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1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Sleeps 6

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Description

This is the perfect dog friendly property for relaxing outdoors in Summer or cosying up indoors in Winter, while still enjoying the picturesque surroundings. Stairs lead down to the front deck of this quaint cottage, where there is ample space to sit with a glass of wine or cook dinner on the BBQ. There is a deck which wraps around one side of the cottage and leads to another large deck area at the back, which overlooks the lake and would be the ideal place for hanging a hammock and reading a book. Descend the wooden staircase from the deck to access the lakeside.

Walk through the front door of the cottage and into the kitchen and open living space. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the large window which provide sweeping views out over the water and flood the property with natural light. New wood floors have been laid throughout this space and wood panelling on the walls gives the cottage a warm, homely feel. The corner kitchen is well organised and equipped, with open cabinetry full of colourful crockery. It has a freestanding oven with 4 hot plates and a microwave built into an alcove above the bench to maximise space. There is an extendable 4 seater dining table, a great spot for a game of cards or a cosy family dinner. The lounge area has a three seater couch, with a single armchair next to the electric fireplace. Stroll out of the living area onto the upper deck, where there’s a table and chairs to kick back and take in the vista. Also on this level is a renovated bathroom, with shower, toilet and vanity.

Up the stairs to the second level reveals the sleeping area and an extra living or sleeping space. There are two double beds beside each other, as well as a chest of drawers to store away luggage and a desk with two chairs. Don’t expect to get too much work done though, as the desk faces the window which provides an elevated perspective of the lake. In front of the window is a carpeted area which can be used as a second living space or another sleeping area, complete with sofa bed, velour armchair, large flatscreen TV, VHS and DVD player. There’s a ceiling fan in the loft to help you sleep on the warmer Summer nights.

The property also has free access to Boats at the resort on a first come, first serve basis. Any guest can help themselves to the oars, life-jackets and the boats. There is a total of 6 - 14ft row boats and 4 - 16ft canoes.

Things to note about this property:
Family Friendly
No Large groups
No Stag parties
-There is no cell phone coverage at Idabel Lake, no free internet.
-No dishwasher.
-No internal laundry.
-The cottage has an old fashioned TV for viewing DVD films and VHS tapes.

Amenities

Living

  • Fireplace Electric
  • Sofa bed- queen
  • Lamp- Table
  • Table- Coffee
  • Table- Dining
  • Chair-Dining
  • Bookcase
  • DVD player
  • TV for viewing DVD's/VCR's

Outdoor

  • BBQ- Tank
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • patio furniture
  • Loft - 2 Double & 1 Sofa Bed

Availability

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Reviews

The best winter get away

Reviewed January 13, 2018 by Unknown of Kelowna East Central, BC United States. Updated on January 13, 2018. Review of stay from January 9, 2018 to January 11, 2018.
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We cannot discribe how much we loved this place. It was just my fiancé and I. There was nothing like skating on a private lake n then going to the game room at anytime to whoop some butt! Was so quiet and so beautiful. All cabins were on the frozen lake where you would sometimes see an ice fisher having a fire on the lake. The cabins were amazing! Very clean SUPER cute and all around perfect. There was no cell reception which is PERFECT so we had no choice but to drink our wine and play games which we never do but now we actually might start. Was very romantic!!! Can not wait to go again.

Happy Renter!

Reviewed January 22, 2018 by Tania M. of Kelowna, BC United States. Updated on January 22, 2018. Review of stay from January 19, 2018 to January 20, 2018.
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Great experience

Great 2 night trip away from the mountain..

Reviewed May 1, 2018 by Jude B. of Big White, BC United States. Updated on May 1, 2018. Review of stay from April 9, 2018 to April 11, 2018.
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Easy to organize, very efficient communications, great accommodations and a magical setting with friends

Nice and comfortable

Reviewed June 7, 2017 by Dieter L. of Armstrong, BC United States. Updated on June 28, 2017. Review of stay from June 2, 2017 to June 5, 2017.
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The cabin was quite nice, comfortable, even wine glasses were available, beautifully located just above the lake, nice deck and comfortable beds.
The only negative mention would be lake access, one cannot access the lake directly from the cabin, what used to be a stairway was blocked off.
Response from RentChalets
Thank you for your review of Cottage 5, thank you for the feed back. We will look into the blocked staircase.

11 of us stayed in 2 cabins (#1 and #5)

Reviewed February 16, 2018 by Jasmine R. of Kelowna Central, BC United States. Updated on February 16, 2018. Review of stay from February 9, 2018 to February 11, 2018.
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This was the second winter in a row that my friends and I have stayed with you guys for a weekend and we absolutely love our experience every time. We are always counting down the weeks until it’s cabin time! Everything is always clean and cozy and we love it. We stayed in cabin #1 and #5. Both advertised as sleeps six people which is great. The only complaint I got from a few of my friends was that maybe you should not asvrrtise cabin #1 as a sleeps 6 people, as the pull-out bed has completely collapsed and has no bedsheets (or at least, they were no where to be found) so two of our friends didn’t have much of a sleep at all. Maybe worth checking out! Thanks for everything guys, well be back :)

Awesome accomodations and friendly staff/residents

Reviewed December 29, 2016 by Corey W. of Kelowna Central, BC United States. Updated on January 10, 2017. Review of stay from December 9, 2016 to December 11, 2016.
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The staff were informative and so nice upon arrival. Our cabins were already heated and we were pre-warned about any frozen pipes/washroom issues we may have during our stay. The fire was ready to go with fire logs right beside it and was already started for us on our first night there.

The proactive nature of Rentchalets made our stay extremely enjoyable and worry-free which is exactly what we were looking for on vacation. Thanks so much! Our group of 40+ are spreading rave reviews throughout BC :)
Response from RentChalets
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at Idabel Lake. We're so glad we could accommodate your large group and take the hassle out of the weekend for you! We pride ourselves on our customer service and are glad you appreciated the extra lengths we go to in order to ensure you have the best time possible, including pre-heating the properties and starting the fireplaces. We'd love to welcome you back when you're next looking for a fun weekend away!

Cute little getaway

Reviewed July 18, 2018 by Unknown of Dawson Creek, BC Canada. Updated on July 18, 2018. Review of stay from June 21, 2018 to June 28, 2018.
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Stayed at the cabin while getting married in the area. Very cute cabin but the bed was only a double so would have been nicer to be a queen bed but wasnt the end of the world. The stove was old and took longer to cook our meals than a newer stove. The view was amazing and the deck was a perfect place to hang out. It was a great week away and we enjoyed our time there.

January 5 to 7 stay

Reviewed January 9, 2018 by Jeff O. of West Kelowna, BC United States. Updated on January 9, 2018. Review of stay from January 5, 2018 to January 7, 2018.
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reasonable, but when we checked in, had trouble with the door opening. Did get done. The accomodations were not worth the price we paid, especially the $99 cleaning fee when we left the room in good shape, took out the garbage. Why the fee? We have come 5 straight Januarys since 2014, but are not sure about next year unless the price does come down. Do not think $465 for two nights in a run down room ( being polite here) with an old television from the 90s is worth the price

Beautiful Place

Reviewed August 9, 2018 by Unknown of Port Coquitlam, BC United States. Updated on August 9, 2018. Review of stay from August 4, 2018 to August 7, 2018.
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I have been at Idabel lake a few times before and always go back. Ideal place to relax from the crowds and enjoy nature.
I would like to mention that the cabin wasn't so clean and furniture was very outdated.

Love Idabel Lake - Rentchalets should reconsider some policies.

Reviewed February 14, 2017 by Unknown of West Kelowna, BC United States. Updated on February 14, 2017. Review of stay from February 10, 2017 to February 12, 2017.
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We have rented this same cabin for a couple years now and have had a lovely experience every time. That being said, I found the new booking through rentchalets was not as good as booking through Idabel Lake. First, the $600 security deposit is way too much, especially when I already paid in full for the rental. Something is wrong when the security hold is more than the cost of the rental (and more expensive than the security deposit I paid on my apartment). Also, the cleaning fee is way too much almost $170 for a rustic cabin etc plus the dishes were dirty when we arrived and the snow was barely cleared. This is a rustic cabin and that is part of why we like it but paying $170 (which is more than adding another night) for cleaning I expect to be able to eat off the plates when I arrive. I would love to see a breakdown of what the cleaning fee covers because that is completely ridiculous. Overall the experience is fantastic but the experience through rentchalets lowered my chances of recommending this cabin to friends.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 by Unknown of West Vancouver, BC Canada. Updated on July 7, 2017. Review of stay from July 1, 2017 to July 3, 2017.
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Too hot, could not sleep
Response from RentChalets
Hi Shaya, Thank you for the review, we will pass the comments to the property owner and see if they will put a fan in for future guests. regards, David