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Three "S" Ranch, Llc

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Wrap around porch has a classic look with wicker and blue and white upholstery.

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

Property description

Visitors to this ranch are stunned by the natural beauty of its setting, (only 30 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge) and the comfort and tastefulness of the house itself. Sitting quietly at the top of a hill and accessed up a long winding private country driveway, coastal live oaks and California bay trees mark the hillsides of this iconic California landscape. Set on 200 acres there are amazing views of hills and valleys in every direction, but not one sign of civilization anywhere. This is true country, yet only 10 minutes to Petaluma and 40 minutes to San Francisco restaurants. Hawks and eagles abound and the iconic turkey vultures soar on the wind currents overhead. The resident owl hoots at night! Flocks of wild turkeys and herds of deer are everywhere. After visiting local sights for a few days, many visitors ultimately just sit on the front porch to read a book and enjoy the view for the rest of their visit.

The house is set right in the middle of natural wild fields (no suburban manicures lawns here!) surrounded by magnificent coastal oaks and bay trees. The property is intentionally left mostly wild as nature intended it to be. That is part of its great charm, pure serenity and comfort amid a secluded natural setting.

There is, however, much to do if you wish to be active. There is a large pool with built in hot tub (extra $100 hot tub fee not included in rent), and a paddle tennis court just beyond the pool. There are great opportunities to hike on the property in the winter, spring and early summer, or at nearby parks. The property is perfectly located for visiting all of the local sights. Point Reyes National Seashore and the magnificent California coast (and redwoods), Sonoma and Napa Wine Country, Stinson Beach and San Francisco are all less than an hour away. The closest town Petaluma is 10 minutes away, and has a lovely historic center with many restaurants and stores.

The house was designed to have large entertaining spaces so the living room and kitchen/dining are both very large. There have been many wonderful lunches on the porch! The house has 4 charming bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, one private and one shared between the two upstairs rooms. Three bedrooms have queen beds, and the fourth has two twin beds. The twin bedroom uses the half bath in the hallway and a shower in one of the other bedrooms. The country kitchen has lots of counter space and an enormous island workspace. A large wooden country table seating 12 people sits nearby and french doors open beyond the table onto the wrap around porch. There is a 6 burner Wolf range, with large oven, plus a second oven and other high end appliances. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a country feast. The house is beautifully decorated with fine furnishings. The house is well adorned with art and curios. The main porch runs 70+ feet and wraps both sides of the house.

A caretaker lives in a separate dwelling on the property, and the owner is 30 minutes away.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 35 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is an extra cot for young child in a parents bed room....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking is allowed because of allergy issues indoors and extreme fire danger outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Strict policy due to allergies....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upstairs South Facing with View. Shared Full Bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Upstairs North Facing with View. Shared Full Bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Main Floor North Facing with 1/2 Bath in Hall. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main Floor South Facing with French Doors and Private Bath....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3) Three rooms have lovely queen beds. One room has two twin beds., Child Beds (1). There is a cot that can be used for a young child....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Private Marble Bath for Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 3 & 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared Marble Bath for Rooms 3 & 4....moreless

  • Bathroom 1

    1/2 Bath on Main floor for Twin Bedroom and Guests....moreless

  • Two full bathrooms have marble counters and glass shower surrounds. Master Bedroom has Full Private Bath, shower only. Two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms Share Full Bath, bathtub/shower combination. 1/2 Bath in Main Floor Hallway for Twin Bedroom and Guests (no bath or shower)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Peace, Quiet, Beauty and Tranquility in a very comfortable and well appointed house! You will find very few rentals like this one....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are many wonderful books in the house. It is a reader's paradise....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are a small number of kids games and toys....moreless

  • Music Library:

    There are lots of CD's of all sorts of music....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player and speakers in living room....moreless

  • Television:

    THERE IS NO TELEVISION SERVICE IN THE HOUSE AT THE MOMENT. SORRY!!...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a small number of kids games and toys....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There are many videos and DVD in the house....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Petaluma is 10 minutes away and is a charming old California farming town with many historic buildings, shops and restaurants....moreless

  • Monument View:

    The view of oak covered hills from the house are spectacular, almost unrivaled. The house sits surrounded by large ranches growing grapes and olives as well as cattle grazing grasslands....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The ranch is secluded and surrounded by the most beautiful views of the local mountains (hills). There are no houses in sight, just picture perfect natural field and landscapes....moreless

  • Rural:

    Northern Marin and Southern Sonoma is one of the most well protected and conserved agricultural area in the united states. Endless, gorgeous rural roads lead to the coast and North into wine country....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The table is adjustable to fit up to 16 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please clean lint trap before every use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    WINTER USE ONLY! Fireplace cannot be used from April to November depending on rainy season. Extreme fire hazards exist for much of the year in this region....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Forced Air....moreless

  • Internet:

    The is WIFI installed in the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lovely 100% cotton linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a monitor for watching videos and there are many videos in the house BUT THERE IS NO TV at the moment....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Reception is okay but not always strong....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample outdoor parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample outdoor parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only please....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are loads of bath and pool towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    New internet connection and wireless modem....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    WINTER USE ONLY! Fireplace cannot be used from April to November depending on rainy season. Extreme fire hazards exist for much of the year in this region....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    The house a number of French Press type coffee makers that take coffee ground for drip. There is no automatic coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    There are large quantities of flatware, plates, glasses, serving dishes and bowls. Kitchen utensils are plentiful, the knives are sharp and the appliances are in good working order....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The house is extremely well stocked with dishes and utensils of all sorts....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Large Miele dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is large and well planned for accomplished cooks. There is a central island that can be used for food prep or serving and eating. The six burner gas wolf range can accommodate large roasts and baking. There is a second electric wall oven and a microwave....moreless

  • Microwave:

    small microwave mounted under counter in kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    Two overs. Very large gas Wolf oven below cooktop. Electric wall oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The house is extremely well stocked with pantry items of all sorts....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    In good working order. Some minor cracks in drawers. Freezer works well. Ice maker in freezer is problematic so it is wise to buy a bag of ice at the grocery store....moreless

  • Stove:

    Six burner gas Wolf range with oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a good toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The porch runs the full length of the house. There are two outdoor tables on the porch that can fit 6 each. There are chairs on the porch and one chaise longue. The pool has chaise longues with cushions, umbrellas and a number of seating areas....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is situated in the middle of fields which turn golden in summer. There is foundation planting around the house and pool, a kitchen garden and new orchard. These are no manicured lawns....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a mid-sized Weber charcoal grill. THERE ARE NO GRILLING OR OUTDOOR FIRES ALLOWED AFTER April 15th UNTIL THE FIRST FULL WEEK OR RAIN IN THE FALL, GENERALLY NOVEMBER....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a paddle tennis (platform tennis) court for your enjoyment. Paddle tennis is a type of mini tennis that is great for casual pick up games....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Please ask owners about extra fee for using hot tub. Fees are $100 for a weekend and $250 for a week. ...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    20'x 56' in ground pool with in pool hot tub (additional $100 hot tub fee to cover propane not included in rental). Pool not heated. ...moreless

 

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cleaning at the end of the rental is included in the price although we do ask that renters keep the kitchen particularly neat and do not leave dishes in the sink when leaving. $49.00 VRBO Property Protection Plan is required in addition to the rental amount. A $100 additional hot tub usage fee is required for all renters wishing to use the hot tub because of the cost of propane.


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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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Location

  • Point Reyes National Seashore - Bear Valley Visitor Center

    "For hikers and nature seekers, this is the place to start. The Point Reyes National Seashore..."

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  • West Marin Chamber of Commerce

    "This is a helpful sight for all the things to do in West Marin County, CA"

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  • Tomales Bay Foods - Cowgirl Creamery

    "Fabulous place to go and buy food for a picnic or take out for dinner back at the ranch. You..."

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Petaluma, CA
24 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur, CA
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Petaluma, CA
41 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakland, CA
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 North
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Petaluma, CA
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe, CA
26 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach

Car: Necessary

This area of California is famously beautiful. The property is situated midway between the extraordinary cultural life and beauty of the city of San Francisco and the most famous parts of California wine country. Sitting literally on the Marin and Sonoma County border, outdoor activities are very popular. Hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, ocean fishing, going to the beach, and shopping and dining in unique and beautiful places are all an easy drive. Take a drive to the Point Reyes National Seashore, look for whales at the Point Reyes Light House, walk Limantour beach, visit the wonderful stores and restaurants of Point Reyes Station, Petaluma and Sonoma, grab a picnic in Petaluma, or wander up the coast to Hog Island Oyster Company and sit by the waters edge while you eat fresh oysters (or barbecued) just pulled from Tomales Bay while you grill fresh sausages (bought down the road at Marin Sun Farms in Point Reyes Station) and sip local wine and craft brews. A Great Day!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Two brothers (one a lawyer, one a businessman) from San Francisco own the property and have been in this special corner of Marin and Sonoma Counties for 40+ years. Their mother purchased this particular property in 1988 and built the house in 2000. It is currently enjoyed by their families and children as a weekend and summer house.

Why the Owner Chose Petaluma:
There is very little like this fabulous region of California and the house sits beautifully amid wild, natural, unmanicured fields. Yet, it has the interior finish and furnishings of a much larger, elegant country estate. The property sits quietly away from the hubbub of life up a long driveway on top of beautiful completely private hill. There is not another house visible from the property! There is a caretaker on site who lives just beyond the entrance gate and keeps a close eye on everything, but should only be contacted in an emergency. There are extraordinary vistas in every direction that make even the most jaded, seen everything, done everything, world traveler, swoon. Yet, the property is centrally located to easily visit all of the wonderful spots north of San Francisco. Unlike Napa which is a long days drive from the spectacular coastal region (Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, Bodega, Tomales Bay) and Sonoma which is much further from The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Three S Ranch sits in the middle of all of these attractions. 30 minutes to the coast, Point Reyes, Sonoma Town Square and the Golden Gate bridge, 40 minutes to Napa, Healdsburg, the Russian River and San Francisco restaurants. Everything is within easy reach. Yet, you are secluded on your own country mountain top.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
There are virtually no other houses for rent in this area of Marin/Sonoma. Look around VRBO! If you want peace and quiet in a country setting without being too remote from local attractions, this is the property for you. Most other houses for rent around Petaluma are much more suburban. This house is rural yet it is exceptionally well appointed. Unique, in our minds!


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Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Wrap around porch has a classic look with wicker and blue and white upholstery.

    Wrap around porch has a classic look with wicker and blue and white upholstery.

  • View with climbing roses. House sits in a natural, meadow. Grass is not a lawn.

    View with climbing roses. House sits in a natural, meadow. Grass is not a lawn.

  • Living room has a wonderful library and comfortable places to read.

    Living room has a wonderful library and comfortable places to read.

  • Kitchen is large - table can easily seat 12-18.

    Kitchen is large - table can easily seat 12-18.

  • Master bedroom has en suite bathroom, and french doors opening to the porch.

    Master bedroom has en suite bathroom, and french doors opening to the porch.

  • Twin bedded room on main floor. Door to wrap around porch. Half bath in hall.

    Twin bedded room on main floor. Door to wrap around porch. Half bath in hall.

  • Second upstairs south facing queen bedroom with antique patchwork quilt.

    Second upstairs south facing queen bedroom with antique patchwork quilt.

  • View of field around house. Not a manicured lawn so will turn brown in summer.

    View of field around house. Not a manicured lawn so will turn brown in summer.

  • Large back porch of the house, which looks out on gorgeous views and fields.

    Large back porch of the house, which looks out on gorgeous views and fields.

  • Horses grazing in the meadow along the driveway up to the ranch.

    Horses grazing in the meadow along the driveway up to the ranch.

  • Living room from landing on stairs.

    Living room from landing on stairs.

  • Living room is filled with beautiful rugs, antiques and art.

    Living room is filled with beautiful rugs, antiques and art.

  • Oak tree and picnic table between house and pool. Amazing views out to valley!

    Oak tree and picnic table between house and pool. Amazing views out to valley!

  • Pool with hot tub. Chaise lounges, and many other places to sit. Lunch table.

    Pool with hot tub. Chaise lounges, and many other places to sit. Lunch table.

  • Kitchen looking towards the dining table and porch outside. Living room beyond.

    Kitchen looking towards the dining table and porch outside. Living room beyond.

  • Private master bathroom with tile floors, glass shower, marble sink and toilet.

    Private master bathroom with tile floors, glass shower, marble sink and toilet.

  • Upstairs north queen bedroom looking into hallway to south facing room beyond.

    Upstairs north queen bedroom looking into hallway to south facing room beyond.

  • Upstairs shared bath. Tile floors, shower/bath, marble sink.

    Upstairs shared bath. Tile floors, shower/bath, marble sink.

  • Living room looking toward downstairs bedrooms and stairs to two bedrooms up.

    Living room looking toward downstairs bedrooms and stairs to two bedrooms up.

  • Iron day bed on side of porch is a great place to snuggle up with a book.

    Iron day bed on side of porch is a great place to snuggle up with a book.

  • View from pool with hot tub towards house.

    View from pool with hot tub towards house.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
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