Welcome to our Vacation Rental!
to Birch Nest, our beautiful 2 bedroom ski in/ski out vacation condo in beautiful Sun Peaks!
We think Sun Peaks is the best family resort in Western Canada and we have tried to match that by making our place feel comfortable without forgetting some pieces of extra premiumness that especially families know to appreciate. Birch tree has been our inspiration when furnishing our 2nd home and we hope that the combination of North American comfort and Scandinavian design details gives your vacation a nice extra flavour.
We do have something for everyone:
- True ski-in and ski-out.
- Great sliding and tobogganing next to the unit, we also have one toboggan for you and your kids.
- Luxurious new hot tub for 6
- Secured underground parking
- Room for 7 to sleep comfortably
- Hardwood floors
- Upgraded kitchen appliances
- Baby equipment (crib, high chair, toys)
- Free WIFI + cable TV
- 2 flat screen TVs
- Code free DVD Player
- Playstation 2 (with some games on the house)
- Boot and mitten dryer
We welcome you as our guest to share this wonderful place, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
If you'd like to make a reservation, just click on the Reserve Now button at the top of the page. Reservation and Payment Confirmation are quick and secure. If you have any questions about our property before you book, please Click on "Email Owner" above, or call us at (604) 275-7401.
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|Applicable Taxes||Bookings with an arrival date on or before Mar 31, 2013 are subject to HST of 12%a,
GST of 5% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
|Rates Calculation||Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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|Season||Start Date||End Date||# of Nights||Rate/nt||Comments|
|New Snow Season||Nov 20, 2014||Dec 18, 2014||
|Christmas||Dec 19, 2014||Dec 25, 2014||
|New Year||Dec 26, 2014||Jan 3, 2015||
|It's Family and Snow time!|
|Regular season||Jan 4, 2015||Feb 5, 2015||
|BC Family Day||Feb 6, 2015||Feb 12, 2015||
|President's week||Feb 13, 2015||Feb 20, 2015||
|Winter/Early Spring||Feb 21, 2015||Mar 12, 2015||
|Spring Break||Mar 13, 2015||Mar 28, 2015||
|Sun + Ski weeks||Mar 29, 2015||Apr 18, 2015||
|Enjoy end of season Ski and Sun|
|Nature in transition||Apr 19, 2015||May 31, 2015||
|Mountain summer||Jun 1, 2015||Sep 7, 2015||
|18 greens waiting|
|Policy||Amount Required||Due Date||Payment Accepted|
|Reservation Deposit||25.00% of total||Due at time of booking||Online CreditCard via this website|
|Balance of Payment||Full remainder||45 days prior to arrival|
|Damage Deposit||$750.00||Charged up to this maximum after departure if property is damaged, requires excessive cleaning, or if items are missing|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
Our unit has windows to both sides of the building, which brings in a lot of natural light.
The two bedrooms are on the opposite ends of the unit, both with their own bathrooms nearby.
The open space kitchen, dining and living area is very spacious and allows for flexibility depending on your needs at different times of the day.
Our deck is one of the biggest in the building and allows you to enjoy afternoon sun when using the hot tub.
Sleeping Areas & Beds
Very comfortable queen-size bed. High quality duvet, pillows and linens. Two 3-drawer chests and closet. Graco playpen fits here.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Has Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
Very comfortable queen & single combo bunk w. high quality duvets, pillows and linens. Large chest of drawers and a closet.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 Queen/Single combo bunk|
Comfortable double sofa bed with high quality duvet, pillows and linens.
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Double Sofa Bed|
Master bedroom ensuite has a nice bath tub with shower.
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
|Includes||Bath, Heated Floors, Shampoo, Shower, Soap|
The 2nd bathroom is close by to the 2nd bedroom as well as the laundry. Bathtub and a hand-held shower.
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
|Includes||Bath, Hand-held Shower, Heated Floors, Shampoo, Soap|
Food and preparing food is more than a necessary evil ;-)
We have stocked the kitchen with PLENTY of equipment and utensils that we think are necessary to enjoy cooking and ensuring a good end result.
Appliances are all stainless steel and you'll love the smooth ceramic cooktop.
We also have a slow cooker, which is just perfect easy way of cooking when spending most of the day outdoors.
|Coffee Maker||Of course. (Did you know that Finns are the heaviest coffee drinkers on this planet!)|
|Cooking/Eating Utensils||Place settings for 12, all necessary cooking utensils|
|Crock Pot||Slow cooker for an easy meal after long ski days|
|Dishwasher||Dishwasher goes without saying for a family vacation|
|Espresso Maker||Traditional Italian stovetop model|
|Heated Floors||What feels nicer than setting your foot on a warm floor when preparing the breakfast|
|Toaster||For toast + bagels|
Living area has two couches, of which one can be turned into a double guest bed, round coffee table and a cozy area rug. Set around the fireplace and offers a view to the main slopes.
Dining table seats six persons and offers a nice setting for dining as well as family board games. Extra seating available for three persons at the kitchen counter.
Our unit has a beautiful wooden floor in living/dining area. It doesn't just look and feel nice but is also very convenient in terms of allergies or children. We've added couple of area rugs for warmer feel for those cold days.
You will also love our birch-theme, which gives this unit a very special look and feel. While decorating our condo, we wanted to create a feeling of being in a cozy and comfortable place, tucked away from the hectic life of ours- just like being in a bird's nest high up in a birch tree. Just perfect for your dream vacation retreat.
We welcome international guests. We're able to correspond in Finnish, Swedish and German. So don't hesitate to Email or call us in your native language!
|Decor||Birch is the national tree of our native Finland. It is a well known source of energy vitality, that has been used for generations. We have combined this theme with North American comfort that should offer you an environment for a perfect vacation retreat.|
|24 HR Emergency Maintenance||Locally available|
|Baby/Infant Equipment||Foldable Graco playpen for the youngest in the family.|
|Boot Dryer||YES, and one for socks and mittens|
|Cable TV||Lots of channels, incl. several movie channels for free.|
|Coded Access||For quick and convenient keyless entry.|
|Complimentary Housekeeping||On longer stays, we will include regular cleaning service app. once a week|
|Deck||Good size, with hot tub.|
|Dishwasher||Dishwasher goes without saying for a family vacation|
|DVD Player||Available for enjoying your own movies, that you have not had a chance to watch...|
|Fireplace||Gas fireplace in living area|
|Fresh Linens||High quality linens and towels provided. Separate towels for hot-tub.|
|Games||Boardgames, Uno, playing cards|
|Guest Parking||Underground garage with one dedicated spot|
|Hairdryer||A hairdryer is available in the suite.|
|Hot Tub - Private||A brand new hot tub seats 5-6 and offers perfect relaxation after your day's activity.|
|Internet Access||Free high speed internet and WiFi access point. Whole family can bring their laptops, PDAs and Smartphones and be connected.|
|Iron and Ironing Board||In unit|
|Laundry Facilities||Stacked washer/dryer in unit. Detergent supplied. Clothes drying rack also in unit-for your wet hats, mittens etc.|
|Parking - Free Guest Spots||In underground garage|
|Parking - Free Private Parking||Underground garage with one dedicated spot for teh unit|
|Parking - Over Height Available||Dedicated over height parking available|
|Safety Equipment||Fire extinquisher|
|Secure Reserved Parking||One dedicated spot in the underground parking garage. Couple of visitor parking spots.|
|Secure Ski and Bike Storage||Ski locker just outside the unit.|
|Universal Ski Locks||Dedicated private ski locker|
|24 HR In-Resort Emergency Help||Emergency numbers provided prior arrival.|
|Grocery Delivery||To make your life even easier, you can order groceries beforehand through http://www.sunpeaksgrocery.com/|
Location & Map
Settler's Crossing, a true ski in/ski out, is a new condominium complex at Sun Peaks, located east of the main village near the base of the Morrissey chair.
Close enough to the Village to be convenient, and far enough to be quiet and peaceful.
Book direct at birchnest.directvacations.com
Access Time to Lifts
|Ski in Ski out|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
Access Time to Shops & Restaurants
|Less than 5 minutes drive|
|Free transport to village & lifts|
Access Time to Grocery Stores
|Less than 5 minutes drive|
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This is our home away from home, and we hope you enjoy your stay. There are a few simple rules that we'd like you to adhere to during your visit, so please review them beforehand. These policies are strictly enforced, and failure to meet them prior to arrival or during your stay will result in cancellation or eviction. Please note our home is restricted to sleeping a maximum of 7, and we require notification, immediately if your situation does not conform to this restriction.
And please remember - No Smoking and No Pets
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25||Registered guest must be 25 years or older. We welcome kids and young adults as guests. However, the member of the party who is making the reservation must be at least 25 years of age and will be held responsible for the rest of the group.|
|Long Term Renters (Monthly)||Contact us for available discount.|
|Non-Smokers Only||No smoking in the unit nor on the deck!. Strictly enforced.|
|Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Pets||No pets allowed. We want to respect people with allergies staying in our unit|
|Young Adult Only Groups 17-24|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Cancellations Made by Guests||All deposits are non-refundable. We will do our best to find replacement reservations for the same time period. If the property can be rebooked, then any payment will be refunded based on the number of nights rebooked & the rebooked rate; refunds will be subject to a 4% cancellation fee. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights or vacation-related products.|
|Delayed Arrivals||We are not responsible for late arrivals. Refunds for late arrivals will not be issued. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights or vacation-related products.|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||We can mail, or e-mail you instuction in advance. Full informational package provided on arrival. Available by e-mail, or mail after final payment received|
|Guest Account Termination||The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site|
|Ineligible Guests: 24 Hour Reservation Reversal||The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses|
|Late Reservation Payments||Arrangments for late payment must be made with owner in advance.|
|Privacy||The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.|
Guest Stay Policies
|Bike Storage||Bikes are not permitted inside the suite.|
|Check-In Time||4:00 PM. Early check-in possible, please call us or email us first and we'll do our best to accommodate your request|
|Check-Out Time||10:00 AM. Late check-out may be possible but must be negotiated at time of booking.|
|Complaints Concerning Property||Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.|
|Excessive Cleaning Costs||Assessed at checkout. Rental includes normal unit cleaning. Excessive cleaning costs will be evaluated and passed on to the registered guest.|
|Excessive Noise||Noise to be kept to a minimum after 11:00 PM. Please respect our neighbors by keeping outside noise (including in the hot tub) to a minimum after 11:00 PM|
|Housekeeping||Unit will be cleaned before arrival and after departure.|
|Liability||Responsibility of registered guest. We are not responsible for any bodily harm to guests or guests of guests while they are on our property or at any location at Sun Peaks resort|
|Locking Door||Numeric entry system. Entry code is changed before checkin and after checkout.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||24 hour emergency support.|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||Seven (7). Strictly enforced|
|Missing Items||Responsibility of registered guest. See Property Damage policy.|
|Noise Restrictions||Excessive noise from the hot tub area is not permitted after 11 pm. Occupants may be evicted subsequent to noise complaints and will be charged for fines resulting from noise complaints. Strictly enforced by our strata council. The outdoor hot tub area can be used after 10 pm, but please engage only in quiet conversation after 10 pm out of respect for our neighboring families.|
|Parking & Ticketing||Only allowed in the designated spots. Fire lane requirements and snow removal require the Strata to enforce parking regulations.|
|Property Damage||Property damage of common or private property includes: physical damage, excessive cleaning, defacing property, excessive noise, littering, lude public behavior, missing items/theft. Guest agrees to pay for all private or common property damage caused by the Guest themselves, or a member of their party. Guests may also be evicted.Refunds will not be issued in the event of eviction. Owner reserves the right to request Guest account inactivation|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||This property is zoned for nightly rentals.|
|Terms of Eviction||Smoking, excessive noise, threat of common or private property damage, disturbing the peace; excess of 7 overnight occupants. Guests will be evicted without refund for cases of reported excessive noise, and common or private property damage.|
|My Web Site Guarantee||The rate you see when you book is the rate you will pay. We do our best to offer the most competitive rates and to post these on our web site.|
Clean, comfortable, quiet.
Adam from Spruce Grove, Canada
Date: Aug-21-2014 for a stay in Aug 2014
For the third year in a row, the Birch Nest has been the choice for us while at Sun Peaks Resort. Reasonably priced, close to the main village, and all the amenities you could ever need while on vacation. The hot tub was great after a long day of biking and other residents were courteous and reserved. We will likely be back next year! Thanks again.View Full Review
Wonderful Winter Get away!
LindaLu from Poulsbo, Washington USA
Very clean, comfortable, & quiet condo. Nicely decorated...loved the Finnish artwork & decorations. Well appointed kitchen with everything we needed for preparing snacks & meals. Nice hot tub with view of mountain. Very comfortable bed in master bedroom. Settlers Crossing in close proximity to friends who own at Stones Throw and other friends who rented at Woodhaven. Easy walking distance to village and access to snowshoe & cross country trails. Easy to get to Morrisey Chair lift.
Beautiful condo with everything needed for a great holiday
Suzanne from Sydney
Spacious , quite , relaxing atmosphere, beautiful spa. All makes for an enjoyable holiday.
Favourite property in Sun Peaks
Adam G from Spruce Grove, Alberta
This is the second time I have had the pleasure of staying at The Birch Nest in Sun Peaks, and I again was more than impressed with my experience. Everything was neat and tidy, the hot tub was welcoming at the end of the day, and our entire party had a great time. I would recommend The Birch Nest to any small family or a couple for a getaway any time of year!
Beautiful and well equipped accommodation.
Murray Paches from Athabasca, Alberta
This home was a great place to stay. The ski in ski out is well appreciated. We had everything we needed and everything was in working order. Thank you for helping us when we had trouble getting in and following up with us. The size was perfect for our family party of six. It was great to not have walk up several flights of stairs from the parkade as well. I would definitely stay here again.
A great ski-in and ski-out condo
karen from vancouver
Well-appointed, great location for ski in and ski out, right next to tobaggan run (golf course), hot tub, amenities, everything well done! we especially loved the boot and mitt dryer. we have never stayed anywhere with one of these and it made such a big difference!!! We also had two other groups of friends staying in settler's crossing and the set-up of the complex made it very conducive to travel as part of a larger group but still have your own space.
Made the difference
Mark B from Near Guildford UK
Our gamble on having some early snow didn't pay off, however the accommodation more than made up for it and we were very impressed by the property and facilities.
Comfort and relaxation in a serene setting.
Adam from Spruce Grove
The Birch Nest in Sun Peaks was an absolute treat to stay at. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived and the unit was in impeccable order and as the owners were aware we would be arriving late, left the interior and exterior front entrance lights on to aid in finding the door. The unit was in meticulous shape and was extremely well appointed and during our stay we never found ourselves looking for any item we may have needed. The birch highlights throughout the condo are a beautiful touch and the entire place feels like home. The hot tub on the front porch looks out to the mountains and the Sunburst Lift, with a breath taking view while enjoying your morning coffee or relaxing in the evening. I will be be back again next year and already cant wait to spend a week at The Birch Nest!
We had a great vacation at Sun Peaks.
Peters Family from Surrey, BC
The condo accomotion was great. Well equipped kitchen, get beds, nice hot tub, great location. We had a great time. Thank you.
Comfortable space, easy to ski trails
cms from Seattle, WA
The Birch Nest worked great for our family. Easy access to ski trails - both for x-country and downhill. Great having two bathrooms, and liked the decor, especially the Kaiku Birch tree prints throughout the condo. It is a ways from the village, though, and not for anyone looking for a 5 minute walk to the restaurants.
Heather from BC
We enjoyed staying in Birch Nest very much. The unit was very clean when we arrived. It is well appointed and very nicely decorated and furnished. We appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was and enjoyed the hot tub.
home away from home
Lou from Edmonton
We recently stayed at the birch nest for our spring skiing holiday. The weather conditions weren't always ideal but the accommodations were. We spent plenty of time resting & relaxing in the comfort of the roomy, well equiped BirchNest condo. We will certainly come back if we plan on skiing SunPeaks again.