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Gallagher Lake, South Okanagan.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sunshine, mountains, lakes and wine.

Gallagher Lake is a private, spring fed lake only 10 minutes north of Oliver, B.C. and 1/2 hour south of Penticton. 30 minutes north of the US border.

We have a private beach with an awesome view.

Perfect for families and friends to enjoy prime time together.

Please note: Many guests book 1/2 a year in advance.

Over 20 wineries within a 20 minute drive.

6 golf courses within a 1/2 hour drive.

2 ski hills within a 1 hour drive.

Firehall Brewery within a 10 minute drive.

Dubh Glas Distillery within just a 5 minute walk (Noteworthy Gin, Virgin Spirits)

Check In Time: 4 PM

Check Out Time: 11AM

Sleeps 6 people maximum (including children).

(1 queen size, 1 double size bed and 2 single beds).

• Main floor of large house

• Large living room

• Dining room

• Kitchen

• Main bathroom

• Guest house deck

• Guest's beach deck

• Plenty of lawn space

Quiet time: 10:00 pm - 7:00 am

Please note: No visitors without owner's prior consent.

We are registered with the Oliver Tourism Center.

More Details

Dan and Val Atkinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Dan and Val Atkinson

Val and I grew up in Vancouver, BC. We raised both our children in the Kitsilano area before moving up to the Okanagan and making Gallagher Lake our home.

PS You might recognize Dan from both Ace Cycle Shop and Dan's Bike Shop in Vancouver's Kitsilano area. Dan was in the bicycle business for over 30 years.

Dan and Val Atkinson purchased this house in 2009

Why Dan and Val Atkinson chose Okanagan Valley

We've been vacationing in this area since 1974. We discovered Gallagher Lake in the early 1980's and have been drawn back to it every year. We used to camp at the KOA campground then began staying at the Gallagher Lake Lodge. When our dream property came up for sale it was a no brainer. It had 2 houses on it! We enjoy living here and are now able to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

The lake! Gallagher Lake is at the bottom of an awe inspiring cliff. Hours can be spent gazing at it's shape while catching rays or floating about in the lake.

Enjoy Gallagher Lake and area while staying in a well equipped house with a private beach. It's like camping without leaving home!

Com-fordable rental, in the middle of natural beauty, set in Canada's only desert.


Oliver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Off main bedroom
    Beach House - toilet , shower , Communal and within steps to the beach.
  • Towels, beach towels, facecloths, toilet paper provided. Please supply your own soap, shampoo etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with ensuite
  • 3 bedrooms: Main - queen size bed + ensuite 2nd - 1 double size bed 3rd - 2 single beds
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Gallagher Lake, South Okanagan.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
British Columbia

Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, right on the lake. Perfect if you have little swimmers or prefer a quiet lake for some paddle boarding. Val and Dan are amazing hosts and truly enjoy sharing their corner of the world with the rest of us. We'll be back every year for the wine, the warmth, and the water.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladner, BC, Canada

Relaxing Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this gorgeous vacation spot. Both the lake and views of the mountain were spectacular, our hosts Dan and Val were extremely accommodating and the weather was marvellous. The house was clean and fully equipped. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deana! We appreciate your kind words. Dan and Val
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Port Coquitlam

Home away

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. The private lake and surrounding mountains are a thing to behold. These owners are wonderful people who will strive to accommodate all of your needs. We can't wait to get back there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kat! The sun's shining, the lake is awesome for swimming...where are you? Hope to see you guys in the near future. Dan and Val
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Great locale

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic spot...Gallagher lake is one of the best locations in the region. Good job Dan and Val

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jay! Looking forwards to seeing you guys again this summer. Dan and Val
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Rates & Availability

Oliver House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall / Winter / Spring
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please note:

* The rental is for 6 people max. This includes children.

* Important! Do not invite friends or relatives to visit the rental or property without our prior approval.

Thank you in advance.

E TRANSFER accepted for reservation and full payment. (Usually available with your online banking.)
We do not accept any other form of payment.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required for a reservation.
The remaining amount is to be paid 1 Month prior to arrival (or sooner).
If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the arrival date, no refund given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Ye Olde Welcome Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nk'Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Highway 97
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Gallagher Lake
Car: necessary

Whether you are active or looking for a place to relax, we provide a comfortable home away from home in an awesome setting.

Wineries, lakes and mountains abound in this area.


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