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WineBerry Lodge, Gourmet In/Outdoor Kitchens, Spa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom and 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8, 115-Jet Spa, Fireplace

Our comfortable mountain lodge-style retreat designed by and for those seeking a relaxing vacation..

Located less than one mile from Vine Hill House, a popular place for weddings. Now available is Blackberry Cottage located on the same property for larger groups Howeaway # 3792466. We are 54 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, 20 minutes from Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean seaside set for Alfred Hitchcock’s famed 1948 film, “The Birds”, WineBerry is centrally located within California’s world-renowned wine growing region, Sonoma County.

Fully remodeled in 2012, your three-bedroom vacation home features a deluxe 115-jet, 7-person spa just off the covered, fully outfitted outdoor gourmet kitchen. Elaborately equipped, your outdoor kitchen comes complete with an Italian-imported pizza oven, Brazilian-granite counters, eight, stove-top burners, barbeque and more. Indoors, an upstairs reading room above the gourmet indoor kitchen and open-air dining room, plus vaulted-ceilinged great room offers a gas fireplace, stereo and 60-inch flat screen with internet access.

“Fun” and “Relaxing” are two of the most frequent words our guests use to describe WineBerry Inn. And, according to some of the world’s leading authorities, our location, well…

• National Geographic Traveler: Named Sonoma County, the “Best of the World 2012”.

• The New York Times (Oct. 21, 2011): “A New Destination for Food and Art,” in a story about Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.

Now, the features...

• 1 hour 20 minutes from San Francisco International (SFO) airport, and only 10 minutes from the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS), serviced by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air

• Practice your gourmet hobby skills in the center of one of the world’s top organic foods and wine-growing regions, or hire one of the region’s budding gourmet chefs to do it for you and your friends and family, this gourmet getaway will suit you

• Concierge-style service offered on-property owners

• On-site, at-the-ready proprietors assist guests with sourcing locally produced organic foods, nearby seafood and more

• 20 minutes from Armstrong Redwoods which features 1,400+ year-old redwood trees, some over 300 feet tall.

• Your home away from home, WineBerry’s spiral staircase leads to the two-double-bed and sofa bed loft

• Master bedroom features a king bed with bathroom with walk-in shower – plus access to a deck, spa and the outdoor kitchen

• Each of the two extra bedrooms feature super-comfy queen size beds, with access to a second bathroom

• Each room includes flatscreen television and DVD player

• Home is surrounded by redwood-decked veranda and breezeway

• Inviting, open-air dining area

• Park your vehicle in a two-car garage

• Full-sized washer/dryer for guests

October 21, 2011 – New York Times, Emily Brady:

“Sonoma County may be best known for its wineries and the tony (sic) towns of Healdsburg and Sonoma, but West County, as locals call the area around Sebastopol, is where the vineyards begin to give way to rolling hills, bohemian enclaves and the wild Pacific Coast beyond. Sure, there’s wine produced here — excellent pinots in particular — but there’s plenty to explore beyond it, especially around Sebastopol, where in recent years new restaurants, shops and live music venues have opened, securing the town’s position as West County’s arts and culture hub.”

National Geographic Traveler - 2012

Sonoma, California

Photograph by Lianne Milton

American as Apple Pie

“‘I’ve been to Napa and Sonoma,’ you hear people say, as if they were one and the same. Sure, Sonoma’s 300-plus wineries, like those of vine-centric Napa, offer peak wine tasting, from Ravenswood’s deep Zinfandels to Gloria Ferrer’s sophisticated sparklers. But if you’ve visited only the county’s wineries, come back to sample the astounding diversity that makes Sonoma one of America’s travel treasures.

Spend some time floating in an inner tube down the Russian River and walking amid ancient giants—one over 1,400 years old—at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Poke around the old Russian stockade at Fort Ross, which turns 200 in 2012, or the Spanish adobe mission, San Francisco Solano, in Sonoma town. Hunt for antiques along Petaluma’s downtown Victorian row, and dine on seasonal sake-steamed, aged abalone at Michelin-starred Cyrus in Healdsburg. And don’t miss a flaky, fruit-packed slice of Gravenstein pie from Mom’s Apple Pie, a roadside stop outside Sebastopol. It ranks up there with a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as a real taste of Sonoma.”

More Details

Owner
Heidi Doyle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Amenities

Sebastopol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bedroom - toilet , shower , over-sized shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cable TV & DVD
    Master - 1 king , Cable TV & DVD player
    Loft - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cable TV, DVD & Video Games
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cable TV & DVD player
  • Each bedroom is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Master bedroom has its own privte bathroom with a walk-in shower, walk-in closet and a deck that leads to veranda, 7-person, 115-jet spa, and outdoor kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
-Plenty of all-sized vehicle parking -Special Services: On-site owners available for reasonable, fee-based concierge-services, including such things as: -local food sourcing, shopping and preparation -shopping/errands -gourmet chef selection and hiring based on your epicurean desires -fresh seafood sourcing and selections, etc.

Reviews

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(146 traveler reviews)

WineBerry Lodge, Gourmet In/Outdoor Kitchens, Spa
average rating of 4.9863014 based on 146 reviews
5

Lucky us!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Wineberry Lodge while attending a reunion in the area and it was the perfect place to return to catch our breath and sleep after two busy days out and about in Sonoma. Wish we could have spent more time on the lovely property - particularly to take advantage of the state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen. The home was well equipped and much larger than we expected. We could spread out and then gather in the great room/kitchen area to socialize. Favorite corner to daydream - the porch swing. Central location near much to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

The Wineberry Lodge is an amazing, well-appointed rental for larger groups. This was our second visit, with 2 families sharing the house. We were all very comfortable. We enjoyed the fantastic gourmet kitchen inside for breakfasts (after a soak in the hot tub!) and the outdoor kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven & grill for dinners. We cooked all our meals here because it was so much fun! We will be back and would highly recommend this fantastic property!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC WEDDING WEEKEND VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Wineberry Lodge and Blackberry Cottage during our son’s wedding celebration in May. We could not have chosen a better “home base” for the events of the wedding. Wineberry was only five minutes from Vine Hill House, the wedding venue. Wineberry became the hub for family gatherings, scheduled or impromptu, of guests who had travelled from distant locations, and Blackberry was the perfect place for our other son’s young family. Personalized signs welcomed us, and the comprehensive notebook of “Things to Do and Places to See” gave ideas for outings and explorations for those less busy than the parents of the groom. We enjoyed meals together, both indoors in the spacious dining area, and outdoors in an unequaled natural setting. The adults shared the excellent wine given us by hosts Heidi and Brent Doyle, and the well stocked kitchen made group meals and snacks easy to prepare. The kids played ladder ball, ping pong, and board games, all provided by our vrbo hosts. Everything about Wineberry and Blackberry contributed to an unforgettable wedding and family celebration! Our only regret was that we did not have enough time to use the incredible outdoor kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven.

If your family is planning a wedding in “wine country,” we have a couple suggestions, based on our experience. Wineberry and Blackberry are superb, and their proximity to the wedding venue made it easy to take set up items to the venue with minimal driving, and for families with young children to have babysitting service at Wineberry during the wedding. Vine Hill House was an incomparable setting, overlooking the O’Connell Family Vineyards, the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and the incomparable Russian River valley and landscape for as far as we could see. Dan and Jan O’Connell have hosted over 800 weddings at Vine Hill House, and they know what they’re doing, invaluable for the bride and groom who worked until two days before the wedding. Because most of the guests traveled to attend the wedding, we chose to make the Rehearsal Dinner inclusive for all available guests. Our son booked HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol, and it was perfect. Heavy appetizers were more than dinner, and the young crowd loved the craft beer options, along with wine and margaritas. The opportunity to visit and meet friends and family of the bride and groom contributed to a great time.

In summary, the wedding was wonderful, and we had a great time at Wineberry and Blackberry.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another perfect weekend at Wineberry!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time staying at the house and it, as always, was picture perfect! Heidi is so thoughtful and welcoming and the house is perfect for groups. We have perfected pizza cookery this year, we think, but we can't wait to test our skills again next year!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Sebastopol for the wedding of my youngest son and found this property quite fortuitously when browsing online. Close to our venue and PERFECT in every way. Though we had limited time at the house (with lots of wedding stuff to do) We did enjoy a pizza dinner on Friday and used the wood burning pizza oven in the outdoor kitchen area. Heidi is an amazing hostess and we were quite comfortable and well taken care of. Grateful for the weekend and will remember this place for the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing wine country get-away

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house! I spent five days with a group of dear friends who are exceptional cooks. In addition to the incredible outdoor kitchen, the indoor kitchen is impressively stocked with everything these foodies needed. The location is perfect: close to great wineries and restaurants, the coast, and good shopping. The hosts/owners go out of their way to make sure their guests have a wonderful experience. I highly recommend the WineBerry Lodge! Thanks so much, Heidi and Brent... I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
64 Miles
San Francisco {SFO}
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sebastopol Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy. 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Doran Beach
Car: necessary

We're just 5 minutes outside of Artsy Sebastopol within a short drive of the: site of the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's, 'The Birds' in Bodega Bay (20 minutes) with wind surfing, whale watching, & beach combing. The redwood-draped Russian River (10) with river rafting, canoeing. Thrilling River Rock Casino (35). Wine- and brew-laden Hopland (40). Bohemian Guerneville (15). Trendy and restaurant-rich Healdsburg (20) with more wineries than can be seen in one day. Natural hot springs Calistoga (45) famous for its Mud Baths. Sea kayaking playground at Jenner (35). Historic Fort Ross (60), and legendary Napa (60).

Additionally, just minutes from local cycling and walking trails provides that miles and miles of scenic, human-powered (only) Sonoma country recreational trails and Sebastopol Golf Course. Walking distance to Merry Edwards winery, Red Car winery, Dutton winery.

Enjoy Sebastopol's wonderful farmers market in downtown square open on Sundays 10:00 to 1:30. Also is the the famous Andy's Fruit Basket market just 3 minutes down the road for a great selection of organic fruits & vegetables, and less than a mile from Mom's Apple Pie, truly world recognized and recently (2012) featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Recommended Reading:

NY Times - Oct. 21, 2011 - A New Destination for Food and Art in Somoma - Sebastopol:

National Geographic Traveler - Best Trips 2012 (select 'all destinations' to find the story):

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Rates & Availability

Sebastopol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$3,500
 
 
Off Peak Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Tax rate 12.0% #1008N
There is a minimum housekeeping charge of $175 which is added for all stays of up to one week.

Three day minimum stay on major holidays. Rates are based on a maximum of 8 guests. Weekly rates are based on Weekday check in and check out. Maximum amount of guests and day guests on property is 14 people. No Weddings or special events.

Please call regarding payment arrangements.

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.
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