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Donna Merideth

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Tuscan Villa with Pizza Oven, Vineyard and Bocce Court

40 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Sonoma County Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom with sweeping vineyard and mountain views

Villa Amici offers a spacious open floor plan great for entertaining with outdoor bocce court and wood burning pizza oven; 2 bedroom, 2 modern, spa-like bathrooms, fire pit, gourmet kitchen, gas BBQ grill, internet and Dish TV, high-end stereo system with large CD collection; guitar available for guest use, spacious backyard patio - sleeps 6 comfortably!

Wine country memories are made here! Affordable, laid-back wine house nestled in the the breathtaking Alexander Valley surrounded by acres of private estate vineyards. The ranch style home has 2 bedrooms, 2 newly renovated spa-like bathrooms, sleeps 6 of your friends and family comfortably - 1 king bed; 1 queen bed; 1 queen sofa bed in large living room that can be closed off for privacy!

Create memories here with your friends and family by hosting an outdoor bocce tournament; cooking gourmet meals with fresh ingredients from Villa Amici's herb and vegetable garden - in either the outdoor wood burning pizza oven or the fully equipped gourmet kitchen with well supplied pantry; while sipping on Alexander Valley wine under the stars!

This wine country retreat is minutes from boutique shopping in downtown Healdsburg, high-end spas, world class wineries and fabulous restaurants to include The Shed; Baci; Barndiva; Willie's Seafood; Dry Creek Kitchen; Ralph's Martini House; Brava's; Vallete; Healdsburg Bar & Grill, and many more! Within a mile or two of Villa Amici enjoy stopping at the Jimtown Store or wine tasting at Jordan, Medlock Ames, Hawkes, Alexander Valley Vineyards, White Oak, Sausal, Soda Rock, Stryker, Fieldstone, Hanna, etc.

Villa Amici is the perfect location for fun family get-aways, romantic couples retreats, or a group trip with your girlfriends.

Come as guests but leave as friends. The warm, personalized decor makes you feel that your are staying in a relative's home instead of a vacation rental. No other vacation rental has the character and Tuscany feel of Villa Amici. Stay here and create memories that will last a lifetime!

TOT Certificate #1077N

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Donna Merideth (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Donna Merideth

My husband and I bought Villa Amici in 2002 in order to pursue our dream of making wine. The name Villa Amici means 'house of friends' and we have enjoyed sharing this little piece of Tuscany with many of our friends from around the world. Since buying the home, we have added the vineyard, bocce court and pizza oven to enhance the experience. Besides making wine, we enjoy cooking, traveling, fly fishing, discovering new foods and wine.

Donna Merideth purchased this villa in 2002

Why Donna Merideth chose Sonoma County

Villa Amici is located in the heart of Alexander Valley just outside of Healdsburg - a town which continues to grow in terms of fine shopping and dining. Villa Amici is surrounded by large vineyards and is a little piece of heaven. It has a unique casual but sophisticated feel.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Amici includes a wood burning pizza oven and bocce court and is perfect for entertaining. It is located within a mile or two of several wineries including Jordan, Medlock Ames, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Sausal, White Oak, Soda Rock, Hanna, Fieldstone, etc.

Reviews

5
based on 40 traveler reviews

Tuscan Villa with Pizza Oven, Vineyard and Bocce Court
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time at Villa Amichi! It's a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We played Bocce ball and made pizza in the outdoor oven! Our sixteen year old twins said it was the best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed Villa Amici. We hope to see you again in the future! Donna
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5

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Where do you begin? First, you start with the greatest owners/hosts EVER, then you throw in an AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL and CLEAN property, a couple of bottles of Villa Amici wine and a few pizzas from the beautiful outdoor pizza oven (which were great!), play a few games of bocce ball under the outdoor lights at night then wake up to such amazing views of a vineyard out back and you have one of the best getaways ever! Oh yeah, and throw in a nice hammock to relax on while you're at it! Villa Amici has to be one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in this area. The worst part? We had to eventually leave! 5 stars is not enough! Thank you again to the greatest hosts EVER! We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Amici and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve Thank you for your kind words! Eddie and I loved meeting you and your group. We hope to see you back at Villa Amici soon! Donna
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5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

It was incredible!! It made our trip to Healdsburg to renew our vows incredible! House was beautiful and spotless, grounds were impeccable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hilary, I am so glad Villa Amici worked out for your vow renewal! Donna
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5

Fantastic Weekend Getaway!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to take a break from it all and boy did we! Villa Amici is truly a special place to vacation. The home has a terrific layout and has been beautifully updated. The owners are great people and really make you feel like it is your home during the stay. We had so much fun making Pizzas in the beautiful back yard and playing Bocce Ball late into the evening as the entire back yard lights up at the flick of a switch. There is so much to do in the surrounding wine country from free concerts, wine tasting and spectacular restaurants. If you are not familiar with Healdsburg you are in for a treat! As much as there is to do in town, you may have a hard time, as we did, leaving the property as it is so beautiful and relaxing. They have a great sound system and music collection including Vinyl records and cds. Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful home, we can't wait to book it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alfonso I am so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay at Villa Amici. We hope to see you back again soon! Donna
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Amici does not disappoint, starting with the owners who were very nice and accommodating for our trip. This house is spectacular, my wife and I live in San Francisco and have been taking weekend trips to healdsburg for several years. The house is beautiful from the moment you walk in, anything you need they have stocked in the house. A great selection of records to play while playing bocce ball under the lights, to the fire pit and pizza oven. This property is stunning, you will feel relaxed and at home. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kody Thank you for the nice comments. I am glad to hear that you and your group enjoyed your stay at Villa Amici. I hope to see you back in the future. Donna
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Villa Amici....a slice of Tuscan in Healdsberg

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time in Sonoma at Villa Amici. The house is reminiscent of a Tuscan Villa with a Bocce Court and an out door wood burning pizza oven!

It's location is perfect for exploring the surrounding areas with it's many wineries and vineyards. The bathrooms and bedrooms are updated and beautiful. The professional kitchen is perfect for preparing meals and there is plenty of space for more than one cook!

We really enjoyed learning and playing Bocce in the evenings as there are lights so you can play well into the nite!

On arrival, we were greeted by Donna and her husband and given a complete tour of their fabulous Villa.

I'm sure we will return for another visit!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Eddie and I really enjoyed meeting you, Linda and Maria. We hope to see you back at Villa Amici. Donna
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 101
Car: necessary

Wine Country; wine tasting; fine dining; popular cycling area.

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Rates & Availability

Russian River Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Harvest 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,750
 
 
Winter Rate
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$625
$3,500
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Passport
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$625
$3,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Three night minimum stay for weekends. Will consider a two-night stay for midweek. A one-time cleaning fee of $125 is applied to all stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Sonoma County Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Spa-like bathroom with marble detail
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master w/ king bed, private bath, patio & outdoor shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, view of yard and bocce
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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