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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 1 - 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.

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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 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Great house, lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Jim's house with two other families, five kids total and the house was perfect for our group. We loved the outdoor amenities including the bocce and basketball courts. The kitchen was great for cooking and the rooms were all decently sized. Overall great stay! Thank you Jim for being so accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, we would stay again

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely time here. Jim was easy to reach with questions we had, and provided us with detailed instructions on everything in the house. We stayed for the Sonoma Wine Road Wine & Food Weekend, and it was a bit rainy, so we hope to come back in nicer weather to enjoy the pool and garden.

All four bedrooms were comfortable, and allowed each couple traveling with us to have their own space. Two bedrooms (the master upstairs, and one of the downstairs bedrooms) had attached private bathrooms, while the other two downstairs bedrooms shared a bathroom.

The kitchen was beautiful, with a variety of pans and cookware for us to use and a lovely big dining table. Making breakfast in the morning while sipping coffee and watching deer run across the hillside was a real treat!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home to attend our daughter's wedding in Sonoma. We had our adult children and grandchildren staying with us as well. We had room for everyone and we all enjoyed this home. Everything we needed was provided from towels to condiments! We enjoyed the Bocce Ball pit and there were even some horses behind the property that the grandchildren loved watching. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect wine country get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay this lovely wine country property. All amenities were available and the house was comfortable and cozy. The pool and gardens were especially appreciated as we were in the area during record breaking heat. Jim was gracious and so easy to work with. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect house to spend a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area for the Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival. This house was the perfect place to come back each evening after the festival. The house was set up so conveniently for multiple couples. Loved the various outdoor seating areas. Enjoyed the rural location of this house--rural but still close enough to town that it was easy to go in for groceries or wine tasting. BBQ is a Weber, so trip tip is perfect. Full kitchen with spices and and oils. I would and will certainly go back for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful stay in private hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Excellent facilities for 4 couples, well stocked kitchen, very nice pool to relax around, bocce court for a little competive time. Lovely deck with BBQ and outside table to sit around and chat the time away., restful garden settings for me times.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Jim Buick
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018


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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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