A VERY SPECIAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME - WARM AND WELCOMING, AMAZING AMBIANCE, VIEWS TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY
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CONTACT OWNER FOR MID-WEEK SPECIALS OFFERS THROUGHOUT THE MONTHS OCT AND NOVEMBER!
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”.
DESIGN AND DECOR
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 ~ A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOUR VACATION
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.