Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Other, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
I originally grew up in this home some five miles away, before it was moved from my family's Walnut Orchard to its current location. One of the oldest homes in Contra Costa County.
Why Owner chose Clayton
A perfect family environment with a children's playroom inside and an Alice in Wonderland-theme for play areas throughout the gardens.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Truly incomparable gardens and natural beauty await those who stay.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
NO PARTIES available for relaxation/retreat
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Outstanding in every way!
First, if you are truly interested in renting this property, follow the directions and CALL Patty...do not email! We rented this gorgeous estate while we were in the Walnut Creek area for my son's wedding. Our family (and the groomsmen) stayed here for the better part of a week while we toured San Francisco and participated in wedding activities. We also hosted the rehearsal dinner in the garden. As other reviewers have mentioned, this estate is a destination unto itself! Words can't describe the lovely, eclectic decor and the fascinating, whimsical gardens. Patty was helpful in every way. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
My family and I rented this beautiful estate while visiting the San Francisco area and Napa Valley for my daughters wedding. Pictures do not do this home and it's gardens justice, one has to explore it piece by piece to truly understand the magnificence and peacefulness that one finds here. Our regret was that we scheduled too much time away from the property prior to arriving that would have been better scheduled just relaxing on the porches, decks, gardens and sitting areas that are so plentiful. We'll not make that mistake on our return trip here in the near future. Our daughter had a beautiful day for her wedding and the family had a fabulous week enjoying California because of this property. Thank you so much Patty!
Peaceful Retreat Setting
I ran a retreat for women on Balance and Perspective. The location was an amazing compliment to what we were doing. The grounds were phenomenal, hard to put into writing how special the gardens and seating areas are, and so many places to explore and discover. For whatever mood, you can find a suitable place to reflect and just be. It allowed us to have community as well as privacy. It is close to Mt. Diablo, so we had a wonderful hike. Everyone wishes it could have lasted longer.
Patti is the sweetest person. She is such a great caretaker of both the property and the guests. I plan to run more retreats from this location...it is special.
Stunning home and gardens
We rented this estate to house out-of-town guests for my 60th birthday celebration. We also had a Saturday brunch in her beautiful garden. I can not imagine a more perfect place. The house is truly stunning. There is attention to every detail and you can tell the owner has spent years collecting furniture and art to make the house so beautiful. Even the plates, silverware and glasses are exceptionally beautiful. There is nothing about this property that feels like a typical rental. It feels like being a guest in an expensive home, owned by someone with remarkable taste who very much loves the property.
In addition, the garden is like a scene from Alice in Wonderland. The photos in no way do it justice. There are 3 acres of a mature garden, with beautiful plants, succulents and trees, all wonderfully maintained. And around every corner and nook, there are small art pieces and sculptures to explore, both whimsical and stunningly beautiful. I spent all Sunday just wandering around the garden with my friends, and finding new places to sit and contemplate the beauty around every bend. I have several friends who are gardeners and they were all blown away.
The location is great, right next to Mt. Diablo and close to stores. Patty was a very gracious host. I highly recommend this property.
This house is absolutely gorgeous and Patty and the on-site staff were super helpful and so generous and kind. Everything is exceptionally clean and well-maintained yet homey, so you can truly relax. Each room is lovely and unique and very comfortable. The garden is a delight - a place for contemplation and to recharge. There is so much space to wander and so many cozy spots to enjoy. We had a family gathering here and enjoyed grilling corn on the grill and eating outside on the beautiful wooden tables under a string of lights. Oh, and sitting in the hot tub in the evening after a long day was superb. With all of the beauty and the wonderful people - we would definitely come back.
Lush and Enchanting Retreat
The bridal party and I spent two nights here after my wedding and it was phenomenal. First off, Patty was a wonderful hostess; prompt replies, friendly, and above all accommodating. But the true star of the property was the gardens. Photos cannot capture this type of beauty... We arrived late at night and instantly had to explore. They go on and on, with meandering trails intersecting intimate seating alcoves and trickling fountains. Such a beautiful backyard retreat to relax after a stressful few months! The next morning we had a caterer prepare a brunch. It was a perfect day playing croquet and bocce on the large lawn while feasting on the patio. I cannot comment enough on how wonderful this home was, but what truly made it special was that our dog could be there too!! Patty, thank you for letting us share your magical home and giving us these memories we will be sure to cherish for the rest of our lives!