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Private Rental Suite

Adults-only Osoyoos apartment with patio

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10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10 min drive to Osoyoos center by scenic highway, cool- no need for conditioner in July,…

    Jul 28, 2020

  • This place is such a great value for your dollar! Clean, comfy, secluded, and spacious.…

    Mar 24, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Water park access
  • Near theme parks
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

What’s around

  • Heart of Osoyoos
  • Cascade Range - 1 min walk
  • Columbia Mountains - 1 min walk
  • Nk'Mip Cellars - 10 min walk
  • Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre - 10 min walk
  • Anarchist Mountain Lookout - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

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About this apartment

Our 12 acres overlooking Osoyoos is a million dollar view second to none. This rental apartment has a private entrance, kitchen, 2 living rooms, 2 queen bedrooms, 2 tv's, and a private deck all wrapped up in tasteful Moroccan decor with a Bohemian twist.


The 12 minute drive to town is close to the local amenities yet far enough away for privacy and tranquillity. Lake Osoyoos is Canada's warmest freshwater lake with an average summertime temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit). The crowds can get hectic in the summer tourist season and this suite allows you to pick and choose when and how you want to engage in the activities and when you want to rest in stillness.



Whether its yoga at sunrise, the spectacular views at sunset, or world-class views, we have you covered.



We welcome guests from all walks of life with open arms.



The Space:



Our large home is almost 5000 square feet and resides on 12 acres of desert landscape and is the natural habitat to wildlife. Big Horn Sheep are regularly sighted on our property as well as yellow-bellied marmots, and birds such as Bald-headed and Golden Eagles, owls (Pygmy and Great Horned), woodpeckers (including the 'sensitive and vulnerable species Lewis woodpecker' according to BC Bird Species List) , quail, hummingbirds and songbirds. We are approved Wildlife Habitat Stewards.



Guest Access:



Guests have access to the 12 acres and there are several benches situated around the property at the higher levels.



The suite is ideal for 2-4 people; we have 2 bedrooms with queen beds. This tastefully furnished second bedroom is quiet and private and built on mountain bedrock so is raised up. The main comment from guests in that bedroom is "it is fit for royalty".

***Please note that if the second bedroom is used there is an additional $60 Fee manually added to cover linens and cleaning fees***



There is a living room between the 2 rooms and a smaller one near your private deck. There is a TV in the larger Master Bedroom and in the larger living room.



There are several seating areas around the acreage that is also available to our guests.



Interaction with Guests:



We often work from home and we leave it up to our guests as to how much contact they want. If you would like to be greeted upon your arrival to be shown around or help with your luggage, we can do that (especially if given notice so that we can book clients accordingly).



The Sahaja Suite (and Sadhana Room) are quite separate from the living quarters of the hosts so enjoy your stay in privacy but we are a text or call away should you need any questions answered or need supplies.



The Neighbourhood:



All neighbours own 10 acre lots or more on the sunny south slope of Anarchist Mountain and enjoy their privacy. It is secluded, quiet and restful. As such, the location is very peaceful and private.



Getting Around:



We are not on a bus route so you will need your own vehicle.



Other Things to Note:



We are an eco-friendly establishment and provide biodegradable shampoo bottles (not just recyclable but completely biodegradable) and earth-friendly supplies. We also have comprehensive recycling bins that we encourage our guests to use (but is not mandatory).



House Rules:



-No smoking

-No children

-No pets

-No parties or events

-Check in time is 3PM - 11PM (or can check in later if we know

ahead of time)
-Quiet hours 11:00 pm-7:30 am

- Check-out Time 11:00 am

- Report any damages upon arrival as any costs incurred to repair damage will be borne by the tenant. Please notify us right away so that we may address the situation right away if need be.



Safety Features:

-Smoke detector

-First aid kit

-Safety card

-Fire extinguisher

-Host knows how to do the Heimlich Manoevre



Other Amenities:

-games and puzzles

-BBQ

-sonic aromatherapy diffusers in both bedrooms

-USB plug-in in 2nd bedroom bedframe

-white fluffy robes

-office supplies

-cookbooks i.e. "10 Late Breakfasts"

-water cooler

-Juicer, Blender, toaster, kettle, etc.

-condiments in the fridge

-extremely well stocked kitchen

-'in case you forgot' toiletry box (under bathroom sink)





Availability:

-2 nights minimum stay in shoulder/off-season (mid-September-mid-April) with the exception of Easter and Spring Break

- All other times, there is a 3 night summer minimum stay. However, if you see on the calendar that there are some 2 night chunks of time available, then they are available to book. You would have to make an 'inquiry' first so that we can change the listing temporarily as a workaround for you to book.



About Your Hosts Karen and Herman (Joined VRBO in May 2017):



My partner Herman and I have always hosted guests whether it's friends over for home-cooked dinners, big outdoor parties, or longer visits from friends and relatives near and far.



Both of us have lots to share and we have a wide range of interests (as in very wide) that put people at ease no matter what their walk of life they are from. We are comfortable in the art world, spiritual or consciousness-raising realms, and in nature/the outdoors (ok maybe not politics so much).



Herman loves reading, personal growth, outdoor living skills, exploring and a good cup of coffee while Karen loves music, decorating, painting and a perfect cup of tea. We have recently added grand-parenting to our growing list of interests! Karen's studio is the workshop building on the premises and you can often spot her at work getting ready for a show. She currently has art hanging in the vacation rental suite and at Nk' Mip Cellars/Spirit Ridge just down the hill (has been there since about 2008). Any art of hers in the suite is available for sale.

Endangered Ecosystem



We are in an “antelope-brush ecosystem” of the Okanagan which is one of the four most endangered ecosystems in Canada. It is a pocket of dry grassland dominated by bunchgrasses, the wind (atavatic and katavatic), and the scraggly dark branches of antelope-brush.

They weren’t extensive when European settlement began in the 1800’s, and over the past century more than 60 percent of them have been destroyed and converted to vineyards, orchards, croplands, or urban residential and industrial areas. Much of the remainder has been disturbed and invaded by foreign plants such as knapweed and cheat-grass. Only 9 percent now remains relatively undisturbed.



The antelope-brush ecosystem is poorly known, without the high public profile of an old-growth forest. In addition, grassland habitats are subtle in character, and changes may go unnoticed for a long time.



What is their history? These small ecosystems are remnants of communities with ancient origins, probably dating back 10,000 years. After the glaciers of the Pleistocene melted,

plant migration and vegetation changes were widespread. In particular, Great Basin species (those from arid areas west of the Rockies) responded to a substantial warming about 8,000 years ago by moving northward into the hot, dry valley bottoms of what is now southern British Columbia.


Because of its small extent and the formidable threats to its integrity, the antelope-brush community on the lowland benches of the south Okanagan is considered one of Canada’s four most endangered ecosystems. Although antelope-brush grows in small pockets as far north as Kelowna, ecosystems dominated by this species occur mainly south of Penticton, where they cover sandy or gravelly soils at lower elevations. Less than 5,000 hectares remain, and over 60 percent of these areas lie within the Osoyoos Indian Reserve. Very little of the antelope-brush steppe is preserved within protected areas – two small ecological reserves north of Osoyoos protect token tracts, and one of these was almost entirely burned in 1993.



As Wildlife Habitat Stewards we protect our antelope brush which resides on our 12 acres.


Location

  • Heart of Osoyoos
  • Cascade Range - 1 min walk
  • Columbia Mountains - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Osoyoos
  • Cascade Range - 1 min walk
  • Columbia Mountains - 1 min walk
  • Nk'Mip Cellars - 10 min walk
  • Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre - 10 min walk
  • Anarchist Mountain Lookout - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Rattlesnake Canyon - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Osoyoos Lake - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Pioneer Walkway - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Sonora Dunes Golf Club - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km
  • Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km

The apartment

Key facts

  • Apartment (1100 sq ft)
  • Internet
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundromat nearby

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet

Entertainment and recreation

  • Near theme parks
  • Sledding nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski lift privileges
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Ski privileges
  • Jet skiing nearby

Pool/spa

  • Water park access

Outside

  • Patio

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Minimum check-in age: 19

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

The property is provided by our partners at Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Vrbo once you’ve completed your booking.

Arriving/leaving

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

Also known as

  • Private Rental Suite Apartment Osoyoos
  • Private Rental Suite Osoyoos
  • Private Rental Suite Osoyoos
  • Private Rental Suite Apartment
  • Private Rental Suite Apartment Osoyoos

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mckia's (7.4 mi), Pizza 97A (7.4 mi), and Campo Marina Italian Restaurant (7.5 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching. Private Rental Suite also has a water park.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Vacation in paradise

    Karen and Herman are the great hosts, every little detail is looked after starting from prompt communications, detailed description of the property and of course the suite itself. Amazing view, very quiet area, everything inside is decorated with great taste and forethought. We would drive down 12 minutes to the lake, enjoy downtown, beach, hikes and vineries and come back to this little paradise. Little touches like homemade apricot jelly left for us in the fridge or floaties ready to use on arrival makes this place exceptional. Sunsets are gorgeous and night sky is unbelievable. We will be back!

    Elena M., Other trip, Jul 18, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our stay here exceeded our expectations!

    The property is all that is described. Karen and Herman were perfect hosts and it’s obvious they take pride in the property for guests to enjoy. Even though it was 35-40 degrees C. when we were there, the property was situated to make the most of a lovely breeze. The view was outstanding to enjoy coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. Our stay here enhanced our vacation.

    Lori G., Other trip, Aug 24, 2018

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful setting

    A beautiful property in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed most sitting out in the balcony. Karen was a very caring host and we had a most pleasant stay.

    Pat M., Other trip, Aug 10, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mountaintop desert sanctuary with spectacular views

    This is a gem! Serene, private, fully equipped with many thoughtful amenities. Soothing colour palette in harmony with rare antelope brush desert ecosystem. Wonderful aboriginal-themed art, eclectic library, even field binoculars. The drive down to the vineyards and lake is a visual delight. Thank you, Herman and Karen, for your generous hospitality. We'll be back.

    Lynette J., Other trip, Sep 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Karen and Herman are wonderful hosts and their suite was clean, quiet, and full of amenities.

    It was a perfect place for us to stay with a fully equipped kitchen. Karen even provided plush new bath robes and slippers. We saw lots of wildlife right out the back door which was a real treat. Karen and Hernan are wonderful hosts making sure to make your stay very enjoyable and memorable.

    Sonya & Colin B., Other trip, Aug 20, 2018

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome views

    Great, quiet, clean location overlooking Osoyoos Lake. We would stay here again whenever we are back in Osoyoos. The covered parking was a nice touch.

    Mark G., Other trip, Jul 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My stay at Spirit Lodge

    I loved my stay here: it was so comfortable, with absolutely stunning views! My hobby is bird photography and I I got some great bird photos in the yard of the property. I am sad to go and continue my vacation elsewhere, but would definitely come back.

    Barbara P., Other trip, Sep 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 🌟

    We had a great time staying in this wonderful place. It’s quiet, comfortable and clean. Karen and Herman are very accommodating. Plus, the view is spectacular! If we had a chance to go back to Osoyoos, we’ll definitely book this place again.

    Regie S., Other trip, Jul 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Osoyoos views from a beautiful property!

    Our apartment was in a home perched high in the mountains overlooking Osoyoos town and it's pretty lake. The views were just amazing! The apartment is clean, spacious and well-decorated with many art pieces from our talented hostess, Karen. Kitchen is well-stocked, living room comfortable with those great views, bedroom also a good size with very comfortable bed. A second attached bedroom is available if you are travelling with friends or family. There is also a private common room for your use upon entry to the unit. The bathroom was large and shower good. A small deck with BBQ is off the living room to take in those views with your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Covered parking is provided. Herman was very helpful upon our arrival showing us the apartment. It is a short 10 minute drive into town for shopping, restaurants and nearby wineries. Thanks to our hosts for a memorable stay.

    Bob & Barb S., Other trip, Sep 30, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay at Million $ view

    My husband and I were so lucky to find this place in Osoyoos. It was exactly what we were looking for- beautiful surroundings and privacy. This is an ideal place for anyone who likes to travel but this summer for reasons we all know prefers to avoid big crowds. Of course Osoyoos is just a short drive away. The place is very clean and comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped. The view from the deck is breathtaking. The hosts are a couple of beautiful people and I miss them already. We really hope to stay there again soon.

    Margot M., Other trip, Jun 24, 2020

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