Beautiful and Private Ridgetop Retreat W/ Panoramic Views, Giant Pool, Sunsets
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
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!
Member since: 2013
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Standard cleaning $125
- Tax Rate 12%
The standard cleaning cost is $125. For additional cleaning days during your visit, or should heavy cleaning be required, an additional fee is necessary. In lieu of a security deposit, we require an authorized credit card hold in the unlikely event of any property damage during your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Santa Rosa, CA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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
Chef's kitchen & professional appliances
Vineyard views (zoomed, from hillside perch)
Bath #1 Walk-in shower
Hillside fruit trees: olives, oranges, figs, apples, seasonal garden, oaks...
Dining furniture from Restoration Hardware
Side front view
Western sunset from the living room
1st floor living room, 6' grand piano
Chill Hill Skies (Dry Creek & Russian River Valley view)
Poolside seating (by Smith & Hawken)
Kitchen/Living area at night
Fresh water pool
Outdoor dining pavilion overlooking Russian River Valley
Drive & entry
Russian River Valley views from the kitchen
Another sunset over the Pacific Ocean from Chill Hill
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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