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Historic Victorian house, lush gardens, two acre Pinot Noir vineyards

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom 1880 Victorian house with pool, vineyard, large lawn and gardens.

Wightman House is a 12 acre estate with a historic Victorian house, pool, and fish-friendly vineyard with its grapes producing its own designate wine (MacPhail Wightman Vineyard). The first floor of the house has a beautiful living room with grand piano, dining room, large kitchen and attached family sitting area, and a great room. There are three bedrooms on the second floor with a modern full bath. On the attic level is a bedroom with a bathroom. The pool is next to a small cottage where our caretaker family lives and our outdoor eating/cooking area. We don't heat the pool but it's wonderful in the summer. There is a unique wood-fired pizza oven, BBQ and spit, and a table for up to 12. The historic barn with two barn studios is next to the two acre vineyard with Pinot Noir grapes. An agricultural pond and large field with solar panels are next to the long allée of trees lining the driveway. In front of the Victorian house is a long lawn bordered with perennials and fruit trees, and graced by a sculpture. The end of the lawn leads through an arbor to a wooded area. A hammock area and a bordering creek complete the complex.

Property Manager
Yoriko Kishimoto
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, arabic, mandarin, 日本語
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Yoriko Kishimoto

Lee worked for Apple and Yoriko serves on the board of Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Board of Directors.

Yoriko Kishimoto purchased this house in 2010

Why Yoriko Kishimoto chose North Coast

Lee is a 4th generation Californian and grew up in Vacaville, knowing of this magical valley. Yoriko works with farms and open space on the Peninsula and is delighted to practice fish friendly agriculture! We love the community up here as much as the beauty of the valley. This estate was previously owned by John Scharffenberger who pioneered the champagnes of Anderson Valley by entertaining buyers here.

What makes this house unique

This is our 'family farm' but get to enjoy it just a couple weekends out of every month. We are glad to share this beautiful place one weekend a month or so.


Boonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest washroom - toilet , off the living room
    Attic bedroom facility - toilet , Has sink and toilet. There is a shower but it's very old.
    Main bathroom on second floor - toilet , tub , shower , full-featured modern bathroom
    First floor bathroom with large shower - toilet , shower
  • 2.5 plus attic toilet/sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , futon-style mattress on frame
    Twin bed room - 2 twin/ single
    Red bedroom - 1 queen , Futon-style mattress on frame; connecting to master bedroom
    Attic bedroom - 1 queen , Futon-style mattress on frame; has toilet and sink
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Three queen beds are firm futon-style (on frame) and twin beds are spring mattress
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Historic Victorian house, lush gardens, two acre Pinot Noir vineyards
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Nice getaway with family and friends

  • 4 of 5

The house, including the kitchen and sitting areas on the first floor were wonderful and where we spent most of our time during our stay. The kitchen was very well equipped and we were happy to have the extra wine fridge to help house our nice finds from the valley.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Charming, quiet and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This home is incredible; the grounds are exquisite, the space is large, and even though you are minutes from downtown Boonville, you still feel like you're on your own. We rented the home as 4 couples and one infant during a wedding in Boonville and everything in the home was perfect for us. Yoriko is a wonderful and welcoming host and very available to answer any questions you may have. Perfect place in Anderson Valley. We would all go back again, but our only mistake was not staying longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA

Wonderful Seclusion in the Heart of Anderson Valley

  • 5 of 5

This property is a real treat. It is perfectly secluded so that you feel as if you are a million miles away from it all, but are perfectly located between Philo and Boonville just off of 128 with no noise or indication that you are even close to anyone else. We spent most of our time on the large lawn having picnics, roasting s'mores, playing baseball and catch with the kids. It was a perfect getaway and was great for entertaining.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California USA

Great spot and owner!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, quiet, relaxing spot for a reunion of old friends. close to town. caretaker and owner very hospitable. house in excellent condition. we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 just returned from a wonderful weekend stay at the Wightman House -- what a beautiful property! The photos don't do it justice. The house was incredibly spacious, and the grounds so well maintained. It was a great house for a larger group, and we all agreed we'd like to come back. The owner's were very responsive and easy to work with. I hope it's warmer next time, so that we can take advantage of the pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property, spacious, cozy, private retreat

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the previous comments. This property is truly magical! The grounds are stunning and even more beautiful than the pictures show. The home has a spacious floor plan, yet cozy and homey with every amenity you could possibly want! We hope to make this an annual trip and look forward to staying here again! Yoriko is great and very responsive, and the on-site care taker is wonderful as well! Highly recommended for just about any occasion.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Boonville Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boonville Hotel, Table 128
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Car: necessary

Top notch Anderson Valley wineries and brewery nearby including one within walking distance! Boonville, the 'little town with big charm' (Sunset Magazine) is just two miles down the country road. Anderson Valley is a hidden Shangri-La - a valley so beautiful yet still unspoiled, different pace of life, a community of artists, winemakers and farmers. Come to unwind, go wine tasting, visit the coast, go swimming or lay in hammock under the oak trees in peace.


Rates & Availability

Boonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off peak
Oct 14 2017 - Mar 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

We invite payment by personal checks if there is enough advance time. Paypal is possible but with 3% additional fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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