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

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Living room looking through to dining and window alcove


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Mature adults only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Summers House is three miles - 10 minutes - by car from Historic Sonoma Plaza. It is in a private, secluded, and peaceful rural residential area on a three acre wooded parcel with great views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heating and air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating and Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Accented by huge native stone fireplace and large window seat...moreless

  • 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:

    Fully equipped and open to the living and dining areas....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring, Summer, Harvest
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,750 $8,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Nov 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $450
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000 $6,500
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$600 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,950 $6,500
Holiday Season
Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2017
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Booking $100 + tax
  • Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Steiners/Town Square
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sonoma Golf Club
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Napa Valley Wine Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Girl & The Fig, El Dorado Kitchen and many more
3120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe and resorts along the way
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
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."

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Living room looking through to dining and window alcove

    Living room looking through to dining and window alcove

  • Dining area, view from kitchen through to living room

    Dining area, view from kitchen through to living room

  • Deck looking west

    Deck looking west

  • window seat look out to the deck

    window seat look out to the deck

  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Historic sign from Sonoma Plaza - The Old Hoss

    Historic sign from Sonoma Plaza - The Old Hoss

  • Pianist Florian Bollot performs on the deck at the Bollot Wedding Celebration

    Pianist Florian Bollot performs on the deck at the Bollot Wedding Celebration

  • Dining area, kitchen on right

    Dining area, kitchen on right

  • View from deck overlooking Sonoma Valley

    View from deck overlooking Sonoma Valley

  • Deck looking south over historic Sonoma Valley

    Deck looking south over historic Sonoma Valley

  • Window seat - Living room view overlooking Sonoma Valley

    Window seat - Living room view overlooking Sonoma Valley

  • Kitchen


  • Walkway to house from parking lot

    Walkway to house from parking lot

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Sonoma City Hall in Historic Sonoma Plaza, ten minutes from Summers House

    Sonoma City Hall in Historic Sonoma Plaza, ten minutes from Summers House

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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