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Sunny Summer Cottage with Amazing Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Come and get away from it all and relax in the West Kootenays in our private guesthouse/cottage just minutes away from the eclectic town of Nelson. If this property is booked, please look for our Kootenay Sunrise Log Home Listing 1244572.

We are located 15 minutes west of Nelson on Highway 3A part of the breathtaking Selkirk Loop. Situated on a mountainside just off the highway but secluded enough to take you away from it all.

Killara Cottage is a newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage on beautifully landscaped property with spectacular views of the Kootenay River and snow capped mountains. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed, and the second bedroom has a double bed under a lofted single (bunk bed) perfect for a second couple or the kids. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything required for a quiet dinner at home. There is high speed wi-fi internet, DVD player, movies and games for your entertainment, or you can enjoy all the outdoor activities this area has to offer.

In the summer you can enjoy a swim in the lake, or float your inner tube down the Slocan River. For those more adventurous there's kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing and more just outside your door. There is also great shopping, museums, coffee shops and galleries in the historic town of Nelson to top off your day.

In the fall you have your choice of rivers to drop in a fly and enjoy the flyfishing that British Columbia is famous for.

In the winter, Whitewater is 25 minutes away or Red Mountain less than an hour away. Heli-Skiing and Cat-skiing are also available. There are multiple nordic ski trails to choose from and endless trails for snowshoeing.

We would love to share with you all that this wonderful place has to offer.

More Details

Andrew Downs
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Australian ;0)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Andrew Downs

Jan and Andrew met in Vancouver but Andrew was living part time between Vancouver and Melbourne, Australia. They left the big city and found this quiet little part of the world. The lure of flyfishing and the beautiful backdrop of the Kootenays brought Andrew to Canada full-time. They love all that the Kootenays have to offer and its now in their backyard. Fishing, skiing, hiking, cycling and many more things yet to discover.

They do live on the property in a house completely separate from the cottage.

Andrew Downs purchased this cottage in 2011

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is privately situated on the mountainside, with no neighbors in sight, but you can hear the sound of the creek in your backyard and catch an occasional glimpse of roaming elk, deer and even turkeys.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Beasley

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with sink, toilet and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3, double bed and lofted/bunk bed twin above
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
  • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5 in total.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.919355 based on 62 reviews

Fantastic cottage and hosts

  • 5 of 5

It was our third time staying at Killara, and as in the past was a wonderful experience. A comfortable cottage with outstanding views. Andrew and Jan were great hosts and most accommodating. Plan on returning.

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view and private swimming area were definite highlights. Great place and memories

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in this lovely little cabin. It has quick access to the lake as well as being very close to all that Nelson has to offer. Was a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate cottage with amazing mountain view!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed 3 nights at the Kilara Cottage. We have rented numerous private rentals in the past and the owners of this cottage have nailed it. Everything is clean and immaculate. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal. The mountain views are breathtaking! We loved our trip to Nelson and highly recommend staying at this cottage!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful property! So relaxing and peaceful. The house has everything you could possibly need. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with all the amenaties you need. Super clean and in a gorgeous location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Nelson area was unforgettable. We were able to do something different everyday that appealed to each of our family. What a great family holiday in the most amazing environment. The cabin we stayed in met every need . We hope to return every year!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Castlegar Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Dam Inn
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Kootenay Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Granite Point Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Dam Inn and Kootenay Smoke House
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Whitewater Ski Hill
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Beasley

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$300
Cleaning fee C$70
Pet Fee C$25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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