The place do these individuals who “demand luxurious, personal lodging” keep in Kelowna?
That might change if town will get on board with a proposal to show a well-known Lochview Street property from a single household residence right into a “personal visitor property.”
The 44-acre property, which features a 15,000 sq. foot, six-bedroom property residence, seaside home, visitor home, tennis court docket, personal vineyards and vineyard got here to prominence a number of years in the past when it was assessed at greater than $13.5 million, the costliest property within the metropolis.
As a result of the property is A1 – Agriculture, any use comparable as a mattress and breakfast or short-term rental would require a site-specific textual content modification accredited by council.
Such an software was formally made to town late final week by the proprietor of the property.
In its software, the proprietor suggests utilizing the time period ‘personal visitor property,’ which would supply as much as eight visitor rooms on a brief foundation and will embody personal amenities corresponding to eating, banquet, beverage, assembly rooms, leisure amenities, boutique vineyard and private providers.
To be able to accommodate the rental, the proprietor is proposing to transform the seaside home into two further bedrooms.
Caretaker models can be constructed above the present storage.
An adjoining six-acre property, south of the property, has additionally been bought, and might be planted with grapes to supply a buffer to neighbouring properties.
A devoted entry street can be constructed off Prince Edward Drive if the appliance goes by.
The appliance suggests the property has grow to be “under-utilized as a single-family residence, and (the proprietor) wish to see the magnificent options of this property additional loved and appreciated.”
“As a personal visitor property, the property will retain its meticulous kind and character whereas providing unique use of the property to its patrons, subsequently persevering with to operate as a personal residence, simply because it does as we speak.”
The house can be “refashioned” to accommodate friends.
Inbuilt 2005, the house was constructed with many facilities, together with a tennis court docket, a ship dock, swimming swimming pools, a spa with sauna and steam room, a billiards room, theater, indoor and out of doors fireplaces, and plenty of terraces to get pleasure from views and pure environment.
If given approval, the proprietor says the property can be managed on a full-time foundation by workers who would serve the friends whereas “making certain that the peace of friends and neighbours is maintained.”
The property is being in contrast with different luxurious experiences within the province, going for between $2,400 and $23,000 an evening.
Employees have but to touch upon the appliance.