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Beautiful 3,000 SF Castle in the Vineyards (WEST COUNTY HAS NO FIRE DAMAGE)

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)

(SANTA ROSA FIRE NOTE -- THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PAST AND FUTURE GUESTS CALLING WITH CONCERNS FOR OUR SAFETY DURING THIS TRAGIC TIME. WE HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY FORTUNATE, IN WEST COUNTY, TO HAVE BEEN SPARED THE AGONY THAT MANY OF OUR FRIENDS IN EAST COUNTY ARE EXPERIENCING, AND ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THOSE IN NEED.) 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. 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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 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 Sonoma County

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • 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

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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: Oct 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: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was unique and large enough for our 3 couples

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property. It was centrally located amid many vineyards and wineries. We enjoyed the Korbel tour. Our private winery just down the road, Martin Ray. We played bocce and drank wine outside on their beautiful courtyard.

The ocean was only 25 min away. The hottub was enjoyable. Just note you can only hottub until 10 PM.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is as a great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We rented "the Castle" for a group of 8 to celebrate my daughter's 40th and my 70th. It fit our needs very well and the location was great. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay in a unique house

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly situated in Sonoma County and combines the quiet, secluded feel yet everything was reachable. Michael was a terrific host, provided excellent background on the house as well as guidance for our first trip to the region. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Sonoma Location

  • 5 of 5

This recently remodeled "castle" has a great number of positive features if you are visiting either as a wine country visitor or are intent upon a getaway just to relax. It is well furnished for up to three couples or an extended family including older children. It is surrounded on the back of the very large lot with redwoods which add to the feeling of privacy and overall ambience.

The proximity to the many Sonoma appellations provided us with numerous opportunities for tastings. We were also able to visit the coastal region, Armstrong redwoods and riverside for a very complete experience of the area. You will also find that there are plenty of great restaurants and there are several markets and grocery stores nearby to allow you to take advantage of the grill or kitchen at the residence.

Given the opportunity, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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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.