2 Bedrooms with Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7
About Laurel Vlieg
YOUR HOSTS Gary and Laurel are the owners of GaLa View Holiday Home and the name says it all. They want their guests to feel like they are on a restful, relaxing vacation and fall in love with this beautiful region of Canada just like they did the first time they visited. Gary is a professional Transportation Engineer working as a consultant and Laurel is a professional Artist and Visual Arts teacher with a specialty in ceramics & painting and you will find some of her work decorating the home. They reside and work in the Lower Mainland for most of the year. They have 2 children (Jordan & Arianna) and also welcome into their home and family international students during the school year. Laurel and Gary have 2 small dogs, Hobbes and Bailey. Gary & Laurel lived in New Zealand with their children for 1.5 years and they have travelled to 10 countries around the world which has helped them understand travellers needs for a comfortable place to relax when away from home. Their hobbies include: renovating, gardening, reading, walking the dogs, sharing a great cup of coffee or wine & preparing a meal for family or friends!
Laurel Vlieg purchased this House in 2016
Why Laurel Vlieg chose Naramata
We fell in love with this area of the Okanagan Valley the first time we saw it with its lake views, rolling hills, deep gullies and rows of vines and fruit trees. In every season there is something to offer in the area and the natural beauty is everywhere.
What makes this House unique
This home has a very large vaulted living room and the air conditioning make it a restful retreat from the heat of the summer sun. If you choose to sit outside there are two decks to choose from - the south facing backyard which is fully fenced OR the front verandah that has mountain and peek-a-boo views of the lake and the Kettle Valley trails.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
What a wonderful way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
We were very pleased overall with our rental of Gala View Holiday Home in Naramata! The house was bright and clean and the amenities were plentiful. Loved the little added extra touches for our arrival, from the sign outside the door welcoming our family to the fresh-baked muffins in the kitchen. There had been a tiny concern prior to our arrival when we found out the week before that the home is actually shared with the owners’ daughter who lives in the basement suite. We were not aware of this when we booked in November of 2018 as it wasn’t mentioned in the description of the rental so we were a bit surprised to learn this just before our trip. To be honest, it probably would’ve influenced our decision to rent the house but as it turned out, we needn’t have worried. Though the owners were there when we arrived and stayed the night in the motor home parked in the driveway and their daughter lives in the home, it didn’t really end up affecting our family’s holiday. Laurel and Gary assured us before our arrival that the basement had been soundproofed and we wouldn’t have to worry about making too much noise or anything which is what we were looking for in a rental property (especially since teenagers are not the quietest people on the planet... LOL!) All in all, the location was perfect for us, the home is lovely and we had a wonderful and relaxing holiday! Thank you, Laurel and Gary, for everything! (One tiny little note... the Wifi is a little spotty and tends to drop off quite often while using so make sure to have a little extra data just in case.)
This property was very well appointed and extremely clean. The host was welcoming and replied to all our requests, both by e mail prior to our arrival as well as during our stay. I sure did enjoy my coffee on the deck every morning.
Thank you very much for making our stay very enjoyable.
Lovely and relaxing stay at this quiet yet very convenient Naramata gem. Cozy, well thought out home within walking distance to three excellent wineries. Very warm and friendly hosts who are very helpful making great recommendations. We stayed five nights for a ladies weekend and were very comfortable and relaxed in this home. Wonderful tub for soaking in the master bedroom too!
Beautiful home, great location, and a fantastic view.
A wonderful stay
Laurel and Gary have a lovely home . The space is open and bright with Laurel's artwork perfectly hung around the house. We had family dinners made in the kitchen and used some of Laurel's delicious home grown produce from the garden. A perfect location close to wineries, Naramata village and even walking distance from the friendly pub. We will definitely return again another time.
The house is in the center of the wine country, it is warm, inviting, art, very nicely "kitted out", very clean, tidy, accommodating ... there was some fresh fruit and eggs waiting for us, comfortable places to sit, look out over the region, eat, cook in if we choose (and we did). The instructions for the house were well thought out, written clearly, we felt like we were welcome. We stayed a week and enjoyed it. Oh yes, and we very much appreciate that we could bring our dog Maude with us on the trip. The house worked perfectly for her too. After all she is part of the family. Thank you
Thanks so much! It was a pleasure to host you and hope you can come again sometime. We appreciate how clean the place was after your stay.