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Gorgeous Private Beach Oasis with Lakefront Elegant Rustic Chic Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2015
Speaks english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Owner

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 Osoyoos

This is a unique and extraordinary property. We love it and we know you will too!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Osoyoos, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom ensuite - toilet , shower , Double Shower - Brand new renovation
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • The Dollhouse Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    The Garden Gate Room - 1 queen
    The Sugar Sack Room - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 13' x 21' incl. sitting area, queen bed, queen futon +patio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Short walk to excellent bakery, restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, seasonal shops, grocery stores, liquor store etc. 10 minute walk to the main strip of town. 5 minute drive to USA border. A few blocks to 'Rattlesnake Canyon' theme park with rides, miniature golf, go cart track, kids bungie ride, arcade, tilt o whirl ride, 'to die for ice cream' parlour, etc. Kids LOVE this!! Surrounded by countless wineries (many world-renowned and award-winning) for wine tasting and fine dining. Adults LOVE this!! ( This beautiful region of rolling hills, desert landscape, and lush vineyards is stunning and provides many activities, such as: horseback riding, archery, golf, wine tasting, musical performances, museum, etc. Visit the Desert Centres in town or online ( to see the many events happening during your stay! Also check out the bulletin board at Jojo's Cafe in town!


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Gorgeous Private Beach Oasis with Lakefront Elegant Rustic Chic Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

This was the best family vacation rental we have ever experienced!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing family spot right on the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay at the Ponderosa Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Osoyoos, British Columbia

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$2,000

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.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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