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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, 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.

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 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 quaint bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Three bedrooms have queen beds, and the fourth has two twin beds. 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 2nd 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 and there is a tire swing for the youngsters.

A caretaker lives on the property, and the owner is 30 minutes away. This house is new on the market - make your reservations soon while it is available!

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

Andrew Spiegel

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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 are extraordinary vistas in every direction that make even the most jaded, seen everything, done everything 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

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Property Reviews

11 Reviews Write a Review
Three S Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vbi
+1 4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
5

Everything we hoped it would be

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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!!
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
business
Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vbi
+1 4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My family arrived at the ranch only to see a deer eating a plum from the plumb tree off the ground in front of the house as we drove up. He looked at us, as if to say. "Well? what did you expect? This is normal!"
From there it just got better. The quiet,... the view,...the amazing and comfortable house....., the pool,....the jacuzzi, the beautiful and intriguing artwork....the tennis court.... We enjoyed it all! The family gathered in the big kitchen often and we cooked, drank, relaxed and just enjoyed each other's company. It was quiet and serene, and we didn't want to leave! We had family who visited from all over the world, as we had come to Petaluma for a large family reunion gathering at a relative's nearby home. The vacation home at the ranch was the talk of the party, and everyone wanted to see it! We had a beautiful brunch for about 30 people on the porch, and several people commented that the whole scene could have been a magazine shoot, as it was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, and I highly recommend it to all. Sincerely, Jean, Jeff and family
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the nice review Jean. You described everything that our family values in the ranch. Quiet, Beauty, Comfort, Charm, Nature!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vbi
+1 4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
5

Absolutely fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The property was even more fantastic than we thought. It is somewhat isolated which turned out to be just great for our family. We loved the house, the art work, the pool, the porch, the treehouse and of course - the view!!! Thank you for renting us the house! We would love to come back!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, we are at the end of the road! Just one of the thing that makes Three S Ranch special. We guarantee peace, quiet and beauty.

Best,

Andy
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vbi
+1 4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
Houston, TX USA
5

Stunning Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We have recently returned from 10 days at the Three S Ranch and we cannot praise it highly enough. It's a stunning home on the top of a very steep hill with spectacular views all around. It is wonderfully spacious with huge decks around the house. It is full of intriguing original art work. With all the books and personal touches, you have the feeling you are staying with friends rather than in a rental. The kitchen is fully equipped for entertaining. We saw deer on the front lawn, hares & birds of prey. It is so quiet & peaceful that you cannot hear anything apart from the birds.
It is ideally located for day trips to San Francisco Bay Area, the Wine Country, the Coast, The Redwoods, shops and restaurants.
We would highly recommend this wonderful home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Didier. When we started to rent the house we made the conscious decision to keep it as our family house, not just a rental. I'm so happy you noticed the difference.

Andy
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Three S Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432263vbi
+1 4155191220
Petaluma Sonoma County
San Mateo, CA
5

Nirvana in the highlands

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Every once in a great while, you have a vacation home experience that just sticks with you and this amazing home, and the grounds surrounding it, will be remembered by me and my family for many years to come. It felt very much like we were just stepping into someone's home, not a vacation rental property. Comfortable and inviting, unreal vistas and plenty of living space. Really exceptional experience and worth the meandering drive up and up and up into the highlands!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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 on the beach, visit the wonderful stores and restaurants of Point Reyes Station, Petaluma and Sonoma, grab a picnic 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

Petaluma Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Property Damage Protection $49.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • surfing
  • surf fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
Notes:
Peace, Quiet, Beauty and Tranquility! You will find very few rentals like this one.
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