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We are green! Elegant contemporary, great light, 20acre hideaway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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. We were very fortunate to escape the recent fires, and our area is still green and not charred. 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, shaded in summer, 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 30-40 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, gateway to San Francisco.

Acadia House has three bedrooms, and three and a half baths with an additional queen memory foam sofa bed in the den to comfortably sleep 6-8; an additional double futon allows for up to 2 additional 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, 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.

More Details

Owner
Deborah Eppstein
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Deborah Eppstein

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.

Deborah Eppstein purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Deborah Eppstein chose Santa Rosa

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!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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, gateway to 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, as well as Jack London Historic Park.

Amenities

Santa Rosa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , dedicated bath for bedroom #2, down the hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , private bath off bedroom #3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , half bath, off den
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi, private deck, on upper floor
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On entry level floor, private bath adjoins bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guest bedroom with full wall of closet space, dedicated bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private bath, jacuzzi, deck, upper floor
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen memory foam sleeper sofa, den on main floor, half bath
  • 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), one futon makes a small double bed in2nd bedroom and in sleeper sofa with memory foam in den/rec room opens to queen size bed; down comforter
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We are located within 12-20 min of many wineries on highway 12, are 3 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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We are green! Elegant contemporary, great light, 20acre hideaway
average rating of 4.9404764 based on 84 reviews
5

The house was spectacular, as was the view.

  • 5 of 5

A very special place. The architecture, furnishings and art are all wonderful and interesting. The setting and view are so relaxing and beautiful. The house is clean and well appointed, with clear instructions throughout. The owner is very organized and a very effective communicator. We appreciated the opportunity to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you appreciated what we love so much about our home!
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California
5

Perfect, quiet, modern house for 3 couples!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of three adult couples absolutely loved this house! It is very modern inside, with a beautiful wrap around deck, including hot tub. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The rooms were all very comfortable, each with it's own private bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped, and all of the appliances worked perfectly! Every room had a heater and fan, which we did not have to use. The rooms are spaced out nicely so there is absolute privacy.

Even though the house is located on a one way street for the last half mile, this did not bother us at all. We actually enjoyed the remoteness and quiet that the location provided. We traveled to Sonoma, Glen Ellen and all over Santa Rosa, and all locations were very convenient for us. Longest driving time was 30 minutes.

We used the bbq one night to sear our tomahawk steaks, and then finished them in the wonderful oven. Too bad I cannot include photos herein.

Thank you to Debby, the owner. Always available for questions and suggestions, and most attentive to our needs.

We will definitely recommend this house to friends traveling to Sonoma, Santa Rosa or Healdsburg.

We enjoyed every minute!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house tucked away among the trees.

  • 5 of 5

This was a weekend getaway with my daughter who just turned 21 and my dad who just turned 90. Both loved the house. Kitchen is fully stocked and enjoyed the jacuzzi under the stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

The Perfect Private Forest Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This isn't just a vacation rental -- it's a home that is clearly loved and well-cared for by its owners. It's a home with a soul, and it was such a privilege to visit. It's absolutely beautiful with its new kitchen (fully stocked with pots, pans, serving ware, dish ware, stemware, etc.), large common space, extremely comfortable beds, spacious deck with hot tub, propane grill and amazing forest view. It's very private, which was just what we wanted for our women's get-together. And the baby grand piano was quite a treat. In the couple months leading up to our trip, the owner, Deborah, was very responsive (and patient!) in answering our many questions. We loved the space and can't wait to plan another vacation there.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Fantastic Experience at the Tree House!

  • 5 of 5

My group and I had the most wonderful time at this house. The house is beautiful and was very clean and prepared for our arrival. Debbie was extremely helpful and responsive to any questions I had. I can’t express enough what a gorgeous home this is - it’s a special place full of love that made our weekend better than I could have asked for!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house! It is in a quiet and remote area but the scenery is hard to beat! The house is veru well furnished and perfect for a quiet and relaxing getaway in wine country!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
3.6 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $240 + Tax
Pet Fee $100

Dogs subject to prior approval and $25/night fee; no cats. Weekly rate 7th night free. On holidays, weekend rates apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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