Premium Two Bedroom Cottage With Loft, 2 Full Bathrooms And Huge Luxurious Deck
About Devan Wray
Charlee and I were both born and raised in Edmonton, AB. We live in Calgary now but fell in love with the Okanagan after spending years visiting relatives in the Vernon area. In 2006 we finally decided to buy our own small piece of what we think is paradise! We spent quite a while looking for places but we decided on LaCasa because you feel like you're away from it all but you're only 30 minutes from the city if you need anything. It doesnt hurt that you've also got a great private beachfront and loads of other amenities! Since we purchased the property our family has grown by 2 and we still love spending as much time at the resort as we can.
Devan Wray purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Devan Wray chose Fintry
We take pride in our cottage and its not just an investment property for pumping out consecutive rentals. Our family spends time here throughout the spring, summer and fall and really treat our cottage like our home away from home.
What makes this Cottage unique
We've equipped the cottage with everything that we needed over the years, and all of those items are available to you as our guests! We've got little things on site like a coffee grinder and french press for making that perfect cup of coffee in the morning (we also have a drip machine for making a bigger pot of coffee if you prefer). Or a blender for mixing up a margarita to enjoy on the deck. Other items like folding beach chairs, beach blankets, towels and floaties for the lake you might not have access to at some other cottages. Even putters for mini golf, or racquets for playing a little bit of tennis are available for guest use. Our cottage is our home away from home and we've tried to set it up to be as comfortable as possible for you and your family!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My family and I stayed at this property for 6 nights this August. The property was exactly as advertised. Very well appointed with all the things a person would need to stay at the resort. Including extra towels, kids toys, beach towels, etc. The kitchen was also well appointed and didn't need anything. Devan was very prompt in getting back to us, answered all our questions and was very detailed in this correspondence with us. We would happily stay there again.
The resort is great, with a nice pool, tennis courts and a store and restaurant at the top. It has a nice marina and beach area for swimming. The swimming area is great but a bit rocky, so bring water shoes. The resort is on a hillside, so be prepared to do some walking up and down the hills to get to and from the amenities.
If you are bringing a boat, be advised of a couple of things. The marina can only accommodate boats up to 23.5' (including the swim grid). Ours was too big, so we moored it at Lake Okanagan Resort. It is only 15 minutes down the lake and has a fabulous marina. The boat launch at both La Casa and Lake Okanagan Resort are both VERY steep. So keep this in mind if this is an issue for your boat. We found a great boat launch at Fintry Provincial Park. It is only 5 minutes from La Casa. The launch there is level and has a nice gradual grade to it, making it very easy to launch and recover your boat.
As mentioned, I would highly recommend this rental property. Devan was easy to deal with and his property is exactly as advertised. You can be confident in booking this rental.
Great little cottage
This cottage was perfect for our family. It's a great resort. We could spend the morning in Kelowna and the afternoons at the pool or beach. The kids loved it and they made some great friends. We had a wonderful time at La Casa. The cottage it's self had everything we needed and I loved that the kitchen was well stocked with kid friendly plates and glasses too. The deck was wonderful. Lots of space for 2 families to have dinner together with.
Thanks for a wonderful stay
The Reynolds family
Beautiful resort and the cottage was amazing. It had everything what we were looking for
construction in progress .. new 2 story blocks view from deck
The cottage itself had everything but outside you have an active construction site. We arrived to see a new 2 story cottage blocking the view from both the patio set and the fire table. The construction crew were there bright and early. They would be using multiple ladders installing windows and reinstalling after a slip up. We were also able to watch the cement truck as concrete was being poured. We overheard the conversation between the contractors in front of us talking to a contractor doing a deck reno beside us. In the pictures I saw there was a vacant lot in front of the deck and that information prompted me to rent this property for the view it offered. We literally had sawdust blowing from the construction site on to the patio table where we were attempting to have drinks. If I had been told that a new 2 story blocked the view from the deck I would not have rented this cottage. There is no privacy if the construction crew is there they are in front of your face. The pictures and view description need to change to give prospective renters an accurate picture. This construction didn't just pop up the night before our arrival according to neighbors and construction people. Due to the shock and disappointment visually we never did light the fire table and only put up the large umbrella on our last day. The house is great but we didn't go there to sit in the cottage with its premium finishes. There is a lot of outside construction still to be completed including siding to be installed on the new 2 story. This is an ongoing issue the owner needs to address. The last email I received from the owner never gave me a heads up as to what was happening. I understand the owner cant control what happens on the lot in front of him but his pictures and information should reflect the current situation. I dealt with the owner the day before I left and he failed to mention anything about the construction taking place right in front of his cottage. It is not across the road or beside him it is directly in front of his deck. In my opinion without a view there is no reason to choose this property. Because of the location most people would drive to the beach and the pool. Without a golf cart you need to conquer some steep hills. We own a large pick up and getting around was tight. To sum it up you have a nicely decorated cottage with no view and no privacy. I would not return.
We're sorry that we couldn't deliver on the stay that you were looking for. We were surprised and disappointed to find the cottage in front of our lot had been fully framed when we arrived at the cottage ourselves shortly after your stay. We had guests stay before and after your stay who didn't say anything, and after following up with them they certainly didn't have the same experience with construction activity that you did. Thankfully there have been no further reports of sawdust drifting onto the deck and with exterior construction near completion there is no reason not to enjoy the fire table in the evenings.
As you mentioned we have no control over construction at the resort. There are over 40 cottages currently under construction throughout the resort so this is not an issue that is isolated to our cottage. Where we did fall short was on communication and to that end we can only apologize. To ensure this issue doesn't arise again the cottage listing is updated and all of our guests have been contacted. I trust the arrangements we've made following your stay are satisfactory and help compensate for any inconvenience.
With regards to location & getting around the resort; I too have a large truck and have never had any issues navigating the roads at the resort. The resort was originally designed as an RV resort so specifically made for truck/RV traffic. The entire resort is situated on the hillside overlooking the lake, so going up and down to the pool/beach/lake is a necessary part of enjoying all the great amenities LaCasa has to offer. Thankfully the resort has been thoughtfully designed with great roads and trails to make access as easy as possible given the location.
We're sorry again that your stay didn't meet your expectations but hope you'll give us an opportunity to host you again in the future to make up for it.
The house was really nice, clean, fully stocked with everything we needed plus more.
Was a little tiny but perfect for 4 adults.
It's very far away and the road there is windy and a little scary at night. But if you just want to lay back and chill its great. Lots of amenities.
Not sure what the store and restaurant are like in peak season but were practically abandoned at this time of year.
Extremely well equiped home with amazing lake views!
We recently stayed at this amazing home for 2 weeks mid August. We were two parents, two grandparents and two teens. It accommodated us all nicely. They home had everything we needed for our stay. We appreciated the sports equipment so we could play tennis and mini golf at the resort without having to wait for others to finish. The huge deck with breathtaking views was amazing. The fire table was a perfect addition. The owner was wonderful to deal with. Highly recommend it. Enjoy!