We stayed at Villa Orion while our daughter was competing in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticition in January, 2018. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay! Walking distance to what became our favourite place for café lattes every morning, we managed to get some exercise in before we settled into watching her compete. Villa Orion was a great place to come "home" to every evening with wonderful views of the mountains and lake and a wonderful fireplace to warm up in front of. The main room lay out allowed us to have a wonderful "team and fans" get together to cap off their great performance (making play-offs and finishing fourth, just out of the medals). Lori was an amazing concierge, always available to answer our questions and very knowledgeable about the area. I think she became a curling fan while we were there. Want to come back and visit the countless vineyards in the area...we managed to sample many BC wines while we were there. Did I mention the front yard of Villa Orion is a peach orchard? How beautiful would that be in the warmer months...it was beautiful in January!
Our family of five are avid travelers, having experienced many vacation rentals throughout Europe and the US. Our stay at Villa Orion was undoubtedly one of the best! Even before we entered the red door-- at which we were graciously welcomed by Villa Orion's lovely host-- the communications that led up to our arrival were clear and made us very excited about our Penticton stay. Nothing about this vacation rental fell short of the expectations that were set. The view was breathtaking, the beds were wonderful, the property was beautiful, the location was ideal... but the thing that made it feel like a home, was our welcoming, gracious host. We had the perfect family vacation of relaxation and adventure, which we hope to have again next summer!
Spending vacation in Villa Orion, Penticton, British Columbia is indeed a very special treat. The moment you enter, you are overwhelmed with space, simplicity and elegance. The views of the calm Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains are all around you because three walls are covered in glass windows. The high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows offer the feeling of being part of the beautiful outdoors. The living space is tastefully furnished and decorated with paintings, sculptures and beautiful crystals. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, furnished nicely, with additional windows and views. Excellent linens and soft towels are provided in large well appointed bathrooms. The master bathroom has a large shower with massage option, and a spacious bathtub overlooking the city in the distance. The lower and upper decks offer more views but also the opportunity for a barbecue dinner or a drink and relaxation. The kitchen has every small appliance available and plenty of good quality china. There is a loft off the living room with an interesting library collection and TV. The whole villa is kept clean to perfection and the presence of the concierge adds to guest's comfort. Whoever is visiting Okanagan Valley should spend at least one night in Villa Orion to experience something exquisite. Highly recommended!
Our stay at the Villa Orion was excellent! Villa Orion is the best house and location in the Okanagan and quite likely one of the best in Canada: a truly beautiful custom dream house with vaulted ceilings, beautiful yet minimalistic furnishings. Open, spacious, lots of light, great views of the lake and town, and the best location in the area, with walk to beach/town paths, and walk to nearby vineyards and fine dining vineyard restaurants. The natural surroundings of the fruit trees, space and sunshine were a pleasure and the rooms and bathrooms were modern, comfortably luxurious and well appointed with thoughtful amenities. The concierge was very helpful and provided local insight about the Okanagan region and local activities including restaurants, beaches, and outdoor activities like good walks and horseback riding. Staying at the Villa Orion was a pleasure with unique beauty, comfort and enjoyment. We would definitely stay again when in the area. 5 stars in all categories (the kids category is not applicable to us, and swimming pool category is also not applicable).Highly recommended!
Our stay at Villa Orion was absolutely fabulous!
The accommodations were wonderful and Lori's hospitality was second to none. If we needed anything she was a call/text away.
I don't know that words can adequately describe the view...breath taking. Our family was in Pentiction to celebrate our wedding in Kaleden. The house provided us a place to have family dinners and relaxation before the big day. We used the orchard as a back drop to provide us with spectacular first look photos.
We have enjoyed our 7 day stay at the Villa Orion immensely, what we experienced here was beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for the bottle of champagne, card and the little bride and groom rubber duckies.Staying at the Villa Orion was sensational.
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