First, let me be absolutely clear. The ONLY reason I gave this property a 4 instead of a 5 is due to the noise transference from the suite above us. There was a young family and the children were running around and jumping which transmitted through the floor to us. I'm not enough of a Grinch to expect children to stop being children. End of the reason for the 4.
This is an outstanding property in every other respect. It is central to downtown Osoyoos, right on a beach, has secure underground parking and all the amenities that one would expect from a great resort. It is right on a beach, has a pool with water slide, and is within easy walking distance of grocery stores and restaurants. You can park your car for your stay.
We had a two bedroom unit. This unit was fully equipped for a short or long stay. It even came with a washer and dryer which is a must for people with young children. It had an excellent kitchen with a dishwasher, granite counters, and a double sink. All the necessary dishes and utensils are provided. Basically, just bring your own food and get at it!
One of the things I think most of us use in our ratings is cleanliness. This property is 5 star. We had a team of two housekeeping staff come in and "blitz" the place. They were kind enough to ask if we needed anything before they left.
This unit had two full bathrooms. The ensuite had a tub/shower combination with a great rain head shower. The counter was small but adequate for both my wife and I to put out our toiletries. Another great selling point for me was the fact that the tiles in the tub surround went from the top of the tub to the ceiling. This is an indication of the attention to detail in construction.
The "main" bathroom had a shower also with a rain head.
Both bedrooms were very spacious and allowed you to move around easily w/o bumping into anything.
We had a water view with a large patio. Unfortunately due to the cool weather, we didn't spend anytime outside.
We weren't able to sample the wine bar as it was only open Wednesday to Saturday at this time of the year for dinner only.
All the staff that we met were very friendly and accommodating. I think that part of this is the fact that the staff are from Osoyoos and area.
If you haven't been to Canada's official dessert, it's worth the trip. The town has everything you need for a vacation. I've been going there for nearly 25 years. First, because I had family there and now just to enjoy the place.
BTW, all the pics you see on the Watermark website are believable. They truly reflect the quality of the resort. In my view, this is the premier resort in Osoyoos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the South Okanagan “good life” at the Okanagan resort that defines easy living, where attention to detail and personal service is as unmatched and unique as the experience and amenities at Watermark. Watermark Beach Resort is committing to offering wellness to all their guests; our yoga/Pilates studio and gym provide endless options for all levels and needs, in the studio and in the sunshine, Kayak and SUP rentals available. Experience the Watermark difference. You’re steps to everything: beach, dining, shopping, marina, and groceries for your full gourmet kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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