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Sonoma Valley Bucolic Estate: View, Pool, Spa, Bocce, Elevator

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Quiet, park-like setting with expansive views. Famed Sugarloaf in the distance.

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Brambleberry is a luxurious three-and-a-half acre estate in the heart of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon bordering vineyards, near renowned wineries and centrally located for wine country touring in the Sonoma, Napa, Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. In fact, Brambleberry was featured in a recent article in Travel + Leisure magazine. The author chose Brambleberry as his base for touring all of Sonoma County!

Brambles of wild blackberry border the property. Guests delight in blackberry picking in late summer and early fall. The bucolic, park-like setting includes a seasonal creek lined with majestic oaks and a seasonal pond. This private, quiet Sonoma vacation rental, on level grounds appealing to all ages, is reached by a long, tree-lined and gated driveway. The 3+ bedroom, traditional farmhouse-style home has a wonderful wraparound veranda that provides a cooling retreat in the summer heat. Take in pristine views of nearby Sugarloaf, the landmark Sonoma Valley peak, while luxuriating in the heated pool or custom spa.

The 2600 square foot wine country vacation home has been thoroughly remodeled and updated yet has kept its vintage style, with high-end fixtures and appointments throughout. Ceilings range from 9 feet to over 12 feet high. Furniture has been chosen for comfort and includes numerous antique and period pieces. Antique prints, oil paintings and unique handmade treasures decorate the house. Brambleberry is fully handicapped accessible and is equipped with access ramps, an elevator and an accessible full bath.

Serious and casual chefs alike will delight in Brambleberry’s large designer kitchen, which has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens. Its dining nook seats ten and overlooks the pool. Luxury appliances, including a massive Wolfe six-burner range and oven and Thermador convection oven, are complemented by granite counter tops, a marble baker’s counter, a center island ideal for gourmet meal preparation and high-end cookware and dishware. Adjoining the kitchen, the formal dining room has a beautiful trestle dining table and an office area also overlooking the pool. Keep in touch during your wine country escape with the well equipped office, with generous work space, high speed internet/Wi-Fi, guest computer and printer/copier/scanner/fax. From the dining room enter the large, inviting living/family room with fireplace of local field stone surrounded by ample seating. When it’s cool, build a roaring wood fire in the high-efficiency, clean-burning fireplace insert. Luxuriate in the fire’s warmth as you converse, enjoy a book or take in a movie on the theatre-like 60” plasma TV. Step outside through French doors to the wraparound veranda furnished with comfortable rocking chairs and vintage wicker and bistro seating. Also on the ground floor are a den, two half bathrooms, and a large finished mudroom/laundry room that gives easy access to the outdoor living area, pool, spa and bocce court.

Brambleberry can sleep up to 10, although we contemplate that large groups will include small children and not more than seven adults. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, all with views. The master has a king and a twin, one guest room has a queen and the second guest room sleeps four with a queen and trundle bed. The den downstairs sleeps two with a trundle sleigh bed and sliding doors for privacy. The master bath has a large stall shower and a freestanding clawfoot bathtub. The guest bath has a shower-tub combination.

The beautiful estate-sized pool has been completely remodeled, with automatic salt chlorination for comfort and an automatic recessed child safety cover that also keeps it clean and warm. The solar heating system can be supplemented by gas heat (by prior arrangement and at cost) in cooler months if desired. A custom stone spa is available for enjoyment year-round. Enjoy a warm outdoor shower after a swim or soak in the spa. A custom bocce court with premium Har-Tru surface measuring 12 feet by 65 feet, provides hours of fun for all ages. Comfortable outdoor seating on the patio and pool deck, extensive lawns and mature shade trees provide the perfect setting for outdoor dining and relaxation.

Brambleberry is fully equipped for young children including two Pack 'n Plays, high chair, stroller and baby monitors. A full collection of ride-on toys and wagons can be made available as well. Other amenities include two-zone high-efficiency central air and gas heat, water purification system for the house and the pool, double-paned windows, automated security system, computer with high speed internet access and Wi-Fi, three TV's (including 60” plasma HDTV) on cable with DVD/VCR, gas grill, croquet, horseshoes, bocce ball, ping pong and basketball.

Because this is our family country home we discourage large rental parties or heavy entertaining. We wish not to disturb our neighbors in this peaceful, private area. By prior arrangement, a limited number of day guests may be considered.

Brambleberry’s sophisticated, well-appointed indoors appeals to discerning adults; its outdoors is a paradise for children of all ages.

Brambleberry is a luxury Wine Country House - a Sonoma Valley retreat that is sure to be part of many happy memories.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Indoor and outdoor toys, games, books, movies, ride-on toys available. Level grounds perfect for children's play. Two tree swings and rope ladder. Baby jogger, baby monitors, high chair, toddler seat, potty and potty seats and two Pack 'n Plays are available....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Ramps lead to the front and rear of house. Elevator with outdoor access. Master bathroom shower can accommodate a wheel chair. Some limitations may apply....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Den

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Two Pack 'n Plays available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Daybed in larger guestroom has pullout mattress that can be elevated to make additional queen. Den, with sliding doors for privacy, has sleigh bed with pullout mattress....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Remodeled designer kitchen with ample counter space; well-equipped for gourmet food preparation. Eat-in dining nook seats ten comfortably....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Le Creuset pots and pans, good knives and complete selection of cooking tools and serving ware provided....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Personal chef recommendations can be provided....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                High end linens, pillows, down comforters, bath and beach towels....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                New Dual Zone Air Conditioning and Forced Air Heating....moreless

              • Garage:

                Can be made available for longer-term rentals....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Custom Napa Fieldstone Fireplace with Insert....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Gated property with phone service to the house for security, Long tree-lined driveway, Level extensive grounds in park-like setting, Yellow farmhouse with wraparound veranda, Pool has automatic child-safety cover with lock and key. New pool equipment has salt chlorination for that 'silky' and non-chemical feel. Solar-heated during the season; Gas heat available (at cost) to heat the pool during the off-season. Custom 12 x 65 foot bocce court with premium Har-Tru surface....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Extensive DVD and Video library with classics and new releases certain to delight all ages....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Televisions located in living room, dining room and master bedroom....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Stereo
                  • Music Library

                  Communications

                  • Computer Available:

                    Computer with large screen and printer set up in office nook....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Unlimited free calling in the U.S....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Newly remodeled estate-sized pool with automatic child-safety cover and salt chlorination system....moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Custom stone spa seats eight in magical setting....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Wraparound veranda has Lloyd & Flanders white wicker furniture in rear for dining and relaxation; front porch has porch swing, wicker chairs and bank of rockers for enjoyment....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Picnic table conveniently located outside of mudroom exit; additional seating on pool deck....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        View of Sugarloaf, famed Sonoma Peak and Mt. Hood....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Golf
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Shopping
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Swimming
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 29 traveler reviews
                      Great stay at this California Wine Country estate with Pool 07/02/2010

                      VRBO Bear stayed here:


                      Grand Adventures in the Breathtaking Wine Country of Sonoma, CA

                      The drive to Brambleberry in Sonoma, CA was breathtaking and beautiful as we passed vineyard after vineyard. Upon my arrival, I was greeted warmly by the owner who took the time to acquaint me with all the amenities this property has to offer.

                      Brambleberry was the perfect getaway for our entire bear family. The solar heated pool, custom stone hot tub, outdoor shower with hot & cold water, ping pong table, hammock, porch swing and multiple tree swings provided us with endless fun. The owner also mentioned that a bocce ball court is being prepared for future guest enjoyment. There was outdoor patio seating for coffee in the morning and a picnic table with ample seating for lunches in the afternoon. There were movies, music and games for all ages. The owner also provides two pak-n-plays and a baby monitor for those young cubs that come to stay.

                      The wine country in Sonoma, CA was more beautiful than I imagined. We toured the Benziger Vineyards and the cool wine caves where the wine barrels are stored. We also had a chance to visit Imagery Vineyards near Arrowood all within 10 miles of the Brambleberry property. We found it very convenient that most of the vineyards were easy to locate off the main highway through town.

                      You have Santa Rosa, Calistoga, 12 vineyards, many dining options, the only Petrified Forest in CA, and so much more within 15 miles of this amazing rental property. Come and see for yourself all the beauty and adventure Brambleberry & Sonoma, CA has to offer!

                      The VRBO Bear

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,900
                      Fall
                      Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $850
                      $4,900
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $850

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • House cleaning $225 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                      • Tax Rate 9%

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                      Check or wire transfer. Please inquire about major holiday pricing and minimum stay requirements. Please also inquire about longer term rentals and Monday - Wednesday discounts. We prefer no more than seven adults. When exceptions are made, there is an additional fee per guest beyond seven and not to exceed ten.


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                      Location

                      Wine tasting - Over a dozen award-winning wineries located within five minutes of the property, Glen Ellen wineries within ten minutes and dozens in Sonoma Valley up to 25 minutes away. Central Napa Valley is a half hour over a scenic mountain road. Healdsburg, 35 minutes away, is the gateway to Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. Take a scenic drive to the spectacular Sonoma coast.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Quiet, park-like setting with expansive views.  Famed Sugarloaf in the distance.

                        Quiet, park-like setting with expansive views. Famed Sugarloaf in the distance.

                      • Stunning, pristine spring view across the Valley of the Moon from the back yard

                        Stunning, pristine spring view across the Valley of the Moon from the back yard

                      • View to rear of house across pool; spa and bocce are to the left of photo

                        View to rear of house across pool; spa and bocce are to the left of photo

                      • Attractive front and side lawn frame the vintage-farmhouse-style house

                        Attractive front and side lawn frame the vintage-farmhouse-style house

                      • Front veranda, suffused by  magical afternoon light, is perfect for relaxation

                        Front veranda, suffused by magical afternoon light, is perfect for relaxation

                      • Celebrated designer chef's kitchen has large dining nook and views to rear yard

                        Celebrated designer chef's kitchen has large dining nook and views to rear yard

                      • The formal dining room, with trestle table, includes a well equipped office nook

                        The formal dining room, with trestle table, includes a well equipped office nook

                      • Large living room with comfortable seating, game area and corner reading nook

                        Large living room with comfortable seating, game area and corner reading nook

                      • Private den (with pocket doors) is ideal for relaxing; trundle bed sleeps two

                        Private den (with pocket doors) is ideal for relaxing; trundle bed sleeps two

                      • Spacious master suite, with daybed and antique furniture, with hallway beyond.

                        Spacious master suite, with daybed and antique furniture, with hallway beyond.

                      • Large bedroom with views, luxurious queen 4-poster and trundle bed (to right)

                        Large bedroom with views, luxurious queen 4-poster and trundle bed (to right)

                      • Mudroom adjoining kitchen has new washer/dryer and quarter-bath

                        Mudroom adjoining kitchen has new washer/dryer and quarter-bath

                      • Set well back, the vintage farmhouse is private, with large and flat front field

                        Set well back, the vintage farmhouse is private, with large and flat front field

                      • Wraparound veranda with ample wicker seating; wisteria in bloom in morning light

                        Wraparound veranda with ample wicker seating; wisteria in bloom in morning light

                      • Beautiful, large recessed bocce court; custom stone spa visible at left

                        Beautiful, large recessed bocce court; custom stone spa visible at left

                      • The extensive grounds invite those of all ages to play

                        The extensive grounds invite those of all ages to play

                      • Estate-sized 'salt' pool with automatic safety cover; outdoor shower at left

                        Estate-sized 'salt' pool with automatic safety cover; outdoor shower at left

                      • Kitchen has large Wolfe oven/range with hood and high-end cooking implements

                        Kitchen has large Wolfe oven/range with hood and high-end cooking implements

                      • Warm, inviting living room with wood burning fireplace insert and 60' plasma TV

                        Warm, inviting living room with wood burning fireplace insert and 60' plasma TV

                      • Front hall opens to living room (L), den (R), kitchen, and bedrooms upstairs

                        Front hall opens to living room (L), den (R), kitchen, and bedrooms upstairs

                      • Master BR 4-poster with sumptuous bedding and handmade Aireloom king mattress

                        Master BR 4-poster with sumptuous bedding and handmade Aireloom king mattress

                      • Large master suite has bathroom with soaring ceilings and vintage elements

                        Large master suite has bathroom with soaring ceilings and vintage elements

                      • Rear bedroom has spectacular views, queen 4-poster and vintage and antique decor

                        Rear bedroom has spectacular views, queen 4-poster and vintage and antique decor

                      • Master bath has 12' ceiling, vintage decor and view of park-like front field

                        Master bath has 12' ceiling, vintage decor and view of park-like front field

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