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Exclusive, 1 BR Guest House Overlooking Vineyard

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Create Memories At Sonora Pines Guest House

Gaze down upon the grape vines caressed by the Okanagan breezes from the private deck of your exclusive one-bedroom guest house.

Wander the vineyard and mingle with the Pinot Noir , Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape vines. Feel the sun and earth as they hasten the ripening of the grapes.

Hike our numerous deer trails which begin a few steps from your front door.

Enjoy the breath taking view of the South Okanagan as you sit and contemplate at one of our two meditation benches nestled among the deer trails.

Listen to the comforting sounds of the quail as they call to one another.

Start your day with an espresso, regular or herb tea or hot chocolate from the pantry.

You will also find your first days breakfast in the fridge-fresh eggs and whole wheat bread with preserves, milk ,cream and sugar.

Prepare your evening meal using the barbecue on your deck or the kitchen facilities.

Enjoy the peacefulness, quiet and the intimacy of your surroundings.

We are located minutes from Oliver, the Wine Capital of Canada, the Golden Mile region wineries, restaurants, orchards and scenic bike paths.

We are adult-friendly and accept well behaved pets.

Keywords: Guesthouse

More Details

Rilla Carlson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Rilla Carlson

Hello Future Guests,

Welcome to our world!

We purchased our property and Vineyard in 2002. We upgraded our 6 acres of vines and remodeled the 'big house ' in 2005 and added the Guesthouse in 2008.

We like the South Western look as well as a Tuscan flavor so our buildings all reflect the warmth and color of that decor.

We both worked in the Airline Industry until we retired in 2004 and know a bit about hospitality, a warm welcome and what good accommodation is! Come and join us. We want to meet you!

Rob & Rilla

Rilla Carlson purchased this house in 2002

Why Rilla Carlson chose Thompson Okanagan

We built our Guesthouse over looking our Vineyard because the view of the South Okanagan and Vineyard is spectacular. We are not on the "hot" side of the valley plus our deck is partly shaded so you can enjoy the sun or shade on a beautiful sunny day. Rain is infrequent but one can still sit comfortably outside on the covered deck and still enjoy the view or barbecue even when it is raining.

What makes this house unique

You can walk in the Vineyard and actually experience the calming energy that is exuded from the Vines. It calms your body and the mind..You can also hike the deer trails and sit and mediate at one of our two meditation benches. The view from that space is magnificent.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure!
Aug 2015
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Oliver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower, sink and toilet and a window that opens
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
THe owner can be booked for a Reiki seesion and is a consultant for Total Biology. Phone to get details if interested.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Exclusive, 1 BR Guest House Overlooking Vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Another Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time here and we love it. I would actually live here if I could! We took the dogs for a walk in Oliver along the river every morning and then back to sit on the deck with coffee and breakfast. Eventually we'd drag ourselves away from the view to go wine tasting. Rob and Rilla are the consummate hosts. I hate to give a good review as I don't want this to become too popular :)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure having you. We hope to see you frequently here at Sonora Pines Guesthouse
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Great calm getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friend from Toronto and I rented this lovely guest house for 4 nights. I always use VRBO for my vacations and have never been disappointed and this place continues that trend. The pictures were exactly how we found the accommodations. The view is amazing, the bed was super comfy and the kitchen well equipped. Rilla and Rob provided treats for our arrival, wine, cheese, crackers and the making of next morning breakfast!!! Much appreciated. The washroom came complete with toiletries, a nice touch. Many vineyards are within easy reach as well as Oosoyos and Kelowna. I was able to bring my 2 little dogs which makes vacationing so much easier. We had a deer beside our car on our last morning, awesome, thanks again, e

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for booking with us It was our pleasure to have you!!!
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Wonderful, private and incredibly relaxing base for wine-tasting tours

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 3 days at the guesthouse. Rob and Rilla were amazing hosts. We were celebrating our anniversary and after learning of our dinner reservation plans Rob offered to drive us to and from our dinner reservations so that we might enjoy some wine with our dinner! Incredibly generous!!!

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived with homemade (yet really good ;-) ) wine from onsite grapes, cheese and crackers. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, spices and had all that we could need for cooking a dinner. We loved having breakfast and dinner on the large deck overlooking the vineyard.

We are already considering booking a return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil,Thank you for your generous comments. We look forward to seeing you folks in the near future!
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  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this guest house. Very private, fantastic views of the valley and the owner's vineyard off of the large deck. The house is very clean and up to date, with all the amenities you could want. The guest house is only 5 minutes from Oliver and close to all the great wineries in the area. Rob and Rilla are great hosts, and always helpful. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind - look no further!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is one of those hidden gems that you hesitate to let others know about but it would be a shame not to share the experience of staying here. Every detail is perfect. The view is spectacular. We could see and hear them picking the fall harvest of grapes right off our balcony. The guesthouse is very private, and clean with a comfortable bed and every appliance and kitchen item you could possibly need. The welcoming wine and cheese plus the breakfast items were such a nice touch. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful one bedroom guest house overlooks miles of vineyards. It has a very large deck with fabulous views where we enjoyed our meals. We found it to be very relaxing and comfortable. The house is beautifully decorated, clean and has all the amenities one requires for cooking or just relaxing. Very comfortable bed. The hosts, Rob and Rilla, are friendly and helpful. Close to shopping and miles of wineries. Highly recommend this vacation property. Thanks so much for the delicious wine and cheese.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
5 Kilometers
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
5 Kilometers
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
5 Kilometers
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Okanagan Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Sonora Pines Estates Guesthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Hidden Chapel Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
King Tomato Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson Triggs Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

We are steps to Hidden Chapel Winery and minutes from Jackson Triggs Winery. There are many restaurants and Wine tasting opportunities close to the Guesthouse ie within 5 Kilometers


Rates & Availability

Oliver House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $43.91 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Visa , Master card or cash

$100.00 non refundable deposit to hold reservation
Payment due upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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