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Sonoma Wine Country Home, 'America's Most Romantic Towns' Travel & Leisure, 2014

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casacalenda at Carneros offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths + den in the desirable east side of Sonoma, near Napa.
Ideal for 1 or 2 couples or a small family, Casacalenda is named after the picturesque hill town overlooking the Biferno River Valley in southern Italy, where the owner's great-grandmother was born. With more than 30 wineries nearby, Carneros is the closest wine region to San Francisco and the second oldest center of wine production in California, spanning both Sonoma and Napa counties.
The home features 2 bedrooms, each with queen beds and french doors to a deck or stone patio, a master bath with a Jacuzzi Whirlpool tub and shower, a 2nd bath with double sinks and a walk-in shower, a den/TV room, livingroom with gas fireplace, dining room and newly upgraded gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a Culligan purified water system, a Jennair gas range with grill, and a Bosch dishwasher.
Amenities include a six-person hot tub, a Weber Genesis Gas Barbecue,a farmhouse-style dining table, leather sofas, a game/card table with 4 chairs, an Ipod speaker tower, CD player with outdoor speakers, and a 40' flat screen TV, as well as garden furniture , a hammock for two, and an outdoor table with umbrella. The house is supplied with quality linens and bedding including down blankets and imported woven coverlets, a Krups coffee grinder and Capresso european coffee maker, a picnic basket, all glasses, dishes, utensils and cookware are included.
Set in tuscan gardens with Italian cypress, olive trees and low stone walls, the house looks across to a working organic farm and is situated among neighboring vineyards, yet it is only 2 miles from the Sonoma town plaza with its fine restaurants and entertainment and 4 miles from Napa. Perfect for bicycling in the vineyards and picnicking at the many picturesque wineries nearby.

County of Sonoma Vacation Rental Permit No. ZPE11-0199.
County of Sonoma Transient Occupancy Certificate No. 875N
Please note: Sonoma County Ordinance mandates Quiet Hours from 10pm to 7am, prohibits amplified noise outdoors and restricts number of vehicles to 3, off street.

Keywords: Carneros, Wine country, East Sonoma, Villa, vineyards
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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Near to TrainTown park and rides. Fenced yard with playhouse....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Two steps into house and out to back patio. 2nd bedroom has level deck accessable through french doors and bath with walk-in shower. Narrow (30') inside doorways - not suitable for wheelchair. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Incldes Ipod/MP3 speaker tower, clock radios, hair dryers.


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    in livingroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    including down blankets and imported woven coverlets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Guests to provide...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and limited staple items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with purified water dispenser and ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    JennAir gas range with grill...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 adult, 1 child...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Stone patio with pergola and outdoor stereo speakers. Umbrella table and outdoor furnishings. Deck off 2nd bedroom....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    2 person Jacuzzi Whirlpool in master bath...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
New Rates for 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning (7+ nites $100) $80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


*House cleaning fee is $100 for 7+ night stay and $150 for 15+ nights

Deposit is fully refundable up to 2 weeks before arrival (30 days for holiday and event weekends). Within 2 weeks of scheduled arrival all prepaid rental costs will be fully refunded, however, the deposit will be refunded only if we are able to re-book the reservation.

Deposit may be applied to a later booking.

Owner will forward reservation form. A security deposit of $300 for 2-4 night stays and $500 for 5+ night stays must be paid by check to confirm your reservation. The check will be held uncashed and returned marked 'void' providing the house is left in good condition. Full rental payment made by check or Mastercard is due 2 weeks before arrival to allow enough time to mail the map and instructions

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chardonnay and Sonoma Golf Clubs
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Napa Wine Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fremont Diner
46 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Gateway to the Napa and Sonoma wine country. Over 30 wineries nearby.

Bicycles available on the property. Additional bicycle rentals nearby.

Perfect for picnicking at the wineries.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Donna Dell is a retired employment lawyer and former Labor Commissioner of California. Having a love of travel since her early career as an international airline employee, Donna always found herself attracted to northern California's rugged coastline and picturesque hillsides, reminicient of her family's medieval village in southern Italy.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoma, CA, USA:
Having shared my Irish Beach vacation home on the Mendocino coast for more than twenty years with return guests, including many 2nd generations, Carneros seemed the perfect addition. The convenience of its location to San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma, along with the variety of activities available to all ages, prompted me to start looking in the Carneros region about 8 years ago. The moment I finally walked into this house I knew I'd found my Casacalenda!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Three days in the wine country followed by 3 days overlooking the ocean in beautiful Mendocino County make the perfect California vacation! Please visit VRBO property #275652 to view Donna's Irish Beach vacation rental.

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Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Guest suite with private deck

    Guest suite with private deck

  • Guest bath with walk-in shower

    Guest bath with walk-in shower

  • Master bath with designer sink and fixtures

    Master bath with designer sink and fixtures

  • The backyard and gardens

    The backyard and gardens

  • Hot tub and backyard

    Hot tub and backyard

  • Livingroom with fireplace, leather sofas and game table.

    Livingroom with fireplace, leather sofas and game table.

  • Dining area with doors to terrace

    Dining area with doors to terrace

  • Guest bath with double sink

    Guest bath with double sink

  • Master suite with italian inlay headboard and 'fleur-de-lys' taffeta valance

    Master suite with italian inlay headboard and 'fleur-de-lys' taffeta valance

  • Master Bath with Jacuzzi tub & shower

    Master Bath with Jacuzzi tub & shower

  • Spend a restful afternoon in the hammock

    Spend a restful afternoon in the hammock

  • Casacalenda - View from the front

    Casacalenda - View from the front

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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