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Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

On a sunlit ridge high above the Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley.Alpicella Vineyard and Villa combines a romantic retreat that is country yet sophisticated. The private cottage is part of a 6,000 acre pristine wilderness. The cottage has views that overlook our award winning, organic estate vineyard. The soul of this property is revealed through its full time residents. Friendly miniature donkeys, emu, and llamas. This estate vineyard and villa is located in the hills between Napa and Sonoma valley.We are within minutes of Sonoma,Glen Ellen and Healdsburg ,which contain many world class wineries and fine restaurants. You will discover a welcome respite in this natural and unhurried environment.

The 'magic' of this property is in its artesian spring fed waters that flow into the pools and ponds surrounding the home. Your hosts Daniel and Betsy will be more than happy to provide you with their extensive local knowledge of the wine country . For more photos see our web site at Alpicella Vineyard and Villa.

Keywords: vacation inn,rental,cottage,vineyard,home

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Daniel

Daniel and Betsy have been blessed to live on this unique property for over twenty eight years. It is our passion to maintain this property in its natural beauty. We use organic farming practices in the vineyard .We enjoy sharing this unique property with others.

Daniel purchased this villa in 1990

Why Daniel chose Santa Rosa

This property is within minutes of a beautiful state park, wineries, restaurants, but yet has a feeling of being 'years' away from civilization.The uniqueness of the property is the natural mineral springs that surround the villa.Magical sunsets of the wine country are viewed from this property.

What makes this villa unique

The quietness and tranquility allow you to be in harmony with nature.There are 3000 acres of private hiking trails that our guests can use .The property is magically located above the fog,allowing for fantastic sunsets and warm evenings.You are encouraged to drink and bath in the natural mineral spring waters. We are also happy to share our local knowledge of wine and vineyards with our guests.Often with a glass of our award winning organic wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great stay that we had! Thank you so much for sharing this little paradise with us. The donkeys, the emu and the lama even made this an even better experience! We especially enjoyed the walks through the vineyard and your insights into knowing the wine country. The memories of drinking your Sangiovesse

wine will be a lasting memory. We look forward to a rematch of bocci ball the next time we visit.
Aug 2009
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Santa Rosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • whirlpool tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Natural mineral spring waters supply the entire property


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

The Perfect Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more happy and WOWED by our stay at the Villa. From start to finish it was simply magical. With massages by the pool, feeding the donkeys fresh figs from the fig tree, playing with the kitties and spending happy hour(s) with Betsy and Daniel (the BEST VRBO hosts we have ever had) while watching the sunset every night, our stay was pure serenity and honestly surreal. The overall property is gorgeous and our Villa was perfect for us. Wonderful location for doing Sonoma wine tastings and Betsy and Daniel were a great resource for restaurants and vineyards to check out. We will definitely be back!

-Rachel and Lori

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fond Memories

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Dan and Betsy for their grace and warmth. Their property is only eclipsed by their generosity of heart.

Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. Beautiful location with fantastic views. We were fortunate enough to be staying there during harvest and Dan was gracious enough to allow us to help a bit. The animals are a wonderful addition to the property as well. Dan and Betsy were wonderful hosts, greeting us with a glass of sangria upon arrival. Overall a fabulous time, and will definitely plan another trip here on our next visit to Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found this hidden gem over Labor Day weekend 2016. It was such a peaceful and relaxing time. Daniel is the perfect host and so fortunate to be able to wake up every day in such a beautiful place! M&T -Iowa

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, calm and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Many previous reviewers have described how beautiful this place is- the view from the terrace and swimming pool is simply amazing. It is up a track and a little way from the rest of civilisation so that you feel like you are far away from everything and on top of the world, but it's less than 15 mins drive to the main road shops etc.

Dan and Betsy are very nice people who are generous with their time and their space- we sat each evening to eat on their terrace sipping a glass of wine ( some of it made from Dan's vineyard and very delicious!) and watching the fantastic sunsets. They are on hand to answer questions make suggestions and sort out anything quickly and efficiently.

The villa has plenty of room and a great kitchen of you want to cook.

If you are even beginning to consider this as a place to stay you should do it- it is special!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views & Vineyard

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more from our time spent at Alpicella. Dan and Betsy were wonderful hosts! They made us feel right at home and we loved getting to know them and learning about their vineyard. The villa was a perfect retreat and provided us with everything we needed to relax after sightseeing during the day. The property itself offers a lot of options with its breath taking views, pool, hiking trails, bocce court and of course the animals! We cant wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles

bocci ball, wine tasting/cooking classes, professional private massage,private winery tours




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Call Daniel (owner) at 707 538-7039 for payment info.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.