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Sunny Summer Cottage with Amazing Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Come and get away from it all and relax in the West Kootenays in our private guesthouse/cottage just minutes away from the eclectic town of Nelson.

We are located 15 minutes west of Nelson on Highway 3A part of the breathtaking Selkirk Loop. Situated on a mountainside just off the highway but secluded enough to take you away from it all.

Killara Cottage is a newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage on beautifully landscaped property with spectacular views of the Kootenay River and snow capped mountains. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed, and the second bedroom has a double bed under a lofted single (bunk bed) perfect for a second couple or the kids. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything required for a quiet dinner at home. There is high speed wi-fi internet, DVD player, movies and games for your entertainment, or you can enjoy all the outdoor activities this area has to offer.

In the summer you can enjoy a swim in the lake, or float your inner tube down the Slocan River. For those more adventurous there's kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing and more just outside your door. There is also great shopping, museums, coffee shops and galleries in the historic town of Nelson to top off your day.

In the fall you have your choice of rivers to drop in a fly and enjoy the flyfishing that British Columbia is famous for.

In the winter, Whitewater is 25 minutes away or Red Mountain less than an hour away. Heli-Skiing and Cat-skiing are also available. There are multiple nordic ski trails to choose from and endless trails for snowshoeing.

We would love to share with you all that this wonderful place has to offer.

More Details

Andrew Downs
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Australian ;0)
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Andrew Downs

Jan and Andrew met in Vancouver but Andrew was living part time between Vancouver and Melbourne, Australia. They left the big city and found this quiet little part of the world. The lure of flyfishing and the beautiful backdrop of the Kootenays brought Andrew to Canada full-time. They love all that the Kootenays have to offer and its now in their backyard. Fishing, skiing, hiking, cycling and many more things yet to discover.

They do live on the property in a house completely separate from the cottage.

Andrew Downs purchased this cottage in 2011

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is privately situated on the mountainside, with no neighbors in sight, but you can hear the sound of the creek in your backyard and catch an occasional glimpse of roaming elk, deer and even turkeys.


Beasley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with sink, toilet and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3, double bed and lofted/bunk bed twin above
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
  • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5 in total.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Sunny Summer Cottage with Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and very welcoming hosts!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, such quality for the price!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. The cottage is located close enough to town to make the drive easy, but far enough away to feel like we were in the wilderness. Beautiful location and views, we would have stayed for several more days if we had the time! Cannot say enough good things!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we hoped for and more! It was beautiful (the views are stunning!), quiet, clean, a perfect place for a relaxing getaway. It's far enough from town that you get peace and quiet, but close enough to Nelson that it's easy to drive in for anything you need. We had a lovely stay! Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable Visit

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage. Everything was as advertised, and we had the quiet break we were looking for. We will think about coming again.

Thank you

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautifully designed and immaculately kept. Andrew and Jan are excellent hosts. Show you the basics and then leave you to your stay unless you ask for something. Beautiful spot! We stayed for 4 nights, never turning on the TV. Just staring out the windows at the Osprey fishing in the river.

We will be back. Thank you Andrew for a truly bonzer stay.


Deanna and Curt

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views with all the Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful spot, close to Nelson and Castlegar, and an easy drive to Ainsworth Caves Hot Springs and Kootenay Provincial Park. It was perfect for me and my husband and our adult son whose graduation from Selkirk College we were in town to celebrate. We stayed here when we were getting our son settled into school, and again at graduation because we liked it so much the first time. The owners are great and we were glad to get to meet Andrew this trip. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Castlegar Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Dam Inn
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Kootenay Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Granite Point Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Dam Inn and Kootenay Smoke House
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Whitewater Ski Hill
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Beasley Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $239.25
Cleaning fee $55.83
Pet Fee $19.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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