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Vic McWilliams

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Winemaker's Home In Fabulous Sonoma!

25 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Sonoma House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 3 bath vacation rental located in the heart of Sonoma wine country.

Sleeps 8; 3 bedroom (plus sofa bed in family room), 3 bath, chef's kitchen, family room, living room, formal dining room; swimming pool with large outdoor entertainment area, Weber gas grill, gazebo and fountain. It is perfect for outdoor/indoor dining & entertaining. If desired, we can arrange for an in-home chef/winemaker dinner (with notice). This property is registered with Sonoma County and holds certificate number 1160N for TOT. Quite hours are from 10pm to 7am. The maximum number of vehicles allowed is three.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vic McWilliams (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Vic McWilliams

I am a winemaker. I have owned and operated two award winning wineries since 1978, and that is my true passion. Living in Sonoma is magical and making wine from the grapes we grow in this region is a real joy. It is my pleasure to share a bottle of wine as a welcome gift to my guests. I hope you enjoy both my house and my wine.

Vic McWilliams purchased this house in 2009

Why Vic McWilliams chose Sonoma County

This is my home that I am sharing with you. I have a beautiful back garden with swimming pool, and all of the amenities you could want for having a comfortable stay in Sonoma. I chose this property because it is in an older neighborhood and close to everything you could want in Sonoma.

What makes this house unique

The house is in a family neighborhood with easy access to all of the wonderful wineries and events Sonoma and Napa have to offer. It is close to the historic Sonoma plaza (2.9 miles), great restaurants, movie theaters and on-going events in Sonoma, and is just minutes from quaint Glen Ellen, home of Jack London State Park, and all points north. San Francisco is one hour south and the Sonoma coast one hour west. If you like to bike, hike, golf, swim, shop or taste wine and eat great food, you have come to the right place! Local artisans, musicians, spas and stores will entertain and indulge you. We are only a 15 minute drive from Sonoma Raceway and 30 minutes from Napa.

Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

Winemaker's Home In Fabulous Sonoma!
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Fabulous week . . . great HomeAway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Vic McWilliams’ “Winemaker’s Home” was delightful! It was a great base of operations for our week in Sonoma. (We are 3 married couples, there from Cleveland to celebrate a lifetime of friendship.) Our general agenda was a jaunt around the valley to wineries from the morning through early afternoon. We then returned “home” to relax a bit: inside, on the patio or in the pool – plenty of choices! We were then recharged for additional activities, or to prepare a “home” cooked meal.

A highlight was the chef-prepared meal, which was offered and we arranged, after Vic made the introduced us to the chef. He also joined us to pair and pour his wines . . . a fabulous poolside evening! We ALL wound-up sipping wine after dinner!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The property was beautiful and clean!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, I would recommend this property for small groups. There were 3 nice bedrooms, which accommodated 3 couples comfortably. The kitchen was clean and stocked with both a Keurig and a regular coffee pot! The pool was wonderful, as was the ambience of the backyard! I would rate it a 4.5 star

If asked, the one recommendation I would make is that the owner install a railing by the steps of the pool!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Redmond, WA
5

Outdoor living area cannot be beat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a pool/outside seating arrangement that lets you take full advantage of the gorgeous weather. Blocks from old town Sonoma and shopping. We had an amazing weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Beautiful Pool, Close to Town!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Vic's place and was very pleased with my experience. There were 8 girls celebrating a few different occasions. The pool area was absolutely beautiful, well kept, clean and plenty of seating. We were worried about getting sun in the afternoon because of all the trees/fences, but that wasn't the case, lots of sunshine! Bed were extremely comfortable inside and there was plenty of space for 8 girls to move about, get ready and also have some space. This place is not for a rowdy bunch however, because there are neighbors windows in very close proximity to the pool area/ social area. There really wasn't much around us as far as food and activities, however we knew that in advance and we were close enough to town that we could Uber in affordably to experience the small sonoma nightlife.Vic was very responsive in all questions leading up to our stay, during our stay and after!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well-cared for and comfortable home for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Vic was a wonderful host and we greatly appreciated his comfortable and clean home as our staging base for local adventures. He ensured we had everything we needed, provided brochures, guides, and maps, and even shared a bottle of his fabulous wine with us! The backyard with pool and grill was a wonderful space for relaxing and enjoying company. Sonoma is a great location to stay in for various activities, such as going to the coast and visiting wineries. His house is in a quiet residential neighborhood a few-minutes drive from town, so a car (or bike) is necessary to get into the Sonoma town square area. Thank you for a relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
5

Wonderful week in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with 2 other couples spent a week in Vic's lovely home in Sonoma. There is plenty of room for 3 couples. The home is in a great location to explore many wineries. The back yard & pool area are beautiful. The bedrooms are comfortable & spacious. Everything is clean & organized. We had a private wine dinner in the home, cooked by his personal chefs. Vic himself presented his wines at the dinner. It was a wonderful meal paired with excellent wine. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need. There are plenty of towels & pool towels. Vic is an excellent host & we will look forward to staying here again. Thanks Vic!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
SFO, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Martinez, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (Sante)
Nearest Ski
163 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
33 Miles
Point Reyes National Seashore
Car: necessary

We will provide you with a list of must-see locations activities, restaurants, spas and shopping upon your arrival. There are so many things to do year-round for all interest levels. In addition you will have full access to a local health club within 2 miles of the house at a reduced fee. The Sonoma Plaza is 2.9 miles from the house.

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Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 3
Jul 5 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$3,700
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 17 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Low Season 2
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Low Season 3
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Self screening by owner, as this property is my home. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Registered with Sonoma County with certificate No. 1160N for TOT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2432 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom
    Upstairs shared bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Back view - 1 queen , Charming, sunny room, Queen bed, new mattress
    Front view - 1 queen , New memory foam queen mattress.
    Master - 1 queen , Ensuite bath, tempurpedic bed, view of backyard & pool
  • Family room also has a very comforatable Queen sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If Sonoma is your destination, this is a great house for family or group gatherings of 6-8. Offers a beautiful swimming pool and in-house amenities, local attractions, convenient location and great price. Owner has access to discount to use local fitness center, with notice.

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