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Andrew Copping and Christie Sacre

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Andrew Copping and Christie Sacre

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CLASSIC LAKESIDE COTTAGE IN SOUTH OKANAGAN

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Summerland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 3-8)

Escape to the sunny Okanagan and enjoy the best of BC's wine country in a classic waterfront cottage. This lovely three bedroom home on Vaseux Lake has all the modern amenities with a mid-century modern touch. It is 1/4 acre of lakefront with private sandy beach, dock and floating raft - great for lounging, swimming or fishing. The spacious backyard has an outdoor fire pit, grassy area, and a large deck with barbeque. The main floor offers a fully stocked kitchen, seven appliances, wifi, Smart TV with dvd/vcr, stereo/record player, the bathroom, a bedroom with king size bed and a loft with a large double bed. The largest bedroom, with a queen size bed and single bunk beds, is downstairs with an exterior entrance.

We are on the East side of Vaseux Lake, just off highway 97, between OK Falls and Oliver. Oliver is 15 minutes South, and Penticton is 20 minutes North of our cottage.

We are close to great outdoor recreation: Kettle Valley Railway, golf courses, hiking and climbing, as well as excellent wine and culinary touring options with over 100 wineries, great restaurants and numerous festivals nearby throughout the summer. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on Vaseux Lake.

Keywords: waterfront, lakefront, cottage, chalet, okanagan, cabin, lakeside, lake, fishing, swimming, bass, trout, hiking, wine, golf, birds, oliver, penticton, vaseux lake, vaseaux, beach, wine touring, wine country, golden mile chalet

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andrew Copping and Christie Sacre (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated in a breathtakingly beautiful setting on a quiet, non-mechanized lake. Famous for its bass and trout fishing, Vaseaux Lake offers an ideal getaway for couples or families. With McIntyre Bluff to the south and Vaseaux Lake cliffs behind, there's phenomenal outdoor activities including hiking and mountain biking on the KVR trail at the eastern side of the lake, birdwatching at the preserve at the north end of the lake, and bighorn sheep in the cliffs behind. The lake is warm in the summer and ideal for swimming. In the winter it freezes over and is great for ice skating. We are close to the over 100 wineries, including Township 7 in nearby Naramata, where the staff are happy to have you visit for a complimentary tour and tasting.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
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Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313091vb
+1 -6049992894
Summerland Okanagan Valley
Victoria, BC, Canada
4

Fantastic, relaxing family vacation

  • 4 of 5
My wife, 2 small children (6 and 3) and my parents shared the cottage for a wonderful week this year. I would highly recommend it for people looking for some quiet space of their own in a warm and sunny Okanagan setting.
Highlights of the cottage:
- Quiet, beautiful lake frontage: Vaseux lake doesn't allow motor boats, so it is very quiet and felt like you had the lake to yourself. The water is warm and we spent many hours floating on tubes and mattresses.
- Bass fishing from the private dock: 3 generations of my family were fishing off the dock, where a worm and bobber got my 3yr old innumerable bass throughout the week.
- Location: 20mins to Penticton, 25 to Osoyoos, fantastic vineyards all around.

The only drawbacks we found were:
- The second bedroom is only accessible by going outside first. This is OK if you want privacy between groups, but with kids it meant we had to have an adult stay in the bunk bed room with the kids.
- As others have mentioned, the stairs to the loft bed are VERY steep.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and we would love to have you visit again.
Christie
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Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313091vb
+1 -6049992894
Summerland Okanagan Valley
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
4

A Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5
This property is one of the most spectacular lake front lots that we have experienced. A perfect mix of sun and shade, shallow and deep water. Lovely decks and beautiful landscaping. It was perfect for young children (1 & 3) and the older set (80+). The outdoor area couldn't be beat!

The interior was nicely appointed. A new bathroom, nice linens, good beds, sufficient (but somewhat dated) kitchen utensils -- there were even some condiments for our use. (No dishwashing soap though).

Things to expect that make this property less than 5 star include:
1. The air conditioners (2 small window units) are ancient and do not even begin to cool the house. They need immediate replacement and an additional one needs to be installed in the kitchen/living area.
2. The BBQ is old and cooks hot dogs fine, but cooks far too unevenly to cook any higher quality meats.
3. It should be noted that the stairs to the loft are extremely steep and deep making them difficult to navigate for older folks. We had to forgo its use and use the fold-down couch in the living area which worked but wasn't optimal.

The location was perfect for visiting wineries and for access to fruit and groceries. If we could have accessed the loft, the space would have accommodated our group of 5 adults and 2 young children perfectly.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am very glad that you enjoyed your family reunion and our cottage – great grandparents, grandparents, adult children and grandchildren – what a great family holiday! We appreciate your feedback.
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Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313091vb
+1 -6049992894
Summerland Okanagan Valley
Spokane,WA
4

Beautiful setting and comfortable home

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this property in the early part of September where we enjoyed perfect weather. The home was clean and ready for us when we arrived. We found the beds very comfortable with good quality linens, ample towels for use inside and out and a well equipped kitchen with lots of space. The deck was wonderful for meals overlooking the lake and we spent our days on the property's private beach and on the dock. We would totally recommend this place to others, and have! We will definitely be back next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you again.
business
Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313091vb
+1 -6049992894
Summerland Okanagan Valley
Vancouver, BC
3

Not disappointed, but had to lower our expectations

  • 3 of 5
The lake is spectacular and has a clean, gentle walk-in off the grass, completely suitable for toddlers and young kids. The property is overgrown and needs some landscaping. Watch you don't get whacked in the head when its dark. However, the plum tree was fully ripe in early August when we were there, and made for great picking. The chalet itself is cute. Watch - the loft stairs are not toddler friendly (too steep) but it, and the main floor bedroom, are air conditioned. The downstairs suite is not and the main living area is not, and it gets hot here in the summer. We enjoyed warm starry nights on the deck, watching shooting stars, drinking wine. It lived up to the reviews we read with two big exceptions: 1. Based on previous guest comments, we specifically asked the owner if the dock was repaired, and were told when we booked in the spring that it would be in time for our summer visit. It wasn't. The lake is too shallow to fish without a boat. A dock would have made that experience (on the 6th highest rated bass fishing lake in BC) a vacation to remember. 2. The chalet was dirty. We have a long history with VRBO rentals and never experienced anything like this. At $100 a night we could have wrapped our heads around spending the first day of vacation cleaning, but at $350 a night it was hugely disappointing. The description was accurate regarding the location. Photos accurately reflected the chalet's appearance and amenities. Would recommend to a friend but not at peak rates, with a caveat for needing a lower set of expectations regarding cleanliness. We went geo-caching in the area - highly recommended. Hester Creek Winery lets you bring your own picnic and and their wine shop is spectacular. And finally, the chalet is pet friendly and I have to say our Aussie Shepherd cross was in heaven. That was indeed a pleasure being able to vacation with her, and for that, we're grateful to the owner for allowing pets. Addendum: We emailed the owner post vacation and he apologized for the dock not being fixed, saying the roof needed priority attention. He also said he would look into the cleanliness and maintenance issues. A week later he messaged back and apologized again, saying he was on top of the cleanliness issues and assured that they have been dealt with for now and in the future. We will probably go back and take him up on his offer to make it up to us.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313091vb
+1 -6049992894
Summerland Okanagan Valley
vancouver
5

wedding at chalet

  • 5 of 5
We had our wedding at the chalet this summer and had a wonderful time. We had about 18 guests for the.wedding and 8 stayed with us there the night before. It is a beautiful location and the chalet has a large balcony and yard, so we had lots of space for our wedding guests to socialize, play games etc. We were married on the dock in front of everyone. I am gushing now whoops. Anyways we had a great stay amd will definitely come back again to this great spot. Thanks again for a wonderful wedding and vacation
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that your wedding was a magical day and we would love to have you again in the future. 1st Anniversary perhaps?
business
Classic Lakeside Cottage in South Okanagan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313091vb
+1 -6049992894
Summerland Okanagan Valley
Vancouver
5

What a great long weekend!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for having us Erin!

The cottage has everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. We spent the weekend fishing (caught 2!!), bbq-ing and enjoying drinks on the private deck and beachfront. We absolutely loved it. Perfect for a couples or girls getaway. Our dog was so happy lounging on the grass all weekend too!

Tip: Go to Blasted Church winery if you have time (have to drive) - great spot :)
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Summerland Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $260/nt
  • Canadian Dollars
  • Sept. 10, 2013 - June 26, 2014 .. $260/night (2 night minimum)
  • June 27, 2014 - Sept. 1, 2014 $350/night (1 week minimum)
  • Prices do not include PST/GST Tax
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Book for three nights or more and we waive the cleaning fee!
  • Book for seven nights or more and we take 10% off
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Amenities

Summerland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub with shower, sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , loft bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , large room with exterior entrance
  • Main bedroom is across hall from bathroom and loft is directly above. Third bedroom has exterior entrance off the backyard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
private dock, swimming raft, espresso machine

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