Green Gables Beach Resort

Green Gables Beach Resort

7304 Main St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V3 Canada
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#14 of 27 hotels in Osoyoos
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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We are small family run boutique resort that has had a fan following for the 50 years now. Our managers, Ken & Nadia are a wonderful couple that take. care of this Facilty and will go out of the way to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. We welcome you to enjoy our private beach that is nestled in the most pristine part of the Osoyoos Lake.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

7304 Main St, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V3 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Joan D wrote a review Sep 2022
Kelowna, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Every year is better then the last. The hosts, Ken & Nadia make you feel at home and are always available if something is needed. The resort has been there for ever and ages like fine wine. The beach is groomed flat everyday. What else could you want. Already booked for next year. A true treasure on the strip. George & Joan
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Monireh wrote a review Dec 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great time in this place. It's cozy,very clean, right on the beach and well managed.our room was spectacular with the lake view and all you need in the kitchen. The managers Ken and Nadia are so kind and making the place more convenient for you. You can find everything with walking distance. We will definitely come back specifically in summer to enjoy it's private beach.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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g7maher wrote a review Sep 2015
Sherwood Park, Canada43 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming to Green Gables since 2009. We come in September as we are retired. This year we were so suprised to find our little get away being managed the way it deserves to be. Don't get me wrong...it is a beach and family friendly motel so it is rustic. This year though, it was very clean and fully equipped. Bill and Susan, the new managers have done an amazing job polishing up this little gem on the lake. The beds are comfortable, the linens are clean and the courtyard and bbq area are kept very tidy. Bill and Susan were attentive to our every need. We will be back again next year! Loving Green Gables!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from MimosaI, Owner at Green Gables Beach Resort
Responded Sep 14, 2015
Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay again at the Gables.
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Sue M wrote a review Jul 2022
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been to this place a few times over the years, but will not be back. The managers that are there now are letting the place get seriously run down and the man is extremely rude and definitely doesn't like children. He also has mobility issues so maybe that is why he is not able to look after the place like it deserves to be looked after.
There is something living in the ceiling!! Birds for sure but sounds like something larger than that.
The BBQ's area is dirty and broken only one really works
The blanket is way too warm for a summer resort
They clean the rooms at 6am banging around with no regard to guests that are on holidays and sleeping
It is really too bad to see this place get so run down in such a short time. You can get past the not so clean rooms but when the manager is rude and yells at guests, it really makes your stay terrible, it just isn't worth it.
SAD!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Yogi_Ave wrote a review May 2011
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution15 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I travel from Vancouver to Osoyoos every May long weekend for the past five years to stay at the Green Gables Resort. But after this year we will not be back ever again. The location is perfect for family, right on the beach, quiet and peaceful. This was the first year that we brought with us some other family members (nine in total, three rooms). All three rooms were dirty. The resort was unprepared for our visit. Yet, we booked our rooms three weeks in advance. Here are some of the reasons we will not be returning.

1. Rooms unclean, cobwebs with dead mosquitoes hanging from every corner.
2. Window sills hosting dead mosquitoes and cobwebs.
3. No stopper for bath tubs.
4. No dish soap provided, but a notice informing us that there would be a $10 charge if we didn't clean our dishes.
5. Garbage bins that were provided were full. And yet we were the only guests for the weekend.
6. Bed sheet was dirty.
7. Picnic tables were painted on the day of our arrival. We had to use a tacky picnic table to eat dinner on.
8. My sister was charged for a hide-a-bed that she didn't need because she was ill informed at the time of booking. ( the care taker was very unclear what the room contained at the time of booking)
9. While booking a member of our party had asked about pets. When checking out it was noticed that the member of our party had been charged for a pet. No pet was brought with us. ( the care taker failed to notice no pet in TWO DAYS that we stayed)
10. Room doors were left open prior to our arrival so each room was full of mosquitoes when we arrived. Good Job we brought a can of raid.
11. Could only get 1/3 of the bar-b-ques to work, even then, I had to use a stick and a lighter to get it going because the electric starter was broken.
12. Resort located on the beach, therefore one can expect sand to be tracked from beach to room. Black top and beach enterance were not swept at all to reduce the amount of sand beign tracked. Leafs, sticks, and debri that was blown in was not swept up to keep the general tidiness on the place.

All in all, the customer care and attention to detail was lacking. Also the customer service was non-extistant, best discribed as rude, grumpy, unhelpful. Made us feel as if we were unwelcome. And as a guest for the last 5 years we have seen this once beautiful gem slide down hill. It breaks our hearts that we will not return to this place.
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Date of stay: May 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Jun 22, 2012
We are sorry to hear our your experience. We do hope that you will give the motel another try at a later date.
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Eddy192 wrote a review Aug 2014
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at Green Gables and was extremely disappointed with what has become of this property. We have stayed at this resort each summer for the last 15 years. This place was not a 4 star property but it was stocked with what one would expect. It is on a nice spot on the beach and the former managers were seen to be busy and trying to do a good job.

There have been recent reservations but we found our room was not clean and ended up cleaning everything ourselves just to feel comfortable.

The new manager, Adam, was friendly enough but not overly professional. His staff appeared to be his friends and there were people coming all hours of the day that made us suspicious of what other activities were going on. The staff appeared to spend time hanging out and not actually doing much work. The laundry area had piles of towels and it was difficult to find clean bedding or towels.

We have gotten to know many of the other guests at this hotel over the years and all of us felt uncomfortable with what seemed to be going on in the hotel and we all wondered out loud if we would ever come back.

I have read some of the other reviews and while I have no proof they read as though the new management has placed them. I cannot for the life of me see how anyone could be pleased with how badly this place has plummeted.

This has gone from a small if rustic property to one that is dirty and where the staff appear to be engaged in activity that is not above board.

This property needs an immediate change of its' complete staff in order to have any chance of keeping its' long term customers. I genuinely felt unsafe the entire time we were there.
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Date of stay: July 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mimosa I, Owner at Green Gables Beach Resort
Responded Nov 1, 2014
We have new management at the Motel effective November 1, 2014. We hope that you will revisit our Motel under our new managers.
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Whendy wrote a review Aug 2008
Burnaby1 contribution11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the Green Gables Beach Resort in Osoyoos August 6-9th.
We were suposed to stay until the 10th but we had to leave a day early.

The owners are husband and wife and when we first arrived we checked in with the wife.
We had our boat and wanted to know where the nearest boat launch was and what some of the good wineries were, she had no idea. She didn't really have many answers for anything really.
We got our key and went up to our room.

The room was dirty and looked like someone took a whole 5 minutes to clean it.
There was sand in our bed, a crusty macaroni noodle stuck in the carpet, a dirty ashtray with butts in it on the balcony table and in the corners of almost every wall/ceiling there were spider webs and dead bugs.
Our air conditioner was taped together with silver tape and looked like it was bought back in 1962.

We were willing to look past the dirty room and were in good spirits and excited for our holiday on the beach.
The beach was nice and our hotel room overlooked the water.

On our second night there, we decided to make dinner at the motel.It has a full kitchen and they provide outdoor bbqs.
The dishes were dirty with dried food stuck to them so we had to rewash everything.
After we had dinner we sat at the table in the room when the air conditioning died. It was 7:30pm. An air conditioner is manditory in Osoyoos.
Even at night the desert heat is unbearable.
My husband, who is an electrician tried to fix it but it would not work.
So we went down to the owner's office and tried ringing the buzzer for help but no one answered.
So we went back to our room and opened the doors, although there is no breeze.
We both had beads of sweat coming down our foreheads and knew we would not get any sleep with the heat.
So my husband unplugged the air conditioner again and put it in the bottom plug instead and it worked!
We were so happy for about 2 minutes until all the power went out in our room.
We tried to get a hold of the owners but had no luck.
I left two messages on their answering machine advising them of the situation and left our cell phone number.
We asked the people staying next to us if their power was out and it wasn't. Our room was the only room with no power.
We figured out that the fuse was blown but could not locate the fuse box anywhere.
We opened the front door to our room and the balcony door and went tried to get some sleep.
I slept in my clothes because I could not find my pajamas in the dark.

The power came back on at 9:30am.
So we went 12 hours (8:30am-9:30am) without power.
We didn't not receive a phone call and no one appologized for not getting back to us.

I opened the fridge and the two bags of ice had melted and our food was floating in the bottom drawer.
Our milk was warm. We also steaks, eggs, cheese, mayo, salad dressing etc in there that we thew out because we didn't trust to eat it.
I plugged in the kettle to make some tea. I poured the water in my cup and out came a bunch of black sludgy mildew.
We decided to go for breakfast.

On our way out to breakfast, we popped into the owners office.
I asked the lady if she received my messages and she said she did.
She said she was out for the evening and her husband Theo had gone to bed early and he didn't hear us ringing the buzzer.
I told her our power was out for 12hours and our food had spoiled and that we didn't get much sleep because of the heat.
I asked if they had an emergency number and she said no.
She said we would work something out with us when we check out.
We were very polite about it. We were not rude to her.
And everything seemed fine when we left the office.

The next day my husband was sorting out the recycling and garage in the common area.
I was coming down the stairs and saw Theo, the owner, come up to him and say with his face all red, a big frown on his face and his hands on his hips.
"So you mean to tell me that your power went out for 12 hours"
my husband said "yes it did".
Theo then says "what did you do? did you have to many things plugged in?"
my husband said "no, just the air conditioner".
Theo then says " So you are telling me that your food went bad in 12 hours?"
My husband said "yes it did"
Theo throws his hands up in the air and says "AHHH, you are just making up stories" and started walking away. I saw the look of confusion and disbelief on my husband's face.
At that point, I was angry.
After all of this, he is accusing us of lying!
So I came down the stairs and said "excuse me sir, our power was out for 12 hours and we could not get anyone to help us and you are getting mad at us?"
I could not find my pajamas or toothbrush,. our groceries went bad, and we were so hot in our room we got no sleep.
We couldn't watch tv.....at that point Theo interupted me and says "AHH... you are trying to tell me you came up here to watch tv?"
I said "my point is we paid for a room with power". Theo butts in again and says "And you have to go around telling everyone here about it?"
"I said no, I only told our neighbours, but you better believe that now I will tell as many people I can about it!"
Theo says "Well I was going to give you guys $25 dollars to pay for your food but now I don't think I will".
I said "$25 dollars? you should give us a free night"
Theo says waving his hand "AHHH, Your being an idiot now!"
Then my husband stepped in and said " We paid to stay here and I cannot believe you are treating us like this. We will not be back here again".
Theo said "no, you guys won't be back here again next year, in fact why don' t you guys pack up your bags and get the hell out of here today!"

We were both in shock. So we went up to our room, packed up our stuff, cleaned up the room and pulled our boat out of the water.
Everywhere in Osoyoos was booked but luckily we called and found a room in Penticton for that night.

We went into the office to check out.
The wife rang up our bill for the 3 nights while Theo sat in the corner with his arms folded in front of him and face still red and mad.
We didn't say a word until the wife says "so did you check out any wineries while you were here?"
My husband responded "yes we did".
Then Theo throws an envelope across the table and says in a mono tone voice "here is $25.00 for your food...our apologies."
My husband said "thanks"
Then we left.
I felt like crying when we left.

We really liked Osoyoos but I doubt we will ever go back there because that whole experience left us with a bad feeling.
We both took time off of work to enjoy a nice holiday but Green Gables Beach Resort ruined it for us.

The only good thing about our trip was going to the best Italian Restaurant ever.
Its called Campos Marina and its really close to the motel.
There is always a line up there but it was well worth the wait.
Try and get Michael for a waiter. He is very friendly and will recommend the best dishes and he is an excellent server.
I think he said he has worked there for about 10 years.
The pasta is home made and delicious!
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Date of stay: August 2008
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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richmonite wrote a review Sep 2010
Richmond, Canada73 contributions60 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at Green Gables. The price is good, the location is just great.. it's right on the beach and our room had a balcony overlooking the beach. The room slept four being a small space but we were not planning to be in the room most of the time. Small TV, outdated bathroom and the kitchen was well stocked with practically everything you needed.

Problem: a mouse found it's way into our room during out last night stay. We woke up to scratching and I saw it go between the fridge and the bottom kitchen cabinet where pots and pans were stored. We found a mouse dropping on the kitchen counter top. I thought perhaps the mouse entered from the balcony door and suggested to the staff that screens might be in order.. but the response was "they run around in the walls and it was to be expected of a beach location." and perhaps that is reasonable.

We packed up, threw some food away that was sitting on the counter and went out for breakfast . I was disppointed with the staff's comments. A "what do you expect me to do about it" attitude was provided. . An apology or a discount would have been nice.

The location is great, but I have decided I won't be returning.
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Date of stay: September 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Jun 22, 2012
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M911e wrote a review Jul 2014
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this motel recently and was dismayed at what went on. Adam, the "manager", condones the drug dealing going on at the motel by staff. On one particular day, two young thugs wandered throughout the place scanning each room carefully and looking for "Rico" who apparently worked at the hotel. This was no social call and they meant to do harm. Rico was staying in a room with two others, one of which made frequent trips in his little Civic at all hours of the day and night. One one day, staff could be overheard discussing selling marijuana to kids and not "ratting" to the cops.

The room I stayed in was quite dirty. When I checked in, I swept up a pile of dirt from the kitchen floor. The room appeared to be freshly painted but it was missing towel racks, a coat rack, a window valance and an assortment of pots and pans and other cooking utensils. The "fresh" towels were dirty with one towel in particular having faded black stains on it.

On several occasions, I found the staff-run laundry room cluttered with piles of dirty laundry on the floor while Rico and other staff sat in there chatting.

With the evident drug dealing occurring and the lack of overall cleanliness, I would strongly caution any family with young children from staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mimosa I, Owner at Green Gables Beach Resort
Responded Nov 1, 2014
Our management has changed effective November 1, 2014. Hope you will be able to revisit us again in the near future under our new management.
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Glenn H wrote a review Aug 2014
19 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place certainly has potential if some money was thrown at it. Adam the overworked manager did his best to make us welcome however he was pulled in so many directions he never successfully solved all the issues. The beach and new bed were great and at least we had a roof over our heads in this budget motel.
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mimosa I, Owner at Green Gables Beach Resort
Responded Nov 1, 2014
We have new managers on site effective November 1, 2014. We hope that you will revisit us with our new managers.
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Jim F asked a question Apr 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Televisions?
Osoyoos, Canada2 contributions
Yes, we do.
Osoyoos, Canada2 contributions
Thank you for your inquiry. We have one bedroom suites with kitchen units. Please feel free to contact our on-site managers directly at 250 495 6828 or toll free at 1 866 345 6828 for more details about our rooms and availability for that time period.
Ahmed B wrote a tip Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"beach fronts have great accommodation facilities with unobstructed views"
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squirrely_dog wrote a tip Sep 2017
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Single rooms, one bedroom, with 1 or 2 beds. 17 rooms so book early, especially if you want a room on the beach."
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Sabetpierre wrote a tip Jul 2017
Chilliwack, Canada41 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the courtyard! And if you are on the ground level (courtyard or not), you will have a private table to eat outside."
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Anthony D wrote a tip Jul 2016
11 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room with 2 doubles as the Pullouts aren't comfy. Room 18 has full kitchen and tons of room;)"
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mmtdi wrote a tip Jun 2016
Surrey, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick a ground room closer to the beach if you want to practically live on the beach. Good luck finding a room though."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Green Gables Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Green Gables Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Osoyoos Lake (0.9 km), Rattlesnake Canyon (0.8 km), and Okanagan Art Gallery (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Green Gables Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Green Gables Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Green Gables Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Green Gables Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gino's Coffee House, Convivia Bistro Cuisine, and Campo Marina Restaurant Ltd.
Does Green Gables Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Green Gables Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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