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Your Own Private Cottage - The Perfect Spot

Bedrooms 3
Space 109 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 bathroom private cottage which sleeps 9

New professionally decorated cottage in the heart of ‘Cottages at Osoyoos Lake'. This is the newest housing development in Osoyoos, a safe family gated community loved by all. Backing on to large green space, the Cabernet Cottage is fully equipped Eco-Friendly, Geo-Thermal air conditioner with everything a trouble free vacation should be. Walking paths and bike paths.

Countless amenities only steps from your door. Bike to Burrowing Owl Winery, relax at the heated pool, float in the warmest lake in Canada, go boating in the lake, try a round of golf at 5 golf courses or play in sand. What ever you age or interest Osoyoos Cottages has something for you. Spring comes early here. In the summer, fresh fruits and vegetable markets.

This is a year round resort. Don't miss Canada's best wine festival, Festival of the Grape, in the first week in October. Are your kids baseball players? Check out Oliver's Big League Experience Summer Baseball Camps, only 15 minute drive. Plus, only 1 ½ hour from Apex Alpine Ski Resort, for the best powder in the Okanagan.

The Main floor has living room with 46" Smart TV with access to Netflix, Youtube & Cravetv, kitchen, Master bedroom with Queen bed and on-suite, kids bedroom with 2 bunk beds (4 twin beds) and the second bathroom. Also features a washer/dryer, as well as geothermal air conditioning and heating.

In the second floor, as a third bedroom and a small loft area. The room has a Queen Pillow-topped bed with fine linens and duck duvet comforter and a smart TV. In the loft area video game area with smart tv and sectional pull out queen fine for a teenager or pre-teen.

For relaxing, there are 2 patios, a screened in porch and concrete patio. The screened in porch has a table with seating for 6. The patio has chairs and 3 lounger chairs and a 3 burner BBQ. Family games are included. Prefect for couples, larger families and extended families.

The 7000 sqft Club House has Fitness Club, Heated Pool, 2 hot tubes, large 80” tv, Wifi and ping pong tables. Walk 400 steps to white sand beach, play on the beach volleyball court, floating on dive platform or just walk on around the community. The resort has fire pits at the beach and children’s playground. No one will be bored. Stay a week, come back for life.

Full access WiFi for internet connection over to the property (wireless). Max occupants 9. Linens and towels are provided. No young groups please. 7 night minimum stay in the summer, 5 night minimum rest of the year.

More Details

Teresa Johnston
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Teresa Johnston

We are the Johnston Family from White Rock, BC, but we have deep roots in the Oliver/Osoyoos area. We are a family of five and love sharing our favorite place on earth with other families. Our children are the fifth generation in our family to enjoy the summers on Osoyoos Lake. We love how close our holidays here each summer have made our family.

Teresa Johnston purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Teresa Johnston chose Osoyoos

Our cottage was designed to be a welcoming family vacation spot. We believe comfort and beauty can coexist so we decorated this vacation home as a luxurious home away from home, cottage style. We selected this location, this very spot. Its a perfect balance between time at the beach, jumping off the dock or jet-skiing, and hours in and around the pool and this truly is the only place to enjoy them all on the entire lake. We are surrounded by green spaces to hang or play games with friends. Each day is so full of new experiences and safe for our children. To come for the long weekend in May from the Coast where Spring is just warming up and often rainy, entering the Sonora Desert of the Okanagan Valley you enter summer - outdoor pools and lake swimming in MAY! Then Fall here brings the Wine Festival and lazy, quiet days at the lake. In the winter we are only 45 minutes away from skiing at powder perfect Mt. Baldy or 90 minutes Apex Alpine. Why wouldn't we come back every year.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is close to the Coast and Alberta. An exclusive gated community that provides every amenity you could want out of cottage living. The cottage itself is the perfect size - 2 queen bedrooms with high end, pillow-top, pocket coil mattresses, a bunkie room for kids with 4 twin bunks. The loft is a super comfortable convertible queen for your teen.

The property has 2 outdoor pools open mid-May through October 1 and 2 hot tubs, 1 open year round, with great lounging on the deck, shade when you want it.

A wonderful beach with a swimming dock. A 5 minute drive or a 20 minute bike ride to 5 of the VERY best wineries in the entire Valley makes it feel like travelling to Napa.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 109 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mainfloor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Main flloor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Kids room, main floor
  • Extra sofa bed in the loft is available the pulls out to make a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Your Own Private Cottage - The Perfect Spot
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

Second time i stayed here and it is amazing. Very clean, well equipped, private and close to many great wineries.

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lovely family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Osoyoos and we were very happy to stay at this lovely cottage. It was very clean, well equipped, and beautifully decorated. The owners were very accommodating in the rental process.

The cottage gave us that vacation feel - the grounds, pool and beach are kept pristine like a resort, and many times we had the pool and beach almost to ourselves. Our kids had a wonderful time and it was a great time to just relax in the sun and be together in lovely surroundings.

Osoyoos/Oliver is also such a unique area to visit (orchards, wineries, striking scenery) - we definitely found what we were looking for - a lovely family vacation!

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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surrey bc

wonderful vacation home for family retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay, air conditioner was wonderfully cool during the hot weather. We used the pool during the day and the lakefront beach in the evening. Lots of bugs so bring your bug spray. Nice home.

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Golf Getaway

  • 5 of 5

3 friends & I went up for a golf getaway and the location was prefect and the decor lives up to the photos. It looks just like the photos! We were close to the wineries, we golfed 4 different golf courses in 3 days and the resort was super quiet. The accommodation was clean, well supplied, including salt and pepper. Beds were comfortable with lots of pillows and plenty of towels. This Cottage is very central in the complex, steps from the swimming pool and hot tubs. The 3 tvs were great. I would recommend you stock up on food or make one big grocery run because there is no corner store near by to grab something mid-meal. All the construction is done around this cottage so little to bother us - this was one of my concerns but needless.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This peaceful, family friendly cottage was the perfect getaway for our family. The pool was always warm with a great lounging area to relax by. The beach is private - there were days we felt we had the lake all to ourselves. We rented a boat from town and could come and go from the dock. This beautiful house had everything we could want for our family - games, room for everyone to hang out together, the screened in porch has great views of the mountains and the yard where the kids played. It is a great size. Not too big that I couldn't keep it tidy, but there are private spaces for everyone . One evening we even binged watched on Netflix. The wineries are so close and fantastic but the cottage was so welcoming that we barely left! I can't wait to come back, bring our bikes and visit more of the wineries and surrounding restaurants. Thanks for letting us rent your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a family friendly resort

  • 1 of 5

Lovely resort but definitely not family friendly. A ridiculous number of bylaws that are impossible not to break and an outrageous damage deposit that won't be refunded if you do. Be prepared to be barraged by nosey, intrusive residents that question everything you do. The cottage was also very unclean, dirty floors and hairs in with dishes and cutlery.

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry your vacation was not perfect. All the by-laws at the Cottages are set by our Strata, not us. They are in place to make the community safe, clean and enjoyable for all. Common concerns are no noise after 11pm, no glass in the pool, no wet bathing suits in the gym and no swimming in the marina. Common sense rules. We personally spend 4-5 weeks at our property with our family of 5 and don't find any rule to unreasonable. We provide list rules to all our guests prior to arriving and many are posted around the resort. This guest received their entire security deposit back. Our cottage is valued at $450,000 with high end furnishings, art and electronics. A refundable deposit of $800 is not unreasonable and is standard for all cottages throughout the valley. The breaking of some rules can come with a fine issued by the Strata. These charges are sent to us for each infraction. Our contract states any fines charged by the Strata will be passed to the guest. It is no different if you rent a car and get a speeding ticket. The car rental company does not pay. This is not unreasonable. This policy is the same for every Rent-by-Owner property. We are happy to discuss our policy with any future guest as we are very transparent.
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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2017 - May 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
Cross Over
May 20 2018 - Jun 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jun 24 2018 - Jul 28 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jul 29 2018 - Aug 11 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$250
Cleaning Fee C$240
Refundable Damage Deposit C$800

Violation of resort rules will forfeit damage deposit. Rules will be disclosed with rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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