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35 reviews
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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Larainne
1 review
“Breathtaking back to nature with great amenities rustic gorgeous I views super relaxing open plan”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Loved it! Beautiful place to stay
Whenever we go to this area this would be our first choice - totally magical amazing energy and vibe

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Philip L
1 review
“El Nido - Paradise”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2013

We've stayed at El Nido for a week each of the last two summers and have been very sad to leave on both occasions. The property is very well furnished and has all the amenities necessary.
Barbecuing on the patio with the view of the lake followed by relaxing in the hammock while the sun came down without listening to sirens was bliss.

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Liked best: Loved the peace
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Joy2B
San Francisco
2 reviews
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“Extraordinary peace, stunning views, cozy comforts!"”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Everything about this place is magical, from the hummingbirds, to the amazing views, to the soaker tub to the well-appointed kitchen. This is a real retreat from the world, and Mick is a most gracious host who does everything possible to accommodate. We've stayed there year after year and will be back again.

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Liked best: Indoor/Outdoor living
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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RebeccaAb...
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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“The BEST view on Kootenay Lake”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I visited El Nido this past July with my family. We were greeted by our very warm and friendly host Mick, even though we had arrived hours later than planned in the middle of the night. Mick waited up for us and kept the incense burning. He showed us around, and then went back to his Nelson home. The following morning we all woke up to the most spectacular views that we hadn't yet seen in the daylight hours. We sat outside and watched the hummingbirds chase each other around the treehouse-like deck. We never wanted to leave! We felt so at-home in El Nido's clean, modern, zen-themed accommodation. We had such a wonderful worry-free stay, and cannot wait to return!

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Liked best: The spectacular views!!
Liked least: Having to go home.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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SaraBagg
Calgary, Canada
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“Tranquil, rustic luxury”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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My husband and I have been renting homes in the Kootenays for the last 5 years and typically chose a different spot yearly -- until we happened upon Mick and his beautiful home, El-Nido.

With two young girls (1 and 3 during our first visit) our family was looking for a spot with all the comforts of home, yet which somehow, at the same time, would allow us to feel as though we’d escaped all that comes with such comforts. This is El-Nido. A cozy yet modern home constructed of raw timbre and literally subsumed by its beautiful natural surroundings.

A day of life at El-Nido for us includes: waking in cozy beds in thick cotton sheets to the sun glinting off dewy leaves in the overgrown garden, complete with rivulets of water pouring into a serene pool, and a moss covered bench from which to watch the snails creep by. Sipping on espresso made in the modern and well equipped open-concept kitchen. Relaxing on the expansive deck – with some time spent in the lounge chairs set out in the sun and some time spent on the couch or hammocks tucked away in the shade, the lake view ever-present.

As the day heats up maybe a warm outdoor shower with only the lake looking on, or a cool bath in the beautiful deep tub which is surrounded by large lake-view windows, bath salts, and candles.

After lunch a lazy and private walk through the forest—picking wild berries and communing with its creatures, followed by an afternoon snoozing on deck – reading, painting, making music or practising yoga, all the while the kids run around exploring the seemingly endless paths and corners of the house and garden.

Our evenings at El-Nido are spent BBQing outdoors and watching the moon over the lake.

When we are at El-Nido every member of our family is utterly contended and at peace. The place seems almost possessed by calming powers.

As Mick built his home and raised his daughter there, he is a part of the space. His love for the property makes a visitor feel welcomed and at home. He is a warm and open person who yearly makes every effort to accommodate us and our evolving needs.

Returned home from the Kootenays days ago and already yearning to return to El-Nido.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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