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Bird's Eye View Cabin

Bedrooms 1
Space 440 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2

Quaint rustic log cabin with amazing lake views, privacy and character. 5 minutes to the beach. Hidden gem location. Separate 1 room cabin with private bathroom. King sized bed, private patio, full sized appliances, wireless internet, TV & Netflix.

Cozy 440 sq ft private cabin with full amenities including wireless internet connection, Telus Optic television and Netflix service. Parking is next to your door. RV/boat parking is on the street. We live at the end of a dead end street. Full, private access to your cabin during your stay including private patio & barbeque. Enjoy yourself!

We live in an adjacent house (approx 20' away) but we have separate decks, patio and access. We have 3 pets (2 dogs and 1 cat) who are all very social but are separated from the cabin by a fenced yard.... well maybe not the cat!! We'll be there if you need us but we'll leave you to your space.

We are sorry but we cannot allow pets in the cabin. We find it is much too stressful on our animals.

No smoking on the property.

We live approximately 200' above the water with a panoramic view of Okanagan Lake looking North toward Kelowna (but we can't see it). It is a quiet family neighbourhood and we have one immediate neighbour, with no direct view into the suite. The location is well suited to people seeking privacy and some solitude.

By car we are 4 minutes to the main street in Summerland, 15-20 mins to Penticton and 3-4 minutes to the beach/boat launch. The beach/boat launch/kids water park is about a 20 minute walk downhill. There are many great areas to walk and of course all the wonderful features Summerland has to offer are all only minutes away.

More Details

Jim & Patricia McKillop
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Jim & Patricia McKillop

We are a working couple who moved to Summerland in 2014 from nearby Vernon. We lived full time in this cabin for 14 months and loved it.

This is a unique family property and we feel fortunate to currently own and care for it. It has been in our family for 50 years and we fully expect it to remain so forever. No one, who has ever been here, has not wanted to return. There is a peace and tranquility that comes over most people who visit and we sincerely hope that transfers to our guests.

We love Summerland and are eager to share its beauty with our guests. We are quite private and feel strongly that our guests also deserve privacy, so you may see or hear us (and we will always be available if you need us), otherwise we will give you your space.

Our work schedules have somewhat flexible hours so we tend to come and go during the days.

We don't travel much but we go see our children from time to time. The family tends to come to us and it can be quite busy when they do.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at "Bird's Eye View"

Jim & Patricia McKillop purchased this cabin in 1965


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Summerland in Okanagan-Similkameen

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 piece bathroom with stand up shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • One room cabin with King bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Bird's Eye View Cabin
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Great, great log cabin over looking the lake. What a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Patricia were spot on for any of your what's or needs. They know the area and can answer all your questions. They are great people. Cabin was very clean.Would stay at the cabin again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Heaven with the Million $ Location and View

  • 4 of 5

so pleased we got this sweet little spot. What a great "cabin" with all you need. We so loved the history of the place and Jim's lineage to it. Thanks so much for the trail / road walking info. We loved the 5+K walk and did it all 3 mornings. Next time we will get to the 10K one.

It was lovely to sit inside or out with a coffee or beverage and soak in that view. I loved having a bean grinder and complimentary fresh roast local beans for coffee fixings. And on top of that what a pleasant surprise having a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us!

The one large space is roomy and rustic , with all you need to cook or not. Nice touches like the aromatherapy diffuser did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Thanks again. For us the only down was the super soft/ soggy bed. We are firm bed types so it was a challenge to say the least :-)

See you again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for joining us this past week. It was great to meet you. Sorry the bed wasn't comfortable for you, it's the first time we have received any negative comments about it so not sure how we could change it. We hope you will consider joining us again.
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Great location, fantatisc view!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cabin, confortable, furnishing were very nice with fully equiped kitchen. Great location, easy acces to beaches and the Wine Road. Total privacy and Jim and Patricia are very friendly.

We love these place and we recommend .

Chris and Denis

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was perfect. It had a majestic view overlooking Okanogan Lake.

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for anything more relaxing. The rustic cabin was exactly as it was described. Everything plus more was provided. We were lucky in the fact that we had total privacy yet close enough to the owners in case we needed them. I also loved that we got to meet Jim and Patricia and got to know them a little bit. It made our stay more personable for sure! I also liked the fact that everything was so nice and clean! Our holiday was definitely relaxing and close to other communities so we could take in other attractions. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a nice quiet vacation with a spectacular view! It really was an amazing stay! Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity! One thing I forgot to mention is that we asked Jim & Patricia to recommend some good restaurants - we tried 2 of the ones they recommended and they were was bang on. . . .the food was fabulous! I want to go back for sure!

Carmen & Percy

Brooks, AB

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view! Comfortable cabin, great hosts, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Flower beds were beautiful, furnishings were very nice with fully equipped kitchen. Everything you need for a longer stay. Linens and other soft furnishings were lovely.Gorgeous view looking over Lake Okanagan. Great location - easy access to beaches, Summerland restaurants, wineries and Pentiction is 10 minutes away. Our hosts were very friendly as were their dogs and cat. Listing description was accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for just under a week and had a wonderful time. The views were amazing and the cabin was exactly what we were looking for. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Local Lounge
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Summerland Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 97
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Apex Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Peach Orchard
Car: recommended

Bottleneck Drive Wine tours in Summerland


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Summerland, British Columbia Mountains

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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