Summerland Studio Rental Photos and Description
Large, Private Self Contained One Bedroom Suite Located On Vineyard
A cozy little hideaway nestled in with the vineyards and orchards of the Naramata Bench overlooking Lake Okanagan. Our seven acre vineyard is located on the peaceful, sunny side of Lake Okanagan in the heart of wine country. We are a short walk to five wineries and, with the Kettle Valley Trail literally at your doorstep, a short bike ride to ten additional wineries as well as the city of Penticton, the village of Naramata, and several beaches. Whether you visit us for the spring blossoms, the warm summer days, the Peach Festival, Wine-Fest or Autumn Harvest you are sure to fall in love with our magical little corner of the world!
THE GUEST SUITE:
A wonderful 900 sq. ft. one bedroom fully contained suite with a private patio overlooking Gjoa's Vineyard, Lake Okanagan and the mountains beyond. All you need to bring is your bike, your clubs, a beach blanket and your favorite book.
This suite is for the adult vacationer looking to take in the 22 wineries along the Naramata Bench, the most beautiful area in the Okanagan Valley all while staying in a gorgeous suite overlooking the vineyard, Lake Okanagan and the mountain beyond.
GUEST SUITE - AMENITIES
• one bedroom suite with 2 queen beds, goose down comforters with 2 large walk in closets.
• living area offers a double pull out couch.
• fully equipped kitchen has a full size fridge, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove, glassware, cutlery and plenty of wine glasses, all the necessities you would have in your own kitchen.
• large dining room comfortably seats 6 adults around the harvest table.
• flat screen with DVD player (no television), with plenty of DVD's/books, games, a Bose dock for your iPod and the focal point of the entire suite, a large wood burning fireplace.
• tub/shower, dual flush toilet, hair dryer, plush monogrammed towels and everything you need for a comfortable stay.
• gas barbecue
• high speed wireless internet
- not suitable for children
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
About Gjoa Taylor
John and Gjoa are professionals who live in Calgary. We have travelled the globe extensively and believe our vineyard and the Naramata Bench is a very special place. We decided to share the venue so others can enjoy our vineyard as much as we do. The only sad part for us is not being able to meet all the great people that have stayed at our place in person...someday this will be different when we can make this place our full time home.
Gjoa Taylor purchased this studio in 2007
Why Gjoa Taylor chose Summerland
We fell in love with the area and the vineyard on our first visit to the area. The fabulous weather, warm evenings, local organic produce, friendly locals and fabulous wine are some of the best things Canada has to offer. The geography of the area is stunning with the cliffs along the naramata bench. I believe Naramata Road is one of the most beautiful drives in Canada. We love the laid back pace of the area, life truly slows down in this agricultural based setting.
What makes this studio unique
We have renovated the suite over the period we have owned the property to make it more comfortable and enjoyable to our guests. We have tried to think of everything that would make a great stay. Enjoy a wander through the vineyard at dusk to the pergola with a glass of wine in hand.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Good Morning Gjoa:
The process of packing is proving to be awfully difficult this morning - I am not sure that I have ever felt as much at home on any trip as I have here. Naramata is a special place, and you do an incredible job of welcoming one into the surroundings. I will be back.
Just a couple of quickies:
1. Now that the Vanilla Pod is open at Poplar Grove, you might want to include it among the places that guests can "stumble home from" (for the record, I believe I was a most dignified and adroit inebriate on my returns from Hillside). But there is a little catch. It is a 20-25 minute walk along the Kettle Valley trail, but a little while after crossing over the McCullough trestle, the shortest path is to go right through the graveyard and up the hill. Perhaps some may be just a bit squeamish about a graveyard at night, but because of the beauty of the Okanagan night sky, it is a pleasant stroll.
2. I hope you do not mind, but I took the liberty of filling the bird feeder. Being able to wake up to the sights and sounds of the birds feeding in the morning was a spectacular alarm clock. There is some seed left, and I will leave the bag next to the garbage can in the garage for the next guests.
Is there anywhere in the world making better rose's these days than the wineries of B.C.? My original plan had been to build out a case of wines from the Bench, and drink one bottle each month until next summer. That has been scratched, and I may instead make most of the case the delightful rose's that have been a big part of this week. Most of which will be consumed by the first of October. But I will likely fly to Kelowna for a few days this autumn, and can then replenish with some of the heartier reds as the temperature cools.
Once again, I can not thank you enough, and I am so looking forward to returning in the future.