Drink in the views at Sormovila Guest Suite!
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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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, attention to detail, quiet and private.
Lovely location, central to the wineries and all amenities. Quiet and picturesque. The details of the unit were a pleasant surprise.
The hosts were so sweet and accommodating. The place was lovely and every detail was paid attention to. It was like being in a 5⭐️Hotel. Location is very central to many wineries. Thank you for making it so special.
Great location with beautiful views!
We had a lovely 3 day stay. The property is within walking distance to several wineries and not far to drive into Naramata or Penticton. Pauline and Mark have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and positive review Marie. It was lovely to have you both as our guests and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts to help others with their decision making process. We also love that you enjoyed what we offered. It's our aim to ensure our guests have a wonderful & stress-free time here.. Hope to see you again someday!
Lovely stay in a lovely place!
We just returned from a week in Penticton, staying on the lovely Naramata Bench. Sormovila was just in the perfect location, easy to access lots of wineries and town, but still tucked away with lovely views and peaceful surroundings. Pauline and Mark were very welcoming, but still left us to do our thing. We never felt lacking in privacy, but always knew we could knock on the door if we had questions. Everything we could have needed was included in the suite, and the stunning views from the patio were very enjoyable on the sunny afternoons.
We visited the second week of October, and knew we may not have access to everything as places were starting to close up for the season. However, the places that were open, we mostly had to ourselves, and never felt rushed at any of the wineries or restaurants. It was nice to get a chance to really talk to the people at the wineries, instead of just feeling we had to slam it down. It was also absolutely lovely to see the beautiful fall colors coming in. Some of our favorite wineries were 8th Generation, Black Hills, Little Engine, and Painted Rock. We also enjoyed the Bench Market for breakfast a few days, and the pizza at Bad Tattoo Brewing is not to be missed!
We hope to be back sometime soon, as this place really had everything we like about a vacation. Relaxing location, natural beauty, very nice people, and great food and wine!
Thank you so much for this lovely and thoughtful review review Jill. I am amazed - and disappointed - that I missed this review, but am so pleased that VRBO has provided a way to see who has reviewed and have not heard from us yet. Our sincerest gratitude for taking the time to review and offer your thoughts about your stay. You took such care and offered great detail for others wishing to visit this little slice of heaven. thank you for that as well. So glad that you felt relaxed as you toured and tasted at the wineries. We both moved here after very busy and stressful lives in the city and know how precious calm time is. So glad you found it here. Hope we see you again sometime soon.
My favourite stay in Naramata
Pauline and Mark were so warm and lovely and their property is amazing. The view was stunning and every detail was so thoughtful. I will be back!
What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a bit about the experience of your stay. We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to being your hosts again in the future!
We recently enjoyed a 3 day stay at Sormovila, a lovely little guest house in the Naramata area of the Okanagan. The owners take great pride in this property and there were little value added touches throughout. I caught myself a couple times, in both the kitchen area and bathroom thinking, this is just like a deluxe, top rated resort.
One improvement we would recommend is replacing the bed frame. This is a small room and the wooden base of the frame extends out from the mattress on all 4 sides, taking away real estate and more importantly, creating an accident waiting to happen. Despite our best efforts, both of us left with shin scars from scraping into this base.
We might also consider replacing the TV, which is very small. We would have liked to watch a sporting event, but not on this small a set. The ice cube tray is also small and a waste of time. I'm nitpicking here, because otherwise, this property is perfect and most worthy of your stay. It will certainly be on our list going forward as well.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Sormovila Guest Suite. We appreciate when our guests take a moment to let us know how their trip was and do everything we can within reason to improve Sormovila without jeopardizing the type of getaway we offer. It’s unfortunate that there were a couple things that weren't agreeable for you during your stay. It’s worth noting that several guests have complimented our choice in furnishings including the bed and tv. This luxurious bed offers a fantastic sleep and the frame allows for a convenient place to lay a reading book or pair of glasses at bedtime. Guests have also appreciated the corner covers and glowing decals to assist visibility at night time. We actually considered not installing a tv as Sormovila is a place for guests to get away from everyday life and offers the peace and tranquility of wine country that one doesn’t get in the city. We eventually decided a tv would make for a convenient means of checking weather, etc., for those wanting a break from their personal electronic devices. Its size reflects the intent of the getaway suite, and leaves room for little details for relaxation, the art in the suite and the views all around to be the focus. Thank you again for choosing Sormovila Guest Suite.
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.