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Celista Waterfront Gardens, Large Private Property with Beach and 2 Buoys

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Large private treed waterfront property ideal for family watersport vacations

This is a new 2700 sq ft two-story home including a 900 sq ft walkout basement on a large private treed property. The house is quite distant from the road allowing for a setting that is peaceful and quiet. Our location is very photogenic and guests usually capture many memorable photographs in the gardens and the grounds.

On the main level you will find a 3-pc bath and a master bedroom (King). The kitchen, with a dishwasher and all the amenities, dining and living areas are open, spacious and very bright with a large Rumford wood-burning fireplace. From the living area, there is a large deck overlooking the lake with a new barbecue and a comfy screened-in side porch where you can enjoy the evenings, if the weather or bugs are bad. Wifi and cable TV available.

Upstairs, there is a 3-pc bath and two bedrooms (Queen/Double, Queen). The large loft area contains a flat-screen TV/Entertainment Centre (plus Wii Game Console) with leather sectional and lazyboy recliner. In the finished lower level, you'll find 2 more bedrooms (Double/Single bunks, Queen) and another 3-pc bath. A ping-pong table is set up in the open area, with a view of the gardens and lake. From here, you will step outdoors into the gardens on the way to your private beach. Have an evening wiener roast or just relax by the fire pit at the water's edge on pebbles and sand. Firewood is provided in a new wood shed for your convenience. There are two mooring buoys for two boats and a 30 ft long dock to accommodate longer boats. A peddle boat and 2 kayaks with paddles are provided.

A custom timber-frame picnic shelter complete with custom-built picnic table has its own propane barbeque and cook stove and provides another sheltered area amongst the trees for private dining and entertaining. Next to the picnic shelter, there is a full-service RV pad available for booking upon request.

During those hot summer days, you'll enjoy the air-conditioning along with other features like ping pong. A very short walk will take you to the corner store, a hiking trail across the street and the Elementary School playground.

In order to get approval to book the property you must first call the owner for an interview at 403-246-6950.

More Details

Doug Goodyear
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Wife speaks some Italian in addition to English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Doug Goodyear

Owners are retired and reside in Calgary, Alberta

Doug Goodyear purchased this house in 2000

Why Doug Goodyear chose Shuswap Lake

A wonderful get away to one of the most beautiful and accessible large lakes in British Columbia. The property is heavily treed and is very private making it a great retreat from the rest of the world. The pebble beach and the water clarity make it a great place for all the water sports like swimming, snorkeling, boating, fishing, wake boarding, water skiing, sailing, etc.

What makes this house unique

You will be staying at one of the best locations on Shuswap Lake close to many amenities and great natural scenery. If you like water sports, this is the place for you. Thousands of people visit our area of the lake in the summer.Water Sking, wake boarding, tubing, paddle boarding, swimming, sailing and fishing all take place right off our beach.

If you are a golfer Talking Rock Golf course (18 Holes ) is 20 minutes away. Anglemont Golf Course (9 holes) is 15 minutes down the road.

We are close to the Adams River which is famous for its Fall Sockeye salmon run and Crowfoot Mountain is revered as a quality snowmobile destination in winter and offroad area in the summer for motorcycles and ATVs.


Celista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement access to beach
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Canopy Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Celista Waterfront Gardens, Large Private Property with Beach and 2 Buoys
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Nanoose Bay, BC

Fabulously comfortable cottage on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Doug's cottage for five nights in early September. The weather was mediocre - really the only part of the stay that was that way! The cottage was a joy to stay in, with plenty of room for our group of seven and extremely well equipped and supplied. It is a pleasing mixture of informal cottage and luxurious mansion, where you feel relaxed but well tended to at the same time. It was clean, everything worked and Doug followed up routinely during our stay to make sure we were as comfortable as could be. One day, we would love to return and we would, without hesitation, recommend both the cottage and the area as a vacation destination.

The location is fabulous, right on the beach and overlooking the mountains, and although it is technically on the main feeder highway into the area it is actually quite set back from the highway so there was no highway noise. It is a short walk from a store that stocks the basic essentials, and only 5 minutes' drive from a good supermarket, drug store and other shops. The deck was fabulous in the morning sunshine, and the fire pit on the beach a joy in the evenings.

We booked the house at short notice, which caused a little grief with the VRBO system. For some reason the system broke the invoice into three segments and the repeated charges on our credit card triggered a security alert on the card and froze it. This was easily addressed but could have been a nuisance had we been travelling at the time. This is no reflection on Doug however - just a word of warning on the VRBO system (it's the first time this has happened to us, who use the system quite routinely).

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review on our Celista Cottage. We are sad to hear that you had some difficulty with payment to VRBO but also happy that everything was resolved. Doug Goodyear
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Beautiful property ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this spacious home. We had an extended family vacation with all ages. There was room for everyone to have there own space while the common areas fit us all. The beach is great and we all had fun diving off the dock and using the water toys at the property. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about what you enjoyed most about staying at our cottage.
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St. Albert

Perfect getaway with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful stay at Doug and Claudia's. We wish we could've stayed longer! The house was exactly as described and was beautiful inside and out. Everything you need is provided and we felt very welcome to contact Doug for any reason. We also appreciated Doug's courtesy call during our week; it felt like we were staying at a friend's house. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Doug and Claudia
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Already can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Doug and Claudia's beach house in Celista was amazing! Everything that we could have possibly needed was already there, which made our stay so comfortable, cozy and easy. It felt like we were at home. I was so pleased with my interactions with Doug as well. They are incredibly friendly owners that just want everyone to have a good time. The kitchen is very spacious, well laid out and beautiful; it made making meals for 7 adults and 4 kids, easy and enjoyable. The kitchen is fully loaded with coffee makers, appliances and all the utensils you would ever need. Everything was is excellent working order. The beds were incredibly comfortable; my husband and I slept amazing there! Nice to have the 1 room with bunk beds for all the kids. All the rooms are spacious and well laid out. It was fun for us to explore the numerous games and books that are there for the guests to enjoy. This beach house is AMAZING and is guaranteed to be a good time! We can't wait to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We would be happy to have you back again next year. Doug and Claudia
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Red Deer

Family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 plus both sets of grandparents stayed for a week at this beautiful lakefront property and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The house had lots of room;having three different families there everyone had their own floor with bedrooms and bathroom for privacy and downtime if needed and had everything we needed. Our three boys enjoyed the paddle boat and ping pong table a lot! We had mid 20's temperatures the whole time there which was great for us,we enjoyed the water everyday and the beach firepit was great! The property was very private and secluded. Both Doug and Claudia were both helpful with any questions we had and even called to see how the weather was and if we were enjoying ourselves. Having the store next door was nice when we happened to run out of something. The Celista market was awesome and so was the winery. Thanks again and hope to be back again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our place so much. We would be happy to see you again next year. Doug and Claudia
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A vacation our family will remember

  • 5 of 5

The location is great if you are wanting to get away from the busy city. 10 of us stayed here and could have expected anymore. The weather was not the hot July as we hoped but this didn't stop us from taking in a variety of activities. Running, swimming, kayaking, fishing, wine tour, dance classes, campfire, hiking, cards, puzzles, market ....

The house is VERY WELL equipped. We slept like babies. Had no worries of doing without. The grounds are so well looked after, a family picture done in the back yard had turned out to be priceless. The owners are very accommodation, and set us up to have a great one week holiday. The home is beautiful,. Felt at home. Lots of room. Clean. Wouldn't think twice to stay here again.

Thanks for making my mom's dream of having our whole family together on a holiday, come true.

Corrine Gable

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your consideration. We are happy everything worked out so well for you and your family. Doug and Claudia
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Copper Island Inn
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Talking Rock Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Creekside Inn
Nearest Beach
Located on Celista beach
Car: necessary

Famous for the Adams River Sockeye Run in fall of each year. Water levels are typically highest in June of each year.


Rates & Availability

Celista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Season 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $73.18 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $731.8
Tax Rate 12.0%

No rental bookings will be accepted unless the rental party is screened by a telephone call with the owner where information is exchanged and all rents, taxes and fees are explained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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