About This Listing
Incredible value for your money in Canada's Palm Springs playground on the lake. A quiet, clean and quaint heritage artist's house in a village of 1950's bungalows at the base of Knox Mountain only 20 minutes walk away from downtown.
The second twin bed with electric plug, light close by. The head faces the door for auspicious Feng Shui
Incredible value for your stay.
Two twin beds, desk, chest of drawers, fast wifi.
Step in the door and the experience begins. Bright colors, 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.
The 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. One trail leads to Paul's Tomb a lovely, secluded swimming hole. The nature trail up Knox Mountain allows for a stunning site to photograph all of Okanagan Lake.
Parking available and free directly in front of the house. Very safe and secure neighbourhood.
Room is 159.5 square feet. wifi, and use of laundry facilities. Quiet house with no pets or children. Shared use of kitchen.
Towels and wash cloths provided. Bathrobe provided. Slippers provided. Toiletries provided. Hair dryer on demand. Iron and ironing board available for the asking.
Two twin beds available. $15 extra for second guest using the second bed.
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.
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. 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. Twenty minute walk to downtown Kelowna, within an hour of Big White Ski Hill, ten minute walk to Okanagan Lake. Near live theatre, movie theatres, restaurants, art gallery and coffee shops.
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.
Three minutes walk from bus route which leads to the bus depot, the Orchard Park Mall or transfers to wineries.
Bike rental shops are available just a few blocks away from the bnb.
Kelowna's cultural district is a 15 to 20 minute walk away or three minute walk to the bus.The tourist centre is a twenty five minute walk away or connected by bus. The Okanagan Wine Museum is a twenty minute walk away and can familiarize you with all local wineries. Tree Brewing and Sandhill winery are within an easy walk.
Ski hill shuttle is near by.
In very quiet neighbourhood. Guests report sleeping peacefully.
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 $20. The usual cost by taxi is $47.
The bus is a three minute walk. The lake is a five minute walk.
Stay and visit the hub of the beautiful Okanagan.
free wifi, free parking for unlimited time in front of house, use of kitchen, large dining room.
Interaction with Guests
I will be happy to suggest local activities, walking trails and restaurants to make your stay more enjoyable.
For $20 I will pick you up at the airport.
My neighbourhood is a 15 to 20 minute walk away from many restaurants, coffee houses, local shops, an actor's theatre company, walk up Knox Mountain to view the expanse of the lake. The area is quiet, serene and an historical enclave of houses built from (phone number hidden).
The bus is a three minutes walk away at the end of the street and travels throughout Kelowna including to the large Orchard Park Mall area.
Other Things to Note
Kelowna is Canada's palm springs. It is an all seasons play ground with water sports, hiking, biking, winter skiing and snow shoeing. Five multiplex movie theatres provide a range of viewing experiences.
(website hidden) 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.
Cherie was absolutely wonderful. Met me at the house, shared a few lovely chats, and she helped me get to my next destination! The room and house were exactly as described, and an electronic door lock made things so easy. There was another guest in the adjacent room and we shared a bathroom, but it was a complete non-issue. Cherie's house is a little less than a mile from downtown and very close to Knox Mountain Park. Wonderful house, fabulous host. I would absolutely recommend Cherie and her home to anyone visiting Kelowna!
We enjoyed our stay very much. Cherie made sure that we were comfortable and taken care of. An electronic lock on the front door made it easy to come and go. I didn't realize that we would be sharing a washroom with another guest but it worked out fine.
I have never really enjoyed staying in Kelowna before. Staying at Cherie 's house offered so much more than a hotel by the busy roads. Cherie welcomed my friend and I very warmly and seemed to appear only when it was a good time. Very quiet, only 20mn walk from down town, 2mn from the water or Knox mountain. This is where I will be staying next time I am back to K.
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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.
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