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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza

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Enjoy the stunning views of the wine country and Mt. Tamalpais....

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Last updated: 10/12/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sonoma house description

Take a break from the hustle bustle of everyday living and enjoy a few nights at our relaxing and peaceful vacation home. Villa Serena is located in prestigious 'Mission Highlands' just above the historic Sonoma Plaza. From the moment you begin the drive up High Road you will begin your journey into another world.

This luxury private residence, surrounded by majestic oaks, offers privacy with vistas over the Sonoma valley to Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Our home has been recently decorated and outfitted with stylish, yet comfortable furnishings. All rooms have cathedral ceilings, are filled with light and have stunning views of the hills or natural gardens. Relax in the warm, inviting living room with its stone wood-burning fireplace.

Dine in the solarium dining room, on the spacious view deck or around the pool - the choice is yours!!!! The fully equipped kitchen is open to the dining room and offers additional dining options. A large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as the cozy guest bedroom and bath, have luxurious bedding and linens.

The open den offers additional sleeping for two on the queen sleeper/sofa. The glorious pool, in its lush garden setting, beckons you on warm days and nights.

Once you've experienced a stay at Villa Serena we're certain you'll want to return again and again.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking allowed anywhere on property...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Swiming pool is not separately fenced so we do not accept young children...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

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

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Den

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              • Queen size Beds (1) Gorgeous cherry wood sleigh bed with custom bedding, Twin or Single Beds (2) Iron sleigh beds with custom bedding, (1) Den features comfortable sofa bed with queen mattress, ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Vaulted Ceilings Throughout, Hardwood Floors, Gated Entry, Private from Street, Roll Out Awning on Deck for Shade, Luxury Iron Furniture on Deck, Teak Furniture by Pool, Amazing Views from Every Room....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Backgammon board, cribbage board and cards are located in den cabinet...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    A nice selection of CD's...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV supplies satellite connection...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Television in living room, hidden behind cabinet doors...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    Breathtaking views over the valley from almost all rooms...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Small table for 2-4 in kitchen Larger table in dining area seats 6...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All beds feature down comforts with custom duvet covers, high end linens...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    3 car parking at side of home with gate leading to entry couryard...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only, no toll calls...moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washer/dryer in laundry room off bedroom hall...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    If you need internet service, we have Hughesnet wireless available...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Large stone fireplace in living room is perfect for chilly nights...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

                    Wonderful personal chef available...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishes, silverware and glasses for 12...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Everything you'll need..Dishes, glasses and silverware for 12..Microwave, blender, toaster, coffemaker...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Freezer, ice and water dispenser...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Electric stove with ceramic cooktop...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Beach Towels
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck is approximately 1200 sq. ft. and has expansive views.Direct access from living,dining & Mast. bedroom...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Stainless propane grill on deck....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Swiming pool is nestled in a garden setting and offers all day sun. Unheated except by sun. Handsome teak furniture...moreless

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 13 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,100 $11,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Additional Fees and Taxes:

                      $200 cleaning fee, 9% County Occupancy tax


                      Notes:

                      2 night minimum. 3 night minimum over Holidays. All rates are for up to 4 people ($50 per night will apply for each additional person, maximum occupancy 6 people).

                      Rates do not include, occupancy tax of 9%, cleaning fee or security damage deposit.

                      $1000 Deposit required at time of booking.

                      $495/nt - $3100/wk - $11,000/mo


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                      Location

                      • The Girl & the Fig

                        "Wonderful food, great for lunch or dinner, just down the hill from Villa Serena"

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                      • Glen Ellen Star

                        "Small and always crowded but amazing food. About 20 minutes from Villa Serena "

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                      • Sonoma Plaza

                        "Old fashion town plaza, one of the few in California. Stop into the Visitors Bureau for som..."

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                      • Sonoma Cheese Factory

                        "Fun to stop by and grab some cheese, French bread and picnic somewhere."

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                      • Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

                        "Very close to the Plaza, about 8 minutes from Villa Serena."

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                      • El Dorado Kitchen

                        "Good food, love to eat in the patio during the warm nights. Just down the road from Villa S..."

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                      • Hot Box Grill

                        "Interesting food, not fancy but worth the visit."

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                      • Buena Vista Winery

                        "Charming old winery inside a cave, about 15 minutes from Villa Serena"

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                      • Benziger Family Winery

                        "Great setting, fun to walk around, gorgeous gardens."

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                      • Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant

                        "Funky old hotel, Italian food, always crowded, just across from the Plaza"

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                      • Cafe La Haye

                        "Just off the Plaza, amazing food, 4 Star, reservations a must."

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                      • Viansa Winery

                        "Lovely views, located on the way to Sonoma, good to stop before coming to Villa Serena."

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                      • Red Grape Pizzeria

                        "A real local clientel, terrific food, great patio in rear, wonderful salads and I think the ..."

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                      Other Activities: Horseshoes, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: We purchased our Sonoma vacation home in 2009. The minute we walked in and saw the view and experienced the calming effect of the property we knew it was for us. We have spent the past year making improvements, painting, furnishing and turning the house into our 'home away from home'. The town of Sonoma is so close to San Francisco and yet feels like you are in another country. It reminds us of parts of Italy with the rolling hills filled with vineyards. We love Villa Serena and have enjoyed the times we've spent here. We hope you will find the serenity that the name implies.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                      It is only minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza yet it has the feeling of being very secluded. We have been coming to Sonoma for the past 30 years and have stayed in many of the hotel resorts in the area. Now we have our own 'resort' and can come anytime we want.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      One of our favorite sounds are the wind chimes making music as the breezes flow up the valley. We can hear them from most rooms in the house and they give us a sense of calm.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Enjoy the stunning views of the wine country and Mt. Tamalpais....

                        Enjoy the stunning views of the wine country and Mt. Tamalpais....

                      • Relax in the living room on 2 sofas which frame the stone fireplace.....

                        Relax in the living room on 2 sofas which frame the stone fireplace.....

                      • Enjoy wine tasting in the dining solarium while gazing out to the oak trees....

                        Enjoy wine tasting in the dining solarium while gazing out to the oak trees....

                      • Rest in the master bedroom while revering the captivating views....

                        Rest in the master bedroom while revering the captivating views....

                      • Dream in the cozy guest room, and relish the views of the valley....

                        Dream in the cozy guest room, and relish the views of the valley....

                      • Take a breath in a peacful place to reflect....

                        Take a breath in a peacful place to reflect....

                      • Admire the deck view of the property's serene meadow filled with wild flowers...

                        Admire the deck view of the property's serene meadow filled with wild flowers...

                      • Toast a romantic weekend getaway....

                        Toast a romantic weekend getaway....

                      • Marvel at the breathtaking sunsets at Villa Serena....

                        Marvel at the breathtaking sunsets at Villa Serena....

                      • Meditate under the enchanting Chinese maple tree...

                        Meditate under the enchanting Chinese maple tree...

                      • Breathe in the fragrant scent of blooming jasmine...

                        Breathe in the fragrant scent of blooming jasmine...

                      • Bask in the vibrant colors of Villa Serena....

                        Bask in the vibrant colors of Villa Serena....

                      • Step into the inviting garden entry to Villa Serena....

                        Step into the inviting garden entry to Villa Serena....

                      • Read a book on the queen sleeper/sofa and enjoy the beauty of the garden .....

                        Read a book on the queen sleeper/sofa and enjoy the beauty of the garden .....

                      • Cook in the fully equiped kitchen, featuring all new stainless appliances....

                        Cook in the fully equiped kitchen, featuring all new stainless appliances....

                      • Unwind in the master bathtub to the soothing jets of the spa....

                        Unwind in the master bathtub to the soothing jets of the spa....

                      • Enjoy quiet time around the pool on teak funiture with custom cushions ....

                        Enjoy quiet time around the pool on teak funiture with custom cushions ....

                      • Collect your thoughts at the writing desk in the study....

                        Collect your thoughts at the writing desk in the study....

                      • Dine under the elegant awning of the expansive deck....

                        Dine under the elegant awning of the expansive deck....

                      • Lounge around the secluded poolside area and let go at Villa Serena....

                        Lounge around the secluded poolside area and let go at Villa Serena....

                      • Pamper yourself before dinner in the master bathroom.....

                        Pamper yourself before dinner in the master bathroom.....

                      • Enjoy the amenities in the guest bathroom...

                        Enjoy the amenities in the guest bathroom...

                      • Be soothed by the tranquil sound of the fountain.....

                        Be soothed by the tranquil sound of the fountain.....

                      • Open a window and become enchanted...

                        Open a window and become enchanted...

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                      $495 per night (USD)
                      13

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 10/12/2014
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