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Modern Family Farm

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Last updated: 10/17/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sonoma house description

This house was completed in 2005 and is situated in the heart of the Carneros Region of the Sonoma Valley. The home is 3,500 square feet, with an expansive back patio and front porch. This is our family home that we rent out while we are on vacation, so it has all the bells and whistles. It is on one of the more popular bike routes and is walking distance to a local winery. There are a handful of wineries just minutes away and the town of Sonoma is just three miles away. The city of Napa, another popular wine country destination is just 15 minutes away. The home is situated on a quiet road surrounded by vineyards, and other small family farms. It is a two and a half acre lot, with no homes close by. Our neighbors include horses, sheep, cows and goats. We also have horses,sheep,chickens and llamas. Yes, the roosters do crow in the morning, so we will provide ear plugs. Our home offers a unique country experience, while you enjoy all the wine country has to offer. We have organic flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and an organic orchard. Our chickens are free range and lay delicious eggs. Our guests are welcome to help themselves to the flowers, eggs, veggies, herbs, and fruit. You could prepare a feast without leaving the house. We have children ourselves, so our home is very kid friendly. We also have outdoor dog runs and you could even bring your horses.

Dana from Corte Madera writes 'What a great house! We stayed here with our daughter who loved the horses, swing set, collecting eggs for breakfast, and picking herbs too. It is a quick drive to the square, Napa, and local wineries. We took a beautiful morning walk along the vineyards -- a very peaceful place. We look forward to staying here again!'

Lynn from Groveland California writes' This home is a ranchette just outside of town and provides a bit of the farm experience. This home is beautiful, spacious and very well decorated. Perfectly located and convenient to a really neat area of California. We are planning to come back next year.'

Please see Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for local events. Also, Homewood Winery and Fremont Diner are within walking distance.

Happenings at the farm:
January- Lambs are born. The garden has broccoli, chard, and kale.
February- Fruit trees in bloom, lambs in the fields.
March- Mustard in the vineyards and chicks begin to hatch.
April- Spring garden goes in. Lettuce and peas in the garden. Hens begin to lay large quantities.Heritage turkey poults arrive.
May- Turkeys leave the barn to their outdoor digs. Early crops begin to mature.
June- Squash, lettuce, beans, basil, and herbs are ready to harvest.
July- Early tomatoes, beans, beets, celery, carrots, potatoes are ready to harvest. Hens continue to lay. The Sonoma home town 4th of July parade is adorable and entertaining.
August- Garden is pumping veggies and herbs- corn and eggplant are finally ready. Fruit is producing as well.
September- Hertige turkeys are lovely with their large tail feathers and silly antics. Garden continues to flourish.
October- Lovely fall colors grace the vineyards and orchards. The summer garden wanes and the winter garden goes in. The weather is usually fabulous and the valley is ablaze with color.
November- Fall colors continue and the hens slow down. Persimons, pomegranates, and apples are still waiting to be picked.
December-Hens take a break, vine shed their leaves, and everything rests, waiting to begin the cycle again.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Twenty five...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility:

                There are two small steps out front, but the inside is all tile and hardwood with wide hallways and ample space for a wheelchair....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Fresh veggies and eggs available most months at no extra charge.


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) TIVO in master bedroom...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library


                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Views of hills and vineyards An hour's drive to Muir Woods National Park and Armstrong Redwoods ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Tennis


                          • Dining Area


                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Linens Provided:

                            100%cotton high thread count sheets and linens. Egyptian cotton towels....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Telephone
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Plenty of firewood...moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            outdoor antique wood stove and cooktop...moreless


                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Extremely well-stocked; Kitchen-Aid Mixer, Cuisanart Food Processor, two juicers, toaster, griddle, Vita Mix Blender...moreless

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen:

                            Six burner Viking range- double ovens- granite counters, custom cabinets...moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator


                          • Balcony:

                            Telescope available for viewing stars- no city lights to detract viewing...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Outdoor music and dinner seating for fifteen, fountain, hot tub. Gazebo with grape vines and wisteria. Furniture is mostly teak with some wrought iron. Bocce ball and volleyball available as well. There is a swing set and 16' by 3' dough boy pool for kids. ...moreless

                          • Gazebo
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Hot Tub
                          • Private Pool:

                            Three by sixteen foot dough boy for cooling off...moreless

                          • Jetted Tub


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                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $3,900 $13,600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Included


                          180.00 cleaning and linens fee

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                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          San Francisco
                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Larkspur Ferry
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Dillion Beach

                          Car: Recommended


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: My husband Rich is a retired police officer, our daughter is 11 years old and very involved in 4-H, and I am an elementary school teacher. We moved to Sonoma 12 years ago to be closer to family. We love the area and the people. There is never a dull moment and we are very close to San Francisco if you want something more. We enjoy our animals and gardens, and grow /produce a large portion of what we eat.

                          Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                          We decided to start renting our house out during the summer, because I am off and we travel a lot. We camp often, and also do home exchanges and enjoy seeing different parts of the world.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The peace and quiet. We are off the beaten path, so we get very little traffic. It is a great place to unwind and relax. This home really lends itself to indoor/outdoor living. Picking broccoli one minute and eating it ten minutes later is pretty cool. People say our eggs are the best they have ever had. We walk, ride our horses and bikes all around the neighborhood. It is very calming here. It is well located for trips to both Napa (fifteen minutes) and Sonoma (ten minutes).We are fortunate to be about a quarter of a mile, a short walk, away from Fremont Diner, Carneros Brewery and Homewood Winery.

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                          Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian



                          • back patio

                            back patio

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Upstairs bedroom

                            Upstairs bedroom

                          • Guest Bathroom

                            Guest Bathroom

                          • Rear Patio View

                            Rear Patio View

                          • Front of house

                            Front of house

                          • Kitchen


                          • Living Room Fireplace

                            Living Room Fireplace

                          • Upstairs Bathroom

                            Upstairs Bathroom

                          • Backyeard arbor with grapes and wisteria.

                            Backyeard arbor with grapes and wisteria.

                          VRBO #185702

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                          $650 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                          Member since: 2008
                          Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
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                          • Calendar last updated: 10/17/2014
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                          Sonoma #185702

                          4 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 8

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