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Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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This delightful property is an architectural gem located one short block from the historic Sonoma Plaza with its tasting rooms, shops, restaurants and wineries. Leave your car at home and walk to everything!

Walk along the curvy flagstone path to the double French entrance doors. Enter into the Great Room. Note the naturally-distressed 'Tobacco Barn Beech' wood flooring. To your left is the sitting area with gas fireplace, leather sofa, and large comfortable armchairs. To your right is an 8 foot long French farm table which seats eight.

Love to cook? Spacious and open to the living area, the fully-appointed kitchen is enhanced by granite countertops, Travertine backsplash, and Murano glass pendant lights. You'll enjoy the Wolf range, as well as other high-end appliances. The kitchen was designed for the gourmet chef with entertaining friends in mind.

Down the hall is a second living area -- a cozy Library with a comfortable sofa sleeper, stone (gas) fireplace, HDTV with surround sound, and a book collection including both classics and recent bestsellers.

The sleeping areas are comfortable and private. The master bedroom suite, with king bed and ensuite bathroom, is located on the main level. The second bedroom suite, with queen bed and adjacent bathroom, is located on the second level.

Sit on the front porch in one of the four white wicker rockers and read a book or sip a glass of wine. Gather with friends under the vine-covered pergola. Depending upon the season, the garden features lavender, wisteria, fragrant yellow roses, California poppies, and purple clematis. It is accented by a softly burbling fountain.

HGTV included Chez Winnie in it's '2009 Dream Home Sonoma' program as one of the delightful homes of this beautiful town.



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

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

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

          • Master Bedroom - Private, main floor, view of garden: 1 king

            Quality linens, plantation shutters, ample closet space...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 - Private - 2nd floor - in the tree tops: 1 queen

            Quality linens, plantation shutters, ample closet space...moreless

          • Library with fireplace and comfortable Queen sofa sleeper

            ...moreless

          • The first floor master bedroom has a California King bed with quality linens and an adjacent bathroom with beautiful Travertine countertops, flooring, and a large glass-enclosed shower. White-louvered French doors open out onto the (seasonal) clematis, star jasmine, peach blossoms and raised beds of the backyard garden. The Queen bed is located on the second floor. Its adjacent bath features classic Carrera marble flooring, pedestal sink, and a 25” deep tub/shower combination for a relaxing soak. Sleep Sofa (1) - A comfortable Queen sofa sleeper is located in the Library. Baby Cribs (1) - A Graco travel crib is available upon request....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Ensuite Master Bath - Main level - Travertine : toilet, shower

            Custom cabinetry, large glass-enclosed shower, double sink...moreless

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

            Pedestal sink, soaking tub/shower, medicine cabinet...moreless

          • Powder room - main floor: toilet

            Custom vanity cabinet/sink ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Love to cook? Spacious and open to the living area, the kitchen is enhanced by Murano glass pendant lights, granite countertops and Travertine backsplash. Gourmet at it's best!...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Drip coffee maker is provided, as well as coffee grinder and filters. A tea kettle and assortment of tea bags is also provided....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

          • Catering Available:

            There are numerous restaurants one block away that will provide catering services upon request....moreless

          • Dining:

            A French farm table, comfortably seating 8, is located in the 'Great Room'....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            While the Sonoma climate is 'perfect', there may be some summer days you'll be happy to have central air conditioning available....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

          • Heating:

            Central heat and air. Ceiling fans are located in the living/dining room, as well as in both bedrooms....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            A complete set of quality bed linens, pillows and pillow cases is provided....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Two gas-fired fireplaces - one in the Great Room and one in the Library....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            A complete set of fluffy bath and kitchen towels is provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stainless steel Miele washing machine...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Stainless steel Miele dryer...moreless

          • Living Room seats 8
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                An extensive book collection, both classics and recent best sellers, is provided in the Library....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Available both in the Great Room and Library. Airplay access....moreless

              • Television:

                A HDTV with surround sound is located in the Library....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Both in Library and Great Room. Airplay access....moreless

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet connection is available. For those whose visit includes both 'work and play', a printer and copier are available....moreless

              • Telephone:

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

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Our garden is designed with 'Modern Martha' in mind, with yellow and white roses, lavender, poppies, wisteria in the Spring, and clematis. Fig and meyer lemon trees provide delicious fruit in season...moreless

              • 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

              • Deck / Patio:

                You will love having morning coffee or afternoon cocktails while sitting in the comfortable white wicker rocking chairs on our Front Porch!...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                The vine-covered pergola in the front garden, covered with wisteria and clematis vines in the Spring/Summer, is perfect for entertaining....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                The vine-covered pergola in the front garden, covered with wisteria and clematis in the Spring/Summer, is perfect for entertaining....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                While we do not provide bicycles, there are two excellent bike rental shops within blocks of Chez Winnie....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                A red outdoor gas grill is provided adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Golf:

                Several golf courses are available in the wine country....moreless

              • Garden Chairs:

                12...moreless

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

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

              Activities

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Photography
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Playground
              • Museums
              • Library
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Botanical Garden
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
               

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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

              $6,500
              Late Winter/Early Spring
              Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              30 night min stay

              $5,500
              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:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Housekeeping is provided by our housekeeper (and is required) twice monthly. To be paid by Guest.

              There is no occupancy tax add-on.

              Cancellations: A) Less than 30 days prior to arrival, Guest is responsible for full rent unless re-rented for same period. B) Greater than 30 days, rental deposit is refundable only if re-rented, less a $75 fee. We encourage the purchase of travel insurance.


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              Last updated: 07/26/2014
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              Location

              57 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Francisco International Airport
              22 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              San Francisco Bay Ferry (Vallejo - SF Ferry Bldg)
              40 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Dillon Beach (our favorite)
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Over 20 tasting rooms are within one block
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many wonderful restaurants within a short walk

              Car: Not Necessary

              The historic Sonoma Plaza, only one short block from this property, offers the perfect setting for many annual events during the long, summer months. The 8.5 acre city park, complete with duck pond, fountain, meandering pathways and lawns, is the setting for art, craft, wine and food booths on festival weekends.

              The Wine Regions of Sonoma County make for a grand vacation any time of year. Indulge your senses with the beauty of endless vineyard vistas, heavenly local flavors, and magical little towns where you always feel welcome. The climate is mild and each season brings its own unique color palate. Close to 100 award-winning wineries, from famous names to back road treasures, offer tours and tastings.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: We're both professionals who live about an hour away from Sonoma. We have many interests, which you will see when you visit Chez Winnie. These include reading, photography, travel, art, cooking, gardening, cycling, and, of course, wine!

              Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
              We chose this location because we love being in the wine country and we love staying so close to the Sonoma Plaza. When we are at Chez Winnie, we walk to some of the best wine tasting in the Valley, then go to our favorite restaurant on the Plaza, watch a film at the Sebastiani Theater, and stop for ice cream on the walk home. It couldn't be better.

              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

              • Gorgeous house -- new in 2008

                Gorgeous house -- new in 2008

              • Dining room with French farm table -- seats eight

                Dining room with French farm table -- seats eight

              • Love to cook?  The kitchen, with Wolf range and granite countertops, is fully gourmet.

                Love to cook? The kitchen, with Wolf range and granite countertops, is fully gourmet.

              • The calm and relaxing master bedroom, with ensuite master bathroom, is located on the main level.

                The calm and relaxing master bedroom, with ensuite master bathroom, is located on the main level.

              • 2nd floor bedroom with Queen bed, plantation shutters, ceiling fan, and quality linens.

                2nd floor bedroom with Queen bed, plantation shutters, ceiling fan, and quality linens.

              • Purple wisteria in the Spring on the pergola.

                Purple wisteria in the Spring on the pergola.

              • 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.

              • Chez Winnie grapes ripen in the early Fall

                Chez Winnie grapes ripen in the early Fall

              • Dogwood in the Springtime

                Dogwood in the Springtime

              • Playful California poppies in the Spring, Summer and Fall

                Playful California poppies in the Spring, Summer and Fall

              • Evergreen white clematis

                Evergreen white clematis

              • Nearby vineyards.  Photo courtesy of a recent Chez Winnie guest photographer.

                Nearby vineyards. Photo courtesy of a recent Chez Winnie guest photographer.

              • Front view of Chez Winnie in early Summer

                Front view of Chez Winnie in early Summer

              • Great Room with leather sofa and arm chairs, Persian rug, reclaimed wood floors, Plantation shutters

                Great Room with leather sofa and arm chairs, Persian rug, reclaimed wood floors, Plantation shutters

              • Library/media room with comfortable sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, and HDTV.

                Library/media room with comfortable sofa sleeper, gas fireplace, and HDTV.

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

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

              • Powder room located on the main level

                Powder room located on the main level

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

                David Austin yellow roses in the garden during the Spring, Summer and Fall

              • Organic produce from our garden in the summer.  Help yourself!

                Organic produce from our garden in the summer. Help yourself!

              • Strawberries in the summer

                Strawberries in the summer

              • Fragrant Lavender along the curvy path to Chez Winnie

                Fragrant Lavender along the curvy path to Chez Winnie

              • Beautiful Purple Clematis on the garden gate in the Summer

                Beautiful Purple Clematis on the garden gate in the Summer

              • Pacific Coast iris

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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