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Relax at Villa Serena - Views, Pool, Minutes to Plaza

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Take a break from the hustle bustle of everyday living and enjoy a few nights at our relaxing and peaceful vacation home. Villa Serena is located in prestigious 'Mission Highlands' just above the historic Sonoma Plaza. From the moment you begin the drive up High Road you will begin your journey into another world.

This luxury private residence, surrounded by majestic oaks, offers privacy with vistas over the Sonoma valley to Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. Our home has been recently decorated and outfitted with stylish, yet comfortable furnishings. All rooms have cathedral ceilings, are filled with light and have stunning views of the hills or natural gardens. Relax in the warm, inviting living room with its stone wood-burning fireplace.

Dine in the solarium dining room, on the spacious view deck or around the pool - the choice is yours!!!! The fully equipped kitchen is open to the dining room and offers additional dining options. A large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as the cozy guest bedroom and bath, have luxurious bedding and linens.

The open den offers additional sleeping for two on the queen sleeper/sofa. The glorious pool, in its lush garden setting, beckons you on warm days and nights.

Once you've experienced a stay at Villa Serena we're certain you'll want to return again and again.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed anywhere on property...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Den

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Gorgeous cherry wood sleigh bed with custom bedding, Twin or Single Beds (2) Iron sleigh beds with custom bedding, (1) Den features comfortable sofa bed with queen mattress, ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Vaulted Ceilings Throughout, Hardwood Floors, Gated Entry, Private from Street, Roll Out Awning on Deck for Shade, Luxury Iron Furniture on Deck, Teak Furniture by Pool, Amazing Views from Every Room....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Backgammon board, cribbage board and cards are located in den cabinet...moreless

  • Music Library:

    A nice selection of CD's...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV supplies satellite connection...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Television in living room, hidden behind cabinet doors...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking views over the valley from almost all rooms...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Small table for 2-4 in kitchen Larger table in dining area seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds feature down comforts with custom duvet covers, high end linens...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    3 car parking at side of home with gate leading to entry couryard...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only, no toll calls...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer/dryer in laundry room off bedroom hall...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    If you need internet service, we have Hughesnet wireless available...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large stone fireplace in living room is perfect for chilly nights...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Wonderful personal chef available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, silverware and glasses for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you'll need..Dishes, glasses and silverware for 12..Microwave, blender, toaster, coffemaker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer, ice and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove with ceramic cooktop...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck is approximately 1200 sq. ft. and has expansive views.Direct access from living,dining & Mast. bedroom...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped garden entrance and around pool...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless propane grill on deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Swiming pool is nestled in a garden setting and offers all day sun. Unheated except by sun. Handsome teak furniture...moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$495
$3,100 $11,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

2 night minimum. 3 night minimum over Holidays. All rates are for up to 4 people ($50 per night will apply for each additional person, maximum occupancy 6 people).

Rates do not include, occupancy tax of 12%, cleaning fee or security damage deposit.

$1000 Deposit required at time of booking.

$495/nt - $3100/wk - $11,000/mo Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate No. 690N

A deposit is required at the time of booking a reservation. After arrival it converts to a damage deposit and is refundable if no damages.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • the girl & the fig

    "Wonderful food, great for lunch or dinner, just down the hill from Villa Serena"

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  • Glen Ellen Star

    "Small and always crowded but amazing food. About 20 minutes from Villa Serena "

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  • Sonoma Plaza

    "Old fashion town plaza, one of the few in California. Stop into the Visitors Bureau for som..."

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  • The Sonoma Cheese Factory

    "Fun to stop by and grab some cheese, French bread and picnic somewhere."

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  • Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery

    "Very close to the Plaza, about 8 minutes from Villa Serena."

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  • El Dorado Kitchen

    "Good food, love to eat in the patio during the warm nights. Just down the road from Villa S..."

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  • Hot Box Grill -- CLOSED

    "Interesting food, not fancy but worth the visit."

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  • Buena Vista Winery

    "Charming old winery inside a cave, about 15 minutes from Villa Serena"

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  • Benziger Family Winery

    "Great setting, fun to walk around, gorgeous gardens."

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  • Swiss Hotel Bar and Restaurant

    "Funky old hotel, Italian food, always crowded, just across from the Plaza"

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  • Cafe La Haye

    "Just off the Plaza, amazing food, 4 Star, reservations a must."

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  • Viansa Winery

    "Lovely views, located on the way to Sonoma, good to stop before coming to Villa Serena."

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  • Red Grape Pizzeria

    "A real local clientel, terrific food, great patio in rear, wonderful salads and I think the ..."

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Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We purchased our Sonoma vacation home in 2009. The minute we walked in and saw the view and experienced the calming effect of the property we knew it was for us. We have spent the several years making improvements, painting, furnishing and turning the house into our 'home away from home'. The town of Sonoma is so close to San Francisco and yet feels like you are in another country. It reminds us of parts of Italy with the rolling hills filled with vineyards. We love Villa Serena and have enjoyed the times we've spent here. We hope you will find the serenity that the name implies.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
It is only minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza yet it has the feeling of being very secluded. We have been coming to Sonoma for the past 30 years and have stayed in many of the hotel resorts in the area. Now we have our own 'resort' and can come anytime we want.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of the benefits of Villa Serena is it's location in the hills just above the Plaza. It is in an exclusive residential neighborhood with views of the valley. It is very private and the setting feels like you could be in Tuscany. The house has a wonderful flow to it and it is perfect for couples as well as a get-away for friends.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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Photos

  • Relax and enjoy the view.

    Relax and enjoy the view.

  • Relax in the living room on 2 sofas which frame the stone fireplace.....

    Relax in the living room on 2 sofas which frame the stone fireplace.....

  • Enjoy wine tasting in the dining solarium while gazing out to the oak trees....

    Enjoy wine tasting in the dining solarium while gazing out to the oak trees....

  • Rest in the master bedroom while revering the captivating views....

    Rest in the master bedroom while revering the captivating views....

  • Dream in the cozy guest room, and relish the views of the valley....

    Dream in the cozy guest room, and relish the views of the valley....

  • Collect your thoughts at the writing desk in the study....

    Collect your thoughts at the writing desk in the study....

  • Dine under the elegant awning of the expansive deck....

    Dine under the elegant awning of the expansive deck....

  • Lounge around the secluded poolside area and let go at Villa Serena....

    Lounge around the secluded poolside area and let go at Villa Serena....

  • Meditate under the enchanting Chinese maple tree...

    Meditate under the enchanting Chinese maple tree...

  • Breathe in the fragrant scent of blooming jasmine...

    Breathe in the fragrant scent of blooming jasmine...

  • Bask in the vibrant colors of Villa Serena....

    Bask in the vibrant colors of Villa Serena....

  • Step into the inviting garden entry to Villa Serena....

    Step into the inviting garden entry to Villa Serena....

  • Read a book on the queen sleeper/sofa and enjoy the beauty of the garden .....

    Read a book on the queen sleeper/sofa and enjoy the beauty of the garden .....

  • Cook in the fully equiped kitchen, featuring all new stainless appliances....

    Cook in the fully equiped kitchen, featuring all new stainless appliances....

  • Unwind in the master bathtub to the soothing jets of the spa....

    Unwind in the master bathtub to the soothing jets of the spa....

  • Enjoy quiet time around the pool on teak funiture with custom cushions ....

    Enjoy quiet time around the pool on teak funiture with custom cushions ....

  • Admire the deck view of the property's serene meadow filled with wild flowers...

    Admire the deck view of the property's serene meadow filled with wild flowers...

  • Toast a romantic weekend getaway....

    Toast a romantic weekend getaway....

  • Pamper yourself before dinner in the master bathroom.....

    Pamper yourself before dinner in the master bathroom.....

  • Enjoy the amenities in the guest bathroom...

    Enjoy the amenities in the guest bathroom...

  • Be soothed by the tranquil sound of the fountain.....

    Be soothed by the tranquil sound of the fountain.....

  • Marvel at the breathtaking sunsets at Villa Serena....

    Marvel at the breathtaking sunsets at Villa Serena....

VRBO #240971

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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