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Inside/Outside Living at its finest In Wine Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,881 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath With Pool In Sonoma Wine Country

Located in the town of Sonoma in the heart of wine country, this 3 BR, 3 Bath is the epitome of inside/outside living. The open floor plan flows from the kitchen to the dining area and the living space. Large floor to ceiling french doors open to spacious deck space with furniture and outdoor dining area to double the usable space. A gas fireplace and mounted space heaters add heat and ambience to extend the outdoor season.

A patio lines the pool and the grill area, which also includes a wet bar, in case you enjoy barbecuing after a day spent wine tasting, hiking, biking or just relaxing at Villa Sarafina. The weather in Sonoma is fantastic and meant to be enjoyed either in the pool, grilling a meal or enjoying some of the local wines.

Located than 5 miles from both the Sonoma Plaza and the village of Glen Ellen you are situated in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Sonoma's 100's of wineries are less than a mile away as are many other activities to enjoy on your getaway.

If you are interested in having the kitchen stocked upon your arrival or wish to have a Private Chef whip you up an amazing meal, Erin Shallat is a local personal private chef. 415-845-5633.

Please note that our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a mix of fulltime residents and 2nd home owners. No parties or large gatherings are allowed. Our neighbors are great and we want to respect their privacy and make sure we are not disrupting their everyday lives.

Villa Sarafina is situated approximately 60 miles from both San Francisco and Oakland International Airports

More Details

Dan Phelan and Sara Sullivan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing stay at Casa Sarafina. Not only was the house spacious, tastefully updated and incredibly well-equipped...but also, the pool+backyard is TO DIE FOR. We had a little family get together here and everyone still raves about the's a perfect venue for 3 couples.

This house is set up well for family entertaining both indoors and outdoors. We spent most of our time outdoors enjoying the pool, bbq and huge lawn (great for sports). There were a ton of lounge chairs by the pool and plenty of patio furniture for 6-8 people. There is also ample parking in the driveway for 3-4 cars.

Since we live in SF we didn't go wine tasting, but we are familiar with the area and there are some great wineries/restaurants nearby in Sonoma/Glen Ellen...and it's only 5-10 mins away.

Last but not least, the owners were so easy to work with...Dan and Sara have definitely secured us as repeat customers (the only problem is they've become so popular that the house is always booked solid!)

Note: Bring some bug spray, Sonoma in the summer has a lot of flying bugs!
Jul 2013
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Sonoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1881 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between the bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in the garage for easy access from pool and patio
  • 3 Baths, one in the Master Suite with separate jaccuzzi tub, another services the other two bedrooms and one located in the garage (with shower) for easy pool/patio/outdoor access
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Large Master Bedroom has a King-sized bed along with a gas fireplace and walk-in closet. Attached master bath as jacuzzi tub and free standing shower as well as dual vanities. Two other Bedrooms each with a Queen-sized bed one of which opens up to the deck overlooking the pool.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Wineries, trails, shopping, dining, bike rental (nearby), quaint villages, one hour from San Francisco


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Inside/Outside Living at its finest In Wine Country
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews

Really fun

  • 4 of 5

All the things you need to have a great vacation. Near wineries. Your own pool. Plenty of room for everyone we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and nice words Francis. Dan
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Villa Sarafina. This was our second time renting here and won't be our last. The house worked out perfectly for our group of 6. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thanks so much for the great review. We love having repeat guests so hopefully we will see you next year as well. Sonoma is a great place to visit and we are happy to hear that our home added to your experience. See you soon! Dan & Sara
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Sonoma Birthday Week

  • 5 of 5

Took my family (girlfriend, daughters, and their husbands) to Sonoma to celebrate my 60th birthday. We wanted a place like our home that had family living spaces inside and pool side family space. This property filled all our expectations. We were close to all the great vineyards and restaurants, and to the wonderful town square of Sonoma. Prior to leaving for the coast the owner contacted us about a potential problem, and the steps he was taking to cure. Offered to help us find another place and refund our money, or we could stay at his place and he would refund whatever portion we thought was appropriate. We opted to see how things worked out and all was fine. Dan is a straight up guy and he will treat you right. Great home, food, wine, and trip. Hopefully we will return and Dan's rental will be available. Not qualms at all at recommending this trip to anyone. Walt

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Walt and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. I know it was a long trip but hopefully worthwhile. We would love to have you and your family stay at our place again. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Dan
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It Exceded my expectations

  • 4 of 5

I cannot say enough about our vacation at Villa Serafina this spring., from the customer service by the owners, to the amazing house, it's amenities and location , super clean, extra bonus the weather!! We were 7 adults we all had enough space and privacy.

We enjoyed every minute of our vacation at the house, laying by the pool, eating outside, cooking in the outstanding kitchen with everything you might think you need...the town of

Sonoma with its unique charm , great restaurants , stores, wine tasting , hiking.

I went to a Yoga studio 5 minutes away my husband and my daughter joined a gym. We rode bikes in between the vinards ....visited Napa, Sta Helena, went to the beach.

I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and layout for a family or friends getaway to wine country

  • 4 of 5

The layout of this house is very nice with the master suite on one side and two other bedrooms on the other side of the house with a shared bathroom. The kitchen was very well equipped. Overall the house was clean but with a few important exceptions. The coffee pot was a bit grungy but cleaned up easily. Several dishes and glasses came out of the cupboard with visible lipstick stains or food particles. We also noticed that the dishwasher didn't rinse the glasses completely so a quick hot water rinse was necessary to eliminate soapy smells/tastes. The insides of the drawers and cupboards were really dirty - I pulled a salad bowl out and almost threw up as it was full of mold and dust that left a greenish gray smear on my hand. We basically washed everything before we used it. The insides of the drawers and cupboard in the smaller bathroom were also not cleaned. The outdoor grill and kitchen were very dirty as were the pool chairs. The grill wouldn't light despite the owner's instructions regarding its tempermental nature. The owner might want to chat with his cleaning service about occasionally cleaning the kitchen cabinets out, and cleaning the outdoor kitchen and pool furniture.

Finally, the owner called me the morning of our arrival to let me know that the back yard fence was being repaired, which seemed like a minor thing to me. Except when we arrived there was no fence at all. New posts had been installed, but we had an open backyard that afforded no privacy at all. Furthermore, the fence builders arrived at 8:00 am the next day to start working- luckily I was already up and asked them to hold off work until our entire group had awakened (we are on vacation after all!) they were very polite about it and did hold off, but the crew foreman indicated that they weren't told to accommodate such needs. During his call the day before, the owner could easily have asked me if an early start for the fence crew using loud compressed air equipment and electric saws would be ok. Postscript: by the time we returned from our day's adventures, the fence was done and it is very beautiful.

Overall the house was fine, but not nearly as luxurious as I expected from the pictures and previous reviews.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, I am sorry everything wasn't perfect for your stay. We strive to give our guests the best possible experience and obviously we missed on a few things. Thank you for your feedback and we will make sure our housekeeper is more diligent and we we will also look at our dishwasher. Hopefully you still had a good time in Sonoma.
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, well located and charming.

Well equipped and very clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Sonoma House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 16 2017 - Sep 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 27 2017 - May 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Long weekends/Holiday rental rates will apply as applicable.
Inquire about rates for stays longer than 5 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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