As you wind your way along Westside Road, you can almost feel the concerns of your day fall away as you move toward a quieter more natural and inviting lifestyle. Real living. Indoor Outdoor living. Uniquely Okanagan Living.
Welcome to 372 Shorts Rd on the Fintry Delta - steps from Okanagan Lake’s west side shore midway between the valley’s largest urban centre of Kelowna BC and its northern neighbour Vernon BC.
This move in ready home presents the perfect canvas to apply your personal style. Currently exquisite in its easy care resort contemporary feel - this home could easily adapt to ultra modern, shabby chic country cottage or any other style you care to surround yourself with.
The private, fenced yard blends natural perennial easy care elements with the front porch concept of old fashioned neighbourhood living. Fintry is a vacation, recreation, retirement destination that provides unique individualized living spaces for the lucky few who know how to wind down.
Colours in the home reflect the calmest of the natural beach surroundings - with gentle, restful spa like blues, warm sands, rich, woody chocolates and a hint of energizing green spring growth indoors, while the spacious rooms allow for a restful expansion of body and mind.
Easy access to the vented bar-b-que station through patio slider from the immaculate appointed kitchen with island, seating bar and multiple prep stations and enviable dining table space makes entertaining fun, functional and fabulous. Your fresh herbs are right there for the picking! Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar as light spills through the slider. The kitchen has a full appliance package including a wine fridge - It IS the Okanagan after all! Instant hot water at the sink and storage in the island are sweet touches that make life easy.
The vaulted ceiling in the south facing living area creates a lightness that beckons you into this ambient space where music filters via the built in speakers and entertainment system.With the warmth of a top of the line pellet stove - this is an equally inviting space on cold winter nights or rainy grey days.
Off the living room, the master suite features one of the Okanagan’s BEST walk in closets, a ….. ensuite bath with large shower head, heated floor and entirely private access to the hot tub and outdoor shower as well as a small office space. Ample windows invite the outside inside for a classic mid century modern vibe. Relaxation happens here. Respite. Rejuvenation.
The second bedroom currently features a double bed that provides a generous space for guests, (with space to accommodate a queen size at least with access to full bath amenities and laundry room across the hall.
One of the most remarkable spaces in this level entry, easy living stair free home is the outdoor living and dining area. Screened in for comfort and ease, louvered for air flow and the perfect size for two or a few to converse. Outfitted with a wet bar? Naturally. A truly Okanagan indoor outdoor space that brings together the best of why we live here.
The back yard is a blend of easy care perennials, and grass - perfect for a rousing game of Bocce reading that book you’ve been looking forward to or kibitzing with family and friends. The yard is totally private - and takes little time in a week to maintain yourself - or if you prefer - done for you by a local service provider. Automatic irrigation makes life simple.
Some of the best elements of this Okanagan Living opportunity are hidden treasures that present the unexpected. Create an office, den, sewing room, fly tying room, teenage wasteland or spare bedroom in the spacious insulated, powered guest cabin… A studio perhaps.
The workshop next door is also insulated -and a companion to the secure storage container which allows easy access to all your toys at the end of the long driveway. Plenty of room for RV or boat parking - and the boat launch is just down at the end of the street. This is a perfect place for water sports enthusiasts - swimmers, soakers and boaters alike - from self powered paddle boards, kayaks, and sailing crafts to personal crafts, ski boats and party barges share the expansive Okanagan lake from Vernon to Penticton.
Your beach access ( there are 3 for this neighbourhood) is just a stroll - less than 250 steps out the front door. Elsewhere on the Delta, you have access to the Provincial Park, the history of the Fintry Manor and hiking trails to access the park and wilderness beyond. Climb to the wonder of the waterfall it will take your breath away.
The City of Kelowna is about a 40 minute drive, slightly less into West Kelowna while the City of Vernon is just over 45 minutes. For your convenience, the Little Kingdom Store at 6 Mile Creek Rd literally has everything from soup to nuts - and a great bakery about 23 km from home.
The Kelowna International Airport is less approximately 52 km or just under an hours drive - and provides easy access to and from the rest of the world as one of the busiest 11 airports in Canada.
Less than 5 hours drive westward - the incredible world class metropolis of Vancouver. To the East - in less than 600 km you can be here from Calgary and less than 950 Km from Edmonton… a matter of hours and your escape is complete.