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Convenient, Private Guest Suite In Art Moderne Heritage Home

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Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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480 Sq. Ft. Studio Suite With Private Entrance, 2 Queens, 1 Bathroom

The convenience of Moderne Guest Suite makes it an ideal home base while visiting Penticton. Located close to downtown, you will find all the amenities and services you need to complete your stay all within walking distance! The suite has a private entrance with parking just out your door, and our secluded courtyard feels like you're in the country. NEW FOR 2014 - a full kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and french press coffee maker! The suite features 1 queen size bed with a queen size futon/sofa and a 3 piece bathroom (shower only). Suite is ground level access but bathroom is not large enough to meet wheelchair accessible code but it is usable with assistance.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Stuart Bish
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Stuart Bish

Stuart is originally from Forestburg, Alberta and moved in 1981 from Calgary to Penticton to take over the long established photography studio McDonalds Photography. Del was born and raised in Penticton and after working and raising her family in Vancouver and Prince Rupert returned in 1983 to take over Hair World. The two first met in 83, and worked together on several joint shows and exhibitions featuring their complimentary talents. In 1999 they joined together in love and work and have operated their businesses from the property where they live. Together, they have now built the studio of their dreams on the same property as their home. Studio Del is Del's hair salon and art studio on the top floor (Del earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2001) and Stuart Bish Photography occupies the main floor and basement of the beautiful new building. Del's brother, Brian Nelson and architect based in Kamloops designed the new building. It is his admiration of the Art Moderne and Modern Contemporary style that is evident in the 1940 home that inspired the new building aptly named 'Box Camera'. Stuart and Del are pleased to offer this lovely private suite which was the former photography office to those who want to enjoy the many holiday recreations that Penticton and area have to offer.

Stuart Bish purchased this studio in 1996

Why Stuart Bish chose Okanagan Valley

This home was chosen for its character and central location. It is a 1940 heritage home from the Art Moderne movement which was designed by architect Robert Lyon. He later became Reeve of the town of Penticton and presided over the growing community's change from town to city. This home and a 'sister' home of similar style in Kelowna designed by Mr. Lyon were featured in a chapter of a book entitled 'Building the West - The Early Architects of British Columbia' by Donald Luxton.

What makes this studio unique

We love the extra large size of the property which gives breathing room and of course the 'Art Deco - Modernity' of the architecture. Be sure to ask us about those defining features, which when understood, helps to appreciate the wide influence this design movement has in the evolution of design, art and architecture.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Convenient, Private Guest Suite In Art Moderne Heritage Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

September long weekend. stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 small dogs and I stayed at this absolutely charming flat over the September long weekend. Stuart & Del were very gracious and had a lovely bottle of Noble Ridge Pinot Noir Reserve waiting for us upon our arrival. Stuart personally orientated us to the unit. The resident dog, Dexter, was just as charming as his humans and swept our cheeky small dogs right off their paws!

The garden and outside seating area were an added benefit to this rental. It is ideal for 2 people and the kitchen is well-stocked with all the necessary items to make almost any meal you may want. Having the Safeway, Starbucks and a liquor store all within walking distant was great!

We would definitely rent the property again, but may have to fight our friends over it as they visited us to share the delicious pinot and they now have plans to rent the flat too!

Thanks again Stuart, Del & Dexter for a wonderful visit. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunny Penticton Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a 3 night stopover on our way from Seattle to Banff. The unit was large and had a nice bathroom and full kitchen. It was tastefully decorated and very clean. Plenty of room for 2 adults, could also fit 2 children on a hideabed couch. There is a nice patio in the back with a table and barbeque grill. There is a large side yard with lounge chairs under a large walnut tree. Very pleasant place to stay.

The location is in a residential area of Penticton. A mall with a Safeway store is about a block away. The street is a little busy but the apartment itself is very quiet and has A/C.

The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of winerys and orchards. Lots of good hiking trails.

Our hosts, Stuart and Del were very gracious and very helpful. They provided us with a nice bottle of local wine upon our arrival. On the last night we had dinner with them. Some of their relatives had just visited and left a beautiful piece of salmon which they shared with us.

This is a good value for the price. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary and Susan! We certainly enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you as well, and hope you had some good weather and sightseeing in Banff. We always enjoy it when it works out to have some visiting time with our guests, especially from other countries. While you're only a bit further south in Washington, we are always interested in the things that are happening in the US. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while we were in Penticton! The suite is locatedcentrally within walking distance from grocery stores and a short drive to either lake. The kitchen and bbq were awesome for cooking and we enjoyed our evenings on the patio with their adorable dog! Thank you so much Stuart and Del for making our time so special- it was hard to leave such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anuja and her family were such a delightful group to have stay. They were so gracious and friendly! They really seemed to enjoy their vacation and spent time at the beach and doing the many things there are to do here in Penticton. They left the suite very clean and we would love to have them back in the future.
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Great studio suite!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Stuart and Del's studio. The unit was a nice spacious size for two, very clean with new linens, new sofa, etc. Very comfy bed. The air conditioning works well and keep things at a nice temperature on a hot day. The shared backyard is great for relaxing. There is some noise from the street but we found with the fan or a/c on we didn't notice it. The central location is great, close to groceries, liquor store and not far from the beaches.

Would recommend staying here if you want a very comfortable & clean unit in Penticton.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay in Stuart & Del's guest house. The suite is very clean, well equipped and elegantly appointed. The garden courtyard really enhanced our experience. We enjoyed the outdoor space for our meals and to just sit and have a glass of wine. Stuart, Del and their super dog Dexter were wonderful hosts. We had our lil pups with us and they played well with their new buddy Dexter and probably enjoyed the outdoor space even more than we did!

We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this suite.

Thanks Stuart & Del for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments Danielle! We really enjoyed having your family and dogs stay with us. We especially enjoyed seeing you make use of the courtyard and the new barbecue. You also know how to do vacations! We were really happy that you checked out all that Penticton has to offer and we hope to see you all again in the future! A special thanks to Danika for the sweet comments in the guest book!
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The warmth and charm of this home as well as the kindness and thoughtfulness of Del and Stuart made our first experience in Penticton a most memorable one.

The guest house is beautifully decorated,very clean and has all the amenities you need. The courtyard is a wonderful oasis to sit and read , have a glass of wine, or a leisurely meal. Our little dog enjoyed playing back there with her new friends , Dex and Buddy.

It is centrally located with grocery stores, liquor store and other shops nearby. A short walk gets you downtown and to the beach.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend it.

Thanks to Del, Stuart, Dex and Buddy !

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy it was to have you as guests and watch as you built your relationship with your new home town - Penticton! We thoroughly enjoyed our times together while you were here and in your new home. We now consider you as good friends and fellow Pentictonites!
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Penticton Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Copper Mug Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Penticton Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
La Casa Ouzeria
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Apex Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Okanagan Lake
Car: not necessary

Moderne Guest Suite is a totally private suite that is conveniently located close to downtown Penticton, and offers quick access to all the great things that this area has to offer! Here to play? Year-round, Penticton and area has a very long list of activities and interests for everyone. Here to work? Moderne Guest Suite is 5 blocks from the downtown core and convention centre/events centre, and only 8 blocks from the Lakeside Resort and Casino. Two bus routes are just a walk out your door. Across the street is a convenience store, and less than a block away is the Plaza Shopping Centre which features Safeway, Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Government 'Signature' Liquor Store, Dollar Store, Wendy's and other shops and services. 5 blocks away is a cold beer and wine store, Home Hardware, Rona, Canadian Tire and Mohawk service station with car wash. Penticton's library and museum are 3 blocks away, and several excellent restaurants are within easy walking distance (5 blocks or less). In spite of the close-in location, our secluded courtyard will make you feel like you're in the country. The suite has a 42' TV with cable services including Netflix, and features WiFi with full signal strength in the suite. NEW FOR 2014 - the suite now has a full kitchen so you can prepare all your meals.


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Penticton Studio Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 5.0%

Payment can be made with Credit Card (Visa, M/C), PayPal or e-transfer. If arrangements need to be made to pay the balance due on arrival, we can accept Debit card as well. Cancellation Policy. If the guest wishes to cancel the reserved dates, any deposit paid will be refunded as follows:
100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the check-in date.
50% if cancelled 7 days prior to the check-in date.
25% if cancelled 3 days prior to the check-in date.
0% if cancelled less than 3 days prior to the check-in date.

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Penticton Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • This suite is on ground floor (no steps). The bathroom is not large enough to meet wheelchair accessible code requirements but is useable in most cases.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio suite - privacy screen/room divider for this room.
  • Master bed features a brand new Serta Mattress. Queen size sofa bed is extra comfy. High quality bedding is used.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property is secured at night, so valuables such as bicycles or other gear can be kept in the locked courtyard.

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