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Private Wine Country Estate with Vineyards, Pool and Spa

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Approaching on a winding private drive lined with ancient live oaks, its own vineyard of mature zinfandel grapes to the right, guests arrive at this soulful estate magically sited on 8 acres overlooking Bennett Valley, just minutes from the famed Valley of the Moon and the amenities of Santa Rosa.

There are about 3 level acres and 5 acres of wooded trails, creeks, and exploration. If you and your group appreciate privacy, and “artisan luxury”, we think you will love our house and grounds.

Tall glass walls offer light and views of the natural gardens, vineyard, and fruit orchard, while relaxing in contemporary luxury. The lower level of the home features slate and maple flooring, ancient fir beams, an open living room with hearth and woodstove, spacious dining, Mexican tile kitchen, and a great room with stone fireplace, entertainment kitchen and French doors leading to outdoor deck, expansive, level lawn. Two of the five bedrooms are on the lower level. Make your way across the lawn and there, tucked into a private benched terrace surrounded by a woodland grove, lies an artful pool with stone spa and large patio area.

Cascade stairs lead to the second floor balcony overlooking cathedral ceiling living room. A master bedroom with skylights, King bed and room to spare, a large private bedroom with Queen bed and views of the valley, a loft bedroom for 2, especially fun for kids. The second floor bath has a fabulous Victorian claw foot tub and shower, mosiac tiles and lots of room for candles and music!

This is not a party house. We do not allow events of parties of any kind. Sorry!

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More Details

Owner
Patrick O'Brien
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Patrick O'Brien

We are a family of four who live in San Francisco, and we bought the property in 2008 to have a very accessible weekend getaway for us and our two boys.

Patrick O'Brien purchased this house in 2008

Why Patrick O'Brien chose Sonoma County

We bought this property because the minute we arrived, the sense of being in the country, in nature, and of becoming utterly relaxed, hit us. While the main grounds are quite well maintained, the fact that the property also has creeks and trails, frogs, a huge seesaw and ropeswing, and hundreds of oaks, was very appealing to my boys and me for exploring and getting dirty.

What makes this house unique

very tranquil and peaceful and still, but if you need to you can hop in the car, and zip to a Safeway and a Starbucks for a couple things in ten minutes.

Map

Car: necessary

We are located in Bennett Valley, rural and secluded, yet only 5 miles from downtown Santa Rosa and great restaurants and Whole Foods. There is Wine Tasting a mile from the house at Matanzas Creek Winery, the Property Has Hiking Trails and Creeks.

Amenities

Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have showers. Upstairs bathroom has combination tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - huge master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ground floor bedroom, private, great for grandparents
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , loft type bedroom. Best for kids
    bedroom - 2 queen , couch converts to queen size bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in the 4th, loft bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) family room sofa has pull out queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Hiking Paths, Creeks, Seesaw, Rope Swing, Fruit Orchard

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Private Wine Country Estate with Vineyards, Pool and Spa
average rating of 4.322581 based on 31 reviews
5

Great stay in the Sonoma Valley

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed here for a week and had a great vacation! The home had places for all of us to rest and relax after outings in the area, with nearby excursions to wineries, ziplining, the ocean, and Santa Rosa. The house's countryside setting made for fun times in the pool and spa. The city is a short 12 minutes away, so the location is pretty good. Our family highly recommends a stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this great property. Fun house with a lot of character, with very comfortable beds. We had a great time having dinner and sitting out on the back deck, and our kids loved the pool and backyard. The owner was very nice and responsive. We would certainly consider renting again here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Santa Rosa Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The house and grounds are beautiful - artistic and well maintained. The pool (with noodles!) was much larger than expected and fit our 10 guests comfortably as was the house - which has many spaces for groups to gather or hang out. We brought some lawn games and enjoyed playing them in the expansive backyard.

We did happen to stay on a warm weekend where the weather was consistently over 90F during the day - the house does not have any air conditioning! There are several fans and huge sliding door windows that create a nice cross breeze on the first floor, but sleeping may be difficult for anyone elderly or sensitive to heat - it sure was for us.

The kitchen is quite large as well with two areas for preparation. There are a ton of extra towels and sheets.

The listing is slightly outdated in that you cannot access the garage for any games. In addition, the owner has a tenant on the property who lives above the garage. They do not manage the property nor do they interact with guests in anyway - but they were noticeable. We could hear the tenant and their friends at night, talking & playing music, etc. In addition, some of the tenant's guests took up some of the parking - which caused us to play a little bit of tetris with our vehicles. Nothing too big of a deal - just full disclosure for anyone who may be looking for complete privacy or silence. Apparently the tenant offers massages, though, so they may be your new best friend!

The wifi was definitely spotty in service but if you were determined to connect, it's possible! I would totally recommend this house to friends or family looking for a rustic getaway - away from the internet. The house is clean and comfortable and very close to all that Sonoma County has to offer. Check in and check out were very easy.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic get away

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful property and a 70's house with lots of room for 10 people to have a great time. Don't expect top of the line amenities, good beds, cold pool, hot tub works well. There is a lot of repair that is needed on the property but seems to be in process. The solar water system leaks a lot on the drive way when the hot tub is on. The showers have very low water pressure and it is difficult to wash and rinse your hair. We all managed and had a good time together out on the back porch while using the BBQ.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful place to be! Gorgeous indoors and out, spacious, comfortable, clean and organized!

  • 5 of 5

Really wonderful place! We had 10 adults together for a reunion and we are all ready to book the place again! The house and grounds are really beautiful and spacious...there was plenty of room for us to all gather in one spot or drift and flow from one area to another. The rooms and decor have a "luxury" feel but with a very reasonable price. The bedrooms were incredibly spacious, the beds were super comfortable...the photos don't really show how gorgeous these rooms are. The kitchen is well-set up so you can cook and share time together. The back deck is another lovely place to be, with oak trees offering shade and open areas if you want sun. The pool and hot tub areas are gorgeous, unique AND really comfortable and easy to relax in! The plants and gardens are beautiful. The views surrounding the property are just stunning. We had some nice long walks. It was a little cool this past weekend but there are space heaters around the house and the pellet stove gets the living room really toasty. Patrick was fabulous to work with, responded quickly to questions, and even had a nice bottle of wine for us on our arrival! The house is so close to the bay area, and there are plenty of shops near by if you have to run out for anything. Yep. Thumbs up all around from our crew! Thank you so much for sharing your truly special home!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise! What a lovely review. Please come back soon!
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5

Beautiful property, house and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in the house. It was clean, the wifi worked well, and the pool was an absolutely delight. We would absolutely stay here again. Thank you Patrick!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

50% on booking; 50% within 6 weeks prior to rental period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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