About this listing
People love the blue room. The comfortable queen sized bed with individual reading lights, vintage chest of drawers is in a quiet, clean, colorful room with sky blue walls. Fifteen minutes walk from the stunning Knox Mountain Park with lake views.
cable tv, chest of drawers, wifi, window with light blocking shutters, quality queen sized bed, immaculately clean
Step in the door and the experience begins. Bright color, heritage furniture, a book shelf full of self help and spiritual books for your use. Colorful walls are hung with the works of the artist owner.
People describe it as "quaint", "a sanctuary" and "adorable". In season roses line the front yard and the walk way to the house has welcoming lavender on both sides.
Artist's house with the owner's art on every wall. Pieces are for sale.
Character house built in 1946 for returning veterans sits in the peaceful north end neighbourhood beneath the trails of Knox Mountain. Walk or drive the road up Knox to see the vista of Okanagan Lake spread beneath. The beauty of Knox Mountain Park with its owls, deer, marmots, eagles and hawks is only 500 meters walk away from the front door.
Comfortable Queen Sized bed and small TV with cable.
Private room. Private bath unless other room is rented then the bathroom is shared.
Guest is provided with fresh towels in the room, and toiletries in the bathroom.
The Blue Room is 11 feet by 10 feet. wifi, small cable tv and use of laundry facilities for one load is free.
Toiletries, towels and wash cloths are provided.
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board upon request.
Local phone calls available on house phone for free.
Restful, quiet house with no pets or children. Shared use of kitchen including dishes, pans. Barbeque available in backyard.
There is a park within ten minute walk. Or sit on the deck at night beneath the moon and stars which are clearly visible because of lack of light pollution.
Nice, Queen sized bed is very comfortable.
Hostess is a former English teacher and can help with language lessons. Certified TESL and 30 years in high school, college and university as a teacher.
Twenty minute walk to downtown Kelowna, one hour to Big White Ski Hill, ten minute walk to Okanagan Lake.
Near live theatre, movie theatre, restaurants, art gallery and coffee shops. Visit the wine museum ten minutes away or local museums.
Parking available and free in front of the house. For a $10 fee I will pick you up at the bus depot or at the airport. Taxi fare is usually $47.
Check out Mad Mango Cafe, Soban Korean Restaurant, Gio's Coffee Cafe and Paramount Theatre. Excellent restaurants, coffee houses and movies with 3D screening within a walking distance.
Ideally situated close to lakeshore with a swimming and sun bathing beach.
In winter, a public ice skating out door arena is within 20 minutes walk with a skate rental truck next to it. Enjoy the stars on a night skate.3
Three minutes walk from bus route which leads to the bus depot, the Orchard Park Mall or transfers to wineries.
The Grand Hotel 15 minutes away is the site where a rental bike business can be found that takes tourists on various excursions including a winery tour. There are two rental bike places within a few blocks on Ellis Street.
Kelowna's cultural district is a 15 to 20 minute walk away or three minute walk to the (website hidden)'s Studio, Kelowna Art Gallery, many coffee shops and restaurants close by.
Ski hill shuttle near by.
In very quiet neighbourhood.
Ask me about private lessons in art, hand made art cards, photography. I have taught for over 30 years.
My goal is to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Ask me if you need picked up from bus depot or airport for a fee of $10. The usual cost by taxi is $47.
Use of all kitchen pans, dishes, refrigerator. Iron provided on request. Barbeque in the back yard and lawn furniture in a blooming garden for the guest. Wifi reaches to sitting areas in the yard.
Interaction with Guests
I am very flexible. My role is to provide you with information and suggestions as to how your stay can be most interesting.
The North End of the city is a quiet village. It was built from (phone number hidden) the returning war veterans. It housed the mostly Italian workers who ran the fruit packing factory, the mill and was a close knit community. Friday the rugs were rolled back and the house with the upright piano became a community dance hall. Children and older people danced with parents.
The transit line is three minutes from the house and runs every 20 minutes. If you prefer to walk down Ellis, you will arrive at the central bus terminal on Queensway in 20 minutes.
Everything is within easy walking distance: vintage clothing, vinyl records, dinner theatre, a variety of restaurants, a four screen theatre, coffee shops and in the summer street performers.
Other Things to Note
The backyard deck and stone patio are available. A barbeque is available for guests use. The 50 year old Maple tree is magnificent and provides shade in summer.
1. No pets, no smoking, no drinking.
2.If you come in late, be quiet and respectful. 3. Toast and local honey or jam is provided. Tea and a kettle are provided for the guests use. You may use the refrigerator to store items you have purchased.
4. Please do protect the counters by cutting only on cutting boards and not putting hot pans on them.
5. No entertaining on the premises. Please leave shoes off at the door.
If the other room is rented, you will be asked to share the bathroom which is a guests only bathroom with tub and shower. Your individual towels and washcloth are in your room.
6. Please turn on the fan when you have finished bathing.
7. Please wipe down and clean the kitchen area when you are done preparing a meal.
Ich fühlte mich sehr wohl im Haus von Cherie. Die Benutzung von Küche, Bad, Wohnzimmer, Garten: no problem. Jeder lässt den andern leben. Das Haus liegt in einem ruhigen Quartier, nur wenige Minuten bis zu den Parks und zum See. Eine friedliche Athmosphäre und doch ganz nahe vom Zentrum.
Cherie is a very pleasant person and her house is truly welcoming. Cherie's advices were really helpful to enjoy Kelowna and the surroundings. Definitely a place to recommend.
Cherie was a very kind and nice host! You can see by her lovely house that she is an Artist and she is very open-minded, gives good advices and makes you feel welcomed. we would like to come back!
My fiancee and I had a fantastic time staying here. Cherie (and her home) were so warm and welcoming, I wish we had had more time to sit and chat. She has a wealth of knowledge about Kelowna, allowing her guests to get off the tourist track and really experience the city and its surroundings.
The location was great, in a nice quiet neighborhood a quick walk from the beach and downtown. The room was a good size for the two of us, and we made frequent use of the nice little back patio.
A wonderful trip, thank you!!
Cherie is an excellent host. Her house is very quaint and comfortable. Would stay again.
Cherie was a fantastic host! We arrived late due to an incident on the freeway and when we arrived Cherie was out getting us milk and supplies for the morning! Cherie goes that extra mile for her guests including cookies and tea on arrival! Cherie was even nice enough to drive us to a destination even though she did not need too! Cherie understands the Airbnb concept and is a pioneer in kelowna! She is well worth the chat! Now onto the house, it was exactly as described and the bed was comfortable. It was 38 degrees the day we arrived and there was a potable fan in our room and Cherie even went out the next day to get another one for our next night! The house is 15 mins walk to main at Bernard in a great location. Overall awesome experience for our 2 nights!
The house, accommodations and hostess are warm and full of sunshine. Loved the artwork and decor! Convenient to restaurants and the lake, which is fabulous, highly recommended!
Thank you for sharing your home and vision :)
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About the Host, Cherie
Once an English teacher now I am an artist, writer and tutor. Those who stay in my house described it as a retreat and a healing place. The house is pet free and quiet. Buddhist studies have been a focus in my life for several years.
I hold three university degrees and have begun work on a fourth. My interests are in all aspects of creative expression, politics, urban culture and personal development. I have been to London, Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Rome and up the Amazon in Peru.
Most of my time is spent creating art or poetry. I do various poetry performances around Kelowna. If you are interested in learning about the culture scene in Kelowna, come stay with me.
I am fascinated by contemporary culture and love meeting people from around the world.