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At McKinley Beach and The Cottages, you'll feel like you're on vacation all year long.
Life at McKinley Beach is like living a dream, with lakefront homes offering breathtaking views, a sunny beach to stroll, and spectacular surroundings to explore. Only this extraordinary place is a real neighbourhood.A private 110-slip marina is the ultimate set-up for boaters. Reservations are now being taken for the Boathouse dryland marina, a place to store boats onshore that comes with valet service. Place a call when you want your vessel in the water and it will be ready when you are. When you've done, your pleasure craft will be placed back in its spot so you can simply step off and hand over the keys to go relax in your contemporary, warm West Coast home.Bring a picnic to the beach and cook on custom barbecues. Or head to the forested trails for hiking and mountain biking.When you live and play at McKinley Beach, you'll never want to leave.
1. Ex Nihilo VineyardsGet a taste of the Mediterranean in your own backyard with a visit to this award-winning 8,000-square-foot winery and tasting room that's part of the Lake Country Wine Route.2. Kelowna International AirportJust 15 minutes by car from McKinley Beach, the Kelowna International Airport offers daily non-stop commercial flights around the globe.3. UBC’s Okanagan CampusOne of only two Canadian institutions consistently ranked among the world's 40 best universities, UBCO is known for its research and its interactive learning community.4. Kelowna Golf and Country ClubThis traditional golf course boasts meticulous grooming, enormous Ponderosa pines, and Amen Corner: five holes in a row where water comes into play.5. Accelerate OkanaganThis new accelerator and resource hub for the tech industry gives new and growing businesses the support they need to thrive.6. Cultural DistrictEncompassing six blocks of a historic neighbourhood in downtown Kelowna, here's where you'll find tremendous public art, galleries, museums, and theatres.7. Hot Sands BeachWith long stretches of sandy beach, this expansive spot offers live music in the summertime on its Parks Alive! stage.
There's more to the Cottages on Osoyoos Lake offer than exquisite homes, boat slips, and breathtaking beachfront. It also has something that can be hard to find: an unmistakable sense of community. Whether it's yoga sessions, barbecues, or book clubs, the neighourhood has the kind of genuinely friendly vibe that makes it feel like home.With nine customizable floor plans ranging from 1,300 to 2,800 square feet, no two homes are alike. Then there's the 7,000-square-foot community centre, endless outdoor activities, and world-class wineries in your own backyard to enjoy.
1. Penticton Regional AirportLess than a 40-minute drive from home, the airport provides daily nonstop flights to Calgary and Vancouver.2. Fairview Mountain Golf CourseRanked one of top 100 golf courses in Canada by Score Magazine, Fairview Mountain is consistently rated a four-star Must Play facility by Golf Digest.3. Black Hills Estate WinerySituated on famed Black Sage Road, the vineyards have been recognized as having some of the best terroir in Canada.