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Grand Estate in Wine Country!

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Upstairs Speakeasy with bar, poker table, pool table, 60' TV, fireplace, and loads of history!

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Take a step back to the roaring 20s and prohibition 30s. This impeccably maintained grand estate, built in 1917 as a summer retreat for the SF Rand family, has a storied past including use as a Speakeasy during prohibition (secret staircase behind the bar and all!). Just a beautiful 10 minute scenic drive from the quaint wine country village of Glen Ellen with its world class wineries and restaurants, Crane House is perfectly situated high on a hill with sweeping valley and mountain views. Within view of the home and a few minutes drive are the new Weill concert hall with its rich venue of world class symphonic and other musical performances, and the just opened Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest.

Crane House is the perfect place to host friend and family reunions or multi-family get-togethers. The home has several separate sitting, playing and gathering areas providing ample space for larger groups to spend time together or enjoy a few minutes of alone time. Children are welcome and can even have their own separate space to sleep and play.

Each bedroom includes a brand new king (1) or queen (4) Serta Perfect Sleeper bed with luxury bedding, and has its own adjacent bathroom, as well as private access to the outdoor living areas. Personal Keurig coffee makers and a complimentary sampling of coffees and teas are provided.

The living room comfortably accommodates 8-10 guests in front of its oversized fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves - not to mention the beautiful valley and mountain views from the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.

The upstairs speakeasy is where the real fun begins. Guests will gather at the bar, enjoy a friendly game of poker or pool, play Scrabble or pass the time with a challenging puzzle, or sit in front of a fire watching football or a good movie. The 175 x 104 inch sectional sofa can comfortably seat the whole gang!

Crane House is equipped with state-of-the-art home theater and whole-house zoned Sonos sound system - so bring your smartphone or tablet, download the free Sonos app, and have the music you love at your fingertips and in your control, in each room and each outdoor living area.

While nearly everything in the home is new, furnishings have been lovingly selected to both fit the period and style of the home and provide our guests with all the comforts of a modern home.

A beautiful new pool and pool house with outdoor kitchen, eating, and sitting areas will be completed by summer 2014.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • Bed and Bath Configuration: Main House/First Floor, 1 King with Private Bath, 1 Queen with Private Bath, 2 Queens with private toilet and shared bath, 1 Single with private bath. There is also a guest house which is included in rate but not listed on site. (If used, additional cleaning fee of $65 may apply) Photos available upon request. 1 Queen Suite with shared bath and coffee center, 4 Bunkbeds (150-160 pound max) with shared bath. The Pool is scheduled to be completed April 30th 2014. (Photos to Follow)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Holiday rates apply during the major holidays - Christmas, New Years, July 4, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A large library of good books in a 100 year old built-in, glass door bookcase in the living room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Two Blu Ray DVD players....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Like no other you are likely to find anywhere. This game room was a Speakeasy during Prohibition and retains all the charm of that by-gone era. The perfect place for a family or group of friends....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, board games, puzzles, pool table, poker table....moreless

  • Music Library:

    An eclectic selection of pre-set Pandora stations plus a wide selection of Internet radio stations covering all genres. Play your own music very easily....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with Genie satellite boxes...moreless

  • Stereo:

    State of the art Sonos sound system throughout house and outdoor areas. Download a free app and play your own music or enjoy the pre-set Pandora stations and a wide selection of Internet radio....moreless

  • Television:

    Four flat panel TV's, including 60 inch in Speakeasy sitting area....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Fifty movies and documentaries on DVD....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Unobstructed panoramic views of valley, coastal mountains, and city lights....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen seats 4. Formal dining room seats 12 at table. Wood burning fireplace in dining room. Gorgeous panoramic views from dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three zone central a/c...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas clothes dryer available....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Three fully functional wood burning fireplaces; firewood provided....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car garage available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Three zone central forced air heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hughes Net wireless Internet, fastest available connection speed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens and bedding provided for all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room comfortably seats 8-10 adults. Oversize wood burning fireplace. Well stocked library. Panoramic valley views....moreless

  • Parking:

    More off street parking than you can use, all behind a security gate....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    High quality Hotel Collection towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency front load washing machine available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked gourmet kitchen large enough for group food prep and cooking....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double wall ovens...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    Public course within 10 minutes (same location as tennis courts.)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fully plumbed propane grill provided. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts within 10 minutes....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Solar Heated during the summer and early Fall. (May to October). Propane heat available during winter months for additional fee. Sorry - No hot tub....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,550
$9,500
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,750
High Season 2015
May 26 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,550
$9,500
Labour Day 2015
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,750
High Season 2015
Sep 8 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,550
$9,500
Extended Stay
Oct 8 - Oct 8, 2015
1 night min stay

$1,550
flat fee
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,950
Christmas 2015
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,950
New Years
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,950
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,100
$6,500 $25,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $455 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Guest House Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Pool heat $350 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I am a 17 year resident of Sonoma County and an emergency medical services business owner providing services throughout the U.S. I grew up in rural Iowa and lived an worked for 20 years at my alma mater, the University of Iowa in Iowa City, before making my way to the West Coast with interim stops in Texas and Colorado. I have four children and five grandchildren, all on the West Coast and most of them living right here in Sonoma County. We use Crane Estate ourselves for family get-togethers since it has much better spaces for our large group than my own home!

Why the Owner Chose Glen Ellen:
I love old homes, especially homes with stories, which is certainly the case with Crane Estate. While I couldn't justify owning such an expansive home just for my own personal use, I could justify sparing no expense to make it an ideal property for families and groups of friends, including but not only my own, to use for special occasions. I have hosted my own annual gathering of close high school friends at Crane House as well as family holiday gatherings and it is everything I hoped it would be. I now want to make this special experience available to you and your friends and/or families.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Crane Estate is located in the beautiful Glen Ellen area - a spectacular 10 minute drive through some the most gorgeous wine country you will encounter anywhere. We are minutes from world class wine tasting - or we can arrange a wine tasting experience at the house. If music is interesting to you, Crane Estate sits directly above and just a few minutes drive from the new Weill Symphony Hall built as a virtually exact replica of the Boston Symphony's Tanglewood. Go to www.gmc.sonoma.edu to check out their world class event schedule. If you enjoy a wager now and then, the new Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest, is also within the Crane House panoramic valley view and just a few minutes drive. Within a short drive of Crane House are a wide range of activities - golf, tennis, horseback riding, wine tasting, music, gambling, the stunning Northern California coastline, some of the world's best restaurants - but it is also a home you might not want to leave. We offer full concierge services to support either or both choices - limousine, wine tours, dinner reservations, catering, private chef, child care, food shopping and more. Our goal is that you will love your experience at Crane House so much that you will be looking forward to your next visit as you are driving out the gate to head home from this one.


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  • Upstairs Speakeasy with bar, poker table, pool table, 60' TV, fireplace, and loads of history!

    Upstairs Speakeasy with bar, poker table, pool table, 60' TV, fireplace, and loads of history!

  • Master Bedroom: King Bed with private bath and dressing room. Opens to pool.

    Master Bedroom: King Bed with private bath and dressing room. Opens to pool.

  • Keurig coffee and complimentary selection of coffees and teas

    Keurig coffee and complimentary selection of coffees and teas

  • Bedroom#2: Queen bed with spa robes in every bedroom.

    Bedroom#2: Queen bed with spa robes in every bedroom.

  • Heated pool just completed - with wifi and great sound to enjoy your own music.

    Heated pool just completed - with wifi and great sound to enjoy your own music.

  • Bathroom #4: (Second Floor) adjacent to daybed.

    Bathroom #4: (Second Floor) adjacent to daybed.

  • Bath #4

    Bath #4

  • Kitchen - double oven, gourmet gas cooktop

    Kitchen - double oven, gourmet gas cooktop

  • Speakeasy on 2nd Floor: 60' flat screen TV and high end audio system

    Speakeasy on 2nd Floor: 60' flat screen TV and high end audio system

  • Perfect perch to enjoy the sunset together

    Perfect perch to enjoy the sunset together

  • Guest House: Bunk Room with 4 Bunk Beds. (160-175lbs max per)

    Guest House: Bunk Room with 4 Bunk Beds. (160-175lbs max per)

  • Front Entrance/Portico

    Front Entrance/Portico

  • Living Room with oversize wood burning fireplace

    Living Room with oversize wood burning fireplace

  • Master Bedroom: french doors to  rose garden and pool

    Master Bedroom: french doors to rose garden and pool

  • Master Bath with Walk In Dressing Rooms

    Master Bath with Walk In Dressing Rooms

  • Bath #2: Located between bedrooms #2 and #3.

    Bath #2: Located between bedrooms #2 and #3.

  • Bedroom #3: Queen w private toilet/sink. Shares Bath #2 or Bath #4 (2nd flr)

    Bedroom #3: Queen w private toilet/sink. Shares Bath #2 or Bath #4 (2nd flr)

  • Bedroom #4: Queen bed with private bath. Off Kitchen

    Bedroom #4: Queen bed with private bath. Off Kitchen

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining room: table seats up to 12

    Dining room: table seats up to 12

  • Upstairs Speakeasy - secret stairs behind bar

    Upstairs Speakeasy - secret stairs behind bar

  • Guest House: Queen Suite

    Guest House: Queen Suite

  • Guest House: Bath between Queen Suite and Bunk Room

    Guest House: Bath between Queen Suite and Bunk Room

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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