Get The Summer Cottage Experience at Kelowna’s The Shore Hotel

The Shore Kelowna, an okanagan summer cottage alternative, aerial view with gyro beach volleyball in foreground

There’s nothing quite like the serenity of a summer cottage getaway. Taking long walks along the lake, cooking and laughing with friends and family, and sipping cold drinks while the kids splash in the cool water. Everyone has traditions to define their ideal summer getaway.

The Shore Kelowna is an extended-stay option offering all of the essential summer experiences right next to the Kelowna waterfront. Our 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites are steps away from the glistening waters of Okanagan lake in South Pandosy – a Kelowna area with everything you need to make your holiday a success.

The Shore’s central location and budget-friendly suites make it easy to enjoy summer vacation days with your group. Here are some of the ways that The Shore Kelowna offers a unique summer cottage alternative, a place for new traditions and modern flexibility.

 

Everything You Need on Holiday.

The Shore Kelowna combines the freedom to come and go on your own terms, with all of the services and amenities you’d expect from a hotel. Guests can rent suites for extended periods of time with the same no-lease commitment as a cottage rental. Thanks to eConcierge services, you won’t have to deal with reception or hotel staff, but they’re available when you need them. 

The Shore offers privacy and control over your vacation experience, without feeling alone in a remote location.

 

Like Summer Days at the Cottage, Only Nicer.

The Shore captures the summer cottage experience in its own way. The warm breeze off the lake during your morning stroll on Gyro beach, enjoying a day on the water, and coming home to cook meals together and recant tales.

The Shore’s location makes it a perfect summer destination. Steps from your rental you’ll find Gyro beach and the South Kelowna waterfront, with sandy beaches and outdoor activities. Kids love the outdoor playground with a zipline ride into the lake. Nearby, adults can play outdoor ping pong, volleyball, or sip on a craft beer at Shoreline Brewing.

A 10 minute walk along the beach leads to the gentle cycling and walking trails of Mission Creek Greenway, or the lakefront biking and walking trails can take you right into Downtown Kelowna.

For a touch of sophistication, some of Kelowna’s finest vineyards like St. Hubertis, Summerhill, and Tantalus are a short drive away. And if you run out of drinks or pantry items, or you just don’t feel like cooking after a day of activities, nearby shops and restaurants have you covered.

Kelowna vineyard with glass of wine in foreground and okanagan valley and lake in background, highlight activities that a central summer cottage alternative offers
Kelowna is home to over 40 wineries, many only a short distance from your rental at The Shore Kelowna.

 

Centrally Located in Beautiful Kelowna, BC.

South Kelowna’s pleasant setting matches what you’d  experience at a rental cottage. You’ll be far away from the bustle of the downtown core, but minutes away from neighbourhood pubs and restaurants along Pandosy Street. Guests at The Shore can expect a relaxing atmosphere, untarnished by the traffic of Kelowna’s main thoroughfares.

The Shore’s convenient location means that guests have the full scope of what Kelowna has to offer right at their doorstep. We’re steps away from hot sands, warm waters, and gorgeous summer sunsets at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, and a short drive to some of Kelowna’s best summer activities.

 

Summer Activities for All Ages.

Kelowna is full of activities for vacationers of all ages. Rent a stand-up paddle board at Gyro beach, show off your beach volleyball skills, or take an adrenaline-fuelled ride on a jet ski.

Families will enjoy the go-karting and miniature golf at Scandia Golf and Games, a visit to the Kangaroo Creek Farm, or a test of wits at the EXIT Escape Rooms.

If you love the outdoors, Kelowna’s picturesque hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking are great ways to get fresh mountain air. For mountain activities through all seasons, Big White Ski Resort is 45 minutes away by car.

 

Budget-friendly Rates.

Renting a lakeside cottage in Kelowna will generally set you back anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per night. The Shore is a budget friendly Kelowna accommodation with private rooms, a relaxed vibe, and highly competitive room rates. Our apartment-style suites come fully-equipped with kitchens, living spaces, and are centrally located in the South Pandosy.

The Shore’s 2 bedroom suites start at $165 per night.

 

Bring The Whole Family.

At The Shore, you can book 2 and 3 bedroom suites to fit your entire group, but still feel relaxed and detached from your routine like you would at a summer cottage.

Everyone gets their own space to catch up on remote work, relax with a book or a puzzle, or celebrate events. The Shore’s rental suites are conveniently pet friendly, so even furry family members can enjoy the holiday.

 

A Perfect Summer Getaway.

Booking an apartment-style accommodation over a cottage might seem like a deviation from tradition, but The Shore presents a modern alternative that offers the best aspects of a summer getaway.

You’ll get the quintessential Kelowna experience, from laid-back beach days and peaceful natural scenery to world-class wineries and restaurants. With quiet suites and room, competitive rates, and a beautiful location next to Okanagan Lake, The Shore’s extended-stay suites make holiday planning easy.

Explore our vacation suites or book your holiday rental today!

All You Need to Know About Kelowna Resorts

The Shore Kelowna aerial view with Gyro beach and Okanagan lake in foreground, highlighting Kelowna resorts and Kelowna resort alternatives

 

With an impressive 304 days of sunshine per year, Kelowna is a year-round Canadian travel destination. Visitors come for the all-seasons tourist appeal, from summer water sports on Okanagan Lake to bluebird winter days at Big White Ski Resort. People return for fresh summer fruit, world-famous wines, and our vibrant culinary scene.

In the summertime, Kelowna feels more like an all inclusive resort than a city. Water skiers and stand up paddle-boarders brave the cool morning waters, beachgoers flock to the hot sands in the afternoon, and the pubs and restaurants truly come alive at night. Famous vineyards, hopping breweries, and spa services are all a short distance from the city centre.

For anyone wanting a resort stay or a resort-style experience, Kelowna is full of options. Here’s everything you need to know about Kelowna resorts and what makes The Shore Kelowna a popular resort alternative. 

 

Kelowna-Area Holiday Resorts

Sparkling Hills Resort

Sparkling Hill Resort gets its name from the 3.5 million Swarovski crystals that contribute to the architecture of this Okanagan destination. Luxury is provided by their upscale spa and renowned farm-to-table restaurant, PeakFine.

The resort is a peaceful 45 minute drive from Kelowna, making it a stop-over option for many travellers on their way in or out of the city. You can book multiple rooms for group getaways, or whisk your partner away for a romantic retreat.

 

Lake Okanagan Resort

Lake Okanagan Resort is a historic Kelowna beach resort with gorgeous waterfront views, a quiet mountain backdrop, and its own beach on Okanagan Lake.

Rooms at Lake Okanagan Resort include coffee makers, mini fridges, and the right amount of dishes for each guest. Today, many of the rooms are locally-owned residential apartments. Activities at the Okanagan Resort include 9 hole golf, tennis courts, outdoor pools, and forest hiking trails.

Lake Okanagan Resort is a 25 minute drive from Kelowna via Westside Road which has seen major improvements over the last decade and is no longer considered BC’s most dangerous stretch of road. The remote locale may deter some travellers, but it’s perfect for a taste of life amid the Okanagan’s mountains and forest with all the comforts of a resort experience.

 

The Cove Lakeside Resort

The Cove is West Kelowna’s most prominent resort accommodation. In the summer, its beachfront, public pool, and outdoor hot tub complete the holiday experience.

Lakesurf Premium Rentals at the Cove’s marina rents out boats, kayaks, and jet skis for action-packed days on the water. After a long day on the water, relax at Spa At The Cove with massage, hydrotherapy, and body treatments.

The Cove is located at the far end of West Kelowna, 30 minutes drive from Kelowna’s city center, and 5 minutes from notable restaurants in West Kelowna’s town centre. Lost Horn Mediterranean Grill, Everest Indian, and Kind Brewing get top reviews.

 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

Known locally as “The Grand”, The Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort is one of Kelowna’s most well-known accommodations.

Located in the heart of downtown , The Delta overlooks the picturesque Waterfront Promenade and Okanagan Lake. The waterfront locale immerses summer guests into a vivacious scene of party boaters, beachgoers, and casino patrons.

Due to traffic and parking, your feet are the best way to get around the downtown core during the summer. You’ll be walking distance to attractions like the Cactus Club Café, Playtime Casino, and Prospera Place – the home of Kelowna’s own Rockets hockey team.

 

Discovery Bay Resort

Discovery Bay Resort offers apartment style accommodations in Kelowna’s North End neighbourhood, next to the Delta Grand Hotel and Waterfront Park. Discovery Bay features condo and townhouse style units with indoor and outdoor pools & hot tubs, saunas, and a fitness centre.

Rooms are a short stroll to Tugboat Beach, a sandy beach with food vendors, bathrooms, and plenty of spots to relax in the shade. Rent stand up paddle boards, hire a ski boat, or take a gentle walk through the Rotary Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

Kelowna’s North end is well known for its craft breweries like Red Bird and The BNA, and upscale restaurants like Waterfront Wines and Bouchons Bistro.

 

Manteo At Eldorado Resort

Manteo is a family-friendly Kelowna resort with a bit of club-med vibe. You can rent individual rooms, suites, or separate bungalow-style villas inside the resort’s gated property.

The resort borders a private beach, features a heated outdoor pool, and boat rentals for your Lake adventures. 

Each suite has its own well-equipped kitchen to cook your own meal, or you can try the resort’s feature waterfront restaurant, SmackDab, a fine-dining option with a kid-friendly menu. Manteo is a picturesque 20-minute walk to the boutiques and restaurants of Pandosy Village.

 

The Shore Kelowna – A Popular Resort Alternative

The Shore Kelowna is a great resort alternative, offering flexible short-term and extended stays in a central location. The Shore has 103 fully-furnished apartment-style rooms from studios up to 3 bedroom suites. Rooms include modern kitchens, high-speed internet, and gorgeous lake views.

The Shore Hotel is located in Kelowna’s vibrant Pandosy Mission neighbourhood, a sought-after neighbourhood for summer travellers seeking a resort-like experience. The Shore is across from Gyro Beach, a 200 meter sand beach with a zipline for kids, clean change-rooms, watersports rentals, and its famous apple-shaped concession stand.

The Shore’s location makes it an excellent base-camp for Okanagan activities. Shop the vintage clothing boutiques, coffee houses, and local art galleries while strolling along Pandosy Avenue. For day trips, hire a car for the 1 hour drive to Big White, 20 minute drive to the Kangaroo Creek Farm, or the 10 minute wine cruise to Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

Head downstairs for a treat at Marble Slab Creamery, a frothy pint at Shore Line Brewing Company, or an on-site bite at KB&Co restaurant. With the Lower Mission at your doorstep and downtown Kelowna 10 minutes away, you can try out a different restaurant every night.

 

A Comparison of Resorts and Resort Alternatives in Kelowna

Kelowna Resorts and Alternatives Satisfaction / Rating

(Google Reviews)

Driving Time to Kelowna Per Night Rate

(2 Adults, 1 Week during Summer*)

Sparkling Hills Resort 4.3/5 45m $449
The Cove Lakeside Resort 4.3/5 20m $551
Lake Okanagan Resort 3.4/5 25m $208
Casa Loma Resort 4.5/5 10m n/a (full)
Delta Grand Kelowna 4.3/5 Downtown Kelowna $416
Discovery Bay 4.4/5 Downtown Kelowna $336
Manteo at Eldorado 4.4/5 Pandosy Mission $399
The Shore Hotel 4.7/5 Pandosy Mission $324

*For a 1 week stay between July 12-19, 2021. Sourced February 2021, from TripAdvisor, Booking.com.

 

Choose Your Own Holiday Adventure

Kelowna’s Pandosy Mission neighbourhood has everything you’d find at a holiday resort: fun activities, spa-like amenities, and memorable culinary experiences. 

There’s nothing quite like taking the reins on your own vacation, living like a local, and experiencing the city on your own terms.

Come stay at The Shore. The holiday of your dreams is just around the corner.

Kelowna’s Best Beaches

Known as one of Canada’s sunniest destinations, Kelowna has more than 30 public beaches where you can cool off when temperatures reach higher than 30°C/86°F in the Summer. Situated next to the shining jewel that is Okanagan Lake, you’ll enjoy soft sand and gentle waves when you stay with us. Three of Kelowna’s most beautiful beaches happen to be located a stone’s throw from The Shore, where you can swim, play, paddle-board, kayak, picnic, or just relax with a good book.

Here are 3 of the best beaches in Kelowna. Don’t forget your swimsuit and favourite beach toy!

 

#1. Boyce-Gyro Beach Park

The Shore is Kelowna’s closest accommodation option to Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, “Gyro Beach” as locals call it. A 30-second walk from our front doors takes you to this popular family-friendly beach that features incredible lakeshore amenities.

Visitors to the park can enjoy:

  • An extensive sandy beach
  • Marked swimming area
  • Playground
  • Sand volleyball and table tennis courts
  • External showers
  • Universally accessible washroom for year-round use
  • Small lockers for storing valuables
  • Paved walking path
  • Grassy picnic area
  • Parking with a drop-off area
  • Bike racks and stalls

The parkland was donated by local doctor Benjamin deFurlong Boyce to the Gyro men’s club in 1932 before the City of Kelowna took it over in 1954. The city recently made significant modern upgrades to Boyce-Gyro, including new washrooms/change-rooms.

 

#2. Rotary Beach Park

 

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Lesser known, but just as accessible as Boyce-Gyro is Rotary Beach Park. Located just a short walk south of our hotel in Kelowna, Rotary is popular for families who enjoy all kinds of water sports, such as:

  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Pedal-boarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing

Rotary offers a sandy beach, buoyed-off swimming area, shaded and grassed picnic areas, a playground, trails, and a washroom. Want to rent a paddle board or kayak? Okanagan Beach Rentals, located at Gyro, Rotary, and Tugboat Bay Beaches, rents out SUPs and other watercraft.

 

#3. Bertram Creek Regional Park

 

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Worth the short drive along Lakeshore Drive is a Kelowna hidden gem. Bertram Creek Regional Park is an 18-hectare space along the shore of Okanagan Lake that offers a boat launch, dock, pebble beach, various walking trails, picnic tables, playing field, and even an outdoor amphitheatre and pavilion.

Meet the locals and enjoy some fun with the family at one of the best beaches in Kelowna.

 


Are you looking for a Kelowna lakefront hotel? Try staying or living at The Shore. Enjoy the convenience of living alongside the sparkling waters of Okanagan Lake. Contact us about our Okanagan Lakeview suites, just steps away from the water.