WINE COUNTRY FARMHOUSE VINEYARD ESTATE WITH POOL

Phillip

Speaks english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WINE COUNTRY FARMHOUSE VINEYARD ESTATE WITH POOL

Sebastopol Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Loft, Sleeps 5

Knowlton Farms Guesthouse...

Down a private driveway, sitting on a hill, overlooking vineyard views and mountain vistas is a re-modeled 1920's guesthouse. We call it Casa Compostella, for 'field of stars'. Welcome to paradise in wine country!

The 2 Bd./one bath/ plus loft farmhouse has everything you need to make your wine country vacation enjoyable. Luxury sheets and towels, a gas fireplace, cozy rooms professionally designed in a sunny, comfortable style. The kitchen is set-up to cook, or sit and look out on the 5 star view of vines and mountains. The location has more sun than anywhere in West Sonoma County! Cool mornings, warm afternoons and then cool evenings make this a perfect climate for living inside or out.

A 60' solar heated lap pool is on the property, as well as a therapeutic hot tub with an outdoor shower. Adjacent to the guesthouse is a path leading to an organic garden, where raspberries can be plucked for your morning breakfast. It is all here, and so much more. Take a slow drive a short distance to some of the greatest pinot and chardonnay tasting rooms. We are minutes to Healdsburg or Sebastopol, where you can find ambitious chefs creating sumptuous meals using local ingredients.

Exercise and activities abound. You can bike on the Joe Rodata trail, just beyond the house, or take a ride over Westside Rd. Hiking is just 15 minutes away beneath beautiful redwood groves. There are two 9 hole golf courses plus two 18 hole courses a short distance away. The pacific coastline is a beautiful drive over the hill from Graton through Occidental, both great towns worth exploring. You will never run out of things to do. Wineries, art galleries, shopping and enjoying life is what Sonoma is all about!

If you are looking for a special treat, you can revive yourself with a day trip to the famous mud baths in Calistoga. If you desire something closer there are several day spas in the area that will pamper you like a princess!

Planning a special event or a smaller wedding??, this is the location you’ve been looking for. We have a big red barn and intimate gorgeous grounds to host your party. All events are handled through Maggie, our special event coordinator and require additional fees.

And - privacy! The house is away on its' own. We’ve built a screened-in sleeping porch off in the apple trees that is a perfect spot to read a book or have a massage from our favorite practitioner. Next to the porch is your own patio with barbecue and outdoor eating area. Here at Knowlton Farms you are away from town, but close enough to everything.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Phillip

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

Phillip Knowlton enjoys managing the vineyard which provides organic grapes to one of Russian Rivers most outstanding wine makers. He works to support a sustainable growing environment for an apple orchard and plant conservation for at risk medicinal plants.

He has worked in the SF Bay area in the arts, entertainment services and technology ventures and retired in 2004.

His wife Suzanne is a professional interior designer working in SF Bay area and NYC. She graduated from the NY School of Interior Design. She has created several natural environments for inside and outside use. Our guesthouse and grounds is one of them.

Both love to travel and use Homeaway whenever possible. Many years of love and attention have been put into the guesthouse which is surrounded by acres of vineyards and natural gardens. We hope you relish it as much as we do, and believe it is well worth sharing with others.

Maggie works as the accounting manager and has been with Knowlton Farms coordinating the guesthouse since 2002.

Phillip purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Our farm is situated in the heart of one of the Worlds best wine growing areas, The Russian River. Both Pinot and Chardonnay benefit from the full days of sunshine as well as the cooling from the Pacific breeze.. The pool is such a wonderful place to land after a day of wine tasting. The sunsets stretch on forever over the Green Valley hills in the distance.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297097
Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

Annual Sonoma Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We annually make a trip to Sonoma and generally stay in Healdsburg. This year, we decided to rent a home in the Russian River Valley to provide more flexibility for our kids. We were drawn to Knowlton Farms by the combination of its location, amenities and apparent charm. Knowlton Farms exceeded our expectations in all respects. It is a fabulous property and home, and we would stay at Knowlton Farms again in a heartbeat. Top notch location, warm hospitality, terrific amenities and great house!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Adam,

What a great comment! We look forward to hosting your family again in the future.
warm regards,
Abby
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Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297097
Sebastopol Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5
What an incredible place to stay! I spent my best birthday yet here. If you are looking for some rest and relaxation, you will not find a better place to stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297097
Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

By Far My Favorite Trip to Wine Country!

  • 5 of 5
A weekend getaway for moms and this was the best place to stay for us! The grounds were peaceful, quiet and therapeutic for us busy moms wanting to relax. We had access to the beautiful gardens to pick to our hearts content. All the veggies in season and the apples were delicious. The pool in the afternoon was very relaxing. We had massages in the morning and wonderful restaurants within a few miles. All local and fresh. The house was very comfortable, clean and bright! Lots of windows to take in all the beautiful scenery. The owner Phillip was amazing. Very generous and welcoming. He walked us through the garden and vineyard and had wonderful stories about the property. I can't wait to go back with the family and another girls weekend!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297097
Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5
This place is enchanting. I let all my stress melt away as I listened to the birds (hummingbirds and hawks were flying all over the property) as they visited all the flowers and farm goods on the property. The solar heated pool and jacuzzi is a treat to swim in with a great chaise lounge overlooking the farm and wine country. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated yet feels comfortable and like home with lots of pillows, towels and there is even a napping porch! There are a ton of great vineyards all around but I only got to visit a few as all I wanted to do was sit by the pool and look out at the valley. I would highly recommend coming here, I am certain I will be back before too long.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297097
Sebastopol Sonoma County
5

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5
This place is enchanting. I let all my stress melt away as I listened to the birds (hummingbirds and hawks were flying all over the property) as they visited all the flowers and farm goods on the property. The solar heated pool and jacuzzi is a treat to swim in with a great chaise lounge overlooking the farm and wine country. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated yet feels comfortable and like home with lots of pillows, towels and there is even a napping porch! There are a ton of great vineyards all around but I only got to visit a few as all I wanted to do was sit by the pool and look out at the valley. I would highly recommend coming here, I am certain I will be back before too long.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wine Country Farmhouse Vineyard Estate with Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p297097
Sebastopol Sonoma County
Shoreline, WA
5

Welcome home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Knowlton Farms for four short days and wish it could have been much longer. We were just getting into the groove of vacation, settling into discovered pleasures: the breakfast nook with the view of the vineyards, books tucked onto the shelves wrapping around the fireplace, a vase of sweet peas, and incredibly soft blankets.

Then we had to leave, when what we wanted to do was live there.

Architecture: Fans of 1920s cottages, with double-hung windows, woodwork, shady porches, and hardwood floors, will feel right at home here. There is a back stoop off the kitchen. Tons of light. An O'Keefe & Merritt vintage stove and glass-fronted dish cupboard. Nearby, a barn-wood screened sleeping porch offers an airy place to relax.

Colors are cheerful: blue-green walls and Marmoleum checkerboard tiles in the kitchen, a glossy yellow fireplace, a red front door. A pair of lime Adirondack chairs out in the garden.

Cooks should be happy: the kitchen is fully stocked with all the equipment you might need. Eat inside or move outside and dine at the table under the apple trees. There are lemon trees next to the house!

We were well-located for trips to wineries, the beach, the Russian River, and even farther-afield locations like Point Reyes lighthouse. But always, we had "home" to come back to: an afternoon dip in the pool, stroll in the gardens, a glass of wine outside with the birds.

The Knowltons are nice as can be, welcoming, and available for questions if needed. We talked with Suzanne about how they had purchased both houses (the guest house and their own) 11 years ago and renovated them. I mentioned that we are looking to relocate and renovate a home for ourselves, and she encouraged our choice. In a chat near the pool, Phillip showed us the greens he had picked in the adjacent garden for their dinner. The gardens all around are gorgeous, colorful, and immaculate. Thank you, Phillip, for the flowers you left for us on the breakfast table.

We will be back as soon as we can.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi! That is the sweetest, most well written review. Thank you for you lovely review and we hope you will return to us soon! This time to stay!
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Map

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VML Winery
"We grow Chardonnay grapes for VML Winery."
Iron Horse Ranch and Vineyards
"They are just around the corner from the guesthouse."
The Barlow Event Center
"Great selection of restaurants and community activities."
Howards Cafe
"Best breakfast! They only accept cash but is worth it. Personally I love the eggs benedict."
Bodega Head
Getaway Adventures
Hopmonk Tavern
"Nice spot to grab a beer or listen to some music."
Burke's Russian River Canoe
"Ride a canoe down the Russian River!"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur Ferry to SF
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 12 to California 101
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Jenner
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Forestville club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sebastopol Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Underwood in Graton

In the heart of the Russian River Valley, surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. Close to all wine country activities. We are a 40 minute scenic drive from the Pacific ocean, 40 minutes from the Napa Valley, and 1 hour to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can head up to Mendocino or to Healdsburg wine areas for the day and be back in time to dress for dinner at one of the Michelin star restaurants within 5 minutes from the house.

Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, shopping, hot air ballooning

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sebastopol Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 05/01 - 10/31
May 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$385
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,715
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Special events and weddings start at $5,000 for a three night stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sebastopol Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • super deluxe bedding with down comforters and pillows
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Pool Table
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
Notes:
Pool is solar heated in the Spring thru Fall. The jacuzzi is ready when you are. Get a massage from one of our many therapists on site, take a day trip to Calistoga and have a mud bath, or make a reservation at one of the great day spas close to us.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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