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Beautiful 3,000 SF Castle in the Vineyards

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

This 3,000 sf private vacation getaway on one acre, across from hundreds of acres of vineyards, has the look of a castle with the feel of a luxurious estate. Both structures shown in the photographs are included and are connected by a hallway. Enjoy a state of the art kitchen (granite counters, new gas stove, refrigerator, large island with bar seating), two king bedroom suites as well as two other guest bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one with a full bed), large game room with full size pool table, and bar, and great outdoor areas with a private hot tub. Located in the center of the wine country: a short walk to Martin Ray Winery tasting everything from Cabernet to Chardonnay, dozens of other wineries within a few miles, only 15 to 20 minutes to Healdsburg, less than 5 minutes to a kayak launch site on the Russian River and 20 minutes to Bodega Bay. Sonoma County Permit # 2PE12-0126, Sonoma County Transient Tax # 986N.

Keywords: kayak, castle, hot tub, spa, king bed, winery, vineyard, wine tasting, walking, biking, bike, walk, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, granite, private, pool table.

More Details

Owner
Michael Ray
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

About Michael Ray

My husband and I love to travel and stay in unique homes. When we were looking for a home to offer as a vacation rental we knew immediately this home would be perfect. There isn't another home like it, anywhere. It has a fantastic location in the center of the wine country, is very private and is surrounded by beautiful views and landscaping.

Michael Ray purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael Ray chose Sebastopol

We love Sebastopol. It's rural, but it's 15 minutes close to everything any big city has to offer and it's only an hour drive into San Francisco. People are friendly, open and accepting and the tasting rooms are relaxed and uncrowded.

What makes this house unique

This home is like no other home. When you drive through the front gate it gives you the feel of arriving at a castle. There is an open floor plan, great for a large or small family, with three bedrooms (king, king, queen, a den/bedroom with a full size bed and a large recreation room). You can barbecue out on the deck while dipping in and out of the hot tub ~ or talking to those inside watching TV on the flat screen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place! Can't wait to come back! Don't change a thing - it's just too beautiful here for words!
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Sebastopol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom with king bed and attached full bath, large 2nd bedroom with king bed and attached 1/2 bath, 3rd bedroom with queen bed across from a full bath and with a private deck overlooking a very private rear yard and 4th bedroom with double bed and private deck overlooking a very private rear yard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
6050 Vine Hill School Road is within walking distance to Martin Ray Winery as well as within bicycling distance to DeLoach, Sunce, and Hook and Ladder wineries; Our home is very private and looks out at vineyards to the south, pastures and mountains to the west and is surrounded by other large properties. It is very private and offers lots of opportunities for great walks by the vineyards (you might even catch a glimpse of the nesting bald eagles), beautiful drives on Dry Creek Road and West Side Road, easy access to Bodega Bay, excellent restaurants, music venues and art. Shopping is an experience in downtown Sebastopol, Healdsburg and Geyserville which are all within a 20 minute drive. Its a beautiful place, serene, quiet and very unique.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.820513 based on 80 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend and Loved It! The castle is unique and fun with plenty of space. Michael was an awesome host and he provides discounts for tastings at the local wineries. But the best part was game room and secret passage with a history provided by Michael. I recommend it and would stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great value

  • 4 of 5

The Castle met our needs with a terrific kitchen and gathering area, hot tub, and game room, along with 4 bedrooms and baths. The location was convenient to several wineries and we would stay there again. Thanks, Michael.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

House with a cool story

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Sonoma and at the Castle. Michael was a fabulous host. Meet us at the house when we checked in to give us pointers on how to get free wine tastings! The house is spacious and has a fun history. Make sure and ask Michael about it. There is a vineyard less than a 1/4 mile away that has corn hole and a bocci court. We are planning our next trip and once the dates are firm we will check and see if this house is available.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, Texas
4

Serene location in the woods

  • 4 of 5

While the layout of the house was overly unique, our group found the location was great. The bed rooms were adequate for our needs and the common spaces more than made our time together great fun. The hot tub and pool table were great entertainment. Kitchen was great for our simple dining pleasure.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohio and Indiana
5

Our Stay Was SUPER

  • 5 of 5

Michael arrived early to accommodate our early arrival. He gave us the tour and then spent a lot of time discussing places to go. On our last day he arrived concerned as the Santa Rosa fires were occurring, and he could not reach us and was concerned for us. We ended up leaving early but truly enjoyed the Castle. We had a couple of minor issues that were addressed within an hour. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable for 5 of us. Loved the deck. Kitchen was great to cook in. Enjoyed hearing the "castle's" history. Michael was very informative about things to do and see in the area. It was perfect for a girls getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Bocci ball is at many near by wineries! The Russian River is less than 3 miles away with kayaking rentals at Burkes, tubing and sunning! Bodega Bay (Pacific Ocean) is only 25 minutes away

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A $175 cleaning deposit is added to the rental rate. Two payments can be applied, at the guest's request, if the reservation date is greater than 4 months in the future. During the peak period a five night minimum is required if the stay overlaps a weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.