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Refined Elegance, Excellent for Families. Sleeps 4-10. Quick Walk to C-Train

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 - Family Home In Calgary

Imagine visiting one of western Canada's fastest growing cities during the summer and staying in a stylish, comfortable quiet suburban home minutes from excellent public transportation or highway access. 'The Artist's Home' has 5 bedrooms, three of which have luxurious en suite bathrooms. Each member of your family or group will have plenty of room to have privacy, and lots of communal spaces both inside and outdoors where family can gather to share your stories while exploring Calgary.

David and Holly Nielsen
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About David and Holly Nielsen

We are enthusiastic travellers, who have been in this neighborhood for nearly 20 years. We have been in the hospitality business ever since we transformed this home into "Artist's Bed and Breakfast". Since then, we have expanded "The Artist's World" to include two vacation rental apartments in Southern France (HomeAway 979853 and 4274763) and another in Tucson, Arizona. Our goal is to offer high quality family friendly vacation rentals.

David and Holly Nielsen purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

Our clients generally tend to be families that gather in Calgary for a family reunion or wedding. The Artist's Home holds a maximum of 10 guests in five bedrooms. Three bedrooms have queen sized beds and an ensuite bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms have double beds and share a full bathroom. There is a chef's kitchen and gas BBQ at your disposal, and at least six individual places inside and out where you can gather as a large or small groups. Rather than paying huge prices for hotels, they choose The Artist's Home where they can relax and economize in a friendly, quiet setting. There is a minimum stay of one week


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Southwest Calgary in Calgary

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • Each Bathroom Contains Heated Towel Rack Plush Towels And Facecloths Two Bathrobes Walk In Pebble Shower Marble Sink Dual Flush Toilet Exhaust Fan Blow-dryer French Soaps And Lotion
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • The Artist’s Home was designed with you in mind. We know you have travelled a great distance and need a place where you immediately feel comfortable and safe. Sit and relax over a glass of wine while looking at the original landscape oil paintings from the region. Relax! Whether you are on vacation or in town for a business meeting, you will rest easy and feel refreshed. Your bed is queen sized, and covered in the softest and most luxurious Italian linens we could find. Many of our guests have commented on how soundly they sleep when they come to Calgary’s higher elevation 1,048 meters, or 3,438 feet.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Calgary is known the world over as the home of the Calgary Stampede. ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ happens the first two weeks of July. If you can imagine it, it’s there: parades, nightly concerts, fireworks, a gigantic rodeo, and rides for all ages. The entire city of Calgary gets into the party spirit. At The Artist’s Home you are only a few short minutes by train to the middle of the action. Calgary is home to a host of other great things to do, as well. Plan your visit to Calgary and make The Artist’s Home your base. Want to go to the Calgary Folk Music Festival? Order tickets on-line and use us as your home away from home, you’ll begin your adventure well rested.


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Refined Elegance, Excellent for Families. Sleeps 4-10. Quick Walk to C-Train
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Surrey, BC Canada

Extraordinary, architecturally stimulating renovated home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for our family gathering. Enjoyed the numerous and beautifully renovated bathrooms, comfortable beds and multiple gathering spaces. Excellent hosts attentive to our every need.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was fabulous. Everything that was advertised was there. Very comfortable for all 9 of us!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in the southwest by canyon meadows and McLeod trail. We went to fish creek park to walk and run a few times. My daughters wedding was at the bow river ranche restaurant. So the location was great. Pretty much a 20 minute drive to everywhere else whether it was downtown or other areas. The airport was about 25 minutes via Deerfoot trail. Lots of shopping both grocery or mall in the area. Communication with the owners was easy and thorough. The place was very well organized. Great property. Great experience. Highly recommend!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Albert! The Artist's Home specializes in hosting families that come to Calgary for family reunions or weddings. The Artist's Home is unique because of the amount of people it can sleep (10), and the amount of quality bathrooms it has (4.5). But what really makes it special is that you are in a well designed, stylish home.The photos do not lie. Infact, we have already booked two weeks for summer 2018, so it is never too late to start planning for your Great Canadian getaway.
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Welcoming, beautiful top to bottom and well thoughtout VRBO.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Holly and David for sharing your beautiful home with our family. A wedding in the south of Calgary at Lake Bonavista "Lake House" was the beginning of our search for the perfect home to accommodate 6 adults, 2 teenagers and 1 child. The "Artists Home" suited our needs perfectly.

It was close to our venue as well as a short walk to Fish Creek Park with running trails, for picnics or just enjoying the creek. Transit for a hassle free trip into the city is convenient and a short distance away.

The home itself is beautifully designed. It is cozy in the setup and big enough to handle a larger family with areas to accommodate quiet reading or a little more exuberant family visiting. The kitchen has a full complement for the gourmet chef in you and one can choose between eating in the dining room or at the bar. Bedrooms/ensuites, bathrooms are set up with nice linens, towels and lots of storage. For your appreciation and enjoyment, the "Artists Home" has an abundance of artwork in all areas and certainly was enjoyed by our families.

Outside sitting areas were plentiful and whether its the sun you like or a piece of shade under a tree you're seeking - you're sure to find it.

This home is a definite thumbs up for us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully located to access all of what Calgary, Alberta has to offer, very clean and maintained

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home to enjoy with high end amenities to make our stay joyful and comfortable. Everything we needed for quality family time from furnishings to quiet and beautiful spaces for private conversations and group interactions/gatherings. Grand art that gives you the sense of appreciation being in a unique environment while having access to wonderful gardens and private outdoors space. The location was so easily accessible from all modes of transportation and made travel to various venues we were visiting a pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The Artists House is deceptively large with several sitting areas which allows everyone their own space if they need it. It is very nicely furnished and decorated. It has ample bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate up to 10 people easily and the kitchen was well-equipped with everything we could need - and more! The outside areas are very well laid out with well-kept gardens and garden furniture. Although we had little opportunity to enjoy them during our visit due to unseasonable weather!! The neighbours were friendly and helpful and happy to pass the time of day - without being intrusive. The property is perfectly situated within easy travelling distance of Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Sikome Lake is lovely if you fancy a beach and a swim - spotlessly clean and well maintained and only $7 for the day. The local Heritage Centre was well worth a visit, much more to see than we expected. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, but driving around this area is very easy and simple to navigate anyway. I have to recommend Big T's Bbq a short drive away - so good we went there twice! We were visiting Calgary due to one of our party competing in the Roller Derby World Cup - otherwise I honestly don't think we would have thought of Calgary as a holiday destination. We were pleasantly surprised with how much this area has to offer and would love to visit again. Our only regret was not being able to visit Jasper, due to insufficient time. We would definitely visit this area again and wouldn't hesitate to stay in the Artists House a second time.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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jackson, MS

Ideal Home for Family or Large Group

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the Artist's Home along with four other couples for the Calgary Stampede. This home is well furnished, and very clean. Several living areas inside and out offer lovely places to gather for visiting. The Nielsens provided prompt and detailed instructions for the use of the home and its amenities as well as good advice regarding restaurants, activities, and shopping. They thoughtfully left a welcome package with a kind note on the counter-- maps, broshures listing restaurants, activities, and attractions, three new kitchen towels, and a lovely bottle of Chianti.

We enjoyed being able to cook a full breakfast each morning before departing for the rodeo. There is a grill, but we did not have the opportunity to use it since our Canadian friends treated us to a BBQ, and our other meals were taken at Stampede. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the house is convenient to lovely walking trails, restaurants, pharmacies, and the Chinook Center as well as other shopping. One of our Canadian chums was so taken with the home that she wants to rent it for the overflow guests for her daughter's wedding. I highly recommend this home for a vacation stay in Calgary, but be warned, you will not want to leave. Many thanks to the Nielsens for sharing their home with us. Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Halo Restaurant & Lounge
Nearest Ferry
6.5 Miles
Heritage Park Historical Village (tourist ferry)
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Canyon Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Kilometres
Canyon Meadows C-Train Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Deerfoot Trail AB-2
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Halo Restaurant and Lounge
Nearest Ski
26 Kilometres
Canada Olympic Park
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Sicome Lake (by bicycle or walking path)
Car: recommended

'The Artist's Home' is a beautiful 5 bedroom house in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Located in a quiet neighbourhood, you will forget that you are in one of the West’s fastest growing cities.

If you wish to visit Calgary and take part in what Calgary has to offer like: The Calgary Stampede, Spruce Meadows, The Calgary Folk Festival, The Calgary Film Festival, Calgary Flames games, Concerts at the Pengrowth Saddledome, The Calgary Zoo, The Telus World of Science, The Glenbow Museum, and Heritage Park; you are a very quick walk from the Canyon Meadows C-Train stop. You are just short ride away from all that Calgary has to offer!

'The Artist’s Home' is also a stone’s throw away from beautiful Fish Creek Provincial Park, which features many kilometres of paved and unpaved paths, through wooded areas, where you can spot deer, beavers, birds and enjoy the bridges. Many Calgarians love using these serene bike riding, and walking trails.

If you are traveling into the Rocky Mountains, from 'The Artist’s Home' it is a picturesque 90 minute drive to Banff National Park. The Artist’s Home is an excellent base to your vacation in Alberta.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £288.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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