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Panoramic Views And Spacious Living In The Heart Of Wine Country

David Wright

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Panoramic Views And Spacious Living In The Heart Of Wine Country

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Sonoma Estate Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, 5 Bed, 5.5 Bath, Pool, Spa, In Wine Country

This newly renovated property is filling up quickly. Reserve ASAP to make sure you get the weekend you want!

Updated and redecorated in 2013, Winner's Circle at Vine Hill Ranch sets on 60 private acres in the midst of the Russian River Valley wine region. This hilltop estate provides 360-degree panoramic views of vineyards, woods, mountains, and the Russian River Valley. Single-story and contemporary, Winner's Circle offers a palatial 7440 sq. ft. Main House and an attached 830 sq. ft. Guest House, with a total of 5 en-suite bedrooms -- ideal for private events or small corporate retreats. Experience 4000 square feet of spacious patios with a heated pool and spa, plus over-sized rooms with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property. Few homes in Sonoma can offer the luxury accommodations and spacious interiors that one finds in Winner’s Circle.

In addition to four en-suite bedrooms, the Main House has a massive Grand Room, welcoming Media/Game Room, private Dining Room, commercially sized Kitchen with a butler's pantry, sunny Breakfast Room, Guest Bath and Laundry. The attached Guest House includes the fifth en-suite bedroom plus a Living Room and open Kitchen. All facilities are air conditioned with individual controls for each bedroom suite. Sonos Sound, WIFI, DirecTV and fireplaces can further enhance one's stay. The property is gated and offers 3 garage stalls and ample outdoor parking.

Destinations of Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sebastopol and Guerneville are only 20-25 minutes away. Nearby activities include wine tasting, fine dining, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, river sports and antiquing. The Pacific Coast with its rugged beauty is only 45 minutes away. Private chefs and tours can be arranged. Airport access includes the Charles Schulz Sonoma County Airport (about 20 minutes away, in Santa Rosa) and the San Francisco and Oakland airports (about 90 minutes away) ... or one can land his helicopter on the property.


The short drive from the Sonoma County Airport ('STS') takes you through a lovely countryside featuring farms, vineyards and woods. A mile down Vine Hill Road, the trees open up to over 400 acres of mature vineyards and a view of this palatial estate perched atop the nearby hill.

This contemporary, all-on-one-level home was architected by Gerald C Taylor of San Francisco in 1991 and renovated in 2013 with Myra Hoefer Design. In addition to skylights and clerestory windows, the home embraces the beautiful Sonoma weather and hilltop location with floor-to-ceiling windows, a striking feature at this distance. At night, the property’s dramatically placed outdoor lighting can be particularly stunning.

Just off Vine Hill Road, the curving driveway climbs the hill through the vines and horse pastures to reveal panoramic views of the Russian River Valley. Ample parking is provided by a large Auto Court and 3 garage stalls. If desired, a nearby area can accommodate a helicopter.

A covered walkway greets one at the main house entry and connects to the Guest House on the left and Garage on the right. The walkway on the left leads on to 4000 sq. ft. of terraced patios which wrap most of the main house. At the far end the walkway opens to a large semi-circular area with abundant outdoor seating. Farther around the house are the heated pool and spa. Every direction offers spectacular vistas, yet supreme privacy.

It’s clear that no expense was spared in the 7440 sq. ft. Main House. The entryway opens into a massive Grand Room that typifies the home. Clerestory windows ring the high ceiling and natural light pours in, welcoming you to enjoy the swanky, hip yet comfortable Myra Hoefer décor. A small horse statue sets on the table, one of the many pieces celebrating the successful Thoroughbred horse breeding history of the original owners. Oversized furnishings and ample seating invite guests to relax and enjoy their vacation. In the corner sets a Baldwin grand piano, played and signed by Ferrante & Teicher in 1991 at the grand opening of the residence. It’s also immediately clear that this single-level home will readily accommodate any guests requiring a wheelchair or scooter-friendly environment.

To the left, the Grand Room connects to the Gourmet Kitchen and dining areas. Even the Breakfast Nook can stop you in your tracks, where the 6-person table is surrounded by 180 degrees of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. A small TV nearby enables one to watch DirecTV or play his own DVDs, viewable from the table. To its left, the commercial-layout Kitchen is just as impressive with a 6-burner Décor gas cooktop, new KitchenAid electric double-oven, two Sub Zero refrigerators, two KitchenAid dishwashers, three sinks, All Clad cookware, Wustoff knives, Spiegelau and Riedel glassware, barware, a Nespresso espresso machine, and a variety of small appliances. And on the right, a doorway leads to a 12-person Dining Room featuring a 90” round dining table. Beyond the table, sliding doors open back into the far end of the Grand Room. If the Dining Room cannot accommodate everyone, the Grand Room can also be configured as a large dining area.

Opposite the entry, the massive Grand Room opens into a Media/Game Room with its wood burning fireplace flanked by a comfortable seating area. On the left a 60” HDTV affords great viewing of sporting events and programming by DirecTV. Alternatively, guests can watch their own movies using the attached Blu-ray DVD player. To the right are books, games, and one of two game tables with additional seating. Of course, it would be easy to overlook this cozy setting, thanks to the unrestricted views through floor-to-ceiling windows of the 4000 sq. ft. of patios and the hills beyond.

Finishing off the common areas are a guest Powder Room, the Laundry Room (featuring Maytag appliances) and a Yoga Room - our bright, sky-lit, windowless, mirrored room providing 100 sq. ft. of space for stretching, yoga or Pilates.

Each of the property’s 5 bedrooms has en-suite private baths, Eastern king-sized Westin Heavenly Bed mattresses, sitting areas and spectacular views. In the Main House the Master Bedroom and a Bedroom 4, along with their large, walk-in closets and bathrooms, can be combined into a family suite. The Master Bedroom and Bedroom 3 each have wood-burning fireplaces. And the Master Bedroom and the Bedroom 2 each include a DirecTV HDTV. In the Guest House Bedroom the bed can be configured as two-extra-long twins or an Eastern king. The sofa in the Guest House Living Room can additionally be made into a queen fold out bed.

In addition to the ensuite bedroom, The Guest House also includes a Kitchenette open to the Living Room. The fifth TV is located here, offering Direct HDTV as well as a Blu-ray DVD player. This accommodation is perfect for a host desiring extra privacy, older children, or even live-in help.


There are literally hundreds of wine tasting rooms in the surrounding area, from those in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Knights Valley and Chalk Hill to the Sonoma, Sonoma Mountain and Napa Valleys to the east, and the Anderson Valley to the North. (If you desire the services of a knowledgeable tour guide or need a designated driver, transportation can be hired.)

As to dining, the famous Farmhouse Restaurant is only 10 minutes away ... plus numerous restaurants of all styles and tastes are located in Graton, Forestville, Sebastopol, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and Sonoma. If you prefer the comforts of dining in, a private dinner prepared by a local chef can be arranged.

In addition to the pool and spa on property, outdoor activities are plentiful, including golf, tennis, hiking, biking and river fun (such as kayaking, rafting, canoeing and fishing). The Armstrong Woods State Park with towering redwoods over 1400 years old and 300 feet high is only 20 minutes away. And the Pacific Ocean is 45 minutes away, offering beach combing, sunset viewing, and charter boat whale watching or fishing trips. For star gazers, back at home the skies provide a panorama of stars on a clear, moon-free night.

In addition to outdoor activities, one can visit the numerous local antique stores (on Gravenstein Highway in Sebastopol), the Charles M. Schulz Museum (housing the largest collection of Peanuts cartoon strips in the world) and 'Coolest Place in Santa Rosa' (for ice skating at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
David Wright (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Panoramic Views And Spacious Living In The Heart Of Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Stunning "Winner's Circle" Sonoma property

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 from New York and Sydney, Australia recently gathered at this gorgeous vacation rental over the Christmas/New Year period for a family re-union for 5 nights.

Our group is very well traveled and extremely particular about our standard of accommodation and grown to love the Four Seasons and St Regis style resorts. This outstanding and simply stunning house did not disappoint. We had the benefit of meeting the owners upon arrival who personally gave us a detailed tour of the house and history of it. The property is absolutely breathtaking from the moment you step inside the front door. The entrance opens into extremely spacious and light main living room (previously housed an indoor pool). Off the living room are the bedrooms and the smaller (but not small) living room which is exquisitely appointed with thoughtfully placed furniture, games tables, books, tv, dvd, open fire etc . Each bedroom is appointed with high end designer furniture, generous closets, large bathroom, personal sound system, plush towels, quality bed linens, robes and toiletries. The house has stunning floor to ceiling views from every room. The kitchen, breakfast nook and wet bar area is generously stocked with fine china, stemware, platters, appliances, fine linens and a Nespresso coffee machine with pods. The artwork and accent furniture pieces in the house were all custom and have a special significance and meaning to the history of the house and were also spectacular.

The pool and hot tub were a highlight as was the patio area with a good variety of outdoor seating, lounge chairs and grill. It overlooks the rolling vineyards and surrounding farmland and livestock.

The property is an easy 80-90 mins drive from San Francisco. It is truly a destination in itself. If you can bring yourself to 'leave' this beautiful house, there are plenty of wineries to sample nearby as well as the Armstrong Redwood National Park and the town of Healdsburg, golf courses and riding etc. Plenty of fine dining and casual options also available.

Every request we made of the owner was swiftly attended to.

The owners and the manager were extremely helpful and friendly. Every person in our party was extremely impressed with this property, even the teenagers! We highly recommend the property. We would definitely like to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Farmhouse Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Windsor Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
CA-101, 'Redwood Highway'
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Farmhouse Restaurant
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Sonoma Coast State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $1,750 Per night

Sonoma Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Shldr (excl. holidays)
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder (excl. holidays)
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 7 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring Shldr (excl. holidays)
Apr 1 2016 - May 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500
Notes $200 off nightly rates for guests who do not need the Guest House. The house is cleaned by our staff before and after your departure ($500 fee). If you are staying for one week or more, you may opt to have our cleaners come in semi-weekly to tidy up and change sheets and towels for an additional $300 per cleaning.

For security reasons, we do not list occupancy on the calendar. Please contact us.
50% Rental Deposit due on booking. Security deposit required.
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Sonoma Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8270 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , En-suite with Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - toilet , shower , En-suite with Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 Bathroom - toilet , shower , En suite with Bedroom 4, steam option in shower
    Bedroom 5 Bathroom (in Guest House) - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite with Bedroom 5
    Powder Room - toilet , Adjoining Entry Hall
  • Each en-suite bath is supplied with a hair dryer and a shower cap as well as with body soap, shampoo and lotion.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Can be combined with Bedroom 4 in a His/Hers configuration.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 (in Guest House) - 2 twin/ single , XL twins can be combined into King.
  • Each bedroom closet holds an umbrella for guest use.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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