Destination guide

Enjoy Kelowna in vacation home rentals

On the shore of the scenic Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is a laid-back town that's known for its lakefront beaches, epic natural beauty, and a wealth of year-round outdoor activities. Nature lovers flock to the town for its boating, fishing, and hiking in the summer, and its ample sites for downhill and cross-country skiing during the winter. It's also home to a number of museums, wineries, parks, and independent restaurants and cafes. With a Kelowna vacation rental, you'll feel just like a local British Columbian in this charming, lakeside community.

Things to do

Attractions near your Kelowna summer rental

Thanks to the mild climate of the Okanagan Valley, you can find a number of vineyards and wineries in the region, and wine tasting is a hit with couples and groups. At the Okanagan Mission museum, a preserved 19th-century building, you can learn about the area's native people and its Catholic settlers. Or you can get all zen at the tranquil Kasugai Garden—here, you can stroll along walking paths, through landscaped gardens featuring Japanese plants, a koi pond, and a number of serene, stone-and-wood buildings.

Activities

What to do near Kelowna vacation homes

With the lake at your doorstep and plenty of mountains, forests, and parks in the surrounding area, Kelowna is truly a paradise for the outdoorsy. Boating and watersports on Okanagan Lake are popular, and you can find a number of outfitters offering canoe and kayak rentals in town. The lake also boasts a number of beaches, so if sunbathing's your thing, you won't be disappointed. Skiing and snowboarding are major draws during the winter months, and you can find plenty of slopes for all skill levels at the 2 nearby ski resorts.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Kelowna vacation homes

Kelowna has a humid continental climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, overcast winters, as well as distinct intermediate seasons in between. Summer highs peak at 82 degrees in July and August, while average winter highs hover just above freezing in December and January. Spring and fall are relatively short, with temperatures changing fairly quickly from hot to cold (or vice-versa). With plenty to do in both the summer and winter seasons, you'll find that prices on Kelowna vacation rentals tend not to change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

Natural Kelowna—may the forest be with you

On the shore of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna lies in the center of the Okanagan Valley, a low-lying basin that's known for its sunny, mediterranean climate. Just south of town, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park is home to more than 27,000 acres of forested wilderness on the eastern side of Okanagan Lake. The park's steep, wooded mountainsides and rocky peaks provide a habitat to countless species of local wildlife, including elk, moose, and mountain goats, as well as coyote, deer, and several types of birds. Your Kelowna vacation rental will put some of British Columbia's most pristine wilderness just outside your door.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kelowna

Fly into Kelowna, BC (YLW-Kelowna Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Penticton, BC (YYF-Penticton Regional), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Kelowna vacation homes

Families with kids have endless options for fun-filled attractions in Kelowna. Vacation rentals are close to places like Bear Creek Provincial Park, a park with a lake, beaches, campsites, hiking trails, and a playground, and Kangaroo Creek Farm, a facility with kangaroos and wallabies to see with up-close encounters. Kids will also like H2O Fitness + Adventure Centre, an indoor water park with large slides, a wave pool, and a full-service gym.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Kelowna

Kelowna has an array of romantic places to explore on a couple’s getaway. Vacation homes are available near places like Knox Mountain Park, a scenic park with activities like beach swimming, mountain biking, and disc golf, and Waterfront Park, a picturesque lakefront city park with cascading falls, green expanses, and scenic views. You'll also like Mission Creek Regional Park, a creekside park with picturesque scenery and seasonal fish spawning.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kelowna?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,167 vacation rentals near Kelowna. From 434 Houses to 100 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kelowna for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kelowna?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kelowna:

  • North End: 277 vacation rentals
  • South Pandosy: 216 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 268 vacation rentals
  • Glenmore: 19 vacation rentals
  • Rutland: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kelowna?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kelowna. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • UBC-Okanagan: 1,155 vacation rentals
  • Kelowna General Hospital: 1,152 vacation rentals
  • Kelowna Springs Golf Club: 1,152 vacation rentals
  • BC Wine Museum and VQA Wine Shop: 1,153 vacation rentals
  • Kelowna Golf and Country Club: 1,154 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kelowna listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kelowna?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 434 Houses in Kelowna. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kelowna include:

  • Cottages: 100 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 502 rentals available
  • Cabins: 100 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kelowna?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 665 vacation rentals with pool available in Kelowna. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Kelowna

    North End
    277 vacation rentals
    South Pandosy
    216 vacation rentals
    Downtown
    268 vacation rentals
    Glenmore
    19 vacation rentals
    Rutland
    29 vacation rentals
    North Glenmore
    73 vacation rentals
    Southwest Mission
    37 vacation rentals
    Black Mountain
    19 vacation rentals
    Quail Ridge
    52 vacation rentals
    Wilden
    17 vacation rentals
    Central City
    261 vacation rentals
    South Central
    60 vacation rentals
    Crawford
    21 vacation rentals
    Upper Mission
    36 vacation rentals
    Lower Mission
    19 vacation rentals
    Dilworth Mountain Estates
    20 vacation rentals
    Poplar Point
    37 vacation rentals
    Cultural District
    267 vacation rentals
    Toovey Heights
    18 vacation rentals
    Barona Beach Resort
    49 vacation rentals