When it comes to Okanagan waterfront real estate, Kelowna is typically the first region that comes to mind. With beautiful waterfront communities along the shores of the lake, it’s easy to see why. But, from the lake’s southern tip in Penticton up to Vernon in the north, the Okanagan is full of hidden gems for luxury home buyers open to finding a home beyond Kelowna’s city limits.
Whether you love the vineyards of West Kelowna, the finest luxury homes in Lake Country or the privacy of Vernon, here are the top Okanagan waterfront real estate communities to watch when it’s time to search for your dream lakefront property.
1. West Kelowna
Located just across the lake from Kelowna, West Kelowna is the perfect location for a quiet and secluded Okanagan lakefront property surrounded by vineyards.
Accessible from Kelowna by way of the iconic William R. Bennett Bridge, West Kelowna waterfront real estate offers an unparalleled view of the lake and the city. Here, you’re free to sip your morning coffee on the balcony as the faint glow of sunrise lifts above downtown Kelowna and glimmers on the water.
2. Peachland and Penticton
Famed for its delicious and plentiful peach, plum and cherry yields, Peachland real estate is perfect for those who want to be near the city while living in the country.
Peachland is also home to some of the most exceptional luxury homes on the market.
Situated less than 30 minutes from downtown Kelowna, the home at 5261 Buchanan Road offers resort-like living in your private paradise. With a lakeside infinity pool, a boat house perfect for storing your cabin cruiser and an outdoor wood-fired oven made for entertaining, this listing is a prime example of the luxury available in Peachland.
Head further south on Highway 97 and you’ll soon reach Penticton. The southernmost city on the lake, Penticton boasts the quiet comfort of Peachland but with the amenities you need and world-class restaurants even closer to home.
3. Lake Country
You can’t say Okanagan waterfront real estate without mentioning Lake Country. Nestled along Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon, this sparsely populated community is ripe with luxury living potential.
With Okanagan Lake to the west, Wood Lake to the southeast and Kalamalka Lake to the northeast, there is an abundance of landscape for your dream waterfront home in the heart of the Okanagan.
Looking for lakefront living away from the hustle of Okanagan Lake? Consider living at a property on the shores of Wood Lake.
Love the turquoise waters of Kalamalka Lake? Head towards Oyama for your picture-perfect lake house.
And, if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury, it doesn’t get better than the stunning home at 12391 Pixton Road.
4. Vernon and North Okanagan
The gateway to the region, the North Okanagan is rapidly gaining popularity for its unmatched privacy compared to waterfront real estate in Kelowna.
Looking to live in a gated community surrounded by hills, water and trees? The North Okanagan has you covered. The home at 5-80 Kestrel Place is a new build with incredible attention to detail, high-end finishings and a covered deck with a view.
Or, if you prefer being closer to town and right on the water with plenty of nearby hiking trails, Vernon’s Okanagan Landing Road could be the right place to call home.
Regardless of where you choose to live, Okanagan waterfront real estate is renowned for the beautiful lakes that empower you to swim, boat, paddleboard and kayak right in your backyard.
When it’s time to start looking at waterfront real estate in Kelowna and beyond, our luxury leaders at Jane Hoffman Realty are here to guide you through the process with our extensive experience and intimate local knowledge. Contact us online or call 250-866-0088 to learn more about how we help you find your dream Okanagan lakefront property.