PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS

LEIGH BANNISTER

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We invite you to come to the Okanagan valley for your summer vacation and relax in our PRIVATE 3550 sq. ft. 7 year old 'post and beam' home and enjoy the breathtaking unobstructed 180 degree view of the Okanagan Lake. Our home is situated high above the lake in a park-like setting nestled in the trees between Kelowna and Vernon. Imagine yourself relaxing in the hot tub during the evenings with your glass of wine staring at the stars or just lying in the hammock on the spacious 1100 square foot upper deck watching the boats go by or reading a book by your favorite author. Maybe spending your days on the lake on our private beach at our lakeside cabin only a short 5 minute drive away. All you need to bring with you is your food and clothing....we supply everything else. This is our personal home which we basically walk away from as we move to our lake cabin during rental season. We leave most of our precious belongings behind for our guests to enjoy. (we only rent out our home from June 15th to Sept. 15th of each year) It's like having your own 'home away from home'. You can even tuck your vehicles away from the hot sun in our 2 car garage.

With 24 foot floor to ceiling lakeside windows, you will wake up each morning to a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the lake. How about starting your day with breakfast on the huge 1100 square foot wrap-around deck overlooking the lake. There are numerous hiking and biking trails nearby and a number of small fishing lakes within a short drive from the home. The home is located on a very private flat cul de sac where you will be able to walk or bike safely with your children.

If you are a golf enthusiast, there are many courses in the area. Spallumcheen (18 holes and an executive 9 holes) is only 15 minutes away.

Two world class ski hills (Big White and Silver Star) are nearby and offer both winter and summer activities.

The Okanagan valley is known for its numerous first class wineries. Many are a short drive away.

A small supermarket/hardware/home bakery (including a gas station) is 10 minutes away. Major shopping malls are 30 minutes away.

As a 'bonus' you are invited to share our private lake front beach and dock during the days at our private cabin on the lake and only 5 minutes away by car. You can actually see the cabin from the upper deck at our home. We live at this lake front property during rental season. The fact that we live so close-by allows us to take care of any immediate services or maintenance needed at our home without affecting our guests' privacy. If you would like to bring along your boat, it can be left safely moored at this lake front property during your stay. There is no need to take it in and out of the lake each day. If you want to get away from the big city and enjoy some peace and quiet yet have all of the amenities you left behind in your own home, this is the place! Come and enjoy our little 'piece of paradise'.

NOTE: We offer one of the best values in the Okanagan valley and are normally fully booked each summer. Book early to secure the dates you need!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
LEIGH BANNISTER (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About LEIGH BANNISTER

We moved to the Okanagan valley 10 years ago and built our 'dream' home in 2005. We have an amazing 180 degree unobstructed view of the Okanagan lake. We spend our summers at our lake front property (only 5 minutes from our home) which allows us to rent our home out during those months. During the past 7 summers we've enjoyed meeting great people from all over Canada, USA, and Europe.

LEIGH BANNISTER purchased this house in 2006

Why LEIGH BANNISTER chose Kelowna

The Okanagan valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. We love living here. It is truly a 'recreational paradise'.

What makes this house unique

Guests who rent our home truly have the 'best of both worlds'! They will live in a modern comfortably furnished 'post and beam' home with an amazing 180 view of Lake Okanagan with the option of spending their days at our private beach (only a 5 minute drive from the house) to enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, or just laying in the sun during the hot Okanagan days. We encourage guests to bring along their boats so they can explore the lake during the days and then leave it safely moored at this lakefront property during their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment left in guestbook: Thank you so very much Leigh and Sue!! We always enjoy your place and it's a perfect vacation home. We loved every minute of it!! Thanks for all your hospitality and generosity! Christa and Sean Callihoo
Sep 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208782vb
1-250-549-9149
Kelowna Okanagan Valley
Wales, U.K.
5

The Wonderfujl Post & Beam Home

The Wonderfujl Post & Beam Home
  • 5 of 5
The beautiful Post & Beam. What a wonderful way to wake up in Canada, as we arrived in the dark from Vancouver at 9.30 pm. Looking across towards the Okanagan Lake was the most marvelous view from the deck and one we never got tired of during our four day stay. The only downside was having to leave and not been able to stay in this perfect home for longer. Everything was first class and everyone relaxed and had a wonderful start to our touring holiday in B.C. The use of the private beach and access to the lake gave us hours and hours of relaxation and fun especially for our eleven year old grandson. The owners of this property were the ideal hosts and we cannot thank them enough for making our stay here the more memorable. We long to go back.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208782vb
1-250-549-9149
Kelowna Okanagan Valley
5

Beautiful Home with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5
The pictures do not do this house justice -- beautiful new home with unobstructed views of the lake. High end amenities throughout the house, beautifully furnished and decorated... it definiately made it feel like a home away from home. I travelled to Leigh and Sues home with 5 family members, and my 'little sister' our pet dog, whom we couldn't leave behind. It was so great that they were happy to accomodate our dog. I had google mapped the property so I knew it was right between both Vernon and Kelowna, so we came prepared grocery wise, so being further away from grocery stores did not surprise us. We had planned excursions in to Kelowna any how, for winery tours etc., so we were able to pick any thing else up when we wanted to.

We spent most nights enjoying BBQs while watching the moon rise and watch how it sparkled over the lake... gorgeous, and so peacefully quiet. The summer days in the area were quite warm, but the house was kept cool with the AC, which was perfect.

There is a bedroom, with full bathroom on the main floor, so that really helped with my mother who has bad knees! She didn't have to use stairs the whole time we were there.
Leigh and Sue even let us use their lakeside property, which was nice to be able to go for a quick dip when we didn't want to go to far away!

We had a wonderful time and would definitely return to this rental -- thank you for sharing your home with us, it was lovely to meet you and thank you for everything!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208782vb
1-250-549-9149
Kelowna Okanagan Valley
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
5

extraordinary view and lovely house

  • 5 of 5
We had family coming to Kelowna from two continents and two provinces for a wedding and wanted a place for us to have room for a week together after the wedding as if we were at home and be able to share meals and games and activities. The house was beautiful, the lake side dock and beach great fun and the golf at Predator Ridge and The Rise was superb. The drive up the west shore road was scary but the Vernon way was fine although we needed to pre-plan meals and activities as groceries etc were 30 min away. We had two cars which was useful. We did a bike trip of the Myra Canyon which has been a long time desire of mine and the family had a lovely day there. Great moments: two young bucks ( and many of their relatives over the week) greeted us on the lawn when we arrived and a magnificent full sized rainbow the last night we were there it seemed to be almost on the deck of the house, even the 4 year old was entranced with it. Thanks to Leigh and Sue for the use of their lovely home.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208782vb
1-250-549-9149
Kelowna Okanagan Valley
Calgary, Alberta
5

Fantastic spot for a quiet vacation

  • 5 of 5
What a magnificent place! The pics of this place don't do the view and this home justice. Gorgeous views from every window, amazing to watch the moonrise from the hot tub (and see the sparkles on the lake) or witness the sun rise from the most comfy chairs in the peace of the morning. Birds soaring overhead, deer wandering and munching, always something inspiring to look at. Outstanding.

The home was spotless and everything we could possibly need for our week stay was provided (except food of course!)

Leigh and Sue are gracious hosts that were not intrusive or demanding at all but were there if we had need.

My only suggestion to you is this - if you are looking to be in the midst of the action, know that your travel times to and from Vernon and Kelowna are minimun 30 minutes and partially on a twisty, narrow road. This is the perfect place to stock up on supplies for a week and disappear from the "real world".

Thank you for sharing your fantastic, fantasy home guys! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208782vb
1-250-549-9149
Kelowna Okanagan Valley
Calgary
5

Outstanding views from high on the hill and waterfront access - the best of both worlds!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, our son and daughter-in-law and our grandson's had a wonderful Okanagan holiday. This beautiful modern home provided us with every possible amenity and Leigh and Sue generously shared their waterfront access and all their toys with us.
Our boat was safely moored and we spent hours on the dock, in and out of the water, trying out the kayak and stand-up paddleboard and towing the little boys around (and around, and around) on the tube. The location on the lake was much quieter and calmer than other places we have stayed in the past.
Having found this gem, I can't imagine staying anywhere else and I know we would never be able to find hosts as friendly and helpful as Leigh and Sue.
Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys, thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure having you stay in our home. We have been renting our home during the summer months (June 15th to Sept 15th) for the past 8 years and have met so many great people. We have always been amazed how respectful these guests have been to our home and it's been wonderful to see these families enjoy all of the things the Okanagan valley has to offer.
leigh and sue
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PRIVATE 'POST + BEAM' HOME WITH 180 DEGREE LAKE VIEW AND LAKE ACCESS
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208782vb
1-250-549-9149
Kelowna Okanagan Valley
5

Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5
This was one of the best vacations we have had.. The accommodations were wonderful, the view was spectacular and the hosts were very friendly and provided us with everything we needed and more. In addition to the phenomenal vacation rental, we were provided access to their lakefront dock, including the use of a water trampoline, paddle board, kayak, and a slip to store our boat over night. We could hardly wait to get back to the house in the evening to sit in the hot tub, relax in the loungers on the deck and enjoy the view of the Okanogan. From the time we initially booked, to the day we got home, we felt welcome, but I wouldn't expect anything less from a Saskatchewan farm boy. We highly recommend this vacation destination.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Kelowna House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$2,275
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$2,800
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee C$125
Notes We rent our home from June 15th to Sept. 15th each summer while we move to our lake front cabin only 5 minutes away. We invite guests to enjoy our private beach during their stay in our home. Bring your boat.

We would be happy to email our "Guest Rental Agreement" to any potential guests for their review. This document outlines all of our payment policies and rental rules for our home.
A non-refundable $500.00 deposit is due upon booking. Balance of rent will be due 45 days prior to arrival. See our cancellation policies in our "Guest Rental Agreement" for all refunds. All rates are based on 6 occupants (all approved extra guests will be charged $45.00 per day per person). All payments can be made by "bank email transfers" or "Pay Pal".
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Amenities

Amenities

Kelowna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , this bathroom is on the main floor
    master bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower , large 4 x 8 tiled shower, toilet, walk-in closet
  • 2 bathrooms. One bathroom is located on the main floor of the home and the other full bathroom is in the master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 (basement) - 1 queen , located in fully furnished basement, clock, closet
    Bedroom 2 (main floor) - 1 queen , lakeview, HDTV, DVD player, clock, large closet
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , lakeview, sitting area, HDTV/DVD, desk, clock, ensuite
  • All beds have quality linens supplied.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Guests are welcome to share a private lakefront beach and dock during the days with the owners of this home. This beach is only a 5 minute drive from the rental home. Bring your boat and leave in safely moored at this cabin during your stay. There are numerous hiking/biking trails within walking distance.
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