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Wine Country with Views! Secluded, Yet Incredibly Convenient to Everything

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom 1.5 bath, beautiful zen outdoor shower with private hot tub and decks

Harmony House is a charming 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house situated at the end of a picturesque road on Taylor Mountain, overlooking Rohnert Park and Petaluma. Bordered by two private ranches there are no neighbors, just a quiet and relaxing rural setting. Enjoy the sunset from one of our two private decks. Take in the view on a walk on our road. Bathe and feel zen in our beautiful new outdoor shower. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the complete privacy and serenity. All this is why Harmony House is unique for a trip to wine country.

The house has a fully equipped kitchen, well-stocked pantry and a comfortable living room/dining room area with a large television, premium channels and wireless internet access.

The main deck off the dining room has a gas grill with patio seating.

Our hot tub deck is adjacent and fully private- just you and the view!

All bedrooms have comfortable beds with luxury bedding.

Towels are provided as well as soap, shampoo and other toiletries.

The house has three bedrooms and 1 ½ Baths and sleeps up to 8 people.

Upper Level:

Kitchen, Dining/Living area

Pull out Couch with Inflatable Queen Mattress

Rock & Roll Bedroom: Queen Bed and twin day bed

½ bath with toilet and sink

Lower Level:

Americana Suite: Queen Bed in main room and twin bed in attached Sunroom. Private Deck.

Paris Bedroom: Queen Bed

Full Bath with Shower

Washer & Dryer on site with laundry detergent provided.

Welcome Basket provided on arrival. First day breakfast in the fridge including coffee and tea.

The house includes a comprehensive guide to entire area with our personal recommendations.

The owners live 1/16 miles away and are available for suggestions and assistance with local activities and winery visits.

Sonoma County TOT certificate # 1515N

We are a preferred vendor for Sweet Lane Gardens- a unique event & wedding venue. Harmony House is an ideal location and set up for members of the wedding party, family or guests. http://www.sweetlanegardens.com/

More Details

Owner
Mark and Lucy Herman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, very basic spanish and italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Mark and Lucy Herman

We are wine lovers and avid gardeners. We enjoy traveling and have made friends all over the world. They all love to come and visit us!

Mark and Lucy Herman purchased this house in 1999

Why Mark and Lucy Herman chose Sonoma County

We are in a spectacular spot on the third mountain ridge in from the Pacific Ocean.

Sonoma is on the fourth mountain ridge and Napa is on the fifth mountain ridge.

The property is at 1000 feet so we are often above the weather, enjoying bright sunshine while the valley below and the view all the way west is shrouded in fog. It is a incredible sight. Or occasionally we are in the cloud and there is soft mist all around- very lovely. It is very private but very close to everything too.

What makes this house unique

There is a plethora of things to do and see in our area:

Local Parks nearby include:

Taylor Mountain Preserve: 5 minutes ─hiking, biking, disk golf, birding, picnics

Russian River Resort area: 30 minutes─ swimming, canoes in summer months

Muir Woods: 1 hours + 10 minutes ─ beautiful redwood forest and hiking

Armstrong Redwoods: 39 minutes ─ spectacular redwood trees and hiking

Bodega Bay & Doran Park Beach: 48 minutes ─ beaches with a protected swimming area.

Jenner & Goat Rock: 60 minutes─ hiking and beaches

Annadel State Park 20 minutes ─ featuring hiking, mountain biking, fishing & swimming

Spring Lake Regional Park: 25 minutes ─ gentle hiking, lakeside walking and canoeing.

Howarth Park: 25 minutes: ─ catering to younger children with a train, a children’s play area & lake.

Family Fun for All Ages:

Movie theater complex in Rohnert Park: 10 minutes – 16 theaters.

Scandia Family Fun Center: 10 minutes – miniature golf, large arcade, go carts, batting cages, water blaster boats and bumper cars.

Bowling: 10 minutes.

Golf Courses: 10 minutes to nearest; 15+ more within 45 minutes.

Shopping: Many national chain stores within 10 minutes. Easy parking.

Ice Rink Arena: Snoopy’s Home Ice, 15 minutes.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: Home of world famous Peanuts cartoon, 15 minutes.

Safari West: 400 acre African wildlife preserve 27 minutes.

Pacific Coast Air Museum: 30+ vintage aircraft, get inside a real fighter plane. 21 minutes.

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts: Concert venue 19 minutes

The renowned Santa Rosa Certified Farmer's Market is 7 miles away on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Downtown Santa Rosa – 11 minutes - offers Michelin-awarded restaurants, cafes, shopping, movies, mall, live music, brew-pubs, attractions, and more.

Amenities

Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lower Level - toilet , shower
    Upper Level - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , Zen outdoor shower with views and dressing room off deck
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Rock and Roll Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Americana Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Paris Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis

Reviews

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As Good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5

With family in Santa Rosa, we have been there often, but never with the 106 degree temps we had last weekend! Not only did we arrive at the house to a beautiful gift basket, but the air conditioning was an important extra we hadn't even anticipated! Mark and Lucy made us feel as if this was our home - so much attention to detail with a well stocked kitchen and bathrooms. The deck was perfect for relaxing after a hot day. Sorry we missed seeing the donkeys!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for wine tastings!

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time wine tasting and the house was nicely situated for that purpose. 5 of us stayed there and were comfortable. With only one bath more than 5 would be difficult for showering purposes. The house was clean as were the sheets. The beds were hard as rocks so that's something to consider. The house is definitely off the beaten path being on the hillside but the views are great. It's like being in a tree house.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caitlin, We were very concerned that you were not entirely comfortable during your stay. To date our guests have been very happy with the firmness of our beds, but as this is personal preference -if we had understood that you felt the beds were too hard we would have been happy to provide you pillow tops to make them softer for you. To address your concern about one shower for a large group, we have just completed a beautiful new outdoor shower and dressing room right off the hot tub deck. The extra sink in the dressing room makes a total of three sinks in the house, and a second shower to make it easier to accommodate more guests comfortably. (Pictures just posted!) Our house is indeed a tree house, so thank you for that beautiful compliment. We hope that you will come back to stay with us again for another celebratory weekend. We will be happy to provide you as before with a bottle of champagne and a gift basket to enjoy during your stay.
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5

Gorgeous house and accommodating hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house is ideal; great location close to town but still very private. Huge beautiful deck with an amazing view. Comfy beds and all the amenities you could need.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely amazing. It was a great location to explore both Sonoma and Napa County. Santa Rosa had amazing restaurants, which was perfect after a long day of wine tasting. The house was well maintained and very clean. Plenty of sleeping space and that deck is amazing. Mark & Lucy were easy to reach if we needed anything. The welcome basket was the perfect way to start our trip after a long travel day. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Even though we didn't have the best weather we really enjoyed our stay. Lucy and Mark were great hosts. The gift basket was an extremely nice gesture(we loved everything in there). When our family travels we always use VRBO and we have never been disappointed. This time only 4 of the 9 could make it which made this home perfect for us, more than 4 would of made it crowded. We never stayed at a place that was so well stocked. When they say you don't have to worry about toiletries or spices they are right! Very nice touch and greatly appreciated. I wish the weather would of been a little nicer so that we could of taken advantage of the great decks and views. We did see some deer and turkeys. We also did take advantage of the hot tub, which we totally enjoyed. If you wanted somewhere that is quiet and secluded this the place but be prepared to drive up a long winding road to get there...views are worth it. Thanks again Lucy and Mark for sharing your home with part of our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with some girlfriends for my 40th birthday. There was five of us and we each were able to have our own bed. The house is lovely and has a great patio to enjoy the beautiful views. We sat out there and drank coffee in the morning and relaxed with some wine in the evenings. It's in a great location. You feel like you are out in the country but are close enough to the nearby towns for all of your needs. Would definitely stay here again if we are lucky enough to come back to Sonoma.

Also, the gift basket they left for us was amazing. 😊

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The house is secluded yet incredibly convenient - from the bottom of our road it is 5 minutes to Highway 101 access or to supermarket and Starbucks, 10 minutes to Sonoma State University and the Green Music Center, 10 minutes to Graton Casino, 10 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa, 20 minutes to downtown Petaluma, 25 minutes to Healdsburg/Dry Creek/Alexander Valley. 25 minutes to Valley of the Moon/Sonoma. 40 minutes to Napa Valley. 20 minutes to World famous Sears Point Raceway. 13 minutes to Sonoma County Fairgrounds. There are hundreds of world-class wineries within a 30-45 minute drive.

San Francisco is an hour's drive south down Highway 101, with many interesting stops along the way, including Petaluma, Tiburon, Sausalito, Stinson Beach and Mill Valley. Kayaks and canoes can be rented at the Monte Rio beach on the Russian River during the summer months. See majestic redwoods at Armstrong Redwoods and Muir Woods. Or take the scenic drive to Bodega Bay and the beach. Enjoy its good seafood restaurants, and see where Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' was filmed.

With easy access to Highways 1, 12, 116 and 101, it is an ideal spot from which to see what the region has to offer; each area you visit is a spectacularly beautiful drive, but not an unbearable distance.

Local Parks include:

Taylor Mountain: 5 minutes─ Extensive trails great views

Russian River Resort area: 30 minutes─ swimming, canoes in summer months

Muir Woods: 1 hours + 10 minutes ─ beautiful redwood forest and hiking

Armstrong Redwoods: 39 minutes ─ spectacular redwood trees and hiking

Bodega Bay & Doran Park Beach: 48 minutes ─ beaches with a protected swimming area.

Jenner & Goat Rock: 60 minutes─ hiking and beaches

Annadel State Park 20 minutes ─ featuring hiking, mountain biking, fishing & swimming

Spring Lake Regional Park: 25 minutes ─ gentle hiking, lakeside walking and canoeing.

Howarth Park: 25 minutes: ─ catering to younger children with a train, a children’s play area & lake.

Family Fun for All Ages:

Movie theater complex in Rohnert Park: 10 minutes – 16 theaters.

Scandia Family Fun Center: 10 minutes – miniature golf, large arcade, go carts, batting cages, water blaster boats and bumper cars.

Bowling: 10 minutes.

Golf Courses: 10 minutes to nearest; 15+ more within 45 minutes.

Shopping: Many national chain stores within 10 minutes. Easy parking.

Ice Rink Arena: Snoopy’s Home Ice, 15 minutes.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: Home of world famous Peanuts cartoon, 15 minutes.

Safari West: 400 acre African wildlife preserve 27 minutes.

Pacific Coast Air Museum: 30+ vintage aircraft, get inside a real fighter plane. 21 minutes.

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts: Concert venue 19 minutes

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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$435
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$435
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Harvest Special
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$365
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$305
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $185 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekend Bookings: if a Friday Night stay is required must also book Saturday Night.
Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend 4 night minimum, rate is $500 per night, add $60 per guest over 4 people.

For Monthly Rental Inquires Contact Owner.
Cleaning Fee of $175 is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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