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'THE PICTURES ON THE SITE DON'T DO THIS HOUSE JUSTICE... THE HOUSE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.' Guest Review, January, 2015
TREAT yourself and friends to this magnificent Mountain Retreat, located in the exclusive 'Diamond A' Estates community on Sonoma Mountain, just minutes west of the Plaza. Our vacation home is situated in a secluded area on 2+ acres, with no other houses in sight, right at the end of a private country road. We are located right in the heart of Wine Country, less than a 10-minute drive to both the Sonoma Plaza and Glen Ellen. This is not a typical track house vacation rental--this is a premium custom-built home that offers you an amazing space in a serene and unique setting, all Sonoma style!
We are a NEWLY built, craftsman-era home with over 2700 feet of vaulted wood ceilings, red oak hardwood floors, massive windows, and an open floor plan that will embrace you with continuity and openness. Each window and balcony offers amazing wooded and valley views. Take advantage of our acreage, including custom hiking trails around the house, and waterfall ponds that add a constant babbling of nature. The house is engulfed by Oak, Maple, and Bay trees with many fern varieties. Our property is active with deer, wild turkeys, and many species of birds.
One of the many highlights of our home includes our NEWLY constructed Executive Chef Kitchen with Viking appliances, custom granite & cabinets, including an amazing kitchen island that comfortably seats 6 for any gathering. You can personally take advantage of all the amenities of a professional chef, or choose to skip the cooking, and enjoy an in-house Chef prepared experience that we can help you arrange. Sip a glass of wine off one of our many decks, perfect for outside lounging, or witnessing the wildlife. Our fabulous kitchen island seats 6 comfortably for any gathering.
Adjacent to the Kitchen lies a Butler’s Pantry (a smaller kitchen), equipped with an extra dishwasher, sink & prep area with plenty of space. A spacious Dining Room offers serious entertaining, with fabulous views.
Take advantage of dipping yourself into our Hot Tub (w/ shower), with complete privacy--no houses or fences in sight to disturb your experience.
All three bedrooms are spacious & well decorated, with the Master Suite encompassing the 2nd floor, complete with its' own deck, massive closet, and newly built Master Bath. The Guest Suite offers its own unique getaway--with warm, pine-paneled walls, it includes a kitchen, with plenty of space for dining & lounging. Both the Guest Suite and the Guest Room have their own entrance leading out to the hot tub deck. Off the Living Room, there is a wine tasting (or game) room, ideal for… well… wine tasting, playing games, reading, or just hanging out. There are three FULL bathrooms, all NEWLY constructed “Sonoma” style.
For our techno-savvy guests, we offer a Wireless Entry system (no key needed), WiFi & Satellite TV (w/ FULL DirectTV HBO, Showtime, & Sports channels). While we are fully equipped for entertaining-- this is our family country home. We cannot accommodate large parties (more than 6), owing to zoning and permit regulations. (In addition, we do not wish to disturb our neighbors in this peaceful neighborhood.)
We are owner-operated, so you don't have to go through a third party management company to ask questions or arrange your booking--we are very responsive and love to help our out of town guests plan their trips, and enjoy all that Sonoma has to offer.
MORE GUEST REVIEWS:
“I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS LOVELY PROPERTY…AS SOON AS WE WALKED IN THE DOOR WE FELT RIGHT AT HOME.” (1/7/15)
“THE HOUSE WAS EXCEPETIONALLY CLEAN AND IN GOOD ORDER. WE HATED TO LEAVE, ONE WEEK DIDN’T SEEM LONG ENOUGH!” (12/1/14)
“It was a WOW from the time we opened the door until we left. The kitchen was amazing, so well equipped for those of us who love to cook… we had at our fingertips everything we needed…. The hot tub was sparkling clean and comfortable.” (6/24/14)
******************************************************We tend to book well in advance, especially for the Peak Season months, so please let us know what dates you have in mind (our calendar is always up to date).
*PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY listing (an adorable 1889 Victorian Cottage, just STEPS FROM THE PLAZA--Homeaway Listing #3563872*
Very spacious Master Suite with large, private wrap-around deck, overlooking a cascading waterfall. Huge bathroom (glass enclosed shower, deep tub overlooking wooded view), and walk-in closet. The whole upstairs holds the Master Suite, and is amazingly tranquil, spacious and private.
Both the Master Suite and Guest Room have new memory foam mattresses, which are constructed with open-cell memory foam, providing amazing comfort. When compressed, the foam breathes and body heat dissipates, molding around your body, and supporting it evenly. The mattresses are free from toxins and are hypoallergenic & dust-mite resistant.
The Queen Bed in the Guest Suite has a new Stearns & Foster Portofino Luxury Plush Mattress Set w/ plush pillowtop. It is also exceedingly comfortable!
All bathrooms are custom built, and are full baths. The Master has a deep Kohler bathtub with a wonderful nature view, as well as a double sink area. All three bathrooms have glass-enclosed showers with new tile, fixtures, and follows the craftman-era construction of the house....moreless
Wireless key entry--no key will be needed to gain access to the property. Complimentary WiFi & phone use (domestic/Canadian calls). DirectTV (satellite) in Living Room & Master Room, with full access to most channels, including HBO & Showtime. (Yes, you can even watch Giant's or 49er's games!) There is a private office/game room off the Living Room. FM/CD/ipod player in kitchen. Hot Tub with outdoor shower & plenty of spa towels!...moreless
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Yes, a private game room for playing your favorite game, or wine tasting!...moreless
Lots of board games, cards. We have a game room for poker, cards, and wine tasting!...moreless
Cancellation Policy: 45 days prior to your booking date (see rental agreement).
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Deer Park Retreat is located in hills, just 10 minutes west of Sonoma Plaza. The location offers a wonderful view of Mt. Diablo, and embraces many hiking trails for outdoor adventurists! San Francisco is just 48 miles away, and Tomales Bay (ocean) is just 37 miles west. Tons of local wineries, parks and fantastic restaurants right here in Sonoma!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Being native to the Bay Area, we have been traveling to Sonoma County for many years, doing VRBO/Homeaway ourselves. It has been a long process, but we finally were able to purchase our own home in an ideal area that we just love. If you enjoy cycling and hiking, it is ideal! Now, we want to share it with other travelers seeking all that this area has offer, and hope that you will love it too!
Why the Owner Chose Sonoma: Western Sonoma offers a special, unique mountain experience, so you gotta love the outdoors. This area is a ideal, mountain-oriented community, with horses and hiking lending many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors or just bask in nature. What intrigues us the most is the outdoor setting that envelopes ferns, Oak and Bay trees, moss, and greenery everywhere. The house itself is very secluded, with no other residences close by. A dream for us.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We are owner-operated and provide each guest with detailed attention, responsiveness to their booking and travel needs--we are exceptionally user friendly! We provide each guest stay with fresh flowers, and a bottle of local champagne or wine!