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Caron Smed

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Accepting Reservations 2016-2017 Winter/ Summer Cottage - near Gray Monk Winery

18 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Overview

Okanagan Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Historical and Romantic Guest Cottage is steps from the Lake Okanagan

Walking distance for a romantic night out at the Gray Monk Estate Winery and Restaurant and enjoy a beautiful patio view.

Intoducing Chef Siever of Grapevine Restaurant (see below)

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Okanagan Lake Country Cottage

Romance.......

Night star gazing.......

Crisp winter outdoor fires

Sweet Smell of Pine

Quiet

Antique historic sight and 800 year old fir tree

Grill on the private patio/porch.....

Walk along 5 mile lake trails.....

Ski Silverstar, Big White in winter

Summer Golf in world famous clubs.....

Wine and dine with a view.....

Motor bikes.....

2 Adults included in the fee, children are free under age 16.

**Cleaning fee will be lowered depending on nightly stay**

Relax in this delightful, furnished cottage with large balcony and grassy area for children to play. Two very comfortable Queen beds, one a pull down murphy bed (wall bed) in the licing room.

the second queen is a bedroom with a bunkbed for children. Rooms are cozy with air conditioning in summer and a gas fireplace in winter. Kitchen is well lit and spacious. Lawn furniture and barbecue for outdoor grilling summer or winter. Quiet ambiance with birds, deer in the orchards, and wineries to walk to. My grandchildren love to feed the goats nearby, play volleyball at the park, eat ice-cream at the Cafe Museum, while mom and dad relax with a cappuccino. Playground and soccer field, and Marina very close for boating and mooring. Beaches are sectioned off with buoys for children to swim, and raft. Ski, hike, or bike in the pine tree area along the lake trails or the windy roads, Swim, fish, water ski, or kayak in the crystal clear water. It is beautifully calm most of the summer. Once in a while a Santa Anna wind arises and the excitement begins as the waves and white caps climb high.

GRAY MONK ESTATE WINERY

Meet the Chef:

A native to the farmlands of southwest Saskatchewan. He spent much of his childhood on the family farm, where he experienced the difference between the food grown on the farm and that bought in town at the local supermarket or butcher. After graduating from high school Wade took his professional cooking training at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and completed his Red Seal Certification. Following several years under Chef Restituto Mendoza at Heritage Pointe Golf & C.C. he went on to work at the Coast Plaza Hotel and the Calgary Winter Club. Then it was out to Vancouver for Monk Mc Queen’s, Shaughnessy Golf & C.C. and the University Golf Course.

“I am thrilled to see the revitalization of small farms and variety of fresh, healthy, flavorful products that can be locally purchased.” You will find this evident as you experience the fresh smells and flavours when you visit the Grapevine Restaurant. The attention to detail and the pride in knowing we have given you a truly memorable time is our constant goal. With the stunning views, unparalleled wines from Gray Monk and culinary creations inspired by all the best the Okanagan Valley has to offer you will see firsthand why so many people are enamored with this land we call home.

ARROWLEAF WINERY

One of our favourites this distinctive winery and patio aperitifs, has picnic tables where you can enjoy the view, relax with friends and sip your favourite wines with the whole family.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Caron Smed (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Caron Smed

We love the Okanagan Lake so much that we purchased this property with a guest country cottage on the property. This area reminds us of the Italian coastline and enjoys many fruit trees, wineries, lakes, and amusements nearby. Kelowna area is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world for golfing and wine tours and winter skiing.

We moved here full time last year and designed the gardens to provide fresh produce for our guests. We hope you will enjoy Kale, Swiss Chard, herbs like orange mint, sage, fennel, dill, parsley, and tomatoes. We also love to grow flowers so the property has a fruit salad apple tree (4 kinds), blueberry bushes, redbud, roses, and lavender and fragrant lilies. The Casablanca is my favourite.

this area is historic and adjacent to the property is an 800 year old fir tree which is antique and a heritage specimen. the neighbourhood has been around for 100 years and has a museum in the 'old school', cafe and old fruit packing building that is active cleaning and packing fruit. The paddle boats used to travel the Okanagan Lake with fruit from all the neighbouring towns and clean and pack and send out by railway before the Highway 97 was built.

For history buffs there is the book written on the beginnings of Carr's Landing and this area.

The city of Winfield celebrates each weekend in the summer music concerts in the parks in the area.

There is so much for kids to do at the Kangaroo Park, skate park, water park, farmers markets, Davidson Orchard and petting zoo, Oyama Zipline, and miniature golf, bumper cars, and race track and batting cages.

Golf is amazing here from Tower Ranch, Predator Ridge, The Quail, The Rise, to Kelowna Springs just to name a few top notch challenges.

Swim, bike, walk the lake paths under the sweet smell of pine.

Rent a boat at Turtle Bay and explore Wood Lake and Kalmalka Lake, water ski, or park and have a beer at the pub near Vernon.

For bird watchers and animal lovers there are quail, owls

Caron Smed purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Caron Smed chose Okanagan Valley

AFFORDABLE!!!!

SUMMER and WINTER FUN

**Cleaning fee will be lowered depending on nightly stay**

There is an antique Fir tree (800 years old) behind our property, a museum and this is a historical site where the orchards were planted 130 years ago.

We have a quiet neighborhood where you will be able to get a good nights sleep, then play golf and swim nearby. Visit the many wineries as close as a walk up the hill to Gray Monk and Arrowleaf. Sun bathing, clean refreshing water, walks along the 20 mile waterfront or bike challenges on the windy hills are all here for you to enjoy.

FRESH ORGANIC PRODUCE in Winfield on Fridays and in Kelowna on Wed and Saturday mornings.

This property is in a historic area from the early century.

There is a very special neighborhood and it is friendly. the beach is so delightful to sit and read by, go for a dip, or boat in. There are many places to explore right here.

We are still enjoying bike trails in the kettle valley where you ride on the train tressels with panoramic views below and the lakes from a distance.

We ski in the winter at Silver Star and it is spectacular. Cross country, snowshoe, and cliff climbing.

Food here is wonderful and tasty.

FRESH ORGANIC FARM EGGS

BLUEBERRIES ORGANIC

CHERRY TREES @ Walter Franks

PEACH TREES and other fruit at Wendells Orchard (Carrs Landing)

APRICOT Organic TREES @ Bryant FARMS (Hare Road)

and many more fruits at the markets both in Kelowna and Winfield.

Artisans are active here: painters, sculpture, ceramics, and more.

First week in Sept there are many artists gather in the town to display their art.

My husband and I grew up in Calgary, AB and we never experienced country living. We did not know what we were missing.

Great place to eat and explore many wineries. Gray Monk (walking distance), Arrowleaf Winery and outdoor picnic, and Naramata Bench for red wines. There are over 200 wineries within 1 hour of here and many offer restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

Featuring : Arrow Leaf Winery...

is "Our Family Favorite" walking distance and has picnic tables for wine and cheese, children included and a gorgeous view as well with a NEW PATIO with light snacks served for adults to enjoy.

Arrowleaf judged the number two winery in Canada at The Nationals.

posted Dec. 2015

The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada is this country's most comprehensive and reputable wine competition. Highly respected judges blind-tasted 1408 wines from 205 wineries and awarded platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals. Based on each winery's performance, they compiled a list of this year's top 25 wineries in Canada. We are thrilled to have won 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals, making us the number two winery in Canada! We have made it into the top 25 before, but being so close to the top is an achievement we are very proud of. Congratulations to the winery of the year, Mission Hill Family Estate, and to everyone who made the top 25.

Golfing is Fantastic and we are close to many and yet in the country where you can enjoy a swim after a hot day golfing. Wine Touring or visiting sights is always more enjoyable knowing you can cool off at the beach for a quick swim. We are lake people and used to own property at Sylvan Lake in Alberta. We love being close to the water. When we found this sight it reminded me of where I grew up as a kid on summer holidays at the family's cottage at Sylvan Lake. The water here is cleaner, larger, warmer climate and longer

growing season. Tall pine trees reminiscent of Atlanta, GA in scent, height and stature. Everything grows here!! I have a fantastic garden.

Quaint, quiet, therapeutic, warm sunny days, beautiful countryside. Night stars and visits around the campfire, setting a table with Casablanca Lilies from my garden, roses, lavender, lilac.

Walking to the museum and cafe for a cup of coffee past an 800 year old tree in my back yard, in the back alley.

Walks in all seasons waterfront

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our kayaks on the lake and exploring. The water is so clean.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.4
based on 18 traveler reviews

Accepting Reservations 2016-2017 Winter/ Summer Cottage - near Gray Monk Winery
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 22 reviews
Edmonton
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had the pleasure of renting this cabin for 5 nights. The property owners, John and Caron, we very friendly, gracious and helpful with knowledge about the area and activities to do. The cabin is located in a very quiet neighborhood and we loved the close proximity to the beach. We recommend buying some water shoes as the beach is rocky- the kids enjoyed jumping into the lake and paddling around in the inflatable boats that we provided by the owners. It is only a short 20 min drive to the beach in downtown Kelowna and it is great to come back to the quiet cabin after a busy day. The cabin was clean and although it is small it suited our needs perfectly. The yard and deck were great for evening bbq's and for the kids to play in. We would only recommend that they provide a microwave. We would love to stay there again. Thank you Caron and John

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay at the Guest Cottage. We love to have visitors and know this is a treasured spot. We are especially encouraged to hear that the children had a fun time. We hope you will look us up next year when you plan your family vacation and get to see new sights that you might have missed this year. We have been so blessed by all our visitors and cannot say enough about the friendliness, courtesy, kindness and thoughtfulness of our guests. It is another great season here in the Okanagan Lake at Okanagan Center. Did you know the Fir tree behind our property is 800 years old? That is a fact and it is preserved as a Heritage Tree. Learn more about this area which used to be where the fruit came in on the boats and was distributed to homes before the Hwy was built. These stories and many more are to be found at the Okanagan Museum and cafe steps away. The story of our cottage, "The Carter Family Home" was built in the early century. The only rooms that were added was the living room and master bedroom. She raised her 2 girls in the Main cottage and worked hard as a janitor at the school, which is now the museum.
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5

very clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My dad and I stayed here for 5 days, we found it to be very relaxing and cozy. We enjoyed using the patio and sitting to read or relax outside.

We met Caron and John who were very nice people.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for staying at our cottage! We are glad you could relax and spend time and use the patio . You kept the cottage so clean and tidy it made it such a pleasure to have you. Please come again to our home away from homw. Caron and John
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Vancouver
5

Relaxing and cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying at John and Caron's cabin this year. It's our second time (our first was in 2014) being in Lake Country. The cabin, though snug, provided everything that we needed. Some of my favourite moments this yea werer: enjoying the lovely peonies in Caron's garden, reading a book and eating lunch al fresco on the deck, seeing the magpies swooping about at the nearby winery (Gray Monk), and browsing the Kelowna Farmers Market, where I scored some alpaca leg warmers!! This was a decidedly "chill" vacation and it's exactly what I needed.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for again choosing our Guest Cottage. We love your review and comments and places you visited for others to enjoy. We would love to have you back anytime. John and Caron
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Burnaby, British Columbia
4

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and clean. I loved listening to the birds & crickets. I was able to visit some of my favourite wineries in the area.

Caron & John were very warm & welcoming. I wish I could have stayed a few more days!

-May

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks May it was a delight to have you. Please come again!! John and Caron
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5

Quick stop

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a retreat! We had just finished the Penticton Granfondo Cycle and we were looking for a quiet space with a comfortable bed. We got both!

The cottage is so sweet, reminding me of Aix En Provence with the colours and comfort inside. It is a smaller space but has everything you need! Plus a wonderful little veranda and private patio surrounded by fresh herbs, lillies, and other gardens! The walk to the beach is about 4 minutes and the water is clear and beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you again this summer for your cycling stop over. We are so happy when guests enjoy the quaintness of this historic neighbourhood. Knowing you are a home designer I was especially happy you recognized the French Provincial Cottage feel and comfort. Hope to see you again next summer.
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4

cabin on the lake

  • 4 of 5

My wife, son and I stayed in Carons cabin and it was great. It was clean upon arrival and had everything we needed. It's in a nice, quiet location, 1 block from the lake and just down the road from several wineries. This is a great spot for a small family or couple who is looking for a quiet area. We will definitely be back. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Turtle Bay at Oceola and Hyw 97
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Bear
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gray Monk Winery, Ricardo's, Arrowleaf winery
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Silver Star and Big White
Car: necessary

Okanagan Center - Local Music nights and Movie nights in outdoor parks nearby - all summer

Lavender Farms and cafe (wonderful Lavender Loaf with tea)

Kangaroo Farm (children and adults by donation), come hold a baby kangaroo. Environmental habitat as a rescue station for many kangaroos

Ricardo's Italian Restaurant and entertainment (Lobster with asparagus pasta, mussels with white wine)

Thai food

Tim Hortons

Starbucks

Gray Monk Restaurant (beautiful view) 5 star

Arrowleaf Winery and cafe (relaxed style for the whole family)

Davidson Orchards and Restaurant

Vietnamese

Sushi

Burgers and Fries

Kelowna Leisure Center

Farmers Organic Market Kelowna - Awsome!!!

Winfield IGA - Staples

Coopers Grocery Store - Staples

A&W

MacDonalds

Skatepark

Tennis Courts- night lights

Shopping in Winfield and Kelowna

Leisure Center Kelowna (H2o)

Wineries - more than 100 including Naramata Bench where the best red wines grow (1 hour drive along the Lake Okanagan. Beautiful! Spectacular. some include restaurants.

Scandia Miniature Golf - for the whole family

Go cart Racing

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Rates & Availability

Kelowna Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer High Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$163
 
 
Autumn
Sep 8 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$98
$605
$945
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$755
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 3-7 night stay $113
Refundable damage deposit $189
Tax Rate 7.0%

The maximum adults for this cottage is 2 adults and 4 children. Extra adults will be charged $25 per person per day.
No refunds except in case of emergency. Will consider each situation individually. Refund in case of emergency will be in full minus the damage deposit.

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Amenities

Okanagan Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Linens provided and a large water tank
  • Shower and toilet and cupboards fro linens There is a wash basin in the kitchen and a cupboard for cosmetics. Towels are provided Hairdryer Toilet paper Shampoo and Conditioner (Organic) Organic bar soap
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • First Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Comfortable beds with dresser and night table and lamp
  • Very comfortable beds, dresser, tall clothes cabinet,TV, wi fi, stereo, comfort chairs (2), 2 couches, small coffee table,book shelf,whisper quiet air conditioner/heater and ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Parking There is ample parking on the property including space to park a boat. 3 On Street parking stalls with unlimited clearance Heating & Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: 1 Central Unit The internet connection is provided

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