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MOUNTAIN TOP VINEYARD HOUSE ON PRIVATE 60 ACRE VINEYARD

DeAnne Black

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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DeAnne Black

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2014
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MOUNTAIN TOP VINEYARD HOUSE ON PRIVATE 60 ACRE VINEYARD

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Santa Rosa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Come “Live the dream” at Black Knight Vineyard House located on top of Taylor Mountain.

~SPECIAL OFFER FOR NOV.21-24, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR DETAILS

Majestic view, tranquil, private, vineyards to explore.

Private 60 acres, 32 of them is vineyards, 3 mountain tops to climb with unique 360 degree views of wine country and distant mountains.

Rejuvenate in the private six-person Spa that has 50 jets plus it has a lounging seat. It is kept at an inviting 100 degree year round and overlooks the valley.

The 1600 sq.ft. vineyard house offers: A Full Kitchen, Living Room, Den, 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms plus hot-tub and pool.

The full-kitchen is completely outfitted for cooking and entertaining. An extensive collection of wine and cookbooks to inspire any chef.

Master Suite has a full sitting and dining area A California king bed, a full bathroom with rain shower and Jacuzzi tub.

There are two bedrooms with queen European pillow beds. One has a private deck that leads to the pool and hot-tub.

The den can convert to a private bedroom for any extra guests with a full size futon.

There is a 42” High-definition Direct TV located in the family room. In the master suite a 32” Also, an extensive collection of DVD’s, books and games for all ages.

Numerous outdoor dinning areas. In the backyard is a stainless steel grill with searing plate for the master outdoor chef.

Watch the rescued horses graze in nearby pasture or greet the neighboring cows that occasionally take shade under trees in the backfields. Deer, California quails, ducks, a Hoot owl, wild turkey, chickens and 2 lovable Labs can easily be found.

Our chickens provided fresh eggs. In-season pick: blackberries, peaches, apples, apricots and plums. Lavender, Rosemary and Bay are located around the property and in the backyard of the vineyard house.

The Petaluma Wind gap provides a constant and cool breeze also occasional fog that is picturesque.

Solar power is powering the vineyard house.

This Bennett Valley location has all the romance of the country and a vineyard but is also only minutes to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Glen Ellen. This central location is ideal for day excursions to all of Sonoma valley and Napa Valley wine tasting. A quick drive to 101 and you can also be on your way to San Francisco for the day and evening. It does not come more convenient or more centrally located.

Relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the valley below and the mountains in the distance. Come “Live the dream” at Black Knight Vineyards.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
DeAnne Black (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2014

About DeAnne Black

We purchased this property five years ago after searching for more than two years. The entire family felt it was time to perhaps create something for the family. The kids(3) and I also required that it be something that my husband (a business turnaround specialist)loved for a change. He has been a wine fanatic for his entire life. We had a family meeting and agreed that we were all in for the adventure in Wine. For my part, leaving the design painting business was an easier choice since the market was slowing rapidly.

The first year was more work than anyone expected. With 60 acres of land, 25 acres of grapes, two houses, two huge barns and a couple small barns, we had more to do than we could get to. One of our top priorities was to rehab the grandmother’s house on one of the secluded peaks. It was redesigned right from the begining as a vacation rental.

We wanted this place to be a representation of our life. It is filled with furniture and art collected all over the US and the World. It is so peaceful here that it just called out for a spa. We especially like the spa perched on the top of the hill overlooking the valley to the west. Comfort was also high on our list – We think you will agree that it has turned out great and is unique.

DeAnne Black

DeAnne Black purchased this house in 2007

Why DeAnne Black chose Santa Rosa

From the start we were interested in some type of vacation rental or B&B as part of the business. About half of the properties we considered had potential for a vacation rental. Our bigger decision was were to start with the wine business. It is a complex business and very capital intensive. We choice to start with grapes since great wine must start with great fruit.

Sonoma is one of the top wine regions in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful locations in the US. We are privileged to have one of the best views around and we can share this with you.

The bonus of this location is that while we have a peaceful, rural vineyard, we are very centrally located with easy access to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and ALL the wine areas.

It really is the best of all worlds.

What makes this house unique

As our guest you are welcome, and encouraged, to explore the vineyards. Walk, run, picnic or bike, it is a new vista on each of the three peaks on the property.

Many guest are looking forward to sampling the wine region and the wines of Sonoma a second to none. Our central location is excellent for multiple day trips in different directions, all easy to get to.

Napa is 30 mins awasy and San Francisco is 45 mins away and a direct route over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time here - just wound up being one night. Perfect for two couples. Three of the four of us did the first Levi's Grandfondo in Santa Rosa. Needless to say, the cold pool, hot tub and sauna were all food for the bones and muscles! The view is amazing! We also enjoyed hearing the wind among the trees. A walk through the vineyard is a must. Another great view up above the Merlot & Pinot grapes. If you are lucky - Mitch will let you barrel taste his private stash! Yummy - We loved the Zin he had in a 1/4 barrel. We enjoyed talking with DeAnne and Mitch and hearing their story of how they got here - cheers to them for taking a risk we have all thought about.



We hope to return!
Nov 2009
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Reviews

4.9
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Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
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Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151830vb
-(707) 321-4238 (California, USA)
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
Oakland, California
5

Lovely escape with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed this lovely get away with 4 adults and 3 kids and it had something for everyone. The pool and jacuzzi provided a way to stay cool or hot depending on the weather, and the views of the valley were spectacular.
The owners were extremely gracious and all in all we had a splendid time, hiking, eating and just chilling out with the views.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151830vb
-(707) 321-4238 (California, USA)
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in the house for a few days after our wedding so that we could have extra time with family in a low-key setting. It was the perfect retreat. We swam, hung out in the hot tub, watched the sun set, and drank the delicious wine. We all had a very hard time leaving! But we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151830vb
-(707) 321-4238 (California, USA)
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
St. Petersburg, FL.
5

Great girlfriend getaway with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriends and I wanted a quick get away for some R & R. The Blackknight Vineyard was perfect. It was so relaxing, and the views were spectacular. The photos do not do this place justice, because it was better than we imagined. We enjoyed drinking our wine in the spa as the sun was setting. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay.
The owners lived on the property and they were very nice and made us feel at home. Every morning the owners brought us fresh eggs for breakfast, as they had chickens on their vineyard. The owner's dogs paid was several visits and we just loved having them around. Even the neighbors cows stopped by, and it was the first time we had seen cows so up close and personal.
We all had a wonderful, relaxing girls getaway, and hope to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151830vb
-(707) 321-4238 (California, USA)
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
St. Petersburg, FL.
5

Great girlfriend getaway with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriends and I wanted a quick get away for some R & R. The Blackknight Vineyard was perfect. It was so relaxing, and the views were spectacular. The photos do not do this place justice, because it was better than we imagined. We enjoyed drinking our wine in the spa as the sun was setting. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay.
The owners lived on the property and they were very nice and made us feel at home. Every morning the owners brought us fresh eggs for breakfast, as they had chickens on their vineyard. The owner's dogs paid was several visits and we just loved having them around. Even the neighbors cows stopped by, and it was the first time we had seen cows so up close and personal.
We all had a wonderful, relaxing girls getaway, and hope to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151830vb
-(707) 321-4238 (California, USA)
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
5

Family Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We gathered our family from four states to enjoy Christmas week at this mountain-top retreat. When we arrived, we found the cottage beautifully decorated for the holidays, including two Christmas trees and even holiday china. It was just as the owners had promised – "everything but snow!" Our party consisted of six adults plus our 20-month-old grandson and one of our “grand-dogs”, and the cottage provided comfortable accommodations for all of us. In addition to the fully-equipped kitchen, there were shelves of books, a cupboard full of board games, and HD satellite TV – none of which we needed during our always-sunny stay. Everything was clean and well-maintained, and the owners are attentive but unobtrusive.

The location of the cottage is perfect, with a breath-taking view of the valley below. The vista from the comfy lounge chairs was magnetic, whether looking down on the morning fog in the valley or enjoying the lights of Rohnert Park and beyond in the evening. We found ourselves hurrying back from wine-tasting excursions so as not to miss the sunsets. A short walk up the hill behind the cottage offers a 360-degree view, but even from indoors we were treated to both sunrises and sunsets.

This vineyard is convenient to all the wine country attractions, so in addition to tasting great wines within minutes of the cottage, we found plenty of other things to do. Whether it was watching seals and whales at Point Reyes, hiking among the redwoods, enjoying great brew pubs and restaurants, riding a ¼-scale railroad, shopping and massages in the quaint town of Healdsburg, or simply strolling the rolling hills of the vineyard and taking in the spectacular views from the hot tub, we found activities to amuse three generations. I had been concerned that our grandson might not be sufficiently entertained by the beauty and relaxing tranquility of this spot, but he was delighted by the owners' chickens and friendly dogs, and by having cows and horses as neighbors.

Staying at a vineyard was very educational for us, and the owner threatened to teach us all how to prune grapevines (we were never that bored!). We did enjoy his informative talks on wine-making, and even more the delightful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made on the property.

We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wishing for a comfortable and tranquil setting with spectacular views, yet close to a variety of wine-country attractions.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Mountain Top Vineyard House on Private 60 Acre Vineyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151830vb
-(707) 321-4238 (California, USA)
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
Portland
4

Our Perfect Fall Getaway

  • 4 of 5
My wife, daughter, a close friend of ours, and I all spent a week at this house in November and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Coming from Oregon, the "partly cloudy" weather of Sonoma was not the same "partly cloudy" we were used to; instead, we had lunch outside and drank wine in the afternoon overlooking a specular view south and west out over Rohnert Park and Petaluma and the coastal hills beyond.

The owner of the place - and the vineyard it is in the middle of - Mitch showed us how use the two pellet stoves to keep us warm in the cool fall evenings. They were amazingly easy and produced great heat...I think I'm a convert!

Mitch had just filled the hot tub from his well and heated it for us so we could enjoy jumping in after dark into the steamy tub while overlooking the beautiful lights all up and down the Hwy 101 corridor and above us in the starry sky.

We saw wild turkeys a couple times, many hawks, playful horses from the adjoining property, and a peace and tranquility that we appreciate thoroughly.

While the house itself is not the glassy, modern $3M house that would sit so perfectly on this perfect site, it was comfortable, perfectly clean, and obviously very well cared for by the owners. Note that I was a little nervous when my wife showed me pictures of the house, but, other than wishing it had bigger windows overlooking the view, the exceeded my expectations and met my "princess and the pea" (as my wife says about me) finicky. The decor of the house gives it the feeling that you are staying in a friend's house while they are away - and your friend is thoughtful and imaginative.

The house is at least 3/4 miles from the nearest road - and that road is a small side-road, past the vineyards and on top of hill on what must be one of the best sites in all of the surrounding hills. I felt like we were somewhere in Italy the whole time with the weather, the vineyard, the dry terrain, and our simple little "villa".

Mitch had several highly-discounted Pinot Noirs from his vineyard available of which we enjoyed several bottles...

As I said, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This place is the perfect little secret; it's not the Hilton - so don't set your expectations for that - but, it's clean, comfortable, cozy, and has a multi-million dollar view.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
San Rafael
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Over 300 wineries are at your reach from this central location. Every direction affords a different, yet exciting adventure in wine country from this convenient location.

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Rates & Availability

From $265 Per night

Santa Rosa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Rates
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$365
Fri,Sat
$2,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
May 15 2015 - Oct 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$435
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Harvest Special
Oct 9 2015 - Nov 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$365
Fri,Sat
$2,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$305
Fri,Sat
$1,670
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $15
Property Damage Protection $89
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Cancellation over 30 days before check-in get 100% refund
Cancellation under 30 days before check-in get 25% refund plus any amounts we are able to re-rent.
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Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full Jacuzzi tub, Rainfall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) European Pillow Top in the new Suite available starting September 1., Queen size Beds (2) Enjoy the European Pillow Tops and designer pillows in the Willow Room and Bordeau Room., Double Beds (1) Convertable futon in the Den. Den can be closed off as a third bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This 8 inch futon is a very comfortable double. The room can be set up as a additional bedroom upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Your are welcome and encouraged the explore the 60 acres of mountaintop vineyards. With three separate peaks, the view is constantly changing. Enjoy the views and privacy all around on the three decks or enjoy a walk in woods or hilltop senic overlooks.

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