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

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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.

Day retreats are available and for information please contact owner. (Wedding and affiliated reception venues are not considered at this site.)

Keywords: gated, garden, antiques, country, mountain, horses, artwork, playground, playhouse, family friendly, fountains, koi pond, greenhouses, relaxing, patio, bbq, views

Property Owner request that all inquiries sent are attached with a telephone number to be reached at.

Payment in full is requested at time of booking so that we may reserve the time for your wonderful stay at the property.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
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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.

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

Truly incomparable gardens and natural beauty await those who stay.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 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.

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5
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Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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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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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Moraga, California
5

FAMILY REUNION ON THE 4TH OF JULY

  • 5 of 5
I was elected by extended family to organize and host a small family reunion in this area over the 4th of July. There are a number of us who already live in the area, but we needed a place for those traveling to stay and a place for all of us to gather. My wife and I have used VRBO on a number of occasions in the past for vacationing and thought if we could find a big enough place that it just might work. When we found this place we stopped looking. It was perfect. The house itself was enough to convince us this was our spot, but then we toured the grounds and found them to be even more stunning. I can't verbally do justice to the place. Please look at the photos on the web site. Best of all was the superb care that the owners took to ensure that our needs were met. I won't go into details but we had a few special needs to set up for our event. The owners were totally accommodating. The icing on the cake was when we arrived to check in we found the place decorated in 4th of July red-white-and-blue. I totally got the feeling that the owners priority was us enjoying our stay. If for some reason I have occasion to do some similar event in the area I will not hesitate to use this site again.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Chippewa Falls, Wi
5

UNIQUE BEAUTIFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
This home is absolutely beautiful! We had family traveling from all over the US for a family wedding and this house was the perfect solution for us to all stay together in one home. This home has so many large sitting areas (inside and outside too). It easily accommodates a large group. I highly recommend this home. It is truly more beautiful than the photos portray. Patty is very accommodating and kept in contact with us during our stay asking if there was anything we needed or anything she could do for us.
You can rent this home with confidence. Being from Wisconsin, we were not able to see the home before we booked it, so we were a little worried it wouldn't be what it claimed to be, but when we arrived, we were amazed with how beautiful the home and the gardens were. The owners are awesome and worked hard to make sure our stay was wonderful. And it was! We loved it. We are very sure you will love it too!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
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+1 925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
Sunnyvale
5

AMAZING!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!

  • 5 of 5
I've been meaning to write this for a while, because this property deserves a stellar review!!
The women in my family (9 of us) get together every spring for a special getaway. We book a different place every year and this year was one of our absolute favorites!! Patty, the owner, is so warm and down to earth and accommodating! But in addition to Patty's charming personality, the property itself is truly special...a work of art. It is a whimsical combination that is both eclectic and elegant at the same time. I couldn't believe all of the attention to detail and the never ending beautiful little touches here and there throughout the home and the gardens. Patty used to be a stager and she was also a landscape designer as well, and it shows!! The gardens and grounds are stunning and every time we went for a stroll, we would find something new and different that we hadn't noticed before. The pictures don't do the property justice and I was a little worried when I booked it that it would be one of those places that looks better in pictures than it looks in person. NOT the case!! You will not be disappointed!! And I don't mean to just rave about the gardens, the house too is truly a gem. When we first walked in to the house, our jaws dropped and we were high fiving each other with pleasure and saying "YES!"
Book this beautiful country chateau and you will create a memory of a lifetime!!!
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Garden Estate by the Foothills of Mount Diablo: Great for Families/Groups
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+1 925-812-2250
Walnut Creek The Bay Area
5

PREFECT PLACE FOR ENCHANTMENT AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
Our family from out of state came to see the Bay Area and catch up and this place was excellent. Patty was so accommodating to all of needs. I would definitely recommend staying here - the gardens are amazing. The ponies are cute. You will find a special touch every where you look.
Thank you, Patty for your hospitality and opening your home.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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

AMAZING HOUSE!!!

  • 5 of 5
This house is everything it seems and more!! We were using the house for a company retreat and had multiple beautiful and comfortable options both inside and outside for meetings. The garden is absolutely breathtaking. The owner is the nicest person you'll ever meet. She communicated quickly and efficiently and made sure we had everything we needed. I can't recommend this property highly enough!!! Thank you so much!!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Walnut Creek Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175
Payment is 100% at time of Booking

Cancellation Policy:
before 120 Day 75% refund
before 60 Day 50% refund
Notes Please contact the property owner for availability.
** Please note our rates are a yearly amount and do not change. All major holidays and season will have the same rate!!**

Sleeps a maximum of 12 people
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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:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Covered Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
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:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Equipped with small fridge Microwave And has seperate access
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • golf
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