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Le Maison in the Vineyards Near Sonoma Plaza, Minutes from Dozens Ofwineries

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Family room looking north over the vineyards

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Le Maison, a Fantastic House in the Vineyards, An Ideal Location for from 2 to 10

What better place to explore the wine country than from a well-appointed house nestled in the vineyards? At Vineyard Station Ranch, located just minutes from historic Sonoma Plaza, enjoy the spacious Maison surrounded by peaceful vineyards.

Four bedrooms make The Masion the ideal vacation home for three to four couples, as well as girl friends, wedding parties, family reunions and other small groups. (Expand your group of up to 10, to up to 18 by also reserving The Ranch's neighboring 4 bedroom home.) Three of The Maison's bedrooms are spacious, with two king beds and one queen bed. The fourth is small, with a double bed. The living room, separated from the dining/family room, features a double sofa bed.

The Region's Bounty is at Your Fingertips

Gather gourmet ingredients at the Farmers Market, Sonoma Market, Sonoma’s Best , Safeway, or Whole Foods and whip together a meal in the spacious, centrally located country kitchen. Ample tiled counter space, a versatile island, and original Eames table with swedish chairs from Google headquarters, make the kitchen a gathering place for groups who love to cook. A vintage table in the spacious dining/family room seats 8 or more.

Curl up on the comfy sectional sofa around the fireplace and enjoy vineyard views over the redwood deck and outdoor dining area. Dine outdoors and take in gorgeous sunsets over the surrounding vineyards and mountaintops. Then slip into the hot tub for a soak under the stars.

Walk through the vineyards to Denmark Street, a country road, which connects to the streets of Sonoma.

A separate front room, equipped with a desk, comfortable seating, a convertible sofa, flat screed television and DVD player provides space to watch movies - or quiet moments for catching up with the office - if you must.

Slip into 600 thread count linens beneath fluffy down comforters for a great night's sleep. Enjoy a fire from the jetted bathtub in the master bath or luxurious king sized bed. Step outside the master bedroom to your own deck for coffee in the morning. Relax, reflect. You'll remember Sonoma as one of the most special places on earth.

The 2,300 square foot Vineyard Station Ranch Maison is the perfect choice of vineyard homes to celebrate a special occasion in the heart of the real wine country for your party of up to ten.

Vineyard Station Ranch History

Vineyard Station Ranch celebrates the ranch's history as one of the region's first resorts. Know as 'Vineyard Villa' the resort was established by the French Rouquie family in the late 1800's. 'Le Masion' takes its name from its French heritage. Century old olive trees and an enormous cork oak planted by the Rouquies grace this land, where views of the Sonoma and Mayacamas mountain ranges over lush, mature vineyards from Le Maison are unobstructed. Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking.

Location, Location, Location

If you seek immersion in the wine country, convenient proximity to restaurants, galleries, shops, parks, museums, entertainment, events and historic sites, The Ranch’s central location is ideal. Venture just minutes in any direction to discover a multitude of wineries and restaurants in Sonoma, Napa and The Carneros. If there are children in your group Train Town is just one mile away and Sonoma Plaza, with playgrounds and picnic tables, is just two miles. Pamper your self with a spa treatment at the nearby Raindance Spa at Lodge at Sonoma, also just one mile from The Ranch.

Exploring the Wine country

Vineyard Station Ranch is the perfect location for couples and small groups of up to ten who desire lodging in the heart of the vineyards as they explore the region’s wine growing appellations and learn about the intricacies and nuances of winemaking.

Intimate Events, Elopements and Celebrations

Enjoy a totally private escape or add spice to your stay with a unique event. Make arrangements for guided vineyard tours, blending parties, food and wine pairings, winemaker dinners, and small rehearsal dinners, in the privacy of Le Maison. Outdoor spaces are also appealing for special, intimate gatherings.

Ideal for elopements and intimate weddings, anniversary and birthday celebrations, family reunions, wine tasting excursions, girls’ getaways, and corporate incentive groups, the ranch is a wonderful place to honeymoon or simply take a respite to refresh and renew. Lodging can be expanded to accommodate 18 guests with the nearby Villa in The Vines, which sleeps eight.

The Vineyards

Owner Art Fichtenberg of Fichtenberg Vineyards, can often make himself available for vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, winemaker dinners, and wine education seminars. Vineyard designated varietals are grown at Vineyard Station Ranch in the Sonoma Coast Appellation, a specific slice of land which is warmer that the Carneros and cooler than Sonoma Valley. Nineteen of the ranch’s 26 acres are planted in Merlot, Malbec and Chardonnay, grapes perfectly suited to the climate and soil. These high quality grapes are shepherded to produce limited edition wines in small handcrafted lots, all of which are consistent medal winners.

Your Stay at Le Maison

Privacy, with convenient access to the towns of Sonoma and Napa, as well as surrounding wine growing appellations, makes Le Masion at Vineyard Station Ranch a unique, one of a kind location for those who wish to create private retreats for extended weekends, vacations and memorable gatherings. The Masion, the grounds, and the setting create a colorful, flavorful palette to enhance every unique visit.



Keywords: winery ranch, producing vineyards, beautiful views of vineyards and mountains, lawns, recreation, hot tub

Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are two steps up to the house. The house is on one level, The deck is on the same level....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Based on agreement with pet owner. Pet cleaning fee required....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Nestled in the vineyards with unobstructed vineyard views, which reach to the Sonoma and Mayacamas mountain ranges. Vineyard pond, space for intimate weddings, family reunions, and celebrations, within hiking/biking distance of historic Sonoma Plaza....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub
                      • Jetted Tub
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday/Thanksgiving
                      Nov 18 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $550 $650
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $3,150 $12,500

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Holiday
                      Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $450 $550
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,950 $10,500

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $550 $650
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $3,150 $10,500

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter/Mustard Season
                      Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $400 $500
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,500 $7,500

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring, Summer, Harvest
                      Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $550 $650
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $3,250 $12,500

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning fee $250
                      • reservation fee $100 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $150
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      50% of total rent, fees and tax is due upon agreement. 50% is due 60 days in advance of arrival. In the event of cancelation prior to final payment, all fees except the $100 book fee will be returned. At the time of final payment the reservation becomes non refundable. We suggest purchasing trip insurance.


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                      Location

                      Wine-tasting; farm and vineyard tours; farmers markets; food, wine and art events and festivals.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1992

                      About the owner: Winemaker and grape grower, Art Fichtenberg, your Vineyard Station Ranch host, brings knowledge of the land, the surrounding wine country, the area’s history, and the local community, to his unique 26-acre property. Art launched his career as a grammar school teacher, moving on to become a top real estate sales person, developer, financial consultant, vineyard owner and winemaker. He founded the Sonoma Valley Leadership program and guided development of The Sonoma Valley Teen Center. He now takes great pride in opening his ranch to wine country visitors. The ranch’s vineyards, incredible views, one hundred year old olive trees and cork oak tree, make the property’s much more than simply an outstanding house and cottalge in a great location. Art developed them, as with every project with which he as been associated, including The Carneros Inn and The Mercato on historic Sonoma Plaza, with an eye to quality. The location is ideal for those who desire to stay in the heart of the vineyards. Perfectly situated in the southeast corner of the Sonoma Coast AVA, (American Viticultural Area), resting below the southern toe of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, north of Carneros, and west of Napa Valley, the ranch is nestled in southeastern Sonoma Valley. The vineyards are influenced by the maritime climate from San Pablo Bay, as well as the fog-laden breezes, which blow across Sonoma Mountain from the Pacific to the west. This location is ideal for producing the highest quality grapes. Wines are handcrafted and made in very small quantities to ensure the highest possible quality. As a guest of Vineyard Station Ranch you may arrange a vineyard tour and tasting with Art, schedule permitting. Whatever your desire may be – to cook in, dine out, or enjoy a winemaker dinner - it is Art’s goal to make certain you have the best experience possible.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                      The vineyards!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                      Visitors come to the wine country to explore the region's wineries and vineyards. At Le Masion you will become immediately immersed in the essence of the region. You'll enjoy a bottle of wine made from the grapes which surround you. You will discover more than 20 wineries within a five minute drive - and host of wonderful restaurants. Fresh local products and gourmet offerings are abundant and waiting to be gathered for meals to be enjoyed at Le Maison. Enjoy wonderful meals with family and friends as you look out over the vineyards from your own private vantage point.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Family room looking north over the vineyards

                        Family room looking north over the vineyards

                      • Dining room and family room with vineyard views to the north.

                        Dining room and family room with vineyard views to the north.

                      • Hub of the house - the kitchen, with vineyard and sunset views to the west.

                        Hub of the house - the kitchen, with vineyard and sunset views to the west.

                      • Master king sized bed. comfortable and luxurious.

                        Master king sized bed. comfortable and luxurious.

                      • Master  Bath - bubble, fire, and a bottle of Fichtenberg wine.

                        Master Bath - bubble, fire, and a bottle of Fichtenberg wine.

                      • Comfortable king bedroom with solid vintage furnishings.

                        Comfortable king bedroom with solid vintage furnishings.

                      • Vineyard views from the hot tub.

                        Vineyard views from the hot tub.

                      • View from the maison of Summer vineyards and mayacamas mountains.

                        View from the maison of Summer vineyards and mayacamas mountains.

                      • Reflection of family room.

                        Reflection of family room.

                      • Dining and dinette. Original mid-century Eames table. Google headquarter chairs.

                        Dining and dinette. Original mid-century Eames table. Google headquarter chairs.

                      • Living room with sleeper sofa, desk, television, blue ray DVD, and wifi.

                        Living room with sleeper sofa, desk, television, blue ray DVD, and wifi.

                      • Master Bedroom, bath and fireplace.  Galss doors open to the deck and views.

                        Master Bedroom, bath and fireplace. Galss doors open to the deck and views.

                      • Queen room with beautiful vintage furnishings.

                        Queen room with beautiful vintage furnishings.

                      • Exterior of the house. Master bedroom on the left ; family room on the right.

                        Exterior of the house. Master bedroom on the left ; family room on the right.

                      • View from the from the family room of winter vineyards and mayacamas mountains.

                        View from the from the family room of winter vineyards and mayacamas mountains.

                      • Sunset over The Ranch.

                        Sunset over The Ranch.

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

                      $400 - $650 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/05/2011
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