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Hickman's Hide-A-Way Vacation rentals

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, three couples, a futon bed can add 2 more

Please see our other listings Havana suite 683959, Loft suite 719480. The Cali suite is the bottom 2 floors of a home with the loft suite above it.

Our California modern design is the perfect setting for this beachside escape. Rest & relax meters from Kootenay lake, in your own personal hot tub. Enjoy a fire in our 12ft high outdoor rock fireplace *we supply the wood! This suite also includes a build in salad bar, private indoor bar & Sonos hifi stereo system. This suite has all the bells & whistles to provide a unique and memorable experience.

This suite includes 3 queen bedrooms and availability to 2 more futon beds. So 3 couples are comfortable.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017


Nelson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Non smoking only
  • Lots of stuff for kids of any age to do, we have a swing set for the little ones and beach toys for all.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Master has a stunning view of the Kootenay Lake. The 2 other bedrooms are on the lower floor with limited views but walk out to the deck.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Hickman's Hide-A-Way Vacation rentals
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
North Vancouver, BC

The perfect place for our family to meet up

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I went back home to Nelson with our families and stayed in the Cali suite.

It was so perfect for us and we really enjoyed our stay. The house is lovely and filled with beautifully curated art. The beach was just what we were hoping for. The seclusion and water views made even the rainy days awesome for watching the birds and deer. Every one of us including all the adult children were very impressed with the place and are planning to return. Very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having your family!!! We can't wait for you to come back!! Thank you for your kind words! Jim Hickman
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I went on a couples trip, six adults in total, everyone had a great time! The house was very clean, the beds were comfy and the view was spectacular! We spent quite a bit of time on the floating dock soaking up the sun and fishing. We were able to catch good sized perch right off the dock and we had a big fish fry! We utilized the kayaks and paddle boat that was available to us for joy rides. We had a soak in the hot tub a couple times and just enjoyed the scenery, the music system is great as it plays music throughout the house and outside. Mandy was friendly and happily answered any questions we had about the house and the city. Additionally,the city of Nelson was great, we went out to several different restaurants and never had a bad meal, we had fun at the bars and going to all the little shops on Baker street. We stayed there for a week with no shortage of things to see and do we could have easily stayed there for two.

Thank you for helping make our stay in Nelson a great experience!

Best Regards,


  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kris! I am so happy you had fun!! I hope to see you again! Thanks for the kind words. Kindness Jim Hickman
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Excellent location! Stunning views! Very clean! Rental apartment above suite. Needs maintenance.

  • 3 of 5

Stayed for a week in Hickman's Hide-A-Way Cali Suite with our family. Excellent location right on the water! The lake was very quiet which made for great water sports. View is amazing! Lovely grassy area up from the beach with shade throughout the day. House was very clean. The house advertises that it will sleep 10 but it only sleeps 8 comfortably. We had 11, and thankfully Amanda got us some foamies to use but it was very crowded. The beds were not very comfortable (master bed and one bed downstairs sag in the middle). Refrigerated salad bar was a great cooler for drinks! Sonos sound system was awesome. Hot tub was great. Disappointed that washer and dryer weren't working. We had to go to their neighbouring property to wash clothes and towels as we were there for a week. Ice machine also didn't work. My husband had to fix the dock when we got there so we could dock our boat. The dock is out in the water so you have to kayak or walk out to it. Also, we didn't realize when we booked that this property has an apartment above it that they rent out as well. There is no indication of this on the property listing. There is also another suite on the property next door that they rent out. All properties use the same beach and water sport equipment. This wasn't a problem when we were there but I could see how it could be if all 3 suites were being occupied with only 4 kayaks and one paddle boat. All in all, we made the best of our stay and had a wonderful week in Nelson.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So unfair! I made it very clear that the Cali suite is not big enough to accommodate a really large group!! I told you in our conversations that 9 people were too many! Then you made a last minute change to bring 2 more for 11 people. You also requested addition foamies during the booking. This was not a last minute scramble by Mandi as you eluded! The washer broke so it was Mandi that offered to do your laundry. Unfortunately in Nelson you can't go to the washer and dryer store and pick up replacements they have to be ordered! They have since been replaced with Samsung appliances. Yes the dock was broken! (Just happened). Mandi said your husband offered to fix the dock because he is a carpenter,, plus Mandi gave you money off your stay to compensate him for the extra effort! Thanks for pointing out the beds, I have ordered two more. Most beach homes don't provide beach toys, kayaks etc, and you complained there could be, not enough. If you look at the description of the property on VRBO the first thing it says is please see our other listings, yes there is an "indication" of other suites. Mandi and others work so hard to make sure that you have the best vacation ever, I so sorry that you and your group of 11 had to "crowd" into the Cali suite and had to make the best of it!
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Great location, great accommodation, great deck, great beach. Great for a family get together like o

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Cali suite at Hickman's hideaway. Mandi and Jim were very nice and helpful. The Cali suite was a perfect size for our family of 8 adults and the deck, lawn area and beach allowed us plenty of room for playing. The dog loved it too! It is a quick drive into Nelson and the surrounding areas for shopping, hiking and golfing. All of which we took great advantage of. You can start or finish the day kayaking the arm of Kootenay Lake which is steps from your door. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing Hickman's!! It was great having you stay!! Kindness Jim
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Great lakeside vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the Cali Suite for the May long weekend. The location on Kootenay Lake is beautiful and we really enjoyed the deck and hot tub. That outdoor space would be suitable for hosting larger groups too. The suite itself is spacious, nicely decorated and well-equipped, including a full kitchen. There are also two large screen TVs and a house-wide sound system for indoor entertainment. Being on two levels was nice for us because our teenage kids could have their own space. Everything was very clean throughout. The house is in a a quiet rural area but it only takes 10 minutes or so to get into Nelson. Owners were nice to deal with too. Overall an excellent rental.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait to Go Back

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot. The suite is decorated so nice and it has it all......beach, sand, lawn, children's play ground, kayaks, paddle boat, fire pit, outside fire place, hot tub, modern appliances, and spectacular views.

We only went for a quick one night girls get-a-way. I already have in the back of my mind to spend at least 3 nights when we have family that comes to visit. Maybe not this year, but next summer for sure I will plan a vacation at this VRBO.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nelson is a full service center in South Eastern British Columbia. Everything is available to you. Hickmans Hide A Way is only a 10 minute drive to the city center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.62
Pet Fee $19.6
Damage Deposit $313.65

Of course all our suites are non smoking! No pets on the furniture, we watch this very closely at check out. Please enjoy your stay! You will love this place!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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