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Liz & Tom

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Liz & Tom's Eagle Bay Retreat

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Eagle Bay House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Panabode log home located near Shuswap Lake (about 2 km). Large property has 2 acres of forest behind the house. There is lots of parking for boat, trailer, RV and/or second vehicle. Property is close to beach, boat launch and the general store is across the street. This is the perfect home base for your adventurous Shuswap Holiday. The back deck is nice & shady in the afternoons and has BBQ and built in benches all around it. There is a small fire pit in the yard and a picnic table for outdoor entertaining. House is 1400 sq/ft and features beautiful living room with lots of windows, TV with satellite channels, VCR & DVD players. French doors lead to a large (16x20ft) sun deck. This home has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room (seats 6) and bathroom with a jetted tub. Two bedrooms, the master features queen size log bed, spare room features a double/single bunk bed with a huge walk-in closet. Small pets OK. This is our home which we make available to families who want to enjoy the Shuswap lake from the May long weekend to September and will only be rented out on a weekly basis during the peak summer season; however, the pre and post summer weeks are offered on a minimum 4 day rental for those of our guests who wish to come up for an extended weekend - please check with us for details & pricing.

COTTAGE DETAILS

Cottage size 1400 Sq/ft

Bedroom #1 - queen bed

Bedroom #2 - double/single bunk

Large deck with mountain view

Sleeps up to 6 people max.

Room for boat trailer and/or second vehicle

This Cottage is fully furnished. All cooking appliances and utensils are supplied. Gas barbecue, Sat. TV, DVD player, as well as bed linen and towels are supplied. The beach and boat launch are less than a 5 minute drive away. Plenty of parking.

No smoking permitted inside the house.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Liz & Tom (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Liz & Tom

We gave up the big city and moved here from the coast for the peace and quiet of country living after Tom retired.

Liz & Tom purchased this house in 2005

Why Liz & Tom chose Shuswap Lake

We purchased this and in 2005 bought a 25 yr old panabode cedar log home and re assembled it here on the property, completely refurbished it inside & out. After 2 years of enjoying the home and all this area has to offer we decided to move into a small suite in the basement and offer the home to vacationers in the summer months so they could enjoy this little piece of heaven here in the Shuswap.

What makes this house unique

No matter what time of year it is there is are always wild animals such as a herd of deer coming through the yard, we call the front yard 'deer highway' and in the spring when the pond is full of frogs you can hear them as you fall asleep. There have been moose walking up the driveway and on the road out front as well. There are little lizzards and other creatures in the tall grass and just recently we had a huge turtle walking across the yard. It is a beautiful feeling to co exist with nature in their own habitat. These are experiences we have never had living in the city and wish to share with those of you that also don't get to be this close to nature on a daily basis.

Reviews

4.4
based on 10 traveler reviews

Liz & Tom's Eagle Bay Retreat
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 children spent a week at the property and really enjoyed our stay.

Shannon beach is 5 minutes away and a great place to relax. Lots of other activity options close by. Liz and Tom are there if you need help and also respect their guests privacy.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A Quiet, Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time visiting Liz and Tom's cabin. Usually we like to try a new place every year but we liked it so much that we returned a second time. This is ideal for anyone looking for complete peace and quiet. Our family enjoyed the large green space and saw hawks, eagles and deer. We also had a nice small campfire and enjoyed looking at the shooting stars together. There is a nice beach close by with good swimming. Our hosts Tom and Liz are there if we ever need anything. The kitchen is spacious and fully stocked with all the supplies you could possibly need for cooking a nice meal. Has a nice cabin feel but with all the modern day conveniences. Overall a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cochrane Alberta
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a long drive to a big beautiful home that was welcoming and oh do clean. Liz and Tom were very accommodating with any request and helped highlight some of the sights to see in the area. I would definitely be using this vacation rental again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We were two single ladies (55+) looking to escape the city life but wanting to be able to rest and relax while enjoying the comforts of home. This rental exceeded our expectations. It was so nice to have a huge kitchen fully stocked with anything you might need to have an in home meal. No need to bring anything with you other than your food. There was plenty of cupboard space for your groceries and all the appliances, utensils, dishes, cutlery, dish towels, etc., again exceeded expectations. The butcher block island was awesome for food prep and made it so easy to have two cooks in the kitchen at once. The home itself was so spacious and functional. A lovely two sink bathroom with lots of counter space, towels fully stocked, a deep tub and shower. So nice to freshen up in after a long day in the sun.

The owners live downstairs but you would hardly know they were there. You enter from the back of the property and have your own lighted deck, Barb-B-Q, large private yard area, a fire pit and picnic table and access to the pool table. If you want to have a view of the mountain you can simply step out from the living room on to the second deck and enjoy sitting out on the patio furnishings.

The property is huge and provides a safe environment far from the road for people with children. The kids would no doubt, like us enjoy watching the deer that frequent the property, looking for woodpeckers in the trees, frogs in the pond and if they are really lucky they may see the otter. I especially loved the bull rushes which were always a favorite of mine when I was young.

Liz and Tom made sure our stay was everything we had hoped it would be. They are awesome folk so much so that we were motivated to ask them to come around back and enjoy a campfire with us one evening. This lead to us having a great evening conversing around a crackling fire and sharing like interests and life stories like old friends. On their advice one night we took in The Jade Buffet in Salmon Arm followed by cheap movie night in Salmon Arm ( $5.00) we also went to High Country Trail Rides to Horseback Ride in Salmon Arm and Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge in Chase, B.C. to visit and learn about donkeys and their welfare. The kids would love it as the refuge likes to give you the opportunity to get up close and pet the long ears.

It was a great place for those long country walks, sun tanning on the beach and pretty much any water sport you can imagine. Definitely going back! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

The property was well taken care of. House was very clean and had everything we needed! It was a wonderful stay. Tom and Liz were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grande Prairie
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Cabin Review

  • 2 of 5

When we came to the cabin, Liz and Tom reviewed the cabin with us, and showed us the property where we would be staying. We were told that they would provide extra water, and were available via phone, text if we needed anything, or had any questions.

The cabin was very nice looking, and had plenty of room for us all. The kitchen was very spacious with lots of cupboard space and storage for food, and supplies. We had a spacious laundry area to do laundry, store supplies, and recycle the bottles, plastics and cardboard.

There was a large outdoor patio where we could have a meal, or even catch the suns rays...

We did notice and come in contact with were many centipede type little creatures that would be frequent in the bathroom and the kitchen. The bathroom had no fan so it became quite damp and musty smelling after the showers. There were screens on the windows. IT was a system that you would open up the screen and then turn the window handle to open up the window. This was not the best method to keep our bugs.We found these little creatures in the tub, behind the toilet, in the sink and often had to shake them off of our towels. In the kitchen, we often found them in the oven mitts (one time we found 3-4 of them at one time on the oven mitts supplied), behind the sink, on the floor, and in the cupboards. I even found one time in a bowl that had oranges in them, small black markings that either looked like their "droppings" or something else.

When we had left the cabin to enjoy the Canada Day parade, we found lots of beetles in our lawn chairs. When were were packing up to leave the property on the last day we were there, we had to pour hot water down a lot of our outdoor toys, and items to eliminate a lot of these centipedes or beetles from them, They left the same black markings that we had found inside all inside the items outside.

We also were asked if a contractor could come have a "walk through" while we were staying there. I truly believed that this should have been done after our contract was up and were were gone, not while we were there.

About 4 minutes down the road was "Shannon Beach", which was a nice beach to go to and a convenience store close by.

We cut our stay short because of the infestation of the bugs. We left 5 days earlier than expected.

We didn't realize when booking that the owners were staying at the property. The cabin was clean. However I would not recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In the 7 years we have been renting our property we have not had any complaints prior to this one. We were not made aware of any issues with bugs while the guests were here until the day they left when we received a test message after they had already gone. Our house is thoroughly cleaned between guests and it was spotless when the family arrived, as well, we checked the house after they left and for the 5 days since and have not found any bugs. As for the bugs found outside, it is surprising that people coming to a cabin would not expect to find bugs outside. It rained quite a bit during this time which may have contributed to the guests desire to leave early as it is hard to keep the kids occupied inside the house. We clearly state in our ad that the owners are present on the property and do not interact with the guests unless they need us. We are very respectful of our guests privacy and look forward to providing a comfortable environment for all of our future guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Kamloops, BC
Nearest Barpub
16 Kilometres
Fins Marina
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Highway #1 - trans canada highway
Nearest Restaurant
16 Kilometres
Fins Marina
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Shannon Beach

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Rates & Availability

Eagle Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$801
 
 
Winter
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$114
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$99
$630
$1,832
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $382

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Eagle Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - double/single bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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