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Location, Location, Location! Heart of Sonoma Wine Country & Golfing

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lovely Updated Home in Peaceful and Convenient Setting

*Located off Famous Hwy 12 Winery Road* Most Scenic and beautiful area in Santa Rosa with views of surrounding State Parks. Over 55 Retirement Community on Oakmont Golf Course. Gorgeous vineyards nearby. Kenwood wineries and highly acclaimed dining next door. Newly remodeled kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, beds and more. Fully equipped kitchen. Lovely bathrooms with granite counters and spacious bathing areas. Large family room with fireplace, cable tv and high speed internet provided. 2 car garage with bikes for your use. Very private and quiet setting. Covered patio and barbque grill perfect for outdoor dining or watch the deer stroll by while you enjoy your morning coffee.

Shelley Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About Shelley Lewis

I lived in Sonoma for several years and missed the beautiful scenery and attractions the area offers. Recently I purchased a 2nd home and remodeled the home beautifully. It's such a lovely space I wanted to share it with other travelers!

Shelley Lewis purchased this house in 2013

Why Shelley Lewis chose Santa Rosa

Best Location Bar NONE!! Right off Hwy 12 the scenic and picturesque 'wine county road'. It's ideally situated in a quiet and peaceful adult community. Away from the traffic of busy Santa Rosa and close to the small charming towns of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Sonoma. It's the prettiest community and offers golfing and hiking nearby.

What makes this house unique

The community is surrounded by 3 state parks, mountains, lakes, streams, golf courses, vineyards and just a beautiful relaxing place to unwind and tour the wine country. Great area for walking and golfing is next door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this home for a month while we shopped for houses in the area. We loved the Realtor that the owner referred to us who was extremely helpful in our home search! Would definitely stay again every time. Great access to golfing and the wine country. Lot's of super restaurants nearby in Glen Ellen and Santa Rosa. Peaceful patio to watch the wildlife stroll by. Comfy beds and furnishings.
Feb 2017
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Santa Rosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New hall bathroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , New - Large walk in shower, Granite Vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Eastern King Deluxe Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Queen Size Serta Mattress
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Over 55 Adult Community, One person must be 55 or older, no children


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Location, Location, Location! Heart of Sonoma Wine Country & Golfing
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

Perfect for wine tasting and golf!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. Excellent location central to Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the Pacific Coast. You can play golf at ocean side links, in a redwood forest, through a vineyard or the local course, a 5 minute walk away. All provide a challenge, along with great views. Saw lots of wildlife, in fact a doe and her two fawns walked through the backyard our first morning there.

Shelley was extremely responsive and the house was well provisioned for all your needs.

Even though we were there during a rare June heat wave, there were plenty of "cool" activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen! You guys left the home so nice and clean I wondered if you had even been there ;) Glad you could experience the serene setting with the baby fawns. Please contact us again if you ever come back!
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Jackson, WI

Perfect location for our wine country visit, well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

The property was perfect for our time in wine country. My only suggestion is a small one, a TV package with a couple more channels.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home close to all we wanted to do

  • 5 of 5

The property is excellently maintined, nice outdoor patio area. Modern kitchen, updated baths, comfortable beds.

We were close to everything we wanted to do, driving up and down the winery trails, and could come home and fix a homemade meal.

I would recommend this place to others, great for two couples looking for a wine getaway.

We would request this location again should we be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to have 3 girlfriends gather for a weekend! Close enough to any attraction in Sonoma County, but quiet and relaxing after a full day. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds, the kitchen has all the essentials and the living room area is perfect to relax in. The fact it is in a 55+ community means it is a nice quiet location.

The owner is very good at communication - the best I've encountered on a VRBO site! She also went out of her way to return a necklace one of the gals had left, thank you!!!!!

You will not be disappointed if you choose this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cove, Anguilla West Indies

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner is right when she says "Location, location, location." It really is a perfect location for exploring Sonoma wineries and there are plenty of good ones. The house is just perfect-- comfortable, well-equipped and well-appointed. My husband complained that the Master bathroom was too small but to me that was a very minor issue. The house has an excellent fast speed and dependable WIFI connection which is extremely important to me when travelling. It was a bit of a drive to wineries in Napa but not terrible. It is close to Sonoma square and some excellent resturants. The house was the perfect jumping off point for us and I would definitely recommend it for anyone exploring the Sonoma/Napa area.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Well-appointed, well-equipped and comfortable home perfectly located for easily visiting our Santa Rosa relatives. Location is convenient to Sonoma and all parts of Santa Rosa and the neighborhood is quiet, has nice walks and lots of deer to make the environment park-like. We could easily stay here for several weeks.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
"Lovely Winery with Great Wines. Known for their wine pairing menus. "
Glen Ellen Star
"Delicious Tapas size plates. Top rated and always a unique menu with seasonal variations. "
Chateau St. Jean
"Beautiful Grounds with good wines. "
Kunde Family Estate
"Higher End Winery with several options for tasting wines and locations. Try the hilltop view..."
The Kenwood Restaurant
"Quintessential Wine County Dining! Always excellent. White tablecloth service."
Deerfield Ranch Winery
"A favorite of mine. Great Cave tour and tasting. Fabulous red wines. A must visit!"
Kenwood Vineyards
"Yummy Wines, friendly servers. Worth a visit!"
Oakmont Golf Club
"Beautiful golf course in walking distance from home!"
Kenwood Market
"Excellent wine county market has all the essentials and lots of culinary surprises!"
Jack London State Historic Park
"Very Interesting visit. Great picnic area!"
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
"Stunning park with great hiking and waterfall!"
Mt Hood
"Great hiking! Lovely panoramic views at top!"
Annadel State Park
"Huge Park with horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking trails."
Cafe Citti
"Very Popular Restaurant on the wine country highway. Always busy. Good Italian food."
Kenwood Inn and Spa
"Exclusive Day Spa! Fantastic service, luxury treatments. Great for movie-star watching ;)"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charles M Shulz Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
Oakmont Golf Course Clubhouse
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oakmont Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mei Don Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
199 Miles
Mount Shasta
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Sonoma coast
Car: necessary

Tucked away in the lovely Adult Community of Oakmont surrounded by Annandel, Hood Mountain and Sugarloaf State parks mountains and golf course, this location is perfect for a relaxing retreat yet close to dining and shopping. Located 10 mins. east of Santa Rosa on the most famous Wine Country road. Enjoy a Scenic Drive along Hwy 12 through picturesque Vineyards, World Class Dining and historic towns of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Sonoma.

Attractions Nearby:

Sugarloaf State park - wildlife, hiking and camping

Annandel State park - hiking, biking, horseback riding

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens - Historic home & Roses

Morton's Warm Springs- Glen Ellen historic warm pools

Howarth Park - paddleboats, hiking trails, playground, petting zoo

South A Street - art galleries

McDonald Mansions -mansions from the 1870-1890s

Sonoma County Museum- located in beautiful 1908 post office

Downtown Santa Rosa - great shopping and dining

Oakmont Golf Course - walking distance

Oakmont Clubhouse - Sunday brunch and general dining

Pacific Coast Air Museum - old military airplanes on display

Kenwood Winery and Restaurant

Kunde Winery

Kenwood Spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $250

Active Adult community. Age restricted.
One occupant must be age 55 or older. Other occupants over 45 yrs old.
No Pets and No Smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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