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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

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 Invermere

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Cozy cottage with a private dock on your very own peninsula!
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Super private cabin, everything we needed and more in a very special place!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable location, close to everything you need, but you feel like you are on your own island

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed 2 nights, but easily could have made this our only stop in the vacation. With 2 young children this house was ideal and really made our trip. Next time we will definitely stay longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Rental with Private Dock

  • 5 of 5

This rental received many positive reviews.

I agree with what others have said.

It is very private with no neighbours, traffic or other pets.

What attracted me to this property is that they allow well behaved dogs.

I could take them down to the water anytime or anywhere on the property and not worry about interacting with other dogs, traffic or people.

The house was perfect for our needs.

Lots of things including full kitchen, living room and two bedrooms.

Many extras including magazines, bird book, tourist information.

Easy and convenient parking.

Excellent BBQ and deck with outside furniture.

Bonus is the boat house for which I contained a canoe and three kayaks with accessories.

The house was clean and neat and I made the effort to keep it that way.

I would love to rent this property again.


  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely private riverfront retreat

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at 'the spit.' We explored the wetlands everyday - on paddle boards and used the kayaks available. We saw Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Kingfishers and got to see the deer and fawns come to the river to drink several times. Despite the proximity to the bridge, we felt very private surrounded by the Willow trees and being able to walk to DQ and get take out at Fuze (sp?) was a bonus! The cottage provided everything we needed - the river view from the master bedroom was awesome. Thanks very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Already booked for next year!!

  • 5 of 5

Already booked for next year!! Third year in a row.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful private waterfront getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first stay at this wonderful property - and it won't be our last! What a unique property - right within town, but feels like it is your own private getaway. The cottage was nicely renovated within with a well appointed kitchen and very comfy beds/bedding. The master bedroom has a stunning view over the water, and the owner's kayaks we were able to use with our rental (at a reasonable extra charge) were so great to have access to, plus we rented a SUP board from 5 minutes away at Columbia rentals for additional fun. All in all, we spent most days on the water. A wonderful relaxing weekend for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review & leaving your feedback in the comment box, its much appreciated! Glad you got some sunshine, we look forward to having you back.
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Nearest Airport
300 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Eagle Ranch + 18 courses within 45min
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 93/95
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40.24
Refundable damage deposit $402.41
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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