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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 7 Bedrooms plus safari tent, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

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
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the buildings please, outside is fine....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    no sleeping in the beds or swimming in the pool or pond please!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 15-20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    sitting room with small couch...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 double

    Stone House bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Cowboy House Double in bedroom and single in living room...moreless

  • Safari Tent: 1 double

    On the Cliff. Cold in winter...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Play-n-Pak...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • incredible birding, stargazing, beautiful vegetable and ornamental gardens, awe-inspiring mountain and river vistas. Kids of all ages are find something to do here.....swings, chickens and trout to feed. Take your family and friends to a place where it's all right here....moreless


  • Stereo:

    outfitted with cable for Ipod's etc.....moreless

  • Television:

    Small token TV in livingroom.......moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Expansive views of the back side o Big Sur, with mountains up to 5,300' in view....moreless

  • Water View:

    ON the edge of a mesa looking over the Arroyo Seco River and the Ventana Wilderness...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    formal dining room (seats 10+) plus breakfast table in kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    But Line drying is recommended and so much more fun...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Lovely fireplace in the living room, propane "wood stoves" in master and Cowboy House ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    55'x20' outdoor unheated pool...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within the continental US...moreless

  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Satellite fed. Works well but not super fast...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Lots and lots...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    lots and lots...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    RV's are welcome Electrical but no sewer hookups...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phones don't work here........tune out and tune in to those around you!...texting thru wifi...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is available around most of the main property (not in the vineyard :-)...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    completely equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Pretty much everything you need for cooking...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Viking 6 burner range/oven and an electric oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Acres of lawns and landscaping with amazing views....10 acres of vineyard and a pond...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    55' x 20' unheated pool with changing rooms...moreless



from 50 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Airport (MRY)
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
Quail Lodge
40 Miles
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Laguna Seca Raceway
41 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carmel Beach

Car: Necessary

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).


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: Vineyard and winery owner. Two daughters, both married with babies.

Why Greenfield, CA, USA:
Serendipity led me here and serendipity has held me as caretaker :-)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's the most beautiful land I've ever encountered. I feel fortunate to be it's steward.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Arroyo Seco River View

    Arroyo Seco River View

  • Hot tub and more expansive views

    Hot tub and more expansive views

  • 55' X 22' Pool and fenced in enclosure

    55' X 22' Pool and fenced in enclosure

  • Great Room, Main House

    Great Room, Main House

  • Vineyard


  • Master bedroom sitting room

    Master bedroom sitting room

  • Single big house

    Single big house

  • Front bedroom big house

    Front bedroom big house

  • Cowboy house

    Cowboy house

  • Cowboy house bedroom

    Cowboy house bedroom

  • Ranch chickens :-)

    Ranch chickens :-)

  • Estate Power wagon

    Estate Power wagon

  • Main House

    Main House

  • Pool Area reflection

    Pool Area reflection

  • Large Country Kitchen, fully equipped

    Large Country Kitchen, fully equipped

  • 300 year old Oak trees and View (look for white chairs to get the scale)

    300 year old Oak trees and View (look for white chairs to get the scale)

  • Vineyard trout pond (sight seeing and feeding the fish only....sorry)

    Vineyard trout pond (sight seeing and feeding the fish only....sorry)

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Middle Bedroom big house

    Middle Bedroom big house

  • Single room

    Single room

  • Cowboy House living room

    Cowboy House living room

  • Stonehouse bedroom

    Stonehouse bedroom

  • Estate Wines and mistress

    Estate Wines and mistress

  • Come and let yourself go

    Come and let yourself go

VRBO #206557

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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