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KOOTENAY LAKE SANCTUARY

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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A three bedroom impeccably crafted hand-built home nestled in Douglas fir, Cedar and Maple trees ,with a commanding view of the Purcell Mountains, Kootenay Lake ,and the ever-changing sky. We call it 'El Nido' (Spanish for 'The Nest') as you feel as if you are safely nestled amongst great trees ,with a bird's-eye view of lake, mountain and sky. Your heart will soar and your spirit and thoughts take flight from this Kootenay Lake home. Totally private - it has embraced meditation and yoga retreats, parties,romantic getaways, weddings and family vacations. You will feel the peaceful and calming energy immediately upon entering....'beautifully stunning'', ''inspiring' 'peaceful' and 'WOW!!!' are words often spoken by guests here. Enter the property from a winding driveway that threads uplan...A three bedroom impeccably crafted hand-built home nestled in Douglas fir, Cedar and Maple trees ,with a commanding view of the Purcell Mountains, Kootenay Lake ,and the ever-changing sky. We call it 'El Nido' (Spanish for 'The Nest') as you feel as if you are safely nestled amongst great trees ,with a bird's-eye view of lake, mountain and sky. Your heart will soar and your spirit and thoughts take flight from this Kootenay Lake home. Totally private - it has embraced meditation and yoga retreats, parties,romantic getaways, weddings and family vacations. You will feel the peaceful and calming energy immediately upon entering....'beautifully stunning'', ''inspiring' 'peaceful' and 'WOW!!!' are words often spoken by guests here. Enter the property from a winding driveway that threads upland and through a forest, walk past statues and Japanese maples to enter the home from the forested side. Feel welcomed as you step inside the bright foyer onto polished clay-coloured concrete heated floors. Be inspired to plan and cook beautiful meals in the well designed modern kitchen with stainless steel work areas, propane stove and oven, and outdoor bar-b-que...all with views onto the garden and across to the lake and mountains. Relax in the many seating areas or Brazilian hammock on the deck, or in the large soaker tub that is designed and situated to invoke the feeling of floating above the lake whilst bathing. Near the soaker tub is a Spanish tiled steam room to warm up on cool mountain nights, or along the outside wall of the bathroom an outdoor shower to cool off on hot summer days. The Lake bedroom on the lower floor leads onto a secluded and private deck. The other two bedrooms are on the main floor; the Chidren's bedroom has a single bed and child friendly loft; the Forest bedroom leads onto its own pond side patio and the gardens. The beds all have memory-foam mattresses ,high-count cotton sheets and duvets. The large outdoor decks have ample room for entertaining and sunbathing while the shaded pond and waterfall create a soothing and relaxing place for meditation and bird-watching.. Summer activities in the Kootenays are as varied as the people that visit and live here....From music festivals..writers' and artists' gatherings, mountain- bike riding, climbing and hiking, kayaking, sailing, world-class fishing,or .soaking in Ainsworth Hot Springs. In the picturesque city of nearby Nelson the many craft stores, boutiques, and outdoor equipment stores await, along with town's varied dining options. Sample some locally brewed craft beers from the Nelson Brewing Company,and enjoy some delicious freshly roasted coffee at Oso Negro Coffee a favourite with the locals and visitors alike. Or take the beautiful drive North up the lake and visit Kaslo for a charming small town experience... This Kootenay Lake Sanctuary is an ideal space for a honeymoon, a romantic get-away, or a meditation retreat. It is the place where writers or artists would get in touch with their muse, or an ideal space for a family to come together in an incredible setting. Wi-Fi is available. EL NIDO is a 20-minute drive South of Kaslo ,30 minutes from Nelson and 5 minutes from Kootenay Lake Ferry, Balfour and its golf course.More
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About the Owner
michael c
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Lakefront property close to Ainsworth Hot Springs, golf course and lots of hiking trails. This stay was truly a refreshing getaway, being nice and secluded up in the mountains, with an amazing lake view right off the back patio. Spacious house with 2 bedrooms,...More

Date of stay: September 2019
1  Thank Chad H
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

My wife and I spent the week of August 12, 2019 at “El Nido.” The day we arrive a beautiful rainbow appeared over Kootenay lake marking the beginning of a wonderful week. The cottage has breathtaking views from the deck of Kootenay lake and the...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank RomiToronto2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

We have visited El Nido twice and would happily return. The whole family absolutely loves this place. Its utterly peaceful, on a hillside directly above the lake in a lovely stretch of forest. The views around the property are breathtaking. Having done our own property...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank LightPacker525412
mcollier2001, VR Owner at KOOTENAY LAKE SANCTUARY, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Soula..Thanks sooo much for your lovely review, and ill be sure that the kitchen elves are informed to get busy!!!!! Hasta la proxima!!!!!

Reviewed 7 July 2019

El Nido is an amazing find. Peaceful and serene, this place feels at one with nature. The views are unreal, and the setting is so beautiful. The house itself is comfortable and spacious, and even a larger family could spread out and find space to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank T M
Reviewed 26 June 2019

This was truly a blissful, restful and inspirational stay. The beauty and comfort of El Nido provided a wonderful balance between the beauty of nature and luxurious amenities. This is a very special place! We felt very fortunate to have been able to spend a...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Nurturerealty
mcollier2001, VR Owner at KOOTENAY LAKE SANCTUARY, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Thanks a lot amigo....all the best to you both....you know where your home in the Kootenays is...big hugs to you and Julie..

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Mountain Views
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a loft?YesNoUnsure
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The house sits above Kootenay Lake in a forested setting with 200 degree view of the lake..It has no neighbours or houses in site and is therefore TOTALLY private..and yet just a five minute drive from store,restaurant,ferry landing.Or a 30 minute drive to Nelson .
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