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Seth Israel

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Sonoma County House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Amenities:

Entry:

- 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).

Communication/Entertainment:

- 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

Kitchen:

- 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

Outdoor:

- 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

Suitability:

- 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

Household:

- 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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Seth Israel (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Beautiful Wine Country Retreat W/Pool, Barn, and Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

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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Tucson, AZ
5

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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5

Outstanding Sonoma Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My son and I decided to rent this wonderful home in Sonoma to celebrate my grandson's 4th birthday. It was clean, safe, well marked and well maintained. All the descriptions were spot on, as well as the online photos. The owner answered my questions promptly. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. What a perfect location and a short drive for having a child's birthday party at Train Town--just a few miles down the road. His friends from Mill Valley could easily drive to the darling Train Town for the party and return in the same afternoon.

We wanted to include my niece and her family who live in Lotus, CA, on our weekend festivities--a long overdue reunion. We were all very comfortable and thankful to have such a lovely home for our gathering. The owner, Seth, has done due diligence readying this home making sure everything--and I mean everything--is well stocked and well appointed with lovely furnishings, kitchen paraphernalia, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. We made lots of wonderful family memories at this wonderful property. We will definitely come again. After all the children left, my husband, cousin and I toured the Benziger Winery in Glen Allen--a very high tech and environmentally conscious vineyard. Later in the evening, we went to a restaurant in Glen Allen called Star. It was excellent. Seth's home is centrally located and very convenient to the lovely downtown Sonoma village.

We look forward to our next visit to this outstanding property.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA
5

Perfect spot for our family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Our week spent at this house was one of the most relaxing in years. The occasion was a family gathering of sisters, husbands and sons and this house turned out to be the perfect choice for our group of eight. We chose the spot because we like Sonoma's charming town square and nearby wineries, and because of its proximity to Napa, San Francisco and the coast. Once we arrived we were reluctant to leave the premises! The owner has chosen tasteful furnishings for the house and provided activities with his guests' comfort and pleasures in mind. It feels luxurious without being pretentious. The barn is a unique feature of this property, offering an area for relaxation and fun. We enjoyed the pool and patio and the gorgeous views of the sunsets and the neighboring field. There was plenty to do and to enjoy. We have plans to return to this beautiful retreat and we've already recommended it to friends.

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  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
SFO
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Hopmonk
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
Hopmonk
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.

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 13 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$525
From
$610
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,700
$14,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$365
From
$415
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Three night minimums during weekdays (Monday-Thursday) are acceptable during the summer period (instead of 5). 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.
Five night minimum requirement for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays.
Weekly rate for off-season does not apply for Saturday-Saturday
Separate 1BR bungalow available for extra $
7 day rental period required for July 4th and Christmas weeks.

25% initial deposit required (refundable up to 90 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

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Amenities

Sonoma County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is a space BR above barn w/ 2 twin beds for addl $50/night. No bathroom or sink however there. There is a separate 1BR (queen bed) bungalow next door with separate parking, bathroom, etc. Please inquire if interested.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Please inquire about catering or private chef services as I have an excellent recommendation!

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