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Views to the Bay. Minutes to Sonoma PlazA. CONTACT OWNER FOR MID-WEEK SPECIALS

Sonoma, CA, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)


Tax ID number 852N


Summers House, is a rustic contemporary country home and architectural gem. Warm, welcoming, filled with art, antiques, and books, the house garners rave reviews from groups who enjoy its embrace. As one notable author who who enjoyed the house stated, 'Now I have been spoiled; every other place we stayed in after yours seemed well, souless. That might be so for all our future vacation homes.'

Summers House has views that reach to San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, yet is just three miles, 10 minutes, from Historic Sonoma Plaza. Designed by award winning architect Robert Zinkhan, and beautifully integrated into the natural landscape, it epitomizes his goal: To create “The house as art”.


Summers House features Mexican paver tile floors, a beautifully tiled, handcrafted, fully equipped kitchen, and native stone fireplace. The striking fireplace was constructed from cobblestones left behind when quarries on the property provided stones to pave the streets of San Francisco during the 19th century. Today, huge moss covered boulders still sculpt the land. Tumbling stonewalls have been restacked to enhance the landscape, while maintaining the property's historical integrity. Native American arrowheads found on the property also provide reminders of the past.

Comfortable and practical leather furnishings complement antiques, art, the home’s natural cedar walls and exposed beams. A large 18th Century European dining table comfortably seats guests. A quarter sawn oak upright piano, a part of the family for nearly sixty years, has been restored and tuned.

Three bedrooms, all with lofts, and two bathrooms welcome groups of six (an occasional seven or eight with approval.) The master bedroom boasts an extremely comfortable king bed, and Jacuzzi bathtub. The two bedrooms that once housed the Summers children, feature queen sized beds and share a bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. Each bedroom includes a private sink and vanity.

An enormous deck, with a wonderful jarrah wood outdoor dining table, spans the south side of the house and captures views of Mt. Tamalpias and the San Francisco Bay. Views can be enjoyed from the living and dining areas as well. Sunsets are breathtaking.


Wind up one of the most scenic country roads in Sonoma to reach Summers House, located on a private country property in east side Sonoma. Drive through vineyards, pass by Ravenswood Winery, and climb up into the hills where the house is nestled on a wooded hillside where wildlife abounds. Drive slowly as the road is a hiker's paradise and wildlife crossing.


Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, historic sites; and art, cultural, film, food, wine, entertainment events are just three miles away. Enjoy Sonoma's Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday evenings and in Depot Park on Friday mornings.

Enjoy personalized wine tours - we recommend Burdick Vineyard Tours - Bicycle Tours, Segway adventures, a private in-house message - or indulge one or our local spas. Visit galleries, unique shops and galleries around Sonoma Plaza, and at Cornerstone Gardens near Gloria Ferrer in the nearby Carneros Appellation.

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country. It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries. San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

Summers House has been the pride and joy of its owners for nearly 40 years. It has provided the setting for many family-owned business gatherings, which have supported food, wine and art, charitable endeavors. It is an inspired and inspiring home with a special sense of place.

The Summers maintain a live/work space on the property from which Inn Wine Country is directed. Pat is just a telephone call away to answer any questions or assist with special requests.

Tis the Season!

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the wine country. Christmas shop for unique gifts during the month of November. Take advantage of personalized service and free gift-wrapping at unique shops around Sonoma Plaza. Taste an array of excellent vintages at wine tasting rooms around the Plaza. Attend Sonoma Valley Olive Festival events in January and February. Enjoy the beauty of winter when wild mustard carpets the vineyards with gold. Take in a movie at historic Sebastiani Theater. Dine at fabulous restaurants without reserving months ahead of time. Visit wineries throughout Sonoma Valley and nearby Napa Valley and enjoy the best service of the year. Purchase wine with no worries about it overheating in the car.

Summers House is available for weekend, mid-week, weeklong and full-month visits every month of the year, with the exception of December. Call owner Pat Summers for assistance with transportation and tours.

Please note that we do not keep the VRBO calendar completely up to date as we are often able to offer guests another vrbo alternative if one of our houses is reserved. We also find that guests are often able to adjust their dates to reserve the house of their choice. We close the calendar when all house are reserved.


We base rates on our Wine Country seasons: Mustard Season - January through March, when the region is carpeted with wild mustard in bloom. A great time to explore the wine country when tasting rooms and restaurant are less crowded; Spring through early Summer, from bud-break to fruit; Mid-summet through Harvest, from ripening to crush; November through December, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's Holidays. Shop Sonoma beginning in November for unique holiday gifts. Sonoma Plaza offers extraordinary shops. Some offer free gift wrapping! Winery tasting room also offer a plethora of unique items.


Pat Summers

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Pat Summers

Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. Pat founded Summers-McCann Public Relations and has been involved in the food, wine, hospitality, and art industries for more than 25 years. She conceived and founded Sonoma Salute to the Arts, an event that set the standard for wine country events, tom 1986 through 2007. She and her team and created the world famous Napa Valley Mustard Festival, which offered multiple events from January through March, through 2010. Pat now enjoys hosting guests in their vacation rentals: Inn Wine County Executive/Vacation Retreat near Sonoma Plaza, and Summers House in prestigious east side Sonoma three miles from Sonoma Plaza. She has also assists other property owners with renovations, decor, management and marketing of vacation rentals. Dave and Pat treasure spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Pat Summers purchased this House in 1978

Why Pat Summers chose Sonoma

Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. They built Summers House as their family home nearly 40 years ago. They love and enjoy their country property. 'We are delighted that our home can now support us in a new way: As a vacation rental it enables us to travel and spend time with family."

What makes this House unique

As a guest at Summers House you will have a personal connection with this unique and beautiful country property and wonderful part of the world. The house is unusually welcoming. Most guests comment on the beauty and warmth of the house, stating that it is even better than the photos. It provides the perfect setting for a truly memorable small gathering of friends and family. Summers House provides an extremely cost effective way to experience the Wine Country. Owner, Pat Summers, will be delighted to offer tips for your vacation planning.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Loft
        1 double, The loft is inside one of the bedrooms.
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Rural
              Summers House is three miles - 10 minutes - by car from Historic Sonoma Plaza. It is in a private, secluded, and peaceful rural residential area on a three acre wooded parcel with great views.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Accented by huge native stone fireplace and large window seat
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central heating and air conditioning
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central Heating and Air Conditioning
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped and open to the living and dining areas.
                            • Catering Available
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Large antique Européen table
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Sonoma Golf Club
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair accessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • jetted tub


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • photography
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Summers House is three miles from historic Sonoma Plaza and is surrounded by wineries. Located on the East side of Sonoma it is close to Napa and Carneros wineries as well as those in Sonoma Valley. Art galleries, antique stores, Conerstone Gardens, and unique shops such as Sign of the Bear Kitchen Store and Williams Sonoma, recently reopened in its original location, enhance shopping opportunities. San Francisco, The Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Calistoga Mud baths are all are just one hour away.

                                                                      22 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Just what we were looking for.

                                                                      Jennifer M.

                                                                      This place was just what we were looking, nothing too fancy just a nice secluded place with a view. It is a nice cozy little place that comfortably slept all 6 of us (3 couples). We had a nice kitchen to cook breakfast and dinner and all the cookware we needed was available. Nice spacious master bedroom. While the other 2 rooms are a little smaller it was all the space we needed. The back patio is the main thing we loved. It’s a nice spacious deck with a grill that we utilized and a beautiful view. If it were a bit warmer when we were there we would’ve eaten every meal outside. Pat was very easy to work with and when we had to come in earlier than our check in time so I could take an online test she was very accommodating. My father lost his sunglasses and Pat found them and is being kind enough to mail them back to us. Not everyone would do that and we greatly appreciate it. And if you love to read this is definitely the place for you. There’s a huge bookshelf with tons on books. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Pat for your hospitality

                                                                      Beautiful Views!

                                                                      Sharla B.

                                                                      I highly recommend Summers house! We spent a girl's weekend at Summers House. There were 4 of us and it was very comfortable. I am very picky about bedding and linens. Every bed was comfortable and had nice linens and pillows. The kitchen was well stocked with glasses, plates, silverware and condiments. The setting was beautiful! It was very peaceful, quiet and serene. I was concerned that Uber would not be able to find the house since it was not on a main street in town. We did not have any problems with Uber or other drivers who came to pick us up. It's about 10 extra minutes up the hill and well worth it for the views. We met the owner and her family. They were very kind and gracious! We were so happy to spend our girl's birthday weekend in Sonoma at Summers House!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It was a pleasure to have these lovely women stay at Summers House. We have hosted many women's groups over the years. The house is a great place to get together and reminisce, share meals - and of course enjoy "bottle poetry" - the most acclaimed product of our region! Situated on the east side of Sonoma, the house is convenient to both Sonoma and Napa wineries. You pass by Ravenswood, our neighborhood winery, coming to and from the house. Sebastiani is just a minute or two closer to town. The nearest Napa/Carneros wineries are about 15 minutes away. The area abounds with wonderful restaurants. Our women guests raved about Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. We hope to see them again on their next trip to the Wine Country.

                                                                      Perfect Girls' Weekend!

                                                                      BethNorthern California

                                                                      Summers House was the perfect home for our girls' weekend in Sonoma! Five of us from across the country gathered here for the long weekend to celebrate our longtime friendship, and the house provided us just the kind of comfortable space to do this. The unique character of the Sunmers House and its views absolutely charmed us and offered a lovely introduction to this beautiful wine country. Pat was absolutely great to work with up front in the planning and was there to answer any questions we might have. We would do this again in a heartbeat!

                                                                      A Sonoma stay that knocked our socks off!

                                                                      Sue UColumbia, SC

                                                                      We LOVED staying in this home. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty and comfort. The art and books and décor were amazing. The view from the deck was beautiful during the day or at night. We cooked for a small group and enjoyed the kitchen and all of the equipment. Our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loved the piano. And she did very well there - she even slept in the loft. It is a little difficult to find but once found, it was hard to leave. My husband was in a wheelchair and did very well staying here. Truly a wonderful experience. A large thank you to Pat for the lovely home!

                                                                      Great weekend in Sonoma

                                                                      Janice and David P.Wauwatosa, WI

                                                                      This was a perfect home for a long weekend in wine country if you want to be close enough to the town of Sonoma yet away from other tourists. It was about a 10 minute drive up into the hills overlooking the valley and the view from the very spacious deck was worth every penny of the rental. Everything was as pictured, with comfortable beds and enough room for our group of six. After a long day of touring wineries or walking in Healdsburg or Zip lining in Occidental, to come back to an extremely nice home in quiet surroundings was fantastic. Thank you Pat, for a wonderful stay.

                                                                      Beautiful Remote Home

                                                                      Donna H.Omaha, NE

                                                                      Pat, my family enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home! We had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. The location was remote but worth the drive up the hill. The view was breathtaking and we took every opportunity to sit on the patio. We were in Sonoma for a wedding with many planned activities and did not have enough time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Next time! Thanks for a delightful stay!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It is such a pleasure to share our beautiful home with guests from all over the United States and around the world. Meeting wonderful people is a big plus for us as vacation rental owners. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again!

                                                                      Pat Summers



                                                                      Sonoma, CA, USA

                                                                      Wine tasting and vineyard tours, an abundance of restaurants, unique food, wine and art events, galleries, shops, and spas, hiking, biking and picnicing are among the amenities and actiivities offered in this rich diverse cultural/agricultural paradise. Sonoma is centrally located for day trips to Napa Valley, Northern Sonoma County, the Pacific Ocean and beaches, the Russian River Recreation Area, and San Francisco. With nearly one thousand wineries and thousands of acres of beautiful rolling vineyards in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Filled with art, books and special touches, Summers House offers a very warm experience for guests, many of whom return each year. Please note that holidays including Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving are offered at high season nightly rates (or more) and require a five night minimum stay. Owner Pat Summers offers personalized service and a is happy to assist with special requests and needs. Rates are based on our Wine Country seasons: Mustard Season - January through March, when the region is carpeted with wild mustard in bloom. A great time to explore the wine country when tasting rooms and restaurant are less crowded; Spring through early Summer, from bud-break to fruit; Mid-summet through Harvest, from ripening to crush; November through December, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's Holidays. Shop Sonoma for beginning in November for unique holiday gifts. Sonoma Plaza offers extraordinary shops. Some offer free gift wrapping! Winery tasting room also offer a plethora of unique items. Please note that all major holidays require 5 night minimum stays. We are not able to identify the specific days on the vrbo rate schedule as guests dates for the selected holiday may vary. Please call owner directly to discuss. Please note that we update the calendar when all houses are reserved. We are often able to offer guests another vrbo alternative if one of our houses is reserved. We also find that guests are often able to adjust their dates to reserve the house of their choice.

                                                                      22 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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