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Melanie Miller

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Wine Country Escape: Luxury Estate, Pool, Sauna, Steam, Spa wtith Sweeping Views

52 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Santa Rosa Estate Rental Photos and Description

Luxury Estate Home, Pool, Spa, Views, Pool Table, 7 Bed, 7 Bath, Sleeps 12

The Wine Country Escape is a luxury estate home located on a breathtaking hilltop in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. The Escape is a gated courtyard home located in an exclusive private gated community. The Escape is a stunning 7,400 square foot home located at 1,400 feet altitude. It is a three-wing courtyard style home with French doors throughout, opening out to a large pool. Retractable kitchen wall makes for great indoor outdoor living .

OUTSIDE:

Giant courtyard patio surrounds the pool. INCREDIBLE VIEWS of Sonoma County and beyond. Lounge by the pool, take a hot tub, read a book on one of our many swings, or take a walk in our citrus and fruit orchard. Large lawn area surrounds the pool, and is perfect for playing our baggo or ladderball games. Our Weber gas grill is large enough to cook for a full house, and the outdoor dining table comfortably seats 14-16. Enjoy the fire pit lounge area at night. We even have a basket of blankets in case you get cold!

STEAM AND SAUNA ROOMS:

Brand new full size wet steam and dry sauna room. Sauna comfortably seats 4-6 and steam 6-8. Giant radius rain shower inside steam room. The facility has a toilet and sink. This is an AMAZING space!

DINING ROOM:

The giant dining room has a sink, mini bar, ice machine, wine refrigerator, and an 86" screen TV. It joins a spacious newly remodeled gourmet kitchen. The dining table comfortable seats 8-12. Retractable doors to the back patio open up completely!

KITCHEN:

The gourmet Kitchen has a professional double oven range with 6 burners and a double oven. Giant double sized refrigerator and freezer, with an extra full sized fridge freezer in the downstairs for plenty of food and beverage storage. Two full sized sinks, a full sized dishwasher and a mini dishwasher. The kitchen is well stocked with every gadget you may need to prepare an awesome meal! Dishes and cutlery for 24. Island has bar counter with stools for 5.

LIVING AREAS:

Large TV room has 72" TV, and two oversized couches.

Relax in peace in the formal living room or adjoined library. Plenty of couches and chairs, and a baby grand piano for our musical guests.

GAME ROOM:

Enjoy a game of pool on our pristine 1950's pool table, or play a game of black jack on our casino black jack table. We offer a great variety of board games, puzzles, cards, and books.

MUSIC:

We have the Sonos music system with speakers wired throughout the house, on the patio, by the hot tub, and in the steam and sauna rooms. Control music from our provided iTouch, or from your own phone or MP3 player.

BEDROOMS: 6 Bedrooms plus 7th Bonus Room:

1. Master (South Wing):

The master bedroom is extremely spacious! It is equipped with a King size bed, a sofa, a desk, and two dressers. Giant master bath with oversize tub, double sinks, and a double shower. Two sets of double French doors open out to the pool.

2. Suite (South Wing):

The suite is located next to the master bedroom, and has a private entrance. There is a small kitchenette with a sink and mini refrigerator, a bar ledge with stools, and a dining table with chairs. It is equipped with a king sized bed, and a double sized sofa sleeper. Full sized private bathroom. Double French doors open out to the pool.

3. King Bedroom 1 (North Wing):

This bedroom is equipped with a king sized bed which can be converted into two twin-sized beds upon request. Full sized private bathroom. Double French doors open out to the pool.

4. King Bedroom 2 (North Wing):

This room is equipped with a King size bed. Full sized private bathroom. Double French doors open out to the pool.

5. King Bedroom 3 (North Wing):

This room is equipped with a king size bed. Full sized private bathroom. Double French doors open out to the pool.

6. King Bedroom 4, with Crib (Downstairs, North Wing):

This room is equipped with a king size bed and a crib. Full sized private bathroom. Double French doors open out to a private patio and the orchard. Easy pool access.

This is the most quiet and private room in the house.

Bonus Room: Bedroom 7:

Located downstairs. This is a split suite room that is great for kids or adults! One side is a lounge room with convertible sofa, coffee table, large screen TV, and a Wii U gaming system. Other side has two twin beds (can be converted to a king upon request) and another large screen TV. This room has no windows, but is well lit and very nice. Bathroom located next door in Steam and Sauna Rooms.

HEAT AND FANS:

The entire home is heated by hydronic radiant floor heat, as well as radiators in each room. We do not have air conditioning, but fans are provided in all bedroom closets. It is very rare that is it hot enough that you would need A/C.

FEES:

VRBO/HomeAway now charges a service fee to renters, which ranges between 4% and 10% of the rental amount. This fee is not part of our rental charges and does not go to us. The fee goes entirely to VRBO/HomeAway.

We are happy to answer any questions! winecountryescape at gmail

In the heart of wine country, you are central to all your wine tasting destinations.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax #917N

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Melanie Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 52 traveler reviews

Wine Country Escape: Luxury Estate, Pool, Sauna, Steam, Spa wtith Sweeping Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Wilmington, NC
5

This is the MOST amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 adults recently stayed here for a birthday celebration for three nights. We were absolutely blown away by everything this property had to offer. The other reviews are completely accurate - gorgeous views, high-end appliances, expansive floor plan, modern furnishings and linens...the list goes on and on...and on. Melanie was amazing from the very beginning, so accommodating and friendly. She provided us with perfect suggestions, where we discovered Chef Tiffany Friedman (oh.my.goodness...wow!). The entire stay was just more fabulous than I can describe. Treat yourself to Wine Country Escape - the memories will truly last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing wine country getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Wine Country Escape (WCE) for 3 nights in early June to celebrate my boyfriend's 40th birthday. We could not have been more thrilled with the home, amenities and location! It was truly a perfect weekend.

Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted with champagne and a cheese board and shown the house and its features. The property manager also told us about some other hidden gems in Santa Rosa and helped us hook up with Chuck McCoy, owner of McCoy vineyards and neighbor to WCE. We had Chuck to the house and he did a private wine tasting for us - he has a wonderful life story and we loved drinking wine with him!

We had 12 adults in our party and there were plenty of accommodations. One really nice feature is that each bedroom has its own bathroom and there was no "less desirable" room in the house. Everyone was happy, which doesn't always happen when you rent a house. It's also nice that they provide bath and beach towels and bed linens so you don't need to bring those items along.

The outdoor pool and hot tub were great, and the Santa Rosa weather meant we could enjoy cloud-free days hanging out by the pool. The indoor sauna and steam room were spa quality and very nice. Sonos music system filled the house with music and the gentle breeze and open layout kept the house cool even though the weather was in the 80s. The house was very clean and well maintained.

The chef's kitchen was a joy to cook in! Two dishwashers, massive refrigerators, great stove and all of the utensils and tools you need to cook a full meal. We rent a lot of vacation houses and often find that there aren't key things like coffee filters or a working coffee pot, good knives, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, etc. WCE has all of this and more, plus plenty of plates, glasses, silverware, etc. Everything you need to put out a great meal except the chef (which you can actually arrange to come to the house if you need one).

We spent the evenings out on the amazing back patio overlooking the Santa Rosa/wine country valley. There is no one around and you feel like you have the whole world to your self. But you are just 30-40 minutes away Sonoma and Napa and closer to Santa Rosa.

Everything at WCE was truly perfect and amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a wine country getaway with a big group. Thanks to Melanie and Dede for their hospitality and help along the way. They are very easy to work with and wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do the views or the amenities justice - this estate is magical

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a place to gather friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. I wanted a space where 12 of us would be comfortable, but still have privacy if anyone wanted it. This house is so incredibly special and the pictures just don't do it justice. When you walk into the front doors of the house and see straight through to the pool and the vista beyond - it's majestic! The space easily accommodates 12 (with room for more). We hired a chef, who catered dinner for a night. We lounged by the pool. We relaxed and enjoyed the crazy beautiful sunsets. The hardest part about the whole weekend was choosing between relaxing at the house and heading out to go wine tasting. It was almost a shame to leave at all!

The property is in perfect condition. Melanie, who manages the property was great to work with and communicated well. She ended up being out of town during our arrival, but her mother - the original owner/builder of house greeted our group - and OH what a treat!! The description of the house was spot-on - and the house was so much better than any of us expected. The kitchen was easy to navigate and had everything you would need to accommodate a large group. There was indoor and outdoor eating space.

The house is moderately remote - and up a pretty winding narrow road - but once you arrive, you really won't want to leave.

I would (and have) recommend this house to anyone heading to wine country for a special weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow! Absolutely perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a large group and everyone had lots of space and comfort. Beyond that, I just can't say enough about the yummy subtle luxury of the house. It's so comfortable and laid back and so seamlessly decorated. We were in love and never wanted to leave. I personally live for saunas and this house is above and beyond with sauna, hot tub and steam. The views are incredible and the manager is really easy to work with. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of six couples, and this house was great! The size was perfect for the size of our group. Also, the views are incredible! We spent most of our time at the house, as it is too nice to leave. We had Chuck come by for an in-home wine tasting, and he also took us on a tour of his vineyards -- great experience! I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unusually good VRBO property

  • 5 of 5

I am part of a group that rents a wine country VRBO house every year as part of an annual gathering. We've never stayed in the same house 2 years in a row, but we will be staying here again next year for the following reasons:

- every bedroom has its own bathroom (search the other houses of 5+ bedrooms and you'll see how rare that is)

- the bedrooms are all approximately comparable in size/quality (also rare)

- the kitchen is excellent

- the view is spectacular

- the common areas are quite good

- fun things like a nicely-kept pool table, blackjack table, fire pit, etc.

- property management is very accessible if you need something

It's definitely the best wine country house we've ever stayed in. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charles Schulz/Sonoma County Airport STS
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Windsor Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Santa Rosa - SMART Train
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

The Escape is located on a hilltop with sweeping views of Sonoma County. The home is surrounded by Vineyards, rolling hills, and a beautiful natural landscape.

Take a Tour of the McCoy Vineyard (our fabulous neighbor Chuck McCoy), and enjoy a private wine tasting of his label, Volante, at the Villa.

A beautiful place to walk and explore the country.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 1 2016
Sep 28 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$13,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,750
 
 
Fall Winter 2016
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$13,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,750
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,750
 
 
Winter Spring 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$13,500
 
 
Easter
Apr 11 2017 - Apr 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
Spring
Apr 20 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
Independence Day
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$13,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,400
$16,000
 
 
winter
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$13,500
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,400
$16,000
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,500
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
$14,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
$14,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $425 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holidays subject to holiday rate. Reservations are not confirmed until signed contract and deposit has been received, and personal check has cleared. 3% will be added to payments made using credit card or Paypal.

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Amenities

Santa Rosa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins or a King. Private Bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Private Bath and Terrace
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private Bath and Kitchenette
    Bonus Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Perfect room for kids! Spacious & Light, but no windows.
  • All bedrooms are large and private with high end linens and bedding. All bedrooms have a private full bath and shuttered french doors out to the pool terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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