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Summers House - Warm, Welcoming, Artful, Views to the Bay. 3 Miles to the Plaza

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Living room looking through to dining and window alcove

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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A VERY SPECIAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Inn Wine Country Summers House, a rustic contemporary country house and architectural gem, is warm, welcoming, filled with art, antiques, and books. It has views that reach to San Franco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, yet is just three miles, 10 minutes, from Historic Sonoma Plaza. Designed by award winning architect Robert Zinkhan, and beautifully integrated into the natural landscape, it epitomizes his goal: To create “The house as art”.

DESIGN AND DECOR

Summers House features Mexican paver tile floors, a beautifully tiled, handcrafted, fully equipped kitchen, and native stone fireplace. The striking fireplace was constructed from cobblestones left behind when quarries on the property provided stones to pave the streets of San Francisco during the 19th century. Today, huge moss covered boulders still sculpt the land. Tumbling stonewalls have been restacked to enhance the landscape, while maintaining the property's historical integrity. Native American arrowheads found on the property also provide reminders of the past.

Comfortable and practical leather furnishings complement antiques, art, the home’s natural cedar walls and exposed beams. A large 18th Century European dining table comfortably seats guests. A quarter sawn oak upright piano, a part of the family for nearly sixty years, has been restored and tuned.

Three bedrooms, all with lofts, and two bathrooms welcome groups of six (an occasional seven or eight with approval.) The master bedroom boasts an extremely comfortable king bed, and Jacuzzi bathtub. The two bedrooms that once housed the Summers children, feature queen sized beds and share a bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. Each bedroom includes a private sink and vanity.

An enormous deck, with a wonderful jarrah wood outdoor dining table, spans the south side of the house and captures views of Mt. Tamalpias and the San Francisco Bay. Views can be enjoyed from the living and dining areas as well. Sunsets are breathtaking.

LOCATION

Wind up one of the most scenic country roads in Sonoma to reach Summers House, located on a private country property in east side Sonoma. Drive through vineyards, pass by Ravenswood Winery, and climb up into the hills where the house is nestled on a wooded hillside where wildlife abounds. Drive slowly as the road is a hiker's paradise and wildlife crossing.

SONOMA ~ A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOUR VACATION

Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, historic sites; and art, cultural, film, food, wine, entertainment events are just three miles away. Enjoy Sonoma's Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday evenings and in Depot Park on Friday mornings.

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, bridal parties, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country. It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries. San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

Summers House has been the pride and joy of its owners for nearly 40 years. It has provided the setting for many family-owned business gatherings, which have supported food, wine and art, charitable endeavors. It is an inspired and inspiring home with a special sense of place.

Beneath the house from a separate, private drive and entry, the Summers maintain a live/work space from which Inn Wine Country is directed. Pat is just a telephone call away to answer any questions or assist with special requests.

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the wine country. Bring family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays. Christmas shop for unique gifts during the month of November. Take advantage of personalized service and free gift-wrapping at unique shops around Sonoma Plaza. Taste an array of excellent vintages at wine tasting rooms around the Plaza. Attend Sonoma Valley Olive Festival events in January and February. Enjoy the beauty of winter when wild mustard carpets the vineyard with gold. Take in a movie at historic Sebastiani Theater. Dine at fabulous restaurants without reserving months ahead of time. Visit wineries throughout Sonoma Valley and nearby Napa Valley and enjoy the best service of the year. Purchase wine with no worries about it overheating in the car.

Summers House is available for weekend, mid-week, weeklong and full-month visits every month of the year, with the exception of December. Call owner Pat Summers for assistance with transportation and tours.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Mature adults only...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Summers House is three miles from historic Sonoma Plaza and is surrounded by wineries. Located on the East side of Sonoma it is close to Napa and Carneros wineries as well as those in Sonoma Valley. Art galleries, antique stores, Conerstone Gardens, and unique shops such as Sign of the Bear Kitchen Store and Williams Sonoma, recently reopened in its original location, enhance shopping opportunities. San Francisco, The Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Calistoga Mud baths are all are just one hour away....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central heating and air conditioning...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central Heating and Air Conditioning...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Accented by huge native stone fireplace and large window seat...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped and open to the living and dining areas....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mustard Season
                      Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $300 $400
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,950 $4,750
                      Spring, Summer, Harvest
                      Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $400 $500
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,450 $7,500
                      November
                      Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $350 $450
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,000 $6,500
                      Thanksgiving Week
                      Nov 19 - Nov 30, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $500
                      $2,450
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $250 + tax
                      • Booking $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      50% on agreement; 50% 60 days in advance of arrival. $100 booking fee is non0refundable in the event of cancellation prior to final payment.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/09/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      wine tasting and tours, unique food, wine and art events

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1979

                      About the owner: Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                      Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. They built Summers House as their family home 37 years ago. They love and enjoy their country property. 'We are delighted that our home can now support us in a new way: As a vacation rental it will enable us to travel to France and spend time with family.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      As a guest at Summers House you will have a personal connection with this unique and beautiful country property and wonderful part of the world. The house is unusually welcoming. Everyone who has ever entered the door has commented on the beauty and warmth of the house. It provides the perfect setting for a truly memorable gathering of friends and family, or a romantic getaway for just two. Summers House provides an extremely cost effective way to experience the Wine Country. Owners Dave and Pat Summers will be delighted to offer tips for your vacation planning.


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                      Photos

                      • Living room looking through to dining and window alcove

                        Living room looking through to dining and window alcove

                      • Deck looking west

                        Deck looking west

                      • Window seat - Living room view overlooking Sonoma Valley

                        Window seat - Living room view overlooking Sonoma Valley

                      • Dining area, kitchen on right

                        Dining area, kitchen on right

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Wedding view - The Bollot marriage, April 2009

                        Wedding view - The Bollot marriage, April 2009

                      • Historic sign from Sonoma Plaza - The Old Hoss

                        Historic sign from Sonoma Plaza - The Old Hoss

                      • Dining area, view from kitchen through to living room

                        Dining area, view from kitchen through to living room

                      • Deck looking south over historic Sonoma Valley

                        Deck looking south over historic Sonoma Valley

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Walkway to house from parking lot

                        Walkway to house from parking lot

                      • View from deck overlooking Sonoma Valley

                        View from deck overlooking Sonoma Valley

                      • Pianist Florian Bollot performs on the deck at the Bollot Wedding Celebration

                        Pianist Florian Bollot performs on the deck at the Bollot Wedding Celebration

                      • widow seat look out to the deck

                        widow seat look out to the deck

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                      Date last modified - Friday, January 30, 2015

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                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                      • Sleeps
                        8
                      • Bedrooms
                        3
                      • Bathrooms
                        2
                      • Property type
                        House
                      • Reviews
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                      Owner
                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 2 days
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/09/2014
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