Penticton's First Licensed Vacation Rental, 2 Bedroom, Central
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Penticton house description
Penticton's first legally licensed vacation rental, Casa del Sol is a delightful Penticton 2-bedroom vacation rental cottage. which is meticulously maintained and fully equipped. It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the centre of Penticton and is suitable as a getaway for couples and for families on vacation. This Okanagan Valley accommodation is a five-minute stroll along Penticton Creek to downtown, Okanagan Lake, the Kettle Valley Trail, the Art Gallery, the Casino and to many parks. A large, fenced private garden, spacious patio and gazebo provide seating in the sun or shade for barbeques, sunning and relaxing, and a large grassy area allows children to play safely. The owners live just 2 blocks away and take great pride in maintaining a spotless and friendly environment on a quiet street. All conveniences are provided including air conditioning in the summer and heating and electric fireplace in the winter.
Penticton is a beautiful small city located in the Okanagan Valley between Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake, both offering wide sandy beaches for swimming, sunning and water sports. There are over 130 wineries in the area, each one unique and offering world class wines. For Fall and Spring wine festival accommodation, Casa del Sol is a perfect base. Hiking, cycling, golfing, water sports, and a lakefront casino are all within easy access of the cottage. Apex Mountain offering downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and alpine skiing is a 35-minute drive away.
The unique benefits of this Penticton Vacation Accommodation Include: convenient location for access to all amenities and local attractions, meticulous care, private, relaxing back yard in an area that sees over 2000 hours of sunshine a year. Easy to reach by car, plane or bus. Penticon Airport provides three-times daily flights to Vancouver and Kelowna Airport is an hour away. The Greyhound Bus Line also serves Penticton. A scenic drive from Vancouver is approximately 4.5 hours and Calgary is approximately 8 hours by car. Travel from Spokane and Seattle is approximately 5 hours by car with a convenient border crossing at Oroville/Osoyoos.
Keywords: 2 Bedroom vacation cottage, Fully Equipped, Central Location, Private Fenced Yard, Quiet Cul-de-Sac, near lake and downtown Penticton, family friendly, bike storage
- 700 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer:
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- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
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The perfect place to stay for wine touring
The perfect place to stay for wine touring
Our group (two couples) stayed at Casa del Sol for five nights this October as part of our visit to the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. It was the perfect choice! The house is adorable...lovingly restored, beautifully landscaped and stocked with all sorts of thoughtful touches and amenities...from a welcome gift of wine, tea and coffee and fresh fruit, to fluffy white bath robes, to a great selection of movies to watch in the evenings. Everything we could possibly need was there for us. The location was also perfect for our needs. Situated in downtown Penticton, we were able to easily walk to the local farmers market, down to the lake or out to dinner. We were also centrally located in the midst of the Okanagan's many fine wineries. It was an easy drive to Naramata, Oliver and Kelowna. Overall we had a fabulous stay and the house was just perfect. It was such a treat coming back every evening after our tours and making dinner together in the well-stocked kitchen. And the yard was a lovely and sunny place to enjoy our morning coffee. We had such a good time, we've all agreed we'd like to come back and do it all again. I should mention that the owners, Dave and Allison, are lovely hosts. They made us feel so welcome. If you're planning a trip to the Okanagan, I highly recommend Casa del Sol for your accommodation!
- Guest Andrea N. (-)
- Date of stay 10/03/13
- Review Submitted 10/31/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
What a find!
What a find!
Conveniently located, perfectly clean, nicely furnished, more than well-equipped. But enough about me. Visiting from Ontario, Casa del Sol was just the base my wife and I needed for our busy week in Penticton. Everything was better than advertised. We were able to entertain some friends with wine and a BBQ, which saved a few restaurant bills. No need to think twice - you'll be a hero to your travelling companions for picking this place!
- Guest gpxtraveller (Goodwood, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks Glenn! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again in Penticton. Loved your poem in the guest book!
The Casa del Sol was a wonderful place to spend the winter! As a ski instructor at Apex Mountain Resort, it was perfect for the two of us. With only one vehicle, if I was working, my wife could walk to almost every location she needed; shopping, fitness centre, the lake, or many restaurants. Our host, Allison and Dave have equiped their property with everything necesary to have a comfortable stay, and they were always available if we needed anything. Highly Recommended!!!
- Guest snowlong (Mansfield, Ontario)
- Date of stay 12/03/11
- Review Submitted 04/27/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you John and Sheila. It was a pleasure to have you as winter guests!
Guest comment entered by owner
It's no big surprise the Canucks have decided to stay home for training camp in 2011 considering all the travelling they did during the playoffs, but it's a bit of a letdown for the KB, as we had a lovely time in Penticton last September. Halford booked this cozy little cottage away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, and it was just a really nice getaway, you know?Seriously, we stayed here. Cost about half as much as a hotel room and it came with a free bottle of wine. http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/kurtenblog/archive/2011/07/07/canucks-to-hold-training-camp-in-vancouver-kb-will-miss-romantic-penticton-cottage.aspx
- Guest Jason (Vancouver Province)
- Date of stay 09/18/10
- Review Submitted 07/07/11
Everything we needed
Everything we needed
We rented during May and found a spotlessly clean, comfortable house. We wanted a kitchen but in the past have been disappointed when renting places with kitchens. No disappointments here. Everything we needed, pots, pans, knives, coffee makers, stove, microwave. And in addition, our wonderful hosts provided coffee, tea, fruit, a bottle of wine. The beds were comfy, the living room welcoming, the backyard warm and sunny even on a coolish day. The owners were helpful, gave us directions and advice. We enjoyed our stay!
- Guest Sunchile (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 05/26/11
- Review Submitted 06/18/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Staying at the Casa in Penticton
Staying at the Casa in Penticton
Nothing is sweeter than coming to Penticton in May for the Meadowlark Festival, which is why we have been coming for the past ten years. Three years ago we discovered the Casa. And what a find. Conveniently placed for our field trips meeting places at the Tourist Centre (especially for those 6 a.m. starts, such as climbing up McIntyre Bluff), close to cafes and restaurants, but best of all, such a comfortable place to return to unwind and sit outside. And those comfortable beds! Allison and Dave are superb hosts. The Casa in May is one of the highlights of our year.
- Guest birdwatchers (Vancouver, BC)
- Date of stay 05/19/11
- Review Submitted 06/02/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
I have just completed my second stay at Casa del sol this summer. The first time I came here with my family consisting of six adults and a two year old toddler. The second time I came with a friend. The cottage is perfect for a vacation as it is within an easy walk of the centre of Penticton as well as the beach, lake, wineries and hiking trails. The cottage is spotless and well appointed. Allison and Dave have done a wonderful job restoring the cottage to its former glory. In the summer' on Saturday mornings, the main street of Penticton is closed to traffic as it hosts a weekly market and this provides a perfect time to buy local produce and local crafts. The garden is a wonderful place to relax.
- Guest S & T (North Vancouver)
- Date of stay 09/03/10
- Review Submitted 09/06/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
What a wonderful haven.
What a wonderful haven.
We visited Casa Del Sol in the summer with our adult daughter and friend visiting from the Philippines. We had a lovely 4 days visiting the wineries, floating the canal and relaxing at Casa. The little house is wonderful. Dave was there to greet us, give us keys and show us around. We were amazed at the little details throughout the house (a bowl of fresh picked cherries, flowers on the table) and the wonderfully stocked kitchen. Allison and Dave are meticulous in their upkeep. We loved looking at the pictures of the project of the house. The backyard is a little oasis of calm and tranquility, I even used some herbs from the garden! We left Penticton relaxed and refreshed. I would highly recommend Casa Del Sol to anyone who has high standards and is looking for the perfect little place to call home for a period of time.
- Guest BeeCee (Langley BC Canada)
- Date of stay 07/04/09
- Review Submitted 08/23/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
A Wonderful Cottage
A Wonderful Cottage
We stayed at Casa Del Sol for a week at the end of June in 2010. It is a wonderful cottage that is accurately presented in its listing description/photos. It is conveniently located, attractively decorated, well maintained and well equipped (comfortable beds, lots of kitchen appliances/dishes, etc.). We loved staying at Casa Del Sol while enjoying all of the attractions/activities in the Penticton area. We particularly enjoyed barbecuing dinner, then sitting in the garden to eat. We have recommended Casa Del Sol to family/friends and are looking forward to staying there again next year. Diane & Bill from Ontario
- Guest Diane & Bill from Ontario (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 06/22/10
- Review Submitted 08/17/10
Home from home in Penticton
Home from home in Penticton
Arriving at Casa de Sol I was warmly greeted by Allison & Dave, they immediately made me feel at home. Absolutely everything you can imagine is provided including hiking, dining, & winery info, nothing is missed. I enjoyed the stroll along the river from the Casa to the street market which has locally grown fruits and veggies along with stands displaying local arts and crafts. Just steps away from here is the beach at Okanaghan Lake, the location couldn't be better. By the Lake we found numerous restaurants and cafes where you could enjoy dinner on the patio. I enjoyed my stay so much I returned with a friend and her two children. This time we saw a different aspect of Penticton as we were pressured to play mini golf, bumper boats, go karts, pedal boat rental on the Lake and of course floating down the famous river channel which connects Okanaghan Lake to Skaha Lake. This takes about 1 1/2 hours and is not to be missed if just to watch the unique floating devices people have come up with (imagine an inflatable floating island complete with palm tree!). It was always good to return to the Casa to prepare a BBQ while the children played safely in the pretty fenced garden complete with dining gazebo. I am returning next month for another short break from the city, this time to enjoy the wineries!!! I am addicted to holidays at the Casa and will be returning at least once a year for a good dose of R & R - this truly is a home away from home. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their "project" with us.
- Guest Hazel (North Vancouver, B.C.)
- Date of stay 06/12/09
- Review Submitted 08/08/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
May 15 - June 30, Sep 1 - Oct 15 ................. $125/nt .. $800/wk July 1 - Aug 31 - .................................$155/nt... $1000 wk. Oct 16-31, April 1 - May 14 - ....................$100/nt.....$650 wk. Nov 1 - Mar 31 ..........$90/nt......$575 wk. (monthly rate negotiable in winter) Rates apply to 1-4 people, additional $20 per nt. per person, Max 6 people Rates do not apply to Ironman Week Payment can be made by Pay Pal (credit), cheque, cash or internet bank transfer Min. stay - 3 nights Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2 nights Nov 1 - Mar 31
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- Nearest Airport: Penticton at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 97 at 4 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Okanagan Lake at 0.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Barking Parrot at 0.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Apex at 35 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Penticton Golf Club at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Many at 0.3 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We purchased this little house in 2007 and completely refurbished it from top to bottom putting our carpentry skills and design talents to good use. We had moved to Penticton in 2005 and fell in love with the beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Our goal is to provide a relaxing and comfortable home with all the conveniences to make you feel at home. The compliment we most love to hear is; 'you thought of everything!' In December 2010, we became the first legally licensed vacation rental in Penticton.
Why the Owner Chose Penticton:
We had always loved the little flat roofed houses that are common in this area so when this little house came up for sale on our street we purchased it for a rental. However after putting 6 months of work and money into it, we realized we wanted to share it with friends and family and others who would appreciate the work we had done. The house is a natural for a vacation rental as it is so close to the beach and downtown areas. For the first three years we offered our little vacation rental house just by word of mouth and have just begun listing it on VRBO which has been highly recommended to us.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Convenient location to access all amenities and local attractions, meticulous care, private, relaxing back yard. 3 Fluffy bathrobes provided; also fresh ground coffee, tea and cooking spices always on hand.
- Primary: (250) 492-2028 (British Columbia, Canada)
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This is the front view of Casa del Sol with a sunny porch for morning coffee.
Kitchen - fully equipped, microwave, fresh ground organic coffee, spices, tea
2nd Bedroom with Two Twin Beds
Back patio, facing west
Living Room with Pullout Double Sofa Bed, TV, Wireless, Comfy Chairs
Master Bedroom with Queen Bed, 2 fluffy robes
Bathroom - shower, tub, lots of storage and towels, soap etc. provided
Back yard with gazebo, barbeque, table & chairs, and barbeque.
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