Family Cottage Right on Lake Windermere
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- Minimum stay:1-30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This family cottage is one of the few rental properties located right on Lake Windermere. It has more than 100 feet of prime lake frontage and is situated on a large treed lot. It is an ideal spot for relaxing with family and friends in a 1600 sq.ft. open-beam cottage with magnificent views across the lake to the Purcell Mountains. The window-lined living room is dominated by a beautiful floor to ceiling fireplace of local stone. The spacious, remodeled kitchen (finished in May) and dining area look out onto the back patio with a full-size barbecue. The cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.
During the winter months, the cottage becomes your own ski chalet where you can gather around the fireplace, look out over the frozen lake or go skating or skiing minutes from your door. The 30 km Windermere Whiteway, the longest skating rink in the world, is located right in front of the cottage. The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club maintains the Whiteway (www.tobycreeknordic.ca) which doubles as a classic cross-country ski trail. For downhill enthusiasts, the cottage is half an hour away from Panorama ski resort (www.panoramaresort.com) with its six chair lifts and gondola accessing 3,000 patrolled acres of terrain.
There is a chair waiting you by the fire for Christmas, New Year's or winter breaks in this beautifully-situated family cottage.
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Member since: 2015
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Invermere, located 9 km from the cottage, is a bustling visitor-oriented community with very good restaurants/cafes, art/craft galleries, specialty food stores, supermarkets, and BC liquour store. ...moreless
Enjoy a spectacular lake view from the living room across to Mount Nelson, the region's highest peak . Sunsets are enjoyed from the cottage deck while enjoying a meal, or from the lakeside patio....moreless
The cottage is situated on 106 feet of private lake front property with a four foot retaining wall; two sets of stairs leading down to the water with a partially floating dock for canoes/row boats. ...moreless
The Purcell Mountain range lines the far shore of Lake Windermere and the Rocky Mountains stretch from north to south as you drive from the cottage to golf courses or to hike in nearby Kootenay Park. ...moreless
Windermere Village, 3 kms south of the cottage is famous for St. Peter's Church ("the Stolen Church"). An excellent fruit and vegetable store is on the highway at the entrance to the village. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $376.00
- One time cleaning fee $112.80
Check in time is 4pm on the first day of the rental period (unless varied by agreement).
Check out time is 11 am on last day of the rental period (unless varied by agreement)
Reservation deposit: a 50% deposit is due at the time of booking. Balance due and payable 30 days prior to arrival. $500 damage deposit due 30 days prior to your arrival and will be refunded within one week of stay if no claims made. Payments for Canadian renters by Interac bank transfer. Further details provided when reservation confirmed by owners for these and non-Canadian transfers.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1963
About the owner: We grew up in Calgary and love Windermere and the mountains. We have spent a number of years in the Canadian foreign service living in Africa, Europe and the United States but have never missed a summer at Windermere. We have travelled a great deal but have yet to find a place with the spectacular beauty, clean air and fresh water of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia River Valley.
Why the Owner Chose East Kootenay F, BC, Canada:
For more than 50 years this cottage has been a place for family gatherings where parents, their children and now grandchildren can gather. It is a place for all ages offering an all seasons retreat with skating and cross country skiing right outside your door on the Lake in winter; a place in summer for games on the lawn, spending time with your children on the near-by sandy beach, swimming or boating and for quiet relaxation or golf in the spring and fall. Having a family dinner on the deck under the maple tree when the weather is warm or in the cottage's spacious dining area is always a favorite activity . The comfortable living room with it's beautiful fireplace is always an attraction next to the newly renovated kitchen with all its amenities.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A lakeside cottage with views across Windermere to the Purcells is a special vacation spot. We relax, reconnect, and welcome family and friends over casual meals. We love: the nearby hot springs at Radium and Fairmont ; sunning ourselves on the various decks; the hikes in the Bugaboos or Kootenay Park; the wood-oven bread sold at the Farmer's Market; the tea room and exhibitions at the local cultural centre; the friendly town with its grocery stores, gourmet shops, galleries and the best gelato this side of the Rockies. Mostly we love spending time with our family, sitting in front of the fireplace when its cold outside, playing Trivial Pursuit or an old-fashioned game of cribbage. In the summer, a hammock and chaise lounges await you on the lawn. Life is casual, relaxed, and refreshing.
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Curlers on Lake Windermere
Evening western view
The central fireplace is made from local stone.
New kitchen under the skylight
Kitchen, dining area and dishwasher
The master bedroom.
The Great Whiteway in front of the cottage for Nordic skiing and skating
Enjoy kilometers of cross country skiing on the Lake.
The family living room faces the Lake
Another view of the family living room.
New kitchen and hardwood floors
Dining area and back garden
Renovated bathroom with full size tub and shower
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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