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Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC)

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC)

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Three "S" Ranch, LLC

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Petaluma Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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

Visitors to this ranch are stunned by the natural beauty of its setting, (only 30 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. This is true country, yet only 10 minutes to Petaluma and 40 minutes to San Francisco restaurants. 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 part 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 (extra $100 hot tub fee not included in rent), and a paddle tennis court just beyond the pool. There are great opportunities to hike on the property in the winter, spring and early summer, 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 many wonderful lunches 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 in a separate dwelling on the property, and the owner is 30 minutes away.

Make your reservation soon while it is available!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC) (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC)

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 (Three S Ranch LLC) purchased this chateau / country house in 1988

Why Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC) chose Petaluma

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 not another house visible from the property! There is a caretaker on site who lives just beyond the entrance gate and keeps a close eye on everything, 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 days 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 and the Golden Gate bridge, 40 minutes to Napa, Healdsburg, the Russian River and San Francisco restaurants. Everything is within easy reach. Yet, you are secluded on your own country mountain top.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There are virtually no other houses for rent in this area of Marin/Sonoma. Look around VRBO! If you want peace and quiet in a country setting without being too remote from local attractions, this is the property for you. Most other houses for rent around Petaluma are much more suburban. This house is rural yet it is exceptionally well appointed. Unique, in our minds!

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 20 traveler reviews

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Three "S" Ranch, LLC
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
San Francisco

Girls Weekend Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Just rented this house with a group of friends for the weekend and couldn't have been happier! The house and the property were perfect. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything you'd need, and the beds were so comfortable. We loved the views and the quiet, will definitely be coming back! The perfect getaway and only an hour from San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Three S Ranch is all about the beauty of the setting and it appears that you appreciate the special view and location at the very end of a long country dirt road! And country it is, quiet, peaceful, wildly beautiful and a place for people to get together and relax. No suburbs, noise or neighbors around here! I'm also glad you appreciated the kitchen and the beds and linens. Certainly much better than your average rental.

One of the most beautiful places in the world is in our backyard

  • 5 of 5

As beautiful as Umbria and Ireland in the spring! GOrgeous solitude only 45 minutes from San francisco! I don't really know where to start- For the past 15 years, I've dreamt about living in San Antonio Valley. We live in San Francisco and spending time in the country is essential, so we planned to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday at Andrew's family estate. I had no idea how stunning it would be until the day we arrived- a perfect time in Petaluma too, as the hills were the glowing green of early spring. The house is perfectly proportioned, and situated- not a single house is to be seen from any window, chair, bench or treehouse- just beautiful rolling hills with ancient Oaks, cows, horses, birds and extraordinary morning fog. The house is a perfect balance of tasteful design and personal touch- which made it feel so much more comfortable to stay- We loved the kitchen, the dining room, the fireplace (with that great cow painting!) the porch to spend a lifetime on, the pool and so much more. The house is only dwarfed by the extraordinary views west and south. We truly had the experience of a lifetime, and I can't wait to come back. Heres a few photos from our visit in early March of 2015:

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Evan - Thanks for the lovely words. You have so well captured how my family feels about Three S Ranch and the San Antonio Valley. It is a hidden gem and we'd like to keep it that way! When we found this extraordinary land 27 years ago, and built the house 15 years ago, we felt like we found a bit of heaven! We always comment, as we land back in San Francisco, after some of our far flung travels around the globe, that this is the easiest place in the world to return home to. There is nothing quite like the San Antonio Valley of Marin/Sonoma. Come back soon! Best, Andy

Thanksgiving fun!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a terrific getaway this was for my family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. The kitchen is absolutely fully stocked with all the utensils, plates, pots n pans you would need for a cooking holiday. We all kept saying we felt like we were in our own kitchens.

The house has a cozy lived-in feel with a wonderful fireplace as a back drop to all our scrabble and backgammon games. No T.V. but we watched a lot of movies on the DVR. They also had speakers for your iPod and a CD player with a lot of music to choose from.

The view and quietness of the property is the special part of the home. You automatically decompress staring out at the mountains, watching deer feed on the property and the sound of cows mooing from the nearby ranch.

The property also has a pool, hot tub and paddle court which we did not take advantage of but would be ideal in spring and summer.

My niece and I hiked down to the main road and back up to the house and figured it was a 3 mile (round trip) hike.

We took a 40 minute ride west to the town of Point Reyes, which has charming shops and a few great restaurants. Beware we found most of the restaurants in the town closed in the afternoon and reopen for dinner with the exception of one. You can also head to Petaluma for some serious antiquing, shopping and eating and they also have a movie theater.

You are guaranteed to have a relaxing stay at Three S Ranch. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Plymouth, CA

Unique and Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This home and wildland environment is a privilege to view and an unforgettable experience to inhabit. My friends and I felt so fortunate the owners were willing to share it with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely description of our family home. Thank you Kathleen. Best, Andy
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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
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
Monticello, MN USA

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


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 Barpub
4 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Larkspur, CA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Train
41 Miles
Oakland, CA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
101 North
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe, CA
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Stinson Beach
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!


Rates & Availability

From $800 Per night

Petaluma Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Notes Cleaning at the end of the rental is included in the price although we do ask that renters keep the kitchen particularly neat and do not leave dishes in the sink when leaving. $49.00 VRBO Property Protection Plan is required in addition to the rental amount. A $100 additional hot tub usage fee is required for all renters wishing to use the hot tub because of the cost of propane.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Petaluma Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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.
  • Two full bathrooms have marble counters and glass shower surrounds. Master Bedroom has Full Private Bath, shower only. Two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms Share Full Bath, bathtub/shower combination. 1/2 Bath in Main Floor Hallway for Twin Bedroom and Guests (no bath or shower).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor South Facing with French Doors and Private Bath.
  • 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 a young child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Peace, Quiet, Beauty and Tranquility in a very comfortable and well appointed house! You will find very few rentals like this one.

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