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Richard Murphy

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

August Special: Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Vacation Home: 3 Br + family room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

or stay 4 nights and the 5th night FREE plus 2 complementary 1 hour massages and complementary concierge service. Enjoy picking our organic apples and take some home. This special offer is good for the weeks of August 21st thru September 16th and applies to new reservations only.


Join all the fun and festivies in and around West Sonoma County - Russian River Jazz Festival, Cajun Music Festival, Live music in Sebastopol at Ives park and at the Barlow, and weekly Farmers markets offering Organic locally grown food. Sonoma Coast beaches at Bodega Bay and Jenner by the Sea and much more.


Private 3+ bedroom, 2 bath, family room and bar. Designer/Decorator owner has furnished their home in beautiful wine country style. Concierge service available for sample itineraries and suggestions get the most out of your stay. Well-appointed with hardwood floors and Persian rugs. Master bedroom's en-suite features a spacious Jacuzzi bath tub with marble surrounding. This home features 2000+ sq feet of wrap-around deck, as well as a hot tub deck overlooking a picturesque apple orchard and edible garden. Lovely for entertaining with handsome Mahogany bar inside and inviting lanai/deck space featuring outdoor grill, landscaped gardens. Home is located down a quiet, country road with little to no traffic, a remote-control iron gate will lead you up the winding driveway to the main house. Plenty of parking. There are 130+ world renowned Russian River, Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley wineries. Also close by Charming downtown Sebastopol, with its diverse and unique stores, is just 5 minutes away.

Keywords: vacation home, Sonoma Wine Country,farm to table restaurants, garden, deck, hot tub, organic orchard & Gardens, private, world class wineries, dining and day spas, Bodega Bay and sandy beaches, antique shops, art galleries and open studios, green home, elegant, Russian River kayak, canoeing and swimming, and canoe, nurseries, giant redwoods, hot air ballooning, cycling and zip-lining.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Richard Murphy

Recently retired Innkeeper/proprietor/designer/property mgr./consultant, Philosopher

Richard Murphy purchased this house in 2007

Why Richard Murphy chose Sonoma County

Five minutes from town, yet secluded country property in up scale neighborhood. Passive solar home, very nice design, stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Chef's gourmet kitchen and adjoining mahogany bar for guests to watch the Artist cook create a tasty organic meal. Also large gas Barbecue on deck.

What makes this house unique

Quiet and peaceful home with gardens, apple orchard, yet minutes to town


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
August Special: Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful place to stay with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding in the area and this property fit our needs perfectly. I have a 5 and 7 year old and they enjoyed the grounds and picking berries and apples. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of extra linens if we needed them. The outside patio was the perfect gathering place.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rave enough about our stay! Such a wonderful house and property for a large family like ours with ages ranging from 10-79. We all enjoyed the house as well as the the 2 acres which seemed like more. It was spacious inside and out offering plenty of room for all of us. The house was immaculate and equipped with everything you might need and more. The property was breathtaking with so much area to roam. There were flowers and trees throughout the property including roses out the kitchen window and Gravenstein apple trees at the front door. Every window opens to a beautiful and private view. The skylights in every room provide a great natural light. My kids played outside and picked apples while the adults enjoyed the view and the patio to ourselves. It is perfect for families as well as for couples of all ages. Richard, the owner, has done an amazing job decorating and taking care of every aspect and detail inside and out. It is located in a private neighborhood but yet was close to shops, restaurants, and local wineries. The house and property far exceeded our expectations and with family living in Sebastopol we look forward to many stays.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful quiet countryside house

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house. The owner met us on arrival and took the time to show us through and gave us fresh apple juice from his home grown apples. The house has large living areas and is on acreage and set back from the road. It is a 5 min drive into Sebastopol. We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the sun of a morning and the kids enjoyed running around in the backyard and picking fresh strawberries and apples. An enjoyable stay thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Louise, We are so pleased that your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking such good care of our home. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and come back anytime! Warmly, Maria & Richard
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

When our daughter requested home-baked cookies for her wedding we knew we would have to find local accomodations that included a working kitchen and oven. As soon as we found Terra Nova we knew we discovered the perfect place for our family. Upon arrival, we realized Terra Nova by far surpassed our expectations. It was furnished beyond belief, including fresh flowers. Richard was there to welcome us and give us an orientation to the home. The kitchen is equipped with a Viking double oven and a huge SubZero refrigerator/freezer, and literally everything you need to make a complete meal (or 300 cookies for a wedding!). We immediately felt at home and were able to enjoy the weekend with our family and friends. The surrounding decks and grounds are very serene yet convenient to local restaurants, stores and downtown area. It is necessary to have a mode of transportation since the local convieniences are not readily walkable. Our stay was nothing short of amazing, we would unquestionably return. Great stay for the wedding weekend but would also be a fantastic place for a relaxing retreat. Highly reccomended.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, we are so glad that you enjoyed staying at the house. It sounds like the wedding, and time with family, was delightful. And those cookies... oh my, so delicious! You are welcome back anytime... Warmly, Richard and Maria
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lovely setting!

  • 4 of 5

Nice home in a beautiful setting. Tucked quietly away but close to town. Friendly owner - responsive, easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rheba, we are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay in wine country. Have a wonderful summer, and let us know if you plan a return visit to the area in the future. Warmly, Maria and Richard
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A wonderful family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful Christmas at Terra Nova. My son and daughter and three grandchildren were able to enjoy all of the amenities of home. Richard and Marie had put up a tree and decorated the house when we arrived. They were terrific hosts checking on us periodically and making sure everything was going well. The house was very comfortable and everyone was very happy with their respective rooms and beds. The property itself is lovely and secluded and the children played happily outside in the very nice yard. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked a lovely Christmas dinner with ease. We all loved the big screen TV in the living room and enjoyed watching Christmas movies together. I would recommend this home to anyone heading to Sebastopol as it has all the comforts of home in a beautiful setting with very nice hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Andy's Produce Markets
"Great fresh vegetable stand."
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"You've been doing the wine tasting. How about jam & jelly tasting?"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sonoma County Airport/SFO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur/Marin Couny to SF
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sebastopol Golf Course 1 mile
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway116 1/4 mile
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sebastopol 1/4 mile
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts 4 hours
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Bodega Bay or Jenner
Car: necessary

Sebastopol& Graton offers dozens of World class wineries, restaurants and shopping in the new Barlow area, including micro-brewery, natural foods store, cheese tasting, Organic Farmers Market and much more. Also just a short drive is Zip Lining, Bicycle trails, golf, Spas, Massage, whale watching, several sandy beaches, Antique Row, fabulous nurseries & Christmas Tree farms, Wonderful Art Galleries and the home of Charles Schultz's (Snoopy) Museum & Ice Arena.Also nearby beaches and over 10,000 acres of State parks for hiking.Owner can recommend favorite wineries and dining out eateries.


Rates & Availability

Sebastopol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July & Aug
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 9.0%

Main Season rates apply to all holidays. A cleaning fee of $150 applies to all stays regardless of length. Ask about rates for extended stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sebastopol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms with Queen size Beds, Fold out sofa bed in the family room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
mini apple orchard, edible garden, private gated property,

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