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Location. Location. Location. La Prenda Vineyards Victorian - a large, well appointed 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath vacation home - is the centerpiece of the working ranch from which Ned Hill, one of the region’s most prominent vineyard managers, guides more than 800 acres of the region’s finest grapes. Magnificent century old redwood trees compliment the impressive stature of the soaring two-story Victorian, backed by vineyards and ranch operations. Located at the gateway to Sonoma Valley, the ranch is just minutes from historic Sonoma Plaza, hundreds of Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries, dozens of restaurants, historic sites, hiking trails, bike paths, spas, galleries, shops and event facilities.
Step into this stately sanctuary and make yourself at home! Settle into comfy furnishings in front of a blazing fire in the first floor living room. Whip up a gourmet meal in the spacious kitchen; enjoy a formal dinner at the large dining table, or informal meal in the kitchen’s breakfast room. Play games or watch movies in the family room, complete with a large flat screen television, full sofa bed, and wood-burning stove.
The well equipped kitchen, with granite counter tops, central island, and new stainless steel appliances, provides plenty of work space for family and friends who cook together, as well as professionals. Invite a private chef in – and plan an intimate dinner.
A spacious veranda wraps around the front of the house, and a back porch and lawn provide ample space for outdoor dining. The hot tub is located just off the back porch. The expansive handcrafted picnic table seats 12.
The first floor’s 1000 square foot master suite features a sitting area with fireplace, cal king bed and huge marble bath with tiled floors.
Hardwood floors flow throughout the remainder of the first floor, while carpeting softens the upstairs bedrooms. A second master with cal king bed, rich wood furnishings and in suite bath is located on the second floor. Two separate queen bedrooms share a tiled bath. A hide-a-bed loveseat in the king provides space for an additional child or adult, along with the family room sofa bed, The Victorian comfortably sleeps up to 11 people. There are also additional folding beds available if the crowd is extra large! (twin sizes)
STOCKING UP Stocking up on food and wine in Sonoma is a pleasure with numerous gourmet indulgences, grocery stores, wine shops and wineries so nearby. Broadway Market, just one mile north of The Victorian, carries basic supplies, has an excellent meat department and great sandwiches for take out. Whole Foods, Sonoma Market, and Safeway, just a few minutes away, are near Sonoma Plaza on West Napa Street. A number of wine shops and tasting rooms are located on and around Sonoma Plaza. Sonoma’s Best at the junction of East Napa St. and Eighth St. East, features gourmet take out and a lovely patio for breakfast and lunch. The Farmer’s Market operates seasonally on Tuesday evenings in Sonoma Plaza and year round at Depot Park on Friday mornings. La Prenda Vineyards boasts its own fig, pear and apple trees, as well as vegetable gardens. Ned and Erika Hill are pleased to share the freshest of seasonal fruits and vegetables with guests. Taking in the Flavors of the Wine Country Located in the heart of The Carneros appellation, La Prenda is centrally located for visits to Carneros, Sonoma and Napa wineries. More than twenty wineries are within a 10-minute drive. Dozens are less than a half hour away. Renowned restaurants featuring international cuisine and fresh local products are abundant, many within a five-minute drive. A rich collection of spas, galleries, antique stores and specialty shops are close at hand. Unique regional offerings include Cornerstone and Di Rosa Preserve. Cornerstone Gardens, on Hwy 121 just south of The Victorian is an exciting center with shops, a restaurant, incredible gardens created by world-renowned garden designers, and an event center which hosts weddings and celebrations. Di Rosa Preserve – just across Hwy 12 from Domaine Carneros, features an outstanding collection of California contemporary art. Numerous nearby hiking trails offer a close up look at the beautiful natural terrain and native habitat. Local bike shops and tour companies offer rentals and tours. For wine touring and tasting without worry of designating a driver choose from a number of locally based tour and limousine companies. Rest assured that with a notable grape grower as your host you will enjoy the privilege of having the best insiders information at your fingertips, an excellent vintage crafted from the grapes he grows, and a personal half hour complimentary vineyard tour conducted by Ned, schedule permitting. Ned Hill grew up in the grapegrowing business. His parents, Steve and Gwen Hill, own Parmelee-Hill Wines and Vineyards. Their fifty-acre vineyard is located on Sperring Road, west of the Victorian off of Arnold Drive. Wines can be purchased at http://www.sonomasyrah.com/
A FIT FOR YOUR GROUP?
If your plans to visit the wine country include gathering in a well appointed, upscale, spacious and conveniently located home, whether in town for a special event, wedding, milestone celebration, or simply a vacation, La Prenda Vineyards Victorian is certain to be a perfect fit.
This is a perfect home for family get togethers. Plenty of grass for games and play, blacktop driveway is great for kid's bikes or scooters, and a train table with an assortment of activities and small toys is waiting for your children! ...moreless
This bedroom also features a single convertible sofa...moreless
Bedroom 4: 1 queen
This bedroom is spacious and has ample of floor space...moreless
Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon
The room is extremely spacious, 2 fold out beds available...moreless
All bedrooms are very spacious and have ample storage. The downstairs master features 2 large walk in closets and two water closets. Both the upstairs and downstairs masters have an in suite bath. The upstairs master also features a loveseat with a pullout bed.
The back porch has a comfy, full size sofa bed. The room can easily be made more private using the two room dividing screens we've supplied for your use.
Two separate upstairs bedrooms are set up with Queen beds.
We've also supplied guests with two additional folding beds that can be used where needed....moreless
3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 4: toilet
The downstairs powder room is private yet convenient...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
The spacious upstairs king suite features a tub/shower ...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub
Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, two vanities, two water closets...moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
The shared bath serves the two queen rooms, with tub/shower...moreless
The downstairs master suite's bath features a jacuzzi tub, walk in tiled shower, two vanities, and two water closets, providing ample space for the lucky couple, along with both intimate and private spaces. It is located on the first floor and is very accessible....moreless
La Prenda Vineyards Victorian, the centerpiece of La Prenda Vineyards Management company, is rural, yet just three miles from historic Sonoma Plaza. More than 20 wineries are 5 minutes away. Event sites are nearby and plentiful. ...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Three large, flat screen TV's throughout the house....moreless
Train Table and small toys are inside, various balls for outdoor play as well....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
The elegant formal dining room, accented by a crystal chandelier, seats 8-12 comfortably. It includes a wet bar and has large windows looking out on the garden....moreless
Spring/Summer/Harvest/Winter Apr 24 - Apr 24, 2016 3 night min stay
$695 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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
Cleaning Fee$325 + tax
Pet Fee$150 + tax
HOLIDAYS: 4 night minimum, Inquire about pricing
50% IS DUE TO BOOK DATES
50% IS DUE 60 PRIOR TO START OF RENTAL PERIOD
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La Prenda Vineyards Victorian sits in a park like setting just off Broadway, Hwy 12, at the Gateway to Sonoma Valley. It is the center piece of Ned and Erika Hill's vineyards and vineyard management company. The Victorian is conveniently located for arrival and departures and within five minutes of more than 20 Sonoma Carneros and Sonoma Valley wineries; just 10 minutes from Napa Carneros wineries. Restaurants, diners, markets and spas are less than 5 minutes away. Historic Sonoma Plaza is about a 5 minute drive. A perfectly located headquarters for your wine country explorations.
Year Purchased: 2014
About: Ned and Erika Hill own La Prenda Vineyards Management Company.
Why Sonoma: When Ned and Erika Hill purchased their ranch, complete with ranch buildings, their office, and vineyards, it came with a large beautiful victorian home at its heart. They can now share their wine country lifestyle with visitors who visit from around the world, offering the finest of accommodations along with the best insider's tips and insights anyone could ask for.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: The opportunity to enjoy a unique 1/2 hour tour of the properties vineyards and introduction to grape growing personally conducted by Ned Hill, schedule permitting. Ned oversees more than 800 acres of region's finest wine grapes.