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40 ACRES 5,000 SQUARE FT, $975/NT SLEEPS 10-14 POOL, VINEYARD, VIEWS !

Bert

Advertiser since: 2005
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Bert

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Calendar last updated:
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40 ACRES 5,000 SQUARE FT, $975/NT SLEEPS 10-14 POOL, VINEYARD, VIEWS !

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Monterey Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Chalone Pinnacles House is a 40 Acre 5,000 Square foot estate surrounded by Chalone Vineyards. This is the location of many famous Chalone stock holder parties. 3 wineries are within 5 minutes and 7 more within 20.

The house is perfect for 5 couples or 3 families of four. The views are stunning from nearly every room, deck, patio, pool, and jacuzzi.

There is also spectacular hiking at Pinnacles National Monument. We are 5 minutes from the western entrance. Pinnacles is very different with unusual talus caves and streams. You will probably see California condors. 5 hikes are available. Two easy and three pretty strenuous.

Hang by the pool in the sun. No fog up here at 1500 feet. The star gazing is spectacular. We are a 15 minute drive off of Highway 101. Super quiet.

There are 8 restaurants to 10 15 minutes away that can do take out.

Tons of activities. Super Setting. Historic California Property.

I can not believe we were lucky enough to buy this beautiful estate.

HOUSE DETAILS: Three levels. Upper, Middle, and Lower

The UPPER level has 2 big bedrooms (one king one queen) with gorgeous views and very private decks with a large bathroom between them.

The MIDDLE level has the entry, large kitchen, dinning room, pantry, and 2 large bedrooms (kings) with large bath in between. These rooms all have beautiful views. The bedrooms also have nice private patios with chaise lounges. There is also a bedroom (twins) with nearby bath. This room is the only room in the house with no view. Short straw gets this room. There is a huge patio off of the dining room with lots of room and jaw dropping views.

The LOWER level has the living room, den, large bath, half bath, wine cellar, and pool/media room. There is a fold outs in the pool room and one in the den to take the sleeping capacity from 10 to 14. This level opens up to the pool, the large patio around the pool, and the jacuzzi. All with stunning views.

Keywords: Estate Vineyard Winery Views Pool Acerage

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Bert

My name is Bert Fornaciari. My wonderful wife Linda and my son Jack, and daughter Carol are delighted to be fortunate enough to

let you enjoy Chalone Pinnacles House. We live in Portola Valley, California

Bert purchased this estate in 2012

Why Bert chose Monterey

This is a one of a kind property. It was built by the CEO of Chalone Wine Group. The first high end winery to go public. The builder of this house built up Chalone Winery then expanded the legacy of great wines with the acquisitions of: Accacia, Edna Valley, Carmenet, and Canoe Ridge. Later he sold Chalone Wine Group to Diageo a public premium beverage company that also owns Tanqueray, Dom Perignon, Cuervo and many other brands

What makes this estate unique

Gorgeous Views, Amazing Stars, Great Food, Quality wine selection. Super nice staff. This is my third vrbo property and I plan to make it be very high end but at a price many can afford.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
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40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405802vb
-(650) 814-7483
Monterey Central Coast California
5

Amazing house, a truly unique experience!

  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd year at Chalone and we had an amazing time. The setting is absolutely gorgeous- you are surrounded by vineyards without a soul in site. The pool is heated so you can swim anytime of day and the hot tub at night is unbeatable to watch the stars. There is also great hiking at pinnacles just a few minutes away. A perfect choice for a weekend away with friends spent cooking, relaxing by the pool and drinking wine. Bert is very attentive and accommodating- a truly unique experience!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405802vb
-(650) 814-7483
Monterey Central Coast California
USA
5

Amazing, Relaxing, Tranquil, Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5
This review is overdue, but here it is! My family, friends, and I stayed at the Chalone home for 5 nights and it was beyond amazing! I had my wedding there and it was so beautiful! We had 80 people who came to celebrate our day and everyone was so impressed and blown away by the beauty of Chalone home. Everyone who stayed there loved it! There is pretty much every little detail covered by Bert. There are tons of linens, kitchen supplies, and even pool toys! The property has everything you would want for the perfect vacation/wedding. Bert was so wonderful and accommodating! Thank you again Bert for everything you did for us! It was truly a memorable stay :) We are planning on having family reunions there or even just going back for a relaxing weekend! From the warm pool to the spacious home this place is the truly the best!!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405802vb
-(650) 814-7483
Monterey Central Coast California
San Jose, CA
4

Great Place to Get Away!

  • 4 of 5
I just spent Labor Day weekend at the Chalone house to celebrate my 50th birthday with a group of friends. The house is beautiful and very spacious. One of the main reasons I booked it was so none of my guests would feel cramped or as though they were stepping on each other (i.e. waiting for the bathroom). There was plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable (and we had 12 people one night). Being in the middle of a vineyard provided all the seclusion one could ask for with the most breathtaking views! There's fun things to do nearby too, like wine tasting at the local vineyards, and hiking the Pinnacles, etc... Since there was nobody within miles of the house, we didn't have to worry about waking up the neighbors if we were outside on the deck late and boy what great big decks it had! You can't beat star gazing at night from the jacuzzi. It's incredible! The pool was invigorating and we spent a lot of time in it and again, the views were just stunning! We truly had a blast and wished we could have stayed longer than just a 3 day weekend. I would have given this 5 stars had it not been for a few things that weren't working or that could use some improvement (i.e. the stereo didn't work and the wireless network wasn't too reliable so we had a hard time getting music out there or using our phones, the jets in the jacuzzi didn't work so there were no bubbles, the trash compactor didn't compact, the pilot light on the gas stove was apparently off so we had to light it with a lighter every time we used it, some lightbulbs were out so it was a bit dark on the deck for eating dinner outside if you got started a bit late, but we did it anyway! haha, the chains on a couple of the bikes kept falling off...things like that). It does get hot there and you do need to open the doors to cool the house down and since many of the doors had no screens you end up with a lot of flies in the house which was annoying. Truly, though, it was all pretty minor stuff, for the most part, and easily fixable. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a great get away. For the most part, it fulfilled all of our expectations and the owner, Bert, is a really nice guy, so if you want a beautiful house with a lot of room and the best views you can imagine with all the seclusion you could ask for, this is the place to go! I couldn't have picked a better place to house all of my friends and to celebrate my 50th birthday. I would go there again in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thorough review and glad you had a great time ! Two new portable stereos are in place. I will tune up all the bikes. The trash compactor has never worked just use the recycling bins. The wireless is finicky up there it is so remote...just turn off and back on. We deliberately leave the pilot lights off since it is safer (wind can blow them out). Best to open only the screened doors to cool the house down. And yes the jacuzzi jets have only water coming out no air...been that way for years. Glad you can't wait to come back and again I really appreciate the feedback.
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40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405802vb
-(650) 814-7483
Monterey Central Coast California
San Francisco, CA
5

amazing times at Chalone

  • 5 of 5
I just realized that I never posted review of Chalone. We stayed their twice. The first time was in 2012 and we got married there. It was a very happy weekend, we had about 100 guests, many stayed at the house/ in Soledad or camped outside on the property. We had amazing times under beautiful stars, in the pool and the hot tub. The evening after wedding we drove to Pinnacles to do a short hike and it was a wonderful ending to the wonderful weekend. The house itself is great - large, beautiful, comfortable. It can get hot in the summer but opening balconies really helps. We came back the following year for our one year anniversary with a much smaller group and had a wonderful time again although it did get hot that weekend so being able to jump into the pool was fantastic. A very beautiful place and Bert is just really responsive and a wonderful host. I do hope to be back .
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405802vb
-(650) 814-7483
Monterey Central Coast California
Los Gatos, CA
4

Absolutely breathtaking...but hot

  • 4 of 5
The house is even more beautiful in person than the pictures show. It was the perfect location for a surprise birthday weekend with 10 friends. The kitchen is well stocked with 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges and all the pots, pans, plates, glasses, etc. you could ever need. Stargazing from the hot tub over the vineyard was a big highlight. The views of the vineyard are breathtaking -- especially at sunset. There is so much to do at the house that we didn't leave the whole weekend. Bert (owner) is awesome, answered all of my questions promptly and let us have late check out on Sunday so we could enjoy the pool a little more. One downside is that it does get very hot during the day and without AC, you need to open doors/windows. Only the front door has a screen so opening any others results in lots of flies and other insects in the house. Even with all of the fans, it was far too hot to close the doors. Fly swatters were necessary! The pool was also a little too warm to be refreshing during the day when the temp was at a peak. If it were cooler it would offer more refuge from the heat of the house. The house and scenery are so beautiful that they make anything worth it!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes it can get hot sometimes. We have air coolers in each of the bedrooms. The house really cools down if you open the screened windows on the third floor and also open the screened front door and the dinning room doors.

Great idea on adding screens to these doors. We will add screens by 8/15/14

Good tip on the pool temp. It is set to 82 which is what most guests want for the winter, spring, and fall. We will change the pool temp to 77 for summer. If you want the temp changed just call me I will have my guy there in 45 minutes.

Shouldn't need fly swatters but we will have a few on hand just in case.

Thanks for your feedback, and glad you really enjoyed Chalone !
business
40 Acres 5,000 Square Ft, $975/nt Sleeps 10-14 Pool, Vineyard, Views !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405802vb
-(650) 814-7483
Monterey Central Coast California
NYC
5

Perfect for a girls/bachelorette weekend! You can't beat the view....or the house.

Perfect for a girls/bachelorette weekend! You can't beat the view....or the house.
  • 5 of 5
The house is even more beautiful than the pictures show. It was the perfect location for our girls/bachelorette weekend (12 of us slept very comfortably). We made delicious family-style dinners and ate at the big dining room table. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with pots, pans, silverware, serving trays, all the basics. We lounged by the pool, marveling at the view of the vineyards and played water volleyball. S'mores on the fire pit and star gazing from the hot tub. We also did a fantastic hike at the Pinnacles National Park which is 5 min from the house. The "condor crag" hike was totally manageable and you go up so high the condors are actually flying right above you. Bert (owner) is awesome, answered all of our questions and let us have late check out on Sunday so we could enjoy the pool a little more. DEFINITELY book Chalone house, it's an awesome experience.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Point of Interest
Pinnacles Western Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Chalone Vineyard

There is a small driving range (you have to retrieve the golf balls) Private Wine Cellar and wine tasting, 6 mountain bikes.

Mountain Climbing instruction available (extra) It's also fun to play wiffle ball golf around the property. There are 8 to 10 restaurants that can do take out 15 minutes away. You can also play whiffle ball golf on the property. For real golf you might want to play on the way to the property say Friday afternoon in San Jose, Monterey or Salinas. Or maybe play after you check out on Sunday on the way home.

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Rates & Availability

From $975 Per night

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Cleaning Fee $100
Notes If you need to cancel you lose only what you have paid if and only if we can not find renters for those dates.

Four Day minimum for Thanksgiving. Four day minimum for Christmas. Three day minimum for other Federal Holidays.

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Amenities

Monterey Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) 3 bedrooms with King Size beds and adjoining baths, Queen size Beds (1) One bedroom with Queen size bed and adjoining bath, Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom with 2 twin beds and dedicated bath, Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a fold out couch in the den. There is also a fold out couch in the pool table room
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Chalone Pinnacles House is a gorgeous 40 Acres Estate with vineyards, olive trees and fruit trees. The views are gorgeous The property is only 5 minutes from the Western Entrance to Pinnacles National Monument. This is the location of many Chalone stockholders parties. Lots of Wineries nearby besides Chalone. The 5 bedrooms are large with adjoining baths. 4 of the bedrooms have private patios. There is a large downstairs pool table room off of the gorgeous pool and stunning jacuzzi overlooking the vineyard. There are 2 fold outs in this pool room to sleep an additional 4 kids. In addition to the Monterey wine country and Pinnacles there are bike rides, walks, bocce ball, 'driving range', board games, pool table, horse back riding (extra), yoga (extra) massage (extra). Monterey and Carmel are only 80 minutes away. Come up for sun and nice temperatures at 1500 foot elevation. Cooking classes also available (extra)

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