svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets
Feedback

Kootenay Lake Waterfront Accommodation for Two: a Secret Honeymoon Treasure

(6 Reviews)

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

The Gatehouse-on-the-Point as seen from below looking northwest.

Calendar

Last updated: 03/23/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private Self-Contained Cabin With Secluded Lake Access

An architectural jewel, constructed by a local woodworking artist, Kootenay Lake's Gatehouse-on-the-Point is fully self-contained with a complete galley kitchen and full bath, a wonderful (special) Queen bed, and dramatic lake and mountain views out every window. Radiant floor heating comforts you year around. There is a covered front porch for sitting or dining in the summer, one that looks east and south over trees, to the lake and to the Purcell mountains beyond.

The Gatehouse accommodation is located far from the highway, 15 minutes south of Kaslo and 6 minutes north of Ainsworth Hot Springs on the eastern tip of Woodbury Point. It sits upstairs, on the top floor, above an unoccupied double garage, and out of sight from the main house on the property. There is also a private lakeside deck, down 90 steps along moss covered and flowering cliffs of considerable beauty. This dramatic shoreline, with its steep drop off, also happens to offer some of the best shore fishing to be found on Kootenay Lake. Swimming in the lake is most comfortable between mid-July and mid-August.

There are four nearby golf courses, boating, fishing, hiking, river walks, fine birding, mountain biking, glaciers, cross-country skiing and provincial parks, plus the renowned local hot springs (cave and pool) to be enjoyed. All are easily accessible. Kootenay Lake's Gatehouse-on-the-Point may prove easier to enjoy, and a little less costly, for those creative would-be guests who also explore the web for further information about staying with us. At our Gatehouse you will find the perfect vacation hideaway for a deep rest, or for writing, celebration, or renewal.
Send email

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • A superior Queen sized bed comforts you every night. Closets and drawers are built in to hold your clothes....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Contains a full bathroom with a remarkable high light-well over the shower/tub. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Our secluded lakefront deck offers a wonderful place for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. It is accessed by a remarkable staircase with multiple beautiful views of the surrounding nature....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat and baseboard electric panels are options during your stay....moreless

  • Internet:

    Cell phone connections are available throughout our region so your cell-based internet access can work. Nearby Kaslo has restaurants with full web service....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On driveway beside the building, just off a quiet cul-de-sac, far from the highway, at the end of the road....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, etc. and all utensils supplied....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Sit on the covered front balcony, with its lake view. Plus the open waterfront deck offers complete privacy....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Feb 21 - Apr 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$75 $82
Fri, Sat
$471
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$79
$494
Winter Season
Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$75 $82
Fri, Sat
$471
Shoulder Season
May 1 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$79 $82
Fri, Sat
$494
Peak Season
Jun 16 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$86
$542
Shoulder Season
Sep 5 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$79 $86
Fri, Sat
$494
US Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$86
$494
Winter Season
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$75 $82
Fri, Sat
$471
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$79
$494
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $44.87

Notes:

The Gatehouse is only comfortable for two people. There is one bed. Additional guests must be arranged for at the time of reservation and will result in a modest surcharge. Pets cannot accompany guests. Guests must be non-smokers. Gatehouse rates are set in Canadian dollars, but VRBO often shows the rates in their $U.S. as their default. You can select the currency you wish to use at the top-right corner of the Rates display.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 03/23/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Castlegar, B.C.
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ainsworth Hot Springs Hotel
22 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Balfour, B.C.
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Kaslo, B.C. or Balfour, B.C.
410 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Revelstoke, B.C.
1.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 31
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Woodbury Resort (JBs)
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Whitewater, Nelson B.C. (or local Kaslo X-country)
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
On Site

Car: Recommended

The local hot springs are a must visit. And the Sternwheeler/Museum in Kaslo. There are wonderful hiking paths in the area, one of the most beautiful along the Kaslo River in Kaslo. The Gatehouse comes equipped with guides to many of the local opportunities for wilderness experiences and other local attractions.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: Barney is a retired professor of psychology and the author of the book entitled On Retirements:Playing Seriously with the Work of Growing Older [BPS Books (2010)]. In 1987 he was named the Canadian Professor of the Year. The Gatehouse was the cabin/home to which he and his wife retired and where they lived until their current home was build on the property. Barney's wife, Lorraine, was for many years an executive with Random House Canada.

Why the Owner Chose Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC, Canada:
Both Lorraine and Barney have long been in love with North Kootenay Lake and the artistic communities that this area nourishes. Each of the four seasons around Ainsworth and Kaslo is different, and each offers many new opportunities for recreation, and enjoyment. The property was purchased as empty land. That first summer was spent just building the stairs down to the lake, and putting in the foundations of the Gatehouse. In the following two summers the Gatehouse was finished. After our Toronto home was sold the main house was built in 1994, and soon the Gatehouse became a secret treasure for select visitors from around the world. Many of our guests are repeat guests who find the property as special and unique as we do ourselves. Some of them have returned every year for up to six years and have become friends for life.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Send email

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • The Gatehouse-on-the-Point as seen from below looking northwest.

    The Gatehouse-on-the-Point as seen from below looking northwest.

  • Returning from the lake, you see this view of the Gatehouse and it's porch.

    Returning from the lake, you see this view of the Gatehouse and it's porch.

  • Detail of the approach to the front door.

    Detail of the approach to the front door.

  • View East into the living alcove and over the covered front porch to the lake.

    View East into the living alcove and over the covered front porch to the lake.

  • View north into the bathroom and the kitchen.

    View north into the bathroom and the kitchen.

  • The pathway and stairs leading down to the secluded lakefront deck.

    The pathway and stairs leading down to the secluded lakefront deck.

  • This view north shows the secluded deck on the eastern tip of Woodbury Point.

    This view north shows the secluded deck on the eastern tip of Woodbury Point.

  • Looking north over the lake to Woodbury Point and the Purcell range beyond.

    Looking north over the lake to Woodbury Point and the Purcell range beyond.

  • The view north over Kootenay Lake from the highway to Kaslo.

    The view north over Kootenay Lake from the highway to Kaslo.

  • A view of Kaslo in the fall.

    A view of Kaslo in the fall.

  • This is the front of the Gatehouse, seen from the road head.

    This is the front of the Gatehouse, seen from the road head.

  • The stairs up to the Gatehouse porch as you enter the property.

    The stairs up to the Gatehouse porch as you enter the property.

  • As you enter the Gatehouse you have this view west into the sleeping alcove.

    As you enter the Gatehouse you have this view west into the sleeping alcove.

  • View north into the fully equipped kitchen with its cedar detailing & light well

    View north into the fully equipped kitchen with its cedar detailing & light well

  • View east out the front kitchen window.

    View east out the front kitchen window.

  • The view up the stairs from the lakeshore.

    The view up the stairs from the lakeshore.

  • This view south over the lakeside deck shows the Selkirk mountains beyond

    This view south over the lakeside deck shows the Selkirk mountains beyond

  • The view south from beyond Kaslo with Woodbury Point in the middle distance.

    The view south from beyond Kaslo with Woodbury Point in the middle distance.

  • A view of Kaslo in the summer, with the Kaslo river running through.

    A view of Kaslo in the summer, with the Kaslo river running through.

  • Sunset from the Lakeshore at the Gatehouse-on-the-Point

    Sunset from the Lakeshore at the Gatehouse-on-the-Point

VRBO #608956

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-640-7927

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 2-4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
svg-report-flag