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Unsurpassed Views Indoors And Out On This 3-Acre Vineyard Estate

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Spacious Home With Ever-Present Panoramic Views

Welcome to our home in the heart and scintillating soul of Sonoma County. Our sunny 3-acre estate is perched on a rolling hill between Sebastopol and Occidental and is punctuated by majestic sweeping views of vineyards, orchards, redwoods and mountains. Enjoy the ever-changing beauty of our terraced perennial gardens, chardonnay vineyard and young olive grove. We invite you to share in the seasonal organic bounty of our fruit trees, assorted berries, vegetables, and herbs or meditate in our fragrant rose garden. Our recently purchased home has been lovingly renovated and updated to take full advantage of the lush Sonoma lifestyle. Abundant large windows and glass doors bring the outdoors in and highlight the varied vistas from every room, from sunrise to sunset to starry nights.

Furnished with style and comfort, we invite you to sink into overstuffed couches and chairs, put your legs up on ottomans and reclaimed wood coffee tables, and dine on the antique farm table or the vintage teakwood set under the stars. With multiple, comfortable eating and seating options available indoors and out, your most difficult decision will be where to sip your cappuccino or pinot noir.

If you enjoy cooking, you will appreciate our large, updated kitchen with a new 5-burner Italian gas range, double ovens and high-end small appliances and cookware. The built-in gas grill is conveniently located on the back deck for added cooking options. Or explore the health benefits of juicing with our Breville juicer - there is no better place on earth for organic vegetables and fruit from our gardens or local farmers.

We hope that you sleep long and well in the three thoughtfully designed and furnished bedrooms. The large master features a queen bed, ensuite bath with double sinks, enormous window with rose garden views and sliding glass doors onto the terraced back garden patio. The two other bedrooms boast antique double beds, oversized windows and beautiful rose garden or back terraced garden views. All of the bedrooms have spacious closets, and are furnished with a writing desk and a dresser. They also feature quiet ceiling fans, blackout shades and new pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, and quality linens for your added comfort.

The large living room with its cathedral ceiling is warmed by reclaimed wood beams, plush sage couches, antique side tables, opulent rugs, and multiple personal lighting options designed for reading and relaxing. It features a 47-inch flat screen television with Direct TV and a Blu-Ray DVD system. Our cozy corner library contains diverse offerings for your browsing or reading pleasure as well as a local section where you find guidebooks and practical information to help you optimize your stay in the slice of heaven that is Sonoma County.

Nestled high in the back terraced garden, the hot tub provides a secluded, steamy oasis with exceptional views, including the distant Mayacamas Mountains. It is our favorite place to greet the day in the early morning as the mist rolls through the Green Valley and to enjoy sunsets that seem to last forever. Due to the presence of unobtrusive landscape lighting, it is also an ideal spot to count the stars.

Our home and gardens are smoke-free and chemical-free. The house has an open floor plan and wide doorways. There are only 2 low steps to enter the house from any door and the master bedroom has a large walk-in shower. We have tried to eliminate all barriers to your enjoyment of this magical space.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Moinester
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Susan Moinester

My husband, David, and I are 'southernized' former New Yorkers. Born, raised and married in Brooklyn, our adult lives have been enriched by spending them in Memphis, TN where we have come to know and appreciate great music, Slow Food and wonderful friends. We fell in love with Sebastopol and the surrounding area on a romantic vacation in the summer of 2012. We were captivated by the physical beauty and the lifestyle. We never expected to find a house so quickly, as we cannot move for several years. But as soon as we saw this property, we knew that we could not let it go. So until we are able to live in 'Our Home in the Vineyard' full-time, we welcome you and your family to share it with our family.

Susan Moinester purchased this estate in 2012

Why Susan Moinester chose Sebastopol

This property has a magical quality that touched us from the moment we stepped out of the realtor's car; it has held us in its grip ever since. The property stirs your soul while simultaneously imparting a sense of tranquility. You feel exhilarated yet at peace. It is an intangible quality, yet undeniable and while a very personal experience, we have found it to be universal among all those who have visited. Perhaps it is the gentle slope of the hill on which the home rests, the beautiful, terraced gardens that are perennially in bloom, the accessibility of all 3 lush acres or the unusual diversity of the breathtaking views that surround the home. Perhaps it is the fact that the house and the outdoor living areas take full advantage of the spectacular surroundings by bringing the outside into every room. The house is spacious with large rooms and an open floor plan that is unique in this area. It is impossible to capture these qualities from the photos; we invite you to come and experience it for yourself.

What makes this estate unique

To quote one of our guests, 'Home in the Vineyard is a warm hug': we could not agree more! It fills our senses and captivates our souls. At Home in the Vineyard, we are fully immersed in beauty and verdant abundance and delight in the casual elegance and comfort of the Sonoma lifestyle.

Amenities

Sebastopol Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You can only have a maximum of 3 cars at the property at ANY TIME during your stay!
  • If there is any extra cleaning needed or broken items after the stay, that amount will be taken from your damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • The bathrooms are large, bright and airy with natural light, large mirrors and graceful light fixtures. The vintage tiled counters are spacious and the shabby chic white cabinets contain many convenient drawers. Both bathrooms feature magnifying mirrors (handheld) and hairdryers with diffusers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and the two double bedrooms have deep, full closets. All have quiet ceiling fans, multiple lighting options, a comfortable reading chair, full dresser and a writing desk.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.915493 based on 71 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this home! From the homeowner Susan, to the property manager Fern, to the home itself-we had a wonderful experience from start to finish. This home draws you in and makes you never want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love the place: house, location, extraordinary sorroundings...!

  • 4 of 5

The house is very well equipped and has everything you need to have a perfect vacation in the Sonoma Valley. The owner had made sure to make your stay very wellcoming and confortable. We were received with fresh flowers and a bottle of their own wine production. You immediately feel at home!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Scenery & Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, our family did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artist retreat

  • 4 of 5

My 2 friends and I rented this as our home base to attend a week long artist workshop in the town of Graton. It is only 5 mins away from our class and so beautiful set amongst the extensive gardens and grapevine hillsides ! We each had a lovely room(beds are big enough for 1 ) and everything is well stocked and updated right up to the new outside patio furniture ! The owners and manager were easily accessible . The photos do not do it justice as an avid gardener I cant tell you the rows of lovely perennials and veggie garden. The hot tub was incredible and very nicely privately nestled in the gardens.

So the negative is that to be honest there is a problem with their neighbors dog - not the sweet kind one, Daisy but the her evil brother that is an australian sheep dog type that is out of control and there is no fence to control it from coming over. We were out sitting on the bench outside front door and the dog came barreling over and viciously barked all around us three . Luckily we all were calm and have no fear of dogs usually but were very shaken,it was aggressive , sweet Daisy came to protect us we felt . This happened twice so you should be aware that if the owners have not dealt with it by the time you rent .

We had a great time and the house if perfectly located to wine taste and road trip to Bodega Bay etc etc !!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandi- Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed our home, it's amenities, as well as the beauty of our gardens, our views and the surrounding areas. Our Chardonnay vineyard is shared and managed by our neighbors. We are sorry you had an uncomfortable experience with their new dog. This dog has replaced sweet Max, who died earlier this year. Max and Daisy were free range vineyard dogs who protect the vineyard from deer and other grape-eating animals. I want to assure you - and anyone else who is considering renting our property - that we have spoken with our neighbors and they have guaranteed us they will confine the new dog any time there are guests staying at our home. We look forward to having the opportunity to host you again in the near future with full confidence that the issue has been resolved. Susan
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5

Great place to escape!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our weekend. All the amenities. The hot tub was under repair, so we missed soaking and taking in the beautiful view, but the house was great!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Great spacious house on beautiful property. The views are beautiful and the home was comfortable and clean. Susan and Fern were great and the house was exactly as pictured. We’d stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Charles Schulz Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Underwood Bistro
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Sebastopol Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Willow Wood Market Cafe and Underwood Bistro
Nearest Beach
16.1 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Our home is ideally situated to enjoy all that Sonoma County has to offer, indoors and out, all year-round. We are located in the scenic Green Valley in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Our property is just minutes away from dozens of wineries, tasting rooms, microbreweries, bars, world class restaurants and eateries. For less traditional culinary and cultural experiences, don't miss the paella at the Occidental Friday evening Farmers Market (get there early!) and the hippy hash and duck tacos at the Sebastopol Farmers Market on Sunday. Oh... lest we forget, Screamin' Mimi's in Sebastopol - 'Sonoma County's Best Ice Cream' for their olive oil ice cream - or anything else! For groceries, fresh fruits and veggies and a wonderful selection of local wine, we are just 7 minutes from one of the finest markets in Sonoma - Andy's.

We also want to be sure to mention that we are only 6 miles (about a 13-minute drive) from the fabulous, singular Wild Flour Bread Bakery in Freestone. Our perfect day starts with steaming bread, scones and Taylor Maid coffee from Wild Flour, continues to through the quaint town of Bodega for a stop at the artisans' cooperative, antique store and surf shop and then up the spectacular coast from Bodega Bay to Jenner. The coastline is lined with scenic overlooks, hiking trails and diverse accessible beaches. You can continue up the coast but we prefer to turn inland at Jenner for a change to the Russian River scenery and dinner in Monte Rio or Guerneville. The variety of topography, scenery and activities that await you with 20 minutes of our property is truly astounding!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Manager'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.