You can’t miss the giant Muskoka chairs along Highway 1 and Highway 3 if you’ve driven throughout Southern BC over the last few years. Big, white, perked on the side of major thoroughfares these symbols of lakeside relaxation all advertise The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake.
With over 30 residents moved into their customized cottages already, this development is part of a project that will give rise to 280 homes over the next decade, in the heart of the South Okanagan. I was recently invited to the Osoyoos Cottages to check out the property, the custom offerings, and the scenic vistas offered along the shores of Canada’s warmest lake — and to offer up a getaway for my readers.
The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake offers residents and visitors access to 1,800 feet of waterfront amongst some of the nation’s most climactic scenery and desirable weather, along with direct access to walking trails, several boat-slips, a 7,000 square foot clubhouse, nearby wineries and more.
The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake
Heading north on the Okanagan Highway from Osoyoos to Oliver, turn onto Road 22, which will guide you to Black Sage Road — one of the most popular wine country routes in the region. But before you loop past the old barn on Black Sage, turn onto Radio Tower Road and follow a 3.1km trail through ranch land and vineyards with wild horses and free-roaming cattle flanking your drive.
Radio Tower Road curves up and around hillside corners, revealing a spectacular view of Osoyoos Lake from the north. After rumbling over a few cattle guards, watch for osprey circling overhead, quail crossing the road with babies in tow, and even turtles as you pass marshland. You’ll see a tell-tale overside white Muskoka chair guiding you to the gated entrance of Osoyoos Cottages and you’ll feel right at home.
I took Michelle along with me for a three-day stay, where we setup in one of the Meadow cottages complete with our own Club Car golf cart to get us around, although the site is very walkable with paved paths.
We met with Wilf Lethbridge and Florence Lethbridge, who make up the marketing team, and they filled us in on all the project details. Wilf also picked Michelle and I up in a golf cart and we toured some of the various cottages to get a feel for the variety in layouts.
There was an emphasis on customization — basically that once you pick your layout, they will fulfill any request you have to make your cottage your home in terms of features, finishings, and anything from fireplaces to balcony sizes. You want it, they will make sure you have it built into your vacation, retirement, or family home.
Facts About The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake
The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake is a spectacular gated lakefront community of detached homes ranging in price from the low $300’s to over $1-million, in the heart of the South Okanagan.
The 70-acre property sits in the heart of the Okanagan’s stunning wine country, near some of the region’s best known wineries such as Black Hills and Burrowing Owl.
The project has 1,800′ of waterfront, over 500′ of sandy beach, two swimming pools, a 7,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, 20 acres of green-space for all to enjoy, boat slips, walking trails, and many other amenities. The Clubhouse and pool amenities will be ready this July.
The lakeside home offer a luxurious lifestyle suitable for year round living and vacation escape. The affordable Waterfront living of The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake is the only offering of it’s kind in the Okanagan. The spacious homes consist of large open floorplans, customized interior design with high-end finishings, and top of the line appliances; a true home away from home.
Life here allows for access to a warm climate, incredible amenities such as local wineries, award winning restaurants and golf courses, water activities, biking, walking and beach trails, boat slips and access to all that Lake Osoyoos has to offer.
Michelle and I shopped at the market and local wineries during the day, then came home to cook in the spacious kitchen followed by dining at sunset in our enclosed patio. In the mornings we brewed some coffee and sat out on (regular sized) Muskoka chairs on the patio as we stretched our toes to touch the lush green lawn.
The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake Getaway
To spread the word about this exciting development, The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake have offered up a 1-week stay (with all the comforts Michelle and I experienced) to one lucky Miss604 reader to enjoy in September of this year. Have a last taste of summer near the lake in wine country! Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment here naming what you would do with a week-long stay at the Osoyoos Cottages (1 entry)
- “Like”, share, or comment on this photo on Facebook (1 entry)
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All entries will be collected and one winner will be selected by The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5:00pm. The winner will enjoy complimentary accommodation for one week in September, 2014 with exact dates to be arranged between them and The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake. Must be 19+ to enter. Prize does not include transportation to/from the cottages and cannot be exchanged for other dates or other prizes/values.
Update The winner is Diana Pringle!