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Waterfront - Magna Bay


Property Details

Updated: Jul 18, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR SUMMER, 2016. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAIT LIST FOR ANY POSSIBLE CANCELLATIONS, OR FOR NEXT SUMMER, 2017, PLEASE CONTACT ME. This comfortable cottage on the north shore of the Shuswap Lake at Magna Bay is the perfect retreat and vacation spot. The south-facing location ensures that the cottage and beach enjoy full sun from early morning till sunset. The gentle slope of the beach into the water provides a safe place for toddlers and young children to play. Fifty-foot private dock and buoys to ensure safe overnight moorage. The three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two sitting areas provide ample space for families sharing the accommodation. Plenty of parking is available for vehicles. The direct access to the lake makes this a great choice for your summer vacation! PLEASE NOTE: Depending on whether you are viewing the listing from an American or Canadian website, the fee may be shown in either Canadian or U.S. dollars. The weekly rate for 2016, in Canadian dollars, is $2,225.00.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Recent Review

About the Owner

My husband and I have been returning to the Shuswap Lake with our family for our summer vacation for 29 years. When asked, all of our children replied that their best childhood memories were the summers spent enjoying the warm water and family time in what we believe is the best 'cottage country' atmosphere in the B.C. interior. Our adult children still make time in their calendars to join us for as many days as they can manage when we take our annual summer vacation.

Speaks: english

6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews


Wish we could stay all year round!

  • 5 of 5

This house is just awesome! The kitchen has everything you could possibly want, the bedrooms are comfy, clean and quiet, and the main living area is perfect for games and fun family dinners. There is a whole wall of excellent books upstairs for guests to borrow and enjoy!

The deck faces south and is outfitted with high-quality furniture - both for eating a lovely meal with a lakeside view and soaking up the sun. Tracy is always available if we need anything, and makes sure we are happy with our stay. There’s a friendly, well-stocked grocery store within walking distance, a local farmers/craft market, and Scotch Creek is a quick drive down the lakeshore.

We have been coming to Magna Bay for several years now and we love it! It is super sunny all day long, excellent for swimming, paddling, water skiing - whatever you want to do to enjoy Shuswap Lake. There is often a fire ban in summer but Tracy has thoughtfully arranged a special gas insert fire pit on the beach so that we can enjoy making s’mores and telling stories late into the evening.

We LOVE this house, and feel so lucky it’s our home for a week every summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin with another young family looking for a calm beach home. We got exactly what we wanted. The cabin has a great beach little beach and a beautiful view. The kitchen small but very workable. There's a nice deck outside with plenty of seating, umbrellas and table space. We did the majority of our cooking out there so the kitchen wasn't really used. There's plenty of storage in the pantry and closets and the house is well up kept if not a little old. We affectionately called it the grandma cabin. Other pros include the free use of the canoe, the sheer number of books and games supplied, and the access to water sports. Really the only negative was that the upstairs could get pretty hot at night. Fans were provided though, and that did help. The owner is extremely helpful and checked up on us through email periodically. All in all, we had a great stay and would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was THE best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home had all we needed and more than we expected. The home was comfortable, had all the amenities to make it convenient. There's ample room for the four of us (kids 8 and 11 + 2 adults) and more. There was room in the pantry for all of our groceries. Drawers for our clothes and toiletries. The view is stunning. The convenience of being right on the water was perfect. We were able to watch the kids play in the water and on the pier while we prepared meals and snacks. The boat rental is a 5 minute walk down the road, the store just a bit further - everyone so friendly and helpful. We like to run and bike ride and there's a perfect (bit challenging :) ) road across the way that zigs up the hill. We'd run/ride up in the morning and, upon return, kick off our shoes on the pier and jump in the water. Awesome. We brought kayaks and rented a stand-up paddle board. The lake is beautiful and we were surprised at how quiet it was in Magna Bay. All year long, the kids have brought up happy memories from that holiday. Can't say enough about the place. We're all booked in again for the first two weeks of July 2015!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation spot! Would absolutely return!

  • 5 of 5

My family (of 8) stayed here for a week in July and our experience was wonderful. The pictures in the ad accurately reflect the property, both inside and out. The furniture (all beds,couches, etc) are very comfortable, which was important to us when choosing a rental property. The house is extremely clean and well stocked. You only need to bring food. There was a fire ban in BC at the time, and the owners thoughtfully provided a propane fire pit insert so we could still have the lake-side fire pit experience (also important). The lake is warm and calm, and we enjoyed swimming every day. There are fans in all the rooms, but the house was never too hot. Scotch Creek (and the north side of the lake) has many amenities to satisfy needs for groceries, gas, entertainment, etc. The owners are friendly and reachable, and a joy to deal with. Our overall experience was wonderful and we will likely return again and again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 1 week last August. It was one of the best family vacations we had ever had. The weather had something to do with it but even so the cottage was so nice. Every convenience has been thought of - from the fully equipped kitchen to the library containing books for every age, male and female. Games, water toys, life jackets and even wifi and satellite TV for those who need their electronic 'fixes'. The location of the property on Magna Bay is perfect - close to amenities and other activities if you need them. The lakefront is perfect - play all day in the water, relax on the shore and at night light up the supplied propane fire pit :) The owner/manager is fabulous. She promptly answers any questions and gives suggestions for activities that may enhance your stay. I see that I've written many superlatives but that is the way it was. We have booked again for August 2015.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great spot in Magna Bay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cabin several times. It is spacious, comfortable, and is perfect for our large family. The kitchen has everything you need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and functional. Our kids love staying in the big bedroom with all the beds and the tv. The beach is at a nice slope which is perfect for small children. You get the sun all day and the setting sun sometimes provides spectacular colours in the sky.

Sitting around the fire pit at night give us some great family time together.

There is a Sea-Doo rental shop minutes away which we have used a couple of times. We usually get our groceries in Scotch Creek which is about 30 minutes away by car, but there is a little store within walking distance if you run out of anything. There is also a family restaurant at Scotch Creek with decent food and bowling if you fancy a night out.

The owners are a pleasure to deal with. They respond promptly to any of our inquiries and dealt with small issues quickly.

I would recommend staying at this cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Before my Mom purchased this cottage, we rented other cottages on Shuswap Lake. We loved all of our stays but we were absolutely delighted that Mom was able to purchase her cottage on this particular bay. We believe, as do many others that frequent this lake, that Magna Bay is the best bay on the lake. We feel that the water is protected from some of the prevailing winds and the many people that come into this bay to enjoy water sports must agree. The south-facing orientation ensures that you can take advantage of the much loved sun all day, if you choose to--not an option for many of the locations on the lake, which are often in shade for much of the day.


Rental rates

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Jul 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $266

Weekly Rate: $2,225.00

$2,225.00 per week. The week of August 27 to September 5 includes the extra Saturday and Sunday nights at no extra charge as it is the Labour Day weekend. Rental is Saturday to Saturday. Cleaning service after your stay is included in the fee.

DEPOSIT: A rental deposit in the amount of $556.25 (being 25% of rental rate), dated for immediate deposit, is required with submission of the signed lease agreement.
BALANCE: Balance of rent, (in the amount of $1,668.75) and Security Deposit (in the amount of $350.00) are both payable by post-dated cheque (total amount of $2,018.75) dated one month prior to the rental date. PAY PAL an option.

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From the Owner

Having stayed at other cottages, we were able to experience what other people have to offer and we have made it our mission to make your stay at this cottage as hassle-free as possible. Everyone is busy, especially when getting ready for vacation, and especially when packing for children is involved. We have tried to foresee your needs and have equipped our cottage to provide as many of the basics and amenities as possible to lessen the workload. The kitchen is very well-equipped, the barbecue is fully-loaded with rotisserie and features and we have tons of outdoor furniture to give you lots of options for enjoying the outdoors. We have a great selection of games and books, two T.V.'s and two living areas, so that parents and kids can have their own space, if desired.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher
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  • Microwave
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  • Dining Area


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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront

Floor Area

  • 1450 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Main floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Second floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double, Main level bdrm. has double over double bunk beds; sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 2 double, Double over double bunk beds and queen bed; sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, Master bedroom


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • - Fifty foot frontage on the lake with an additional fifty feet of public beach access to the right of the cottage. - Cottage is approximately 1450 square feet in size (725 upstairs, 725 downstairs). - Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. - Main floor consists of the living room with fir open-beam ceiling, free-standing wood stove and 32' flat screen T.V. with satellite and Bluray ; dining room, kitchen, full bathroom with shower, laundry/storage room, bedroom with double size bunk beds (sleeps four) with large closet, access to generous viewing/barbeque deck (30' x 12'). - Upper level has two bedrooms--one with king-size bed and one combination bedroom/living area that sleeps six (double-size bunk beds and queen bed) with access to viewing deck; the living area contains a second 32' flat-screenT.V. with satellite and Bluray and sofa and chairs. - The configuration of the rooms and sleeping facilities provide several options for families wishing to share the cottage; MAXIMUM OF EIGHT PEOPLE. - Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, microwave, garburetor; kitchen appliances include coffee maker, toaster oven, breakfast griddle, blender, slow-cooker, mix master, etc.; basic kitchen supplies such as casserole dishes, cookware, linens, spices and cleaning supplies, laundry soap and dryer sheets, food wrap and most essentials. - Local phone calls - Secure high-speed wireless internet service. - Fifty feet of private beach with fire pit; flat, private lot with easy access from Squilax-Anglemont Road. - Fifty foot dock and buoys for exclusive use of cottage guests. - Parking for four to five vehicles; covered carport. - Firewood is provided for the fire pit and free-standing fireplace. - Gas barbeque. - Public boat launch located at Anglemont Marina. - Ross Creek General Store (a few minutes north of the cottage) has groceries, hot food, pizza , gas/diesel; Sunnyside Market (approx. 5-7 minutes drive toward Scotch Creek) has a grocery store with liquor sales; community of Scotch Creek (approx. 20 minutes drive) has grocery stores, pharmacy, hardware store, marina, etc. - The community of Anglemont, a short drive north of Magna Bay, has a nine-hole golf course. - Professional cleaning after your stay is included in the rental fee. - No pets. EXCLUSIONS: PERSONAL LINENS SUCH AS BEDDING (SHEETS, PILLOWS, BLANKETS) AND TOWELS

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