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Bob McDonald

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Classic Sonoma Ranch House - Luxury Pool - 2 Blks to Sonoma Plaza

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Sonoma House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Why stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast when you can unwind at Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch, a private, luxury Sonoma vacation rental property, right in the heart of California wine country? Situated just a short two block walk from the historic Sonoma Plaza, this recently renovated mid-century classic California Ranch home provides the comforts of a cozy and private wine country retreat and getaway.

The home is situated on one half acre of land, providing visitors with charming gardens, expansive outdoor entertaining spaces and a new 15' x 35' inground salt water pool with solar heating, volleyball net and automatic cover.

The renovated ranch-styled home offers an open great room entertainment area with living, dining, kitchen island and cook area with large flat screen tv. The home can accommodate up to 4 persons and offers two master bedrooms with generous sized en-suite bathrooms, complete with shower/tub combo, vanity and toilet area.

Just a quick walk to shops, museums, historic sites and world-class restaurants, you can spend each day at your own pace, art and antique shopping, enjoying a relaxing massage at one of the local spas, eating superb local foods and wines from one of our local restaurants or town farmer's market, and all within a short 2 block walk from this unique property.

Centrally located in the heart of the California wine country and right off Highway 12, Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch is within easy reach of the Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, the vineyards of Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and the Russian River. We are also located within less than a one hour's drive from the bustling night life and excitement of San Francisco. Our Ranch house can be your home base for a fantastic, relaxed and authentic California wine country experience.

For guests staying one week or more guests have access the the laundry room in the owner's private pool house.

The owner's private hot tub is not an advertised feature of the property and remains locked during your stay. The pool is always available for use, but is solar heated, and NOT heated between approximately November 1 through April 1st.

RENTAL AGREEMENT - A complete rental agreement can be obtained from the rental manager Bob McDonald, and through this listing. A COMPLETED RENTAL AGREEMENT INCLUDING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE BOOKING APPROVAL. If questions, please call Bob at 415 - 309 - 5070. The following is a summary of the Cancellation and Occupancy/Noise Policies of the agreement:

Cancellations: Either party may cancel the rental up to 45 days prior to the arrival date. There is a $50 administrative fee if you cancel your reservation in whole and part. If you cancel the rental in whole or part on shorter notice than 45 days, and if we are unable to re-book the Sonoma Farmhouse for all or part of your confirmed stay at the same rate, we will retain any Rental Deposit as liquidated damages as required to pay such applicable rate. There is no refund of final rent payment for cancellations 10 days prior to your arrival, unless of course we are able to re-book the Sonoma Farmhouse for all of your confirmed stay at the same rate. There is no refund of rent for an early departure. You agree and acknowledge that we (Sonoma Farmhouse) may exercise our judgement, in our sole discretion, in seeking re-booking of the premises, should you cancel any part of your reservation, and that we are not obligated to accept persons other than those specifically listed below as substitutes for your rental of the property.

Occupancy and Noise: You agree as signee that you will be present and occupy the property during your stay at the property and be the point person responsible for its care and compliance with any conditions of use.

You agree that you shall leave the premises in the same order as you found them and that you shall not exceed the number of guests identified in the agreement. If more than the agreed number of persons are found to occupy the unit or property, or if abnormal utility cost are incurred, or if excessive cleanup or garbage removal is required, or if broken glass is found in or near a pool, additional charges for such persons, utilities, garbage removal and additional maid service/pool service will be charged and deducted from the Security Deposit (or credit card). You shall nevertheless be fully responsible for any damage to the premises in excess of the Security Deposit, plus reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys' fees, if necessary. Damage caused by your guests or invitees (including but not limited to excessive cleaning or damage to the property, fixtures, appliances, linens or furnishings) shall be your financial responsibility as renter. You SHALL NOT HOST special events or gatherings at the Sonoma Farmhouse involving more than your immediate party, as numerated and listed on the signed rental agreement, and shall not conduct any events or activities that might interfere with the peace and enjoyment of the property's neighbors, including any significant noise after 9 pm at night. If you are found entertaining more guests than approved by us in your rental contract without our prior permission, or are creating significant noise after 9 p.m., you will be asked to vacate the property immediately, and with forfeit the remainder of your rental as well as the security deposit.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Bob McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald is part owner and property manager for Sonoma Farmhouse which includes Sonoma Farmhouse Town in Sonoma, Sonoma Farmhouse Country in Kenwood, and now the newly renovated Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch house in Sonoma.

Bob has been managing Sonoma Farmhouse since 2004.

Bob's background and education is in Urban Planning and Landscape Design. He has a local landscape design business, and has professionally landscaped and lovingly restored each of the Sonoma Farmhouse properties, including the Ranch home.

Bob is active in Sonoma, volunteering for the City of Sonoma Planning Commission, and is a member of the Sonoma Chamber of Commerce, the Sonoma Historic Society and the Sonoma Valley Visitor's Bureau. Bob makes sure that every property detail is taken care for your visit at Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch, including the maintenance and production of Sonoma Farmhouse brand wines.

Bob McDonald purchased this house in 2009

Why Bob McDonald chose Sonoma County

Bob is originally from San Francisco, but can remember visiting family and friends in Sonoma as a child. Years later these wonderful times and impressions brought Bob back to live, work and run businesses in Sonoma.

What makes this house unique

Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch is uniquely located in the historic district of Sonoma and within a short walk to the Sonoma Plaza. Very few rentals can boast the expansiveness of open space, privacy and features including a pool within a short walking distance to town.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

Classic Sonoma Ranch House - Luxury Pool - 2 Blks to Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Law School Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent three nights here for a wine tasting weekend with four women. Walked to town for take-out to enjoy with a bottle of wine by the pool one night and walked into town for dinner the next. Also walking distance to a lovely bike shop that sent us out on a tasting-tour of the local vineyards. Property was clean, well-supplied, completely updated, and extremely convenient! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Guest

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sonoma Farmhouse for a girls' weekend and had a wonderful experience. A group of us rented the main house and the back cottage. It's perfectly located within walking distance to Sonoma Square and amazing restaurants, and it even has its own little vineyard vibe going on in the back yard. We spent Friday afternoon lounging on the back patio enjoying our own private wine and cheese situation before walking into town for dinner. Went wine tasting all day Saturday, then came back and stayed in to make our own meal. On Sunday we enjoyed coffee on the patio overlooking the beautiful backyard -- a totally relaxing weekend! Such a great VRBO find. Would definitely recommend to anyone! Thank you for making it a special weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here. The house and grounds are beautiful and very well kept. We only wish it had been warmer so we could enjoy the pool more.

The house is in walking distance to restaurants, grocery store and wine tasting. We parked and never moved them the entire weekend.

It was the perfect place for our mom's getaway.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch is very conveniently located within easy walking distance of downtown Sonoma shops and restaurants. The house is lovely, especially the grounds and pool. It is the perfect place for a relaxing stay. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheila - Thank you so much for choosing Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Bob McDonald Rental Manager, Sonoma Farmhouse
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch was perfect! The house was beautifully decorated and very clean. The grounds were gorgeous and we were glad we were able to make use of the pool. It's the perfect location and it was so convenient to be able to walk to restaurants and shops. Bob was great to rent from! He answered emails quickly and gave great suggestions of things to see and do. Also we got our security deposit back very promptly!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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From Florida

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Sonoma Ranch house! It was perfect for two couples! Walking distance to town square, tons go great restaurants, and shops. If you are there on Tuesday walk up to the farmers market and have great food and music. Very comfortable beds and linens, use of the washer and dryer was also a plus! This property is impeccably maintained and the yard and landscaping is beautiful! The pool was also a plus for the summer. We loved our stay and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Car: not necessary

Sonoma Farmhouse Ranch is located just a short 2 block walk to Sonoma's historic Downtown Plaza. The Plaza offers world class restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and winetasting rooms. We are also located steps to the Sonoma's Historic General Vallejo State park, which offers miles of walking/biking trails, natural open space, parks for the kids, and the General Vallejo Historic Home and museum.

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$475
$2,950
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 12.0%

CANCELLATION POLICIES APPLY. See Rental Agreement for more details.[sonomafarmhouse.com/rental_agreement.html]
HOLIDAYS: 3 night Standard Rate minimum applies
SECURITY DEPOSIT: $700.00 refundable security deposit required 10 days in advance.
CREDIT CARDS: Accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) The main house has two queen-sized beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Instant Hot Water in Kitchen

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