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Pauline Jans

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, a bit of Dutch & a bit of Japanese

Breathtaking. Unique. Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Penticton House Rental Photos and Description

Drink in the views@Sormovila Guest Suite! Orchards, mountains, vineyards, lake…

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

Sormovila is not a hotel room. It’s a beautifully designed guest suite that is part of 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.

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 Benchlands 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 including Germany made Riedel Crystal Stemware

• 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.

2016 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pauline Jans (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, a bit of Dutch & a bit of Japanese

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 newly created 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.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Breathtaking. Unique. Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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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Happy Guests

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful guest suite. The attention to detail was amazing. The thoughtfulness of the owners was so nice. The little extra touches to make our stay special were much appreciated. We hope to go back to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review Sandra. It was great to have you and Tony as our guests and we were so pleased that you found our suite to book for your epic vacay in Canada, and all the way from Australia! It's such a pleasure meeting guests from all over the world and we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. Although I have to admit, every time we ran into you, your blissful sighs reiterated your own delight in this little slice of heaven. Definitely look us up on you next trip and stay longer! There's so much to do here. Thank you again.
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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
Summer Season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

• - for more details, Payment and Cancellation Policies, etc
• Rates & Details
• Sormovila Policies -
• Contact us for annual “Challenge” Race weekly rate.

Payment Options, Reserving Sormovila Guest Suite & Fees:
We do not accept payment through VRBO, however, we have options that we find work better for both parties.
We are pleased to accept VISA, MasterCard, INTERAC, DISCOVER, Diners Club International, UnionPay, E-transfers & PayPal as forms of payment. E-transfer or PayPal is our accepted form of payment for booking your reservation. Credit card information is due upon initial booking and credit card payment is required to pay for the balance of your stay.
• Fees may apply on various forms of payment, however we’ve done our best to keep them minimal.
• 50% payment of your total number of nights will reserve your booking (See Cancellation Policy).
• E-transfer & PayPal payment will reserve your booking. Credit card details is required to book.
• Payment for the balance (50%)(+any fees) will be processed via credit card one month prior to arrival, or 6 weeks prior for stays 7 days or longer. Fees may apply with e-transfer or PayPal.
• Boat Owners looking to park a boat & trailer must pre-organize with us & may be charged a fee.

Cancellation Policies:
Cancellation accepted up to one month prior to arrival date for stays 6 nights or shorter.
6 Weeks Cancellation Notice is required for stays 7 nights or longer.
No refund thereafter unless we can rebook.
Cancellation Refund Processing Fee of 10% applies.

Rental Suite Policies & Guidelines:
Please review Sormovila Policies page for policies and agreements.
• Rates subject to change without notice.
• 2 night minimum
• 3 night minimum for long weekends

Call or email us to reserve Sormovila for your desired dates:
Rate details can also be found here:
Policies can be found here:

50% deposit will reserve Sormovila
50% remainder due one month prior to arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Penticton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 is not a hotel room. It’s a beautifully designed guest suite that is part of 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 on our property. For a unique, romantic getaway in wine country, choose Sormovila Guest Suite on the Naramata Bench.

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