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John and Marilyn Portwood

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Penticton Creekside Cottage on Trans-Canada KVR Trail near lake and downtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house

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Surrounded By Professional Gardens And Fruit Trees, And Fronted By Cool Water..

Gorgeous vacation rental modern craftsman cottage fronting Penticton Creek and the Kettle Valley Trans-Canada Trail with no road traffic, this recently renovated home is full of stained glass and charm inside and out. Surrounded by spectacular gardens and mature organic fruit trees and shrubs (apricot, peach, walnut, plum, hazelnut, raspberry, blackberry), the house is a little piece of country in the city. Only minutes by foot to the city centre and prized farmers' market, as well as the many festival sites on spectacular Okanagan Lake. Each room of the 1400 sq. ft. house opens onto an outside patio or deck. Beautifully appointed with central heat/ air conditioning and a creek stone gas fireplace. This is a great place to relax and enjoy all Penticton has to offer. Let Penticton Creek cool you and lull you to sleep. Let the gentle cycling slope of the old Kettle Valley Railway bed transport you within minutes to Naramata Bench wine-country. Hot water on demand. TV, Wi-Fi. One queen bed in master bedroom, one double futon in second bedroom

Why worry--you're in Penticton!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John and Marilyn Portwood (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About John and Marilyn Portwood

From water sports to mountaineering, this part of BC has it all. And don't forget, of course, the world class wineries!

Why John and Marilyn Portwood chose Okanagan Valley

Arguably one of the best locations in Penticton with a country, private feel yet just minutes by foot to a vibrant downtown and Okanagan Lake. Equally beautiful Skaha Lake is minutes by bike to the south side of town. With the Trans-Canada Trail literally on the front porch, ride the bicycle trails to the lakes and the wine benches of Naramata. Circle the town lake to lake on the Channel bike path--or float down an inner-tube, a popular Penticton pastime!

What makes this house unique

Park the car and cycle to your heart's content. Short walk to downtown and Okanagan Lake. Relax tto the sounds of Penticton Creek.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)
Penticton Creekside Cottage on Trans-Canada KVR Trail near lake and downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A perfect little gem in the heart of Penticton!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful little home near downtown Penticton. John and Marilyn have done a great job creating this cozy little paradise with wonderful outdoor spaces and lush gardens. The perfect place for our little family! We brought our bikes and rode all over town, from one beach to the other. Literally steps from the KVR trail, we had little reason to use our car. Rode our bikes a few blocks to the Hooded Merganser for breakfast the first morning and had a wonderful breakfast on the patio overlooking the lake. Spent one morning walking Main St from end to end, just a short distance from the house. This was everything we had hoped for in our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this Penticton cottage. The gardens front and back, were beautiful. We used both depending on the sun. The kitchen was well stocked and the entire cottage very clean. The property has been updated but has kept the craftsman feel of the home with beautiful stained glass windows and other unique touches.

The Kettle Valley trail runs right beside it and we biked to Lake breeze winery one day and had a lovely lunch over looking the lake. The next day we biked to Okanagon falls, a 50ishKM bike ride round trip, mostly along the second lake.

Walking along the creek path, you will come to the Penticton public beach. Nice but quite busy.

We walked pretty much everywhere from the cottage - dinner, shops, coffee houses etc. Enjoyed wine and cheeses we picked up at the wineries on the back patio to finish off most our days. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking to stay in Penticton.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding guests :)

  • 5 of 5

We went to Penticton to attend a wedding, it was an absolutely lovely stay. The gardens were a magnificent addition to the beautiful home. The home was well stocked to accomodate our family. The home was well stocked to afford the luxury of staying in and enjoying a meal with the family , the area was quiet and private.

We enjoyed being able to walk to the great coffee shops, restaurants etc , and down to the beach for the day !!

The owners offered some great ideas of where to go / what to do in the area. They were wonderful people

The main bed was a little on the firm side for our liking, but a minimal negative for a wonderful week.

The kids were even gushing about the home and location, not something usually heard from teenagers.


  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than description!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cute and cozy, with all amenities one may need on vacation including a great selection of DVD titles for every taste. The owners are very helpful. Penticton has to offer a couple of long sandy beaches on two lakes (one within a walking distance), scenic roads for avid cyclists, great hikes and wineries. I recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillside Winery and Bistro
Hooded Merganser
S S Sicamous Restoration Society
Villa Rosa Restaurant
British Columbia Wine Information Centre
Sun - Oka Beach Provincial Park
Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Car: not necessary

World class wine and wineries.


Rates & Availability

Penticton House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $193

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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Penticton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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