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Deborah Eppstein

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Special rate May 12-15- Inquire! Elegant contemporary, 20 ac retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sonoma County Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, den, 3 1/2 bath, vaulted ceilings, hot tub, large deck

Very private, elegant and full of character only begin to describe this hand-crafted and beautifully designed open-style home, located on a 20 acre private retreat. This tri-level home has unparalled features utilizing redwood reclaimed from the dismantling of the 1896 Acadia Hotel. With the convenience of just a short drive from town, you enter a world of hills, graceful oak woodlands and the sounds of year-round Santa Rosa Creek. The spacious vaulted-ceiling living area and kitchen opens up to a 1000 square foot south-facing deck that provides additional dining or seating, and a hot tub, to enjoy spectacular full-range views of tree-lined hills, wildlife and sunsets. Whether relaxing on the deck, in the hot tub or in the Jacuzzi of the master bath suite with your favorite wine, enjoying a meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen, or listening to the classical and 60s-90s record collection, the ambiance and tranquility are without comparison.

The “Acadia House”, with its private 20 acres and wonderful remote feel, is conveniently located in Sonoma County only 3-5 miles on Highway 12 from the wineries in Kenwood, within a 20-30 min drive on scenic roads to the spas of Calistoga, the wineries, highly acclaimed restaurants and shops of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Healdsburg, yet only 15 minutes from all the additional amenities (restaurants, movie theaters, shopping) of Santa Rosa, 45-60 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Pacific coastline and an hour from Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

Acadia House has three bedrooms, and three and a half baths with an additional futon-bed in the den to comfortably sleep 6-8; an additional double futon allows for up to 10 open special request. The master bedroom suite features a large Jacuzzi bath, surrounded by upper-level private and secluded decks that makes it feel like part of the outdoors. There are many hiking and biking opportunities with Mt Hood, Sugarloaf and Annadel State and Regional Parks within 5-10 miles.

This is not a house for wild parties, and although we prefer no pets, we consider well-behaved mature dogs on a case by case basis. For groups of 2, reduction in daily rate may be agreed dependent on availability. Housekeeping/cleaning fee to be paid by guests. For longer stays, weekly cleaning services are available.

The owners, Debby, a recently retired scientist and more recently aerialist and Mel, an independent documentary film maker, split their time between California and Salt lake City and are happy to share the joy and tranquility of this retreat with others as a Vacation Rental.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Deborah Eppstein (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Deborah Eppstein

We (Mel and Debby) live in the foothills of Salt Lake City, enjoying outdoor life in the surrounding mountains. We have visited Sonoma County yearly in January, and loved it so much that we decided this is where we want to retire in a a year or 2. Deb had previously lived in the Bay Area and had always looked forward to coming back, and Mel has also been a frequent visitor of and loves San Francisco. Debby is a scientist and entrepreneur in the biotechnology field, and her hobbies include performing the art of aerial dance and running triathlons. Mel is an independent documentary film maker and connoisseur of the fine arts, and an avid bicyclist. Both Mel and Deb enjoy traveling and experience both the wilderness and the cultures of city life.

Deborah Eppstein purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Deborah Eppstein chose Sonoma County

We fell in love with this property from the first time we saw it in spring of 2011. The house is incomparable- beautifully hand crafted by the prior owners from redwood, with a spacious and open design we love including vaulted ceilings throughout, with many windows and huge decks to bring the feel of the outdoors inside. The house is located on 20 acres of private, beautiful surrounding land, with graceful moss-lined oaks, a year round stream, and wonderful views. We had originally planned on purchasing property and designing and building our dream house, until we saw this property which was everything and then some of what we were looking for. We are so excited to own this house now!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The house has a wonderful history- the prior owners hand crafted this home, utilizing redwood they salvaged from the 1896 Acadia Hotel (in Tracy, CA) that was dismantled shortly before they started building in the mid 70s (the house has been updated since then). This home has great privacy which we love, yet is only minutes from amenities of the city of Santa Rosa or the wineries and restaurants of Sonoma Valley and Northern Napa Valley, which both were important criteria for us. It is centrally located, providing easy access to the lovely towns of Calistoga, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Healdsburg, as well as all the conveniences of shopping in Santa Rosa. In addition, it is only 45-60 minutes from the Pacific Coast and an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. It has access to 2 lovely state and regional parks (Hood Mountain Regional Park, Annadel State Park) off Los Alamos Road within 3-5 miles for additional biking and hiking opportunities, and from Kenwood, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park which also has an observatory.


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(42 traveler reviews)
Special rate May 12-15- Inquire! Elegant contemporary, 20 ac retreat
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful. The house is set in the woods by itself with no other houses within a one to two mile radius. The kitchen is very nice and pretty well equipped and it is open to the living room area so you can cook and chat with folks. The king sized bed in the master bedroom was perrrrrfect for my bad back and the master bedroom has an awesome jacuzzi tub.

Great place to stay! I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Our group was composed of 6 adults and the property was a perfect fit for us! The house is as lovely as the pictures suggest. We spent much of our time out on the deck, grilling and enjoying the surroundings. The house was well-stocked and we appreciated the little details that made the stay feel cozy and stress-free, like a welcome bottle of wine and thorough documentation of the appliances. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fabulous wine weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous house, so close to so many wineries but secluded enough that it felt like we were in our own private area. The house was very open with lots of natural light. The kitchen was perfect for cooking at home after a full day of wine tasting. There are beautiful little trails around if you love to run or hike. The beds were comfortable and everything we needed was right there. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice relaxing vacation in Sanoma. The house and property are stunning! There is a beautiful little fireplace near the windows where you can sit and enjoy the afternoons. I would absolutely stay here again for any occasion. Our group of girls loved every second in this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in the wine country

  • 5 of 5

A very secluded contemporary dwell perfect for a group of 8 plus couple furry friends. We were there for the memorial weekend from Los Angeles. It's a hideaway located about 20 min from Santa Rosa. At first it's not easy to find and difficult to navigate through the winding road. But after couple grocery runs we were quite comfortable finding our way home. The house itself is rustic yet contemporary. We loved the outdoor deck and the open kitchen was where we hung out the most. Owner is very attentive and responsive. She let us know that the hot tub was still under maintenance which was disappointing but she compensated us which was a very good gesture that we didn't expect. Overall 5 stars experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal home for trip to wine country

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home for couples visiting the wine country. Part of the allure is its location tucked away among winding roads. However, a short 20 minute drive will have you back in civilization and in the beautiful countryside of Sonoma County.

The house has everything you can want and need for a perfect vacation including great amenities. I would highly recommend for couples and families alike.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded location, fun and lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the Acadia House with a group of 10 people for two years now, and both times our stay has been absolutely wonderful. We particularly enjoy the feeling of seclusion the house provides, while only being 10 or 15 minutes from the main road and access to town. The patio is especially delightful, expansive and surrounded by trees, accompanied by the sound of the nearby creek. On both visits, one of the highlights of the trip was this relaxing quality, allowing a peaceful setting to read or drink coffee in the morning, or sit in the hot tub at night talking and looking at stars. We've also immensely enjoyed the owner's record collection and LED light system, providing a fun ambiance to cooking dinner or playing board games and drinking wine. It's easy to get to nearby wineries and other attractions.

The sleeping arrangements are spacious, with plenty of bathroom space and all towels/appliances we needed. The house is beautiful and clean without feeling like a "rental"-- it feels homey and comfortable.

The owner's have been nothing but helpful and communicative, making the details of every trip easy.

Would recommend the Acadia House wholeheartedly!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
Highway 12
Car: necessary

Acadia House is located in the heart of Sonoma County, close to numerous wineries, restaurants, shopping, golf and other amenities, yet secluded on 20 private acres of hills and majestic oak trees, only 5-7 miles from 3 state and regional parks for hiking and biking. The weather is generally sunny and beautiful from April through October, yet as our property is also only 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the cooler marine air nearby keeps the summer days from getting too hot. Night time temperatures are cool and refreshing. We are 15-30 minutes from numerous attractions, including the spa's of Calistoga, the famed Sonoma Square, and of course the wineries, restaurants and shopping of Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa.


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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $240 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Dogs subject to prior approval and $25/night fee; no cats. Weekly rate 7th night free

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Sonoma County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , dedicated bath for bedroom #2, down the hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , private bath off bedroom #3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , half bath, off den
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi, private deck, on upper floor
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den on main floor, half bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On entry level floor, private bath adjoins bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest bedroom with full wall of closet space, dedicated bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private bath, jacuzzi, deck, upper floor
  • King size beds (1) Down comforter; Queen size beds (2) Queen beds in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with down comforters, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) New futon 2nd bedroom and in den/rec room opens to full size bed; down comforter
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are located within 12-20 min of many wineries on highway 12, are 3-5 miles from Hood Mountain Park (at the end of Los Alamos Road) and Annadel State Park (just across Highway 12 from Los Alamos Road), both with hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is reached by Adobe Cyn Rd from Highway 12 in Kenwood. In addition to 25 miles of trails, it has a public observatory. Please note that if more than 3 beds/linen are used, an additional $40 cleaning fee is included to account for the time needed for doing the laundry.

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