You and your family where great guests!!!!
Great family vacation getaway!
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.
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!
Steve and Dori
My family had a amazing time. So much room, beautiful back yard. Can't wait to go back.
It was great to have you in our home. Thanks for being our guest and I hope we see you again soon.
Steve and Dori
We had a great family weekend with friends
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.
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!
Steve and Dori
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.