• Landquest 01
  • Landquest 04
  • Landquest 05
  • Landquest 02
    Marketing British Columbia to the World®
    Kootenay lake waterfront 01 48 photos

    Kootenay Lake Waterfront Home and Beach House - Nelson, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 23128

    Welcome to waterfront living! This 2.27-acre property has an extensive sandy beach and private dock. The beach house, carriage home, 3 RV hookups, massive workshop garage, large Quonset, and securely gated perimeter provide privacy, respite & fun!


    2.27 acres ~ 2 titles

    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 01
    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 02
    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 03
    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 04
    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 05
    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 06
    Thumb kootenay lake waterfront 07 +41 photos


    This breathtaking waterfront property lies on the west arm of sparkling Kootenay Lake. An extensive sandy beach provides enough room for volleyball, badminton, and croquet! The property includes two titled waterfront properties totaling 2.27 acres with an impressive 275 feet of lake frontage. Views from all residences afford views of the sandy beach, lake, and lofty Purcell mountains.

    With three residences, there is more than enough room to accommodate large groups, especially when adding the three powered RV sites. Extensive infrastructure improvements are invested into this property—including a large 3-berth boat dock.

    The property has a custom heavy-duty cedar and 12-gauge steel security wall, an electric remote aluminum gate.

    Beach House

    The beach house has expansive windows and glass patio doors providing panoramic views. Stepping out on the full-width deck is another opportunity to sit back and watch the world drift by. Perhaps a soak in the hot tub followed by a barbeque with family and friends suits the day. Alternatively, pull up a stool to the cute cabana-style wet bar, or—why not—enjoy it all! The outdoor shower is a great way to scrub up or rinse off the sand.

    The bright and spacious open concept living and dining areas are open concept. The rear of the house has two bedrooms, a two-piece bathroom, and a tastefully remodeled galley kitchen. An exterior door leads from the kitchen onto a small landing and short staircase. Each bedroom has a queen bed with views through the front living area windows. A small cabin with a queen and bunk beds is separate but adjacent to the beach house.

    Carriage House

    The two-storey carriage-style home is behind and to the side of the beach house. Living areas are appointed with custom woodwork. The entirely self-sufficient second storey has a combined living room and kitchen. The bedroom and living areas have views over the property towards the lake and mountains. On the lower level a self-sufficient in-law suite exits onto a spacious deck with plenty of room for entertaining and viewing the fruit trees, coniferous trees, gardens, and berry bushes. The single-car garage also houses the electrical panel, top-quality water treatment system, and hot water tank. The polished concrete floor is complete with radiant heating.

    Commercial Grade Shop

    Across a very quiet side street, the large custom steel shop has been spared no expense. Two oversized automatic roller doors and polished concrete floors are complete with comfortable gas radiant heating. The second-level mezzanine is an expansive area also having polished concrete floors. The shop has a kitchen sink, washroom, and an impressive 400-amp service. A high-end security system gives peace of mind with all the 'toys,' tools, and vehicles stored within.

    A waterfront building site is prepped for a large home, including septic, electrical, and water to the site. A new high output housed well services the entire property, and an extensive lake water irrigation system ensures gardens and trees are taken care of.

    A Cummins inline 50 kVA-200A generator is installed for endless back up power.


    4668/4676 Crescent Road - Nelson, BC


    From Nelson, drive over the big orange bridge (BOB). Take Highway 3A toward the Balfour ferry. After crossing the bridge Crescent Road is approximately 17 km on the right. The property is at the end of the road on the right, approximately 300 m.

    Area Data

    Flanked by the steep jagged peaks of the Purcell and Selkirk mountains, the city of Nelson spreads along the shores of Kootenay Lake's West Arm. Nelson has a growing population of 10,600, with the Greater Area encompassing 18,000. With a trading area of nearly 70,000, this city features a heritage downtown and 300-plus restored heritage homes, businesses, and churches.

    Nelson is among just a handful of small cities in North America that can lay claim to a unique mix and abundance of big-city cosmopolitan amenities coupled with an authentic small-town charm. There are over 50 restaurants and cafes, many with outdoor seasonal patios, more per capita than San Francisco. Three craft breweries and coffee shops are perfect for enjoying and relaxing with family and friends while sipping your favorite beverage. With a stroll down historic Baker Street, you can't help but feel the funky vibe, authenticity, and entrepreneurial spirit.

    In addition to its natural allure, the Kootenay Lake region hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating arts, music, and culture. Some notable events include the annual ArtWalk, the Kootenay Festival of the Arts, and the Starbelly Jam Music & Arts Festival. With such a rich assortment of recreational opportunities and a vibrant community, Kootenay Lake and its surroundings continue to be a beloved destination for visitors seeking solace, adventure, and inspiration.

    Sparkling Kootenay Lake is up to 150 metres deep and 4 kilometres at its widest point. The lake comprises four sections, the North End, West Arm, Main Lake, and South End. Today, Kootenay Lake is part of a watershed that flows across the international U.S. border and is the largest natural lake in southern British Columbia.

    The rivers and streams that flow into Kootenay Lake are teeming with life. Twenty-two fish live in Kootenay Lake, including the largest freshwater fish in North America—the ancient white sturgeon, and Kokanee's only predator—the largest rainbow trout in the world, the Gerrard trout.

    The Nelson and Kootenay Lake region may be one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet. Sweeping alpine tundra, regal mountain tops, and glaciated valleys blanket a unique inland temperate zone. Home to ancient forests and iconic keystone species, including the grizzly bear and Kokanee salmon, the area feeds species with oceanic affinities. A place where otters play, ospreys dive, and eagles nest, Kootenay Lake is a living landscape with a rich history.

    With a temperate climate, the weather changes notably with the four seasons. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are snowy with mild temperatures. Precipitation is crucial to the environment within this inland temperate rainforest, providing moisture for various flora and deep snow.


    The sky's the limit for outdoor enthusiasts for year-round outdoor activities in and around Nelson. Whether kayaking on the lake, cycling a pine-topped ridge, or hiking lush forests, this area is a gateway to backcountry pursuits.

    The city and surrounding rural communities offer numerous spas, hot spring resorts, a zipline, and whitewater rafting. Nelson also features a new community recreation complex with pools, a sauna, steam room, fitness center, and numerous massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and alternative health sciences practitioners. 'BOB,' the Big Orange Bridge, connects Nelson to the North Shore (Balfour and the Kootenay Ferry, Kaslo, and beyond). The bridge is a favorite for cyclists, walkers, and joggers, with wide sidewalks and incredible views up and down the lake.


    Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in BC and is ideal for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, canoeing, and leisurely boat rides. Marinas around the lake offer boat rentals, fuel, boat repair, and moorage. Paddling affords experiences with spectacular views of wildlife, hidden coves, sandy beaches, and vast open spaces.


    Kootenay Lake does not freeze over in winter—translating to year-round fishing. Gerrard and bull trout are monsters of the Arrow and Kootenay Lakes. Both species feed on Kokanee to attain their massive size. The lake also supports record-sized rainbow trout and claims to have the largest recorded Kokanee of almost 10 pounds. Land-locked salmon spawn in large numbers in Kokanee Creek in the late summer. A recommended time to fish is in the fall and winter, with larger fish coming up from the cold depths of 500 feet.

    White Water Rafting

    South of Nelson, Salmo is the starting point for waters with Class 2 to 4 outstanding rafting. The journey begins on sparkling blue water heading to a remote canyon setting. Following the first warm-up sections, the river builds to a class 4 canyon run with boulder drops and rock gardens. Those not wanting the spine-tingling thrills have several chances to take out before the canyon.

    Winter Sports

    Nelson and the area are world-renowned for exceptional skiing and boarding. The deep, pure powder snow is legendary. Whitewater Ski Resort receives over 40 feet of light, dry powder every season. With over 2,044 feet of steeps, deeps, chutes, bowls, and glades, the resort is famous for hosting fantastic festivals and events on and off the mountain.

    This region is also a backcountry paradise. The deep powder and terrain are home to several worldwide recognized cat ski operators. Together, they have earned the designation of the Cat Ski Capital of the World.

    The Nelson Nordic Ski Club has over 25 km of developed and maintained trails with lit trails for night skiing. Two warming huts throughout the beginner to expert trails provide cozy places to fuel up before continuing.

    Provincial Parks

    Kokanee Creek, Kokanee Glacier, Pilot Bay, and Lockhart Beach Provincial Parks provide extensive hiking trails, wildlife viewing, sandy beaches, picnicking, glacier exploration, ice climbing, and camping.


    Before the glacier retreated in Kootenays, riverways and large lakes of meltwater provided a path for sockeye salmon to move from the Pacific Ocean up the Columbia River and into the lakes of the interior. Ten to twelve thousand years ago, the glacier that shaped the Kootenay Lake retreated and drained away to its current size today.

    Before prospectors arrived in search of gold and silver, the area where Nelson now sits was home to the Ktunaxa and Sinixt First Nations for thousands of years. A new era began in 1887 when a party from Colville discovered the Silver King mine on Toad Mountain, where the township developed.

    Within a few years, two railways reached the fledgling settlement, providing transportation for goods and ore, while a fleet of sternwheelers connected points on Kootenay Lake. Forestry eventually supplanted mining as the area's primary industry, and Nelson became home to a large sawmill, a sash and door factory, and a match block plant, among other sectors.

    Nelson was incorporated in 1897 and became the administrative center of the Kootenays. It constructed a streetcar system and a hydroelectric power plant—the first in BC. The township also built many impressive brick and stone buildings that still stand today.

    In the 1950s, Nelson became a university town when the Roman Catholic diocese established Notre Dame, which later became David Thompson University Centre. However, during the recession of the early 1980s, the city fell upon hard times, and the school and the sawmill closed while other significant employers shed employees.

    Just as things looked dire, Nelson bounced back on the strength of its history. A downtown revitalization project uncovered and restored many hidden heritage buildings, and Hollywood soon discovered the city's charms. Snow has been another salvation as nearby Whitewater Ski Resort, Baldface Lodge, and other cat and heli-ski operators brought a significant economic injection to the city.

    Map Reference

    49°36'16.80"N and 117° 7'58.09"W


    • High output drilled well
    • Septic
    • Hydro power
    • Cell service
    • High speed Internet


    Beach House

    • 960 ft2 beach bungalow
    • large decks
    • wet bar
    • cabana bunkhouse
    • hot tub

    Carriage House (2 storey)

    • 1,180 ft2
    • deck
    • In-law suite
    • single car garage
    • large deck

    Commercial Grade Shop

    • 20’ x 40’ x 26’ high

    Well house

    Electrical house

    Tax Details

    $11,235 (2022)




    Lot A, Plan NEP87777, District Lot 790, Kootenay Land District
    PID 027-692-311

    Lot B, Plan NEP87777, District Lot 790, Kootenay Land District
    PID 027-692-337

    Maps & Plans

    Map01 +8 maps

    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.