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Specials- Inquire! Elegant contemporary, great light, 20acre hideaway

Sleeps10
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. 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.

More Details

Owner
Deborah Eppstein
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 Sonoma County

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 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.

Amenities

Santa Rosa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 10
  • 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 ...
  • 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

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5

The property was gorgeous and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing- truly a luxury treehouse in gorgeous hills. The master bathroom and outdoor deck were my favorite parts- you feel as though you're among the trees! The kitchen was large and fully stocked with great supplies, and there was plenty of space for my 8-person group to hang out. We went out to dinner one night and stayed in and cooked on the second, and I highly recommend staying in and cooking in this gorgeous environment. The one downside is that it is somewhat hard to access and although Uber and Lyft are technically available, phone reception (ATT) is spotty and we had a few drivers give up trying to find the place after we couldn't call them to give them directions. Plan for 30-40 minutes for your driver to arrive. Debby was great, very responsive and sent me a huge guide to the house along with suggestions of things to do (wineries, location of grocery stores, etc), which I really appreciated since I am not from the area. Would absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Concerning lack of AT&T coverage, we have instead used either the house phone to make calls, or , if you have an Apple iPhone 6, you can actually call on your phone by getting on the Wifi with your phone (in settings). We have asked drivers to plug in '1910 Cougar Lane' in their GPS, which will bring them almost to our driveway, and then continue a couple hundred more feet until they see our gate with the number 1910 on the left. I'll add the info to our welcome email!
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5

Classy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The home is beautiful and clean. It was so peaceful and quiet in the middle of the woods, yet still so close to town! We would certainly stay again. Debby was very easy to contact in the time leading up to the visit and her directions and instructions were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtakingly beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Surrounded by trees, it felt almost as if we were in an amazing tree house! The deck area was incredible, whether sitting at the table sipping wine and enjoying the breathtakingly beautiful view, or hanging out in the hot tub. We could not have chosen a more perfect home for our trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Acadia house is magical.

  • 5 of 5

The home was amazing and bit of serenity in a very busy fun filled wedding weekend. Couldn't ask for better place to stay. Comfortable and clean. The music selection was awesome and brought back a lot of memories. Thank you Deb and Hal.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Acadia House a Winner

  • 5 of 5

We had nine family members spend 3 nights at Acadia House and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 3 levels of bedrooms gave us enough separation to accommodate everyone's sleeping habits. We took advantage of the creature comforts of the TV and turntable (nice collection of vinyl, which my s-in-law, DJ appreciated). The kitchen was well appointed and the outdoor gas grill was great. We did most all of our dining on the large table on the deck. The serenity and forest views from the deck provided a great backdrop. If you seek more solitude, go out the back of the storage shed and wander the trail a bit.

The home is pretty isolated and was a challenge to find on our first trip in. We didn't want to traverse the last 1+ miles of single lane and windy road after dark. We saw deer frequently along this road. Our damage deposit was refunded in very timely fashion.Great 3 days in the Wine Country!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house. Would stay there again

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked more

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: 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

Cleaning Fee $240
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $1,000

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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