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Black Sterling Villa

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sonoma villa description

This wine country villa features spectacular 'Valley of the Moon' and vineyard views. It's situated in the Sonoma wine country, just 30 miles from San Francisco and Oakland, and six miles from downtown Sonoma. Seven separate sleeping rooms, sleeps 14 persons total. It's in a picture-perfect setting on six acres, with a private gated entrance. The property is next to Cline Cellars, Gloria Ferrar Champagne Caves, and Viansa Wineries. This beautiful villa offers 4,700 square feet of living space, including a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and a convection oven & microwave, and is completely equipped for entertaining. Special villa features include a brand new 15 X 40 heated pool, with slide, jacuzzi, massive decks with views, and verandas. The bright, light, and open interior is accentuated by soaring ceilings, two-story windows, and French doors leading onto the paver-tiled verandas and the courtyard containing a lion fountain.

Elegant Villa Nestled Next to Cline Vineyards: The master bedroom has a sun room, a shower detailed with glass block, an antique, king-size poster bed, and a private deck. Two bedrooms upstairs each have a queen-size bed, and share a full bath. There is a large, attached, upper-level deck and lounge chairs. One of the upstairs bedrooms is a spacious loft.
Downstairs there is one bedroom with a queen-size bed and an attached full bath, additional kitchen, a spacious game/entertainment room with a queen-size sofa sleeper, and a separate entrance to the full bath, and a separate washer and dryer. Wine cellar bedroom has a queen bed--kids love! There is an Italian leather queen sleeper sofa in the separate den on main floor, with open arched doorway. The outside verandas feature patio dining furniture; the inside dining room table accommodates ten, with the breakfast bar area in the attached kitchen seating an additional two people. There is a gas propane grill avail.

Black Sterling Friesians: There are three televisions, one of which is a big-screen TV, two TV's are on a satellite system with numerous channels.

There are three VCR's, three DVD players, and a video library. The stereo system has Bose speakers in the great room and kitchen and the outside decks, and pool area.
The Black Sterling Villa is located on a working Friesian Ranch, big, black, beautiful, and majestic Friesian horses are viewed through the villas' arched windows. The exquisite horses, imported from Europe, have a private Mediterranean barn and an adjoining arena and pastures. The Friesian stable is privately owned by the villa's owner, and is not open to the public. Dressage lessons on our Friesians are available to guests. All kitchen utensils, towels, and linens, as well as a convection oven and dishwasher, are included.

4 Million Dollar Luxury Home: The villa has Wireless Broadband access available.

Come to the Black Sterling Villa for a one of a kind, incredible, wine country getaway! You'll love the unique quiet setting with views that never end and the fabulously furnished, exquisite, luxury home. While we are not licensed for weddings or receptions, we do welcome wedding parties to stay at our villa while attending weddings in the Wine Country.

For weddings or receptions or barbecues with 15 to a maximum of 40 people, the villa is available, for an additional event fee.

Activities on-site or nearby include hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, golfing, tennis, shopping, swimming, water-skiing, boating, and surfing.

This is a great place to stay, and go wine tasting, shopping in Sonoma, and visit the spas in Napa or Yountville. Grocery stores are just 7 miles away. ONLY 40 minutes to San Francisco!!
High Season - April 1 through October 31st
Excellent VALUE: $6600 per week (Thanksgiving, is at the High Season Rate)
Nightly rentals at $1500 per night are available .
Low Season - November 2 through March 31st
$4,990 per week or $895 per night weekdays;$1195 per weekend nights (Friday and Saturday)
Two Night Minimum Year Round
*Pool is solar heated April 1-Oct 31, however the pool is open year round, with an automatic cover; Heated Jacuzzi Also Open Year Round.
Events: Events such as weddings, wedding receptions, catered parties, barbeques or gatherings, where a maximum of 20 to 40 people will be in attendance, including children, is allowed provided that an event fee of $1,500 is paid in addition to the normal rental fee and permission is granted by Janna Weir.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Housekeeper
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome:

            GREAT place for family reunion....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Master bedroom and full bath located on main floor, easily accessible to wheelchairs....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            dogs allowed with additional pet fee...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking ONLY allowed outside, on decks...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum Age for responsible party is 30 yrs old...moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            on main floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            located in open loft...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            on 2nd floor with adjoining full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            bottom floor with adjoining full bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            in den with large screen TV...moreless

          • Downstairs sitting room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            queen sleeper sofa in sitting room...moreless

          • wine cellar: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 queen

            also has full sleeper sofa in wine cellar...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 5 queen

            wine cellar bedroom...moreless

          • Master bedroom on main floor has a king bed, two bedroom upstairs: loft bedroom has a queen, 2nd bedroom upstairs has a queen, with a full bathroom in between. Downstairs, opening up to the swimming pool on the bottom floor, is a bedroom with a queen and adjoining full bathroom. There is an Italian leather queen sleeper sofa in the den on the main floor with the large screen TV. There is a half bath near the den on the main floor. On the bottom floor, there is another queen sleeper sofa in the sitting room Additionally, there is a queen bed in the wine cellar bedroom! The Villa comfortably sleeps 12. Bed breakdown: Master has a king bed. Two upstairs bedrooms (one is a loft bedroom) have queens each, with a full bath in between. Downstairs bedroom opening up to pool has a queen with attached full bath. Separate Den on main floor has an Italian leather queen sleeper sofa. Separate Sitting room downstairs has a queen sleeper sofa Wine Cellar has a queen sleeper...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            adjoins master...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            2nd floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            bottom floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            near den on main floor...moreless

          • 3 full baths and 1 1/2 bath.

          Other Amenities

              • Villa comes complete two refrigerators and a separate wine fridge, two fireplaces, a bubbly hot tub jacuzzi, and a brand new 15 X 40 heated swimming pool with slide. free wireless broadband Internet access available in some rooms. We provide clean linens and towels....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                Multiple VHS tapes and DVD's provided...moreless

              • Television:

                1 TV with vcr/dvd [no satellite] in Master Bedroom...moreless

              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Foosball
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Two TV's have satellite service: large screen TV in den and TV in downstairs sitting/game room...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Zoo
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Festivals
              • Pond
              • Water Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View:

                Views of San Pablo Bay!!...moreless

              • Water View
              • Mountain
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Hunting
              • Rafting
              • Spelunking
              • Basketball Court
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf Privileges Optional

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people


                  • Covered Parking:

                    In Garage...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Additional charge for hooking up RV or trailer...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    This home has TWO dryers for your use!...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Garage:

                    2 car garage...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Internet
                  • Washing Machine:

                    This home has TWO washers and dryers for your use!...moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Please let us know if you will be having more than 14 guests, so we may provide additional towels and linens....moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Telescope
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Circular drive around Villa...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Most laptops are able to access our wireless internet. Use your laptop on the decks overlooking Cline Cellars Vineyards, or in the Great Room, or in the kitchen, for best connectivity....moreless

                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Living Room

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      • Freezer
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchenette
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Complete set of cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, etc....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Mini Refrigerator
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator:

                        additional wine fridge in kitchen...moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Microwave:

                        Microwave in pantry....moreless

                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Catering Available:

                        personal chefs located in Sonoma/Napa--ask us for recommendations!...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Two complete kitchens in home, one is fully stocked with convection oven and microwave, one regular oven, all the pots and pans and dishes/glasses, silverware, etc, you will need for a comfortable stay. There is a separate wine fridge in the kitchen on the main floor that has granite counter tops....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils


                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Golf:

                        5 miles away...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        10 miles away...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Barbecue
                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Bicycles
                      • Gated Community
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Terrace
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        Master Bath has huge jacuzzi tub...moreless

                      • Private Pool:

                        Heated Swimming Pool with Slide, and automatic cover...moreless

                      • Spa Whirlpool
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Hot Tub:

                        Hot Tub on outside veranda, next to lion fountain...moreless

                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Heated Pool


                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 25 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      high season 2014
                      Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $6,600 $20,000
                      LOW SEASON
                      Nov 1 - Nov 23, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $895 $1,195
                      Fri, Sat
                      $4,990 $15,000
                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      spring season
                      Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                      1 night min stay
                      $895 $1,190
                      Fri, Sat

                      Rates are based on 13 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $6,600 $20,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Pet Fee $250 + tax
                      • pet fee weekend only $125 + tax
                      • Cleaning $250 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9%


                      There is a 250 cleaning fee, 500 ref sec deposit, & 9% transient tax required on all rentals:

                      High Season: Apr 1 thru Oct 31st and holidays: 6600/week, or 1500/nt,

                      Low Season Nov 1-Apr 1: 4990/wk, 895/weekdays, 1195/weekends

                      ONLY a 2 night min for all rentals!!!!!!!

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                      Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Nearest Barpub
                      CLine Cellars
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      In the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, and just 12 minutes from Napa, the Black Sterling Villa has an ideal location among the top vineyards!!! San Francisco is only 40 minutes away, and the Oakland Airport is a 40 minute drive. This Villa is 5 minutes from downtown Sonoma Plaza. The Villa adjoins Cline Cellars and is across the street from Viansa Winery.

                      ****Please also see our sister property, a slightly larger 6 bedroom luxury home located right next door, the Black Sterling Vineyard Estate, which comfortably sleeps 14 people and is the SAME PRICE as the Villa! See our ad for the 'Black Sterling Vineyard Estate' for pictures and current availability calendar for our Vineyard Estate, located walking distance to the Black Sterling Villa. There is a working Friesian horse ranch on the property, with a private stable. Lessons available to guests, $60/hr.

                      Other Activities: Riding lessons available on our Friesian horses on the property!

                      Golf: There are 6 golf courses within 15 miles of the villa, and golf courses abound in Napa County, just 12 miles away!


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: Janna won national acclaim in the saddleseat equitation division. In 1983, she rode her American Saddlebred, Warlock, to two world championships and won the National Finals in Madison Janna Goldman and MajesticSquare Gardens. In 1992, she returned to the show ring to be named the U.P.H.A. Adult Saddleseat Equitation World Champion. In 1993, she was selected to represent the United States on the World Cup Team. Currently, Janna shows the 18-year old Friesian gelding, Black Sterling, in Open Western Pleasure classes, and 13 yr old Majestic and 11 yr old Ate in various divisions, including huntseat, dressage, and saddleseat classes, throughout the west coast. In 2009, Janna was presented the President’s Trophy Award from FHANA for achieving the highest score in North America and was selected as the person who best demonstrates the versatility of the Friesian horse. In 2010, she won an unprecedented nine National and World Championships, all unanimously under 3 different Judges, at the IFSHA Friesian Grand National Horse Show in Del Mar

                      Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                      We import only Friesians who show promise in their suitability for show, AND for trail/pleasure riding. Consider the Friesian as your next dressage or trail mount. A properly trained Friesian will excite you with its skill and suitability for dressage, show, pleasure riding, and in harness. And as a bonus you will find that it is simply a wonderful family horse.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      While we are the largest importers of friesian horses in north america---- we stumbles upon an AMAZING home with spectacular VIEWS to DIE for, and we LOVE sharing them with our wine country guests!!!

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                      • Front of Black Sterling Villa

                        Front of Black Sterling Villa

                      • Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen

                        Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Gourmet Kitchen With Fireplace

                        Gourmet Kitchen With Fireplace

                      • Just One of the large Spacious Outdoor Decks

                        Just One of the large Spacious Outdoor Decks

                      • New Pool

                        New Pool

                      • View From the Top Deck of Villa

                        View From the Top Deck of Villa

                      • Soaring Ceilings in Great Room!

                        Soaring Ceilings in Great Room!

                      • The Villa Adjoins Cline Cellars Vineyards

                        The Villa Adjoins Cline Cellars Vineyards

                      • Dining Table Seats 12

                        Dining Table Seats 12

                      • Incredible Heated Pool with Slide!

                        Incredible Heated Pool with Slide!

                      VRBO #21915

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                      This listing was first published here in 2003.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, July 24, 2014

                      $895 - $1,500 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                      Minimum stay: 1-3 nights
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