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Classic Lakeside Cottage on Vaseux Lake in South Okanagan

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 3-8)

To prevent confusion, please note that the VRBO website lists our cottage in US funds, to see our Canadian listing, go to

Escape to the sunny Okanagan and enjoy the best of BC's wine country in a classic waterfront cottage. This lovely three bedroom home on Vaseux Lake has all the modern amenities with a mid-century modern touch. It is 1/4 acre of lakefront with private sandy beach, dock and floating raft - great for lounging, swimming or fishing. The spacious backyard has an outdoor fire pit, grassy area, and a large deck with barbeque. The main floor offers a fully stocked kitchen, seven appliances, wifi, Smart TV with dvd/vcr, stereo/record player, the bathroom, a bedroom with king size bed and a loft with a queen size bed. The largest bedroom, with a queen size bed and single bunk beds, is downstairs with an exterior entrance.

We are on the East side of Vaseux Lake, just off highway 97, between OK Falls and Oliver. Oliver is 15 minutes South, and Penticton is 20 minutes North of our cottage.

We are close to great outdoor recreation: Kettle Valley Railway, golf courses, hiking and climbing, as well as excellent wine and culinary touring options with over 100 wineries, great restaurants and numerous festivals nearby throughout the summer. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on Vaseux Lake.

Keywords: waterfront, lakefront, cottage, chalet, okanagan, cabin, lakeside, lake, fishing, swimming, bass, trout, hiking, wine, golf, birds, oliver, penticton, vaseux lake, vaseaux, beach, wine touring, wine country, golden mile chalet

More Details

Andrew Copping and Christie Sacre
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated in a breathtakingly beautiful setting on a quiet, non-mechanized lake. Famous for its bass and trout fishing, Vaseaux Lake offers an ideal getaway for couples or families. With McIntyre Bluff to the south and Vaseaux Lake cliffs behind, there's phenomenal outdoor activities including hiking and mountain biking on the KVR trail at the eastern side of the lake, birdwatching at the preserve at the north end of the lake, and bighorn sheep in the cliffs behind. The lake is warm in the summer and ideal for swimming. In the winter it freezes over and is great for ice skating. We are close to the over 100 wineries, including Township 7 in nearby Naramata, where the staff are happy to have you visit for a complimentary tour and tasting.


Oliver Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Any inflatable water toy are used at your own discretion as they have been left by previous guests and are not provided by the owners of the GMC
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub with shower, sink and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , large room with exterior entrance
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , loft bedroom
  • Main bedroom is across hall from bathroom and loft is directly above. Third bedroom has exterior entrance off the backyard.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
private dock, swimming raft


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Classic Lakeside Cottage on Vaseux Lake in South Okanagan
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Cute little cottage on Skaha Lake

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is super cute!

Well cared for... fully stocked! Beds are very comfortable and bedding great quality

All the amenities you need for a comfortable stay!

Cottage can get hot... but air conditioning is a god-send

Was disappointed with the yard & landscaping! Outdoors were not well maintained, BBQ dirty, table dirty!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Fantastic time...beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of friends for the Oliver Triathalon. This place is amazing. It’s a cute cottage with all the amenities and an amazing balcony/deck for soaking in the sun. 10/10 would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Dreamy Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Golden Mile Chalet provided our family of four a dreamy vacation.

Located at Vaseux Lake front, with the mountains as the background, this tranquil place with a great garden and deck, brings breath taking peace and beauty to enjoy. We spent our Christmas holiday here, skiing at Baldy in the day and relaxing, playing and watching movies at the chalet in the evenings. The lake was frozen and when it snowed, it covered the whole lake white. Spotting a fox walking over the frozen lake is a memory we will never forget.

The Chalet is very sweet, well maintained and cozy. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Beds, beddings and towels are wonderful. The kitchen is equipped with everything we needed to make meals. We even made smoothies in the blender everyday and made waffles in the waffle maker for a breakfast surprise for the kids. Our children were delighted to have found a box of Legos and entertained themselves for hours.

The top window towards the lake frames a magnificent view to wake up to, if sleeping in the loft.

The care taker lives across the street and he is very accommodating. Andrew and Christie are very helpful. Everything is very well explained in a book and as notes around the chalet, very informative, but still when we had a few questions, the owners were available on the phone, even on Christmas eve!

We are very impressed by this beautiful sanctuary. We would love to come back in the summer and enjoy swimming in the lake and spending more time on the decks when it's warm and the garden in full bloom.

Deeply thankful to Christie and Andrew for their wonderful accommodation and hospitality.

Shadi & Ben

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are our first winter guests! I am so pleased that you had such a relaxing Christmas. We look forward to having you back in the summer. Happy New Year! Christie
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I was on my business trip(visiting wineris) / vacationing with family. Spotlessly clean, in a very quiet and peaceful location. The rooms we had were very comfortable and was very welcome indeed! We enojoyed bbqing, drinking sparkling wine from Blue mt( best in the category for sure!) , our dogs and my daugher really enjoyed themselves playing on the grass, watching wild birds (we even saw a golden eagle catching fish )We are planning to go to okanagan in september, if this place is available then, we definitely would love to stay here again! Thank you very much for a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to have you back in September (there is one weekend still available and other days mid-week). I have not tried sparking wine from Blue Mountain yet but will have to put in on my list.
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Fantastic, relaxing family vacation

  • 4 of 5

My wife, 2 small children (6 and 3) and my parents shared the cottage for a wonderful week this year. I would highly recommend it for people looking for some quiet space of their own in a warm and sunny Okanagan setting.

Highlights of the cottage:

- Quiet, beautiful lake frontage: Vaseux lake doesn't allow motor boats, so it is very quiet and felt like you had the lake to yourself. The water is warm and we spent many hours floating on tubes and mattresses.

- Bass fishing from the private dock: 3 generations of my family were fishing off the dock, where a worm and bobber got my 3yr old innumerable bass throughout the week.

- Location: 20mins to Penticton, 25 to Osoyoos, fantastic vineyards all around.

The only drawbacks we found were:

- The second bedroom is only accessible by going outside first. This is OK if you want privacy between groups, but with kids it meant we had to have an adult stay in the bunk bed room with the kids.

- As others have mentioned, the stairs to the loft bed are VERY steep.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday and we would love to have you visit again. Christie
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada

A Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

This property is one of the most spectacular lake front lots that we have experienced. A perfect mix of sun and shade, shallow and deep water. Lovely decks and beautiful landscaping. It was perfect for young children (1 & 3) and the older set (80+). The outdoor area couldn't be beat!

The interior was nicely appointed. A new bathroom, nice linens, good beds, sufficient (but somewhat dated) kitchen utensils -- there were even some condiments for our use. (No dishwashing soap though).

Things to expect that make this property less than 5 star include:

1. The air conditioners (2 small window units) are ancient and do not even begin to cool the house. They need immediate replacement and an additional one needs to be installed in the kitchen/living area.

2. The BBQ is old and cooks hot dogs fine, but cooks far too unevenly to cook any higher quality meats.

3. It should be noted that the stairs to the loft are extremely steep and deep making them difficult to navigate for older folks. We had to forgo its use and use the fold-down couch in the living area which worked but wasn't optimal.

The location was perfect for visiting wineries and for access to fruit and groceries. If we could have accessed the loft, the space would have accommodated our group of 5 adults and 2 young children perfectly.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad that you enjoyed your family reunion and our cottage – great grandparents, grandparents, adult children and grandchildren – what a great family holiday! We appreciate your feedback.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $96.86
Refundable Damage Deposit $387.45

Cleaning Fee $125.
Book 7 nights or more and receive a 10% discount! We offer a 5% discount to repeat guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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