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Over 300 Wineries to tour this season nearby this family friendly Guest Cottage

Okanagan Centre, Lake Country, BC, Canada
  • Cottage600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 31 nights

Historic Guest Cottage in Wine Country for short term stays, nightly or weekly

Okanagan Lake Country Guest Cottage

1 bedroom with queen bed and bunkbed and pull down murphy bed in living room

Travel to wineries in the area. Walking distance from Gray Monk and Arrowleaf Wineries

Sparkling Hills Spa and Predator Ridge Golf Course nearby

Artists in the area

Night star gazing.......

Sweet Smell of Pine


Antique historic sight and 800 year old fir tree

Grill on the private patio/porch.....

Walk along 5 mile lake trails.....

Summer Golf in world famous clubs.....

Wine and dine with a view.....

Motor bikes.....

2 Adults included in the fee, children are free under age 16

Relax in this delightful, furnished guest cottage with large balcony.

Two very comfortable Queen beds, one a pull down murphy bed (wall bed) in the living room.

The second queen is a bedroom with a bunkbed for children. Rooms are cozy with air conditioning in summer and a gas fireplace in winter. Kitchen is well lit and spacious. Lawn furniture and barbecue for outdoor grilling

Laundry is in adjacent building and is shared.

Quiet ambiance with birds, deer in the orchards, and wineries to walk to. My grandchildren love to feed the goats nearby, play volleyball at the park, eat ice-cream at the Cafe Museum, while mom and dad relax with a cappuccino. Playground and soccer field, and Marina very close for boating and mooring. Beaches are sectioned off with buoys for children to swim, and raft. Ski, hike, or bike in the pine tree area along the lake trails or the windy roads, Swim, fish, water ski, or kayak in the crystal clear water. It is beautifully calm most of the summer. Once in a while a Santa Anna wind arises and the excitement begins as the waves and white caps climb high.


Meet the Chef:

A native to the farmlands of southwest Saskatchewan. He spent much of his childhood on the family farm, where he experienced the difference between the food grown on the farm and that bought in town at the local supermarket or butcher. After graduating from high school Wade took his professional cooking training at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and completed his Red Seal Certification. Following several years under Chef Restituto Mendoza at Heritage Pointe Golf & C.C. he went on to work at the Coast Plaza Hotel and the Calgary Winter Club. Then it was out to Vancouver for Monk Mc Queen’s, Shaughnessy Golf & C.C. and the University Golf Course.

“I am thrilled to see the revitalization of small farms and variety of fresh, healthy, flavorful products that can be locally purchased.” You will find this evident as you experience the fresh smells and flavours when you visit the Grapevine Restaurant. The attention to detail and the pride in knowing we have given you a truly memorable time is our constant goal. With the stunning views, unparalleled wines from Gray Monk and culinary creations inspired by all the best the Okanagan Valley has to offer you will see firsthand why so many people are enamored with this land we call home.


One of our favourites this distinctive winery and patio aperitifs, has picnic tables where you can enjoy the view, relax with friends and sip your favourite wines with the whole family.


Caron Smed

Member Since 2013
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Apr 17, 2018
About Caron Smed

We love the Okanagan Lake so much that we purchased this property with a guest country cottage on the property. This area reminds us of the Italian coastline and enjoys many fruit trees, wineries, lakes, and amusements nearby. Kelowna area is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world for golfing and wine tours and winter skiing. We moved here and designed the gardens with herbs like orange mint, sage, fennel, dill, parsley, and tomatoes. We also love to grow flowers so the property has a fruit salad apple tree (4 kinds), blueberry bushes, redbud, roses, and lavender and fragrant lilies. The Casablanca is my favourite. This area is historic and adjacent to the property is an 800 year old fir tree which is antique and a heritage specimen. the neighbourhood has been around for 100 years and has a museum in the 'old school', cafe and old fruit packing building that is active cleaning and packing fruit. The paddle boats used to travel the Okanagan Lake with fruit from all the neighbouring towns and clean and pack and send out by railway before the Highway 97 was built. For history buffs there is the book written on the beginnings of Carr's Landing and this area. The city of Winfield celebrates each weekend in the summer music concerts in the parks in the area. There is so much for kids to do at the Kangaroo Park, skate park, water park, farmers markets, Davidson Orchard and petting zoo, Oyama Zipline, and miniature golf, bumper cars, and race track and batting cages. Golf is amazing here from Tower Ranch, Predator Ridge, The Quail, The Rise, to Kelowna Springs just to name a few top notch challenges. Swim, bike, walk the lake paths under the sweet smell of pine. Rent a boat at Turtle Bay and explore Wood Lake and Kalmalka Lake, water ski, or park and have a beer at the pub near Vernon. For bird watchers and animal lovers there are quail, owls

Caron Smed purchased this Cottage in 2007

Why Caron Smed chose Central Okanagan

SUMMER and WINTER FUN HISTORICAL AREA There is an antique Fir tree (800 years old) behind our property, a museum which is a historical site where the orchards were planted 130 years ago. We have a quiet neighborhood where you will be able to get a good nights sleep and off to the wineries. Visit the many wineries as close as a walk up the hill to Gray Monk and Arrowleaf. Sun bathing, clean refreshing water, walks along the 20 mile waterfront or bike challenges on the windy hills are all here for you to enjoy. FRESH ORGANIC PRODUCE in Winfield on Fridays and in Kelowna on Wed and Saturday mornings. This property is in a historic area from the early century. There is a very special neighborhood and it is friendly. the beach is so delightful to sit and read by, go for a dip, or boat in. There are many places to explore right here. We are still enjoying bike trails in the kettle valley where you ride on the train tressels with panoramic views below and the lakes from a distance. We ski in the winter at Silver Star and it is spectacular. Cross country, snowshoe, and cliff climbing. Food here is wonderful and tasty. FRESH ORGANIC FARM EGGS BLUEBERRIES ORGANIC CHERRY TREES @ Walter Franks PEACH TREES and other fruit at Wendells Orchard (Carrs Landing) APRICOT Organic TREES @ Bryant FARMS (Hare Road) and many more fruits at the markets both in Kelowna and Winfield. Artisans are active here: painters, sculpture, ceramics, and more. First week in Sept there are many artists gather in the town to display their art. My husband and I grew up in Calgary, AB and we never experienced country living. We did not know what we were missing. Great place to eat and explore many wineries. Gray Monk (walking distance), Arrowleaf Winery and outdoor picnic, and Naramata Bench for red wines.

What makes this Cottage unique

Featuring : Arrow Leaf Winery... is "Our Family Favorite" walking distance and has picnic tables for wine and cheese, children included and a gorgeous view as well with a NEW PATIO with light snacks served for adults to enjoy. Arrowleaf judged the number two winery in Canada at The Nationals. posted Dec. 2015 The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada is this country's most comprehensive and reputable wine competition. Highly respected judges blind-tasted 1408 wines from 205 wineries and awarded platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals. Based on each winery's performance, they compiled a list of this year's top 25 wineries in Canada. We are thrilled to have won 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals, making us the number two winery in Canada! We have made it into the top 25 before, but being so close to the top is an achievement we are very proud of. Congratulations to the winery of the year, Mission Hill Family Estate, and to everyone who made the top 25. Golfing is Fantastic and we are close to many and yet in the country where you can enjoy a swim after a hot day golfing. Wine Touring or visiting sights is always more enjoyable knowing you can cool off at the beach for a quick swim. Being close to the water. The water here is cleaner, larger, warmer climate and longer growing season. Tall pine trees scent the trails and there height and stature are beautiful. Everything grows here in this wonderful climate. Boating is spacious and good for fishing. Quaint, quiet, therapeutic, warm sunny days, beautiful countryside. Night stars, no street lights, and visits around the campfire, setting a table with Casablanca Lilies from my garden, roses, lavender, lilac. Walking to the museum and cafe for a cup of coffee. Experience the pioneers from the past at the museum and park as you pass a 800 year old tree in our back alley. Local produce, artisans, artists with products unique to this area. Walks in all seasons along the waterfront Friendly neighbours


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • First Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Comfortable beds with dresser and night table and lamp
      • Very comfortable beds, dresser, tall clothes cabinet,TV, wi fi, stereo, comfort chairs (2), 2 couches, small coffee table,book shelf,whisper quiet air conditioner/heater and ceiling.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Linens provided and a large water tank
      • Shower and toilet and cupboards fro linens There is a wash basin in the kitchen and a cupboard for cosmetics. Towels are provided Hairdryer Toilet paper Shampoo and Conditioner (Organic) Organic bar soap

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          100 steps from water
        • Rural
          Cherry, Pear, Apple, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry Orchards within 5 minutes. Honey, Home grown Asparagus, (in season), Fresh farm eggs, Walnuts, Garden Vegetables at outdoor farmers market.
        • Village
          Okanagan Center Museum with artifacts about this 100 year old area, Music in the parks in the areoutdoor cafe, park for children, soccer field and grills and picnic tables for larger family gathering


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Dishtowels, facecloths, towels, dunas comforters for the beds, sheets, top sheets and pillows/cases
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Whisper quiet . We have found this an excellent purchase as the weather in summer can be up to 100 degrees. This cottage is well insulated and stays very cool.
                    • Fireplace
                      Electric Gas fireplace Heatilator
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric heatilator Gas fireplace
                    • Internet
                      Wireless is covered, TV has all the channels you might need, High speed internet, wi fi No ordering of movies only for the main cottage use.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      The dryer is beside the washing machine in an adjacent building to the cottage. shared with the owners on occasion
                    • Living Room
                      Queen size pull down Murphy Bed wall unit Storage cabinet, bay window, air conditioner, couches, lounge chair, tables, lamps, Cable TV, DVD and movies, wi fi internet, stereo, CD player, book cabinet
                    • Parking
                      3 car parking potential or boat or camper van.
                    • Telephone
                      No long distance call only local calling emergency phone in Main Cottage
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels, facecloths and hand towels, dishtowels, feather comforters for bedding, clean sheets, pillow cases.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Clothes Soap included. In adjacent building there is a cold water washing machine and laundry detergent Shared with the owners on occasion
                    • Wood Stove
                      Outdoor hibachi with wood provided and lawn chairs to enjoy outdoor firepit


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Also includes a Bodum press and Italian expresso coffee pot
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully furnished kitchen with everything you need. coffee maker, toaster, pots and pans, corning wear casseroles, rolling pin, measuring cups for baking and baking pans etc.
                        • Kitchen
                          Well lit country kitchen with large windows, gas fireplace, new tables and chairs, fridge, stove, coffee maker, toaster, all utensils, dishes, pots/pans, roasting pan, wine glasses...
                        • Microwave
                          provided if requested
                        • Oven
                          bake all main dishes, desserts, cookies etc. Please cook fish on the outdoor grill 2 racks to cook on Bakes excellent!!
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic sugar, flour, salt, pepper,spices,coffee,25 gallon canadian water with Britta water filter
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          electric includes oven with pots and pans storage underneath the stove top, cookie sheets, roaster, and casserole dishes (ovenproof)
                        • Toaster
                          1. for bagels or toast. 2. toaster oven included for grilled cheese or special items


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              New table and chairs and bench Playpen available on request as well as booster chair for small children Outdoor Teak furniture with cushions and umbrella - seats 4
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  some css available
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Basic Shaw
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library
                                  Kids videos Favorite Adult videos available


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Adult bikes available upon request
                                    • Boat
                                      Marina walking distance to unload your boat. Rental boats available up the street near the marina.Kayaks can be stored safely in the yard.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck with privacy with barbecue for grilling outdoors. teak table seats 4 and chairs and cushions and umbrella, extra adriondak chairs, lounge chairs (2) available upon request.
                                    • Golf
                                      Predator Ridge, Aspen Grove, Kelowna Springs, Bear, Tower Ridge, The Rise (Vernon),etc nearby. Lots of golf courses within 10-15 min
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Pick herbs and strawberries from the garden or flowers, gooseberries, cranberries, veggies, blueberries, rhubarb etc., kale, swiss chard. Casablanca lilies, wisteria, roses etc.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas b-b-que for grilling steaks, fish etc.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Storage for equipment with locked room.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Nearby Wood Lake has lights for night time play (7 min drive)
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Childrens life jackets, rubber dingy, air mattresses, paddles, botchie ball, badminton, soccer ball


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • playground
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • cinemas
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Parking There is ample parking on the property including space to park a boat. 3 On Street parking stalls with unlimited clearance Heating & Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: 1 Central Unit The internet connection is provided

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              19 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Enjoyed our Stay!!

                                                              Linda F.

                                                              Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was really special that we could bring our two girls (Keltie and Chloe) with us. Quick access to public beach and such a short drive to Gray Monk and Arrowleaf wineries.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hey guys

                                                              It was our pleasure!! You were fantastic guests and your dogs were a delight. We welcome you back at anytime and your girls.

                                                              Thank you for leaving the place immaculate, it is such a joy to me to have you.

                                                              Caron and John

                                                              very clean and cozy

                                                              Lesley A.

                                                              My dad and I stayed here for 5 days, we found it to be very relaxing and cozy. We enjoyed using the patio and sitting to read or relax outside.

                                                              We met Caron and John who were very nice people.

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              Thanks for staying at our cottage! We are glad you could relax and spend time and use the patio . You kept the cottage so clean and tidy it made it such a pleasure to have you. Please come again to our home away from homw.

                                                              Caron and John

                                                              Relaxing and cozy stay


                                                              My family and I really enjoyed staying at John and Caron's cabin this year. It's our second time (our first was in 2014) being in Lake Country. The cabin, though snug, provided everything that we needed. Some of my favourite moments this yea werer: enjoying the lovely peonies in Caron's garden, reading a book and eating lunch al fresco on the deck, seeing the magpies swooping about at the nearby winery (Gray Monk), and browsing the Kelowna Farmers Market, where I scored some alpaca leg warmers!! This was a decidedly "chill" vacation and it's exactly what I needed.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for again choosing our Guest Cottage. We love your review and comments and places you visited for others to enjoy.

                                                              We would love to have you back anytime.

                                                              John and Caron

                                                              Very comfortable

                                                              May H.Burnaby, British Columbia

                                                              The cottage was very comfortable and clean. I loved listening to the birds & crickets. I was able to visit some of my favourite wineries in the area.

                                                              Caron & John were very warm & welcoming. I wish I could have stayed a few more days!


                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks May it was a delight to have you. Please come again!!

                                                              John and Caron

                                                              Quick stop

                                                              Theresa G.

                                                              This is truly a retreat! We had just finished the Penticton Granfondo Cycle and we were looking for a quiet space with a comfortable bed. We got both!

                                                              The cottage is so sweet, reminding me of Aix En Provence with the colours and comfort inside. It is a smaller space but has everything you need! Plus a wonderful little veranda and private patio surrounded by fresh herbs, lillies, and other gardens! The walk to the beach is about 4 minutes and the water is clear and beautiful!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It was a pleasure having you again this summer for your cycling stop over. We are so happy when guests enjoy the quaintness of this historic neighbourhood. Knowing you are a home designer I was especially happy you recognized the French Provincial Cottage feel and comfort. Hope to see you again next summer.

                                                              Great Access to the Beach

                                                              allison e.Calgary, Alberta CANADA

                                                              My husband, son and I spent 4 nights at this cute littLe cottage. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us, and the cottage was well stocked with all sorts of kitchen gadgets, but only 2 coffee cups, which I found a bit odd. The one thing that is not mentioned in the listing description, and you can't see in the photos, is that the cottage is literally in the backyard of the main house. Which is totally fine, as long as there aren't a bunch of people in the main house!! For the first few days, there was a small family staying in the main house, and the interactions we had with them were pleasant, and friendly. On our last day there, 5 or 6 more adults arrived to stay in the main house ( the owners were hosting some guests I believe ) which increased the volume quite a bit. There isn't enough space in the yard to reasonably accommodate 2 different parties of people....we literally spent the last night inside the cottage( rather than outside on the deck ), and walking around down at the beach, unable to sit comfortably on the "private deck" that is attached to the cottage, due to the loud conversation ( lots of people talking at once is always loud no matter how polite ) and complete lack of consideration for our privacy. We felt like we were uninvited guests to a private party. We also felt like it was overpriced for what was offered. We were not offered access to the hot tub, the beach toys needed to be inflated in order to be used ( which took 2 days ) I would not recommend this cottage to anyone for more than a night. I certainly wouldn't recommend this cottage to ANYONE if the owners are in the main house!! They are very nice people, but the yard just isn't big enough!

                                                              We did enjoy breakfast at the little cafe down the street and many hours of beach fun! All in all our stay was fine...nothing to write home about...just fine.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Happy to have you. Thanks for mentioning the kitchen had needs I so appreciate our guests suggestions to make their stay more enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to comment or suggest as these are welcome. Hopefully we will continue to improve. The kitchen has been restocked as per coffee cups.

                                                              sincerely Caron and John



                                                              Okanagan Centre, Lake Country, BC, Canada

                                                              Okanagan Center - Local Music nights and Movie nights in outdoor parks nearby - all summer Lavender Farms and cafe (wonderful Lavender Loaf with tea) Kangaroo Farm (children and adults by donation), come hold a baby kangaroo. Environmental habitat as a rescue station for many kangaroos Ricardo's Italian Restaurant and entertainment (Lobster with asparagus pasta, mussels with white wine) Thai food Tim Hortons Starbucks Gray Monk Restaurant (beautiful view) 5 star Arrowleaf Winery and cafe (relaxed style for the whole family) Davidson Orchards and Restaurant Vietnamese Sushi Burgers and Fries Kelowna Leisure Center Farmers Organic Market Kelowna - Awsome!!! Winfield IGA - Staples Coopers Grocery Store - Staples A&W MacDonalds Skatepark Tennis Courts- night lights Shopping in Winfield and Kelowna Leisure Center Kelowna (H2o) Wineries - more than 100 including Naramata Bench where the best red wines grow (1 hour drive along the Lake Okanagan. Beautiful! Spectacular. some include restaurants. Scandia Miniature Golf - for the whole family Go cart Racing

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              The maximum adults for this cottage is 2 adults and 4 children. No refunds except in case of emergency. Will consider each situation individually. Refund in case of emergency will be in full minus the damage deposit.

                                                              19 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.4/5
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