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Very Private, Tranquil Family Home With Beautiful Views In All Directions

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

South-Facing 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath With Easy Lake Access And Private Beach Area

PLEASE NOTE: The "Instant Quote" calculator on this page gives quotes in US Dollars. Please see our rates directly, or contact us for an accurate quote in Canadian dollars.

We lovingly built our first family home in 2008 in a unique adobe-style with rounded walls and big, bright rooms. It is a "reverse-style" home with the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor and the three bedrooms and family room downstairs.

Upstairs there is a hide-a-bed for occasional extra guests.

Downstairs the family room has sliding doors leading to a big wooden deck which is partially shaded by a pergola with a grape vine. (Perfect place for relaxing in the hammock!) There is a swing for the little ones, and the whole deck is enclosed in a glass fence with gates on either side.

The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a large fridge and lots of cupboard space. The reverse-osmosis drinking water from our well ensures that you won't need to bring bottled water with you.

A small sandbox just outside the front door has provided hours of entertainment for our kids!

Our private beach deck is an easy walk away, and there is a dock and two moorage buoys.

More Details

Rodric and Shannon Anamchara
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, dutch, danish, Hablamos un poquito de Español tambien, llamarnos.
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Rodric and Shannon Anamchara

We moved to Sunnybrae in the winter of 2007 from Spain, where we had been working as Captain and First Mate aboard a yacht. We helped in both the design and construction of the house and moved in in November 2008. Both of our babies knew this as their first home. Rodric has since started his own company, and Shannon is a French Immersion teacher.

Rodric and Shannon Anamchara purchased this house in 2007

Why Rodric and Shannon Anamchara chose Tappen

Shannon has grown up spending summers and holidays in the Shuswap and so this move was a dream come true for her! We have lots of family in the area and both love the peaceful tranquility of country life that is not too far from local amenities. We spend almost every day in the summer down on the beach deck and dock, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. In the winters we do lots of skiing, both cross-country and downhill. This location offers a little bit of everything.

What makes this house unique

We have very few neighbours and this particular house is quite secluded and private. In that the property is south-facing, we get both sunrises and sunsets. Occasionally we have deer in the yard and often we see bald eagles and osprey flying past in front of the house; it's a birder's paradise!

Inside, highlights are the post-and-beam adobe-style construction, our "picture window" of the rock wall behind the house, the "outhouse" half-bathroom, the master bathroom double-shower soaker-tub with large picture window, and the garden-themed bedroom.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tappen

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Outhouse themed, with fun pump and bucket sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Double sinks and a double shower with a great view!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a double hide-a-bed in the upstairs living room, which can be separated from the main room by a curtain. The house cannot accommodate more than 6 adults for extended periods of time.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Very Private, Tranquil Family Home With Beautiful Views In All Directions
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

This was the highlight of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise! Fantastic owners & a fantastic house! Beautiful lake views, high ceilings, comfortable sleeping quarters, and multiple areas to simply chill out! The private dock & deck was a nice feature down by the water. Sitting, enjoying an espresso on the upper balcony or lower deck (yes, there is an espresso machine!), visiting with the curious hummingbirds, playful swallows, and the energized squirrels & chipmunks are all just a part if daily life out here. And the quiet! Yes, this is a place of quiet contemplation, creative thinking, and not thinking at all, all wrapped into one property. Highest recommendations from our end. In comparison to other properties out in this neck of the woods, this is absolute value. We enjoyed an entire month here, and already we are considering coming back!

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We really do hope that you'll come back. It was an absolute joy having the four of you here. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Beautiful house, tranquil setting, stellar view.

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully designed, laid out, and furnished. It is a very comfortable home complete with everything you could need for a short or long-term stay. We enjoyed the two deck areas, cosy hammock, various sitting/relaxing areas, huge king-size bed, ...everything really! The view is spectacular and the setting very peaceful. Rodric and Shannon were a pleasure to deal with, always quick to respond to any questions or requests.

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Getaway on Shuswap Lake

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was even nicer than it looks in the photos - wow. The layout worked well for the family (we were a group with grandparents, parents and three children under 7). When not swimming, the kids enjoyed the shady top deck with games and art activities. The hummingbirds on the top deck were a bonus! The lower deck was a favourite for early morning lounging and, later, for evening meals and stargazing. Did I mention the views? Stunning views across Shuswap Lake to Mount Ida. The kitchen is spacious, making meal prep a pleasure, with ample room for socializing. Bedrooms are on the lower floor which meant they stayed cool even on the hottest days. There are a series of steps that take you down to the private beach and dock (with additional deck). The beach has flat rocks (not sandy). That was not a problem. The children wore water shoes and enjoyed lots of time in the lake. We could have gone to nearby Herald Park's sandy beach but the children liked the private beach. The cottage was well appointed with comfy deck furnishings, ample linens, kitchen utensils and appliances. We spent time in Salmon Arm but cancelled some activities because 'cottage time' was what the kids asked for. We'd do this holiday again. Thanks Shannon and Rodric.

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words; we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Our guests' comfort and happiness is very important to us. We would love to welcome you back again!
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Amazing views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week in July as our first trip to the Shuswap. The house itself is beautiful and we could not get enough of the views from the kitchen. living room and both decks. The hammocks were used regularly and were a great way to relax. The only downfall to this property was the decent and climb to and from the water, it is pretty steep and we had a set of 6 month old twins and a 2 yr old to carry back and forth. The dock itself worked great but the planks onto the dock from the rocks were unstable and moved a lot from the water which made it a little annoying having to have someone swim to get to the shore to put the planks on so the rest could walk across.

I would only suggest it being clear how steep the terrain is back and forth to potential renters and maybe try to make the walk onto the dock a little easier. But the communication with Shannon and her timely manner to answer all my questions and make the house perfect for our arrival was truly appreciated. This house is beautiful and the views outstanding!

Thanks so much for everything Shannon!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for opening your home and letting us experience our first time in the Shuswaps. Your home was very comfortable and the view from the decks were amazing. We loved the hammocks. Our only complaint was there weren't six of them :) We ate all meals outside and enjoyed being down on the sun deck and dock during the day. The walk down to the dock was pleasant, but sometimes the walk back to the house was not so pleasant when you had to do it a few times and it was very hot out and you were exhausted from being in the sun and water.

Our only suggestion to top off such a beautiful vacation spot would be a fire pit. I understand a wood burning fire pit would not be appropriate on the deck, but maybe a decorative propane fire pit would be sufficient. We felt being outside was so relaxing in the evenings, but a fire pit of some sort would have really united us as a family in the evenings.

I am envious that this is your home. I would go back in a heart beat if it is available.

Thank you!

The Walkers

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Shannon and Rodriq for sharing their lovely home with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and appreciated all the effort Shannon put forth to make our holiday perfect. Everything one would need on a vacation is provided and if there was something missing Shannon was on top of it.

The trek to the water is a steep one, but taking care it is doable. The beach deck below is a piece of paradise all on it's own, allowing one to completely relax.

The planks to the dock are a little precarious but due to the fluctuation in water levels it is a difficult scenario.

If you are looking for a clean, well maintained spacious rental then this is the place for you. We definitely plan on returning!!!

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We are a very short drive (or half-hour walk) to Herald Park Campground and Margaret Falls, where there is great hiking and ATVing. Sunnybrae Park/playground is a 7-minute drive away.

Shuswap Lake Estates 18-hole golf course is a 15-minute drive away, and there are other great golf courses in the area.

Sunnybrae Winery is a short drive away, and for winter enthusiasts there is great cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and sledding areas within a reasonable distance.

Sun Peaks and Silver Star ski resorts are both approximately 1.5 hours by car.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tappen

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
July special
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2018 - Sep 4 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
June 2019
Jun 2 2019 - Jun 22 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
Jun 23 2019 - Sep 2 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
September 2019
Sep 3 2019 - Sep 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please enquire about longer and off-season rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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