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Modern Rustic Beauty in the Carneros Wine Region

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sonoma House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Dwell Magazine style - Unique, modern rustic paradise!

A mini compound! Family friendly!

Special country property just a mile from downtown. One large flat acre with two dwellings plus covered outbuilding used as gameroom or al fresca candlelit dining.

The main house is a cozy single level dwelling, which features two bedrooms, one bath, plus laundry. There is a flat screen tv (Dish Network) in the living area. Just a couple hundred feet out the front door. down a paved walkway is the detached studio which features a king size bed and a pull out double bed and one bathroom. There is a mini kitchenette and a seating area with a flat screen tv. Abundant sunlight from the many windows as well as french doors leading out to a small patio overlooking the side yard. A perfect place for the kids to hang out and or for two families to vacation together

Out the back door of the main house, is a small deck perfect for lounging and reading. Step down to a patio area with gas barbeque and outdoor table and chairs with umbrella. Then saunter over to the covered outbuilding for some ping pong.

At the back of the property is a brand new salt water pool and spa with automatic cover and views of the abutting Domaine Carneros Vineyards and surrounding hills, completing the property.





Keywords: House, Pool, One Acre, country, vineyards, modern, rustic

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About The Owner

We Are John and Liv. We live in San Francisco with our two children and enjoy the outdoors, great food, friends and family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Sonoma County

Love the atmosphere and weather.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, space. Can walk out to vineyards and stroll over to a large pond and watch the egrets and other birds. Swim all day without having to share the pool with a mass of people. Great for small groups getting together to relax and reconnect and for families with children. We have made it really kid friendly.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Modern Rustic Beauty in the Carneros Wine Region
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The houses, property and pool are all excellent. What made our stay even better was the professionalism of the owner. When we first arrived there was a minor hicup that we had to deal with. Once I told the owner about the problem she immediately resolved the situation and made sure the rest of our stay was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

Great property - the grounds are beautiful, the home very clean and the studio very well kept, as well. The owner is very responsive and a genuinely nice person. We have now stayed here twice and loved every moment. Quick 5-10 min drive to most Sonoma wineries and a few great options within a mile from the house. Only issue was a non-working remote! Great experience all around. It's a house with a lovely vineyard view, with a pool and a grill perfect fora small group of family or friends.

Must visits: Cornerstone and Obsidian Winery on premise there. The gardens are beautiful too.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Property minutes from downtown Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely with a beautiful yard, pristine pool, and lots of lounging space. The house and guest studio were both cozy and clean. Most of all, the owners were kind, organized, and helpful. I'd highly recommend this as a getaway spot!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not maintained and dirty

  • 2 of 5

Stayed during winter holiday 2015. House needed thorough cleaning including sweeping under furniture/couches. Kitchen was dingy. Vents and air filters were extremely dirty. Lawn was unkempt and over grown. Only 2 burners were functioning during our stay. Disappointed especially for the price and it being our first time visiting wine country. Didn't leaving a good lasting impression of the area with these accommodations.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that it was in the condition. It was the start of our winter season and sparsely used during this time of year. I wish you had let me know so that I would have been aware of our cleaning services lack of professionalism. Had I known, I would have had them go back out to clean twice over again and address anything that needed cleaning and or fixing. We have since updated our cleaning crew to ensure high standards are met.
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Felt as though the property had been abandoned for some time

  • 2 of 5

We rented this property as one of two houses for our wedding weekend. We were very excited about the place based on the photos and other reviews. However, once we arrived we felt fairly disappointed by the condition of the property, home and studio. It looked like perhaps the place had been cleaned prior to arrival, but weeks before we got there.

The trash cans were in the driveway. The grass was completely overgrown everywhere. The outdoor furniture was placed in random areas, with no real thought or curation. The studio had dirty sheets on that never seemed to have been cleaned from the last renters. And although the owner thought it was the hair from the cleaners that had made it in, there was way too much of it all over the sheets and comforter for us to agree. There was also actual dirt/pebbles in the sheets. The studio does not have any closets or anywhere to hang clothes. Not even a hook. Which was tricky if we wanted to keep things from wrinkling. The main house smelled very strongly of something moist and unpleasant. And the level of cleaning there was also cursory at best. The hot tub never ever actually heated up to a comfortable temperature, let alone hot tub temperatures.

We ended up leaving early and staying at the second house for the rest of our reservation given how disappointing it was. The pluses are that the house is STOCKED for kids. It really had everything you could need from cups to sleeping to toys. Which was fabulous for our friends and their child. Also the owner was responsive, getting a plumber out to the house quickly when a toilet backed up. But definitely would not recommend the place, especially since there are so many other better kept rentals in the area. If there was more attention paid to details and cleanliness I would recommend it, as the location is great and the property definitely interesting.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renna, So sorry that you found the property to be less than perfectly clean. It is always cleaned well. There must have been some kind of mix up or issue with our maid as this is a rarity. Additionally, this was the rainy season, so there may have been a possible leak or window left open that caused some sort of moist/damp smell you noted. Though there is no such smell typically. The garbage cans are outside when the garbage company comes and then leaves them at the gate, so they must have been there the day you arrived. As for the overgrown grounds, we are a 'rustic' property as noted in our advertisement and thus our grounds are kept very natural, especially due to the longstanding drought and also this time of year with the introduction of much needed rain, making things grow fast and gardeners away until the inclement weather subsides. As for the furniture, that is just how it has always been- eclectic and spread out outside for people to utilize as they wish. And the hot tub has never not heated up or worked. There is a spa panel next to it that explains how to heat it (same in binder/manual). Again, so sorry that you had such an unpleasant stay. I wish you had let me know and I would have sent the maid to re-clean and rearrange things for you had I known. Best, Liv
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Peaceful & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We just celebrated the New Years Holiday in Sonoma! This was the perfect place for two families! It had everything we needed to keep both the adults and kids happy! The extra secure gate at the front of the property put us at ease as our kiddos enjoyed running around the property playing and swinging! I can only imagine how great this place is during the summer months with the awesome pool! John & Liv are great property owners, very responsive! We look forward to our next stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) 1 in main house bedroom , Queen size Beds (1) 1 in main house bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Alma mini rolling crib with organic mattress and sheet for infant/toddler up to 2yrs old., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 in main house Living Room 1 in studio cottage
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Views of abutting Domaine Carneros Vineyards

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