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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)

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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

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.

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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Private Wine Country Retreat with Views, Large Deck & Spa
average rating of 4.755102 based on 49 reviews
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: December 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

Lovely, welcoming home!

  • 5 of 5

The home is nicer than the photos show. It's well organized and most welcoming. Very charming and quiet. The views from the back are stunning; I can only imagine what it's like in the summer. Very nice!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara. So glad you could stay at our wine country home. It is lovely any time of the year but I hope you will come back and stay in the summer or fall and enjoy the view of the vineyards even more. Best wishes, Laurie & Avian
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Fantastic Sonoma / Napa area getaway! Private, great views and perfect for a girl’s getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The home has been nicely remodeled, the bedrooms and bathrooms are terrific! Beautiful views from deck! If you love the Russian River and Dry Creek areas it’s the perfect location! The drive to Napa is less than an hour which is great!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your friends enjoyed the house! Please come back again! Thanks Julie! Warm wishes, Laurie & Avian
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5

Great location and kind neighbor despite wild fires

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for two couples. We both had spacious comfortable bedrooms and baths. The hot tub was a great place to relax each night. The house is in a great location accessible to many good wineries. Sadly, we were in the house when the historic wild fires broke out. We awoke the next morning to smoke, no cable or internet. Most restaurants and wineries were understandably closed. Laurie, the owner, was responsive and supportive to our situation. We also met Kevin, a neighbor who was wonderful keeping us informed. He assured us he would make sure we would be woken up if evacuation was necessary during the night. Given the prediction that it would take days or possibly weeks to contain the fires, it was futile for us to stay. So we packed up early and left for which Laurie kindly prorated our stay. We will try to schedule another vacation and reserve this house again to explore and enjoy the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christina for both your nice review and your calm and understanding demeanor during such a stressful time. We felt so badly that you and your group had to abort your vacation earlier than expected, and we really hope you can come back and enjoy it another time. The Wine Country is such a spectacular place and we are so grateful that our area was spared from the fires.
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Cincinnati, OH
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is located very much in the center of the Sonoma/Napa wine country. It is clean, very well kept, and well appointed. We would definitely stay hear again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI
5

Great Find in the Heart of Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

Just spent our 15th wedding anniversary and had an incredible stay for 6 nights. Could not have found a better location in wine country. Seriously amazing views, large, quiet, and PRIVATE property with vineyards in every direction. Was well-stocked with just about everything we needed. House has been updated with great upgrades, comfortable beds, couches, chairs, bathrooms, kitchen, etc. Extremely close to countless wineries. 10-15 minute drive to Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Graton, and more. Close to the Russian River Valley, but far enough out to avoid the busy season congestion. We are beyond grateful for finding this place and not disappointed at all. We did A LOT in the area, but spent a ton of time just relaxing at the property. Thanks for the incredible stay. We look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $175
Pet fee $0

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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