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Spacious Contemporary Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This charming tri-level, contemporary home is centrally located within easy driving distance of highway 101 and centrally located for access to the Sonoma county and Napa county wine regions. The house is 2500 square feet and just 8 blocks from highway 12 where you can take the scenic drive to the majestic Sonoma coast, reaching Bodega Bay in 45 minutes. A slightly different route takes you to Russian River beaches or beautiful Lake Sonoma. Traveling in the other direction on highway 12 takes you to the lovely Sonoma Valley of the Moon and town of Sonoma. This property is also 6 blocks from Calistoga road, which will take you on a scenic drive over the mountain to Calistoga and the upper end of the Napa Valley. This comfortable home has all the amenities to make your stay a wonderful, relaxing and refreshing experience. This is a perfect accommodation for a weekend get-away, bachelorette parties, wine country weddings, a second home for families visiting for the holidays or week vacations.

Located in a quiet neighborhood on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa the house has been designed to let people have a shared experience while maintaining space for everyone. The house has vaulted ceilings with large windows in the living room and family room, that afford views of the spacious yard and surrounding hillside, a multi-leveled yard with private patios, and a pool, which is heated by a solar blanket in the spring, summer and fall. By the pool is a deck which invites you to enjoy a glass of wine or relax with a good book. At the upper end of the yard there is a meditation patio. The lower yard has a covered patio with a gas BBQ, a patio table and a small lawn area with vegetable and flowerbeds.

The entry hall looks out onto the yard and provides your first view of the inviting pool area. Bedrooms are located with privacy in mind to the left of the entry up a set of stairs. The master bedroom with a queen bed also has a walkway deck for viewing the surrounding hillsides and the sliding glass door provides a beautiful view of the morning sunrise. This bedroom also has a walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a stall shower and a sink area that is separate from the shower and toilet. The back bedroom has a queen bed and a wonderful large deck with a sun canopy. It overlooks the pool area and upper patio. The third bedroom has a full size bed and is located adjacent to a bathroom. This bathroom has a tub/shower and ample sink and counter area.

The lower part of the house is set up for entertaining with an ample living room complete with a wood-burning stove for ambience and heat. There is also a family room with a built-in bar and small table, flat screen TV, DVD player and video player and a collection of CDs, videos and music for your enjoyment. The lower area also includes the newly remodeled, fully equipped kitchen and adjacent dinning room, which comfortably seats ten guests. A laundry room and half bath complete the downstairs area.

If cooking and eating in isn’t your vacation choice, you may choose from a wide variety of wonderful restaurants in the surrounding area. If you are looking for exercise there are many hiking and biking areas, such as Spring Lake, Annadel State Park, Mt. Hood Regional Park, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Jack London Historic Park. If you like to golf there are several golf courses in the area with Oakmont being the closest green. There are public tennis courts 5 minutes away in Howarth Park. There is a guest book featuring recommended area restaurants and local sights and activities.

Montgomery Village is a 5 minute drive where the shoppers will find boutique shops, Coldwater Creek Spa and store, salons, fine dining as well as a major chain grocery store, post office and several banks for your convenience. The downtown area in only minutes away where you will find major department stores as well as many small shops.

This home provides easy access to all of Sonoma County’s wineries, including wineries in Healdsburg’s downtown and the adjacent Dry Creek areas, the Alexander Valley, the Russian River and other world-class wineries in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon. Napa Valley wineries are only 40 minutes away.

This vacation rental is equipped with high speed Internet Wi-Fi access. There are ample books available for you to read. A flat screen television, DVD, video player and CD system are also available.

We sleep 6 comfortably but can accommodate up to eight people and have housed as many as 10.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


I'm a retired teacher who taught in Santa Rosa for 39 years. I retired 2 years ago and have relocated to Mill Valley, CA, about 45 minute drive from this property.

CAROL PONZIO purchased this house in 2005

Why CAROL PONZIO chose Sonoma County

This was my home for the last 5 years and I'm making it available for vacation rentals now.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy watching and listening to the quail in my yard, swimming in my pool and reading on the deck by the pool. I also love working in my garden and listening to music or books on CD.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this peaceful, beautiful home for 2 weeks and had a blissful time!! Neighborhood was safe and quiet, home was very close to downtown, parks, movies, etc...

Listening to the birds, while sitting by the pool every evening and morning so recharged me! My adult kids and teen twin daughters all loved this home and we would love to return...Carol excellent host :)
Aug 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Spacious Contemporary Home
average rating of 4.96 based on 27 reviews

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

I recently need to rent a house for family coming to town for a wedding. The house was great! Very spacious, the house feels like you are staying in a home, not a hotel. The house is well maintained, including being stocked with cooking necessities (coffee, spices, oil, etc). I would recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Bridesmaids lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and her bridesmaids, along with the proud parents, LOVED having this home as our home base for all the weekend festivities! Carol's home is large, spacious, roomy and very comfortable. We all felt so at home in her beautiful Rincon Valley house. She has it furnished and supplied to meet everyone's needs and she was very gracious and hospitable. Thanks! You probably won't find a more comfortable, welcoming getaway than this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Magnificent Place for a Celebration and/or Wine Tasting

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to imagine how elegantly furnished and beautifully decorated this house is from looking at the photos. Its spaciousness as well as cozy spaces for small groups to have an intimate conversation makes it perfect for a family get-together or any type of party. The extensive file of maps and recommended places to go was very useful. We found this VRBO rental to be an excellent location for wine tasting in the immediate area and more particularly in the Dry Creek Valley area where the wines are vinted in the manner of Loire Valley wines in France. We second everything the other reviewers have said about its amazingly complete stocks, equipment, and helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed for a few days with some friends while we were in the area for a race. Great accommodations! Plenty of room for everyone. Great extra perks like the record player and albums. Easy location with access to restaurants, store and expressway. All of my friends loved the house as well. Our groups only regret was that we were so busy that we didnt have enough time to take full advantage of the house. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Lovely family rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this beautiful home over the Thanksgiving holiday. It exceeded our expectations! In addition to being in a great location, it was well maintained and very well stocked for preparing a holiday meal! The kitchen is first rate!! The owner was quite accomodating and helpful!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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So much better than a hotel! Great find!

  • 4 of 5

The homeowners went above and beyond to provide a great stay for us. I certainly never expected amenities such as bath robes, popcorn, chocolates, and the like, but they did provide several extra treats to ensure our comfortable stay. The location was great and in a nice neighborhood, everything was very clean. The only downside was that it wasn't necessarily kid friendly. There are lots of delicate knick knacks around and we had to move a lot of things around to make sure everything was safe. Many of the surface spaces (dressers, kitchen table) had these knick knacks, giving it a somewhat cluttered feel. But all in all this was a great house, with an extremely helpful homeowner/caretaker and I would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Rosa Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Doran Beach at Bodega
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Payments are due in 3 installments 1st $350, 2nd payment is due 60 days before the arrival date, and the final payment 15 days before the arrival date. Rates are subject to change until a contract is signed. The house rules spell out the complete rental terms.

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Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom in upstairs hall includes a tub/shower. Master bathroom has a stall shower. There is a half bath off of the kitchen and laundry room on the bottom floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (1), queen air bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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