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Cozy cottage with a private dock on your very own peninsula!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bathroom sleeps 6 waterfront

This charming vacation home is situated all on its own peninsula on the shores of Lake Windermere & the Columbia River.

The spacious interior has 1 bathroom and 2 bedrooms which sleeps 6 comfortably. The master bedroom has a luxurious queen bed with a large closet along with a spectacular view of the Columbia Wetlands. As well a cozy stone nook with a sitting area to enjoy that favorite book or to view the wildlife passing by your window. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a single on top for a relaxing night's sleep.

A private dock stretches off a large deck, providing spectacular views of the bird sanctuary that is the world-renowned Columbia Wetlands. The valley is nestled between the Rocky and Purcell Mountains in a natural setting away from the bustle of everyday life, but still within a 5 minute walk to all amenities. Soak up tranquil, picturesque holiday air amid the soothing sights and sounds of songbirds and wildlife.

There is a washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and all cooking and eating utensils with towels and bedding. The front room has seating comfortable for up to 8 people along with a cozy wood stove with plenty of games, small tv, dvd player & wifi. There is a BBQ off the side deck with a fire pit out front. We have a bin of wood complimentary for guest use, and an extra supply for a small fee if more is needed.

Summer activities include bird watching, fishing, paddling, swimming or boating--RIGHT OUT YOUR FRONT DOOR! There is also a friendly public beach just across the way. Nearby is access to many trails for mountain biking,& hiking. For golfers, Invermere hosts the best rated golf courses in BC; whether pro or family fun, there are many to choose from. After a hard day of playing, indulge yourself in either of the two natural mineral hotsprings that are year around.

In the winter months, Lake Windermere boasts the longest skating path in the world along with groomed cross country & snowshoe trails. We have world class ski resorts that offer breath taking views, & outstanding terrain.

Unload your canoe or kayak at your front door or drop your boat at the launch at the end of the driveway. Moore your water toys at your private dock for easy convenience. We do have a canoe available along with two single kayaks for one time fee. Please request at the time of booking.

If you are looking for serenity and rejuvenation, you will experience full relaxation in a pleasant atmosphere where natural beauty takes over.

More Details

Lee Barker or Darren Livingston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Lee Barker or Darren Livingston

We moved to Windermere in 1995 with our two children. We absolutely love the valley for all the activities around us. The people are friendly & we were taken back by the beauty & way of life here. The terrain is incredible, as we like to hike, mountain bike, run, paddle, back country ski, cross country ski, skate: the list goes on!

Lee Barker or Darren Livingston purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Lee Barker or Darren Livingston chose Lake Windermere

We had the opportunity to buy this unique property & couldn't pass it up. There is no other property in the valley like this you have the best of both worlds with water front, mountains right in town but on your very own peninsula. The water comes to life with birds & all sorts of wild life it is truly a unique spot.

What makes this cottage unique

The views are incredible & quite peaceful as you are in town yet it is very private. You can chose to take advantage of the water & sights or relax, sit back & unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed watching the fish & deer off the dock in the mornings. We had a great time, thanks again, cool spot!
Apr 2015
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Invermere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Cozy cottage with a private dock on your very own peninsula!
average rating of 4.837209 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful peaceful property no neighbours so very private absolutely loved the location and kayaks

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin, clean, comfy, all the amenities needed for cooking, bbq, making a fire, kayaking swimming. Extras in cabin like tin foil, plastic bags, paper towels and bags. As well as games - including monopoly!!

Close drive to grocery store or quick walk to restaurant. Easily Toddler proofed indoors and with life jacket kids did well outside. Took our strollers and walked around the property and to nearby amenities. Beautiful lake can take kayak right from property to paddle up to neighbouring beach where there's a water trampoline or the opposite way for a scenic mountain view. Tons of DVDs to watch if raining. Laundry machine in cabin. Super soft towels in bathroom with lots of beach towels. Nice bedding. Cabin looked renovated inside and did not have any odours or perfumes. Restaurant within five minute walk. Dairy Queen also close by. Yet cabin is secluded on its own end of the water away from traffic and neighbours. Owners were very responsive to our questions and helpful. Beautiful beaches and playgrounds. 20 min drive to Fantasia in fairmont or the hot springs. Would definatley stay here again (:

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved it

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic little spot

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at this property May 12-19. Perfect time to avoid bugs.

We were amazed how private and secluded the location is while being so close to all amenities and local attractions.

Kids loved fishing from the dock and it was great to take kayak rides around the wetland watching all kinds of incredible birds.

Hosts were very responsive and accommodating - thank you very much!

The property has everything one could possibly need on vacation.

Overall 5 stars on all counts.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, you hit the spit at a great time. Watching the wildlife in the area can be quite addicting! Thanks again
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Fantastic cottage with breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for one week in October. We loved the location (even if at first it seems a little strange). It was so peaceful, the view was spectacular and had a lot of room for the kids to run and play. The cottage is perfect, very cute inside. Close to all little shops downtown Invermere but still felt like we were on our own little island. We loved it and would got back without any hesitations.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil little gem

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage is charming and is in a most wonderfully private setting. The views from there are stunning. It is well equipped with all the basics to make one's stay very comfortable. Lee was great at getting back to us about any queries we had. We have already recommended this place to friends and are planning to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback & sharing your experience, we hope to have you back!
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A perfect place for beauty, privacy and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "The Spit" was far too short; we wish we could have spent more time there enjoying the beauty and privacy of this one of a kind property. The cottage itself was extremely well equipped with all the comforts of home, and more space than one could imagine looking at it from the outside. It was very clean, bright, and comfortable in every way. As lovely as the inside was, it was the outside of the property that won our hearts. Completely surrounded by marshland, the Columbia river channel, and the most private outdoor deck, yard, and dock, we have ever seen, you could not ask for more. The serenity and beauty of this property has to be seen to be believed! We enjoyed the use of kayaks complete with life vests. We did not see all the wildlife experienced by others but that is often unpredictable. We did enjoy watching an eagle and a great blue heron soaring at various times. A marvellous place to getaway as a couple, with enough room to accommodate a family easily. You would never know you were just 5 minutes driving into the core of Invermere. Next time we would definitely plan for a longer stay. Making arrangements and getting information from Lee Barker was a refreshingly easy and pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review & all your positive comments. It helps other guests relate to where the property is located. Glad you got to enjoy & the weather co operated! thanks again
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Nearest Airport
300 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Eagle Ranch + 18 courses within 45min
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 93/95
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Panorama Mtn Village, Fairmont Hotsprings Resort
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
James Chabot Beach
Car: not necessary

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 1 hour away, Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort 1 1/2 hours away. Situated 1 block away is the renowned Fubuki Sushi, which is the only Japanese restaurant in the area. Entering Invermere is the the Kicking Horse Coffee factory with a charming cafe. KHC is Canada's#1 organic and fair trade coffee. Across the way is the Arrowhead Brewery which serves up to 7 different seasonal brews and onsite tours. Fairmont Hotsprings & Radium Hotsprings, Lussiar natural Hotsprings, Valley Alley Bowling, Rafting and river floats. Drop your boat at the boat drop off (right at the end of the driveway) and dock it at your front door.


Rates & Availability

Invermere Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
Mar 6 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Leave are changing Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Pet Fee $36.59
Tax Rate 5.0%

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations outside of 30 days prior to arrival will receive full refund. Cancellations 30 days or within prior to arrival will be charged the full balance of the booking. All damage deposits will be refunded if a cancellation occurs within any time frame. Cancellations that result in a shortened stay will forfeit the full advance payment. No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are well maintained, however we do not refund due to road conditions. (please contact for special circumstance) We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. Go to for details and to purchase.

Security Deposit
Upon check in, a $500.00 damage deposit will be held on a credit card and will be credited back within one day of departure provided.
25% due at the time of booking the remainder due 30d prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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