RELAX AT VILLA SERENA - VIEWS, POOL, MINUTES TO PLAZA

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RELAX AT VILLA SERENA - VIEWS, POOL, MINUTES TO PLAZA

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Take a break from the hustle bustle of everyday living and enjoy a few nights at our relaxing and peaceful vacation home. Villa Serena is located in prestigious 'Mission Highlands' just above the historic Sonoma Plaza. From the moment you begin the drive up High Road you will begin your journey into another world.

This luxury private residence, surrounded by majestic oaks, offers privacy with vistas over the Sonoma valley to Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Our home has been recently decorated and outfitted with stylish, yet comfortable furnishings. All rooms have cathedral ceilings, are filled with light and have stunning views of the hills or natural gardens. Relax in the warm, inviting living room with its stone wood-burning fireplace.

Dine in the solarium dining room, on the spacious view deck or around the pool - the choice is yours!!!! The fully equipped kitchen is open to the dining room and offers additional dining options. A large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as the cozy guest bedroom and bath, have luxurious bedding and linens.

The open den offers additional sleeping for two on the queen sleeper/sofa. The glorious pool, in its lush garden setting, beckons you on warm days and nights.

Once you've experienced a stay at Villa Serena we're certain you'll want to return again and again.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
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About The Owner

We purchased our Sonoma vacation home in 2009. The minute we walked in and saw the view and experienced the calming effect of the property we knew it was for us. We have spent the past year making improvements, painting, furnishing and turning the house into our 'home away from home'. The town of Sonoma is so close to San Francisco and yet feels like you are in another country. It reminds us of parts of Italy with the rolling hills filled with vineyards. We love Villa Serena and have enjoyed the times we've spent here. We hope you will find the serenity that the name implies.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Sonoma

It is only minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza yet it has the feeling of being very secluded. We have been coming to Sonoma for the past 30 years and have stayed in many of the hotel resorts in the area. Now we have our own 'resort' and can come anytime we want.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite sounds are the wind chimes making music as the breezes flow up the valley. We can hear them from most rooms in the house and they give us a sense of calm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As proud owners of Villa Serena we would like to share with you the beautiful, heartfelt testimonials from our many guests from all over the world who have written in our guestbook about their stay in our magical retreat. Enjoy!



“Our five day stay at Villa Serena was surreal! Indeed, it was more beautiful than any of the photos we had seen online! Being able to dine on the deck with candlelight, enjoying tranquility, wine, and gazing at the stars was the perfect end to each day.” - Tami
Oct 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240971vb
(415) 229-1383
Sonoma Sonoma County
New York
5

Villa Serena Sonoma CA

  • 5 of 5
The place was wonderful. A beautiful home, very comfortable with beautiful views! Loved it!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240971vb
(415) 229-1383
Sonoma Sonoma County
vancouver b.c.
3

Misleading location

  • 3 of 5
I have been renting from V.R.B.O. for over 15 years and this is the first time that the owner has misrepresented the convenience of the location to me. The house itself is your average V.R.B.O. rental home that is obviously loved by it's owners , however , when I spoke with the owner to confirm that it's location was near where we needed it to be , she said that it was 15 to 20 minutes away .It is actually 30 to 40 minutes away ( which is a big deal if you are going back and forth several times a day ). When we arrived at the house and realized that it wouldn't work for us I called the owner immediately and let her know that we wouldn't be staying there. Unfortunately I then had to spend several thousand dollars on hotels that were more conveniently located. I am hoping that the owner will refund me the thousands of dollars that I spent reserving her property based upon her location claims.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that our guest didn’t find our home as conveniently located to the Horse Park in Sonoma as she would have liked. Goggle Maps and MapQuest, which are available online, show that the driving time is approximately 28 minutes from Villa Serena. We drive past it on our way to our home in San Francisco and it takes 20 to 25 minutes depending on traffic. We have learned from the many testimonials by our guests from all over the world, that they have had extraordinary, memorable and transformative experiences on our property. We only wish that this guest, before she left, had taken the time to enjoy the serenity of Villa Serena as so many of our other guests have.
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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240971vb
(415) 229-1383
Sonoma Sonoma County
Lancaster, PA
4

Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed this beautiful home along with the beautiful view off the back deck. The deck was so lovely with some many different areas to relax. The home had everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240971vb
(415) 229-1383
Sonoma Sonoma County
Nashville TN
5

Better than the photos

  • 5 of 5
Villa Serena is truly a remarkable home. The interior of the home is tastefully furnished and has every amenitiy you could want. My husband and I spent 4 days in this beautiful home in Oct. We were blessed with beautiful sunny warm days and cool starry nights. We took full avantage of the well appointed deck with it’s incredible sweeping view of the Sonoma Hills. The home is postioned for privacy and due to the fact that it is at the end of a cul-de-sac there is literally no car traffic. The peacefulness of this setting allows you to relax fully and appreciate the beauty of this unique place. Yet it is a short drive to the town square in Sonoma with it’s many shops and delicious dining options. We have had many hotel experiences but are now truly convinced that experiencing a location by renting a home makes you feel so much more connected to that location. The owners provided detailed instructions for the property and were very attentive to any needs or questions. If you are planning a trip to Sonoma and Villa Serena is available book it now and I know you will feel as fortunate as we were to have been there!!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240971vb
(415) 229-1383
Sonoma Sonoma County
Nashville TN
5

October 2012 Stay

  • 5 of 5
Villa Serena is truly a remarkable home. The interior of the home is tastefully furnished and has every amenitiy you could want. My husband and I spent 4 days in this beautiful home in Oct. We were blessed with beautiful sunny warm days and cool starry nights. We took full avantage of the well appointed deck with it’s incredible sweeping view of the Sonoma Hills. The home is postioned for privacy and due to the fact that it is at the end of a cul-de-sac there is literally no car traffic. The peacefulness of this setting allows you to relax fully and appreciate the beauty of this unique place. Yet it is a short drive to the town square in Sonoma with it’s many shops and delicious dining options. We have had many hotel experiences but are now truly convinced that experiencing a location by renting a home makes you feel so much more connected to that location. The owners provided detailed instructions for the property and were very attentive to any needs or questions. If you are planning a trip to Sonoma and Villa Serena is available book it now and I know you will feel as fortunate as we were to have been there!!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240971vb
(415) 229-1383
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

Superb choice. We would absolutely go back!

  • 5 of 5
Jo, your home is fabulous!

There is no way the listing can accurately depict the view from 875 feet above Sonoma, feeling the serenity, smelling the earth, hearing the crickets at night, feeling the warmth of the sun on our face as we sat on the deck having our morning coffee, and experiencing your very private, tastefully simple, classy retreat.

And Sonoma is perfect as well. A perfect home base that is eclectic, quaint, great restaurants, beautiful center plaza, lovely shops...we were delighted to support the local economy. We were blown away by all the wineries in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, hanging out in Healdsburg, exploring Muir Woods, seeing the breathtaking beauty as we drove into Stinson Beach. The list could go on and on. (Recommendation: rent a Volvo hard top convertible.)

We would love to come back with four other people, including our 21 year old son. Unfortunately there isn't another queen or king bedroom for the adult couple. But it was a perfect romantic getaway for Gary and me.
Six nights was not enough! Thank you, Jo, for giving us a memory that will last a lifetime.

With gratitude,
Jill & Gary
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Girl & the Fig
"Wonderful food, great for lunch or dinner, just down the hill from Villa Serena"
Glen Ellen Star
"Small and always crowded but amazing food. About 20 minutes from Villa Serena "
Sonoma Plaza
"Old fashion town plaza, one of the few in California. Stop into the Visitors Bureau for som..."
Sonoma Cheese Factory
"Fun to stop by and grab some cheese, French bread and picnic somewhere."
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
"Very close to the Plaza, about 8 minutes from Villa Serena."
El Dorado Kitchen
"Good food, love to eat in the patio during the warm nights. Just down the road from Villa S..."
Hot Box Grill
"Interesting food, not fancy but worth the visit."
Buena Vista Winery
"Charming old winery inside a cave, about 15 minutes from Villa Serena"
Benziger Family Winery
"Great setting, fun to walk around, gorgeous gardens."
Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant
"Funky old hotel, Italian food, always crowded, just across from the Plaza"
Cafe La Haye
"Just off the Plaza, amazing food, 4 Star, reservations a must."
Viansa Winery
"Lovely views, located on the way to Sonoma, good to stop before coming to Villa Serena."
Red Grape Pizzeria
"A real local clientel, terrific food, great patio in rear, wonderful salads and I think the ..."

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sonoma House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$495
$3,100
$11,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $200 cleaning fee, 9% County Occupancy tax
Notes 2 night minimum. 3 night minimum over Holidays. All rates are for up to 4 people ($50 per night will apply for each additional person, maximum occupancy 6 people).
Rates do not include, occupancy tax of 9%, cleaning fee or security damage deposit.
$1000 Deposit required at time of booking.
$495/nt - $3100/wk - $11,000/mo
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Amenities

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 (Master) has jetted tub and hand held shower Bathroom 2 (Guest) has stall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Gorgeous cherry wood sleigh bed with custom bedding, Twin or Single Beds (2) Iron sleigh beds with custom bedding, (1) Den features comfortable sofa bed with queen mattress,
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Vaulted Ceilings Throughout, Hardwood Floors, Gated Entry, Private from Street, Roll Out Awning on Deck for Shade, Luxury Iron Furniture on Deck, Teak Furniture by Pool, Amazing Views from Every Room.
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