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Bathed in natural light and with views that span nearly a hundred miles, Chill Hill is a secluded hilltop getaway that's perfect for a memorable, relaxing wine country holiday. The house features lush, natural views from every window (even the bathrooms) and is located within minutes of world-class wineries, the coast, and the quaint towns of Healdsburg, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood. It's a perfect location -- close to everything, but a million miles away.
Outdoors: The house is set-up for true California Wine Country living. Like a mini-resort, it features:
- 30' swimming pool fed by crystal clear, spring water.
- Outdoor dining pavilion with giant views of the Russian River Valley
- Yoga deck
- Zen garden
- Herb garden and seasonal vegetable gardens
- Several outdoor seating areas
- Hilltop perch
- Fruit trees: apples, oranges, lemons, plums, olives...
- Weber BBQ
Inside: The house has three bedrooms. On the first floor is a large master with en suite bath and natural stone, walk-in shower for two. There are two more bedrooms that share a brand new, slate and marble bath on the secluded second floor. Both upstairs bedrooms open to an adjoining sunroom with a DVD screen, spin bike, sitting area, and tons of books. The main floor features a living room and dining area with formal seating for six. There is also an 6' ebony grand piano and giant picture windows facing the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valleys and the coastal hills. At the heart of the main floor is a large, open, chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, commercial gas range, La Pavoni espresso machine, and a beautiful 11-foot antique work table from 19th century France, with stool seating for casual meals. The kitchen spills to a warm seating area with wood-burning fireplace, flat screen TV, and a giant picture window with expansive valley views all the way to the coast and guaranteed gorgeous sunsets just about every evening.
Natural wood plank floors span the first floor with beautiful Persian carpets, recessed halogen lighting (all on dimmers), Asian antiques, and beautiful artwork. The house is instantly comfortable and perfectly decorated with restraint and casual elegance.
A short walk down the hill will take you to the area's best bakery, coffee shop, florist, a boutique grocery store, and a popular family restaurant -- all locally owned. The renowned Santa Rosa Certified Farmer's Market is a few miles away on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Downtown is just a few minute drive where you'll find Michelin-awarded restaurants, cafes, shopping, movies, live music, brew-pubs, attractions, and more. And of course, there are hundreds of world-class wineries to be explored in every direction. We've left an extensive list of our favorite local spots for guests.
Please note that parties, events, weddings, annulments, world music festivals, and related celebrations at the home are *strictly prohibited*. It's really quiet here and respect for neighbors is essential. At night, the stars and lights below will twinkle while sounds of civilization are replaced by those of nature.
You'll find Chill Hill to be a peaceful and restful escape of the best kind. Welcome to Sonoma County!
We love to travel, cook, entertain, and play. Food, wine and music are some of our passions and we've found all of them here in gorgeous Northern California. This has been an inspiring place for us to be creative, to write, play music, and welcome friends.
Chill Hill provides the perfect escape to relax, entertain, cook, or just float in the pool after a day visiting the area's world class vineyards. The house instantly feels like a vacation resort and it's been tastefully decorated with Asian and European antiques. We recently installed a chef's kitchen using high-end appliances, commercial gas stove, and an 11' work table from 19th century France. The secluded grounds are filled with fruit trees and you're welcome to help yourself to whatever happens to be in season. Beautiful sunsets are guaranteed and our local deer often wander up to the front windows to get a look inside. Even though the house is just minutes from town, you'll feel like you're way out in the country...and on top of the world.
We took the advice of an old-timer who shared some home-buying wisdom a few years ago. He said if you're going to live in the SF Bay Area, you should seek out three things:
1) a great view 2) lots of sunshine 3) a pool
We had a perfect stay at this gorgeous home. The views are absolutely stunning. The decor is beautiful. The beds are new and luxurious. The outdoor area is perfect for romantic al fresco dining. This is a great place to stay with children or for an adult weekend away. You cannot go wrong with these lovely accommodations. I can't wait to go back.
A lovely, well equipped, home with phenomenal views. The gardens surrounding the pool made it seem like you were in Tuscany. The owners were so cordial and accommodating. Well appointed while still being comfortable and welcoming. We would highly recommend
Rented Chill Hill for a combination NASCAR and wine country get away. Two couples. Had a great time. This home does not disappoint. While the pool is not heated, it's great for a cool off and relax after being out in 80+ degree weather. Hot tub also great. This house is convenient to grocery in Santa Rosa as well as a plethora of wineries in the Santa Rosa and Healdsburg area. Easy 5 min drive to the 101 freeway. I would recommend highly.
We love coming up to Sonoma Wine Country from San Jose and usually stay at Hotel Healdsburg, which we love. This time, we brought two friends along and opted for a home rental so we could all hang out together. Our stay was beyond perfect. The house has a great feel, an open layout (the second floor bedrooms are completely separated from the downstairs master and living areas), and the vibe is like a little private resort. The decor is best described as gorgeous casual with asian accents in the downstairs areas. The outdoor area is huge, with teak seating, a beautiful private swimming pool, fern garden, outdoor bed, and killer dining pavilion with breathtaking views, set beside a fruit filled lemon tree. We loved picking the oranges and cooking in the kitchen. The farm table in the kitchen is AMAZING.
The best part of the house was the location. We could get to Healdsburg and all of our favorite Sonoma County wineries in less than 15 minutes, but we could go down the hill and into town for coffee, dinner, and shopping in only 5.
The owners were helpful and easy to deal with. They e-mailed us a list of their favorite local spots ahead of time and we were able to make reservations before heading up to wine country. Their tips were amazing. We loved going out and discovering new places. And we loved hanging out at the beautiful 'resort'. It was a great week. We can't wait to come back!
You know when you are staying at a well loved home and it feels like you have been invited to stay with friends. There is a relaxed comfort to this fine, spectacularly located home. I would not change one inch of it. Lots of light, beautiful flow, panoramic windows to a western vineyard and mountain sunset view, and a walkout to a pool, with el fresco dining, and fresh citrus fruit trees. If it's still available, we won't settle for anything else should we return to the area. Our heartfelt thank you to Roy and Johnna for our time there.
We needed a "second home" that was pet friendly for a long weekend with out of town guests that included a pool for the kids. This home was all we could have asked for and more! the open floor plan with amazing windows and large kitchen provided a great space for the family to gather around and play games and eat- especially some of the amazing fruit from the backyard. We all enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the awesome view- it was so nice to feel so isolated and private, yet be so close to everything we needed/wanted to do. The decor was unique and fun, yet classy at the same time. Only downsides were the hot tub not working and the lack of a regular coffee maker/tea kettle in the kitchen. Regardless, we plan on being back!
Tucked into the verdant Sonoma County foothills, Chill Hill is just a few minutes to the downtown: shops, restaurants, cafes, brew-pubs, local gourmet treats & attractions. It's only 15-20 minutes to Healdsburg, Sonoma Square, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Petaluma, and about 25 minutes to the legendary beaches and coves of the Pacific Coast.
Located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, you'll find over 200 wineries within a short drive. Napa Valley is to the east and world-class cycling roads (and trails) connect the entire area.
While the home and grounds are private, quiet, and perched on a secluded ridge-top with amazing vistas, you can descend the hill in minutes to be in the heart of the action if you choose.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes||The standard cleaning cost is $125. For additional cleaning days during your visit, or should heavy cleaning be required, an additional fee is necessary. In lieu of a security deposit, we require an authorized credit card hold in the unlikely event of any property damage during your stay.|
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