Discover the Best Airbnb in Kelowna: A Comprehensive Guide

Kelowna Vacation Rentals

Content in this article:

  1. Why choose an Airbnb in Kelowna
  2. Factors to consider when choosing
  3. Top Airbnb options in Downtown Kelowna
  4. Best vacation rentals near Kelowna City Park 
  5. Top-rated airbnb in West Kelowna 
  6. Tips for booking and staying at an Air b and b 
  7. Things to do in Kelowna 
  8. Frequently Asked Questions 

If you’re planning a trip to Kelowna, British Columbia, you may want to consider staying in an Airbnb. With a wide range of options available, from cozy downtown apartments to spacious West Kelowna villas with gorgeous lake views, there’s something for every type of visitor to this vibrant city. Check out this guide to the best Airbnb options in Kelowna and find the perfect place to stay for your next adventure.

Why choose an Airbnb in Kelowna?

Choosing an Air b and b offers a unique and personalized experience for travellers. Unlike traditional hotels, Kelowna Airbnb rentals are mostly owned by locals who can share insider tips and recommendations on how to best enjoy your stay. Additionally, Airbnb rentals here offer more space and amenities than a standard hotel room, making it a great option for families or groups traveling together.

Factors to consider when choosing

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When choosing an Air b and b in Kelowna, we recommend to pay attention to the following things:

Location and proximity to your interests

First, consider the location and proximity to the activities and attractions you want to experience (see our list of the activities below). Generally speaking, you should consider staying in downtown in you want to be closer to shopping and restaurants; near lake Okanagan if you are here for boating, fishing, or beach activities; West Kelowna or South Kelowna near Mission hills for wineries (see our wineries guide); East Kelowna for golf courses; Central Okanagan for peaceful stay and amazing nature.

Size of the living space and amenities

Next, think about the size and amenities of the rental, such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen facilities. Depend on the size of your group, you might look for either one bedroom properties, which are mostly downtown condos, and perfect for a one or two persons, or two and more bedroom condos and houses. Majority of properties in Kelowna are quite specious, although you may find some guest suites for lower budget.

Reviews from the Airbnb’s previous guests

It’s also important to read reviews from previous guests to get an idea of the cleanliness, communication with the host, and overall experience. Despite most airbnb hosts doing their best to accurately describe their property, sometimes reviews can give you guest perspective of what this property offers.

Final price with fees and taxes

Finally, consider the price and any additional fees, such as cleaning or service fees, to ensure the rental fits within your budget. Initiate nightly rate that users see in the property list does not include cleaning and other fees. So if you are on a budget, make sure you go a step further and check the final price before a specific option grows on you.

Top Air b and b in Downtown Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna dolphins statue

Downtown Kelowna is great location for people who like to be in the close proximity to variety of businesses, including shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. It convenient location also features popular tourist attractions such as City Park, the Kelowna Art Gallery, and the Kelowna Community Theatre. There are things to do in all seasons here, with events and festivals taking place throughout the year, including the Downtown Kelowna Block Party and the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market.

See our best picks to stay in the Downtown Kelowna:

2 beds in the heart of downtown Kelowna with lake views

Stunning Waterfront Condo in Downtown with Spacious Outdoor Patio and Incredible Amenities

2 bedrooms, up to 4 guests

An exquisite two-bedroom Air b and b property is centrally located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, just steps away from the beautiful Okanagan Lake and City Park.

This spacious 1500 square ft condo boasts floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing views of the water and marina.

Enjoy a wide array of amenities such as outdoor tennis, volleyball, basketball, water parks, playgrounds, and many eateries to choose from.

The property comes fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a spacious outdoor patio perfect for dining or relaxing while watching the sunset.

Additionally, secure free parking is available in the garage.

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Natural beauty of Okanagan Lake from every room of this spacious condo suite

Panoramic Lake and Mountain View Sub-Penthouse in Kelowna’s Downtown

3 bedrooms, up to 6 guests

Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Okanagan Lake and mountains from every room of this sub-penthouse.

Located in the heart of downtown, this newly furnished condo offers luxurious amenities such as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and indoor bike storage.

Entertain your guests at the rooftop terrace while surrounded by the incredible views.

With designated parking including an EV charger and discounts for longer stays, this is the perfect place for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

Managed by a super host, you will experience the best customer service.

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Kelowna modern suite with stunning views and free parking space

Stylish Suite with Mountain View, Keyless Entry, and Free Parking

1 bedroom, up to 2 guests

Experience the best of Kelowna with this modern suite that features a stunning mountain view, keyless entry, and free underground parking.

Sip your morning coffee on the small deck above the tree line or enjoy city lights at night.

The suite is just a short walk to City Park Beach, restaurants, and shopping, and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, free fast Wi-Fi, and Satellite TV with Netflix.

The neat-freak host ensures everything is sanitized and cleaned on hands and knees.

The spacious suite also includes a ventless washer and dryer and an outdoor turf area.

This non-smoking accommodation is perfect for a maximum of 2 people.

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Best vacation rentals near Kelowna City Park

a long dock with a tree on the side of it

Kelowna City Park is a public park situated on the shore of Okanagan Lake and covers an area of 50 acres. The park features a sandy beach, a waterpark, a playground, picnic areas, sports fields, and a skate park. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, and hosts many events throughout the year, including concerts, festivals, and sporting events. The park is open year-round and admission is free.

These are the best rated options stay around Kelowna City Park:

Great place for the great price in the heart of the city

Charming Downtown Suite Near Beach & City Park – Newly Renovated, Spacious 1-Bedroom with A/C, Patio, Washer/Dryer, and Parking (from C$125/night)

1 bedroom, up to 2 guests

Escape to a peaceful haven in the heart of the city with this beautiful basement suite, just steps from the beach, City Park, and the vibrant downtown scene.

Recently renovated, this spacious 900 sq. ft. suite features a comfortable living room, a serene bedroom with a cozy bed, and a modern bathroom with all the essentials.

Enjoy the cool comfort of air conditioning, access to a patio for soaking up the sun, and the convenience of a washer and dryer.

With plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes, and scooter and bicycle rentals for exploring the promenade, this is the perfect retreat for couples seeking relaxation and adventure in equal measure.

Note that there is no kitchen, but a fridge and kettle are provided for your tea and coffee needs. No smoking allowed.

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Charming Kelowna Cottage with Private Patio, Steps from the Lake and City Park (from C$275/night)

2 bedrooms, up to 4 guests

Experience the best of Kelowna from this cozy cottage nestled in the historic Abbott Street corridor.

With 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom, this charming house is perfect for a family or small group of friends.

Enjoy your morning coffee on your own private patio overlooking Mill Creek, or take a short stroll to the Okanagan Lake or City Park.

The vibrant downtown area is just a scenic walk away, offering endless options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Explore the nearby wineries, golf courses, and hiking trails, and return to the comfort of your cottage with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, washer and dryer, and pet-friendly accommodations.

Don’t miss out on this central, yet tranquil Kelowna getaway!

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Entire house w hot tub and giant outdoor space

Stunning Kelowna Beachfront Mansion with Private Hot Tub – Perfect for Family and Friend’s Gathering (from C$1589/night)

3 bedrooms, up to 6 guests

Escape to this luxurious British Colonial style Heritage house located right on the sandy beachfront in Kelowna.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake from your own private balcony, soak in the outdoor hot tub, and entertain guests in the spacious family room, dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen.

This 5020 sq.ft. mansion features multiple ensuites, a large garden on a 12500 sq.ft. lot, and free parking at the backyard.

Just a short walk away from downtown City Park, playgrounds, golf courses, iconic wineries, and restaurants, this is the perfect place for your next family and friend’s gathering.

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Top-rated vacation rentals in West Kelowna

West Kelowna is located on the western shore of Okanagan Lake and known for its wineries, beaches, and hiking trails. If you come to Kelowna to explore the best Kelowna wineries or indulge the beautiful nature of the region, it is best to find a place to stay closer to these activities.

See our top selection to stay in West Kelowna:

Lakefront Luxury Home with Panoramic Views, Hot Tub and BBQ (from C$401/night)

3 bedrooms, up to 6 guests

Beautifully updated 3-bedroom home overlooking Lake Okanagan.

Unwind on the wrap-around deck, soak in the 30-jet hot tub while taking in the stunning views or cozy up in front of the gas fireplace.

The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Relax in one of the two king beds or the queen bed, all with quality pillow-top mattresses and feather pillows.

The property is equipped with state-of-the-art security features.

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Spacious house w hot tub and exclusive access to pool

Luxury Lakeview Suite with Exclusive Heated Saltwater Pool and Hot Tub (from C$796/night)

3 bedrooms, up to 6 guests

Spacious, private suite featuring stunning lake, city, and mountain views.

The suite offers three lake-view suites, a living room, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, and laundry room.

Enjoy exclusive access to a large, heated saltwater swimming pool and hot tub, both highly private and safe.

The property is located on 69696 square feet of land, with gardens, orchards, and a private deck with a barbecue area.

Just a 10-minute drive from the city center, beaches, wineries, and golf courses.

Relax in comfort with hotel-quality sheets and bath towels provided.

Your host lives on-site but guest suite offers complete separation and privacy.

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The Charmed Vine – Your Ultimate Wine Trail Getaway in West Kelowna with a Brand New Swim Spa! (from C$737/night)

4 bedrooms, up to 8 guests

Escape to the Charmed Vine and indulge in the serene ambiance of the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

This newly updated vacation home is nestled in a quiet residential street, minutes away from the West Kelowna Wine Trail, with a brand new SWIM SPA in the secluded patio.

This spacious and sprawling home boasts a thoughtful open space layout, ideal for your much-needed relaxation.

The perfect base to explore Kelowna’s beaches, lakefront parks, and restaurants. Don’t miss out on Rose Valley Regional Park, a top pick for hikers, just outside the front door!

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Tips for booking and staying at an Air b and b

Before booking, it’s important to do your research and read reviews from previous guests.

Look for properties with high ratings and positive feedback from guests.

Pay attention to policies, some of air b and b may not be pet friendly or not suitable for large group of people.

When staying at an Air b and b, be respectful of the host’s property and follow any house rules they have in place.

Communication is key, so make sure to keep in touch with your host throughout your stay.

And don’t forget to leave a review after your trip to help future travellers make informed decisions.

Things to do in Kelowna

One of the best things about staying in an Airbnb is the opportunity to explore the city’s many attractions and activities.

From hiking and biking the numerous trails in the area to exploring the local wineries and vineyards in the wine country, there’s something for everyone.

Many Airbnb hosts in Kelowna also provide recommendations for nearby restaurants, shops, and other points of interest.

So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, Kelowna has it all.

There is the list of top 10 destinations while you are in Kelowna

  1. Myra Canyon Trestles: A historic railway track that is now a scenic biking and hiking trail.
  2. Okanagan Lake: One of the largest lakes in the region, offering swimming, boating, and water sports.
  3. Kelowna Farmers’ Market: A vibrant local market offering fresh produce, artisanal goods, and live music.
  4. Mission Hill Family Estate Winery: One of the region’s most renowned wineries, offering tastings and tours of their vineyards.
  5. Knox Mountain Park: A popular hiking spot with stunning views of Downtown Kelowna and surrounding area.
  6. Kelowna Art Gallery: A local museum featuring exhibitions of contemporary and historical art.
  7. Rotary Marsh Park: A tranquil nature reserve with walking trails and opportunities for bird-watching.
  8. Big White Ski Resort: A world-class ski resort with runs for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
  9. Kelowna City Park: A popular beachfront park with a playground, waterpark, and volleyball courts.
  10. Kasugai Japanese Garden: A peaceful garden oasis featuring traditional Japanese landscaping and architecture.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelowna Airbnb rentals

What is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kelowna?

While the high season for Kelowna picks around July-August, when the hot temperature allows for many water activities near the lake, in winter months there are still plenty of unique opportunity to enjoy your adventure in Kelowna. Consider the cost of airbnb which is usually higher in summer months. If you are travelling on a budget you may find more reasonable price in April-May or September-October.

Is Airbnb in Kelowna cheaper than hotels or apartments?

Airbnb vacation rentals tend to be a bit cheaper because they do not carry overhead like hotels and apartments. Its best for longtime travellers and digital nomads because you’ll be saving more by staying in Airbnb places long-term; a good travel advice would be to negotiate with the hosts for optimum long-term rental unit pricing.

What is the average price for vacation rentals in Kelowna?

The average airbnb cost per night varies depending on the season and the property. In low season, November through March, you will find apartments for as low as $150 a night for short stays. In mid season September, October, April, May the nightly rates go up to an average of $250. The pick season in summer usually sees airbnb prices of an average of $300-400 a night, with exclusive villas charge for as much as $1,500 a night.

How many vacation rentals can I find in Kelowna?

There are over 1,155 active properties available to rent short-term in Kelowna, including condo, houses, cottages, and villas.