|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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Visitors to this ranch are stunned by the natural beauty of its setting, (only 35 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge) and the comfort and tastefulness of the house itself. Sitting quietly at the top of a hill and accessed up a long winding private country driveway, coastal live oaks and California bay trees mark the hillsides of this iconic California landscape. Set on 200 acres there are amazing views of hills and valleys in every direction, but not one sign of civilization anywhere. This is true country, yet only 10 minutes to Petaluma and 40 minutes to San Francisco restaurants. Hawks and eagles abound and the iconic turkey vultures soar on the wind currents overhead. The resident owl hoots at night! Flocks of wild turkeys and herds of deer are everywhere. After visiting local sights for a few days, many visitors ultimately just stay home to swim and sit on the porch to read a book and enjoy the view for the rest of their visit.
The house is set right in the middle of natural wild fields (no suburban manicures lawns here!) surrounded by magnificent coastal oaks and bay trees. The property is intentionally left mostly wild as nature intended it to be. That is part of its great charm; pure serenity and comfort amid a secluded natural setting.
There is, however, much to do if you wish to be active. There is a large pool with built in hot tub (extra $100/weekend, $250/week hot tub fee not included in rent), and a paddle tennis court just beyond the pool. There are great opportunities to hike on the property in the winter, spring and early summer, or at nearby parks. The property is perfectly located for visiting all of the local sights. Point Reyes National Seashore and the magnificent California coast (and redwoods), Sonoma and Napa Wine Country, Stinson Beach and downtown San Francisco are all less than an hour away. The closest town, Petaluma, is 10 minutes away, and has a lovely historic center with many restaurants and stores.
The house was designed to have large entertaining spaces so the living room and kitchen/dining are both very large. There have been many wonderful lunches on the porch! The house has 4 charming bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, one private and one shared between the two upstairs rooms. Three bedrooms have queen beds, and the fourth has two twin beds. The twin bedroom uses the half bath in the hallway and a shower in one of the other bedrooms. The country kitchen has lots of counter space and an enormous island workspace. A large wooden country table seating 12 people sits nearby and french doors open beyond the table onto the wrap around porch. There is a 6 burner Wolf range, with large oven, plus a second oven and other high end appliances. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a country feast. The house is beautifully decorated with fine furnishings. The house is well adorned with art and curios. The main porch runs 70+ feet and wraps both sides of the house.
A caretaker lives in a separate dwelling on the property, and the owner is 30 minutes away.
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Two brothers (one a lawyer, one a businessman) from San Francisco own the property and have been in this special corner of Marin and Sonoma Counties for 40+ years. Their mother purchased this particular property in 1988 and built the house in 2000. It is currently enjoyed by their families and children as a weekend and summer house.
Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC) purchased this chateau / country house in 1988
There is very little like this fabulous region of California and the house sits beautifully amid wild, natural, unmanicured fields. Yet, it has the interior finish and furnishings of a much larger, elegant country estate. The property sits quietly away from the hubbub of life up a long driveway on top of a beautiful completely private hill. There are no other houses visible from the property in any direction! There is a caretaker on site who lives just beyond the entrance gate and keeps a close eye on everything, but should only be contacted in an emergency. There are extraordinary vistas in every direction that make even the most jaded, seen everything, done everything, world traveler, swoon. Yet, the property is centrally located to easily visit all of the wonderful spots north of San Francisco. Unlike Napa which is a long days drive from the spectacular coastal region (Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, Bodega, Tomales Bay) and Sonoma which is much further from The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Three S Ranch sits in the middle of all of these attractions. 30 minutes to the coast, Point Reyes, Sonoma Town Square and the Golden Gate bridge, 40 minutes to Napa, Healdsburg, the Russian River and San Francisco restaurants. Everything is within easy reach. Yet, you are secluded on your own country mountain top.
There are virtually no other houses for rent in this area of Marin/Sonoma. Look around VRBO! If you want peace and quiet in a country setting without being too remote from local attractions, this is the property for you. Most other houses for rent around Petaluma are much more suburban. This house is rural yet it is exceptionally well appointed. Unique, in our minds!
What a true joy it was to relish in the breathtaking views, relax by the pool, rejuvenate in a game of miniature tennis and simply soak in the sun and setting at this beautiful home. Thank you for giving us a wonderful opportunity with our family and friends to celebrate the end of school, the beginning of summer, graduation and father's day too. The home is totally equipped with all the amenities of gourmet cooking, Wi-Fi, books, entertainment and more. Only a short drive to downtown Petaluma if you need to stock up on grocery. Once at the home, one tends to simply enjoy just being and take in all of nature. Thank You again Andrew for this gift ..... we enjoyed making memories and will return.
So many amazing things about this house:
House is gorgeous inside and out. The decor is beautiful! Love the art. The outdoor scenery is like that of a painting. Horses and deer are prancing around. It is so peaceful and quiet. Fully stocked kitchen which makes cooking easier. Downtown Petaluma is a 10 minute drive away. Andrew is very pleasant and responds quickly. The only thing missing was toilet paper and paper towels. Make sure they stock it before you check in. :) No big deal, we will definitely be staying here again.
Spent a long weekend at Three S Ranch and it was fantastic. House has a great kitchen and living room and the grounds are lovely. The pool / hot tub area is as nice as it looks in the photos. Highly recommend
Very lovely house way, way up on a hill overlooking the beautiful mountains and terrain around Petaluma.
House is well equipped - wifi works well - beds are comfortable- plenty of towels
Stayed with the extended family for a long weekend.
No words can describe the amazing vista's surrounding this location; we've been all over the world, and this ranks right at the top.
House is wonderful, very well equipped.
Petaluma is close by for anyone who cares to leave the property
Highly, Highly recommended
We found this comfortable house a great place to come back to at the end of the day. Breakfasts were prepared in the roomy kitchen area while drinking in the special spring green view of the hills. Private and quiet, the drive to the house was an enjoyable nature ride. The fireplace was used often to gather around. Everyone in our party of eight was very satisfied with the Ranch and recommend this rental!
This area of California is famously beautiful. The property is situated midway between the extraordinary cultural life and beauty of the city of San Francisco and the most famous parts of California wine country. Sitting literally on the Marin and Sonoma County border, outdoor activities are very popular. Hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, ocean fishing, going to the beach, and shopping and dining in unique and beautiful places are all an easy drive. Take a drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore, look for whales at the Point Reyes Light House, walk Limantour beach, visit the wonderful stores and restaurants of Point Reyes Station, Petaluma and Sonoma, grab a picnic in Petaluma, or wander up the coast to Hog Island Oyster Company and sit by the waters edge while you eat fresh oysters (or barbecued) just pulled from Tomales Bay while you grill fresh sausages (bought down the road at Marin Sun Farms in Point Reyes Station) and sip local wine and craft brews. A Great Day!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Cleaning at the end of the rental is included in the price although we do ask that renters keep the kitchen particularly neat and do not leave dishes in the sink when leaving. $49.00 VRBO Property Protection Plan is required in addition to the rental amount. A $100 additional hot tub usage fee is required for all renters wishing to use the hot tub because of the cost of propane.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.