Best airbnb in kelowna - Exclusive lakeside pool oasis...adventure awaits! exterior and pool
Photo Credits: Airbnb

10 Best Lakeside Airbnbs in Kelowna You Don’t Want to Miss

Last updated:

Tucked in the sun-filled Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a top destination for wine lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and nature seekers. Its mild weather turns Kelowna into a year-round destination for all types of travelers.

While living up the party boats, touring the wineries or indulging in a wine-infused spa treatment are your priorities when planning a vacation, sorting where to stay to keep up with the main actions shouldn’t be forgotten.

So here we are with 10 best Airbnbs in Kelowna so you can enjoy its nature to the fullest.

10. The Chateau Carriage House

Best airbnb in kelowna - The Chateau Carriage House interior
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$$
No. of guests: 4

Bedroom: 1
Rating: 4.97/5

Who says it costs an arm and leg to live like a Queen on a vacation? We’ve discovered a majestic mansion located right on the bank of Okanagan Lake surrounded by a beautiful sun-filled lawn for your family. Chateau Carriage is a rare find because everything comes together in such a nice package. 

Your living space abounds with sunlight thanks to the soaring ceilings and a smart layout. The chateau hides a modern and sleek interior that gives a surprising contrast to the classic exterior design. Leather upholstery is paired so well with the wooden floor, white walls, and grey marbles. Whereas, thoughtful amenities are found at every corner and you’re even greeted with a bottle of wine upon arrival. 

There’s a hidden beach just at the back of the house for a long stroll. A five-minute walk will lead you to Kelowna’s largest sports complex for swimming and ice skating. You can also embark on a hike or visit Cedar Creek Family Estate winery up to your liking. The Chateau Carriage House is available for a minimum booking of two nights and can accommodate four people.

9. West Kelowna Beach House on Sunny Okanagan Lake

Best airbnb in kelowna - West Kelowna Beach House on sunny Okanagan Lake interior bedroom
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $
No. of guests: 6

Bedroom: 2
Rating: 4.97/5

Another lakeside Airbnb to jot down your bucket list! Susanne’s two-bedroom Airbnb is a dreamy suite located just a stone’s throw from Okanagan Lake. Sleek, spotless, and stylish, the house seems as if it steps out of a designer’s catalog. 

The lovely duo of cyan and white evokes that chicness coming from the tiles, arts, and upholstery. For that reason, this beach theme décor incidentally invites the peaceful vibe of the waters indoors to pamper your soul whenever you’re back from the lake.

Last but not least, you have a spacious private patio with armchairs and pillows to chill anytime in the day. It opens out to the lake and is attached to the master bedroom. This is where you can have an ample view of the waters as you unwind on the bed. Susanne’s suite is bookable with a minimum period of only one night.

8. Waterfront Cottage at Secret Point

Best airbnb in kelowna - Waterfront cottage at Secret Point interior
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$$
No. of guests: 6

Bedroom: 2
Rating: 4.9/5

Tucked away at the back of Okanagan Lake, Murray’s enormous cottage cabin spans over three stories in an open beam construction. The timber accent, granite countertops, and leather upholstery are completely on-fleek. 

We can’t forget to mention the soak-in bathtub nestled by the large window. Imagine resting your tired bones while admiring the mirror-like water while your favorite instrumental piece wanders in the air! Who doesn’t want a vacation like that? 

Murray’s Airbnb requires a bit of driving from downtown for 20 minutes but it’s totally worth the effort. All the hustle and bustle are canceled to leave you behind with a complete sense of privacy and some cute mountain sheep as your neighbors. If you’re seeking out a weekend hideout to unwind by the fireplace on the deck by the lapping water on the shoreline, you need at least three nights to stay at the cottage.

7. Nonna’s Lake Front Condo

Best airbnb in kelowna - Nonna's Lake Front Condo Lic#83375 interior living room
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$$
No. of guests: 2

Bedroom: 1
Rating: 5/5

Tucked away in a serene neighborhood just outside of Kelowna, Russ’s one-bedroom Airbnb has its torch on the gorgeous view over McKinley Beach. You can’t beat the modern and neat living space with to-die-for views out of every window. For that reason, those craving an open-concept living space will find Russ’s condo a fine gem in the area. 

Its chef’s kitchen is a top-of-the-crop waiting for your gourmet dinner at the end of the day. Cozy and comfy it is, but you don’t want to spend the whole day inside since the outdoor setting is your biggest hook. Stand-up paddleboards are available for rent right at the marina. McKinley Beach is just off the doorstep where you can soak up the sun, while the hiking trails, wineries, and golf courses are only a few steps away. 

If you’re planning on a laid-back lakeside vacation, look no further than Russ’s Airbnb! The minimum rent-out period is five nights and can accommodate two guests.

6. Justin & Jillian Properties – The 601

Best airbnb in kelowna - Justin & Jillian Properties - The 601 interior
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$$
No. of guests: 4

Bedroom: 1
Rating: 4.95/5

Justin and Jillian’s condo is the pure form of what we call “state of the art”. It’s such a rare gem that even the shortest stay still makes you feel like a muse, or even better – a princess! 

Let’s start off with the crown jewel of the house – master bedroom. It features a king-size foamy bed covered with a dozen pillows and an art wall right behind it. So get ready for an Instagrammable morning breakfast in bed! Then make your way to an idyllic bathroom that surely wins over gothic fans! Justin and Jillian cleverly collate white and pale pink with an embellishment of gold to turn your bathroom into a relaxing paradise. 

You may find a spontaneous add-in of a bouquet at a random corner of the house. All of those touches resonate to make this Airbnb such a sweet paradise that you have to see in person. If you come in winter, feel free to hit the slopes up at Big Whites, while summer is a gorgeous season to get on the bikes, paddleboard, and play golf. The house is available for a rent-out period of two nights and can host up to four people.

5. The Hacienda

Best airbnb in kelowna - The Hacienda driveway and cloudy sky
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $
No. of guests: 5

Bedroom: 2
Rating: 4.96/5

Kristine’s enormous house is a top call for a big family reunion. Nestled by the thriving mountains, her Airbnb is perched amidst nature as a Mediterranean mansion. Spanning 2300 square feet, the house is exactly what you imagine of a high-end villa. Its’ wrap-around patio is the favorite part of the house where your eyes fix onto the warm colors of the setting sun every day. 

Fill your day with a plentiful of outdoor activities as the hiking trails, wineries, beaches, and shopping hubs are within reach while Big White Ski Resort is just  an hour away. When the sun beams down, chill out by the airy covered patio to recall the day’s events or throw a BBQ party while sipping on some wine. The Hacienda is bookable for a minimum period of one night and can host up to five people.

4. Exclusive Lakeside Pool Oasis – Adventure Awaits!

Best airbnb in kelowna - Exclusive lakeside pool oasis...adventure awaits! exterior and pool
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$$
No. of guests: 4

Bedroom: 2
Rating: 4.96/5

There’s no better place to reconnect with nature than Trish’s dreamy Airbnb. Exceeding the fundamentals of a stylish and cushy living space, this two-bedroom house is an oasis wrapped around with a royal garden. 

The large heated pool allows you to plunge in and relax while admiring the sweeping view over idyllic Okanagan Lake. Its prime location is second to none. Hop on your car for a 10-minute drive to the sun-drenched beaches, thriving wineries, ski the mountains in winter, or hit the trails and waterfalls when winter comes. 

Whenever you don’t feel like doing anything, simply walk around the garden to put your mind at ease. We love the garden so much as it always has something in bloom regardless of which season you visit. Whether you’re wishing to enjoy the fullness of the Okanagan lifestyle to tear away from the house or kick back for a lazy weekend getaway, this Airbnb always comes in handy. Three nights is the minimum period to book with Trish’s house that sleeps up to four guests.

3. Licensed Ground Level Suite with Hot Tub

Best airbnb in kelowna - Licensed Ground Level Suite with Hot Tub exterior pool
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$
No. of guests: 2

Bedroom: 1
Rating: 4.87/5

Located in one of the city’s most popular residential areas, Petr’s place is a fabulous getaway for a weekend retreat. This luxurious house lets you tag your pooch along during the stay and you can easily access the main happenings in town with a short drive. 

The enormous pool is nestled in the heart of the sun-kissed lawn with lounge chairs scattering around for sunbathing. Tucked away in a secluded neighborhood, Petr’s house offers an unrestricted view over to the distant mountains. When the sun is out, rest your tired cores on the king-size foamy bed where a massive glass door leads you straight to the wild. Petr’s house is a fine gem in Upper Mission that can outweigh any big hotels in the area. You only need at least one night to book with Petr’s Airbnb which can accommodate a maximum of two people.

2. Downtown Penthouse (Professionally Cleaned)

Best airbnb in kelowna - Downtown Penthouse (Professionally Cleaned) interior
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$
No. of guests: 2

Bedroom: 1
Rating: 4.94/5

Haylie’s modern suite has everything a person dreams of an upscale living space. The majestic floor-to-ceiling window invites a great amount of sunlight to spice up the chef’s kitchen. Whereas, the north-facing deck allows you to soak in the stunning scenery of Kelowna in peace even when the scorching sun is screaming above. 

Located in the downtown core and steps to the beach, Haylie’s apartment is perfectly appointed with more amenities you ever need for a longer stay. In-suite laundry is available to freshen up your clothes. Well-stocked kitchen to dine in for a cozy dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine by the peaceful fireplace at the end of the day. Looking for a good mood before bedtime? Top-rated restaurants and cocktail bars are just a few minutes walking away. Haylie’s Airbnb is bookable for a minimum period of only one night.

1. Downtown Kelowna Lakefront 2-Bedroom Suite 950 Square Feet 

Best airbnb in kelowna - Downtown Kelowna Lakefront 2-Bedroom Suite 950 Square Feet interior
Photo Credits: Airbnb

Price: $$
No. of guests: 4

Bedroom: 2
Rating: 4.96/5

How many times have you found a gorgeous beachfront resort with complete privacy to the sea just to realize the costly nightly rate completely knocks you off? At Maggie’s Airbnb, your perception of luxury is about to change!

Not only will you have a 950-square-feet upstairs suite for your own group but also direct access to the sandy beaches right off the balcony that you don’t have to share with anyone. You will be hooked by the majestic floor-to-ceiling windows attached with a private balcony. This is where you get to engulf a sweeping view over Okanagan Lake. 

A private boat is moored to the dock where you can sail to the lake. Go kayaking around waters and soak in the sun, laze around on the sun-drenched beach, or walk to the downtown core in just ten minutes. Maggie’s family lives on the second floor and she’s always ready to shower you with all the local tips, directions, places to eat, and chill out.

Do you know that Kelowna is only one of many scenic places to stay in British Columbia? To gear you up with more inspiration for future vacations, check out our ten favorite Airbnbs in British Columbia if you love a dreamy getaway!