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Beach Front Cabin on Kootenay Lake, one of the nicest beaches on the lake.

Bedrooms 4
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Situated on one of the nicest beaches on Kootenay Lake this quaint

100 year old cabin is perfect for a relaxing family vacation. Our

cabin boasts 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a loft that overlooks

the spacious dining and living areas. The central river rock

fireplace can be seen and enjoyed from all rooms. The kitchen is

well stocked with dishes,microwave,mixmaster,toaster, pots and pans.

Linens are supplied along with comfy duvets.

Out the front door you will enjoy the panoramic view of Kootenay

Lake. Rain or shine, the large deck can be enjoyed as part of it is

covered by a vaulted roof. from the deck you will see a slate patio

surrounded by lawns and flower gardens. In the

center of the patio is a fire pit that we encourage people to have

small fires to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Down two steps from

the patio and you will find yourself on a beautiful sandy beach and

shallow lake area that is safe for swimmers of all age groups. The

boat dock is available for your boat at no additional cost while you

stay with us.

Adjacent to Crescent Beach Resort is a Health Food Store that

has anything from tasty wraps to subs to all your healthy food prep needs.

Within walking distance you will find the Kokanee and Redfish campgrounds in which

you will see a Kokanee spawning channel, many nature trails in which

to explore, over 150 campsites, beaches, group day use area, group

camping area and the visitors center. This center offers daily

interpretation programs , natural and human history displays,

regional and backcountry travel information and a gift shop during

the summer months.

Just a short mile drive will bring you to the Kokanee Glacier

Provincial Park access road. Once in this breathtaking park you can

experience a multitude of alpine country activities.

Kokanee Park Store is also 1 mile away, where you can pick up

groceries, liqour, obtain a fishing license or rent a boat.

Ainsworth Hotsprings is about a 30 minute drive from the cabin.

Just 12 miles north of Nelson on Hwy 3A this summer retreat is close

to all points of interest. Whether it is shopping for locally

handcrafted and world-renowned art, outdoor activities and sports,

or just relaxing on the beach, we have it all.

More Details

Property Manager
Rick and Debbie Pattyn
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Rick and Debbie Pattyn

Debbie and myself where both born in Nelson and have enjoyed everything that the West Kootenay area has to offer. We have raised 3 beautiful daughters here and cannot think of a better place for them where they can experience the outdoor lifestyle. We have had a great time renting our our Cabin to others, making new friends in some cases or offering privacy for others. We have also utilized the cabin for our family, finding the rent/use balance working out well.

Would love to share this laid back lifestyle with you.

Rick and Debbie Pattyn

Rick and Debbie Pattyn purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Rick and Debbie Pattyn chose Nelson

We purchased this property to be able to offer guests an opportunity to experience the West Kootenay life style. We also wanted a place where our family can come together in a beautiful area and have a great time. We plan on saving this piece of heritage and passing it down to our daughters for their continued enjoyment.

What makes this cabin unique

We originally fell in love with the cabin location being right on the beach on pristine Kootenay Lake

The exposure is fantastic, located 1 km away from Kokanee Provincial Park and Store also makes it a fantastic spot. New exciting Zip Lines are now available in 2015, 10 minutes from the Cabin.

Come have some fun!!


Nelson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet in separate room from sink and shower
  • Toilet separate from shower and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sliding Barn Door Entry
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Loft Bedroom
  • Sliding Barn Doors for Semi Private Rooms. Loft use at own risk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
River rock fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, stereo, TV/VCR, BBQ, large deck, picnic tables, fire pit, large patio, lawn areas, boat launch, and moorage.


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Beach Front Cabin on Kootenay Lake, one of the nicest beaches on the lake.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful relaxing cabin with rustic charm and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

There was 7 of us - grandparents- son and daughter in law and 3 grandchildren- we all had so much fun swimming in the lake, barbecuing on the terrace, the stars at night were stunning. We saw eagles, hummingbirds, butterflies and went kayaking. The neighbours were so lovely and Nelson was so handy for supplies and meals out. The little cafe was so handy for ice cream. Weather was 35degress all week so a dip in the lake was very welcome. The cabin had everything you would need for a week to make family memories - would recommend it to anyone. Thanks too to Rick for checking we had everything we needed. Hope to return one day from Scotland.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John and Kathy I am so happy that the cabin was what you where looking for with your family get together. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the lake, surrounding area and of course charming Nelson. Yes, we have been able to offer many families the chance to create many fond memories there. Half of our guests are now repeat vacationers with the kids becoming very attached to the cabin and beach. Thanks for booking with us and we would love to have you return as international guests with your Canadian family members. Cheers. Rick
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Great cabin and private beach!

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place to stay! Sometimes we felt like we were watched closely by the neighbors but most of them were very kind to us! Store close by was very handy!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in this cabin and it was perfect! The bathroom upgrade was a nice bonus. I am sure we will be back again one day! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review guys. Sorry we could not help you out next year for the time requested as we where already booked. I will let you know if we get any cancellations for the time requested. Was great to have you back and look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Rick
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Great spot nestled in a quiet bay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location with great hosts. the cabin was cozy and had everything we needed. The lake was calm, and the beach is great for kids as it is protected by the break water for the dock. The only thing we didn't like was leaving! :-) The bedrooms are close together, so you need to be ok that, but we never found that an issue as the rooms have great sliding doors, that both add to its coziness and privacy! Thanks for an amazing week!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jase Yes, you are more than welcome. Debbie and I are glad that you all had such a great time at the cabin!! Please thank your niece's for the lovely note :-) Is always nice to get the personal little thought's and bits of artwork. Would love to have you back at the cabin anytime. Take care. Rick and Debbie
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Always a great place Excellant atmosphere, Great cabin, Great fishing, Rick & Debbie are fantastic,

  • 5 of 5

Just wish I could post some pics of the fish we caught, Now that the bathroom is redone its even better. Still have the old cabin feel but a nice place to go

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A rustic beach haven of coziness!

  • 5 of 5

Two mamas and 5 kids, 5yrs and under for a week! This cabin is perfectly located, well maintained and full of character. We had plenty of space and the open air concept kept the cabin delightfully cool on the hottest of days. The water was warm and the sand was lovely.

We also utilized the provincial park 1km down the road for little walks, yoga classes, and the playground. Very handy! The Appy Cafe is one minute walk from the cabin, delicious food and coffees, Gifts, jewellery and friendly staff.

The owner, Rick, is super helpful and easy to communicate with. Ask him about the history of the cabin! It's fascinating! We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi girls I am so happy to hear you all had such a great holiday:) I am very impressed ( as well as our neighbours ) with the way in which your little tribe was kept busy with activities, both on and off beach. Thanks for leaving the cabin in such great shape when you left, our housekeeper could not believe that you had 5 kids there. Was much appreciate!! Would love to have you back anytime. Take care. Rick
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Nelson or Balfour
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Longest Free Ferry in North America at Balfour
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nelson or Balfour
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Highway 3A
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
Nelson or Balfour
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Cabin is on Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming.

* Boating.

* Sun Tanning.

* Fishing.

* Relaxing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Free Interpretive Nature Centre Close By.

* Play Ground @ Provincial Park.

* Nature Trails.

* Safe Beach Areas for Kids.

* Free Ferry Ride on Kootenay Main Lake.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Playing and Sun Tanning on Beach.

* Swimming.

* Camp Fire.

* Hot Springs.

* Boating.

Suntanning, swimming, boating, walking on nature

trails, Nature Center, hot springs nearby, great food and shopping

in Nelson. Hiking, climbing, wildlife viewing at Kokanee Provincial

Park. Or just relaxing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75.99
Pet Fee $37.99

Driving directions available upon request.
Pet guidelines available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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