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Mitchel D. Perlman

Member since: 2007
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Crescendo: Unparalleled Excellence - Executive Rental

53 Reviews
People22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in British Columbia - Crescendo

House -5 Bedrooms - 5 Baths - (Sleeps 22)

With pleasure, we welcome you to

Crescendo: a world-class home of unparalleled excellence:

classic elegance ... like never before.

Crescendo is not merely a chalet, it’s a fortress! At about 5200 sq ft, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect was designed for practicality and for comfort.

Crescendo is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom home (6 bedroom if using Rec Room as a bedroom, too). Although Crescendo has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22, our intention is to comfortably sleep 15. Crescendo is perfect, then, for a multi-generational family gathering, or for 2 to 3 families to vacation together. As such, to better accommodate your unique needs, several of our spaces may be configured in very different ways.

Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use: the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding/mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as the dedicated bedrooms.

The bed/bath configurations may be found elsewhere on this site. Note, though, that even when not including the use of any of the sleeper couches, Crescendo has 14 separate beds (1 King, 5 Queens, 8 Twins). We additionally have various portable beds that can be setup upon request. These include cots and air beds for adults, portable cots & sleeping bags for toddlers (up to about age five), and a Pack 'n Play for an infant.

Almost all of Crescendo's bedrooms have their own private ensuites. The master ensuite, though, is especially sweet. Not only does it boast a two-person steam-shower, but the two-person jetted tub overlooks the Great Room, providing views to the fireplace, to the ski slopes, and to the Monashee mountains.

While Crescendo can’t lay claim to creating the Monashee Mountains, we can lay claim to capturing it. The unprecedented panoramas through the Great Room’s twenty-eight foot floor-to-ceiling windows are truly breathtaking. From virtually every room, in fact, your eye can feast endlessly on awe-inspiring beauty: a beauty that remains the foundational ingredient to your realizing the depth of tranquility that can be experienced at Crescendo.

Practical elegance is another way to describe Crescendo, and that description extends also to its SmartHome features. Whether you’re technologically savvy or technologically challenged, you’ll be intrigued by the intuitive nature of Crescendo’s home automation systems. When you arrive to Crescendo, merely touch “arrive”, and the home awakens. Key lighting guides you through each room, and the fireplace and whole-house XM music automatically activate setting the ambiance while you settle in. You’ll enjoy experimenting with the touchpanels in each room, through which computer-integrated lighting, audio/video, and climate-control are all at your command.

Sixteen amplified zones allow music to be localized or distributed throughout the entire house (garage and outside decks, inclusive). While XM radio is provided for you, Crescendo can shake hands with your iPod or iPhone, allowing the system to read, display, control, and distribute your personal collection as well.

Non-Skiers? No Problem!

Staying at Crescendo is like being at a private lodge. Skiers and non-skiers both rave about Crescendo’s entertainment options, which is why Crescendo is enjoyed by guests even outside of ski season. Crescendo’s Media Room, for example, is outstanding! The movie screen is 110”, with 7.1 surround sound (not to mention two 12” subwoofers). More than 1100 movie titles are at your fingertips, literally. They can be reviewed by scrolling through their electronic jackets projected onto the screen, and controlled, of course, via the two touchpanels in that room (yes, you’ll find a customized remote controller, as well).

Fitness-Inclined?

No problem with body image here! Crescendo is equipped with 2 unique high-end fitness systems: the PowerTower and the SwimGym. The PowerTower was designed for high performance functional sports training (and clinical physical rehabilitation). Crescendo’s SwimGym equally adds a novel dimension to recreation, to exercise therapy, and to sports medicine. It’s non-aerated system creates an underwater current for stationary lap swimming.

Our Signature Dish

Clearly the main course at Big White is the 25 ft of champagne powder that is served at Big White each year. We have told by our guests, though, that Crescendo’s signature dish is, without doubt, our indoor-outdoor pool/Jacuzzi.

Special Events

Crescendo is the perfect venue for family or Corporate retreats, for weddings, and more. Crescendo’s expansive ceilings and open-layout combine to make Crescendo warm and inviting: whether the event is small and intimate or over 100 strong. Also, Big White’s setting, of course, is wholly magical.

Coming to Kelowna for Golfing or for the Wine Festival? Crescendo can accommodate you and your golfing buddies (or multi-generational families).

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mitchel D. Perlman (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Mitchel D. Perlman

Dr. Mitch is a Forensic Neuropsychologist, who specializes in the assessment of children and adolescents who have specialized needs and/or who are involved in chaotic-intense-traumatic-critical- situations. Known for the comprehensiveness of his investigatory assessments (Psychodiagnostic, Psychoeducational, Neuro-Cognitive), he is often called on to be the impartial Independent Examiner in juvenile, family, civil, and special education proceedings.

Additionally, Dr. Mitch is part of the nationwide (and Southern California) Miniature Pinscher Rescue, where he fosters Min Pins until their forever families are found. He couldn't resist adopting two of his own, Jax & Jake, photos of whom may appear on this site.

Mitchel D. Perlman purchased this house in 2007

Why Mitchel D. Perlman chose British Columbia

It's about the Snow, about the People, and about the Property. At Big White, it's all about the snow. Consistently, there is more champagne powder at Big White than at any other mountain I have experienced. The people of Kelowna are genuine and honorable, and the Aussie influence at Big White is electrifying. Crescendo itself? Simply stated,Crescendo is second to none: in its location; in its amenities; and more.

What makes this house unique

What can I say here? Read our reviews; search our native website (SkiCrescendo). Crescendo is everything and more than what is stated and what the photo gallery illustrates. We have additional videos, also, on our YouTube site.

Reviews

4.9
based on 53 holidaymaker reviews

Crescendo: Unparalleled Excellence - Executive Rental
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
5

Outstanding place for a Corporate Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Although I was thoroughly impressed by the pictures online when booking, they do not do it justice with all amazing a place this is. This was our 4th time at Big White for our corporate retreat and the best experience we have ever had. A big part of our retreat is the ability to live together, cook together and accomplish very specific meetings, with the whole group and to have small break out discussions. The space was phenomenal for all of the this! If culture and outcomes are important this house will allow you to accomplish both. In addition to the amazing house and location the Owner and Staff were first rate. They understand and care about the experience you have. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rodney - What can I say, except, "Thanks for thinking of us, and thanks for writing such a thoughtful and informative (not to mention, favorable) review." We loved having you all. Believe it or not, we've been hard at work already, with our annual upgrades/improvements. Our new Great Room couches have already arrived. Wait, though, till you see our new outdoor Napoleon BBQ grille top, with granite counter/island and bar seating! Look for our annual Newsletter, which we email around July of each year.
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5

Outstanding!! Trip of a lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent our March Break vacation at Crescendo, and definitely plan to return. Big White is beautiful with excellent skiing, but Crescendo was really what made our trip a memorable one. The stunning pictures don’t do it justice. The home is spacious yet cozy, and very luxurious. Everything you could want has already been thought of and provided. Heated floors, a gourmet kitchen, theatre room, sound system throughout, indoor/outdoor hot tub, ski in/ski out access, proximity to the village, luxurious bathrooms and comfortable beds all help to make Crescendo the best rental we’ve ever stayed at. I was almost tempted not to ski! An added bonus – the owner Mitch was very responsive and extremely helpful with lots of suggestions and tips. We would highly recommend Crescendo to anyone and will absolutely be back ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne, for taking the time to write such a great review! Crescendo is such an incredible home and, as you know, we absolutely LOVED sharing it with you your family. Warmly, Mitch
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5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was such an amazing experience for our group of friends. Having rented previous large cabins at multiple resorts over the years this one blew us away. We almost needed to stay a couple extra days to take advantage of all the perks and luxuries provided to us. The location on the hill is perfect. The house is very spacious, comfortably housing our group of 20. I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking to stay in Big White.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kala! So glad you all enjoyed your stay. Admittedly, I knew you'd all love Crescendo. Thanks, too, about your noting that you had 20 friends there enjoying Crescendo, and that even with that number you found Crescendo to be spacious and comfortable. As you've no doubt experienced, while many places can "hold" or "house" 20 friends, doing so comfortably is another matter. Now, let's talk about you referring to Crescendo as a "large/beautiful cabin." You meant "Castle," right? :) Wishing you and yours the happiest of Holidays. Mitch
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5

A winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Crescendo is absolutely breathtaking. The moment you pull in its driveway, it stands out in awe. Everything from the state of the art home theatre system, to the gourmet kitchen, and to the excellent hot tub was outstanding. Not once did I feel uncomfortable or not at ease. The heated concrete floor kept the entire house warm. I will be definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter for your feedback and review. Wow! Did you all get snow or what? What a GREAT opener to Big White's 2015-2015 Ski Season! I'm envious, too, that you got to see Crescendo's new paint pallet in many of the areas before I got to see it. You mentioned you all enjoyed the Jacuzzi. Wondering what you thought of our new virtually chlorine-free system. No chlorine smell, no itching, and more. I trust you and yours will have an incredibly Holiday Season. Best, Mitch
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5

Couldn't ask for anything better!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for the May long weekend for a bachelor party and then tacked on another couple nights with my significant other for the start of our Okanagan holiday.  For both occasions, this facility was absolutely perfect.  It accommodated 12 buddies easily, with lots of use of the kitchen, movie theater, hot tub, and plenty of important 'board meetings' at the giant dining table.  After that, it was an amazingly luxurious couple’s experience.  It was almost a challenge to make use of everything available.  

Although the winter season is prime time for a place like this, if you're looking for privacy and no concern about bothering neighbors, the shoulder season (spring and fall) can't be beat.  This was by far the best place at Big White (and arguably Canada) for accommodating groups of friends, large families, or discerning couples for an unforgettable holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Graham for the review. So glad you got to experience Crescendo for two very different types of events/vacations, and that BOTH worked out for you quite well. We’re in the process of making Crescendo even that much more spectacular for the summer season. Just added outdoor furniture and a Gas Fire Table. Expanding the patio and pool areas for next summer, too, with seating, built-in BBQ and Island, and more. Look for pics about this on our native website and on Facebook as this occurs.
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5

absolute indulgence!

  • 5 of 5

what a treat to stay in such an amazing home! the crescendo offers so much 'flash' but still feels warm and homely!

just LOVED IT!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Claire! Thanks also for sending some of he pics of your wedding at Crescendo. They were truly incredible. You and Chris make such a handsome couple, and baby Kellen is so cute. When you do get your album from the photographer, any you can share with me, that would be great! We host more weddings outside of ski season than during ski season, so your pics would be a real treat for me to see. Warm Regards, Mitch
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Location

Car: not necessary

Other Snow Activities: Snowmobiling, Snow-Limo, Cross-Country Skiing

Golf: Crescendo is an incredible home to host a group of golfing buddies. Extremely convenient to have the entire group under the same roof. World-class golfing is nearby, and at the end of the day Crescendo becomes a hub for relaxation and entertainment.

Summer: Big White is now open during the summer months as well. See their website for planned festivals and activities. Hiking, Guided Nature walks, and more are open 7 days per week. For those who only want to hike down (or not hike at all), a Chair Lift to the peak is open on the weekends.

Mountain Biking: Many biking trails have already been cut into the slope. Enjoy those now at your leisure. Numerous trails also available across the road from Big White, through some of Canada's finest National Forestry. Look, too, for Big White's announcement of when they'll have one of their chair lifts modified for carrying bikes up the hill, along with onsite bike rentals and equipment.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Big White, British Columbia Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
*Relaxation - Golf/Tennis Ahhh
18 Apr 2016 - 23 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,047
for 3 nights
From
£682
From
£819
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,187
 
 
*Regular Ski Season
24 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£3,276
for 3 nights
From
£1,092
From
£1,365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,463
 
 
*Peak Season #1
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£6,142
for 3 nights
From
£2,047
£14,332
 
 
*Regular Ski Season
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,276
for 3 nights
From
£1,092
From
£1,365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,463
 
 
*Peak Season #2
9 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,095
for 3 nights
From
£1,365
From
£1,638
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£10,374
 
 
*Regular Ski Season
21 Feb 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,276
for 3 nights
From
£1,092
From
£1,365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£8,463
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,047
for 3 nights
From
£682
From
£819
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,187
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,040
Pet Fee £260 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Outside Ski Season
- 3 night minimum outside of ski season (under certain conditions, minimums are waived)
- $4500 total (plus tax) for up to 3 nts. $1250 per nt each additional for nts 4+
- For BC long weekends outside of ski season, $250 per nt additional.

Ski Season
- 5 night minimum for Ski Season (7 for holidays). Under certain conditions, minimums are waived
- Regular ski season $7500 total (plus tax) for up to 3 nts. $2000k per nt each additional for nts 4+

All Year
- Advance approval is REQUIRED for up to 2 dogs ($500 total)
- $2000 Security Deposit due one week before arrival
- Catered events (e.g., weddings) incur an additional $1500 charge
- Bookings having more than 15 guests (above 5 years old) incur an additional $500 charge

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in British Columbia in Canada

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Mstr Ensuite is REALLY SWEET! tub for 2; steam shower for 2
    Bathroom 2 - Guest Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private Ensuite for Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private ensuite for Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Theatre - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private ensuite for Theatre (bedroom #4); 2-person shower
    Bathroom 5 - Ski Hall - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite for Game Room (Bedroom #5); 2-person shower
  • All of the bathrooms are custom made of quartzite slate. Most accommodate 2 people (2 wands plus rainbird).
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master suite is REALLY SWEET! King bed & private ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Queen in main area; 2 Twins in loft - Private Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Queen in main area; 2 Twins in loft - Private Ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Large Double Bed , Theatre flexes as private bedroom - 3 Qn Beds, 1 Qn sofa
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , Game Room flexes as very private bedroom - 4 Twin Beds
    Rec Room (Garage) - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Rec Room may flex as private bedroom; Qn sofa, 2 Twin AirBed
  • Crescendo is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom home (6 bedroom if using Rec Room as a bedroom, too). Although Crescendo has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22, our intention is to comfortably sleep 15. Crescendo is perfect, then, for a multi-generational family gathering, or for 2 to 3 families to vacation together. As such, to better accommodate your unique needs, several of our spaces may be configured in very different ways. Three of our bedrooms are dedicated wholly to that use: the Master Bedroom & the two Guest Bedrooms. The Theatre and Game Room are our flexible bedrooms, meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms. While cleverly designed and hidden, the beds in both of those rooms are custom-made and permanent. Also, the bedding/mattresses are of the same exceptional quality as the dedicated bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
In addition to all that has been described above, Crescendo has a fitness area as well. Among the fitness amenities is the TotalGym PowerTower. This specialized equipment is meant for the true athlete, and is used by many of the best Physical Therapists as well. Video instruction (yes, accessed through the touch-panels) is provided on the equipment's use. Work-out bands and video instruction and video work-outs are provided as well.

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