|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
'FRANZ HILL HIDEAWAY' property description:
This secluded hillside gem is nestled atop 8 acres of rolling, sun-drenched hillside in Franz Valley. The property is surrounded by oaks and offers complete privacy with which to enjoy the deck and pool. The tranquil and serene setting offers an idyllic retreat after a day of wine tasting in the multitude of surrounding wine regions, rafting the Russian River, biking the backroads or wild animal encounters at Safari West.
The property is perfect for entertaining with a fully-equipped kitchen, 500 square foot custom-built deck, gas barbecue, swimming, grass bocce and ping pong.
Located 1 hour and 15 minutes north of San Francisco, the property sits just above the Safari West Wildlife Preserve and is 15 minutes (door-to-door) to the Sonoma County airport.
-3 bedrooms each equipped with a queen-sized bed
-2 bathrooms with showers, 1 with bathtub
-30' x 15' in-ground pool
-500 square foot deck with pergola
-gas barbecue grill
-computer & printer
-ping pong table
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Safari West, Pepperwood Nature Preserve, The Geysers, The Petrified Forest, Russian River canoeing, Mount St. Helena, The Culinary Institute of America, Sonoma County Museum, The Charles M. Schulz Museum, Snoopy's Home on Ice, Concerts at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Jimtown Store, Wine Tasting, Cooking Classes, Excellent Restaurants, Spas & Mud Baths
LOCAL EVENTS: winter wineland (jan), crab feast (mar), savor sonoma valley (mar), wine road barrel tasting (mar), dry creek valley passport (april), safari west's easter egg hunt & brunch (april), cheers st. helena (may-oct), taste alexander valley (may), safari west's mother's day mimosa brunch & tour (may), beerfest (june), healdsburg jazz festival (june), open studios (june), hot air balloon classic (june), lavender festival (june), sonoma county fair (july), reggae on the river (july), grape to glass (aug), russian river blues fest (sept), harvest festival (oct), healdsburg festival on the square (nov), yountville festival of lights (nov), wine & food affair (nov), napa valley film festival (nov)
LOCAL SPAS: solage, indian springs, the healdsburg hotel, mount view spa
RESTAURANT FAVORITES: willi's wine bar, solage resort, calistoga inn, the california culinary institute (cia), stark's steakhouse, cyrus, spoon bar, and many more!
Keywords: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) - Wine country vacation rental on the border of Napa and Sonoma. Located next door to Safari West, you're just minutes from Calistoga and Healdsburg, and 15 minutes (door to door) to the Sonoma County Airport. Explore the Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valleys from this centrally located vacation property. Swimming pool, tree swing, ping pong, deck, privacy.
Southern exposure bathes the property in sunshine. During the winter, enjoy evenings next to the fireplace in the vaulted-ceiling living room.
The home is easily accessible with a great view of the hillside. Ranch style layout with 3 large bedrooms with comfortable beds, large comfortable living room, and newly remodeled kitchen that is well-stocked. We enjoyed making our meals there. Nice sized deck with ample seating. Pool while beautiful is unheated so we were unable to use it. Hot tub would have been great. The bathrooms are a bit dated with well water (sulfur odor as are in mineral springs region). The owners were very helpful and welcoming and we felt very relaxed and comfortable in the home.
We stayed here for a last week of summer vacation before the back to school crush -- and it was perfect. We are a hectic family configuration: 3 kids (one in a bed, one in a pack n play, and a newborn in a bassinet), a dog, a grandma, and friends -- Jeff discussed all of this with me via email in advance and helped me sort out who should go where, what amenities the house has (everything we needed!), good kid-friendly activities nearby, and even the impact of the drought on the lawn. The house was perfect, the pool a necessity, and the property was a land of enchantment for the kids: they could even look through binoculars to see giraffes down the hill at Safari West, and pitch a tent and camp out one night. Everything was exactly as described if not better, and we would come again in a heart beat. Jeff was really responsive when I emailed with one question about the DVD player. This is an ideal getaway. One note: it's truly a getaway -- not much cell service, and the satellite internet can be a little slower than this city slicker is used to, but those aspects were an advantage in the end: we could unplug and hang out!
The house was very nice with 3 large bedrooms and all modern amenities. The backyard area was our favorite part with a nice deck and pool area. After a day of wine tasting, it was the perfect spot to relax and cook some dinner on the grill. The owner is very responsive should you need anything.
We loved this house from the minute we got there! Great location, beautiful grounds, and the house was the perfect size. My husband, daughter and I went with another couple for a nice relaxing weekend--and this place delivered! The pool was awesome and there was plenty of seating in the backyard to take in the beautiful views. The beds were super comfortable and we loved the decor of the house. Would recommend to others and would stay again! Thank you!
What a wonderful vacation home! I recently visited Calistoga with a group of close girl friends and we had such an amazing and relaxing stay here. The house is incredibly furnished with a cozy living room with a fireplace. The kitchen is very well stocked with essentials. We used the back porch to have breakfast. The home is very close to great wineries, downtown calistoga, and Bothe state park. With Jeff's help and suggestions, we had a splendid weekend. I would highly recommend this home to everyone looking for a getaway in wine country! The only difficulty we had was finding the home late at night because the roads become very dark after sunset. Google maps is definitely more accurate than your gps.
Beautiful house, well equipped, nice furniture, we felt like at home. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, spend time in the terrace and a rainy day around the fire.
10 minutes to Calistoga and next to Safari West, which our kids enjoyed!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Notes||Holiday rates will be higher. Minimum 3 night stay June, July, August.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.