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Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence

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Crescendo:  in design - DISTINCTIVE; in quality - UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities - EXTRAORDINARY.
As viewed from the tunnel  (entry to main Village), & from Hummingbird & Woodcutter runs.
... more competitive riders.
1 of 101Crescendo: in design - DISTINCTIVE; in quality - UNCOMPROMISING; in amenities - EXTRAORDINARY.
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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
22 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
With pleasure, we welcome you to Crescendo: a world-class home of unparalleled excellence - classic elegance ... like never before. Crescendo is not merely a ski chalet, it’s a fortress! At about 5200 square feet, Crescendo is Big White’s largest single-family home offered as a rental accommodation. More importantly, though, at Big White, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect about the home was designed for practicality and for comfort. From it's distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo, is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, where contemporary ingenuity (and elegance) interact seamlessly (and harmoniously) with nature’s raw beauty. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, Cres...With pleasure, we welcome you to Crescendo: a world-class home of unparalleled excellence - classic elegance ... like never before. Crescendo is not merely a ski chalet, it’s a fortress! At about 5200 square feet, Crescendo is Big White’s largest single-family home offered as a rental accommodation. More importantly, though, at Big White, Crescendo defines “luxury,” and every aspect about the home was designed for practicality and for comfort. From it's distinctive look to its uncompromising design, Crescendo, is a testament to architectural genius. A work of Art, actually, where contemporary ingenuity (and elegance) interact seamlessly (and harmoniously) with nature’s raw beauty. Embedded into the mountain’s granite base, and following closely the mountain’s natural contour, Crescendo was brilliantly engineered to be an extension of the mountain itself. Five very separate / private areas are created by half-rotations around our striking glass-block spiraled staircase. So, while Crescendo is at first a 3 bedroom 5 bathroom home, our rooms may be configured in various ways so that Crescendo may have up to 6 bedrooms. Crescendo, too, has enough fixed and movable beds to sleep 22. Our intention, though, is to comfortably sleep 15. Almost all of Crescendo's bedrooms have their own private ensuites. The master ensuite, though, is especially sweet. Not only does it boast a two-person steam-shower, but the two-person jetted tub overlooks the Great Room, providing views to the fireplace, to the ski slopes, and to the Monashee mountains. While Crescendo can’t lay claim to creating the Monashee Mountains, we can lay claim to capturing it. The unprecedented panoramas through the Great Room’s 28' floor-to-ceiling windows are truly breathtaking. From virtually every room, in fact, your eye can feast endlessly on awe-inspiring beauty: a beauty that remains the foundational ingredient to your realizing the depth of tranquility that Crescendo offers. Practical elegance is another way to describe Crescendo, and that description extends also to its SmartHome features. Whether you’re technologically savvy or technologically challenged, you’ll be intrigued by the intuitive nature of Crescendo’s home automation systems. When you arrive to Crescendo, merely touch “Hello,' and the home awakens. Key lighting guides you through each room, and the fireplace and whole-house XM music automatically activate setting the ambiance while you settle in. You’ll enjoy experimenting with the touchpanels in each room, through which computer-integrated lighting, audio/video, and climate-control are all at your command. Sixteen amplified zones allow music to be localized or distributed throughout the entire house (garage and outside decks, inclusive). While XM radio is provided for you, Crescendo can shake hands with your Android, Apple, and Windows devices, allowing the system to read, display, control, and distribute your personal collection as well. Non-Skiers? No Problem! Staying at Crescendo is like being at a private lodge. Skiers and non-skiers both rave about Crescendo’s entertainment options, which is why Crescendo is enjoyed by guests even outside of ski season. Late Spring to early Fall, in fact, are my favorite times at Crescendo. You'll see why, when you take a look at the photos of our Outdoor Play areas. Other Amenities you ask? Well, Crescendo’s Media Room is outstanding! The movie screen is 110”, with 7.1 surround sound (not to mention two 12” subwoofers). More than 1100 movie titles are at your fingertips, literally. Those titles are not limited to our Theatre, though. The titles stream separately to every TV in the home (7 total). The movies stream also to the portable tablets that we give to guests for their use at Crescendo. Fitness-Inclined? No problem with body image here! Crescendo is equipped with 2 unique high-end fitness systems: the PowerTower and the SwimGym. The PowerTower was designed for high performance functional sports training (and clinical physical rehabilitation). Crescendo’s SwimGym equally adds a novel dimension to recreation, to exercise therapy, and to sports medicine. Its non-aerated system creates an underwater current for stationary lap swimming. Our Signature Dish Clearly the main course at Big White is the 25 ft of champagne powder that is served at Big White each year. We have told by our guests, though, that Crescendo’s signature dish is, without doubt, our indoor-outdoor pool/Jacuzzi. Special Events Crescendo is the perfect venue for family or Corporate retreats, for weddings, and more. Crescendo’s expansive ceilings and open-layout combine to make Crescendo warm and inviting: whether the event is small and intimate or over 100 strong. Also, Big White’s setting, of course, is wholly magical. Coming to Kelowna for Golfing or for the Wine Festival? Crescendo can accommodate you and your golfing buddies (or multi-generational families).More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The majority of the adults must be over 25 years old. We do allow Events: Corporate Retreats, Weddings, Bachelor & Bachelorette
Bathrooms
5 Full baths
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About the Owner
Mitchel P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

Stayed here with 12 friends for 4 nights. The house is beautiful fully stocked with all the amenities we could have asked for. The pool was really nice and views of the mountains in the morning were gorgeous. The house became the best part of...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank 488sabak
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thanks Saba! We certainly enjoyed having you and friends at Crescendo. Best! Mitch

Reviewed 24 September 2019

The Crescendo at Big White is a beautiful home. We were able to use it for a management conference of 33 people (half of which stayed in the home). There were tons of amenities to keep everyone busy during down time even though the mountain...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank DanielleB1451
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2020

Hi Danielle - I'm just now seeing your review. Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to review Crescendo. I really appreciate that. When we designed Crescendo (before we built it), part of the design was to accommodate Corporate Retreats. I'm so glad, then, that...More

Reviewed 17 May 2019

Crescendo is perfectly located atop Big White Mountain. We had our 2 year old with us, and it was so easy to walk her up to daycare which made the location even that much better. It was the first truly "relaxing" vacation we have had...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Heidi K
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

Wow! Thanks Emil for the incredibly well thought-out review, highlighting Crescendo’s location, state-of-the-art equipment (audio, visual, automation), movie theatre, abundance of amenities, and indoor/outdoor pool/jacuzzi pretty much sums up much of what makes Crescendo so special. Regarding the latter, our indoor/outdoor pool, entering/exiting the pool...More

Reviewed 17 April 2019

As an avid skier, athlete, and nature lover, I have traveled around the world to ski and experience all types of different mountain cultures and terrain. Having been through Europe, the U.S., and Canada; I can say without hesitation, this was one of the best...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Voyager612641
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2019

Wow! Thanks Emil for the incredibly well thought-out review. Highlighting Crescendo’s location, state-of-the-art equipment (audio, visual, automation), movie theatre, abundance of amenities, and indoor/outdoor pool/jacuzzi pretty much sums up much of what makes Crescendo so special. Regarding the latter, our indoor/outdoor pool, entering/exiting the pool...More

Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

We have been going to Big White for more than 25 years and have stayed at many different accommodations on the hill. We spent a week at the Crescendo with friends and family and found the Crescendo to be the best venue we have ever...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank CheckedByHeather
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2019

Thanks, Nathan, for the GREAT review. I love sharing Crescendo, but I’ve especially loved sharing Crescendo with you and your family. Everyone – from my property manager to my pool maintenance person – has told me how much they enjoyed you all. I’m going to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2019

The Crescendo is an incredible home, and it was an amazing place to stay for the weekend. The location is perfect for anything that you need at Big White and the view is second to none. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Braden E
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks so much, Braden, for your kind review. The location truly is second to none. Best! Mitch

Reviewed 13 January 2019

I am absolutely blown away by Crescendo, it is one of my favourite places to stay. The location is very convenient as we were able to take a short walk up the hill to have dinner one night and to get groceries at The Market....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Michelle A
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thanks so MUCH Michelle. One thing's for sure: we try incredibly hard to help our guests create memorable experiences. The house (and location) isn't too shabby either. :) Best! Mitch

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

This home goes above and beyond every expectation! It’s loaded with luxury and comfort. Surprise features in every room... it’s was the dream get away!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Annick T
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thanks Annick! We feel the same way, everytime I'm at Crescendo. I'll be there next week, in fact. Can't wait!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

LOVED staying in this breathtaking, state of the art home! We had the pleasure of renting the Crescendo for a birthday party and family vacation and it was incredible. We had three families stay and had ample room. The Crescendo is absolutely stunning with phenomenal...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Nina v
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

My pleasure, Nina, and thanks for taking the time to post the great review! So glad you all got to experience Crescendo for the family festivities. You also got to take advantage of one of Big White's quieter periods: outside of ski season & outside...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had a family gathering (13 people) at Crescendo and stayed for 5 days. The property was clean and really well-maintened. Everyone had his own space yet it was easy to get altogether for meals (kitchen, dining and living room were more than large enough)....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Noxlupi
drchaosca, VR Owner at Crescendo at Big White: an Executive Rental of Unparalleled Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks, Genevieve, for the thoughtful review. Yes, I understand it has been blistering hot in Kelowna, and it is quite nice to be able to escape some of that by being at Big White, instead. Can you believe it, too, that Crescendo is one of...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Garage
Gym
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Porch
Private Indoor Pool
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Convenience is Everything! Ski-in/Ski-out Simply stated, Crescendo’s location is second to none. First, Crescendo is a true ski-in/ski-out chalet. Leave the home through our ski breezeway, and then ski/board down to Happy Valley, to the Gondola, or to three different chairlifts. The Plaza Chair and the Gondola return you to the village, and both the Ridge Rocket (4 person) and Snow Ghost (6 person) drop you atop one of Big White’s peaks. Convenience – for You Need to make a rest stop, or to break for coffee, hot chocolate, or lunch? Want to change-out a layer of clothing? If you’re staying at Crescendo, convenience is continually yours. Situated at the very corner of Hummingbird Run & Gondola Way, Crescendo is only steps to the main village. The ski run, in fact, is groomed...
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