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Picturesque. Romantic. Private. Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Drink in the views at Sormovila Guest Suite!

For a unique, romantic getaway in wine country, choose Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench.

Sormovila is a beautifully designed guest suite (with it's own entrance) attached to our home,… yet it was specifically created to be a separate and private, elegant and romantic space for couples visiting wine country to enjoy this country experience. It's a far cry from hotel room.

Our property is set perched on a gentle hill among vineyards and orchards back dropped by spectacular views of Okanagan Lake, Munson Mountain’s magnificent white clay cliffs, the Giant’s Head and surrounding mountains. It lies just on the cusp of Naramata & Penticton in the heart of the Naramata Bench and a plethora of wineries.

Our property cycles through seasonal plants, flowers and grasses and is visited by many birds that feed, nest and have chicks here. It’s well maintained and managed with special attention given to the environment both outside and inside the residence and suite. Being environmentally conscious is of great value to us. It’s the least we can do to give back. We are very fortunate to have found this lovely piece of property and feel equally appreciative that we were able to create a special space to share with visiting guests who have similar values.

To enjoy this little slice of heaven, please contact us by email to book Sormovila Guest Suite for your holiday.


• Beautifully designed, well appointed, Self Contained, Self Catered Suite, Romantic Getaway, Perfect for 2 adults

• Spectacular views of orchards, mountains, vineyards, lake ~ French doors boasting south views

• Welcome Basket: with home baked bread, tea, coffee & milk for 2, and a few other goodies

• Marble Counter WineDineBar, Microwave, Bar Fridge, Cuisinart coffee maker, kettle & toaster

• Crystal wine glasses

• UK Royal Stafford Dinnerware, Italian Stoneware & Portugal made Dinnerware

• Exceptional kitchenware & utensils and Stainless Steel Flatware

• Private en-suite bathroom with heated floor

• Fully tiled walk-in rain shower, Guest Robes

• Organic creams, soaps, shampoo & rinse, hair dryer

• Sound-proofed connector walls & double door, Hardwood and slate flooring

• Heat Pump Air Conditioning and Solar Blinds

• Flatscreen Satellite TV, Complimentary WiFi

• Original Paintings by resident artist, PJC Studio

• Your own private Courtyard Deck with magnificent south and western views

• Stainless Steel BBQ with side hotplate, patio Bistro Dinette, gravity loungers

• Sitting area with Adirondack chairs for wine at sunset or morning coffee

• Buddha pond with ponder bench

• Completely Smoke-Free environment inside & outside.

• Well maintained and managed property with special attention given to caring for the environment both outside and inside the residence and guest suite.

For more details, visit Sormovila's website, then phone or email to book your Sormovila Guest Suite accommodations.

2017 Nightly Rates:

• May 1 - May 31 - $190 Canadian

• June 1 - Sept 30 - $215 Canadian

• Oct 1 - Oct 31- $190 Canadian

• Closed Nov 1 - April 30

• 2 night minimum booking

• 3 night minimum on Long Weekends

•• Rates are subject to change without notice.

Check-in & Check-out Times:

Check-in time - 4 pm - Sorry no early arrivals unless pre-arranged with us.

Check-out time - 11 am

WHAT'S AROUND YOU at Sormovila Guest Suite:

Sormovila’s Nearby Amenities:

Penticton Downtown~

• 10 minute drive to downtown Penticton

Naramata Village~

• 10 minute drive to Naramata Village

Wineries on the Bench…

Drive to Wineries~

• 10 minute drive or less to at least 22 wineries along the Naramata Benchlands including: Red Rooster Winery, Ruby Blues Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, Township 7 Vineyards and Winery, LaFrenz Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Marichel Vineyard & Winery,… just to name a few.

Walk to Wineries~

• 5-7 minute walk to 6 Local Naramata Bench Wineries: Hillside Estate Winery, Quidni Estate Winery, Howling Bluff Estate Wines, Laughing Stock Vineyards, Tightrope Winery and Black Widow Winery - you can see most of them from Sormovila.

Dining at Hillside Barrel Room Bistro~

• 7 minute walk or 1 minute drive to Hillside - check for hours of operation please

Swimming at the Beach~

• 12-15 minute walk or 3 minute drive to Three Mile Beach

Walking or Biking the KVR~

• 1 km to KVR Trail access

• 12-15 minute walk or 5-10 minute bike or 2 minute drive to 2 different accesses points

Hiking or Biking the Mice Trails~

• 1 km to 3 Blind Mice Trail Network access

• 20 minute walk or 15 minute bike or 3 minutes drive

Road Riding to the Painted Rock~

• 10-15 km ride from Sormovila

Check the Rates Page and the Calendar here or at Sormovila's website, then phone or email to book your Sormovila Guest Suite accommodations.

More Details

Pauline Jans
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, a bit of Dutch & a bit of Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Pauline Jans

Welcome to this little slice of heaven!

Pauline & Mark have opened up their home and created a special place for others to enjoy this beautiful place in wine country. Sormovila is a private and elegant guest suite on the lake side of their home that offers their guests a lovely, romantic, and well appointed private vacation space to enjoy.

Mark & Pauline are nature lovers who moved from North Vancouver to the Okanagan in late 2011.

Mark enjoys hiking, mountain biking and is a former triathlete having done the Ironman both in Penticton and New Zealand. Since having moved here he’s developed quite the green thumb and a fabulous garden, as well!

While Pauline has done an adventure race and some challenging riding in her day she now much prefers cross country mountain biking & hiking and is thrilled to have her own art studio on site, PJC studio. She draws, paints, works in multi-media and does a bit of sculpting as well.

Please email to book your Sormovila Guest Suite accommodations.

Pauline Jans purchased this house in 2012

Why Pauline Jans chose Okanagan Valley

This truly is,… a place to remember.

So many visitors and guests who come here,… wish they could stay longer! The views at Sormovila Guest Suite are simply spectacular. Sormovila Guest Suite is newly designed and features a beautiful, romantic one bedroom suite with private ensuite bathroom, a luxurious marble-topped WineDineBar as well as your own private west facing Courtyard deck. You are going to love your holiday experience here.

What makes this house unique

Sormovila Guest Suite is new, private and is set on a gentle hill that offers spectacular views of local orchards, vineyards, the mountains & lake. The suite is elegantly designed with a decadent marble topped WineDineBar. 6 local Wineries are at most a 7 minute walk away including Hillside Winery and their Barrel Room Bistro. This is such a special place.


Penticton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower and heated floors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed (1) with Sleep Enhancing mattress pad & sham pillows aiding in a more restful sleep. Sitting Area for reading, relaxing or light snacks. Sormovila is naturally bright with 7 windows in total and galleries all original paintings done by Pauline.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench ~ A Little Slice of Heaven Sormovila is a beautifully designed guest suite (with it's own private entrance) attached to our home. The Suite was specifically created to be a separate and private, elegant and romantic space for couples visiting wine country to enjoy this country experience. It's a far cry from your average hotel room. Sormovila is on the lake side of our home and offers our guests a lovely, romantic, and well appointed private vacation space to relax & drink in the views of vineyards, orchards, mountains and the lake. For a unique, romantic getaway in wine country, choose Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Picturesque. Romantic. Private. Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
Portland, OR

Nestled in the vineyards

  • 4 of 5

Pristine studio suite tastefully decorated. Lovely private deck with views of vineyards and Lake Okanagan in a quiet setting. Owners live next door. They were helpful, available, but not intrusive. Coffee, milk, and fresh bread were waiting for us upon arrival. The suite is supplied with wine from local wineries that can be bought at cost. Located within minutes of many wineries and restaurants. Great location!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you J&L for your kind and thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you both here and hope we see you again one day. Glad that the guest suite worked out for you so well and that you enjoyed your stay here in the Okanagan. Wishing you a wonderful 2017!
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Calgary Ab.

Wine country Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 3 days at Sormovilla in mid-June. It was our second stay, having been there in 2014. Once again, the experience was great. Pauline and Mark have kept their property i. Tip top shape. The room was, once again, wonderful and the amenities were 5 star. We are looking forward to staying at Somovilla on our next trip to Wine country.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for choosing Sormovila again and for such a lovely write up. So glad you both had a lovely time and that you had the opportunity to relax and also to recover the knee! It was lovely to have a few chats with you during your stay and we look forward to having you visit us again. In the meantime, take care and see you next time : )
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Priddis Alberta

Fantastic once again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Sormovila, having first experienced it in Fall 2015. Our experience was again tremendous. Pauline and Mark (and now Henry, the new dog in the family) are most gracious hosts and have created such a welcoming spot. No detail to make the stay effortless and enjoyable has been overlooked! Sormovila and the Naramata Bench is fast becoming one of our favourite destinations for cycling, food and wine!! Thanks again Pauline and Mark.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear from you D & B and thank you for the lovely review. Glad you both had a fabulous time here again and enjoyed some of the local mountain bike riding. It was nice to share a glass of wine with you as well and introduce you to Henry. Spending time with guests over a good chat and a splash of wine is such a treat for us : ) Perhaps your next trip Mark & I can take you out for a ride and show you another new trail! Thank you for choosing to stay with us again for your summer vacay in the Okanagan.
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at Sormovila and it was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we arrived, we were spoiled by our hosts Pauline and Mark. Their attention to detail was amazing, from homemade cranberry walnut loaf in our welcome basket, homemade chocolates on the nightside tables to a fresh bowl of cherries at our door our first morning. Each morning we would sit on our private sundeck overlooking the vineyards and lake and sip our coffee. The suite at Sormovila created relaxation as soon as you walked into it. The suite had natural wood and stone throughout the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen areas. Pauline's amazing art work was seen through out the suite. If I had to sum Sormovila up in 6 words, it would be " This place has the WOW factor!", and is definitively a place where you can relax, unwind and re-charge. Thank you Pauline Mark and Henry for being very gracious hosts, and we are looking forward to coming back very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Steve. It was a real treat to have you and your wife stay with us. The greeting meeting could have gone on for hours - What a delight! Mark & I are so pleased that you both had a wonderful stay at Sormovila and enjoyed the Naramata Bench. There's lots to do and enjoy here and it sounds like you and Jan took a bite out of the offerings : ) very happy for you that the weather was good for you for the Granfondo race and you were pleased with your time. Well done! We hope to see you both again and wish you a wonderful summer. I think our poochie Henry would like that too! Thank you again for choosing Sormovila for your Okanagan race holiday.
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Victoria BC Canada

A Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The guest suite was most impressive with a beautiful fully equipped kitchenette with a basket of goodies upon arrival and even wine for purchase! The bathroom was also attractively set up with all the toiletries one might need. We loved sitting on the deck and relaxing after our run or cycle and taking in the fabulous lake view! The location on the Naramata Bench was perfect -'close to wineries and not far from the centre of Penticton. We would highly recommend this property and would return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you K & J for the lovely review. We were thrilled to have you stay with us and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay both at the Suite and your time on the Courtyard Deck. It was a pleasure to socialize in my studio with you K and talk art! Mark & I look forward to having you both stay with us again - perhaps even share a glass-of-wine-time if you like : )
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Vancouver, BC

Ideal setting

  • 4 of 5

Sormovila is located wonderfully on the Naramata bench, making it very easy to explore many nearby wineries such as Hillside. The unit is part of the main house, though it's completely separate and has its own private deck with view. The decor is beautiful, the kitchen is well-equipped, and parking is provided.

The only downsides for us were that the bed was uncomfortably hard, access to the pool area was blocked off for us (though we did enjoy watching the ducks frolic in it!), and the instructions for absolutely everything got a bit excessive. We did enjoy our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Lori & Gary. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Sormovila Guest Suite. It really is set up as a romantic getaway for couples and we are pleased to be able to share this little slice of paradise at our home with guests visiting wine country on the Naramata Bench. We tried to think of everything a guest would like to have in the suite and have enjoyed making all of that available,… countless guests have appreciated our attention to detail. It's unfortunate that you didn't sleep well on the mattress. Everyone is different and has specific needs for a perfect sleep. Many of our guests love the bed and have not found it hard. But again, everyone is different. Sormovila's Welcome Booklet is designed to help our guests with any questions on Suite usage in the event that we are unavailable or away, as well as outline our policies which we also make available to guests online before booking. The Suite and Courtyard Deck were designed and created specifically for visiting guests. The pool area is our own personal and private space and is of course, understandably, not advertised for guest use.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Penticton Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Penticton Golf
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Hillside Wine Estate's The Barrel Room
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
3 Mile Beach

Naramata is known for it's many local vineyards & wineries. Local Wine tasting is a favourite pass time here. Sormovila Guest Suite is with maximum 7 minutes walking distance to 6 wineries, including Hillside Wine Estate, Howling Bluff, Three Mile Winery, Laughing Stock, Black Widow, & Tightrope.


Rates & Availability

Penticton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

• There is no cleaning fee to stay at Sormovila, UNLESS excessive cleaning is required after your stay. That means that anything that goes above and beyond our thorough and standard cleaning time of 3 hours, you will incur a cleaning fee of $100 that will be billed directly to your credit card. We offer a beautiful place for vacationing guests to enjoy. If your stay makes this a challenge to meet, a cleaning fee of $100 is applied to your credit card.
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• Boat Owners looking to park a boat & trailer must pre-organize with us & may be charged a fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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