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New Price 20% Savings for bookings before June 1st

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

Historic Carriage in Wine Country for short term stays

Okanagan Lake Carriage House

Sleeps 5

Steps from the beach, great for families and children, air conditioning, full kitchen, comfort, beauty, relax, bbque, large porch with wisteria, large windows

Travel to wineries in the area. Walking distance from Gray Monk and Arrowleaf Wineries

Sparkling Hills Spa and Predator Ridge Golf Course nearby

Artists in the area

Night star gazing.......

Sweet Smell of Pine


Antique historic sight and 800 year old fir tree

Grill on the private patio/porch.....

Walk along 5 mile lake trails.....

Summer Golf in world famous clubs.....

Wine and dine with a view.....

Motor bikes.....

2 Adults included in the fee, children are free under age 16

Relax in this delightful, furnished guest cottage with large balcony.

Two very comfortable Queen beds, one a pull down murphy bed (wall bed) in the living room.

The second queen is a bedroom with a bunkbed for children. Rooms are cozy with air conditioning in summer and a gas fireplace in winter. Kitchen is well lit and spacious. Lawn furniture and barbecue for outdoor grilling

Laundry is in adjacent building and is shared.

Quiet ambiance with birds, deer in the orchards, and wineries to walk to. My grandchildren love to feed the goats nearby, play volleyball at the park, eat ice-cream at the Cafe Museum, while mom and dad relax with a cappuccino. Playground and soccer field, and Marina very close for boating and mooring. Beaches are sectioned off with buoys for children to swim, and raft. Ski, hike, or bike in the pine tree area along the lake trails or the windy roads, Swim, fish, water ski, or kayak in the crystal clear water. It is beautifully calm most of the summer. Once in a while a Santa Anna wind arises and the excitement begins as the waves and white caps climb high.


Meet the Chef:

A native to the farmlands of southwest Saskatchewan. He spent much of his childhood on the family farm, where he experienced the difference between the food grown on the farm and that bought in town at the local supermarket or butcher. After graduating from high school Wade took his professional cooking training at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and completed his Red Seal Certification. Following several years under Chef Restituto Mendoza at Heritage Pointe Golf & C.C. he went on to work at the Coast Plaza Hotel and the Calgary Winter Club. Then it was out to Vancouver for Monk Mc Queen’s, Shaughnessy Golf & C.C. and the University Golf Course.

“I am thrilled to see the revitalization of small farms and variety of fresh, healthy, flavorful products that can be locally purchased.” You will find this evident as you experience the fresh smells and flavours when you visit the Grapevine Restaurant. The attention to detail and the pride in knowing we have given you a truly memorable time is our constant goal. With the stunning views, unparalleled wines from Gray Monk and culinary creations inspired by all the best the Okanagan Valley has to offer you will see firsthand why so many people are enamored with this land we call home.


One of our favourites this distinctive winery and patio aperitifs, has picnic tables where you can enjoy the view, relax with friends and sip your favourite wines with the whole family.

More Details

Caron Smed
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Caron Smed

We love the Okanagan Lake so much that we purchased this property with a Carriage House located on the property. We love water, swimming, fresh fruit, close by all amenities, walking trails, etc., great location This area reminds us of the Italian coastline and enjoys many fruit trees, wineries, lakes, and amusements nearby. Kelowna area is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world for golfing and wine tours and winter skiing.

We moved here and designed the gardens with herbs like orange mint, sage, fennel, dill, parsley, and tomatoes. We also love to grow flowers so the property has a fruit salad apple tree (4 kinds), blueberry bushes, redbud, roses, and lavender and fragrant lilies. The Casablanca is my favourite.

This area is historic and adjacent to the property is an 800 year old fir tree which is antique and a heritage specimen. the neighbourhood has been around for 100 years and has a museum in the 'old school', cafe and old fruit packing building that is active cleaning and packing fruit. The paddle boats used to travel the Okanagan Lake with fruit from all the neighbouring towns and clean and pack and send out by railway before the Highway 97 was built.

For history buffs there is the book written on the beginnings of Carr's Landing and this area.

The city of Winfield celebrates each weekend in the summer music concerts in the parks in the area.

There is so much for kids to do at the Kangaroo Park, skate park, water park, farmers markets, Davidson Orchard and petting zoo, Oyama Zipline, and miniature golf, bumper cars, and race track and batting cages.

Golf is amazing here from Tower Ranch, Predator Ridge, The Quail, The Rise, to Kelowna Springs just to name a few top notch challenges.

Swim, bike, walk the lake paths under the sweet smell of pine.

Rent a boat at Turtle Bay and explore Wood Lake and Kalmalka Lake, water ski, or park and have a beer at the pub near Vernon.

For bird watchers and animal lovers there are quail, owl

Caron Smed purchased this guest house in 2007

Why Caron Smed chose Okanagan Centre



We first came to this property to spend time with family and enjoyed it so much we decided to purchase. There is an antique Fir tree (800 years old) behind our property, a museum which is a historical site where the orchards were planted 130 years ago.

We have a quiet neighborhood where you will be able to get a good nights sleep and off to the wineries. Visit the many wineries as close as a walk up the hill to Gray Monk and Arrowleaf. Sun bathing, clean refreshing water, walks along the 20 mile waterfront or bike challenges on the windy hills are all here for you to enjoy.

FRESH ORGANIC PRODUCE in Winfield on Fridays and in Kelowna on Wed and Saturday mornings.

This property is in a historic area from the early century.

There is a very special neighborhood and it is friendly. The beach is so delightful to sit and read by, go for a dip, or boat in. There are many places to explore right here.

We are still enjoying bike trails on the new Oyama Trails and also in the Kettle Valley where you ride on the train tressels with panoramic views below and the lakes from a distance.

We ski in the winter at Silver Star and it is spectacular. Cross country, snowshoe, and cliff climbing.

Food here is wonderful and tasty.



CHERRY TREES @ Walter Franks

PEACH TREES and other fruit at Wendells Orchard (Carrs Landing)

APRICOT Organic TREES @ Bryant FARMS (Hare Road)

and many more fruits at the markets both in Kelowna and Winfield.

Artisans are active here: painters, sculpture, ceramics, and more.

First week in Sept there are many artists gather in the town to display their art.

My husband and I grew up in Calgary, AB and we never experienced country living. We did not know what we were missing.

Great place to eat and explore many wineries. Gray Monk (walking distance), Arrowleaf Winery and outdoor picnic, and Naramata Bench for red wines.

What makes this guest house unique

Featuring : Arrow Leaf Winery...

is "Our Family Favorite" walking distance and has picnic tables for wine and cheese, children included and a gorgeous view as well with a NEW PATIO with light snacks served for adults to enjoy.

Arrowleaf judged the number two winery in Canada at The Nationals.

posted Dec. 2015

The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada is this country's most comprehensive and reputable wine competition. Highly respected judges blind-tasted 1408 wines from 205 wineries and awarded platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals. Based on each winery's performance, they compiled a list of this year's top 25 wineries in Canada. We are thrilled to have won 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals, making us the number two winery in Canada! We have made it into the top 25 before, but being so close to the top is an achievement we are very proud of. Congratulations to the winery of the year, Mission Hill Family Estate, and to everyone who made the top 25.

Golfing is Fantastic and we are close to many and yet in the country where you can enjoy a swim after a hot day golfing. Wine Touring or visiting sights is always more enjoyable knowing you can cool off at the beach for a quick swim.

Being close to the water.

The water here is cleaner, larger, warmer climate and longer

growing season. Tall pine trees scent the trails and there height and stature are beautiful.

Everything grows here in this wonderful climate.

Boating is spacious and good for fishing.

Quaint, quiet, therapeutic, warm sunny days, beautiful countryside.

Night stars, no street lights, and visits around the campfire, setting a table with Casablanca Lilies from my garden, roses, lavender, lilac.

Walking to the museum and cafe for a cup of coffee. Experience the pioneers from the past at the museum and park as you pass a 800 year old tree in our back alley.

Local produce, artisans, artists with products unique to this area.

Walks in all seasons along the waterfront

Friendly neighbours

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our kayaks on the lake and exploring. The water is so clean.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Okanagan Centre, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Linens provided and a large water tank
  • Shower and toilet and cupboards fro linens There is a wash basin in the kitchen and a cupboard for cosmetics. Towels are provided Hairdryer Toilet paper Shampoo and Conditioner (Organic) Organic bar soap
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • First Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Comfortable beds with dresser and night table and lamp
  • Very comfortable beds, dresser, tall clothes cabinet,TV, wi fi, stereo, comfort chairs (2), 2 couches, small coffee table,book shelf,whisper quiet air conditioner/heater and ceiling.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking There is ample parking on the property including space to park a boat. 3 On Street parking stalls with unlimited clearance Heating & Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: 1 Central Unit The internet connection is provided


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average rating of 4.4210525 based on 23 reviews

Enjoyed our Stay!!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was really special that we could bring our two girls (Keltie and Chloe) with us. Quick access to public beach and such a short drive to Gray Monk and Arrowleaf wineries.

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys It was our pleasure!! You were fantastic guests and your dogs were a delight. We welcome you back at anytime and your girls. Thank you for leaving the place immaculate, it is such a joy to me to have you. Caron and John
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very clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My dad and I stayed here for 5 days, we found it to be very relaxing and cozy. We enjoyed using the patio and sitting to read or relax outside.

We met Caron and John who were very nice people.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for staying at our cottage! We are glad you could relax and spend time and use the patio . You kept the cottage so clean and tidy it made it such a pleasure to have you. Please come again to our home away from homw. Caron and John
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Relaxing and cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying at John and Caron's cabin this year. It's our second time (our first was in 2014) being in Lake Country. The cabin, though snug, provided everything that we needed. Some of my favourite moments this yea werer: enjoying the lovely peonies in Caron's garden, reading a book and eating lunch al fresco on the deck, seeing the magpies swooping about at the nearby winery (Gray Monk), and browsing the Kelowna Farmers Market, where I scored some alpaca leg warmers!! This was a decidedly "chill" vacation and it's exactly what I needed.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for again choosing our Guest Cottage. We love your review and comments and places you visited for others to enjoy. We would love to have you back anytime. John and Caron
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and clean. I loved listening to the birds & crickets. I was able to visit some of my favourite wineries in the area.

Caron & John were very warm & welcoming. I wish I could have stayed a few more days!


  • Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks May it was a delight to have you. Please come again!! John and Caron
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Quick stop

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a retreat! We had just finished the Penticton Granfondo Cycle and we were looking for a quiet space with a comfortable bed. We got both!

The cottage is so sweet, reminding me of Aix En Provence with the colours and comfort inside. It is a smaller space but has everything you need! Plus a wonderful little veranda and private patio surrounded by fresh herbs, lillies, and other gardens! The walk to the beach is about 4 minutes and the water is clear and beautiful!

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you again this summer for your cycling stop over. We are so happy when guests enjoy the quaintness of this historic neighbourhood. Knowing you are a home designer I was especially happy you recognized the French Provincial Cottage feel and comfort. Hope to see you again next summer.
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cabin on the lake

  • 4 of 5

My wife, son and I stayed in Carons cabin and it was great. It was clean upon arrival and had everything we needed. It's in a nice, quiet location, 1 block from the lake and just down the road from several wineries. This is a great spot for a small family or couple who is looking for a quiet area. We will definitely be back. Thanks

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Turtle Bay at Oceola and Hyw 97
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Bear
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gray Monk Winery, Ricardo's, Arrowleaf winery
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Silver Star and Big White
Car: necessary

Okanagan Center - Local Music nights and Movie nights in outdoor parks nearby - all summer

Lavender Farms and cafe (wonderful Lavender Loaf with tea)

Kangaroo Farm (children and adults by donation), come hold a baby kangaroo. Environmental habitat as a rescue station for many kangaroos

Ricardo's Italian Restaurant and entertainment (Lobster with asparagus pasta, mussels with white wine)

Thai food

Tim Hortons


Gray Monk Restaurant (beautiful view) 5 star

Arrowleaf Winery and cafe (relaxed style for the whole family)

Davidson Orchards and Restaurant



Burgers and Fries

Kelowna Leisure Center

Farmers Organic Market Kelowna - Awsome!!!

Winfield IGA - Staples

Coopers Grocery Store - Staples




Tennis Courts- night lights

Shopping in Winfield and Kelowna

Leisure Center Kelowna (H2o)

Wineries - more than 100 including Naramata Bench where the best red wines grow (1 hour drive along the Lake Okanagan. Beautiful! Spectacular. some include restaurants.

Scandia Miniature Golf - for the whole family

Go cart Racing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Okanagan Centre, British Columbia

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Summer Season
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
cleaning fee C$150

The maximum adults for this cottage is 2 adults and 4 children.
No refunds except in case of emergency. Will consider each situation individually. Refund in case of emergency will be in full minus the damage deposit.

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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