Dining area sits 6; table has leaf to accommodate companyLooking out from indoor living area to outdoor living space
Hidden Gem-Family Vacation Paradise
Hidden Gem-Family Vacation Paradise
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Bright walkout basement, newly renovated, 950 square feet with private driveway and entrance. Large windows look out to the fenced pool and hot tub area. Just a 5 minute drive to beautiful beaches and parks, wineries and shopping.

The space

The indoor area created compliments the outdoor living space. The indoor space is newly renovated and is 950 square feet. The open concept design features a large dining room table to sit six comfortably. The living room area has a leather couch and love seat with satellite TV, desk and electric fireplace. The wet bar is equipped with a large fridge, Panasonic Inverter Microwave, Keurig Coffee Maker, dishwasher and a built-in wine fridge. (This space does not incorporate a stove or range). Other small appliances such as toaster, kettle, slow cooker are stored in the pantry for your use. An in-suite washer/dryer, iron and ironing board are supplied for your convenience. There are two bedrooms with 3 queen size beds. The beds are new and all linens are supplied. Each bedroom has a 32 inch Smart TV (with Wi-Fi access only). The four-piece bathroom is stocked with towels, blow dryer, shampoo, soaps and other essential toiletries. For your safety the basement has been equipped with a residential sprinkler system as well as smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. The outdoor living space features a large covered deck with access to the indoor living area through double french doors. This outside living space is home to a beautiful outdoor kitchen with stainless steel cabinets, bar fridge, tabletop convection oven, infrared hot plate and a BBQ with side burner and work space for preparing meals and refreshments. Access to the heated pool and hot tub is through a gate beside the covered deck. The heated pool and hot tub are located in a fenced in deck area that can be locked to limit access if you are travelling with children. The space is perfect for families who are looking for a place to relax after a day at the beach, sightseeing or staying home to enjoy the heated pool, hot tub, decks and green space.

Guest access

You will have exclusive access to the hot tub, heated pool and backyard. There is a separate driveway and private access to the space.

Interaction with guests

We will be available throughout your stay to assist you in any way to make your stay enjoyable. We both work full time but can be contacted by message or phone.

Other things to note

There are steps down to the basement access.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $80 CAD
Security Deposit $215 CAD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

We please ask that you respect us and our neighbors. No parties. No smoking. No excessive noise. We will accept small dogs upon review of application with a $15.00 daily rate per dog. Shoes must be removed in the suite. The couch is not for additional overnight guests.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
September 2017
If you haven't stayed here yet, you seriously need to book now! Julie and Doug are amazing hosts and have created the perfect little place to relax! From the cold beer and wine upon arrival to the fresh eggs, milk, cheese and too many other little goodies to list, they have gone above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable stay. Our kids loved the pool and we loved the hot tub and fire table to relax by in the evenings. Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!

Nelson User Profile
September 2017
From the moment we stepped into The Hidden Gem, our expectations were exceeded. Julie and Doug were gracious hosts and we felt right at home. The attention to details was impressive from the welcome basket, the bottle of wine, eggs, milk, and juice for the morning. We intended to stop at a visitor center and Julie and Doug thought of that too...a wall of brochures of wineries, dining and things to do. The out door kitchen was very well thought out and stocked with everything I reach for in my own kitchen. We will definitely be back when we next visit Summerland...just an amazing location where we created some incredible family memories!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thank you so much, the beauty of hosting is all the great friends you get to know, we enjoyed our talks and do hope we get to see you two and the girls when you come to visit Dominick at UBCO.
September 2017

Brian User Profile
August 2017
Perfectly centered in the heart of the South Okanagan! Very spacious, private, and perfect for 2 couples to stay. Julie made sure that there was everything you could want or need. Thanks again, and we'll be back!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thank you again for choosing us for your stay, we look forward to seeing you again, it was a pleasure.
August 2017

Kent User Profile
August 2017
Doug and Julie's Airbnb is amazing! We've stayed at Airbnb's all over the world and this is the best one we've stayed at! The property is even better than the pictures which never happens. Doug and Julie were both very friendly and helpful. They welcomed us with a fantastic selection of local products and had lots of information on things to do / see while we were there. The unit has everything you'll need for your stay. The outdoor kitchen was fantastic and the deck/hot tub/ pool/ fire pit area was great. We would HIGHLY recommend staying at their location and we're already looking at dates for next summer. We we're traveling with our 2 teenage kids and they had a great time as well. This location is ideal for 2 couples or a family that needs 3 beds. 5 stars!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We are so happy that staying at our place was such a great experience. As hosts we could not be more proud that we met your expectations.
August 2017

Charissa User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time at the Hidden Gem. Everything was clean and new. We really appreciated the small touches, such as the wine, fruit, and groceries. The pool and hot tub were especially nice. I would highly recommend a stay to family and friends and will return next time we are in the Okanagan. Thank you Doug and Julie!

Katie User Profile
June 2017
This place was amazing! We travelled with an 8 month old and 3 year old and it was still a relaxing place! The pool was actually heated enough to go in on a cooler day even with a baby! The back yard was very private. And the outdoor kitchen was so fun! I loved the location. Perfect distance to everything like downtown Summerland, Sun Oka beach, Penticton, and all the wineries around Summerland. We felt so welcomed. We arrived after driving over 20 hrs because of a road closure and appreciated that there was milk, eggs and butter in the fridge! They thought of everything! Lots of personal touches too like a bottle of Wayne Gretzky wine since we were from Edmonton!

Brangwen User Profile
April 2017
Awesome spot for an Okanagan getaway! Perfect for families with all the comforts of home. Thanks Julie and Doug!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thank you Brangwen! We truly enjoyed you & Joanne spending your Easter at our place, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Summerland.
April 2017

Summerland, CanadaJoined in December 2013
Julie User Profile

I am a physiotherapist but my other passion is cooking. My husband and I moved to Summerland, BC from Edmonton, AB in 2008 with our two youngest of four children. We are now empty nesters and have time to enjoy the simple life of the Okanagan.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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