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CONTACT OWNER FOR AUGUST SPECIALS Views to the Bay. 10 minutes to Sonoma Plaza

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

A VERY SPECIAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME - WARM AND WELCOMING, AMAZING AMBIANCE, VIEWS TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Tax ID number 852N

CONTACT OWNER FOR SPECIALS OFFERS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF AUGUST AND MID-WEEK SPECIAL OFFERS IN SEPT AND OCT

Summers House, 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”.

DESIGN AND DECOR

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.

LOCATION

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 ~ A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOUR VACATION

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 completely up to date 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. We close the calendar when all house are reserved.

Rates

We base rates on our Wine Country seasons: Mustard Season - January through March, when the region is carpeted with wild mustard in bloom. A great time to explore the wine country when tasting rooms and restaurant are less crowded; Spring through early Summer, from bud-break to fruit; Mid-summet through Harvest, from ripening to crush; November through December, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's Holidays. Shop Sonoma beginning in November for unique holiday gifts. Sonoma Plaza offers extraordinary shops. Some offer free gift wrapping! Winery tasting room also offer a plethora of unique items.

More Details

Owner
Pat Summers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 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 even better 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.

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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5

Beautiful Views!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Summers house! We spent a girl's weekend at Summers House. There were 4 of us and it was very comfortable. I am very picky about bedding and linens. Every bed was comfortable and had nice linens and pillows. The kitchen was well stocked with glasses, plates, silverware and condiments. The setting was beautiful! It was very peaceful, quiet and serene. I was concerned that Uber would not be able to find the house since it was not on a main street in town. We did not have any problems with Uber or other drivers who came to pick us up. It's about 10 extra minutes up the hill and well worth it for the views. We met the owner and her family. They were very kind and gracious! We were so happy to spend our girl's birthday weekend in Sonoma at Summers House!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have these lovely women stay at Summers House. We have hosted many women's groups over the years. The house is a great place to get together and reminisce, share meals - and of course enjoy "bottle poetry" - the most acclaimed product of our region! Situated on the east side of Sonoma, the house is convenient to both Sonoma and Napa wineries. You pass by Ravenswood, our neighborhood winery, coming to and from the house. Sebastiani is just a minute or two closer to town. The nearest Napa/Carneros wineries are about 15 minutes away. The area abounds with wonderful restaurants. Our women guests raved about Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. We hope to see them again on their next trip to the Wine Country.
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Northern California
5

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
5

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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5

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
5

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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Colorado
4

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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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Steiners/Town Square
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Napa Valley Wine Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
121
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

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 Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day 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.

Rates are based on our Wine Country seasons: Mustard Season - January through March, when the region is carpeted with wild mustard in bloom. A great time to explore the wine country when tasting rooms and restaurant are less crowded; Spring through early Summer, from bud-break to fruit; Mid-summet through Harvest, from ripening to crush; November through December, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year's Holidays. Shop Sonoma for beginning in November for unique holiday gifts. Sonoma Plaza offers extraordinary shops. Some offer free gift wrapping! Winery tasting room also offer a plethora of unique items.

Please note that all major holidays require 5 night minimum stays. We are not able to identify the specific days on the vrbo rate schedule as guests dates for the selected holiday may vary. Please call owner directly to discuss.

Please note that we update the calendar when all houses are reserved. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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