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Cottage Overlooking Skaha Lake, Panoramic Views In Private Vineyard Setting.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 full sized bedroom with queen sized bed

If you are looking for a peaceful, romantic hideaway surrounded by vineyards, overlooking Skaha Lake and Penticton, Vintage View Cottage has it all.

We have recently upgraded this heritage log cottage on our 23 acre property. It boasts a big spacious bedroom and fully equipped kitchen. Vintage View Cottage is situated amidst park-like settings with expansive lawns and inviting gardens and is totally private. The large covered decks offer an exceptional view of Skaha Lake with immaculate vineyards in the foreground.

The cottage has a unique rustic appeal, yet boasts all the comforts you require. It has a well-appointed bedroom with queen bed and walk out deck, a kitchen with all new appliances and fixtures, a utility room with new washer and dryer, a back patio with gas bar-b-q, and a living room tastefully furnished with a front sitting deck.

The cottage is perfect for a couple who would like to experience a secluded, relaxing holiday. The setting seems like you are away from it all, but you are only minutes from downtown Penticton and Skaha Lake.

Whether you like to hike, climb, cycle, lay on the beach, tour wineries, or just plain relax, Vintage View Cottage is the place. We are very excited to offer this experience to you.

More Details

Claire Keys
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Claire Keys

Claire & Fritz invite you to share a part of their space, an incredible setting to get away from it all. We live on the property and usually found working the vineyards or the gardens. You will appreciate the landscaped gardens which are Fritz's passion. This is a working vineyard run by Fritz and our grapes are sold to 3 local wineries. Claire's passion is cooking and entertaining and what spare time she has she spends in her vegetable and herb garden. Both have worked hard to make vintage view cottage a dream come true. Claire owns a retail store downtown Penticton, where she sells tea and hand knotted area rugs. Both love to travel and have seen numerous places around the globe and you will see some of the unique artifacts they have collected in the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

We are constantly told what a unique and amazing little piece of the Okanagan we have. Vistas from every part of the property, and whether you awake to the birds singing or a breathtaking sunset you really feel like you have escaped away from it all. Just 10 minutes from Penticton it is hard to believe you are so close to all the conveniences when you arrive. Gardens, vineyards and the famous rocking climbing bluffs are on your doorstep. If it is peace and tranquility or adventure, training for the challenge or triathlons held at various times of the year, Vintage View Cottage is for you.


Penticton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom fully furnished and newly added onto the cottage is private with a queen bed. The cottage is ideally suited for one couple. Ideally suited for adults.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Cottage Overlooking Skaha Lake, Panoramic Views In Private Vineyard Setting.
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect "home away from home" for exploring the Okanagan Valley; there isn't a thing that Claire and Fritz have overlooked to make you feel like you are truly in a "home" rather than a rental. The cottage even comes with the resident pup in the event you are missing fur. The views are spectacular-you can spend the evening with a lovely glass of wine from your days bounty overlooking the sunset on Skaha Lake, listening to wonderful tunes that Fritz has downloaded for your use (he is quite the music buff). The cottage is exquisitely decorated with treasures from the hosts travels all over the world. As Claire owns a kitchen store, the kitchen is well-stocked, needless to say. And in addition, they offer fresh herbs and vegetables from their kitchen, right outside your door.

From the warmest of welcomes to a tearful goodbye, you will not regret time spent in this delightful cottage with delightful hosts; come as strangers, leave as friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures are true to life! You won't be disappointed! All the conveniences are included and the location on the edge of Penticton is handy to Skaha Lake, Skaha Bluffs, Kettle Valley Trail, and the numerous wineries in the Okanagan area. Fritz and Claire are warm and friendly hosts, graciously sharing their piece of paradise and friendly dog Pekoe. Grounds are beautifully kept and it was wonderful for us prairie dwellers to experience a vineyard. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Brelades Bay, Jersey

Lovely welcoming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 very enjoyable days here in August. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, and the property had everything we needed (apart from an iron which was promptly loaned to us for a few days). The views are stunning, but the property is only 10 minutes from Penticton, making it easy for shopping or restaurants and sightseeing. Overall, we would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a character property in which to relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

WOW! Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Vintage View Cottage is truly an oasis!!

From the moment we arrived we felt totally relaxed on this private meticulous setting. We were warmly welcomed by both Claire & Fritz.

The property is an absolute joy to explore & appreciate. It is groomed to perfection with a view that is second to none. We were invited to enjoy fresh vegetables from the garden......delicious!

The cottage is tastefully decorated & furnished to reflect "vintage." Looking out every window is picture perfect with a panoramic view of the property, Skaha Lake & Penticton. It is unique & very comfortable with all necessary amenities provides, including an excellent barbecue.

We loved having Pekoe visit us!

We typically like to try different VRBO's, but we both agree that we will come back to "Vintage View Cottage" in the future.

Fritz & Claire: we thank you for your friendliness & hospitality. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Look no have found the perfect property for two!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Albert

A wonderful first impression that lasted all week long

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Vintage View Cottage in June 2016 for 7 nights. When we drove into the property we were immediately impressed by the beauty of the vineyard, the large trees, the flowers, and the view of Lake Skaha. We had the feeling that this would be the little oasis we were hoping for and we were not disappointed in any way. Fritz greeted us upon our arrival and made us feel very welcome. The cottage is very comfortable, cozy, and clean. The description on VRBO matched the property well. It is also has a well equipped kitchen, bathroom, and new washer and dryer. Fritz and Claire were friendly and warm throughout our stay. We never felt out of place on their property and we had plenty of privacy. Overall, we would highly recommend this vacation rental and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Regina, SK, Canada

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay. This place added to our trip by giving an beautiful, quiet place to relax at the end of the day. Incredible view of Skaha lake and the park behind the property which is very easy to access. Claire and Fritz are amazing hosts and truly made us feel welcome and ensuring we had everything we needed during our stay. We were very lucky to have another friend either waiting for us or quickly coming to meet us when we returned, that being their quiet playful dog Pekoe. The place has everything you need including two patios to let you soak in the sun and incredible view. The cottage is nestled between vineyards and their immaculate manicured property. We would look no further than this property if we were to return to Penticton, assuming it was available!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Penticton airport YYF
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 97
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Apex Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Skaha Beach
Car: recommended

Vintage View cottage is tucked away on our property. Very private and secluded at the end of the road.

On a bench overlooking Skaha Lake you are surrounded by vineyards, hard to believe you are only 10 minutes from downtown Penticton. In the heart of the Okanagan valley where tourists flock from around the world. Festivals and tourist attractions start in May and continue right through until mid October, for the now famous annual wine festival. Plenty of activities within a few minutes of your doorstep. Saturday mornings market downtown Penticton is a great way to spend the morning before heading to the beach. We love our piece of heaven and know you will to.

Please contact owners directly for further information or booking at or 250-490-7780


Rates & Availability

Penticton Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Change Over $73.18
Pet Fee $36.59

$100.00 Standard Cleaning and Change Over Fee Per Stay.
We require a 5 night stay during the summer months from Mid June to Mid August.
Our regular rates start June 1st up to September 30th .
We offer a 10% discount in the shoulder months of the year.
Please contact owner directly. or cell number 250-490-7780

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