Andrew Spiegel

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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THREE S RANCH

Petaluma Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

Visitors to this ranch are stunned by the natural beauty of its setting, (only 40 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge) and the comfort and tastefulness of the house itself. Sitting quietly at the top of a hill and accessed up a long winding private country driveway, coastal live oaks and California bay trees mark the hillsides of this iconic California landscape. Set on 200 acres there are amazing views of hills and valleys in every direction, but not one sign of civilization anywhere. Hawks and eagles abound and the iconic turkey vultures soar on the wind currents overhead. The resident owl hoots at night! Flocks of wild turkeys and herds of deer are everywhere. After visiting local sights for a few days, many visitors ultimately just sit on the front porch to read a book and enjoy the view for the rest of their visit.

The house is set right in the middle of natural wild fields (no suburban manicures lawns here!) surrounded by magnificent coastal oaks and bay trees. The property is intentionally left mostly wild as nature intended it to be. That is pat of its great charm, pure serenity and comfort amid a secluded natural setting.

There is, however, much to do if you wish to be active. There is a large pool with built in hot tub (talk to owner about hot tub use), and a paddle tennis court just beyond the pool. There are great opportunities to hike on the property or at nearby parks. The property is perfectly located for visiting all of the local sights. Point Reyes National Seashore and the magnificent California coast (and redwoods), Sonoma and Napa Wine Country, Stinson Beach and San Francisco are all less than an hour away. The closest town Petaluma is 10 minutes away, and has a lovely historic center with many restaurants and stores.

The house was designed to have large entertaining spaces so the living room and kitchen/dining are both very large. There have been lunches of up to 30 on the porch! The house has 4 charming bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, one private and one shared between the two upstairs rooms. Three bedrooms have queen beds, and the fourth has two twin beds. The twin bedroom uses the half bath in the hallway and a shower in one of the other bedrooms. The country kitchen has lots of counter space and an enormous island workspace. A large wooden country table seating 12 people sits nearby and french doors open beyond the table onto the wrap around porch. There is a 6 burner Wolf range, with large oven, plus a second oven and other high end appliances. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a country feast. The house is beautifully decorated with fine furnishings. The house is well adorned with art and curios. The main porch runs 70+ feet and wraps both sides of the house.

A caretaker lives on the property, and the owner is 30 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Andrew Spiegel

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, french
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Two brothers (one a lawyer, one a businessman) from San Francisco own the property and have been in this special corner of Marin and Sonoma Counties for 40+ years. Their mother purchased this particular property in 1988 and built the house in 2000. It is currently enjoyed by their families and children as a weekend and summer house.

Andrew Spiegel purchased this chateau / country house in 1988

There is very little like this fabulous region of California and the house sits beautifully amid wild, natural, unmanicured fields. Yet, it has the interior finish and furnishings of a much larger, elegant country estate. The property sits quietly away from the hubbub of life up a long driveway on top of beautiful completely private hill. There is a caretaker on site who lives at the entrance but should only be contacted in an emergency. There are extraordinary vistas in every direction that make even the most jaded, seen everything, done everything world traveler swoon. Yet, the property is centrally located to easily visit all of the wonderful spots north of San Francisco. Unlike Napa which is a long day drive from the spectacular coastal region (Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, Bodega, Tomales Bay) and Sonoma which is much further from The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Three S Ranch sits in the middle of all of these attractions. 30 minutes to the coast, Point Reyes, Sonoma Town Square, 40 minutes to Napa, Healdsburg, the Russian River and the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Everything is within easy reach. Yet, you are secluded on your own country mountain top.

There are virtually no other houses for rent in this area of Marin/Sonoma. If you want peace and quiet in a country setting without being too remote from local attractions this is the property for you. There is nothing suburban about it yet it is exceptionally well appointed.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Three S Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vb
4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5

Lovely home in a spectacular location.

  • 5 of 5
Wonderfully outfitted with dishes, glassware, silverware and towels. Loved the artwork and the swimming pool is lovely. We felt right at home - such an easy place to be.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed our home on the hill. As they say, location, location, location. It is hard to beat this one. Glad you agree.
Regards,
Andy
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Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vb
4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
Monticello, MN USA
5

The Gang from Minnesota!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time at the Three S Ranch!! The location was great and there were many fun activities to do in the area: wineries, breweries, great restaurants and just taking in the scenery!! We loved having the pool and hot tub. So relaxing!!! We would definitely recommend this property to others! Also, this place was ready to live in-sooooo comfortable!! I'm glad we found this vacation rental! Thank you for making our vacation memorable!!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vb
4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
Sacramento
5

The Most Pleasant Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I rented this home for my husband on his birthday, and it was an incredibly delightful experience. The house is gorgeous, the view is spectacular, and the pool is amazing! We felt so relaxed and took advantage of the great Petaluma location as well. We could not have been happier. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer...
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vb
4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
San Francisco, CA
5

Lovely, dreamy, bucolic retreat with nothing to disturb you

  • 5 of 5
What a special place! When you arrive you feel like you've driven to somewhere just beyond the Middle of Nowhere (although downtown Petaluma is not that far and spectacular Pt. Reyes is a reasonable drive as well). You step out and all you see is rolling hills and probably a pack of deer grazing - it is glorious. The house is well-appointed with everything you need for a long-weekend - just add food and water. The pool is awesome (read the instructions - easy, but important), and if you venture onto the paddle tennis court, get ready to relearn everything you know about tennis - it's a blast, but it's very different. Beds are all very comfortable with lots of toasty blankets. There's books to read and lots of DVDs to watch, but why bother - just sit on the porch and look at the beauty all day. It's really something.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vb
4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
5

Great Country Getway

  • 5 of 5
I rented this home for my husbands birthday and invited 3 other couples who are all real foodies. The kitchen was very well stocked with lots of nice plates, glasses, linens, and large serving platters, pots and pans. I am the type of person who will bring my stuff with me to make sure I have all I needed and this is the first house I didn't need any of my own stuff. The beds and linens are soft and plush. We loved the large doors that face the field and opened up all the way up each day and enjoyed the beautiful view. The kitchen and dining room was nice and large enough for all 4 chefs who wanted to cook at the same time. Since the bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the house it was perfect for those who wanted to stay up and celebrate a bit longer vs those who needed beauty sleep. The easy of covering the pool and turning the spa on from the house was a great feature. We enjoyed both well into the evening and sat in the spa and watched for the deer while sipping on some bubbles. Not a bad way to end an evening. The owner was wonderful to work with and did everything to make sure we had a great time. You can't go wrong renting this house.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vb
4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
5

Everything we hoped it would be

  • 5 of 5
After a long flight it was such a pleasure to pull up the drive to see this wonderful home. The layout was perfect to accomodate all our guests. A quick trip to the Petaluma Market for supplies and we couldn't wait to get right back up the mountain to enjoy a wonderful relaxing evening on the back deck. Each morning we were greeted by a family of deer out in the front yard. The views were stunning from the morning mist to the evening sun sets. Family time hanging in the kitchen and dining area was so much fun. All the family was spread around Santa Rosa and Petaluma but the ranch was the place to gather. Comfortable, spacious and so, so relaxing. Definitely a keeper!!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diane - It is a great place for family gatherings. We're so happy you all enjoyed the house and pool! Andy
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Map

Map

Point Reyes National Seashore - Bear Valley Visitor Center
"For hikers and nature seekers, this is the place to start. The Point Reyes National Seashore..."
West Marin Chamber of Commerce
"This is a helpful sight for all the things to do in West Marin County, CA"
Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery
"Fabulous place to go and buy food for a picnic or take out for dinner back at the ranch. You..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Larkspur, CA
Nearest Train
41 Miles
Oakland, CA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
101 North
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Stinson Beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Car: necessary

This area of California is famously beautiful. The property is situated midway between the extraordinary cultural life and beauty of the city of San Francisco and the most famous parts of California wine country. Sitting literally on the Marin and Sonoma County border, outdoor activities are very popular. Hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, ocean fishing, going to the beach, and shopping and dining in unique and beautiful places are all an easy drive. Take a drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore, look for whales at the Point Reyes Light House, walk Limantour beach, visit the wonderful stores and restaurants of Point Reyes Station, Petaluma and Sonoma, grab a picnic in Petaluma, or wander up the coast to Hog Island Oyster Company and sit by the waters edge while you eat fresh oysters (or barbecued) just pulled from Tomales Bay while you grill fresh sausages (bought down the road at Marin Sun Farms in Point Reyes Station) and sip local wine and craft brews. A Great Day!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Petaluma Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$800
$3,750
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Petaluma Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private Marble Bath for Master Bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 & 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Marble Bath for Rooms 3 & 4.
    Bathroom 1 - 1/2 Bath on Main floor for Twin Bedroom and Guests.
  • Master Bedroom has Full Private Bath. Two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms Share Full Bath. 1/2 Bath in Main Floor Hallway for Twin Bedroom and Guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Floor South Facing with French Doors and Private Bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs South Facing with View. Shared Full Bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs North Facing with View. Shared Full Bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor North Facing with 1/2 Bath in Hall.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three rooms have lovely queen beds. One room has two twin beds., Child Beds (1). There is a cot that can be used for an extra child.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Peace, Quiet, Beauty and Tranquility! You will find very few rentals like this one.
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