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Solitude or Family Gathering: Your own private home on Jewel Lake.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom Set On A Lakefront Estate, Sleep Up To 12

The front porch offers morning sun, the upper deck with barbecue and dining set offers sun until late in the evening, and the lower patio offers cool afternoon shade and breezes. The 4 queen bedrooms (and small open area for extra sleeping space) are comfortable, the linens fresh. The 2 kitchens are exceptionally well equipped with both gas and electric appliances. A few steps from the lower floor takes you to the beach, dock, picnic, and campfire area. Please note: when searching for our rates, you need to select Can dollars at the top right of the page. Otherwise, the rate that appears is in US dollars.

Ann Skelcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Ann Skelcher

The four owners, all siblings, have spent a life-time of summers enjoying all that Jewel Lake has to offer. One of the owners lives on the property a distance from the rental home. We are all committed to ensuring that your vacation brings you as much pleasure as we have enjoyed these many years.

Ann Skelcher purchased this estate in 2000

Why Ann Skelcher chose British Columbia

Our home and this estate were passed down to us from our Aunty Win. Throughout the house, you will see pictures of her, her dogs, and tributes to her beloved Jewel Lake. Aunty Win loved the lake's tranquility - as does all the family. Younger members of our family love the activity provided - hiking, swimming, cycling, bird watching, boating. The size of the home and property make it the perfect place for multiple generations to come together and enjoy the many treasures offered here.

What makes this estate unique

While you will appreciate 'being away from it all' on this very private property on Jewel Lake, a short distance away is the Christina Lake Golf Course, antique shops, restaurants, exquisite coffee shops/bakeries, and museums. You can take a sightseeing trip into the US, crossing at Midway only 20 min. down the road. We also like to plan a trip into Osoyoos (1.5 hr. west) to visit some of the best wineries in BC.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Unpacked and immediately made food for the hummingbird feeders. We've enjoyed watching them all week. This is our third stay here and "Win's" home is really a treasure. We value every minute of just relaxing, we appreciate every comfort that is available just for guests and fromm Wayne's perspective the ease of pulling his boat right up to the dock and jumping in at any time to go out fishing! Ann & Dan - Thank you seems to be enough…THANK YOU for sharing this unique home!
May 2014
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Kootenay Boundary D Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bright sunny bathroom is fully equipped.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is the lower floor bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bright, sunny master bedroom is on the upper floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located on the lower floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This, the Loon Room, is closest to the lower floor bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This, the Pink Room, is also on the lower floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Solitude or Family Gathering: Your own private home on Jewel Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A peacful get away with everything at your finger tips. Thank you Kingfisher! See you next year!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, Lis! We love it when our guests appreciate Kingfisher as we do, and come back year after year. As per our conversation, it's great to know that you noticed the upgrades downstairs. Warm regards, Ann
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Peaceful Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a lovely, relaxing week at Kingfisher Cove. The cabin is very spacious, clean, well equipped & the beds were very comfy! Being right on the lake was a real treat. We enjoyed how quiet the lake was; it made paddle-boarding and swimming a pleasure. Sitting outside in the warm, evening sun watching the fish jump in the lake added to the relaxing experience. Thank you for sharing your special lake home with us! Communication with the owners was excellent and always helpful! We would definitely recommend this vacation home to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It IS a jewel!

  • 5 of 5

Kingfisher Cove is a wonderful place to stay - incredible privacy, wonderful views, a great kitchen, a sizeable deck, plenty of places to gather and places to steal away to if you want a little time alone. The house has a lovely, homey atmosphere and you feel welcome right away. (It was also spotless.) We swam and watched birds and read and played games and ate and laughed and walked and gazed at the stars (lying on the dock) and slept well in the near perfect silence. The little resort nearby rented us a canoe for a very reasonable rate, and we paddled all over the lake. There are some fun trails near the highway, so we got out on our mountain bikes. We got some great treats at the bakery in nearby Greenwood.

The lake is fantastically quiet - there's no distant highway noise or loud motor boats - just the sound of loons and wind in the trees. It feels as though it hasn't been 'discovered' yet - laid back and uncrowded. We had lovely sunsets and a couple of fantastically dramatic storms.

Ann will give you some great tips on where to shop and where to eat, and Dan is just down the road if you need anything. They're great hosts.

It was a fabulous holiday...just not quite long enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests love, appreciate, and care for Jewel Lake and Kingfisher Cove as much as we do! Thank you for the wonderful review AF!! We hope you will come back again! All the best, Ann
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kingfisher Cove. The home met all expectations with room for all nine of us, a wonderful view of the lake, a well-supplied kitchen (or two), and a much-used deck, BBQ, campfire pit and dock. My three young grandsons caught fish after fish, though my youngest kept us busy retrieving his lure from tree branches and submerged logs. Kayaking, hiking and exploring caves were also highlights, and we all appreciated the rest and quiet once the kids were put to bed, and the sounds of nature could take center stage. We would like to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, Janet. It is always so gratifying when our guests enjoy Kingfisher as much as we do. It would be a pleasure to host you again in the future. Very best regards, Abb
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a week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family was really impressed with Kingfisher Cove! We all love to swim so being by the lake in this summer of heat and forest fires was a great relief. We especially enjoyed calm evening canoeing, catching brook trout in the morning, meals together on the upper deck, star gazing, listening to the haunting call of the loon and the barred owl asking "who cooks for you"? and exploring the sandy beach at the north end of the lake with the children. Well kitted out, quiet and tranquil it met our every expectation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and thank you for being such great guests! We love it when our guests love Kingfisher Cove as much as we do. We hope you will return again some day!
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Beautiful peace, privacy and tranquility...

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely home for a family get together and vacation. Everyone who joined us expressed they felt like home here and I could not agree more. You can feel the soul of the home as soon as you walk in. It's been wonderful to be immersed in the history of the land and this home thru all the wonderful pictures and books in the home. You feel like part of the history in being there. We even toasted and thanked your Aunty Winn the first night we were there and sitting on the lovely deck over looking the lake. What a gift she has left for all to share in. Just love the art work in the home too!

We did not needed for anything as the house is well stocked and cared for. All the kids loved living with natures embrace all around them. We saw a bear( not close to the house, down the road a bit), eagle, many humming birds, bunnies, fish jumping, ducks, loones, snakes, birds, bats....and of course all the different bugs. :)

I took many pictures of the serene lake and wild flowers that surround the house. We even enjoyed a few wild rasberries while we were there.

We have all loved this place so. I am grateful we decided to stay the two weeks and could have stayed even longer. We all loved the surrounding towns and enjoyed a few days trips in the area. There was so much to do and see.

Thanks again for sharing this lovely home and sacred land with us. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Corinna. We really appreciate you sharing your experience with us and others. It is a very special place - we completely agree! Hopefully, you can return some day.
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Nearest Airport
164 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
The Greenwood Hotel
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Christina Lake
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Hwy. 3 Boundary/Similkameen
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Pacific Grill
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
steps away
Car: necessary

Jewel Lake is nestled in a mountains valley. In summer, the nights are cool and the days are warm. Your days can be full of activity or serene and restful.

The lake is plentifully stocked with hungry rainbow and brook trout. The resident loons will serenade you as you canoe, kayak, or quietly motor on the lake.

The local trails provide a variety of hikes. For bike enthusiasts, local lake trails connect to the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Your bike trip can end in GrandForks at the Station Pub - especially if you have pick-up driver to take you back to Jewel Lake.

Nearby Greenwood offers two great bakery/coffee shops, antique shops, and a good restaurant - the Pacific Grill.


Rates & Availability

Kootenay Boundary D Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
May 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $146.36
Pet Fee $182.95
Refundable damage deposit $365.9
Additional People (+6) $14.64

Payment is made by e-transfer unless special arrangements are made with owner.

The Booking Deposit, due at the time of reservation, is approximately 1/3 of the total vacation rental amount. After booking, the cancellation policy applies. The final payment (the remainder of your vacation rental amount) is due 30 prior to your arrival. If you are booking within 30 days of arrival, full payment is due at reservation time.

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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