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Wine Country Hideaway: 4BR, 2200Sf Rural Home With Solar-Heated Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,220 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Country House With Swimming Pool Near River And Wineries

Located less than 2 miles from downtown Forestville and approximately one hour from the Golden Gate bridge, this spacious country house is centrally located between the lower Russian River with its many recreational options and the vineyards and wineries of the Russian River and Green Valley AVAs. Other Sonoma County AVAs, the Pacific Ocean, and Sebastopol are all within a 30-minute drive.

After a day of exploring all that West Sonoma County has to offer and perhaps visiting a farmer's market to obtain locally-grown ingredients, relax poolside and enjoy your own home-cooked meal using the facilities of this home's spacious, gourmet Kitchen.

Besides the Poolside Patio, there's an upper Back Deck adjacent to the Kitchen overlooking the pool where you can prepare a BBQ meal using the Weber propane grill. There also is a Hillside Patio on the far side of the pool, as well as another Patio in the Front Yard.

All the recreational facilities on the property make the Wine Country Hideaway ideal for family or friend gatherings. In addition to the onsite swimming pool, the property has a Bocce Ball Court, a half-court Basketball Hoop and a full badminton court. Or just relax on one of the two Balconies overlooking the Front Yard, with a view of the unspoiled vistas.

The interior amenities include two Master Bedroom suites, one with a Balcony overlooking the Front Yard, a king-size bed, a stone-lined stall shower, and a luxurious jetted bathtub; the other opening onto the Front Patio with a queen-size bed and a full on-suite Bathroom. The third and fourth Bedrooms both contain queen-size beds and share a common, third Bathroom. The downstairs Family Room features a 42in. flat-screen HDTV with DirecTV satellite service. The upstairs Living Room features a wood-burning fireplace, a 52in. flat-screen HDTV also with DirectTV service, a Balcony overlooking the Front Yard, and a Dining Area adjacent to the Kitchen.

Furnished with many modern conveniences in a peaceful, rural setting, your Wine Country Hideaway truly "has it all"!

Please Note: The Swimming Pool is solar-heated only between April 1 and October 31 annually. Since there is no backup heater, Mother Nature is the sole arbitrator of water temperatures.

Two HDTVs with DirecTV satellite service, DSL high-speed Internet with Wi-Fi, fully-stocked Kitchen, Weber gas BBQ grill, several Patio areas, and a solar-heated swimming pool make entertainment and staying in touch easy.

Sleeps 8 (including all children age 3 and over) in 1 king-size bed and 3 queen-size beds. The maximum daytime occupancy also is 8. Off-street parking for 3 vehicles. Sorry, but no pets and no smoking, indoors or outdoors.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Buick
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017


Forestville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2220 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Back Bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Wine Country Hideaway: 4BR, 2200Sf Rural Home With Solar-Heated Swimming Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great wine country getaway for families

  • 5 of 5

This property has all the fine features you desire for a family or group getaway in the heart of the Northern CA wine country. The home layout allows plenty of space for everyone to be together but also gives privacy when desired. The home is very well furnished and includes everything you need for your stay including a broad range of excellent kitchen appliances. The grounds and pool are immaculate with many private and group seating areas for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful California weather. Shopping is close by and many first class wineries and tasting rooms are within an easy drive. Our extended family stayed for a long 3 day weekend and everyone from the grandchildren to the grandparents were totally satisfied with the experience. We would definitely be happy to use this property again for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than we remembered

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jim's house for the second time this past holiday weekend. We absolutely loved it. The house has everything you need to make it feel your own. There are beautiful spaces that everyone can escape to if they want a change of scenery - and each space works perfectly. The pool is so nice in the summertime, just the right balance of sun and shade. The front garden is a peaceful place to practice yoga, drink coffee, or relax with a book. Our favorite though, is the Bocce court! A full-size, very well maintained Bocce court where we spent our evenings. We had 8 adults and 2 kids under 2 years old - everyone was entertained without ever having to leave the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Jim was a great communicator, pleasant to work with, and most accommodating. His home is located on a gorgeous piece of property down a small private road. It is quiet and tucked away but only a short drive to area wineries. Great spot for someone looking for a tranquil and laid back setting and who appreciates the more rural areas of Sonoma County. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California wine tasting getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a warm & inviting place to stay for our group. The weather was spectacular & made being outdoors on this beautiful property or one of the lovely decks very enjoyable. The gardens are beautiful & the quaint seating areas a great place to enjoy morning coffee. The home had everything we needed & then some! The owner even went out of his way to mail us some info on the local wine scene. The pool also is a great bonus! This home is in a great location & access to anything we needed wasn't an issue. Highly recommend this property & appreciated Jim's hospitality & prompt communication with us!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great wine country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented Jim's place as an anchor place for wine tasting. Situated just outside Forestville it was easy access to not only wineries, but restaurants and a great hiking trail. We found the house well stocked for the Chefa in our group and with basketball, pool, lovely gardens and bocce ball, we found ourselves wanting to hangout instead of wine tasting. We did hike to iron horse (3 miles one way) and brought back libations and eats from the local grocery store.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelly L

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend getaway at this charming and tranquil home surrounded by beautiful vegetation and wonderful views out every window. The grounds are spectacular and we took advantage of the warm weather by sitting outside in the well appointed gardens. Jim is a very hospitable owner and he communicated well with us to ensure we had everything we needed for our weekend vacation. The wineries are close and access to activities in the area was easy!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelly--I'm glad you and your family enjoyed our home and setting. Thanks, Jim
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Charles Shultz/Sonoma Co.
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10.8 Miles
Hwy. 101
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.2 Miles
Steelhead Beach Regional Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Forestville Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $280 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

2-3 night minimum year-round; 4-night minimum some holiday/event weekends.

Managed by by Owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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