Reward yourself with a relaxing stay in this luxury Chateau nested in a picturesque setting overlooking majestic mountains, an acre direct-access waterfront property, 5 min walk to a beautiful lake, large swimming pool and hot tub in the backyard.
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One-of-a-kind gorgeous house emulating a European chateau, custom-built to entertain and impress even those with the most lavish expectations.
Watch people drive by to see or photograph it:) Fantastic venue for family reunions and gatherings, anniversaries, birthdays, celebrations of all kind, even small weddings (please enquire). Comfortably sleeps 8 people, ~4,000 sf living space! The following is the description of each room in the house:
Living room - spacious, cozy brick fireplace, high ceilings, expensive leather traditional Italian style furniture, tasteful decorations, stained glass large windows, massive french doors opening to the outdoor living space, engineered hardwood floors and rugs to make your evenings peaceful and relaxing. Window seat makes a cozy space for reading or just day dreaming.
Dinning room - adjacent to the living room, dinning table for 8 people. Doors opening to the pool area with beautiful views of the rose garden and the mountains.
Kitchen - luxury is the definition. Large entertaining size, cherry cabinets with carved wood details, high end appliances (SubZero double door fridge), expensive granite countertops and bar area. Fully stocked with everything you need to feel home, cook, host and entertain.
Family/game room - access from the kitchen, family room features a big screen TV/entertainment system, Wii game console, cable TV. Sofas and chairs are motorized recliners, with just a push of a bottom find that perfect position to enjoy your favourite movie or show (selection of movie DVDs available or bring your own!). Family room also features an office area with desk and printer. You will find a comfy convertible queen bed with high end memory foam mattress also available in this room. Family room can serve as a spare bedroom with its own access to a closet and the bathroom on the first floor.
Second Floor Bedrooms
Master Bedroom - feel like royals! High end traditional Italian style furniture, kind size bed with luxury Kingsdown Eurotop mattress, seating/reading area, walk-in closet and dressing area, large stained window, valeted celling, fireplace, TV, in-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, generous size shower with luxury fixtures, Egyptian cotton bath robes and towels, $1,000+ luxurious bed linens, pillows and duvets, organic Canadian made bathroom amenities, hair dryer, and every other necessity to feel pampered in this spa-like bathroom. Mountain views from EVERY window, including the three windows in the bathroom while you have complete privacy.
French provincial bedroom all in white - dream bedroom for every girl - young or young in heart! We decorated this bedroom with unique pieces of antique and vintage furniture, all hand painted with Anne Slokan all natural chalk paint, feels like velvet on touch and looks extremely pleasant. Crystal chandelier, vintage lamps, queen size bed with Kingsdwon Eurotop mattress, and luxury European bedding. Seating area with silver tea set, chalkboard if you want to get creative. Vanity table to die for (in fact we designed the room around that piece of furniture:). Closet and storage space in the room. Bathrobes waiting for you.
Mediterranean bedroom - find a mix of Spanish/Portuguese and Tuscan decorations in this room, southern European accents in this beautiful room overlooking the swimming pool, backyard and the mountains. Wake up to the beautiful view of the Hope mountain seen from your bed; is it covered in mist or fog? Rain or shine - it's always breathtaking! The room is furnished with a luxury wrought iron queen size bed with Kingsdown Eurotop mattress, midcentury marble top night stands are made in Portugal and glow with amber lights to make your evenings and nights cozy. Wrought iron vanity table and bench to put your make up on and dress for that special evening, ample closet space. Bathrobes in the room.
Second floor bathroom - this bathroom is an easy access through the hallway from the French Provincial and Mediterranean bedrooms. It's large in size, with deep soaker tub with a window to the pool area and beautiful mountain views while you enjoy your bath, standing shower. Candles and bath bombs anyone? Of course! It's provided for your connivence so you can treat yourself like a royal. Luxury amenities, all you need, oh, did I mention the heated floors?
General amenities inside the house
WiFi - available everywhere on the property
Heated floors throughout the entire house, including the bathrooms on both floors!
Washer and dryer available for your use on the second floor.
Two fireplaces in the Master bedroom and in the living room.
When the sun is shining and so inviting you will enjoy the ambience of outdoor living we created to have the same connivence as we have inside the house.
Covered outdoor lounge furnished with seating, heating available and a BBQ grill on that rainy afternoon.
Swimming Pool - in-ground large swimming pool that is open April 1st-Nov 1st. It has deep (9 feet) and shallow areas for all levels of swimmers.
Hot tub - open year around. Can sit up to 7 comfortably, and four SUPER comfortably.
Outdoor Fireplace and BBQ - gather around for conversation or singing, or cook your favourite meal, wood provided.
Gazebo and outdoor dining - covered gazebo, dining table conveniently located near the fireplace/BBQ (open April-Nov)
River access from the property - waterfront property; just enter the gate in the backyard and walk straight down to the river or sit up on the hill and watch the mighty river flow underneath.
Other amenities in the backyard (some are seasonal):
Swing, lounging chairs, hammock, volleyball net, badminton, balls, basketball net, pool toys, bicycles - everything you need for fun. Or if you would prefer a quiet time, this is a secluded and quiet property that allows you to enjoy the serenity of the surrounding, listen to the passing river, read or just day dream!
Parking - 2 covered parkings available in the garage with automated garage door opener. Ample parking available on the property, up to 8 cars, including RV or boat parking.
Guests will have access to the entire house as described above - living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, bathroom on the first floor; 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the second floor. Swimming pool, hot tub and outdoor leaving in the backyard is all for the guest access.
Interaction with Guests
We will welcome you and introduce you to the house and go through various details with you at your check in. We will give you complete privacy and will be available for help when you need it. Depending on the length of your stay we will need to check in through messaging or in person to make sure everything is going smoothly, clean the pool and hot tub for your use when needed.
Hope is a small town of ~7,000 people, quiet community, it's busy on the weekends, summers and holidays. Because its close proximity to Vancouver (90 min drive), and being on 2 major highways (TC 1 and 3), the city has all kind of amenities for visitors - visitor centre, restaurants, parks, trails, camp grounds, cinema, golf course, balling alley, grocery and liquor stores, boutique and artisan stores, gas stations, etc. We would be happy to provide you with information and recommendations or show you around. Our property is located on the very quiet part of the city, on a cul-de-sac, the city centre is 3 min drive or 20 min walk. There is a corner-store located within 3 min walk from the house. You can also walk to the lake with beautiful beach and playground in 10 min, or you can drive for 2 min. Summer time there is a Saturday village market with lots of local artisans and crafters attending it (including my Mom with her baked goods - yumm! ). Hope is also known as the chain saw carving capital of Canada, you will find lots of carved sculptures around the town and in August there is a big annual festival. Antique car show is also happening here on Canada Day weekend (July 1st), lots of fun! After the first weekend in Sep, there is also a big celebration with fireworks. The city has a nice recreation centre, ice rink, gym, library, indoor swimming pool for public use - very affordable!
We are also close to Manning Park resort. It's only 40 min drive to this spectacular park with breathtaking hikes in the summer time and snowshoeing, snowboarding, downhill or cross country skiing or snow tubing fun activities in the winter time. Come back from your busy day in the park to soak in the hot tub and enjoy outdoor or indoor fireplace and a glass of wine.
It is super easy to get here from any nearby urban areas - Vancouver, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Bellingham, Seattle, etc. Greyhound bus also stops in Hope, 20 min walk from our house, of course we would be happy to pick you up the bus station if you let us know your arrival schedule. We can also pick you up at the Abbotsford or Vancouver International airports at no cost, please arrange with us, we would be happy to help, advise or arrange for your transportation. We have plenty of parking for your cars, RV or boat trailer.
Other Things to Note
We welcome families, but please leave your pets at home.
Key words: vacation rental, getaway, family vacation, romantic vacation, Vancouver, BC, mountains, Manning Park