About the property
- Cottage1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Newly renovated 4 bd, 2 ba, private beach, 10 minute walk to main street of town
This newly renovated character cottage with restored original vintage charm and added contemporary touches, is located in Osoyoos, in Canada's only desert, on the south side of Canada's warmest lake. The dry, warm climate is responsible for the countless wineries in the region. Wine tasting tours in the area allow you to try some of the best wines in the world while enjoying the beautiful landscape! The cottage is situated 3 blocks from the centre of town yet on Osoyoos' best sandy beach (and swim area) with gorgeous sunset views. The lake has a very shallow grade (perfect for kids!), is a very comfortable temperature, and the lake floor is soft under your feet. The property features a beautiful rose garden and patio out front and huge grass backyard onto a wide private sandy beach with flowing willow trees, outdoor beachside tiki hut bar and lounge (complete with fridge, bar, stereo, mood lighting, lots of seating, wifi, and plenty of cool tiki touches). As well, there is a huge 425 square foot lake-view deck off of kitchen, with top-of-the-line remote-controlled louvered roof and weather screens, for outdoor dining and entertaining with gorgeous patio furniture (featuring luxury sectional that turns into bed for daytime naps or sleeping under the stars). This four bedroom (sleeps 9), two bathroom house has everything you want for a dream vacation!
Maximum guest party size is 9 people. No additional guests overnight. No pets accepted. Weekly bookings only, Sunday to Sunday.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, greek
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Vancouver Heritage Restoration Award winner. Owners of long-term residential and commercial property rental business in Vancouver for over 40 years.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Owner chose Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
This is a unique and extraordinary property. We love it and we know you will too!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This was the best family vacation rental we have ever experienced!
Our entire family (grandparents, parents and children) loved everything about this vacation home! From the outdoor living and dining area that had screens to protect you from the evening wind or daytime sun to the outdoor tiki room which provided another alternative for people to relax or socialize. All the beach toys, paddleboards, private beach access with shady options and a ton of grassy area which the little kids loved. The beds were all super, the linens were amazing and the pantry was fully stocked! So many activities and restaurants are within walking distance which we also loved. We all agreed we would LOVE to return! Thank you, Vanessa and family.
The house was as advertised and we enjoyed our time there. We had a lot of kids with us and they really enjoyed all the beach toys, paddle boards, kayaks, etc. The house, backyard, tiki bar and the beach were all very kid friendly. While staying at the house you should definitely check out the lake village bakery, which is only a 5-minute walk away for some great bread and other goodies. Note that the bakery opens at 9 a.m. and there was always a line-up before it opened when we went, so arrive early if you want to be able to choose from the full selection.
Our only complaints about the house were the fact that it appeared some painting had been done the day we arrived, which left a bad smell in the air for days after that, and the fact that we found a little bit of what we believe to be animal excrement (perhaps from a squirrel) inside the house in a corner of the master bedroom (i.e. the house could have been cleaned more thoroughly). Despite these issues, we would still rate the house a 4 out of 5.
Great Family Holiday
Excellent property right on the beach. The outdoor living space is the biggest thing this rental has going for it. Lots of beach toys including kayaks and paddle boards. The beach is shallow and safe for young kids.
We had one minor issue which was dealt with immediately. Would highly recommend this property for families with kids.
Great relaxing family spot right on the beach!!
Well looked after home right on Osoyoos Lake. Fantastic beach, many places to sit, relax and spend quality time with friends and family. The home was well equipped with everything you need and more. Evenings on the patio watching movies were great!! Four bedrooms were very clean and comfortable.
Perfect family getaway!
We had a great week with our extended family and children! The home was well stocked with everything you could ever need. Impeccably clean & organized. Huge yard and plenty of toys for the kids, paddle boards and kayak for the adults. We loved sitting together at night and watching movies on the projector in the outdoor living room. Highly recommend!
Great Stay at the Ponderosa Cottage
Our family had a great 3 week stay at the Ponderosa Cottage!
The house was very well appointed. Whether we were spending the day at the beach, or taking a reprieve indoors from the sun, it had everything we needed.
The house, the lawn and the gardens, are impeccably cared for. The set up was perfect for our family, and there was enough room to accommodate our visiting friends too.
Our children have been, and will be, talking about "the beach house" for years to come.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require: 1) full name, age, occupation, copy of passport (or drivers licence and citizenship, and 2) list of all guests' names, ages, and occupations (or "Guest Party"). Average adult age minimum 25 yrs. Maximum number guests is 9. Guest may invite maximum 10 additional people to visit (not overnight) the property, unless guest has written permission from owner for more. (See Rental Agreement.)