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Nice House by University. Close to Beaches, Parks, Wineries, Orchards and Golf Courses


House • Kelowna BC Canada

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    2 Bathrooms  
    3 Car spaces 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  

Statistics

Listed  July 2020
Views  5403

General overview

Our 2023 availability is from beginning of May to end of August. Look forward to hearing from you!!! Large Main Suite in Kelowna located in a family friendly neighborhood, within walking distance to groceries and restaurants. Conveniently located within minutes of rapidly growing University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) and Kelowna International Airport (YLW), It is the perfect location to enjoy Kelowna and its surrounding areas. We prefer if you hire our cleaner after the exchange ($120 CAD), but we are open to discussion for small group and short stay.

The space

Please note that our furnishings are being update and might be different when you arrive. However, you should still be able to find everything you need at your fingertips. We have an open concept Living/Dining/Kitchen setup so guests can connect with each other easily. The Private Porch/Sundeck provides ample space to relax in the evening or for the children to play safely. The newly renovated Main bathroom has a deep soaker tub. All bedrooms are fitted with Queen Size bed and a Playpen can be added easily to any bedroom. If you do not need the 3rd bedroom on the Lower Level, we may close it for storage.

Guest access

There are 2 levels in the Main Suite: Upstairs has Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom with tub and separate laundry, as well as the Private Porch/Sundeck. Downstairs has 1 extra Bedroom (maybe used as storage, if not needed) and Bathroom with shower. Please let us know if you'd like to use the Downstairs Bedroom. Please note that we may have tenants in the completely separated basement suite with their own entrance - no amenities are being shared with the tenants.

Notes

Local produces are a MUST try here in the Okanagan. You can buy local eggs and honey directly from the farmers. If you come in the summer, U-pick fruits and vegetables are everywhere. I will gladly provide you with a list of farms I frequent. The Okanagan is best known for its natural settings, wineries (over 160), beaches (over 30, not counting the less known neighborhood ones), Festivals, Outdoor Adventures, Hiking & Cycling, Culture/Heritage event, Food & Wine. Please check out these websites if you're not familiar with the Okanagan: - 7 reasons you need to visit Canada's Okanagan Valley https://www.loveexploring.com/news/71007/okanagan-british-columbia-canada https://www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/travel/article/travel-idea-7-reasons-to-visit-kelowna-b-c - CNN Travel - In Canada's Wine Country, Okanagan Valley flows with Quirky Charm https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/kelowna-okanagan-british-columbia-wine-country/index.html - 10 Must-Try Outdoor Adventures in BC's Okanagan https://us-keepexploring.canada.travel/things-to-do/10-adventures-okanagan-bc - Okanagan's Famous Trails https://www.hellobc.com/stories/3-scenic-bike-trails-in-the-okanagan/ https://bcrailtrails.com/ https://okanaganrailtrail.ca/our-trail Last, but not least - this is why William and Kate love the Okanagan and how they spend their time here: https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/prince-william-kate-middleton-favorite-winery-mission-hill https://globalnews.ca/news/2940232/royal-tour-2016-day-4-duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-to-visit-kelowna-b-c/

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
Clothes dryer
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Heating
Heating
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
WiFi
WiFi
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
Bathtub
Bathtub
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Travel Styles

    Adventure
    Family
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    Beach
    Water
    Culture
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Last minute
    Golf

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Carpet free
    Smoke free
    Fragrance free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

You can reach many wineries, local orchards, golf courses, beaches, parks and playgrounds within 15mins drive. Maps with local markets, favorite restaurants, wineries and attractions can be provided for your use. For those who love the outdoors, we have everything from Golfing, Hiking, Swimming, Fly Fishing, Horseback Riding, Steam Train Tour, Kangaroo Farm, Zipline, Moutain Biking, Rock Climbing, to Paragliding, Flyboarding, Ice Climing, the list goes on and on and on and on... Our beautiful beaches (most of them are within 5-30 mins from me): https://www.kelownanow.com/columns/hiking_the_okanagan/news/Hiking_the_Okanagan/10_of_the_best_beaches_within_2_hours_of_Kelowna Fruit U-pick in the summer: Strawberries, Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries, Plums, Grapes, Apples, Pears (and Garlic - I know this is not fruit, but they are just delicious)... They are all available in the local farms or farmers markets. Fruits and vegetables freshly picked are not the same as store brought. We purchase our meat (chicken, beef and pork) directly from a local farmers - their farm is about 100 miles from my house (note to self, 200 lb of meat takes up a lot space in a freezer 😋). We're lucky to be in the Okanagan where produce are abundant - last summer we got 20 kg of honey, 140 lb u-pick apricots, 100 lb u-pick apples, some backyard prunes/chestnuts and 1600 lb organic peaches (this one is with friends). Everything from local farmers within 10 miles from me. With so many orchards and farms, the Okanagan is pretty great for "Farm to Table" - here's a Vancouver Magazine article about 8 such restaurants, 3 of which are within 5 mins from us (many many more in the area): http://vanmag.com/taste/kelownas-8-farm-table-restaurants/ The Westside Farm Loop (where my house is): https://www.visitwestside.com/listings/westside-farm-loop/ The Kelowna Farm to Table Tour: https://www.tourismkelowna.com/things-to-do/farms-orchards-markets/farm-to-table/ https://www.tourismkelowna.com/things-to-do/farms-orchards-markets/local-flavours-guide/ The Vernon Farm to Folk Tour: https://www.tourismvernon.com/en/eat-and-drink/Farm-to-Fork.aspx

Getting to my home

From Kelowna International Airport: - It is an easy 15 drive along the highway and then via a short drive through UBCO campus. From Vancouver: - It is a straight-forward 4 hours drive via Coquihalla Highway through the beautiful mountain terrain. - If you prefer a scenic tour, you can take the Hope-Princeton Highway instead where you will pass through the Manning Provincial Park and numerous interesting smaller towns and along Lake Okanagan. From Calgary: - It is a 7 hours on the TransCanada Highway and pass through Banff

Nearest airport

15 mins drive from Kelowna International Airport 1 hour drive from Penticton Regional Airport 4 hours drive (or 45 mins flight) from Vancouver International Airport 8 hours drive (or 1 hour flight) from Calgary International Airport

Getting around

Although our house is in walking distance (within 20 mins) to major groceries and restaurants, parks and playgrounds, a car is needed to get around in the Okanagan. Our house is perfectly located to explore the Okanagan - Canada's wine, golf, & recreation capital. In Kelowna and surrounding areas, you have your pick from a wide variety of restaurants. From an astonishing assortment of international cuisines (Thai, Indian, Vietnamese) to truly native Canadian (the Kekuli Cafe specializes in aboriginal Bannock and buffalo) Within 20 mins, you will find a piece of Australia in the Okanagan: a Kangaroo petting-zoo (yes, you can feed and snuggle a baby wallaby). Venture a little farther and your options are almost unlimited, horseback riding, historic steam-train rides, to the amazing Myra Canyon Railway Trestle and the new Okanagan Rail Trail tours. Other notable attractions: - downtown Kelowna (Galleries & Museums, Lake City Casino, Lake Okanagan boardwalk) - downtown Westbank (Aboriginal Galleries & Museums, groceries, restaurants) - 200+ wineries (including Mission Hill and Quails Gate - Canada's #1 and #8) in the Okanagan Region - Many golf courses , tennis courts, pickleball courts - 15 beaches and lakes (one with a free zip-line, another offering free fishing lessons) within a short distance from the house - Many provincial parks & hiking/biking/climbing trails - Farms & organic markets including a historic nut farm, u-pick vegetables & fruits (blueberries, strawberries, apples, cherries, and many more) - Big White Ski Resort, Telemark Nordic Club (host of the biathlon competition of the BC Winter Games) - recreation centers & ice skating arenas Day trip venues include Manning park & resort (2.5hr), Osoyoos (2hr - Canada's only desert), Kamloops (2hr - wildlife park), Vancouver (4hr), Golden (3.5hr, Northern Lights Wolf Center), Banff & Jasper (4.5hr). Winter activities range from skiing (downhill & cross-country), snow-shoeing, to dogsledding. Kelowna also has a Bikes/e-Scooters Share program (https://www.kelowna.ca/roads-transportation/active-transportation/shared-bikes-and-e-scooters) if you want to explore its downtown area on Foot, by Bikes or e-Scooters.

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Dates flexible
"We're not restricted to school holidays, so our house is available during Christmas and New Year. We are also in the perfect location for the Wine Festivals."

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"Anytime as long as Coquihalla is clear"