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Wine Country Getaway, Luxury, Spa-like Estate, Sonoma Square, Amazing Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

El Mirador (from Spanish, from mirar to look, affording a view of the surroundings)

This gorgeous, private and gated 1.8 acre estate located just behind the historical Sonoma Square, in the country. Newly remodeled in early 2014, the property features 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, a large living room with 13 foot french doors offering endless views of the Sonoma hills, and a 26 foot dining patio for gathering friends and enjoying the weather.

Come enjoy the view over the pool, relax on a daybed suspended from a perfectly placed old oak tree, while listening to the koi pond quietly cascading in the background, BBQ warming your dinner as you sample some local wine and cheese.

This could be one of the finest places to sit and relax after a long day of wine tasting, hiking, ballooning, biking, shopping or just enjoying the slow paced local atmosphere.

*Please note: the property is not permitted to host weddings, receptions or large parties (more than 13 people).

*The pool is solar powered. Thus it is typically warm enough for swimming from April through October, often into November. During hot summer months the temperature is often in the 80s.

* This is a non smoking property.

* Fire pit is closed due to fire danger (we need rain!)

* For the safety and security of the property and our guests, the property has a security camera. It is visible above the garage and for privacy reasons, only faces the driveway and gate. As with all Nest cameras, it records both video and audio for security.

* Dogs are permitted, with prior approval, for the stated daily fee per pooch.

More Details

Steve Shepard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Steve Shepard

I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life and have no intent of leaving. Between Marin, Sonoma and Tahoe I can; bike, hike, ski, eat, dine and play just about anything with some of the worlds great people.

Steve Shepard purchased this estate in 2013

Why Steve Shepard chose Sonoma County

Having lived in the Bay Area my entire life I truly believe Sonoma is one of the great hidden gems of the world (and yes I have traveled extensively. The best comparison I have found is the slow pace of Southern France) Where Napa may have the name for wine, Sonoma has access to all the great wine PLUS small old town charm. The Sonoma Square (one of two, Healdsburg is the other) offers a relaxed atmosphere that has not changed 100 years. This is also the birth place of California for the history buffs.

El Mirador (from Spanish, from mirar to look, affording a view of the surroundings) offers unparalleled views from Mount Tamalpais past Mount Diablo, in the middle, through the east bay. Truly amazing on a clear day. All while less then 5 minutes (under 2 miles) from the square. Read the reviews as pictures just cannot do it justice. The house was fully remodeled in 2014 and has all the bells and whistles you could ever ask for while keeping the quite of this tranquil hilltop location. You will not be disappointed.

Sonoma TOT #: 133N


Sonoma Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , in carriage house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , in carriage house
  • There are four bathrooms. Two in the main house and two in the carriage house
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom in main house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , two twin or a king bed in carriage house. A must see!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 king or two twins. Second bedroom in carriage house
  • The property sleeps eight with multiple bed configurations. Two bedrooms in the main house both with king beds. One bedroom with en suite bathroom. Both with ample closet space, including one large walk-in. Two bedrooms in carriage house, each with en suite bathrooms. One bedroom has a sitting area. Bedrooms can have king beds or two twins each. Carriage house balcony with views.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Wine Country Getaway, Luxury, Spa-like Estate, Sonoma Square, Amazing Views
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful trip to Sonoma

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I traveled with our 4 adult children to Sonoma to participate in the Napa-Sonoma 1/2 Marathon.

We had a wonderful trip and greatly enjoyed the home we rented.

The home was in excellent condition. There was not a single item in the home that needed any type of repair. The home was attractively decorated and each of the 4 bedrooms was very comfortable. I asked all 6 occupants for any complaints or issues and no one had any complaints of any kind.

If you are willing to pay a little extra this home is a fine choice and you are unlikely to be dissastified.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The property was beautiful, the Owner was great to work with. Awesome experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma Convenience

  • 5 of 5

Old town Sonoma was a quick stroll down the mountain. Views galore, with San Pedro bay in the distance. Great accommodations for a family of four and our grandparents. We were able to cook, host a chef and enjoy a dinner party on the covered patio. Our 2 year old son was fascinated by the coy pond and the turtles. The property owner was very attentive and it was clear a lot of thought had been placed on the interior renovations. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples stay at El Mirador 2 weeks ago. Enjoyed our stay at property! Clean, beautiful view, and owner was very attentive and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed! Would rent again!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Exceeded Every Expectation!

  • 5 of 5

We booked El Mirador to celebrate my 42nd Birthday and it made turning another year older that much more palatable! The house is incredibly well-maintained and has absolutely stunning views of Sonoma. It is clear that every detail was taken into account when designing this beautiful home and it provides the perfect blend of city and country living (the house is a short distance to town but feels very remote and private). And it is great for small groups - everyone had their own space and the common areas were perfect. And perhaps most importantly, the owner (Steve) was awesome to work with - incredibly responsive and made everything easy.

We also splurged and had Chef Willy (a local Chef that Steve recommended) cater a dinner for us one evening. It was great! And we were able to take advantage of the outdoor dining area - nothing better than great friends, great food, great wine and great views - in a GREAT house - to make this birthday unforgettable. Would highly recommend it!

5 stars (would give you more if I could!) and many thanks! We hope to be back...soon!


  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Beautiful views, serene atmosphere just minutes from Sonoma square

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our four adult children along with two friends enjoyed this completely updated home. Each of the four bedrooms has its own bathroom ( although one is adjacent to the bedroom, but not connected). The kitchen has every amenity you can imagine, with state of the art appliances, and a table large enough to accommodate eight.

The views are incredible! Although you feel like you are in the countryside, you are only a few minutes drive from the main square, and an easy drive to Napa.

The house also has a wonderful covered porch, a small fish pond, and did I mention--fabulous views.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles

3 minute drive to the square, yet in the country side!


Rates & Availability

Sonoma Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall/Harvest 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 Non Peak
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2018
Jan 13 2018 - Jan 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 17 2018 - Feb 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weeken8
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
BottleRock Memorial Day 2018
May 24 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018 Week
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning Fee (weekly) $325 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

Check in at 4:00 pm
Check out at 10:00 am
I can not offer a early check in or late checkout until the week before reservations as we may have someone checking in/out the same day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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