Destination guide

Summerland lives up to its name

Set in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Summerland lives up to its enticing name. The laid-back town is surrounded by sprawling vineyards, lush peach orchards and pine forests. It's perched high above Okanagan Lake and is home to a tightknit community of locals. Whether you want to stay in the lively downtown district or escape to a rural retreat, Summerland vacation rentals unlock access to a host of stunning "Wine Country" properties. The chances are you'll soon be enjoying a glass of something local with your neighbors.

Things to do

Sip your way through Summerland wineries

Most people come to Summerland to enjoy a slice of the good life. Spend your days stocking up on fresh fruit from local farms and sipping your way through the Bottleneck Drive winery trail. Thanks to its rich volcanic soil, the Okanagan Valley is a hotspot for Canadian wine. The region is particularly famous for its syrupy ice wines, with institutions like Sumac Ridge Estate crafting some of BC's best drops. Try something you like? Why not stock up on your favorite bottles and enjoy a private tasting session on the deck of your Summerland vacation rentals property?

Activities

Make a splash in Summerland

Summerland is anchored by a bustling Tudor-style town center. Compact and walkable, it's brimming with cafes, antique stores and farm-to-table diners, not to mention a handful of independent art galleries and craft studios. Nature is one of Summerland's biggest drawcards, with opportunities to paddle on Okanagan Lake, fish in Trout Creek or hike to the summit of Giant's Head Mountain. Things don't slow down in winter, when Summerland's trails lure snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Golfers will jump at the chance to tee off at one of the Okanagan Valley's scenic courses. With an unpretentious air and stunning views of Trout Creek Canyon, Summerland Golf & Country Club is a local favorite.

Weather

Embrace the Okanagan lifestyle in Summerland

Summer is high season in the Okanagan Valley, when Summerland attracts BC locals and international vacationers alike. Visitors flock to tour the bountiful vineyards, cool off in the lake and enjoy the Okanagan sunshine. With spacious outdoor decks and stunning lake views, Summerland vacation rentals make it easy to embrace the Okanagan lifestyle. Thanks to its sunny disposition, spring and fall are beautiful times to visit. You'll enjoy clear skies and warm weather. Other shoulder season perks include uncrowded wineries and discounted green fees.

Natural features

Sun-drenched days in Summerland

Summerland sits in the Okanagan Valley, a sun-drenched region of British Columbia known for its stone-fruit orchards and wineries. It's perched on the shores of Okanagan Lake, a glacial fjord that stretches out into the horizon. The extinct Giant's Head Mountain volcano looms overhead and has blessed the region with mineral-rich soil. Filled with ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forests, Trout Creek Ecological Reserve is a scenic spot to stretch your legs. For fishing, head to Darke Lake Provincial Park, a hidden gem known for its rainbow and eastern brook trout.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Summerland

Fly into Penticton, BC (YYF-Penticton Regional), the closest airport, located 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Kelowna, BC (YLW-Kelowna Intl.), which is 27.6 mi (44.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Summerland?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 703 vacation rentals near Summerland. From 384 Houses to 26 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Summerland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Summerland:

  • North End: 294 vacation rentals
  • South Pandosy: 212 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 278 vacation rentals
  • Barona Beach Resort: 52 vacation rentals
  • West Kelowna Estates: 26 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 Summerland?

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

  • Okanagan Lake Provincial Park: 1,061 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 799 vacation rentals
  • Powell Beach: 630 vacation rentals
  • Trout Creek Canyon Trestle: 587 vacation rentals
  • Giant's Head Mountain: 642 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Summerland 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 Summerland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 384 Houses in Summerland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Summerland include:

  • Cottages: 26 rentals available
  • Cabins: 26 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 190 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 Summerland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 270 vacation rentals with pool available in Summerland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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