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Shaun / Gerald

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Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Sebastopol Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate w/4 Bdr, 3Full Baths & 2- 1/2 Baths, plus Farmhouse w/5 bdr 3.5 Bths

PLEASE NOTE: The $995/per night rate posted is the nightly MINIMUM for up to 8 guests using 3+ bedrooms of the main estate home and does not include farmhouse or all 9 bedrooms.Additional guests including children are $95/night ea. The rate for both houses and 8-9 bedrooms for up to 18 adult guests is $1995/night. The VRBO rate calculator can be confusing and hopefully is being updated. When using the rate calculator please be as specific as possible as to number of guests and private bedrooms required so we can provide an accurate budget for your stay. Because there are two separate houses available for our farm stay guests we can also accommodate smaller groups and couples. It is always best to call or send a VRBO email request so we can work out a budget accruing to your needs.

The B Vineyards & Habitat main Estate house is a large, well loved modern Mediterranean style family home with high ceilings, open floorplan, galleries, courtyards, and outdoor living space. It is situated on a knoll overlooking vineyards, a large trellised pool, private recreational lake, Atascadero creek, and rich wildlife and riparian habitat. The original mid-century retro-style ranch farmhouse is also available for hosting additional farmstay retreat guests. It is very close to the main house, just down the driveway, and has modest bedrooms and an ample kitchen. It shares use of the main estate pool and spa as well as the lake and habitat.

Please be sure to visit the linked sites below for additional photos and information. The farmhouse is being updated and additional photos will be added shortly.

The family estate home is perfect for hosting reunions, business, healing, educational, and fine art retreats all within our farm stay program. The main wing of the estate home features multiple large bedrooms with multiple beds private baths and a large dining gallery and family style gourmet kitchen. Art and photo studios are also available to be scheduled for use by guests and there are open areas indoors and out suitable for yoga and dance. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate amplified music for outside parties.

A separate retro style farmhouse on the property provides additional sleeping rooms for larger groups. On-site host, meals, catering and logistical help is available as needed by your itinerary and schedule. Your retreat and visit to the vineyard/farm are organized according to your needs and interests. Please contact us for further detail.

The home, bucolic views, riparian habitat and property are the perfect backdrop for film production, wildlife photography, art, writing, teaching, education, healing and retreats. The main estate home is a large with gallery style open interior in the main wing with 3 private bedroom/s with baths available, and plus 2 sleeping alcoves with European style convertible sofa beds.

The farmhouse close to the main house has up to 5 modest guest bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, and kitchen available. The Estate's expansive trellised patios, lawns, trails, pool and open space habitat are all shared by the farm stay guests.

The estate is situated just northwest of Sebastopol, minutes away from the town of Graton, Santa Rosa, Occidental, North of Petaluma in the heart of world class organic cuisine, restaurants, wineries, farms and spas. Access to the Sonoma coast beaches, Russian River, Sonoma wine Appellations, is minutes away and the estate is just 60 miles from SFO. Walking and cycling opportunities abound with many cycling events and tours passing the property directly. The estate feels secluded and private for relaxation but is only minutes away from world class wine tasting, cuisine, recreation, golf, cycling, spas, sightseeing, surfing and whale watching along the rugged picturesque Sonoma coast.

Resident owners on the property are on hand to host families and groups and assist with logistics, tours, meals, catering, shopping and stocking the pantry with fresh local produce, meats, cheeses and wines. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly to discuss the specific needs of your group.

Keywords: Large, Vineyard Home, Pool, Private lake, Lakefront, Farm house, Wine Country, West Sonoma County, Sebastopol, Estate, Villa, Gallery, Chef's Kicthen, Family reunions, retreat, healing center, Sonoma, Graton, Bodega, Occidental, Family reunions, wine tours, wine tasting, recreation,

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  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Shaun / Gerald

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Speaks english, italian, french
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Gerald Bybee is an award winning photographer and digital fine artist turned winegrower. Shaun Bybee is a producer, manager, concierge, organic gardner and cook. They are available on site to help with logistics of your stay and to host water sports, photo seminars and productions.

Shaun / Gerald purchased this estate in 1996

This site, formerly the last certified Raw Milk Dairy in Sonoma County, is a unique mix of agriculture, open space, residential and recreational assets. The riparian habitat, dense bird life, and opportunity to create a sustainable agricultural enterprise brought us from SF to West Sonoma County.

This property provides a secluded retreat for larger families and groups with a wide variety of recreational opportunities on site as well as access to the coast, Russian River, wineries, fine restaurants and bucolic rural landscape. It also offers seclusion and privacy. The farm stay program can provide all you need for a relaxing or active getaway. We are well located with a large nature landscape, yet mere minutes to downtown Sebastopol. The brand new Barlow center has just opened in our downtown area:, and offers a plethora of local food, artisans and wine.

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Sebastopol Vineyard Estate Home & Farmhouse Pool Private Lake Retreat
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Sebastopol Vineyard Estate Home & Farmhouse Pool Private Lake Retreat
(707) 849-7652 (California, USA)
Sebastopol Sonoma County
San Francisco

Great weekend

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Had an annual college guys reunion trip here, attended by approximately 20 people.

Everyone had a great time. The grounds and location are terrific. The house is well-maintained and stocked with great cooking (and drinking) equipment. Plenty of room for 20 guys to sleep comfortably without people on the floor/couches. Even with a group of 20 guys, it did not feel like we were on top of each other. The house is very nice but not so nice that everyone feels like they are walking on eggshells all weekend.

Gerald (the owner) was easy to deal with throughout. One thing to be aware of is that he is onsite in a unit very near the main house (or at least was throughout our weekend). That said, he was not there to oversee or police what people were doing. In fact, we got home late (and intoxicated) one of the nights and people were very loud. Gerald didn't come out to say anything but only sent a text asking that we keep it down a bit which, given the time of night (it was late), was totally appropriate.

In many respects, it was nice to have Gerald there. He was happy to come take a picture of the group and even printed it out for us on some large photo paper and then sent the file to distribute to the group.

He was also very fair in dealing with the security deposit. One piece of equipment broke during the weekend. It was old and worn and the damage was not the result of misusing it. Gerald acknowledged that it was old and on its last legs and didn't deduct from the deposit, where other people might have.

All in all, a great house to hang out in (and around) and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Thanks again for a great weekend, Gerald!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Yep, a 200lb.+ guy and a 10+year-old trampoline mat don't mix well. Especially when said guy is going for an altitude record! But the tramp had been outside for many years and served my daughter and grandkids and many guests very well. The gardeners had been tossing lawn clippings under the trampoline for just such an occasion! the landing was soft. Compost has many uses it seems. The tramp has been replaced and bouncing over the orchard and lake is back in service. These guys had bunches of fun, put the African drums to good use as well as the pool and hot tub. Okay, they got a little noisy late one night but quickly moved it inside so the neighbors and habitat critters weren't disturbed. The group portrait was college alumni brothers gone wild so I couldn't resist printing it large in the art studio for them and tacking up in the gallery before they left. Anyway, it is always a pleasure when the estate is enjoyed to the max and still left in good order. Turns out the trash compactor works great for crushing all those beer cans for recycling too! Who knew one of the guys was a recycling pro? Nice work gentlemen!
Helpful votes: 2/2
Sebastopol Vineyard Estate Home & Farmhouse Pool Private Lake Retreat
(707) 849-7652 (California, USA)
Sebastopol Sonoma County
United States

Great for management offsite

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I brought 19 people from around the world to this property and everyone loved it. Great kitchen for people to cook together and good space to meet as a large group in a more informal setting. Beds were clean and there were plenty of linens to use. Gorgeous backyard that I wish I had more time to explore!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This group of engineer sorts from Google and all over the globe was a joy to host for their offsite multi-day meeting. They certainly worked hard while here living up to the Google work ethic, used the media room for meetings and the pool steps and patio as a mini amphitheater. The wifi has humming around the clock. They engineered some very fine international cuisine in the kitchen and the ping pong table was put to use. I guess the only thing missing for them was a large rice cooker and they settled for the pressure cooker. Rice cooker, size large, is now on the list for the pantry. Thanks for the positive review.
Helpful votes: 1/1
Sebastopol Vineyard Estate Home & Farmhouse Pool Private Lake Retreat
(707) 849-7652 (California, USA)
Sebastopol Sonoma County
United States

Vineyard Estate with Pool and lake!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We rented this estate for the weekend of my husband's 41st birthday. It was a lovely and relaxing place with a lot of space for all ten or so of us. The dining room table is fit for a feast, so we had one :) The pool and lake were lots of fun for us, our guests and our dog. The house is updated and fully equipped with everything you might need. Gerald & Staff were available to help if/when we were confused about how to turn on the hot tub, etc. We all loved the home, grounds, pool & trampoline and we would be excited to return at any time! We all wish we lived there. In fact, two of my friends who were on the trip have recently gotten engaged and may even get married at the estate. That is how beautiful it is! Note: If you rent less than the whole estate, the owner may be in the remainder of the house (in another wing). It was fine for us but if you want complete privacy, you may want to inquire about this.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
Sebastopol Vineyard Estate Home & Farmhouse Pool Private Lake Retreat
(707) 849-7652 (California, USA)
Sebastopol Sonoma County
San Diego

San Diego Family/Sport trip to Sebastopol

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
This was one of our best vacations ever. The house was amazing. Kids, wives, husbands, singles, everyone had a great time. The owner hosted us to ski on the lake and our avid slalom ski group collectively voted that this was the best ski lake we have ever used! We had a chef prepare dinner for us at the house for 27 people (amazing, the food and venue blew everyone away)... We mountain bike rode in Anadale Park in Santa Rosa, some of the best trails we have ever ridden. (take the Lynwood exit off the 12) to get to the best stuff. We took all the kids to Armstrong Redwood Forest (again, 15 minutes away). Beautiful... Road biking would be amazing up here as well. We went wine tasting and had lunch in the gardens of some great Pinot wineries. The kids were entertained all day with the pool, jacuzzi, trampoline, fire pit at night, exploring the grape vines, berry picking, lake use, (canoe, paddle board) everything. The town of Sebastopol is under 5 minutes away, allowing anyone to easily go the store, coffee, or one of the great restaurants.. We are headed back next summer! Guests can fly right into Santa Rosa Airport also...
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I don't think this group ever slowed down. The kids were active, the women were actively relaxed mostly by the pool, there were some amazing water skiers and I guess the guys made themselves known at Annadel on the mtn. bike trails and hiking at Armstrong woods that are both just a few miles from the estate. They enjoyed a catered dinner in and sushi out and there were a lot of wine bottles and beer cans to recycle when they left. Who said San Diego families don't know how to have a good time? I'm going to have to visit them at their Imperial desert vacation homes and lake !!!! Thanks!
Helpful votes: 0/1
Sebastopol Vineyard Estate Home & Farmhouse Pool Private Lake Retreat
(707) 849-7652 (California, USA)
Sebastopol Sonoma County

Dated Home - Good Grouds

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We were in search of large home in the Sonoma area to entertain our customers – The “estate” was large enough. The grounds were good for entertaining and the view was great. The home itself was outdated and not particularly clean or ready upon arrival. We arrived and paid for a day early for set-up of the home as well as getting the rooms ready for each guest. Upon arrival we found the owner and staff scrabbling to get everything ready throughout this day. We did expect this would be done prior to our arrival. While inspecting all the bathrooms we found used bar soaps and used toiletries in each. We replaced all the used soaps with new liquid soap as it was a bit off putting with hair and all. It is a “working” farm so there are people present. It was a bit odd that the owner and partner were staying in a trailer right next to the pool where we were entertaining our guests. After our stay we had to ask the owner on more than one occasion for our deposit return and/or summary of additional charges incurred. In the end we did not receive this until nearly 90 days after our stay. I reluctantly give this home a "fair' rating
Owner's Response: We’ve had great experiences hosting cycling groups. This all-male team from Capo Apparel reserved the estate for overnight accommodations while riding routes of the Tour de California that directly passes our Organic Sonoma Vineyards. At the last minute Capo added two 30+person catered dinners and requested early checkin for set up and use of our gallery space and entry for trade show displays. When this reviewer arrived 5 hours early indeed I and my crew were “scrambling” busy taking down the fine art photo exhibit and prepping the grounds for their 3 large trade show tents and displays. We delivered wine barrels for decor and logistics for all the bikes, SUVs, cycling apparel and gear. All was in order when guests arrived. A large video crew filmed promos for Capo and the event was huge success. The president of the company thanked me, they asked about returning for Levi’s Gran Fondo and referred us to Cliff Bar.
The house is a 1990s’ Mediterranean family-friendly home and was our former personal residence until my daughter left for college. It is not the Las Vegas Bellagio or a designer trophy home. We don’t use synthetic fertilizers or herbicides and the lawns are not like a country club golf course.
Our cleaning crew conscientiously sanitizes baths between each stay and there are fresh, extra supplies in each medicine cabinet, the well-stocked laundry and kitchen pantry. We don’t use antibacterial soaps or harsh detergents as they are not compatible with our green sceptic systems or certified organic habitat. I reside on the property and often stay in the art studio or 1956 classic Spartan aluminum motor home/pool house so I can be available to large groups 24/7 and tend the pool and spa equipment, boating and recreational facilities.
We are usually timely with deposit refunds and bookkeeping but this group was difficult from the get go. The owner’s credit cards were declined multiple times and reservation payments and deposits were weeks late. This employee from Capo failed to provide the final information needed for our bookkeeping. We discounted and provided extras for free to stay within the budget and there was no refund due.
We worked hard to accommodate the Capo team and all of the guests I spoke with totally enjoyed the serenity and unpretentious natural atmosphere of the estate and habitat. We shared several bottles of our organic Pinot Noir for their dinners and from our perspective went the extra mile for the team!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 101, Hwy 116
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Dillon, Salmon Creek, Doran
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sebastopol Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Underwood, Willowood, Peter Lowell's, The Barlow,
Car: recommended

Active vineyard and family farm, bird & wildlife Habitat, Kayak, Canoe, Stand Up Paddleboarding SUP, Slalom Water Ski Course, Wakeboarding, Tubing and Boating by Invitation Hosted by Owner. Near Sonoma Coast, diving, surfing, golf, private and public wine tasting, discounted estate and local wines, tours, logistical/concierge assistance. Farmstay, meals, local organic foods, catering.

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Availability & Rates

Sebastopol Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Summer thru Harvest
May 23 2014 - Oct 15 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500.00
Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Linens,cleaning,utility $695.00
All Fees payable in advance to confirm reservation, security deposit at least 30 days prior to arrival or when reservation is confirmed.
Payable by check or wire transfer preferred. Credit Cards accepted with service charge. Security deposit payable by Credit Card through PayPal
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Min. rate is for up to 8 guests inc. children over 3yrs. Additional fees apply for extra guests, bedrooms, art studio, farmhouse. The main estate home accommodates families & groups. Farmhouse adds several modest private bedrooms/baths for more guests. Please specify total number of guests & children to calculate base rate for your group. We can then provide a more detailed budget proposal.
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Sebastopol Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1A of King bath - toilet , tub , 1 of 3 rooms off MB. 3rd rm: counter 2 sinks
    Bathroom 1B of King bath - toilet , shower , 2nd of the 3 rooms off MB. 3rd rm: counter 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom off of Queen bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom Main wing shared guest - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 4 (art studio bdr) - toilet , shower , Large shower with bench
    Farmhouse 1 - toilet , shower , Blue retro shared access from hallway with 32x60' shower
    Farmhouse 2 - toilet , shower , Private in large King Bedroom Yellow retro sink toilet show
    Farmhouse Studio - toilet , shower , King Studio attached Bathroom
    Farmhouse Utility Bath & Shower - toilet , shower , Bathroom & utility shower near laundry & den bedroom
  • Master King suite bedroom w/bunk beds for families /groups has 2 large attached bathrooms plus two sink mirroed vanity and walk-in closet. 1st bathroom has a large shower / toilet, 2nd has a deep soaking tub /toilet Multiple other baths with showers and 1/2 baths. Farmhouse has 4 bathrooms and one with outdoor access.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Main House Bedroom 1 (family) - 1 king , 1 double , 1 child bed , 2 bunk bed , Extra single trundle & two baths 1-shower/1-bathtub
    Main House # 2 - 1 queen , Private bath attached
    Main House #3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , trundle twins combine into king 1/2 bath attached
    Main House #4 (Art Studio wing) - 1 queen , Private bath
    Main House Convertibles/Alcoves - 1 queen , 3 double , 1 child bed , shared baths
    Farmhouse #1 - 1 queen , Private Bath w/shower
    Farmhouse #2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , King Private Bath
    Farmhouse #3 - 1 queen , Shared bath w/tub
    Farmhouse #5 - 1 queen , Shared bath w/32x60' access shower
    Farmhouse #4 - 1 king , w/attached bath
  • King size beds (1) , Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Play pen / infant bed, Baby Cribs (1) Grayco portable play pen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3): 1 Queen and 3 European style double convertibles, Bunk Beds (2) single over double and 3 bunk trundle
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Car Available
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Wildlife Habitat, Birding, Organic farming, gardening programs, wetlands, ponds, Water Skiing, Kayaking, SUPing,Trails, Art Studios, All on Site
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