Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Secluded with Views: Wine Country Retreat...

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (ideal for 6 adults)

Hello, and welcome to Sonoma and the Sonoma Wine Valley…

For years we sought a place that would rejuvenate our souls by making us feel far away, while still being close to the activities that we enjoy: our love of wine, food and life in all its forms…

Today we are living that dream and we welcome you into our home: 'Vie du Reve' (living the dream).

Our 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms home is located in the secluded hills of Sonoma, but just 8 minutes from the historic Plaza. It's really ideally suited for 3 couples who enjoy vacationing together... From the minute you walk in the door, the view will draw your eyes to the nature that surrounds the property and the peace and quiet that engulfs you. You’ll immediately feel like you’re in your own private tree house and your workday woes will begin to fade away. You enter the house on the main floor that has the living room, kitchen, dining area, half-bath and “top deck,” which is ideal for morning coffee and evening appetizers. Walk down one floor to the middle level that has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Walk down another floor to the entertainment room on the lower level (great for extended visits when there is more time to enjoy a movie or watch a sporting event).

In addition to the “top deck,' there are decks off the master bedroom, the front and back of the house (four decks total). As the sun moves through the day, you can find sun or shade, whatever fits your wishes… In the summer of 2015 we replaced the lower deck, so please view pictures of the new addition. Remember that nights can get chilly when the sun goes down, so pack that favorite sweater.

While we are minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, you won’t feel it or hear it… YOU are now on vacation!!

In our view a good night’s rest is the centerpiece to a pleasurable vacation. Beds are all new and have premium linens. The bedrooms offer quiet sleeping environments…

Mornings are truly special at Vie du Reve. If you are the early bird of your group, start your day on the top deck, enjoying a favorite book or cup of coffee as you overlook the tranquil valley of trees that’s behind the house. Or take a walk in the neighborhood, past the local vineyard just up the hill. As your guests arise, they can join you as you plan the day’s events…

Once you decide to get going, you won’t have to travel far as wineries, restaurants, walking trails, golf courses and more are all close by. Remember that we are hear as your local resource, so please let us know if you'd like a recommendation. You could truly enjoy your entire stay without driving more than 10 minutes, but you’ll want to explore the world-class activities and surroundings that Sonoma has to offer.

The beauty of Vie du Reve is that you, and your guests, can plan the days to match your desires. Relax at home or be active, go out for lunch and dinners or cook at home, Vie du Reve has all the amenities you’ll need (see list of amenities below). If this is a return trip to Sonoma, you’ll probably already have your favorite places. However, if this is your first trip to Sonoma, our Guest book provides suggestions on places to go and where to shop. In advance of your visit, if you'd like a recommendation, just let us know...

Evenings provide a great opportunity to un-wind from the day’s events. Do some reading, take a nap or choose one of the decks and enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers before dinner. The sun sets off the back decks and one of our favorite times of day is when the sun drops behind the hills across the valley. After the sun sets over the hillside, you’ll still have about 45 minutes of daylight before the sun truly sets. The air is pure; evening and nighttime skies are simply beautiful…

To help you make your decision, Vie du Reve is most ideally suited for 2 or 3 couples. We realize that one house cannot fit everyone’s needs; therefore, we are an adult-only, no pets and a non-smoking household. While we love children, our 3 levels (including a spiral staircase to the entertainment room) would mean constant supervision. Also (and unfortunately) if any of your guests use a wheelchair or have mobility limitations, we want to remind you that our home has 3 levels. Although you’ll have plenty of privacy, you’ll be in a neighborhood with full time residents (who are wonderful) and you are not in a typical tourist area. Please enjoy our home respectfully and responsibly…

We’re glad you are choosing Sonoma Valley and we hope you choose Vie du Reve.

We want your trip to be a great one, so please make sure we answer all of your questions.

Amenities:

Entry:

- Keyless entry

- Off-street parking - 3 cars (sorry, no room for RV's)

Bedrooms and Beds:

- Master - King bed, w/private master bathroom

- Guest 1 - Queen Bed

- Guest 2 - Queen Bed

- Premium Linens

- Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living room

Communication/Entertainment:

- Wireless Internet

- Cable TV/DirectTV

- DVD/Blueray

- Docking stations of iPod

Kitchen:

- Gourmet kitchen, fully equipped

- Pots, pans, utensils & stemware

- Refrigerator w/ice maker & filtered water

- Dishwasher

- Microwave

- Coffee maker, toaster.

- TV in kitchen (can serve as monitor w/HDMI cable)

- Table fits 8 guests

Outdoor:

- Gas BBQ grill

- 4 Decks

- Top Deck has seating for 6 (tables for appetizers)

- Bottom Deck has dining table and seating for 6 (check out pictures of our new lower deck added in the summer of 2015)

Suitability:

- No Children

- No Smoking

- No Pets

- Unfortunately our home is not handicap friendly

- A quiet neighborhood and good neighbor policy - Sonoma's ordinance for vacation rentals includes a noise curfew and does not permit large gatherings/parties. This is true for all vacation rentals in the county.

Household:

- Central Air Conditioning

- Washer & Dryer

- TVs on all 3 floors

- Hair dryers in each bathroom

- Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner provided

- Iron and ironing board

Nearby Activities

- Wine Tastings, Wine Events and Winery Tours

- Restaurants

- Massage and Spa treatments (Sonoma Mission Inn, Kenwood Spa)

- Weddings

- Golf

- Tennis

- Sonoma Raceway - NASCAR and more

- Shopping

- Sightseeing

- Hiking and Biking

- Fitness Center/Gym

- Health/Beauty Spa(s)

- Concerts and Live Theatre

- Museums, Galleries and Art Studios

- Horseback Riding

Keywords: Peaceful, secluded, private home

More Details

Owner
Jackie & Jeff
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Jackie & Jeff

We live in San Francisco, but love our escapes to the Wine Country. So, in 2009 we found the right place in Sonoma and bought. We love to share our home with friends and we hope you love it as we do...

Jackie & Jeff purchased this house in 2009

Why Jackie & Jeff chose Sonoma County

While we've been living in San Francisco for years, at heart we are wine lovers from small towns and Sonoma was the right town to build additional roots. We love this community and we hope you get to know it while you are visiting. We bought this home because of the secluded setting as it lets us get away from the busy city and still be close to all that we enjoy; world class wineries, great restaurants and plenty of activities to keep us in shape…

What makes this house unique

Our first love of this home is just to sit and relax and enjoy nature and the valley views. Our second love is entertaining friends for the weekend. It’s a great house to entertain. If we don’t choose to go to one of our favorite restaurants, we enjoy preparing dinners at home. We start with wine and appetizers on the deck and can seat up to 8 at the dinner table. In the morning, it’s a quick walk in the neighborhood or a bike ride to the plaza for coffee and pastries…

Amenities

Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom/private bathroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size bed in the Master (1), Queen size Beds in both Guest bedrooms (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Secluded with Views: Wine Country Retreat...
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
4

Homey with a view!

  • 4 of 5

6 of us spent a week at Jeff/Jackie's house in early October. Overall the home is inviting and the decks allow some awesome views. The beds, linens, towels, etc were all top notch and very comfy. They even had an extra toothbrush which was great because my husband forgot his. The hot water took a little to figure out, but Jeff was very responsive once we texted him. We cooked a big breakfast each day before wine tasting and found all the supplies that we needed available in the kitchen. My only suggestions to make it perfect would be to add some sort of fire pit / heater, so the patios can be used on cool evenings. Replace the spiral with a conventional stairs (after wine this became a little too treacherous) and add a few more kitchen towels. Overall it worked great for the 3 couples and I'd recommended this for your next trip! Norene G.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Dallas, TX
5

Can't think of a better place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

As if vacationing in Sonoma isn't amazing enough, this property was the IDEAL place to wake up, unwind and relax in! There were six of us total (three couples), and we were greeted with a beautiful gift basket that we enjoyed throughout our 3-night stay. This was a continuation of the hospitality the owners had already shown us through our communication prior to arrival and all of the tips they offered us regarding the area. The owners have paid attention to every last detail in the house -- it felt like staying in a luxury hotel, but with the comforts of a home. The views and plentiful outdoor space made for relaxing mornings and evenings before and after dinner. There is plenty of space and we never felt like we were on top of each other in the house. The house is a quick drive (less than 10 minutes) to town. I would highly recommend this property for your stay in Sonoma! I just got back yesterday and want to return already!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a 3 bedroom place in the Sonoma area consider this place. Very well appointed and just like the pictures. Multiple decks with great views (there is a spiral staircase to get to the lowest deck level and family room). Comfortable living areas. All bedrooms very comfortable. Good beds, nice bedding and pretty. The owners were quick on the emails and very detailed and helpful with info on the house and the area. Very clean, smelled so good, nice fluffy towels. We loved the Harvest Moon for dinner on the Sonoma Plaza. I would highly recommend this home in Sonoma and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Quiet sanctuary with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Our stay exceeded expectations! When we arrived the first evening our host left a beautiful and generous gift basket, plus pages of recommendations and tips for the area! The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware, dishes, appliances, spices and condiments. Wonderful! Each bedroom is lovely and fresh and the bathrooms were also nicely stocked. The views from the decks are breathtaking, a perfect spot for your morning coffee and wine at the end of the day. The house is so conveniently located, just a few miles from downtown Sonoma, and within easy access to all the small towns and wineries north of Sonoma. And, bonus....there is a media room in the lower level!!! Movies and popcorn, and of course more wine is in order! The owners of this property were so kind and helpful. We would definitely recommend this property to couples or groups that want to enjoy a lovely home and the beautiful Sonoma area.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Hidden gem on a hillside

  • 5 of 5

This Sonoma house was just great. Plenty of room, great amenities (the 3 decks, the entertainment room, and quiet office) made this home perfect for us.

Owner was great to work with, and gave us many time saving tips on the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect place for a family gathering around a family wedding.

  • 5 of 5

If you are going to Sonoma for an event - or for a vacation - this place is simply wonderful. From the time we inquired about availability to the time we left our visit, Jeff and Jackie were responsive and provided us with great advice about things to do in Sonoma including a great place to buy groceries. The place itself was even better than the pictures. Spacious. A wonderful deck overlooking a forested ravine. Everything you want in the kitchen. Comfortable bedrooms. Immaculately kept. Great location. It was a perfect place for six of us to gather and spend time together around events for a family wedding. Thank you Jeff and Jackie!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
cc fee for Deposits $24
Tax Rate 16.0%

- Please contact us as monthly and longer stays are negotiated..
- The Rental Agreement and Payment Policies are drafted from standard VRBO/Homeaway documents.
- We prefer checks and accept credit cards (with slight service fee)
- We (the owners) are here as your local resource to help your stay in Sonoma be more enjoyable...
- So make sure to contact us with any questions...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties