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B Estate home, pool and portion of lake from air

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Last updated: 11/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:24
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:7.75
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

PLEASE NOTE: There are two homes on our property. The main estate home is very open and spacious for entertaining, and to accommodate extra sleeping areas we have opened up our farmhouse for additional bedrooms/baths and fees are reflected based on 1 or both homes. Our homes offer 7 private bedrooms, 1 shared bedroom + shared bathroom facilities. However, we can sleep up to 24 people between the homes using shared bedrooms, sleeping annexes, and euro-style futons. Our regular hosting fee of $1995/night is based on double occupancy (i.e. 2 persons per bed) for up to 18 persons. For single groups (i.e. 1 person per bed), we will assess a $500 single occupancy fee over 9 additional bed/linen accommodations. For holidays and high season, the nightly rate is $2195/night. Additional guests (including children of all ages) are $105/night ea.

The homes can sleep 24 overnight with futons, shared bedrooms/baths and can host an additional 12 day-guests for additional fees. The VRBO rate calculator does not always calculate larger groups and extra guest fees correctly. When using the rate calculator, please be sure to enter the total number of guests and in your email inquiry please specify whether double or single occupancy and number of required beds and private bedrooms. Because there are two separate houses available for guests we can sometimes accommodate smaller groups when availability allows, particularly on weeknights or short notice, but always we prioritize larger groups utilizing both homes at the same time when considering advance reservation scheduling particularly in the high and holiday seasons. We keep the VRBO calendar updated so please check our availability. It is always best to send a VRBO email request so we can work out scheduling and a budget according to your specific needs, whether it be family reunions, birthday and anniversary celebrations, corporate off-sites, overnight meetings, sporting events, wine tasting tours, or longer term retreats. We are not able to host large events with more than 36 total persons on-site.

We give precedence to weekly bookings and larger groups. During the month of January, we begin to confirm weekly reservation requests for both homes for the summer and fall. Once the first weekly requests have been accommodated confirmed and scheduled, we will attempt to fit in shorter 3-day minimum bookings. We will consider and accept two-day and short notice bookings occasionally if they can fit within and around other weekly reservations. We appreciate your patience as we work to best accommodate the many hosting requests we are receiving.

The B Vineyards & Habitat Estate house is a very large, well-loved Mediterranean style family home with high ceilings, open floor-plan, galleries, courtyards, outdoor dining & living space. The home is perfect for hosting family reunions, business meetings, healing, educational, and fine art retreats and corporate off-sites. While the estate house is not a contemporary "Luxury" residence, it is expansive, warm and open with modest 1990s style finishes, quarry tile dining gallery and kitchen and carpeted bedrooms and alcoves. The main wing of the estate home features 2 private and 1 shared bedroom with multiple beds, 4+ bathrooms and a large dining gallery with family-style kitchen, a large gallery style interior, media room, wine & coffee bar. The home also has two 2 curtained sleeping alcoves furnished w/European style convertible sofas and three twin beds that are great for kids or singles. The home is situated on a knoll overlooking bucolic vineyards, a large trellised pool, a private recreational lake used for boating, water skiing, paddling, canoeing and swimming; the Atascadero creek, and a vibrant wildlife and riparian habitat.

Our original mid-century retro-style ranch farmhouse is also available for hosting additional guests for large groups. The farmhouse reflects the historic use of the property as a dairy farm for over 69 years and is just steps away down a path from the main estate house. The home has 5 guest bedrooms, (2 king w/ ensuite baths, 2 queens w/ shared bath, and one double with shared bath & utility shower. It is surrounded by Redwoods, cypress, and an adjacent fruit orchard and has a small parking lot outside the gate. Farmhouse guests share use of the main estate pool and spa when both homes are rented by the same group. All guests and residents share access to private lake, and walking & biking trails.

Our property is situated just 2 miles northwest of Sebastopol, minutes away from the towns of Graton, Santa Rosa, Occidental, North of Petaluma in the heart of world class organic cuisine, restaurants, wineries, farms, produce markets, & organic food producers. Access to the Sonoma coast beaches, Russian River, Sonoma wine Appellations, is minutes away and just 60 miles from SFO. Walking and cycling opportunities abound with many cycling events and tours passing the property directly. The Joe Rodota walking/biking trail is adjacent to the north vineyards.

The owner/managers reside on the property and are available by email prior to your stay. They will be available by phone during your stay should you have any issues or questions. Shaun and Sera offer concierge services for groups and can assist with logistics, tours, meals, catering, and produce/alcohol shopping for a rate of $45/hr. Please don't hesitate to inquire when requesting your booking.

Sonoma County TOT Certificates #1123 & #2499N.

Keywords: Large, Vineyard Estate Home, Pool, Private lake, Lakefront, Farm house, Wine Country, Sleeps up to 24, West Sonoma County, Sebastopol, Estate, Villa, Gallery, Chef's Kitchen, Family reunions, retreats, healing center, Sonoma, Graton, Bodega, Occidental, Family reunions, wine tours, wine tasting, recreation, corporate off-site, meetings

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty-five...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please discuss with owners if you have need of service dog or other special arrangements....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outdoors only, away from home....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    House and farmhouse are both all on one level with excellent access for parking and groups. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24

  • Main House #1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    California King plus trundle twin beds + attached bathroom...moreless

  • Main House # 2: 1 queen

    Full bathroom attached...moreless

  • Main House #3: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Shared bedroom + 1/2 bath attached....moreless

  • Main House #4 (Studio Wing): 1 queen

    This private bedroom is only available by prior arrangement...moreless

  • Main House #5: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Large annex room with various beds. By request only. ...moreless

  • Farmhouse #1 : 1 king

    California King Bed + ensuite bathroom + shower...moreless

  • Farmhouse #2: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    King bedroom in a lockout studio apartment attached to house...moreless

  • Farmhouse #3: 1 queen

    Queen bedroom with patio sliding doors...moreless

  • Farmhouse #4: 1 queen

    Laundry facilites in room....moreless

  • Farmhouse #5: 1 double

    Converted office room, double bed + half bath access...moreless

  • While we have 24 person capacity, this is based on 2 persons per bed. In addition to the rooms listed, we have 2 twin beds in a curtained alcove for extra single persons. Please note that facilities are shared, this is a home and not a hotel! It is important to confirm whether you will be two persons per bed or singles in every bed before arrival. Thank you. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom #1: toilet, tub, shower

    2 toilets, 1 shower, 1 tub, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom #2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom attached to Main House Bedroom #2....moreless

  • Bathroom #3: toilet

    Toilet & sink bathroom in main gallery of house. ...moreless

  • Bathroom #4: toilet

    Half bath attached to Main House shared bedroom (#3)....moreless

  • Bathroom #5 (Studio Wing): toilet, shower

    Large shower with bench. (Attached to main house bedroom #4)...moreless

  • Farmhouse #1: toilet, shower

    Retro blue -shared access from hallway: 32x60' shower...moreless

  • Farmhouse #2: toilet, shower

    Small ensuite retro bathroom: Farmhouse bedroom #1...moreless

  • Farmhouse #3: toilet, shower

    Patio access. Attached to farmhouse studio apartment bedroom...moreless

  • Farmhouse Utility Facilities: toilet, shower

    Toilet & utility shower near laundry facilities....moreless

  • The main house has shared bathroom facilities amongst all rooms. There is one soak tub in the house for small children. The farmhouse has 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom and 1 shared bathroom off the main hallway. The lockout apartment attached to the house also has a bathroom which can be accessed by the outdoor patio. There is also a utility shower and half bath near the laundry facilities at the end of the house. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wildlife Habitat, Birding, Organic farming, gardening programs, wetlands, ponds, Boating Water Skiing, Kayaking, SUPing,Trails, Art Studios, All on Site. Near public tennis courts, gold courses, beaches, surfing, cycling, walking trails....moreless

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Portable Harman Kardan stereo....moreless

  • Television:

    50' large HD Flatscreen w/internet connection Apple TV, Chromecast ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Misc toy cupboard...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just 2.5 Miles to a small but vibrant downtown Sebastopol, with farmers market, shopping, galleries, wine tasting, cinemas, restaurants, music and small bars and clubs....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Overlooks a private lake, creek and lush riparian habitat with vibrant bird and wildlife...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Estate overlooks two large agricultural ponds...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Distant views of the West Sonoma Russian River Valley and surrounding hills and mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Lush Vineyards, Apple Orchards, Open space, and habitat. 360 degree views. Bucolic sunrise/sunset views of West Sonoma- Russian River Valley. Organic artisan foods and vinters. World class cycling....moreless

  • Village:

    Less than 2 miles by car or bike path from the very small town of Graton, Underwood Bistro/Bar & Willowwood Restaurant as well as some of the best natural home cooked Mexican food at Mexico Lindo....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Private lake with rustic dock, kayaking, canoeing water skiing, swimming, SUP ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 24 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The whole house has attic cooling fans that can be used in the evenings. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast / Xfinity cable broadband...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas starters only to be used to start fires, not to be left on or fireplace will get too hot....moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant in-floor heating. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast / Xfinity...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We have each bed laundered and ironed before your arrival. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T & Verizon cell reception....moreless

  • Parking:

    Extra parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The front of the home allows cars to be parked side facing the vineyard. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide white towels for each bathroom and colored pool towels for outdoors. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We can provide a full list of recommended caterers. Please ask....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Breville Espresso machine and drip coffee maker, french press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully functional kitchen and pantry, all clad pots and pans, non-stick sauce pans and large pasta pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for large groups or parties. Service for 24 - basic dishware. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry has a rotating supply of basic sugar, oils, vinegar, flour etc., but is not guaranteed. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero....moreless

  • Stove:

    Six burner stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Supervised boating by special arrangement only. Extra fee for 2 hours minimum @ $250/hr....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Public course within 2 miles....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks, 2 SUPS, 2 canoes at the dock by the lake for guest use at own risk....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Terraced lawns down to the pool area. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural gas grill. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts available within 2 miles....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Large pool private to the estate house....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday rate
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$2,195
$15,000 $56,000

Rates are based on 18 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest

Low Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,800
$12,000 $40,000

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Summer + Fall
May 31 - Nov 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,995
$13,500 $51,000

Rates are based on 18 guests; add $105 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,995
$13,500 $51,000

Rates are based on 18 guests; add $105 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Linens/cleaning/utility $895 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates are based on double occupancy (i.e. 2 persons per bed). For single occupancy, (i.e. 1 person/bed) a $500 laundry surcharge will be assessed. Based on the total number of persons in your group, we will provide you with either one or both homes in order to stay within the scope of our permits. A 9% TOT tax will apply to all reservations.

We write our own hosting contracts which must be signed, and all fees are payable in advance to confirm your reservation. Payable by check or wire transfer. Credit Cards accepted with a service charge. Security deposit to be paid at least 3 days prior to arrival. Security deposit: a hold will be placed on a Credit Card through PayPal. This will be billed separately from your reservation.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • The Barlow Event Center

    "The new downtown in Sebastopol. "

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  • Iron Horse Vineyards

    "Nice place to go drink some California bubbly! Local haunt."

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  • Lynmar Estate

    "Great patio to sit and sip some of their world class wines."

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  • Underwood Bar & Bistro

    "Another local hideout - step into a great bistro on our one-steet town of Graton. Fabulous ..."

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  • Merry Edwards Winery

    "Local winemaker of world class wines."

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  • Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

    "Beautiful spot for a getaway spa day."

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Underwood Bar & Bistro
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sebastopol Golf course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101, Hwy 116
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Underwood, Willowood, Peter Lowell's, The Barlow
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dillon, Salmon Creek, Doran

Car: Recommended

Active vineyard and family farm, bird & wildlife Habitat, Kayak, Canoe, Stand Up Paddleboarding SUP, Slalom Water Ski Course, Wakeboarding, Tubing and Boating by Invitation Hosted by Owner. Near Sonoma Coast, diving, surfing, golf, private and public wine tasting, Russian River Valley Green Valley appellation discounted estate and local wines, tours, logistical/concierge assistance. Farmstay, meals, local organic foods, catering.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Shaun Bybee, a former photo producer & stylist, is the resident rental manager, concierge, and organic gardener. Gerald Bybee is an award winning photographer and digital fine artist turned habitat steward. Sera, their daughter, is also an active resident manager, web designer, booking liaison and a proud graduate of McGill University. One or more of the three is always available onsite to help with the logistics and details of your wine country getaway and to help with planning your recreational activities, family photos, events and working retreats.

Why the Owner Chose Sebastopol, CA, USA:
This site, in the heart of the green valley viticultural appellation, formerly the last certified Raw Milk Dairy in Sonoma County, is a unique mix of agriculture, open space, residential and recreational assets and prime example of biodynamic lifestyle. The riparian habitat, dense bird and wildlife, and the opportunity to create a sustainable agricultural enterprise brought us from SF to West Sonoma County.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
This property provides a secluded retreat for larger families and groups with a wide variety of recreational opportunities on site as well as access to the coast, Russian River, vineyards, wineries, organic farms, food producers,fine restaurants and bucolic rural landscape. It also offers seclusion and privacy. The bucolic views can provide all you need for a relaxing or active getaway. We are well located with a large natural and mature organic vineyard landscape, yet mere minutes to downtown Sebastopol. The Barlow center has recently opened in our downtown area: http://thebarlow.net, and offers a plethora of local food, wine, art galleries and artisans. The town of Graton is just 5 minutes away with excellent restaurants and bars. Santa Rosa is just 10 minutes east along Highway 12, Occidental 15 minutes west, and Bodega Bay and the rugged Sonoma coast less than 25 minutes West.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

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Photos

  • B Estate home, pool and portion of lake from air

    B Estate home, pool and portion of lake from air

  • Sitting area in center of house.

    Sitting area in center of house.

  • 55" flat screen w/4 HDMi inputs. Basic cable, Apple TV, Chromecast, BlueRay disc

    55" flat screen w/4 HDMi inputs. Basic cable, Apple TV, Chromecast, BlueRay disc

  • Back of estate home to outdoors, sitting, small dining.

    Back of estate home to outdoors, sitting, small dining.

  • Queen bedroom Estate house. Full bath.

    Queen bedroom Estate house. Full bath.

  • Pool & Spa with trellis  20x50'  deck, 10' deep

    Pool & Spa with trellis 20x50' deck, 10' deep

  • Canoeing/ Kayaking / SUPs available. Private boating by invitation in advance.

    Canoeing/ Kayaking / SUPs available. Private boating by invitation in advance.

  • Flock of visiting white pelican with vineyard background

    Flock of visiting white pelican with vineyard background

  • Main wing through home.

    Main wing through home.

  • Converted office with King/Queen and Futon. Half bath attached.

    Converted office with King/Queen and Futon. Half bath attached.

  • Tea room by sitting and music area w/piano. Convertible sofas w/privacy curtain.

    Tea room by sitting and music area w/piano. Convertible sofas w/privacy curtain.

  • 2000+ sq ft  dining gallery. Teak table sets 14, more seating available.

    2000+ sq ft dining gallery. Teak table sets 14, more seating available.

  • Estate house Bedroom 1- curtain divider. Convertible can be 2 twin or 1 King

    Estate house Bedroom 1- curtain divider. Convertible can be 2 twin or 1 King

  • Hallway alcove/privacy curtain: 2 twin beds with 1 trundle twin: sleeps 3.

    Hallway alcove/privacy curtain: 2 twin beds with 1 trundle twin: sleeps 3.

  • Outdoor dining patio under trellis w/gas BBQ, serving tables at sunset

    Outdoor dining patio under trellis w/gas BBQ, serving tables at sunset

  • Bucolic views of vineyards and water

    Bucolic views of vineyards and water

  • Aerial of vineyards, habitat  estate home, pool, & farmhouse and surrounds

    Aerial of vineyards, habitat estate home, pool, & farmhouse and surrounds

  • Morning mist on the lake with osprey hunting from old snag

    Morning mist on the lake with osprey hunting from old snag

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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