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“Total Relaxation”
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East facing view
West facing porch
Dining table and kitchen view
Cooking island and sliding door to deck
Outdoor shower
Living Room windows..facing South
Downstair bedroom
Soaker Tub
Tub with lake view
Second bedroom leading to pond area
The Nest
Deck chairs facing South
Porch table and hammock
Outdoor shower in evening light
End of day at El Nido entrance
Sunrise July 30th
Garden Bench at pond side
Early morning on the deck
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Nelson, Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

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ducfin
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Solitude”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 for a stay in July 2013

El Nido is a mix of rustic and updated tucked away up a long driveway with beautiful views and wildlife. We checked in on time but Mick was still cleaning so we got to know a bit about him and the property which was nice. The kitchen has beautiful views and we brought some of our own favorite items for cooking. We were there in July when it was really warm so having the lower level room being cooler was a bonus and there are character stairs that lead to it. The humming birds were so fun to watch all day long and the windows upstairs allow for lots of scenery. There is not much in the way for TV, movies and lounging around but you don’t come here to sit inside on the couch. The stereo was great and we really enjoyed having all of our favorites to play. The house has some modern flare and some rustic portions so remember that you are in nature and all the mice and spiders that come with it. The house was being cleaned while we arrived and it was ok but I would have preferred a bit more cleaning be done in the bathroom and kitchen. We came here looking for peace, quiet and solitude and when we had the property to ourselves it was there. For what we paid, I felt we should have had more privacy. Unbeknownst to us, we shared the property on the last night with Mick and his friend, there is a gazebo type building on the property as well. I was startled to see a naked woman walking around the property, she appeared to have just used the outdoor shower and this unfortunately left a negative lasting impression on me. Be prepared for the driveway as it is steep, graveled and narrow in some spots and can be slippery when it rains. If you are looking for rustic peace, quiet and solitude with some wildlife enjoyment and you are open to the BC culture and sharing ways, this may be a rental for you.

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Liked best: peace and quiet
Liked least: sharing with others
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
22 Aug 2014
I would like to thank ducfin for taking the time from their busy lives to post a review of my home.iI am sorry that everything was not to your liking and i would certainly have done my best to address your complaints had they been pointed out at the time of your stay.I sincerely strive to make the vacation experience of my guests the best i can.I would also like to thank them for the kind words and sharing their sitings of a 'naked woman on the lawn'.as i am now getting many request for accomodation hoping to enjoy same!!!
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Mark T
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Total Relaxation”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

If you're looking for total peace and quiet then El Nido is for you. As its name describes, The Nest sits high off the water giving stunning 180 degree lake views while giving you the feeling off being nestled in the trees. My wife and I recently spent a week here and did nothing but relax and enjoy the views. Only noise heard were the sound of the hummingbirds. The property is well looked after with a perfect mix of the rustic and the new. It's 15 acre plot ensures no one will bother you.

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Liked best: Views and quietness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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SharonHap...
Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Enchanting-Spectacular”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Pictures say alot, but once we arrived...sooo much more! This home is well taken care of and has all the amenities you could ask for. Sitting out in the evening, feeling the freshness of the air, the sounds of nature...and the SPECTACULAR views were awe inspiring. There's the master bedroom down stairs, very private from the rest of the home and has it's own deck, again with amazing views. Went out to the garden and picked fresh greens for salad and cooking in such an open and well equipped kitchen, who could ask for more. After the day is done, there's a luxurious, large bath tub with large windows, again with such wonderful views. Long hikes? No problem, there's a steam/shower that is so relaxing. Very secluded and peaceful. On the property as you walk around there's lots of surprises for you. We can't say enough. Just loved it!!!
Thank you Mick! We'll be back!!!!

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Liked best: The wrap around deck, with the best views
Travelling group: Extended Family
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marivanco...
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Most beautiful and relaxing spot on Kootenay Lake”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in August 2013

We spent 4 nights at El Nido last summer and would return in a heartbeat. This is one stunning property, secluded, yet close enough to drive into Nelson for a little hit of small town life, and always such a haven to return to. The views to the lake are breathtaking, and Mick has outfitted his home elegantly, everything feels selected for its beauty and practicality. The kitchen is well equipped, beds comfy and bathroom lovely with a very luxurious steam shower. Best deck ever. Our favourite night was when we watched an electrical storm start waaaay across the lake, and slowly make its way across the water towards us, an awesomely dramatic light and sound show that was elemental in its power. Highly recommended, something special.

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TedH1
Gibsons, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 for a stay in August 2012

i could take the view in forever. From the moment we arrived we knew had found our version of nirvana. Loving the morning light and having that 1st cup of coffee on the wrap around deck. Everything is so close and Kootenay Lake is even closer. Recommend this place for peace and quiet and a romantic getaway.

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Liked best: the quiet
Liked least: having to leave
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