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Grand Estate In Wine Country!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,250 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 4.5 Bath wine country estate w/ amazing views perfect for reunions, family

Take a step back to the roaring 20s and prohibition 30s. This impeccably maintained grand estate, built in 1917 as a summer retreat for the SF Rand family, has a storied past including use as a Speakeasy during prohibition (secret staircase behind the bar and all!). Just a beautiful 10 minute scenic drive from the quaint wine country village of Glen Ellen with its world class wineries and restaurants, Crane House is perfectly situated high on a hill with sweeping valley and mountain views. Within view of the home and a few minutes drive are the new Weill concert hall with its rich venue of world class symphonic and other musical performances, and the just opened Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest.

Crane House is the perfect place to host friend and family reunions or multi-family get-togethers. The home has several separate sitting, playing and gathering areas providing ample space for larger groups to spend time together or enjoy a few minutes of alone time. Children are welcome and can even have their own separate space to sleep and play.

Each bedroom includes a brand new king (1) or queen (4) Serta Perfect Sleeper bed with luxury bedding, and has its own adjacent bathroom, as well as private access to the outdoor living areas. Personal Keurig coffee makers and a complimentary sampling of coffees and teas are provided.

The living room comfortably accommodates 8-10 guests in front of its oversized fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves - not to mention the beautiful valley and mountain views from the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.

The upstairs speakeasy is where the real fun begins. Guests will gather at the bar, enjoy a friendly game of poker or pool, play Scrabble or pass the time with a challenging puzzle, or sit in front of a fire watching football or a good movie. The 175 x 104 inch sectional sofa can comfortably seat the whole gang!

Crane House is equipped with state-of-the-art home theater and whole-house zoned Sonos sound system - so bring your smartphone or tablet, download the free Sonos app, and have the music you love at your fingertips and in your control, in each room and each outdoor living area.

While nearly everything in the home is new, furnishings have been lovingly selected to both fit the period and style of the home and provide our guests with all the comforts of a modern home.

A beautiful new pool and pool house with outdoor kitchen, eating, and sitting areas will be completed by summer 2014.

More Details

Owner
Dawn McFarland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Amenities

Santa Rosa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Bed and Bath Configuration: Main House/First Floor, 1 King with Private Bath, 1 Queen with Private Bath, 2 Queens with private toilet and shared bath, 1 Single with private bath. There is also a guest house which is included in rate but not listed on site. (If used, additional cleaning fee of $65 may apply) Photos available upon request. 1 Queen Suite with shared bath and coffee center, 4 Bunkbeds (150-160 pound max) with shared bath. The Pool is scheduled to be completed April 30th 2014. (Photos to Follow)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Holiday rates apply during the major holidays - Christmas, New Years, July 4, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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Grand Estate In Wine Country!
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
Santa Cruz
4

Very acceptable

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, inviting home with a view, a pool, plenty of seating indoors and out. Fully equipped and utd kitchen. 2 refridgerators, plus ice maker upstairs.

We had a few questions and Dawn was very responsive and friendly. Would definitely stay again with a large group (we had 12 adults).

why four stars? insufficient hot water for main house showers, would be a big problem in cooler weather! Extreme low water pressure in 1 bedroom sink in main house/off kitchen, e.g. couldn't wash face there. need more yellow jacket traps by pool. smokey smell in game room that was hard to ignore and kinda irritating to eyes.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic trip with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect for 6 couples - everyone had their own room, places to hang inside and out and the location was good. Best part of the house was the upstairs speakeasy. We spent every night up there hanging out! Would rent this house again for a big group.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Time in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

One of the best parts of the stay was working with Dawn. She was a great host and made every effort to make the experience enjoyable!

The house is really something special. While we were there a friend referred to it as a campus because there was so many different areas you can enjoy. The pool gets a 10/10 and the lounge area around it which really isn't shown in the pictures is great! The views were incredible and the privacy even better.

Would recommend Dawn and this home to any large group looking to enjoy the Sonoma area!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had five couples stay at the house to celebrate a b-day and have fun in wine country. The property has amazing views. The pool and poolside lounge area we relaxing and refreshing after a few wine tastings. The multiple fireplaces in the house were fun during the cool evenings in the valley. The hidden gem of the home is the upstairs speak easy, with a fun bar, pool table and one of the houses three fireplaces. Definitely a great place to stay when in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Property for our Sonoma & Napa trip

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people staying in the house for a wine trip to Napa and Sonoma. The property was perfect for our party and we used every room and space in the house - it is really functional. There is a small town close by with a Costco. We had tour buses pick us up each take and take us to Napa and Sonoma. Sonoma was about 15 mins and Napa (St. Helena) was about 45. We'd definitely book this property again if we went back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

The view was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $455
Guest House Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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