A Great 3-Generation Family Week
Submitted: September 28, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
I agree with the previous reviews, but if you were only planning to read the first paragraph of my review, then the most important aspect I can point out is that you take a very close look at all the many quality extras that are provided with this property, in stark contrast to the “four walls and three bare mattresses” you might get elsewhere for a similar price. You won’t have to load up the car with living supplies.
We stayed during the last week of August as a party consisting of three families - my wife and I, her folks, and her sister, husband and two boys. The big stores are about 20 minutes south for shopping, and many well-known wineries are within easy range – including Gray Monk which you can see directly across the lake. After a day of wine tours, you can come back and spend the whole next day lakeside, reading and enjoying the wine you bought.
The Strata is a mix of owners and renters, so we got a little more noise on Saturday and Friday nights, although there is an 11pm noise rule. The rest of the week was very quiet.
The cottage itself is very modern, but with a very tasteful sort of rustic décor. Wi-fi and satellite TV are provided, something you might discount for a cottage vacation unless you have kids (and perhaps a grandfather) to keep entertained in between activities, or on the odd chance you get a rainy day.
The outdoor decks are very enjoyable, either for daytime reading, an evening cigar, or using the firepit by the beach after dark. The stairs are winding and a bit steep, but gives the place a bit of an enchanting Swiss Family Robinson feel. The shore and water area are very rocky, preserved in part to protect spawning Kokanee, so water shoes are definitely a must.
We very much enjoyed quality family time we got from our stay, and even the boys were asking if we could come back.
Families with Young Children
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