ELEGANT FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE WITH POOL AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS IN WINE COUNTRY

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ELEGANT FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE WITH POOL AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS IN WINE COUNTRY

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 2-6)

Passing through a gated entrance and vineyards brings you to this European inspired wine country retreat. The elegant French Country estate set on approximately 6 acres of manicured grounds includes private 5 acre lake, pool, and spa. There is a small aluminum fishing boat to use for your fishing pleasure (bass and trout for catch and release).

The 4500+ sq. ft. French Country estate has vaulted ceilings, 4 fireplaces, and features 3 beautifully appointed rooms with private baths. There is a formal living room/dining room, large gourmet kitchen which opens to the family room. For entertainment it has a billiard room with built-in bar; and gorgeous sun room which boast beautiful daylight.

Should you choose to go wine tasting you will be amidst the finest wine country regions such as Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Alexander Valley and Russian River. To tantalize your taste buds there are numerous highly-acclaimed restaurants of world-class cuisine just minutes away.

If you are more of the active type there is canoeing or kayaking on the beautiful Russian River, walking along the beach at Bodega Bay, golfing at the many nearby golf courses, or even taking in the sights in a hot air balloon. Want to stay in shape? You are within walking distance to an Equestrian Park where you can either go horseback riding, walking/jogging, hiking or bicycling on the numerous well-maintained trails.

Interested in the theater? There is the Well Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, for world-class performances in music, dance, theater and, comedy, only fifteen minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jim

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My husband and I are retired and we have two wonderful boys, and I'm happy to say they live very close to us.

Jim purchased this house in 2003

My husband and I looked long and hard for property that had wonderful views, secluded location yet close to town, and that would accomodate our horses. After searching for a good year and a half, we finally found our dream location.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
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Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326976
+1 707 975-8438
Windsor Sonoma County
Baton Rouge, La.
5

Fabulous Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
Words can not describe the beauty of this home and the surrounding grounds. Everything is elegantly appointed but so very comfortable. The pictures do not do this property justice. It is much more wonderful! The kitchen has everything you could possibly want and the views of the pool and lake from the kitchen window were gorgeous. The bedrooms were spacious and each had its own bathroom. The outside back porch was relaxing to drink coffee on in the mornings and the sun room had such a tranquil feel to it. We were pleasantly surprised at how close it was located to such a variety of wineries. In addition, restaurants, shopping and supermarkets were nearby. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone. Excellent!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
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Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326976
+1 707 975-8438
Windsor Sonoma County
5

Wedding in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5
Could not have wished for a more perfect setting. I recently got married and had my family who were visiting from England stay at Balverne Manor for 8 nights. They absolutely loved it!! Prior to the wedding we had the photographer come by the house and take photos. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to take my family photos on the grounds of this exquisite French Country Estate. I can highly recommend this beautiful home and the owners Jim and Debbie.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326976
+1 707 975-8438
Windsor Sonoma County
5

Birthday celebrations in wine country

  • 5 of 5
Perfect spot for celebrating three birthdays - my brothers' and mine - with our wives. As we arrived at property and turned down Balverne Lane, we were greeted by a mother deer and her two fawns - great reception and 1st impression! And all other impressions were just as memorable - from perfectly manicured landscaping to beautiful lake view from kitchen to leisurely stroll through vineyard (which makes you feel miles from civilization). House was plenty spacious with a variety of areas for lounging and relaxing, both inside and out. Location also very convenient for wine tastings, minutes from numerous Sonoma wineries. Trip to Napa slightly longer, but worth the drive across mountain divide - beautiful scenery! Balverne Manor a must stay for anyone spending time in the wine country. If my brothers and I return to Sonoma, we'll definitely book Balverne again!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326976
+1 707 975-8438
Windsor Sonoma County
5

Beautiful wine country estate

  • 5 of 5
Balverne manor is a wonderful wine country accommodation. The beautiful house was a perfect meeting place for three couples. We all had private bedrooms and bathrooms, along with spacious gathering spots in the living areas, large kitchen and beautifully landscaped patio. The fishermen in our group especially enjoyed the lake and fishing boat. We enjoyed dining in Healdsburg and Windsor, and golf at the Windsor golf club. The house was also well located for wine tasting excursions to Napa, Sonoma, and along Old Redwood Highway. We would recommend Balverne Manor to anyone who is looking for a peaceful, well maintained home located in the heart of wine country. This was our second visit, and it was as great as we remembered it!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326976
+1 707 975-8438
Windsor Sonoma County
5

Healdsberg vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is an outstanding property and attentive, friendly owners. It was perfectly appointed and a beautiful setting. It exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to coming back. We are three couples over 60 who are very old friends. We used this as a rendezvous point to meet, talk and explore the wine country. It was such a beautiful home on a lovely pond, that we did not want to leave!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
business
Elegant French Country Estate with pool and spectacular views in Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p326976
+1 707 975-8438
Windsor Sonoma County
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
When choosing a rental property for my sister's surprise 60th bday celebration in 'wine country' I needed to accommodate 3 couples, including bed size and private baths; and major 'wow' factor was on the top of the list. After searching several sites and choosing about 10 possibilities, not quite exactly what we wanted... until we found Balverne Manor, with a lake on the property, along with a pool, jaccuzzi and a pool table, it seemed we'd hit the jackpot, and we had! The photos were enticing and quite lovely, but did not hold a candle to the true in person property! Stunning! I felt like I was on a movie set driving up to the wrap around drive. Each room unique and fully equipped for whatever your whim. The spaciousness is what really invites the sensation of rich luxury pampering!
Early morning yoga in the sun room overlooking the pool and hillside, with the sound of birds chirping... later afternoon lounging on the back patio with a view that simply made the price tag fade. Luxury and relaxation all in one! The kitchen feels so expansive with an almost floor to ceiling picture window looking out over the pool & lake; we could have never left for wine tasting, except that's why we came!
I must also comment that Jim Farrell, owner, responded to my inquiry within an hour of my email, with a phone call. I heard from other inquiries 2 days to 2 weeks via email after they were sent. Promptness, to me, is key when planning a trip. The fact that this property is his and his family's home and he allows others to share it makes it even more special.
All 6 of us would definitely return given the opportunity!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Map

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Windsor, Sonoma County, Wine Country, California, USA (Healdsburg (2 Miles), Santa Rosa (4 Miles) -- this wine country estate is approximately one hour to the world renowned San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Take a day trip to San Francisco to enjoy the cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf and the many world-class restaurants San Francisco has to offer. Not to mention shopping to your hearts content! After the big day in the city and all the hustle and bustle come home and enjoy the quiet, relaxing tranquility of this romantic setting. So, if it is your dream for a vacation of a lifetime, a location that makes trips to Napa Valley, Sonoma and San Francisco a snap of the finger, and to put it bluntly, just a wonderful place to stay, look no further it’s all right here. Make your reservations today!

Other Activities: shopping, hot air ballooning, racquetball, boating, kayaking, basketball court, mini golf, health/beauty spa

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May - Oct.
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$825
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes May-Oct $825/night (3 night minimum)
9% Transient Occupancy Tax
May-Oct $825/night (3 night minimum)
Nov-April $675/night (3 night minimum)
Weekly rates available upon request
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Dates available: see calendar
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Amenities

Amenities

Windsor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Lake
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Town
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Vacuum System
  • Telephone
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower
    Victorian - toilet , shower
    Tommy Bahama - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Victorian Suite - 1 queen
    Tommy Bahama Su. - 1 king
  • * King Bed (2) * Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
  • Gated Community
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • pond
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Full Kitchen: 2 ovens (convection in 1) 2 sinks both with garbage disposal. Food processor, waffle iron, slow cooker, large restaurant pots, just about everything you need to make a gourmet meal. Private Hot Tub: Large hot tub that seats 8. Gas Fireplace (3). Lake View: Loaded with bass this 5 acre lake is right in the backyard with no obstructions. Mountain View: Beautiful views of the vineyard from the backyard, front yard and from the pool and hot tub.
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