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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 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

We are giving up one of our weeks so July 15-July 22nd has become available!

Welcome to Lago Vista-our slice of paradise on beautiful Skaha Lake! We offer a custom built, up-scale executive 3000 square foot 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home with 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 a wonderful open modern 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, high end stainless appliances, 5 burner gas range with convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, professional ice maker and dining area with seating for 8. 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 with loft areas 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, professional ice maker, games area with table and chairs for 6. 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 do SATURDAY TO SATURDAY RENTALS for JULY and AUGUST - sorry no exceptions. We will consider shorter 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 2017.


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.


June - Peach City Beach Cruise, and the annual Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival

July -Prospera Gran Fondo Event, and triathalons.

August - Penticton Peach Festival, Square Dance Festival.

and Challenge Penticton Triathlon.

September - Dragon Boat Festival, Penticton Jazz festival.

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 Lakeside 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, while another local club lists available tee times from early February through mid-December.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

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 Thompson Okanagan

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 on a boat 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 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Skaha Lake Executive Waterfront Home -Sandy beach, Boat Moorage & Private Dock
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Absolutely beautiful setting in a lovely home with gorgeous views from all levels.

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a family vacation: great layout with open floor plan with the Kitchen and living room on Main level, making it comfortable for the entire family to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. The home really is lovely and the views from the Decks and yard are absolutely stunning. Woke up the first morning to see a Deer walking in front of the yard on the beach and saw deer several times. Also saw the Otter swimming by several times both early am and in the evening.

The location is also excellent as it is only a 10 minute walk to the Marina and Skaha Park which has a nice walkway and playground for children.

The owner was also excellent at communicating to confirm everything was set up and quickly answered any questions. The home was set up with everything you need, including Coffee ! Beautiful, beautiful home with stunning gorgeous views. We hope to go again next year. Thank you Linda !!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kim for the wonderful review! We always strive to do our best to anticipate our guests needs. So happy you loved our home as much as we do! Would love to have you back again in the future. Thanks for taking such good care of it.
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A slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Lago Vista truly is a slice of Paradise! Ken and Linda's gorgeous home is very spacious and allows you to enjoy the breathtaking views from any level of the house. The view from the Master Bedroom is like something out of a fairy tale! The house comes equipped with all of the amenities that a guest would require - including two highchairs for the youngest travellers :) and the house manual is very detailed, easy to understand, and posted around the house where needed. It is nice to also have the option of lounging on the grass or the beach, lakeside, out front.

A plethora of wineries awaits within either walking distance or a short drive away and it conveniently sits at the mid-point between Penticton town centre and Okanagan Falls. A picnic at Joie Winery and a visit to Tickleberries ice cream parlour are a must!

I would highly recommend staying at this property! We hope to be able to return every year!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to having you again in the years to come!
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Slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home in a beautiful setting right on Skaha Lake. The house is well equipped, very comfortable and conveniently close to town and local wineries. Ken and Linda were very helpful before and during our stay. We loved our time at Lago Vista!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you! Hope you will be visiting for many years to come!
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Fabulous lake front property

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a great property, everything was just perfect.

Linda and Ken were great .even when they were out of town they reached out daily to ensure that all was good and to see if we needed anything.

House was spotless and well stocked with everything you need to enjoy a beach vacation.

I hope to have another opportunity to stay at this home and would highly recommend this home to other renters,

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much! We are thrilled you enjoyed the house and we would love to have you back anytime. Hope your visit back to the Okanagan brought back many great memories for you and your group!
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Beautiful home on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolute amazing rental! Beautiful home on the lake that is very well equipped with everything that you need. The owners were great and in contact with us throughout our stay in case we needed anything. This is a must place to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for the great review and for taking such good care of our home! We really do work hard to make sure that everything that our guests could need is available. It just makes the stay so much nicer when it feels like home. Please come and stay with us again-we would love to have you!
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Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. The home was clean and ready for us. We read reviews about the poor parking but we found it simple enough to pull to the shoulder and back into the driveway. The owners checked in through email a couple times to ensure that we stay was going well and see if there was anything we needed.

We woke up in the mornings to the geese swimming in the lake or sitting on the docks. One of the mornings the deer came to the lake to play.

When we make it back to Penticton we will see if this house is available again

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Josie! We are so happy that your first experience with the beautiful Okanagan was at our home and that it met your expectations. We want our guests to feel at home and just enjoy the natural beauty that is Skaha Lake. We would be more than happy to have you back to stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Penticton Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
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

Penticton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Week 3-Jul 15-22
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Harvest 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 15-June 30th, 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Week 1-July 1-8
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 2 -July 7-14
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 3 -July 14-21
Jul 14 2018 - Jul 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 4-July 21-28
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 5-July 28-Aug 4
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 6-Aug 4-11
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 7-Aug 11-18
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 8-Aug 18-25
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Week 9-Aug 25-Sept 1
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $198.49
Refundable damage deposit $635.17

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, 90 days prior to check-in. This is fully refundable if you cancel your booking more than 3 months prior to arrival date. Payment can be made via online bank transfer to Damage Deposit is credit card info provided on short term rental agreement. Rental agreement must be filled out and returned to us within 7 days of booking. Credit card will only be billed if there is damage.

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.
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.
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