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Elegant Contemporary, Great Light on This 20 Acre Hideaway

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedroom, den, 3 1/2 bath, vaulted ceilings, hot tub, large deck

Very private, elegant and full of character only begin to describe this hand-crafted and beautifully designed open-style home, located on a 20 acre private retreat. This tri-level home has unparalled features utilizing redwood reclaimed from the dismantling of the 1896 Acadia Hotel. With the convenience of just a short drive from town, you enter a world of hills, graceful oak woodlands and the sounds of year-round Santa Rosa Creek. The spacious vaulted-ceiling living area and kitchen opens up to a 1000 square foot south-facing deck that provides additional dining or seating, and a hot tub, to enjoy spectacular full-range views of tree-lined hills, wildlife and sunsets. Whether relaxing on the deck, in the hot tub or in the Jacuzzi of the master bath suite with your favorite wine, enjoying a meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen, or listening to the classical and 60s-90s record collection, the ambiance and tranquility are without comparison.

The “Acadia House”, with its private 20 acres and wonderful remote feel, is conveniently located in Sonoma County only 3-5 miles on Highway 12 from the wineries in Kenwood, within a 20-30 min drive on scenic roads to the spas of Calistoga, the wineries, highly acclaimed restaurants and shops of Sonoma, Glen Ellen and Healdsburg, yet only 15 minutes from all the additional amenities (restaurants, movie theaters, shopping) of Santa Rosa, 45-60 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Pacific coastline and an hour from Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

Acadia House has three bedrooms, and three and a half baths with an additional futon-bed in the den to comfortably sleep 6-8; an additional double futon allows for up to 10 guests upon request. The master bedroom suite features a large Jacuzzi bath, surrounded by upper-level private and secluded decks that makes it feel like part of the outdoors. There are many hiking and biking opportunities with Mt Hood, Sugarloaf and Annadel State and Regional Parks within 5-10 miles.

This is not a house for wild parties, and although we prefer no pets, we consider well-behaved mature dogs on a case by case basis. For groups of 2-4, reduction in daily rate may be agreed dependent on availability. Housekeeping/cleaning fee to be paid by guests. For longer stays, weekly cleaning services are available.

The owners, Debby, a recently retired scientist and now also an aerialist and Mel, an independent documentary film maker, split their time between California and Salt lake City and are happy to share the joy and tranquility of this retreat with others as a Vacation Rental.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One person in rental party must be over age 25, unless agreed in advance....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our house is fine for older children but as there are several openings (stair ways) that do do have child-safe railings, it is not suited for young children they are under your close supervision at all times. Please discuss with owner in advance....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Prefer no pets but will consider a well behaved dog with additional fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Den on main floor, half bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    On entry level floor, private bath adjoins bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Guest bedroom with full wall of closet space, dedicated bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with private bath, jacuzzi, deck, upper floor...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Down comforter; Queen size beds (2) Queen beds in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with down comforters, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) New futon 2nd bedroom and in den/rec room opens to full size bed; down comforter...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    dedicated bath for bedroom #2, down the hall...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    private bath off bedroom #3...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    half bath, off den...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi, private deck, on upper floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are located within 12-20 min of many wineries on highway 12, are 3-5 miles from Hood Mountain Park (at the end of Los Alamos Road) and Annadel State Park (just across Highway 12 from Los Alamos Road), both with hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is reached by Adobe Cyn Rd from Highway 12 in Kenwood. In addition to 25 miles of trails, it has a public observatory. Please note that if more than 3 beds/linen are used, an additional $40 cleaning fee is included to account for the time needed for doing the laundry....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Board games in Den under TV...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    large classical and 60s-90s record collection, as well as music CDs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV in living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in rec room with DISH satellite; flat screen TV in living room for DVD's...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD library...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    leaf for dining table expands to seat 8; seating for 4 at bar. Outside table for 6-8mplus ample outside seating on built-in deck benches...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New LG front loading 7.3 cu ft dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Garage:

    garage may be used for storing your bikes, but please park your cars in the driveway...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linen closet outside Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lots of windows and skylights, opens to large, private south-facing deck, with BBQ and dining table...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    AT&T spotty; Verizon may work better...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for 4 cars in drive way...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    in front of shed...moreless

  • Telephone:

    home phone available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Linen closet outside Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    LG front loading 3.5 cu ft washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully-stocked with gourmet knife set, non-stick cooking pans, glass mixing bowls, baking equipment, full range of cooking utensils, blender, hand held mixer, large hand crafted salad bowl, etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dual chamber dishwasher lets you conveniently wash smaller loads as well as larger, double loads...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked kitchen: elegant dinnerware and table settings, spice cupboard at your disposal...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony/deck outside master bedroom and master bath on upper floor with walk-out doors...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Over 1000 sq ft of deck, very private, south facing with views of oak covered hills, sunset. Built-in seats plus patio table and chairs...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large jetted tub in master bath, with walk-out private deck facing east and south, providing the ambiance of being in the outdoors while in the privacy of your suite...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 51 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$550 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $240 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Dogs subject to prior approval and $25/night fee; no cats. Weekly rate 7th night free

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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3.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 12

Car: Necessary

Acadia House is located in the heart of Sonoma County, close to numerous wineries, restaurants, shopping, golf and other amenities, yet secluded on 20 private acres of hills and majestic oak trees, only 5-7 miles from 3 state and regional parks for hiking and biking. The weather is generally sunny and beautiful from April through October, yet as our property is also only 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the cooler marine air nearby keeps the summer days from getting too hot. Night time temperatures are cool and refreshing. We are 15-30 minutes from numerous attractions, including the spa's of Calistoga, the famed Sonoma Square, and of course the wineries, restaurants and shopping of Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We (Mel and Debby) live in the foothills of Salt Lake City, enjoying outdoor life in the surrounding mountains. We have visited Sonoma County yearly in January, and loved it so much that we purchased this home and now split time between Salt Lake and Sonoma County. Debby is a scientist and entrepreneur in the biotechnology field, and her hobbies include performing the art of aerial dance and running triathlons. Mel is an independent documentary film maker and connoisseur of the fine arts, and an avid bicyclist. Both Mel and Deb enjoy traveling and experiencing both the wilderness and the cultures of city life.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Rosa, CA, USA:
We fell in love with this property from the first time we saw it in spring of 2012. The house is incomparable- beautifully hand crafted by the prior owners from redwood, with a spacious and open design we love including vaulted ceilings throughout, with many windows and huge decks to bring the feel of the outdoors inside. The house is located on 20 acres of private, beautiful surrounding land, with graceful moss-lined oaks, a year round stream, and wonderful views. We had originally planned on purchasing property and designing and building our dream house, until we saw this property which was everything and then some of what we were looking for. We are so excited to own this house now!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The house has a wonderful history- the prior owners hand crafted this home, utilizing redwood they salvaged from the 1896 Acadia Hotel (in Tracy, CA) that was dismantled shortly before they started building in the mid 70s (the house has been updated since then). This home has great privacy which we love, yet is only minutes from amenities of the city of Santa Rosa or the wineries and restaurants of Sonoma Valley and Northern Napa Valley, which both were important criteria for us. It is centrally located, providing easy access to the lovely towns of Calistoga, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma, as well as all the conveniences of shopping in Santa Rosa. In addition, it is only 45-60 minutes from the Pacific Coast and an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. It has access to 2 lovely state and regional parks (Hood Mountain Regional Park, Annadel State Park) within 3-5 miles for additional biking and hiking opportunities, and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park which also has an observatory.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Deck from Kitchen/Living Room/Den

    Deck from Kitchen/Living Room/Den

  • Kitchen/Living room

    Kitchen/Living room

  • Kitchen from Balcony

    Kitchen from Balcony

  • Hot Tub/Deck

    Hot Tub/Deck

  • Front entry way, view from upper hall

    Front entry way, view from upper hall

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Den


  • Bedroom #3, queen bed, off front entry way

    Bedroom #3, queen bed, off front entry way

  • Master bath suite, jetted tub, private deck

    Master bath suite, jetted tub, private deck

  • View from creek

    View from creek

  • Semi-private road to house (0.3 miles from house)

    Semi-private road to house (0.3 miles from house)

  • Driveway


  • Kitchen/living room

    Kitchen/living room

  • Living Room from balcony

    Living Room from balcony

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Master Bedroom, king bed

    Master Bedroom, king bed

  • Bedroom #2 upper level, queen bed

    Bedroom #2 upper level, queen bed

  • Bathroom upper level for 2nd bedroom

    Bathroom upper level for 2nd bedroom

  • Bathroom in bedroom #3

    Bathroom in bedroom #3

  • Santa Rosa Creek, only a few minutes down the road on our property

    Santa Rosa Creek, only a few minutes down the road on our property

  • Front entryway

    Front entryway

VRBO #429086

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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