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Breathtaking! Sormovila ~ Sun Orchards Mountains Vineyards Lake. Relax & Enjoy

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Drink in the views at Sormovila Guest Suite!

Drink in the views at Sormovila Guest Suite and enjoy a unique, romantic getaway on the Naramata Bench. Sormovila is a beautifully designed, luxurious guest suite that offers privacy, elegance and a romantic space in the midst of wine country. You'll be welcomed with a delightful basket including home baked bread, freshly ground coffee, teas and a few other niceties. The WineDineBar is perfectly equipped with kettle, coffeemaker, toaster, microwave & bar fridge and the ideal balance of kitchenware. A cozy spot by the french doors is perfect for reading, watching hummingbirds or enjoying your morning coffee. The spacious & private Courtyard Deck offers SS BBQ with hotplate, bistro dining set, loungers and plenty of opportunity for drinks on the deck and enjoying the amazing views and sunsets. Our property is perched on a gentle hill overlooking vineyards, orchards and back dropped by spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and a panorama of mountains. You'll enjoy the perfect vantage point as the setting sun lights up Munson Mountain’s magnificent white cliffs. The cycles of seasonal plants, flowers and grasses enhance the grounds while being visited by many birds that feed, nest and have chicks here. It truly is a slice of heaven!

We look forward to having you stay with us!

2018 Nightly rates:

• May 1 - May 31 - $195 Canadian

• June 1 - Sept 30 - $225 Canadian

• Oct 1 - Oct 31- $195 Canadian

• Inquire about booking Nov 1 - April 30

• 2 night minimum booking

• 3 night minimum on Long Weekends

•• Rates are subject to change without notice.


• 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

• Studio & PJC Studio Gallery tours welcome

• 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.

Check-in & Check-out Times:

Check-in time - 4 pm - Sorry no early arrivals in high season. Must be pre-arranged otherwise.

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


Damage, Cancellation & Cleaning Policies

We require your credit card details for our damage, cancellation & cleaning policies when you book Sormovila Guest Suite. Go to Sormovila's website to read through the policies for your added confidence and security about these policies.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Penticton

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • OWNERS Cancellation Policy details prevail over basic one noted here. Contact us for details.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Breathtaking! Sormovila ~ Sun Orchards Mountains Vineyards Lake. Relax & Enjoy
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent about a week at Sormovila in the breathtaking Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley. The suite was perfect in every way. It's an independent unit attached to the main house. It was so clean and beautiful and the appliances looked brand new. This is a testament to the attention to detail that is evident in every part of the suite; the owners want to maintain an exceptional environment for all guests. Everything is perfectly arranged and everything you need is there. The private deck is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the setting sun over the vineyards and the lake. The owners are there if you need anything, but otherwise leave you to yourselves. That's not to say you fend for yourselves, because the unit has a binder with lots of ideas of things to do and places to eat. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Great week long stay in a wonderful little apartment. Nicely upgraded, beautiful views with a terrific deck to enjoy meals and drinks on and very close to many wineries.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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how to say it in one word -perfection-

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Pauline have created a perfect oasis in pentictan. Having stayed multiple times over the last few years, with each time getting longer. We can honestly say we have never been disappointed with anything at Sormovila. The room is perfect for two, the deck is lovely for watching sunsets looking out over the vineyard. Perfect for sharing a bottle of wine with someone special in your life. Just relax and enjoy you will not be disappointed. Paulines art work is amazing in the room and can also be seen at some of the wineries near by.

There is lots to do and see near by. From wineries to old fashion soda pop tasting to food.Every place we have tried has been great from pizza to tapas to fine dining. Hiking and biking for the more adventurous. Mark and Pauline have probably ran or biked most of the trails

with their dog Henry and can let you know which ones are the best to try.

Your hosts are an amazing couple of have tried to make this place your home away from home for however long you stay.We hope you enjoy as much as we have over the years and we will be going back soon

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Sormovila

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful serene setting and so well appointed. We felt very at home and very comfortable. So many little details make this a special property.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented great hosts first class

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sormovila Pentiction although it was abit fresh outside we still enjoyed the views from the deck over a glass of local wine. Sormovila has everything you need and is ideally located to enjoy the local winery's

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and managed to stay cozy on that nippy weekend. We are happy that you found everything you needed and enjoyed yourselves. Hope you come back again to BC Canada's wine country. Love to see you here again!
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Can't wait to return!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly amazing place to stay and we can't wait to return! Pauline and Mark were wonderful and such a pleasure to talk to. The views from the photos are even better in person and so relaxing to have a drink on the deck. Highlights from the stay were visiting the wineries, cheese makers, great dinners out and the farmers market, the best farmers market I've ever seen.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Penticton Airport
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Refund processing fee of 15% applies to ALL cancellations, regardless of the time it occurs.
• Bookings cancelled at least 60 days prior to the start of the stay will receive 100% refund minus a processing fee of 15%
• Bookings cancelled at least 30 days prior to the start of the stay will receive 50% refund minus a processing fee of 15%
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.
• - for more details, Payment and Cancellation Policies, etc
• 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.