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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Shuswap Lake reviews

  • Fabulously comfortable cottage on the beach

    "We stayed at Doug's cottage for five nights in early September. The weather was mediocre - really the only part of the stay that was that way! The cottage was a joy to stay in, with plenty of room for our group of seven and extremely well equipped and supplied. It is a pleasing mixture of informal cottage and luxurious mansion, where you feel relaxed but well tended to at the same time. It was clean, everything worked and Doug followed up routinely during our stay to make sure we were as comfortable as could be. One day, we would love to return and we would, without hesitation, recommend both the cottage and the area as a vacation destination. The location is fabulous, right on the beach and overlooking the mountains, and although it is technically on the main feeder highway into the area it is actually quite set back from the highway so there was no highway noise. It is a short walk from a store that stocks the basic essentials, and only 5 minutes' drive from a good supermarket, drug store and other shops. The deck was fabulous in the morning sunshine, and the fire pit on the beach a joy in the evenings. We booked the house at short notice, which caused a little grief with the VRBO system. For some reason the system broke the invoice into three segments and the repeated charges on our credit card triggered a security alert on the card and froze it. This was easily addressed but could have been a nuisance had we been travelling at the time. This is no reflection on Doug however - just a word of warning on the VRBO system (it's the first time this has happened to us, who use the system quite routinely)."
    Guest: Christopher M. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 14, 2016
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  • Fantastic

    "From the moment we drove up the driveway we knew this was going to be special. It was hard to pull ourselves away from the spectacular view of the lake from the front yard. Once inside it was again hard to pull ourselves away from the view from every window. The house is well appointed with all that one needs for an enjoyable stay. The lower deck is a great area to sit and enjoy meals while the upper deck is very relaxing spot for reading and enjoying a glass of wine or even stretching out to have a mid afternoon nap. Did I mention the views? I am still taken that no matter which window you look out the is a fantastic view of the lake and mountains. If I could give it more than a five star rating I would. Definitely a great place to stay. The area is very quite and the people are very friendly. AWESOME!! Vivianne and Norm were great owners. They gave us the tour of the property and gave us some great tips on what to see and do in the area. Well worth putting on your list of places to stay. Although the pictures are great seeing it in person is so much better. L & J"
    Guest: Les Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 20, 2016
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  • Wonderful place for a get-together!

    "We had a wonderful week catching up with old friends and family. The chalet was very spacious and clean and offered numerous activities to keep everyone, young and old, entertained. The staff in the local shops were very friendly and accommodating. We didn't want to leave!"
    Guest: Jen Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 9, 2017
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  • Great Location, Beautiful Home but beach a little weedy. Absolutely Gorgeous Sunset Views!!!!

    "We stayed for 2 wks August 13-27, 2016. Overall, this was a very nice place to stay. The kitchen was stocked with every imaginable gadget and appliance (better than my own!) as was spacious and well-laid out, which made cooking enjoyable! Nice open layout had lots of space for 2 families. We appreciated having the washer and dryer on site (basement). Owner supplied things such as paper towel, toilet paper, towels which was nice (I had friends staying elsewhere on the lake that had to supply their own, which adds to the packing and expense!). We loved the grocery/gas/liquor store down the street; it was a great store, had everything you could need with good selection and reasonable prices. Best part was that it was 400m away, so didn't have to waste holiday time driving in to Salmon Arm!! The road was busy, but we didn't notice it much, only had to cross to take out the garbage, spent all our time in the back yard. There was ample parking for a few vehicles and boat trailer, and Tim was even kind enough to allow us to park a motorhome (for a very reasonable extra fee) for some friends who were able to come last minute!! Much appreciated!! Our only complaints were that the beach had a lot of milfoil and as a result ducks; likely because of proximity to Finz marina next door, as well as the fact that the lake was low this time of year. We have young kids and "142 ft of clean sandy beach front" was the main reason we chose the listing, so was disappointing as we envisioned kids playing in the water/jumping off the dock while we sat at the beach- we had to pack them up in the boat every time they wanted to swim. Tim was good to deal with, but I thought maybe a bit uncomfortable yet with the idea of renting his home as we was around ALOT, particularly after our friends arrived the 2nd week; watering plants, once we even saw him from the lake looking in the patio window. He lives on property directly across street, so if you want privacy may not be the ideal. I have rented VRBO several times before on winter holidays and never seen the owner after check-in. Ironically he wasn't there at all for checkin, we were simply told by his family who coincidentally happened to be walking by (and park their boat the shared dock as does Tim) to go in, with a text from the owner a few hours later, kind of strange. A printout with expectations and helpful tips (boat dock, store, garbage, using A/C etc) would be helpful if he can't be there to do a walk thru."
    Guest: Laurene S. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: October 25, 2016
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