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Private Wine Country Property Near Historic Town Square

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

House + Guest Suite, 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This wonderful casually decorated wine country home is nestled in the hillside with stunning views of the town and the rolling hills of Sonoma. A private electronic gate accesses the two and a half acre landscaped property and house. The desirable location provides the renter with the privacy you'll relish for a true wine country experience while only minutes, and (1 mile walking distance), to the Historic Sonoma Town Square. You are also within minutes driving distance to world class wineries, restaurants, gourmet grocery stores and great shopping. The main house is two stories with the with three bedrooms upstairs (master bedroom with bathroom and an additional king and one queen bedroom to share one bathroom). A half bathroom is located on the main lower living area. The attached guest cottage, located via separate entrance, on the pool level has a complete small kitchen, queen bed, shower/bathroom and outside covered sitting area.

The house has several wonderful outside locations where renters can enjoy the Sonoma wine country atmosphere. The large solar heated pool and hot tub are located in a beautifully landscape area, with lots of room around the pool for relaxing or enjoying the fully equipped outside cooking and dining facilities or sitting around the big stone fireplace. There is even space to dine in the vineyard.

The recently kitchen has everything you will need to cook your meal and dine in except your groceries. You'll enjoy the large dining room and adjacent great room/TV with a fireplace and french doors to the back deck with a fountain and private wooded preserve. This spacious living area provides lots of room for your group.

There is also a sitting/sun room with a fire place, wet bar and deck with yet another dining area with wonderful views of the pool area and surrounding hills. There are so many places to dine on the property that in one week you could eat in a different location each night.

The house and guest quarters have broad band WiFi, air conditioning, heating, an in house laundry room and is completely furnished with linens and towels and some basic supplies.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About The Owner

We love the wine country and Sonoma in particular. Our Sonoma home provides us with the life we enjoy when we are not at home in Milwaukee.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

We love Sonoma, wine, and living and the San Francisco Bay area.

What makes this house unique

Relax and enjoy the good life while being close to everything if you ever want to leave the property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our second stay at this marvelous country estate. Feels so much like being transported to Tuscany! We love, love, love the multiple, beautiful and enjoyable gathering places around the property. We love feeling like we are a guest, not a renter. The beauty of the furnishings and the setting combine to make this a home I want to return to again and again.



Thank you so much for sharing this special place with us!



Susan dated June 29, 2015
Jun 2015
  • 1 of 17

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Private Wine Country Property Near Historic Town Square
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 34 reviews
Deer Valley Utah
5

Great place for family reunion!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow – I’m glad we did not pass up this house because of one bad review. I see that there was an issue with the renter per the response. Having had a VRBO property in the past I understand that some folks use the reviews as a way of getting even if the owner is charging the renter additional cleaning fees for a house not left in good condition. We did not have any of the issues listed. The house was very clean. It is a rental house not a place people live in when not rented.

However, we had a wonderful stay. I hope we can come back in the summer to really enjoy the outside. The pool area is beautiful, but with so much rain in January we could not make use of all the great outdoor space to relax and enjoy outside dining. We were very comfortable inside with lots of space for the kids and adults in a separate living area. The kitchen is well stocked for our chefs. The house is nicely situated to get to the plaza ( about a mile walking ) and to the wineries about 10 minute drive in any direction. It only took us 30 minutes to get to the Napa Wineries and Yountville. We did find many nice restaurants in Sonoma. Did not need to go to Napa. We especially liked the Fig Café in Glen Ellen which Sandy recommended as a nice locals place. Plus no corkage!!!

All the beds were comfortable with laundered linens, very nice touch, like a hotel room. Having a washer and dryer was perfect as we did get very wet walking to the plaza. Just when we thought it had stopped raining for a while.

Sandy was most helpful with easy check in procedures and immediate follow up. Our group would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to enjoy the wine country feel of the Sonoma Wine Country.

The Cooper family – January 15th

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michael and thank you for your nice review. We always appreciate getting a review from folks who have enjoyed our 2 acres of solitude in the wine country. Please do come back again. We offer a 10% discount for all return visitors. Sandy and Cathy
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
5

Outstanding property, beautiful location, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property in a quiet, beautiful location. Handled our group of 7 in comfort and with ease. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McLean, Virginia, USA
5

A Lovely, Secluded Sonoma Property

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the home while in Sonoma for our son's wedding. The house could not have been more perfect for our needs with great indoor space, lovely places to gather by the pool, and the many outdoor seating areas around the house. Everything was clean, comfortable and in good shape. The rental manager and the homeowner were very helpful in answering my emails ahead of the visit. When we arrived, the AC kept resetting because apparently the renters before us did not know how to work the simple thermostat and had mistakenly set multiple programs on it. The owner and manager were immediately responsive and addressed this small problem right away. I have seen the two reviews before this one and really do not understand what those people are talking about. Although I would agree that the outdoor space has too many levels to make it a good fit or small children. I wish I owned this property! It is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. We all loved the wild turkeys that gathered at the foot of the hill each morning, the deer grazing outside the fence, and the cattle in the field next door. The house is only a short drive to everything local, and also convenient to both the Napa and Sonoma wine regions. We walked to the square one day--while not a really short walk, it was not terribly far, and it was a fun walk. I would love to stay here again and hope to do so!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Travel reunion group

  • 4 of 5

I wish I had read the review before us. But it was posted after we were there. This is a great house and property. It was good for adults, lots of room, outside grounds beautiful, inside nice, seemed clean. On the other hand many windows and screens need to be fixed. We had a mosquito and spider problems which could have been taken care of. The outside area needs some TLC. decks, railing, awnings all need good power washing. The railing going to the pool needs sanding couple of people got splinters, chairs with cushions in the pool area had spiders under them I got bit. The lighting going down front steps either isn't working correctly or the light bulbs need to be replaced. My friend didn't see the last step because the light wasn't working and she fell on her knees and elbow. We BBQ and did all our dinners, the patio off the kitchen is nice but the old wood table and chairs are falling apart and need to be replaced or burned. We have rented many places in California, USA, and Europe. This was our most expensive rental, for the price it needs repair, such a shame it's not taken better taken care of. The property, gardens, landscaping gets more care.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dee We take pride in trying to make the house as clean and well maintained as possible. We also appreciate any suggestions guests can make to help us make the property better for all guests. We thank you for your suggestions and have made sure they are all addressed and corrected. 1-30-17 The problems listed above have been addressed. New chairs on the back deck, new paint, all outside lighting on stairs has been replaced, screens closed and the cleaners are reminded to clean cob webs. As you will see there are several five star reviews since this was posted.
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New York City
1

A nice house but not a nice place to stay (especially if you have kids)

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I got married in Sonoma and come back for an annual trip. We wanted to stay near town this time and so we chose this property.

The pros:

- close to town

- really big house, it's probably the biggest we have stayed at in Sonoma

- the pool and hot tub are well kept

- nice appliances and a lot of places to sit outdoors to eat dinner

- nice beds, sheets, blankets. Everything is very comfortable

The cons:

- we had to call the owner twice upon her request. The first time she let us know that the house had mice problems and that there would be an exterminator coming in the day after we arrived (note: I didn't see any mice but I did see some traps hidden). She cancelled the exterminator and I asked that we not have to wait around for him during our vacation. The second time Cathy voiced her concerns about having young children in the house. I understand the concern however we were already there and had stated very clearly in our initial inquiry that we would have toddlers in the home. It should not have been a surprise

- the home is a little more dated than I thought it would be per the photos. The guest cottage was rather small, a little musty smelling and wasn't as nice as the rest of the house

- owner deducted $100 from our security deposit claiming we left the home messy. We have rented many homes and have never had this feedback. We own rental properties so we make a point of respecting the rules of the home

- safety was a minor concern. There are many doors and windows on the first floor. Not all the windows lock shut (ie sliding window in front of the sink of the kitchen) so this was a little bothersome. There is a gate at the front which helps

We have stayed at some amazing properties in Sonoma and we have never written a negative review until now. My advice is if you have children, definitely do not consider this property. It's a nice place to stay if you don't mind the owner/property manager being a little overbearing. We will certainly not stay here again - there are too many nice rentals in Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very specific in our information for the property that this house is not suitable for small children due to the pool not being fenced in and all the stairs on the property. The renter did receive her full $500 deposit back even though the house was left in a condition that violated her contract such that we would not rent to this party again. With over five years of 5+ stars it is evident that this group was not a good fit for this property.
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Rochester, NY
5

My 40th Bday Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house in a great location!! Equipped with all we need and the stunning views made the week a blast. The outside pool area and fireplace were used alot along with the hot tub. The deck on the upper level was used alot for dinner, overlooking the pool and views were nice while enjoying wine during dinner. It was hard to leave, luckily it rained just the one morning of our departure. So it made it just a little easier. The deer in the backyard were neat to watch and the cows and one billy goat next door were a riot. We needed two more days there to get done all we wanted but what a great place... If I have my way we'll be back very soon :-) Erika Howard; Rochester, NY

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Shopping, Rafting, Kayaking, Boating, Mini Golf, Hot Air Ballooning, Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jan-March
Jan 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,500
$12,000
 
 
April - December
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$5,000
$15,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

The rate is for 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms. If you only need the main house of 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms the rate is $650/night + $200 cleaning fees and applicable taxes.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 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:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Main House - 1 queen
    Master Upstairs Main House - 1 king
    Guest room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautiful gardens and vineyard with sitting areas around pool and within vineyard and fountain.

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