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A Vista Villa Couples Retreat
Ranked #3 of 48 Kelowna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
1 review
“Incredible doesn't do this oasis justice!”
Reviewed 23 January 2010

We scoured the web to find "the" place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This resort kept coming up over and over and we decided that reserving there "was meant to be". From the moment we emailed the property, and the nearly immediate response, we knew we were making the right decision . Sherry the hostess, together with Kevin her husband, promised us the royal treatment and delivered in spades! Attention to detail and gorgeous suites (something for every budget) left us with the most difficult decision of which room to book! Before we even arrived we received a beautiful personalized confirmation package in the mail and were greeted with a welcoming poster on our door! We chose to add the "romance package" to our stay which included being welcomed with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries! Dinner every night with the other guests was amazing as is her cooking and the view from the dining terrace! We arrived strangers and left friends. We will make this a regular occurence and next time will take in the wine tour she offered to arrange for us! This is the place for a totally romantic and relaxed stay where everything is included - breakfast, dinner & wine daily ... we had nothing to think about and it more than exceeded our expectations!
These hosts will do "whatever it takes" and that's hard to find these days! We may even go back to renew our wedding vows on our 30th!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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ClasseeLadee, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 August 2015
Well we could not be "incredible" without "incredible" guests coming here to be spoiled! A 25th Anniversary is a very special occasion in our view and you are so right, we will absolutely do "whatever it takes" to ensure you do leave here wanting to come back again soon! We are all about the personal touch and thank you for mentioning you received a personalized confirmation package in the mail and that we had a wecoming and congratulatory poster waiting to welcome you on your suite's door! What's missing in the world today - you are correct - is that "personal" touch and that's what we are all about!
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Edmonton AB
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

Walking up to the cozy little cottage...house, soft music greets you, already you are relaxed! The hostess greets you, and your bags find there way to your room entrance....after a quick tour you are left to RELAX!= They are always willing to help out, give information suggest tourrest ideas...or just relax by the poo!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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ClasseeLadee, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 August 2015
Love those words - Amazing - Romantic - Perfect! We pride ourselves in what we have to offer couples wishing to relax, recharge and rekindle and it starts from the moment you step foot on the property. Thank you for your review and please let me know if we can have the privilege of spoiling you again in the future - the pleasure would be all ours!
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Vernon
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Reviewed 4 January 2010

Sherry's attention to details and her desire to deliver exceptional service was evident in every respect. The food was excellent and the room was very comfortable. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rocketman68
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ClasseeLadee, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 August 2015
Thank you for your review of your stay at our little oasis for couples! You know what they say .... it's all in the details and we take pleasure in working tirelessly to ensure that every last detail has been taken care of for our wonderful couples! We are all about exceptional customer service, because without our customers, we'd have nobody to service ... hope to see you back again very soon!
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Vancouver Island
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

From start to finish our expectations were far exceeded. We went for a one week golf getaway and felt like royalty the entire time. The website is accurate and the suites are even more beautiful in person. An incredible ambience created for couples only with views to die for. An incredible concept where dinner is served every night, delicious home cooked meals that Sherry obviously prepares with love and serves with pride. Our room (the IMPERIAL) came with it's own little living room and 2 fireplaces, professionally planned and designed. There are 3 other suites which we hope to enjoy in the future. From arranged tee times to the daily weather report, nothing was missed. We appreciated the cleanliness of the suites right down to filtered water and sanitized air. We will be back and will tell everyone we know. Truly a hidden oasis with amazing caring hosts, not a five star but TEN star in our view! When was the last time you were greeted by a welcoming poster on the door with your names on it?

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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ClasseeLadee, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 August 2015
We await your return and guarantee that you will once again receive the "ultimate" in pampering! We always keep our guests apprised of the weather forecast and especially those that are going to be golfing here in the beautiful Okanagan with it's award-winning golf courses! You will have another poster waiting to welcome you on your return! We'd love to have the opportunity of booking more tee-times for you in the not too distant future!
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Kelowna
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Reviewed 26 December 2009

I took my girlfriend (now wife) to A Vista Villa to propose. From what I had heard from Sherry, I had high expectations, which fell flat.

The place is ok at best. The decor was cheesy (gold trim/fixtures, etc), and the rooms were cramped (the bed takes up almost the entire room). The dining room had a pretty nice view, and Sherry's food was pretty good...

Sherry had the balls to charge us $35 for $1.50 worth of strawberries covered in $3 worth of chocolate warmed up in her microwave - like she's running a 5 star resort or something.

I think the biggest reason that she gets happy reviews is that most of the guests who stay there are so caught up in their own romance (they are getting engaged, celebrating an anniversary, etc), that they can't help but overlook the fact that the place just isn't that great. It's being in Kelowna with their lover that's great.

Spend your money elsewhere, there are plenty of great places to stay in beautiful Kelowna.

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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AVistaVilla, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 June 2010
This review is most confusing as we have searched our records and the resort was closed during the period this writer suggests he was a guest here.
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

From check in to check out we were pampered. Our elopement/honeymoon was far more than we hoped for. Our hosts treated us to the most romantic getaway that we could have imagined. They are very connected and know all of the right people/services to compliment any wedding. From the flowers to the photographer to the meals and everything in between, we were impressed. Sherry and Kevin strive for perfection in even the smallest details. We would not hesitate to return and plan to regularly for anniversaries.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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ClasseeLadee, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 August 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review the experience you had at the Villa during your Elopement and your honeymoon! What an honor it was to arrange every detail of your ceremony and to witness your vows! All couples are treated like royalty from check-in to check-out and especially so when the do us the great honor of beginning the rest of their lives together here as man and wife. Thank you for the privilege and we hope to see you back for anniversaries in the future!
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

A Vista Villa provides absolutely everything that honeymooners could ever want. There are only 4 rooms available for booking so it is very quiet, relaxing and private. Sherry and Kevin are excellent hosts and everything they do is personalized to each couple. The complimentary champagne, chocolates and spa gift basket add to the romantic experience. Meals are outstanding and the wine is great too. The Villa is about 5 minutes drive from downtown and the marina. About 20minutes from the airport and about 10-15minutes to wine country in West Kelowna.
Sherry and Kevin have contacts with local tour guides (wine, sailing, etc.) that, like Sherry and Kevin, provide a uniquely personal experience.
The stay is well priced considering the degree of privacy and personal attention in a location that equates to the staggering vista of Kelowna.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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ClasseeLadee, Owner at A Vista Villa Couples Retreat, responded to this review, 16 August 2015
We have been referred to as a "honeymooning haven" on many occasion and are so pleased that we were able to impress you with our personal touches and our beautiful vistas of the lake, city, mountains and golf course. We love that our location is so centrally located equating to total convenience for our guests! Looking forward to your return visits on many anniversaries to come!
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Property: A Vista Villa Couples Retreat
Address: 962 Ryder Dr, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 7T5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Kelowna
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — A Vista Villa Couples Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive couples retreat in beautiful Kelowna, B.C. right in the heart of wine country! Come be pampered as you relax, recharge and rekindle on a Romantic Getaway or 7-night Vacation. Honeymoons, elopements, anniversaries, birthdays and all special occasions are our specialty! Our luxuriously private "Boutique Inn" boasts four beautifully appointed Jacuzzi suites that step out to a warm salt water pool! The pampering on-site amenities include a far-infrared sauna and private media room with massaging recliners. Featured in Spa Life magazine as a "Sanctuary in the heart of the sunny Okanagan". This sunny Okanagan region is often referred to as the "Hawaii of Canada" and the "Napa of the North". Panoramic views of the lake, city, mountains and golf course together with attention to detail that's unrivalled make this the perfect couple's escape! ... more   less 
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