Wendy was a wonderful hostess, very friendly and understanding (our dog may have broken a light and a floaty in the pool.) The living space was massive and air conditioned, which was important as it was very hot during our 4 day stay. The pool was great to swim in out back and a large fenced yard for the dog to run around in. The view was beautiful overlooking the lake and the hills. The house was located near several great wineries and a short drive into Kelowna. Would love to spend another summer holiday here!
September 19, 2016 driving from Vancouver, B.C. to West Kelowna was certainly an experience driving the Coquihalla Highway. It was a beautiful drive but take caution this mountainous pass is subject to a diverse range of weather that can change at a moments notice
. When you see the signs that say "expect sudden weather changes"...they mean it. We experienced, sun, wind, rain and even snow flurries as we drew closer to the summit of 4,081 feet. We noticed people have a tendency of driving this highway too fast. Travel with safety in mind and you'll have an enjoyable and safe trip.
We arrived at our destination and were greeted by Wendy. There's plenty of parking space...even room for a motor home. It's on a dead end street...no traffic. Wendy took us on a tour of this wonderful home and went over all the details that we needed to know. Spacious open living room concept with comfortable leather reclining furniture, laminate flooring, carpet in the betrooms, large coffee table, side tables, TV, high speed internet, free wifi, and a gas fireplace to keep yjou toasty warm.
Off the living room was a game area with a dart board and a pool table, perfect for family entertainment.
The kitchen was fully equipped with all the amenities that one could ask for. You feel right at home here with everything you need. No need to bring anything. Full kitchen with pots/pans, silverware, dishes, glasses, cups, wine glasses, coffee maker. A pantry held things you would have at home, toaster, kettle, mini rice cooker, crock pot, popcorn maker, panini maker, bowls, grater, salad spinner, fondue set....more than you'll ever need. Well thought out for your comfort and convenience.
Modern bathroom with a wonderful sit down shower with a rain shower head (no bathtub). Bath towels, hand towels and face cloths were provided. Laundry room adjacent to the bathroom....laundry soap provided. In the laundry room are extra towels, blankets, books to read and board games for your convenience.
Two private bedrooms, one with a TV, ample closet space. We found these rooms a little cold but Wendy was more than accommodating providing heaters. A third room had a pull down Murphy bed (hard and a little uncomfortable but do-able), a TV and an area to work out with weights and an elliptical....exercise mats provided. This room has a sliding glass door that leads out onto a beautiful patio overlooking Okanagan Lake and rolling hills ....we cooked many a steak dinner on the patio......propane barbecue provided. This patio had a wonderful comfortable seating area and dining area overlooking the fantastic pool. Stairs down to the pool area had ample seating with loungers, directors chairs, umbrellas and for your convenience a bathroom to save you from running back upstairs. Also a warm water shower to rinse off. The pool is heated and was at 85 degrees. Floats were provided for your use....even one for our dog. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and private.
It's so close to all the wineries such as Mission Hill, Volcanic, Quail's Gate, The Hatch, Grizzli Winery and many more. A 15 minute drive to downtown Kelowna where you'll find Orchard Park Shopping Centre ...lots of strip malls and other stores like Costco. Walmart, Canadian Superstore, Safeway, London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Liquor Stores and many many more. Closest liquor store is at the Neighbourhood Pub just 3 km away.
We were a little apprehensive booking this seeing it was in a home and the owners lived upstairs but the photos were so inviting we decided book it. It is exactly as you see in the photos. We had our privacy and never heard them or saw them except for when Wendy came and took the pool cover off every morning for us and put back in the evening. She was very accommodating and texted us to see if we needed anything. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here, very relaxing, quiet and beautiful setting. Bonus for us they were pet friendly....we brought our little dog that got along with their dog "Holly" which we only saw on occasion. You won't be disappointed. We would definitely come back here again.
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