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Private Wine Country Retreat with Views, Large Deck & Spa

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,470 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sonoma County at this private and elegantly modern 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home set on an acre of trees and gardens. Ideally located between Sebastopol and Healdsburg in the heart of 'The Golden Triangle,' you're surrounded by world-class wineries (and restaurants) inc. DeLoach, Kendall-Jackson, Rodney Strong, Korbel, Iron Horse and many more. Even the journey is a joy -- About 20 minutes southwest of Healdsburg, you'll wind your way down a country road lush with vineyards and apple orchards to a quiet country lane...serene yet minutes away from top-rated fine dining and shopping.

Ready-made for relaxation and rejuvenation! You will be treated to fantastic views of vineyards and rolling hills beyond through full-length windows and glass doors that run the entire length of the open living area onto the huge deck. You've landed in your own private wine-country paradise.

The gourmet kitchen, with it rich cherrywood cabinets has stainless steel appliances including a new Wolf gas range and oven, full-sized fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Windows on both sides make it a delightful place to prepare meals and a joy to cook in. The beautiful marble dining table is a pleasurable place to enjoy long meals with friends. Why not enjoy Sonoma's fresh local produce and gourmet fare and save money eating in!

The huge Master bedroom is outfit with a luxurious Tempurpedic KING bed - absolutely heavenly!!! This comfort and beyond:-) Surrounded by large high-end wood casement windows, you'll find the perfect spot to curl up with a book on the down chaise lounge. The room is finished off with plush carpet and elegant natural linen window coverings. You'll love the newly renovated en-suite bathroom with a fabulous walk-in shower and beautiful tile (You'll love the views, wow!).

The second bedroom (with brand new gorgeous king bed with a new Posturepedic mattress) looks out on the serenity of the trees The guest bath features sumptuous tile, lighting and fixtures, and, most importantly, a deep soaking tub.

The living room is cozy and stylish with ebonized hardwood floors, designer furnishings, tasteful appointments and a fireplace. The house also is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including flat-screen TV w/ HDMI in the living room and master bedroom, DVD/CD, and wireless internet access.

The deck is a true extension of the house and makes a perfect spot to enjoy wine and meals and watch the hot air balloons drift by. There is also a multi-jet hot-tub perfect for relaxation any time of the year.

The one-acre property is abundant with lavender and rosemary, birches, maples, redwoods, pines and firs, apple, plum, pear and persimmon trees, and hedges thick with blackberries. This is a wonderful base from which to explore the beauty of the Wine Country any time of the year! *PLease note - there is a minimum stay of 4 nights in summer and fall.

Special Notes:

*Short drive to historic Healdsburg Town Square, Sebastopol, Graton, Forestville and wonderful boutiques, restaurants, antique shops, theaters, bistros, bakeries, farmer's markets, wine tasting rooms and more. It's about 25 minutes to the coastal highway of Hwy that offer side trips to Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Jenner.

*More than 60 wineries within 10 miles of the property in 3 world class wine growing regions: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley

*Local Driving Destinations & Airports: 30 minutes to Napa Valley (Calistoga); 20 minutes to Lake Sonoma; 40 minutes to Pacific Ocean; 15 minutes to River Rock Casino gambling; 65 miles to downtown San Francisco; 2 hrs. drive time from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports; 15 minutes to Sonoma County Airport, currently serving Los Angeles and Seattle via Horizon Air.

Local Wineries: We are truly located in Wine Country Central, an ideal starting point from which to explore dozens and dozens of renowned wineries. Joseph Swan and Martin Ray are within .25 mile with numerous within a 5-10 minute drive. We can't begin to list time all but some of our favorites are Gary Farrell, Rodney Strong, Ferrari-Carano, Arista, Hop Kiln, Lynmar Estates, DeLoach, Dutton Estates, Kendall-Jackson,La Crema, Murphy-Goode and Merry Edwards. 20 minutes to the delights of charming downtown Healdsburg, less than 15 to Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, a few miles to the Russian River .

The Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill and Alexander Valley wineries are all just a short drive through some of the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. The only hard part is choosing which ones to visit!

Restaurants: Sonoma County has become renowned not only for its wineries but also for its food known for using many of the local fine ingredients to produce many an award-winning dining experience.

Wonderful restaurants in Graton include Willowood Cafe and Underwood. Zazu is a farm to table restaurant in downtown . The Farmhouse Inn is just minutes away and serves first-class fare in an elegant turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Willy's Wine Bar is fun, you can order Wine 'Flights' for your own private wine tasting while sampling delicious tapas dishes to pair. Peter Lowell's in Sebastopol is one of our favorites for great savvy awesome food in a hip casual environment. Lunch on the patio at Coppola in Geyserville overlooking the estate is a special experience. You can reserve space at the pool there too!

Home to the Slow Food movement, the surrounding countryside is dotted with fresh produce stands like Andy's Produce, local dairies and cheese.

Explore the Farm Trail vendors where everything from fresh eggs and homemade

Local Towns to Explore: The house is ideally located to explore many of charming and picturesque towns that surround the entire region. Of course, the well-known village of Healdsburg is great fun, as picturesque as a Disney movie set. Built around a classic country town square, explore the many shops, boutiques and wine tasting rooms after a fine lunch or dinner in one of many gourmet restaurants.

Downtown Graton is little more than a block long but on it are 3 great restaurants including Willowood Cafe, Underwood Bar & Bistro and Mexico Lindo Restaurant, also Mr Ryder's which a great antique store. After lunch just walk over to the West Regional Trail for a walk or a bicycle ride through the oak trees, past vineyards and the apple cider vinegar plant.

About 15 minutes away on the Bohemian Highway, tucked into the redwoods, is the charming west-Sonoma town of Occidental. Home to one of our very favorite restaurants - Hazel, where two wood-fired ovens turn out truly inspired rustic Mediterranean cuisine and pizza. The little town also has Negri's, an old-fashioned authentic Italian restaurant, numerous cafes and charming antique stores.

The town of Point Reyes, where you can stop for lunch, browse the remarkable bookstore or visit Cowgirl Creamery for ice cream or fresh cheeses, is about an hour's drive from the house and borders the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. If you are into nature, hiking ar canoeing this is a must! Hiking trails meander along the estuaries, through forest and across gentle hills where cattle graze. The birdlife is abundant with hawks, egrets, and herons among other shore birds.

Keywords: Wine-Country, Relaxation, Vineyards, Gourmet, Modern

More Details

Owner
Laurie Ridgeway
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Amenities

Sebastopol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Privacy - an acre with lots of trees yet a great view!, Close to numerous world-class wineries, restaurants, charming small towns inc. Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Graton, Forestville, out to Calistoga, Kenwood, Sonoma, Glen Ellen. IPod and IPhone docking station is available.

Reviews

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Private Wine Country Retreat with Views, Large Deck & Spa
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5

Our New Getaway...What a Find!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very nice, thorough and easy to work with in helping us arrange our Christmas stay with our daughter and son-in-law (who are foodies and love good wine - notes about their fun day below).

Nicely done! The pictures of the property do not convey how nice this place really is. Roomy, yet cozy. We loved the huge master bedroom with desks and sitting area. The bathrooms were very up-to-date and large. Decor was warm and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of nice counterspace for putting together a large holiday dinner. There is also a very nice collection of books, games and puzzles. All rooms face out to a huge deck with a hot tub that seats 4, gas bbq and patio set. We enjoyed coffee in the morning while watching the sunrise over large grassy yard (that our dog loved) and vineyard just beyond it. This is an amazing getaway and if we tell more, you just might rent it out from under us the next time we want to go!

Cons:

Gas Thermador oven temp sensor light dim, owner provided oven thermometer.

Hard water leaves glasses spotted - hand wash if it bugs you.

Hidabed frame sags - nice mattress more comfortable on the floor.

Fun Day:

Oakville Grocery for lunch. enjoyed sandwich bar, they also have good pastas and a great cheese/charcuterie section. Order a glass of wine at the coffee/wine bar (pairings are suggested with some lunches) and enjoy it with your lunch on their outdoor patio. It was a gorgeous day and the patio looks out on to the park.

5 minute drive from Oakville Grocery to Alderbrook Winery - Tasting room is rustic and open, and Benjamin, is very knowledgeable both about the wines they make and the area in general. This winery specializes in Zinfandels, though everything we tasted was really good (we joined the club!). Alderbrook is also the home of Terlato wines (via merger), also quite delicious and mixed in to the tasting menu. Like Simi, they have some good, flexible wine club choices, and the wine is great for the price.

Simi Winery easy drive from Alderbrook. The tasting room is big and has lots of cute little knicky-knacky things for sale. We’re wine club members, so we got to taste through a fair amount of good wines

Cap the day off at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The property contains almost a mini-museum of memorabilia from Coppola movies and some cute items for sale in addition to the wine. Not great for wine tasting - too packed, but the estate is huge and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katy! We hope you do come back many, many times. All the seasons are different and offer different opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Sonoma. Thanks for all the great ideas for things to do and for your lovely review.
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5

In town for Ironman Event

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at our stay in Sebastopol. The location was perfect, close enough but just far enough away to join the wonderful CA Mountains. We were in town for an Ironman event and the location was perfect between the start and finish. The house was perfect and reminded me of the Palm Springs retro decor. The view from the back deck was amazing and we sat there every morning drinking our coffee and eating breakfast. And each night we enjoyed wine on deck and of course our favorite part was the hot tub! If visiting I highly recommend taking an Uber into Santa Rosa and enjoying Russian River Brewing and stroll around town. If looking for a wine tour - Platypus Wine Tours is a must! Also close by is J Winery and Robert Strong Winery. Will def go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First wine country vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation ever. Location was perfect for both wine tasting and downtown Sebastopol, I highly recommend Gary Farrell Winery, beautiful view, views from deck were breathtaking, hot tub was awesome. We ate at Willowwood Cafe in Graton, fabulous, went to Santa Rosa via Uber and had an awesome day at Russian River Brewing Co. Weather was fabulous. Looking forward to next visit. Don't forget to hip Hop Monk Tavern in Sebastopol, awesome lunch. Cannot say enough how the cottage was absolutely fantastic, beautiful inside and out, hope to rent again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim, We really hope you will come back and stay again too! You were great guests and we really appreciate all your great suggestions for wineries and places to see. Come back soon! Laurie & Avian
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Great View But.....

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I spent 5 days at this property to get a taste of staying right within the wine countryside in a more secluded location. We have been to the Sonoma area many times on vacation. The best part of this home is the amazing view looking over the vineyards on the large deck . Though the house photographs nicely we were very disappointed on the following: - the house had an odd odor from the poorly sealed kitchen counters, the property manager did come by to wipe down more thoroughly, but the smell still lingered - master bedroom mattress was uncomfortable with a thermapedic mattress, too specialized! - cooked often & found the frypans all in poor condition - home is very over decorated for our taste. The property manager was very nice , she checked in with us when we arrived and answered our questions. The area is very quiet, relaxing, beautifully surrounded by vineyards, close to many Russian River towns.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there - We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views of the vineyards from our large deck and that our manager was so responsive to your needs. We have never experienced, or had other guests complain about the concrete counters in the almost 10 years we've owned the property. So that is surprising but I'm glad Corinne came over and cleaned them again. I do know that though we replace pots and pans constantly they get very beat up from use. We will replace some again. As far as our Tempurpedic mattress we make a point of mentioning it in the description because they are not what everyone is used to. We have a pad to soften ours and most guests rave about them. And I cannot really respond to "over-decorated" since we cannot possible decorate to others tastes, and the photographs show you what is there before you book. So we are disappointed that you give such a low rating for what seems like an overall good experience.
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5

Sonoma Gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and stayed at this property during January. Our weather was less than desirable but we knew going in January can be iffy in this part of California. The did not take any thing away from how great this property is. Although be could not enjoy the outside as much as we would have liked, the view and surroundings were terrific. The home is very nicely appointed, especially the bathrooms. Both had views out to the adjacent vineyard. The master bedroom is a king with fabulous mattress. There are many local wineries close by to visit. We would definitely rent this property again in the future. The owners were extremely attentive, especially around the weather and the flooding that did take place during our stay. They called to check on us a couple times during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you stay at the house Tommy and I hope you can come back when the weather is a bit drier so you can enjoy the outdoors too! Thanks for taking good care of our home. Laurie & Avian
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Beautiful Property- Great Location !!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and my son and his wife spent an amazing Week at this wonderful home on Elizabeth Court.

Whether enjoying our morning coffee or our last glass of wine on the deck after a busy day we felt so comfortable. This is a perfect place to stay for 2 couples. The bedrooms with King beds ; nice bathrooms and showers; updated kitchen and roomy living area and of course the deck and view made everyday special.

Most importantly- the location of this property could not be better!! We saw Huey Lewis and the News at Rodney Strong Vineyard in Healdsburg. Visited the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa , explored Armstrong Woods and took ride to Bodega Bay. All so close.

For wine lovers you simply cannot make a turn from the property without seeing a vineyard. Just a few we visited ; Paul Hobbs, Martin Ray , Hook and Ladder, Arista , and Iron Horse were easy drives.

Restaurants we enjoyed were Canneti in Forestville; Underwood in Graton and Zazu in Sebastobol.

Finally I would like to thank the owners and their team for all the info , recommendations and communication.

The weather for our week was perfect.

We would love to return to this area and property!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob - we would so love to have you come back again anytime! So glad you enjoyed your stay here - please come back soon. Best, Laurie & Avian
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Francisco Inter.,Oakland International
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Russian River beaches, Bodega Bay, Jenner
Car: recommended

Surrounded by world-class wineries within a half-hour's drive. In between Sebastopol and Healdsburg in heart of 'The Golden Triangle,' a prized grape and winery micro-region.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $100

Generally we request security deposit in the form of a check, along with an executed rental agreement.
Holiday rates may be higher. Please inquire of owners.
Holidays require a minimum of 4 night stays. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's a min. of 5 nights.
Cleaning fee per stay is $175.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.