Once the Gump department store family compound, this estate is the perfect wine country retreat. The 4 bedrooms are arranged in a cluster of three pavilions – a main house, a pool house and a master suite. Each structure has huge doors and windows that open out to the views of the gardens and lawns. Past the main pavilion’s terrace, a grassy slope descends to a bocce ball court. A solar-heated pool is surrounded by a large lawn. There is a huge hot tub that can easily fit a dozen people. The Main House’s living room, with its tall glass entry door and picture windows looking out to the lawn and pool, is a natural gathering place. A long 12-seat table makes the kitchen a perfect place for dining. Beyond a second dining terrace, the Pool House offers the four-bed Bunkroom – wonderful kids’ quarters. The adjoining Red Room has its own bath and a separate exit to a patio. The Pool House’s master bedroom boasts a queen bed and ensuite bath. The lanai room facing the pool features a wet-bar.
The following links will introduce you to our special location, Bennett Valley:
Matanzas Creek Winery, right down the street--check out matanzascreek.com
A great map showing all of nearby vineyards in production, and a bit about the Bennett Valley Appelation: http://www.bvgg.org/index.php/grower-map From their website: 'The Bennett Valley appellation consists of only 650 currently planted acres making Bennett Valley one of the smaller appellations in California. The valley itself is one of the most peaceful, serene and unspoiled of all wine growing regions.'
Great hikes at Jack London State Park: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25130
and Annadel State Park (check out the less visited entrance off of Lawndale Rd)
Pick up your steaks and tri-tip at Bud's Quality Meats on Petaluma Hill Rd: http://www.yelp.com/biz/buds-custom-meats-penngrove-2
Take a drive over to very funky Cafe Citi in Kenwood for the Linguini A.O.P. http://www.cafecitti.com/