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Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence

Crescendo:  in design-DISTINCTIVE; in quality-UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities-EXTRAORDINARY.
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Crescendo:  in design-DISTINCTIVE; in quality-UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities-EXTRAORDINARY.
Crescendo's distinctive look and uncompromising design is a testament to architectural genius.
A work of Art, actually, of contemporary ingenuity.
From the Great Room & Master Ensuite, views through 30' of glass open to the ski slope.
No problem finding your way back to Crescendo, even after partying a little too hard at the village.
At night, Crescendo transforms into a luminous architectural masterpiece.
But the daytime view ain't too bad either.  Agreed?
Especially here, as viewed from the tunnel (entry to Village), & from Hummingbird & Woodcutter runs.
Boarding back from the Village to take a ... a look at who's already started their Après activities.
Oh, you started without me.  Glad I slowed my approach, or I may have joined you all prematurely.
Ahhh ...
More Ahhh ...
Even More Ahhh ... Join us already!
Our SwimGym allows stationary lap swimming, against a current set to a level of your choosing.
Crescendo not only sleeps 22 guests, but our indoor-outdoor Jacuzzi accommodates that many as well.
Grandma and grandkids enjoying Crescendo's Jacuzzi...Especially the indoor portion.
A view of the slopes and our ski-in entry, from inside Crescendo's toasty Pool Room (24 C, 75 F).
Guests enjoy Crescendo year-round.  Late Spring to early Fall, in fact, are my favorite periods.
Just take a look at our Outdoor Play areas, where you'll find resort-like comfort.
During the day, move freely between our pool & picnic table areas.
Later, seated around our gas-fired Fire Table, enjoy the sunset ...
... and the extraordinary views.  Yes, they exceptional, too, even after the snow has said Goodbye.
Your chef will enjoy the experience with you, as our Grilling Station is  just outside the kitchen.
A 38” Napoleon Grill (that’s 42 hamburgers), built into & surrounded by granite-topped bar seating.
When it comes to providing an awesome gourmet experience, we’ve got you covered both inside and out.
Notice the pool's perimeter?  That's right, it's geothermally heated to snow-melt temperatures.
Perimeter may not be toasty to the feet, but when sitting outside the pool, your rear won't freeze.
Our Pool Rm's windows are coated with energy saving film.  What's reflected looks quite cool, too.
Want to enjoy your friends near the Jacuzzi, but not in the Jacuzzi?  Well ...
You'll appreciate, then, the seating we've added to that area:  especially after the snow has melted
The entire space around both the Patio and Pool areas have been leveled, tiered, and landscaped.
Transitioning between the two areas is seamless, accommodating seating for more than eighty people.
Whether for an event (e.g., wedding) or for an intimate romantic dinner for two, we're open, always.
Crescendo - the jewel of Big White ...
... be it during the summer, or ...
... be it during the winter.
In our Rec Room (original our Garage), for you Card Sharks, we have a Poker Table that seats six.
Woo hoo!  I'm all in!
For you tennis players, we have ... no, we don't have tennis courts.  We have a Pro Ping Pong table.
For you Billiards Buffs, we have Bumper Pool.  C'mon buddy, it's just a friendly game, right?
The Theatre & Game Room are our flexible bedrooms ...
... meaning that the rooms can easily serve as being both entertainment areas and private bedrooms.
Again?  OK, Game Room here, and ...
... then Bedroom here ...
... and here.  The moveable glass wall and blinds block-off the room for privacy when needed.
Crescendo’s Media Room is outstanding!  A 110” screen, 7.1 surround sound (along with 2 subwoofers).
1200+ movie titles are at your fingertips, literally, selected by scrolling their electronic jackets
The Theatre can convert to a bedroom, with 3 custom Wall Beds:  each with it's own custom cabinetry.
By design, every room at Crescendo offers its own unique experience, ...
... but the Great Room has always been Crescendo's focal point.
The views from that room, too, are to die for.
Here, while his parents relax on the couch, Zach gives a check-in signal before taking another run.
By design, our Great Room not only opens to the slope, but to the kitchen and dining areas, as well.
Sure, Crescendo's fireplace is truly stunning, but ...
... the atmosphere it creates is infectious:  in the Great Room, in the Dining Room, and ...
... in the Kitchen.
In all, our custom fireplace contributes uniquely to Crescendo's tranquil ambiance.
We next tour the Dining Room, which in the photo you can see to the right of the Kitchen.
This view is taken from the point at where the Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining Room meet.
View of our Dining Room & spiral staircase:  1/2 level down to Theatre, up to ski entry & bedrooms.
Speaking of views, the ones from the Dining Room are majestic.
The views from the Dining Room, in fact, are majestic day and night, regardless of the season.
Between the Dining Room and the Kitchen Island, more than 22 adults can dine together.
Crescendo's Gourmet Kitchen:  Viking, SubZero, Miele...nothing but the best.
Our ski-entry hall has two washers and two dryers:  both commercial-sized.
Serpentine glass block walls provide just the right amount openness and separation of space.
We get a kick out of the audible gasps from our guests, the first time they see our Guest Bedrooms.
Every room at Crescendo has spectacular views, and the Master Suite is no exception.
Everything about Crescendo is spacious:  the Master Ensuite, inclusive.
By itself, in fact, Crescendo's Master Suite IS a private retreat.
Every bedroom has its own private ensuite, but the Master Ensuite is especially sweet.
2 sinks & a 2-person steam-shower.  The view from the 2-person jetted tub, though, is breathtaking.
Did I mention that the Master Suite is REALLY sweet!
Yes!  I so deserve this!
Bottom's up!  If susceptible to vertigo, you might not want to take in this view.
Holidays at Crescendo are wholly magical.
For the holidays, our 12' Christmas Tree adds a festive note to the Great Room's rich ambiance.
Weddings at Crescendo are quite memorable.
Weddings at Crescendo are dramatic, as well.  What a gorgeous bride!
The ceremony ...
... the crew, the ambiance ...
... the meal:  mmm...
... the guests ...
... and, of course, the toast to the Bride (especially) and the groom.
The newlyweds.  View from the pool to one of Crescendo's decks.
Hmmm.  What are they up to?
Hmmm.  Is this foreplay or after-play?  Oh well.  Either way, it's newlyweds having fun.
Ahh...Summer weddings at Crescendo are breathtaking.
What a great moment?  Our goal, in fact, is to help to create memorable experiences.
A proud dad, an angelic bride.
Do you ... I do.
There is virtually no limit, with a slopeside wedding, and ...
... the photo opportunities are endless.
The bridesmaids getting ready for makeup and hair.  Fun, fun, fun.
And here are the bridesmaids with the groomsmen.
Rub-a-dub-dub, all the bridesmaids in a tub:  the Master Ensuite tub, that is.
Night or day, there is something magical about white weddings.
A memorable moment - captured.
Honey, let's ditch the wedding party and go Snowboarding!  Do you think anyone will notice?
It's arrived!  Biking at Big White.  Grand opening June 2017.
Big White officially began constructing a world-class, lift-serviced mountain biking experience.
The trails have been master-planned by the industry's best.
The authentic, grassroots biking adventure, is slated for enduro, downhill, & freeride experiences.
Family flow trails provide feature rich learning environments, encouraging controlled trail speed.
Expert and pro-level trails, though, are available to more experienced, ...
... more competitive ...
... more aggressive ...
... did I say more competitive ...
... riders.
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6 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 22
Big White, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
With pleasure, we welcome you to Crescendo:
a world-class home of unparalleled excellence -
classic elegance ... like never before.

Crescendo is not merely a ski chalet, it’s a fortress! At about 5200 square feet, Crescendo is Big White’s largest single-family home offered as a rental accommodation. More importantly, though, at Big White, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect about the home was designed for practicality and for comfort.

From it's distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo, is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, where contemporary ingenuity (and elegance) interact seamlessly (and harmoniously) with nature’s raw beauty. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, Crescendo was brilliantly engineered to be an exte...
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About the Owner
Mitchel P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I had stayed here recently for a 20 man bachelor party and golf trip. This place was wicked! Plenty of space and entertainment for all the guys. Poker table, ping pong table, theater room with a fully equipped wet bar, indoor-outdoor hot tub, and a...More

Thank Taka H
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hey Taka - "THIS PLACE WAS WICKED!" I totally love that comment! You guys were GREAT! Probably the best bachelor party group we've had. Thanks for being so very respectful of our home. Remember, if there is anything you all would like us to try...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Crescendo was above and beyond our expectations. From relaxing in the pool or sitting back in the theatre enjoying a movie to the amazing views from the balcony. From booking to departure Mitch and Dan were both very helpful and accommodating.

Thank tcowan713
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks Travis! We do aim to please, and to ensure our Theatre is stocked with the latest releases. Best! Mitch

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

What an amazing, awesome, fun experience! Our family had such a great time, and the house is sooooo convenient to the Village. Our son learned how to ski (from scratch) and was able to walk back to Crescendo for breaks and lunch between group lessons....More

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drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks, John, for the awesome review! Yes, it's so hard to explain on the website just what a game-changer Crescendo's location is to the Village. So glad you and your son were able to experience that. It definitely makes a huge difference. So glad, too,...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(4)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (22)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (5)
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Porch
  • Private Indoor Pool
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(5)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    5 Full baths
    8 Twins
    3 Sofas
    5 Queens
    1 King
    4 Cribs
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night
Default 3 nights
R 17 683
CA$1 750
10 Jul 2018 -
1 Aug 2018
Outside Ski Season
3 nights
R 17 683
CA$1 750
2 Aug 2018 -
6 Aug 2018
Holiday - Civic
3 nights
R 20 210
CA$2 000
7 Aug 2018 -
29 Aug 2018
Outside Ski Season
3 nights
R 17 683
CA$1 750
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 20 210 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
OUTSIDE SKI SEASON: 3 night minimum outside of ski season (under certain conditions, minimums are waived); DURING SKI SEASON: 5-7 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+; Bookings having more than 14 guests (above 5 years old) incur an additional charge); $2000 Security Deposit hold against a card due one week before arrival; Certain events (e.g., weddings) may incur an additional charge.
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About the neighbourhood
Convenience is Everything!

Simply stated, Crescendo’s location is second to none. First, Crescendo is a true ski-in/ski-out chalet. Leave the home through our ski breezeway, and then ski/board down to Happy Valley, to the Gondola, or to three different chairlifts. The Plaza Chair and the Gondola return you to the village, and both the Ridge Rocket (4 person) and Snow Ghost (6 person) drop you atop one of Big White’s peaks.

Convenience – for You
Need to make a rest stop, or to break for coffee, hot chocolate, or lunch? Want to change-out a layer of clothing? If you’re staying at Crescendo, convenience is continually yours. Situated at the very corner of Hummingbird Run & Gondola Way, Crescendo is only steps to the main village. The ski run, in fact, is gro...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Kelowna International Airport (YLW): 56.0 km
Railway: n/a: 0.0 km
Ferry: n/a: 0.0 km
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 56.0 km.
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