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Stanley Street House; urban heritage; spacious, fully-equipped, comfortable home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom fully equipped house w. additional sleeping areas.

A spacious heritage home, central to all the amenities of Nelson; can accommodate 6 adults, with 2 bedrooms each with queen beds and a pull-out sofa-bed in the living room. In addition, there is a private nook off the 2nd bedroom perfect for sleeping 2 children. The home has been totally updated with large living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, two new bathrooms, and new laundry, plumbing/electrical service, energy-efficient furnace and water heater. Lower level is suitable for entertaining as kitchen w/island opens onto large dining room which opens into the living room w/gas fire-place and TV. There is an private outdoor patio and BBQ off the kitchen. Free Wi-Fi. The Stanley Street House has plenty of room, is very comfortable and completely equiped.

Baker Street and downtown is a five minute walk featuring street entertainment, festivals, cool shops, art outlets, lively bars, live theatre, great restaurants, a bright new recreation centre, and the marvelous Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery. Family parks (e.g. Gyro and Lakeside Parks) are close by.

Comfortable, relaxing, easy living in the Kootenay; Endless outdoor recreational opportunities. Awesome skiing.


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Brian Fairbank
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Brian Fairbank

Brian Fairbank and Grace Mickelson: Brian grew up in Nelson in the 50's and 60's and studied geology and engineering at UBC. Marriage partner Grace from Hagen Sask. is a health education professional. We live in North Vancouver and have 5 adult kids between us and three grandchildren. We love time with family and friends, travel, hiking and biking in summer, and skiing in winter.

Brian Fairbank purchased this house in 2003

Why Brian Fairbank chose Nelson

We love Nelson and particularly the residential area above iconic downtown Baker Street and below Latimer Street because of the heritage architecture, rich history, easy walk for youngsters and oldsters alike to downtown, and quick access to the great outdoors.

Renovating the original heritage house was a labour of love with local architect Chris Fairbank (brother), and master builders Chuck Beaulac, Max Fairbank, Wilson Fairbank, and Ben Decoste. Completed in Spring 2008, we had lots of good times.

We hope guests will appreciate the Stanley Street House for its comfortable surroundings, space for entertaining guests, easy walks around town, morning exercise runs to Lakeside Park, carefree living, and central convenience as a base for an amazing variety of hiking, biking, water sports, and the best skiing anywhere.

What makes this house unique

Stanley Street House is a relaxing home-away-from-home with lots of room to move and a perfect layout for entertaining. It is a nice walk to shopping, fine dining, lively bars, morning coffee, and other Nelson ammenities.

The Nelson area is a recreation mecca. Some suggested WINTER ACTIVITIES:

1) Ski open powder, tree-glades or groomed family runs at Whitewater, the #1 small ski resort in North America; 20 minutes from Nelson, no lift lines, excellent food.

2) Ski Rossland's expansive Red Mountian Ski Resort, a one-hour drive to the birthplace and home hill to Olympic Champion, Nancy Green-Raine.

3) Relax in soothing waters of Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; experience mysterious caves, stalagmites and hot springs.

4) X-country ski at local Cottonwood Lake track at Apex (toward Salmo).

5) Check out Baker Street, the Rec Center, Touch Stone Museum, Capital Theater

SUMMER day trip activity suggestions:

1) Easy day hike to spectacular alpine lodge in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park starting from trailhead at Gibson Lake (above Kokanee Park). Or try for Monica Meadows, Blue Grouse Basin, Idaho Lookout, Drinnen Pass (best July- October).

2) Bike along the eye-achingly beautiful West Arm of Kootenay Lake (good shoulders).

3) Trail-bike on converted rail bed from Mountain Station to remote Troop Point beach, or Apex to Mountain Station.

4) Descend exhilarating mountain-bike tracks in sacred woods southwest of Nelson.

5) Picnic at Kokanee Park's fabulous sandy beach on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

6) Fish the awesome Main Lake for Rainbow trout and land-locked salmon from Jones Boys' Marina near Kaslo.

7) Take the longest free ferry in the world from Balfour to Crawford Bay and discover craft shops, the Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, or Riondel's orchard golf course and sheltered public beach at the north end of town.

8) Golf excellent courses in Nelson (Granite Point), Balfour and Castlegar.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Nelson, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • no pets, no smoking, no drugs, no pot
  • alcohol - have wonderful gatherings - please have normal respect for property and for neighbours and neighbourhood with no noise spilling outside
  • no firecrackers or fireworks - 1 AM would be a fine time close down the party to send guests home in taxi if advisable.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , brand new bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms, one up and one down. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower, new tile floor, cabinets and fixtures. Downstairs bathroom has a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Nook - 1 double , Nook off the 2nd bedroom, finished attic space with skylight
  • Large master bedroom and 2nd bedroom. 2nd bedroom has a nook that is great for kids (see picture).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Stanley Street House; urban heritage; spacious, fully-equipped, comfortable home
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Great house, great location, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We'd rate it 10-stars if we could!

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks M for your endorsement. We are glad you enjoyed the home, Nelson and the skiing and welcome you back anytime! Brian
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Great property for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This house felt like home the minute we walked in the door. It is the perfect location for walking around town. Thoughtfully furnished, well maintained and had instructions for everything. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coldstream, BC

Clean and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! Very well equipted and convenient to downtown.

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

What a special place for my family to spend Christmas! Comfortable accommodations, clean, beautiful and centrally located. THE best equipped kitchen of any VRBO I have stayed at. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, would recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, awesome location

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great family stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 2 weeks. I needed room for myself, and two adult children who were coming from afar for their elder sister's wedding. It was a great place for us to get together. My eldest daughter lives just outside Nelson, but we needed more room and this house provided this for us. The location was excellent. I parked on the street just in front of the house. There was a large comfortable bed in each of the main bedrooms, one for me and one for my adult daughter. The nook with the two single beds on the floor was perfect for my grandson, who is 3, to sleep on when he stayed overnight. He liked the little door to that area and we called it the "eye of the needle". He had lots of fun playing there too. A visitor who stayed with us for a few nights said she was comfortable sleeping there. It is a bright room with a sky light. My adult son came for the last few days. He said the pullout couch on the main floor was not comfortable and elected to sleep on the couch. He is used to this when he stays at my house. The kitchen and dining room were great and we made many meals and had some lovely dinners together. There is a nice little sitting area outside off the kitchen, pleasant in the warmer weather. The bathrooms were also very nice. I needed to get in touch with the owner about a couple of minor things and he was very responsive. This house is equipped with all the amenities. I am glad I chose to stay here and I would be happy to stay again. I recommend this home as a place to stay in Nelson.

  • Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Castlegar Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
on Baker Street
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Kootenary Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Granite Pointe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 3A
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
on Baker Street
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Whitewater Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Lakeside Park
Car: recommended

Whitewater Ski Resort noted for deep powder and lack of lift line-ups.

Kokanee Glacier Park is prime backcountry hiking July to Oct. Day hike from trail head at Gibson Lake to Kaslo Lake shelter/cabin (14 km round trip).

( Valhalla Provincial Park - serious hiking

Kootenay Lake ( - beaches, boating, fishing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Nelson, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Leaves/Hiking
Sep 16 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

A cancellation charge of $80 applied to cover costs.

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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