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Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm

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The historic, newly renovated house has 3 decks for dining, lounging, yoga, etc.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Russian River Destination Vacation Home and Organic Farm

NEW LOWER WEEKDAY RATES -- now 20% off!

Welcome to Sabor Mexicano! Enjoy a serene experience (or have an exciting adventure) at this 130-acre Farm, Retreat and Event Center in Sonoma County. Nestled in a fertile valley near the Russian River, this historic Colonel Armstrong Home, was built in 1890 and has been completely renovated and recently opened to the public for the first time.

Lodging and full amenities for up to 12 adults and 3 children. If you would like to bring additional guests please contact us, as we can offer other options.

Located on Fife Creek, the farm is adjacent to the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and close to many classic Californian attractions. Come up and enjoy the weekend – or even a week! We welcome your booking request for any time of year.

PERFECT FOR A VARIETY OF SPECIAL EVENTS: The property is a unique and idyllic retreat spot with gorgeous views and peaceful surroundings, making it the ultimate setting for garden parties, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and business, yoga and meditation retreats, or simply as your next incredible escape from the city.

PROPERTY INFORMATION:

The Location:
* 1 ½ hours from San Francisco
* 5 minute walk to Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve where you can
marvel at the majestic Redwoods
* 5 minute drive to the Russian River resort town of Guerneville
* 20 minute drive to Jenner by the Sea where the river meets the ocean

The Farm:
* 130 acres nestled in a fertile valley along Fife Creek
* Beautiful organic farm with: tomatoes, chili peppers, cucumbers,
cilantro, purslane, spinach, corn, broccoli, watermelon, garlic, onion, cabbage and
apples
* Supplies Cancun Restaurant in Berkeley and Tlaloc in San Francisco, and used to create Sabor Mexicano Homemade Chips and Salsa, found in many local stores

The Property features:
* Outstanding view of the surrounding hilltops
* Expansive lawn ideal for a wedding, garden party, or other special event
* Hiking trails winding through a forest of Redwood, Madrone and Douglas Fir

ACCOMMODATIONS: Enjoy plenty of space and modern amenities in this unique and historic setting. Decorated with an eclectic mix of Mexican art and local antiques, as well as with beds made of reclaimed wood from Colonel Armstrong's original home! Accommodations Include:

* 5 bedrooms, each sleeping 2 people
* Sleeping loft for children, off the master bedroom
* Lovely living room with murphy and trundle beds
* Spacious great room with fireplace, sofas & large wooden farm table, perfect for
meetings and sharing large meals
* 6 1/2 bathrooms
* State-of-the-art kitchen with commercial stove & wine closet
* Brick back patio & 3-tiered front patio for lounging, eating, yoga and meetings
* 2 fireplaces, outdoor fire pit, large built-in grill and pizza oven
* High-speed Internet available throughout the house

TO DO ON THE PROPERTY:
* Have a picnic, potluck or special celebration, massage, yoga or meditation class
* Pick produce from the garden for your next farm-to-table meal
* Cook in the newly remodeled kitchen
* Lounge with a good book and glass of wine
* Enjoy the late afternoon sun from the porch overlooking the lush gardens
* Sit around the campfire and share stories about the day's exciting adventures!

RECREATION ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Sabor Mexicano is the perfect place to have an unforgettable adventure! Besides being a picturesque retreat, the farm is close to a plethora of exciting activities, including:

* award-winning restaurants, sustainable wineries, creameries, bakeries, breweries & farmers' markets
* antique shops, art galleries, movies, dancing, live music & theater
* canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, paddle boating & boarding
* ocean boating, fishing, surfing, kiteboarding & scuba diving
* rock climbing, ziplines, sky bridges, ballooning & skydiving
* hiking, biking, mountain biking, ice skating & horseback riding
* swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard & miniature golf
* zen meditation center, yoga, massage, fitness centers & spas
* green tours, parks, gardens, scenic drives & historic Fort Ross
* whale watching, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildflower viewing, photography and more!

MEDIA COVERAGE:
* Green Traveler Guides:
mexicano,

TESTIMONIALS: "Sabor Mexicano Farms is a magical and special hide-away. This enchanting place invites you to explore the beauty of nature while providing a warm, cozy and safe place to rest your head. Relax, unwind and embrace the power of living the good life!" Lynne Williams, Events Coordinator at Impact Hub Oakland. More testimonials are below, in the “Unique Benefits” section, and also please check out our stellar VRBO reviews!

AVAILABLE TOURS: To help you discover the rich surrounding area please consider booking a tour through Bay Area Green Tours. Their entertaining and educational offerings include:
* Organic Farms
* Artisan Cheese
* Wine & Cheese
* River, Ocean & Redwoods
* Nature Walk with a Renowned Local Naturalist
* Field to Forest
* Fibershed: Local Artisan Fibers & Dyes
* and more -- please inquire for details!

NON-PROFIT SUPPORT: A portion of your rental proceeds helps support Bay Area Green Tours (www.bayareagreentours.org) whose mission is to provide educational tours and events that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action, inspire support of local green businesses, and empower people to incorporate environmental responsibility and social justice into their personal and professional lives.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Upstairs, sleeps 2...moreless

  • Annex Bedroom A: 2 twin/ single

    Downstairs, in house but accessed outside - most private...moreless

  • Annex Bedroom B: 1 queen

    Downstairs, in house but accessed outside - most private...moreless

  • #1 Bedroom Which Shares Deck: 1 bunk bed

    Upstairs, small room, sleeps 2...moreless

  • #2 Bedroom Which Shares Deck: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs, 2 twin beds which can transform into 1 king bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large wood farm table, perfect for meetings and sharing large meals ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom and large common space has its own unit and controller...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit with seating ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Each bedroom and large common space has its own unit and controller...moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed internet available throughout the house...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms, with sofas & fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in front and back to accommodate all your vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 16...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen for preparing all meals, storing food and baking...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and herbs from the garden are available...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    6 ranges, stainless steel, professional grade ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Provides a view of the tree-lined slope overlooking the house; accessed separately by two of the upstairs bedrooms on the back of the house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large three-tiered front patio great for lounging, eating, yoga or meetings. Back of the house also has a small brick patio surrounded by the fields and trees....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive and very well cared for - a major part of the outdoor features...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built in grill on the back patio, as well as a movable grill and an outside brick oven for making pizza...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$4,500
flat fee
4th of July weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017
3 night min stay

$4,500
flat fee
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$4,500
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,500
December holidays
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200 $1,500
Fri, Sat
$8,100 $27,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $375 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Catering menu and cleaning service during your stay available upon request. Sonoma County TOT Certificate#: 1527N

For rentals that have more than 10 overnight guests, a flat fee of $75 will be added to the total due. Rates subject to change and negotiable until booked.

3 night minimum for certain holidays, including: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day. 4 night minimum for major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve. We will accept less than our minimum stay if the house is still available 30 days prior to your proposed booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY:​ Please note that our cancellation policy is different from the one VRBO states below (which we are not able to override). Our policy is the following: A thirty (30) day notice of cancellation is required in order to receive any refund. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date will incur a processing fee which will be 20% of the first payment. Cancellations or any changes to the booking that are made less than 30 days before the arrival date forfeit the advance payment(s). An early departure does not warrant any refund. Weather is not a condition for cancellation.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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Location

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2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Guernville
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Monte Rio
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Guerneville
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Russian River & Sonoma Coast

Car: Recommended

RECREATION ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Sabor Mexicano Vacation Retreat, Event Center and Organic Farm is the perfect place to have an unforgettable adventure! Besides being a picturesque retreat, the farm is close to many classic Californian attractions and a plethora of exciting recreation activities, including:

* Armstrong Redwoods Park, only minutes away -- take a deep breath and enjoy the unique energy of the towering Redwoods

* The Russian River - two miles away

* Jenner By The Sea - the dramatic spot where the river meets the ocean

* Award-winning restaurants, sustainable wineries, creameries, bakeries, breweries & farmers' markets

* Antique shops, art galleries, dancing, live music & theater

* Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, paddle boating & boarding

* Ocean boating, fishing, surfing & kite boarding

* Rock climbing, zip lines, sky bridges, ballooning & skydiving

* Hiking, biking, mountain biking, ice skating & horseback riding

* Swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, skate park, horseshoes, shuffleboard & miniature golf

* Zen meditation, yoga, massage & spas

* Parks, gardens, scenic drives & historic Fort Ross

* Whale watching, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildflower viewing, photography and more!

AVAILABLE TOURS: To help you discover the rich surrounding area and enjoy your trip even more, consider booking a tour through Bay Area Green Tours, the non-profit organization which facilitates Sabor Mexicano bookings. Their entertaining and educational offerings include:

* Organic Farms

* Artisan Cheese

* Wine & Cheese

* River, Ocean & Redwoods

* Nature Walk with a Renowned Local Naturalist

* Fibershed: Local Artisan Fibers & Dyes

* and more -- please inquire for details!

 

Owner info

About the owner: Sabor Mexicano Farm, Retreat and Event Center is a family owned operation. The proprietor, Jorge Saldana, is a 3rd generation farmer who leads with his heart in managing this very special destination. The interior has been decorated by his wife Carmina, a natural host and wonderful designer. Together, they have created an authentic and unique vacation home. Their farm, as well as their specialty Sabor Mexicano Salsa and Homemade Chips business and three popular restaurants, center around their philosophy that good health contributes to the greater good of the environment. All their produce is grown organically, some from heritage seeds that have been handed down to Jorge by his family in Mexico. Nothing goes to waste; for example, alfalfa is grown to feed the goats, horses and chickens. The farm is irrigated by a natural spring that flows through the property. The produce grown in the fields supplies Sabor Mexicano chips and salsas (freshly made onsite at a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen), as well as Jorge’s thriving restaurants: Cancun in Berkeley and Tlaloc in San Francisco.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • The historic, newly renovated house has 3 decks for dining, lounging, yoga, etc.

    The historic, newly renovated house has 3 decks for dining, lounging, yoga, etc.

  • The Great Room features a fireplace, comfy sofas, and a large wooden farm table.

    The Great Room features a fireplace, comfy sofas, and a large wooden farm table.

  • You'll love preparing food in this spacious, modern, light filled space.

    You'll love preparing food in this spacious, modern, light filled space.

  • The Living Room sports Mexican art & a favorite place for many: the window seat.

    The Living Room sports Mexican art & a favorite place for many: the window seat.

  • The loft space, perfect for youths and single guests, has multiple skylights.

    The loft space, perfect for youths and single guests, has multiple skylights.

  • The Rosemary Room shares a deck with the Alma Mia Room but has its own bathroom.

    The Rosemary Room shares a deck with the Alma Mia Room but has its own bathroom.

  • The Fridha Room has a trundle bed which pulls out from the bottom bunk.

    The Fridha Room has a trundle bed which pulls out from the bottom bunk.

  • Luxurious furniture inspires people to relax and settle into their surroundings.

    Luxurious furniture inspires people to relax and settle into their surroundings.

  • Jorge's farm sources two organic restaurants & his salsa, chips, tortillas biz.

    Jorge's farm sources two organic restaurants & his salsa, chips, tortillas biz.

  • Savor spectacular farm-fresh food with your family, friends or colleagues.

    Savor spectacular farm-fresh food with your family, friends or colleagues.

  • The large lawn is perfect for games -- for relaxing and playing as a group.

    The large lawn is perfect for games -- for relaxing and playing as a group.

  • The view from the decks is stunning: trees, flowers, fields & an expansive lawn.

    The view from the decks is stunning: trees, flowers, fields & an expansive lawn.

  • It has a wine closet & lots of seating & is adjacent to a well-equipped kitchen.

    It has a wine closet & lots of seating & is adjacent to a well-equipped kitchen.

  • Modern dishware shows off the beauty of vegetables picked fresh from the farm.

    Modern dishware shows off the beauty of vegetables picked fresh from the farm.

  • The Primada Suite has a sleeping loft and a beautiful view of the fields & lawn.

    The Primada Suite has a sleeping loft and a beautiful view of the fields & lawn.

  • The Alma Mia Room has its own modern bathroom with shower, as do all bedrooms.

    The Alma Mia Room has its own modern bathroom with shower, as do all bedrooms.

  • Generous decks provide a variety of spaces to relax & visit with other guests.

    Generous decks provide a variety of spaces to relax & visit with other guests.

  • Modern amenities are paired with a fun, eclectic mix of art & local antiques.

    Modern amenities are paired with a fun, eclectic mix of art & local antiques.

  • Visitors love hanging out on the back deck and around the fire pit at night.

    Visitors love hanging out on the back deck and around the fire pit at night.

  • Multiple umbrellas provide shade on sunny days, for outdoor parties or meetings.

    Multiple umbrellas provide shade on sunny days, for outdoor parties or meetings.

  • Owner/Chef Jorge Saldana can cater your event with charm, style & AMAZING fare!

    Owner/Chef Jorge Saldana can cater your event with charm, style & AMAZING fare!

  • Kids love exploring Sabor Mexicano -- feel free to inquire about a farm tour.

    Kids love exploring Sabor Mexicano -- feel free to inquire about a farm tour.

  • Sabor Mexicano-the perfect spot for a getaway, wedding, birthday or other event!

    Sabor Mexicano-the perfect spot for a getaway, wedding, birthday or other event!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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