Imagine your own private guest house nestled among mature oaks and rolling horse pasture on a 20 acre property in an exclusive area close to numerous vineyards and wineries, and just 10 minutes from the historic and charming sonoma plaza with its renown restaurants and shops.......After a day of wine tasting or exploring the sonoma/napa valleys, return to your bucolic retreat. Discover the diverse wildlife. Savor a glass of wine by the half acre fly fishing pond or bring your rod and catch a few big mouth bass before the resident blue heron gets them. Relax, unwind, and escape your everyday routine.
Your private pastoral drive takes you past the vineyards and pond, with willows and water lilies, to the present barn where stables have been converted to a small family winery.
It is hard to imagine that the pristine, adjacent 1,100 square foot cottage was also once stalls for thoroughbreds and quarter horses.. Dine and relax on a large screened in porch overlooking a private rhododendron garden with fountain and valley views through the trees. It has an open living/dining/full gourmet kitchen floor plan with a bedroom with king bed, study and two bathrooms, one with shower, one with walk in jacuzzi tub. A gas fireplace beneath a 50 inch 4K HD TV adds to the luxurious and comfortable ambiance.
Alder Mews has all the conveniences of home: Gas Wolf stove and oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, full size refrigerator with ice maker, automatic hot water dispenser and coffee maker/toaster, dishes, pans and cooking utensils, spices, linens, washer/dryer, iron and board, hair dryer, garage space, gas barbecue, tv, (all Direct TV channels, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu), high speed internet, and air conditioning.
Guests are welcome to use the swimming pool in the summer, but the pool, while private, is closer to the main house than the cottage. Most often, guests will have the pool to themselves. However, it is shared when the grandchildren come to visit.
There is a variety of information in the cottage to help you with planning your activities and sample restaurant menus for your dining adventures. Your hosts have lived in the valley for over 30 years and are always happy to help with further information and planning,
One to two well behaved and friendly adult dogs (no barkers) are welcome with prior arrangement. The cottage yard is fully fenced. Your dog will love all the new intriguing smells and room to romp, and if he a water dog, swimming in the pond. Sorry, we cannot accommodate cats.
This is a nonsmoking, no parties property. The property is not appropriate for children due to the proximity of the large pond. However, infants who do not walk can be accommodated and a pack and play can be provided.