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Gated,10 Acres; 2 Mi to Town Square, Pool, Spa, Views, Private

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Just five minutes from Sonoma's Town Square is the private gated estate of Runningwood. With more than 10 acres nestled in the heart of wine country, Runningwood Ranch neighbors some of Sonoma's finest wineries and is just minutes from Napa.

The residence is well-suited to host Weddings/Receptions & Parties, up to ~ 100 people.

The Residence is available from 3-day minimum(low season)/ 5 day minimum (high season) to long-term occupancy(1 year or longer).

The kitchen is a focal point of the residence: six grill range,side/by/side SubZeros,Dacor double ovens,plate warmer, etc. The Outdoor DCS Propane BBQ is a favorite of guests. Generous Sonoma Valley views abound. The entire residence & property showcase valley views overlooking vineyards. Neighborhood wineries and wildlife alone are worth the experience.

The residence rents monthly, weekly or with 3-5 day minimum(depending on season). We also allow events such as Weddings/Receptions, Parties and other special affairs.

Keywords: Private, 10 acres, East-Side of Sonoma, Pool, Spa, Gated, Spectacular Views, Runningwood

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Rudy

Formerly worked in the public health sector

Property purchased in 1991, Residence finished in 1995

Rudy purchased this estate in 1991

Why Rudy chose Sonoma County

minutes from the town of Sonoma, yet at the same time it affords a great deal of privacy

What makes this estate unique

There are more than 20 wineries within 20 miles of Runningwood. Some are even walking distance for the athletically inclined.


Sonoma Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), queen-sized aerobed (1) Large sectional Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
View is of historic wine country Sonoma Valley and home of only recognized (U.S. Geographic Survey no. 224912) waterfall in Sonoma County


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Gated,10 Acres; 2 Mi to Town Square, Pool, Spa, Views, Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Joe, Pam & Ryan

  • 5 of 5

We planned a last-minute business trip in Sonoma and found out all the hotels were booked - not one room any where. We found Runningwood and all our problems were solved and the home was so much better than a hotel. We wished we could have enjoyed the pool, hot tub and the patio but the trip was really business, business, business.

The home couldn't be more lovely. And, there was really everything anyone could ever need. This experience was above and beyond any other experience I have had staying in a home. Joe, the boss, was apprehensive but has now been converted since staying there. Thank you for such a great experience!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My second fantastic week at Runningwood in the last six months! The views and the many nuances of this property make it second to none, in my opinion. Enjoyed the pool during the day and the hot tub and fire place at night! Just an outstanding property!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home on a great piece of property. Home has nice amenities, great view, and is comfortable. I'd recommend it. Rudy was a very polite host!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 and all of us were very comfortable and amazed by how beautiful the property is. The owner was very responsive to our requests and helped us hook up with special services we were interested in. Our beds were comfortable, but some felt their mattress was a bit firm. The house was very clean and the kitchen was perfect. We spent a lot of time in the hot tub and sitting on the deck enjoying the fabulous sunsets in beautiful wine country. The surround sound system is a great feature. We all felt immediately comfortable when we arrived and were sad when it came time to leave. We were very close to town where we enjoyed unique shops and great food. We enjoyed dining at The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma which is a farm to table experience. The service and food was wonderful. We also recommend Rose Creek Massage. 3 therapists came to the home and provided a wonderful experience for all of us.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Wonderful Experience, Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

Runningwood exceeded our expectations. We stayed for 16 days and felt it was still too short. The property is amazing. The views are incredible from all over the house. We could never get enough of relaxing by the pool/ patio area with its incredible views. The kitchen is very well appointed, suitable for cooking wonderful meals. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The owners are great to work with, very responsive. The location is great for touring wine country. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashton, MD

Great home base for wine touring

  • 5 of 5

Runningwood lives up to the expectations set by its beautiful pictures and rave reviews. Minutes from downtown Sonoma, and quick access to Napa Valley, it is an ideal location from which to explore the best of wine country. When the day is done there is no better place I can imagine to relax and refuel. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Car: necessary

Many guests enjoy relaxing by the pool listening to music & following the sun course across the sky, observing the wild life and spectacular views when not visiting neighboring wineries. In the Summer, many find it fascinating to watch fingers of the SF Bay Area fog creep over the Western Mountain Range while swimming in the pool or enjoying the expansive pool patio.


Rates & Availability

Sonoma Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
pre-high season
Apr 1 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
high season
May 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Residential cleaning $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

RE Runningwood, Sonoma, CA
-Visit for details about the property
-Please try & avoid check-in/ check-out during weekends!
-Deposit amount contingent on length of stay;
$500 for stays from 3-6 days/
$750 for stays of 1 week/
$1,250 for stays of 2 weeks/
$1,750 for stays of 3 weeks/

-Excess utility fees, if any (beyond daily allowances), are charged against the credit/ debit card held on file.
(No allowances given for propane use)

-Residential cleaning fee ($275 + tax) is charged at booking if done online at VRBO's W/S.

NOTE: Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to check-in forfeits ENTIRETY (100%) of DEPOSIT & ENTIRE (100%) of the RENTAL FEE. NOTE: Should this occur, & if we are successful in booking another party during the same time period, we will forward ~ 50% of the new, revised rental amount, less any/all costs associated with securing the re-booking (including any costs associated w/ last minute posting of special availability offers, administrative costs, etc. IE: case example- you reserved, and paid for 1 week high season @ $7,560 + deposit of $750, and needed to cancel less than 60 days prior to taking occupancy. We were able to reserve another party during that same time period (for 4 nights) at a reduced rate of $1,000/night ($4,000). We would forward $2,000 less costs outlined above back to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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