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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission

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Great Room has leather sofa, two overstuffed chairs, and reclaimed Beech floor

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

HGTV included this house in its ‘Dream Home Sonoma' program as one of the beautiful 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.

The 'Great Room' has high ceilings, stunning reclaimed wood floors, a gas fireplace, and comfortable leather seating. The dining area features an 8' long French farm table with seating for eight. The fully-appointed kitchen was designed for the gourmet chef and is perfect for entertaining.

The house has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and ensuite bath. The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and adjacent bath. Linens and tableware are luxurious. The library/media room, offering comfort and privacy, has a comfortable Queen sofa sleeper, 55' 'Smart' TV, gas fireplace, and adjacent half bath. Central heat/air conditioning and wireless internet are provided.

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.

Please check the calendar and terms before making inquiry. To be in compliance with City of Sonoma zoning regulations, we only rent for a minimum of 30 days. Thank you for understanding.

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

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Property Type

  • House

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

    ...moreless

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

    ...moreless

  • 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. ...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 comfortable 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 (or your IPad or Kindle)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat/air, ceiling fans...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi - High speed 45 MB included. A printer/copier is available for your use....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

    Beautifully and comfortably furnished with a 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....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:

    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
  • 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, 2015
30 night min stay

$8,000
Holiday
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
30 night min stay

$7,500
Late Winter/Early Spring 2016
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016
30 night min stay

$6,500
High Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
30 night min stay

$8,000
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Housekeeping is provided twice monthly.

We are in compliance with City of Sonoma zoning regulations. As such, there is no (0%) occupancy tax add-on.


Cancellation policy:

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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 live about an hour away from Sonoma. Our interests include photography, travel, art, reading, cooking, gardening, cycling, and, of course, wine! 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
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. 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:
A new home on one of the most charming streets in Sonoma, a beautiful garden, and one block from wonderful restaurants, wine tasting, and shops. 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

  • Great Room has leather sofa, two overstuffed chairs,  and reclaimed Beech floor

    Great Room has leather sofa, two overstuffed chairs, and reclaimed Beech floor

  • Great room -- with two leather overstuffed chairs, ottomans, and sofa.

    Great room -- with two leather overstuffed chairs, ottomans, and sofa.

  • Kitchen island with wine refrigerator, sink, and beautiful Beech flooring

    Kitchen island with wine refrigerator, sink, and beautiful Beech flooring

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

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

  • Bedroom 1 - CA King Bed, main floor, 2 closets, ensuite bath, ceiling fan

    Bedroom 1 - CA King Bed, main floor, 2 closets, ensuite bath, ceiling fan

  • Bedroom 1 - The backyard garden is just outside the louvered doors.

    Bedroom 1 - The backyard garden is just outside the louvered doors.

  • Bedroom 2, 2nd floor, Queen bed, ceiling fan, quality linens, adjacent bathroom

    Bedroom 2, 2nd floor, Queen bed, ceiling fan, quality linens, adjacent bathroom

  • Front view of Chez Winnie -- beautiful, relaxing, one block from the Plaza.

    Front view of Chez Winnie -- beautiful, relaxing, one block from the Plaza.

  • 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 in the Spring

    Pacific Coast iris in the Spring

  • Strawberries in the summer

    Strawberries in the summer

  • Dining room with French farm table with seating for eight

    Dining room with French farm table with seating for eight

  • Kitchen with granite countertops, 2 sinks, high end appliances, and 4 barstools

    Kitchen with granite countertops, 2 sinks, high end appliances, and 4 barstools

  • Kitchen features All Clad and LeCreuset cookware.  It is fully outfitted.

    Kitchen features All Clad and LeCreuset cookware. It is fully outfitted.

  • Library/Media room

    Library/Media room

  • Bedroom 1 is quiet and calming.

    Bedroom 1 is quiet and calming.

  • Ensuite bath with Travertine, custom cabinetry, double vanity, walk-in shower

    Ensuite bath with Travertine, custom cabinetry, double vanity, walk-in shower

  • Powder room/half bath located on the main level, adjacent to library/media room

    Powder room/half bath located on the main level, adjacent to library/media room

  • Purple wisteria in the Spring on the front yard pergola, seating for eight.

    Purple wisteria in the Spring on the front yard pergola, seating for eight.

  • Fragrant Lavender and California poppies along the front curvy path

    Fragrant Lavender and California poppies along the front 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

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/24/2015
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