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Gorgeous Condo w/ Rustic Heritage Décor

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms w/ Queen Beds + Queen Sofa Bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Quote from my Guest Book: 'Beautiful and relaxing holiday! Your condo looked beautiful on the internet and was pleasantly surprised that it was even nicer once here...wonderful holiday!' (Coquitlam, BC)

Nestled just 15 minutes outside of Banff, this tastefully decorated, 1,000 sq. ft., two-bedroom, two-bath condominium features a large formal entry way, a bright, open lounge and dining area boasting hardwood floors, river rock gas fireplace with log mantle, leather sofa set, Canadian heritage antiques, 'rustic' decorative lamps, original mountain artwork, and Mackenzie tartans throughout. There is also a deck that provides spectacular views of the protected wetlands, Aspens, creek and surrounding peaks, including the famous 'Three Sisters.'

The building is located across from a protected wetland habitat, at the edge of Policeman's Creek with meandering boardwalk. With unobstructed views of pretty much nature only, you get the feeling of wilderness seclusion, yet are only a less than 2 minute walk from conveniences of the quaint, yet cultural alpine town of Canmore.

In the living room for your relaxation and entertainment are a television with basic cable, VCR, stereo system, and CD player. And the balcony off of the living room not only provides spectacular trees, creek and mountain views, it also provides a teak bistro set, and a large gas barbecue to fire up that world famous Alberta beef!

The large, fully-equipped, modern kitchen contains tiled floors, dishwasher, microwave, a refrigerator, and cupboards stocked with various condiments, cookbooks, and just about every tool the gourmet chef in you would need to create a fabulous meal.

The spacious, yet cozy master bedroom contains a queen-size bed with rustic log headboard and two closets, while the second bedroom contains a queen-size bed and one large closet. In addition, there is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room, allowing for a maximum occupancy of six people (rates based on four-person occupancy). Both bedrooms contain high-quality eyelet lace bed sheets, duvets and pillows, as well as vintage bedroom furniture, 'rustic' decorative lamps, original mountain artwork, Mackenzie tartan throw pillows and scarves, and plush berber carpet. The master en suite contains a shower stall, while the second bathroom located in the hallway contains a bathtub/shower combination - quality towels provided in each.

The hallway contains a built-in bookshelf brimming with various paperback books and hard cover coffee table books featuring Canadian and Rocky Mountain art, all of which can be enjoyed while taking in the fresh mountain air on the balcony by day, or cozying up next to the warm fire at night. Also provided for your enjoyment with friends and family are various board games and decks of cards.

The condominium has a large storage room containing a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, a picnic knapsack (to take on hikes), fans, first aid kit, and various cleaning supplies. Also provided for your convenience is a heated underground garage.

Tasteful rustic, Canadian heritage decor and high-end comfort have been given priority at Mackenzie Creekside. The original mountain artwork done by the owner and her father as well as other Alberta artists, in additional to the Mackenzie tartans and Canadian heritage family photos, help to create a sense of 'home-away-from-home' beckoning you to return to Mackenzie Creekside to visit the majestic Canadian Rockies...

OWNER'S CANCELLATION POLICY: To secure your dates, a 25% non-refundable security deposit is required within a week of confirmation with the balance due 30 to 45 days prior to check-in (depending on season). Once the 30 or 45 days is reached, the rental fee is due in full and is non-refundable unless Owner is able to re-book the condo for the dates you had reserved. If able to re-book, you will be refunded a prorated share of each day filled, less a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel outside the 30 to 45 days, you may put the non-refundable deposit toward a future stay.

Keywords: Condominium

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Leanne Mackenzie
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

About Leanne Mackenzie

I'm originally from Calgary and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994. I worked for a large medical device company by day and volunteer as a graphic designer/webmaster/events committee member for the Nine Lives Foundation - a no-kill cat shelter in the Bay Area. But I missed the Canadian Rockies so much that I decided to purchase a vacation condo in Canmore and visit the area ~2x/year. It's such an AMAZING part of the world that I can't get enough of! So much so that I recently moved back to Calgary to be closer to my family and start my own creative services business... :-)

Leanne Mackenzie purchased this condo in 2001

Why Leanne Mackenzie chose Canmore

I've always envisioned myself owning a log cabin in the middle on nowhere, but unfortunately, that just isn't feasible (for many reasons). I learned of 'The Boardwalk' building and that most of the condos face the protected wetlands, creek, and mountains, including the famous 'Three Sisters'. I bought the condo sight-unseen because it was the only condo available with that kind of unobstructed views of nature only. You get the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, but are yet a 2-10 minute walk from just about everything you need. I decorated the condo to have a rustic cabin-like ambiance, so between the views and the convenient location, it's the best of both worlds!

What makes this condo unique

Located just off of the downtown so walking distance to most town amenities but with views of pretty much nature only... most other condo developments have views of busy streets, parking lots, grocery stores, other condos, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay in Canmore was a sheer delight. The condo is lovely. The bed is very comfy and the couches are too! We loved being able to walk to town. We had weather extremes - very warm to very cold. We loved experiencing them all. The fall colors peaked during our stay. Every day was different than the next. It was great! Loved the (original) artwork! Canmore is a great little town with some yummy restaurants. Thanks for offering your home to make our vacation an awesome one.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Canmore

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please review Owner's actual cancellation policy in the Condo Description section.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Gorgeous Condo w/ Rustic Heritage Décor
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 40 reviews
Kamloops, BC

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice condo, close to all shopping and restaurants. I would stay again for sure, thanks

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condo for a Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location, confortable and clean condo, very silent.

Overall Excellent!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your weekend in Canmore and in my lovely condo. :-)
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Grapevine Texas

Gorgeous condo !

  • 5 of 5

Everything thought it would be😊

Perfect in every way -loved the balcony watching the quaking Aspens and seeing the snow covered mountains in the background.

We were on a two week road trip and accommodations had all the comforts of home.

Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, Cindy. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in my lovely condo. You were a pleasure to work with! :-) Take care! Leanne
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nice quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely decorated quiet place, has good view of mountains from balcony. Close to grocery stores and restaurants. It is a good place to stay away from busy daily life.

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The condo was just as nice as the pictures!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time spent with family in this beautiful condo over 2 nights weekend. Condo is great, well maintained and tasteful decorated with beautiful native and vintage art. Had a few glitches as we arrived very late at night but Leanne was extremely helpful when we called for guidance.

I would come back to this place any time!! :)

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Canmore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 1
May 22 2018 - Jun 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2
Jun 29 2018 - Aug 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 3
Aug 6 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100 + Tax

International payment accepted via PayPal. Canadian payment accepted via PayPal, bank transfer, or personal cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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