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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms plus safari tent, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

The perfect setting for a memorable family reunion, get away with friends, birthday and anniversary celebration, corporate retreat, artisan adventures, and unforgetable, intimate weddings. Weekly rentals are preferred, however call owner for other options. Owner is allowed one rental/week as per Monterey County Use Permit #286.

This private, historical estate encompasses 14 walkable acres in the heart of the Arroyo Seco Highlands looking out over the Arroyo Seco River Canyon and the Ventana Wilderness. Once the site of an early California health retreat and a stage stop the Estate sets the stage for an unforgetable get away. The entire property has been lovingly restored recently; including gourmet country kitchen, lush ornamental gardens, 55' pool and large open social areas, with several updated outdoor BBQ areas.

Located on a mesa above the Arroyo Seco River with magnificent views in every direction of the surrounding mountain wilderness. Guests are welcome to collect fresh eggs daily from our chickens. and harvest from the seasonal organic vegetable garden and numberous fruit trees. Kids will lovevbrunniing free on the large expanses of lawns, swinging on the swings and watching the wildlife at every turn. The front acreage is devoted to the organic vineyard, producing award winning wines, including Syrah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese and Grenache. A trout pond adds nutrients for our sustainable organic farming practices and fascinating wildlife viewing from the dock. Our wines are available for tasting and sales. Huge ancient oak stands among vast lawns and ornamental gardens will remind you of the history within these golden hills, quintessentially Californian. Teddy Roosevelt once stayed here, we're hoping you will too!

Available all year. Every season has it's beauty. Ask about Winter Rates. Owner is allowed one rental/week as per Monterey County Transient Use Permit #286.

Owners and staff available to help plan the event of a lifetime. Catering available.

For more pictures....bedroom layout....etc. visit us on our Facebook page: Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat & Winery

Keywords: Estate Retreat and Winery, Group rentals, Events

More Details

Property Manager
Ann Hougham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ann Hougham

Vineyard and winery owner. Two daughters, both married with babies.

Ann Hougham purchased this house in 1998

Why Ann Hougham chose Greenfield

Serendipity led me here and serendipity has held me as caretaker :-)

What makes this house unique

It's the most beautiful land I've ever encountered. I feel fortunate to be it's steward.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mesa Del Sol is magnificent in it's majesty and peaceful solitude. I truly loved being there. I can't remember being in a place so full of awe. I was and still am truly captivated as I never had the opportunity to sit with a landscape so vast under a perfect sky where nothing really moved but the shadows and the wind. ..words cannot express the sense of space ... I will never forget the sky, the tress, the rocks and earth....the sound of waking birds and the winding river. I was transported and at peace.

I never wanted to leave Mesa Del Sol. I lord the big living room and perfect kitchen..the amazing lazy Susan table and the perfect swing. Before leaving I lingered to the last minute and before I left walked the grounds in silent wonder for a final look. Each tun I saw something I missed before. A chair, a sign, a rock formation, numerous small details. Everything so tasteful and comfortable in it' surrounding s. Please know you efforts have not gone unnoticed. We had a wonderful time. I am eternally grateful I found Mesa Del Sol and had the opportunity to meet you. You have created the perfect retreat.
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Greenfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not auto book! Additional conversation is helpful & 24 hour rule is difficult to adhere to! 1 day events ok <150 people. Additional fee
  • Cancellation Policy: $600 nonrefundable at booking, rest of 1 payment refundable if more than 60 days from booking.
  • Smoking ok outside. Please bring beds for pets and keep them out of the pool and pond and off the furniture :)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 2 in main house, 1 in Cowboy House, 1 in Stonehouse bedroom, 2 at the pool, 1 for vineyard worker
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sitting room with small couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double , Stone House bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Cowboy House Double in bedroom and single in living room
    Safari Tent - 1 double , On the Cliff. Cold in winter
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Play-n-Pak
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
incredible birding, stargazing, beautiful vegetable and ornamental gardens, awe-inspiring mountain and river vistas. Kids of all ages are find something to do here.....swings, chickens and trout to feed. Take your family and friends to a place where it's all right here.

Reviews

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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 63 reviews
Gainesville, FL
5

A beautiful setting with plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

This house was truly amazing. It was remote and it was total bliss. We loved being able to all be together for our 20 person family reunion. My only feedback is that it would be nice if the mattresses were updated. I would love to go back someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Can't wait to be back

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend here, only wish the stay was longer. Such a special place. The house had everything we needed and Ann was super responsive whenever we had a question. Really hope we'll get to come back in the summer to enjoy the pool as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice, family style residence with a country ambiance!

  • 5 of 5

One of the cleanest and homiest environments we have stayed. Near Pinnacles National Park that is a must see location we thoroughly enjoyed. Beautiful grounds even in winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical oak tree oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a cousin's getaway at Ann's wonderful home. The pictures really don't do the property justice: its sprawling grassy lawns, huge oak trees, big pool, beautiful gardens. Not to mention the well-appointed bedrooms and absolutely breathtaking views of the valley from nearly every spot on the property. We loved her place and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

A beautiful spot to enjoy with friends

  • 5 of 5

Mesa Del Sol is magical. You could spend a whole weekend just relaxing on the property—swinging by the grassy lawn, taking a dip in the chilly pool and hot tub, feeding chickens, walking around the little pond, cooking and eating in one of the many outdoor kitchen spots, soaking up the views over the river and canyon... We did this, and also went up the road to Arroyo Seco for some river exploration and hikes. The sleeping space was great for our crew of 6 families. And the house is full of love—which you can see in the small touches of how each room is appointed. It's a special place!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Wedding Site

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a memorable destination full of beauty and fun, this is the spot. My husband and I were lucky enough to be married here a couple of weeks ago. We had about 20 of our closest family and friends up for the weekend to stay, and about 40 more guest came to join for the event. There was ample space and plenty of beauty to look at, even in the winter. The river was rushing, the trees changing, and ripened pomegranates for the picking! The house has everything you need-heat, space, storage, tools, and all of the comforts. Ann, the host, is extremely accommodating and thinks of everything! She was available to us but we didn't even need to ask for help-she set us up perfectly. I can't imagine a better place to be married or spend the weekend with loved ones. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Monterey Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Quail Lodge
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Salinas
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Laguna Seca Raceway
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

5 miles up Arroyo Seco Rd. is the Arroyo Seco Recreation Area with off road hiking and biking and lots of water fun. Wine Tasting opportunities near by abound (along with private wine tasting and vineyard tours at Mesa Del Sol).

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

7 day rentals are $6,500 plus 10.5% tax. Summer season and holidays are held for 7 day rentals but shorter rentals are possible at $1,200/night/2 night min. Contact owner for wedding/event opportunities. Owner is bound by county permits to rent to one party per week. Winter rates available :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund