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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission

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New construction in 2008. Front view in early Summer.

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sonoma house description

HGTV included this house in its ‘Dream Home Sonoma' program as one of the delightful homes of Sonoma. This custom-designed property, perfect for one or two couples looking for a wine country retreat, is located one block from the historic Sonoma Plaza with its tasting rooms, specialty shops, and restaurants. Leave your car at home and walk to everything.

Open the front gate. Walk along the curvy flagstone path and up a few steps to the sunny front porch. Open the double French entrance doors and you will find a home that is beautiful, immaculate, and relaxing. Custom designed by the owner, the home has stunning reclaimed wood floors, gas fireplaces in two living areas, and vaulted ceilings. The Library/Media Room with 55' HDTV offers comfort and privacy. The fully-appointed kitchen was designed for the gourmet chef and is perfect for entertaining.

The house was built with our planet in mind. Green features include an on-demand hot water system, all Energy Star appliances, energy-efficient windows and walls, ceiling fans, and clean gas-burning fireplaces. The floors are custom Beech reclaimed from a former tobacco barn and 150-year old Midwest barn beams have been reused as fireplace mantels.

Outside is an award-winning garden that is a friendly haven for butterflies, birds, and gorgeous blooms accented by a softly burbling fountain.

You will love it!

Keywords: luxury, new, gourmet, clean, comfortable, charming, Green, beautiful, close to Plaza

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

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

                25...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Additionally, no smoking on premises...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1 - Private, main floor : 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2 - Private - 2nd floor: 1 queen

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              • Library/Media Room

                Comfortable Queen sofa sleeper, gas FP, HDTV/surround sound...moreless

              • Bedroom One, located on the main floor, has a California King bed, ensuite Master bath, plantation shutters, and French doors leading to the backyard landscape. Bedroom 2, located on the second floor, has a Queen bed, adjacent bath, and brightly lit views of neighboring gardens. Both bedrooms feature high quality linens and robes, ample closet space, and ceiling fans. Sleep Sofa (1) - A comfortable Queen sofa sleeper is located in the Library/Media Room. Baby Cribs (1) - A Graco travel crib is available upon request....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Ensuite Master Bath - Travertine stone: toilet, shower

                Custom vanity, 2 sinks, natural stone shower, Toto Washlet...moreless

              • Powder room/Half Bath: toilet

                Custom vanity, Gerberit wall-mounted toilet...moreless

              • Bathroom 2 - Carrera marble: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Pedestal sink, 25 inch deep soaking tub/shower...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The house is located in a historic area and we are respectful of our neighbors. No parties are allowed....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    A book collection, including classics, recent best sellers, well-known chef cookbooks and books on wine, is provided in the Library/Media Room....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Assorted games are available....moreless

                  • Television:

                    A 55' Samsung HDTV with surround sound is located in the Library/Media Room....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Walk to many wine tasting rooms, restaurants, a movie theater, and charming shops. ...moreless

                  • Town:

                    The 8.5 acre historic Sonoma Plaza offers the perfect setting for many events throughout the year. Please see additional information below....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    A French Country Farm Table and 8 chairs is provided in the dining area. Adjacent is an island bar overlooking the cooking area with four barstools....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

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

                    Stainless steel Miele dryer...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    If the weather turns cool, just turn on one of the two gas fireplaces, snuggle up in an arm chair, and read a good book....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heat/air, ceiling fans...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi - High speed 45 MB included. Hewlett Packard printer/copier....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    High quality bed linens, comforters, and duvets....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Beautifully and comfortably furnished with leather sofa, two leather overstuffed armchairs and ottomans, beautiful wood flooring and Persian rug. Gas fireplace heats the entire room....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    On street in front of the home or in the driveway....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    A land-line is available for your use....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    White high quality bath towels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Stainless steel Miele washing machine...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Numerous catering companies and restaurants will provide catering services upon request....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    DeLonghi drip coffee maker, coffee grinder and filters. Le Creuset tea kettle and assortment of tea bags....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All Clad pots and pans, Le Creuset French cookware...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    We have several great cooks in our family -- including a professional chef. You will find the kitchen to be fully outfitted....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Stainless steel - Bosch....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Spacious and open to the living area, enhanced by skylights, the kitchen has two stainless steel sinks, granite countertops, Travertine backsplash, Rohl high end fixtures, Murano glass pendant lights...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Integrated stainless steel microwave....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Wolf - top of the line...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    An assortment of spices, condiments, and paper goods is provided....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    KitchenAid Refrigerator/Freezer...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Stainless steel Wolf Range and convection oven ...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Available for rent within a short walk....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Adirondack chairs for relaxation in the backyard garden....moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    The pergola in the front garden is covered with beautiful wisteria and clematis vines. With teak Chippendale seating, it is perfect for outdoor entertaining....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Eagle Vines Golf Club (public). Sonoma Golf Club (private, offers reciprocity with some clubs)...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Try a kayak in Tomales Bay or a canoe on the Russian River....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The house is set back from the street for added privacy. The award-winning garden features yellow and white roses, lavender, poppies, wisteria and clematis. An edible garden is maintained for guests....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    You will love having morning coffee or afternoon cocktails while sitting in one of the the four comfortable white wicker rocking chairs on the front porch....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      30 night min stay

                      $7,500
                      Holiday
                      Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      30 night min stay

                      $6,000
                      Late Winter/Early Spring
                      Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      $5,500
                      High Season
                      May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      $7,500
                      Holiday
                      Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
                      30 night min stay

                      $6,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      30 night min stay

                      $7,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Housekeeping is provided twice monthly.

                      There is no occupancy tax add-on.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                      Location

                      57 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Francisco International Airport
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Over 20 tasting rooms are within one block
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Golden Gate Ferry - Sausalito Ferry Terminal
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 12
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cafe LaHaye - 'consistently outstanding' - Zagat
                      160 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Lake Tahoe Ski Area
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Dillon Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Both locals and visitors enjoy the many things to do in Sonoma. The Friday Farmer's Market is held year round. The Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers Market on the Plaza is held May through October. The widely-respected Ramekins Culinary School offers cooking classes year-round. If you like to swim, the Sonoma Aquatic Center features an Olympic size outdoor pool, an indoor 90 degree pool, and outdoor 102 degree spa -- all using the Hot Springs mineral water. Like to cycle? Bring your own bike or rent one nearby. Your adventures can start at the Sonoma Bike Path located 1/2 block from Chez Winnie and extend to the miles of backroads found throughout Sonoma County.

                      Here is a brief Calendar of Events. Be sure to check with the Visitor's Bureau on the Plaza when you arrive to get up-to-date information.

                      January/February - Friday Morning Farmers Market (every Friday throughout the year).

                      March - Savor Sonoma Valley Food and Wine Experience.

                      March/April - Sonoma International Film Festival. April in Carneros

                      May - Sonoma Historical Motorsports Festival

                      Summer Months - Broadway Under the Stars/Transcendance Theater at Jack London State Park

                      July - Fourth of July old fashioned parade and evening fireworks, Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

                      August - Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

                      September - Red and White Ball, Wine Country Optics and Nature Festival, Sonoma Plein Air Festival, Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Sonoma Valley Crush Festival.

                      October - ARTrails Open Studio Tour, Glen Ellen Village Fair

                      November - Holidays in Carneros, Heart of Sonoma Wineries Open House

                      December - Christmas by Candlelight in the Sonoma Mission, Lighting of the Snowmen Festival at Cornerstone

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We're both professionals who live about an hour away from Sonoma. Our interests include photography, travel, art, reading, cooking, gardening, cycling, and, of course, wine!

                      Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                      We designed and built this house in 2008 as our country retreat. We enjoy sharing it with others who love the wine country as we do. When we are at Chez Winnie, we enjoy some of the best wine tasting in the Valley, then walk to one of our favorite restaurants on the Plaza, perhaps watch a film at the Sebastiani Theater, and stop for ice cream on the walk home. It couldn't be better. If we want an adventure, there are so many things to do. Sonoma County was the first wine region in California. It enjoys a 55 mile picturesque coastline, beautiful redwoods, and is dominated by established lineages of family-owned vineyards and wineries. Interestingly, approximately 35% of all Bay Area and Wine Country Michelin-rated restaurants are in our wine country.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      There are many beautiful vacation homes in Sonoma, but few capture the unique charm of life in the wine country like Chez Winnie -- and there are very few within walking distance of the Plaza. As a recent guest said, 'When you step inside, you will realize that this is much more than a place to stay; it's like living the Sonoma experience to the fullest.'


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                      Photos

                      • New construction in 2008.  Front view in early Summer.

                        New construction in 2008. Front view in early Summer.

                      • Kitchen with granite countertops and high end appliances.

                        Kitchen with granite countertops and high end appliances.

                      • Kitchen features All Clad and LeCreuset cookware.

                        Kitchen features All Clad and LeCreuset cookware.

                      • Ensuite master bathroom with custom cabinetry, double vanity, walk-in shower.

                        Ensuite master bathroom with custom cabinetry, double vanity, walk-in shower.

                      • Powder room/half bath located on the main level

                        Powder room/half bath located on the main level

                      • David Austin yellow roses  during the Spring, Summer and Fall

                        David Austin yellow roses during the Spring, Summer and Fall

                      • Photo taken in the Chez Winnie garden, courtesy of a recent guest photographer.

                        Photo taken in the Chez Winnie garden, courtesy of a recent guest photographer.

                      • Pacific Coast iris

                        Pacific Coast iris

                      • Strawberries in the summer

                        Strawberries in the summer

                      • Great Room with leather furniture, reclaimed Beech flooring, and gas fireplace

                        Great Room with leather furniture, reclaimed Beech flooring, and gas fireplace

                      • Dining room with French farm table with seating for eight

                        Dining room with French farm table with seating for eight

                      • Kitchen island with wine refrigerator, reclaimed Beech flooring

                        Kitchen island with wine refrigerator, reclaimed Beech flooring

                      • Private Library/Media Room has HDTV/ surround sound, sofa sleeper, gas fireplac

                        Private Library/Media Room has HDTV/ surround sound, sofa sleeper, gas fireplac

                      • Bedroom - California King Bed, main floor, three closets, ensuite bath

                        Bedroom - California King Bed, main floor, three closets, ensuite bath

                      • 2nd floor bedroom with Queen bed, in the treetops, with ceiling fan, and quality linens

                        2nd floor bedroom with Queen bed, in the treetops, with ceiling fan, and quality linens

                      • Purple wisteria in the Spring on the pergola.

                        Purple wisteria in the Spring on the pergola.

                      • Fragrant Lavender and California poppies along the curvy path

                        Fragrant Lavender and California poppies along the curvy path

                      • Purple Clematis on the garden gate in the Summer

                        Purple Clematis on the garden gate in the Summer

                      • Seasonal organic produce from our garden in the summer

                        Seasonal organic produce from our garden in the summer

                      • Chez Winnie grapes ripen in the early Fall

                        Chez Winnie grapes ripen in the early Fall

                      VRBO #220854

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

                      $5,500 - $7,500 per month (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 30 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/15/2014
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