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Bird's Eye View Cabin

Bedrooms 1
Space 440 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2

Quaint rustic log cabin with amazing lake views, privacy and character. 5 minutes to the beach. Hidden gem location. Separate 1 room cabin with private bathroom. King sized bed, private patio, full sized appliances, wireless internet, TV & Netflix.

Cozy 440 sq ft private cabin with full amenities including wireless internet connection, Telus Optic television and Netflix service. Parking is next to your door. RV/boat parking is on the street. We live at the end of a dead end street. Full, private access to your cabin during your stay including private patio & barbeque. Enjoy yourself!

We live in an adjacent house (approx 20' away) but we have separate decks, patio and access. We have 3 pets (2 dogs and 1 cat) who are all very social but are separated from the cabin by a fenced yard.... well maybe not the cat!! We'll be there if you need us but we'll leave you to your space.

We are sorry but we cannot allow pets in the cabin. We find it is much too stressful on our animals.

No smoking on the property.

We live approximately 200' above the water with a panoramic view of Okanagan Lake looking North toward Kelowna (but we can't see it). It is a quiet family neighbourhood and we have one immediate neighbour, with no direct view into the suite. The location is well suited to people seeking privacy and some solitude.

By car we are 4 minutes to the main street in Summerland, 15-20 mins to Penticton and 3-4 minutes to the beach/boat launch. The beach/boat launch/kids water park is about a 20 minute walk downhill. There are many great areas to walk and of course all the wonderful features Summerland has to offer are all only minutes away.

More Details

Jim & Patricia McKillop
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Jim & Patricia McKillop

We are a working couple who moved to Summerland in 2014 from nearby Vernon. We lived full time in this cabin for 14 months and loved it.

This is a unique family property and we feel fortunate to currently own and care for it. It has been in our family for 50 years and we fully expect it to remain so forever. No one, who has ever been here, has not wanted to return. There is a peace and tranquility that comes over most people who visit and we sincerely hope that transfers to our guests.

We love Summerland and are eager to share its beauty with our guests. We are quite private and feel strongly that our guests also deserve privacy, so you may see or hear us (and we will always be available if you need us), otherwise we will give you your space.

Our work schedules have somewhat flexible hours so we tend to come and go during the days.

We don't travel much but we go see our children from time to time. The family tends to come to us and it can be quite busy when they do.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at "Bird's Eye View"

Jim & Patricia McKillop purchased this cabin in 1965


Summerland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 piece bathroom with stand up shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One room cabin with King bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Bird's Eye View Cabin
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Birds's Eye

  • 5 of 5

We've never had a more relaxing vacation than we did here in Summerland the last 2 weeks, the hosts were fantastic and the animals as well, Lacey and Eva, the cabin was outstanding very comfortable and the bed was awesome as well not hard like concrete nice and comfortable.

Thanks a million for a great 2 weeks and we hope to see you next summer.

Dana & Deb Haywood

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property & view !!!

  • 5 of 5

10/10 experience. We instantly regretted not booking more days. Amazing view and lot/owners. Would definitely like to be a repeat customer ASAP.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Coquitlam

A real Gem of a find

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience, Jim the owner was very personable. We enjoyed a few of the wineries in the area. Loved the location and the view was beautiful. Perfect spot for a romantic getaway and private.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay with a one-of-a-kind view

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Bird's Eye View Cabin: the owners are very friendly and always ready to help when needed. The cabin is cute and has everything you possibly need, especially when you're into self catering. We loved our own quiet backyard with birds visiting and the first spring flowers. Plenty of walking/hiking opportunities nearby and of course all the attractions of the Summerland area. We would definitely stay with Jim and Patricia again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, great log cabin over looking the lake. What a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Patricia were spot on for any of your what's or needs. They know the area and can answer all your questions. They are great people. Cabin was very clean.Would stay at the cabin again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC Canada

Rustic Heaven with the Million $ Location and View

  • 4 of 5

so pleased we got this sweet little spot. What a great "cabin" with all you need. We so loved the history of the place and Jim's lineage to it. Thanks so much for the trail / road walking info. We loved the 5+K walk and did it all 3 mornings. Next time we will get to the 10K one.

It was lovely to sit inside or out with a coffee or beverage and soak in that view. I loved having a bean grinder and complimentary fresh roast local beans for coffee fixings. And on top of that what a pleasant surprise having a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us!

The one large space is roomy and rustic , with all you need to cook or not. Nice touches like the aromatherapy diffuser did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Thanks again. For us the only down was the super soft/ soggy bed. We are firm bed types so it was a challenge to say the least :-)

See you again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for joining us this past week. It was great to meet you. Sorry the bed wasn't comfortable for you, it's the first time we have received any negative comments about it so not sure how we could change it. We hope you will consider joining us again.
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Local Lounge & Grille - Summerland
Kettle Valley Rail Trail
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Local Lounge
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Summerland Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 97
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Apex Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Peach Orchard
Car: recommended

Bottleneck Drive Wine tours in Summerland


Rates & Availability

Summerland Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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