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Lovely Private Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 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.

NOTE: Canadian Travellers, for some unexplainable reason VRBO now quotes all its prices in US dollars, even for Canadian travellers searching Canadian destinations. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

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 guest house in 2007

Why Gjoa Taylor or John Bilodeau chose Penticton

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 guest house 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 CAD/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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Penticton, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • guest house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is our home so it is important to us to receive our guests home address, phone # and the names of all the guests prior to acceptance of booking
  • We really appreciate getting a cell phone number so we can contact you while you are on the road. It really helps our communication with you.
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 , 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


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Lovely Private Suite Located On Vineyard On Naramata Bench
average rating of 4.962963 based on 63 reviews

Gorgeous getaway

  • 5 of 5

Best accommodations we've ever had in Naramata! Booked as a gift for my parents - they loved the gorgeous, quiet surroundings, lots of birds and wildlife to watch and amazing views from the patio/windows. Perfect jumping-off point for touring the many nearby wineries. Highly recommend. We (and my parents) will be back!

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The Guest Suite was lovely and exceeded our expectations! Everything was well thought out and the decor and outside patio were perfection. Listening and watching the wildlife at play eating our breakfast outside in the morning and the peaceful crickets at night only added to the ambience during our stay. When the smoke cleared from the fires on the day we departed the views were astounding from every room. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Gjoa Vineyard in June 2017. The property is outstanding with everything you could possibly need or want. It is far enough from downtown Penticton to feel like you are in the country but close enough to zip into town for a meal or tour around. From the moment I saw the listing on line I knew this was where we wanted to stay. My first email contact with John was warm and welcoming. The pictures on the website truly capture the beautiful location and the lovely interiors. It was too warm to use the fireplace but it is there with lots of wood ready to go. The bed was very comfortable with an amazing view of the vineyard. We were greeted by John shortly after we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed. There was a lovely bottle of red wine made from their grapes by Hillside Winery. The Kitchen is fully stocked for anything you could possibly need and there is a wonderful outside dining area and table which is perfect. There are even blankets on the chairs outside for chilly evenings. The Bathroom has everything you will need so save packing space. We were there for a family wedding close by so we did not have as much time as we might have liked to explore around. We did go to Hillside for a really nice supper and then a tasting a couple of days later. We managed to take a drive to the end of the Naramata Rd which you really should do. Incredible views along the way. We also went to a few wineries along the road for tasting and lunch on 2 of our days. This is an exceptional retreat and worth every penny. We booked about a year out and I am so glad we had the opportunity to stay. I would most definitely try to stay here again if we go out to Penticton for another holiday.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suberb, Quiet, Clean and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vacation rentals but we have never stayed at one so perfectly furnished and detailed with the guests in mind. There is everything supply from monogram sheets and towels to DVDs and books. Gjoa and John's attention to detail resulted in the fact that nothing was missing, there was everything from bikes to food processors to blankets on the deck for chilly evenings. If you found you were missing something, you probably didn't need it in the first place . The deck area is landscaped so that it is peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting there every day watching the ecosystem of the vineyard. Our only mistake was that we didn't stay long enough, but are already planning our return back!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this Property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 7 days relaxing and enjoying all the local attractions in Naramata, Penticton and the south Okanagan.

We have stayed at VRBO’s and Airbnb’s all over the world and this ranks right up there with the best, can’t say enough good things about this property. We stayed in the main rental and it is very clean and well kept. The bed is very comfortable, shower has excellent water pressure and temperature control. The owners have taken great care and thought for the most perfect stay. The decorations and small touches are warm and comfortable which makes you immediately feel right at home.

There are many wineries to visit, and the KVR trail is excellent for leisurely walks or biking, and has some of the best views in the Okanagan. We have been to Tuscany and this location makes you feel like you are in the heart of Tuscany, only better.

We are currently building a place in the Okanagan but would highly recommend John and Gjoa’s place for any one that is looking for a retreat on the Naramata Bench.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Thanks so much for the kind review. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put into making our place a great vacation are appreciated by our guests, especially given your world travels. We love the Skaha Hills Development and we hope you have a great experience building your new home. All the best! gjoa and john
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I'm almost reluctant to say how absolutely fabulous this place is in fear that the world will flock to it and we will be fighting for the chance to come back ☺️ Seriously cannot say enough good things about this property. We stayed in the extra suite and our friends stayed in the main rental. The bed is super comfy, shower has perfect water pressure, and the electric recliners are the perfect place to take a nap in after a day at wineries. The owners have taken great care and thought for the most perfect stay. This was our 2nd year to stay, and will be back next year. The owners John and Gjoa are so kind, fun and take great care in making sure your stay is the most memorable.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Penticton, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring shoulder
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
Oct 15 2018 - Apr 30 2019
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee - C$75 + Tax

additional newly renovated bedroom with a queen bed, hardwood floors, bathroom with gorgeous shower, walk in closet, private outdoor deck, rate of $150 CAD night + $50 cleaning fee. 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, $1250 CAD month including all utilities and cable (excludes phone).

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.
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