Expectations not met
We booked the property because of the pool/hot tub/back yard. If that's the only pat of the house you will use its probably a good deal. The views are great, the hot tub was perfect however the pool because it is 11 feet deep was extremely cold. The ad claimed it was gas heated but the owner upon arrival said it was solar heated. Only after we complained did he say he would turn the gas heat on. The pool was only 72 degrees when we arrived in late July and got to 78 degrees at its warmest. Therefore it was good to jump in a cool off in but not to sit and lounge. That would be fine if there were comfortable lounge chairs in the back yard but the two that are there have minimal cushions and were clearly bought many years ago for very little money. Inside we found it odd that the air conditioning was set to 76 degrees, which is quite hot, especially since we had a baby in the house.We tried to adjust and were told by the owner that he has it set to 76 because the system is not good enough to cool the house. We had to sit through several "repairmen" coming to the house (his neighbour) which took away from our enjoyment. If he would simply install some better sun shades on the back of the house the system could keep up but from 6-8pm the sun coming through all the back windows was unbearable. In the end the air conditioner repairmen stated a new system was needed for the whole house...hopefully he gets that installed at some point. There is a rule in Kelowna that you can't put returnables in with recyclables...seems silly but its a city rule. However rather than volunteering to take them for his paying guests he inssisted that we take them because he didn't have time. Finally, the cleaning of the house was pretty poor. We ended up having to pull out a tonne of hair from the shower drain as the tub was clogged. If i could upload a picture here I would. The beds were fine, the kitchen, not as well stocked as the ad stated, however was fine. The fridge struggled to keep things cold but with 6-8 people in the house at any time that's to be expected. The BBQ was probably the best thing about the house, worked very well and in a convenient spot. There are not a lot of pet friendly places to rent so we understand you are not going to get the nicest properties when bringing two dogs...but you need air conditioning to work and the pool to be warm enough to use if you are renting in Kelowna in summer.
Privacy plus pool, hot tub, pet friendly, amazing views