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Spectacular Views in Sonoma Wine Country

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom-sleeps 2, 1 full bath, kitchen

This rental is located on 8 acres in the scenic hills above Santa Rosa. Our rental is designed for couples who want a little luxury in a country setting. Although we are in the country, you are only minutes away from shops and fine restaurants. Serene and beautiful mountain views can be seen from the balcony and all the windows. Wake up to a view of mountains and the song of the numerous birds that live in our fields. The road begins and ends in two regional parks that are wonderful for hiking or mountain biking.

We are in the Sonoma Valley Wine Region, also known as the Valley of the Moon. You will understand why if you are here to see the lovely moon rise from the balcony. The valley begins at the base our road (HWY 12) and ends 16.5 miles later at the town of Sonoma.

Here is a detailed layout: The rental has a separate entrance. The door connecting the rental to the main house has been sealed off and sound-proofing installed. Your private entrance is through the drive-through carport. You have your own kitchen, which is located downstairs as you enter into a small hall. The kitchen was installed 3 years ago with new appliances. It has a stove, sink, dishwasher and refrigerator. It is stocked with silverware, pots and pans, and dishware.

Stairs lead to the upper level and largest area. There is a small dining room just at the top. A door to the right leads to a master suite. You enter into a hallway with built-in bookcases. The bedroom area to the immediate right is about 20’ x 25’ with high wooden ceilings. The sitting area is by the bay windows in front of the bed. There are 2 chairs and a table here for you to enjoy the view of the mountains and valley. This room also has a gas fireplace and flat screen TV.

A balcony runs the length of the unit and has 2 sliding doors. There is a small table with 2 chairs here so you can enjoy your morning coffee. The balcony faces east and can be seen in the photos (double rainbow in winter). There is a bar sink, mini fridge, and microwave in the hall next to the balcony.

A large walk-in closet is between the bed area and the bathroom. The bathroom is extremely large and also has high wooden ceilings. We have a 2 person Jacuzzi, walk in shower, and double sinks. My husband is a remodeling contractor so the detail work is high end in the California craftsman style. All the cabinetry and built-ins have been made in his wood shop.

More Details

Owner
Kathy and Dave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Kathy and Dave

I have lived in Santa Rosa for the last twenty five years. We left San Francisco to build our home and studio near Hood State Park. We have raised our two children here and become part of this unique community. During this time I have come to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of this area from painting landscapes in the vineyards and park lands.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On a scale of 1-5, I would give this place a 6. It is immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, and very cozy. It is sunny, private and peaceful; away from the hustle and bustle, yet within a couple of miles from a convenience store (good thing because I ran out of deodorant!). You will enjoy waking up to the morning sunlight and the birds singing outside. You can sit with your coffee by the bay window in super comfortable chairs admiring the spectacular view, or watch the marvelous sunset with a glass of vino. Hotels in the area don’t stand a chance in comparison. There are simply no hotel rooms that will provide the amenities this place has at such a reasonable price. For wine lovers, it is the perfect place to stay; equidistant to vineyards in the southern part of Sonoma as well as northern Sonoma. Pinot Noir fans, this is your spot. Kathy is super sweet and a wonderful hostess. (Sammy will greet you upon arrival; the nicest yellow lab you’ll ever meet.). I highly recommend this place and look forward to returning one day.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • This is an over sized bathroom. It has a large jacuzzi tub and glass block walk-in shower. The counters and tub surround are marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This is a very large area (18' x 25') with high wood ceilings and hardwood floors. There is a sitting area in front of the king bed by the fireplace that overlooks the valley. There is bar sink and mini fridge area around the corner next to the balcony. The center area has a large walk in closet. The bath area is at the other end and is also very spacious.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is an office space separate from the main room.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9875 based on 90 reviews
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WE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF OUR STAY. VIEWS VIEWS VEWS!!!

  • 5 of 5

THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING. WE JUST RETURNED FROM A MUCH NEEDED RETREAT. WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER HOME TO GET AWAY TO. THE OWNERS WERE GREAT. VERY HELPFUL. VERY QUIET LOCATION AND THE VIEWS WERE INCREDIBLE. DEFINITELY A PLACE WE WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE JUST WANTING TO GETTING AWAY FOR AWHILE. WE WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK SOMEDAY SOON!! WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD THE CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THIS HOUSE AS WELL AS DECOR IS FIRST CLASS. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed here and we cannot say enough good things about this place. The view is amazing and we enjoyed watching the sunset from the chairs in front of the windows in the sitting area. The hosts are great. Kathy makes sure to come say hi when you get there and is always available if you have a question or need anything. The space is perfect you don't feel cramped at all, have a ton of privacy and they are priced very reasonably. We'll be looking to see if this rental is available the next time we make it to CA!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in prime location!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I went to Sonoma on a mother/daughter trip for a few days and this property was perfect. While our plan was to go to wineries, we discovered the hiking trails just two miles from the house and the Sonoma coast just an hour away. The guest house/apartment was much more than we expecteded - views of the mountains, gorgeous interior with a giant bathroom and walk-in closet. The king size bed was really comfortable with quality bedding, and we happened to time our trip with the full moon. It was unbelievable! Communication with the owner was great. Thank you Kathy for sharing your amazing home with us! Cameron & Dylan

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, gracious hosts and beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Dave were very warm and helpful in ensuring our stay was comfortable and memorable. The apartment was very private and well maintained. The views were gorgeous. Short drive to all the great locations and wineries in the area. We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 night stay. The room, even though attached to the main living area, was quiet and private. The owners were helpful whenever we had questions. The landscape was beautiful and we saw much wildlife from turkeys to deer. The drive on the road to the house was two miles and quite curvy, a SUV or AWD would be a perfect vehicle for this. We had a great experience and will rent out this vacation home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and spectacular hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 4 nights here to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Everything about the home is perfect. The views from the bed are amazing. We especially liked the view through the mirror in the bathroom to the mountain behind the home.

The home is just a short drive down a nice winding road to all of the valley's vineyards and wineries. If you go on up the hill past the home there are spectacular views and it leads to a Hood Mountain trail head that is a great hiking experience.

The owners were the best. I have to relay this experience to give you an example of how helpful they are.

The morning that we were leaving, we hit a rock in the road which damaged our rental car. The rock was big enough to punch a hole in the oil pan. (Beware of rock slides on the narrow mountain roads) We were stranded in the rain and were told by the rental company that it would be several hours before we could get another car. We called and told Kathy about our situation. She showed up in about 5 minutes, took as back to her house and even let us take her car to go to lunch in town and do some shopping while we waited for the new rental. She turned what was a terrible day into an enjoyable one. We cannot thank her enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glen, thank you for your kind words:) You are a lovely couple and it was so easy having you here. I was happy to help with the car problem. Most of us have been there, stuck waiting in a car that's broken down. I always believe there's nothing like a good meal to put things right! I hope you are having a nice Easter today, a time of hope and new beginnings. Best, Kathy
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Russian River Brewing Company, 725 4th Street
Nearest Ferry
76 Miles
Golden Gate Ferry (San Francicso)
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Am Track
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Earth's Bounty Kitchen & Wine Bar
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

A one time cleaning fee of $75 is added to all reservations.

Owner'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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