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len st. croix

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

A TRULY IDYLLIC SETTING

19 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Okanagan Centre Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5 )

Escape to our Okanagan Cottage. This charming, cedar, log cottage is located on the sunnyside (eastside) of Okanagan Lake. This idyllic rural setting provides a lovely, tranquil spot for a summer vacation. Spend time with your loved ones swimming, boating, or relaxing in the sun.

Swimming:

A short walk from the cottage door takes you to the shoreline of Okanagan Lake for a refreshing swim. The lake provides the ideal setting for swimming. The kids can dive off the floating dock or sit on the pier dangling their toes in the crystal clear water.

Water Sports:

Boating, water-skiing, and swimming areas are just steps away. A public dock is also located close by to launch your boat.

Attractions:

* The Gray Monk Winery is open to the public and provides tours on a daily basis. The winery is a few minutes drive from the cottage.

* A further multitude of wineries abound the Valley.

* Golf courses are numerous. Predator Ridge Golf Course is about a 20 min. drive from the cottage.

* The Okanagan Centre Museum is open five days a week and is within walking distance of the cottage. The museum has historical artifacts of the area.

Keywords: Recreational Cottage Okanagan Vacation

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
len st. croix (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

About len st. croix

I'm a retired School Principal who has worked in Quebec, Northern B.C. and the Okanagan Valley.

Born in Ontario, grew up in Monteral and received my education in Monteral ( Loyola - McGill). Re-located to this area-Lake Country- in '84 and greatly enjoy the natural amenities the area has to offer.

len st. croix purchased this cottage in 1984

Why len st. croix chose Okanagan Valley

This is a very peaceful and " hidden " area of the valley. A special area where you can truly relax and totally enjoy nature at its best.

What makes this cottage unique

Glancing out the front window overlooking the Okanagan Lake in the early mornings and late evenings, seeing the snow capped mountains as winter approaches - these are but a few treasured moments this place offers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our week at your slice of paradise was fabulous! The lake was warm and the weather, though not always sunny, was still very pleasant.



Thanks and please book us in for next year!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

A TRULY IDYLLIC SETTING
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 52 reviews
4

Great little cabin, great location.

  • 4 of 5

We love Okanagan center! It's a beautiful spot! The beach across the street, the boat launch down the road. Gray Monk & 50th Parallel wineries just down the road, awesome! The cabin was clean and well kept at a fair price. Thank you Len for the fresh fruit! We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice meeting you folks.wishing your daughter all the best in a year of 'hockey camp'. Best regards, L&L
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5

Great summer cottage

  • 5 of 5

After spending nearly 40 summers on the west side of the Lake, we were new to Lake Country and we loved it. The cabin was just what we were looking for and we loved how close it was to everything. The beach and swim area is crystal clear and great for little ones to play and enjoy the water. There's great walking trails, wine, cycling, and local orchards. Everything you could want. We'll be back that's for sure. Len was great to deal with!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to Orchards and Wineries

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage that has everything you need in a wonderful location, close to orchards, lake and wineries. Café up the street made great lunches. Hope to come back. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feliks and Irina, Calgary, AB

  • 4 of 5

This is our 15th holiday in the cabin. Location is great - the lake is across the street, public beach is always quiet in the mornings and evenings, beautiful nature trail along the shore. Shopping centers are conveniently located as well as easy access to a few wineries in the vicinity. The cabin is clean, the kitchen is well stocked. The view from the deck is magnificent. Len and Loraine are great hosts, always receptive to our needs. We are looking forward to our next holiday already.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

steps to the warm waters of Okanagan Lake and only minutes to town for supplies and a park for frisbee or playing catch. The boat launch was only 1KM away. The location was perfect for our family of 5 and our 2 year old Labradoodle. Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are leashed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great value and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in lake county! The cabin was perfect for our needs. Nice patio with a beautiful view of the lake. You're super close to the lake, literally 2 min walk so can go for a dip anytime when your hot, after dinner etc. Cute little cafe up the street for salads and great sandwiches, ice creams etc. Check out Grey monk winery about ten mins away. They also have an awesome roof top patio. Alittle pricey but worth it.

Len was great, checking to make sure we had everything we needed and leaving fresh fruit for our arrival.

The one draw back was the air conditioning. One portable unit in the living room that didn't work very well. There were fans in the bedroom and if you go in summer, you'll need them!

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
kelowna international
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
turtle bay
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Predator Ridge
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Gray Monk Winery
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
silver star
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
infront of cottage
Car: necessary

Being situated between Kelowna and Vernon activities abound from shopping, arts, musical performances, wineries, golf, skiing, hiking, cycling.

The OKANAGAN VALLEY is part of B.C.'s Interior Plateau and is characterized by a string of lakes created by glaciation. The area lies in a fertile bowl, ideal for orchards and vineyards. The Monashee Mountains lie to the east while the Cascade Mountains lie to the west, causing the rain shadow effect that produces the area's semi-arid climate. Agriculture is still a prime activity with tree fruit orchards slowly giving way to increased grape production ( for the rapidly growing wine industry ) and cherry production.

Lake Country's close proximity to UBC-O, Kelowna International airport, world class golf courses and ski resorts make it an ideal location.

Recently the Okanagan Valley was rated as having the best weather in Canada. Our weather provides dry warm summer months- perfect for a wide variety of water sports. Fine sandy beaches offer a great place to spend the day, with picnic tables, shade trees and plenty of sunshine.

As evening approaches soft breezes entice the visitor to take a stroll. About one third of mid-summer days are tropical in nature ( max. temp. > 30 c )with little chance of precipitation.

Take a trip to the DEE LAKE CHAIN of mountain lakes which offer great fishing. Beaver Lake and Dee Lake resorts both offer boat rentals.

Swimming, fishing, boating and water sports are popular on all of our lakes, from the jewel tone waters of Kalamalka lake, the warm sandy beaches of Wood lake and the crystal clear waters and pebbles of Okanagan lake.

Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park contains a courtesy dock for emergency and pedestrian use, a small swimming beach, a viewing/fishing platform and a boat launch.

Turtle Bay Marina on Wood Lake has a boat launch, rentals and marine fuel. A shallow channel at the north end of the lake gives access to Kalamalka Lake. A municipal boat launch is located on the north east shore of Wood Lake.

PELMEWASH Parkway came about when the new strech of Hwy 97 was built between Oyama and Winfield. The old highway that runs along Wood Lake was renamed and is now a recreational corridor. Ride the level grade, 8.5 km paved road at a leisurely pace. Stop for a picnic, swim or take your rod and reel along for a fresh catch of the day or launch a canoe or kayak for an afternoon on the water..

Bike rentals are available through Lake Country Cycle ( Woodsdale rd 250-448-1926). On the north shore of Wood Lake, you can rent seadoos, paddle boards and kayaks from Kona Watersports.

For the hiking enthusiast, take one of the many trails on Spion Kop. The 5.2 trail to the summit will reward you with spectacular views of four of the lakes in Lake Country. Watch the hawks and eagles and many other birds.

There are several trails to choose from - from moderate to more difficult. A map of the trail is posted at each of the trailheads and printed maps are available at the municipal office and our visitor information centre.

Experience the heart of Lake Country and stop for a picnic, a game or a public arts show in one of our many parks. Our parks are equipped for year-round sports including tennis, baseball, soccer and beach volleyball.

Our parks also provide lots of outdoor entertainment for kids with plenty of playgrounds, water-spray park and skateboard park. Take in the public art displays located around the area and a seasonal Farmer's Market at Swalwell Park.

FRESH IS BEST-some harvest dates

Apples Aug - Oct

Apricots July - Aug

Blackberries Aug - Oct

Cherries June - Aug

Nectarines July - Aug

Peaches July - Aug

Pears Aug - Sept

Rasberries July - Aug

Strawberries June - Sept

Blueberries July - Aug

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Rates & Availability

Okanagan Centre Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$1,057
 

Additional information about rental rates

daily $23
Pet Fee $23

Pet fee is $ 20.00 daily
Additional person above stated # according to reservation notice will be charged an additional fee of $ 40.00 daily.

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Amenities

Okanagan Centre Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This property is located between KELOWNA and VERNON on the EAST side of OKANAGAN LAKE ( sunny side ). Close to several wineries, golf courses ski hills and world class spa ( SPARKLING HILLS RESORT). This residential community has a little park, outdoor cafe, corner store and museum.

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