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Beautiful Wine Country Retreat W/Pool, Barn, and Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

5 minute drive from downtown Sonoma located in the coveted east side of town and

a short drive or bike ride to many wineries. Completely refurnished in 2012 with new

beds, appliances, sofas, furniture, etc. including a remodeled barn for

entertainment, new flagstone patio, pergola, new hardwood floors, and freshly

painted bedrooms. Well-equipped kitchen and bathrooms including a walk-in shower

and large whirlpool tub. Perfect for a family, 2-3 couples, or a friends

getaway. Large flat screen TV in the living room, flat screen in the master,

and Blueray/DVD player in the living room with cable service including HBO.

There's also WiFi (Wireless Internet) and a Sonos stereo system that allows you

to control music from your phone or laptop and has two separate music areas (1

inside and 1 outside by the pool). Barn is recently remodeled with ping pong,

pool table, and sofa.

Walking into the front door you'll immediately notice the openness of the floor

plan, with a kitchen that opens up to the large living room that flows into the

spacious dining room, making for a 'great room' for entertaining. The outdoor

pool and patio is located off of the dining room and is equipped with a dining

table, lounge chairs, a pergola for shade, a commercial heater, and a festive

string of outdoor lights set on a dimmer, perfect for eating, relaxing and

entertaining. There is a second deck with a brand new hot tub (2014) and outdoor speakers. The gorgeous views from the outdoor area are towards the west and

north (primarily to the west) with open fields, vineyards, a horse ranch and

mountains in the distance. The 3 bedrooms are located on the other side of the

house, comprised of a master bedroom with king bed, tv, private bath (incl.

whirlpool tub and walk-in shower), and private deck, and two guest rooms both

with queen beds that share a full bathroom.

Note: quiet hours 10pm-7am; TOT Cert # 1044N, max # cars 3, 8 max guests.



- Lockbox adjacent to front door

- Off-street parking - 5-7 cars

-Located off of private lane

Bedrooms and Beds:

- Master - King bed, w/private master bathroom

- Guest 1 - Queen bed

- Guest 2 - Queen bed

- Premium linens

- Queen inflatable mattress

(Please inquire about additional bedroom in barn for additional $50/night, which has 2t win beds but no sink or bathroom).

(Please also inquire about separate 1 BR bungalow next door that has 1 queen bed, kitchen, bathroom, living area, deck should you need additional space or beds. This is owned and rented by my neighbor).


- Wireless Internet

- Cable TV/Dish

- DVD/Blueray

- Sonos stereo system-control remotely with smart phone or laptop

- Docking stations of iPod

- Pool table/billiards

- Ping-pong

- Bocce (balls but no court, play around yard)

- Dart board by pool

- Board games, cards, etc


- Gourmet kitchen, fully equipped (though 1 burner is currently out on stove)

- Cookbooks, seasonings, essential cooking supplies

- Pots, pans, utensils & stemware

- Stainless steel refrigerator w/ice maker

- Dishwasher

- Microwave

- Coffee maker, toaster.

- 4 person kitchen table


- Gas BBQ grill

- Flagstone patio outside of the dining room adjacent to the pool

-Large pool (please note it's not heated during October through April)

-Second deck off of dining room with a few chairs and new hot tub (6-8 person)

- Private wood deck outside of master bedroom

- Yard around house, large field between house and barn


- No Smoking

- No Pets

- Unfortunately our home is not handicap friendly

- A quiet lane - no parties

- Pool is not fenced and not covered; not child-proofed


- Central Air Conditioning

- Washer & Dryer

- TVs in living room and master

- Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner provided

- Iron and ironing board

Nearby Activities

- Gunlach Bunchu, Scribe and other wineries a short drive or bike ride away,

some walkable

- Wine tasting, tours, etc. in Sonoma, Carneros and Napa

- Restaurants (Fremont Diner, El Dorado, Girl and the Fig)

- Massage and Spa treatments (Sonoma Mission Inn, Kenwood Spa)

- Golf, tennis

- Infineon Raceway

- Shopping

- Great hiking and biking

- Fitness Center/Gym

- Health/Beauty Spa(s)

- Concerts and Live Theatre

- Museums, Galleries and Art Studios

- Horseback Riding

House Permit: As required by Sonoma County, the TOT Certificate Number is 1044N.

We want your choice in your accommodations and visit here in wine country to be

perfect so please let us know if we've answered all of your questions!

More Details

Seth Israel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Seth Israel

We live in San Francisco and love the wine country. Originally from the east coast, we have lived in San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 15 years.

Seth Israel purchased this house in 2012

Why Seth Israel chose Sonoma County

Sonoma is a special place and this home has many of the key attributes that make this experience special - close to many wineries and attractions, beautiful peaceful views of adjacent farmland, vineyards, and hills, plenty of land to roam around, a classic barn for entertaining, and great indoor and outdoor space for relaxing.

What makes this house unique

The living areas - both indoor and outdoor - rural setting, beautiful views, and central location make this place truly unique.


Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three proper bedrooms with an inflatable queen mattress and a pull out twin bed to sleep up to 8 max. There are twin beds in the upstairs of the barn for addl $50/night. No bathroom or sink there however.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please inquire about catering or private chef services as I have an excellent recommendation!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Wine Country Retreat W/Pool, Barn, and Views
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

A comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of spending four nights in this home and it was the perfect fit for our group. There were three couples in our party and we had plenty of living space for all of us - and then some! Unfortunately, the weather was cool and rainy most of our stay, but that just gave us an excuse to start a cozy fire every morning and evening. We really enjoyed lounging on the comfortable chairs and couches and catching up after a busy day of touring vineyards and eating out. We also enjoyed making breakfast in the well-stocked kitchen. It seriously had everything we needed! The backyard view is beautiful and the outdoor area would have been so fun to hang out in, had it not been rainy. The home has beautiful furnishings and rugs. Our bed was extremely comfortable, the towels were soft and there was even shampoo in the shower! The location was lovely, as we were very close to several nearby wineries and delicious restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A phenomenal rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house this past July. For many years we vacationed in Tahoe every summer but will likely make Sonoma and this house our yearly destination instead. The house itself is fantastic. My wife and I were accompanied by our two grade school kids. The three bedrooms including a large master were perfect for us. Between the pool, hot tub and grounds including a row of grape vines and a charming barn with a ping pong table, foosball, billiards and darts, you really never have to leave. Its proximity to downtown Sonoma and local vineyards (easy bike ride away) made any exploring you care to do easy. The kitchen and open floor plan gives the house a very light and airy feel. It is situated down a dirt road among the vineyards. Even though it is less than an hour from San Francisco, you feel that you are far away. We loved this home and will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Visitor!

  • 5 of 5

I just realized that I never left a review for either of my fantastic stays at this house!

I rented this house for a week during my wedding and it was the absolute perfect home base during all the festivities and a great place to spend the week with my loved ones. It is close enough to Sonoma Square and the wineries to make everything really convenient yet removed enough to make it feel a bit more country and quiet! I had my hair and makeup teams come to the house and prep all the bridesmaids (8 of them plus moms and kids) on the day of the wedding and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and make themselves comfortable. The barn was a big hit with the kids (of all ages - hah). We didn't use the pool much but it was nice to sit outside by the pool and enjoy the breeze. The furniture and decorations in the house are all super comfortable and well thought out. I had friends taking pictures of the furnishings for inspirations for their own homes. The master bedroom is really spacious and I wanted to take the pillows home with me! Typically, rental properties have cheap and uncomfortable linens and pillows - that couldn't be farther from the truth here. I could go on and on about this property but I will keep it short and simple. Bottom line - I loved this place so much that I rented it again a year and a half later for my baby shower! I spent a long weekend at the house with some friends and we had a small baby shower. The house is perfect for entertaining small groups! The owner is super responsive and helpful and always worked to accommodate all of my requests! This property is A+++! You wont regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous week in this great property

  • 4 of 5

We booked this Sonoma house for a week hoping for a nice, clean house close to base ourselves in whilst we visited nearby wineries and towns. But once we arrived, we didn't want to leave! The house is so well appointed and so comfortable, that we were happy staying in and chilling by the pool. Or cooking in the generously appointed kitchen (heaps of crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, glassware, kitchen appliances) with fabulous local produce and eating in. No fear of running out of the basics either - soap, toilet paper, kitchen towel, cleaning liquid is in great supply. Which shows the host, Seth's, generous nature and is also evident throughout his property. It was also very clean for our arrival. The deck outside the living area is just wonderful to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset. We did so every evening. With great warm weather during our stay, the pool was a fantastic feature. We didn't actually go into the barn nor use the hot tub, but we could imagine many families and guests would appreciate those also. The local area is great - very close to shops and nearby wineries or farmers markets. Would highly recommend this property. We hope to come back! Thanks so much Seth.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay here! The house was so spacious and so many different areas that anyone who needed a little "alone time" had the space to do so. We came in February so we did not use the pool, however the hot tub was definitely perfect after a long day wine tasting! We didn't really utilize the barn/play room, but it would be great place for any families with teenagers to hang out in. The location was perfect as well! So close to restaurants, stores and wineries as well. It was perfect for us since we did tours in both Sonoma & Napa! Seth was easy to work with as well. We highly recommend this place! Mahalo nui loa (Hawaiian for "Thank you very much!) Seth!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Relaxing stay in beautiful Sonoma!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have loved our stay at this Sonoma retreat any more than we did!! This home was absolutely perfect for our girls weekend, and accomodated our group very comfortably! Seth, the owner, was easy to get in touch with and had left very careful and simple instructions at the home to guide us through our stay. The house was clean and cozy when we arrived and we had everything we could have possibly needed. The backyard space is incredible, the perfect place to watch the sunsets, hang out by the pool and enjoy the hot tub. The living and dining area was more than comfortable for meals all together, watching movies, and relaxing. The bedrooms were super cozy and inviting. We didn't use the barn too much but we checked it out and it would be an awesome hangout space for families and groups with kids. We all agreed that our husbands would have loved it!! Being a group of girls, we all felt completely safe at the house and had absolutely zero issues during our stay. If I were to ever come back to Sonoma, I would stay here again in a heartbeat as we could not have asked for a better experience or a more perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Vallejo Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Richmond BART station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 12
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Point Reyes
Car: necessary

Wineries, food, shopping, and bike riding are all within walking or biking distance or short drive.


Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Three night minimums during weekdays (Monday-Thursday) are acceptable during the summer period (instead of 4). Two night minimums during weekdays in off-season also acceptable.
Holiday rates apply: $685/nt in peak season (April-Oct) and $495/nt in the off-season for holiday & weekend nights.
Weekly rate for off-season does not apply for Saturday-Saturday
Five night minimum requirement for Thanksgiving and New Years holidays.
7 day rental period required for July 4th and Christmas weeks.

25% initial deposit required (refundable up to 60 days before visit) and remaining amount due by 30 days in advance of your stay.
PayPal, Check, Bank Debit or Credit Cards Accepted For Deposits and Payments (fee charged for credit cards)
Pay Deposit to Owner to Secure Reservation
Taxes (9%) /Cleaning ($125) Not Included in Rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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