|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Black Sage Beach House is a 3 bedroom + bunkhouse situated on beautiful Tuc-el-Nuit Lake, a spring-fed oasis amidst the splendor of Canada's only true desert in Oliver, British Columbia, Black Sage Beach house is a scenic 4.5 hour drive east of Vancouver and a 20 minute drive north of the border on Highway 97. Relax and enjoy the peaceful views of the Okanagan Valley from our backyard or enjoy the panoramic views of the valley while kayaking or canoeing around the lake. Tuc-el-Nuit Lake is perfect for families - safe, shallow entry (no sudden drop offs), warm, clean and quiet - kayaking and canoeing only. Throughout the day spend your time relaxing at home or visiting the local tourism sites and come home to a lakefront bonfire or hottub.
Black Sage Beach House is perfectly situated amongst the best wineries Canada has to offer. Oliver’s Highway 97 and Black Sage Road are host to many award-winning wines. From large vineyards to small cottage wineries, there’s plenty to sample in the Wine Capital of Canada! We have 2 premium golf courses Nkmp Canyon and Fairview Golf Course. The attractive climate fosters popular tourist activities including summer water sports, golf, bike riding, horseback riding, triathlon training and sight-seeing. Oliver hosts the Half Ironman and is a perfect home base for all your training needs.
Oliver is located near the south end of the Okanagan Valley sandwiched between Osoyoos and Penticton, in south-central British Columbia. Just 25 km north of the USA border, Oliver sits in the only desert area of Canada. Oliver is an ideal setting for growing Okanagan wine grapes and produces some of the best rated wines in the world! Of course its mild weather year-round makes Oliver a great place to visit any time of year.
Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Lakefront, Beachfront
We stayed at the Black Sage Beach House for four days in early September, paying $600 per night. We were a group of three families with six adults and five “children” ranging in age from 16 to 20.
We had a wonderful time at the house, enjoying the lake by canoe, kayak (2) and paddleboard. We also took advantage of the hot tub, back yard area (great for games like bocce), propane fire pit, and the small sandy beach. The house is perfectly situated for easy access to wine-tasting tours (which we did), lake activities (which we did) and hiking (which we also did), as well as numerous other activities that we didn’t get a chance to experience this time.
We had no problems with the property, instructions or payment (damage deposit was refunded promptly). The house is fully stocked with anything you would need, including what seemed like many dozens of beach and bath towels, every cooking implement you could need, a barbecue and a secondary fridge. The clothes washing facilities were brand-new, high capacity, which made it easy for us not to worry about keeping track of whose towel was whose.
While the house came exactly as advertised, there were a few elements that were a little different than we had pictured:
• The main part of the house (3 bedrooms, sleeping 8) is a beautifully, recently-renovated one-storey, manufactured home of 1232 square feet. While not small, it is certainly not large for a three bedroom house sleeping 8.
• The “bunkhouse” appears to be a converted one-car garage. You cannot get to the main house without going outside (e.g., at night to use the bathroom). While this wasn’t an issue for the kids who were sleeping there in the summer, in the winter it would pose more of an inconvenience for a quick trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
It was a wonderful weekend away and a perfect location for a family get together for our 3 generations. We wouldn’t hesitate to book the Black Sage Beach House again and we look forward to coming back next year. It is probably the best stocked (cooking implements, towels, condiments, boats) home we’ve ever rented.
As we discovered, Tuc el Nuit is truly a treasured community. This delightful and well-appointed vacation home made our family's stay perfect.
An avid cyclist, I experienced a number of outstanding routes by simply rolling out of the front door. Apex Mtn., Loomis/Oroville, Baldy, Green Lake, McLean Creek Rd…what a selection! Enjoyed great family rides along the greenway/Black Sage Rd. with a dip in the river too.
We brought inflatable paddleboards with us and it was so relaxing and serene to survey the lake’s shoreline – the winds always seemed to provide a favorable period to paddle. The hot tub made our swims in the lake just that more enjoyable. Used the warm outdoor shower every day – what a way to complete a ride, paddle, or swim.
Dined in the area at: Liquidity, Tinhorn, Burrowing Owl, and Black Hills were all hits, with a few wine and charcuterie stops thrown in for good measure too. That said, some of our best meals were enjoyed at home on the deck. Experienced the best chocolate milkshake at the local corner/candy store. Seriously good.
We even found an Alpaca ranch to visit nearby.
So many fond family holiday memories created – ones that we will cherish over the years. Can't wait to return!
This house was the perfect home base for our group of 6 adults on our 5-day stay in Oliver. We golfed at Nk'Mip and Fairview under perfect weather conditions. The Festival Of the Grape (a wine harvest MUST DO!) was a mere 15-minute walk away.
The hot tub was well-appreciated after all our activities and the deck was lit up by the full moon on Saturday night and we could see the impressive outline of "The Chief" in the distance. Sunsets were honey golden and reminiscent of Tuscany as the colours of the rolling hillsides reflected in the lake.
Our friends from Spokane and Sandpoint, Idaho were duly impressed with the plethora of fine wineries, the amazing golf courses and our perfect accommodation. Thanks, Joanne!
The place was amazing! It is even better than in the photos. It easily accomodated 14 women. The place is set up very well with everything you need for a weekend away. The house was spotless when we arrived the owners make it easy to leave on the last day. The open kitchen and living room is very comfortable and great for entertaining. The deck out front is a perfect place to relax and suntan. We had amazing weather and the lake was great for swimming! There are many wineries nearby and the town of Oliver is close for all amenities. The place is set up well for families, children and groups of adults. We would all return to this vacation home again!
A fantastic week for 12 of us (6 kids and 6 adults). The youngsters enjoyed all the water activities while the adults enjoyed wine tours and golf. We couldn't ask for more!
Wineries, golf, horseback riding, waterslides, waterslides, hiking
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|