Nice Family Home in the Sunny Okanagan (but Snowy in the Winter) - Enjoy Canada's Finest Lakes, Wineries, Beaches, Golf Courses and more
House • West Kelowna BC Canada
2 Car spaces
Exchange types accepted
Listed March 2019
Response rate 100%
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Cupboard / drawers
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
Sport and leisure
Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
You can reach many wineries, local orchards, golf courses, beaches, parks and playgrounds within 10mins 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... By the way, bouldering is across from my Primary house (literally).
Our beautiful beaches (most of them are within 5-30 mins from me):
Fruit U-pick in the summer: Strawberries, Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries, Plums, Grapes, Apples, Pears (and Garlic - I know this is not fruit)... They are all available in the local farms or farmers markets.
Fruits and vegetables freshly picked are not the same as store brought. Check out the harvest schedule here, in case you want to come for the U-Pick experience: http://frugalokanagan.com/okanagan-fruit-stands-and-u-picks/
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.
Did I mention our backyard and garden plot have Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Garlics, Peas, Beans, Zuchinnis, Cucumbers, Corns, Peppers, Carrots and Herbs???
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:
The Vernon Farm to Folk Tour:
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.
Less than 10 minutes to:
- downtown Kelowna (Galleries & Museums, Lake City Casino, Lake Okanagan boardwalk)
- downtown Westbank (Aboriginal Galleries & Museums, groceries, restaurants)
- 11 wineries (including Mission Hill and Quails Gate - Canada's #1 and #8), with over 200+ wineries in the Okanagan Region
- 3 golf courses & 1 (free) international-competition level tennis court
- 15 beaches and lakes (one with a free zip-line, another offering free fishing lessons)
- 7 parks & hiking/biking/climbing trails (Mt. Boucherie is right out the front door - an extinct volcano with amazing crystalline dacite columns)
- 16 farms & organic markets including a historic nut farm, u-pick vegetables & fruits (blueberries, strawberries, apples, cherries, and many more)
- Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Telemark Nordic Club (host of the biathlon competition of the BC Winter Games)
- recreation centers & ice skating arenas
Between West Kelowna & downtown 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)
Venture a little farther and your options are almost unlimited. From a Kangaroo petting-zoo (yes, you can feed and snuggle a baby wallaby), horseback riding, historic steam-train rides, to the amazing Myra Canyon Railway Trestle tours.
Day trip venues include Manning park & resort (2hr), Osoyoos (1.5hr - Canada's only desert), Kamloops (2hr - wildlife park), Vancouver (3.5 hr), Golden (4 hrs, Northern Lights Wolf Center), Banff & Jasper (5 hrs).
Winter activities range from skiing (downhill & cross-country), snow-shoeing, to dogsledding.
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