|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Walk up the brick stairs into the living room with hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous deck, and a hot tub. A lush conversation area has been designed adjacent to a formal dining area in an octagon setting, again with beautiful views. Up several stairs is the kitchen with gas range and family room with large high definition TV, CD/DVD and wireless internet via satellite.
Through the kitchen toward the front of the home is one bedroom with queen-sized bed and full bathroom with walk in shower. There is also a laundry room on this level. On the 2nd floor are master suite, sitting and writing area with queen-sized sofabed, third bedroom in tower location, and full bath with huge tile tub/shower combination.
The fourth bedroom is up a spiral iron staircase to the open loft, and is set up as a sort of meditation area. It features a double/full-sized bed, Japanese style soaking tub, water closet and sink.
The location of this home is unique in that is lies in the middle of 3 wine growing regions - Calistoga/Sonoma/Napa, Healdsburg, and the Russian River Valley. There are literally dozens of wineries within 15 minutes of the home. The Russian River is nearby as well for a canoe trip, fishing, tubing or floating, and Healdsburg is just a quick 20 minute drive north for great shopping, wine tasting and gourmet restaurants.
Mark West Retreat is located less than two miles away from the Safari West animal park.
Four Bedrooms: 3 queen-size beds and 1 double/full-size bed.
Wireless Internet via satellite.
We originally looked for a property in the Russian River area and fell in love with the unique design of this home and the beautiful views. We enjoy visiting from the mid-west and plan to retire in this area.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
Views, access to Calistoga, Russian River, Healdsburg and Santa Rosa -- all within 15 minutes.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Mark West Retreat! The views were amazing and we enjoyed the back deck area in the morning and use of the hot tub at night. We traveled with other couples and the house was perfect for each couple to have a bathroom and privacy. The home is remarkably designed, very tastefully decorated as well as very comfortable. The road up to the home is very steep, recommend arriving before dark. We would choose this home again if in the area.
We had a fabulous time at this amazing property! Our party consisted of two couples (ages 55-60) and we were celebrating two birthdays, and a very long friendship. The house is beautiful, our rented SUV made it up and down the driveway without a problem and the views are well worth the climb. We ate and biked in Healdsburg, explored Sonoma, drove to Bodega Bay, and hit several vineyards along the way. One of us is an avid birder, who didn't need to go further than the deck for prime viewing! The hot tub is great, the kitchen is well equipped, and the instructions (from how to access the house to how to use everything) were perfect. We had a fabulous time and felt very "at home". Thanks for everything.
I stayed here with a group of 8. We all were extremely pleased with the house. The house is beautiful but also comfortable at the same time. Since some of us were friends, some couples, it also afforded the couples some privacy due to the quantity of bedrooms and their location in the house in relation to each other. Lastly, we all absolutely loved the deck, hot tub and view. The house is only 2 miles off the main road (some fun climbs & switchbacks!) but seemed like it was a world away. We did not want to leave and hope to stay here again in future visits to Sonoma County!
My friends and I enjoyed our weekend getaway at the Mark West Retreat house. We had a little difficulty finding the place, but that was due to us trying to use our phone GPS system. Had we used the map that the homeowner included in our welcome letter, we would have found the place right away.
The house is absolutely beautiful. It is nestled in the hills in the middle of nature. It has a lovely sunset view at night. The house was very clean when we arrived. I actually think the house looks better in person than it did in the pictures. There was plenty of space for all 8 people in our party. Also, the two bathrooms made it nice for everyone to get ready in the morning. The internet was nice to have as well as some people had to stay up with work emails during the weekend. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a beautiful, spacious place for a large party to enjoy wine country/Santa Rosa. We all agreed we will be booking this house again at some point in the future. Beautiful interior decorating, lots of space, beautiful views, clean, away from all the noise of the city...our group was very happy with our pick of staying at the Mark West Retreat!
I rented this house for 2 nights as part of a surprise birthday party for my mother.
It was perfect! Fantastic views, beautiful decks, rooms decorated in a faintly japanese minimalist style. Everything was clean and orderly as we got there. It is at the top of a long driveway with many switchbacks; not really easy to take a walk outside because it is so steep.
What a beautiful home with upscale decor it is well maintained and appointed, with large spacious comfortable rooms and a private stunning location offering awesome views. We saw baby foxes running across the road as we drove up the hill to the house. From the back of the home we watched and little birds in the trees off the deck, and soaring hawks in the valley in the afternoon. Sitting on the huge deck surrounded by live oaks offering a breathtaking view was enjoyable any time of day. . The drive was only 5 minutes from Windsor, where our nieces wedding was located. We enjoyed our stay so much we didn't want to leave. It was perfect for our large extended family, plenty of room to relax and talk in 2 large living room areas as well as an open kitchen seating area. We highly recommend this home, and will definitely be back. For any potential wine country guest, trust me you wont regret choosing this home over a hotel stay because this home is a hidden treasure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Credit||$15 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Application||$35 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$250 + Tax|
2-night minimum year-round; 3- to 5-night minimum some holiday/event weekends.
Managed by Russian River Realty Co. (CalBRE# 01369625; SoCo TOT# 629N).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.