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Skaha Lake Executive Waterfront Home -Sandy beach, Boat Moorage & Private Dock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Up-scale 3000 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Lakefront Home with sandy beach & dock

We are full for July/August 2018, check with us for Summer 2019! Welcome to Lago Vista-our slice of paradise on beautiful Skaha Lake! We offer an up-scale custom built executive home. It is 3000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, & has amazing views from all 3 levels. It is a great set-up for 2 families with 2 living areas on separate floors.

Main floor has an modern open floor plan with full focus on the amazing views. Sunken living room has leather furniture, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, built-in library of books & full length LAKEFRONT deck with seating for 5. Fully equipped kitchen with large island/eating bar with seating for 4, dining area with seating for 8, high end stainless appliances, 5 burner gas range with convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, professional ice maker. Powder room on main, plus convenient laundry room with washer/dryer and large mud room set up to accommodate skis, bikes etc.

Upper floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms have down pillows, quality mattresses & comfy bedding. Master bedroom retreat has romantic private LAKEFRONT balcony with bistro set, king size bed, walk-in closet & large ensuite with stand-up shower & soaker tub. 2 additional bedrooms have 1 queen & 1 double bed and adjoining shared ensuite with tub and shower.

Lower level has a spacious second family room with flat screen TV, DVD player, bar area with sink, bar fridge, microwave, professional ice maker, games area with table and chairs for 6.

The 4th bedroom down has queen size bed, full bathroom with shower & shower seat which is great for grandmas and grandpas. The lower level also has a wall of sliding view doors that open to 3rd patio with gas BBQ, patio table and seating for 5.

We have a lakeside patio with pergola that seats 6 and is just above the beach and lake. We also have seating on our sandy beach.

Our home has great amenities including air conditioning, built-in vacuum, parking for up to 3 vehicles, Cable TV, WI-FI.

Have a boat or seadoos? We have a mooring buoy & dock.

Lago Vista has great outdoor options. From having your morning coffee off the main floor balcony, to ending your evening star-gazing off the topmost balcony, we have the best of all worlds. Relax and watch the kids in the fenced & gated grassy yard or enjoy the day at our lakeside patio. Feel the sand in your toes on our lovely beach or sunbathe at the end of our dock, it is all up to you! The beach gradually slopes to the water so is perfect for young children to wade into, plus we have a new dock with a swim ladder which is perfect for older kids to jump in and cool off!

Lake and yard access are from the lower level of the house. There is a short flight of stairs down to the beach.

We experience beautiful sun all day long and have wonderful sunsets at night. We are situated in a sheltered little cove only minutes from central Penticton with only 4 other neighbours.

This three level vacation home can sleep eight people very comfortably. We allow a maximum of six adults (older than 18) or four adults and up to four children (younger than 18). We can make some exceptions for the appropriate type of groups. It is great spot for up to three couples or two small families. The home could accommodate more, but we do not generally allow groups larger than eight. We are not interested in renting to large groups of SINGLES or groups under the age of 30.

Important: Avoid quote confusion - Your "instant quote" on VRBO is in US$. Click on the Rate tab and then select Rental Rates quoted in and change it to Canadian $ to receive the correct quote. You can also log into to see the rates in Canadian and you will see C$.

To all potential clients - We only offer 7 day rentals for peak summer season JULY and AUGUST - sorry no exceptions. In 2019 our weekly rentals will run SUNDAY TO SUNDAY. We will consider shorter term and long term rentals from SEPTEMBER ONWARDS. Snowbirds?? We are more than happy to have you! Check with us for availability and weekly/monthly pricing for Winter/Spring 2018.


We are within 20 minutes of over 40 wineries in Naramata, Oliver, Okanagan Falls & Summerland. Our home is just a few minutes from Skaha Lake Marina and central Penticton.

We are centrally located to all the top South Okanagan wineries such as Blasted Church, Painted Rock, Pentage, Noble Ridge, Blue Mountain, Liquidity, Dirty Laundry, Desert Hills, Burrowing Owl, LaFrenz, Hillside Estates, Poplar Grove, See Ya Later, Lakebreeze, Kettle Valley, etc.


January-Scotties Tournament of Hearts

March-Canadian Sports School Hockey League Championships

April-Wineries Tasting Rooms Open

May-Penticton Shine Dance Festival-May 19-21st

June-BC Peach City Beach Cruise June 23-25th

June-Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival June 24-25th

July-Prospera Granfondo-July 8th

July-Peach Classic Penticton Triathlon July 15th

August-Peach Festival, Square Dance Festival. August 8-12

August-Super League Triathlon- August 17-19

September-Dragon Boat Festival, Penticton September 8-9th

September-Jazz festival- September 7-9th

September - October enjoy the many wine festivals


Golf courses abound throughout the Okanagan valley. Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway is a memorable experience. The Skaha Lake Bluffs is a challenging climbing experience for many. Tubing, kayaking, water skiing, seadooing are all part of the fabric of life on Skaha Lake. Floating down the River Channel between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake is always a lot of fun. Don't forget to enjoy many fine restaurants in Penticton along with the many outdoor festivities like the Peach Festival, and Challenge Penticton. If you are feeling lucky the Cascades Casino is a short 10 minute drive.


The South Thompson Okanagan climate makes Penticton an ideal golf venue. Long dry summers and short winters with very little snow keep players on the links.

Penticton is home to the only Okanagan golf course that stays open year round.

Play any one of a dozen courses within 60km/37mi of Penticton, four of them right in the city. The Penticton courses are generally laid out with easy walking in mind, but they still deliver some terrific mountain and lake views and designs to challenge every handicap.

Championship Play

The Penticton Golf Club opened the first 18-hole course in the Interior of BC. Since then it has shifted location and developed the course for championship play. The current location, adjacent to the Okanagan River Channel in the heart of the city, is flat - definitely a bonus for players used to the significant elevation changes of many Okanagan courses. But that's the only concession to easy play.

Driving range hours depend on conditions. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and light dining. Pro shop and rentals are available.

Nine-Hole Executive Courses

Penticton is home to three 9-hole executive courses that provide three very different golf experiences.

Sage Mesa Golf Club

Sage Mesa Golf Club is a 2152-yard course, but alternate tee choices on each hole give players on this Arizona-style desert layout the feel of an 18-hole round. While advanced golfers tee up to drive from a cliff to the green far below and tackle a cross-canyon shot to the fairway, average players can skip the heroics and line up for safe shots. Loss of concentration is one of the biggest hazards on this par 33 course with wide open views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. Amenities include the driving range and a snack stop.

Pine Hills Golf and Country Club

Pine Hills Golf and Country Club is another course with a view. Here the 9-hole layout overlooks both Okanagan and Skaha Lakes with the Okanagan Highlands for a backdrop. It can be tough to keep your eye on the ball! The 2127-yard course demands precision drives on narrow fairways and skill with the putter on undulating greens for a par 28.

Skaha Meadows Golf Course

Skaha Meadows Golf Course is designed for easy walking, but flat doesn't mean a stroll in the park. This 2435-yard course throws out plenty of obstacles with water hazards to intimidate and trees to boomerang shots that don't hold straight. Par 35 is just a dream for most golfers. Carts and rentals available in the pro shop.

For more information on where to play golf in and around Penticton, stop by the Visitor Centre, on the corner of Elkhardt Avenue and Highway 97.

More Details

Linda & Ken Johnston
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
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Linda & Ken Johnston

Welcome to our slice of paradise, Lago Vista! We have been coming to Penticton since we were children and have always dreamt of owning a home on Skaha Lake. We love everything about the Okanagan, the beautiful weather, the amazing scenery, the boating, hiking, and of course the vineyards & orchards that surround us! We have two adult children who love the sunshine and watersports that the Okanagan has to offer. Waking up in the mornings to the stunning view and being surrounded by orchards & wineries is utopia for us! We hope you enjoy and love our home as much as we do!

Linda & Ken Johnston purchased this house in 2014

Why Linda & Ken Johnston chose Penticton

The unparalleled beauty of the Okanagan with its perfect desert climate and the close proximity to Vancouver is the main reason why we bought our home here. Living on the lake and being surrounded by some of the best wineries in the world is wonderful! The watersports, cycling, hiking, and wonderful small town atmosphere of Penticton make our home special. Peach Festival is a memorable experience year after year with festivities that include fireworks, outdoor music festivals, carnival, and the iconic parade down Lakeshore Drive. We also love the fact that our home is in a little cove within minutes of Skaha Lake Marina and central Penticton so we have easy access to as little or as much action as we desire. The southwest exposure of our home also means that we can enjoy the changing skylines and relish the amazing sunsets daily!

What makes this house unique

As soon as you enter our home you feel like you are floating on the lake. We have amazing mountain views from all 3 levels and so many choices for enjoying lake life from a romantic drink on the upper balcony to lounging beachside. We experience beautiful sun all day long and have wonderful sunsets at night. We are blessed with warm clear LAKEFRONT, perfect for wading or swimming off the end of the dock. we also are one of the few properties on Skaha that have a beautiful sandy beach and gradually sloping water depth, perfect for young and old. We love sitting out on our lakeside patio in the evenings, enjoying dinners and playing cards. We are a couple of minutes from central Penticton and all the shops & restaurants.


Penticton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 15. Strict Garbage & Recycling Rules apply. If garbage and recycling is not picked up due to the guests lack of due diligence a $50.00 fee will apply.
  • 16. Boat Etiquette Rules apply.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Hand soap, towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Duvets, feather pillows, linens provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Skaha Lake Executive Waterfront Home -Sandy beach, Boat Moorage & Private Dock
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

House was great!Well equiped and beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We strive to anticipate our guests needs for a great stay. So happy you enjoyed it and would love to see you again in the future. Thanks for the great communication and bottle of wine, it is very much appreciated!
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Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

We spent five weeks at Lago Vista and loved our stay. The home is warm and welcoming, and the view is outstanding. It is very well equipped so all we had to do was hang our clothes and we were home. Shortly after we arrived the owners checked in to ensure there were no issues and they were always quick to respond to any of our questions. My husband loved watching the birds, especially the bald eagles. We highly recommend this place and the owners.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much June & Earle! You took great care of the house and we hope to welcome you back when you are ready! Thanks also for leaving your books to add to our library, have very much enjoyed them.
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

A very well maintained waterfront home, with great views out over the lake. We immediately felt comfortable in this clean, modern & well equipped home. Everything that you expect and could want in an executive vacation home.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are happy that we could make your family reunion comfortable and relaxing. It is such a beautiful spot and we are thrilled when guests love it as much as we do. Would love to have your family again!
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The place everything to make are stay great

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. Are stay was so comfortable. We felt at home. Good place for a family or good for a group.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much! Hope to see you again in the future!!
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Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful lake front property. It is truly a home away from home with all the comforts, space and amenities that you could possibly want. Enjoying breakfast and coffee in the early morning sun on the deck to dinner or happy hour on the lower deck, this house has a space to suit everyone's needs. We were vacationing with our three adult sons and we all had a ball! We loved the clear, clean and warm waters of Skaha Lake and we spent many hours of fun boating on the lake. We also enjoyed the road biking and golf in the area. Thanks Linda and Ken for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking great care of our home! We certainly try our best to make it a home away from home for our guests. From garlic presses to martini shakers to spices it all makes the experience so much better. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime!
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Perfect rental on Skaha

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, beautiful home. Very well equipped in all aspects. Loved playing cards on the lit deck in the evenings. Kids played non stop in the water. Spectacular week on Skaha. Smoke from forest fires was the only issue, obstructed the perfect views from all levels of this home. Would recommend this property to rent. Thank you Linda and Ken

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We too love playing cards and games on the lakeside patio in the evenings and the lake is hard to resist when it is so warm and clear. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lago Vista in the future!
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Hillside Winery and Bistro
Salty's Beach House
Villa Rosa Restaurant
British Columbia Wine Information Centre
Hooded Merganser
Blasted Church Vineyards
The Vanilla Pod Restaurant
Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Penticton Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Skaha Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 97
Nearest Ski
37 Kilometres
Apex Alpine
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Our property. Closest public beach is Skaha Lake
Car: recommended

We are conveniently located within 5 minutes of Skaha Lake Park and Marina, Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park, and less than 10 minutes from the airport, downtown Penticton & Okanagan Hockey School. We are located in wine country! Enjoy the experience of visiting over 44 wineries within a 10-20 minute drive of our home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $194.64
Damage Deposit $622.86

Cleaning Fee of $250.00 charged per rental. A deposit of half the rental amount is due upon booking. The refundable damage deposit of $800.00 is applied to your overall rental when second deposit is due, 60 days prior to check-in. This is fully refundable if you cancel your booking more than 2 months prior to arrival date. Rental agreement must be filled out and returned to us within 7 days of booking.

11 am check-out, 4 pm check-in please. No early check-in in the summer months. Saturday to Saturday rentals please in July and August. Check-in & check-out times are more flexible during the rest of the year and can be pre-arranged with the owners.
Until confirmed rates are subject to change.
Quiet time as of 11 pm.
No pets please.
Absolutely NO SMOKING.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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