|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
On a sunlit ridge high above the Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, this villa combines a romantic retreat that is country yet sophisticated. The private cottage is part of a 3,000 acre pristine wilderness. The cottage has views that overlook our award winning, organic estate vineyard. The soul of this property is revealed through its full time residents. Friendly miniature donkeys, emu, and llamas. This estate vineyard and villa is located within minutes of Sonoma,Glen Ellen and Healdsburg ,which contain many world class wineries and fine restaurants. You will discover a welcome respite in this natural and unhurried environment.
The 'magic' of this property is in its artesian spring fed waters that flow into the pools and ponds surrounding the home. Your hosts Daniel and Betsy will be more than happy to provide you with their extensive local knowledge of the wine country . For more photos see our web site at Alpicella Vineyard and Villa.
Keywords: vacation inn,rental,cottage,vineyard,home
Daniel and Betsy have been blessed to live on this unique property for over twenty five years. We strive to maintain this property in its natural beauty. We use organic farming practices in the vineyard .We are dedicated to keeping the property in its pristine shape.
Daniel Sanchez purchased this villa in 1990
This property is within minutes of a beautiful state park, wineries, restaurants, but yet has a feeling of being 'years' away from civilization.The uniqueness of the property is the natural mineral springs that surround the villa.Magical sunsets of the wine country are viewed from this property.
The quietness and tranquility allow you to be in harmony with nature.There are 3000 acres of private hiking trails that our guests can use .The property is magically located above the fog,allowing for fantastic sunsets and warm evenings.You are encouraged to drink and bath in the natural mineral spring waters. We are also happy to share our local knowledge of wine and vineyards with our guests.Often with a glass of our award winning organic wine.
What a great stay that we had! Thank you so much for sharing this little paradise with us. The donkeys, the emu and the lama even made this an even better experience! We especially enjoyed the walks through the vineyard and your insights into knowing the wine country. The memories of drinking your Sangiovesse
wine will be a lasting memory. We look forward to a rematch of bocci ball the next time we visit.
We had a wonderful time @ Alpicella!
The villa is sublime and the views incredible.
They’re on a slope facing west with the most
spectacular sunsets since Santorini!
Dan & Betsy are just so nice and friendly :-)
They're wonderful hosts who we now call friends.
Their animals were so friendly; I even fed a deer
right out of my hand!
We highly recommend this villa for all those that
want a true vineyard experience!
We apoligize for the error in our orginal review. The water is from a natural spring.
My wife and I needed a little time from the kids (two days) was enough for us. We saw the listing in VRBO and thought "this looks perfect!"
Seriously, the property was all by itself and you felt peace and tranquility. There is a llama,miniature donkeys, an emu, tons of wild deer, and wild turkeys. The grapes from the vineyard are Sangiovese and are used in a higher end wine from Deerfield called Super T Rex. Very delicious as it is blended with a cab. The property is huge and you can take private walks, grill out, sit on your private patio, swim when in season, or even pick herbs from the garden for dinner (dan was wonderful about that). Dan and Betsy joined us for dinner at our request as we grilled overlooking the Sonoma Valley. We had the best conversation and really allowed my. Wife and I to relax without the kids and have some grown up talk for a change.
The cabin, for lack of a better term is two stories with the kitchen on the lower half and a bedroom, bathroom and tv room upstairs. The water used is from their own well and it outflows just above the house due to natural pressure. They also use solar but there are no restrictions to energy use so bring your computers (wifi is available) and phones if you must, and charge as needed. We used it as our base as we explored Napa, Sonoma, Alexander Valley, and Russian River Valley.
If you get a chance, grab some Super T Rex if you like Cabs and Sangiovese blends and possibly some hard cheese and watch the sunset from just above the vineyard. AMAZING!!
We were looking for a brief escape from the busy routine, and this place was just magical. We felt like a mini vacation abroad. The owners are such amazing people. We can't wait to be back.
Words cannot express what a wonderful experience we had while staying on this incredible property! The views and the sense of peace that you can achieve while staying here are truly unmatched. :)
We found Dan and Betsy's place to be a perfect home base for our trip. It was easy to drive to the coast, Guerneville, Russian River Valley, and Sonoma. We were able to experience the best of both words - the natural beauty of Armstrong Woods and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, as well as the wonderful wineries that the area has to offer. Our hosts offered valuable information, but more than that, they offered a little piece of their stories and their lives. We found our time there to be one of those experiences that restores your faith in man and in the power of nature to renew your soul.
The property gives you a lot to do even if you choose to just 'stay in' that day. There were great hikes easily accessible in a short time, as well as a great pool-side massage option. And the animals were always ready and willing companions! :)
We highly recommend the location for those who are looking for something different and who might be looking for a restorative vacation. The animals, the quiet, and the beautiful views made for a unique and unforgettable experience!
I must agree with the other reviewers that the pictures do not do this rental justice. This is a wonderful paradise in Sonoma County and it perfectly fit with my ideal wine country vacation. The owners were also terrific and helped me plan how to best spend my time. They recommended several area wineries and restaurants that fit my tastes. I look forward to returning here on future visits.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$50.00 + Tax|
|Notes||Call Daniel (owner) at 707 538-7039 for payment info.|
* 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.