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Three "S" Ranch, LLC

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

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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More Details

Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

About Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC)

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

Why Andrew Spiegel (Three S Ranch LLC) chose Petaluma

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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!


Petaluma Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private Marble Bath for Master Bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 & 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Marble Bath for Rooms 3 & 4.
    Bathroom 1 - 1/2 Bath on Main floor for Twin Bedroom and Guests.
  • Two full bathrooms have marble counters and glass shower surrounds. Master Bedroom has Full Private Bath, shower only. Two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms Share Full Bath, bathtub/shower combination. 1/2 Bath in Main Floor Hallway for Twin Bedroom and Guests (no bath or shower).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs South Facing with View. Shared Full Bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs North Facing with View. Shared Full Bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor North Facing with 1/2 Bath in Hall.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor South Facing with French Doors and Private Bath.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three rooms have lovely queen beds. One room has two twin beds., Child Beds (1). There is a cot that can be used for a young child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Peace, Quiet, Beauty and Tranquility in a very comfortable and well appointed house! You will find very few rentals like this one.


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Three "S" Ranch, LLC
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Relaxing, comfortable, convenient.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, a terrific place for a family gathering. The kitchen was well stocked for large meals. The Deck was beautiful, not another building in sight. We enjoyed many hours in the pool and spa and on the pickle ball court. A great getaway spot and still convenient to Petaluma.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property on top of a mountain with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This amazing home was our home base for a trip to wine country. There were seven of us and we all couldn't get over how perfect the home was -- the incredible view, the beautiful pool, the amazing kitchen. Truly, there aren't enough complimentary adjectives to describe this place. It's remote, but only a quick 8-minute drive to Petaluma for groceries, great restaurants, etc. The view is breathtaking and we would all wake up early, make french press coffee and sit on the deck (in the most comfortable chairs) and enjoy. At night, we made lovely dinners in the kitchen. The kitchen had all the provisions you could ever want -- great cutlery, serving dishes, etc. It is evident that whoever lives/lived there was an amazing chef. The rest of the home was beautifully decorated and oh so comfortable -- I think every pillow in that home is a down pillow.

I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that there wasn't a TV. We were able to really enjoy each other and have some great vacation conversations that would probably not have happened had a TV been available.

Before the trip, Andy sent us recommendations for things to do. We tried out many of them, including a tasting at McEvoy Ranch (you can see the olive orchards and vineyards from the Three S property) and a trip to Hogs Island Oysters and Point Reyes - all of which were incredible.

The only problem I had was the fact that I scheduled too many things for us to do outside of the home and we didn't get to spend an entire day enjoying the pool. Next time, I will leave a few days free to do this.

This home is perfect for larger groups of folks like ours. If you're looking at this property, do yourself a favor and book it now!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rohnert Park

Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. We were able to enjoy the beautiful yard and pool. The porch was also amazing for the evening! We loved every part about this house and would 100% be back!! We also loved the wildlife!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, clean house, would rent again!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in wonderful location. Gorgeous views of the mountains. House is clean and has plenty of space. Nice kitchen for cooking. We had a great time! My one complaint is that we paid extra (a lot extra) to heat the pool and hot tub for the weekend, and there ended up being some issues with the heating. Ended up having to have a pool guy come to the house and still didn't fully fix the issues. ll in all, great time. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection in the Golden Hills of Sonoma County

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a magical week-long stay with my in-laws at the Three S Ranch. The Ranch had some big shoes to fill - my in-laws owned a farm in the midwest that we would spend a week at every summer, but we sold it last year. We had so many wonderful memories at the family farm but we needed to find a new place to make memories at - and the Three S Ranch was just that. If you're looking to get away from it all, but still be close enough to civilization to enjoy delicious restaurants, wine tasting, brewery tours, hiking, and beach trips The Ranch is perfect. There is no TV at the house, and the Internet is not the fastest (sorry kids), but I promise you, you won't miss it. The pool and hot tub overlooking the hills provide hours of entertainment and relaxation. We were a little concerned about not having air conditioning but it gets cold enough at night that the house stays cool throughout the day. The owners of Three S Ranch have equipped the kitchen with everything you need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. They also have amazing taste in artwork, and have managed to make The Ranch feel like home as soon as you walk in the door. All I can say is - Rent The Ranch! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, California

Beutiful Retreat for Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. As you saw, "the ranch" is more of a home than a rental property! It is equipped with most everything. We have been renting to more and more locals because they know how rare it is to be able to rent something in this area of Marin/Sonoma, and the best news is that our renters are more and more returning guests and they are staying longer!! Come back again! Andy
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Point Reyes National Seashore - Bear Valley Visitor Center
"For hikers and nature seekers, this is the place to start. The Point Reyes National Seashore..."
West Marin Chamber of Commerce
"This is a helpful sight for all the things to do in West Marin County, CA"
Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery
"Fabulous place to go and buy food for a picnic or take out for dinner back at the ranch. You..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Larkspur, CA
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Train
41 Miles
Oakland, CA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
101 North
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Petaluma, CA
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe, CA
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $0
Property Damage Protection $59
taxes $0

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.