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Panoramic Views and Spacious Living in the Heart of Wine Country

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Wine Country estate offering panoramic views and floor-to-ceiling windows

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Last updated: 08/12/2013

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Healdsburg estate description

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Updated and redecorated in 2013, Winner's Circle at Vine Hill Ranch sets on 60 private acres in the midst of the Russian River Valley wine region. This hilltop estate provides 360-degree panoramic views of vineyards, woods, mountains, and the Russian River Valley. Single-story and contemporary, Winner's Circle offers a palatial 7440 sq. ft. Main House and an attached 830 sq. ft. Guest House, with a total of 5 en-suite bedrooms -- ideal for private events or small corporate retreats. Experience 4000 square feet of spacious patios with a heated pool and spa, plus over-sized rooms with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property. Few homes in Sonoma can offer the luxury accommodations and spacious interiors that one finds in Winner’s Circle.

In addition to four en-suite bedrooms, the Main House has a massive Grand Room, welcoming Media/Game Room, private Dining Room, commercially sized Kitchen with a butler's pantry, sunny Breakfast Room, Guest Bath and Laundry. The attached Guest House includes the fifth en-suite bedroom plus a Living Room and open Kitchen. All facilities are air conditioned with individual controls for each bedroom suite. Sonos Sound, WIFI, DirecTV and fireplaces can further enhance one's stay. The property is gated and offers 3 garage stalls and ample outdoor parking.

Destinations of Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sebastopol and Guerneville are only 20-25 minutes away. Nearby activities include wine tasting, fine dining, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, river sports and antiquing. The Pacific Coast with its rugged beauty is only 45 minutes away. Private chefs and tours can be arranged. Airport access includes the Charles Schulz Sonoma County Airport (about 20 minutes away, in Santa Rosa) and the San Francisco and Oakland airports (about 90 minutes away) ... or one can land his helicopter on the property.

MORE ABOUT THE PROPERTY

The short drive from the Sonoma County Airport ('STS') takes you through a lovely countryside featuring farms, vineyards and woods. A mile down Vine Hill Road, the trees open up to over 400 acres of mature vineyards and a view of this palatial estate perched atop the nearby hill.

This contemporary, all-on-one-level home was architected by Gerald C Taylor of San Francisco in 1991 and renovated in 2013 with Myra Hoefer Design. In addition to skylights and clerestory windows, the home embraces the beautiful Sonoma weather and hilltop location with floor-to-ceiling windows, a striking feature at this distance. At night, the property’s dramatically placed outdoor lighting can be particularly stunning.

Just off Vine Hill Road, the curving driveway climbs the hill through the vines and horse pastures to reveal panoramic views of the Russian River Valley. Ample parking is provided by a large Auto Court and 3 garage stalls. If desired, a nearby area can accommodate a helicopter.

A covered walkway greets one at the main house entry and connects to the Guest House on the left and Garage on the right. The walkway on the left leads on to 4000 sq. ft. of terraced patios which wrap most of the main house. At the far end the walkway opens to a large semi-circular area with abundant outdoor seating. Farther around the house are the heated pool and spa. Every direction offers spectacular vistas, yet supreme privacy.

It’s clear that no expense was spared in the 7440 sq. ft. Main House. The entryway opens into a massive Grand Room that typifies the home. Clerestory windows ring the high ceiling and natural light pours in, welcoming you to enjoy the swanky, hip yet comfortable Myra Hoefer décor. A small horse statue sets on the table, one of the many pieces celebrating the successful Thoroughbred horse breeding history of the original owners. Oversized furnishings and ample seating invite guests to relax and enjoy their vacation. In the corner sets a Baldwin grand piano, played and signed by Ferrante & Teicher in 1991 at the grand opening of the residence. It’s also immediately clear that this single-level home will readily accommodate any guests requiring a wheelchair or scooter-friendly environment.

To the left, the Grand Room connects to the Gourmet Kitchen and dining areas. Even the Breakfast Nook can stop you in your tracks, where the 6-person table is surrounded by 180 degrees of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. A small TV nearby enables one to watch DirecTV or play his own DVDs, viewable from the table. To its left, the commercial-layout Kitchen is just as impressive with a 6-burner Décor gas cooktop, new KitchenAid electric double-oven, two Sub Zero refrigerators, two KitchenAid dishwashers, three sinks, All Clad cookware, Wustoff knives, Spiegelau and Riedel glassware, barware, a Nespresso espresso machine, and a variety of small appliances. And on the right, a doorway leads to a 12-person Dining Room featuring a 90” round dining table. Beyond the table, sliding doors open back into the far end of the Grand Room. If the Dining Room cannot accommodate everyone, the Grand Room can also be configured as a large dining area.

Opposite the entry, the massive Grand Room opens into a Media/Game Room with its wood burning fireplace flanked by a comfortable seating area. On the left a 60” HDTV affords great viewing of sporting events and programming by DirecTV. Alternatively, guests can watch their own movies using the attached Blu-ray DVD player. To the right are books, games, and one of two game tables with additional seating. Of course, it would be easy to overlook this cozy setting, thanks to the unrestricted views through floor-to-ceiling windows of the 4000 sq. ft. of patios and the hills beyond.

Finishing off the common areas are a guest Powder Room, the Laundry Room (featuring Maytag appliances) and a Yoga Room - our bright, sky-lit, windowless, mirrored room providing 100 sq. ft. of space for stretching, yoga or Pilates.

Each of the property’s 5 bedrooms has en-suite private baths, Eastern king-sized Westin Heavenly Bed mattresses, sitting areas and spectacular views. In the Main House the Master Bedroom and a Bedroom 4, along with their large, walk-in closets and bathrooms, can be combined into a family suite. The Master Bedroom and Bedroom 3 each have wood-burning fireplaces. And the Master Bedroom and the Bedroom 2 each include a DirecTV HDTV. In the Guest House Bedroom the bed can be configured as two-extra-long twins or an Eastern king. The sofa in the Guest House Living Room can additionally be made into a queen fold out bed.

In addition to the ensuite bedroom, The Guest House also includes a Kitchenette open to the Living Room. The fifth TV is located here, offering Direct HDTV as well as a Blu-ray DVD player. This accommodation is perfect for a host desiring extra privacy, older children, or even live-in help.

MORE ABOUT ACTIVITIES

There are literally hundreds of wine tasting rooms in the surrounding area, from those in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Knights Valley and Chalk Hill to the Sonoma, Sonoma Mountain and Napa Valleys to the east, and the Anderson Valley to the North. (If you desire the services of a knowledgeable tour guide or need a designated driver, transportation can be hired.)

As to dining, the famous Farmhouse Restaurant is only 10 minutes away ... plus numerous restaurants of all styles and tastes are located in Graton, Forestville, Sebastopol, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and Sonoma. If you prefer the comforts of dining in, a private dinner prepared by a local chef can be arranged.

In addition to the pool and spa on property, outdoor activities are plentiful, including golf, tennis, hiking, biking and river fun (such as kayaking, rafting, canoeing and fishing). The Armstrong Woods State Park with towering redwoods over 1400 years old and 300 feet high is only 20 minutes away. And the Pacific Ocean is 45 minutes away, offering beach combing, sunset viewing, and charter boat whale watching or fishing trips. For star gazers, back at home the skies provide a panorama of stars on a clear, moon-free night.

In addition to outdoor activities, one can visit the numerous local antique stores (on Gravenstein Highway in Sebastopol), the Charles M. Schulz Museum (housing the largest collection of Peanuts cartoon strips in the world) and 'Coolest Place in Santa Rosa' (for ice skating at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena).

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8270 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Permitted on exterior patio....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30 years...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Can be combined with Slusan in a His/Hers configuration....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 5 (in Guest House) : 2 twin/ single

            XL twins can be combined into King....moreless

          • Each bedroom closet holds an umbrella for guest use.

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bedroom Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            En-suite with Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

            En-suite with Bedroom 2...moreless

          • Bedroom 3 Bathroom: toilet, shower

            En-suite with Bedroom 3...moreless

          • Bedroom 4 Bathroom: toilet, shower

            En suite with Bedroom 4, steam option in shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 5 Bathroom (in Guest House): toilet, combination tub/shower

            En-suite with Bedroom 5...moreless

          • Powder Room: toilet

            Adjoining Entry Hall...moreless

          • Each en-suite bath is supplied with a hair dryer and a shower cap as well as with body soap, shampoo and lotion....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            In addition to items listed below, kitchen includes extra-large island, 3 sinks, blender, Hobart mixer, and paper goods...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All Clad cookware, Wustoff Knives, Spiegelau and Riedel glassware, barware, china and utensil service is for 20...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            glassware storage, ice machine, refrigerator and Miele glass dishwasher, detergent provided...moreless

          • Dining:

            90' round table; Grand Room can also be converted into a large dining room....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            2 KitchenAid dishwashers, detergent provided...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Nespresso Espresso machine and coffee maker...moreless

          • Oven:

            new KitchenAid electric double-oven...moreless

          • Stove:

            6-burner Décor gas cooktop...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            2 Sub Zero refrigerators...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            Wood-burning fireplaces in Media/Game room, Master Bedroom, and Bedroom 3...moreless

          • Parking:

            Ample private parking on auto court and driveway...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Most rooms are independently controlled...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Both bath and swimming towels...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Game Room:

            1,900 sq. ft. Media/Game Room includes HD TV, Bluray/DVD player, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of East, South, and West....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Blu-ray DVD players in Media/Game room and Guest House; HD TV in Breakfast Nook has built-in DVD player...moreless

          • Television:

            HD TVs in Media/Game Room, Breakfast Nook, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, and Guest House...moreless

          • Games:

            Selection of games plus 2 game tables...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Cell coverage; on-site phone offers local calls only...moreless

          Pool & Spa

          • Heated Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                This hilltop estate has 360 degrees of panoramic views, including mountains, vineyards, and the Russian River Valley....moreless

              • Rural:

                This secluded, Wine Country estate sits amid vineyards and woods....moreless

              Activities

              • Winery Tours
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Ice Skating
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Antiquing
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Basketball Court
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall Shoulder (excl. holidays)
              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              $12,950
              Winter Break
              Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $2,150
              $14,350
              Off Season
              Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,750
              $11,655
              Spring Shldr (excl. holidays)
              Apr 1 - May 15, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              $12,950
              High Season
              May 16 - Oct 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $2,150
              $14,350
              Fall Shoulder (excl. holidays)
              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              $12,950
              Winter Break
              Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $2,150
              $14,350
              Off Season
              Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $1,750
              $11,655
              Spring Shldr (excl. holidays)
              Apr 1 - May 15, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $1,950
              $12,950
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $2,150
              $14,350

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              $200 off nightly rates for guests who do not need the Guest House. The house is cleaned by our staff before and after your departure ($500 fee). If you are staying for one week or more, you may opt to have our cleaners come in semi-weekly to tidy up and change sheets and towels for an additional $300 per cleaning.

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              Location

              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Sonoma County Airport (STS)
              7.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              CA-101, 'Redwood Highway'
              23 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Sonoma Coast State Park
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Farmhouse Restaurant
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Windsor Golf Club
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Farmhouse Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2013


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Wine Country estate offering panoramic views and floor-to-ceiling windows

                Wine Country estate offering panoramic views and floor-to-ceiling windows

              • The entry opens into a 2600sf Grand Room that can be used as a large dining room

                The entry opens into a 2600sf Grand Room that can be used as a large dining room

              • Past the Media Room sits 4000sf of patios with ample seating and great views

                Past the Media Room sits 4000sf of patios with ample seating and great views

              • Around the front of the house, a Dining Room seats 12 at a 90' round table

                Around the front of the house, a Dining Room seats 12 at a 90' round table

              • The breakfast nook opens into a Gourmet Kitchen and spacious pantry.

                The breakfast nook opens into a Gourmet Kitchen and spacious pantry.

              • All bedroom's offer Westin Heavenly Beds; the Master's King is pictured here

                All bedroom's offer Westin Heavenly Beds; the Master's King is pictured here

              • The Master's large, en-suite bath includes a bidet, shower, and separate tub

                The Master's large, en-suite bath includes a bidet, shower, and separate tub

              • Bedroom 3 features a King Bed, Stall Shower, and Fireplace

                Bedroom 3 features a King Bed, Stall Shower, and Fireplace

              • Bedroom 5 is located in the detached Guest House and features a King bed

                Bedroom 5 is located in the detached Guest House and features a King bed

              • This hilltop estates is located on 60 private acres

                This hilltop estates is located on 60 private acres

              • Approach the house, revealing spectacular views of the
Russian River Valley

                Approach the house, revealing spectacular views of the Russian River Valley

              • Grab a glass of wine and relax after a long day in wine country

                Grab a glass of wine and relax after a long day in wine country

              • Luxury living with palatial interior, huge patios, and Westin Heavenly Beds

                Luxury living with palatial interior, huge patios, and Westin Heavenly Beds

              • Opposite the entry, the Grand Room opens into the Media/Game Room

                Opposite the entry, the Grand Room opens into the Media/Game Room

              • A heated pool and spa adjoins the patio on the secluded, back side of the house

                A heated pool and spa adjoins the patio on the secluded, back side of the house

              • Further around, the breakfast nook offers 180 degrees of vine views

                Further around, the breakfast nook offers 180 degrees of vine views

              • The kitchen's commercial layout features 2 fridges, 2 dishwashers, 3 sinks, etc.

                The kitchen's commercial layout features 2 fridges, 2 dishwashers, 3 sinks, etc.

              • The Master also features a wood fireplace, HDTV, and Blu-ray player

                The Master also features a wood fireplace, HDTV, and Blu-ray player

              • Bedroom 2 features a King Bed, HDTV, and Shower/Tub combo

                Bedroom 2 features a King Bed, HDTV, and Shower/Tub combo

              • Bedroom 4 features a King Bed and an extra-large Bathroom with a Steam Shower

                Bedroom 4 features a King Bed and an extra-large Bathroom with a Steam Shower

              • The Guest House also features a kitchenette, HDTV, and Blu-ray player

                The Guest House also features a kitchenette, HDTV, and Blu-ray player

              • Arrive through vineyards to the estate, perched atop the nearby hill

                Arrive through vineyards to the estate, perched atop the nearby hill

              • Ample private parking, but the host gets one of 3.5 garage
stalls on the right

                Ample private parking, but the host gets one of 3.5 garage stalls on the right

              • Enjoy a beautiful sunset to end a perfect day

                Enjoy a beautiful sunset to end a perfect day

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 30, 2014

              $1,750 - $2,150 per night (USD)
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              Sleeps 12

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