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Spacious Sonoma Gated Retreat on 5+ Acres with Pool and Spa

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,900 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

This spacious Sonoma home is situated in prestigious Sobre Vista estates on 5+ acres with a gated driveway, solar heated pool and in-ground spa. The main house has a large kitchen with granite counters with an airy eat in table for the entire family/group to have breakfast while looking out on the garden and lawn. The adjacent dining room seats 16 with plenty of room surrounding for everyone to join in on elegant family meal while the living rooms offers expansive windows, a wood-burning fireplace, and a great place for relaxing.

In the main house, kids will enjoy their room (a twin over double bunk-bed plus a daybed with trundle) as well as the toys, games, bikes, and basketball hoop with plenty of space indoors to find a nook to play in. (We have 3 kids, so we get it!). The master bedroom is huge with a king size bed and an adjacent nook for additional sleepers, complete with its own jacuzzi bathtub and double headed shower. Two additional bedrooms look out onto the garden each with a queen size bed. The fully enclosed pool room functions as a 6th bedroom with two twin day beds and has its own attached bathroom. The

The guest house is just steps from the house and has a king size bed with a separate living room, its own kitchen and bathroom with a walk in shower. (extra sleeping mats in the closet)

In addition, separate from the house and away from the noise of the pool is a private office complete with a desk, wifi, printer/scanner and plenty of shade, for those of you who just can’t seem to get away completely.

Our charming stables give it that unique Sonoma flair to make sure that you know you are not in the city, but alas the property does not come fully equipped with horses.

We’ve worked hard to make this house both beautiful and comfortable and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The large gathering spaces and the flexible sleeping arrangements, make it perfect for couples vacations, girls’ getaways, family gatherings, holidays, or to allow everyone to stay and gather for nearby winery weddings.

We’re surrounded by wineries for those wanting to go tasting or just step out the door and go on a short hike to the Sobre Vista lake with vistas over the valley and a plenty of ducks to make it worth your while. Borrow our bikes for a short ride into Glen Ellen (1 mile away) or to Sonoma Plaza (4 miles away) or to the Sonoma Country Club golf course (1 mile away) or drive over to Infineon Raceway (12 miles) if you are so inclined. Or just sit by the pool…

Keywords: Sonoma, Pool, House, Cottage, Sonoma Square, Sonoma Plaza, Wine Country, Infineon, Wine Tasting, Business Offsite, Business Meeting

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About The Owner

We live in San Francisco and come to Sonoma as often as we can. Kathleen is a doctor and works in the Dignity Health system. Paul works in the SaaS/Software world.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Sonoma

We purchased this property so we could host events for our extended family that live throughout California and the Bay Area. The house is conveniently located to many fun and interesting attractions that provide entertainment for all generations. We strive to keep the house stocked with activities for young and old.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A few things that set this property apart:

1) We are close to Sonoma Square and very accessible to all locations throughout the County. You wont be driving for 25 minutes just to get to the main road!

2) We know how important it is to stay connected. Unlike many homes in Sonoma we are on cable internet by Comcast/Xfinity so our internet is screaming fast with access points extended throughout the property.

3) We have converted our pool to a saltwater system so significantly fewer chemicals. Also our spa is attached to the pool which means it gets cycled with the pool water everyday resulting in a much cleaner, healthier spa experience than detached spas.

4) We have recently (2018) upgraded our HVAC system so that the house heats rapidly and we have airconditioning throughout the main house and guest house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:41 AM

Subject: Sonoma

Good morning Paul,

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our three days in Sonoma in your lovely home. Everything was perfect. Should anyone ask for a great place to stay in Sonoma I will definitely recommend

your home.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Sonoma, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • The master bedroom, pool room and the guest house have bathrooms ensuite. The three hallway bedrooms share two bathrooms directly across the hall.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Sleeping Porch - 2 single bed , 2 single day beds with attached bath
  • Main House: 1 King bed in Master 2 Queen beds 1 Single bunk over double bed with twin bed over trundle 2 single day beds in sleeping porch. no window coverings but has an attached bathroom. Guest House: 1 King bed 1 pack n play
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large outdoor gas firepit, Play structure, Batting Cage (no pitching machine), Basketball hoop. Concierge services available. Contact owner for more information. TOT 890N County Ordinances Applicable to all vacation rentals: Quiet hours 10PM to 8AM 4 Vehicles


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average rating of 4.9 based on 53 reviews

Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5

Five stars is not enough to give this lovely home and property. We enjoyed it immensely. The house and grounds are immaculately maintained. The guest house was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay. The rest of the families stayed in the main house. So much to do for the kids; toys, bikes, batting cage, swimming pool. A beautiful large dining table easily accommodated all of us. And very close to Sonoma and great wineries.

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, New York

Great home for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home if you’re looking to have a small family reunion. The grounds are well kept and level for outdoor leisure and entertainment. Very kid and adult friendly. No stairs which was great for old and young. Kid were mostly in pool or running around. There a playground on premises as well. The as fire pit and large andirondack chairs were great for roasting marshmallows. Lots of beds and rooms. All the kids bunked together in the room filled with games and toys. Separate guest house for an entire family. No AC but it really was fine without it. Good location for travel to town and wineries. Hard to leave when house met all our needs. Will rent again!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Note that as of April, 2018 we now have air conditioning throughout the main house and guest house. While rarely needed we're glad to give our guests peace of mind!
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Sonoma Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Although we stayed on this property in the middle of winter, it does have a great location. Had the weather been warmer we would have been able to utilize the beautiful backyard and swimming pool. The interior of the home could use some updating to make it feel like a luxurious retreat. On the plus side, the owner was very accommodating and did allow us to come in early to decorate for my daughter's birthday.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy - Glad you enjoyed your stay and while great year around the spring, summer and fall are particularly nice. We continuously update and improve the interior and exterior areas. Our big upgrade in April, 2018 was to add a new heating and air-conditioning systems so we have AC throughout the main house and guest house.
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Oakland, CA

Perfect Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

The place we perfect for our family get-away which included three families! Very relaxing weekend, kids had a blast too!

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a birthday celebration with a total of 12 people. The house and property are beautiful. The house is spacious and comfortable. There was a huge table in the dining room that fit all of us, and had room for more. We loved sitting around the table playing games. The backyard was beautiful! We sat outside multiple times and enjoyed the scenery.

There are lots of things to do that are close to the house, it really is in the perfect location.

Paul was easy to work with, and responded to my questions quickly.

I would definitely rent this place again, and would recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: 08/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, California

Thanksgiving in Glen Ellen

  • 5 of 5

We had our larger family (including our dog) get together in Glen Ellen this Thanksgiving.

It was great (even after the fires).

The house was spacious and our girls had the best time whether it was playing in the expansive yard, hanging out in the hot tub or baking.

Would recommend highly.


  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We are located approximately five miles from Sonoma Square and three miles from Glen Ellen. The house is conveniently located to main roads so you will not be spending time driving back and forth up and down winding side roads!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Sonoma, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer and Fall 2018
23 May 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$496.84 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,324.9

Note - minimum nights do not apply to midweek stays.

****Please do not inquire about WEDDINGS or Special Events. The county of Sonoma limits all vacation rental properties to a maximum of 18 daytime guests and 12 overnight. So while we are happy to accommodate you or your guests wedding ceremonies and receptions are not permitted.****

TOT Certificate #890N

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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