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Ivory Thistle Cottage

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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Autumn Special * New Availability $180. An enchanting character straw-bale cottage nestled in the forest next to a brook. A peaceful setting 14 mins drive to Nelson; a vibrant arts & outdoor community with boutiques, cafes, and beaches.

The space

An enchanting & peaceful straw-bale cottage set on the edge of the forest.

Other things to note

*THERE IS A SMALL OWNER COTTAGE on the property. Your enjoyment and privacy is assured.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please respect the cottage and treat it with love and care. Thank you


3 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Erin User Profile
July 2017
This cottage is not just Pinterest worthy, but design magazine worthy too. It is so incredibly beautiful in person!! We arrived with delight and it grew with every room we rushed to see! Colleen was a wonderful host, she had fresh flowers on the kitchen table and the fridge was filled with recently gathered raspberries, coffee cream, cold water and eggs. The grounds were perfect for exploring and playing several games of badminton! We loved the location, very close to a beautiful beach and only minutes to town. I would love to visit again! Thank you Colleen!
Colleen User Profile
Response from Colleen:
Thank you Erin for such a generous and kind review. It's important to me knowing that people enjoy the space. Best wishes always, C
July 2017

Ami And Patrick User ProfileAmi And Patrick is a superhost.
October 2016
Wow! What a beautiful experience staying at Ivory Thistle. Such a warm, welcoming, and lovely place. So we'll appointed. The cottage has everything you need. It was very clean and quite. The fireplace was such a lovely touch. The best Airbnb we've ever stayed in.

Peter User Profile
September 2016
The Ivory Thistle Cottage was exactly what we were looking for. The cottage was quiet, cozy and in the perfect location to experience both nature and town. We spent most of our trip exploring trails, parks and scenic drives, but when we were at the cottage the majority of our time was in front of the fire. Our host Colleen was very responsive, but also pretty much left us on our own until we asked if she could stop by for some conversation and restaurant recommendations. All in all our experience at the cottage was perfect.

Shanti User Profile
September 2016
We had a fantastic experience at the cottage, it was just what we'd hoped for: a place to relax and get away from it all. The cottage is very quaint and cozy, great natural light, a wood stove and candles to make for cozy and romantic evenings, and the decor is French provincial style and well appointed. The house is fully equipped: there is a washer and dryer, the kitchen is set up for most things you want to cook and bake, espresso maker, and Colleen provides coffee and cream. There is radiant floor heat or the wood stove for the cool evenings. A nice little porch with a seating area looking out onto the lawn. We liked the place so much that on some days we just spent a lot of time hanging at the house. Colleen is very nice, kind and responsive. She lives just up from the cottage and communicates via email, but will come in person if you like. The area is rural BC, so there is wildlife, like bears and deer, so you have to be thoughtful about that when walking around the area. Overall, we look forward to coming back to the cottage, loved the space and ambiance and it was by far the best air bnb we've stayed at.

Courtney&Josephine User Profile
September 2016
We loved our stay at the Ivory Thistle Cottage. It is beautifully decorated inside & the kitchen has everything you need if you decide to make meals there. It's a peaceful location in the woods, not far from Nelson & only a couple of minutes to the lake if you want to swim. Colleen was very responsive & helpful, plus left a couple of treats to welcome us. Highly recommended!

Paul User Profile
May 2016
To be honest, my initial thought was to write a horrible review in order to make sure that this cottage was available for our next trip. Absolutely incredible house and hospitality. Private and very cozy. As someone said in another review - the photos really don't do it justice. My favorite Airbnb so far by a wide margin.

Karen User Profile
August 2015
We had a lovely time at Colleen's Ivory Thistle Cottage in Nelson. The cottage was much more adorable than the pictures show. It was spotless and we felt right at home within an hour of being there. Everything that we needed was in the cottage, we didn't want for anything. It is located out of town in a peaceful area so was nice and quiet. A five minute drive to the beach with walking/biking trails just down the driveway. The front lawn/patio area was cool and breezy as we were there in very hot weather - so it was refreshing to play croquette and chill out in the shade of the trees. Colleen was great in giving us our space and privacy which was kind. There was nothing wrong with this vacation spot. Love love loved it! Karen and Steve Evans

Nelson, CanadaJoined in September 2013
Colleen User Profile

Nelson, BC. Love travel & nature.

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