|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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'FRANZ HILL HIDEAWAY' property description:
This secluded hillside gem is nestled atop 8 acres of rolling, sun-drenched hillside in Franz Valley. The property is surrounded by oaks and offers complete privacy with which to enjoy the deck and pool. The tranquil and serene setting offers an idyllic retreat after a day of wine tasting in the multitude of surrounding wine regions, rafting the Russian River, biking the backroads or wild animal encounters at Safari West.
The property is perfect for entertaining with a fully-equipped kitchen, 500 square foot custom-built deck, gas barbecue, swimming, grass bocce and ping pong.
Located 1 hour and 15 minutes north of San Francisco, the property sits just above the Safari West Wildlife Preserve and is 15 minutes (door-to-door) to the Sonoma County airport.
-3 bedrooms each equipped with a queen-sized bed
-2 bathrooms with showers, 1 with bathtub
-30' x 15' in-ground pool
-500 square foot deck with pergola
-gas barbecue grill
-computer & printer
-ping pong table
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Safari West, Pepperwood Nature Preserve, The Geysers, The Petrified Forest, Russian River canoeing, Mount St. Helena, The Culinary Institute of America, Sonoma County Museum, The Charles M. Schulz Museum, Snoopy's Home on Ice, Concerts at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Jimtown Store, Wine Tasting, Cooking Classes, Excellent Restaurants, Spas & Mud Baths
LOCAL EVENTS: winter wineland (jan), crab feast (mar), savor sonoma valley (mar), wine road barrel tasting (mar), dry creek valley passport (april), safari west's easter egg hunt & brunch (april), cheers st. helena (may-oct), taste alexander valley (may), safari west's mother's day mimosa brunch & tour (may), beerfest (june), healdsburg jazz festival (june), open studios (june), hot air balloon classic (june), lavender festival (june), sonoma county fair (july), reggae on the river (july), grape to glass (aug), russian river blues fest (sept), harvest festival (oct), healdsburg festival on the square (nov), yountville festival of lights (nov), wine & food affair (nov), napa valley film festival (nov)
LOCAL SPAS: solage, indian springs, the healdsburg hotel, mount view spa
RESTAURANT FAVORITES: willi's wine bar, solage resort, calistoga inn, the california culinary institute (cia), stark's steakhouse, cyrus, spoon bar, and many more!
Keywords: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) - Wine country vacation rental on the border of Napa and Sonoma. Located next door to Safari West, you're just minutes from Calistoga and Healdsburg, and 15 minutes (door to door) to the Sonoma County Airport. Explore the Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valleys from this centrally located vacation property. Swimming pool, tree swing, ping pong, deck, privacy.
Southern exposure bathes the property in sunshine. During the winter, enjoy evenings next to the fireplace in the vaulted-ceiling living room.
We had a lovely long weekend out of the deep San Francisco fog. We never even left the property, enjoying the pool, the deck and the spacious, well appointed kitchen. All the instructions were clear and Jeff was very responsive and helpful beforehand to make sure we would be comfortable.
We did bring our dog with permission which was great for us. The only drawback was that, since he is furry, he got covered in burrs from the grass. The grassy area immediately around the house and up to the pool was very dry and long-not as it appeared in the photos. This is understandable since it is the height of summer but the flagstone pool deck was difficult to navigate as a result.
Aside from that, it was a nice, comfortable property, was easy to stay in and provided a perfect getaway. Thank you Jeff!
House was nice, remotely located but near enough to towns or Calistoga/Napa Valley for wine tasting. Had great sun during the day for lounging at the pool. Also nice is that a good chunk of the 8 acres behind the house is fenced, so those visiting with a dog don't need to worry about your pup running off.
We really enjoyed our long weekend here. The beds were comfortable; the house was so well stocked (especially the kitchen!) and clean; and the property is really well maintained. The tip sheet we received before our stay was so helpful and the owner even let us know of events happening in the area the weekend of our stay. We are looking forward to returning. Thanks again, Jeff!
We very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and clean house. We were blown away by how fully stocked and organized the house was. It wasn't too far of a drive to get to the house, but we felt like we were away from everything! The backyard is great! A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views. Highly recommended!
The home is easily accessible with a great view of the hillside. Ranch style layout with 3 large bedrooms with comfortable beds, large comfortable living room, and newly remodeled kitchen that is well-stocked. We enjoyed making our meals there. Nice sized deck with ample seating. Pool while beautiful is unheated so we were unable to use it. Hot tub would have been great. The bathrooms are a bit dated with well water (sulfur odor as are in mineral springs region). The owners were very helpful and welcoming and we felt very relaxed and comfortable in the home.
We stayed here for a last week of summer vacation before the back to school crush -- and it was perfect. We are a hectic family configuration: 3 kids (one in a bed, one in a pack n play, and a newborn in a bassinet), a dog, a grandma, and friends -- Jeff discussed all of this with me via email in advance and helped me sort out who should go where, what amenities the house has (everything we needed!), good kid-friendly activities nearby, and even the impact of the drought on the lawn. The house was perfect, the pool a necessity, and the property was a land of enchantment for the kids: they could even look through binoculars to see giraffes down the hill at Safari West, and pitch a tent and camp out one night. Everything was exactly as described if not better, and we would come again in a heart beat. Jeff was really responsive when I emailed with one question about the DVD player. This is an ideal getaway. One note: it's truly a getaway -- not much cell service, and the satellite internet can be a little slower than this city slicker is used to, but those aspects were an advantage in the end: we could unplug and hang out!
Located midway between Santa Rosa and Calistoga with quick access to all of the North Bay's wine growing regions.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
Holiday rates will be higher. Minimum 3 night stay June, July, August.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.