Hospitality Position – Caretaker (Live In)

(Seasonal – Apr 15 to Oct 15th)


Do you enjoy people?  We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. This position is suited for someone who likes people, is a jack of all trades, and wants the small-town lifestyle.  We have a small team who works collaboratively therefore this position may be customized to fit the right person.




We are a small boutique lake front resort located in the Okanogan.  The caretaker is a live-in position and reports to the General Manager.  The accommodation is small and suited to one person or a couple.  The position includes furnished accommodation, cable, internet & utilities. This is a seasonal position with some flexibility in dates.




The primary functions of the Caretaker include:

  • General maintenance of the property included repairs to inside and outside of the units.
  • Exterior cleaning of grounds, patios, and surrounding beach. This includes cleaning BBQ’s & Patio furniture, parkade, securing beach chairs & toys daily during high season.
  • Assisting guests after hours including late check in.
  • Providing security and overnight emergency assistance.
  • Managing maintenance projects and obtaining quotes if required.
  • Other duties assigned by the General Manager.


The secondary duties include:

  • Providing relief to the General Manager on their days off and vacation.
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Services as needed.
  • Covering office and front desk.




  • Must be able to communicate effectively and interact with clients,

employees, vendors, and professionals

  • Strong employee and guest relation skills
  • Independent decision making in an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Must have the physical ability to perform all maintenance duties: drywall repairs,

painting, cleaning, and general maintenance.

  • Must be in good health; able to smile and always be pleasant.




On call 24 hours a day to resolve problems or emergencies; except during scheduled time off.


The hours of work vary depending on the season.You will be required to work weekends during High Season.


  • High Season – July and Aug:  Our resort is at full capacity and the caretaker will be working full-time during the day and on call during evenings and overnight. The focus is on guest satisfaction.
  • Shoulder Season – Apr, May, June to Oct: Our resort is busy and will require full-time hours, but these will be flexible. The main duties during this time is maintenance.


  1. COMPENSATION – Salary & Bonus


Negotiated based on agreed duties, responsibilities, and hours.

Start Your Unforgettable Vacation at Osoyoos


How to Find Us

Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations

7310 Main Street, PO Box 929 Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0 Canada

Tel: 250-495-2228

Fax: 250-495-2228

Toll Free: 1-877-495-2228

Email: desertsurfside@persona.ca

What Our Customers Say:

We had tons of fun at Desert Surfside and will for sure come back next year!!! the drive to Desert Surfside from Vancouver was fun. Lots of nature, lots of water.


We were so pleased with our stay that we will be coming again next year. The beach is immaculately cared for, the rooms were fabulous and the staff were so friendly and helpful.


We had a great time at Desert Surfside. Location is good, suite was clean and well stocked. We will recommend this place to our friends and will definitely stay here when next in Osoyoos. 


Our stay at Desert Surfside was terrific. The staff were very helpful and could not have been friendlier. Our suite was well stocked and the view was amazing. Everything was clean and extremely comfortable. We would not hesitate to stay with you again on our next visit and have recommended you to many of our friends since staying with you. Thank you for a wonderful and most hospitable weekend getaway!


We all had a wonderful stay. Everyone agreed - we couldn't have chosen a better spot for Geoff's birthday celebration. The accommodations were extremely comfortable, spacious and we'll stocked.  My son has already recommended  Desert Surfside to several of his friends and clients.

Ann & Geoff

Our stay was fantastic.  Rooms were clean and well stocked.  What makes the stay that much better is the staff.  They are extremely helpful, professional and extremely friendly. Not only are we looking forward to next year but have two other groups who will be joining us.


Thanks again!


I can't say enough good things about the Desert Surfside..... I had one of the best holidays and plan on coming back for many years to come.  You have the most wonderful staff.


We were very pleased with the Desert Surfside.  We have been coming up to Osoyoos for several years and have always stayed at one of two places on that strip of beach.  We weren’t sure how we would feel about changing to the Desert Surfside. I am happy to report that we loved it.  We loved the convenience of the location but more importantly the staff were great, the suite was perfect we had everything we needed.


The reason we keep coming back is the friendliness of the Surfside. Our units have always been ready when we arrive & everything is spotless. If at any time we've needed something extra, it has always been available to us. I would like to give our special appreciations to Isy as she goes far & beyond her duties for all the guests. Also a special mention to Jim...he also does a fabulous job of keeping everything perfect! See you next July!!! 


Your staff is wonderful – handy man is hilarious and very helpful.   Rooms are lovely and we will definitely be back.


Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.


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