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Speaks: english

Wine Country Estate with Spectacular Views Near Healdsburg

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Geyserville Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Vineyard Perch is a tastefully decorated home that is at once both large and cozy. Strategically placed on a stunning perch overlooking the vineyards of the Alexander Valley and the hillsides of Sonoma, the home is reminiscent of a country estate and comes complete with all the amenities to make your vacation getaway special. With the seasonal creek that runs through the property and feeds into the Russian River, the 8-acre parcel and its surrounding area couldn't be more perfect. 90 miles north of San Francisco and just 10 miles from Healdsburg's square, the Perch is located in the best part of Sonoma County in a little town called Geyserville. Surrounded by beautiful, serene mountain views, you are able to enjoy an escape that includes all manner of nature, including bald eagles / hawks / osprey circling overhead, horses in neighboring pastures, and foxes and wild turkeys traversing the property.

There are 2 master suites and 3 other large bedrooms. The kitchen is a chef's dream and may have the best views on the property. The sunken family room is large, cozy and strategically located next to the kitchen for easy entertaining. The living room / dining room area is a beautiful open space that highlights the panoramic views overlooking the Alexander valley and the pool area. And, the entire house is set up for indoor - outdoor living with french doors leading from the dining room, living room, pool and main level master bedroom right out to the back patio and pool area.

And, there is plenty of space to get away.

If you ever decide to leave the comfort of the Perch, there is something for everyone to do.

- For the wine aficionado there are an unbelievable number of great wineries within 10-12 miles that touch on all aspects: great boutique wineries (Robert Young, Hawkes), fun wineries (Meeker, Francis Ford Coppola, Unti), Zin'o'philes (Rafanelli, Ridge, Pasalaqua, Bella), Cab fans (Silver Oak, Hanna, Lancaster), Pinot (Ferrari Carano, Dutcher Crossing, Michel Schlumber), and Chardonnay (Stonestreet, Ferrari Carano, Quivera).

- For the foodies, there are all types in the spectrum from the casual to the fine dining: Dry Creek Kitchen, John Ash on the formal side, to some of our local favorites including Catelli's and Diavola in town (Geyserville), and Rustic on campus at Francis Ford Coppola.

- For the active / outdoor members of your group, we are adjacent to miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding paths, and all types of boating at Lake Sonoma.

This special property is conveniently located off highway 101 and yet feels as though it is a world away.

TOT Certification Number: 981N

Quiet Hours (10pm - 7am) to be observed by all guests

Max number of guests: 10

Maximum vehicles allowed: 5

**Please email owner to check dates...Calendar is not updated

Keywords: Estate, chateau, Geyserville

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Lisa

We are a family that love the outdoors. We love getting away to the Perch and hiking, bike riding or swimming

We love to cook and entertain and to have friends / family join us on our getaways. Also, we enjoy exploring the local restaurants, which has yielded some new favorites like Catelli's (absolutely amazing Italian food) and Diavola (crazy good pizza and salumi).

Lisa purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Lisa chose Sonoma County

Like many kids from San Francisco, from the time I was born, the Russian River has always a special get-away for me, as I grew up visiting my grandparents at a cabin that became the family vacation home. We chose Geyserville as it is an easy drive from San Francisco, has amazing weather, and is surrounded by a ton of things to do for the adults and the family. Long known as a destination for road-bikers, the rest of us are just now catching on to the beauty, serenity, and wealth of active alternatives in the area. And, who wouldn't like all the great wineries in the area?


based on 16 traveler reviews

Wine Country Estate with Spectacular Views Near Healdsburg
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Portsmouth, NH

Exactly what I needed....

  • 5 of 5

We met, 9 woman, from all over the US, to regroup, relax and rejuvenate. We were not let down. Beautiful, spacious, clean home. Plenty of room for all to have their own place and for all to gather with ease. Great location, never more than 30 minutes to shopping, restaurants, wine tasting, natural historical beauty.

A kitchen of my dreams, cozy beds, hot showers and views to enjoy morning and night.

I would rent this home again in a minute. Cannot wait for my next visit.

Thank you to the amazing owners for sharing their home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for our retirement party. Spacious, beautiful views and good location.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodside, CA

The Perch Far Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Lisa is a delight. My only regrets from this trip is 1) I didn't have a chance to meet her in person and 2) we didn't book The Perch for a longer stay. We will make sure to do both next time - and we are already trying to plan another trip back to this magical place.

We booked The Perch for my mother's 70th birthday with my two brothers' and their families. I have to say that the pictures really sold us on the location from the size/decor of the home to the views and proximity to wine country there seemed to be something for everyone - pool and game rooms for the kids (we hardly saw them they were so entertained) to everything I just mentioned for the adults. The rooms were spacious and beautifully appointed. The kitchen was enormous with every kind of serving dish, applicance and accessory that we needed. We enjoyed a family style meal every night on the patio with views that belonged on postcards.

The home was beautifully decorated and if I could pick any vacation home anywhere, I would choose this one, hands down. The furnishings were gorgeous and comfortable at the same time with rooms that seamlessly blended into each other. The format was open throughout. We felt at home the moment we stepped in through the front door. The only thing stuffy about the home is the cushions that you just want to sink into when you weren't outside admiring the view. The kids are already picking their bedrooms for our next visit. The star-gazing was tremendous and the neighbors that we met very friendly.

I cannot recommend The Perch highly enough!

Thank you to Lisa for making my mother's 70th birthday memorable and special.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, California

Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the area for years and couldn't have been happier with all that this amazing home has to offer. Not only is it perfect for enjoying the outdoors in the wine country, but the kitchen is so well stocked you can do some real cooking! The views are the best in the area and Lisa personally made the experience exceptional. She took the time to make sure the music was working, the house was ready for us and she walked us through the property to show us how to work everything. In this case, what you see if what you get and yes, it's as magnificent as it looks in the pictures (maybe better!).

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morrisville, NC USA

Post Conference Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We visited with 3 other couples after a conference in San Francisco and I can't speak highly enough about the experience. From the moment you walk in the door you feel the warmth and comfort of the home. The interior decor is impeccable with all the comforts of home. Plenty of space so that if some folks wanted to read or watch TV, there are places to do both. In fact, the home has what I would consider 3 living rooms as well as a pool room - bonus!! On top of it all, the kitchen is a cook's dream. The bedrooms are all extremely comfortable and another bonus is there are two master bedrooms. And did I mention a pool with a view that is to die for - amazing sunsets! It is the perfect place to make your home base when touring Sonoma. Don't miss this gem.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Couples Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those places your walk in and say "Wow"! We were five couples celebrating our respective anniversaries, and found exactly what we were looking for. The home was warm, welcoming, and beautifully appointed. I loved there were plenty of private spaces and also plenty of room for gathering as a group. The owner was excellent to work with: All communication was timely, accurate and informative; very helpful in recommending places to go and things to see; and added a lot of personal touches. We made a number of days trips on Segways, zip-lines, horseback riding, wine tasting, and great restaurants. In the end we all agreed, if we had to do it all over we would have spent more time hanging around the house to enjoy the views.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Geyserville Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Peak Rates are from April to November
Off-Peak Rates are from December to March
Cleaning Fee is $300 for weekends and $400 for weekly rates
** Days around holidays incur a $100/day premium. (New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Xmas)
Please email owner for updated calendar.
TOT Cert # 981N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Geyserville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Common area bath off dining room - toilet , shower
    Main level master suite bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Master bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs common area bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite on main level - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master with a bathroom and a single bed off the main room
    Upstairs master suite - 1 king , Beautiful views from the upstairs master (Cal King)
    Vineyard View Queen bedroom - 1 queen , Views of the Alexander Valley from this bedroom
    Vineyard view with 2 twin beds - 2 twin/ single , Stunning views of the vineyards with twin beds
    Hillside view queen bedroom - 1 queen , Great views of the Sonoma mountains
  • King size beds (1) The upstairs master is complete with a California King tastefully highlighted in a sleigh bedframe., Queen size Beds (3) The master on the main level is a beautifully appointed room with a queen bed and private bath. Two of the upstairs rooms are oversized with queen beds and views galore. , Twin or Single Beds (3) The fourth upstairs bedroom includes 2 twin beds. A separate room off the master on the main level includes a twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Beautiful views of the Alexander Valley vineyards, close to wineries, close to Lake Sonoma.

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