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Anne Essler

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Anne Essler

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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Cathedral Ceiling 360 Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Apex Mountain House Rental Photos and Description

We offer the beauty of the mountains, fresh air and fresh well water, a vegetable garden with lots of greens when they are ready, as well as fresh eggs. The kids are welcome to help feed the chickens. This is a working hobby farm and we are underway. The goats are available to pet and feed as well.

If anyone is interested in Yoga, we have a resident Kudalini instructor who will be doing daily yoga exercises, upon request.

The mountain behind the property is steep and great for hiking and exploring. There are often wild horses grazing on the fields behind us and lots of wonderful views to see if you can take the 45 minute hike to the top.

Come join us in our corner of paradise. It's rough and ready and reality at it's best.

Penticton benefits from its unique setting between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes. Bounded by forested ridges, clay bank cliffs and granite bluffs with easy access to mountain lakes and winter resorts, there's a strong focus on outdoor recreation that can be experienced in all seasons.

But Penticton is also centred in Okanagan wine country and rich agricultural lands provide fresh ingredients for local menus, making this a growing food and wine destination with an abundance of urban attractions for culturally-minded visitors.

Water Activities

With the beaches of Okanagan Lake to the north and Skaha Lake to the south, summer in Penticton is the time to get wet. Swim, fish, kayak, wakeboard, water ski, jet ski, windsurf and kite surf. On Okanagan Lake, beginners try a tandem flight, experts fly solo, with Penticton Parasail Adventures. Board the Casabella Princess for an afternoon cruise.

Skaha Lake is home to even more adventure with excellent conditions for wind and kite surfers. Public boat launch areas on both lakes provide easy access for visitors towing their own boats and all the toys are readily available for rent.

For the ultimate lazy summer day, join the party floating the Okanagan River Channel that connects the two lakes. Rent a tube from Coyote Cruises or bring one and take their shuttle. Anglers cast a line in the big lakes or take to the high country.

Land Activities

Hiking and cycling trails abound in and around Penticton. Stroll the Kiwanis Promenade along Okanagan Beach, follow the pathway beside the Okanagan River Channel or set off for Munson Mountain lookout. Take to the countryside for a quiet ride through vineyards and orchards, check out the scenery and historic sites on the KVR (Kettle Valley Railway) Trail or head to Ellis Canyon in the highlands. To jack up the adrenaline, mountain bikers attack the technical challenges of Three Blind Mice trails, while rock climbers tackle the world famous Skaha Bluffs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne Essler (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About Anne Essler

Our corner of paradise is owned by 4 of us: Anne, a recent widower, 1 son, Regan, and 2 daughters, Meredith and Colleen. Two grandsons, Iian (10) and Rio (4) are also here to help entertain the guests, take care of the animals, pick the raspberries and do some weeding.

Anne Essler purchased this house in 2002

Why Anne Essler chose Apex Mountain

Grandpa was raised around Penticton and returned here with his family after retirement. He remembers Penticton when it was all orchards and gardens, with only 5000 people, and not the 40,000 here now.

What makes this house unique

Kids love this place because of the animals and the other kids here to show them around. The trampoline holds great attraction. Even when it is scorching hot in town, there's always a breeze out here at night to cool things off and keep the insects gone.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Cathedral Ceiling 360 Views
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
Drumheller
4

A rustic getaway for the family

  • 4 of 5

Our Family of six stayed in one of the cabins on this property. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. The views are spectacular and our kids loved the goats and chickens. There was a robin's nest right outside the cabin and we enjoyed watching the birds being fed. It was peaceful and quiet and we truly felt relaxed during our stay. We loved using the barbeque and relaxing on the porch with a glass of wine. This is a great affordable getaway. We were so impressed we have booked two weeks for next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Amherstview, Ontario, Canada
5

Country Living At It's Finest.

  • 5 of 5

We had a late arrival as we had under estimated the travel time from Calgary. They were extremely hospitable to this and were grateful we called ahead to give them a heads up. Our first morning, we had breakfast on the deck and enjoyed the peace and quiet for the country. Their dogs came over and introduced themselves and were guarded but friendly as I would expect any country dog to be.

We spent our days touring around the local towns and our evenings enjoying sitting on the deck enjoying the stars and piece and quiet. It's amazing how much sound towns and cities have that you don't realize exists until you are in the country.

It is very easy to walk up the mountain outside the house for a spectacular view of the local valley area.

The house was clean and neat. Roomy and comfortable. Definitely worth staying at

We had easy access to the local towns and Apex Ski Resort. The roads are well maintained.

We only had one flaw with our time their. The night we arrived the place was extremely hot. Windows had not been open to allow evening breezes to cool the place

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver, BC, Canada
1

Has potential but avoid this rental if you want peace and quiet

  • 1 of 5

This rental is the top portion of a beautifully built log house, located 20 mins from Penticton, on a hobby farm complete with Goats and Chickens and a beautiful garden. When we first arrived we were happy with the cleanliness of the suite and the views were beautiful. Unfortunately it seems as though some one had not stayed in the suite for sometime as there were some insects [dead and alive] in the towels, kitchen drawers and along the window sills. The unit is well equipped and the beds were comfortable. Do not expect to sleep in however because there are no curtains on any windows and the bedrooms face the sun.

Our largest complaint however was the noise factor. There were quite a few people living in the downstairs portion and the noise level was overwhelming. Slamming doors [So loud I jumped off the sofa...] and heavy foot steps were the worst of it. It was terrible. We tried to keep the TV on to drown their noise but even at the loudest setting it didn't help. From 6 am until 11 pm the noise went on and it really ruined our stay. We ended up packing up and leaving after 2 nights, forfeiting the remainder of our stay. That was 1 week ago and we have yet to hear from the manager as she was unavailable when we left. We did inform the people downstairs that we were leaving due to their extreme noisiness. I don't think that I should have to remind someone who is running a business like this, to " be quiet".

Over all this suite was charming, well equipped and semi clean . It has great potential if the people downstairs can learn to not slam doors [so much that the house shook] and make so much noise. I was really disappointed with the lack of follow up from the management.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Duncan, BC
5

Wild horses galloping down the road

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful place in a great part of the country. The ranch has a very warm and friendly atmosphere and great hiking from there.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Penticton Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
18 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Skaha Beach
Car: necessary

Penticton benefits from its unique setting between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes. Bounded by forested ridges, clay bank cliffs and granite bluffs with easy access to mountain lakes and winter resorts, there's a strong focus on outdoor recreation that can be experienced in all seasons.

But Penticton is also centred in Okanagan wine country and rich agricultural lands provide fresh ingredients for local menus, making this a growing food and wine destination with an abundance of urban attractions for culturally-minded visitors.

Water Activities

With the beaches of Okanagan Lake to the north and Skaha Lake to the south, summer in Penticton is the time to get wet. Swim, fish, kayak, wakeboard, water ski, jet ski, windsurf and kite surf. On Okanagan Lake, beginners try a tandem flight, experts fly solo, with Penticton Parasail Adventures. Board the Casabella Princess for an afternoon cruise.

Skaha Lake is home to even more adventure with excellent conditions for wind and kite surfers. Public boat launch areas on both lakes provide easy access for visitors towing their own boats and all the toys are readily available for rent.

For the ultimate lazy summer day, join the party floating the Okanagan River Channel that connects the two lakes. Rent a tube from Coyote Cruises or bring one and take their shuttle. Anglers cast a line in the big lakes or take to the high country.

Land Activities

Hiking and cycling trails abound in and around Penticton. Stroll the Kiwanis Promenade along Okanagan Beach, follow the pathway beside the Okanagan River Channel or set off for Munson Mountain lookout. Take to the countryside for a quiet ride through vineyards and orchards, check out the scenery and historic sites on the KVR (Kettle Valley Railway) Trail or head to Ellis Canyon in the highlands. To jack up the adrenaline, mountain bikers attack the technical challenges of Three Blind Mice trails, while rock climbers tackle the world famous Skaha Bluffs.

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Rates & Availability

From C$750 Per week

Apex Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June, 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$750
C$1,850
 
 
Sept. 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$750
C$1,850
 
 
July-August 2015
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
C$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$300
cleaning C$75
Notes For the months of June and September, we offer a break in the basic rate.
Instead of $800.00 per week, we can lower the price to $700.00.
We require 50% down upon booking with the balance due upon arrival.
The best way to pay the initial fee is using e-tranfers to my email address. (anneessler2@gmail.com)
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Amenities

Apex Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • There are 4 dormers in the suite. One is the kitchen, one is the bathroom, and 2 are the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For a family with children, this is ideal. For a peaceful getaway for a romantic week of hummingbirds and sunsets, of fresh vegetables and local berry picking, and hiking, Pine Mountain has it right here. For bicycling, swimming. boating, or rock climbing the Penticton area is perfect.

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