|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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!
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.
perfect for our family to enjoy cooking and hanging out together. The piano was an unexpected pleasure!
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!
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.
We loved this beautiful home and the spectacular view!
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.
First off, I LOVED my stay at the Acadia House...I'm just save the 5-stars for the really out of this world experience.
The house design and decor was beautiful - all of my friends commented on it. The kitchen is large with nice appliances and plenty of cooking implements. The kitchen is open to the living room which makes a great space to hang out. And there's a huge deck with a tables and chairs and a large hot tub. All the beds were comfy.
A few tips to plan your stay:
- Don't stress too much about getting there. The directions that Mel and Debby give are very good, though probably easier to follow in the day light. The last few miles are very narrow and windy.
- The water is soft, which I didn't like but my friend said is great for your hair and skin. Just FYI.
- The tap water is fine, but I'd recommend bringing a few bottles in case you don't like it.
- The deck is a great place to hang out. I'd recommend buying some wine and plan on hanging out at the house rather than running around wine tasting all day.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Cleaning||$240 + Tax|
Dogs subject to prior approval and $25/night fee; no cats. Weekly rate 7th night free