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Peek-a-boo lake view, family-friendly cottage in lower town, quick walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath walk out house, quiet location with large yard and deck

Accommodations: Cottage, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths (Sleeps 5-7)

Welcome to 'Al's Hideaway'! You will find a peaceful and comfortably appointed home away from home, fully furnished and equipped. Time spent here will be quiet and relaxing while being close to the beach just down the hill.

The inviting upper and lower decks, large yard and hammock under the walnut tree provide the perfect combination of sun and shade for your outdoor activities. Located on a very small and quiet street, surrounded by lilacs and roses, the property is appreciated by young and old.

The house has 3 bedrooms and a TV/family room. The master bedroom has a queen bed, ensuite bath and access to the deck. The second bedroom has a queen bed, the third bedroom has a double bed and access to the patio, the TV/family room also has a single bed. All bedrooms have blackout window coverings to ensure deep rest (great for little ones who don't want the day to end!)

In the open concept living area, the deck access and windows add to the feeling of spaciousness. The kitchen is fully equipped with the outdoor dining/BBQ area just outside the garden doors.

On the lower level, the newly renovated main bath is complete with in-floor heat, inviting tub/shower and large linen closet. The laundry room provides an extra large capacity steam washer/dryer, folding area, storage and lovely view to the yard.

This is a great place to come home to after a day spent enjoying all the activities the Okanagan has to offer, any time of year!

More Details

Cathy Wareham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2017

Why Cathy Wareham chose Thompson Okanagan

I have been visiting family in the Okanagan for 25 years and this spot provided everything on my wish list!

What makes this house unique

Walking into the living room for the first time, I felt like I was on the bow of a boat with all the windows looking out to the yard, lake, valley and Naramata! Easy walking distance to the water, marina, beautiful gardens, panoramic lake and valley view, quiet and private. I saw that layout of the house would be perfect for multi-generational visits with space for together and alone time, and still feel cozy for smaller groups. Heavenly!

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just wanted to say we had an absolutely tremendous time at your house. It blew away our expectations and we cant wait to come back!! We were looking at possibly coming next year for 10 days or two weeks.

Again thank you so much. I didnt end up touching the sprinkler timer since it didnt effect us the rest of our trip.

Again thank you so much.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Glen and Family
Jun 2015
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Summerland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master ensuite - jacuzzi tub (no shower) Main floor powder room Lower level bath - tub/shower, in-floor heat, window, large linen closet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Family Room - 1 twin/ single
    Lower level walk out bedroom - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with queen size bed, deck access and ensuite with jacuzzi tub. Second Bedroom with queen size bed. Lower Level Bedroom with double bed and patio access. TV/Family Room with single bed. There is an ample supply of pillows, blankets, duvets and sheets for all beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Close to Trout Hatchery, Summerland Waterfront Resort Boat Rentals, LOCAL Restaurant, Summerland Experimental Farm, Kettle Valley Steam Train, Wine Tours, Nixdorff Classic Car Museum, Rotary Beach for Kids, Bonita's Winery, Zia's, The Beanery Coffee house (great coffee and cheese buns) Dirty Laundry Vinyards, Silk Scarf Vineyard, Santorini's (breakfast!), Summerland Sweets


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Peek-a-boo lake view, family-friendly cottage in lower town, quick walk to beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 12 reviews

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a splendid location for a summer holiday and family reunion. Peek-A-Boo Cottage met all the requirements for six adults and two children. Everything surpassed our expectations. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms and laundry room were great and the view from the upper deck was also great. Our grandchildren loved the garden, the beaches and the water park which is just down the hill from the cottage. Our son and daughter enjoyed touring the wineries with their spouses. We all enjoyed the different birds that we saw, for example Quail and an owl that watched over us as we sat on the deck one night. Deer also visited the patio. The Kettle Valley Steam Train is just 15 minutes away and a wonderful experience. Summerland is a central spot to this area for site seeing and is true to its name. We had a five star summer vacation thanks to the friendly people of Summerland and the house know as Peek-A Boo Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing with us all of the delightful activities you enjoyed and your experience at the house. Your comments will help other families plan their fun and settle in comfortably!
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Excellent for drinking wine on the deck & watching kids play!

  • 4 of 5

First of all, I would like to keep this gem of a rental a secret!!!! We had a fantastic summer vacation for two weeks in July 2015. It is a 6 minute walk to and from the beach... not to mention the spectacular view you have while walking to the beach. We spent many a night drinking Okanagan's finest wine on the lovely deck. We indulged in fresh fruit and veggies from the fruit stand that was a 3 minute drive from the house. The grocery store is another minute past the fruit stand. Best of all, it was the perfect space for our three under five kids who can be hooligans at the best of times. They spent a significant amount of time exploring the backyard, hiding under the walnut and plum trees and eating raspberries off the bushes... Personally, I enjoy drinking my coffee while checking out the beautiful rose bushes. What a wonderful spot in Summerland...

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear it was a good fit for your family! These are all the things I appreciate too and am always trying to improve things for people's time at the house. Thank you for sharing your experience!.
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Mount Vernon, WA

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we've rented this property, it's a nice home and in the right location. but certain things didn't go right this time. When we got there, the half bath toilet was clogged and we couldn't find a plunger any were. AC didn't work got pretty hot in the house, other stuff wasn't able to find. (ex: extra trash bags, blue recycling bags) Things were just hard to find, but we loved the updated bathroom and laundry room. Very nice job updating the home. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing such quality accommodation! Your rental is perfect for any family. It provides space to relax and also exceptional beds after a long day at play. Congratulations on setting an example of what a vacation home can be. It was a few years ago that we rented but it is still the best so far.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send such an encouraging and positive review, I always appreciate any feedback and effort to act promptly on suggestions for improvement! Hopefully you will be able to return and enjoy another vacation in Summerland, thank you!!
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Perfection in the Okanagan

  • 5 of 5

This is by far our favourite property of the last four years we have vacationed in the Okanagan. It rates five stars for location (in between the beach and downtown and neither is more than a few minutes' drive). As I looked at the pictures before we arrived I hoped the house would be as pictured - and it is, only better. Our children loved the large back yard (with hammock!) and I loved the roses and other gardens. The stunning glass-front balcony is truly a pleasure to sip one's coffee on and the house is so beautiful and home-like. Everything is lovely, from the bed linens to the furnishings to the many windows to the amazing newly-renovated downstairs bathroom (with in-floor heating). This is even a place of adventure, as one night the Wi-Fi kicked out and we had to hunt from floor to ceiling to find the router, only discovering it the next morning through an outside access door (otherwise the internet was fabulous). Our small family of four give this cottage/house a thumbs up and promise to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting all the different things that made a difference for you! Roses, the deck, the new bath and laundry rooms, the comforts, are all things that I value and enjoy sharing with guests. I hope you are able to come back next year and enjoy this winters improvements!
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous property! My family and I felt very much at home, the moment we stepped foot in the door! Every room us well appointed and very comfortable. The owner was more than accommodating and helpful during our entire stay. We thoroughly enjoyed mornings and evenings on the upper deck. Ease of access to Summerland downtown and nearby activities was a bonus. Be sure to visit the Experimental Farm near Sun Oka beach, hike Giant's Head Mountain, or enjoy some time kayaking at Rotary or Sun Oka beach. You will have a lovely home to return to after a day filled with the sites and attractions of Summerland and area!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. You captured the essence of what I have tried to create for my guests. A quiet, serene vacation place that feels like a home away from home to return to after a busy day in the Okanagan! The deck is such a great place to relax, and the biggest compliment is that you will be returning next year!
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Local Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Sumac Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
HWY 97
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Local Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rotary Beach
Car: necessary

Al's Hideaway is in a prime location. It is minutes away from 5 beaches, The Summerland waterfront Resort Boat Rentals, the Summerland Experimental Gardens, The Kettle Valley Steam Train, Zia's Stone House Restaurant, 5 walking trails, the Trout Hatchery, numerous award winning wineries, scenic drives, two golf courses. Summerland has retained the quaint village atmosphere and lower town is a peaceful hideaway in the Okanagan.


Rates & Availability

Summerland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $21.95
Departure Cleaning Fee $131.72
Refundable damage deposit $292.72





Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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