About this listing
Our lovely room offers a private bath, hardwood floors, a comfy bed and a great location in downtown Kelowna.
We help you wake up with your first cup of coffee, or tea. The kitchen can be used to prepare simple meals, leaving everything clean and tidy. We'll provide you with some shelf space in the pantry and fridge space as well.
For those with a car, street parking is free.
Our nearly-new downtown Kelowna home is quite lovely. Your room is on the main floor, which features hardwood floors throughout and tasteful art. The double bed is a new, high-quality spring-based futon. There is a chair (with lap desk for working with your laptop) and dresser in the room and plenty of closet space. The adjacent four piece bathroom is exclusively yours for nighttime use (no one else sleeps on this floor) and bathing/showering.
We are a quiet, friendly, couple who work from home. We have one small, friendly, non-shedding and quiet dog named Biscuit. The deck and courtyard garden are good places places to enjoy the sunshine, play board games and read. You can also hang out in the living room and dining area.
You can walk to downtown restaurants, shops, lakeside boardwalk, and beaches. Swimming, boating and hiking, along with amazing views are very close by. Wine tours are fabulous and in the winter, two amazing ski locations (Big White and Silver Star Mountain) are just an hour away.
Public transit is a block away.
You may use the kitchen to prepare light meals, leaving everything clean and tidy after each use. There is some space in the fridge, and some shelf space for you in the pantry.
Laundry is available for $5/load, with soap provided.
Living room, kitchen, dining area, deck, garden courtyard.
Interaction with guests
We work from home in our offices on the second floor. We enjoy chatting with guests when we're not working to deadlines and we're always happy to make recommendations for restaurants and our favorite activities. We have books to loan on wine touring and hiking trails.
We love our urban neighbourhood with a mix of newer homes like ours, and nicely kept older homes. We have friendly, helpful neighbours.
Bike and walking trails that will take you all over the city are two blocks away. You can bring your own bikes, rent bikes from the city and store them in our garage. Our bikes may be available on -loan with a security deposit.
You can walk to three grocery stores, the closest just three blocks away and also to Starbucks. Our favourite restaurants include Bouchon's for charming ambience and excellent French cuisine, Raudz for a locally sourced menu, well-executed, the Hobo or the Bohemian for excellent breakfast and lunch. Dine in on charcuterie or pick up a picnic at The Salted Brick and enjoy it by the lake. Sample award-winning locally distilled spirits (including Paddy's favourite gin) at Urban Distillers on Bernard. Great coffee at Gio Bean on Water Street or The Bean Scene on Bernard.
The Rotary Marsh is a lovely place to see blue herons, ducks, turtles, and fish (see my photo of the marsh), and you can stroll from there along the waterfront to parks, dining and entertainment. In July and August there are free concerts in the city parks along the lake, buskers, free pianos for your use and even public dance events.
Visitors can drive or bus to skiing at Big White, Silverstar, Sovereign Lake, Apex, or Crystal Lake. There are many award-winning wineries in and around Kelowna and throughout the valley, with organized tours available. Hiking on nearby Knox Mountain offers good exercise, rewarded with amazing views of Lake Okanagan and the Valley.
There is a bus stop two blocks away, and as mentioned you can easily walk downtown, to a Starbucks, and to two grocery stores.
Street parking is free.
Other things to note
Kelowna is a wonderful place to visit, and to live. We moved here ten years ago from the Toronto area and just love the beauty of nature and the ease of connecting with nature here. We also love that Kelowna has great restaurants, live theatre, symphony, ballet and opera, and the best shopping in the Southern Interior of B.C.
Kelowna is centrally located in the magnificent Okanagan Valley, making it a great jumping off point for tours of the north and south valley, easily achievable in day trips from our home. There are several excellent wine touring companies who handle all the driving, if you wish, leaving you free to imbibe to your happy place limit.
One no-charge, private, 45 minute, personally guided introduction to mindfulness meditation is available to guests who request it, if Paddy is home during your visit. You must specifically request it because we will not otherwise bring it up.
It is important that our guests are quiet as we respect our neighbour's right to quiet. So no loud music please and only quiet conversations on the deck in the evenings.
Free parking on the street.
We appreciate quiet guests with moderate drinking habits, who are in by 11:00 p.m.. No drinking or recreational drug use in the house. Non-smokers only. No entertaining in your room or in other parts of our home.
We take our shoes off at the door.
You may use the kitchen to prepare simple meals, using your own ingredients. Please do your dishes and leave everything as you find it.
Free street parking.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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