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Lap pool with guesthouse in the background

Lap pool with guesthouse in the background the big red barn and palm trees pink ladies in bloom with the barn in the distance sweet in the autumn living room with gas fireplace More Farmhouse a view for the cook your front yard More Farmhouse organic garden garden view from poolside the jacuzzi is waiting for you master bedroom loft bedroom relaxing in the vineyard screened in porch in the vineyard

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sebastopol house description

Knowlton Farms Guesthouse...

Down a private driveway, sitting on a hill, overlooking vineyard views and mountain vistas is a re-modeled 1920's guesthouse. We call it Casa Compostella, for 'field of stars'. Welcome to paradise in wine country!

The two-bedroom-plus-loft farmhouse has everything you need to make your wine country vacation enjoyable. Luxury sheets and towels, a gas fireplace, cozy rooms professionally designed in a sunny, comfortable style. The kitchen is fully-equipped to cook, or sit and look out on the 5 star view of vines and mountains. The location has more sun than anywhere in West Sonoma County! Tranquil mornings, warm afternoons and cool evenings make this a perfect climate for living inside or out.

A 60' solar heated lap pool and therapeutic hot tub await just steps from your door, along with an outdoor shower. Adjacent to the guesthouse is a path leading to an organic garden, where raspberries can be plucked for your morning breakfast. It is all here, and so much more. Take a leisurely drive a short distance to some of the greatest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay tasting rooms. We are minutes to Healdsburg or Sebastopol, where you can find ambitious chefs creating sumptuous meals using local ingredients.

Exercise and activities abound. You can bike on the Joe Rodata trail, just beyond the house, or take a ride over Westside Rd. Hiking is just 15 minutes away beneath beautiful redwood groves. There are two 9-hole and two 18-hole golf courses a short distance away. The Pacific coastline is a beautiful drive over the hill from Graton through Occidental, both great towns worth exploring. You will never run out of things to do. Wineries, art galleries, shopping and enjoying life is what Sonoma is all about!

Here at Knowlton Farms you are away from town, but close enough to everything. If you are looking for a special treat, you can revive yourself with a day trip to the famous mud baths in Calistoga. If you desire something closer there are several day spas in the area that will pamper you to your heart's content!

And - privacy! The house is away on its own. We’ve built a screened-in sleeping porch among the apple trees that is a perfect spot to read a book or have a massage from our favorite practitioner. Alongside the porch is your own patio with barbecue and outdoor eating area.

We look forward to having you here and hope you find it as charming as we do!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Some pets might be acceptable with the understanding that they may not roam off leash, as we are not fenced....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                You must be 21 or older to book....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                super deluxe bedding with down comforters and pillows...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Fantastic vineyard location, organic vegetable and herb garden . We will walk you through the garden and show you what is available and in season. We ask that children be accompanied by an adult at all times, and only pick under supervision....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Computer Available:

                    Laptop provided upon request....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Heated 60' lap pool. We ask that children under the age of 5 may not use the pool. Children using the pool must be supervised by an adult at all times. Liability release must be signed as part of the rental agreement. The pool is for registered guests only. Pool hours are from 10am - 6pm. daily....moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Children under the age of 7 may not use the hot tub and must be supervised by an adult at all times...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    We are in the Russian River area of Sonoma County, surrounded by vineyards and redwoods...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful views of vineyards and mountains...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Tennis
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Other Activities

                          • wine tasting, great seasonal festivals, art galleries, fantastic restaurants, lap pool...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Annual Sonoma Vacation

                            Annual Sonoma Vacation

                            • Guest Ohio
                            • Date of stay 03/18/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/07/14
                            We annually make a trip to Sonoma and generally stay in Healdsburg. This year, we decided to rent a home in the Russian River Valley to provide more flexibility for our kids. We were drawn to Knowlton Farms by the combination of its location, amenities and apparent charm. Knowlton Farms exceeded our expectations in all respects. It is a fabulous property and home, and we would stay at Knowlton Farms again in a heartbeat. Top notch location, warm hospitality, terrific amenities and great house!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

                            Owner response: Thanks Adam, What a great comment! We look forward to hosting your family again in the future. warm regards, Abby

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Absolutely Perfect

                            Absolutely Perfect

                            • Guest Doug (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
                            • Date of stay 02/23/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/10/14
                            What an incredible place to stay! I spent my best birthday yet here. If you are looking for some rest and relaxation, you will not find a better place to stay.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • By Far My Favorite Trip to Wine Country!

                            By Far My Favorite Trip to Wine Country!

                            • Guest Kelly K.
                            • Date of stay 10/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/24/13
                            A weekend getaway for moms and this was the best place to stay for us! The grounds were peaceful, quiet and therapeutic for us busy moms wanting to relax. We had access to the beautiful gardens to pick to our hearts content. All the veggies in season and the apples were delicious. The pool in the afternoon was very relaxing. We had massages in the morning and wonderful restaurants within a few miles. All local and fresh. The house was very comfortable, clean and bright! Lots of windows to take in all the beautiful scenery. The owner Phillip was amazing. Very generous and welcoming. He walked us through the garden and vineyard and had wonderful stories about the property. I can't wait to go back with the family and another girls weekend!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Little slice of heaven

                            Little slice of heaven

                            • Guest Abby M.
                            • Date of stay 05/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/18/13
                            This place is enchanting. I let all my stress melt away as I listened to the birds (hummingbirds and hawks were flying all over the property) as they visited all the flowers and farm goods on the property. The solar heated pool and jacuzzi is a treat to swim in with a great chaise lounge overlooking the farm and wine country. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated yet feels comfortable and like home with lots of pillows, towels and there is even a napping porch! There are a ton of great vineyards all around but I only got to visit a few as all I wanted to do was sit by the pool and look out at the valley. I would highly recommend coming here, I am certain I will be back before too long.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Little slice of heaven

                            Little slice of heaven

                            • Guest Abby M.
                            • Date of stay 05/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/18/13
                            This place is enchanting. I let all my stress melt away as I listened to the birds (hummingbirds and hawks were flying all over the property) as they visited all the flowers and farm goods on the property. The solar heated pool and jacuzzi is a treat to swim in with a great chaise lounge overlooking the farm and wine country. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated yet feels comfortable and like home with lots of pillows, towels and there is even a napping porch! There are a ton of great vineyards all around but I only got to visit a few as all I wanted to do was sit by the pool and look out at the valley. I would highly recommend coming here, I am certain I will be back before too long.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Welcome home

                            Welcome home

                            • Guest Joan and Doug Wolfe (Shoreline, WA)
                            • Date of stay 05/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/18/13
                            My husband and I stayed at Knowlton Farms for four short days and wish it could have been much longer. We were just getting into the groove of vacation, settling into discovered pleasures: the breakfast nook with the view of the vineyards, books tucked onto the shelves wrapping around the fireplace, a vase of sweet peas, and incredibly soft blankets. Then we had to leave, when what we wanted to do was live there. Architecture: Fans of 1920s cottages, with double-hung windows, woodwork, shady porches, and hardwood floors, will feel right at home here. There is a back stoop off the kitchen. Tons of light. An O'Keefe & Merritt vintage stove and glass-fronted dish cupboard. Nearby, a barn-wood screened sleeping porch offers an airy place to relax. Colors are cheerful: blue-green walls and Marmoleum checkerboard tiles in the kitchen, a glossy yellow fireplace, a red front door. A pair of lime Adirondack chairs out in the garden. Cooks should be happy: the kitchen is fully stocked with all the equipment you might need. Eat inside or move outside and dine at the table under the apple trees. There are lemon trees next to the house! We were well-located for trips to wineries, the beach, the Russian River, and even farther-afield locations like Point Reyes lighthouse. But always, we had "home" to come back to: an afternoon dip in the pool, stroll in the gardens, a glass of wine outside with the birds. The Knowltons are nice as can be, welcoming, and available for questions if needed. We talked with Suzanne about how they had purchased both houses (the guest house and their own) 11 years ago and renovated them. I mentioned that we are looking to relocate and renovate a home for ourselves, and she encouraged our choice. In a chat near the pool, Phillip showed us the greens he had picked in the adjacent garden for their dinner. The gardens all around are gorgeous, colorful, and immaculate. Thank you, Phillip, for the flowers you left for us on the breakfast table. We will be back as soon as we can.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Hi! That is the sweetest, most well written review. Thank you for you lovely review and we hope you will return to us soon! This time to stay!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Feels like home

                            Feels like home

                            • Guest Susie (Montana)
                            • Date of stay 01/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/06/13
                            Waking to the sound of songbirds, sunshine streaming in my window, I would drink my morning coffee in the dining area and watch the fog on the hills across the lush green, vineyard-covered valley. Through the kitchen window, I looked into the huge organic garden, which was transforming weekly before my eyes. Organic veggies galore! Past the garden, glimpses of the wonderful bike/running trail, leading all the way to Sebastopol, through the quaint town of Graton with its galleries and restaurants. Suzanne has created a botanical paradise. In spring, each day brought something new in bloom - my favorite, the beautiful pink roses wrapped around one of the four giant palms lining the path to the guesthouse. From the relaxing front porch I watched bud break in the vineyard and tiny grapes appear on the vines. In the evening, at dusk, like clockwork, the resident barn owl would appear on a perch built into the new red barn adjacent to the guesthouse. At day's end, a glass of wine on the private patio area (complete with cute gazebo), surrounded by beautiful flowers, roses and shrubs, while watching the most magnificent sunsets. Life at Knowlton was pure heaven. I had the life-changing experience of becoming part of the Knowlton family for 3 months this past winter. Knowlton Farms truly stole my heart and soul. Family and friends who visited exclaimed at what a magical place the farm and guesthouse was, and how much they cherished their stay there. From Adrian, the Hispanic gardener who helped me brush up on my Spanish, to Maggie and Lisa, the office ladies, I never wanted for anything. Everyone was so attentive to my needs, and shared the joys of Knowton with me. And Phillip and Suzanne, the most gracious of hosts, headed the top of the list of my Knowlton friends. Staying at Knowlton Farms was one of the happiest times in my life. I hope to make this my annual winter home - it truly feels like home.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • I left my heart.....

                            I left my heart.....

                            • Guest SMC (NYC)
                            • Date of stay 09/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                            Forget about leaving your heart in San Francisco. Drive a few miles north to Sonoma, and leave your heart, soul, and next year's deposit at Knowlton Farms in Sebastopol. This is the most beautifully appointed guest house in the most splendid setting one could ever imagine. Yes, there is a God, and this is his country! The innkeepers have not forgotten a thing, or missed a single detail. Not only will you stay in the most comfortable, fully equipped home you could wish for, but also you will have access to the pool and whirlpool, not to mention lush gardens and vineyards bearing the most delicious fruits and vegetables you will ever eat. If you ever wish to leave the premises, you are within minutes of some of the best wineries in the Valley as well as outstanding dining,shopping, and live music in an array of quaint towns. The drive to all, through majestic trees on winding roads, is breathtaking. I have already made plans to return next year to what has become my annual rejuvenation destination!

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

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • God's Country

                            God's Country

                            • Guest Dawn (Houston, TX)
                            • Date of stay 05/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/12/12
                            I spent an amazing 5 weeks in this wonderful home! It was a true reprieve for my soul! To say it had a million dollar view would be an understatement. The gentle caress of natural beauty enveloped me at every turn. And the salt water pool, wow! It was the most wonderful pool I have ever had the pleasure of swimming in -- can you imagine doing laps and watching the sun tint the sky purple as stars emerge in the summer night sky? Truly magical! I would definitely go again!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Wonderful holiday

                            Wonderful holiday

                            • Guest SOPHIE (HUNTINGTON BEACH)
                            • Date of stay 08/14/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/23/11
                            Our family (myself, my husband and two teenage girls) stayed at the farmhouse for a week. The setting is amazing (reminds us of France/England where we come from) and the farmhouse itself is so cute and comfortable. The view from all windows is wonderful - just vineyards, trees, plants etc. You instantly forget about work, living in an urban town, etc. Suzanne and Phillip (the owners) made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. When our car broke down on our last day, Phillip was so kind to drive my husband to Santa Rosa to get a rental car and Suzanne baked us some cookies to make us feel better !!! I highly recommend this rental property. We know where to stay next time we come to Sonoma County !

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $385 $400
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,450
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Apr 30
                          2 night min stay
                          $275 $375
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,925 $3,750
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $375 $400
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,625
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning fee $150
                          • Tax Rate 9%

                          Notes:

                          For special events and weddings our rates start at $5,000 for a two night stay + the grounds for your event. We charge a fee of $75.oo per person for the use of our poolhouse for extra guests. The poolhouse is behind the pool. It is not for children under the age of 16 yrs.

                          Please contact us for these special occasions.


                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: We really enjoy renting the guesthouse to people from all over the world. We have made lifelong friends with many. Our beautiful farm would not be as rewarding if we only had it for ourselves.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our farm is situated in the heart of one of the Worlds best wine growing areas, The Russian River. Both Pinot and Chardonnay benefit from the full days of sunshine as well as the cooling from the Pacific breeze.. The pool is such a wonderful place to land after a day of wine tasting. The sunsets stretch on forever over the Green Valley hills in the distance.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Lap pool with guesthouse in the background

                            Lap pool with guesthouse in the background

                          • pink ladies in bloom with the barn in the distance

                            pink ladies in bloom with the barn in the distance

                          • living room with gas fireplace

                            living room with gas fireplace

                          • a view for the cook

                            a view for the cook

                          • More Farmhouse

                            More Farmhouse

                          • garden view from poolside

                            garden view from poolside

                          • master bedroom

                            master bedroom

                          • relaxing in the vineyard

                            relaxing in the vineyard

                          • the big red barn and palm trees

                            the big red barn and palm trees

                          • sweet in the autumn

                            sweet in the autumn

                          • More Farmhouse

                            More Farmhouse

                          • your front yard

                            your front yard

                          • organic garden

                            organic garden

                          • the jacuzzi is waiting for you

                            the jacuzzi is waiting for you

                          • loft bedroom

                            loft bedroom

                          • screened in porch in the vineyard

                            screened in porch in the vineyard

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                          $275 - $400 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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