|Space||4,400 sq. ft.|
SEEKING FAMILIES, GROUPS OF OLDER ADULTS, SHORT or LONG-TERM EXECUTIVE stays. DISCOUNTS for TWO WEEKS or more! Children very welcome! 8 - 10 guests. Please contact owner for availability. NEW: BRAND NEW glittering GRATON CASINO nearby! Check it out!
Stay in a romantic, luxurious large master suite in an Italianate villa with stone balconies and arched covered veranda w/outdoor fireplace. Enjoy an over-sized whirlpool corner tub for two looking out over city lights at night, in your over-sized bathroom with a separate shower with spa jets for two. Surround yourself with the luxury of travertine, marble, and glass tile, with antique lighting. French doors in your bedroom lead out onto the huge round balcony, with access to the gardens, pool (heated in high season only, though you can use it year round), hot spa (open year round), and gazebo below. Upper master has private 13' balcony with mountain, valley, and city-light views, and extra indoor sitting area with views. House has 2 complete large master suites (bring your parents or best friends!). There are 2 smaller bedrooms downstairs, each w/queen bed and private exit to balcony and pool/spa area, shared bath with deep whirlpool tub/shower, and a smaller Victorian suite upstairs, w/queen bed, gas fireplace, and private glass-tiled bath (Victorian slipper tub w/shower). Relax with friends downstairs at the Victorian bar, or deal the cards for a friendly game at our Victorian poker table for up to 8. Small home gym in finished, carpeted garage. Free Netflix, Bluetooth Bose to play your music or Pandora on right from your phone, and new Bluetooth Karaoke machine (bring your music!)
No portable speakers allowed outdoors. Owners on-site nights only in owners' studio with no shared walls, separate entrance and approach. Our door is across a small downstairs balcony, across from the exit door of the rear bedroom. We can't hear you; you can't hear us. We are gone from 9 a.m. til 10 p.m. or later; your privacy is important to us.
CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATES: We welcome you with champagne, roses, & chocolates, or help yourself at the wet bar or the Victorian bar in the parlor right outside your room. Go down for a relaxing swim or a hot spa at our jungle-style pool (heated in high season only, but can use year round) or take a glass of wine and sit among the morning glories in our formal, fragrant rose and perennial gardens, and watch as dozens of hummingbirds zip right over your head. We call our garden 'the Aviary.' Watch the hawks soar on the updrafts over the Open Space wooded canyon. Goldfinches, doves, and dozens of other wild birds crowd the feeders. Listen carefully, and you'll get to see one of the many wild quail families that live on our property. At night, a chorus goes up from the tiny tree-frogs that populate the pond. There are places to sit and take it all in everywhere. Our gardens are user-friendly!
A house truly made for outdoor living. Grill a succulent feast on our lovely 'Romeo and Juliet' style arched, covered upper loggia, right off the kitchen; sit around it's outdoor gas fireplace and play your guitar (acoustic only, please, no outdoor amplified music). So many balconies to choose from, all with gorgeous views! Each downstairs bedroom has it's own private exit to one of the balconies and the gardens, pool, and hot tub below.
We welcome quiet groups of family and friends; NO parties; sorry, NO weddings. House has many ipod docks and NEW, free unlimited NETFLIX and AMAZON movie and PANDORA music streaming! Or deal out the hands for a long night of poker and fun at our new Victorian poker table w/poker set, down in the Victorian bar room.
DOWN BEDDING: All of our beds now have down bedding and a choice of down or down-alternative pillows (100% cotton blankets for summer), and comfy feather beds (optional, in closets) or memory foam toppers. We now have one queen sofa bed for extra children or adults, with high-end, truly comfortable foam mattress, in the downstairs game room. Our beds are newer, high quality and very comfortable; we only use high thread count luxury 100% cotton linens, for a luxurious night's sleep. Two fluffy robes provided in every closet. There are also 3 large jetted tubs in the house, in addition to the Victorian slipper soaking tub.
NEW: Green Mountain Smoker/Grill for that perfect wood-smoked turkey, brisket, pulled pork, or whole salmon, in addition to traditional charcoal Weber. Small home gym w/rower, runner, and Chuck Norris slider, etc. in smaller carpeted garage. Free Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Pandora. KARAOKE machine has BLUETOOTH! Also a Bose with Bluetooth; bring your own music!
Visit one of our areas many fine gourmet restaurants, or dine-in by cooking in our gorgeous chef's kitchen, with granite island and stools. The kitchen is stocked with basics. There is both a formal dining room and a kitchen nook with fabulous Open Space views of the valley below. There is a large living area next to the kitchen with comfy seating, a large flat screen smart T.V. in living area and one tv in each bedroom, ipod docks, telescope, and gas fireplace. A lovely covered, arched veranda with outdoor fireplace, propane grill, lots of seating, and breakfast bistro set is perfect for sipping wine and watching the view (wild hawks, birds, deer and other wildlife are plentiful). There are 3 other balconies in back, including a majestic inlaid travertine round one with fountain, and a private one w/bistro set and view off the upper master bedroom. There is a large patio area around the pool, with many loungers and lots of other seating, and 2 different gazebos in the lawn and rose gardens. This house is perfect for enjoying outdoor living.
Close to everything!: BRAND NEW FABULOUS GRATON CASINO, just opened! Come try your luck at the slots, or take in a live music show; win one of 5 new cars every weekend!
Drive an hour to our beautiful Sonoma County wild beaches and cliffed coves, walk in giant redwoods at Armstrong State Park, kayak or canoe on the Russian River, or fish at Lake Sonoma. Hundreds of gorgeous wineries and tasting rooms in every direction. Tour the beautiful gardens and historical tasting rooms of Korbel Champagne Cellars. Visit the quaint historical towns of Calistoga or St. Helena, or hike in our beautiful state parks. For a unique side-trip, visit Safari-West African Wildlife Park, just minutes away, where you ride in jeeps past free-roaming animals, with no crowds. Visit the historical squares of Sonoma and Healdsburg for many choices in first-class dining and shopping. We are happy to act as concierge for you, and make reservations, arrangements, or recommendations for whatever you need, from a private chef to a masseuse, to a wine concierge who will come right to the house for a private tasting. We even have a wonderful professional photographer (voted Best in Petaluma) who will come preserve your memories! Come enjoy the luxury!
NEW: Want a special dinner cooked for you at home? Try one of our fabulous recommended private chefs, who will create an incredible 5 course meal including delectable homemade desserts, while you enjoy hanging out and relaxing with friends, at a very reasonable price. They will also do very special breakfasts, or even a cocktail party (no extra guests, please). They do all the shopping, serving, and cleaning up, too!
PRIVATE WINE TASTINGS: We have two to offer. First, sample some of the richest reds you've ever had (some whites) with winemaker Bill Wertzberger, who will do private tastings only for our guests! You will meet Bill at the wine cellar out in the lush Dry Creek Valley, one of the most beautiful wine valleys around. OR, if you prefer, Sabrina Krauss, our wine concierge, will come to you at the villa, serving up an eclectic collection of boutique winery reds and some whites. Why stress about driving? Sabrina has served me all of the best wines I've ever had; she really knows her stuff. She can also get you anything you find at other wineries, and ship it to you for less than most wineries (do NOT ship wine yourself - you'll pay a premium!). Let us set you up with an appointment for Bill or Sabrina, or both!
MASSAGE: Let us help you arrange a relaxing massage right at the house, about $75 and up for 75 minutes. Mishi gets high marks from our guests who have hired her, as does Liza! Hire them both!
WINE COUNTRY DRIVER: Donna of Donna's Wine Country Chauffer has been ferrying our guests for many years, for a very reasonable hourly rate. Donna knows all the wine roads and YOU set the itinerary, going wherever you want, for however long you want. Just ask us for her number.
And how about photos to remember your special time with family or friends? We have one available, voted Best in Sonoma County. Just ask.
Hi, we're your hosts, Maureen and Kevin. We have lived in Santa Rosa for 25 years and 30 years. We know you'll fall in love with the natural beauty of our area, as we have: the soaring redwoods, the wild, rocky coast, and the miles and miles of green, rolling, oak-studded hills and vineyards. We enjoy meeting people from all over the United States and the world, and doing everything we can to make sure that their vacation in wine country is the best ever, from buying a birthday cake to making reservations at the best restaurants, to arranging drivers, chefs, and masseuses, or even a private wine tasting right at the house!
Maureen and Kevin purchased this villa in 2007
We did not buy it, we built it, not as a vacation rental, but as our family home, while our daughter was in high school. We planned out every artistic detail of our villa ourselves; it is truly a house like none other. Kevin and I still live at and enjoy our beautiful property and gardens, in our caretaker's studio (no shared walls), to ensure our guests have help at their fingertips. We are there nights only and have our own approach and entrance; your privacy greatly respected.
A special place for families, and extended families to reconnect. Children are very welcome, as are groups of older and senior adults. Also, we are looking for 1-3 month (or 2-3 week) executive stays. Contact us if you are in need of high end corporate housing for short term.
We loved our time at Villa Santa Rosa! The home is spacious, clean, and well-equipped. The views are breathtaking and the property is a short drive to the Redwoods! This is a great place to relax and spend time with family or friends.
Our extended family (6 adults and 2 children ) had the most fabulous week. I have stayed in many VRBO properties but this was a home, best equipped kitchen. Every amenity right there. Laundry detergent. There were even products in the pantry. Each bedroom had extra sheets, extra towels. The layout was fabulous. Lots of areas to be together but we didn't feel cramped.
The house is in a residential area, but once inside the view made you feel like you were in the heart of wine country. Even thought it's in Santa Rosa it's only 20 mins to geyserville.
We felt so much at home in this house that we even cleaned before we left. The owners were very reachable during our stay. Definitely deserves the 5 stars!
We spent a two night weekend, had a great time. The kitchen and dining rooms were perfect. We shared wonderful meals together with nice candle light. Everything very well organized. Three masters, huge bedrooms and bathrooms. The two small bedrooms just fine although we shared the bath. The bathrobes were a nice touch.There are a few things to note. There are stairs, very steep stairs to the hot tub area. The hot tub was so nice, like being in your own park.Be careful, it rained and it was slippery. One of the tubs was slippery, could use a mat. We enjoyed tasting so great wine on the porch by the fireplace, cozy with a fantastic view. We were there for wine tasting and this house is perfect, close to the Santa Rosa airport and so close to numerous good wineries. The house was so nice though so we came home to share dinner instead of going to restaurants.
I would highly recommend this house.
We were a group of 4 couples from different parts of the country coming to wine country to celebrate the 50th birthdays of a few of us. We researched many properties prior to selecting Maureen and Kevin's villa and we were extremely pleased with it. The layout was perfect, the house was tastefully decorated, very clean and had all of the amenities that you could possibly need. Fresh cut roses from their gorgeous gardens decorated almost every room upon our arrival.
The home had numerous areas to congregate. A large kitchen, ample dining room, family room, and multiple outdoor patios and seating areas. We especially loved hanging out by the pool and spa, and playing games in the game room.
Maureen was very helpful to us in advance, giving us suggestions as we planned our trip. And they made themselves available for the couple of times we needed them during our stay.
I highly recommend this villa and hope that I am able to return again someday.
We just finished a great four day weekend in an amazing home with great service from the owners. Our group of 9 was very comfortable staying at Villa Santa Rosa. The house and the amenities all exceeded our expectations. We purposely scheduled a lot of time at the house after our days wine tasting. One the best parts of our trips was coming back to the home, cooking dinner, relaxing by the pool and spa and enjoying the great views!!!!
Maureen and Kevin were great throughout the entire booking process. They gave us detailed lists of people we could use to enhance our experience. They helped us with a driver, a personal chef for dinner and a wine concierge. It helped make planning our trip much easier. They stayed in touch with us as our trip was approaching and made sure everything was working once we arrived.
We had a fantastic weekend with our friends. We visited some fun places and came home every night to a great property with wonderful, caring owners. I would highly recommend this to any group that is looking for a luxury experience in wine country!!!
This house was perfect for our family of 8 adults and two toddlers. The house is very spacious and the pool and hot tub were great! The owners were quick to respond to any questions we had and gave great recommendations on things to see and do in the area. The champagne and chocolates were great as a welcome gift and they also provided a delicious cake for my parents 40th anniversary. I would highly recommend staying here and our family will definitely stay here again.
We are located in the hills above Santa Rosa, in the heart of Sonoma County, 10 min. from downtown Santa Rosa and just a short drive to hundreds of fine wineries and about 45 min. from San Francisco and the beautiful Sonoma Coast. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga, and Sonoma are nearby, with their many fine restaurants, art galleries, and pampering spas. We are ten min. south of the Dry Creek Valley on Hwy 101, 20 min. from Calistoga (Napa), and 10 min. north of the Sonoma Valley. Or just relax at the villa and enjoy our English-style 'hummingbird' gardens from the many benches and gazebos around, with literally hundreds of birds zipping around the flowers and flowering trees. You may even see a wild hawk soaring above the open space valley we back up to. At night there are city lights, and by day there are views, views, views!
Other Activities: Walk in the Redwoods along the Russian River (or canoe through them!), go wine tasting in the gorgeous Dry Creek, Alexander, Sonoma or Napa Valleys, or take a jeep tour through Safari West, among African animals, sipping wines or enjoying a ranch style feast afterwards. Taste champagne at Korbel Champagne Cellars on your way out to our beautiful wild coast, then circle back south for seafood in Bodega Bay, and check out the little antique and treasure shops in the towns of Bodega and Sebastopol.
Golf: We have several golf courses nearby. There is the Fountaingrove Country Club, the public Bennet Valley Golf Course, and the most beautiful one of them all (though only 9 holes): Northridge, out under the Redwoods on Hwy 116, about 20 min. away, on the road to the coast. Golf beneath the giants.
Ski: We are three hours by car from Tahoe, with it's many ski lifts, and 5 hours from Yosemite (for summer sightseeing). If you don't feel like driving that far, our beaches are only 35-40 min. away and beautiful any time of year! (Too cold to swim, though, bring a picnic or a fishing rod!)
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High Season - Spring/Summer 20
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
CANCELLATIONS: No cancellations within 60 days of arrival, unless we can fill all or part of your dates, then you would receive a refund for the re-rented portion minus 20% cancellation fee. ALL cancellations incur 20% cancellation fee of monies collected thus far, even those that are outside of 60 day period. We URGE you to buy your own inexpensive trip cancellation insurance! We are sorry, but we cannot afford to bear the cost of your late cancellation even for the most tragic of unforeseen circumstances; you MUST protect yourself with easily available and inexpensive trip insurance! Note: HA reservation page has WRONG information under cancellations when it says "100% refund." THESE rules, written above, and on our contract, over-ride any mistaken information by HA.
ALL one-nighters are $100 extra, accepted on short-notice, at our discretion only, never for parties.
Shorter stays accepted on weeknights, or weekends on very short notice only. No security deposit!
NO PARTIES/WEDDINGS or events! We do not have public parking and have noise restrictions.
THANKSGIVING, XMAS, NY: HIGH SEASON rates apply.
DEEP DISCOUNTS for stays of TWO and THREE WEEKS! Inquire.
Pool heated High Season only. Spa can be heated year-round up to 104.
Free Referrals for private tastings, masseuse, chefs, drivers, etc.
$50/nt xtra person fee per person if over TEN guests, waived for one or two small children.
No cancellations less than 60 days before arrival, unless I can book some or all of your dates. 15% fee all cancellations. Please purchase trip insurance (read the find print of each policy).
Pets allowed by permission only. $75 pet fee. We prefer checks; Visa and MC happily accepted. Amex okay if booked thru Homeaway only.
We are a peaceful property, looking for quiet groups who do not expect to party outdoors late at night. We are geared towards families, extended families, groups of older adults (age 40+), and executive rentals. Children very welcome!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.