About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some quality time at Villa Serena, our relaxing, peaceful, sacred retreat.
Villa Serena is located in the prestigious Mission Highlands, just a six minute drive from the historic Sonoma Plaza. As you begin your ascent up the hill you will be transported into a world of quiet tranquility.
Our luxurious private residence, surrounded by majestic oaks, olive trees and Chinese maples offers secluded privacy with sweeping views of the Sonoma Valley and Mount Tamalpais.
Beautifully appointed, with impeccable attention to detail, our home is comfortable and soothing while aesthetically pleasing to the Soul. All rooms have cathedral high ceilings which fill with light while displaying stunning views of our natural gardens or the sprawling landscapes below.
Relax in the calming, inviting living room with its stone wood-burning fireplace or
dine in the glass solarium under the oaktrees on a moonlit night.
Indulge in a mid-morning brunch outside on the spacious deck with captivating views. Cook in our fully equipped kitchen, then take a break in the lovely sitting nook and sip on some wine.
Rest in our gorgeous master bedroom and admire the view, complete with a fully remodeled en-suite bathroom and soaking tub.
Read a good book in our cozy guest room with breathtaking views and get comfy in the luxurious bedding and linens. Pamper yourself in the newly remodeled guest bathroom with a soothing full streaming shower.
The open writer's den offers additional sleeping for two on the comfortable queen sleeper sofa with beautiful views out to the enchanting pool garden.
The glorious refreshing pool in its lush garden setting beckons you on warm summer days and nights and is a tranquil haven for meditation and renewal.
Once you've experienced the magic at Villa Serena your Spirit will be touched by the Grace it bestows and like many of our guests, perhaps you will find yourself returning year after year.
May your journey to Villa Serena be filled with Peace, Joy and Serenity.
Alana and Jo
Jo Howard, Alana Leigh
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- Apr 24, 2018
About Jo Howard, Alana Leigh
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 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.
Jo Howard, Alana Leigh purchased this House in 2008
Why Jo Howard, Alana Leigh chose Sonoma
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.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautifully appointed, stunning views
Great wine weekend spent here with friends.
Beautifully decorated, huge space, gorgeous deck and social spaces. Nice bathrooms and great kitchen.
Amazing property with great views!
The property was perfect for our stay in wine country. It was just a short drive from the Sonoma Square and provided great views from the mountain. The hosts were super helpful and provided all the necessities to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable!
As detailed in so many previous reviews, this is a wonderful home. The view of the valley from the large deck is just what I was looking for and the pool was great. The furnishings were exceptional and very comfortable. Even the bed and bath linens were top quality. The kitchen was stocked with more than enough of the basics. I really can't think of anything that was lacking. All in all, this home made for a very relaxing, rejuvenating getaway.
Family Retreat at beautiful "Villa Serena"
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.
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.
Girl Friend Get A Way
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!
Other Activities: Horseshoes, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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