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Wine Country Airplane House-Dog Friendly Secluded Paradise

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The Wine Country Airplane House


Last updated: 07/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Full House, 1 Bedroom + 1 sofa bed + loft w/ 2 Q beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 to 6)

Welcome to your dog-friendly, secluded get-away home situated on 15 plus acres in the hills of West Sonoma County, California. And YES, that is really a genuine piece of the old Golden Gate Bridge in front of the house!

Wine lovers paradise! We are a scenic 20 to 30 minute drive from many world class wineries that are considered the best wineries in Sonoma County located along the Russian River Valley. We often have coupons for free tasting at some of the local wineries as well.

Bicyclers welcome! Several major bike races are held here every year including the Tour de California in May and the Gran Fondo in October!

The Airplane House can comfortably sleep 6 adults (3 couples, 2 people per bed). There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom on the main floor, two queen size beds in the loft and the leather couch in the great room on the main floor folds out into a queen size bed.

As soon as we receive confirmation that you have booked, we will send explicit directions. During prohibition, the remote canyons and forests in our area were natural places for people to set up stills. The surrounding roads provided access to the stills and to the purveyors of illegal alcohol, so our lane was closed off to traffic to Bodega Bay and to this day has not been re-opened as a through road for the public. Just a bit of history for you.

The Wine Country Airplane House is approximately 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and 30 minutes away from the Russian River Wine Valley. This is the perfect place for you to relax with family, friends and dogs, unwind, and leave your worries behind. We respectfully request that you do not bring pit bulls or other agressive or fighting dogs to our home! We do request that you let us know ahead of time if you will be bringing your dog.

This is a unique, three story 2200 sq. ft. home surrounded by cultivated gardens, wooded areas and a pond. Please note a real, authentic piece of the Golden Gate Bridge outside the front entrance! Spectacular views of the Bodega Valley as well as Bodega Bay, (just a short scenic 30 minute drive away) and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, Point Reyes, and on very clear days, you will catch a glimpse of the Farallon Islands.

On the main floor there is a large living area with ample seating for friends and family. The master bedroom and the bathroom are also located on the main floor. There is an electric fireplace. Sorry, Sonoma County would not let us add a wood burning stove!

The upper floor is actually a sleeping loft with two queen size beds and a couch area where you can lounge around enjoying a good book.

The bottom floor features a large dining area, and a full size, fully equipped kitchen to include good quality knives with a sharpening tool, and a 2ft x 2ft built in butcher block cutting board. There is also an area for working out including a treadmill and a weight bench and weights. The lower level also has padded bench seats for extra lounging space. There is a small laundry room with full size washer and dryer located off of the kitchen area.

There are a number of activities in and around the Airplane House for you to enjoy should you want to venture out. Located on our property, there is a small grove of redwoods with a rhodedendron garden. We also have a number of sculptures in the garden areas on the property, so take a walk and enjoy!

A short 1 ½ mile walk will take you to an amazing grove of old growth redwoods. You will find several easy hiking trails where you can view some of the largest redwood trees in Sonoma County.

The BEST times to visit our wineries are between November and March when you can avoid the crowds AND you may even be able to talk to some of the wine makers hanging around the tasting rooms!


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 07/10/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs allowed, but NO Pit Bulls, Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers or any other agressive dogs....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • House sleeps 6 people, 2 people per bed. Queen size Beds (3) 1 queen bed in master bedroom and 2 queen beds in the open sleeping loft that overlooks the great room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather Sofa in great room converts to queen size bed. It is possible for 2 additional people to sleep in the guest house under certain circumstances, but each person will be charged an additional fee per night....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fantastic panoramic views including view of Mt. Tamalpais in the distance. DOG friendly up to 100 lbs., no pit bulls or pit bull mix please. Unique art work on the property and inside the home,...moreless


  • Books:

    Several books are available for guests...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    There is a television but there is no cable....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace on main level....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, rowing machine and weight bench and weights located on lower level....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating as well as space heaters are provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made up with fresh linens for each guests stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room on main level....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone service is available on our ridge...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Please, no more than THREE vehicles on the property....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have a land line for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless Internet is available....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils including good knives....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is stocked with dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, some basic spices, coffee, tea, sugar and creamer are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony with views and seating....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Private decks with views and seating areas...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Guests are welcome to walk around the property and explore the gardens and sculptures....moreless



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59


Please note that there is NO maid or housekeeping service provided. The house is thoroughly cleaned and ready for each new guest visit. Guests who rent for several weeks or longer can choose to have a weekly cleaning service come in and clean the house at an additional cost to guest. Contact Lynda (property owner) if you wish to make this arrangement.

One month equals 29 days MAX

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/10/2016
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO or Oakland
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 116
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Union Hotel
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Doran Beach

Car: Necessary

Abundant wine tasting along nearby Russian River Valley, 15 minutes to Occidental for great restaurants groceries and unique gift shops, 30 minutes to Sebastopol for antiques and boutiques, 40 minutes to Santa Rosa for mall shopping and movie theaters, 50 minutes to Healdsburg for art galleries, boutique shopping and wine tasting, 90 minutes from SFO and OAK airports,


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

Why Occidental, CA, USA:
We have lived on this property for a number of years. We feel fortunate to live in such a wonderful area and we want to share the beauty, peace and serenity with others.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 07/10/2016

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  • The Wine Country Airplane House

    The Wine Country Airplane House

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Exercise Area

    Exercise Area

  • Private Deck

    Private Deck

  • Frog Pond

    Frog Pond

  • View from private deck

    View from private deck

  • Airplane coming out of the back of the house

    Airplane coming out of the back of the house

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • Bathroom


  • Sleeping area in Loft

    Sleeping area in Loft

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Private Balcony

    Private Balcony

  • Rhododendron Garden

    Rhododendron Garden

  • Large area in front of Airplane house

    Large area in front of Airplane house

  • Frog Pond at dusk

    Frog Pond at dusk

  • Walking in the grove of big redwoods 1 1/2 miles from the Airplane house

    Walking in the grove of big redwoods 1 1/2 miles from the Airplane house

VRBO #389222

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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