|Space||5,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The perfect setting for a memorable family reunion, get away with friends, birthday and anniversary celebration, corporate retreat, artisan adventures, and unforgetable, intimate weddings. Weekly rentals are preferred, however call owner for other options. Owner is allowed one rental/week as per Monterey County Use Permit #286.
This private, historical estate encompasses 14 walkable acres in the heart of the Arroyo Seco Highlands looking out over the Arroyo Seco River Canyon and the Ventana Wilderness. Once the site of an early California health retreat and a stage stop the Estate sets the stage for an unforgetable get away. The entire property has been lovingly restored recently; including gourmet country kitchen, lush ornamental gardens, 55' pool and large open social areas, with several updated outdoor BBQ areas.
Located on a mesa above the Arroyo Seco River with magnificent views in every direction of the surrounding mountain wilderness. Guests are welcome to collect fresh eggs daily from our chickens. and harvest from the seasonal organic vegetable garden and numberous fruit trees. Kids will lovevbrunniing free on the large expanses of lawns, swinging on the swings and watching the wildlife at every turn. The front acreage is devoted to the organic vineyard, producing award winning wines, including Syrah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese and Grenache. A trout pond adds nutrients for our sustainable organic farming practices and fascinating wildlife viewing from the dock. Our wines are available for tasting and sales. Huge ancient oak stands among vast lawns and ornamental gardens will remind you of the history within these golden hills, quintessentially Californian. Teddy Roosevelt once stayed here, we're hoping you will too!
Available all year. Every season has it's beauty. Ask about Winter Rates. Owner is allowed one rental/week as per Monterey County Transient Use Permit #286.
Owners and staff available to help plan the event of a lifetime. Catering available.
For more pictures....bedroom layout....etc. visit us on our Facebook page: Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat & Winery
Keywords: Estate Retreat and Winery, Group rentals, Events
Vineyard and winery owner. Two daughters, both married with babies.
Ann Hougham purchased this house in 1998
Serendipity led me here and serendipity has held me as caretaker :-)
It's the most beautiful land I've ever encountered. I feel fortunate to be it's steward.
Mesa Del Sol is magnificent in it's majesty and peaceful solitude. I truly loved being there. I can't remember being in a place so full of awe. I was and still am truly captivated as I never had the opportunity to sit with a landscape so vast under a perfect sky where nothing really moved but the shadows and the wind. ..words cannot express the sense of space ... I will never forget the sky, the tress, the rocks and earth....the sound of waking birds and the winding river. I was transported and at peace.
I never wanted to leave Mesa Del Sol. I lord the big living room and perfect kitchen..the amazing lazy Susan table and the perfect swing. Before leaving I lingered to the last minute and before I left walked the grounds in silent wonder for a final look. Each tun I saw something I missed before. A chair, a sign, a rock formation, numerous small details. Everything so tasteful and comfortable in it' surrounding s. Please know you efforts have not gone unnoticed. We had a wonderful time. I am eternally grateful I found Mesa Del Sol and had the opportunity to meet you. You have created the perfect retreat.
Mesa Del Sol is magical. You could spend a whole weekend just relaxing on the property—swinging by the grassy lawn, taking a dip in the chilly pool and hot tub, feeding chickens, walking around the little pond, cooking and eating in one of the many outdoor kitchen spots, soaking up the views over the river and canyon... We did this, and also went up the road to Arroyo Seco for some river exploration and hikes. The sleeping space was great for our crew of 6 families. And the house is full of love—which you can see in the small touches of how each room is appointed. It's a special place!
If you are looking for a memorable destination full of beauty and fun, this is the spot. My husband and I were lucky enough to be married here a couple of weeks ago. We had about 20 of our closest family and friends up for the weekend to stay, and about 40 more guest came to join for the event. There was ample space and plenty of beauty to look at, even in the winter. The river was rushing, the trees changing, and ripened pomegranates for the picking! The house has everything you need-heat, space, storage, tools, and all of the comforts. Ann, the host, is extremely accommodating and thinks of everything! She was available to us but we didn't even need to ask for help-she set us up perfectly. I can't imagine a better place to be married or spend the weekend with loved ones. We will be returning!
My husband and I had our intimate wedding ceremony at Mesa Del Sol this summer. It was truly magical. The property exceeded our expectations. The grounds were beautiful and the houses were full of charm. The pool was the perfect hangout spot for our guests. The huge lazy Susan table was fun to share food and drink and the pond area was a hidden gem. Ann and her staff were very accommodating and the property had everything we needed for the event. We couldn't be happier with how everything went. Our friends and family were gushing with joy and compliments for the venue and experience. It couldn't have been better. Thank you so much for sharing your estate with us and giving us the most memorable time. We plan to return for a reunion!
20 of us spent our 33rd annual Ladies Weekend at Mesa Del Sol! It was a perfect place for the occasion. The grounds were immaculate, with many sitting areas scattered throughout the property to soak in a view, some shade or some outdoor cooking. The pool was refreshing, the spa overlooking the arroyo was fabulous and we had no issues with either. Sleeping 20 would have been tight without a few air beds as some of the beds are doubles as opposed to queens. There were plenty of extra blankets which came in handy. Lots to do including croquette and horseshoes. The Safari house was great! The time flew by even though we stayed on the property the whole time. Ann had a ramp installed for wheelchair access to the main house and it worked out just fine. Thanks Ann!
Our daughter and her fiance chose Mesa del Sol for a venue for their July 9 2016 wedding by viewing the photos and reading the description on VRBO. When we arrived there, we were stunned. Mesa del Sol was more beautiful than shown in the photos. The property was immaculate, surrounded with vineyards, green grass, shade trees and Provence Lavender bushes and provided much privacy for guests.. Gorgeous views of the mountains and the valley below complemented the well appointed, nicely furnished and fully equipped main building and cottages. The spacious outdoors, the 300 year old beautiful oak trees provided a back-drop for an enchanting and magical wedding experience. We loved it and would definitely consider going back there.
We were really excited to find this property. We spent Father's Day Weekend with our friends and their families here. There was so much room to roam and people could sleep seperately. We loved the Lazy Susan table! The pool was a little cold but I guess that's refreshing on a hot day. There was always something to be doing or seeing - or it was the perfect time for relaxing. No need to go anywhere but here if you're travelling. Excellent weekend and we can't wait to come back!
5 miles up Arroyo Seco Rd. is the Arroyo Seco Recreation Area with off road hiking and biking and lots of water fun. Wine Tasting opportunities near by abound (along with private wine tasting and vineyard tours at Mesa Del Sol).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
7 day rentals are $6,000 plus 10.5% tax. Summer season and holidays are held for 7 day rentals. Contact owner for other rental opportunities. Owner is bound by county permits to rent to one party per week. Winter rates available :)
50% deposit at time of booking the rest due at check in, $400 cleaning deposit and $100 dog deposit. Portion of deposit is nonrefundable...less than 60 days before visit entire deposit is nonrefundable.