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Secluded Hilltop Home on 60+ Acres in California Wine Country

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View of the house perched on a hilltop from the hiking trail

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: 20% off special for stays between Sept 2 - Oct 30, 2014! Details

Berryessa Highlands chateau / country house description

Find summer! This serene property is located on a steep hilltop in California's wine country. The 4 bedroom 2 bath contemporary rustic house was renovated recently, top to bottom, with all new designer furnishings and beautiful landscaping. Take in the outdoors on the wrap-around deck with new patio furniture and lounge chairs, or relax in the hammocks in the front-yard over-looking the surrounding forests. For meals, gather around the natural stone island in the kitchen or the dining room table. If you'd prefer to stay outside, there is a large fully equipped outdoor kitchen and BBQ and a large farmhouse style table on the patio. In the evenings, enjoy the large propane fireplace in the living room or the contemporary stove in the master bedroom. High quality furnishings, finishes and linens complete the resort feel.

The Bird House is located on 60+ acres of hilly countryside only 65 miles North of San Francisco in California's Wine Country. The property provides a nice mix of seclusion and access to amenities and recreation. Several great wineries are nearby and if you are interested in the popular Napa wineries off Silverado Trail, all are within 15 - 25 miles of the house. The lake is also close by, with access to a commercial marina and all its amenities (boat rentals, fishing, swimming).

The house is fully furnished with a large open concept kitchen/living/dining area with hickory hardwood floors throughout. The deck is a signature feature with sweeping views of the mountain forest and countryside. At night the hilltop location, seclusion, and clear skies make for unparalleled stargazing.

The property has 2.5 miles of well maintained private hiking trails rising hundreds of feet from the house for guests enjoyment and providing sweeping views. Off the trail and nearby the house, there is a spot to set up a tent for camping under a lone oak tree on a round-top hill if you're looking for a bit more of an outside adventure for part of your stay.

Find the sun! When its foggy in the Bay Area, its often sunny at the property with highs typically in the mid-80's - 100's late spring through early fall (high season) and 70+ degrees November through March (low season). Temperatures routinely average 20-40 degrees warmer than San Francisco and 10 degrees warmer than even the town of Napa, just a short drive from the property.
*Free Wi Fi available to guests
*We are open to last minute reservations. Please inquire

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Cleaning fee of $200 will be assessed for any evidence of smoking...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            En suite master bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

            2 bunk beds, sleep total of up to 5 guests...moreless

          • Living Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            A double and a single sofa bed available in the living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Master en suite...moreless

          • Master features spa-like slipper tub, dual vanities and large body shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully furnished kitchen. New appliances. Large natural stone island with surrounding saddle stool seating for entertaining and dining...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, dry rubs, gourmet coffee available for guests in the pantry...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All the cookware and utensils needed for your stay are available...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas Stove...moreless

          • Oven:

            Gas oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            9...moreless

          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 9 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Beautiful leather sectional, large propane fireplace, 55' LCD TV with DirecTV cable, and comfy faux fur pillows, a giant bean bag chair, and blankets from Restoration Hardware. ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Master bedroom has its own contemporary propane stove...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Extra large, awesome propane fireplace in living room...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels and bathrobes provided for guests...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Air Conditioning
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • * The garage and saloon outbuilding remain under construction and are inaccessible to guests ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                UE Boom portable sound system that runs off your iPhone or other personal device for listening to your music anywhere in or around the house...moreless

              • Television:

                3 LCD televisions with DirecTV cable in the house. 55' in living room, 47' in Master, and 29' in second bedroom...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DirecTV cable available free to guests...moreless

              • Video Games:

                X-Box 360 with games...moreless

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Free Wi Fi available up to 5 GB of usage per stay...moreless

              • Telephone:

                land line telephone available for emergency use...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Fully equipped outdoor kitchen with grill and surrounding seating area. Outdoor kitchen has its own stool seating and propane fire strip for accent and toasting s'mores...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                landscaped backyard lawn garden overlooking the mountainside with 2 cool hammocks for guest use...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Wraparound deck with ample patio furniture for hosting and entertaining...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Sweeping views of hills and forests. Elevation 1000 - 1500 ft above sea level...moreless

              • Lake View
              • Rural

              Activities

              • Marina
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Horseback Riding
              • Hunting
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Festivals
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Playground
              • Boating
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

              Reviews

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              Special offer: 20% off special for stays between Sept 2 - Oct 30, 2014!

              Fall special for open weekends and weekdays in this timeframe. Inquire within!

              Offer for: Aug 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 View calendar

              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Dec 1 - Apr 2, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $649 $699
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $4,599 $14,999

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

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $749 $849
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $4,999 $19,999

              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 and Rental Conditions:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Cleaning Fee $249
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              * Premium rates apply for holiday weekends

              * Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed

              * Additional supplemental nightly fee and cleaning fee for larger groups


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 08/29/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              75 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              SFO

              Car: Recommended

              California's Wine Country is a world class wine, food and outdoor recreation destination. Lake Berryessa is a large freshwater lake (over 150 miles of shoreline) located just over an hour north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Boat, kayak, jet ski and fishing equipment rentals are all available. The property itself is secluded and quiet, covering 60 acres with 2.5 miles of private hiking trails. A short drive West puts you in the Napa Valley for renowned wine tasting, restaurants and shopping. Local Napa markets will provide bountiful, local specialty foods if you enjoy cooking yourself. Major shopping outlets for anything you need are within 30 minutes drive.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: Married couple with child who spent over a decade looking for space, fresh air and respite from chilly San Francisco summers.

              Why the Owner Chose Berryessa Highlands:
              We fell in love with the spectacular views, the warm dry summers, the crickets, frogs and birds, the stars, the lake and the proximity to the city and wine country.

              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
              Scenery, seclusion and serenity - nearly 360 degree view without neighbors. 60+ acres of private property to enjoy the outdoors, with 2 miles of private hiking trails with stunning hilltop views. *We are open to last minute reservations


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View of the house perched on a hilltop from the hiking trail

                View of the house perched on a hilltop from the hiking trail

              • back deck from outdoor kitchen

                back deck from outdoor kitchen

              • side deck

                side deck

              • Landscaped back yard

                Landscaped back yard

              • Living room with large propane fireplace

                Living room with large propane fireplace

              • Dining table seats 8-10

                Dining table seats 8-10

              • Rustic front door and entryway

                Rustic front door and entryway

              • Master shower

                Master shower

              • Master bedroom (king bed) with contemporary gas stove and large LCD TV

                Master bedroom (king bed) with contemporary gas stove and large LCD TV

              • 2.5 miles of private hiking trails

                2.5 miles of private hiking trails

              • Sunset view from backyard

                Sunset view from backyard

              • parking area

                parking area

              • back deck from outdoor fireplace

                back deck from outdoor fireplace

              • Outdoor fireplace seating area

                Outdoor fireplace seating area

              • Landscaped back yard

                Landscaped back yard

              • Hang out in hammocks in the backyard

                Hang out in hammocks in the backyard

              • Open concept gourmet kitchen with large natural stone island

                Open concept gourmet kitchen with large natural stone island

              • Master Bathroom with slipper tub, walk in shower, and two vanities

                Master Bathroom with slipper tub, walk in shower, and two vanities

              • Stone entryway

                Stone entryway

              • Master bedroom with chaise lounge in window

                Master bedroom with chaise lounge in window

              • Guest room 2 - Queen bed and LCD TV with DirecTV cable

                Guest room 2 - Queen bed and LCD TV with DirecTV cable

              • Saloon outbuilding (under construction)

                Saloon outbuilding (under construction)

              VRBO #464824

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Saturday, August 30, 2014

              $649 - $849 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 08/29/14
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