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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

More Details

Property Manager
Ann Hougham
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Ann Hougham

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

Ann Hougham purchased this house in 1998

Why Ann Hougham chose Greenfield

Serendipity led me here and serendipity has held me as caretaker :-)

What makes this house unique

It's the most beautiful land I've ever encountered. I feel fortunate to be it's steward.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Jul 2013
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Greenfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not auto book! Additional conversation is helpful & 24 hour rule is difficult to adhere to! 1 day events ok <150 people. Additional fee
  • Cancellation Policy: $600 nonrefundable at booking, rest of 1 payment refundable if more than 60 days from booking.
  • Smoking ok outside. Please bring beds for pets and keep them out of the pool and pond and off the furniture :)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 2 in main house, 1 in Cowboy House, 1 in Stonehouse bedroom, 2 at the pool, 1 for vineyard worker
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sitting room with small couch
    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
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Cowboy House Double in bedroom and single in living room
    Safari Tent - 1 double , On the Cliff. Cold in winter
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Play-n-Pak
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
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.


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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery
average rating of 4.915254 based on 68 reviews

NO airconditioning

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listing states that the house has all the modern conveniences, and I foolishly assumed that would include air conditioning, lesson learned, I was forecast to be around 100 degrees for the high for our stay, buyer / renter beware !

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmmmmm. The house was built in 1936 by a state senator and is well insulated. Night time temps were in the 50's and if you open the windows at night the cool air comes in and cools the house beautifully. The renter decided to cancel his stay for his wife and child and nanny at 11pm the night before. I was there during the days of his stay and it was very nice. The trees, the winds and the dry air makes for a nice stay. Sorry he didn't visit.
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Soquel, California

Rare and beautiful space for a lovely vacation

  • 5 of 5

We held our family retreat at Mesa del Sol this year - with six children under the age of 10. The kids lived in the pool, played frisbee and basket ball and croquet, raced about, and loved the space and openness. Us oldies loved the beauty of the hills, four separate places to sleep (three bedrooms with sleeping porches in the main house, the cowboy house, the stonehouse, the safari cabin and room for a camper and for tents). The kitchen worked fine for cooking for a crowd and we ate outside at the barbecue area. We also liked hiking at nearby Arroyo Seco Park.

The place is lovely, not fancy. The pool is perfect. No ticks (!!). Yes, mosquitoes (well nothing is perfect). And sitting in the hot tub watching the morning valley fog slide up the Arroyo and then disapear as the sun glows on the California coastal hills...exquisite.

Ann is easy to work with, available by phone, has a caretaker who is within 20 minutes of the site.

We will come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host, great property!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great weekend at Mesa Del Sol! There is so much beautiful landscape and area to enjoy sports, outdoor activities, and soak in nature. We spent 4 days and never had a dull moment. Ann also hosted a private wine tasting which was amazing! High recommend for a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don’t Miss Out!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible property! Ann hosted a group of 15 friends over a beautiful w/e in early May. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Quiet, private, gorgeous sprawling property. The house was clean and well equipped. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Hope to return soon!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

What a beautiful countryside property. Even nicer than on the photos. Great for large gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 18 young adults and we slept comfortably. The property has a main house, two small houses, and an outdoor tent with a super comfortable (real) bed.

The country side is gorgeous. There's a lot of space that makes the place perfect for large gatherings. Bbq, large swimming pool, grass to play lawn games, etc.

The interaction with Ann was great. Thank you so much for our stay, I would come again!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL

A beautiful setting with plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

This house was truly amazing. It was remote and it was total bliss. We loved being able to all be together for our 20 person family reunion. My only feedback is that it would be nice if the mattresses were updated. I would love to go back someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Monterey Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Quail Lodge
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Laguna Seca Raceway
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
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).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

7 day rentals are $6,500 plus 10.5% tax. Summer season and holidays are held for 7 day rentals but shorter rentals are possible at $1,200/night/2 night min. Contact owner for wedding/event opportunities. Owner is bound by county permits to rent to one party per week. Winter rates available :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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