The Gear Down Inn. Close to Beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Alexander Ave, Penticton, BC V2A 5R8, Canada
Kathryn M.
Your host, Kathryn M.
8 Reviews
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The Space

One bedroom basement apartment, furnished, linens and fully equipped kitchen, separate entrance; parking off street. Wi-fi and cable. Clean and quiet home. Tree lined, safe neighbourhood, 5 minute walking distance to the Okanagan Beach, restaurants, casino, downtown, golf, tennis and South Okanagan Events Centre. Kettle Valley Rail Trail close by, as well as wineries on the Naramata Bench. All utilities included except phone. Central air conditioning.

Can accommodate up to 3 adults. After two people, there is a $10 surcharge for third guest per night.

Complete privacy in one bedroom apartment. Double bed in bedroom; single day bed in living (website hidden) lives on property. Share weber gas barbeque outdoors on the patio.

Two bikes are available to borrow for riding around town. Helmuts available also! There is a wonderful bike rental service: check out (website hidden) on the web (friends of the host).

One kayak is on the property for use of guests also. Size large life jacket.

There is one small dog living on site; 13 year old Australian Terrier named Ragamuffin. Non-shedding; very friendly!

Public transit is one block away. Greyhound bus depot 5 minutes away in downtown Penticton. Airport 10 minute (website hidden) is a nurse and has a home based business specializing in Reflexology. A great enhancement for reducing stress.

Guest Access

Weber gas barbecue
One kayak with size large lifejacket
Off street parking

Interaction with Guests

Host enjoys great conversations around the outdoor dining table under the maple tree! Can provide maps and information for all the fun and interesting things to do in and around Penticton.

The Neighborhood

Very friendly neighbourhood. Tree lined street provides shade as you are walking to the beach.

Getting around

Public bus route is the next street over on Churchill Avenue. Runs from lake to lake in (website hidden) also runs a shuttle service for cyclists wanting to discover the KVR trail.

Other Things to Note

Golf course within walking (website hidden) grocer, bakery and meat/fish store within walking distance.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $676 /week
Security Deposit: $145
Cleaning Fee: $29
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I was in Penticton for the wedding of a friend. There was an old car show in Penticton that weekend (and I think there may have also been an Elvis festival as well)...needless to say, the local hotels were quite booked up. I happened upon the airbnb website which really helped me. There was another bed in the suite (a day bed). I was on my own but I can imagine for 2 or more travellers (e.g. a small family), it would also be a great accommodation for that number of travellers that are together. My favourite thing was the location, which was just a few blocks from the beach. Kathryn was extremely kind; for example on the day of the wedding, she drove me to the church (which would have been a reasonable walk as well). Additionally, as she had no one checking in the next day (and because I was going to have a late night with the wedding reception), she accommodated a late checkout which was a huge help for me, especially because I wanted to be rested up for my travel back to Vancouver.

    June 2014
  • Lovely stay in Penticton at this brilliantly located spot with everything you might need.

    August 2013
  • Our stay at Kathryn's Gear Down Inn was an absolute pleasure.

    The room for rent is really a complete suite, which includes a well-appointed kitchen and bathroom, a living area with a TV, DVD player and two beds and a separate bedroom as well. There was plenty of room for our young family of 4; the place was bright, clean and very comfortable.

    We were only a couple short blocks to a fantastic beach and a playground with a spray park. We were also within walking distance to downtown Penticton.

    Kathryn was extremely pleasant and very helpful when we needed directions around town.

    We would definitely stay at the Gear Down Inn again!

    July 2013
  • Kathryn (email hidden) and is very accommodating. My family and I enjoyed are stay very much. The suite is spacious and comfortable. The full kitchen was such a bonus for us as we love to cook. The location is perfect and provides a quick access to the beach and the down town. I would highly recommend the Gear Down Inn.

    May 2013
  • A large "daylight basement" with full kitchen, bath, two bedrooms, and room for 4-5. I stayed during Ironman week. This is an ideal location for the Challenge Penticton triathlon race, within walking distance of EVERYTHING: race start, transition, convention center, downtown restaurants.

    Kathryn is an attentive hostess, with extra touches including local fruits, jams.

    Highly recommended

    August 2012
  • My friend and I stayed at the Gear Down for a long weekend of swimming and wine-tasting. Kathryn was lovely, welcoming and warm. The suite was perfectly situated a couple of blocks from the beach, spotlessly clean, cool and there were a lot of extras left for us from simple breakfast fixings to fresh watermelon. She even left cloth bags for us at the door when we mentioned we were going to the (excellent) farmer's market only 4 blocks away. We enjoyed our stay so much we even stayed another night.

    August 2012
  • We had a lovely stay at The Gear Down Inn. Nice, clean and cool (especially since the weather was in the high 30s) suite, well stocked and the things we forgot, Kathryn was gracious enough to lend us (including bikes and beach gear). Located close to the action in town, but (email hidden) to get some rest. Great hostess and adorable doggie, Rags.

    August 2012
  • We came to Penticton for a wedding and stayed at the cosy Gear Down Inn, near the beach and almost everything else in the town! The apartment was immaculate, inviting and comfortable, the kitchen stocked, and we can highly recommend Kathryn's place for the weary traveller in the Okanogan. Don and Nancy Curry

    June 2012
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Originally from Winnipeg, in 2001 I moved to Penticton. I am an RN who continues to work part time plus offer the amazing benefits of reflexology (email hidden). I enjoy meeting the guests who come to stay at The Gear Down Inn. Love living in the Okanagan! Love back yards barbies, good wine, good friends. Cycling, hiking, swimming, kayaking...all enjoyable and fun!
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