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Lovely Private Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Large, Private Self Contained One (*or 2*) 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! "Travel + Leisure" named the Okanagan wine area among its best places to travel in 2016. Its recently been named the number one wine region in the world by the "Huffington Post". "Wine Enthusiast Magazine" listed it as one of the 10 best wine travel destinations and "USA Today" ranked it the second best wine region to visit. The Naramata Bench, where Gjoa's Vineyard is located is bursting with over the top natural beauty, has some of the best views in North America.

* Canadians Please Note; for some unexplainable reason VRBO now quotes all its prices in US dollars. Even for Canadian travellers searching Canadian destinations. If you go to "Rates" you will find a well hidden drop down window you can use to change to Canadian dollars. Sorry for any confusion but it is beyond our control.


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 24 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.(**new - 2nd guest room now available, see below for description)

• 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 TV with DVD player, 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

* convenient bike storage

* 2 touring bikes available

** An additional bedroom (Veraison Guest Room) is available for a rate of $150/night. It is a large room with queen bed, hardwood floors, walk in closet, gorgeous rain shower with heated floors, small fridge, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, wine glasses, private deck. It is located a short walk outside the main suite yet very private. Minimum of 3 nights in shoulder season and 4 nights in high season.

More Details

Gjoa Taylor or John Bilodeau
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Gjoa Taylor or John Bilodeau

John and Gjoa are professionals who split their time between Naramata and Calgary. We have travelled the globe extensively and believe our vineyard and the Naramata Bench is a very special place. We decided to share our home so others can enjoy our vineyard as much as we do. We think its working out very well since over 1/2 of our clients are now return customers. 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 magical location our full time home.

Gjoa Taylor or John Bilodeau purchased this studio in 2007

Why Gjoa Taylor or John Bilodeau chose Thompson Okanagan

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 bluffs 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 gorgeous part of the world...and the wine is getting better every year.

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. Walk or bike along the KVR trail to visit several wineries that have fabulous wine and great food. ** We have recently added a new guest room available to rent for $150/night. It is pretty gorgeous.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay in this lovely suite! The location is stunning and we hope to find a little place for ourselves with similar views one day! One can dream. Thank you for the hospitality, friendliness and thoughtfulness that makes this such a lovely place to rest and recharge batteries when they are almost depleted.

Many, many thanks, we will be back.
Jun 2015
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Penticton Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 , 1 sleep sofa /futon , second (new) guest room is available with queen bed
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Lovely Private Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 55 reviews

"A deer a bear a moose a goose...."

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay Gjoa's vineyard. The suite is in the perfect location, very comfortable with beautiful views, and had everything we needed. Thanks John, the ride along the KVR was one of the highlights !! Looking forward to next year :)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation - again!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here for several years now and have never been disappointed. John and Gjoa have taken a lot of time and care to make this a first class vacation rental. There is nothing lacking and nothing that we would change. We have stayed at a lot of VRBO rentals across Canada and this one is by far the best. Clean, comfy, beautiful view. It lacks nothing.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time at your place. Beautiful view from patio overlooking vineyard, lake, and mountai

  • 5 of 5

Great room ! Well stocked with everything you need! Very comfortable bed and loved the rain shower. Great view of vineyard from patio facing west for sunsets! Steps away from Kettle Valley bike trail! Had a great time meeting John, our host, who was also very helpful on where to go and what to see! Would highly recommend staying there to others and plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would return tomorrow if we could. Felt like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The owners have everything cared for. You simply show up, follow directions, experience the recommendations that are given and enjoy the beauty. John will check in at the start and at the end so as to help in any way and say thanks. We would return tomorrow, if we could.

The location and views can't be beat! KVR trail is right there for walking, jogging, biking down into Penticton or up in the hills with gorgeous views the whole way.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fred, and once again Happy Anniversary.
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Even better than the last!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband's and my 3rd visit and it was way too short. As per our other reviews Gjoas vineyard truly feels like home away from home! They have absolutely everything you could want and need to feel comfortable. They have added some upgrades... new couch, Bluetooth speaker, new blankets and blender are things we noticed and enjoyed! The weather this time was phenomenal which made our stay even better. I would recommend and have recommended the vineyard to others in a heart beat. We will be back for a 4th visit hands down. Thanks again John and Gjoa for allowing us to share in your paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous..a wonderful place to unwind, relax and take in the surrounding beauty of southern Okanagan

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here. Gjoa and John have done a fabulous job on their ground level, walkout basement suite that has an open concept living space. It's so spacious but very quaint and cozy at the same time. The décor is wonderful too with warm and inviting colors. What really made it for us is the fact you could walk out directly on to a lovely huge covered ground level deck and literally only steps away from their vineyard. You really feel part of this beautiful place. And, can't forget to mention that the wild bird life is abundant with help from keeping the bird feeder full and a beautiful running fountain, which the birds love to splash about in. There is plenty of quail, blackbirds, redwing blackbirds, doves, colorful finches and we had the good fortune of also seeing beautiful Baltimore orioles and gold finches.

The only reason we gave it a 4 is that there was no washer and dryer. We were on an extended trip of 2 1/2 weeks so would have been nice to wash our clothes before heading to our next destination. But otherwise, it was perfect.

We will definitely be back.

Theresa & Bryan

May 2017


  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Theresa & Brian. We would love to have you stay with us again ... the orioles and finches will be waiting.
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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

Located near Penticton in the Southern Okanagan, the wineries are situated above sweeping sand cliffs that rise from Okanagan Lake, with vineyards that gently slope up to the mountains behind, it is “The Naramata Bench.”

Meandering country roads and spectacular views with 29 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.


Rates & Availability

Penticton Studio Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 27 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Autumn shoulder
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

additional newly renovated bedroom with a queen bed, hardwood floors, bathroom with gorgeous shower, walk in closet, private outdoor deck, rate of $150 night in conjunction with suite. Ideal for a group of 4 adults as it allows privacy for each couple with a central cooking area.

Contact owner for monthly winter rental rates for Guest Suite and more information, $1200 month including all utilities and cable (excludes phone).

Prefer Interact e-Transfer through your bank but other methods of payment through Paypal are available (+ 3% fee that paypal charge) or cheque.
We prefer full payment up front and provide a full refund if you cancel 30 days prior to the first day of your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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