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Come Stay On The Farm In Our Lovingly Restored 1909 Arts And Crafts Farmhouse

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious Luxury Of A Farm Setting But Still Close To Beaches, Wineries And Town

At the heart of the Okanagan Valley's fruit and wine country, Mission Creek Country Inn is set on a sheep farm on Mission Creek between the historic log buildings of Pandosy Mission, Kelowna's first European settlement, and a regional park. There's lots to explore and experience in the farms 37 acres of pastures and woods-more like the Kelowna of 1909 when cattle and sheep were more common than today’s orchards and vineyards.

Our place isn’t luxurious in the usual sense; in over one hundred years of continual use the house has acquired some quirks and wrinkles. The farm, with its trees, pastures, flowers and animals is a special place which we feel happy to share with those who appreciate such things. That’s our luxury.

We’ve done our best to create a quiet rustic refuge for you to use as your headquarters to explore the Okanagan and experience a restful pace of life. You can visit the nearby wineries, golf courses, Okanagan lake, or the historic Kettle Valley railway’s Myra Canyon, or ride a bike on the nearby creek-side "greenway", then come home and visit out on the shady front porch—just like grandma usta do.

Owners Mark and Amber live in the basement and will do everything we can to make sure your stay is comfortable and relaxing.

More Details

Owner
Mark Haley
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Mark Haley

That's me and my 1919 mother with Mission Creek in the background. Swapping palm trees for apple trees, I moved to Kelowna from Los Angeles to become an orchardist and start a family in 1981. Growing up in Southern California I became enamored with the early twentieth century Arts and Craft architectural style through examples like C&H Greene’s Gamble House and the Pasadena bungalows. So when the Kelowna General Hospital’s expansion forced removal or destruction for this eccentric shingle sided piece of early Kelowna architectural history, I took up the challenge, moved the house to my sister Sue’s sheep ranch and began a life work/labor of love restoration.

Mark Haley purchased this farmhouse in 1995

Why Mark Haley chose South East Kelowna

We’ve saved you an historic place on a beautiful working farm in an area renowned for visitor appeal. Come and enjoy your "Kelowna cottage"!

Amenities

South East Kelowna Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • As the owners live in the basement, an expectation of mutual respect as regards noise levels and other interactions is part of the agreement for house
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Two full baths upstairs with original cast iron tub/showers plus two half baths on main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms have nice farm views through the "wavy" 1909 glass and the original large closets, Douglas Fir floors and woodwork
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

Reviews

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Comfortable and Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted by Amber and given a tour of the house and yard; she was welcoming and very informative about the workings of the farm home. It is indeed an old farm house with lots of beautiful character, located a short drive to shops and yet you feel out in the middle of nowhere, which we loved. We were also grateful for the size of the house and how quickly it felt like a home for all 10 of us (all adults!). They have lots of kitchen gear, but plan to bring some tupperware/bags if you're like us and like to make food at your rental and save leftovers. Also, the house is on a working farm, so there is external noise from the other people living on the property (the owners in the basement and other houses on the property, along with the rooster (he was a very early riser!), but they are all sounds that some ear plugs can help with when sleeping. Overall, we loved our stay at Mark & Amber's home and it created the perfect location for our family getaway. We would happily stay in this location again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Family Holiday Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family all met at this lovely farm house for a weekend get together. Kelowna was convenient for everyone to get to and the Mission Creek Country Inn was a perfect location. The farm atmosphere was relaxing and entertaining for my 2.5 year old grandson. The owners were welcoming and helpful. The farm house was well equipped and had ample sleeping arrangements.Everyone had a wonderful time !

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Much Fun for the kids

  • 5 of 5

Mark graciously let us check in 2 hours early upon arrival. This helped us out as our family was coming from all directions and we had five children on board. The children had brought their bikes and they played softball in the big front yard. There are sheep and horses to visit. The house is a very large older farmhouse with a very interesting history. There is WiFi but no other additional technology - so back to the olden days.

We read, played games and visited. Wonderful family time together. It is definitely a unique and different place to stay. Recommend you take a pair of slippers as they have a no shoe policy on their hardwood floors.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and Awesome

  • 5 of 5

All went well

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ren. It was a pleasure for me to see your group having a good time; the children running and playing. Maybe next time the boys will be big enough for the bikes!
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Such a cute, relaxing place for a get-away!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Mission Creek Country Inn for my best friend's stagette. Mark and Amber were super accommodating and friendly. The kitchen had everything we needed to whip up full meals and fun snacks, and the living room had a cozy atmosphere to socialize. This house was full of character and the perfect background for our girls weekend- the perfect mix of zen at the house and party in downtown Kelowna.

The only downfall is that the beds are a little stiff, but that can be found in even the most expensive hotels.

The house was also a little dusty, but somehow only added to the charm and home-y feeling. We were also sad that they no longer had goats :(

Overall, I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five Generation Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for four days for a family get together. Mission Creek Inn was picture perfect. It had everything we needed.We loved everything about the house(the fireplace, the deck, the yard, the views and the baby lambs). Location is great,peaceful quiet country setting and still within five minutes from shopping. Mark was very kind and accommodating and we will visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kelowna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fore
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Harvest Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fore
Car: recommended

Our 36 acre sheep farm is in a rural area but close to town. The close-by Mission Greenway linear park is a cool walking and biking trail that follows Mission Creek which forms the western boundary of the farm. The historic Kettle Valley Railway with it's trestles and tunnels is about 45 minute drive from our farm and well worth a visit.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $77.42

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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