|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Tucked away & secluded 8,000 sq. foot stucco home constructed of thick strawbales in the classic Italianate manner, nestled at the end of a long meandering 3 mile country road passing cows & nature, the house is set amongst the oaks with sweeping views of Alexander Valley. Six bedrooms, 6 marble bathrooms, half bath with a sink from a Hamman from Istanbul.
The entrance graced by a cobble stone entering a classic rotunda reaching two stories; views down the valley & over coastal hills. Master suite w/ private balcony, elegant bathroom w/ double shower & tub. First floor has 13 foot ceilings. Two fireplaces grace the house, a formal living room & dining room; the other end a great room adjoining kitchen. House is centered around a gourmet kitchen with white Carrera marble counters, an 8 burner Wolff stove and two dishwashers. A gracious 60 foot pool surrounded on both sides by lush grass & lavender, patio w/ seating and dining area a butt south facing lawn.
Surrounding towns & wineries: Let me begin by describing the local towns that are near our house. Geysersville is a small town that was founded a hundred years ago to support the Italian grape growers and the sheep farmers. In this quaint town, an original family from Geyserville has returned to open a great family restaurant called Catelli’s and down the street is a fantastic pizza restaurant, Diavola. This town is 5 miles from our house & well worth a visit for the evening or lunch. The town of Healdsburg is 6 miles away from Geyserville and has become a hot bed for chefs looking for a new outlet. The well known chef Charlie Palmer opened Dry Creek Kitchen in the beautiful Healdsburg Hotel, Barndiva, Campo Fino, Scopa to name a few. There are too many wineries to name in the area but they can be found on the internet under Dry Creek and Alexander valley wineries. Francis Coppola just opened the newly renovated winery that used to house Souverian. It’s a gorgeous property and should be on your agenda, reservations are needed.
House and gardens: The house its self is quite unique & most individuals note when they arrive that the photos do not do it justice. The house is built of straw making it more similar to the construction one would find in Europe. The exterior walls are 3 feet thick with stucco on the outside and plaster on all the interior walls; the ceilings are 13 feet high. The house is surrounded by gardens, olive trees and grass as well as the natural setting of oak trees. The full length of the back of the house has a 60 foot pool with chaises & umbrellas on decks at each end.
Interior details: The first floor is entered through a vestibule paved with cobble stones. One enters into a rotunda that connects to the formal dining room and living room with a large fireplace. On the other end of the house is a great room featuring a seating area next to the kitchen that merges with the antique farm table set in front a second fireplace. The kitchen is very large, 200 square feet with a large prep island in the middle & three other working or serving counters. The kitchen is completely setup for individuals who love to cook and entertain guests. The first floor also features two bedroom suites on either end of the house.
Moving up the curved staircase on the outside of the rotunda, one will find four bedrooms, each with its one bathroom. The master bathroom is very large with two shower heads & a claw foot tub with views all the way down the valley. (830N certificate no.)
"Casa de Campo" is a destination in and of itself. Once there you will most likely never want to leave. It is such a wonderful respite from the daily grind. Although a substantial home it is very warm and welcoming. A sense of calm emanates from it's very walls. As soon as you walk in your shoulders drop in relaxation. We were a large party with both adults and children. There is a wonderfully large bedroom at the top of the second floor for the kiddos by the way. There's a great big kitchen cabinet stacked with board games for all to enjoy as well. Each couple had their own bathroom making for a great sense of privacy. Plenty of space to go around. The pool was sublime and a daily attraction for our crew. The temperature was perfect and the pool was very clean as was the entire home - quite pristine in fact. The kitchen is very well-equipped. We were a bunch of cookers so chose to stay in for dinners and gather around the large wooden dinner table at night. I must say the “Hobart” dishwasher which cleans your dishes in exactly 4 min was a hit and made washing up much more pleasurable and much less time consuming. We each had rented SUV's as we were mindful of the drive up the mountain to the house. While at first it may seem a little unnerving by the end of our stay it was a part of the adventure and, frankly, attraction of the house. Although there are other homes on the mountain you do feel like you are on a private oasis and it becomes part of the charm of the location. The Valley is stunning. The blonde mountain view you wake to every morning is just spectacular. The kids enjoyed the exciting wildlife by day and the adults enjoyed the coyotes at night. The stargazing is unmatched. The house beckons but if you choose to venture out, the sweet town of Geyserville is nearby as is the very hip Healdsburg. Consider a day trip to Lake Sonoma. Shannon was very accommodating to our large group from the very beginning through to checkout. We kept in touch via text while we stayed there which is comforting to know you have support while traveling to a new place and acclimating to new surroundings. It is clear that the owners care very much about their home by it’s immaculate condition and it’s well-appointed design [a page from Domino or Town & Country magazine]. Case de Campo is an absolutely gorgeous home in an exquisite location. If you are looking for a singular experience in the Sonoma region, one of both tranquility and vibrant nature, search no more.
Traveling with a large group it was difficult to find somewhere with 5 or more baths and this house was perfect for our group of 12, every couple had their own room and bathroom. The photos that shows rooms with twin beds were made into very comfortable king beds and the house has lots of space both indoors and out to spread out. Spending time in the pool, with that view was a great way to wind down after days out wine tasting. We made most of our dinners and breakfasts at the house and the kitchen was great, lots of room and all the dishes, pots, pans and serving items we needed. We were there during a very warm week in September, with temperatures reaching the low 90s, and while the house was not quite cold inside during the day it was comfortable and we had no issues sleeping at night. (We are from the Texas and used to always having air conditioning, so we were quite surprised by this). The drive while mentioned in other reviews does take some extra effort in how you plan your day, the isolation was sort of nice....we heard coyotes at night and the star gazing was great.
Pros: The view, the pool, the kitchen, the house fits a large group of couples traveling together, lots of room to spread out and nice space inside and out. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all very nicely furnished with nice fixtures.
Cons: There are no window coverings...this was not at all an issue for those in the 4 rooms on the second floor but those in the 2 rooms on the 1st floor felt a little exposed. Water pressure upstairs is a little light in some showers. Surfaces in the kitchen (wood and white marble) were lovely but took some extra diligence to make sure they didn't get damaged.
This place is absolutely INCREDIBLE! You feel like you are so far removed from reality in a place that resembles Tuscany. It overlooks Alexander Valley and has an amazing backyard space and pool. The house itself is just incredible- so spacious and gorgeous inside. Can't say enough good things about this space- celebrated a big bday here and enjoyed every minute of it!
Beautiful home located in a beautiful spot. You feel like you're vacationing in the Italian countryside, though only 1.5 hours from San Francisco. Kitchen, bed linens, pool, grounds -- everything is tastefully and elegantly done. The only minor complaint is the water pressure, whcih is extremely low and the showers were unusable in a couple of the bathrooms. That could be due to the extreme drought conditions of the area. This is a great house for a group looking to get away from it all for a few days.
We held our company offsite at this fantastic villa. It was a great place, very fresh, lots of room for both leisure and work. Everything was as advertised and met or exceeded our expectations. We're considering making this an recurring destination for our annual off-site.
This home is absolutely stunning. It is in a beautiful setting, it is peaceful and wonderfully appointed. The pool just induces calm. The owners were communicative and flexible when we had a last-minute emergency that forced us to change a date related to our stay.
As for the "rules" the previous reviewer commented on, I found them understandable -- the owners have a great home that they want kept in good condition. There wasn't anything so onerous that it interfered with our enjoyment of the home. And, yes, the drive to the home is up a long dirt road, and your car will get dirty -- that's the price of privacy! We found the seclusion marvelous.
Our young kids had a ball running around outside the house, swimming, and all sharing a big bedroom on the top floor.
We would stay again, and bring friends.
The perfect getaway for those who want to relax and enjoy the quiet of the country away from the hustle & bustle. Located up a meandering three mile country road, high on a hill outside of the quaint town of Geyserville, above the Alexander Valley location of many wineries, the well known family restaurant Catelli's, a fantastic pizza restaurant Diavola, with others Dry Creek ( Charlie Trotter), Barndiva, Zin to name a few in Healdsburg. The house is a 25 minutes drive to the town of Healdsburg.
(830N certificate no.)
Other Activities: canoeing/kayaking, hiking & biking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
|Cleaning fee||$350 + Tax|
Holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years are all at the High Season rate & a four night minimum
Travelers pay via check.