Tuscan-Themed Gated Estate Home on 12+ Acres W/ Forever Views
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
With a spectacular location on 12 beautifully landscaped and maintained acres, in the foothills between Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, Montebello Heights Estate is a newer Tuscan-themed, 4200 sq. ft. 4br/3.5ba, two-story home, with central heat and AC, and many custom features and special amenities, both indoors and out. This stunning home’s special features include a spectacular gourmet kitchen, high ceilings throughout, beautiful architectural details, arched and rounded entryways, and recessed lighting, to name but a few.
Covered with lovely interior design elements and furnishings, this Estate provides both a private downstairs suite and the large private upstairs master suite has an ensuite bath and balcony to enjoy forever southwesterly views of the Santa Rosa plain from the home and its surrounding park-like environment. The large outdoor entertainment area includes a freestanding spa, bocce ball court, patio with furniture, granite pathways, beautiful landscaping, and on and on!
Sitting in a quiet hillside cul-de-sac in a gated 14-Estate home community, this lovely home is just minutes from Hwy 101 and a short 15-minute drive to Healdsburg. As the design of the home optimizes the beautiful views, you enter the home from the backside, through the entry gate, covered entry porch, and into the interior courtyard with double, full-glass French doors to your left leading to the kitchen and living room area, a large lovely wooden main entry door with high windows for ambient light, and a a third door to the right also provides a separate entry to the main level suite.
Come on in the main entry door and be wowed by the marble tiled floor, and the stunning wrought iron, decorative, banistered, semi-circular stairway which leads to the second floor. To the left of the entry hall on the main level is the fabulous professional kitchen with two granite-topped islands, each with its own sink and KitchenAid dishwashers. The double-sized built-in SubZero side-by-side fridge/freezer has a separate unit for each. Abundant, underlit, cherry cabinetry provides plenty of storage and a convenient built-in Sharp microwave.
The ‘heart’ of this beautiful kitchen is the professional, stainless steel Wolf 6-burner double oven range with griddle, beautiful lit hood, and a decorative backsplash with pasta pot-filling spigot up on the wall behind. Beside the range is a built-in warming tray, as well, to keep your cooked foods warm while your feast is in preparation. Additional kitchen amenities include a professional knife set, Keurig coffeemaker, toaster, blender, Delonghi coffeemaker, and plenty of pots, pans, plateware, glassware, and all you will need for preparing your feast, but for your ‘vino and vittles’.
At the back of the kitchen is the informal in-kitchen dining area with an oval table for 6 and a ceiling fan/light combo. The interior garage door here provides access to the attached garage. The kitchen is open to the large, beautifully decorated, and furnished living room/media room with two cream leather sofas, two red leather arm chairs, a ceramic logged gas fireplace with granite mantle, abundant windows facing the south with spectacular views, and a full glass door that leads to the home’s expansive outside entertainment area. For your viewing pleasure, this room has a 47” Panasonic HD flat panel TV with Dish network and a Panasonic blu-ray player, in a built-in entertainment center. An Onkyo receiver provides audio with speakers in the ceilings of the living room, dining room, and Master bedroom, all with their own in room volume controls.
Moving back to the center of the main level, find the beautiful, formal dining room with a large square glass table and seating for 8, on top of a lovely decorative rug over hardwood flooring. A lovely custom chandelier lights your dining table and 3 windows and double, full-glass French doors all facing south provide beautiful views and ambient light. The French doors also open to the covered patio and large entertainment area.
To the right of this special dining space is the entertainment room with built-in cabinets, bookshelves, and granite-topped wet bar. You and your guests are sure to enjoy playing pool on this room’s Olhausen 7’ oak pool table. This room is also graced with a ceramic logged fireplace with granite mantle, a leather chair and ottoman providing space for a quiet read, and double, full glass French doors lead to the entertainment area’s patio. A convenient half bath is just next door.
Completing the main level is a lovely suite which includes its bedroom with a comfy new queen bed, a media room with a queen size leather sleeper sofa, zebra upholstered lounge, and a tall table with 3 bar stools just across this suite’s hallway. Entertainment in this room is provided by a Phillips 42” HD LCD TV with Dish. Next up in this suite’s hallway is a full bath with large, glass-doored, walk-in, tiled shower and a single-sinked vanity. The main level suite is completed by the indoor laundry.
Now on up the beautiful stairway to the second level’s Master Suite, two guest bedrooms, and a third full, shared bath. At the top of the stairs is a circular landing with a beautiful chandelier above and a round glass display table as an artistic touch. At the far right end of the hall is the Master Suite with a lovely king size bed, matching nightstands, and double, full-glass French doors opening to a small balcony with forever southwesterly views. The window treatments are silhouette shades for privacy and for reducing the light when you want to sleep in or nap.
The Master bedroom has a wall-mounted 37” HD TV with Dish and a red upholstered oval lounge provides a place to curl up for a quiet conversation or a good read. The ensuite bath is stunning with marble tiled floors and is beautifully accented with marble-topped king & queen single-sinked vanities. An oversized soaking tub provides for warm, bubbly relaxation, and a large, double, walk-in, glass-doored, freestanding shower has both standard and wanded showerheads, as well as wall showerheads for the deluxe body wash.
From the Master down the upstairs hallway, toward the entry side of the house, first on the right is the first guest bedroom with queen bed. This room has lovely wainscoting and a double closet. Next up is the shared full bath with beautifully tiled shower over tub and an arched shower curtain to provide a little extra shoulder room when showering. This room also has a single-sinked, tile-topped vanity and a full wall mirror. There are built-in hallway linen cupboards above and below with another wet bar.
Lastly, at the end of the hall in the front of the house is a lovely second guest bedroom (the 4th bedroom) with king bed, plantation shutters for beauty and light control, and some wainscoting detail as well. Just opposite this bedroom is a study with work desk and chair, plantation shutters, a futon sofa which folds down to a full size bed, and 2 twin beds for the young ones.
Let’s go on outside to this grand home’s large, very private entertainment area. Attached to the south side of the home is a deck with outdoor furniture including a sofa, 2 chairs, and a coffee table. This is also your grilling station with a charbroil propane grill and a small briquette grill for the purists. The entertainment area is on a gentle slope and is tiered with several levels.
The upper level next to the home is the beautifully landscaped entertainment area with flowering, deer-resistant plantings and edged, decomposed granite pathways. An outdoor table for 6 provides for a cup of coffee, a card game, or what you will. Outdoor lights light up this space at night and you can follow the flowing pathway as it moves gently downhill. Three sets of stairs take you down to a beautiful and well maintained bocce ball court.
A large flat area here provides for enjoying your bocce with a seating area as well, and all under the canopy of beautiful, mature California oaks, madrones, and a few redwoods and other conifers. The property continues its gentle slope moving downhill here, with Mother Nature’s paradise all around, and you are likely to see California quail, wild turkeys, raptors, abundant birdlife, deer, squirrels, and a whole variety of wildlife indigenous to Sonoma County.
We simply cannot say enough about the incredible views available from most rooms in the house and the large outdoor entertainment area, as well. At night, you see a carpet of lights on the valley floor and the sunsets are nothing less than glorious. The Montebello Heights Estate is a great ‘home base’ for enjoying Sonoma County’s Wine Country.
Enjoy charming and historic Healdsburg, the ‘crown jewel of Wine Country, just 10 miles north via Hwy 101 with its historic Plaza surrounded by Redwoods, many activities including outstanding dining and shopping, and famed wine growing regions of the Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River Valleys all nearby. Traveling east, you can explore Calistoga (17 miles) and St. Helena (25 miles); the Silverado Wine Trail travels through the vineyards with more World Class wineries and leads to the city of Sonoma (27 miles southeast), with the city of Napa just a little further (48 miles southeast).
Member since: 2006
- 4200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $350 + tax
- Security Deposit $995
- Tax Rate 11%
$695/nt up to 8 guests; 3 nt min
Ask about our special weekly, monthly, and off-season rates!
11% Sonoma County Bed Tax – Detailed cleaning, laundry, reset - $350-400
$995 refundable security deposit; sm. mature lapdog will be considered
• TOT #: PM0006
• Quiet hours between 10 pm and 7 am must be observed by all guests.
• Maximum occupancy: 8 guests
• Maximum # 0f bedrooms and cars: 4
• No Outdoor Amplified Music at Any Time.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016
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