3 bedroom, den, 3 1/2 bath, vaulted ceilings, hot tub, large deck
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 Santa Rosa
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, gateway to 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, as well as Jack London Historic Park.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Retreat in nature
Beautiful home in an incredible natural setting!
We had such a great stay! Definitely recommend this property!
The ultimate tree house
great place to go to hang out in the trees. Comfortable and quiet setting, this is what a vacation is all about!
We booked this place for my birthday, it was a perfect getaway. Very peaceful yet close to Calistoga, Napa and Sonoma for day trips.
Perfect for our Family
Beautiful home. Stunning location. Exceptionally well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed our stay very much!
Magnificent spot for a "girls trip"!
I just spent Thurs-Mon with 5 of my best friends at Debby & Mel's home. Their home is SO beautiful-- incredibly tasteful and classy (and a bit "high-end"), while also completely comfortable and down-to-earth. I honestly couldn't have envisioned a better setting for my birthday get-away.
The location is also pretty ideal. There's a definite feeling of seclusion + immersion in nature, while also being only a 15-minute drive to "town", i.e., all the amenities you could need.
The two hikers in my party were pleased about the challenging + scenic + car-less hills. The rest of slept in-- in markedly comfy beds... like Marriott comfy. We all had great appreciation for the hot tub.
Bonus: kitchen features knives that are actually sharp!
In sum: We were all blown away, and I'm currently plotting a return for a "couples trip" with one of the ladies who joined me this weekend.
I'll also note that Debby was perfectly (i.e., not too much, not too little) communicative and responsive via text message/phone, as needed, in preparation for and throughout the stay.
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.