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President's Wknd Special-Inquire! Elegant contemporary, 20 ac retreat

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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 guests upon 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 2-4, 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 now also an 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.

More Details

Owner
Deborah Eppstein
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

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 purchased this home and now split time between Salt Lake and Sonoma County. 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 experiencing 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 2012. 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, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma, 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) within 3-5 miles for additional biking and hiking opportunities, and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park which also has an observatory.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

President's Wknd Special-Inquire! Elegant contemporary, 20 ac retreat
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
5

Wine Tasting Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home, beautifully appointed, everything we needed including shampoo and conditioner! Incredible location out of Kenwood, sitting above a creek in a spectacular canyon! And the owners were so gracious, left a great bottle of wine to great us upon or arrival! Will return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

loved it

  • 5 of 5

perfect for our family to enjoy cooking and hanging out together. The piano was an unexpected pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose
5

Wonderful house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 2 families with small kids, up there for the Thanksgiving weekend. We rent houses through VRBO a few times a year, and this is one of the nicest ones. The house is spacious and in good shape, and well equipped.

The location is magical - remote but just 15 min away from civilization. Surrounded by magical woods, with no neighbors in sight and no sound but the rain and the wind, and the river below.

The owners were very responsive and accommodating. Overall a keeper house - we'd love to come back there as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Beautiful cozy secluded home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend with friends to do some wine tasting. The house is wonderful and in a quiet secluded canyon. The rooms were big and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need to cook. The open layout is perfect and you really can't find a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved this beautiful home and the spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful home and the spectacular view!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monarch Beach, CA
4

Gorgeous Mountain Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed two nights at this home for our niece's wedding in Sonoma. The house features vaulted ceilings and lots of windows to bring the light in. There is a large deck off the back overlooking a small creek at the bottom of the ravine. There were (7) adults in our group, with enough room and beds for everyone to be comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need. And the hot tub was a bonus! The only negatives were the narrow access road leading to the property (only one lane), and the steep cleaning fees of $280 per stay. Otherwise, it was a great rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cleaning fees are prorated for number of guests and beds used, and also include the hot tub cleaning fee. As our home has lots of areas to clean including the large deck, we want to make sure it is in top shape for our guests!
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $240 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

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Amenities

Santa Rosa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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