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Gated,10 Acres; 2 Mi to Town Square, Pool, Spa, Views, Private

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Just five minutes from Sonoma's Town Square is the private gated estate of Runningwood. With more than 10 acres nestled in the heart of wine country, Runningwood neighbors some of Sonoma's finest wineries and is just minutes from Napa.

The residence is well-suited to host Weddings/Receptions & Parties, up to ~ 100 people.

The Residence is available for a variety of rental periods: from 3-day minimum(low season)/ 5 day minimum (high season) to longer-term occupancy(1 year or longer).

The kitchen is a focal point of the residence: six grill cooktop, side/by/side SubZero refigerator/ freezer, Dacor double ovens, plate warmer, etc. The Outdoor DCS Propane BBQ is a favorite of guests. Generous Sonoma Valley views abound. The entire residence & property showcase valley views overlooking vineyards. The wildlife sightings alone are worth the experience.

We also allow a limited number of events such as Weddings/Receptions, Parties and other special affairs.

Keywords: Private, 10 acres, East-Side of Sonoma, Pool, Spa, Gated, Spectacular Views, Runningwood

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Rudy

Formerly worked in the public health sector.

Grew up in the SF Bay Area; Attended U.O.P Dental School, & UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

Rudy purchased this estate in 1991

Why Rudy chose Sonoma

Property purchased in 1991; Residence Construction completed in 1995. Only minutes from the town square of Sonoma, yet it feels as though you are miles from civilization. The property's location boasts all day sunshine & affords a great deal of privacy.

What makes this estate unique

We have the only seasonally-active waterfall in Sonoma county. Located on the Southern area of the 10+ acre parcel (down from the ancillary parking area).

The layout of the residence was designed to take advantage of the unique Sonoma Valley Views.

There are more than 20 wineries within 20 miles of Runningwood. Some are even walking distance for the athletically inclined....


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Francisco
Car: necessary

Many guests enjoy relaxing by the pool listening to music & following the sun course across the sky, observing the wild life and spectacular views when not visiting neighboring wineries. In the Summer, many find it fascinating to watch fingers of the SF Bay Area fog creep over the Western Mountain Range while swimming in the pool or enjoying the expansive pool patio.


Sonoma Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No additional guests allowed on property w/out management approval (extra charges apply).
  • Private Chef/Staff allowed w/ owner approval (7+ days prior to taking occupancy/ extra charges apply). NO OUTSIDE CLEANING SVCS W/O OWNER APPROVAL.
  • REHEARSAL DINNERS/ BRIDE PREPARATIONS allowed w/ advanced written notice/ owner approval (extra charges apply)
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), queen-sized aerobed (1) Large sectional Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
View is of historic wine country Sonoma Valley and home of only recognized (U.S. Geographic Survey no. 224912) waterfall in Sonoma County


Great location and the pool is sooooo refreshing!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 30, 2016

Our family's stay at Runningwood was truly spectacular. From the views, to the pool, to the fully equipped kitchen, we felt completely taken care of and at home. We spent many evenings on the scenic patio enjoying the Sonoma sunset. The pool was a welcome relief during the day and the hot tub kept us cozy in the evenings. The home is conveniently located near town and a number of wineries, but you still feel miles away. It's the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation while still having the luxuries of home, including surround sound, wifi, and cable. We would go back in a heartbeat!

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Gated,10 Acres; 2 Mi to Town Square, Pool, Spa, Views, Private
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

The property is run down.

  • 1 of 5

The owners are very nice, but we had no wifi for a large part of our stay and the owners had a couple people scheduled to come to repair and they didn't show. I have teenagers that were very upset about wifi issue. I incurred overages on my wireless bill.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW ... Magical ... Memorable !!!

  • 5 of 5

So. Much. Fun. 🍷😎🍷

Great house - Great location - Great view - Great owner ... wish we could have stayed longer. The pictures & description of property is spot on. Treat yourself & make memories of a life time !!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joe, Pam & Ryan

  • 5 of 5

We planned a last-minute business trip in Sonoma and found out all the hotels were booked - not one room any where. We found Runningwood and all our problems were solved and the home was so much better than a hotel. We wished we could have enjoyed the pool, hot tub and the patio but the trip was really business, business, business.

The home couldn't be more lovely. And, there was really everything anyone could ever need. This experience was above and beyond any other experience I have had staying in a home. Joe, the boss, was apprehensive but has now been converted since staying there. Thank you for such a great experience!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My second fantastic week at Runningwood in the last six months! The views and the many nuances of this property make it second to none, in my opinion. Enjoyed the pool during the day and the hot tub and fire place at night! Just an outstanding property!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home on a great piece of property. Home has nice amenities, great view, and is comfortable. I'd recommend it. Rudy was a very polite host!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 and all of us were very comfortable and amazed by how beautiful the property is. The owner was very responsive to our requests and helped us hook up with special services we were interested in. Our beds were comfortable, but some felt their mattress was a bit firm. The house was very clean and the kitchen was perfect. We spent a lot of time in the hot tub and sitting on the deck enjoying the fabulous sunsets in beautiful wine country. The surround sound system is a great feature. We all felt immediately comfortable when we arrived and were sad when it came time to leave. We were very close to town where we enjoyed unique shops and great food. We enjoyed dining at The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma which is a farm to table experience. The service and food was wonderful. We also recommend Rose Creek Massage. 3 therapists came to the home and provided a wonderful experience for all of us.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Residential cleaning $275 + Tax
Pet Fee $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

RE Runningwood, Sonoma, CA
-Visit for details about the property
-Please try & avoid check-in/ check-out during weekends!
-Deposit amount contingent on length of stay;
$500 for stays from 3-6 days/
$750 for stays of 1 week/
$1,250 for stays of 2 weeks/
$1,750 for stays of 3 weeks/

-Excess utility fees, if any (beyond daily allowances), are charged against the credit/ debit card held on file.
(No allowances given for propane use)

-Residential cleaning fee ($275 + tax) is charged at booking if done online at VRBO's W/S.

NOTE: Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to check-in forfeits ENTIRETY (100%) of DEPOSIT & the ENTIRE RENTAL FEE is still due. NOTE: Should this occur, & if we are successful in booking another party during the same time period, we will forward ~ 50% of the new, revised rental amount, less any/all costs associated with securing the re-booking (including any costs associated w/ last minute posting of special availability offers, administrative costs, etc. IE: case example- you reserved, and paid for 1 week high season @ $7,560 + deposit of $750, and needed to cancel less than 60 days prior to taking occupancy. Both the deposit & rental fee were already paid.We were able to reserve another party during that same time period (for 4 nights) at a reduced rate of $1,000/night ($4,000). We would forward $2,000 less costs outlined above back to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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