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A Relaxing Place To Have Fun In The Sun!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Yakima Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Romantic 2-bedroom/2 bath Guest Cottage W Vibrant Vineyard & Lush Pond!

Our lovely 8-acre vineyard and charming 2-bedroom guest cottage are a treasure! Newly remodeled, the 'Grand Suite' will spoil you and your honey rotten! Get ready to relax in the fanciest 'retro' bathroom in town! Enjoy the convenience of having the whole-house to yourself, including a fully stocked kitchen. But who wants to cook when you can.......barbecue outside on the gas grill! Clean up quick so you can romance your honey on the porch... or lay-out on the private deck! Cool off in the pond as you splash in the paddle boat! Walk the vineyard to witness breath-taking views of Mt. Adams, as the sunsets. Tour Yakima's Premiere Wine Country. Sunland's Cottage is ideal for couples visiting Yakima on a weekend-getaway or a vacation! Conveniently located all within 3-15 minutes from most of Yakima's hotspots! (P.S. if you are allergic to animals, this is NOT your place! Also, since the cottage is situated on a working farm, expect to see crew polishing, priming and pruning the grapes during your stay, all in service to the fall grape harvest!)

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

The Snyder's
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About The Snyder's

For the past thirty plus years, the Sunland estate has been under the loving care of Jenny and Mark Snyder. Raised on a 3000 acre farm in Minnesota, Jenny drove a tractor before a car! Rather then stay inside to help her mother out with chores, Jenny preferred to sneak outside to join her father and brothers. She soaked up billions of brain cells of farming knowledge from them. She also loved to disappear out on her horse! But do not confuse her with a tom-boy, in college she was crowned Miss St. Cloud.

Today, not a lot has changed. Jenny is a farmer, a fashionista, and an amazing cook! She over-sees Sunland Vineyards and Guest Cottage. Over the years, the land has been transformed from a cattle ranch, to a goat farm, to a Morgan horse farm, and now to a fertile vineyard. (Thanks in part to ash deposited by Mt. St. Helens) Around the neighborhood, Jenny is known as the egg-lady as she generously shares her free-range-organic-farm fresh eggs!

Jenny and Mark's love for youth has inspired them to host over 91 exchange students. Rather then hit 100, they are extending an invitation to you, to vacation in the sun, while staying at their fun-loving Guest Cottage. Walk the Vineyard with your sweety hand in hand! It’s a FUN-loving romantic weekend getaway that you’ll want to keep returning to!

Get ready to thoroughly enjoy yourself! Jenny is a woman who has always been ahead of her time, and is always ready to have a sweet time! (G-rated!)

The Snyder's purchased this chateau / country house in 1978

Why The Snyder's chose South Cascade Mountains

Jenny's love for farming inspired her to convince Mark to purchase it. For years she had watched, her neighbors raise hundreds of goats on it! Its steep hillside provided the goats with terrain that kept them entertained! Decades later, as the wine industry in Yakima grew in momentum, the vision for the property expanded! Today it is planted in over 8 varieties of grapes which are sold to local wine makers such as Gilbert Cellars and Naches Height. The steep hillside and rocky terrain makes the land ideal to capture the sun's attention! Very similar to the hillside vineyards in France, the grapes thrive in this growing environment.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

*Quiet & Private *Charming 1930 Cottage located on a vineyard. *Green lush surroundings! *Beautiful pond! Recently remodeled * * Clean * Roomy closets * Two huge decks! * Outdoor barbecue * * Glam master bedroom w view of pond! * Outrageously decadent retro- bathroom! **Ample Parking *Security Gate* Alarm system * Starbucks within 2 minutes! * Flowers in bloom! * Peacocks * *Frogs!* *Crickets*

To learn more about the property please visit our website.


based on 7 traveler reviews

A Relaxing Place To Have Fun In The Sun!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Better than the Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

If a picture paints a thousand words, being there paints a million! What a lovely refuge from all that might worry you. Jenny's Pond is a world unto itself, with manicured grounds, a cottage quaintly nestled in yester-year, and an owner who boasts hospitality with fresh flowers, a bottle of delightful estate wine, delicious bread and butter, and eggs from a nearby hen house. In all my VRBO experiences, I have never felt more welcomed in a home, have never been more pleased with the rental value, and have never been more impressed with the cleanliness of the property. Seriously, this experience has created memories of a lifetime for me, my wife, our daughter, and our son-in-law. Thank you Jenny!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Your kind words are much appreciated. It is wonderful to be able to share the bounties of this land with you and your family. Three-cheers to many more wonderful memories.
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Property was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Jenny was a great host, very accommodating and lovely.

Would stay here again with out question.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Oh, thanks so much! My mother, Jenny, relates to the cottage as a work of art! As you may have noted, she is a fine artist indeed! Thanks so much for staying with us! We appreciate the time you took to post a review!
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Perfect base for our wine weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here! It was quiet and peaceful. We were welcomed with a dozen eggs and a bottle of white wine. The master bedroom was huge, it's bed very comfortable. The view of the pond was relaxing. We were very close to many of the wineries and had a great time! The only downside was the second bedroom's bed, according to the couple who came with us, was uncomfortable. Everything was very clean and welcoming. If we come back for another wine tasting we will be sure to see if it's available.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrea, thanks so much for the review! We appreciate your positive support and suggestions for improvement! My mother enjoyed having you at the cottage. Please come again to enjoy at 10% discount! Have a terrific summer! Julia Snyder Manager!
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Fabulous Setting with lots of extras

  • 4 of 5

A great house with lots of room and beautiful settings on the back sun deck and the front porch and the grounds are a beautiful place for a walk and a great hostess. Jenny made us feel like we were her personal guests. I highly recommend especially for those who want to see some great wineries and a must see is the Krueger Pepper Farm and Ginkgo Petrified Forest, and Cowiche Canyon. And we will always remember Tuxedo and we miss him.. Thank you Jenny and Julia

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect hideaway within the city

  • 4 of 5

We fully enjoyed our stay here. Fresh eggs, a fresh loaf of bread and a bottle of wine greeted us. We enjoyed waking up and sitting on the back deck or front porch to drink coffee and catch up on our reading. Both decks look out towards the private pond.

The best part is that we were not far from regular city attractions or the freeway. We would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are happy you enjoyed your stay! 'Ya, all come back now, ya hear?!!!
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Yellow cottage is quaint, and yet modern.

  • 4 of 5

We liked this cottage as it was located in the city, yet totally country. The master suite and bathroom are brand new and gorgeous. The kitchen and other areas of the cottage are quaint. The porches are beautiful to sit in and relaxing, looking over the vineyard or the lake. We liked the quiet with no neighbors and no schedule.

If you are wanting to "get away" then this is the place for you. Wine tasting or sitting on the backdeck enjoying a cup of coffee, we found the environment perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Yakima Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Zesta Cucina -- fine Italian dining.
Nearest Ferry
148 Miles
Seattle Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Apple Tree Golf Course
Nearest Train
92 Miles
Amtrak- Pasco WA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
The 12 highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
Zesta Cucina -- fantastic Italian food
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
White Pass Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Car: necessary

Sunlands Guest Cottage is a 'relaxing place to have fun in the Yakima sun! Our lovely 8-acre vineyard and charming 2-bedroom newly remodeled cottage, are a treasure! A dream destination! A lovely accommodation! Ideal for couples visiting Yakima on a weekend getaway or a vacation. Situated in a convenient location, it is just a short 3-15 minutes from Yakima's hotspots! Wine and dine your honey at the award winning Gasparetti's or Zesta Cucina! Tee off under the sun at the Apple Tree Golf Course, followed by a yummy brunch! Expand your possibilities as you take in breath-taking views of the valley while walking the upper-section of Cowichee Canyon. Or visit Naches Height Vineyard, just over the hill, to begin your tour of Yakima's exciting wine country. At night, attend musical entertainment at the Season's performance hall or the Capital Theatre! On your way out of town, make sure to stop by Johnson's Orchards, Naches Fruit Market, Krueger's Pepper Garden or the local's favorite Imperial Gardens to purchase a wide variety of farm fresh vegetables and fruit to take home to can or freeze! Also take note that on Sunday morning, the valley's farmer's come to the farmer's market off of w 3rd street! (june-sept)


Rates & Availability

Yakima Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.2%

*For weekend stays, a damage-cleaning deposit of $150.00 is required to rent cottage. Money will be refunded upon confirmation that property is left clean and intact according to standards in the Rental Agreement.
*The maximum number of guests is limited to 4 persons. An additional charge of $50.00 per person per night for guests in addition to 4 will be assessed.
*For weekly stays in addition to the weekly rate, a $150.00 damage refundable deposit is required, along with a $150.00 cleaning fee.
*For monthly stays the rate is $1925.00 a month, this includes utilities (electricity, cable, phone) We do not have internet access, although it can be turned on for an additional fee of about $30.00 a month) For monthly stays, we also require a damage deposit of half the monthly rate: $962.50. Also, upon leaving the cottage must be professionally cleaned. We will arrange this for $150.00 dollars.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
* 90% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.
* 0-90% refund if cancelled less then 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.
If cancellation notice is given by tenant within 30 days of Check-in date, we have the right to retain all funds at our discretion. Refunds will be based upon our best effort to re-rent the property for the same period.

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Yakima Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Grand Retro Bath Palace! - toilet , tub , shower
    Country Charm - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Grand Retro Bath-Palace makes getting ready in the morning fun. It's upbeat black and white tile schematic will wow you, better then a cup of coffee. At night, as you fill the bath with bubbles your stress or strain will go down the drain. A sexy see-thru shower will make the weekend all worth it. Country Bathroom is simple, clean and charming. The old style tub will take you back to the fifties.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Grand Suite - 1 queen
    The Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Grand Suite is newly remodeled. The spacious bedroom over looks the beautiful pond and green pasture. Charming window seat for your reading pleasure. Open the french doors to catch some sun on the private deck. The Yellow Bedroom is a cozy room with a charming view of the pond. Canopy bed infuses room with romantic appeal.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cottage sits on Sunland's Vineyard- a working vineyard and farm. The rows of grapes, lush pastures, and animals create a wonderful ambiance. To maintain this, work must be done both morning and night. When staying at the cottage, expect to see farm crew watering, pruning, and priming the grapes. They may park at the property while doing their work. It is all done in service to October-November harvest!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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