Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sonoma County at this private and elegantly modern 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home set on an acre of trees and gardens. Ideally located between Sebastopol and Healdsburg in the heart of 'The Golden Triangle,' you're surrounded by world-class wineries (and restaurants) inc. DeLoach, Kendall-Jackson, Rodney Strong, Korbel, Iron Horse and many more. Even the journey is a joy -- About 20 minutes southwest of Healdsburg, you'll wind your way down a country road lush with vineyards and apple orchards to a quiet country lane...serene yet minutes away from top-rated fine dining and shopping.
Ready-made for relaxation and rejuvenation! You will be treated to fantastic views of vineyards and rolling hills beyond through full-length windows and glass doors that run the entire length of the open living area onto the huge deck. You've landed in your own private wine-country paradise.
The gourmet kitchen, with it rich cherrywood cabinets has stainless steel appliances including a new Wolf gas range and oven, full-sized fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Windows on both sides make it a delightful place to prepare meals and a joy to cook in. The beautiful marble dining table is a pleasurable place to enjoy long meals with friends. Why not enjoy Sonoma's fresh local produce and gourmet fare and save money eating in!
The huge Master bedroom is outfit with a luxurious Tempurpedic KING bed - absolutely heavenly!!! This comfort and beyond:-) Surrounded by large high-end wood casement windows, you'll find the perfect spot to curl up with a book on the down chaise lounge. The room is finished off with plush carpet and elegant natural linen window coverings. You'll love the newly renovated en-suite bathroom with a fabulous walk-in shower and beautiful tile (You'll love the views, wow!).
The second bedroom (with brand new gorgeous king bed with a new Posturepedic mattress) looks out on the serenity of the trees The guest bath features sumptuous tile, lighting and fixtures, and, most importantly, a deep soaking tub.
The living room is cozy and stylish with ebonized hardwood floors, designer furnishings, tasteful appointments and a fireplace. The house also is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including flat-screen TV w/ HDMI in the living room and master bedroom, DVD/CD, and wireless internet access.
The deck is a true extension of the house and makes a perfect spot to enjoy wine and meals and watch the hot air balloons drift by. There is also a multi-jet hot-tub perfect for relaxation any time of the year.
The one-acre property is abundant with lavender and rosemary, birches, maples, redwoods, pines and firs, apple, plum, pear and persimmon trees, and hedges thick with blackberries. This is a wonderful base from which to explore the beauty of the Wine Country any time of the year! *PLease note - there is a minimum stay of 4 nights in summer and fall.
*Short drive to historic Healdsburg Town Square, Sebastopol, Graton, Forestville and wonderful boutiques, restaurants, antique shops, theaters, bistros, bakeries, farmer's markets, wine tasting rooms and more. It's about 25 minutes to the coastal highway of Hwy that offer side trips to Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Jenner.
*More than 60 wineries within 10 miles of the property in 3 world class wine growing regions: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley
*Local Driving Destinations & Airports: 30 minutes to Napa Valley (Calistoga); 20 minutes to Lake Sonoma; 40 minutes to Pacific Ocean; 15 minutes to River Rock Casino gambling; 65 miles to downtown San Francisco; 2 hrs. drive time from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports; 15 minutes to Sonoma County Airport, currently serving Los Angeles and Seattle via Horizon Air.
Local Wineries: We are truly located in Wine Country Central, an ideal starting point from which to explore dozens and dozens of renowned wineries. Joseph Swan and Martin Ray are within .25 mile with numerous within a 5-10 minute drive. We can't begin to list time all but some of our favorites are Gary Farrell, Rodney Strong, Ferrari-Carano, Arista, Hop Kiln, Lynmar Estates, DeLoach, Dutton Estates, Kendall-Jackson,La Crema, Murphy-Goode and Merry Edwards. 20 minutes to the delights of charming downtown Healdsburg, less than 15 to Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, a few miles to the Russian River .
The Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill and Alexander Valley wineries are all just a short drive through some of the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. The only hard part is choosing which ones to visit!
Restaurants: Sonoma County has become renowned not only for its wineries but also for its food known for using many of the local fine ingredients to produce many an award-winning dining experience.
Wonderful restaurants in Graton include Willowood Cafe and Underwood. Zazu is a farm to table restaurant in downtown . The Farmhouse Inn is just minutes away and serves first-class fare in an elegant turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Willy's Wine Bar is fun, you can order Wine 'Flights' for your own private wine tasting while sampling delicious tapas dishes to pair. Peter Lowell's in Sebastopol is one of our favorites for great savvy awesome food in a hip casual environment. Lunch on the patio at Coppola in Geyserville overlooking the estate is a special experience. You can reserve space at the pool there too!
Home to the Slow Food movement, the surrounding countryside is dotted with fresh produce stands like Andy's Produce, local dairies and cheese.
Explore the Farm Trail vendors where everything from fresh eggs and homemade
Local Towns to Explore: The house is ideally located to explore many of charming and picturesque towns that surround the entire region. Of course, the well-known village of Healdsburg is great fun, as picturesque as a Disney movie set. Built around a classic country town square, explore the many shops, boutiques and wine tasting rooms after a fine lunch or dinner in one of many gourmet restaurants.
Downtown Graton is little more than a block long but on it are 3 great restaurants including Willowood Cafe, Underwood Bar & Bistro and Mexico Lindo Restaurant, also Mr Ryder's which a great antique store. After lunch just walk over to the West Regional Trail for a walk or a bicycle ride through the oak trees, past vineyards and the apple cider vinegar plant.
About 15 minutes away on the Bohemian Highway, tucked into the redwoods, is the charming west-Sonoma town of Occidental. Home to one of our very favorite restaurants - Hazel, where two wood-fired ovens turn out truly inspired rustic Mediterranean cuisine and pizza. The little town also has Negri's, an old-fashioned authentic Italian restaurant, numerous cafes and charming antique stores.
The town of Point Reyes, where you can stop for lunch, browse the remarkable bookstore or visit Cowgirl Creamery for ice cream or fresh cheeses, is about an hour's drive from the house and borders the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. If you are into nature, hiking ar canoeing this is a must! Hiking trails meander along the estuaries, through forest and across gentle hills where cattle graze. The birdlife is abundant with hawks, egrets, and herons among other shore birds.
Keywords: Wine-Country, Relaxation, Vineyards, Gourmet, Modern