Covered Deck and Picnic TableVaulted Ceiling of the great room


14 guests

6 rooms

10 beds

3 baths


14 guests

6 rooms

10 beds

3 baths

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About this listing

This beautiful cottage estate is nestled on a quiet cul de sac, steps from the boat launch, dock and beach!

It is truly a four season property and location with an endless number of actitivites to enjoy in the spring, summer, fall and winter.

Inside you are welcomed with valuted ceilings, hardwood floors, rustic beams, and a stone fire place.

We have a brand new gourmet kitchen that includes stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a farmhouse sink.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $50 CAD / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee: $225 CAD
Security Deposit: $700 CAD

Description

The space

The warm open concept is perfect for relaxing by the fire or visiting with friends and family.

The "cottage" is 3500 feet on 3 levels with 6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. 5 luxurious queen size beds, fluffy duvets, pillows and throws - all for your "heavenly" nights sleep. There's also a upstairs room with 2 'heavenly single beds and a "bunker" on the lower floor with 2 sets of bunk beds.

Outside there's a fabulous wrap around veranda with woodend deck chairs and an expansive picnic table, perfect for your morning coffee or evening sunset meal.

A new concrete block patio has been built along with a new cast iron firepit that doubles as a table when a fire is not burning. this patio is surrounded by a lush garden that is perfect as another place to perch.

some of the summer time activities to enjoy include the firepit, barbeque and a huge lawn for a game of badminton, volleyball, bocce ball and or croquet.

Come and enjoy all that this luxurious cottage has to offer!

Guest access

fully equipped with all necessary amenities including bbq, kayaks, bikes, board games, book library, video library, all out door games, water toys

Interaction with guests

full access to owners for assistance at anytime from pre to post.
there is no cell phone service in the area however we have a land line and complimentary long distance to the owner at any time.
Alternatively, we also offer wifi and the owner can be reached by email at anytime.

The neighbourhood

the immediate neighborhood of cottages in and around the cul de sac include families with both young and adult children. there is a warm neighborly atmosphere. 4 minutes down the lake is the small town of Tulameen with 240 residence. The town includes a wonderful traditional outpost store with all the last minutes needs including an excellent selection of BC and popular wines and beer.

There is also a gas pump, a library, and an covered outdoor ice rink that seconds as a great road hockey and basketball court during the summer.

Getting around

One of the huge bonuses of The Cottage at Otter Lake is that it is right on the KVR trails. there are 500km of bike and ATV/Snowmobile trails that run throughout the Kettle Valley and provide outstanding touring and exercise benefits for the outdoor enthusiast.

Other things to note

Otter Lake freezes in the winter and offers all of the amazing winter activities such as skating, cross country skiing, etc.

Our cottage has its own water well and therefore provides some of the best cold glacier fed water in Canada so NO bottled water is needed!


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

This is our family cottage and we are excited to share it with others.

We ask that you care for the cottage as if it was your special oasis.

We will ask for a list by name and age of all those in your party that will be attending. This list will create the basis for renting the cottage to your group. The list will need to be exactly the same as those that make up your group during your stay. We will have our property management company greet you to verify this. Any variance from the approved guest list will result in termination of the reservation.

Rental is not offered to those under 35 yrs of age.

Smoking and pets are not allowed on the property. Anyone that can not adhere to this policy will result in termination of the reservation.

all towels and bedding is provided along with shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.

We ask that you bring your own beach towels.

The cottage is heated using the wonderful wood burning fireplace as well as electric heat. During the summer months, the cottage will not require heat for comfort. During the shoulder and winter months, additional electric heat will be needed from time to time. Since electric heat is very expensive, we will have all floor board heaters turned off and the wall thermostat heat settings set at the minimum 6 degrees during the colder months to avoid freezing pipes/etc. Since the cottage is often empty for days/weeks at a time, we ask that upon check out that any floor heaters that are turned on be turned back off and that the wall thermostats are re set to the original 6 degrees.

We require that all garbage (including all food in the fridge) be removed by the guest at time of check out. a $150 charge will be applied if all garbage is not removed.

fireworks of any kind are not permitted on the property.

Our cancellation policy is 50% refundable 1 week prior however we will retain the damage deposit and cleaning fee charge.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews


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Carol User Profile
September 2016
Prior to actually making this booking, I communicated with the host several times with questions. These were answered in a timely and helpful manner. The home and property are as described online, and are located in a picturesque and quiet location. It is a 3.5 hour drive from Vancouver. The comfortable home is very well outfitted for 6-8 people, although there are 6 bedrooms with various size beds that can sleep 14. The main floor would be crowded with 14 guests. The kitchen is modern, and clean. Refrigerator space and cupboard storage is good. Outside is spacious and has lots of seating, and lawn area. The long driveway accommodates 6 or more cars. The beach and dock access are very close by, but it is a very limited space, and is a pebble beach. The water of Otter Lake looks clear, clean and inviting.

Evan User Profile
July 2016
This home deserves 5 stars due to the great location and just overall being a beautiful home. The limited amount of stars I gave were due to the host, our arrival, and some miscommunication. When we arrived, in one of the rooms - the sheets were clearly not fresh as when my brother laid down he said he felt crumbs, only to uncover actual crumbs, strands of hair, and dead bugs. The dishwasher was not working whatsoever and no plumber showed up (we were here for 4 nights). The BBQ/grill that was supplied was not working either and was not cleaned prior to our arrival. We couldn't even use it. In the same room with dirty bedsheets, the light bulb also burnt out and we couldn't find spares anywhere. Checkout instructions were unclear and Cam was going to issue us credit due to the issues but I guess not anymore because we didn't take the garbage with us? We emptied everything out of the house and cleaned all counter space and floors before we left. We were also asked to do the laundry before we leave. And now he wants to charge us extra even though we didn't know we were supposed to take all of our garbage bags with us. This isn't standard procedure. We've stayed at other cottages before and this is the first I've heard of us having to do a lot of the cleaning AND provide a cleaning fee. Even if this was standard procedure - the instructions should have been made more clear. Especially if there are families out there who are new to this. Very confused as to what the cleaning fee of $211.00 is supposed to cover when we are expected to clean up a lot of the place instead of just the usual quick spruce up and not leave the place looking trashed. All of their reviews seemed great and our friend who referred us also said good things. Not sure why our stay was so rocky. This home was beautiful and the location is amazing but unfortunately we won't be booking here again. I definitely will miss this place a lot even though this is the first year my family and I have stayed in it.

Lena User Profile
September 2015
This was a wonderful cottage with a lot of great amenities including board games, books, movies, a lovely stocked kitchen and a ton of comfortable beds. Though there is not much of a beach nearby, the lake is gorgeous and a quick walk away. We loved standing on the dock and stargazing at night. The welcome manual at the house mentioned that the bikes and kayaks were an additional charge, so we did not get a chance to use them. Be sure to get the wi-fi password from the owner beforehand as we didn't and the area does not get cell phone reception. The welcome manual lists that wi-fi is only available in town at the library (a 10 minute drive away). We loved the fireplace, but the house gets very chilly at night. It was requested that we not turn on the heat, so we had to wear quite a number of layers to stay warm. Our pre-trip communication went smoothly until we were asked to pay an additional amount through e-transfer a week before departure as AirBnB apparently did not charge the correct rate to us for the long weekend. Thankfully, Airbnb stepped in and the additional charge was waived. In the end, we were asked to provide our names, ages, and personal references only a couple days before the trip. Though our stay was lovely and we greatly enjoyed the space in this house, communication before the trip was rocky. Our experience could have been greatly improved with better planning and communication. Seeing as Cameron is new to Airbnb though, I hope that his future Airbnb bookings are smoother.
Owners User Profile
Response from Owners:
Thank you for your excellent feedback. You are spot on and we feel terrible about all the missteps that we caused. We certainly did not mean to cause additional stress last minute. As you point out we are fairly new to Airbnb and a recent bad experience left us feeling that we should have done more in the pre-screen. We apologize that our manual was not up to date. When we first started renting we were not sure what to charge and what to include. Subsequently, we found that including everything was a much better way to go and while this is reflected on the Airbnb website, we had not updated the manual properly. We will certainly do so! We allow for long distance calls but did not let you know of this. As well, the wifi in the cottage is relatively new but again this was not communicated to you. We are very sorry that the Cottage felt cool. Again, a previous renter turned many of the thermostats up to full. We need to do better in giving guests some direction on what setting will give the best comfort. All and all you were an excellent guest and we'd like to give you a credit for a future stay and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely; Cam
September 2015

Anna User Profile
August 2015
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage. It had everything everything you could ever want from board games, books + movies, a stocked kitchen, lots of cozy beds. We will certainly be back. Geraldine and Cam made this vacation a dream. Thank you!

Jared User Profile
June 2015
Cottage at Otter Lake was as owner described. Owner had good communication, always a prompt response. Neighbors were very welcoming and friendly.

Mana User Profile
May 2015
Cameron is friendly and easy to communicate with. He is understanding and has fair judgement. I recommend their house for peaceful weekend getaways.

Sydney User Profile
September 2016
Wonderful stay, at a great cabin. Couldn't ask for more.

Vancouver, Canada · Joined in July 2013
Owners User Profile

Adult family of 6. hard working, loving and faith fiilled

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