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Carol Gutsell

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Lake and mountain view home located in beautiful orchard setting

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Okanagan Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Rural orchard setting 5minutes from Penticton and 5 minutes to Summerland,

I am offering the main floor of my home located in the middle of my cherry orchard. There are beautiful lake and mountain views from every window, as well as from the large sun deck. There are two bedrooms - one has a queen bed and the other has two twins.

I have a full kitchen (appliances, all dining needs), dining room with serene lake views, full bathroom, a big screen satellite TV and large living room with sweeping views of the apple and cherry orchard.


I am pleased to provide a recently completed, self contained suite that is separate from the main house. The suite has a living room, full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and private deck with BBQ. All furnishings are newly purchased, including a queen sized bed. This suite is ideal for a couple. This suite is available for $100 a night, with a two night minimum. The last 11. photos are of the suite.there is a 4 day minimum in the suite.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carol Gutsell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Carol Gutsell

I have lived my whole life in the Penticton/Summerland area and love the four season beauty of the area.

Why Carol Gutsell chose Okanagan Valley

Centrally located in the South Okanagan, 5 minutes north of Penticton, 5 minutes south of Summerland right near Okanagan Lake. This Cherry orchard property has been in my family for over 60 years and is a beautiful place to center your Okanagan vacation.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the views of the lake and mountains while in the the house or on the deck. Have a refreshing walk, or jog, around Trout Creek with lots of paths along the lake. This property Is very quiet, and private. Only have one quiet neighbour, and the rest is surrounded by trees, a huge eagle often lands on the top of a tall birch in my yard.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Lake and mountain view home located in beautiful orchard setting
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Carol is a wonderful hostess who helped to make our vacation truly enjoyable. She has great recommendations for activities and where to buy the best peaches! We couldn't have asked for a better local connection. The house is well located within walking distance to Sun Oka beach and tennis courts. It's just a few minutes drive into Summerland and 10 to Penticton. You can walk to 8th Generation Vineyard which has exceptional wines. The house is extremely clean with a well-stocked kitchen. The beds and pillows are comfortable, there are ample fans and good A/C, and there is a huge deck which is where we ate almost all of our meals - fantastic place for morning coffee or evening wine. We were not bothered by the proximity to the highway. The yard is nice and big and our kids enjoyed running through the cherry orchard. I would recommend this home without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Very welcoming home!

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Gordy made our stay very comfortable and welcoming. The house was beautiful and very accommodating with a great view and very close to some great little beaches. A perfect summer home away from home! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The welcoming, peaceful atmosphere of this vacation home and generally the entire cherry orchard is a warm and comfortable living space for any families or couples looking to relax in beautiful Summerland. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and setup of the house, as well as the bright natural lighting and beautiful scenery from the balcony. The location is also very convenient, close to the clean, warm Sun-Oka beach and not far from Penticton. Carol (the lovely owner) recommended we visit the nearby Giant's Head,

which was a very interesting and pleasant valley to explore and hike around. Definitely worth the visit! We had a peaceful stay and would definitely recommend Carol's vacation home to everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, BC, Canada

We like it

  • 5 of 5

We spent great vacations again. We love this place and we came here 3rd time.

Very clean house, great location, cherry orchard, amazing hospitality.

We are looking forward to come back next season.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great location close to Summerland

  • 4 of 5

The perfect location and setting for our 8 days in the Okanagan. Only minutes from the Bottleneck Wineries tour and other highlight areas such as Powell Beach and the town of Summerland. Easy access to the main highway to Penticton and other Okanagan locations.

Loved the large outside terrace for morning coffee and evening relax time, with a very good view of Lake Okanagan. The home provided all the comforts of 'home' and is very suitable for a couple, a getaway for four friends or a family of four. It is well kept and Carol is a great host - very friendly and accommodating.

We would certainly stay here again our next time back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin, Germany

NIce stay at Okanagan lake

  • 5 of 5

We, a family with two teenagers from Berlin, enjoyed our stay in this spacious house very much. Friendly welcome by the owner. Great view from the living room on the lake. Not far away from some nice beaches which we liked very much. Good equipment of the kitchen; this was important for us since we love to cook together. Would come back and can recommend this house to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Apex Alpine
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Powell Beach. Very private
Car: recommended

Our home is located a five minute drive north of Penticton near the lake and in the heart of Orchard and Wine Country. Dozens of Wineries and orchard fruit stands are located within a 10 mile radius of our home.

We offer ripe cherries in season and fresh garden veggies.

Two sunny warm beaches within walking distance.


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Okanagan Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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