Madeline Yankee

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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SONOMA RETREAT

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4 bedroom, 2.5 baths with salt water pool, hot tub, yoga studio and game room

This is a stunning property in the heart of the Sonoma wine country. The salt water pool and hot tub are the centerpieces of the backyard, which also has a private yoga studio, multiple lounging areas and a new stainless steel BBQ. The interior has: new wide plank hardwood floors; all new furniture (primarily from Pottery Barn); new Viking stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; a wine refrigerator; luxury linens and down comforters on all of the beds; large flat screen 3D televisions with blue ray disc player; beautifully renovated bathrooms; original art throughout the house; and a game room with a full size pool table and ping pong table. All of this is within 2 blocks of active vineyards.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Madeline Yankee (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Madeline Yankee

We live in Alameda, California, about 1 hour from Sonoma. For more than seven years we have been looking for that perfect Sonoma house that we could enjoy with our three children and our friends. We love to entertain, swim, play hard and rest in a relaxed atmosphere that is beautiful but not stuffy. We wanted to be close to the bay area but also feel like we were really away from everything. We love the Sonoma area and focused our search there because it is a fantastic, unpretentious place with outstanding food, great festivals, a vibrant artistic community and is ideal for couples, friends and families.

Madeline Yankee purchased this house in 2012

Why Madeline Yankee chose Sonoma

We loved this property because both the house and the surrounding land allowed us to have nearly every amenity imaginable, all in the heart of the wine country. The house, which was built in 1995, had been lovingly maintained when we bought it. It was butter yellow with mature grape vines growing over the arbors in the backyard. The house needed some updating when we bought it, but that was a task we enthusiastically embraced. We have been waiting for this for so long that in renovating and appointing the house we tried to include every thing that allows us to really escape. The television quality is awesome, the salt water pool feels outstanding, the linens, the art, the pool table, ping pong table, yoga studio, etc. all make us feel like this is really our retreat. We could not love this home more and hope you feel the same way.

What makes this house unique

What I really love about this house is that we were able to pay attention to the little details that can make a place special like new cook books in the kitchen, indoor and outdoor wine glasses, an outdoor copper fire pit, and down comforters. Throughout the property there are little surprises like ripe grapes and peaches growing in the yard in the summer. It is truly a delicious, romantic, spacious, family-friendly retreat.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Sonoma Retreat
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
business
Sonoma Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443612vb
+707 996-3060
Sonoma Sonoma County
Alameda,CA,USA
4

What a great escape!

  • 4 of 5
We loved our Sonoma retreat and this house was perfect for my family of 4 (with two "tween" boys). We all enjoyed the pool and garage full of games. Everything was clean and well appointed. We'll be back!!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Sonoma Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443612vb
+707 996-3060
Sonoma Sonoma County
D.C
5

This Sonoma Retreat was a real Sonoma Treat!

  • 5 of 5
This was a fabulous find on our part, and a property we hope to return to again and again. The home, which is decorated so tastefully that it feels like your home away from home, is located very conveniently just outside of the lovely town of Sonoma. The neighborhood is quaint, with a lovely vineyard just down the block. Attention to detail carries throughout the house. The kitchen is thoughtfully stocked with many supplies that are frequently missing in rentals; not only did it have high quality pots, pans, utensils, plates and silverware, but also included a "gold" filter for the coffee pot, oils & vinegar, salt & pepper and other spices. In the sleeping quarters the linens were as lovely as advertised, and even included great side-sleeping pillows. The living spaces were equally as livable, and included beanbags for easy "floor" sitting and games for kids of all ages. The backyard feels like a scene out of a movie - with a pool, hot tub, high end furniture, and a trellis/pergola complete with both red and white table grapes! The property was impeccably clean, without any visible wear-and-tear.

We arrived late on a Sunday afternoon, and were thrilled to be able to quickly refresh in the fabulous pool and hot tub, then take the short drive into the town of Sonoma for dinner. En route home we picked up wine and breakfast and snacking supplies at the great market suggested by the owners. We ate breakfast outside at the patio table. Each afternoon following our outings throughout the wine country (which were all easy given this great central location), we were able to enjoy the oasis of a backyard with a swim, a glass of wine and some cheese (and grapes, of course!) before heading into town for dinner. Later each evening, we sat on the uber-comfy outdoor furniture and talked and laughed into the night. The one evening it got a little chilly, we "retreated" to the lovely living room. We even were able to enjoy a little fun with ping-pong and at the pool table.

While we didn't use much of the technology, it's all there and high-quality. Cell phone reception is good, and WIFI was fast.

We highly recommend this property, and we cannot wait to return - it really was a treat!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sonoma Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443612vb
+707 996-3060
Sonoma Sonoma County
Minneapolis, MN
2

If you want to use the hot tub after dark, don't book the Sonoma Retreat!

If you want to use the hot tub after dark, don't book the Sonoma Retreat!
  • 2 of 5
Initially, we were pleased with the cleanliness of the home, especially compared to the homes our friends/family rented during their stay in Sonoma for a wedding. Outside, the pool was full of leaves and was not appealing to swim in. Later, we learned the caretaker comes on Thursday and it was Wednesday afternoon.

As we started to cook dinner, we noted many of the light bulbs were burned out in the kitchen and it was hard to see. We searched throughout the home for replacements but did not find any. In addition, there were no paper towels and there was very little dish soap left to clean up after our meal. The next day, we purchased these items ourselves.

Another disappointment was the lack of mirrors. The mirrors were located only in the bathrooms which limited the ability of 8 ladies to get ready. In addition, the electrical outlets in the bathrooms did not work, so we dried and styled our hair in the bedrooms, without mirrors. Again, we found multiple light bulbs burned out throughout the bathrooms & bedrooms.

After booking, I learned the check-out time was 10am which was earlier than we would have liked. I inquired with the property manager weeks before our arrival if we could get a late check-out and they informed me that the owners were coming that afternoon and were inflexible. At 9:30 on Sunday morning the cleaning crew arrived and insisted they enter. I was further disappointed when I received only a 95% of our security deposit back citing “cleaning overages.” In my opinion, there is a certain amount of clean-up that should be expected in a house that sleeps 10. We went out of our way to take out the garbage, roll the bins to the curb, start a load of sheets in the laundry, and let the cleaning crew enter 30 minutes before our check-out time. It’s frustrating to have excessive cleaning charges when we purchased light bulbs, paper towels, dish soap and our own mirrors to use in the house.

Lastly, the neighbors complained to the police and to the property manager about noise on a Thursday evening when there were 6 of us in the hot tub at midnight having a conversation over the jets. I would not recommend this property for anyone who wants to use the hot tub after dark as the neighbors seem sensitive to having a rental property in their neighborhood. For this reason I would not elect to stay again, even if they cleaned the pool, replaced the burned out bulbs, added mirrors in the bedrooms and provided ample dish soap.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Sonoma Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443612vb
+707 996-3060
Sonoma Sonoma County
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
I booked this house for the 4th of July weekend 2013 to celebrate my best friend's upcoming wedding. The property was well kept, clean, and perfect for a girls getaway. We enjoyed the ease of the rental, the property manager was very easy to work with, including an easy check-in/out, and I received my deposit refunded within 10 days of our stay. The pool was cleaned of leaves during our stay, furniture stylish and tasteful, and the kitchen appliances and utensils were new and top notch (quite useful, since we did a lot of cooking!). The house is located in a little neighborhood about a 5-minutes drive from the heart of Sonoma, close to grocery stores, coffee shops, and wineries. We had a lovely time and would definitely recommend this house to a large group, as it was spacious, comfortable, but cozy at the same time.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Sonoma Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443612vb
+707 996-3060
Sonoma Sonoma County
Bay Area
5

"This house is awesome!" Said my 10 year old daughter

"This house is awesome!" Said my 10 year old daughter
  • 5 of 5
The kids loved it and we did too. Really beautiful and had everything we wanted. Romantic but also kid-friendly.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
business
Sonoma Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p443612vb
+707 996-3060
Sonoma Sonoma County
Alameda, CA , USA
5

Beautiful, relaxing, wonderfully decorated home!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our three kids were fortunate to stay at this lovely home for a weekend with another family. The house is open and casual with all the amenities you could ask for (pool table, ping pong table, pool, hot tub, great bathrooms, cozy beds, beautifully decorated). And I loved that everyone had their own private space. We loved the backyard- the kids loved the pool and we enjoyed sipping our chilled wine from the hottub. I enjoyed a great walk around neighborhood and found that the houses just up the street back up into a gorgeous vineyard.

If you are looking to accomodate a large group in a lovely setting with something for the adults, and the kids, this is it! Great location to all the wineries we wanted to check out as well! We definitely hope to visit again soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Located just over 3 miles from the historic Sonoma Square and 4 miles from downtown Glen Elen, this spacious modern house is in the heart of the wine country with more than 200 wineries located within 30 minutes.

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Availability & Rates

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Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer Rates
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,800
 
 
Jan-March
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,500
 
 
Standard
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Booking Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Suitability
o Smoking Not Allowed in home or on grounds
****Please note that in the cooler seasons, the pool may not be usable. Please contact the office with questions. If used additional fee's will be charged for heating the pool.
o No Pets Allowed
o Rate & minimum stay policy may change for holidays and event weekends.
Security deposit and booking fee are due to reserve the property, the balance is due 30 days prior to check in. If using visa or master card an additional credit card fee applies.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Stone floors, double sink, rain head shower & separate WC
    Bathroom 2 Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Stone floors and luxury linens
    Bathroom 3 downstairs - toilet , Half bath with large plank hardwood floors
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Champagne - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Cabernet - 1 queen , Queen size bed with luxury linens and down comforter
    Bedroom 3 Tequila - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed with single over double and single trundle below
    Bedroom 4 Vodka - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Kate Spade linens and down comforter
  • Master Bedroom with king size bed, luxury sheets and down comforter, flat screen television and blue ray DVD player
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
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