|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Classic 1919 Craftsman Bungalow in Alexander Valley, sleeps 12 with six bedrooms, three baths, large open country kitchen with a cooking fireplace, full dining room, living room, and library, Wi-Fi and three working fireplaces.It's a big house, about 3500 square feet, on 1.3 acres.
Outside you'll find a large swimming pool, lush lawns, huge oak and redwood trees, children's play area with Big Toy, winding pathways, ponds, gardens, fruit trees, and flowers everywhere, all surrounded by Sonoma County's famous rolling hills planted in noteworthy vineyards. Alexander Valley offers superb bicycling, water sports and fishing in the Russian River, wine tasting, sight seeing and outstanding restaurants in nearby Healdsburg and Geyserville.
Amenities: WiFi, swimming pool, 52' HDTV in living room, smaller HDTV in kitchen, Wolf gas range, double ovens, three dishwashers, SubZero refrigerator/freezer. Working fireplaces in kitchen, dining room and living room. (Kitchen fireplace is made for cooking.) Playground and Big Toy, stone BBQ, automatic sprinklers and outdoor lighting. Invisible Fence for dogs. Hair dryers in all bathrooms. Accommodates outdoor events up to 200 people.
DOWNSTAIRS -Two bedrooms, two baths:
The master bedroom is very large, with a king sized bed, two sets of french doors opening out to the garden, baby grand piano, several chairs, built in mini-office, comfortable bathroom with shower, two sinks, one toilet and washer/dryer.
The downstairs guest room is small, with large windows facing Southwest and french doors which open to the garden. It has a queen bed and a large bath with lots of drawer space, tub, shower, two sink areas and one toilet.
UPSTAIRS - Four bedrooms and one bath:
The front bedroom is the largest, with two twin beds. It faces to the Southwest (afternoon sun) with a vineyard view.The next largest is the bedroom next to the bathroom, with one queen bed, a crib, and several chairs. It faces Southeast (lots of morning sun). The view is of trees and the creek across the road. The third bedroom has a queen bed and faces Northwest, with views of the vineyards and swimming pool. Some afternoon sun. The smallest has twin beds, a desk, skylight and reading area. Great for children. The bathroom has a tub, shower, two sinks, one toilet, and chalkboard paint for writing on the walls.
I live in this beautiful place with my recently retired husband and two dogs. Our five children were (mostly) raised here, and now live all over the map. We have four granddaughters and a grandson. My passions are my family, friends, animals, gardening, reading, learning, politics, peace in the world, and sustainable living. My small home businesses include a wedding/event site, bed and breakfast availability, and vacation rental of our property. I'm friendly, tolerant, helpful, and progressive.
Karen Elaine Neureuter purchased this bungalow in 1982
Weather and access to outdoors . . . we lived in San Francisco for years but got tired of the fog and living three flights up with no garden.
It was the delicious promise of SPACE, privacy,peace, dirt, flowers and trees. Thirty years after the move, it's brought us so, so, SO much more.
We stayed at Karen's home for our family Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Words cannot describe how stunning the Alexander Valley is in the fall. But don't even try to book next year - We've got first dibs! The home is a large, wine-country gem. It's got a very live-in feel and appeals to a chef's sensibilities. The kitchen has tons of copper and iron pots, great stove and two ovens. Everything you could imagine to assemble a feast. Bedrooms are comfortable and well-outfitted. The bathroom situation is a little challenging, as all of the 4 bedrooms upstairs all share a bathroom, but the ones downstairs both have their own large private baths. The outdoor space is spectacular. It backs right up to the vines with nothing but vines, seemingly endlessly. You can hike through the vines, find a tree and make a picnic. We took multiple bike rides in the area, which is a cyclists dream. Karen is communicative and helpful. Despite some confusion at the start, she corrected it and worked with us to plan our perfect holiday. I highly recommend this host and home for your Sonoma retreat.
Located in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY, we are peacefully settled on a small hill surrounded by Sonoma County's famous rolling hills planted in noteworthy vineyards. Tasting Rooms and Wineries abound. Alexander Valley offers superb bicycling, water sports and fishing in the Russian River, wine tasting, sight seeing and outstanding restaurants in nearby Healdsburg and Geyserville.
SAFARI WEST, this 400-acre African adventure wildlife preserve, and home to over 900 exotic animals, offers safari jeep tours & safari tent lodging. Safari West is a scenic, 30-minute drive away.
The Sonoma Coast and Lake Sonoma Resort Area are a short drive away. We are one hour's drive from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Notes||The vineyards aren't ours. Please do not walk through the vineyards, trespass on neighbor's property, or park on the roads. No loud outdoor noise or amplified music after 10pm or before 8am. Parking is limited to three cars.|