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Susan Westerbeke

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Star West :: Meditate, Bask in the Quiet, Relax!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sonoma County Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Two attached retreats- 2BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA with gorgeous outdoor entertaining

Star West Ranch, a dual retreat, is located in the Sonoma Mountain foothills, offering 33 acres of picturesque hiking trails and serene swimming holes along the Sonoma Creek. Spectacular views, unique high end furnishings, seasonal outdoor fire area, hot tub and BBQ.

Red Star Retreat an open spacious 30'x30' great room with kitchen and a queen bed sleeping area plus 2 sleeping sofas. Also included is Vista Verde bedroom with its breathtaking view and separate outdoor staircase entrance. The beautiful bedroom has a king size bed and luxury bathroom area.

Gold Star Retreat is an airy and artistic home with 2 separate bedrooms, luxury tiled bathroom with shower, living & dining room, full kitchen and private veranda.

The expansive outdoor garden patio area with fire pit, hot tub and kitchen also offers hilltop views and fresh, out-door, seasonal sleeping cabanas with double beds.

Wi-Fi, TV and Luxury linens throughout.

Celebrate beauty and find relaxation at our retreat in the hills! Many special services available including massage, picnic lunches, romantic dinners, and winery tours. Visit our website for more photos, information and rates.

TOT Certificate # 1456N

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan Westerbeke (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Susan Westerbeke

Local gal to the San Francisco Bay Area. Grew up in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma. Love to travel and collect special architectural details to decorate my home with.

Susan Westerbeke purchased this chateau / country house in 1930

Why Susan Westerbeke chose Sonoma County

This property has been in my family since the 1930s. My Grandmother bought the property before there were even paved roads to it, only dirt. Since then I have transformed it into something quite remarkable that you can enjoy.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

My husband, as contractor and construction, and I, as designer, worked as a team to design, build and decorate this beautiful home. It is interiorly decorated and exteriorly landscaped with a passion for the eclectic all which I personally have done. My amazing husband is also a fine woodworker and built the kitchen cabinets, and most if not all of the furniture throughout. It really is a one of a kind!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so happy here and we enjoyed everything about it!!! You have done a fabulous job decorating and landscaping. Every detail was perfect. Thank you for everything!! Take Care!
Sep 2010
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Star West :: Meditate, Bask in the Quiet, Relax!
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 26 reviews
San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

Me and my groomsmen had a fun, relaxing and just plain awesome pre-wedding time at Star West! Highly recommended for groups. Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. It is hard to describe, there were 9 in our party and we were all taken in by the pictures but the pictures did not do it justice. Everywhere you look there is something new to discover. Lots of places to relax and read. Lots of places to socialize. And we also had an amazing dinner at the property carered by the owner of the property. Wonderful weekend!

Toni T.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun having you! I'm glad you enjoyed your special dinner, you were all great guests.
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Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing NYE here! Beautiful estate, colorful decorations, amazing woodworking, and very friendly hosts. Love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family stay in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Do not miss the chance to stay in this amazing home! My family booked for two nights while we were attending a wedding, and we all wished we could stay longer. Susan is, indeed, a perfect host. She provides every thoughtful touch you could wish for. And the house! Lots of room inside, and tons of outdoor space. And the decor is enchanting. I cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family found this beautiful home a perfect place to relax, share meals together, and spend time outdoors in the beautiful Sonoma weather. We started each morning with long walks on the hiking trails, sitting on rocks by the creek and enjoying the peace and quiet. Susan was a perfect host. We are looking forward to returning for another family get together.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT, amazing, relaxing, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly my FAVORITE go-to rental in wine country. I've rented Star West a handful of times for intimate women's retreat weekends and it's a total dream! There is nowhere better in the area.

The home: Amenties abound. Kitchen stocked. Gorgeous details everywhere making this feel like an elegant home rather than a rental.

The location: Gorgous outdoors and indoors. Fire pit, hot tub, outdoors eating space, and even outdoor beds if you want! There are trails for hiking and it's nestled on top of a hill for perfect seclusion!

The hosts: Suzy & Rik are the most gracious, giving hosts - always taking care of details and special requests. You can tell how much they care about their home and sharing the space lovingly.

Seriously...this is just my favorite place for a women's getaway. The space is infused with such incredible heart and energy. I so highly recommend Star West! It's just perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charles Schultz - Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
El Verano, Ca
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sonoma, Ca
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Picaso (Mexican), Sonoma Ca
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Point Reyes
Car: recommended

Located in beautiful Sonoma Valley. Star West Ranch is a colorful and vibrant unique shangri la where hills are covered in wine grapes, majestic oaks, and rolling green and gold hills. Many wineries nearby forested state parks, hiking trails and riding stables.

Entire house for rent for 8 people or more or can be divided into 3 separate living spaces for 2-5 people each. Filled with artistically handcrafted furniture and antiques with gourmet kitchens and luxurious baths.

Only 5 minutes from the quaint country downtown and Sonoma Square which offers shops, restaurants and historic points of interest.


Rates & Availability

Sonoma Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Susan Westerbeke
Feb 3 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $100

I require my terms and conditions signed before renting.
$1195 is based on 8 people/night. Additional people is $150/person/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Sonoma County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Red Star Retreat - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Sky Romance Suite Clawfoot Tub/Shower Combo - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Silver Star Suites - toilet , shower
  • Sky Romance Suite - Tub/Shower. Red Star Retreat - Steam Shower. Silver Star Suites - Shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sky Romance King Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Single daybed optional.
    Silver Star Suite 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Single up in pull-down ladder loft, extra sleeping area.
    Red Star Great Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen & Single tucked in corner of living area.
    Silver Star Suite 2 - 1 queen
    Outdoor Sleeping Canopies - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , For sleeping in warm weather during summer or lounging.
  • Sky Romance Suite - King & Single. Red Star Retreat Great Room - Queen with Optional Singles. Silver Star Suites - 2 Singles, Double & Queen, Loft with Single. Outside Cabanas - Double/Queen & Single.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
If available, I like to welcome my guests with select items that enhance their stay in the wine country. Sometimes that may include a drink and snack upon arrival or fresh flowers on the table. Little things that make it special!

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