Dan and Kim van Bruinessen

Spyglass, Happy Valley, Big White, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 2 Bedroom , 2 Baths, 1142 sq. ft.
Beds: Sleeps 6, 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sofa Bed, 2 Single

Welcome to our Vacation Rental!

The great/living room - wonderful view and lots of sunlight!
The great/living room - wonderful view and lots of sunlight!

...to a perfect vacation getaway property at Big White. Make all your dreams come true - great accommodation, great snow and great skiing - no worries - who could ask for more!


Suite Includes:

  • Master bdrm /w bathroom & queen size bed
  • 2nd bdrm /w two single beds & ensuite bath
  • Queen size sofa bed in living room
  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Breakfast bar for 4 in fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining table for 6
  • 2 TV's, 2 DVD/VHS Players, 1 Stereo, Cable TV, Playstation 2
  • Free Wireless Internet Service
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Steam Shower
  • BBQ
  • Private hot tub
  • Private heated garage /w kitchen entry

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Twin Bedroom: The twin bedroom has two twin beds with ample closet and dresser space. Premium quality linens, duvet and duvet cover for a wonderful nights sleep for 2 people.  
Master Bedroom: Spacious master bedroom with ample closet and dresser space. Premium quality linens, duvet and duvet cover for a wonderful nights sleep comfortable for 2 people.  
Great Room: Relax in front of the stone fireplace with remote activation and a home entertainment unit housing the TV and DVD/VCR player, Playstation 2 (you have to provide your own games) and board games and cards for your enjoyment.  


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Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars per night and are subject to change without notice.


Applicable Taxes GST of 5% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
Rates Calculation Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Regular Season Jan 3, 2017 Mar 25, 2017
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14 +
Spring Value Mar 26, 2017 Apr 15, 2017
3 +
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14 +
Summer/Fall Apr 16, 2017 Nov 22, 2017
31 +
Off Season, the ski resort is closed. Hot Tub is not available.
First Tracks Nov 23, 2017 Dec 14, 2017
3 +
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14 +
Christmas Dec 15, 2017 Dec 26, 2017
4 +
7 +
New Year Dec 27, 2017 Jan 2, 2018
4 +
7 +
Regular Season Jan 3, 2018 Mar 24, 2018
3 +
5 +
7 +
10 +
14 +

Payment Info

Policy Amount Required Due Date Payment Accepted
Reservation Deposit 25.00% of total Due at time of booking Online CreditCard via this website
Balance of Payment Full remainder 45 days prior to arrival
Damage Deposit $1,000.00 Charged up to this maximum after departure if property is damaged, requires excessive cleaning, or if items are missing.
Less than 45 days prior to arrival Full payment At time of booking

Property Description

Our condo has a single level open living design. You may enter through the front entrance to the kitchen or through the back entrance. The kitchen opens up to the great/living room and dining area. Also included in the kitchen is a breakfast bar that seats 4. Following down the hallway from the kitchen on the right hand side is the main bathroom which has an entrance to the second bedroom. The main bathroom has a steam shower. The next entrance on the right hand side is to the second bedroom. On the left hand side of the hallway is the laundry closet which houses the washer and dryer. The next doorway on the left is the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom with glass shower doors. The hallway is spacious and at the end has a large seating area to put on your boots and six built in storage areas for all your gear. The back entrance is at the end of the hallway and opens up to a main corridor to the back of the building. Just outside the back door is the locked ski storage cupboard.

Sleeping Areas & Beds

Master Bedroom

Spacious 13' x 10'5" bedroom with ample closet and dresser space. Premium quality linens, duvet and duvet cover for a wonderful nights sleep.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 1

Second Bedroom

This 9'6" x 11' bedroom includes two twin beds with ample closet and dresser space. Premium quality linens, duvet and duvet cover for a wonderful nights sleep

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 2
Beds 2 Single
Has Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Floor Level 1

Great Living Room

Queen sized sofa bed with premium quality linens, duvet and duvet cover.

Room Type Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)
Sleeps 2
Beds 1 Queen Sofa Bed
Floor Level 1


Bathroom 1

This spacious main bathroom is located off the hallway and has heated slate flooring and ample cabinet space.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Basic Supplies, Hairdryer, Heated Floors, Shampoo, Shower, Soap, Steam Shower, Vanity

Bathroom 2

Ensuite bathroom located in the master bedroom. Includes heated slate floors and glass shower doors on the tub.

Is Ensuite Bathroom Yes
Includes Basic Supplies, Bath, Hairdryer, Heated Floors, Shampoo, Shower, Soap, Vanity


The 12'x12'11" kitchen comes complete with all the conveniences and more - stainless steel appliances, premium quality cookware and utensils make for easy and convenient meal preparation. Don't forget you can use the barbecue too! The breakfast bar offers a cozy alternative to the "formal" dining room and is a great place for conversation.

Aluminum Foil provided, plastic wrap too!
Blender Included
Coffee grinder Included
Coffee Maker Included
Cooking/Eating Utensils Included
Crock Pot Included
Dish Soap Dishwasher & Liquid soap provided as well as cleaning supplies.
Dishwasher Included
Electric Mixer Included
Fridge Included
Garbage Bags Yes, and recycling bags as well.
Heated Floors Yes
Kettle Included
Microwave Convection Microwave - Included
Napkins Yes, and paper towel.
Oven Included
Stove Included
Toaster Included
Wine Rack Included

Living Area

The great/living room offers 198 square feet of living space complete with sofa, love seat and arm chair, a coffee table which expands for a great games table, stone fireplace with remote activation and a home entertainment unit housing the TV and DVD/VCR player, Playstation 2 (you have to provide your own games) and board games and cards for your enjoyment. The carpeted floors offer a cozy and warm environment after a full day of skiing.

Dining Area

The dining room offers 180 square feet of living space complete with a dining table for six, warm decor and carpeted flooring. Available for your use are place mats and a table runner.

Special Features

New ( 2004) condominium development located in Happy Valley. Located on the Gondola Way ski run our location provides great ski-in and ski-out access - ski right to the front of the building!

Decor Tastefully decorated with a winter snowman theme
Views Wonderful view of the Monashee Mountains


Private Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment Contact The Tiny Tourist for rental. www.thetinytourist.ca
Basic Food Staples salt & pepper
BBQ On private deck
Books Small collection
Cassette Player Yes
Check-In Assistance 24hr Emergency helpline available
Coded Access Entry door is coded. No keys required!
Complimentary Housekeeping Cleaning after departure is included. Guests staying 10 to 20 nights receive a complimentary change of towels and bed sheets mid way thru the stay. Guests staying 21 nights or more receive a complimentary change of towels and bed sheets every 7th day. Additional housekeeping can be arranged for a fee.
Deck Ground level deck with Hot Tub & BBQ
Dining Area Dining area seats 6
Dishwasher Included
DVD Library Small collection of family movies for your viewing pleasure
DVD Player 2 DVD/VCR combination units included
Fireplace Stone Fireplace in great/living room
Fresh Linens Towels and bed linens provided.
Games Included
Hairdryer One in each bathroom
Hot Tub - Private 6 man on covered front deck
Internet Access - Wireless Internet Free wireless service available
Iron and Ironing Board Located in the 2nd bedroom closet
Laundry Facilities - Free In suite with complimentary supplies including iron and ironing board.
Living Area Sofa, loveseat and easy chair
Parking - Free Guest Spots Space for additional guest outside garage
Parking - Free Private Parking Private secure heated garage
Parking - Over Height Available Space for additional guest outside garage
Resort Information Included at check in & guest directory located in unit
Safety Equipment Suite has smoke detectors, a sprinkler system and fire extinguisher
Secure Ski and Bike Storage Locked ski storage outside back door
Steam Room Steam shower in main bathroom
Stereo Included
Telephone Local calls only
TV-Cable over 30 channels to choose from
Video Game Connectivity Yes
Wheel Chair Accessible Single level home with ground floor entry


From lift tickets to equipment rentals, mountain orientations to events and activities, Big White's knowledgeable and friendly staff are at your service.
Discount Lift Tickets are available at various Kelowna Retail Locations including:
Sport Check at 2271 Harvey Ave. Phone: (250) 860-7669. Store Hours: Mon, Tues & Sat: 9:30am-5:30pm, Wed - Fri: 9:30am-9:00pm, Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sport Mart at 1835 Dilworth Dr. Phone: (250) 860-3412. Store Hours Mon, Tues & Sat: 9:30-6:00, Wed- Fri: 9:30-9:00, Sun: 11:00-5:00

Transportation Services to the Resort:

There are various shuttle and taxi services offering transport to and from the mountain. The Kelowna Airport website has information regarding transportation www.kelownaairport.com/kelowna-transportation.htm

Grocery Services and Infant Furniture:

Vacation Food Service offers online grocery shopping and delivery service to Big White. Pre-order your groceries online through www.vacationfoods.com and have them delivered before you arrive.

Baby Cribs and High Chairs are available for rental from The Tiny Tourist Baby Equipment Rentals - www.thetinytourist.ca

The Team at Vacation Services is available to assist you with any problem or question you may encounter with respect to our home. They also provide...

24 HR In-Resort Emergency Help 24hr Emergency helpline available throughout your stay
Emergency Check-In Service 24hr Emergency helpline available

Location & Map


Located in Happy Valley it is literally less than a 2 minute walk to the Happy Valley Gondola and a scenic lift up to the Big White village where you have access to numerous shops and restaurants.

Access Time to Lifts

Ski in Ski out
Free transport to village & lifts

Access Time to Shops & Restaurants

Less than 5 minutes walk

Access Time to Grocery Stores

Less than 5 minutes walk
Free transport to village & lifts

Local Map


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PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICIES CAREFULLY, particularly our cancellation policy. These policies are strictly enforced. Failure to meet them prior to your arrival or during your stay will result in either cancellation or eviction. Minimum age for guests is 25, unless accompanying parents/guardians. We do not require a deposit in advance for damages. By booking with us you agree to pay charges up to $1000.00 for damage, missing items or excessive cleaning.

Suitability & Eligibility Policies

Suitable For:
Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25 25 years old. Unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
Babies, Kids & Teens We welcome kids and families.
Celebrations & Special Events We welcome special events. Please contact us for details.
No Smoking Inside - Smoking Outside Permitted This is a 100% smoke-free property. We allow smoking on our patios.
Non-Smokers Only Absolutely no smoking allowed inside.Smoking outside is permitted.
Seniors We welcome seniors.
Travel Reseller Bookings - no Referral Fee offered We accept travel reseller bookings but do not offer referral fees.
Wheelchairs Property can accommodate wheelchair use and wheelchair access.
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s) We welcome young adults age 17-24 only when accompanied by adults who meet our minimum age requirement.
Not Suitable For:
Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties Not Permitted.
Smoking Inside Permitted No smoking is allowed inside our property.
Subleased Tenants Subleasing to other tenants not permitted.
Travel Reseller Bookings - Referral Fee offered We do not offer referral fees for travel reseller bookings.
Young Adult Only Groups 17-24 Young adult only groups age 17-24 are NOT permitted.

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Arrival Days There are currently no restrictions regarding the day of guest arrival.
Cancellations Made by Guests All payments are non-refundable unless the booking is replaced. If we can replace your booking, we will refund your money. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses.
Courtesy Hold Reservations We can not hold reservation without payment. Please click RESERVE NOW.
Delayed Arrivals Sorry, no refunds.
Delivery of Instructions and Access Information Sent by email upon making balance of payment. Includes directions and access codes
Guest Account Termination The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site
Guest Stay Contract We do not require a signed Guest stay contract. When you book online, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
Ineligible Guests Reservation Reversal The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses
Late Reservation Payments Failure to pay by due dates will result in automatic cancellation. Guests can re-book dates if they are still available; deposit will not be recharged.
Privacy The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.
Reservation Changes Your reservation can be changed if it is in compliance with our cancellation policy. Please note that your deposit for your revised reservation is calculated on your original reservation amount.

Guest Stay Policies

Amenity Terms of Use Please respect all private and common amenities of the property. Damage or excessive cleaning to any amenity will be charged to the Guest responsible.
Check-In Time 4:00 pm (or later). STRICTLY ENFORCED
Check-Out Time 10:00 am (or earlier). STRICTLY ENFORCED
Complaints Concerning Property Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.
Excessive Cleaning Costs Standard departure cleaning is complimentary. Cleaning associated with defacing the property, or above the standard fees is considered property damage.
Excessive Noise Complaints of excessive noise will result in eviction without refund!. Please be considerate of your neighbours
Garbage Removal Guests are responsible for garbage removal at the time of departure. Waste disposal & Recycling containers are located on site in the parking lot.
Housekeeping Cleaning after departure is included. Guests staying 10 to 20 nights receive a complimentary change of towels and bed sheets mid way thru the stay. Guests staying 21 nights or more receive a complimentary change of towels and bed sheets every 7th day. Additional housekeeping can be arranged for a fee.
Internet Availability & Usage Internet service is provided by a third party. We cannot be held responsible if there is a lack of or quality of service at any time.
Liability We are not responsible for any bodily harm or any property damage suffered or caused by any guests or their guests while they are staying at our property or while visiting Big White Ski Resort.
Maintenance Emergencies In resort support provided. Complete emergency contacts provided for booked guests.
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 6 people. Additional persons will result in immediate eviction
Missing Items Guests authorize credit card charge for replacement of missing items.
Noise Restrictions Quiet time is 11:00pm to 7:00am. Guests may be evicted subsequent to noise complaints and will be charged for any damages resulting form the noise complaints. The outdoor hot tub area may be used after 11:00pm, but please engage only in quiet conversation after 11:00pm out of respect for our neighbouring guests.
Policy Updates Policies are subject to change without notice, however guests will be notified via e-mail of changes prior to their arrival.
Property Damage Guest assumes all financial responsibility for property damage incurred by tenants or guests & authorizes up to a $1,000.00 CAD charge on their card upon departure in the event of property damage. By accepting our guest stay contract with online payment you agree to pay us for all damages that you incur. Damage includes, but is not restricted to: noise complaints, common or private property damage, excessive cleaning charges, lost or broken or missing common or private property items, smoking inside the property, pets inside the property and all charges relating to security company or police involvement regarding property occupant's behavior while in the property or on common premises.
Rental Accommodation Zoning This property is legally zoned for either short term, or long term, rental accommodation use.
Resort Information Provided at time of booking and/or visit www.bigwhite.com. Additional information provided in Guest Services Book in unit.
Ski & Snowboard Gear Storage Secure equipment storage is available in the ski locker. Please do not bring equipment into the suite.
Terms of Eviction The following conditions and circumstances will result in eviction from our property: smoking, excessive noise, pets, more overnight guests than permitted by owner. You will be evicted for excessive noise, common and private property damage, disturbing the peace.

Guarantees Policies

Reservation Guarantee If a situation arises that is out of our control we will find you another suitable arrangement. If we fail to successfully relocate you we will fully refund the remainder of your stay. Travel insurance is recommended to protect you against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights or vacation related products.
Snow Guarantee Sorry, no guarantee.

Local Tips

Don't Forget!

Fill up your gas tank before you get to Big White Dress Appropriately - the weather can change dramatically!

Frequently Asked Questions


How do we get to this property? If Driving from Kelowna take Highway 33 east to the Big White Resort Road and turn left- you can't miss it - there is a large sign. Follow this road until you reach the Big White entrance. Proceed through and continue until you reach Happy Valley Way - Turn left onto Snowbird Drive and proceed until you reach the Spyglass Condominium Development. Turn right into the Spyglass Development and follow the road to the front of the existing buildings to the end of the road. We are in unit 5A.
How close is Spyglass to the main village? It is literally a 2 minute walk to the Happy Valley Gondola. From there its a scenic ride up in the gondola to the village centre.
What other activities are close to this condo? Happy Valley has a day lodge which houses a number of shops and restaurants. You can also rent skates and have fun on the outdoor skating rink. If you'd like additional excitement you can test your skill on the MegaCoaster or try your hand at the many miles of snowmobile trails.

About Us

We are Dan and Kim van Bruinessen. We have 3 adult children who share the same passion as we do to ski. Big White is our home away from home. We have enjoyed many ski vacations at this fabulous mountain. The snow, the atmosphere and of course our home make for an unforgettable experience. We invite you to experience Big White and welcome you to our little bit of heaven.


Vacation Rental Reviews by alluraDirect


Brenden from Gunnedah, Australia
Date: Feb-07-2017 for a stay in Jan 2017

EXCELLENT! What a wonderful holiday! We had all you could ask for and more – Spyglass 5a is magnificent. Best spot on the mountain. Best views and amazing skiing, crazy snow!

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Family ski vacation

Oliver from Delta, Canada
Date: Feb-22-2016 for a stay in Feb 2016

We really enjoyed our stay , location of the property in proximity to lifts , village , night skiing and the rinks were fantastic. The only downfall was the weather was a little lack lustre. This did not stop us from enjoying the unit with our two children aged 11 and 13 . We had no problem letting the boys use the gondola to access night skiing giving us sometime to access the village for apres !

Good times , great location and great value in comparison to where we stayed in Silver star . For once the actual pictures , description and directions to the

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New Years stay

Ann from Stanwood, United States
Date: Jan-08-2016 for a stay in Dec 2015

My only suggestion is have the toilet in the master bedroom fixed, it doesn't flush well. We ended up not using it. My other suggestion would be to rearrange the master bedroom, for the person sleeping on the window side the bed corner is painful to run into, there's not much room between the bed corner and the dresser. I would turn the bed and put it under the window and the dresser on the opposite wall, the one that the door is on. Other than that we loved your place, the location is perfect, hopefully we can stay there again.

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Wonderful Easter vacation

Vicky from Long Whatton, United Kingdom
Date: May-04-2015 for a stay in Mar 2015

This condo is a hidden gem, a very short walk from the Happy Valley lodge and truly ski in/ski out. We found the booking process smooth and painless. When we arrived the was spotless and in beautiful condition. All of the amenities are as described and we had no issues whatsoever. Thank you to Dan and Kim for allowing us into their beautiful home. We will be back.

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Christmas at Big White 2013

cliff from Port Moody, Canada
Date: Jan-13-2015 for a stay in Dec 2013

great location

robert from West Vancouver, Canada
Date: Dec-29-2014 for a stay in Dec 2014

Excellent space, roomy, comfortable, well furnished, convenient location

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Vacation Rental Reviews by Flipkey

A fabulous conda in a perfect location

The MacDougall Family from Scotland
Date: Apr-14-2011

We stayed in Spyglass 5a in february this year. Our first impression on entering the condo was that it was even better than it looked in the photos. The condo was really warm and welcoming, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. The kitchen was fully equiped with everything you could need to cater for the family, it really was a home from home. Both bathrooms had a selection of good quaility toilettries. The hot tub was the perfect end to a hard days skiing The location of the condo was absolutely perfect, true ski in/out, with no walking involved. I had never been to Big White before, but if I had known the village this is exactly where I would have chosen to stay. Big White itself was a fantastic ski area with a good mix of runs for most abilities, maybe a little light on absolute beginner areas. The snow was incredible, we were lucky enough to get quite a lot of fresh powder which was fantastic. The price you pay for the great snow however is that you don't see a lot of blue sky, there were a lot of cold overcast days but it was well worth it for the fab snow. We used the Big White airport transfer and it was great, we were picked up by a really friendly chap at the airport and dropped off right at the door of the condo a great condo, in a fantastic location

Premier Location on the Mountain

Big White Regular from ON
Date: Feb-16-2011

Very comfortable unit, with lots of amenities. Proximity to Happy Valley day Lodge and gondola are ideal. Great view of the mountains and skating rink. All you need in the kitchen is provided.