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Phyllis & Ian

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Okanagan Lake View Casita

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Okanagan Valley House Rental Photos and Description


Deer and other forest animals are your neighbours in this idyllic natural setting. Large picture windows provide fabulous views of Okanagan Lake, forest and mountains. Step out onto your private sundeck to enjoy the spectacular unobstructed lake view.

Private Self-Contained casita includes bedroom, bathroom, living room with plenty of seating (and futon for additional sleeping for two), dining area and fully equipped kitchen all overlooking the stunning lake views. The tile flooring adds to the Mexican decor. Perfect for the romantic getaway, or time with your young family.

Only steps from a large beach access - less than 5 min walk - to the crystal clear Okanagan Lake. Enjoy the shared beautifully landscaped yard with panoramic lake views. Unwind in the hot tub or sit and enjoy the outdoor gas firepit or relax on the several decks throughout the property.

Vehicle transportation is required, however grocery and other shopping are approximately a 10 minute drive. Downtown Kelowna is only 15 minutes away with award winning restaurants, stunning beaches, and entertaining night life. The Okanagan is also home to unbelievable wine tours and some of the nicest golf courses in Canada. Three of the Okanagan's superb lakes are within driving distance (Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, and Woods Lake) for endless water sports, fishing, and outdoor activities.

This suite's location is a perfect and relaxing alternative to hotel accommodation. Only 20 minute drive from the Kelowna International Airport. In the winter enjoy some of Canada's best skiing/snowboarding at the internationally famous BIG WHITE SKI RESORT and SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN - both within a 45 minute drive.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Phyllis & Ian (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Phyllis & Ian

We moved into our newly renovated home and built the semi-detached casita in 2003, when we became empty nesters. We always loved the area (Ian grew up in the house next door) and now that we live here, we enjoy everything this property has to offer with its privacy from the city, beautifully landscaped yard, forest and panoramic lake views and beach access.

Phyllis & Ian purchased this house in 2003

Why Phyllis & Ian chose Okanagan Valley

We fell in love with the view of this property and take great pleasure in knowing that it still affords easy access to downtown Kelowna and everything that the Okanagan has to offer. We enjoy the solitude, serenity and privacy - while living in a friendly neighbourhood.

Our home and the property provide an unbelievable panoramic view of Okanagan Lake, that has to be seen to be believed. We never get tired of sitting on our deck in the Kelowna sunshine and taking in the view; whether it's winter, summer, spring or fall.

What makes this house unique

While renovating our home in 2004, we lived for 6 months in the casita. Although we love our home, the coziness of the casita is something we still miss.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the warm welcome. We loved our stay at your beautiful Casita. Thank you so much for sharing with us, the views are breathtaking. Looking forward to be back again next year.
Jul 2015
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Okanagan Lake View Casita
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful Okanagan Casita

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing. Phyllis and Ian were very welcoming and allowed us to have our privacy. The beach was just a few steps away and the house has absolutely everything you would need for a comfortable stay.

Nothing beats the location and the amazing views of the lake.

The only thing I would suggest is packing a lot of food because the grocery story is a little bit of a trip away (25 minutes) and the roads are windy.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location and view truly are wonderful. We're happy that the road construction in the area is almost at an end so that trips to the grocery store and other amenities will be only 10 to 15 minutes.
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more ideal spot for an Okanagan getaway. The casita has huge glass windows (the better to see the lake and wildlife!), includes everything you could want, and is decorated in such a tasteful way. The setting is just as awesome as it appears in the photos. There is a huge deck where you can relax and enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake--so quiet and private--as well as benches with a fire pit a few steps away for an even better vantage point. You can also walk to the beach through the lovely garden and hang out there--you practically have it to yourself! Phyllis and Ian were such warm and generous hosts who shared their property as if we were old friends. We rent through VRBO often and this is definitely one of our best "finds".

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo, BC

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with amazing view of the lake. We had a refreshing swim in the lake, at the park, just a short walk down the path from the suite. The suite was well equipped with everything we needed. It was a quiet place to spend the weekend. We highly recommend the suite.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Phyllis and Ian welcomed us very nice, they are very friendly and answered all our questions.

They didn't disturb our privacy though, and been there only when we asked for it.

The place is very nice, not big but good for a couple or couple with a child.

The view near the Casita is amazing, you have the option to use the private beach a few min from the Casita!!

The place though is 25 min from city center of Kelowna, we didn't mind.

the deposit was returned with no issues.

We highly recommend this place!

Thank you Phyllis and Ian

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous deck perched over the lake- fantastic swimming & views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the beginning of July 2015. The tardis-like Casita was perfect (we have 2 boys aged 12 and 14), well-equipped and clean. The master bedroom was very comfortable, but the sleeping arrangements were a little tight for the boys (shared futon) --we knew this ahead of time and bought an air-mattress for our younger son. We loved the location-- everything in town was very accessible, just a 15-20 minute drive away, yet the Casita is in a relaxing, quiet spot. We made good use of the BBQ and ate all our meals on the deck which is perched just above the lake and well-shaded by beautiful trees towering overhead. We swam in the lake every day, in the late afternoon, taking a short path directly down from the property. Ian and Phyllis were very welcoming and great hosts-- I'd sent a few emails prior to our visit with questions and they got back to me promptly and also helped us plan some activities. We will come back! We rented a boat on the lake, hired bikes and cycled over the trestles in the Kettle Valley, visited a couple of wineries, played golf and (a longer excursion) hiked up Enderby Cliffs to see the eagles.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ST. Albert

Nice Quiet Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week in July and we didn't have a single complaint ( maybe just more towels ) The suite was a nice size for a family of 4 ( kids age 13 and 9 ) it had nice new ceramic tile floors, shower and comfortable bed. A nice deck right outside the door with a patio table and BBQ too. Theres a hot tub and great views of the lake as well. Ian and Phyllis were super nice hosts who made us feel at home. This place is right on the edge of Kelowna and is really in an isolated, quiet spot so if youre planning on spending most of your time in the heart of Kelowna, its about a 20 minute drive to get there. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to just kick back and relax. A+

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you and your family as guests at the Okanagan Casita. We look forward to your return - and are always able to provide extra towels any time you need them. We are looking forward to having you again as our guests.
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Kelowna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
13 Kilometres
Brandt's Creek Neighbourhood Pub
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Kelowna Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Wooden Nickel, Lake Country
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Silver Star Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.4 Kilometres
Okanagan Lake - Five minute walk
Car: necessary

The Okanagan Valley is world renown for its wineries, orchards, watersports and snowsports. Big White and Silver Star Ski Resorts are less than an hour's drive. There are numerous lakes in the area, with Okanagan Lake being the largest - at 90 miles long and 2 miles across. Ziplining, biking and horseback riding are all available in the area.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $153
Cleaning Fee $38

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Okanagan Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 564 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower, toilet and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) Comfortable Futon in Living Room Area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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