VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Modern Home with Views up the Valley of the Moon

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 07/16/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sonoma house description

Enjoy exclusive Michael Drive, the 'Upper West Side' of Sonoma. The property backs to an old hand stacked, moss covered rock wall adjacent to Hanzell Winery natural forest. Once you are in the drive way you will begin to feel tucked in amongst the oaks, manzanita and madrone trees, with a sense of privacy and quite you will certainly enjoy. It becomes complete once you are in the house looking out from any window or on the deck from any vantage point.
This beautiful custom home is conveniently located only two miles from the Sonoma Plaza, but up this hill you have all the quite and serenity one could want in the Sonoma wine country. This new mid-century modern 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits looking to the NW, with ever changing afternoon sunsets. Spend time on the deck sipping your new wine discoveries and fine regional artisan cheeses as you look up the Valley of the Moon flanked by Sonoma Mountain on one side and the famous Monte Rossa Vineyard on the other.
You can cook in the designer kitchen and eat inside at the large square hammer copper dining table that so comfortably seats eight in leather arm chairs. Or you can BBQ and ten can comfortably eat on the teak table right outside the kitchen. Enjoy this cook’s home with all the cooking gear you will want...assuming you are not out dining at one of the great restaurants in the region. Sonoma is home to great chefs and famous restaurants. We are also pleasantly close to other food centric places including Glen Ellen (15 minutes), Napa (25 minutes), Tiburon or Sausalito (35 minutes) , or across the Golden Gate into San Francisco or via the Richmond Bridge to Berkeley (45 minutes).
If you are like most people we know you will often gather in the kitchen, but the living room is also very comfortable with a new large HD TV, a gas fire place, and plenty of seating—easily rearranged to fit the size of your group.
In the master bedroom awaken in the Cal-King bed looking out the large glass doors and windows to the private deck cradled by oaks. The master suite and deck allows you to totally get away from everyone and everything, with its comfortable couch for reading and watching a flat screen TV and adirondack chairs for lounging on the oak shaded deck. The master bath has a large shower surrounded by windows looking out to the deck, hot tub, old rock wall and forest; and a glass door leading to the teak hot tub on the deck—all wonderfully exposed to nature, with the deer, squirrels, migratory birds, soaring hawks, and the occasional fox or crop of wild turkeys. And you can sunbath by the hot tub in the afternoons to get a little color.
Two other bedrooms comfortably sleep two each, one on an incredibly comfortable queen bed, desk and large flat screen TV, and the other with a twin trundle. They share a bathroom. There is also a blow up queen bed if you have a seventh or eighth person—you can throw it down at night in the living room and lightly take it away in the mornings.
You are conveniently close to amenities you may find important including Sonoma Market and Whole Foods, a handful of fine local bakeries and premium wine stores, all favorites with local foodies. Starbucks, Peet's and the local coffee favorites, along with pharmacies, gas stations, dry cleaners and all the other helps to daily life are all close by.
July is our warmest and driest month—on average of course. Temperatures typically range from the high 80s during the day to the low 50s at night. And even on the hottest days you receive the evening winds up from the San Francisco Bay that cool you off around 6 or 7 PM every day. This breeze makes for lovely evenings on the deck.
There is much to do in Sonoma all the time, and July is no exception. The July “must do” event is the parade on the 4th as it loops around the Plaza—right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Go early, take chairs, water and stake out some space. Bring lunch and some wine to have a picnic on the Plaza later.
In the region there is a never ending list of things to do and see, including the Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London Park (Glen Ellen), and live weekend entertainment with food and libations in many pleasant nearby locations.
And of course, if you need to stay connected we have wi-fi. Cell reception is good here.
Let us know your interests and we will help you find what you want to see and do. There are so many options you can tailor your time to your wishes. Come enjoy Sonoma…and stay on the Upper West Side.
Your hosts,
Claudia and Kevin Carruth

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Either inside around a unique copper table or al-fresco at the deck....moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Walker on the deck to sweat it overlooking the Valley!...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Fireplace
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Living Room


              • Video Library:

                More than 50 films from the best of the Sonoma International Film Festival: documentaries, indies, foreign......moreless

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


              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Bicycles


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Two-minute drive to the Sonoma Historic Plaza one of the most beautiful downtown areas... shopping, cinema, restaurants (French, Italian, Mexican, Contemporary American) and of course, tasting rooms! ...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    The most breathtaking view of the Valley of the Moon (west of Sonoma) with lines of grapes on nearby hills. ...moreless


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Photography
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Festivals
                  • Churches
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking


                  Write a review 5
                  from 1 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $650 $700
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Cleaning $70
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

                  This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                  Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.

                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Last updated: 07/16/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Larkspur to SAn Francisco
                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Caltrain - Sacramento or San Francisco
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Stinson Beach
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The girl and the fig
                  300 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Tahoe
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sonoma Golf Club
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Rancho Viejo - Mexican

                  Car: Recommended

                  30 min walk or 2 min drive to Sonoma Square. World Class Restaurants, Winetasting, Wonderful boutique shopping downtown Sonoma Square and Napa Outlet Stores, golf and world class spa.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  Why the Owner Chose Sonoma:
                  The only house in this private street filled with nature, deer, with expanding views. We completely remodeled it in the mid-century/contemporary style, allowing the outside to come in through EVERY window.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Deck feels 'at the top of the world', open floor plan with very spacious master bedroom, complete surround by nature yet access to supermarket, restaurants, town just 'down the hill'. House was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle Home&Garden section: Note: it was staged for photos, we hadn't moved back. And how about a night dip in the Jacuzzi with a glass of wine, listing to your favorite tunes, overlooking the valley and the stars... quite nice!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, portuguese, spanish, english


                  VRBO #584217

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

                  $650 - $700 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Book It

                  Detailed Price

                  Email owner
                  Speaks: french, portuguese, spanish, english
                  This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                  Get it now


                  Share this property

                  Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Enter a subject for your email.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

                  Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.