PEPPERWOOD PLACE: SPACIOUS HOME WITH WOODED PRIVACY AND SWEEPING VALLEY VIEWS

Melissa

Advertiser since 2006
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PEPPERWOOD PLACE: SPACIOUS HOME WITH WOODED PRIVACY AND SWEEPING VALLEY VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Sonoma House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms - 3 Full Bathrooms - (Sleeps 8) Sonoma County License #581N

Our spacious well-appointed 2700 sq. ft. 4 bedroom home will make your vacation dreams come true. It is located on 1.5 acres in a private community at the top of the hills west of Sonoma, and sits 1300 feet above the valley floor. It is surrounded by mature Oak and Bay trees giving you beautiful wooded views from every window. There are sweeping views of the hills and the south end of the Sonoma valley, the Carneros wine region and the north end of the San Francisco bay waters. Our hills are bustling with deer, wild turkeys, squirrels and many, many species of birds. Our guests say that our house feels like a '5 star' hotel: that’s exactly what we’d hoped. As you enter the front doors you are greeted with the warmth and welcoming feel of this home. There are neighbors but with the beautiful mature vegetation you can’t see other houses. You will feel like you’re in a world of your own. We are 5 miles from Sonoma’s central square where there are world class restaurants & shops.

More About Us: Our kitchen has always been a favorite gathering spot. Lots of counter space, a great expanse of windows, a fireplace and our “pub” table all provide the perfect atmosphere. Our spacious dining room lends itself to romantic dinners or upbeat gatherings.

The living room and sunroom overlook our large deck and the expansive views of the valley and distant mountain ranges. The morning sunrise is spectacular. If you prefer to sleep late, just grab a robe and enjoy the valley views with your first cup of coffee.

The Sonoma valley is known as the Valley of the Moon. There is nothing more breathtaking than the big orange moon rising over the hills in the evening and flooding our deck with its glow. You’ll have a bird’s eye view.

Our Bedrooms are Inviting: Each bedroom has a personality of it’s own. Every bed has a down feather comforter to give you warmth without the weight and down feather pillows that will perfectly adjust to your preferences. All bedrooms have additional seating that will give you comfortable places to get-away from the group if you need a quiet time to talk or read.

The wine country is a destination in itself: add to that this really terrific house and you have the perfect combination.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa (Owner)
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About Melissa

Karen is the short one :-) I'm a retired educator. I began my career as a public school elementary teacher, but soon discovered Montessori education and spent the majority of my working life in Montessori as a teacher, school owner, school administrator, college level instructor, and executive director of an international Montessori organization. Now, I'm happily retired.

I'm pleased to announce my daughter-in-law, Melissa, will begin managing Pepperwood Place.... She's the tall one :-) Melissa and my son live in Boulder, Colorado with my two wonderful granddaughters: Maddy age 6 and Skylar age 4. Melissa taught environmental education for many years in Yosemite (where she met my son!), and then worked to conserve land in Colorado after their move to Boulder in 2005. Now she volunteers her time at her kids' school and with a local non-profit that gets kids outdoors and into nature. She and her family travel back to California often, and still visit Pepperwood Place where they too have created many fond memories over the years.

Why Melissa chose Sonoma

Karen lived in this wonderful home for over 20 years and everyday felt like a vacation. When she moved to Pacific Grove in 2006 she decided to turn her Sonoma home into a vacation rental. You will see from the reviews written by our guests that this is a special place.

What makes this house unique

The house is nestled among beautiful old oak trees. The views are wonderful. The wildlife is ever present. You can't help but relax when you're here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I absolutely agree with everyone elses comments, right down to the deer in the yard. Our group of 5 women who have been BFF's for the past 20+ years stayed here the first week in November. It was perfect! So much nicer than staying in a hotel or B&B! The bedrooms are very nice and the beds were so comfortable. Each of us had our own comfy robe hanging in the closets. That was very nice since several of us flew into the Bay Area, saving room in our suitcases for our purchases made while shopping at the square. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck with views of the valley at sunrise all the way to the San Francisco Bay. The kitchen is spacious enough that we could all fit comfortably around the "pub" table and enjoy our "happy hours." The living room is appointed with beautiful, comfy furniture where we could all sit and talk, talk, talk by the warm fire. We were able to enjoy background music because the owner took the time to create very clear and helpful operating instructions for those of us who are a little challenged in operating stereo equipment. In other words, every detail was carefully considered. The property is a great retreat, and very secure with automated gates at the driveway. Although we were there only two nights, it's so spacious, it would be perfect for extended stays.
Nov 2009
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 61 traveler reviews

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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160491
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Sonoma Sonoma County
5

Fantastic find!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Pepperwood place! The house not only has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, but it also has plenty of outdoor and indoor seating space. We had so much room to relax and spread out, throughout the weekend. The only minor issue we had with the home, was handled immediately by Karen. Her responsiveness and attentiveness makes me eager to book Pepperwood place again for my next Sonoma trip! Thank you so much for everything!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160491
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Sonoma Sonoma County
5

Superb, comfortable retreat for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of eight thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. Our 3 adult Children and their mates each had their own private quarters. We grilled steaks on the first night from Sonoma market 10 minutes away and with accompaniments from your superbly stocked kitchen, had a lively meal under the stars with lovely Mountain views. Breakfasts were served around your large hightop kitchen table. A very comfortable home base for touring nearby wine country, then home at night to soothe tired muscles in your perfectly maintained hot tub. We topped off the weekend with a raucous bocce tournament at nearby gorgeous Landmark winery. Spacious and beautifully equipped, this lovely home is a wonderful option for a family or group. We had no negative issues and all of us would recommend Pepperwood very highly!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160491
+1 -+1 7204704506
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This was my first time renting with VRBO and the whole thing could not have been more pleasant. A group of us came up to Sonoma from SF to celebrate my 30th birthday, and I cannot say enough good things about this house. But I guess I should try:

LOCATION

The location is wonderful as long as you're not looking to be in the middle of Sonoma proper and don't mind driving to get to wineries. It's not very far from either, it's just not in the middle of the town. The views from the deck are unparalleled, and there are numerous grocery stores nearby. Honestly it feels like a slice of heaven in the hills, even though you're about an hour from SF and only 15 or so minutes from downtown Sonoma.

AMENITIES

This place is stocked with everything you could possibly imagine. Games? Every single one. An incredible hot tub in the middle of the hillside? Yep. Plush beds, huge rooms, and enough robes for everyone and then some? Sure, why not. My friend got a little nick slicing tomatoes and we found an entire army's worth of gauze, band-aids etc.

I could keep writing, but in sum, I looked obsessively for the perfect rental for weeks and this was by far the nicest, best value place I found and it delivered in every way I had hoped.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160491
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Sonoma Sonoma County
5

First Class

  • 5 of 5
Perfect in every way! The Pepperwood Place property exceeded our expectations. We were a group of 7, my husband and me, plus our 2 teenage sons, my in-laws and brother-in-law. The views are fabulous especially from the decks and hot tub. There are very nice house robes for all and outside spa robes for all guests. New washer and dryer was a plus! The owner is professional and is very detailed oriented.
I would stay here again. Book it!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
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Sonoma Sonoma County
Virginia Beach, Va
5

"Pepperwood Place", Sonoma, CA

"Pepperwood Place", Sonoma, CA
  • 5 of 5
From Looking for a place to celebrate our "75th" bdays to 5 "High School Friends" staying 1 week at this comfortable, clean and beautiful location the process was above average. The owner, Karen, was always available to answer questions, help with minor issues (it was cold our third evening and we couldn't find firewood. It arrived very quickly. We had fires every night thereafter and a few mornings. too). We had issues with the electronics (music, tv, etc.) All caused by 75 yr olds that have no clue about all the modern ways of doing things. Everything was fine once we walked it through.
Try sitting in the hot tub after a long day of touring with your wine bought at amazing wineries. You can see the lights of Sonoma and western San Fran. Enjoy the sunrise every morning with your coffee on the huge deck wrapped in a blanket and watching the deer in the yard.
Beds are comfy, linens top of the line, views from almost every room,
What are you waiting For??
We will talk about it for a long time. A perfect celebration.
Thanks, Karen for everything,
Jacki, Va Beach, Va; Carolyn Tucson, AZ; Mary G The Villages, FL; Mary B Maplewood, NJ ; Janet Upper Montclair, NJ
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
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Sonoma Sonoma County
Minneapolis
5

Wine trip

  • 5 of 5
Are recent stay at Pepperwood was everything we expected. Clearly the house was being looked after and we'll maintained. The house was well appointed, kitchen was well stock and easy to prepare food. With four couples we were concerned about space, however this house with its wonderful deck provided plenty of space and privacy for all. The only disappointment was the hot tub was not working. Certainly we will return to this property.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt really bad that we weren’t able to immediately resolve the problem with the hot tub. It turned out to be simply an issue with the filters but it took 2 days and 4 service calls to get it resolved. On the second day of the renters stay I received a call saying that the hot tub was warm but that they couldn’t get the jets to work and they couldn’t turn up the temperature. I immediately asked our maintenance person to go up to the house and check it out. There appeared to be an electrical problem, so I sent up an electrician. He determined that the problem was with something else. Next came the “hot tub experts” and it turned out to be simply an issue with the filters. We ordered new filters and had it up and running properly the next day, but it wasn’t in time for this group. The guests were completely understanding about the situation, which I really appreciated, and as you see they still gave us 5 stars and said they’d come back.
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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Chateau St. Jean
Kunde Family Estate
Ledson Winery & Vineyard
Benziger Family Winery
Car: necessary

Sonoma is a very special place located at the far most southern end of Sonoma County. From our house you can easily get to the Golden Gate Bridge (45 minutes), Downtown/Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco (60 minutes), thirty or more great wineries (15-30 minutes), Napa Valley (25 minutes), Bodega Bay (60 minutes), 3 state parks for hiking (20-30 minutes), at least six wonderful golf courses (20-45 minutes). and fantastic restaurants await you in downtown Sonoma (10-15 minutes).

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,465
 
 
High Season
Mar 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$650
$4,095
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $325
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes NOTE: Rates and payment schedule for YOUR INDIVIDUAL RESERVATION described in full when we respond to your inquiry.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sunken shower with large window overlooking the back woods
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 entries: one from bedroom 2 or one from hall entryway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located across the hall from bedrooms 3 and 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Cal-king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , king bed can be converted to two twin beds upon request
  • All beds have luxurious bedding to complete your holiday experience.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We are a Licensed Vacation Rental Home (Sonoma County #581N). Our 2700 sq. ft. house is located in the hills west of Sonoma and is in a neighborhood where all properties are one and one half acres or more. There's lots of room for gathering in the common living areas and the comfortable bedrooms have sitting areas that provide opportunities for private space. It's great getting up in the morning to the spectacular views and relaxing in the evening to the twinkling lights of the valley below.

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