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Lovely Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench

Gjoa Taylor

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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April 17, 2015
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Lovely Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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 several additional wineries as well as the city of Penticton. We are a 5 minute drive to the beach at 3 mile road which is a nice swimming beach. 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!


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.


• one bedroom suite with 2 queen beds, goose down comforters with 2 walk-in closets.

• 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

Note: an additional bedroom is available for our guests for a rate of $130/night. It is a large room queen bed, hardwood floors, walk in closet, gorgeous shower, small fridge, toaster, private deck.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Gjoa Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

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.
Jul 2013
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Lovely Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Things you can look forward to when you stay here:

- a beautiful morning stroll with your coffee through the vineyard

- a private deck with a gorgeous view of the property and the birds hopping about on the feeder near the fountain

- a few quick steps out the door and you're on the KVR (Kettle Valley Rail) trail with sweeping views of Penticton and the lake

- there are wineries in every direction

- minutes drive into downtown to access anything you need

My husband and I stayed here to kick off the climbing season. Gjoa's Vineyard was everything we needed and more. After a day out exploring and enjoying the beautiful Skaha Bluffs, it was the perfect little retreat to unwind and grill up a steak on the bbq, drink some wine, relax, and take in the view.

John and Gjoa were nothing but accommodating. We felt at home from the moment we walked in the door - but without the distractions and demands!

Thank you for making this trip a one to remember. We are already looking at booking for later in the summer!

Cheers :)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver, BC Canada

A true gem

  • 5 of 5

What can I say other than perfect. We loved the location and enjoyed our walks. Stroll in the vineyard at sunset. The finest amenities at this accommodation. I am loath to recommend only because more people will come and we may miss out again. We will not stay anywhere else our next trip. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Gem On The Naramata Bench

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a weekend of rest, wine and exercise. We stayed at Gjoa's Vineyard and were thoroughly impressed with the accommodation. The bottle of wine, nice flowers and card that met us upon our arrival, were a lovely touch. The suite is beautifully decorated and comes equipped with absolutely everything one might need (beach towels, bottle opener, you name it). John and Gjoa's 'book' was a great help to find good restaurants in the area, and other useful information. We loved being right in the middle of the Naramata Bench. Our first night, we WALKED to a fabulous bistro for dinner, on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (a 45 second walk from the accommodation). Three times, we cycled on the trail, which is an easy 20 minute ride to Penticton, or a 40 minute ride to Naramata (wineries everywhere you look). Gorgeous views were to be had along the entire route. Gjoa's Vineyard is also close enough to other wine areas. One day, we drove as far as south of Osoyoos to NK'MIP Winery and Burrowing Owl Winery, sampling wines and stopping at fresh fruit stands the entire way. The suite is very quiet and extremely private and clean. We will certainly consider returning to Gjoa's Vineyard if we are ever back in the Naramata area. Highly recommended for couples wanting a weekend away from it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, Co / Vancouver, BC

Wonderful Setting, Beautiful Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four short nights at this lovely rental, and wish it could have been more. The setting is peaceful and lovely, with views if the vineyard and the lake. Walking distance to a handful of wineries made it ideal for a wine tour! Gjoa and John are great hosts, and were very easy to communicate with. I cannot wait to go back and spend some time here and have another lovely wander through thier gorgeous vineyard.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexandra, We look forward to having you back for a longer stay! Thanks for taking the time to share your stay with us, we are very appreciative. gjoa and john
Vancouver, BC

Quiet, beautiful, relaxed...

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons why our stay at Gjoa's Vineyard was wonderful--located along the Naramata Bench, a convenient 10 minute drive from the heart of Penticton (far enough away that you feel 'away' from the city); steps away from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail; quiet; beautiful view overlooking the vineyard to the lake beyond; comfortable (inside the suite and out on the covered patio); clean and well-stocked.

For us, however, it was the personal touches that made our week's stay so memorable--the bottle of wine upon arrival, the selection of music on the ipod system, a varied selection of dvds and board games (we hadn't played Trivial Pursuit in a long time!), and kitchen and bathroom stocked with basic amenities. The blankets hung over chairs on the outside patio was my favorite touch. I used them often!

The highlights...Morning walks along the KVR followed by breakfast out on the patio, afternoons spent touring the local wineries (Hillside Winery & Bistro is a 5 minute walk away. Great food and wine), floating down the river in Penticton on a pair of inner tubes, and buying more than we'd planned at the Penticton Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. Definitely a `repeat` vacation!

The Okanagan is a stunning part of BC. Staying at Gjoa's made it more special.

Gjoa and John, it was a pleasure staying in your suite. Thank you for the work you have put into your beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Sandra, You are very welcome. We are so glad you will be joining us again next year for a very special occasion. You couldn't have chosen a better spot! gjoa and john

Beautiful property in a paradise-like location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Gjoa's Vineyard. The suite is even better in person than in pictures. When we travel, we usually rent condos or houses; we rarely stay at hotels. This property is without any doubt one of the best places we have stayed at. Comfortable beds and luxurious linens; plenty of dishes, glasses and wine glasses; complete gourmet kitchen are some of the features we really enjoyed during our stay. We never sat on the couches; not because they weren't comfortable, but because we spent every minute we were in the suite, outside, in the covered patio. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside, serenaded by birds and the sounds of falling water. The view from the porch was spectacular and the opportunity to walk in the vineyard unsurpassed. Looking forward to staying at Gjoa's Vineyard again pretty soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at our home. We feel pretty much the same way in that we spend 90% of our time on that deck with a glass of wine in our hand looking at the spectacular views. We have just discovered a quails nest in the flower garden and she is sitting on 10 eggs. We can't wait to see the babies. We look forward to having you back. gjoa


Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Kilometres
Hillside Estates
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Penticton Golf
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Highway 97
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Hillside Estates
Nearest Ski
42 Kilometres
Apex Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
3 mile beach
Car: necessary

Meandering country roads and spectacular views with 22 wineries, wine festivals, local farmers market, the town of Naramata (a gorgeous hamlet on the water nearby) beaches, golfing, and outdoor activities abound.

Huffington Post recently named Penticton a top 10 international destination with the local wine industry cited as an important factor in choosing.Events:

Spring Wine Festival April 30th - May 10th 2015

Meadowlark Festival May 14th - 17th 2015

Naramata May Day Celebration May 18th 2015

Northwest Elvis Festival June 26th - 28th 2015

Peach City Beach Antique Car Cruise - June 26th - 28th 2015

Grandfondo Cycling Event - July 12th 2015

Penticton Peach Festival - Aug. 5th - 9th 2015

Challenge Pentiction Triathelon Race - Aug. 30th 2015

Penticton Jazz Fesitval - Sept. 11th - 13th 2015

Naramata Tailgate Party - Sept. 12th 2015

October Wine Festival - Oct 1st - Oct. 11th 2015


Rates & Availability

From C$160 Per night

Summerland Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring shoulder
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 26 2015 - Oct 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
Autumn shoulder
Oct 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes additional newly renovated bedroom with a queen bed, hardwood floors, bathroom with gorgeous shower, walk in closet, private outdoor deck, rate of $130 night in conjunction with suite. Ideal for a group of 4 adults as it allows privacy for each couple with a central cooking area.

Off season monthly rental available to the right person. Contact owner for more information
Prefer Interact e-Transfer through your bank but other methods of payment through Paypal are available (+ 3% fee)
Full refund if you cancel 30 days prior to the first day of your stay
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Summerland Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • 2 walk-in closets available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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