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Melissa Arnold

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views

84 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Sonoma County House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms - 3 Full Bathrooms - (Sleeps 8) Sonoma County License #581N

Our spacious well-appointed 2700 sq. ft. 4 bedroom home will make your vacation dreams come true. It is located on 1.5 acres in a private community at the top of the hills west of Sonoma, and sits 1300 feet above the valley floor. It is surrounded by mature Oak and Bay trees giving you beautiful wooded views from every window. There are sweeping views of the hills and the south end of the Sonoma valley, the Carneros wine region and the north end of the San Francisco bay waters. Our hills are bustling with deer, wild turkeys, squirrels and many, many species of birds. Our guests say that our house feels like a '5 star' hotel: that’s exactly what we’d hoped. As you enter the front doors you are greeted with the warmth and welcoming feel of this home. There are neighbors but with the beautiful mature vegetation you can’t see other houses. You will feel like you’re in a world of your own. We are 5 miles from Sonoma’s central square where there are world class restaurants & shops.

More About Us: Our kitchen has always been a favorite gathering spot. Lots of counter space, a great expanse of windows, a fireplace and our “pub” table all provide the perfect atmosphere. Our spacious dining room lends itself to romantic dinners or upbeat gatherings.

The living room and sunroom overlook our large deck and the expansive views of the valley and distant mountain ranges. The morning sunrise is spectacular. If you prefer to sleep late, just grab a robe and enjoy the valley views with your first cup of coffee.

The Sonoma valley is known as the Valley of the Moon. There is nothing more breathtaking than the big orange moon rising over the hills in the evening and flooding our deck with its glow. You’ll have a bird’s eye view.

Our Bedrooms are Inviting: Each bedroom has a personality of it’s own. Every bed has a down feather comforter to give you warmth without the weight and down feather pillows that will perfectly adjust to your preferences. All bedrooms have additional seating that will give you comfortable places to get-away from the group if you need a quiet time to talk or read.

The wine country is a destination in itself: add to that this really terrific house and you have the perfect combination.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Arnold (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Melissa Arnold

My husband's family has owned this house for over 20 years, but I now manage it as our vacation rental. His family still lives throughout northern California, but we now live in Boulder, Colorado with our two young daughters. Although I grew up in New Hampshire and spent many years in the Adirondacks of New York, I lived in California for several years before moving in Colorado in 2005. I taught environmental education in amazing outdoor places such as Yosemite National Park, and then worked to conserve land in Colorado after our move to Boulder in 2005. I also fill my time by volunteering at my kids' school and with local non-profits that gets kids outdoors and into nature. My family and I travel back to California often, and still visit Pepperwood Place where we have created many fond memories over the years.

Why Melissa Arnold chose Sonoma County

My mother-in-law lived in this wonderful home for over 20 years and everyday felt like a vacation. When she moved to Pacific Grove in 2006 she decided to turn her Sonoma home into a vacation rental. You will see from the reviews written by our guests that this is a special place.

What makes this house unique

The house is nestled among beautiful old oak trees. The views are wonderful. The wildlife is ever present. You can't help but relax when you're here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I absolutely agree with everyone elses comments, right down to the deer in the yard. Our group of 5 women who have been BFF's for the past 20+ years stayed here the first week in November. It was perfect! So much nicer than staying in a hotel or B&B! The bedrooms are very nice and the beds were so comfortable. Each of us had our own comfy robe hanging in the closets. That was very nice since several of us flew into the Bay Area, saving room in our suitcases for our purchases made while shopping at the square. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck with views of the valley at sunrise all the way to the San Francisco Bay. The kitchen is spacious enough that we could all fit comfortably around the "pub" table and enjoy our "happy hours." The living room is appointed with beautiful, comfy furniture where we could all sit and talk, talk, talk by the warm fire. We were able to enjoy background music because the owner took the time to create very clear and helpful operating instructions for those of us who are a little challenged in operating stereo equipment. In other words, every detail was carefully considered. The property is a great retreat, and very secure with automated gates at the driveway. Although we were there only two nights, it's so spacious, it would be perfect for extended stays.
Nov 2009
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Pepperwood Place: Spacious Home with Wooded Privacy and Sweeping Valley Views
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 98 reviews
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Spectacular property!

  • 5 of 5

This home nestled in the hills above Sonoma has privacy and awesome views. One day we watched deer waking around just feet away from us through the windows looking toward the hot tub. The home itself is spectacular, the photos do not do it justice. We were in Sonoma for our daughter's wedding and we were so glad we found this home for our stay. We will be back in the future and recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the Sonoma area. Thank you Melissa!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway at a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family planned a long weekend in wine country to celebrate lots of life accomplishments. This was the perfect place for 4 couples providing private sleeping rooms, large dining and living areas and gorgeous views. The sunrises were spectacular. The house is secluded which we loved and it was well equipped with all we needed. Melissa was great in making sure our stay was enjoyable. We are ready to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Pepperwood Place! It is set in a beautiful, very scenic location just to the west of town. Very easy to get into town and also great if you want to head up to Glen Ellen or Kenwood. The house was clean and laid out great for our group of eight. We all had plenty of room and were able to have our own space and not feel crowded. The patio and outdoor settings were wonderful and our group really enjoyed them. It was very nice to have a quiet, gated spot to relax after a day of wine tasting! We are already looking forward to going back and trying to stay at Pepperwood again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a girls weekend in Sonoma and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. This house was fantastic! All the rooms were perfectly maintained with everything you could possibly need or ask. The house is located about 7 mins away from downtown Sonoma in the beautiful hills of Sonoma. The wine tour bus we scheduled was able to pick us up at the house and things couldn't have gone smoother. The only thing we are trying to figure out is the next time we can make it back up there to stay. Thank you Melissa!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Well Maintained and Clean

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated her 50th with a few friends in Sonoma/Napa. This home made it all a success! Very well maintained and spotless with a well stocked kitchen and my favorite, "the Hot tub". My thanks to Melissa for making our week special with her family's beautiful home..

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family holiday in the winelands

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic stay in Sonoma in late October. The house and grounds are beautiful and very well thought out. There is space for a big family to have their own space. The rooms are all beautifully appointed and the kitchen has everything that you would need, including sharp knives!!

We spent our days exploring the regions vineyards and our afternoons and evenings enjoying being together in a wonderful space.

We would not hesitate to return

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: necessary

Sonoma is a very special place located at the far most southern end of Sonoma County. From our house you can easily get to the Golden Gate Bridge (45 minutes), Downtown/Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco (60 minutes), thirty or more great wineries (15-30 minutes), Napa Valley (25 minutes), Bodega Bay (60 minutes), 3 state parks for hiking (20-30 minutes), at least six wonderful golf courses (20-45 minutes). and fantastic restaurants await you in downtown Sonoma (10-15 minutes).

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning

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Rates & Availability

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Winter rate 2016-2017
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $325
Tax Rate 9.0%

NOTE: Rates and payment schedule for YOUR INDIVIDUAL RESERVATION described in full when we respond to your inquiry.

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Amenities

Sonoma County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sunken shower with large window overlooking the back woods
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 entries: one from bedroom 2 or one from hall entryway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located across the hall from bedrooms 3 and 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Cal-king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , king bed can be converted to two twin beds upon request
  • All beds have luxurious bedding to complete your holiday experience. We can accommodate non-down bedding requests if you or someone in your party has a down allergy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We are a Licensed Vacation Rental Home (Sonoma County #581N). The maximum number of guests allowed is 8; the maximum number of vehicles is 4. We have a 2-car garage as well as driveway parking for your use. Off-street parking is not allowed. Quiet hours are between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. Our 2700 sq. ft. house is located in the hills west of Sonoma and is in a neighborhood where all properties are one and one half acres or more. There's lots of room for gathering in the common living areas and the comfortable bedrooms have sitting areas that provide opportunities for private space. It's great getting up in the morning to the spectacular views and relaxing in the evening to the twinkling lights of the valley below.

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