My friends and I live all over the US and Canada, and due to a conference in SF, wanted a Sonoma getaway that was close to town, but allowed us quiet time to just hang out together. This was ideal. It has the most amazing location, just an 8 minute drive to downtown Sonoma, but still removed enough that it is surrounded my Sonoma's most breathtaking nature. The house is great, lots of room, great spaces to sit around and chat while sipping wine and playing games, a well stocked kitchen, and the towels and other supplies are all perfectly appointed. We had 10 people, and though that is the near max, there was still so much space.
But, what really takes the prize here is the land / the estate. We got there and ran all over looking for the pool. After a few minutes of hiking this amazingly huge back yard that drops to a creek bed, we thought we made a mistake about there being a pool. That was until I did exploring and found the most UNREAL pool complex next door - carved into the hillside, with a vista trail, Jacuzzi, hammocks, tables and chairs, tea light lanterns. It was more spectacular than pictures could show. What a place to spend time. We only were there for a short spell, and now I know why they laughed at us and out 24 hour booking - you'd need way more time to enjoy all the offerings of this lovely home!
Looking for quality time with people you love in a place you'll love - this is it.
PS: The owner is a great communicator, making everything smooth and stress-free.