Three "S" Ranch, Llc
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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- Chateau / Country House
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
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
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
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
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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
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2 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
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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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!
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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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.
Living room has a wonderful library and comfortable places to read.
Kitchen is large - table can easily seat 12-18.
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.
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.
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.
Living room from landing on stairs.
Living room is filled with beautiful rugs, antiques and art.
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.
Kitchen looking towards the dining table and porch outside. Living room beyond.
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 shared bath. Tile floors, shower/bath, marble sink.
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.
View from pool with hot tub towards house.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
- Property typeChateau / Country House
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