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Beautiful Bright Spacious Home with Pool, excellent central Penticton location

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Bright, Spacious, Clean, Pool, Private; perfect for your Okanagan stay

Beautiful wide open spaces flooded with natural light. Post and beam construction home in central Penticton, with a view over the city and the surrounding mountains. Located in a very quiet and private neighbourhood. 3 bedrooms and a den, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen with an eating area, and a very large, open and bright living room with a gas fireplace and dining room. Hardwood floors throughout. A wall of windows in the living room and dining room let the beautiful Okanagan sunshine in. Large deck off the living room looks over the private pool and fenced back yard. Front yard is fenced also, and there is a very large driveway and double covered carport. Central location; easy access to all of Penticton's amenities, such as both Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake beaches, Naramata Bench wineries, KVR, shopping, hiking, biking, skiing and rock climbing. Apex Mountain Resort is 30 minutes away. Owner lives on site in separate apartment. Penticton is well known for its' wine industry, and the foodie scene is hot here too! Come for an active vacation ; enjoy all the beautiful locations for a never ending list of outdoor activities, all within a 30 minute drive from the front door, or just come to relax, enjoy the pool and the company of your family and friends in the famous Okanagan sunshine.

Barbara (Davis) Lennie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

About Barbara (Davis) Lennie

Born and raised in the Okanagan, I have an enduring love and knowledge of the local area and people. For 12 years I owned and operated a boutique lodge at Apex Mountain Resort, just 30 minutes from here. I found I really missed the lifestyle, so went on the search for the perfect house to renovate and provide fantastic and comfortable vacations to families visiting this beautiful area. I am an avid traveler, and have just returned from an inspirational journey through Africa. I hope that you will enjoy this beautiful home as much as I.

Barbara (Davis) Lennie purchased this house in 2013

Why Barbara (Davis) Lennie chose Okanagan Valley

I knew this was the one, immediately after stepping in the door the first time. The windows letting in all the natural light, the views, the hardwood floors, the high ceilings, post and beam construction. Then I found out it also had an in-ground super private pool, all located in a nice quiet family neighbourhood. I was hooked, and I hope you will fall in love with this home as I have.


Penticton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully renovated June 2015, glass walk in shower, tile floor
  • Main bathroom is large and light filled. A lovely deep claw foot tub, perfect for soaking, and a good sized shower stall, toilet of course and sink. Bathroom #2 was fully renovated in 2015. Glass walk in shower, marble tile floor, nice and bright and clean !!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with fold out couch
  • Main bedroom has a queen bed and large windows looking out over the front garden. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds, and there is also a den with a double fold out couch.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect for the summer vacation rental, but also an excellent ski vacation rental. Rentals are difficult to find at Apex but the house is only 30 minutes drive from Apex. I also have had doctors on locum at the hospital which is only 2 blocks away, groups here for conferences and events. The house is available for rentals all year round!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Bright Spacious Home with Pool, excellent central Penticton location
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Bainbridge Island

Wonder week in BC!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara's home is beautiful, well appointed and spacious but with a very cozy feel. We were two families enjoying a holiday getaway and ski vacation. This was the perfect spot! The beds are super comfy, the home is decorated in a lovely and attractive way. The sectional in the living room is so very comfortable and perfect for curling up with a good book, to watch a movie or enjoy the beautiful views out the full wall of windows overlooking the snowy foothills. We all loved our long soaks in the clawfoot tub after a full day of skiing. We enjoyed making delicious meals in the well appointed kitchen for our crew of 8 people (7 adults and one child). Our pup loved her time in the snow and the fenced in front yard made it easy and safe to let her out. We made use of the washer and dryer during our week long stay--a great convenience!

We highly recommend The Bench Market and Bad Tattoo Pizza place and the numerous micro breweries in the area. Apex ski area (20-30 min away) was a group favorite and all loved the expansive Big White resort (just under 2 hrs drive) for Skiing and Snowboarding as well.

We'd love to return to this wonderful home for another Okanagan adventure (summer or winter)! Thank you Barbara!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your 2 families had such a wonderful stay and that my vacation rental home worked so well for you. So good to know that you were able to enjoy some of the local eateries and craft breweries. Even though Penticton is a small town, the foodie culture is thriving! Apex, being a quick 30 minute drive away from the house is a fantastic ski hill and so convenient! I must complement you as renters; even with 8 people and a dog, you left the home spotless! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and thoughtful review. I hope to see you and your family here again soon. Cheers Barb
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Crazy Quail House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was rather short but excellent. There were four adults for two nights and we found Crazy Quail House extremely comfortable and very well equipped and appointed.

The location made everything in Penticton and the Naramata very accessible.

The neighbourhood was quiet and it was a bonus to start each day with the living room flooded with light and the spectacular mountain view.

Our host, Barb, was very pleasant and available should we have had questions or needed anything....neither was the case.

I would recommend Crazy Quails House without any reservation.


  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Penticton House

  • 5 of 5

Barbs house was perfect for our family vacation. Lots of comfortable sleeping space, and a gorgeous family room and kitchen. We didn't use the pool, but it was also a lovely addition.

Everything was extremely clean and well stocked . Barb welcomed us , and check in was very easy.

I would highly recommend Barbs home. It was a pleasure. Thanks again, Pat and family

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The house is extremely well equipped with all the staples so we only had to buy food. The bedrooms are lovely and the beds are comfy. We felt right at home immediately. The kids loved the pool and could have spent everyday just hanging out in it! We really appreciated the recycling set-up. This is a great property for a family! We hope to get back again some day!!

The Gillespie's - July 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation home we could have asked for!

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend myself and seven of my girlfriends rented out Barb's home. Naturally, we were a little worried that the moment all of us got together the volume would be too much for them to bear...we were wrong! Barb and her daughter were so wonderful and accommodating. They were easily accessible whenever we needed them but also gave us the space to make some of the most memorable experiences we have together to date. The house was spotless and well taken care of, the pool was the perfect size and so beautiful, and the atmosphere was amazing. I would recommend this home to anyone, old or young, looking for a place to vacation at! We had the most amazing time. Thank you Barb!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Spacious and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A group of 9 of us stayed here for 3 days while skiing Apex in beginning of February. I was instantly impressed with the large dining area/living area. Everything was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was easily big enough for all of us and we cooked our own food for breakfast and dinner every night.

Great place for a large group of people!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apex Mountain Resort
"Fantastic ski resort just 30 minutes from Penticton's The Crazy Quail Vacation Rental. Ther..."
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Penticton Regional; 3 km, Kelowna International
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Penticton Golf and Country
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway #97 South
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Apex Resort and then Big White Resort 80 km
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Skaha and Okanagan beaches
Car: not necessary

A favorite for everyone; float the channel!

World Class Wineries; Napa of the North is our Nickname

Penticton sits on the shores of two beautiful lakes

Apex Mountain Resort is 30 minutes' drive from my front door.


Rates & Availability

Penticton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Wine Season 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Wine Fest 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Pet Fee $54.89 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

When booking, please carefully check the currency shown. Although you may assume the rate is shown in Canadian dollars, it is sometimes shown in US$. Somewhere in the middle of the rental information pages, there is a tiny icon showing a US flag, meaning the rates are defaulting to US$. Change this to Canadian dollars. I have submitted several requests to VRBO to change this, but to date, it hasn't changed. Sorry in advance for the confusion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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