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

Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Chateau / Country House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.


Deborah Eppstein

Member Since 2012
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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 Kenwood

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master Bedroom with private bath, jacuzzi, deck, upper floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Guest bedroom with full wall of closet space, dedicated bath
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, On entry level floor, private bath adjoins bedroom
      • 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


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Jacuzzi, private deck, on upper floor
      • 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
      • 3.5

      Location Type

        • Mountain View


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Lots of windows and skylights, opens to large, private south-facing deck, with BBQ and dining table
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace in living room
                    • Garage
                      garage is for owner's use
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High speed internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linen closet outside Master Bedroom
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      LG front loading 7.3 cu ft dryer
                    • Mobile Phone
                      AT&T spotty; Verizon may work better. With iPhone 6 and AT$T, you can use wireless internet to operate your phone
                    • Parking
                      parking for 4 cars in driveway
                    • Parking Off Street
                      parking for 4 cars in drive way
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Owners RV may be in front of shed
                    • Telephone
                      home phone available
                    • Towels Provided
                      Linen closet outside Master Bedroom
                    • Washing Machine
                      LG front loading 3.5 cu ft washer
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Well stocked kitchen with many gourmet appliances: elegant dinnerware and table settings, spice cupboard at your disposal
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully-stocked with gourmet knife set, non-stick cooking pans, glass mixing bowls, baking equipment, full range of cooking utensils, blender, chopper, mixer, large hand crafted wooden salad bowl
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dual chamber dishwasher lets you conveniently wash smaller loads as well as larger, double loads
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee filters supplied
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices available
                        • Refrigerator
                          side by side
                        • Stove
                          LG 5 burner gas cooktop
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice toaster plus toaster oven


                            • Dining
                              leaf for dining table expands to seat 8; seating for 4 at bar. Outside table for 6-8 plus ample outside seating on built-in deck benches
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  books are located in bedrooms, den
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  in living room
                                • Game Room
                                  Board games in Den
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                  large classical and 60s-90s record collection, as well as music CDs
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirectTV in living room and master bedroom
                                • Stereo
                                  record collection
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen TV in living room with DirecTV satellite and DVD player; flat screen TV with DirecTV in master bedroom
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD library


                                    • Balcony
                                      Private balcony/deck outside master bedroom and master bath on upper floor with walk-out doors
                                    • 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
                                    • Golf
                                      Nearby gold courses
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Hot tub for 6 people
                                        • 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


                                            • 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


                                                            • 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.

                                                              74 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful place, beautiful spacious home

                                                              Ingrid M.Berkeley, California

                                                              We loved it for our women’s group retreat. The one small negative was that the dining room table was squeezed next to the office area in a smaller room instead of in the beautiful spacious living room area.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your comment about the dining room table. Although it is not uncommon for larger groups to just move the dining table into the main living area, I will make that option more apparent for future groups. In addition, we are currently remodeling the kitchen, and will increase the size of the eating bar to accommodate groups of 8.

                                                              quiet peaceful retreat

                                                              Jill K.

                                                              beautiful house, very comfy, a great kitchen which we really appreciate as we all love to cook. The piano is such a lovely bonus!

                                                              Lovely retreat, beautiful house!

                                                              William A.-

                                                              We loved our stay at Acadia House. What a beautiful, well-kept, open and spacious house!

                                                              Plus, for us as music lovers, a beautiful piano was there, and our more practiced hands produced beautiful music to go with the vaulted space.

                                                              Debby and Mel are extremely responsive and friendly and it was an easy house to take care of.

                                                              Five stars!

                                                              A beautiful retreat nestled amongst the trees

                                                              Laura B.Lafayette

                                                              I can't stop raving about this wonderful house in Santa Rosa. A perfect place for a mini reunion of 3 friends and partners. Debby was friendly and incredibly helpful. Shorty after making the reservation we received detailed instructions on how to find the house plus recommendations for local activities. So many things to do! In one day we woke, walked Spring Lake, had lunch at the popular Russian River Brewery, sampled wine at the friendly St. Francis winery then relaxed in the house's outdoor hot tub. A perfect day with many memories. We left laughing and wishing for one more day. We hope to visit again very soon. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us Debby!

                                                              One of a kind, amazing home

                                                              Kristina P.

                                                              Deborah and Mel’s home is incredible in every way - I don’t even know where to begin. Getting there is challenging once you’re off the main access street, and onto the one-way road. I suggest you arrive during daylight. It is well worth the trek. We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend with 6 adults and 2 kids, we had plenty of room and enjoyed every part of the property. The living room was our main hang out, with a cozy fire, and great lighting. The whole place is comfy and welcoming. I felt so lucky to have somehow stumbled upon this retreat, and no one who came will forget it soon. We made a big breakfast one morning and spent time on the deck & in the hot tub. We took a hike and saw the leaves falling. The beds were all comfortable and warm. The house is stunning and the photos don’t do it justice. It’s beautifully decorated and there are little surprises to discover from the art on the walls, the fun lighting, the LP collection, & the wall of windows. I want to come back with my girlfriends for a writers’ retreat. Really glad that Acadia House survived the fires, I hope it remains forever. If you have a chance, take your loved ones here and stay at an unforgettable home. Deborah’s directions and communication were clear and easy. Thank you for your hospitality.

                                                              Beautiful setting and house and instructions all very well thought house and user friendly.

                                                              Steven K.

                                                              Property is truly as advertised and even more. A treehouse masquerading as a home! Host was very accommodating to our needs and communities freely when're we had questions in preparation for our stay. Fortunately there was absolutely no evidence of the recent terrible fires which seem to have completely missed this area . Highly recommend it to couple and families.


                                                              Santa Rosa, CA, USA

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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

                                                              74 Reviews
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