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Incomparable 70 Secluded Acres, Maximum Privacy & Maximum Views

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View across 65 ft vanishing edge pool at twilight

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

St. Helena farmhouse description

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A veritable nature preserve of 70 secluded acres on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma line, this has a breathtaking vanishing edge pool with views to Mount St Helena and beyond. 300 degree views of both the Sonoma and Napa valleys are seen from the Summit viewing/dining deck just behind the main house. Nature is just BIG up here. Every design choice has been made to to improve ones ability to sense and absorb the splendors of rural Sonoma county. We do our utmost to create the ultimate vacation environment, anticipating ones every need. The gardens at the house are at their beginning: wisteria will droop over the metal armature at the front of the house and roses will abound in the side yard.

Every one of the 7 bedrooms has its own bath, easily sleeps 16. The pool is 60 feet long and the surrounding deck exceeds 3000 sf with barbecue area and fire-pit. At the summit there is a 1200 sg ft viewing/dining deck with a 2nd fire-pit, separate prep kitchen and bathroom. 8 person (known to hold more!) hot tub in a high meadow clearing with open skies overhead to allow for optimal star gazing, etc…, bocce in the back yard and a media room with 70' flat screen, surround sound. Extensive area for outdoor seating and dining including dining tables for 18 both inside and out. The kitchen was designed for our chefs, thus professional quality: 10' island, 4' range, 3 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, options for state of the art cooking equipment, etc. The owner is an interior designer and has used antique furnishings and finishes throughout. The refinement of the interior design adds much to the overall experience and level of relaxation affordable at this awe-inspiring property.

Particulars: We have a caretaker who lives on a neighboring property, so unlike most VRBO rentals, you can be assured of better oversight and assistance; someone is almost always on call. There is firewood on the premises and all the fires will be stacked, ready for your match to set them alight. The pool is truly chemical free with numerous in-water benches. The size and scope of this property affords unique venue choices for wine tasting events, dinner parties for all celebrations, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, even hayrides to a private dinner on the Summit deck if you are in the mood!

Events: We now have access to nearby rural event facility or can help you locate a back-roads venue of choice. Ask us about any size or type of rural wine country event.

Corporate Retreats: We are uniquely well configured to provide both the mind expanding natural environment plus the required amenities and services to truly insure blue ocean level creativity.

Location, unique features: We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are actually rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb climate control. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout. The 70 acre ranch is located near the Napa/Sonoma county line and thus uniquely affords easy access and touring of both valleys. We are 15 minutes from the corner of Highway 12 and Calistoga Rd in the Sonoma Valley or just under 15 minutes from the center of St Helena in the Napa Valley. Traffic especially in Napa county, has become very problematic on weekends. With one 2 lane country road the only north/south option, traffic slows to a crawl from 10am to 7 pm in high season. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” thus avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic. We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 40 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, San Diego and LA.

Sleeping arrangements: The beds are all new and every bedroom has its own private bath. 7/8.5 bd/bath - 6 kings, 1 queen, 1 twin (3 twin beds).
There are a variety of daybeds throughout the property.

Culinary options galore: We are pleased to have a myriad offering of culinary and wine services for our guests. We are fortunate to have the renowned wine country chef John Ash and his staff managing our culinary offerings. Many believe John to be the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. The sky is the limit for culinary events or classes, winery tours or private tastings, or any scale of private dining or catering that John and his staff can arrange to meet your preferences.

Services we can arrange:
private chef for dinners on the pool deck in the living room or at the summit viewing deck
catering for large or small events
wine tastings, classes, or tours of local wineries
on site cooking classes
team building culinary workshops
daily cleaning
stock the frig or run errands
in residence facials, massage, yoga, etc.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

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

      Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

      • Carousel Suite: 1 king

        2 prs tub @ fireplace, adjoining shower in enclosed bathrm...moreless

      • Jardin Suite: 1 queen

        Opens directly onto cutting garden, Prvt bath...moreless

      • Doris Day Suite: 1 king

        Prvt bath, numerous chandeliers...moreless

      • Cajun Suite: 1 king

        soft lavender plaster walls, oriental carpet,Prvt bath...moreless

      • Aubusson Suite: 1 king

        Antique Vanity, Prvt bath, aubusson hand made carpet...moreless

      • Vie En Rose Suite: 1 king, 4 twin/ single

        largest rm:king + 2 trundle = 4 twins or 2 queen options...moreless

      • Penthouse: top flr guest house: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

        600 sq ft, 12' ceilings, private deck w/ hot tub, prvt bath...moreless

      • Media Room: 3 twin/ single

        prvt bath. can convert to 1 king. this is not a typical bdrm...moreless

      • each and every bedroom has its own ensuite private bath.

      Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Pantry Items
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Seating for 16 people

      Amenities

      • Babysitter
      • Fireplace
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Linens Provided
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Parking
      • Living Room
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Entertainment

      • Television
      • Satellite / Cable
      • DVD Player
      • Video Library
      • Stereo
      • Music Library
      • Books

      Communications

      • Internet
      • Telephone

      Pool & Spa

      • Private Pool
      • Hot Tub

      Outdoor Features

      • Outdoor Grill
      • Deck / Patio
      • Lawn / Garden

      Theme

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

      Location & View

      • Rural:

        located on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma County line . we are 15 minutes from the very center of either valley. with sweeping views of both counties below...moreless

      • Mountain View:

        located on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma County line . we are 15 minutes from the very center of either valley. with sweeping views of both counties below...moreless

      Activities

      • Churches
      • Mountain Biking
      • Tennis
      • Fitness Center
      • Medical Services
      • Massage Therapist
      • Laundromat
      • Hospital
      • Groceries
      • ATM/Bank
      • Hiking
      • Horseback Riding
      • Wildlife Viewing
      • Sight Seeing
      • Walking
      • Scenic Drives
      • Bird Watching
      • Live Theater
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Restaurants
      • Winery Tours
      • Antiquing
      • Rock Climbing
       

      Reviews

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      Rental basis: Per property
      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
      Summer thru harvest & HOLIDAYS
      Jun 1 - Oct 30, 2014
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Nov
      Oct 31 - Nov 23, 2014
      3 night min stay
      $1,889 $2,290
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $13,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Thanksgiving
      Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Dec
      Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
      2 night min stay
      $1,498 $1,820
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $10,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Christmas & New Years
      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Winter
      Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2015
      2 night min stay
      $1,290 $1,790
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $9,440

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      April
      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
      2 night min stay
      $1,510 $1,830
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $11,910

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      May
      May 1 - May 20, 2015
      3 night min stay
      $1,889 $2,290
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $13,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Memorial Day
      May 21 - May 25, 2015
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      May
      May 26 - May 31, 2015
      3 night min stay
      $1,889 $2,290
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $13,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Summer thru Harvest & HOLIDAYS
      Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      November
      Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2015
      3 night min stay
      $1,889 $2,290
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $13,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Thanksgiving
      Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      December
      Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2015
      2 night min stay
      $1,498 $1,820
      Fri, Sat, Sun
      $10,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

      Christmas & New Years
      Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
      4 night min stay
      $2,440 $2,690
      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
      $17,990

      Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


      Additional information about rental rates

      Fees and Rental Conditions:

      • Refund Security Deposit $3,000 + tax
      • Property Damage Protection $49
      • cleaning $550
      • Tax Rate 9%

      Notes:

      refunds past the 90 day balance due will be considered (less a 10% booking fee) if we can rerent the property to someone else


      Cancellation policy:

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


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      Last updated: 07/28/2014
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      Location

      15 Miles
      Nearest Airport
      Sonoma County/Santa Rosa

      Car: Necessary

      EXCEPTIONAL ACCESS TO BOTH COUNTIES / WINERIES. The elevated yet central location of this property affords maximum privacy yet easy access to not one but both Wine Country valleys. There are a bounty of boutique wineries in the immediate vicinity. We provide more info on wineries and vineyards at blairspangler.com. Traffic especially in Napa county has become very problematic on weekends. With one 2 lane country road the only north/south option, traffic slows to a crawl from 10am to 7 pm in high season. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” thus avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic.

      RURAL LOCATION: The drive up to the ranch is spectacular but curvy. The driveway is a gravel rd of one mile - all weather passable; i zip up it in my prius with ease. But it is wise to plan ahead as a run to the grocery store is a 1/2hour plus errand. We are happy to assist with stocking the house and/or arranging drivers etc. The caretaker is often available to run errands for a minor fee.

      WARM NIGHTS, UNIQUE WEATHER DUE TO ELEVATION: After purchasing this one-of-a-kind location, I was surprize to learn how unique the weather is here. We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are actually rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb insulation, climate control etc. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout which is so comfortable.

      We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 40 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, San Diego and LA.

       

      Owner info

      Year Purchased: 2012

      About the owner: I am interior designer trained in both the US and France. I totally gutted and rebuilt this farm house, making sure it retained the character of rural wine country living but included all the comforts of a brand new home. Because my background is specifically in hospitality design, I think you will find that I have done well to anticipate the guests' needs as they come to the house for profound rest and relaxation as well as to partake of the wonders of both the Sonoma and Napa wine country regions.

      Why the Owner Chose St. Helena:
      I have been an interior designer all my professional life and am honestly consumed by the creative process. That said, I am always striving to refine the environments I create. For me that refinement means bringing the beholder closer to nature and their own creative process - to both uplift the inhabitant with the level of aesthetic musicality I provide, but of equal import, to maximize one's sense of relaxation. In my experience a relaxed mind is a creative (or playful) mind. What could be better or more important to life on this planet? I am ever amazed by the splendor of this region and I hope to provide environments that make this fact more available and more deeply appreciable. Come meet the fox and bobcat and all their cohorts that roam on this ranch - may theY cause you to pause and rejoice in the wonder of life.

      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
      The sheer size of this property is its fundamental uniqueness and prowess. The views and sense of vastness afforded by its ridge-top location, above both the Napa and Sonoma valleys, fills one with a sense of the magic of this geography and the profundity of the time honored agricultural and culinary traditions thriving in the northern California wine country - (like no where else this side of the atlantic or pacific actually). Nature is all but undisturbed and thus busily flourishing. I have lived in numerous other areas of both Napa and Sonoma counties, but until I moved here in mid 2012, I had no idea such an undisturbed sense of the wild still existed in this part of the world. The wildlife is abundant and with that comes a sense of profound stillness encouraging one to truly disconnect from the pressures and pace of our everyday world. A place to 'get back to your roots' and consider what life is essentially about; where you have been and where you want to go. Halcyon days await.....


      Contact us

      Speaks: french, spanish, english

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      Photos

      • View across 65 ft vanishing edge pool at twilight

        View across 65 ft vanishing edge pool at twilight

      • living room with 5 pairs of10' tall french doors that open to pool deck

        living room with 5 pairs of10' tall french doors that open to pool deck

      • living room seats well over 20 with 5 couches and more

        living room seats well over 20 with 5 couches and more

      • View from living room at sunset

        View from living room at sunset

      • Remnant from French Merry-go-Round adorns bed in Carousel Suite

        Remnant from French Merry-go-Round adorns bed in Carousel Suite

      • view from tub are in Carousel Suite

        view from tub are in Carousel Suite

      • bedroom with adjoining bath

        bedroom with adjoining bath

      • View of the Classic Summit

        View of the Classic Summit

      • wildlife on property

        wildlife on property

      • Access to the best and most recherchez of wines, wineries and vineyards

        Access to the best and most recherchez of wines, wineries and vineyards

      • pool deck withfire-pit,  26' awning and sofa, antique french wrought iron chairs

        pool deck withfire-pit, 26' awning and sofa, antique french wrought iron chairs

      • Living room looking toward dining area and Carousel Suite beyond

        Living room looking toward dining area and Carousel Suite beyond

      • powder room with unusual antique sink

        powder room with unusual antique sink

      • 2-person tub at fireplace in Carousel Suite

        2-person tub at fireplace in Carousel Suite

      • Seating area in Carousel Suite

        Seating area in Carousel Suite

      • Bath with moroccan tile in Jardin Suite

        Bath with moroccan tile in Jardin Suite

      • antique vanity in Aubosson Suite

        antique vanity in Aubosson Suite

      • Summit dining deck in process.views of Sonoma to the left, Napa to the right....

        Summit dining deck in process.views of Sonoma to the left, Napa to the right....

      • Making memories of a lifetime

        Making memories of a lifetime

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      Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

      $1,290 - $2,690 per night (USD)
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      7 Bedroom / 8.5 Bathroom
      Sleeps 20

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