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Crescendo: Unparalleled Excellence - Executive Rental

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Crescendo at Big White. Where contemporary ingenuity/elegance and nature’s raw beauty harmoniously combine.

Crescendo at Big White.  Where contemporary ingenuity/elegance and nature’s raw beauty harmoniously combine. The daytime view ain't too bad either.  Agreed?  Especially here, as viewed from the tunnel  (the entry to Big White's main Village) and from Hummingbird & Woodcutter runs. View from the tunnel when leaving Big White's main village.  No problem with finding your way back to us, even after partying a little bit too hard at the village.  Oh, note also, our snow melt system at work around the pool. Crescendo not only sleeps 22 guests, but our indoor-outdoor jacuzzi accommodates that many as well.  What are you waiting for? More Ahhh ... Our variable-speed SwimGym allows stationary lap swimming, against a current set to a level of your choosing. The Garage (Rec Room, really) is fully finished/heated, with TV, XM stereo, Nintendo, Ping Pong, Fitness Equipment, and more. Focus...focus.  Is he serious or what?  C'mon buddy, it's just a friendly game, right? Hey, aren't those kids too young to play poker?  And whose dog is that anyway? The Theatre is only 1/2 level up from the Game Room, where nearly 1000 movie titles (via our 24 terabyte movie server) are streamed. The Theatre has its own bar - fully equipped:  microwave, blender, more. Crescendo's Great Room looks out to the ski slope only 5' away. In the Great Room, a view to the kitchen and to the Master Ensuite's jetted tub (enclosed in glass). Crescendo's Gourmet Kitchen:  Viking, SubZero, Miele...nothing but the best. Viking Pro commercial cooktop & double convection oven; Subzero, Miele, more. Crescendo's Dining Room table:  solid glass (as are the table's extensions). Up 1/2 level from the Guest Bedrooms & Ski Hall, the spiral staircase ends at the Master Suite:  Crescendo's pinnacle. Each bedroom has its own private ensuite, but the Master Ensuite is especially sweet. Yes!  I so deserve this! View from the Guest Bedroom's loft. View from the Guest Bedroom to the loft. Each of the lofts in the Guest Bedrooms have two twin beds, with storage underneath.. Weddings at Crescendo are wholly magical, & we're proud to host several yearly. Dinner for thirty.  View from Master Ensuite.

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big White house description

With pleasure, we welcome you to
Crescendo: a world-class home of unparalleled excellence:
classic elegance ... like never before.

Crescendo is not merely a chalet, it’s a fortress! At more than 5000 sq ft, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect was designed for practicality and for comfort.

Crescendo is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom home (6 bedroom if using Rec Room as a bedroom, too). Although Crescendo has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 28, our intention is to comfortably sleep 22. To better accommodate the unique needs of our guests, several of our spaces may be arranged in different ways.

Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use: the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding/mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as the dedicated bedrooms.

The bed/bath configurations may be found elsewhere on this site. Note, though, that even when not including the use of any of the sleeper couches, Crescendo sleeps 22 in 16 separate beds (1 King, 5 Queens, 10 Twins).

Almost all of Crescendo's bedrooms have their own private ensuites. The master ensuite, though, is especially sweet. Not only does it boast a two-person steam-shower, but the two-person jetted tub overlooks the Great Room, providing views to the fireplace, to the ski slopes, and to the Monashee mountains.

While Crescendo can’t lay claim to creating the Monashee Mountains, we can lay claim to capturing it. The unprecedented panoramas through the Great Room’s twenty-eight foot floor-to-ceiling windows are truly breathtaking. From virtually every room, in fact, your eye can feast endlessly on awe-inspiring beauty: a beauty that remains the foundational ingredient to your realizing the depth of tranquility that can be experienced at Crescendo.

Practical elegance is another way to describe Crescendo, and that description extends also to its SmartHome features. Whether you’re technologically savvy or technologically challenged, you’ll be intrigued by the intuitive nature of Crescendo’s home automation systems. When you arrive to Crescendo, merely touch “arrive”, and the home awakens. Key lighting guides you through each room, and the fireplace and whole-house XM music automatically activate setting the ambiance while you settle in. You’ll enjoy experimenting with the touchpanels in each room, through which computer-integrated lighting, audio/video, and climate-control are all at your command.

Sixteen amplified zones allow music to be localized or distributed throughout the entire house (garage and outside decks, inclusive). While XM radio is provided for you, Crescendo can shake hands with your iPod or iPhone, allowing the system to read, display, control, and distribute your personal collection as well.

Non-Skiers? No Problem!
Staying at Crescendo is like being at a private lodge. Skiers and non-skiers both rave about Crescendo’s entertainment options, which is why Crescendo is enjoyed by guests even outside of ski season. Crescendo’s Media Room, for example, is outstanding! The movie screen is 110”, with 7.1 surround sound (not to mention two 12” subwoofers). More than 800 movie titles are at your fingertips, literally. They can be reviewed by scrolling through their electronic jackets projected onto the screen, and controlled, of course, via the two touchpanels in that room (yes, you’ll find a customized remote controller, as well).

Fitness-Inclined?
No problem with body image here! Crescendo is equipped with 2 unique high-end fitness systems: the PowerTower and the SwimGym. The PowerTower was designed for high performance functional sports training (and clinical physical rehabilitation). Crescendo’s SwimGym equally adds a novel dimension to recreation, to exercise therapy, and to sports medicine. It’s non-aerated system creates an underwater current for stationary lap swimming.

Our Signature Dish
Clearly the main course at Big White is the 25 ft of champagne powder that is served at Big White each year. We have told by our guests, though, that Crescendo’s signature dish is, without doubt, our indoor-outdoor pool/Jacuzzi.

Special Events
Crescendo is the perfect venue for family or Corporate retreats, for weddings, and more. Crescendo’s expansive ceilings and open-layout combine to make Crescendo warm and inviting: whether the event is small and intimate or over 100 strong. Also, Big White’s setting, of course, is wholly magical.

Coming to Kelowna for Golfing or for the Wine Festival? Crescendo can accommodate you and your golfing buddies (or multi-generational families).

Property Type

  • House
  • 5200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Staff
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love animals. However, even our own min-pins (Jax & Jake) are left at home in the States, and has never had a foot (okay, a paw) in Crescendo. Crescendo is set-up for everyone's enjoyment: including those who are are allergic to animals. Please honor, then, our 'No Pet' policy. ...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome:

            We also love children, and have tried to make Crescendo as enjoyable for them. Board games and card games (including my family's favorites - Sorry and Uno) are available to you/them. Also, to make Crescendo safe, from the inside of the home the pool/jacuzzi can only be accessed via specially-designed Key Fobs. We have Key Fobs that can allow your child to unlock the doors to the ski-locker and to the home, but will not unlock the door to the pool/jacuzzi area....moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master suite is REALLY SWEET! King bed & private ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            1 Queen in main area; 2 Twins in loft - Private Ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            1 Queen in main area; 2 Twins in loft - Private Ensuite...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 4 queen

            Theatre flexes as private bedroom - 3 Qn Beds, 1 Qn sofa...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 4 twin/ single

            Game Room flexes as very private bedroom - 4 Twin Beds...moreless

          • Rec Room (Garage): 2 twin/ single, 1 queen

            Rec Room may flex as private bedroom; Qn sofa, 2 Twin AirBed...moreless

          • Great Room: 1 queen

            Great Room has a Queen sofa bed...moreless

          • Crescendo is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom home. Although Crescendo has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 28, our intention is to comfortably sleep 22. To better accommodate the unique needs of our guests, several of our spaces may be arranged in different ways. Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use: the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding/mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as the dedicated bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1 - Master Ensuite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Mstr Ensuite is REALLY SWEET! tub for 2; steam shower for 2...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 - Guest Ensuite: toilet, shower

            Private Ensuite for Guest Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Private ensuite for Guest Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 4 - Theatre: toilet, shower

            Private ensuite for Theatre (bedroom #4); 2-person shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 5 - Ski Hall: toilet, shower

            Ensuite for Game Room (Bedroom #5); 2-person shower...moreless

          • All of the bathrooms are custom made of quartzite slate. Most accommodate 2 people (2 wands plus rainbird)....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • In addition to all that has been described above, Crescendo has a fitness area as well. Among the fitness amenities is the TotalGym PowerTower. This specialized equipment is meant for the true athlete, and is used by many of the best Physical Therapists as well. Video instruction (yes, accessed through the touch-panels) is provided on the equipment's use. Work-out bands and video instruction and video work-outs are provided as well....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Crescendo is a 'Smart Home', with fully-automated computerized/integrated lighting, security, audio, and video. There are six LCD TVs (one 40', four 26', one 17')- including one in the garage and one in the kitchen - and each have their own DVD players for viewing any DVD you may bring (see below, though, as there is no need to bring or rent any DVD movie). In the Theatre Room, there is a 110' (it is really big) screen via an HDTV BenQ projector. 7.1 surround sound will send chills up your spine....moreless

              • Game Room:

                In our Entertainment Rooms, you'll find our Bumper Pool Table and our Poker Table. We also have a Professional Ping Pong Table. Fun! Fun! Fun!...moreless

              • Music Library:

                The whole-house integrated sound system includes XM Satellite Radio. Not sufficient to satisfy your audio-file needs? Bring along your personal iPod and plug it into the iPod dock in the kitchen. Crescendo's computerized audio system will read the meta-data from your iPod, and you (and others) can then access the music from any of the touchpanels throughout the home....moreless

              • Video Library:

                In addition to the six DVD players that are part of each TV, and in addition to the BluRayDVD player in the Theatre, nearly 1000 Movie Titles stream via our 24 tb Movie Server....moreless

              • Television:

                We have 7 TVs, including one in the fully finished Garage. The Master Suite has a 46' LED TV. The Theatre has a 110' TV, with 7.1 surround (including two 12' sub-woofers in stereo output)....moreless

              • Games:

                We provide a number of board and card games for all ages....moreless

              • Pool Table:

                We have a Bumper Pool Table in our Game Room...moreless

              • Stereo:

                XM Satellite Radio streams through our whole-house audio system. Every room is zoned separately, including three separate zones for the outside. Music even streams to our Master steam-shower....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                BluRay in Theatre. The Theatre additional streams nearly 1000 Movie Titles via our 24 tb Movie Server....moreless

              • Books:

                We provide many books for your reading pleasure, located in our library in the Theatre....moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Video Game Console:

                We provide a Nintendo Wii, with a variety of games....moreless

              • Video Games:

                Several Wii games have been provided. You may, though, choose to bring along some of your favorites, as well. We also have a Bumper Pool table, a Poker table, and a professional Ping Pong table....moreless

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sledding
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Unprecedented, unobstructed, breathtaking views of the ski-run and the Monashee Mountains beyond, via 28' floor-to-ceiling glass walls are to die for: especially from the Great Room, the Dining Room, the Master Bedroom, and the Master Bathroom....moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    Crescendo's location is truly second to none. It is almost a stone's throw to the main Village, and literally at the corner of Hummingbird/Woodcutter Run and Gondola Way. Ski right from the slope into Crescendo's breeze-way. Take off your skis/boards and lock them in the heated locker at the ski-entrance to the home. Need to work on your board? There is a work-bench in the ski-locker, and we've provided tools for your convenience. ...moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Custom cabinetry at the ski-entrance door allows you to hang-up all of your coats, goggles, helmets, and more. Sit while you tighten those boots, and then head-out to the ski-locker to grab your skis/poles/boards. A few more steps, and you will have a decision to make. Do you go left and ski down to the Plaza Chair, to the Ridge Rocket Chair, or to the Snow Ghost Chair? Or, do you ski right and ski to the Gondola at Happy Valley? ...moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Big White is a family-friendly resort, with nightly activities for kid of all ages (adult kids, too)....moreless

                  • Resort:

                    Big White is a world class resort, and the second largest in British Columbia. Really, it is about the snow, and Big White captures 26 feet of champagne powder each year....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Glass table with glass extensions: absolutely gorgeous! Between the Dining Room & Kitchen Island - seats 22....moreless

                      General

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room:

                        Our Great Room is outrageous. See photos! Only 5' from the slope, with panoramic views of the mountain through 28' feet high glass windows....moreless

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Regular land line for local calling. Vonage internet phone service with free long distance to most countries....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Plenty & Plush! Bath Sheets provided also for the pool/jacuzzi....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        An eight foot glass-block serpentine wall separates the laundry and ski-entrance hallway. Two commercial washers and two commercial dryers are in this separate laundry area. No need to wait for the 'whites' to wash before loading the 'darks'....moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        The 6' gas-jetted fireplace is spectacular: especially against the backdrop of the 28' wall of honed black quartzite-slate. No need to look for a match. On the touchpanel, just touch the 'fire on' button. Forget to turn it off? That's okay. When the motion detectors sense that no one has entered the room for a designated time, the house turns the fireplace off for you (by the way, the lighting works the same way)....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        The garage is fully finished, as if it were part of the home's interior living space. The floor is geothermally heated; there are speakers in the walls for you to enjoy the whole-house audio/video experience. The garage is also equipped with a Professional Ping Pong table, a Nintendo Wii, an EFI Fitness PowerTower, and more....moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        Crescendo is equipped with 2very unique high-end fitness systems: PowerTower & SwimGym. The PowerTower from EFI Sports Medicine designed for sports training & rehab. Workout videos provided as well...moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        There is more than 7 miles of wire that runs through Crescendo. Yes, CAT5e has been run throughout, so you may connect directly to the internet (provided for free) in most places throughout the home. ...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        In addition to a direct connection, you may also connect to the internet wirelessly. You will find wireless available everywhere throughout the home, as repeater signals have been set-up on each floor. Crescendo's SSID and Network Security Key will be provided to you before you arrive. ...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Telephone service is provided by the Vonage internet phone. Therefore, long-distance is free to most places: Canada, US, UK, inclusive. Also, your friends can call you by accessing either a Canada or US exchange, as Crescendo has two international phone numbers for your/their convenience....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Geothermal energy heats (and cools) every surface (garage inclusive). Even the hot water heaters, the snow melt around the pool's perimter, and the 12' x 16' (chlorine-free) jacuzzi/pool heats to Hot Tub temperatures via geothermal energy. Both the heating and cooling are controlled in each room through the touchpanel located therein (email me for a picture of the touchpanel's thermostat screen)....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Geothermal energy heats (and cools) every surface (garage inclusive). Even the hot water heaters, the snow melt around the pool's perimter, and the 12' x 16' (chlorine-free) jacuzzi/pool ...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Internet:

                        Wired and Wireless Internet throughout the entire home (we have wireless repeaters everywhere)....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Along with two commercial washers and two commercial dryers, the separate laundry area boasts enough custom cabinetry and counter space to fold and store everything after it is washed....moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Linens Provided:

                        As you might imagine, Crescendo's linens are of the finest quality. The sheets are made from Egyptian Cotton and are 1000 thread-count. Every bed (wall-beds and sofa-beds, inclusive) have down comforters. Every bed and wall-bed also has down pillow toppers over the mattresses. Sadly, then, you may be less willing to get out of bed to go ski/board the next day....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove:

                        Viking Professional Cooktop with Viking Double-Oven....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Cuisinart Coffee Maker, Grinder, Espresso Maker....moreless

                      • Catering Available:

                        From ground up, Crescendo was designed as an executive retreat. The Theatre Room is equipped with PowerPoint presentation capability for Corporate presentations, and Crescendo's features allow for the ultimate entertainment and/or relaxation environment. Therefore, we have scouted the finest chefs and catering in the area, and would be happy to arrange Crescendo to meet virtually any of your specialized needs/events....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. There is an 8-burner commercial Viking Cook Top (with built-in griddle); a Viking double convection-oven; a Viking convection-microwave; two Miele dishwashers; Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer; and trash-compacter. Don't want to cook? Just ask, and we can arrange a chef to come and cook for you....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Everything provided....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        There are two Miele dishwashers in the kitchen: both with integrated facing to blend into the cabinetry. Super quiet!...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        SubZero fridge/freezer, with integrated facing to blend into the cabinetry....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Microwave:

                        Viking convection-microwave....moreless

                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Everything is provided - including coffee grinder, coffe maker, blender, mixer, and more. Don't find something you need? Please tell us, so we can have there for your future enjoyment....moreless

                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Boat:

                        Boating is nearby (Kelowna). The Okanagan Lake is 90 miles long, with incredible beaches and a wide variety of water sports....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        What can we say? If you haven't experienced the powder at Big White, you're missing out....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        During the summer, Big White's Tennis Court is available at no charge....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Kelowna (near Big White) is known for its World-Class Golfing. Stay at Crescendo with your golfing buddies: all under one roof!...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Three sets of outdoor speakers are strategically located, so that you may enjoy the audio experience on our decks and patios. For slopeside events (e.g., weddings), we provide a wireless microphone, and activate those speakers. ...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Heated Pool
                      • Hot Tub:

                        The 12' x 16' pool is jetted, heats to Hot Tub temperatures. With 1/2 of the pool indoors and 1/2 outdoors, one can access both areas without ever having to leave the water. The pool's outside perimeter, though, is heated to snow-melt temperatures. In addition to the massage jets, the pool hosts the SwimGym for stationary lap-pool swimming against a river-like current....moreless

                      • Private Pool:

                        When you arrive, the pool will be heated to a comfotable temperature (about 97 degrees Fahrenheit), which is inteneded to allow you to spend extended periods of enjoyment without being overwhelmed by the heat of a typical jacuzzi. Want it hotter? Via the touchpanel in that room, you may turn-up the juice to your liking (and up to Jacuzzi temperatures)....moreless

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        The entire top floor is dedicated solely to the Master Suite. In concert with its unobstructed view of the Monashee Mountains, the Master Suite is both private &serene. Separated only by glass, the ensuite’s AirBath overlooks the living room and captures the breath-taking views as well. Combined with its hot-spring effect created by heated air-bubble jets, the Master Suite is truly a retreat on its own....moreless

                       

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                      • Amazing trip @ Big White!!

                        Amazing trip @ Big White!!

                        • Guest Kelly (Costa Mesa, Ca USA)
                        • Date of stay 03/06/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                        We could not have been happier with the experience we had at Crescendo. We have rented many properties before but none compare to the cleanliness and amenities found here. No detail was left unthought of....down to the kitchen coming well equipped with all of the appliances, spices and cookware needed to make a meal(s) for a very large group. (Thankfully!) Loved the convenience of being in a true ski on ski-off with quick easy access to the lodge, market and bar. There is no question that I would recommend the Crescendo,.. I know I'll be back next year!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Kelly! Every time I return to Crescendo I have so many of those same thoughts. First, I don’t think I could ever be happier than when I reflect on my experiences at Crescendo. Second, what a difference it makes when staying at a TRUE ski-in/ski-out home. Thanks much for the kind comments.

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                      • This place has something for everyone!!!!

                        This place has something for everyone!!!!

                        • Guest Tom (Costa Mesa CA)
                        • Date of stay 03/06/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                        This is the total package for the entire family. The ease to ski on and off the mountain right to the lifts is incredible and gives the chance for parents with young children to take turns enjoying the powder. While at the house there is entertainment from movie theatre to relax or ping pong for tournament. After a long day on the mountain and games on the table take an indoor or outdoor soak in the spa. For those who are still up for some more entertainment take a simple walk to the village and enjoy the night life! I highly recommend and look forward to a future visit.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Hey Tom – Thanks for the great review. Convenience, convenience, convenience! Really, it’s one of the main ingredients that goes into a ski vacation. That factor is hard to describe about Crescendo, but so readily experienced by all when there. Cheers – Mitch

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                      • Best trip ever!!!

                        Best trip ever!!!

                        • Guest Jeff L. (Orange County)
                        • Date of stay 03/05/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/22/14
                        Had a wonderful time at Crescendo. This is my 2nd annual trip and this time we had a group of 18 with kids. No issues with space and we all stayed comfortably. We stayed downstairs in the new converted glass room which had options to turn seating into twins beds, super comfy and like always this place is clean. My daughter got ski lessons and she said the staff was very nice and helpful, and it's very affordable. This is the best place to stay for a ski in/ ski out in all of Big White.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Jeff! So glad you got to experience our new glass-walled Game Room/Bedroom. I understand the snow was pretty incredible – AGAIN – for you all this year.

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                      • Great Experience!

                        Great Experience!

                        • Guest Lexi (Calgary, AB)
                        • Date of stay 02/16/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/04/14
                        We just spent a week at The Crescendo with our family and it is a fabulous property! The location is the best on the hill and a true ski in/out which is suited for all abilities and ages. The House is set up with all the necessities and comforts of home and the kitchen is well stocked. You will find everything you need (and more). The owner is extremely accommodating and pays a lot of attention to details. Since there are only 3 bedrooms but does sleep a total of 22, it is well suited to multi-families and in particular those with tweens and/or teens. The kids loved the lofts!! Very well set up for skiing - a private ski locker and lots of boot/glove dryers and plenty of hooks are a skiers dream. I would recommend this property - you won't be disappointed!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Cara for taking the time to post this review. Thanks also for noticing our attention to detail. If one of our mutual visits to Big White ever do overlap, I’ll show you some of the “behind the scenes” hidden rooms, housing our multimedia and network arrays, and our Geothermal and Pool/Jacuzzi mechanical equipment and programming. I think that what goes on behind the scenes in the home is fascinating. Regards, Mitch

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                      • Awesome Valentines weekend

                        Awesome Valentines weekend

                        • Guest Shahn (Victoria, BC, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 02/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/24/14
                        Greetings at the door ski equipment carried up and put in the locker what more could you ask for! How about two convection ovens and a six burner gas cook top! Or maybe skiing out from the front door on a groomed path done each morning by the machine operator! Not enough can be said about how great this place is for making your stay Awesome. Thanks

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Shahn – Thanks for the great review. Yes, we began the courtesy Valet service at the start of last ski season. Admittedly, it has been a big hit. We really do aim to please, and we appreciate all of our guests’ suggestions. By the way, I loved your stainless steel flatware jewelry that you’ve posted on Etsy through your company name “About Tine.” Now I have two additional things to look forward to: to your enjoying Crescendo in the future, and to my seeing more of your designs on Etsy. Thanks again. Mitch

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                      • !!!!Over the top accommodation!!!!

                        !!!!Over the top accommodation!!!!

                        • Guest Victoria Alpine Ski Club (Victoria BC)
                        • Date of stay 02/13/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/24/14
                        To say we LOVED this place is an understatement… its spectacular – a must to experience first hand. It's not many times in our life time that we get to experience this type of luxury. The kitchen is set up beautifully and completely. Having all the spices and “staples” was a treat. The staff was extremely helpful – from assisting us to bring in our gear, to showing us around to ensuring the place was in immaculate shape. We did mange to get in some awesome skiing (BIg White is the best!) even though there were almost too many things to do and experience inside - hot tubing, outdoor pool, games - just looking at the scenery out the window. We’re hoping we can get back next year and share the experience with even more members of our ski club. Thanks Crescendo!!!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Hi Karri – I just loved having you all stay at Crescendo. I also appreciated your review of Crescendo. Over the years, both a part of the ski club and apart from the ski club, I know you’ve stayed in a number of excellent ski chalets. To rate Crescendo so highly, then, says a lot. Again, many thanks! Mitch

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                      • Best Ski Vacation ever!

                        Best Ski Vacation ever!

                        • Guest Bob (Prince George, BC, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 02/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/07/14
                        Thanks so much for letting use your home this past week. Like last year, we had a great time—it works so well for our families. The new game room with the glass wall was perfect for three of the kids. It was their own little space that gave them that little bit of independence. It made Crescendo seem so much bigger. Thank you very much for this! We really enjoy the location and Crescendo. We could go on and on... The pool is just wonderful. It is so much fun to swim under water to get to the outside! Thank you too for supplying the pack and play. This worked perfect! Nothing’s firmed up yet, but we’re already talking about wanting to come back next year!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Hey Bob - Thanks for the great review. So glad you were able to experience our new Game Room and its ability to convert instantly to a bedroom (with 4 twin beds) via the sliding glass wall. That project was quite the undertaking this past summer, but that space finally gets used in the way we had intended when we originally built Crescendo (not to mention the glass wall being so gorgeous and so damn convenient). Yes, I'll also take credit for the design of the indoor-outdoor pool/jacuzzi. Even in warm weather, let alone snow, I've always been such a wuss when it came to leaving a pool or a jacuzzi. Having to brave the cold just takes way too much away from the experience. And, of course, theirs the usual, "Who's going to reset the jets?" when they time down. So, I agree. There is nothing like entering and exiting the pool/jacuzzi from a toasty room (upper 70s Fahrenheit). If there is anything we can do to make future stays at Crescendo and Big White even that much better for you all, please let us know. Many of our amenities, appliances, and upgrades at Crescendo, in fact, came about from comments or requests from our guests. Thanks again, Mitch

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                      • Spectacular!

                        Spectacular!

                        • Guest Vancouver (BC)
                        • Date of stay 10/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                        We booked the Crescendo for a gathering of friends (aged 25-35) from Vancouver, Edmonton & Alberta for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We were looking for something that was spacious and on the luxurious side. Specifically, something that would host well for a feast! It was the perfect place for such an occasion, hosting outstanding views, an open concept kitchen leading into the great room, a massive dining table, and comfortable beds for all. The theatre and games rooms were great entertainment, but the hot tub was definitely our go-to for fun. Since it was off-season while we were there, the mountain was nice and quiet. We ordered our turkey & picked up fresh veg from the Kelowna farmer's market. Hands down, the Crescendo exuded excellence. If we're ever heading to Kelowna again, we're sure to look up the Crescendo! Thanks Mitch!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Thanksgiving in the Rockies

                        Thanksgiving in the Rockies

                        • Guest Vancouver (BC)
                        • Date of stay 10/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                        We booked the Crescendo for a gathering of friends (aged 25-35) from Vancouver, Edmonton & Alberta for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We were looking for something that was spacious and on the luxurious side. Specifically, something that would host well for a feast! It was the perfect place for such an occasion, hosting outstanding views, an open concept kitchen leading into the great room, a massive dining table, and comfortable beds for all. The theatre and games rooms were great entertainment, but the hot tub was definitely our go-to for fun. Since it was off-season while we were there, the mountain was nice and quiet. We ordered our turkey & picked up fresh veg from the Kelowna farmer's market (Thanks to Hamblett Highland Farm for the delicious bird!). Hands down, the Crescendo exuded excellence. If we're ever heading to Kelowna again, we're sure to look up the Crescendo! Thanks Mitch!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Ashley! Its amazing how wondering Big White and Crescendo are off-season. I actually spend more time at Crescendo outside of ski season than during ski season. Ok. Maybe that's because the house is always rented out from under me during ski season. Even still, you all rented the house out from under me for the Canadian Thanksgiving, causing me to have to spend that last day/night in Kelowna before returning to San Diego. So incredibly glad, though, that you got to enjoy Crescendo, and that you all enjoyed it as much as I do. Warm Regards, mdp

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                      • Summertime Serenity

                        Summertime Serenity

                        • Guest Bontemps (San Diego, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                        We had ten people. Ages ranged from mid twenties to 61. The sleeping accommodations worked very well. We took one of the two bedrooms on the hot tub floor. It was perfectly comfortable. Plenty of towels. Great shower. Perfect. We had great fun listening to the Satellite radio, hanging out in the hot tub and our group even watched a movie one night. We brought in our own food and cooked every meal. Crescendo had all the devices and often duplicates. We used the Crock pots, Cuisinart, Coffee makers, French press, Chef’s Knives, silverware, plates, serving platters, mixing bowls, etc. If we had a question or if there was a problem, we gave a call to your property manager and an answer/solution was quickly worked out. The Mountain Absolutely gorgeous. Peaceful. Not a person, or so it seemed, around for miles. We saw deer, beautiful double rainbows, incredible clouds and just really enjoyed sitting outside in the hot tub both day and night. Summertime is a great time to relax and enjoy tranquility. Kelowna What a fantastic town. Upon arrival, 8 of us immediately descended on a liquor store. We took your advice and brought wine, but knew that wouldn't last. So, we purchased a case or so of the local wines. The individual working at the store must have had quite a shock at there being 8 of us running around the store grabbing all sorts of wines. We didn't need any food because one of our group had driven in and brought all the food for all four days. So, after the liquor store we went straight to Crescendo. We drove into town one day to visit Tree Brewery. The young lady working at Tree Brewer was fantastically nice. And, as an added bonus, we enjoyed the beer so much we bought two growlers (one beer, one cider) to take back with us. On another occasion, the group decided to visit several of the wineries. Each of the wineries had a different character and feel to them. It was fun seeing how beautiful the wineries were set into the mountain and next to the river. Crescendo’s attention to detail Let's put it this way. One of the members of our group who is quite picky said, "I want to come back and spend a month up here." I think that comment pretty equates to all the details were perfect. No complaints from us at all. In conclusion, We hope that we will be able to plan another visit to your wonderful home. Please put us on your email list!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks Paul, for taking the time to craft a very helpful review of Crescendo. So glad your party enjoyed so much about what Crescendo, Big White, and Kelowna have to offer outside of ski season. We tour the various vineyards each year. There are always new private reserve wineries opening each year we've done so. We do really try to pay attention to the details, so I was especially appreciative that you noticed those. We rely strongly on our guests’ feedback, and are very open to hearing what our guests would like to see in Crescendo to make future stays even that much more enjoyable or convenient. I credit myself for the redundancy in certain utensils, small appliances, and large appliances (and for the redundancy in virtually all of our automation equipment and systems). The credit goes to our guests’ suggestions, though, for so many things, including special automation features, modifications to our lighting, the extra fridge in the rec room (garage), and our new bedroom (converted on demand from the Game Room). Thanks again for your generous thoughts and comments. Dr. Mitch

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Relaxation - Golf/Tennis Ahhhh
                      Apr 14 - Nov 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$1,000 C$1,250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$7,000
                      Regular Season
                      Nov 27 - Dec 17, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$2,000 C$2,500
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$14,000
                      *Peak Period
                      Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$3,000 C$3,750
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$21,000
                      Regular Season
                      Jan 5 - Feb 11, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$2,000 C$2,500
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$14,000
                      Peak Season
                      Feb 12 - Feb 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$2,500 C$3,125
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$17,500
                      Regular Season
                      Feb 23 - Apr 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$2,000 C$2,500
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$14,000
                      Relaxation - Golf/Tennis Ahhhh
                      Apr 20 - Nov 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$1,000 C$1,250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$7,000
                      Regular Season
                      Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$2,000 C$2,500
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$14,000
                      *Peak Season
                      Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2016
                      3 night min stay
                      C$3,000 C$3,750
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$21,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      C$1,000 C$1,250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      C$7,000

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit C$2,000
                      • Tax Rate 5%

                      Notes:

                      - *The Minimum 3 Night Stay may not be available for Peak Ski Season periods

                      - *For a 7 Night Stay that includes Christmas and/or New Years, the cost is $21k

                      - *For a less than 7 Night Stay that includes Christmas or New Years, the cost is $3750 per night

                      - For each night beyond 7, take the weekly rate divided by 7 (e.g., Regular Season is $2k per each add'l night).


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                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: Dr. Mitch is a Forensic Neuropsychologist, who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have specialized needs and/or who are involved in chaotic-intense-traumatic-critical- situations. Known for the comprehensiveness of his investigatory assessments (Psychodiagnostic, Psychoeducational, Neuro-Cognitive), he is often called on to be the impartial Independent Examiner in juvenile, family, civil, and special education proceedings. Additionally, Dr. Mitch is part of the nationwide (and Southern California) Miniature Pinscher Rescue, where he fosters Min Pins until their forever families are found. He couldn't resisting adopting two of his own: Jake & Jax.

                      Why the Owner Chose Big White:
                      It's about the Snow, about the People, and about the Property. At Big White, it's all about the snow. Consistently, there is more champagne powder at Big White than at any other mountain I have experienced. The people of Kelowna are genuine and honorable, and the Aussie influence at Big White is electrifying. Crescendo itself? Simply stated, second to none: in its location; in its amenities; and more.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      What can I say here? Read our reviews; search our native website (SkiCrescendo). Crescendo is everything and more than what is stated and what the photo gallery illustrates. We have additional videos, also, on our YouTube site.


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                      • Crescendo at Big White.  Where contemporary ingenuity/elegance and nature’s raw beauty harmoniously combine.

                        Crescendo at Big White. Where contemporary ingenuity/elegance and nature’s raw beauty harmoniously combine.

                      • View from the tunnel when leaving Big White's main village.  No problem with finding your way back to us, even after partying a little bit too hard at the village.  Oh, note also, our snow melt system at work around the pool.

                        View from the tunnel when leaving Big White's main village. No problem with finding your way back to us, even after partying a little bit too hard at the village. Oh, note also, our snow melt system at work around the pool.

                      • More Ahhh ...

                        More Ahhh ...

                      • The Garage (Rec Room, really) is fully finished/heated, with TV, XM stereo, Nintendo, Ping Pong, Fitness Equipment, and more.

                        The Garage (Rec Room, really) is fully finished/heated, with TV, XM stereo, Nintendo, Ping Pong, Fitness Equipment, and more.

                      • Hey, aren't those kids too young to play poker?  And whose dog is that anyway?

                        Hey, aren't those kids too young to play poker? And whose dog is that anyway?

                      • The Theatre has its own bar - fully equipped:  microwave, blender, more.

                        The Theatre has its own bar - fully equipped: microwave, blender, more.

                      • In the Great Room, a view to the kitchen and to the Master Ensuite's jetted tub (enclosed in glass).

                        In the Great Room, a view to the kitchen and to the Master Ensuite's jetted tub (enclosed in glass).

                      • Viking Pro commercial cooktop & double convection oven; Subzero, Miele, more.

                        Viking Pro commercial cooktop & double convection oven; Subzero, Miele, more.

                      • Up 1/2 level from the Guest Bedrooms & Ski Hall, the spiral staircase ends at the Master Suite:  Crescendo's pinnacle.

                        Up 1/2 level from the Guest Bedrooms & Ski Hall, the spiral staircase ends at the Master Suite: Crescendo's pinnacle.

                      • Yes!  I so deserve this!

                        Yes! I so deserve this!

                      • View from the Guest Bedroom to the loft.

                        View from the Guest Bedroom to the loft.

                      • Weddings at Crescendo are wholly magical, & we're proud to host several yearly.

                        Weddings at Crescendo are wholly magical, & we're proud to host several yearly.

                      • The daytime view ain't too bad either.  Agreed?  Especially here, as viewed from the tunnel  (the entry to Big White's main Village) and from Hummingbird & Woodcutter runs.

                        The daytime view ain't too bad either. Agreed? Especially here, as viewed from the tunnel (the entry to Big White's main Village) and from Hummingbird & Woodcutter runs.

                      • Crescendo not only sleeps 22 guests, but our indoor-outdoor jacuzzi accommodates that many as well.  What are you waiting for?

                        Crescendo not only sleeps 22 guests, but our indoor-outdoor jacuzzi accommodates that many as well. What are you waiting for?

                      • Our variable-speed SwimGym allows stationary lap swimming, against a current set to a level of your choosing.

                        Our variable-speed SwimGym allows stationary lap swimming, against a current set to a level of your choosing.

                      • Focus...focus.  Is he serious or what?  C'mon buddy, it's just a friendly game, right?

                        Focus...focus. Is he serious or what? C'mon buddy, it's just a friendly game, right?

                      • The Theatre is only 1/2 level up from the Game Room, where nearly 1000 movie titles (via our 24 terabyte movie server) are streamed.

                        The Theatre is only 1/2 level up from the Game Room, where nearly 1000 movie titles (via our 24 terabyte movie server) are streamed.

                      • Crescendo's Great Room looks out to the ski slope only 5' away.

                        Crescendo's Great Room looks out to the ski slope only 5' away.

                      • Crescendo's Gourmet Kitchen:  Viking, SubZero, Miele...nothing but the best.

                        Crescendo's Gourmet Kitchen: Viking, SubZero, Miele...nothing but the best.

                      • Crescendo's Dining Room table:  solid glass (as are the table's extensions).

                        Crescendo's Dining Room table: solid glass (as are the table's extensions).

                      • Each bedroom has its own private ensuite, but the Master Ensuite is especially sweet.

                        Each bedroom has its own private ensuite, but the Master Ensuite is especially sweet.

                      • View from the Guest Bedroom's loft.

                        View from the Guest Bedroom's loft.

                      • Each of the lofts in the Guest Bedrooms have two twin beds, with storage underneath..

                        Each of the lofts in the Guest Bedrooms have two twin beds, with storage underneath..

                      • Dinner for thirty.  View from Master Ensuite.

                        Dinner for thirty. View from Master Ensuite.

                      C$1,000 - C$3,750 per night (CAD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 22

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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