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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children under 13 allowed due to pool and liability concerns
  • Sorry we love pets but they need a vacation from you too.
  • 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 4.857143 based on 36 reviews

This is a very comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to wine country and the house was very well stocked and the beds were comfortable. There were 5 of us in the group and the living area and kitchen area allowed us all to be together while cooking and watching some football. We even enjoyed the outdoor area because of the heaters. A very spacious property located near hiking trails and easy access to downtown Sonoma.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Patti and glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and see us again.
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We loved this home in Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

This home accommodated all of our needs for our party of 6. The home was immaculate. We loved spending the evening out on the patio with the fireplace glowing:) We all even went for a swim one evening. We were to be there for 8 nights, but the FIRE chased us away. Dan was very generous to refund the nights we were not there due to being evacuated. We plan on coming back to "finish" our trip and will book this home again!! Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable three bedroom house with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We are three couples who travel together and typically rent villas wherever we go. This one had all that we expected. Check in was easy, the place was clean, the beds are comfortable, the pool was warm and the outdoor eating area and lounging area were wonderful for the warm fall days. It was the perfect size for the six of us. Depending on traffic it was a ten to 15 minute drive to the Sonoma square.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Carbon, Illinois

Outdoor Oasis

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house in a great location! The best part is the outdoor living space. We thoroughly enjoyed the seating area around the fireplace, and the ability to eat every meal outside. Everything we needed for a week of wine tasting and relaxing. The house is very spacious and the six of us had plenty of space when we needed it. The master suite is huge and secluded from the rest of the house. The kitchen was well equipped and we felt very much at home. This is a wonderful house and we would highly recommend it for anyone wanting a relaxing stay in wine country. We have rented many, but this one stands out. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback! So glad you enjoyed your stay in wine country and at our place. Based on your write-up I assume you had the master suite? Please come again to visit and stay with us. Regards, Dan and Sara
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Beautiful home - even better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at this beautiful house! My husband and I traveled with his sister and her husband and their adult son. The layout of this home, with two "wings" off of the great room, was perfect, affording privacy for everyone. The pool was wonderful- we swam in the mornings and evenings and visited wineries in the afternoons. The outdoor living area with big table and fireplace was awesome. The house was very well equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal. All of the dinnerware and linens were very nice quality. The beds were super comfortable. It goes without saying that it was immaculately clean when we arrived. The only minor issue was that the master bedroom was close enough to the road to hear some traffic noise but we travel with earplugs, so it was no problem for us. If you're a light sleeper, I'd recommend bringing yours.

The location was great for visiting the wineries at the southern end of Sonoma. One of the highlights for us was the hilltop tasting at Kunde. We cooked most evenings but went out to The Fig in Glen Ellen one evening. We couldn't get into The Girl and the Fig but could walk right in at this sister restaurant. We went around 6 on a weeknight and it's a good thing we went early as there was a line when we left.

I recommend this fantastic home for a visit with family or friends to Sonoma. And I look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey, So glad you enjoyed your stay in Sonoma and were able to take advantage of the pool and the outdoor dining. Summer is great in Sonoma with the hot days and comfortable evenings and it seems like you had great weather. Hope you got to all the wineries you wanted the Fig Cafe is excellent. They also have a no corkage fee for Sonoma wines so if/when you come back keep that in mind. Hope to host you again. Regards, Dan and Sara
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Beautiful property & wonderful stay!!! We could not have enjoyed our visit more!

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful. Well-kept & suited our needs perfectly! Very, very comfortable. We came in town to run the Napa to Sonoma 1/2 marathon & having the pool to relax & cool off in during our stay was amazing. We also had a few very hot days during our stay so we took full advantage of it! We cooked every meal at home, so the grill and kitchen setup were also perfect for us. The location/proximity to town & surrounding wineries was also great.

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Villa Sarafina! Already planning a return trip for next year & hope to stay here again!! <3

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback and hope you enjoyed the 1/2 marathon! Yes, it can get hot in Sonoma in the summer and the pool does come in handy. Hope to host you next year! Thanks again, Sara and Dan
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160

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 6 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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