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Star West :: Meditate, Bask in the Quiet, Relax!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two attached retreats- 2BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA with gorgeous outdoor entertaining

Star West Ranch, with three main living areas, located in the Sonoma Mountain foothills, offering 33 acres of picturesque hiking trails along the Sonoma Creek. Spectacular views, unique high end furnishings, serene patois and gardens and outdoor BBQ.

Red Star Retreat an open spacious 30'x30' great room with kitchen,queen bed, double bed sleeping area . Also included is Sky King Romance suite with its breathtaking view and separate outdoor staircase entrance. The beautiful bedroom has a king size bed, single and luxury bathroom area with soaking tub.

HiHo Silver suites is an airy and artistic home with 2 separate bedrooms, luxury tiled bathroom with shower, living & dining room, full kitchen and private veranda.

The expansive outdoor garden patio area with out door kitchen also offers hilltop views and fresh, out-door, seasonal sleeping cabanas with two beds

Wi-Fi, TV and Luxury linens throughout.

Celebrate beauty and find relaxation at our retreat in the hills! Many special services available including massage, picnic lunches, romantic dinners, and winery tours. Visit our website for more photos, information and rates.

TOT Certificate # 1456N

More Details

Susan Westerbeke
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Susan Westerbeke

Local gal to the San Francisco Bay Area. Grew up in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma. Love to travel and collect special architectural details to decorate my home with.

Susan Westerbeke purchased this chateau / country house in 1930

Why Susan Westerbeke chose Sonoma

This property has been in my family since the 1930s. My Grandmother bought the property before there were even paved roads to it, only dirt. Since then I have transformed it into something quite remarkable that you can enjoy.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

My husband, as contractor and construction, and I, as designer, worked as a team to design, build and decorate this beautiful home. It is interiorly decorated and exteriorly landscaped with a passion for the eclectic all which I personally have done. My amazing husband is also a fine woodworker and built the kitchen cabinets, and most if not all of the furniture throughout. It really is a one of a kind!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so happy here and we enjoyed everything about it!!! You have done a fabulous job decorating and landscaping. Every detail was perfect. Thank you for everything!! Take Care!
Sep 2010
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Sonoma Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Red Star Retreat - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Sky Romance Suite Clawfoot Tub/Shower Combo - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Silver Star Suites - toilet , shower
  • Sky Romance Suite - Tub/Shower. Red Star Retreat - Steam Shower. Silver Star Suites - Shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sky Romance King Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Single daybed optional.
    Silver Star Suite 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Single up in pull-down ladder loft, extra sleeping area.
    Red Star Great Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen & Single tucked in corner of living area.
    Silver Star Suite 2 - 1 queen
    Outdoor Sleeping Canopies - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , For sleeping in warm weather during summer or lounging.
  • Sky Romance Suite - King & Single. Red Star Retreat Great Room - Queen with Optional Singles. Silver Star Suites - 2 Singles, Double & Queen, Loft with Single. Outside Cabanas - Double/Queen & Single.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
If available, I like to welcome my guests with select items that enhance their stay in the wine country. Sometimes that may include a drink and snack upon arrival or fresh flowers on the table. Little things that make it special!


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Star West :: Meditate, Bask in the Quiet, Relax!
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 30 reviews
Chicago, IL

Perfect for large group

  • 5 of 5

Star West ranch was the perfect place for our group of 12 women. With three separate sleeping areas and two kitchens, there was plenty of space for privacy and enough beds for everyone to be comfortable. The outdoor area has views of the hills and feels very secluded- like you're in your own getaway. Susan left bubbly and snacks for us when we arrived, and was always quick to answer questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for our group of 11 women! Susan was great, meeting us at our convenience to show us around - she even had cold champagne and snacks for us! The home and surroundings are beautiful. We enjoyed cooking in the gourmet kitchen (great coffee was provided along with plenty of kitchen equipment), spending time outside in the large outdoor living space and even utilizing the hiking trails. We felt like we were up in the mountains, but we're just an easy few minutes from the Sonoma square. We definitely recommend staying here and hope to all come back ourselves for another get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful ladies' weekend at Star West Ranch. The house itself is incredible, and we dubbed it the "goddess" house because of all the wonderful "goddesses" decorating the space. The way the house is laid out ensures lots of personal space as well as wonderful communal dining and hanging out spaces! The outdoors are amazing! We made use of the outdoor shower, grill, and dining areas! The hostess was incredibly accommodating both before our visit and during our stay. Highly recommended, and would love to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great girls weekend enjoying the property! So much so that we passed on wine tasting our first afternoon just so we could relax at this charming, eclectic hideaway 10minutes west of downtown Sonoma. We slept and entertained ten people very easily. Added bonus, the hostess was incredibly accommodating. Can't recommend this property highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my groomsmen had a fun, relaxing and just plain awesome pre-wedding time at Star West! Highly recommended for groups. Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. It is hard to describe, there were 9 in our party and we were all taken in by the pictures but the pictures did not do it justice. Everywhere you look there is something new to discover. Lots of places to relax and read. Lots of places to socialize. And we also had an amazing dinner at the property carered by the owner of the property. Wonderful weekend!

Toni T.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun having you! I'm glad you enjoyed your special dinner, you were all great guests.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charles Schultz - Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
El Verano, Ca
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sonoma, Ca
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Picaso (Mexican), Sonoma Ca
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Point Reyes
Car: recommended

Located in beautiful Sonoma Valley. Star West Ranch is a colorful and vibrant unique shangri la where hills are covered in wine grapes, majestic oaks, and rolling green and gold hills. Many wineries nearby forested state parks, hiking trails and riding stables.

Entire house for rent for 8 people or more or can be divided into 3 separate living spaces for 2-5 people each. Filled with artistically handcrafted furniture and antiques with gourmet kitchens and luxurious baths.

Only 5 minutes from the quaint country downtown and Sonoma Square which offers shops, restaurants and historic points of interest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $600

I require my terms and conditions signed before renting.
$1195 is based on 8 people/night. Additional people is $150/person/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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