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70 Secluded Acres, Maximum Privacy & Maximum Views, Halcyon Days Await

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60 foot vanishing edge pool, wisteria tunnel at entry of 12' tall french doors

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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CONCIEREGE: We have a full-time concierge on staff with a profound working knowledge of the diverse activities at offer in the Wine Country. Formerly General Manager of a 5-star boutique hotel in the Sonoma area, Nicole's forte may be her in-depth knowledge of all the wineries, private as well as public, in the 2 county area. Let her organize tour and tasting itineraries for your group at award-winning private wineries not open to the public including transportation and informative talks from owners or winemakers. She can arrange en situ private pours/tastings by some of the county's best winemakers or private chef presentations / meals with wine country pairings right at our property. Or maybe you want to know the best choice for hot air balloon trips or where to zipline through the redwoods, ensure the most informed visit possible to this multi-faceted agricultural area. If you can dream about, we can organize it for you; there is a fee for service.

A veritable nature preserve of 70 secluded acres on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma county line, this home 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 1200 sq ft Summit viewing/dining deck just behind the main house. Nature is just BIG up here. Every design choice has been made to improve one's 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 droop over the metal armature at the front of the house and roses abound in the side yard. A floral cutting garden and herb garden are established adjacent to the house and designed for resident guests' use during their stay.

Every one of the 7 bedrooms has its own bath. The media room can act as an 8th bedroom since it has it's own adjoining bath and can accommodate 3 twins and/or a King. The pool is 60 feet long and the surrounding deck exceeds 3000 sq ft with barbecue area and fire-pit. 8 person (known to hold more!) hot tub, bocce in the back yard, and a media room with 70' flat screen and surround sound. Extensive area for outdoor seating and dining including dining tables 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. a european trained interior designer, has used antique furnishings and finishes throughout. The refinement of the 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 the fire pit will be stacked, ready for your match to set them alight. The pool is truly chemical free with numerous in-water benches.

CHECK-IN is guaranteed by 4:00 p.m. and checkout is at 11:00 a.m. We do our very best to accommodate early check ins and late checkouts, but cannot make any guarantees until one week prior to arrival in case the house is occupied on your arrival or departure date.

EVENTS: We now have access to a 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; we have a 5 star event planner on staff. 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! A separate event fee, deposit and insurance will be required.

CORPORATE: 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 for either meetings or retreats.

LOACATION UNPARRALLED: 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. 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.
The house is located off of a mile and a half one lane winding, gravel and dirt road.

SLEEPING OPTIONS: We can convert the Media Room to become an 8th bedroom. A large space, yet this is not a traditional bedroom, does not have closets,or AC but has large ceiling fan and additional fans can be added. Does include full private bath. Has 3 twin beds with option for an additional king. When set up with optional king mattress, the majority of theater seating is eliminated, then this room no longer functions as a media room for other guests. Obviously accommodating a group of couples vs a group of singles a different set up. There are a variety of daybeds/trundles on property; fees can apply for additional guests, linens and or set ups, please inquire for full details.

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 our concierge can arrange (fees may apply):
Private chef for dinners on the pool deck in the living room or at the summit viewing deck.
Catering of any style or price point
Wine tastings
On site cooking classes
Team building culinary workshopsTours of local wineries
In residence facials, massage, yoga, etc.
Transportation
Additional accommodations
Restaurant recommendations / reservations
Daily cleaning
Stock the frig or run errands

Because we are a Design Company with diverse talents we offer truly one-of-a-kind options. We have a selection of vintage items for rent: furnishings and accessories of all sorts, a large collection of mix/match vintage china, flatware, and serve-ware are adding to these collections all the time. We can execute space planning and styling or even renderings as might be required.
A large selection of the furnishings, lighting, european bedding and antiques in the house can be ordered and/or customized for your private purchase. Let your imagination out to play with us...

Why VRBO

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
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • 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

  • Media Room: 3 twin/ single

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

  • Vie En Rose Suite: 1 king

    largest rm:king Can add twin beds w/ trundles. Up to 4 twins...moreless

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

    600 sq ft, 12' ceilings, private balcony, prvt bath...moreless

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

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

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

    70' flat screen with surround sound in Media room...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    accomodate 16 both at indoor table and at outdoor patio...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    all bedrooms ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in Master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant in floor heat. Even the floors of the showers are heated...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Italian linen sheets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    professional quality, 3 refrigerators, large capacity icemachine, dual fuel 48' professional range, 2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    3 total...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August 24-31st
Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,345

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,500 $2,765
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

September & October
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$21,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $3,071 Nightly


Rates are based on 15 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
$15,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,214 Nightly


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

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$21,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $3,071 Nightly


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
$11,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,586 Nightly


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
$2,955 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$21,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $3,071 Nightly


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

Winter 2016
Jan 3 - Feb 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,428 $1,969
Fri, Sat, Sun
$11,220

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,603 Nightly


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

Vday/Presidents Wknd
Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Fri, Sat, Sun
$21,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $3,071 Nightly


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

February 2016
Feb 16 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,428 $1,969
Fri, Sat, Sun
$11,220

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,603 Nightly


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

March 2016
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,660 $2,025
Fri, Sat, Sun
$12,305

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,758 Nightly


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

April 2016
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,825 $2,228
Fri, Sat, Sun
$12,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,800 Nightly


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

May 2016
May 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,285 $2,770
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$17,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,500 Nightly


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

June 2016
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$2,685 $2,959
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$19,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,786 Nightly


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

July-Oct 2016
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$21,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $3,071 Nightly


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

Nov pre Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 1 - Nov 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,285 $2,770
Fri, Sat, Sun
$17,050

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,436 Nightly


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

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,255

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

Nov Post Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,285 $2,770
Fri, Sat, Sun
$17,050

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,436 Nightly


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

December 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,647 $1,995
Fri, Sat, Sun
$12,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,743 Nightly


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

Xmas 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
2 night min stay
$3,255

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

December 2016 Pre NYE
Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,647

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

NYE
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$3,255

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $550 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Tax Rate 9%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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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 1/2 hour 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 surpriseD 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 region.

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 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.....Come kiss the stars.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Photos

  • 60 foot vanishing edge pool, wisteria tunnel at entry of 12' tall french doors

    60 foot vanishing edge pool, wisteria tunnel at entry of 12' tall french doors

  • 26 ft long outdoor sofa under retractable awning

    26 ft long outdoor sofa under retractable awning

  • Living room looking across pool to Mt St Helena beyond

    Living room looking across pool to Mt St Helena beyond

  • Dining table 9 ft extends to 14 ft.

    Dining table 9 ft extends to 14 ft.

  • Living room toward dining area and Carousel Suite beyond

    Living room toward dining area and Carousel Suite beyond

  • Medai room, has 3 twin beds and optional king

    Medai room, has 3 twin beds and optional king

  • Carousel Suite with 12' high window wall

    Carousel Suite with 12' high window wall

  • Jardin Bath

    Jardin Bath

  • Bath at Doris Day Suite

    Bath at Doris Day Suite

  • Penthouse 640 sq ft with private balcony overlook

    Penthouse 640 sq ft with private balcony overlook

  • Summit viewing deck

    Summit viewing deck

  • Bride Whitney getting ready in Carousel Suite. Photo credit-Caitlin O’Reilly

    Bride Whitney getting ready in Carousel Suite. Photo credit-Caitlin O’Reilly

  • Front of The Ranch Above at twilight

    Front of The Ranch Above at twilight

  • pool deck with fire-pit,  26' awning and sofa, antique french wrought iron chair

    pool deck with fire-pit, 26' awning and sofa, antique french wrought iron chair

  • Living room with 5 sofas and much more

    Living room with 5 sofas and much more

  • Commercial Kitchen: 3 refers, 2 dishwashers, 4' prof range

    Commercial Kitchen: 3 refers, 2 dishwashers, 4' prof range

  • View from living room at sunset

    View from living room at sunset

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

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

  • Jardin Suite opens to flower and herb garden

    Jardin Suite opens to flower and herb garden

  • Doris Day Suite

    Doris Day Suite

  • Ghost of Mississippi Suite

    Ghost of Mississippi Suite

  • Penthouse bath

    Penthouse bath

  • Intimate wedding on the Summit Deck. Photo credit-Caitlin O’Reilly

    Intimate wedding on the Summit Deck. Photo credit-Caitlin O’Reilly

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  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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