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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 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. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Wine Country with Views! Secluded, Yet Incredibly Convenient to Everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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
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5

Secluded, Peaceful, and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Mark and Lucy's guest home. It is a perfect get-away for a restful, quiet extended weekend, but conveniently located to Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa for shopping and visiting favorite Sonoma Co. wineries. One of our favorite aspects of the house is the spacious deck and outdoor spa, surrounded by trees. Because of our allergies, we enjoyed the option of air-conditioning. The house is tastefully decorated but so comfortable and cozy. We felt very much at home and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Home and Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time, the home was beautiful, the views were breathtaking and the hosts were very gracious and a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend visiting Lucy's home,

We stayed here on while we visited Napa and surrounding areas to celebrate our engagement. This home will always have a special place in our hearts!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Most relaxing home in wine country

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Lucy's rental property in Santa Rosa is such a peaceful and relaxing home. My wife and I and friends were blown away with the beauty of the property. Located on top of a bluff, the views were unreal. With the grill lit, wine open, and the sun setting made us wonder why we didn't do this vacation sooner. Close to fantastic wineries & great restaurants, it truly is the place to stay. The gift basket they had waiting for us was so nice after a long day of traveling as well. Extremely clean, beautiful kitchen, cozy bedrooms, and amazing deck, already has us talking about a return vacation! Thank you Mark and Lucy for sharing the Harmony Home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
 
Spring
Mar 31 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$365
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Summer
May 12 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$395
From
$435
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 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
 
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
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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