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Evan Wright

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Wine Country House with Pool, Vineyard & View!

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Santa Rosa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is a lovely hideaway only an hour north of San Francisco. Situated 15 minutes away from Santa Rosa, it is in a quiet, private, rural setting. Three acres of California's rolling hills with natural grasses, old oaks, lush gardens, and your own vineyard give you the privacy to enjoy Sonoma County living at its best.

The house is casual and warm, with sets of French doors opening from almost every room onto flagstone patios, decks, lawn, and gardens. A private solar heated pool with an in-ground spa big enough for eight is just outside the master bedroom. It’s the place to watch the stars and the distant lights at night and great for just warming up after a cold dip in the pool. A waterfall at the edge of the pool has rocks you can sit on for sun and is also a good place to jump into the water.

The Great room houses the living room with fireplace, dining area, and gourmet kitchen with a Viking range, a Sub Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. There are exposed beams and the ceiling reaches 12 feet high. Just outside the kitchen door is a large ground-level deck with charcoal grill, an herb garden and dining table and chairs.

Market umbrellas and six lounges are available around the pool for relaxing in the sun. The flagstone terrace, under an old Redwood tree and some Japanese Maples, Camellias and ferns, also has plenty of comfortable outdoor seating.

The three bedrooms in the house have very high ceilings and are brightly furnished with an eclectic French farmhouse feel. Each is distinct. One, with a queen bed, has a double set of French doors opening onto a deck. The second is small and cozy with a skylight and a double bed. A newly remodeled bathroom with toilet, sink and shower is located between these bedrooms and the Great room.

The master bedroom is a very spacious room with views from the bed out the French doors and all the windows. Just outside the door is the pool and spa. The master bath has a shower with room for two and a tub with a view. Big windows and a door out to a back deck make it bright and open.

The fourth bedroom is for the more adventurous in the group. It's a special, more rustic hideaway up a long stairway between rows of vines, then up some stone steps and paths even higher to the Quinta. Here, a large flat area on the hillside above the valley has been civilized with a romantic white fabric tent-cabin and an expansive patio. It's a bit of a hike to get there (though there is a gravel road you can drive up).

A queen-size bed, tables, chairs, lamps, and a CD player make it something like sleeping outdoors but with few of disadvantages. Antique windows look out over a view of the Sonoma Plain.

At night, you see the lights of towns and suburbs in the distance. On most days, you can see mountains on the other side of the valley and the coastal sky beyond. The patio has tables, chairs, lounges, and a small outdoor fireplace. It makes an ideal spot for gathering to catch the late afternoon rays or to watch the sunset--or the stars. On the other side of the patio, is a double hammock available for snoozing in the shade of a huge old oak tree.

A winding path leads to a charming, indoor/outdoor bathhouse (cold water only). A colorful Mexican sink is sheltered from any rain by a tin roof, The toilet is a modern composting toilet that is odor free.

The location has surprisingly easy access to Highway 101. There are many wineries in the area. The Russian River Area, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Healdsburg are close and the Sonoma coast is within an hour. The Napa Valley is about 45 minutes away. Best of all, most of this travel is over beautiful back roads.

Keywords: House with Guest Tent Cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Evan Wright (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Wine Country House with Pool, Vineyard & View!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage in the clouds

  • 5 of 5

Wow...this is a beautiful place. We had hoped to enjoy Wine Country with 6 of our college friends, filled with days of wine tasting and good food; little did we anticipate how much we would love just being together at this house. It was perfectly suited for the 8 of us and we ended up having several meals there due to the property's locale and the kitchen being so well appointed. I would definitely recommend this place and found Evan to be extremely responsive to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable Family Retreat and Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough positive to share all the hospitality that our host shared with us. From the adorable Tent House to the charming main home. Tastefully decorated, extremely comfortable. It felt like home. We had a small gathering for our son's graduation from Sonoma State University and all enjoyed the ambience, etc. A wonderful place for a family or corporate retreat. Grape arbors, compost toilet and shower enjoyed by our daughter and boyfriend. The weather cooperated as well. The owner lives in home above garage and we barely saw him. Such a wonderful man, I wish we had time to visit. Very learned and congenial. The Harris's from Indiana

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Connecticut
5

CAN'T BE BEAT ... FABULOUS PLACE!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation spot was everything we could have asked for and Evan was a great host. He met us at the house and really took the time to show us around the property and made sure we were comfortable. He very graciously gave us two bottles of wine that were made from the grapes grown on the property. Delicious :)

The pictures showcased this property perfectly. We went for a family get together with three generations and had a fabulous time. There was no shortage of sitting areas with enough comfortable chairs for everyone. The view from The Quinta was fabulous and we spent most evenings sitting up there watching the sunset and basking in the last of the suns rays.

As the other reviewers all mentioned, it is a perfect place to relax, entertain, or just sit and enjoy watching the hummingbirds. We had a great time grilling out every night and the kitchen was more than adequate.

I totally agree with Art ... if I could have given it more stars, I would have. We hated to leave. Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT
5

OUTSTANDING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us (friends) stayed here October 5th-8th to celebrate a few of our wedding anniversaries. We had such an outstanding time here. The place is absolutely beautiful. The layout of the house is perfect for entertaining. The hot tub and swimming pool and overall outdoor spaces to enjoy were amazing.

We give this place 5 stars (because we can't select more). We would all come back and visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA
5

So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times over the years. Talk about relaxing. It is the type of place that makes you just want to "unplug" and tune out. The yard is so beautiful, we rarely find ourselves indoors before sunset. The pool and hot tub can't be beat.

As a person in the food industry, the kitchen is more than sufficient. There is also a charcoal BBQ. If you like to grill, don't miss Bud's Custom Meats. They have a great selection of sausages, meats and sauces. Oliver's in Cotati is a great grocvery store. We try to do all our shopping before arriving so we never have to leave.

The Quinta is a bit of a hike, but never fails to be worth it. Bring a nice cold beverage (or 2) and enjoy the view.

We have two dogs and they seem to enjoy themselves as much as we do. Be sure to check your dogs for tics after your visit.

On our last visit, our 2 year old really started to enjoy the pool. We had a hard time getting her out. There isn't a fence around the pool, so you need to keep an eye on the little ones.

Overall, we love this house and can't wait to return with some friends for a birthday weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA
5

A Real Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here several times, both in the house and in the guest house, and will surely stay again. The pool is the centerpiece, with its surrounding rocks, gardens and lounging space. That being said, I have been there in the winter as well, with the fireplace roaring and the soup simmering on the stove. The house is remote, but not hard to find, and quiet for peaceful retreats and great sleeping. It has everything you might need (tv, stereo, etc.) and is fun and festive and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
SFO
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
3 miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
20 miles
Car: necessary

Historic Sites, Wine Tasting, Scenic Driving, Pacific Ocean Viewing, Lounging, Sunbathing, Hot Tubbing

Sonoma County TOT Certificate 2486N

Quiet hours: 10pm - 8am

Maximum number of guests : 8

5 vehicles allowed

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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
$665
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 Quinta - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 Guest - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 Quinta - 1 queen , This is a marvelous tent cabin
    Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Guest - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 Small guest - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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