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Chateau St George Top Floor; Stunning Views; Music/Wine/Dine; 90mn to Yosemite

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Chateau St George as viewed from the vineyard

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Chateau top floor includes 3 bedrooms, one home theater room and stunning views

The top floor of the chateau includes 3 bedrooms, a home theater room, and 2 bathrooms. Each of the bedrooms has a California King size bed. The home theater room has a large L shaped couch, a rollout bed, and a double size bed. It accommodate 10 people. Stunning views exist from each room, with the most stunning being from 'La Chambre Bleue' (blue room), which has a balcony. Shared access to main kitchen with the owner, family room, and dining areas and full access to porches on main floor. All have amazing views of the Chateau surroundings, that include vineyards, a golf course, and most amazing sunsets. Walkways to an open lookout point 'tagged: paradise' with music piped to the area, provide phenomenal views and a guaranteed memorable experience. Dining is available in three areas of the house including under the turret for those nice warm nights. For parties less than or equal to four that don't need the whole top floor, that only need one or two rooms (blue & red rooms), the owner will reduce the price per day, so please specify how many people are in your party when you make the inquiry. Please be aware so that there is no confusion; the owner does live in the house on the main floor, but will gladly accommodate the privacy or socializing requirements of the guests. As you solicit for the stay, the owner would appreciate also knowing the purpose of your stay, so that he can best prepare to host you.

The location is in Sonora, the heart of the California gold country, with easy daily commutes to Yosemite National Park, Dodge Ridge for Skiing, Pinecrest Lake for boating and fishing, and numerous other parks like Kennedy Meadows, Big Trees, in addition to much of the Sierra Foothills wine country.

Come and experience what Chateau like is like away from the city. You will see what $2 million can buy you (and you can bid on it if you ware interested); In the bay area, you can buy nothing but a tiny house on a busy street for that money. In today's world you can work remote, so why not live like I do, in such a paradise.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be an adult over 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome. Safety rules need to be respected as there are a number of stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The house has over 5000 square feet. A bit more than 2000 square feet are on the top floor, which is the rental area. Guests have courteous access to the main floor like the kitchen, dining room for formal dining, laundry room, porches... and other parts like the family room, living room, breakfast nook......moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Various DVD/VCR/Phono players are connected to the main sound system in the home theatre room...moreless

  • Music Library:

    The owner has spotify available that can be shared with guests. Also a large CD changer with an assortment of different CDs to chose from....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    There is a nice pool table in one of the living rooms. It can be used at owners' discretion for guests that know hot to play and are not in the learning process....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Available in the home theater room; Others available that pipe music throughout the house inside and outside....moreless

  • Television:

    There is one large television in the home theatre room. and Another one on the main floor....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a bunch of DVDs available for guests to watch in the home theatrer room....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Sonora is only 4 miles or so away......moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    The Mountain Springs golf course is in full view from the house...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    The Mountain Springs golf course is in full view from the house...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The Sonora foothills that look like Tuscany are in full view of my house...moreless

  • Resort:

    Yosemite is not too far; it is an hour and a half by car....moreless

  • Rural:

    It is country like living, but the property is within 5 minutes from grocery stores and the downtown of Sonora...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Dodge Ridge is only a 40mn drive from the house; there is a bus that shuttles you from Sonora to the ski resort for only $10.0. http://www.tuolumnecountytransit.com/SkiBus.html...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a breakfast nook on the main floor, and a dining room, shared with owner. Also there is a dining table outside under the turret. And a Large coffee table in the Home Theatre room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Available. Can be used as needed....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a full laundry room, including a washer, dryer, and sink on the main floor....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces on the main floor; To be used by owner only if requested...moreless

  • Garage:

    One guest car is allowed in the 2 car garage. The owner occupies the other slot....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central propane powered heating. Can be used as needed....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet is available at no charge to guests with unlimited data...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All the beds have linens on them, which are cleaned and ready before new guests arrive...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The home theatre room upstairs can seat 8 people or more, and can sleep 4. That will be the main living area for guests on the top floor. But there are two living areas on the main floor as well....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking below and in front of the house within the fenced area...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are stored in the cabinets of each bathroom. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a full laundry room, including a washer, dryer, and sink on the main floor....moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    One coffee maker in the kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of different sets of dishes and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Available in the kitchen...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of stuff as needed ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One refrigerator in Kitchen, and primary refrigerator for renters on the top floor...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane gaz...moreless

  • Toaster:

    One toaster in the kitchen...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The Blue Room has a gorgeous lookout balcony; Most balconies are on the main floor and are available for guests to roam and enjoy...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are over 1000 square feet of patio and walk ways on the back side of the house that overlook the Sonora Basic, including a large vineyard, the Mountain Springs Gold Course and way way west......moreless

  • Golf:

    Mountain Springs Golf Course only 10 mn by car...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is one available...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, 30miles, 40mn away; Yosemite National Park 60miles, 1hr and half away...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Three are tennis courts within 10 miles from the property...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The property is gated so it is totally secure. Internet is provided. Wine can be purchased for Cash only. The guests are welcome to walk the property and the vineyard on the property. The daily rate can be negotiated down if the group is small (2-4 people) occupying only two of the top floor bedrooms. Pets are not allowed inside the house.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Columbia
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mountain Springs
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 99
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Peppery
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Dodge Ridge

Car: Necessary

Most guests generally like to drive up to Yosemite National Park, or go skiing at Dodge Ridge, Hiking around Pinecrest Lake, or do wine tasting locally, including at the home, or towards Murphy's and Sutter Creek, in the Gold Country. But Chateau St. George is a destination of its own, as the chateau has its own vineyard from which the owner makes his own wine; the views are totally amazing as well, and are around 270 degrees.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I have custom built Chateau St. George as it is my dream home, and it is designed after French Provence style, so you will feel as if you are visiting the best of Provence or Tuscany. I am fluent in French also, and enjoy listening to a variety of cultured music, ranging from French to Opera, and some nice sultry music and fun rock in between. I enjoy hosting, as I am well traveled. I am a wine maker also, and can discuss wine making techniques with preparing dinner and wine pairing it with a variety of wines at market cost including Chateau St George Petite Syrah.

Why the Owner Chose Sonora, CA, USA:
I have designed Chateau St. George and built it completing it in 2004. It has a vineyard also, where I make wine. It is a destination in its own right. The views are stunning; the property is fenced, so it is totally secure. It is totally a quiet area other than listening to the country sounds like birds chirping, or the music playing. It is close to everything; the grocery stores are only 5mn away; yet it is totally secluded. Skiing is only 40mn away at Dodge. Yosemite is an hr and half away.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Amazing views and amenities and easy access to popular destinations in the Sierras; the Chateau is custom built, and it is really high end. It is very comfortable, and has views from every room. My friends when they visit, simply call it: 'paradise'. To experience it you have to visit it. It is the ideal venue for a family retreat, as the Chateau design is charming and Provence like... very charming in all its details. In addition, dining and wine matching are key options that the host is willing to prepare on some occasions.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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Photos

  • Chateau St George as viewed from the vineyard

    Chateau St George as viewed from the vineyard

  • a close up view of the house at Sunset time

    a close up view of the house at Sunset time

  • Main Guest Blue Room for two

    Main Guest Blue Room for two

  • 2nd Guest Room with King bed

    2nd Guest Room with King bed

  • This is the 3rd bdrm/suite with a CA King bed, and a private bathroom, & stereo

    This is the 3rd bdrm/suite with a CA King bed, and a private bathroom, & stereo

  • Kitchen on main floor

    Kitchen on main floor

  • Turret with Stunning Sunsets year round weather permitting; great dinner spot!

    Turret with Stunning Sunsets year round weather permitting; great dinner spot!

  • Main secured gate entrance to property

    Main secured gate entrance to property

  • A must see view from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park

    A must see view from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park

  • Chateau's back yard!  an easy drive to Yosemite!  Ask the host where this is!

    Chateau's back yard! an easy drive to Yosemite! Ask the host where this is!

  • I am an avid powder skier; this is at Dodge Ridge 40mn up the hill!

    I am an avid powder skier; this is at Dodge Ridge 40mn up the hill!

  • The chateau on occasions on nice powder days; powder settling on vineyard
 wires

    The chateau on occasions on nice powder days; powder settling on vineyard wires

  • A most glorious and welcoming Chateau Entrance and superb railing to top floor

    A most glorious and welcoming Chateau Entrance and superb railing to top floor

  • Door to Balcony in Blue room

    Door to Balcony in Blue room

  • Main Guest Bathroom adjacent to Blue Room on top floor

    Main Guest Bathroom adjacent to Blue Room on top floor

  • Home Theater room on top floor sleeps 2 on L shape couch & 1 more on rollout bed

    Home Theater room on top floor sleeps 2 on L shape couch & 1 more on rollout bed

  • Dining room on main floor

    Dining room on main floor

  • Nothing beats this view from the lookout point with a glass of wine

    Nothing beats this view from the lookout point with a glass of wine

  • Can you beat this view from the lookout point... architecture; sunset; vineyard

    Can you beat this view from the lookout point... architecture; sunset; vineyard

  • panorama looking south east on left side to south west on right side

    panorama looking south east on left side to south west on right side

  • Yosemite water fall and its reflection off the valley serene river

    Yosemite water fall and its reflection off the valley serene river

  • The 2013 Petite Syrah vintage has just been bottled at the end of Mar 2015

    The 2013 Petite Syrah vintage has just been bottled at the end of Mar 2015

  • Your host -picture taken at Monet Gardens- France

    Your host -picture taken at Monet Gardens- France

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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