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Luxury 5 BR Wine Country Villa W/ Pool, Spa, Gardens, Views, City Lights!!

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View of the home from the backyard pool area, showing two of the three balconies

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

SEEKING FAMILIES, GROUPS OF OLDER ADULTS, SHORT or LONG-TERM EXECUTIVE stays. DISCOUNTS for TWO WEEKS or more! Children very welcome! 8 - 10 guests. Please contact owner for availability. NEW: BRAND NEW glittering GRATON CASINO nearby! Check it out!
Stay in a romantic, luxurious large master suite in an Italianate villa with stone balconies and arched covered veranda w/outdoor fireplace. Enjoy an over-sized whirlpool corner tub for two looking out over city lights at night, in your over-sized bathroom with a separate shower with spa jets for two. Surround yourself with the luxury of travertine, marble, and glass tile, with antique lighting. French doors in your bedroom lead out onto the huge round balcony, with access to the gardens, pool (heated in high season only, though you can use it year round), hot spa (open year round), and gazebo below. Upper master has private 13' balcony with mountain, valley, and city-light views, and extra indoor sitting area with views. House has 2 complete large master suites (bring your parents or best friends!). There are 2 smaller bedrooms downstairs, each w/queen bed and private exit to balcony and pool/spa area, shared bath with deep whirlpool tub/shower, and a smaller Victorian suite upstairs, w/queen bed, gas fireplace, and private glass-tiled bath (Victorian slipper tub w/shower). Relax with friends downstairs at the Victorian bar, or deal the cards for a friendly game at our Victorian poker table for up to 8. Small home gym in finished, carpeted garage. Free Netflix, Bluetooth Bose to play your music or Pandora on right from your phone, and new Bluetooth Karaoke machine (bring your music!)
No portable speakers allowed outdoors. Owners on-site nights only in owners' studio with no shared walls, separate entrance and approach. Our door is across a small downstairs balcony, across from the exit door of the rear bedroom. We can't hear you; you can't hear us. We are gone from 9 a.m. til 10 p.m. or later; your privacy is important to us.


CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATES: We welcome you with champagne, roses, & chocolates, or help yourself at the wet bar or the Victorian bar in the parlor right outside your room. Go down for a relaxing swim or a hot spa at our jungle-style pool (heated in high season only, but can use year round) or take a glass of wine and sit among the morning glories in our formal, fragrant rose and perennial gardens, and watch as dozens of hummingbirds zip right over your head. We call our garden 'the Aviary.' Watch the hawks soar on the updrafts over the Open Space wooded canyon. Goldfinches, doves, and dozens of other wild birds crowd the feeders. Listen carefully, and you'll get to see one of the many wild quail families that live on our property. At night, a chorus goes up from the tiny tree-frogs that populate the pond. There are places to sit and take it all in everywhere. Our gardens are user-friendly!
A house truly made for outdoor living. Grill a succulent feast on our lovely 'Romeo and Juliet' style arched, covered upper loggia, right off the kitchen; sit around it's outdoor gas fireplace and play your guitar (acoustic only, please, no outdoor amplified music). So many balconies to choose from, all with gorgeous views! Each downstairs bedroom has it's own private exit to one of the balconies and the gardens, pool, and hot tub below.
We welcome quiet groups of family and friends; NO parties; sorry, NO weddings. House has many ipod docks and NEW, free unlimited NETFLIX and AMAZON movie and PANDORA music streaming! Or deal out the hands for a long night of poker and fun at our new Victorian poker table w/poker set, down in the Victorian bar room.
DOWN BEDDING: All of our beds now have down bedding and a choice of down or down-alternative pillows (100% cotton blankets for summer), and comfy feather beds (optional, in closets) or memory foam toppers. We now have one queen sofa bed for extra children or adults, with high-end, truly comfortable foam mattress, in the downstairs game room. Our beds are newer, high quality and very comfortable; we only use high thread count luxury 100% cotton linens, for a luxurious night's sleep. Two fluffy robes provided in every closet. There are also 3 large jetted tubs in the house, in addition to the Victorian slipper soaking tub.
NEW: Green Mountain Smoker/Grill for that perfect wood-smoked turkey, brisket, pulled pork, or whole salmon, in addition to traditional charcoal Weber. Small home gym w/rower, runner, and Chuck Norris slider, etc. in smaller carpeted garage. Free Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Pandora. KARAOKE machine has BLUETOOTH! Also a Bose with Bluetooth; bring your own music!
Visit one of our areas many fine gourmet restaurants, or dine-in by cooking in our gorgeous chef's kitchen, with granite island and stools. The kitchen is stocked with basics. There is both a formal dining room and a kitchen nook with fabulous Open Space views of the valley below. There is a large living area next to the kitchen with comfy seating, a large flat screen smart T.V. in living area and one tv in each bedroom, ipod docks, telescope, and gas fireplace. A lovely covered, arched veranda with outdoor fireplace, propane grill, lots of seating, and breakfast bistro set is perfect for sipping wine and watching the view (wild hawks, birds, deer and other wildlife are plentiful). There are 3 other balconies in back, including a majestic inlaid travertine round one with fountain, and a private one w/bistro set and view off the upper master bedroom. There is a large patio area around the pool, with many loungers and lots of other seating, and 2 different gazebos in the lawn and rose gardens. This house is perfect for enjoying outdoor living.

Close to everything!: BRAND NEW FABULOUS GRATON CASINO, just opened! Come try your luck at the slots, or take in a live music show; win one of 5 new cars every weekend!
Drive an hour to our beautiful Sonoma County wild beaches and cliffed coves, walk in giant redwoods at Armstrong State Park, kayak or canoe on the Russian River, or fish at Lake Sonoma. Hundreds of gorgeous wineries and tasting rooms in every direction. Tour the beautiful gardens and historical tasting rooms of Korbel Champagne Cellars. Visit the quaint historical towns of Calistoga or St. Helena, or hike in our beautiful state parks. For a unique side-trip, visit Safari-West African Wildlife Park, just minutes away, where you ride in jeeps past free-roaming animals, with no crowds. Visit the historical squares of Sonoma and Healdsburg for many choices in first-class dining and shopping. We are happy to act as concierge for you, and make reservations, arrangements, or recommendations for whatever you need, from a private chef to a masseuse, to a wine concierge who will come right to the house for a private tasting. We even have a wonderful professional photographer (voted Best in Petaluma) who will come preserve your memories! Come enjoy the luxury!

NEW: Want a special dinner cooked for you at home? Try one of our fabulous recommended private chefs, who will create an incredible 5 course meal including delectable homemade desserts, while you enjoy hanging out and relaxing with friends, at a very reasonable price. They will also do very special breakfasts, or even a cocktail party (no extra guests, please). They do all the shopping, serving, and cleaning up, too!
PRIVATE WINE TASTINGS: We have two to offer. First, sample some of the richest reds you've ever had (some whites) with winemaker Bill Wertzberger of wertzbergerwine.com (check out Bill's website!), who will do private tastings only for our guests! You will meet Bill at the wine cellar out in the lush Dry Creek Valley, one of the most beautiful wine valleys around. OR, if you prefer, Sabrina Krauss, our wine concierge, will come to you at the villa, serving up an eclectic collection of boutique winery reds and some whites. Why stress about driving? Sabrina has served me all of the best wines I've ever had; she really knows her stuff. She can also get you anything you find at other wineries, and ship it to you for less than most wineries (do NOT ship wine yourself - you'll pay a premium!). Let us set you up with an appointment for Bill or Sabrina, or both!
MASSAGE: Let us help you arrange a relaxing massage right at the house, about $70 for 75 minutes. Mishi gets high marks from our guests who have hired her, as does Liza! Hire them both!
WINE COUNTRY DRIVER: Donna of Donna's Wine Country Chauffer has been ferrying our guests for many years, for a very reasonable hourly rate. Donna knows all the wine roads and YOU set the itinerary, going wherever you want, for however long you want. Just ask us for her number.
And how about photos to remember your special time with family or friends? We have one available, voted Best in Sonoma County. Just ask.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 for renter of record. We take all ages when there are older adults in group....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love families. Adults must be with children at pool at all times. There are also many balconies in back, so supervision of younger children a must. Children are very welcome, as we feel parents make responsible guests!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Main floor is top floor, accessible from garage, with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining, and great room, plus outdoor gathering balcony. But must climb one flight down to lower floor, and two outdoor flights down to pool. Most elderly people can do the stairs with help (the outdoor ones are wide and flat). No wheelchair ramps, sorry....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside on verandas or on our property only. Please do not smoke in street (neighbors complain of litter and fire danger)....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Must ask. Only certain dogs allowed. No shedders, such as black labs. Smaller are preferred. Must not be allowed on bedding or furniture....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • 2 Master Suites w/one King in each. 3 others have queens. Total 5 bedrooms. Children welcome. We do have have one porta-crib, and two 4' thick fold-out twin pads. Queen sofa bed in living room more appropriate for children or single. 4-5 car maximum (ask if you need more)....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hand-held shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

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  • Both masters have private baths, with valley view spa tubs and spa jets in separate walk-in showers. The 2 smaller downstairs bedrooms share one bath, with a deep combination whirlpool tub/shower. The 4th bathroom is private to our smaller Victorian suite upstairs (one queen bed), and has a gorgeous Victorian double-slipper tub; hand-held shower is hung above for shower (has curtains). Victorian suite is smallest, prettiest....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Victorian bar and entertaining room with fireplace and poker table, round Italianate stone balcony with fountain, rose gardens with lawns and gazebos, tropical jungle pool with waterfall and colored lights, incredible city light views at night. Champagne and chocolates to greet you. Huge master baths in both masters (King beds), one with corner jetted view tub, both look down on City lights. Spa in separate shower. Have 2 queens in other bedrooms, double in 5th. Pets by prior agreement only, please. Due to our parking situation, we are NOT able to accommodate weddings or any other parties/reunions, events. We are looking for quiet couples, singles, or families, interested in wine tasting or relaxation. Children are very welcome. NO parties or outdoor amplified music. 3-5 car maximum. Must park in driveway or garage. Onsite caretakers/concierges nights only, in caretakers' studio, w/separate entrance and approach. No shared walls. Your privacy is respected....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several high quality books in living room. Please ask before taking with you (except potboilers!)...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray player in main living room, DVD player in lower Master Suite....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Octogon Victorian Poker table with extra chairs, fireplace, and Victorian granite bar/sink....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games: Scrabble, Boggle, Monopoly, and several assorted others, all on bookshelf in living room....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    FREE unlimited PANDORA music, play any music in the world! About 30 CD's, mostly alternative, folk, country folk. Some instrumental. The house also has 4 Ipod docks, so bring your Ipods!...moreless

  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) 6 tv's in house, including all bedrooms and upstairs living rm. Living room has 47' flat-screen HD t.v....moreless

  • Stereo:

    2 High Quality Geneva Ipod and MP3 Players in house, several smaller IPOD docks in bedrooms. Genevas can connect to your MP3, phone, or Droid....moreless

  • Television:

    (6) 47' flat-screen HDTV in living room, gets free Netflix, Pandora, etc. Smaller flat-screens in every bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Table-top tennis set....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    FREE unlimited NETFLIX movies through our Sony Blu-Ray HD player in main living room, dvd player in downstairs master....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Entire rear of house faces Open Space and forested valley, with Mt. Taylor views. Watch wild hawks ride the wind-currents, and deer and other wildlife drink from creek. City lights view at night....moreless

  • River
  • Rural
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Formal dining area in rich reds with long table, wet bar, candelabra, and formal settings, plus breakfast nook w/pub style table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    4 Zones: Upstairs Master, Dining, Living Rm., and Downstairs. Please turn off when leaving house for outings....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) High end dryer in house, Speed Queen in garage....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    garage, fits two....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    3 gas fireplaces, two electric. (one gas is outdoor on covered balcony)....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Small carpeted gym in smaller of two garages, right outside laundry room door....moreless

  • Garage:

    automatic opener provided...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) 2 indoors, one outdoors on covered veranda. Lots of seating around fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, 4 zones, plus gas fireplaces, including one in bedroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    We also have wireless printer and Blue-tooth Ipod Docks, high quality....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of high-end 100% cotton towels, high thread-count luxury sheets and linens, and robes provided. Beds have deep down-topped 'feather beds,' down and down-alternative comforters, and down and down-alternative pillows for that extra luxury....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large Great Room w/Fireplace and flat-screen tv upstairs, smaller Victorian poker room/bar downstairs....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Garage and long driveway. NO parking in front of neighbors' homes EVER (private drive). ALL visitors must park in driveway!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    All cars (max. 3-5) MUST park in driveway. No street parking available on private lane....moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    No phone in house. Bring cell phones....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in laundry rm., stocked w/detergent, etc....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Laptops can connect to our unsecured wireless throughout the property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    In-house chef can be arranged....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Both Keurig single serves and regular Cuisinart coffee maker for 12 cups. K-cups provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking and baking pans provided, along w/barbecue utensils for outside gas grill on covered balcony. We have a large new Wok style pan, a crock pot, and a large stock pot as well as too many other pots, pans, and bakeware to list, and full BBQ utensils. You need bring nothing for the kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Every utensil you can think of, plus full set of BBQ Utensils for grill on balcony....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, VERY quiet....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    gorgeous gourmet chef's kitchen with all new, stainless appliances, 6-burner Viking stove, 2 complete convection ovens, and a large granite island with comfortable sitting stools with backs. Both formal dining room and kitchen nook dining with incredible views....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of staples in pantry, such as oils, flour, sugar, oatmeal, and every spice known to man. Also condiments in fridge....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    automatic ice-maker, pure filtered water in door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gourmet 6 burner Viking stove top....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large covered (arched) balcony off kitchen nook, has outdoor fireplace and view extension with bistro set. Huge round lower Italianate balcony, with fountain. Private 13 ft. balcony off upper master. Small shade balcony....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Old World travertine front porch with sitting furniture. 4 additional balconies in back, two very large, one private off upper master, with superb view....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    2 outdoor gazebos, one with view of Open Space, one in English garden for small birdwatching. Make sure you sit at least one evening for a glass of wine in the garden gazebo and just watch the hundreds of hummingbirds, finches, etc....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Long loggia (balcony) off kitchen, with outdoor fireplace, seating. Covered, with sun extension w/bistro table....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Too beautiful to describe! See pictures of all our flowers, roses, and gazebos. Wild bird feeders everywhere, and hundreds of hummingbirds, especially in Fall....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural gas grill right outside breakfast nook door, on covered balcony off kitchen, main (upper) floor, with views over Open Space and City Lights....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Spa is inground, attached to jungle-style pool. You will be our only guests, so it is private. Remote control on/off, temp. control, waterfall, and colored light shows, works from any window of house for convenience. Must be turned OFF overnight and when not using for hours at a time. Heats quickly....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Gorgeous 40 ft. jungle-style heated pool w/attached hot spa, and waterfall. Colored, changing lights at night for beautiful ambience as you look out over city lights. There are several comfortable, padded pool lounges, a shade gazebo, and a floating lounge as well. Pool is heated to 80 in summer, higher in winter, but sun warms to mid-80's in summer. Pool heat is included ONLY with full-price rentals. Deeply discounted rentals may add it on as an option (spa heat is always free). DISCOUNT available for those who do not feel they want or need pool heat ($25/day or $200/wk.)...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    (3) There is a large size (for 2) jetted tub in each of 2 masters as well as a jetted tub in a bath shared by 2 smaller bedrooms. 2-person victorian slipper tub in extra bath....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2015
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$1,195 $1,395
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$7,500 $23,000
Low Season 2015
Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2015
1 night min stay
$1,095
$6,500 $18,000
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,395
$7,500 $18,000
Low Season 2015
Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2015
1 night min stay
$1,095
$6,500 $18,000
Holiday Season
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,395
$7,500 $18,000
Low Season 2016
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,095
$6,500 $1,800
High Season 2016
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,395
$7,500 $23,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $395
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

ALL one-nighters are $100 extra, accepted on short-notice, at our discretion only, never for parties.

Shorter stays accepted on weeknights, or weekends on very short notice only. No security deposit!

NO PARTIES/WEDDINGS or events! We do not have public parking and have noise restrictions.

THANKSGIVING, XMAS, NY: HIGH SEASON rates apply.

DEEP DISCOUNTS for stays of TWO and THREE WEEKS! Inquire.

Pool heated High Season only. Spa can be heated year-round up to 104.

Free Referrals for private tastings, masseuse, chefs, drivers, etc.

$50/nt xtra person fee per person if over TEN guests, waived for one or two small children.

No cancellations less than 60 days before arrival, unless I can book some or all of your dates. 15% fee all cancellations. Please purchase trip insurance (read the find print of each policy).

Pets allowed by permission only. $75 pet fee. We prefer checks; 2% processing fee for credit cards. No Amex.

We are a peaceful property, looking for quiet groups who do not expect to party outdoors late at night. We are geared towards families, extended families, groups of older adults (age 40+), and executive rentals. Children very welcome!

Half down at time of booking; second half due 60 days prior to arrival. Checks preferred, but Visa or MC taken if necessary, 2% processing fee for credit cards. No Amex. NOTE: Homeaway quotes may not be accurate. Always ask owner for written quote.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Russian River Brewery
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fountaingrove Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Equus
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
jenner

Car: Necessary

We are located in the hills above Santa Rosa, in the heart of Sonoma County, 10 min. from downtown Santa Rosa and just a short drive to hundreds of fine wineries and about 45 min. from San Francisco and the beautiful Sonoma Coast. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga, and Sonoma are nearby, with their many fine restaurants, art galleries, and pampering spas. We are ten min. south of the Dry Creek Valley on Hwy 101, 20 min. from Calistoga (Napa), and 10 min. north of the Sonoma Valley. Or just relax at the villa and enjoy our English-style 'hummingbird' gardens from the many benches and gazebos around, with literally hundreds of birds zipping around the flowers and flowering trees. You may even see a wild hawk soaring above the open space valley we back up to. At night there are city lights, and by day there are views, views, views!

Other Activities: Walk in the Redwoods along the Russian River (or canoe through them!), go wine tasting in the gorgeous Dry Creek, Alexander, Sonoma or Napa Valleys, or take a jeep tour through Safari West, among African animals, sipping wines or enjoying a ranch style feast afterwards. Taste champagne at Korbel Champagne Cellars on your way out to our beautiful wild coast, then circle back south for seafood in Bodega Bay, and check out the little antique and treasure shops in the towns of Bodega and Sebastopol.

Golf: We have several golf courses nearby. There is the Fountaingrove Country Club, the public Bennet Valley Golf Course, and the most beautiful one of them all (though only 9 holes): Northridge, out under the Redwoods on Hwy 116, about 20 min. away, on the road to the coast. Golf beneath the giants.

Ski: We are three hours by car from Tahoe, with it's many ski lifts, and 5 hours from Yosemite (for summer sightseeing). If you don't feel like driving that far, our beaches are only 35-40 min. away and beautiful any time of year! (Too cold to swim, though, bring a picnic or a fishing rod!)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi, we're your hosts, Maureen and Kevin. We have lived in Santa Rosa for 25 years and 30 years. We know you'll fall in love with the natural beauty of our area, as we have: the soaring redwoods, the wild, rocky coast, and the miles and miles of green, rolling, oak-studded hills and vineyards. We enjoy meeting people from all over the United States and the world, and doing everything we can to make sure that their vacation in wine country is the best ever, from buying a birthday cake to making reservations at the best restaurants, to arranging drivers, chefs, and masseuses, or even a private wine tasting right at the house!

Why the Owner Chose Santa Rosa:
We did not buy it, we built it, not as a vacation rental, but as our family home, while our daughter was in high school. We planned out every artistic detail of our villa ourselves; it is truly a house like none other. Kevin and I still live in and enjoy our beautiful property and gardens, in our caretaker's studio (no shared walls), to ensure our guests have help at their fingertips. We are there nights only and have our own approach and entrance; your privacy greatly respected.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
A special place for families, and extended families to reconnect. Children are very welcome, as are groups of older and senior adults. Also, we are looking for 1-3 month (or 2-3 week) executive stays. Contact us if you are in need of high end corporate housing for short term.


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Photos

  • View of the home from the backyard pool area, showing two of the three balconies

    View of the home from the backyard pool area, showing two of the three balconies

  • Rock roses and lavender - watch out for hummers!

    Rock roses and lavender - watch out for hummers!

  • Jungle pool and attached hot spa, waterfall

    Jungle pool and attached hot spa, waterfall

  • Main round balcony, 60' long, one of 4

    Main round balcony, 60' long, one of 4

  • Formal dining area off Great Room w/buffet table and separate wet bar w/wine fridge.

    Formal dining area off Great Room w/buffet table and separate wet bar w/wine fridge.

  • view of breakfast nook from kitchen island w/welcome roses.

    view of breakfast nook from kitchen island w/welcome roses.

  • Travertine sink in powder room

    Travertine sink in powder room

  • Upper Master marble and glass double-vanity

    Upper Master marble and glass double-vanity

  • Glass & marble lower Master bath with double vanity, jet tub and walk-in shower.

    Glass & marble lower Master bath with double vanity, jet tub and walk-in shower.

  • Same small upstairs queen room as previous picture - real gas fireplace area with 1877 antique mirror.  Private bath w/tub/shower.

    Same small upstairs queen room as previous picture - real gas fireplace area with 1877 antique mirror. Private bath w/tub/shower.

  • Front of house and long driveway in Spring, with lavender blooming.

    Front of house and long driveway in Spring, with lavender blooming.

  • Jungle-style swimming pool, with attached spa on right.  Spa seats 8 comfortably

    Jungle-style swimming pool, with attached spa on right. Spa seats 8 comfortably

  • View of pool, lavender & rose gardens, and many loungers.

    View of pool, lavender & rose gardens, and many loungers.

  • View from the terraced lawn

    View from the terraced lawn

  • Loggia off breakfast nook - has outdoor fireplace

    Loggia off breakfast nook - has outdoor fireplace

  • Rear of house and two large balconies, as seen from pool/spa area.

    Rear of house and two large balconies, as seen from pool/spa area.

  • Gourmet kitchen w/2 ovens, Viking stove, glass tile and cherry cabinets, balcony

    Gourmet kitchen w/2 ovens, Viking stove, glass tile and cherry cabinets, balcony

  • Downstairs game room/Victorian Bar, with comfortable queen sofa-bed (new replacement mattress, memory foam, no coils).  Poker table for 8 with drink and chip holders.  Electric fireplace.

    Downstairs game room/Victorian Bar, with comfortable queen sofa-bed (new replacement mattress, memory foam, no coils). Poker table for 8 with drink and chip holders. Electric fireplace.

  • Large upstairs King Master, with sitting room w/suede couch, flat-screen tv, very lg. private bath with separate walk-in spa shower and jetted tub with view windows.  Two long marble vanities, private toilet area, walk-in closet.  This gorgeous room has private balcony with views of pool, gardens, Open Space valley, and city lights at night.  Unobstructed views.

    Large upstairs King Master, with sitting room w/suede couch, flat-screen tv, very lg. private bath with separate walk-in spa shower and jetted tub with view windows. Two long marble vanities, private toilet area, walk-in closet. This gorgeous room has private balcony with views of pool, gardens, Open Space valley, and city lights at night. Unobstructed views.

  • Lower master, with king euro-top bed, flat-screen tv, electric fireplace, large private bath w/separate jetted corner view marble tub and walk in travertine shower, walk in closet, and private exit out onto large round balcony, garden, and pool area.  This room has balcony view, valley views and city light views are from corner tub.

    Lower master, with king euro-top bed, flat-screen tv, electric fireplace, large private bath w/separate jetted corner view marble tub and walk in travertine shower, walk in closet, and private exit out onto large round balcony, garden, and pool area. This room has balcony view, valley views and city light views are from corner tub.

  • Small queen bedroom upstairs, with private bath w/pedestal sink and Victorian slipper tub/shower combo.  This room is small, but has flat screen tv and real gas silver Victorian fireplace.

    Small queen bedroom upstairs, with private bath w/pedestal sink and Victorian slipper tub/shower combo. This room is small, but has flat screen tv and real gas silver Victorian fireplace.

  • Smaller queen bedroom, w/shared bath.

    Smaller queen bedroom, w/shared bath.

  • View over Open Space valley that borders our land.

    View over Open Space valley that borders our land.

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