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“A perfect stay with excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of A View of the Lake

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A View of the Lake
Ranked #1 of 24 West Kelowna B&B and Inns
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Saarbrucken, Germany
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“A perfect stay with excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were four people making a round trip through the Western part of Canada in July 2013. We spent two nights in the B&B A View of the Lake in Kelowna, BC.

Location / Accessibility
A View Of The Lake is situated in the hills of West Kelowna, the urban district on the Western shore of the Okanagan Lake. The B&B can be reached from downtown Kelowna by the William R. Bennett Bridge. Getting there was well documented by the hosts; we found the location quickly, although the current version of Route 66 navigational software doesn’t seem to know this district of Kelowna.

Welcome / First Impression
Steve Marston, a former head chef, gave a warm welcome and showed us our rooms. The house is spacious, with a big gallery, a patio with a terrific, panoramic view to the Okanagan Lake and with high-class equipped rooms. Beside the welcome drink Steve provided various recommendations with regard to restaurants we may go for lunch or dinner, wine yards for possible wine tasting sessions as well as destinations for short trips around Kelowna.
On the roofed patio you may enjoy the panoramic view to the Okanagan Lake and the illuminated city of Kelowna on a warm summer evening like this, tasting one of Steve’s home-made beers.

Rooms
We moved into the „Valley View „and the „Garden View „rooms. The earlier offers part wise view to the lake, the latter doesn’t.
The rooms are quite spacious, high-class equipped, with full pile carpeted floor. The bathroom offers enough space for our toiletries; the shower is equipped in modern style and very large. Over and above that a big walk-in cupboard allows stowage of all our belongings, even a small safe exists for deposit of valuables.
The King Size bed meets every need; the mattresses however are not as tight as we like it. Despite of that I may have a good sleep later on – was it due to the beer? A bit annoying may be the fact that the Venetian blinds do not close completely which results in the fact that daylight wakes you up.

Breakfast
Each morning Steve, who, in his former, was life a multiple awarded head chef, prepares – no, he celebrates an ingenious and diversified two course breakfast whereas his wife Chrissie provides coffee and serves Steve’s fantastic creations. All ingredients are fresh; either directly bought by Steve himself in selected Kelowna groceries. The herbs came from his garden. The composition of the breakfast contrasts pleasantly with those of a lot of other B&Bs: you may get Blueberry pancakes with homemade sauce for instance, three kinds of melon, egg-filled burritos with a tomato salsa and so on. All this unmistakably shows the style of a professional.

Internet
As almost all high-classed B&Bs, the B&B offers free wireless internet access. Access speed was acceptable, no reason to complain about anything.

Hospitality
As in other awarded B&Bs, our hosts Chrissie and Steve made us feel not being paying guests only. Whereas you can realize Steve’s professional way having been and still being a top chef, his wife Chrissie acts – in a comfortable way – a little less professional. This results in the feeling being with friends and not being an inconspicuous guest in a hotel. Both are warm-hearted, helpful and courteous people, in no way intrusive. The privacy of the guests is respected, but Steve in particular is present for a small talk at all times.

Conclusion
The B&B “A View of the Lake” fairly earned, in the combination of excellent rooms, terrific view, pleasant hosts and last but not least an outstanding breakfast, the titles Tripadvisor Award Winner 2012 and 2013. We declare Chrissie’s and Steve’s B&B to be the Tripadvisor Award Winner 2014 in advance;-)

Room Tip: If you like to have the panoramic view to the lake from your room you may not choose the Garden Room...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Oshawa, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on a trip from whistler to Calgary, as we stopped and spent a night in kelowna. When we checked out, we wished we had booked more time. Steve and Chrissy were awesome hosts. The house was in a great location overlooking the lake, with great views across to downtown kelowna. The rooms were amazing as well. The breakfast Steve prepared was incredible - we had poached pears in red wine and a cherry crepe. Both the cherries and pears used were from their own and heir neighbours garden. We finished with some of the best scrambled eggs I have ever had and asparagus. Easily the best breakfast we ate our entire trip. They had plenty of coffee and fresh juice as well. When we checked in, we were offered wine, coffee, or anything else we wanted. Steve provided great insight on things to do and places to eat. We loved our stay, still talk about it, and cannot wait for our next opportunity to visit. Do yourself a favour, and visit Chrissy and Steve if you're in the area. Thanks again Steve and Chrissy!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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tryangle, Manager at A View of the Lake, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Steve and Chrissy at a View of the Lake B & B and Demonstration kitchen would like to thank everyone for your incredible support without your reviews and comments we would not be where we are today.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was a unexpected surprise during a driving tour of the Rockies! Unfortunately we only had one night, but the place is excellent. Steve and Chrissie are great hosts - very friendly, helpful, and inviting. Cannot fault the standard of the rooms, as they are superb and obviiously a lot of attention has been given to every detail. Breakfast outside on the deck with the other guests was very enjoyable, and the food lovely and expertly presented. Would definitely recommend View of the Lake to anyone, anytime. Wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Really couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay on our anniversary! We stayed in the grand view and usually I'm leery about how clean bathrooms etc are but this room was hands-down the cleanest we've ever been in while travelling. The view was amazing, we couldn't wait for breakfast.. this was our first B&B and so we had no idea what to expect -but they both made us feel so incredibly welcome; like it was our home away from home. Loved every minute of it!! :)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had an amazing stay at this wonderful B&B - A View of the Lake. Steve & Chrissy are excellent hosts.

* Located in a very quiet area, only a few minutes drive from downtown Kelowna.
* The Lake View room is spacious, modern, clean and a very comfy bed. The view is spectacular.
* Fantastic breakfast (on the patio overlooking the lake and a 3 course meal) prepared by professional chef Steve. So delicious! Steve is so skilled, he will meet any dietary allergies you may have!! Best gluten free blueberry pancakes I have ever had!!

I would truly recommend A View of the Lake. I've travelled the world and seen so many B&B's, this was by far the best.

Thank you Steve & Chrissy for an amazing stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Many thanks to Steve and Chrissy for their hospitality, wonderful breakfast, and entertaining stories/conversation. All the previous comments are correct: great view, close to everything and so very comfortable. The house is set up with a common room and very large covered deck to enjoy the view and to have breakfast on. We had the Grand View Suite and Lake View Suite. Advice and suggestions are provided if needed. Not having a TV provided time to visit, read, and relax. There is internet so you can send messages to family and friends that they should have come too! Very much enjoyed meeting other people on their holidays. Chrissy and Steve are a great team.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Wonderful B&B, with an impressive demonstration kitchen and consummate hosts Steve and Chrissy. Breakfast quality reflects Steve's extensive past as an award winning chef, and we'd love to return and experience a demonstration dinner in the future!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: A View of the Lake
Address: 1877 Horizon Dr, West Kelowna, British Columbia V1Z 3E4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > West Kelowna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in West Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a unique experience from resident Executive Chef Steve Marston as he creates breakfast from his demonstration kitchen. The newly renovated contemporary home offers an expansive lounge and patio area for all guests. Large bedrooms have designer en suite bathrooms with spectacular sweeping Lake, Mountain & City views. ... more   less 
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A View Of The Lake Kelowna/West Kelowna

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