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back patio Front of house Dining room Upstairs bedroom Kitchen Guest Bathroom Living Room Fireplace Rear Patio View Upstairs Bathroom Backyeard arbor with grapes and wisteria.

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

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.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • 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

              • Pets Considered:

                Horses, dogs and cats are welcome....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Twenty five...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Catering Available
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker


              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Wood Stove:

                outdoor antique wood stove and cooktop...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

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


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) TIVO in master bedroom...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Music Library
                  • VCR


                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

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

                  • Jetted Tub
                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

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


                          • Recommended


                          • Golf
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Hiking
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Tennis
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shopping
                          • Antiquing


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                          • Mother of the Bride

                            Mother of the Bride

                            • Guest Joyce (Cumming, Georgia )
                            • Date of stay 09/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/23/12
                            What a great place to rest and relax after days filled with wedding festivities…. Eileen and Rich, I want to thank you for opening your beautiful home to my family for a most restful place to end our most enjoyable days. We started each day with my granddaughter needing to go say good morning to the chickens, sheep, horses and turkeys; then we enjoyed breakfast from the eggs that had been gathered that morning. We also used fresh tomatoes and garlic picked from the garden with some of the other meals. Your house is open and very comfortable. We were able to relax in the hot tub and enjoyed sitting under the arbor enjoying the scenery; it also made a great place to end the day sipping wine. The kids and many of the adults also become involve of a little competive table tennis competition. The beds were very comfortable and allowed for a great night’s sleep. We were only a short ride to Sonoma Square where there are wonderful restaurants, bars and shopping. Pharo Pharms will be the first place we look for future family trips back to Sonoma.....What an absoultely wonderful place to stay. Thank you again for sharing your home.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

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                          • Wedding Weekend

                            Wedding Weekend

                            • Guest kumi (San Francisco)
                            • Date of stay 08/23/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                            My family and friends were up in Sonoma this August for a long weekend wedding and enjoyed a taste (literally!) of farm living at this spacious and well-appointed house. We cooked up fresh eggs that were graciously left on our porch every day and bbq'd just picked squash, tomatoes, onions and herbs - delicious! The goats, lambs, horses and chickens were a fun novelty to us city folks and the authentic Western-themed pieces throughout the house certainly added to the warm ambiance of this family home. Loved the leather furniture in the living room! The house is in a very convenient location within minutes of the Sonoma plaza and the wineries along the Carneros Highway. Thank you, Eileen, for making this event-filled weekend even more fun and relaxing with our stay at your home.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • Kelly from the Bay Area

                            Kelly from the Bay Area

                            • Guest Kelly (Bay Area)
                            • Date of stay 10/21/11
                            • Review Submitted 11/12/11
                            We had the most wonderful time at the Pharo Family Farm, it is an authentic Western home which we highly recommend for groups wanting a true Northern California experience. The spacious home is spotless, very comfortable and filled with thoughtful touches like warm lap blankets, comfy pillows, luxury soaps, gourmet coffee and a refrigerator filled with their own farm fresh eggs! There was something for everyone: animals and plenty of play areas to delight the kiddies, fire pit, fountain, grill, hot tub and beautiful scenery to enjoy as you sip a glass of wine or enjoy a group meal under the wisteria awning. We were a group of extended family attending a wedding, Pharo Farms was the perfect setting for us. We will be back! Thank you Eileen and Rich!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

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                          • Wonderful place to stay in Sonoma! All you Napa to Sonoma Half Marathoners, take note!

                            Wonderful place to stay in Sonoma! All you Napa to Sonoma Half Marathoners, take note!

                            • Guest Betsy (Houston, Texas)
                            • Date of stay 07/14/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/26/11
                            My husband, 3 friends, my daughter and her husband, along with our two grandkids, a two-year old boy and a four-year old girl stayed at Pharo Pharms and we had a wonderful time. Our grandchildren loved all the animals and Eileen was so patient - letting them feed the chickens, horses, sheep and llamas. And they gathered eggs twice a day. The black cat, Inky, followed the grandkids everywhere, playing with them and being so sweet. We used herbs and squash (the only vegetable in at the time) from the garden everyday. The hens laid about 20 eggs each day and we managed to eat them all! We came from Houston to run the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon and found this location ideal. The house is located right on the route between miles 7 and 8 and lots of our group stopped in to use the facilities during the run. Other supporters with us just stepped out the door to cheer us on. We hosted a breakfast of fresh eggs for 18 runners on the Saturday before the run and we sat outside under the arbor and on the patio enjoying the cool weather and sunshine. Our grandkids brought small bikes to ride and spent hours on the terrace riding and playing in the fountain. We used the hot tub a couple of times, but the pool was too cold for us Texans! Homewood Winery is just .4 mile around the corner - easy to walk to - with free tastings and friendly folks. Eileen and Rich were around if we needed them. This is truly their own home, with lots of Eileen's collections around and beautiful antiques. We used the gas grill a couple of times and went into Napa and to St. Helena (Cindi's Place) to eat. I prefer Sonoma's town square to Napa's - it seems more authentic to me - so we spent several hours there, too. Pharo Pharms is a great place to call your home-away-from-home for any length of time. We loved it!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • We had a the best time

                            We had a the best time

                            • Guest Bill (Houston, TX)
                            • Date of stay 07/14/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/22/11
                            My wife and stayed at your home recently with some of our friends. We had the best time. Your house has plenty of room. It’s eloquent and comfortable. We also had fun collecting eggs from the chickens and walking along the vineyards. The weather was great and there was plenty to do and see. It was hard to leave and go home.

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                          1 night min stay
                          $3,900 $13,600
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                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Included


                          180.00 cleaning and linens fee

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                          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).

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                          • 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, March 06, 2014

                          $650 per night (USD)

                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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