Looking for a base for visiting the Wine Country or just a spot to relax with a glass of wine and good book? Our recently updated guest house sits on 6 tree-shaded acres overlooking the vineyards and hills of the Valley of the Moon, Visit several of the 17 tasting rooms and vineyards within 5 miles. Prepare a meal in your fully equipped kitchen then take a leisurely hike along some of the many trails in the adjacent 5,000 acre Annadel State Park.
If golf is on your agenda, visit one of the 18-hole course just 5 miles away. Or, enjoy shopping in the varied and interesting shops in Sonoma, just 18 miles away. A one hour trip will take you through the hilly countryside to the Sonoma coast towns of Bodega Bay (remember Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds'), Dillon Beach and Jenner. Also about an hour away, you can enjoy the wineries of Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley.
Whether your day has been quiet or busy, the intimate 640 square foot cottage provides plenty of room to relax in its open space design. Your own private deck is a great place to watch the changing sky during sunset. If the evening is chilly, ignite the free standing gas-fired stove, and enjoy a romantic evening listening to music while reading a book or watching a movie on the flat screened TV.
Finally, take a dip in the pool, then relax in the hot tub while watching the moon rise over the valley far below.
All in all, the quiet peaceful setting is a refreshing break from your busy lives.
We are retired business professionals who have owned this property since 1992. Leanna is originally from Iowa and has lived in Northern California since 1969. Alec grew up in Sarasota, FL, lived and worked many places in the US, and finally landed in Northern California in 1986. We were very fortunate to have our work take us to Prague, Czech Republic, where we lived for almost 5 years. We also have a specialty travel agency which mainly handles wine club cruises. We love to travel, hike, enjoy the local wines and fresh food, and are happy to recommend places to visit or eat, depending on what your preferences are. Alec has also been making organic wine with three other partners and would be happy to share some of his wine and answer your questions about amateur winemaking.
We love Italy and have found Sonoma Valley to be the closest place to Italy in the US. Out favorite winery is VJB Winery and Cellars, owned by an Italian family who have lived in the Valley for 50 years. Although our property is not Italian in its architectural style, when you look out over the Valley, you might just think you are inItaly!!
Although we are not 'crack of dawn' people, we do love waking up to a sky of reds and oranges coming over the hills of the Kunde Vineyards, or watching the amazing shifts of color as the sun sets near Sonoma Mountain. Each day is a special treat. We also feel blessed to be so near three amazing State Parks with incredible trails of varying challenges. There is much respect for the environment here, and we feel so fortunate to live here.
Casa Bella Vista sits above the beautiful Sonoma Valley of the Moon, with panoramic views of vineyards, Sonoma Mountain and The East Bay hills. There are two trail heads into the 5000 acre Annadel State Park within 1 mile, with world class mountain biking and hiking. Two other state parks and two regional parks are within 10 minutes driving time. There are 17 wine tasting rooms/wineries within 5 miles and 4 terrific restaurants within 4 miles. There are two eighteen hole public golf courses 5 minutes away. Sonoma, with its varied and interesting shops, art museum, additional wine tasting rooms and much more, is 18 miles away. The Sonoma Coast, including Bodega Bay, Dillon Beach and Jenner, is about an hour away. Other well-known wine areas, Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley are 45 minutes to 1 hour away.
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|Notes||For 4-6 nights, the rate is $250 per night; for 7 nights or more, the rate is $225 per night., plus tax. One additional person may be included with prior arrangement with owner, at a cost of $50 per night plus tax.|
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