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Susan Moinester

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Unsurpassed Views Indoors And Out On This 3-Acre Vineyard Estate

40 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Sonoma County Estate Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Spacious Home With Ever-Present Panoramic Views

Welcome to our home in the heart and scintillating soul of Sonoma County. Our sunny 3-acre estate is perched on a rolling hill between Sebastopol and Occidental and is punctuated by majestic sweeping views of vineyards, orchards, redwoods and mountains. Enjoy the ever-changing beauty of our terraced perennial gardens, chardonnay vineyard and young olive grove. We invite you to share in the seasonal organic bounty of our fruit trees, assorted berries, vegetables, and herbs or meditate in our fragrant rose garden. Our recently purchased home has been lovingly renovated and updated to take full advantage of the lush Sonoma lifestyle. Abundant large windows and glass doors bring the outdoors in and highlight the varied vistas from every room, from sunrise to sunset to starry nights.

Furnished with style and comfort, we invite you to sink into overstuffed couches and chairs, put your legs up on ottomans and reclaimed wood coffee tables, and dine on the antique farm table or the vintage teakwood set under the stars. With multiple, comfortable eating and seating options available indoors and out, your most difficult decision will be where to sip your cappuccino or pinot noir.

If you enjoy cooking, you will appreciate our large, updated kitchen with a new 5-burner Italian gas range, double ovens and high-end small appliances and cookware. The built-in gas grill is conveniently located on the back deck for added cooking options. Or explore the health benefits of juicing with our Breville juicer - there is no better place on earth for organic vegetables and fruit from our gardens or local farmers.

We hope that you sleep long and well in the three thoughtfully designed and furnished bedrooms. The large master features a queen bed, ensuite bath with double sinks, enormous window with rose garden views and sliding glass doors onto the terraced back garden patio. The two other bedrooms boast antique double beds, oversized windows and beautiful rose garden or back terraced garden views. All of the bedrooms have spacious closets, and are furnished with a writing desk and a dresser. They also feature quiet ceiling fans, blackout shades and new pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, and quality linens for your added comfort.

The large living room with its cathedral ceiling is warmed by reclaimed wood beams, plush sage couches, antique side tables, opulent rugs, and multiple personal lighting options designed for reading and relaxing. It features a 47-inch flat screen television with Direct TV and a Blu-Ray DVD system. Our cozy corner library contains diverse offerings for your browsing or reading pleasure as well as a local section where you find guidebooks and practical information to help you optimize your stay in the slice of heaven that is Sonoma County.

Nestled high in the back terraced garden, the hot tub provides a secluded, steamy oasis with exceptional views, including the distant Mayacamas Mountains. It is our favorite place to greet the day in the early morning as the mist rolls through the Green Valley and to enjoy sunsets that seem to last forever. Due to the presence of unobtrusive landscape lighting, it is also an ideal spot to count the stars.

Our home and gardens are smoke-free and chemical-free. The house has an open floor plan and wide doorways. There are only 2 low steps to enter the house from any door and the master bedroom has a large walk-in shower. We have tried to eliminate all barriers to your enjoyment of this magical space.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan Moinester (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Susan Moinester

My husband, David, and I are 'southernized' former New Yorkers. Born, raised and married in Brooklyn, our adult lives have been enriched by spending them in Memphis, TN where we have come to know and appreciate great music, Slow Food and wonderful friends. We fell in love with Sebastopol and the surrounding area on a romantic vacation in the summer of 2012. We were captivated by the physical beauty and the lifestyle. We never expected to find a house so quickly, as we cannot move for several years. But as soon as we saw this property, we knew that we could not let it go. So until we are able to live in 'Our Home in the Vineyard' full-time, we welcome you and your family to share it with our family.

Susan Moinester purchased this estate in 2012

Why Susan Moinester chose Sonoma County

This property has a magical quality that touched us from the moment we stepped out of the realtor's car; it has held us in its grip ever since. The property stirs your soul while simultaneously imparting a sense of tranquility. You feel exhilarated yet at peace. It is an intangible quality, yet undeniable and while a very personal experience, we have found it to be universal among all those who have visited. Perhaps it is the gentle slope of the hill on which the home rests, the beautiful, terraced gardens that are perennially in bloom, the accessibility of all 3 lush acres or the unusual diversity of the breathtaking views that surround the home. Perhaps it is the fact that the house and the outdoor living areas take full advantage of the spectacular surroundings by bringing the outside into every room. The house is spacious with large rooms and an open floor plan that is unique in this area. It is impossible to capture these qualities from the photos; we invite you to come and experience it for yourself.

What makes this estate unique

To quote one of our guests, 'Home in the Vineyard is a warm hug': we could not agree more! It fills our senses and captivates our souls. At Home in the Vineyard, we are fully immersed in beauty and verdant abundance and delight in the casual elegance and comfort of the Sonoma lifestyle.

Reviews

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based on 40 traveler reviews

Unsurpassed Views Indoors And Out On This 3-Acre Vineyard Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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Delightful

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was well apportioned with everything we could possibly need. It is so beautifully situated, it was a delight to come home to every day

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

WOW!!! AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house and property are amazing! The views from basically every window make you just want to stay at the house all day. The gardens are beautiful, the hot tub is perfect, the vineyards are breathtaking.... We wanted to stay longer and will definitely be back soon.

Also, we traveled with our two kids and the house had a pack and play, a high chair and lots of room for them to run around.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Stunning views, warm and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Home in the Vineyard was just that home. The views were spectacular from every window. The house was warm and beautifully decorated. We felt like we were miles from the hustle of the world and the limited access to the internet gave us down time that allowed us to be together without the tech world. Our daughters graduation from college and my sister coming in from the east coast added to the special time we had with family. The kitchen provided everything we could possibly need for the family meals we cooked. Plenty of room for all of us to participate. The dining room gave us room to not only share a meal but an evening of laughter, conversation and much needed family time. Coffee on the patio in the morning and wine in the evening with a stunning view was relaxing and most pleasant. The vineyards and the gardens are absolutely beautiful. Ending the day with a stop in the hot tub and a visit from Max and Daisy, who are the most polite and warm dogs, made us feel so at home. Working Fern and Susan was so easy. They are there for anything you might need. We will recommend this home to anyone. It is a place we would/will return to.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larkspur, CA USA
5

Great weekeand

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house 3 nights for my 60th birthday. The house is very clean and very spacious. We had very good time. Thank you very much Susan.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Sonoma Retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are interested in a wonderful weekend escape, this is the home for you. It is situated perfectly in a vineyard with incredible views from all windows. On the surface, the setting looks like you've been transported to wine country in Burgundy France with vineyards planted everywhere on the rolling hills, but yet you are located minutes from a number of fine restaurants. The area is also loaded with a number of fantastic wineries that may not be as well-known as those in Napa but are equally good. As an added bonus, the house is located only a short drive from Wild Flour Bread Bakery in Freestone that makes some of the best bread in the Bay Area! The best part is that after spending the day visiting wineries, you return to this beautiful home. It offers a lot of space with large windows to enjoy the countryside. It's furnished tastefully with comfortable furniture. The kitchen has everything you need to cook at home if you like and the bedrooms are large and comfortable. The patio leads to a beautifully landscaped backyard with a variety of flowers and other vegetation along the hillside. Susan, the owner, was very responsive even though she was in another country when we exchanged emails. The property manager was also easily accessible in case we had any questions. There is nothing to complain about other than that I wish it was my home!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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New York, NY
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in three different homes in the Sonoma area and this was by far our favorite. Inside, the house is spacious and clean, the bedrooms are very comfortable, and the kitchen has everything you need (we did a lot of cooking). Outside, the space is beautifully designed with a large deck, gardens, hot tub, and reading chairs. As the other guests have mentioned and as you can tell from the photos, the views are truly stunning.

Susan and the property manager were both very responsive and easy to communicate with. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Charles Schulz Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Underwood Bistro
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Sebastopol Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Willow Wood Market Cafe and Underwood Bistro
Nearest Beach
16.1 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Our home is ideally situated to enjoy all that Sonoma County has to offer, indoors and out, all year-round. We are located in the scenic Green Valley in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Our property is just minutes away from dozens of wineries, tasting rooms, microbreweries, bars, world class restaurants and eateries. For less traditional culinary and cultural experiences, don't miss the paella at the Occidental Friday evening Farmers Market (get there early!) and the hippy hash and duck tacos at the Sebastopol Farmers Market on Sunday. Oh... lest we forget, Screamin' Mimi's in Sebastopol - 'Sonoma County's Best Ice Cream' for their olive oil ice cream - or anything else! For groceries, fresh fruits and veggies and a wonderful selection of local wine, we are just 7 minutes from one of the finest markets in Sonoma - Andy's.

We also want to be sure to mention that we are only 6 miles (about a 13-minute drive) from the fabulous, singular Wild Flour Bread Bakery in Freestone. Our perfect day starts with steaming bread, scones and Taylor Maid coffee from Wild Flour, continues to through the quaint town of Bodega for a stop at the artisans' cooperative, antique store and surf shop and then up the spectacular coast from Bodega Bay to Jenner. The coastline is lined with scenic overlooks, hiking trails and diverse accessible beaches. You can continue up the coast but we prefer to turn inland at Jenner for a change to the Russian River scenery and dinner in Monte Rio or Guerneville. The variety of topography, scenery and activities that await you with 20 minutes of our property is truly astounding!

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Rates & Availability

Sebastopol Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 31 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,725
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Sonoma County Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
  • The bathrooms are large, bright and airy with natural light, large mirrors and graceful light fixtures. The vintage tiled counters are spacious and the shabby chic white cabinets contain many convenient drawers. Both bathrooms feature magnifying mirrors (handheld) and hairdryers with diffusers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and the two double bedrooms have deep, full closets. All have quiet ceiling fans, multiple lighting options, a comfortable reading chair, full dresser and a writing desk.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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