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Warm, Welcoming, Artful, Views to the Bay. 10 minutes to Sonoma Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)


Tax ID number 852N

Summers House, an Inn Wine Country property, is a rustic contemporary country home and architectural gem. Warm, welcoming, filled with art, antiques, and books, the house garners rave reviews from groups who enjoy its embrace. As one notable author who who enjoyed the house stated, 'Now I have been spoiled; every other place we stayed in after yours seemed well, souless. That might be so for all our future vacation homes.'

Summers House has views that reach to San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, yet is just three miles, 10 minutes, from Historic Sonoma Plaza. Designed by award winning architect Robert Zinkhan, and beautifully integrated into the natural landscape, it epitomizes his goal: To create “The house as art”.


Summers House features Mexican paver tile floors, a beautifully tiled, handcrafted, fully equipped kitchen, and native stone fireplace. The striking fireplace was constructed from cobblestones left behind when quarries on the property provided stones to pave the streets of San Francisco during the 19th century. Today, huge moss covered boulders still sculpt the land. Tumbling stonewalls have been restacked to enhance the landscape, while maintaining the property's historical integrity. Native American arrowheads found on the property also provide reminders of the past.

Comfortable and practical leather furnishings complement antiques, art, the home’s natural cedar walls and exposed beams. A large 18th Century European dining table comfortably seats guests. A quarter sawn oak upright piano, a part of the family for nearly sixty years, has been restored and tuned.

Three bedrooms, all with lofts, and two bathrooms welcome groups of six (an occasional seven or eight with approval.) The master bedroom boasts an extremely comfortable king bed, and Jacuzzi bathtub. The two bedrooms that once housed the Summers children, feature queen sized beds and share a bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. Each bedroom includes a private sink and vanity.

An enormous deck, with a wonderful jarrah wood outdoor dining table, spans the south side of the house and captures views of Mt. Tamalpias and the San Francisco Bay. Views can be enjoyed from the living and dining areas as well. Sunsets are breathtaking.


Wind up one of the most scenic country roads in Sonoma to reach Summers House, located on a private country property in east side Sonoma. Drive through vineyards, pass by Ravenswood Winery, and climb up into the hills where the house is nestled on a wooded hillside where wildlife abounds. Drive slowly as the road is a hiker's paradise and wildlife crossing.


Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, historic sites; and art, cultural, film, food, wine, entertainment events are just three miles away. Enjoy Sonoma's Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday evenings and in Depot Park on Friday mornings.

Enjoy personalized wine tours - we recommend Burdick Vineyard Tours - Bicycle Tours, Segway adventures, a private in-house message - or indulge one or our local spas. Visit galleries, unique shops and galleries around Sonoma Plaza, and at Cornerstone Gardens near Gloria Ferrer in the nearby Carneros Appellation.

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country. It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries. San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

Summers House has been the pride and joy of its owners for nearly 40 years. It has provided the setting for many family-owned business gatherings, which have supported food, wine and art, charitable endeavors. It is an inspired and inspiring home with a special sense of place.

The Summers maintain a live/work space on the property from which Inn Wine Country is directed. Pat is just a telephone call away to answer any questions or assist with special requests.

Tis the Season!

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the wine country. Christmas shop for unique gifts during the month of November. Take advantage of personalized service and free gift-wrapping at unique shops around Sonoma Plaza. Taste an array of excellent vintages at wine tasting rooms around the Plaza. Attend Sonoma Valley Olive Festival events in January and February. Enjoy the beauty of winter when wild mustard carpets the vineyards with gold. Take in a movie at historic Sebastiani Theater. Dine at fabulous restaurants without reserving months ahead of time. Visit wineries throughout Sonoma Valley and nearby Napa Valley and enjoy the best service of the year. Purchase wine with no worries about it overheating in the car.

Summers House is available for weekend, mid-week, weeklong and full-month visits every month of the year, with the exception of December. Call owner Pat Summers for assistance with transportation and tours.

Please note that we do not keep the VRBO calendar as we are often able to offer guests another vrbo alternative if one of our houses is reserved. We also find that guests are often able to adjust their dates to reserve the house of their choice.

More Details

Pat Summers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Pat Summers

Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. Pat founded Summers-McCann Public Relations and has been involved in the food, wine, hospitality, and art industries for more than 25 years. She conceived and founded Sonoma Salute to the Arts, an event that set the standard for wine country events, tom 1986 through 2007. She and her team and created the world famous Napa Valley Mustard Festival, which offered multiple events from January through March, through 2010. Pat now enjoys hosting guests in their vacation rentals: Inn Wine County Executive/Vacation Retreat near Sonoma Plaza, and Summers House in prestigious east side Sonoma three miles from Sonoma Plaza. She has also assists other property owners with renovations, decor, management and marketing of vacation rentals. Dave and Pat treasure spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Pat Summers purchased this house in 1978

Why Pat Summers chose Sonoma County

Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. They built Summers House as their family home nearly 40 years ago. They love and enjoy their country property. 'We are delighted that our home can now support us in a new way: As a vacation rental it enables us to travel and spend time with family."

What makes this house unique

As a guest at Summers House you will have a personal connection with this unique and beautiful country property and wonderful part of the world. The house is unusually welcoming. Most guests comment on the beauty and warmth of the house, stating that it is more beautiful than the photos. It provides the perfect setting for a truly memorable small gathering of friends and family. Summers House provides an extremely cost effective way to experience the Wine Country. Owner, Pat Summers, will be delighted to offer tips for your vacation planning.


Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , The loft is inside one of the bedrooms.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Summers House is three miles from historic Sonoma Plaza and is surrounded by wineries. Located on the East side of Sonoma it is close to Napa and Carneros wineries as well as those in Sonoma Valley. Art galleries, antique stores, Conerstone Gardens, and unique shops such as Sign of the Bear Kitchen Store and Williams Sonoma, recently reopened in its original location, enhance shopping opportunities. San Francisco, The Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Calistoga Mud baths are all are just one hour away.


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Warm, Welcoming, Artful, Views to the Bay. 10 minutes to Sonoma Plaza
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
Northern California

Perfect Girls' Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Summers House was the perfect home for our girls' weekend in Sonoma! Five of us from across the country gathered here for the long weekend to celebrate our longtime friendship, and the house provided us just the kind of comfortable space to do this. The unique character of the Sunmers House and its views absolutely charmed us and offered a lovely introduction to this beautiful wine country. Pat was absolutely great to work with up front in the planning and was there to answer any questions we might have. We would do this again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

A Sonoma stay that knocked our socks off!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying in this home. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty and comfort. The art and books and décor were amazing. The view from the deck was beautiful during the day or at night. We cooked for a small group and enjoyed the kitchen and all of the equipment. Our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loved the piano. And she did very well there - she even slept in the loft. It is a little difficult to find but once found, it was hard to leave. My husband was in a wheelchair and did very well staying here. Truly a wonderful experience. A large thank you to Pat for the lovely home!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend in Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for a long weekend in wine country if you want to be close enough to the town of Sonoma yet away from other tourists. It was about a 10 minute drive up into the hills overlooking the valley and the view from the very spacious deck was worth every penny of the rental. Everything was as pictured, with comfortable beds and enough room for our group of six. After a long day of touring wineries or walking in Healdsburg or Zip lining in Occidental, to come back to an extremely nice home in quiet surroundings was fantastic. Thank you Pat, for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

Beautiful Remote Home

  • 5 of 5

Pat, my family enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home! We had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. The location was remote but worth the drive up the hill. The view was breathtaking and we took every opportunity to sit on the patio. We were in Sonoma for a wedding with many planned activities and did not have enough time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Next time! Thanks for a delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to share our beautiful home with guests from all over the United States and around the world. Meeting wonderful people is a big plus for us as vacation rental owners. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again! Pat Summers Owner
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great house!

  • 4 of 5

Great house and great location. Kitchen could be better equipped.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centreville, Virginia

Awesome location

  • 4 of 5

A group of 4-7 of us stayed at the house for a week in June 2015. Overall, I would rate it very good, with a phenomenal view off the spacious deck, a well-equipped kitchen (lots and lots of plates, utensils, pots, pans, and the like, though a few more of the large wine glasses would have been nice (had only 4)), and sky full of stars at night. After the first time or 2 doing the winding drive up the hill, you don't give it much thought, and it's very convenient to the main square, nice to be removed from the hustle and bustle, as well as entertaining depending on who's doing the driving. :) A bit more light in the dining room/living room areas for better visibility when eating/playing games after dark would be helpful. The only word of caution is that, while there is a little bit of closet space to hang a few clothes, there is zero drawer space for any clothes in any of the 3 bedrooms, so be prepared to live out of your suitcases for the entire week. I don't mind that for a day or 2, but most of us were not happy about that for an entire week. If you're in the larger room, you do have quite a bit more space to spread out, but the other 2 bedrooms leave little space for luggage, etc. The sinks on each side of the shared bathroom were convenient. We had 7 people there only for 2 nights, so space in the main areas wasn't an issue. Definitely would limit your group to 6 people in the 3 bedrooms if you're staying for a week. The loft is quite small and designed primarily for kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to accommodate David and guests. Simply awesome guests! It is the first mention of closet space since we have offered the house as a vacation rental over the past six years. There is a chest of drawers in the master bedroom closet with ample space. We should definitely add chests to the other two bedrooms and will start the search. It is always our goal to address every guest need and to make any changes and adjustments that are brought to our attention. Nearly everyone guest who walks in the door scans the main living area and comments about the beauty and warmth of the house. We wish to make it as comfortable and functional as it is welcoming and beautiful!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Steiners/Town Square
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Napa Valley Wine Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Girl & The Fig, El Dorado Kitchen and many more
Nearest Ski
3120 Miles
Lake Tahoe and resorts along the way
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Wine tasting and vineyard tours, an abundance of restaurants, unique food, wine and art events, galleries, shops, and spas, hiking, biking and picnicing are among the amenities and actiivities offered in this rich diverse cultural/agricultural paradise. Sonoma is centrally located for day trips to Napa Valley, Northern Sonoma County, the Pacific Ocean and beaches, the Russian River Recreation Area, and San Francisco. With nearly one thousand wineries and thousands of acres of beautiful rolling vineyards in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys


Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring, Summer, Harvest
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking $100 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Filled with art, books and special touches, Summers House offers a very warm experience for guests, many of whom return each year. Please note that holidays including Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Mother's and Father's Days, and Thanksgiving are offered at high season nightly rates (or more) and require a five night minimum stay. Owner Pat Summers offers personalized service and a is happy to assist with special requests and needs.

50% on agreement; 50% 60 days in advance of arrival. 90 days in advance of arrival for bookis of two weeks or more. $100 booking fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation prior to final payment. The owners recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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