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Exceptional Accommodation - Stunningly Beautiful Glacier View Home!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, Office/Den, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1 to 4 Adults with Stunning Views!


We LOVE our Glacier View home above Lake Kathlyn for so many reasons! First, we just love Smithers and the surrounding area. The people here are simply the best, the scenery is beautiful beyond measure, and the fun, recreational activities are just endless! If you love the outdoors and fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, quadding, photographing wildlife and natural wonders, trekking through the mountains, and just enjoying the most pristine natural environment you are going to find, then you will love Smithers too!

Why do we love our Glacier View home? Well, for starters, it's brand new! It's an ICF home (insulated concrete form), and it is the quietest, coziest place you can imagine. You don't hear the airport traffic, you don't hear the highway noise, you don't even hear the trains coming through town several times each day and night! Our home is easy to heat (you can practically heat this place with a cigarette lighter) and it stays oh-so-comfortably warm in the winter. And, we have ceiling fans in every bedroom and in the great room to circulate air and to help keep things just-right cool during the summer.

We finished our home in the fall of 2013, and in 2014 and 2015 we put even more high-end finishing touches by adding more really nice furnishings. These include a combination ottoman/coffee table, area rugs, lamps for the night stands in the master bedroom, blinds on selected windows, and landscaping. We just started renting the home again, so check for near-term availability!

Some of the photos show our knotty hickory cabinets and imported granite counter tops, Brazilian Koa hardwood floors, and rare larch plank ceilings. We have taken a great number of trees out of our view of the glacier this summer, and our glacier view is now even more beautiful than before! We also have cleared and topped trees so that we now have a really nice view of the Babine Mountains from the master bedroom deck also.

It was our aim to make our home as beautiful and as nice as we can to enjoy for ourselves and to share with you when we are not here living in it. Check out all of our newest pictures!

We have had lots of wonderful guests over the last few years, and we thank everyone for their fantastic comments. Everyone who stayed with us told us that we had the nicest place available in the area. That is always very nice to hear, but we invite you to try our Glacier View Home and judge it for yourselves! We ask only that you enjoy it with us!

We are also offering reduced rates for longer-term stays of 30 days or more. And, we want to make our home advantageous for singles or couples who just want to enjoy our home by themselves or who cannot put together a larger party. Respectfully, we do not allow pets.

The many guests who have now stayed with us have called our Glacier View Home truly beautiful, amazing, fantastic, spectacular, and the very best at a reasonable price! We appreciate what our guests have had to say about our home and our service. And now, we look forward to hearing from you!

More Details

Dominic (Dee) and Teresa Carestia
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Dominic (Dee) and Teresa Carestia

We appreciate the opportunity to visit with potential vacation renters before accepting a rental. Please call us at 406-832-3317 or 406-491-3317 so that we can approve you to book online. Thank you! Dee & Teresa


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Smithers, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes are to be worn inside the house. Shoes must be taken off at the entrances to the home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms - one very large shower stall for the master bedroom, and one shower stall for the guest bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a very comfortable pillow-top queen bed for sleeping up to 4 adults.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Exceptional Accommodation - Stunningly Beautiful Glacier View Home!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

We LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

The home is just beautiful!! We enjoyed our stay so much, the downhill skiing was fantastic, and we even got some wonderful cross country skiing in right from the house. We went down to the lake and had some winter skating fun on it as well. The view of the glacier from the front room is just to die for. The house was very well equipped with everything we needed and was so warm, comfy and cozy. The owners were wonderful to work with, and we can't wait to come back. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very glad that you enjoyed your winter ski vacation in Smithers and your stay in our Glacier View Home. You were wonderful renters and we would love to have you back anytime. All the best! Dee & Teresa
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Beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed home just minutes from Smithers. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The home was comfortable and clean, with pretty much everything we needed. The hosts were easy to communicate with and responded quickly to questions.

Quiet area with a great wilderness feel. The view of the glacier and the mountains is stunning (when the weather permits!)

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kitimat, BC, CANADA

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Arrival instructions were great. Hosts responded quickly to questions. Stunning home and surroundings. Wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton BC

Beautiful Excutive Home with a Stunning View

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel a lot and frequently use VRBO to find places to stay. Most of us have long grown tired of staying in expensive and unequipped hotel rooms. When able to do so we also use VRBO to find houses to rent while working out of town. This is by far the most beautiful and fully equipped house I have ever stayed. The view out of the living room of the mountains and glacier is stunning. The owners were very accommodating. Allowing us to easily extend our stay for an adjusted work schedule. And secondly ordering us a pay per view so that we could stay at the house to watch an exciting Saturday night event. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joel! It was GREAT to have you as our guests, and yes, we found the view from our home site stunning also, and that's why we built our beautiful home there! Thanks for noticing, and we agree. We like to stay in vacation homes instead of stuffy hotels ourselves, and because we live in the home at times, we have fully equipped it. We would look forward to having you stay again whenever you have a need to visit Smithers! All the best!! D&T
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Kelowna, BC

Beautiful modern home in a peaceful forest setting

  • 5 of 5

This home is extremely clean and comfortable, stocked with most anything people need. It is out of town a bit, private, surrounded by trees with views to the mountains. The owners were very accommodating, helpful with our questions, welcoming us with a phone call. The photos don't quite convey how lovely the home is. I would stay here any chance I get.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for your wonderful compliments about our beautiful home and surroundings.............and you would be welcome back, anytime too! Best, D&T
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We had a wonderful month in Smithers

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a month on a working holiday in Smithers in this wonderful Glacier View home. The property was excellent, with a nicely designed, clean, and well-equipped interior, fantastic views from the large bay windows to wake up to every morning, and a peaceful rural location that was still conveniently close to town. One concern we had ahead of our trip was the internet access, as we were aware it could be limited in northern BC and we both required good internet access in order to work (and we noticed that many other local VRBO properties did not offer internet). The wifi available through the cell network box was not as fast as we get in the big city (which was expected), but was definitely sufficient for our needs. The owners were a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and would always return our messages within a day. We are skiing buffs and enjoyed the many skiing opportunities in and around Smithers (downhill, cross country, and backcountry). Smithers and its neighboring communities have many unique shops and restaurants -- in particular I would recommend the Trackside Cantina, Bugwood Bean coffee shop, and the Telkwa bakery. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone, and we hope to be able to return again one day soon.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcie, and thank you for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to have you two in our home for a month, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves and found the winter fun in Smithers to be so exceptional. We love the area, and agree with you whole heartedly about the many fun things to do, the great little restaurants, and the people are special too! Thank you both for taking such good care of our home while you enjoyed yourselves, and for all of your nice complements - we try! :-) We would love to have you two back....ANYTIME!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Smithers Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
Prince Rupert
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Smithers Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
ViaRail Canada, Smithers
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 16, Yellowhead Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lake Kathlyn Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Smithers, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
Cleaning Fee C$150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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