Beautiful New House One Block from Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Mission
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- 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
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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
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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
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
30 night min stay
Late Winter/Early Spring 2016
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016
30 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Taxes Not included
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.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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
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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Great Room has leather sofa, two overstuffed chairs, and reclaimed Beech floor
Great room -- with two leather overstuffed chairs, ottomans, and sofa.
Kitchen island with wine refrigerator, sink, and beautiful Beech flooring
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 - The backyard garden is just outside the louvered doors.
Bedroom 2, 2nd floor, Queen bed, ceiling fan, quality linens, adjacent bathroom
Front view of Chez Winnie -- beautiful, relaxing, one block from the Plaza.
David Austin yellow roses during the Spring, Summer and Fall
Photo taken in the Chez Winnie garden, courtesy of a recent guest photographer.
Pacific Coast iris in the Spring
Strawberries in the summer
Dining room with French farm table with seating for eight
Kitchen with granite countertops, 2 sinks, high end appliances, and 4 barstools
Kitchen features All Clad and LeCreuset cookware. It is fully outfitted.
Bedroom 1 is quiet and calming.
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
Purple wisteria in the Spring on the front yard pergola, seating for eight.
Fragrant Lavender and California poppies along the front curvy path
Purple Clematis on the garden gate in the Summer
Seasonal organic produce from our garden in the summer
Chez Winnie grapes ripen in the early Fall
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Monday, November 09, 2015
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