Modern architecture villa at the edge of cliffs overlooking Okanagan Lake.
Rein Willemsen, reservation manager
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About Rein Willemsen, reservation manager
Since 1981 we own this premier luxury estate. Our company – Orion Consultings Limited – has been incorporated from 13th Day of October 1981 under the Company Act Number 243822 of Province British Columbia, Ministry of Commerce and Corporate Affairs. We built villa Orion – with our Swiss architect – between 2004-2007 at the location of our old cottage. From 1. January 2013 we decided to rent villa Orion. The City of Penticton approved the rental with the business license, number 14610. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with a quality product and excellent personal experience. We want you to enjoy the luxury and tranquility our home offers. It is our mission for relaxing and leaving this retreat rejuvenated. Our hospitality management consists of our reservation manager (Rein Willemsen) and our concierge for tasks 3, 4, 5: 1. Planning: dates, numbers, names and duration 2. Confirming bookings, payments and arrival dates 3. Welcoming: gate entrance, transport (f.e. airport pick-up) 4. Responsible for the mid week cleaning. 5. Checking out last morning based on villa's inventory list.
Rein Willemsen, reservation manager purchased this Villa in 1981
Why Rein Willemsen, reservation manager chose Penticton
After more than 30 years' ownership we can say that this property has always been a sanctuary for us. We want to share these experiences with our guests. Exclusive and secluded Villa Orion in Penticton (BC) delivers you an unique vacation experience without extra fees: First, by steady upgrading our CORE PRODUCTS I. In/Outdoor Designer Comforts: 2 new king size beds and 1 new queen size bed with first class new sheets & towels. A new outdoor barbecue-set. A granite & stainless steel picnic table (+ 8 chairs). Four landscaped gardens in the style of famous Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf. Waterfall in Japanese garden. Four sunbathing terrace chairs in front of living room + 2 before western bedroom. Solar lamps at terrace decks. Relaxing outdoor furniture on the patio. Huge Wind 'Monk' Gong Pipes in forest 'island' with meditation area. Gate entrance to the Kettle Valley Trail. II. Exclusive Artwork/Paintings from Phil Clark, Diana Peel and John Revill: A bronze from Linda Steward. A blue alabaster sculpture from Kevin Peters. A Jade Bear from Lyle Sopel. A Polar Bear from Rodney Kalausok (Nation = Inuit). A modern Chandelier from Brand & Van Egmond. And many (Muse Gazing) Crystals (f.e. Ken Rains) throughout the villa. III. Technology/Entertainment: Two Airco Systems. Floor & Air Heating Systems. Electrical (Sun) Shutters at the lakeside (at the first & ground floor). First-rate Electronics. LED LCD TV. BOSE Digital Home Theater Speaker System (at first floor). Digital Theater Speaker Systems (at living room + lakeside deck). CD/DVD Player, Digital Music Channels, fast Wi-Fi internet. IV. Celebrity Amenities: Gourmet kitchen with professional-grade refrigerator. Dishwasher. Wolf stove. Fine Chrysanthemum (flower of the Japanese Emperor) dishes & cups. Superior Versace chinaware: “Les Tresors de la Mer” Fine dishes & glassware. High-grade counter top appliances. Master Bathroom = spa-like bathroom, Jacuzzi, a hydro massage system, cosmetics.
What makes this Villa unique
Continuing: In Bathrooms = professional grade appliances. Bedrooms = designer decorated, high thread count sheets, linens of the highest quality. Living Room = fireplace. Basement = Miele wash machine & dryer. Second, by steady upgrading our SERVICE LEVELS - A concierge at the property delivers the highest service & hospitality level - Soap the Marseille; for your high-quality, triple milled soap has been installed - Distilled water (public water contains an unhealthy percentage of chlorine) - Wood for the fireplace - A midweek cleaning when you are staying 7 nights are more - Gas for BBQ - Beach chairs & towels - Quality coffee maker - High quality women’s cosmetics in bathrooms: body lotion, hand/night crème - Laura Ashley bathrobes for every guest Third, by steady upgrading our PERSONAL & UNIQUE PROPOSITIONS - Our Orion team is making this third step without leaving a footprint - Our mission - the route for mankind – means to leave the world a better place - We can’t change the big things around us, but changing on what we can - One of the ways to do this is to become energy neutral with all we do - We collect the water off the roof for irrigating the gardens - The warm water used in the villa is collected from our water solar on the roof - The heavy metals shutters are used for keeping the house cool in summer & warm in winter - Heat from our fireplace is flowing through pipes in the concrete wall to heat the living room - Bathrobes and towels are washed on the premises - Fans in our living room are recirculating the air - To become truly energy neutral in villa Orion we are investing into photo solar panels on the roof to replace energy & gas in Villa Orion.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great property in an ideal location. One suggestion: add some outdoor lounge chairs - the Muskoka chairs are not great for relaxing in the sun.
Firstly, Lori, the property manager was a jem! The most accommodating! The property itself was magical - the home, spotless and beautiful. Loved every minute :)
We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this beautiful home to anyone looking for a quiet and comfortable getaway
Dear Raoul, I heard from Lori, that you truly enjoyed your stay in our Villa Orion Penticton. Did you enjoy your bicycle trips at the KVR trail?
You are always very welcome again! Sincerely, Rein Willemsen.
Awesome. Extra Clean.
Thank you for your awesome feedback, Shelley. You were very pleasant guests. And respected our private villa very much. Thank you very much. Lori and I hope to welcome you again in our gorgeous villa Orion Penticton. Kind regards, Rein.
Perfect spot with amazing views *****
What a beautiful location right above Lake Penticton! The villa had everything we needed and especially the kitchen is more than well stocked.
Even though it was November, we had a great time, sitting in front of the fireplace with stunning views over the lake and Penticton. It is only a short stroll to the wineries nearby and for those who like walking or bicycling, the KVR is directly accessible via a private gated path.
A big thanks to Lori, the onsite manager. She comforted us, gave us helpful advice and was very professional.
Fantastic that you loved our awesome villa and our concierge, Tanja. You really used the fireplace and kitchen. Perfect! You are always welcome again in our Villa Orion Penticton :) Warm greetings, Rein.
Are you looking for a more than just a fabulous location?
Are you desiring for a modern architecture villa that speaks to your individual lifestyle?
And not looking for only the ideal house, but for the perfect home?
Then you found your luxury vacation rental!
Villa Orion Penticton is one of the top vacation rentals in Okanagan Valley BC.
A luxury vacation rental with 2700 square foot on a 4 ½ acre property overlooking Okanagan Lake and Penticton.
An unmatched retreat designed for high standards and exquisite taste.
Ten minutes’ drive from the city of Penticton for shopping, restaurants, casino.
Easy accessible by plane or car.
Why should you choose for our luxury vacation rental? Three reasons:
1. The tranquility, privacy, luxury and exclusivity of Villa Orion
2. Our fabulous location at the edge of clay cliffs overlooking
Okanagan Lake and Penticton
3. The huge variety of leisure activities in the neighborhood of
• Your SECOND Best Canadian Beaches: from villa Orion a 7 minutes’ walk till 15 minutes’ drive. With the best Canadian climate: an average of 2000+ hours of sunshine per year. A higher average than Rio de Janeiro and Hawaii! And your “private” beach is immediately down the Cliffs.
• Your Golf Paradise, according Yahoo Travel’s 10 Hottest Canadian Destination for 2009. From villa Orion a 10 till 90 minutes’ drive. A choice of 38 golf courses! With the longest golf seasons in Canada.
• Your Best Canadian Wineries & Wines: from villa Orion a 2 till 90 minutes’ drive! The Okanagan Valley is the king of BC wines.
• Your Ski Resorts: from villa Orion a 35 till 90 minutes’ drive. A choice of 13 ski resorts!
• Your Festivals in Every Season: from villa Orion a 10 minutes’ drive.
• Breath taking GEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL Kettle Valley Railroad LANDSCAPE. KVR was driving 30 meters under our estate. Walk & cycle in this gorgeous landscape.
Numerous restaurants (2 minutes till 60 minutes drive). Nightclubs & casinos (10 minutes till 45 minutes). The 12 art galleries (7 till 45 minutes driving time): don’t forget to visit Osooys’ desert & native museum (40 driving minutes). Spa & massage centres & health clubs. The hard court tennis (5 minutes driving time). Flying, triathlon, hunting, (dust) biking, horseback riding/packing, fishing, paragliding, heli-skiing, gold penning, rock climbing etc.
Villa Orion is the first ancient peach orchard – on Naramata Bench, the low populated east cliff bank – inside Penticton. Another beautiful attraction in Okanagan Valley is its blossoms. Look at this natural masterpiece during Mid April - Mid May.
British Columbia has been a popular destination with international travellers for a long time. Vancouver’s stunning, modern international airport is the major gateway to your Super, Natural British Columbia ® experience:
* Direct UK flights to Vancouver are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow. Airlines include Air Canada, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Air Transat. Flight time from the UK is approximately 9 hours.
* Direct USA flights to Vancouver are very easy: modern and dependable transportation systems extend to every sizable population centre and beyond.
* Getting from Australia and New Zealand to Vancouver has never been easier. Air Canada now flies direct from Sydney, Australia, while Air New Zealand flies direct from Auckland, New Zealand. Flights take just 14 hours. Several other airlines, including Cathay Pacific, United, Australia and Qantas, fly to Vancouver International Airport from the South Pacific via other destinations.
* British Columbia is a popular destination for Indian travellers, whether visiting friends and relatives in Vancouver, going on an Alaska cruise, or touring around the beautiful province. Flight connections to Vancouver are available through European cities such as London and Frankfurt, or Asia through Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai/Seattle to name a few.
From Vancouver it is easy to come to – and scenic – Penticton no matter which way you choose to travel:
? By car: Penticton is centrally located along the segment of Highway 97 has convenient access to the major BC and Trans-Canada Highway systems. Driving Distance to Penticton from: Calgary (683 km/424 mi), Kelowna (72 km/45 mi), Seattle (504 km/313 mi), Vancouver (391 km/243 mi), Edmonton (982 km/610 mi). For latest road conditions or distances from other locations: visit www.drivebc.ca
?By air: arriving in Vancouver International Airport – from your Asian, Australian, European and American destinations – Air Canada Jazz offers you daily four scheduled flights to the Penticton Regional Airport (YYF).