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Roy

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Beautiful And Private Ridgetop Retreat W/ Panoramic Views, Giant Pool, Sunsets

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Santa Rosa Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6, - Close To Wineries, Restaurants, Attractions

Bathed in natural light and with stunning views that span nearly a hundred miles, Chill Hill is a secluded and private hilltop getaway that's perfect for a memorable, relaxing wine country holiday. Set on nearly an acre of lush grounds, this an immaculately kept, designer home that's perfect for indoor/outdoor living.

The wine country home features lush, natural views from every window (even the bathrooms) and is located within minutes of world-class vineyards and wineries, the coast, and the quaint towns of Healdsburg, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood. It's a perfect location -- close to everything, but a million miles away.

The house is set-up for true California Wine Country living. Like a mini-resort, it features:

- Open floor plan overlooking the Pacific Coast's western mountain ranges and vineyards

- Warm 30' swimming pool fed by crystal clear, spring water (80-84 degrees F avg. temp)

- Outdoor dining pavilion with giant views of the Russian River Valley

- Yoga deck and Zen garden

- Herb garden and seasonal vegetable gardens

- Numerous outdoor seating areas, quiet nooks, and vista points

- Hilltop perch

- Fruit trees: apples, oranges, lemons, plums, olives...

- Weber BBQ

- Chiminea

Inside: The house has three bedrooms. On the first floor is a large master with en suite bath and natural stone, walk-in shower for two. There are two more bedrooms that share a brand new, slate and marble bath on the secluded second floor. Both upstairs bedrooms open to an adjoining sunroom with a DVD screen, spin bike, sitting area, and tons of books. The main floor features a living room and dining area with formal seating for six. There is also a 6' ebony grand piano and giant picture windows facing the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valleys and the coastal hills. At the heart of the main floor is a large, open, chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, commercial gas range, La Pavoni espresso machine, and a beautiful 11-foot antique work table from 19th century France, with stool seating for casual meals. The kitchen spills to a warm seating area with wood-burning fireplace, 55" flat screen TV, and a giant picture window with expansive valley views all the way to the coast and guaranteed gorgeous sunsets just about every evening.

Natural wood plank floors span the first floor with beautiful Persian carpets, recessed halogen lighting (all on dimmers), Asian antiques, and artwork. The house is instantly comfortable and perfectly decorated with restraint and casual elegance.

A short walk down the hill will take you to the area's best bakery, coffee shop, florist, a boutique grocery store, and a popular family restaurant -- all locally owned. The renowned Santa Rosa Certified Farmer's Market is a few miles away on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Downtown is just a few minute's drive where you'll find Michelin-awarded restaurants, cafes, shopping, movies, live music, brew-pubs, attractions, and more. And of course, there are hundreds of world-class wineries to be explored in every direction. We've left an extensive list of our favorite local spots for guests.

Please note that parties, events, weddings, annulments, electronic music festivals, Burning Man reunions, and related celebrations at the home are *strictly prohibited*. Sorry. It's really quiet here and respect for neighbors is absolutely essential. At night, the stars and lights below will twinkle while sounds of civilization are replaced by those of nature.

You'll find Chill Hill to be a super peaceful and restful escape of the best kind. Welcome to Sonoma County!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roy (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Roy

We love to travel, cook, entertain, and play. Food, wine and music are some of our passions and we've found all of them here in gorgeous Northern California. The times that we've spent here have been inspiring -- Chill Hill is a unique place to be creative, to write, play music, and gather with friends.

Why Roy chose Sonoma County

Chill Hill provides the perfect escape to relax, entertain, cook, or just float in the pool after a day visiting the area's world class vineyards. The house instantly feels like a vacation resort and it's been tastefully decorated with Asian and European antiques. We recently installed a chef's kitchen using high-end appliances, commercial gas stove, and an 11' work table from 19th century France. The secluded grounds are filled with fruit trees, tomatoes, herbs, and you're welcome to help yourself to whatever happens to be in season. Beautiful sunsets are almost guaranteed and our local deer often wander up to the front windows to get a look inside. Even though the house is just minutes from town, you'll feel like you're way out in the country...and on top of the world.

What makes this villa unique

We took the advice of an old-timer who shared some home-buying wisdom a few years ago. He said if you're going to live in the SF Bay Area, you should seek out three things:

1) a great view 2) lots of sunshine 3) a pool

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Beautiful And Private Ridgetop Retreat W/ Panoramic Views, Giant Pool, Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

This home delivered as promised

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description of this home online are as promised. The location is incredibly private to the point that window coverings are limited in the home. The pool was well maintained. The kitchen was stocked to suit our needs. The owners stayed in touch during our stay to make sure we were happy. We enjoyed day trips to Napa and The Sonoma Coast State Park as well as visits to wineries right in Sonoma County. The Chill Hill "Cheat Sheet" provided by the owners provided us with valuable suggestions including grocery store options, restaurants and wineries. This home is a gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We're happy when you're happy. Glad you got to venture beyond Sonoma, to Napa and the Coast too. And thanks for taking such great care of the house during your stay!
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5

Oustanding house with gorgous views and fantstic pool

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at a number of houses in Sonoma county over the years, but this was clearly the best. The house itself was beautifully furnished with everything your could possibly need. Two large picture windows provided stunning views across the valley. It was a joy watching the sunset in the evening, and then seeing the fog spill over the mountain tops early in the morning. My son and I both play piano, so having a grand piano was a huge bonus. The inside of the house was very clean and functional. The pool was incredible. This is where we spent a good portion of our day. The pool area is beautifully landscaped and very serene. We really didn't want to leave the house to go sightseeing, it was so relaxing just hanging at the house. My wife is an interior designer, who is usually very critical of the places we stay at ... not this time. I would also mention that the house is centrally located in Sonoma County. So, if you have to go sightseeing, everything is in a relatively short drive. This is one of the few places we could see ourselves coming back to over and over. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you for the very kind words. We're super happy that you enjoyed your visit and certainly look forward to your return!
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property....view, fruit trees, flowers, conveniently located. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And please do!
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5

Loved this place and would return!

  • 5 of 5

This is home has a beautiful view with glorious sunsets. The home's description is accurate, with a lot of nuances: staples in the kitchen, dessert in the fridge, hairdryer, small shampoo bottles in case you forgot yours, laundry detergent, a garden with tomatoes, a lemon and lime tree, etc. The property is well maintained and clean. The owners provided directions to restaurants, wineries, cheese makers, grocery stores, etc. info ahead of time. The only issue we had was it did get hot and had small fans; but we did go during the hottest week of their summer (at one point is was 101 degrees; glad we had the pool) and the weather is not their fault. I would definitely book this home again!! and recommend it.

Wineries: Saw 8 and these were my favorites: St. Francis, Cakebread, The Caves, Buonchristiana, The Iron Horse - absolutely beautiful views, and Foppiano. Restaurants: 3 favorites - Risibisi, HB&G, Juicy Pig and Pieology.

Activities: Armstong Redwoods Reserve.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Yes, you visited during the hottest day(s) of the last few years. In case of weird heat again, we've upgraded the size of the fans!
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5

Lovely, serene, comfortable retreat in Santa Rosa!

  • 5 of 5

We just concluded a 6 night stay at this home in Santa Rosa. What a treat to be able to stay in such a lovely home. Everything was comfortable, livable and convenient. The property is located on top of a hill of an established and supremely charming area of Santa Rosa. The views from this hilltop perch were awe inspiring! The grounds were full of cozy nooks with an abundance of fruit trees and vistas from every corner! Inside the home was just as lovely, from a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, to beautifully upholstered overstuffed furniture, to comfortable beds in all three bedrooms. The location was convenient to world-class mountain biking and running trails as well as wine country on the other spectrum. The owners were easy and kind to work with too! We would love to visit again. We rate this 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're enormously happy that your visit was so enjoyable!
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San Jose, California
5

Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at this gorgeous home. The views are absolutely stunning. The decor is beautiful. The beds are new and luxurious. The outdoor area is perfect for romantic al fresco dining. This is a great place to stay with children or for an adult weekend away. You cannot go wrong with these lovely accommodations. I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes!
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Map

Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 101
Car: necessary

Tucked into the gentle, verdant Sonoma County foothills, Chill Hill is just a few minutes to the downtown: shops, restaurants, cafes, brew-pubs, local gourmet treats & attractions. It's only 15-20 minutes to Healdsburg, Sonoma Square, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Petaluma, and about 25 minutes to the legendary beaches and coves of the Pacific Coast.

Located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, you'll find over 200 wineries within a short drive. Napa Valley is to the east and world-class cycling roads (and trails) connect the entire area.

While the home and grounds are private, quiet, and perched on a secluded ridge-top with amazing vistas, you can descend the hill in minutes to be in the heart of the action if you choose.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Villa Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Standard cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

The standard cleaning cost is $125. For additional cleaning days during your visit, or should heavy cleaning be required, an additional fee is necessary. In lieu of a security deposit, we require an authorized credit card hold in the unlikely event of any property damage during your stay.

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Amenities

Santa Rosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large, walk-in shower for two
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis

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