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John and Lesley Vickerstaff



Raven, Happy Valley, Big White, British Columbia, Canada
ID 1505
  • Size, Location & Map:
  • 3 Bedroom , 2 Baths, 1204 sq. ft., Raven, Happy Valley, Big White
  • Sleeps & Beds:
  • Sleeps 9, 1 Double Sofa Bed, 1 Double/Single Bunk, 2 Queen
  • Amenities:
  • BBQ, Fireplace, Fitness Facilities, Hot Tub - Private, Internet Access - Wireless Internet, Pool, TV-Digital or HDTV
  • Rates & Availability:
  • $99.00 - $99.00 per night CAD; My calendar & rates are accurate!
  • Bookings:
  • Instantly Confirmed Bookings - fast, secure & guaranteed

Lodging Deals: Check my Rates Table for up to the minute best deals!

 Welcome!

THE RAVEN....  We are located just minutes to the ski runs and all the amenities & fun at Happy Valley. Unique and luxurious, our home in THE RAVEN is the perfect place for your next vacation!

Highlights of our THIRD floor home include:  

  • Private indoor POOL & Fitness facility.
  • Ski-in (5 Star) and Ski-out (3 star) access
  • FREE High speed Wireless internet access
  • Large private deck with hot tub & BBQ
  • Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances, and small appliance upgrades
  • Large plasma TV, DVD Player, HD Cable TV
  • Nintendo WII,  games & movies , DVDs, videos and books
  • Steam Shower
  • Secure, heated parking garage
  • Elevator access in building

 
Take a look at our Photo Gallery- Click on the photo to enlarge the view!  To view our VIRTUAL TOUR - copy and paste the following address in your browser address bar -http://www.realbigtours.com/raven306/


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Reserve Now on the bottom right hand corner of this property page and follow the directions to book online. You are on your way to a wonderful vacation!  

More Questions? Click the 'E-Mail Us' link at the top to send us an e-mail, or call a representative at Vacation Services, our local "In Resort" specialists

Local & Worldwide: 1 250 862 3437

Toll free (CA & US): 1 877 717 3437 


Thank you for considering our home......

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Elegance and luxury in our spacious living area.
Sumptuous Master Bedroom with ensuite. Cozy down for the night with quality bedding and linens.
With seating for 8, the dining room is perfect for meals, games and browsing the web with our wireless internet.
Kitchen and Breakfast Bar. High tech kitchen with everything a gourmet cook needs.
The Raven, brand new for the winter of 2007/2008 is close to Happy Valley with many amenities.
The large Main Bathroom has a full bath, hand held shower and plenty of storage space.
Top quality bedding and linens in the Queen Room. Private entrance into the main bathroom.
European inspired design Ensuite in Master Bedroom
The Bunkroom sleeps up to 3 with a single over double size bed.
Floor Plan
view from deck
Indoor Salt water pool
Private gym for guest use only
How to get to Big White
The Raven is located in Happy Valley

Master Bedroom:

Very attractive master bedroom with sumptuous bedding and linens to snuggle into. Gorgeous ensuite with steam shower and contemporary finishings. Sleeps 2.

 

Great Room:

Spacious living room with 2 leather sofas and chairs arranged around the fireplace and 46" Plasma TV. DVD player for nightly entertainment as well as cable, or curl up and enjoy the fire. The large deck with hot tub is accessible from the living room. Plenty of light from the windows and a wonderful view of some of BC's finest scenery.

 

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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
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Season Start Date End Date # of Nights Rate/nt Comments
Summer/Fall Apr 14, 2014 Nov 27, 2014
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$99.00
Off season, the ski resort is closed. Hot Tub and Swimming pool are not available

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

Located on the THIRD FLOOR.  Entrance foyer continues into the open concept great room. Living room on the left side with access to deck with hot tub & BBQ. To the right are the dining room and kitchen with the bedrooms behind. The master bedroom with large ensuite and steam shower is to the left, the bunk room is in the middle and the queen room is to the right with an entrance to the main bathroom which is also accessible from the main foyer.

 

View the floor plan in our Photo Gallery

Sleeping Areas & Beds

Master Bedroom

Very attractive master bedroom with sumptuous bedding and linens to snuggle into. Gorgeous ensuite with steam shower and contemporary finishings.

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

Queen Room

Lovely room with queen size bed, quality bedding, linens and full ensuite.

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

Bunk Room

Comfortable single over double bunk bed. This room has a flat screen TV with a Nintendo WII, games and movies - great for the kids.

Room Type Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)
Sleeps 3
Beds 1 Double/Single Bunk
Floor Level 1

Living Room

Well built sofa bed to nestle into and watch the fire.

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

Bathrooms

Bathroom 1

Master bedroom ensuite with relaxing stream shower.

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

Bathroom 2

Located off the entrance hallway with access from 2nd bedroom as well, the main bathroom has bathtub with shower. Washer and dryer are conveniently located in closet.

Is Ensuite Bathroom No
Includes Basic Supplies, Bath, Hairdryer, Hand-held Shower, Heated Floors, Shampoo, Soap, Vanity

Kitchen

A gourmet cook's kitchen. From the polished granite counters, stainless steel appliances and premium quality kitchen wares, our kitchen has everything you need for holiday entertainment. Breakfast bar with seating for 4. Supplies and amenities include:

Aluminum Foil provided, plastic wrap too!
Basic Food Staples Spice rack, including salt and pepper
Blender Yes
Coffee Maker Yes
Cooking/Eating Utensils Full assortment with place settings for 14
Dish Soap Dishwasher & Liquid soap provided as well as cleaning supplies.
Dishwasher Yes, stainless steel
Electric Frying Pan Yes
Electric Mixer Yes
Fridge Stainless steel
Garbage Bags Yes, as well as recycling bags.
Heated Floors Yes
Kettle Yes
Microwave Above the range
Napkins Yes, as well as paper towel
Oven Electric
Sandwich Maker Proctor Silex
Stove Electric, smooth surface
Toaster Yes, 4 slice
Wine Rack Yes

Living Area

Spacious living room with 2 leather sofas and chairs arranged around the fireplace and 46" Plasma TV. DVD player for nightly entertainment as well as cable, or curl up and enjoy the fire. The large deck with hot tub is accessible from the living room. Plenty of light from the windows and a wonderful view of some of BC's finest scenery.

Dining Area

Wonderful space for dining, entertaining,  nightly card games or surfing the web. Contemporary solid wood dining table and chairs to seat 8.

Special Features

Well designed suite where the focal point is on the great room. The living, dining room and kitchen is one large area, for family and friends to enjoy their time together. Environmentally friendly geothermal radiant heating has been incorporated throughout the cork and slate floors making the Raven a step above the rest. Private patio with hot tub off the living room for easy access and an excellent view of the Monashee Mountains. Indoor heated swimming pool and fitness center makes The Raven a truly unique holiday retreat.

 Amenities

Located on the THIRD FLOOR. Entrance foyer continues into the open concept great room. Living room on the left side with access to deck with hot tub & BBQ. To the right are the dining room and kitchen with the bedrooms behind. The master bedroom with Queen bed, ensuite and steam shower is to the left, the single over double bunk room is in the middle and the Queen room is to the right with an entrance to the main bathroom which is also accessible from the main foyer.

 

View the floor plan in our Photo Gallery

Private Amenities

Baby/Infant Equipment Rental available from The Tiny Tourist Baby Equipment Rentals www.thetinytourist.ca
Basic Food Staples Spices including salt & pepper
BBQ Yes
Check-In Assistance 24hr Emergency helpline available
Coded Access Garage and Entry doors are both coded. No keys required!
Complimentary Housekeeping Cleaning after departure is included; in addition, guests staying 10 nights or more receive a complimentary change of towels and bed linens every 7th day. Additional housekeeping can be arranged for a fee
Deck Private, covered deck with private hot tub and BBQ
DVD Player Yes
Fireplace Natural gas with unique metal face.
Fresh Linens Towels and bed linens provided.
Games Nintendo WII, games and Movies
Hairdryer In each bathroom
Hot Tub - Private Private 6 person Hot Tub on Deck
Internet Access - Wireless Internet Free High Speed internet service provided by Telus
iPod or mp3 Connectivity Yes
Iron and Ironing Board Yes
Laundry Facilities - Free In suite with complimentary supplies
Parking - Free Guest Spots Limited guest parking is available in secure parking garage. Additional guest parking available in Happy Valley parking lot for a fee.
Parking - Free Private Parking Secure parking spot allocated in heated garage.
Resort Information Included at check in & guest directory located in unit
Safety Equipment Smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and overhead sprinkler system.
Secure Ski and Bike Storage Secure locker located parking garage
Steam Room Steam shower in Master ensuite.
Stereo Yes
Telephone Free unlimited local calls
TV-Digital or HDTV HDTV with over 90 channels as well as Movies, Sports and more on Demand!!
Video Games Tons!
Wheel Chair Accessible Single level home with elevator access.

Shared Amenities

Fitness Facilities Private fitness facility. Guests have exclusive use.
Guest Parking Limited guest parking is available in the heated garage. Additional guest parking available in Happy Valley parking lot.
Parking - Over Height Available In Happy Valley parking lot.
Pool Indoor Swimming Pool & changing facilities - exclusive Guest Use

Services

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

Location

The Raven is located perfectly for access to ALL resort amenities. Just a quick walk to the Happy Valley Adventure Area and Lodge, chair lifts, the huge outdoor skating area, tube runs and x-country ski trails. A 5-minute ride up the Gondola will take you to the village centre, lifts, restaurants & shopping and Kids Centre. Lots of extra parking for cars, RVs and trailers only minutes away at Happy Valley.

Access Time to Lifts

Free transport to village & lifts
Ski in ONLY
Less than 5 minutes walk

Access Time to Shops & Restaurants

Less than 5 minutes drive
Free transport to village & lifts
Less than 5 minutes walk

Access Time to Grocery Stores

Less than 5 minutes drive
Free transport to village & lifts
Greater than 10 minutes walk

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 Policies

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 We allow smoking on our patios. Please use the ashtrays provided and ensure all cigarettes are extinguished.
People with Restricted Mobility Property access and interior are suitable for persons of restricted mobility. Feel free to contact us for details.
Seniors
Travel Reseller Bookings - no Referral Fee offered We accept travel reseller bookings but do not offer referral fees.
Wheelchairs
Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)
Not Suitable For:
Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties Not permitted.
Non-Smokers Only Smokers are allowed.
Pets NOT PERMITTED. STRICTLY ENFORCED
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

Reservation & Cancellation Policies

Policy Description
Arrival Days There are currently no restrictions regarding the day of guest arrival.
Cancellations Made by Guests All payments are non-refundable. 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: 24 Hour 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

Policy Description
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. Use of common facilities is at your own risk. Please obey posted rules and regulations.
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 garage.
Housekeeping Cleaning after departure is included; in addition, guests staying 10 nights or more receive a complimentary change of towels and bed linens 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 to guests or guests of guests while they are on our property or at any location in Big White Ski Resort.
Maintenance Emergencies In resort support provided. Complete emergency contacts provided for booked guests.
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 9 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 incured 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, unauthorized 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 arrival and/or visit www.bigwhite.com. Additional information provided in Guest Services Book in unit.
Ski & Snowboard Gear Storage Equipment must be stored in the secure ski locker provided. 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

Policy Description
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, you will receive a full refund. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights or vacation-related products.
Snow Guarantee Sorry, no guarantees.

 Local Tips

Don't Forget!

Fill up your gas tank before you get to Big White Window washer fluid too!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you allow dogs or other pets in your home?

Do you allow dogs or other pets in your home? Unfortunately, we are unable to allow pets in our home or building other than service or guide dogs.

 About Us

Lesley and I have three young children and live in this beautiful Province of British Columbia.  After years of vacationing at different resorts throughout Canada, we were introduced to Big White in 2006.  In our opinion this is the perfect family and vacation getaway.  Where else can you enjoy fantastic skiing and snowboarding, a game of shinny hockey and a roasted hot dog from an open fire while you tube with your family and friends at night.  It is truly a winter getaway for skiers, boarders and people who just want to enjoy what a true winter has has to offer.

We have gone the extra mile to make sure our home has all the amenities you need for perfect memories. It is our hope that you enjoy your stay in our home and come back to see us again.

John