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Beautiful And Private Ridgetop Retreat W/ Panoramic Views, Giant Pool, Sunsets

Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Villa2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6, - Close To Wineries, Restaurants, Attractions

Bathed in natural light and with stunning views that span nearly a hundred miles, Chill Hill is a secluded and private hilltop getaway that's perfect for a memorable, relaxing wine country holiday. Set on nearly an acre of lush grounds, this an immaculately kept, designer home that's perfect for indoor/outdoor living.

The wine country home features lush, natural views from every window (even the bathrooms) and is located within minutes of world-class vineyards and wineries, the coast, and the quaint towns of Healdsburg, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood. It's a perfect location -- close to everything, but a million miles away.

The house is set-up for true California Wine Country living. Like a mini-resort, it features:

- Open floor plan overlooking the Pacific Coast's western mountain ranges and vineyards

- Warm 30' swimming pool fed by crystal clear, spring water (80-84 degrees F avg. temp)

- Outdoor dining pavilion with giant views of the Russian River Valley

- Yoga deck and Zen garden

- Herb garden and seasonal vegetable gardens

- Numerous outdoor seating areas, quiet nooks, and vista points

- Hilltop perch

- Fruit trees: apples, oranges, lemons, plums, olives...

- Weber BBQ

- Chiminea

Inside: The house has three bedrooms. On the first floor is a large master with en suite bath and natural stone, walk-in shower for two. There are two more bedrooms that share a brand new, slate and marble bath on the secluded second floor. Both upstairs bedrooms open to an adjoining sunroom with a DVD screen, spin bike, sitting area, and tons of books. The main floor features a living room and dining area with formal seating for six. There is also a 6' ebony grand piano and giant picture windows facing the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valleys and the coastal hills. At the heart of the main floor is a large, open, chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, commercial gas range, La Pavoni espresso machine, and a beautiful 11-foot antique work table from 19th century France, with stool seating for casual meals. The kitchen spills to a warm seating area with wood-burning fireplace, 55" flat screen TV, and a giant picture window with expansive valley views all the way to the coast and guaranteed gorgeous sunsets just about every evening.

Natural wood plank floors span the first floor with beautiful Persian carpets, recessed halogen lighting (all on dimmers), Asian antiques, and artwork. The house is instantly comfortable and perfectly decorated with restraint and casual elegance.

A short walk down the hill will take you to the area's best bakery, coffee shop, florist, a boutique grocery store, and a popular family restaurant -- all locally owned. The renowned Santa Rosa Certified Farmer's Market is a few miles away on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Downtown is just a few minute's drive where you'll find Michelin-awarded restaurants, cafes, shopping, movies, live music, brew-pubs, attractions, and more. And of course, there are hundreds of world-class wineries to be explored in every direction. We've left an extensive list of our favorite local spots for guests.

Please note that parties, events, weddings, annulments, electronic music festivals, Burning Man reunions, and related celebrations at the home are *strictly prohibited*. Sorry. It's really quiet here and respect for neighbors is absolutely essential. At night, the stars and lights below will twinkle while sounds of civilization are replaced by those of nature.

You'll find Chill Hill to be a super peaceful and restful escape of the best kind. Welcome to Sonoma County!


Property Manager

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Property Manager

We love to travel, cook, entertain, and play. Food, wine and music are some of our passions and we've found all of them here in gorgeous Northern California. The times that we've spent here have been inspiring -- Chill Hill is a unique place to be creative, to write, play music, and gather with friends.

Why Property Manager chose Santa Rosa

Chill Hill provides the perfect escape to relax, entertain, cook, or just float in the pool after a day visiting the area's world class vineyards. The house instantly feels like a vacation resort and it's been tastefully decorated with Asian and European antiques. We recently installed a chef's kitchen using high-end appliances, commercial gas stove, and an 11' work table from 19th century France. The secluded grounds are filled with fruit trees, tomatoes, herbs, and you're welcome to help yourself to whatever happens to be in season. Beautiful sunsets are almost guaranteed and our local deer often wander up to the front windows to get a look inside. Even though the house is just minutes from town, you'll feel like you're way out in the country...and on top of the world.

What makes this Villa unique

We took the advice of an old-timer who shared some home-buying wisdom a few years ago. He said if you're going to live in the SF Bay Area, you should seek out three things: 1) a great view 2) lots of sunshine 3) a pool


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, large, walk-in shower for two
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, large walk-in shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Panoramic views of the entire Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the coastal mountains. Killer sunsets guaranteed.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Spin bike and yoga mats are provided.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Houses in this area have no air conditioning. Nights are naturally cooled by ocean breezes and there lots of windows for cross ventilation. Heating is sparsely used in winter only.
                        • Internet
                          Hi-Speed cable Wi-Fi included, serves the entire house and outdoor areas.
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood burning fireplace for winter evenings.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Plenty of private parking for cars, RVs, Bikes, Vespas, is provided. Street parking is this area is prohibited.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath towels and pool towels are included.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Front loading washer and detergent provided.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              LaPavoni Espresso Machine (manual press) and automatic coffee machine provided -- bring your favorite ground coffee.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Stocked with utensils, dishes, glasses, pots, pans, etc.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Stocked with most essential kitchen items.
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Well-stocked with many pantry items, spices, olive oils, etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Stocked with basic condiments.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Indoor dining: kitchen and dining room seating. Outdoor dining: poolside, overlooks Russian River Valley view.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Readers will find lots of choices -- many books provided in the sunroom.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                      Bring your media device and plug-in to sound systems in/out.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      High definition (HD) Comcast cable, all premium channels, and HBO included. On-demand movie rentals are available for an additional fee.
                                    • Stereo
                                      i-Pod/phone/tablet or computer connections provided inside and out. Bring your music player. There's also a turntable and vinyl LPs in the master bedroom.
                                    • Television
                                      55" flat screen TV on the 1st floor and DVD player/flat screen in the 2nd floor sunroom (with a selection of DVDs).
                                    • Video Library
                                      Random selection of discs provided in the sunroom.


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Bicycles
                                          By request, bicycles (tandem) and Vespa scooters are available with notice and additional fee.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Multiple outdoor seating areas and nooks dot the property -- most with perched views of the Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Dining pavilion for outdoor dining -- seats 6 comfortably.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Expansive (1 acre) outdoor space. Unfortunately, events, parties, gatherings, and weddings are *strictly prohibited* in this area and at this property.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber kettle grill is provided.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Hot tub is not included with rental. By request, custom filling and service is available with notice and additional fee.
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Pool is serviced weekly on Thursdays and is best from April - October. It's totally private. Roll-out thermal cover keeps the temperature at around 80-85 degrees in the summer.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef


                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • museums
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • winery tours
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • tennis

                                                                      12 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Fun and Relaxing Vacation

                                                                      Elizabeth J.

                                                                      We had a fabulous stay at beautiful Chill Hill. In spite of cool weather and a guest with a bad cold, we managed to utilize all that wine country has to offer. The home is set up so that both couples could have complete privacy when wanted but also wonderful open common areas for cooking, talking and watching sunsets. We DVR'd movies and football and spent outdoors reading, harvesting tomatoes and just enjoying the view.

                                                                      Not to be missed was our wine and food pairing at St. Francis Winery and wine tasting (and buying) in the Dry Creek Valley. Roy and Johnna's Chill Hill Cheat Sheet was so helpful in getting to know the area. The recommendations were right on the mark. We had a fun dinner at Bird & the Bottle in Santa Rosa and burgers and salad at Carmen's. The extensive varieties of prepared food at Pacific Market was perfect to snack on at home.

                                                                      Thanks a bunch for the perfect long weekend.

                                                                      This home delivered as promised

                                                                      Mary S.

                                                                      The pictures and description of this home online are as promised. The location is incredibly private to the point that window coverings are limited in the home. The pool was well maintained. The kitchen was stocked to suit our needs. The owners stayed in touch during our stay to make sure we were happy. We enjoyed day trips to Napa and The Sonoma Coast State Park as well as visits to wineries right in Sonoma County. The Chill Hill "Cheat Sheet" provided by the owners provided us with valuable suggestions including grocery store options, restaurants and wineries. This home is a gem!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for the kind review. We're happy when you're happy. Glad you got to venture beyond Sonoma, to Napa and the Coast too. And thanks for taking such great care of the house during your stay!

                                                                      Beautiful property

                                                                      Marcia B.

                                                                      Beautiful property....view, fruit trees, flowers, conveniently located. Would definitely return.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      And please do!

                                                                      Oustanding house with gorgous views and fantstic pool

                                                                      Douglas B.

                                                                      We've stayed at a number of houses in Sonoma county over the years, but this was clearly the best. The house itself was beautifully furnished with everything your could possibly need. Two large picture windows provided stunning views across the valley. It was a joy watching the sunset in the evening, and then seeing the fog spill over the mountain tops early in the morning. My son and I both play piano, so having a grand piano was a huge bonus. The inside of the house was very clean and functional. The pool was incredible. This is where we spent a good portion of our day. The pool area is beautifully landscaped and very serene. We really didn't want to leave the house to go sightseeing, it was so relaxing just hanging at the house. My wife is an interior designer, who is usually very critical of the places we stay at ... not this time. I would also mention that the house is centrally located in Sonoma County. So, if you have to go sightseeing, everything is in a relatively short drive. This is one of the few places we could see ourselves coming back to over and over. Highly recommended!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Wow. Thank you for the very kind words. We're super happy that you enjoyed your visit and certainly look forward to your return!

                                                                      Loved this place and would return!

                                                                      Jules H.

                                                                      This is home has a beautiful view with glorious sunsets. The home's description is accurate, with a lot of nuances: staples in the kitchen, dessert in the fridge, hairdryer, small shampoo bottles in case you forgot yours, laundry detergent, a garden with tomatoes, a lemon and lime tree, etc. The property is well maintained and clean. The owners provided directions to restaurants, wineries, cheese makers, grocery stores, etc. info ahead of time. The only issue we had was it did get hot and had small fans; but we did go during the hottest week of their summer (at one point is was 101 degrees; glad we had the pool) and the weather is not their fault. I would definitely book this home again!! and recommend it.

                                                                      Wineries: Saw 8 and these were my favorites: St. Francis, Cakebread, The Caves, Buonchristiana, The Iron Horse - absolutely beautiful views, and Foppiano. Restaurants: 3 favorites - Risibisi, HB&G, Juicy Pig and Pieology.

                                                                      Activities: Armstong Redwoods Reserve.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for the kind review. Yes, you visited during the hottest day(s) of the last few years. In case of weird heat again, we've upgraded the size of the fans!

                                                                      Lovely, serene, comfortable retreat in Santa Rosa!

                                                                      Kirsten E.

                                                                      We just concluded a 6 night stay at this home in Santa Rosa. What a treat to be able to stay in such a lovely home. Everything was comfortable, livable and convenient. The property is located on top of a hill of an established and supremely charming area of Santa Rosa. The views from this hilltop perch were awe inspiring! The grounds were full of cozy nooks with an abundance of fruit trees and vistas from every corner! Inside the home was just as lovely, from a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, to beautifully upholstered overstuffed furniture, to comfortable beds in all three bedrooms. The location was convenient to world-class mountain biking and running trails as well as wine country on the other spectrum. The owners were easy and kind to work with too! We would love to visit again. We rate this 5 stars!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We're enormously happy that your visit was so enjoyable!


                                                                      Santa Rosa, CA, USA

                                                                      Tucked into the gentle, verdant Sonoma County foothills, Chill Hill is just a few minutes to the downtown: shops, restaurants, cafes, brew-pubs, local gourmet treats & attractions. It's only 15-20 minutes to Healdsburg, Sonoma Square, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Petaluma, and about 25 minutes to the legendary beaches and coves of the Pacific Coast. Located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, you'll find over 200 wineries within a short drive. Napa Valley is to the east and world-class cycling roads (and trails) connect the entire area. While the home and grounds are private, quiet, and perched on a secluded ridge-top with amazing vistas, you can descend the hill in minutes to be in the heart of the action if you choose.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Damage Insurance
                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      1) There is a 7-night minimum stay during the months of September-May. 2) The standard cleaning cost is $135. For additional cleaning days during your visit, or should heavy cleaning be required, an additional fee is necessary.

                                                                      12 Reviews
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