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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Take a break from the hustle bustle of everyday living and enjoy a few nights at our relaxing and peaceful vacation home. Villa Serena is located in prestigious 'Mission Highlands' just above the historic Sonoma Plaza. From the moment you begin the drive up High Road you will begin your journey into another world.

This luxury private residence, surrounded by majestic oaks, offers privacy with vistas over the Sonoma valley to Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Our home has been recently decorated and outfitted with stylish, yet comfortable furnishings. All rooms have cathedral ceilings, are filled with light and have stunning views of the hills or natural gardens. Relax in the warm, inviting living room with its stone wood-burning fireplace.

Dine in the solarium dining room, on the spacious view deck or around the pool - the choice is yours!!!! The fully equipped kitchen is open to the dining room and offers additional dining options. A large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as the cozy guest bedroom and bath, have luxurious bedding and linens.

The open den offers additional sleeping for two on the queen sleeper/sofa. The glorious pool, in its lush garden setting, beckons you on warm days and nights.

Once you've experienced a stay at Villa Serena we're certain you'll want to return again and again.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

We purchased our Sonoma vacation home in 2009. The minute we walked in and saw the view and experienced the calming effect of the property we knew it was for us. We have spent the several years making improvements, painting, furnishing and turning the house into our 'home away from home'. The town of Sonoma is so close to San Francisco and yet feels like you are in another country. It reminds us of parts of Italy with the rolling hills filled with vineyards. We love Villa Serena and have enjoyed the times we've spent here. We hope you will find the serenity that the name implies.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

It is only minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza yet it has the feeling of being very secluded. We have been coming to Sonoma for the past 30 years and have stayed in many of the hotel resorts in the area. Now we have our own 'resort' and can come anytime we want.

What makes this house unique

One of the benefits of Villa Serena is it's location in the hills just above the Plaza. It is in an exclusive residential neighborhood with views of the valley. It is very private and the setting feels like you could be in Tuscany. The house has a wonderful flow to it and it is perfect for couples as well as a get-away for friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As proud owners of Villa Serena we would like to share with you the beautiful, heartfelt testimonials from our many guests from all over the world who have written in our guestbook about their stay in our magical retreat. Enjoy!

“Our five day stay at Villa Serena was surreal! Indeed, it was more beautiful than any of the photos we had seen online! Being able to dine on the deck with candlelight, enjoying tranquility, wine, and gazing at the stars was the perfect end to each day.” - Tami
Oct 2010
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 (Master) has jetted tub and hand held shower Bathroom 2 (Guest) has stall shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Gorgeous cherry wood sleigh bed with custom bedding, Twin or Single Beds (2) Iron sleigh beds with custom bedding, (1) Den features comfortable sofa bed with queen mattress,
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Vaulted Ceilings Throughout, Hardwood Floors, Gated Entry, Private from Street, Roll Out Awning on Deck for Shade, Luxury Iron Furniture on Deck, Teak Furniture by Pool, Amazing Views from Every Room.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 58 reviews
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Villa Serena Sonoma CA

  • 5 of 5

The place was wonderful. A beautiful home, very comfortable with beautiful views! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Retreat at beautiful "Villa Serena"

  • 5 of 5

The drive up to the villa was so pretty and just minutes from the Plaza in Sonoma, but very private and secluded. The Villa is beautiful and we really appreciated the Tuscan decor furnishings and the extremely comfortable beds. We loved the beautiful views from the decks of the valley and the pool area gardens. View is breathtaking! Villa has everything you would want or need for a wonderful vacation. You will love Jo, as she is so nice to work with. We will cherish our stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The view was amazing and the house beautiful and comfortable. We wished we could stay longer. The owner made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl Friend Get A Way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property just minutes up the hill from Sonoma Square. Loved the peaceful evenings and mornings . Very nicely maintained and clean. Owners were lovely and very helpful with suggestions and very well organized with visit information. Would recommend for a group of girlfriends, two couples, or newly weds that enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the close proximity to the town.

Thank you for sharing this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

A gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Serena in October 2015 and had a great time. The house has some wonderful features such as an open dining room to the patio and one of the best views of the valley you will experience. It only took 6 minutes to drive from the house to Sonoma's downtown. It is a very quiet and peaceful place to enjoy the view and fine wine.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Birthday Weekend EVER!

  • 5 of 5

My husband treated me to a weekend in Napa for my 30th birthday - we chose to stay in Sonoma and couldn't be more pleased with Villa Serena! Jo was VERY helpful and the house was very clean, homey and I cannot say enough about the views! If you are looking to have a relaxing weekend - definitely do not overlook this place! I will say that the pictures online do the house very little justice. It is SO much better in person. I hope to come back again! Thank you, Jo for your hospitality and the bottle of wine upon our arrival!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the girl & the fig
"Wonderful food, great for lunch or dinner, just down the hill from Villa Serena"
Glen Ellen Star
"Small and always crowded but amazing food. About 20 minutes from Villa Serena "
Sonoma Plaza
"Old fashion town plaza, one of the few in California. Stop into the Visitors Bureau for som..."
The Sonoma Cheese Factory
"Fun to stop by and grab some cheese, French bread and picnic somewhere."
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
"Very close to the Plaza, about 8 minutes from Villa Serena."
El Dorado Kitchen
"Good food, love to eat in the patio during the warm nights. Just down the road from Villa S..."
Hot Box Grill -- CLOSED
"Interesting food, not fancy but worth the visit."
Buena Vista Winery
"Charming old winery inside a cave, about 15 minutes from Villa Serena"
Benziger Family Winery
"Great setting, fun to walk around, gorgeous gardens."
Swiss Hotel Bar and Restaurant
"Funky old hotel, Italian food, always crowded, just across from the Plaza"
Cafe La Haye
"Just off the Plaza, amazing food, 4 Star, reservations a must."
Viansa Winery
"Lovely views, located on the way to Sonoma, good to stop before coming to Villa Serena."
Red Grape Pizzeria
"A real local clientel, terrific food, great patio in rear, wonderful salads and I think the ..."
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

2 night minimum. 3 night minimum over Holidays. All rates are for up to 4 people ($50 per night will apply for each additional person, maximum occupancy 6 people).
Rates do not include, occupancy tax of 12%, cleaning fee or security damage deposit.
$1000 Deposit required at time of booking.
$495/nt - $3100/wk - $11,000/mo Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate No. 690N

A deposit is required at the time of booking a reservation. After arrival it converts to a damage deposit and is refundable if no damages.

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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