Kelowna Short Term Rentals

See all short-term friendly buildings in Kelowna, applicable bylaws, real estate information, and booking options.

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Playa Del Sol

Tranquil oasis in Kelowna's Mission, steps away from beaches and dining

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Discovery Bay

Prime waterfront resort in the heart of vibrant downtown Kelowna

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The Brooklyn

Stylish urban haven with lakeside charms in downtown Kelowna

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Lakeside haven in downtown Kelowna, steps from the lively Bernard District.

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Sole Downtown

Heart of downtown living with easy access to Kelowna's best.

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St. Paul

Urban living, offering convenient access to beaches, breweries, & dining.

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Sole KLO

Versatile living near Okanagan College, perfect for students.

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Pinnacle Pointe

Relaxed living in the university district, close to championship golf courses.

Sunset Waterfront

Premier waterfront living with panoramic views and resort amenities.

Kelowna Short-Term Rental Guide

Exploring short-term rental opportunities in Kelowna is a rewarding endeavor for property owners. 
A few key points for short term rentals in Kelowna: 

  • Generally, your primary residence is eligible, and there are exemptions under certain conditions
  • It's important to note that short-term rentals are not allowed in secondary suites or carriage houses
  • Ensure compliance with strata bylaws and address parking requirements while verifying your insurance coverage

  • In order to operate a short-term rental business, you need a business license from the City of Kelowna
  • An application fee of $25 is charged and if approved, the property owner is then required to pay an annual business license fee
  • The annual fees, ranging from $345 to $750, depend on your residence type

FAQs about Short Term Rentals in Kelowna

Yes, short term rentals are permitted in Kelowna, but there are specific regulations and bylaws you must comply with. The City of Kelowna requires short term rentals to be within your principal residence, unless certain exemptions apply. It's essential to obtain a business license and ensure your property meets all the necessary requirements before starting your short term rental venture.
Yes, there are restrictions on the number of days you can rent out your property for short term rentals. The City of Kelowna has specific regulations based on zoning and property type. You can rent your principal residence for stays of less than 30 days in many residential and mixed-use commercial areas, and your non-principal residence in select areas of the city.
No, short term rentals are not allowed in secondary suites or carriage houses in Kelowna. Short term rentals must be within your principal residence, and these types of additional dwelling units are typically excluded from being used for short term rentals under the city's bylaws.
Yes, it's essential to obtain permission from your landlord, if applicable, before starting a short term rental business in a rented property. If you are part of a strata or condominium development, you must ensure that your strata bylaws permit short term rentals. Some strata properties may have specific rules or restrictions regarding short term rentals, so it's vital to check with your strata council before proceeding.

Why Kelowna Short Term Rentals?

As Canada's fastest-growing city, Kelowna presents an unparalleled opportunity to tap into the booming short term rental market. With its stunning landscapes, world-class wineries, and a vibrant city scene, Kelowna stands as one of the most sought-after destinations in the country. 

Owning a short term rental property in this thriving city means unlocking a world of passive income potential while providing guests with an unforgettable experience.

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