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Napa Secluded 70 Acre Ranch, Endless Views, Optimal for Larger Groups, Concierge

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60 foot vanishing edge pool, wisteria tunnel at entry of 12' tall french doors

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:7.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

7 bdrm/7.5 prvt bath, Sleeps 12

WE CAN ACCOMMODATE LARGE GROUPS. We understand some groups are full of individuals who want their own bedroom. There are lots of options for completely private sleeping areas with their own private bath at The Ranch. We have relationships with adjacent properties to sleep larger groups of people.

If you want to check dates and specific pricing you can do this very accurately on the upper right of this web page in the reservation box. Just enter the in / out dates and click detailed pricing. The quote will be correct; we keep the online info up to date. Rates are not confirmed until a reservation is booked, rates change based on season, special events, holidays, demand, etc.

CONCIERGE: We have a full-time concierge on staff with a profound working knowledge of the diverse activities at offer in the Wine Country. Formerly General Manager of a 5-star boutique hotel in the Sonoma area, Nicole's forte may be her in-depth knowledge of all the wineries, private as well as public, in the 2 county area. Let her organize tour and tasting itineraries for your group at award-winning private wineries not open to the public including transportation and informative talks from owners or winemakers. She can arrange en situ private pours/tastings by some of the county's best winemakers or private chef presentations / meals with wine country pairings right at our property. Or maybe you want to know the best choice for hot air balloon trips or where to zip line through the redwoods, ensure the most informed visit possible to this multi-faceted agricultural area. If you can dream about it, we can organize it for you; there is a fee for service.

The interior dining area seats 16 and the 19' exterior table overlooking the Sonoma Valley easily accommodates 18. A veritable nature preserve of 70 secluded acres on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma county line, this home has a breathtaking vanishing edge pool with views to Mount St Helena and beyond. Nature is just BIG up here. Every design choice has been made to improve one's ability to sense and absorb the splendors of rural Sonoma county. We do our utmost to create the ultimate vacation environment, anticipating one's every need. The gardens at the house are noteworthy: wisteria droop across the front of the house and roses abound in the side yard. A floral cutting garden and herb garden are designed for resident guests' use during their stay (seasonal).

The chemical free pool is 60 feet long. The surrounding deck exceeds 3000 sq ft with barbecue area and fire-pit. 8 person (known to hold more!) hot tub, bocce and a media room with 70' flat screen and surround sound. Extensive area for outdoor seating and dining including dining tables both inside and out. *Please note in the rainy season (typically November-March/April) outdoor cushions are stored.
The kitchen was designed for our chefs, thus professional quality: 10' island, 4' range, 3 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, options for state of the art cooking equipment, etc. The owner, a European-trained interior designer has used antique furnishings and finishes throughout. The refinement of the design adds much to the overall experience and level of relaxation affordable at this awe-inspiring property.

PARTICULARS: We have a caretaker who lives on a neighboring property, so unlike most VRBO rentals, you can be assured of better oversight and assistance; someone is almost always on call. There is firewood on the premises and the fire pit will be stacked, ready for your match to set them alight. The pool is truly chemical free with numerous in-water benches.

CHECK-IN is guaranteed by 4:00 p.m. and checkout is at 11:00 a.m. We do our very best to accommodate early check-ins and late check-outs, but cannot make any guarantees until one week prior to arrival in case the house is occupied on your arrival or departure date or housekeeping is occurring.

EVENTS: We now have access to a nearby rural event facility or can help you locate a back-roads venue of choice. Elopements are easily accommodated, ask about our options. We can arrange intimate sized events, a rural wine country event as we have a 5-star event planner on staff familiar with all venues and vendors of quality in the two-county area. The size and scope of this property afford unique venue choices for wine tasting events, dinner parties for all celebrations, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, yoga classes, just to name a few!

CORPORATE: We are uniquely well configured to provide both the mind-expanding natural environment plus the required amenities and services to truly ensure blue ocean level creativity for either meetings or retreats.

LOCATION UNPARALLELED: We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are actually rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers, this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb climate control. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout. The 70 acre ranch is located near the Napa/Sonoma county line and thus uniquely affords easy access and touring of both valleys. We are 25 minutes from the corner of Highway 12 and Calistoga Rd in the Sonoma Valley or just under 25 minutes from the center of St Helena in the Napa Valley. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” thus avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic. We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 45 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, San Diego, and LA.
The house is located off of a mile and a half one lane winding, gravel and dirt road.

CULINARY OPTIONS GALORE: We are pleased to have a myriad offering of culinary and wine services for our guests. We are fortunate to have the renowned wine country chef John Ash and his staff managing our culinary offerings. Many believe John to be the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. The sky is the limit for culinary events or classes, winery tours or private tastings, or any scale of private dining or catering that John and his staff can arrange to meet your preferences.

Services our concierge can arrange (fees may apply):
Private chef for dinners on the pool deck in the living room or at the summit viewing deck.
Catering of any style or price point
Wine tastings
On site cooking classes
Team building culinary workshops
Tours of local wineries
In residence facials, massage, yoga.
Transportation
Additional accommodations
Restaurant recommendations / reservations
Daily cleaning
Stock the fridge

HOUSE RULES:
County Enforced Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. every day, year round.
Outdoor amplified music is not permitted at ANY time
Max number of cars permitted is 5
County permit #: TOT 1487N

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Carousel Suite: 1 king

    2 prs tub @ fireplace, adjoining shower in enclosed bathrm...moreless

  • Doris Day Suite: 1 king

    Prvt bath, numerous chandeliers...moreless

  • Aubusson Suite: 1 king

    Antique Vanity, Prvt bath, aubusson hand made carpet...moreless

  • Hollywood Suite: 1 king, 3 twin/ single

    pvt bath...moreless

  • Penthouse: 1 king

    large 2 story structure. 100' from main house. pvt bath....moreless

  • Pool House

    ...moreless

  • We can accommodate large groups up to 16 or 22 as we are in relationships with adjacent vacation rentals. Sleeping options are varied to accommodate either a large group of singles, a room to be dedicated to children, or any large group of people. We can arrange bed setups to meet the requirements of our group's preferences. Pls inquire....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We can accommodate large groups. We have close relationships with adjacent neighbors so that groups of 20 and more can be accommodated...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    70' flat screen with surround sound in Media room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    located on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma County line . we are 20 minutes from the very center of either valley. with sweeping views of both counties below...moreless

  • Rural:

    located on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma County line . we are 20 minutes from the very center of either valley. with sweeping views of both counties below...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    accomodate 16 both at indoor table and at outdoor patio...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    all bedrooms ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in Master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant in floor heat. Even the floors of the showers are heated...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Italian linen sheets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    professional quality, 3 refrigerators, large capacity icemachine, dual fuel 48' professional range, 2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    3 total...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb and flower garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,400 $1,700
Fri, Sat, Sun
$10,500

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,450 $1,800
Fri, Sat, Sun
$11,000

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

May 2017
May 1 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,285 $2,770
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$17,500

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Wknd 2017
May 25 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,600 $3,000
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

May 2017-post Memorial Wknd
May 30 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,285

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,300 $2,500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$16,500
July-Oct 2017
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,700 $3,000
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$19,700

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

November 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,285 $2,770
Fri, Sat, Sun
$17,050
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,285 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Nov 2017-Post Thanksgiving
Nov 28 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,285

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,647 $1,995
Fri, Sat, Sun
$12,200

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Holidays 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

January-February 2018
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,550 $2,100
Fri, Sat, Sun
$12,200
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,800 $2,200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$13,100
April 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,989 $2,400
Fri, Sat, Sun
$14,500
May 2018
May 1 - May 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$2,500 $2,989
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$18,559
Memorial Weekend 2018
May 24 - May 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$2,800 $3,500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
June 2018
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$21,500
July-October 2018
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$3,200 $3,500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$22,600
November 2018
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2018
3 night min stay
$2,500 $2,989
Fri, Sat, Sun
$18,559
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2018
4 night min stay
$2,955 $3,255
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov-post Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$2,500 $2,989
Fri, Sat, Sun
December 2018
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,800 $2,195
Fri, Sat, Sun
$13,200
Holidays 2018
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2019
4 night min stay
$2,955 $3,500
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,800 $2,200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$13,100

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $550 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Signature on our rental agreement is required in order to finalize a reservation. Reservations are first come first serve basis.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County/Santa Rosa

Car: Necessary

EXCEPTIONAL ACCESS TO BOTH COUNTIES / WINERIES. The elevated yet central location of this property affords maximum privacy yet easy access to not one but both Wine Country valleys. There are a bounty of boutique wineries in the immediate vicinity. We provide more info on wineries and vineyards. Traffic especially in Napa county has become very problematic on weekends. With one 2 lane country road the only north/south option, traffic slows to a crawl from 10am to 7 pm in high season. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” thus avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic.

RURAL LOCATION: The drive up to the ranch is spectacular but curvy. The driveway is a gravel rd of one mile - all weather passable; I zip up it in my prius with ease. But it is wise to plan ahead as a run to the grocery store is a 1/2 hour plus errand. We are happy to assist with stocking the house and/or arranging drivers etc. Fees may apply

WARM NIGHTS, UNIQUE WEATHER DUE TO ELEVATION: After purchasing this one-of-a-kind location, I was surprised to learn how unique the weather is here. We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are actually rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb insulation, climate control etc. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout which is so comfortable.

We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 40 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, San Diego and LA.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I am interior designer trained in both the US and France. I totally gutted and rebuilt this farm house, making sure it retained the character of rural wine country living but included all the comforts and efficiencies of a brand new home. Because my background is specifically in hospitality design, I think you will find that we have done well to anticipate guests' needs as they come to the house for profound rest and relaxation as well as to partake of the wonders of both the Sonoma and Napa wine country.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Rosa, CA, USA:
I have been an interior designer all my professional life and am honestly consumed by the creative process. That said, I am always striving to refine the environments I create. For me that refinement means bringing the beholder closer to nature and their own creative process - to both uplift the inhabitant with the level of aesthetic musicality I provide, but of equal import, to maximize one's sense of relaxation. In my experience a relaxed mind is a creative (or playful) mind. What could be better or more important to life on this planet? I am ever amazed by the splendor of this region and I hope to provide environments that make this fact more available and deeply appreciable. Come meet the fox and bobcat and all their cohorts that roam on this ranch - may they cause you to pause and rejoice in the wonder of life, to consider what you want to do next with yours....

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The sheer size of this property is its fundamental uniqueness and prowess. The views and sense of vastness afforded by its ridge-top location, above both the Napa and Sonoma valleys, fills one with a sense of the magic of this geography and the profundity of the time-honored agricultural and culinary traditions thriving in the northern California region - (like nowhere else this side of the Atlantic or Pacific actually). Nature is all but undisturbed and thus busily flourishing. I have lived in numerous other areas of both Napa and Sonoma counties, but until I moved here in mid 2012, I had no idea such an undisturbed sense of the wild still existed in this part of the world. The wildlife is abundant and with that comes a sense of profound stillness encouraging one to truly disconnect from the pressures and pace of our everyday world. A place to 'get back to your roots' and consider what life is essentially about; where you have been and where you want to go. Halcyon days await..... Come kiss the stars.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • 60 foot vanishing edge pool, wisteria tunnel at entry of 12' tall french doors

    60 foot vanishing edge pool, wisteria tunnel at entry of 12' tall french doors

  • 26 ft long outdoor sofa under retractable awning

    26 ft long outdoor sofa under retractable awning

  • Living room looking across pool to Mt St Helena beyond

    Living room looking across pool to Mt St Helena beyond

  • Dining table 9 ft extends to 14 ft.

    Dining table 9 ft extends to 14 ft.

  • Commercial Kitchen: 3 refrigs, 2 dishwashers, 4' professional range

    Commercial Kitchen: 3 refrigs, 2 dishwashers, 4' professional range

  • Carousel Suite: Remnant from French Merry-go-Round adorns bed

    Carousel Suite: Remnant from French Merry-go-Round adorns bed

  • Jardin Suite opens to flower and herb garden

    Jardin Suite opens to flower and herb garden

  • Doris Day Suite

    Doris Day Suite

  • Ghost of Mississippi Suite

    Ghost of Mississippi Suite

  • Media room, Hollywood Suite

    Media room, Hollywood Suite

  • Penthouse 640 sq ft with private balcony overlook

    Penthouse 640 sq ft with private balcony overlook

  • Penthouse bath

    Penthouse bath

  • Front of The Ranch Above at twilight

    Front of The Ranch Above at twilight

  • pool deck with fire-pit,  26' awning and sofa, antique french wrought iron chair

    pool deck with fire-pit, 26' awning and sofa, antique french wrought iron chair

  • Living room with 5 sofas, located right off kitchen and dining room

    Living room with 5 sofas, located right off kitchen and dining room

  • Commercial Kitchen, view from dining room

    Commercial Kitchen, view from dining room

  • View from living room at sunset

    View from living room at sunset

  • Carousel Suite with two person soaking tub in front of fireplace

    Carousel Suite with two person soaking tub in front of fireplace

  • Jardin Bath

    Jardin Bath

  • Bath in Doris Day Suite

    Bath in Doris Day Suite

  • Aubusson Suite

    Aubusson Suite

  • Media room/Hollywood suite bath

    Media room/Hollywood suite bath

  • Penthouse

    Penthouse

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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