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Lan Marvit

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Wine Country Retreat. Kid Friendly. Spacious. Minutes to Plaza and Wineries.

51 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Sonoma holiday house

House, 2 bedrooms + Tatami room (&bedding), 2 baths, close to Plaza and Wineries

Welcome to Sprawling Oak, a relaxing wine country retreat!

The house is ideal for 2 to 3 couples, or 2 couples with kids, or a family with parents/in-laws and kids, or 6 individuals. It is very kid-friendly and spacious. Up to 6 adults with small children can stay comfortably.

The house is in the perfect location:

Walking distance to the world famous Sonoma Mission Inn, groceries, fruit stands, and numerous eateries. Golf course right nearby. 5 minutes to historic Sonoma Plaza. 7 minutes to world-class award winning wineries. 5 minutes to famous restaurants; hiking and mountain biking; and weekly farmers market. 20 minutes to Napa. 45 minutes from San Francisco. Right off highway 12 but it’s a quiet neighborhood.

The house is 1614 square feet with a soaring ceiling, plenty of gathering spaces, unique, warm, and inviting. It has a very functional layout: the bedrooms on one side and the open space on the other side.

The house has:

A big family room/dining room with an open kitchen for gatherings and entertaining with family and friends.

Two spacious traditional bedrooms (king and queen size beds).

One big tatami room perfect for kids to play and for everyone to sleep in (high-tech memory foam pads and bedding provided).

A super comfortable pullout sofa bed in the family room.

Two full bathrooms.

A laundry room with front-loading washer/dryer. Laundry detergent is provided.

Perfect for couples and individuals. Two traditional bedrooms with king and queen size beds, plus the tatami room with comfortable pads and bedding, and a pullout sofa bed in the family room, can easily fit 2 or 3 couples, or up to 6 individuals. The big open space of the family room and the kitchen is on the other side of the house, same as the backyard with the outdoor table and sofa. That makes the house very functional for resting and gathering. The tatami room can also be a “work from home” station with a big desk and WiFi relay.

Kid friendly and family oriented! The house has everything you need for kids of all ages: high chairs, baby bath, toys, books, DVDs, electric piano, and baby utensils. Pack-n-play and stroller are also available upon request. All tall furniture is fixed to wall for safety. The backyard is very safe for kids to play in. The swing in the side yard that can be converted into a hammock, is every kid’s favorite. We have also provided a document with all info on the most kid friendly wineries, farmers’ markets, nearby Train Town, Safari West, and all the best family places.

Perfect for wedding guests! We've hosted many wedding guests before; they’ve all enjoyed our amenities (ironing board, etc.), capabilities (spaces to sleep for individuals and parking spaces), and flexibility. The house is also very close to most wedding venues.

The Full (and fully equipped) kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight. It has new stainless steel gas stove and refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, oven, toaster, coffee maker, blender, cookware (including a turkey set), utensils, wine-related tools, dishes and glassware. A Weber BBQ Grill is in the backyard. Everything you need to feel at home. The beautiful dining table can be extended to sit more than 8 people.

Both bathrooms are full baths with all you need provided: hair dryer, toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner), high-end towels (three sizes), and toilet papers. Laundry room is next to kitchen, with best-rated washer and dryer, and laundry detergent.

The private backyard is safe for kids to play in, and is a lovely spot for a quiet outdoor meal or an afternoon of lounging. The backyard has a comfortable sofa set, a BBQ grill, and a dining table. The side yard has a swing that can be converted into a hammock – it’s a perfect spot to read in the golden sunset in the afternoon. There are lemon trees in the front yard and flowers visited by the occasional humming bird in the back yard.

Heat/Air Conditioning, free hi-speed Wi-Fi in every corner (with relay) and the backyard, gas fireplace, DVD player, ironing board, cable with a big screen TV, and a folder filled with vetted local info are all provided. All towels & linens provided.

Ample parking: with the front yard and the part of the side yard you can park 2 cars off street.

Things to do in Valley of the Moon: wine tasting, going for weddings, sight seeing, hiking, shopping in the beautiful Sonoma Plaza, enjoying farmers' markets, taking private cooking lessons, hot air ballooning, biking, golfing, horseback riding, antiquing, eating everywhere from world class restaurants to local taquerias, enjoying spas, or relaxing in the sunny weather. Nearby there are the Infineon Raceway, Six Flags Marin World, Safari West Wildlife Preserve, Skate Park, Tennis Courts, Historic Sites: Bear Flag Monument, Charles Schultz Museum, the last of California’s 21 Missions, Sonoma Barracks and Historic Parks. There are also lots of great resources for kids including parks, playgrounds, museums, Safari, kid friendly wineries, and even a miniature railroad, to name a few. Sonoma is a very relaxed, down to earth place, it's full of a small town charm. You will always feel welcome in Sonoma.

The house is a no smoking, no pet property, no worry about allergies.

We look forward to your arrival and we are confident you will have a wonderful, comfortable, and relaxing stay!

Keywords: Wine Country, couples, kid friendly, family friendly, weddings, wine tasting, central location, famous wineries, Sonoma Plaza, business trip, biking, hiking, trail rides, get-away, close to Napa. 2 Bedrooms, additional rooms, 2 Bathrooms, professional gourmet kitchen, parking, TV, Internet, Tatami room.

Important notes:

Vacation rental permit No. ZPE14-0271

Transient Occupancy Certification Number: 1297N

Maximum overnight occupancy: 6 persons, excluding children under three (3) years of age.

Maximum Number of Guests and Daytime Visitors: 12 persons, excluding children under three (3) years of age. Daytime visitors shall not be on the property during quiet hours (10pm to 7am). Maximum guest limits may be exceeded on the following national holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Two off-street parking spaces available and the maximum number of cars is two.

Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During the quiet hours, no outdoor activities will be allowed. Outdoor amplified sound is not allowed.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lan Marvit (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Lan Marvit

We are a family with small children who fell in love with the spirit of wine country. We found this house (with the protection one huge and magical tree gives the house) perfectly captures the relaxation, openness and energy that make Sonoma so unique. We are excited to share this with guests who will appreciate a truly special place.

Lan Marvit purchased this house in 2013

Why Lan Marvit chose Sonoma County

Unbeatable location: We are near all the attractions and amenities Sonoma has to offer - world class wineries, luxury spas, golf courses, shopping, historic downtown, hiking trails in natural settings and through vineyards, world-class restaurants and local eateries, farmers markets and local fruit stand, museums and art galleries.

Spacious (1614 sqft): the master bedroom, the tatami room, and the space of the family room and adjacent open kitchen are all big, make it perfect for families and friends. The cathedral ceiling makes the space spacious in three dimensions.

Beautiful: the front, side, and backyard have all sort of flowers and plants; the unique and tranquil tatami room provides a romantic atmosphere; the whole glass wall lets the morning sunlight in, makes the dinning room and the kitchen enchanted.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything, and yet quiet and relaxed.

Minutes away from our favorite wineries - Imagery, Little Family Winery, Chateau St Jean, BR Cohn, Ty Caton Vineyards, Muscardini Cellars, and Cline Cellar.

Tatami room is beautiful and is full of smell of the tatami grass.

Local fruit stand down the road - they sell everything, all local stuff.

Local guide is provided.

Ample parking.

Kid friendly: The house has many kid's stuff and it's very safe for kids - all tall furniture is fixed to wall.

The house is fully stocked (especially the kitchen): we've put everything in place for guests to be completely at home.

Good for wedding guests: Close to wedding venues. The house has amenities and space for preparations for the weddings. Many off street parking spaces available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lan,

Thanks for the stay. All was perfect.

AA
Jan 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 51 traveller reviews

Wine Country Retreat. Kid Friendly. Spacious. Minutes to Plaza and Wineries.
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 63 reviews
5

Warm and clean home, perfect for holidays!

  • 5 of 5

The house was warm and clean, very inviting. We loved the fireplace, the open space, and the tatami platform (it doubles as a bed, one of my friends slept there). It was perfect for our holiday gathering. Lan provided all the information we would need during our stay. Everyone felt very comfortable here, it was a nice location, and a nice house to come back to at the end of a long day of wine tasting and dining. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sonoma Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

The six of us stayed at a beautiful, comfortable, inviting home in Sonoma, California. The owners were easily available and most accommodating before, during, and after our stay. We cooked and served our family Thanksgiving dinner complete with homemade pies and all in the well-equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the gas fireplace and TV in the comfortable living room. Our stay was everything we wanted for our family Thanksgiving together.

I highly recommend booking this lovely home for your next trip to beautiful California wine country!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for wineries or hanging out

  • 5 of 5

The process of renting and staying at this house was extremely smooth. Lan sent us a lot of local info to help us plan the trip. She answered all of our questions well before we arrived. The house has a keyless entry, which made check-in very easy even though we had an unusual arrival time. We used the tatami room lots of different ways. We used it for playing board games, for sleeping, yoga... The kitchen couldn’t be more fully stocked – Lan asked us to take a look before we went shopping. We loved the spaces both inside and out. (Great backyard, swing chair in the side yard, and garden in front). The WiFi was fast and worked really well in every corner. The thing we loved the most is the location – it was easy to get to anywhere. This house really worked for our get-together. Highly recommended. (We will definitely stay there again!)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great experience! As soon as we arrived, there was an overwhelming feeling of peace and relaxation. It was truly the perfect getaway in a great location. Also loved the back yard.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great home for family stay!

  • 5 of 5

The place is perfect for a family to stay, with clean rooms and spacious living room, family members can enjoy gathering. Lan provided very clear instructions beforehand so everything was easy. The kitchenware is complete so we could cook when we were tired of eating at restaurants. All in all, my family had a joyful time staying at Lan’s place, thank you Lan!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful and warm house in Sonoma!

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a wedding and sightseeing - it's our first time to visit Sonoma. We couldn't be happier staying at this house - the whole stay was very smooth and absolutely perfect! First we got a strong support system - Lan's text hot line, we got answers to our questions in seconds. The house itself is very spacious, we fully took advantage of the open space of the kitchen and the dinning room, we also used the tatami room for our gathering. We also loved the fully stocked kitchen - it has everything we needed to cook a great meal. We highly recommend this house to everyone who is going to visit Sonoma! And we will definitely stay there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
the girl & the fig
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Sonoma Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Sonoma TrainTown Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Sante
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary

In the heart of the Wine Country. Two dozen world-class wineries are within a 10-mile radius. Numerous wineries are on the way when driving up Highway 12 toward Santa Rosa and Kenwood,

Walk to Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, local produce store, fitness center, dining, and movie theaters.

5 minute drive to Sonoma Plaza. Shop, dine at world famous restaurants, take a 'Wine Walk' that explores 17 different wine tasting experiences.

Close to 'Sonoma Bike Path' and a unique 'Bike to Wineries' experience is possible.

Safeway, Lucky, Whole Foods, Sonoma Market, many local restaurants, and several shopping malls are all within minutes, so are attractions ('Train town' and playgrounds) for the kids.

15 miles to Napa Valley. 41 miles to San Francisco. 27 miles to Dillon Beach (ocean).

Vern's taxi service is popular with the locals.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Sonoma, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$504
From
A$571
Fri,Sat
A$3,293
A$11,424
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$396
From
A$470
Fri,Sat
A$2,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$168 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$470
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sonoma, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet papers, towels (big, median, and small), and hair dryer are all provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • The 3rd room - the Tatami room has a huge tatami platform - memory foam pads and beddings are provided. There is also a sofa bed in the family room. Pack-n-play available upon request. All the mattresses are free from toxins and are hypoallergenic & dust-mite resistant.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All the mattresses are free from toxins and are hypoallergenic & dust-mite resistant. The Tatami room has a tatami platform - memory foam pads and beddings are provided. There is also a sofa bed in the family room. Pack-n-play (and stroller) available upon request. Wireless key entry - no key will be needed to gain access to the property. Strong WiFi in every corner including the backyard. Lemon trees in the front yard. Local tips provided. Electric piano in the Tatami room.