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UNIQUE GARDEN ESTATE BY THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT DIABLO: GREAT FOR FAMILIES/GROUPS

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Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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UNIQUE GARDEN ESTATE BY THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT DIABLO: GREAT FOR FAMILIES/GROUPS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Walnut Creek Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Other, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Large 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom farmhouse nestled on a 3 acre gated private lot in foothills of Mount Diablo. Easily accommodating a maximum number of 8-10 guests in a luxurious setting, this vacation rental has hardwood and imported tile floors throughout its four thousand square foot two story country home. Artfully decorated in antiques and religious sculpture, this estate will calm ever nerve. World class gardens (Wonderland-esque) highlight a perfect family setting, with ample room to explore the hidden splendor the property holds. Perfect for those looking to be close to the heart of the Bay Area while also enjoying the natural brilliance of its surrounding wonder. Views of the mountain greet you every morning as the sunrise outlines the foothills in brilliant pinks and

reds. The permanent residence of two miniature horses, Little Man

and Oliver, nearby horse and hiking trails allow one to explore a

mixture of open range and mountain terrain.

Please call to check for availability, and book a vacation stay that whose memory will last a whole life through.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014

About The Owner

I originally grew up in this home some five miles away, before it was moved from my family's Walnut Orchard to its current location. One of the oldest homes in Contra Costa County.

Why The Owner chose Walnut Creek

A perfect family environment with a children's playroom inside and an Alice in Wonderland-theme for play areas throughout the gardens.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Truly incomparable gardens and natural beauty await those who stay.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353397vb
+1 -925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Bedford, NH USA
5

Gorgeous Estate

  • 5 of 5
My family and I rented this beautiful estate while visiting the San Francisco area and Napa Valley for my daughters wedding. Pictures do not do this home and it's gardens justice, one has to explore it piece by piece to truly understand the magnificence and peacefulness that one finds here. Our regret was that we scheduled too much time away from the property prior to arriving that would have been better scheduled just relaxing on the porches, decks, gardens and sitting areas that are so plentiful. We'll not make that mistake on our return trip here in the near future. Our daughter had a beautiful day for her wedding and the family had a fabulous week enjoying California because of this property. Thank you so much Patty!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353397vb
+1 -925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Oakland, CA
5

Stunning home and gardens

  • 5 of 5
We rented this estate to house out-of-town guests for my 60th birthday celebration. We also had a Saturday brunch in her beautiful garden. I can not imagine a more perfect place. The house is truly stunning. There is attention to every detail and you can tell the owner has spent years collecting furniture and art to make the house so beautiful. Even the plates, silverware and glasses are exceptionally beautiful. There is nothing about this property that feels like a typical rental. It feels like being a guest in an expensive home, owned by someone with remarkable taste who very much loves the property.
In addition, the garden is like a scene from Alice in Wonderland. The photos in no way do it justice. There are 3 acres of a mature garden, with beautiful plants, succulents and trees, all wonderfully maintained. And around every corner and nook, there are small art pieces and sculptures to explore, both whimsical and stunningly beautiful. I spent all Sunday just wandering around the garden with my friends, and finding new places to sit and contemplate the beauty around every bend. I have several friends who are gardeners and they were all blown away.
The location is great, right next to Mt. Diablo and close to stores. Patty was a very gracious host. I highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353397vb
+1 -925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
5

Peaceful Retreat Setting

  • 5 of 5
I ran a retreat for women on Balance and Perspective. The location was an amazing compliment to what we were doing. The grounds were phenomenal, hard to put into writing how special the gardens and seating areas are, and so many places to explore and discover. For whatever mood, you can find a suitable place to reflect and just be. It allowed us to have community as well as privacy. It is close to Mt. Diablo, so we had a wonderful hike. Everyone wishes it could have lasted longer.
Patti is the sweetest person. She is such a great caretaker of both the property and the guests. I plan to run more retreats from this location...it is special.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353397vb
+1 -925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Oakland, CA
5

Wonderful, wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
This house is absolutely gorgeous and Patty and the on-site staff were super helpful and so generous and kind. Everything is exceptionally clean and well-maintained yet homey, so you can truly relax. Each room is lovely and unique and very comfortable. The garden is a delight - a place for contemplation and to recharge. There is so much space to wander and so many cozy spots to enjoy. We had a family gathering here and enjoyed grilling corn on the grill and eating outside on the beautiful wooden tables under a string of lights. Oh, and sitting in the hot tub in the evening after a long day was superb. With all of the beauty and the wonderful people - we would definitely come back.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353397vb
+1 -925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
5

Lush and Enchanting Retreat

  • 5 of 5
The bridal party and I spent two nights here after my wedding and it was phenomenal. First off, Patty was a wonderful hostess; prompt replies, friendly, and above all accommodating. But the true star of the property was the gardens. Photos cannot capture this type of beauty... We arrived late at night and instantly had to explore. They go on and on, with meandering trails intersecting intimate seating alcoves and trickling fountains. Such a beautiful backyard retreat to relax after a stressful few months! The next morning we had a caterer prepare a brunch. It was a perfect day playing croquet and bocce on the large lawn while feasting on the patio. I cannot comment enough on how wonderful this home was, but what truly made it special was that our dog could be there too!! Patty, thank you for letting us share your magical home and giving us these memories we will be sure to cherish for the rest of our lives!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353397vb
+1 -925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Second Time As Wonderful As The First

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time my family of 6 has stayed at this property and we hope to return every year. We love this home! The house is spacious, interesting, and full of character. The gardens are perfect for my younger kids to explore and play and for my older kids to relax and be with the family. The owner is so sweet and my kids think of her as part of our family now. Love, love, love!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $495 Per night

Walnut Creek Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $700
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** Please note our rates are a yearly amount and do not change. All major holidays and season will have the same rate!!**
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Cancellation Policy:
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Amenities

Walnut Creek Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower
    Private Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Powder Room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - Office with Queen Sofa Sleeper
    Master Suite - 1 king , w/ Master Bathroom and Balcony
    Master Suite 2 - 1 king , w/ Private Bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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