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Serene Mediterranean Villa, End-of-the-Road Privacy, Over-the-Top Kitchen

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Secluded luxury: 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house with 2 separate guest suites

Moonshine Ranch, set on 75 acres at the end of a private road, offers unparalleled privacy and luxury in west Sonoma County, just 20 minutes from the town of Sebastopol. Travel through the gate and down the almost mile-long private driveway to arrive at a grand-scale entry tower with massive doors leading to the Mediterranean-style courtyard villa with contemporary flair and luxury finishes. The half-acre walled courtyard has luxurious gardens, koi pond, citrus trees, hot tub, outdoor fireplace and bocce ball court, with a backdrop of forest and hills and a creek running through the property. Enjoy the serenity of your own valley and at night listen to the owls.

The focal point of the house is a spectacular chef's kitchen, sporting a 6-burner Wolf Range with double ovens and griddle, a wood-fired pizza oven, indoor charcoal grill, a fireplace and a dining table that seats 12. Extra-deep limestone counters offer plenteous work spaces and a bar counter provides seating for socializing in the kitchen. Two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers plus a side-by-side refrigerator provide plenty of cold storage and two Sub-Zero freezer drawers are also built in. The kitchen is fully equipped with high-quality cooking equipment, including a professional-style espresso machine and grinder, and stocked with some of the supplies you will need during your stay, like fine quality olive oil and other pantry basics. French doors offer views of the courtyard and the surrounding forest.

The main house is comprised of 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and an oversized living room, while the two guest suites adjoin the courtyard on each side of the entry tower. The living room has a wet bar, massive stone fireplace and is also lined with French doors that offer views of the garden and surrounds. Continue down the hallway to the two bedrooms at the far wing of the house. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and includes a fireplace and Direct TV. The generous, light-filled master bath has separate shower and tub. The second bedroom in the main house has a queen-sized bed plus an extra-deep sofa/daybed also with Direct TV. The north guest suite has 2 queen-sized beds, a full bath with shower and a fireplace. The south guest suite has a king-sized bed, full bath with shower and a fireplace. All rooms have courtyard views. The laundry room has a separate entrance and a creative art space.

Outside the courtyard you will find an orchard and garden offering seasonal produce, hiking, a greenhouse, acres of meadows and a large pond with gazebo. Cowboy Town, available for day use, is a unique folly with log cabins, saloon, outdoor kitchen, firepit and even a stage for those with a theatrical bent.

Come to Sonoma County for a restorative vacation, partake of local cuisine, visit wineries, explore the beautiful Sonoma coast and enjoy the natural beauty that is Sonoma.

More Details

Jan Elizabeth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Jan Elizabeth

Although I am new to Sonoma County, I have lived in the Bay Area for over 40 years. I previously owned a top-rated vacation rental home in Hanalei, on the island of Kauai, so I know what visitors want and how to provide a top-quality vacation experience. My goal is to provide personalized service and responsiveness to renter's needs. I live in a house that is at the top of the driveway, just before the gate to Moonshine Ranch, so I am available in case of need.

Jan Elizabeth purchased this villa in 2014

Why Jan Elizabeth chose Sebastopol

When I decided to sell my property in Kauai, i wanted to find a 'family compound" property closer to San Francisco, where my children live. Sonoma County had always appealed to me, with its combination of rural atmosphere, sophisticated food and wine and more laid back pace than Napa or Marin. When we found Moonshine Ranch, the whole family fell in love with it - the private setting, the quality of the construction, the beauty of the area, the lack of pretense.

What makes this villa unique

When you drive down Moonshine Rd, you would never imagine what awaits at the bottom of the valley. The approach and setting are spectacular! Then you come to the dramatic entry tower with double doors more than 13 ft tall and 3" thick. The south-facing courtyard is a gardener's delight and gardening is my hobby. It was especially exciting to find a house with radiant heated floors, which are so comfortable in the winter. The extensive stone work on the property, both in the courtyard gardens and along the driveway, is beautifully laid in the "dry-stack" style, i.e., with no mortar. All the interior doors in the house are solid planks, more than 2-1/2" thick. The quality of the materials and the timeless nature of the house design give this place a feeling of solidity and ease.


Sonoma County is famous for its food and wine - visit great restaurants, farmer's markets and wine tasting rooms. Only 15 miles from the coast at Bodega Bay.


Sebastopol Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Speed limit on our private road and my driveway is 15 mph maximum, 10 mph if people or pets are in view. Speeders may be asked to leave the property.
  • Living room and bedroom fireplaces are equipped with candles and are not to be used for wood fires.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are tiled and have high quality fittings and fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sitting area, fireplace, Direct TV and DVD player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Direct TV and DVD player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , TV and DVD player (no cable service)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , no TV
  • Bedrooms 1 and 3 have oak floors; all other rooms have concrete floors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
-Custom grocery shopping by arrangement at additional cost. -Located in the midst of wine country with lots of wine-tasting opportunities. -Firewood provided from our own fallen and dead trees.


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Serene Mediterranean Villa, End-of-the-Road Privacy, Over-the-Top Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
Albuquerque, New Mexico/Austin, Texas

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! This is a beautiful home and an amazing setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend Great Away!

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this property justice! The estate was beautiful and gave our kids plenty to do from playing bocce to visiting Cowboy Town!

Jan was a wonderful hostess and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay.

The estate very comfortably fit our two families and gave everyone enough space to enjoy. The kitchen was stocked with all the tools and utensils you could think of to make it feel like home and more. We unfortunately didn't have time to use the pizza oven, but are looking forward to making that happen next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

An enclave away from the world.

  • 5 of 5

Bring the people and food and drink you need for your stay, and make full use of the kitchen, gardens, and buildings.

The architecture flows through each open room, with natural air flow. The house blends into the gardens, which blends back into the guest houses. The low walls and treed gulch walls surrounding the estate give a wonderful sense of solace from the world.

We went rafting in the nearby river (20m away), but could have happily just stayed and spent time together st the ranch.

I'd love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful unique property

  • 5 of 5

Stunning home, gorgeous property. Did not want to leave. Very kind

and accommodating owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen with everything you could ever want to have. The grounds are better looking than the photos. It is listed as 4 bedrooms and 4 baths but one bedroom has a bathroom off the kitchen. The bedrooms are all very nice and great bathrooms. It is 24 minutes from the closest grocery store but it is worth the drive. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Luxury Away from it All

  • 5 of 5

I came here for a long weekend for my 30th birthday with girlfriends and was blown away by the Ranch and surrounding property. Jan, the host, was so helpful in getting us situated, and she helped us make pizzas with her freshmade dough the first night we were there. The property is expansive and had everything we needed. We used the jacuzzi at night and could see the stars under the full moon. It was magical! There was plenty of space for everyone (10 girls) to spread out - plenty of bathrooms, beds and living space - so we didn't ever feel on top of each other. We explored the old town on the property and loved the bocce ball court and courtyard. We hired a private chef for the second night and she loved the size of the kitchen and all the gourmet cookware she had at her disposal in the kitchen. It was truly a dream coming here and I'd love to come back again someday. Highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a luxury getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Outcleaning $575 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Pizza Oven Lesson/Use $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #1468N

If you want to use the pizza oven and do not have experience with such ovens, you will need to have instruction from me in order to use it safely and deliciously. Please let me know when you book if you plan to use the oven and whether you need just the lesson for$75 or a complete dinner with shopping, prep and clean-up ($800). Price does not include cost of ingredients and is based on 10 or fewer people.

ANy dditional cleaning fees are charged at $80/hr for two cleaners; furniture moving fee $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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