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Wine Country with Views! Secluded, Yet Incredibly Convenient to Everything

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 148 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom 2.5 bath, beautiful zen outdoor shower with private hot tub and decks

Harmony House is a charming 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house situated at the end of a picturesque road on Taylor Mountain, overlooking Rohnert Park and Petaluma. Bordered by two private ranches there are no neighbors, just a quiet and relaxing rural setting. Enjoy the sunset from one of our two private decks. Take in the view on a walk on our road. Bathe and feel zen in our beautiful new outdoor shower. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the complete privacy and serenity. All this is why Harmony House is unique for a trip to wine country.

The house has a fully equipped kitchen, well-stocked pantry and a comfortable living room/dining room area with a large television, premium channels and wireless internet access.

The main deck off the dining room has a gas grill with patio seating.

Our hot tub deck is adjacent and fully private- just you and the view!

All bedrooms have comfortable beds with luxury bedding.

Towels are provided as well as soap, shampoo and other toiletries.

The house has three bedrooms and 2 ½ Baths and sleeps up to 8 people.

Upper Level:

Kitchen, Dining/Living area

Pull out Couch with Inflatable Queen Mattress

Rock & Roll Bedroom: Queen Bed and twin day bed

½ bath with toilet and sink

Full bath off deck with private outdoor shower with view

Lower Level:

Americana Suite: Queen Bed in main room and twin bed in attached Sunroom. Private Deck.

Paris Bedroom: Queen Bed

Full Bath with Shower

Washer & Dryer on site with laundry detergent provided.

Welcome Basket provided on arrival. First day breakfast in the fridge including coffee and tea.

The house includes a comprehensive guide to entire area with our personal recommendations.

The owners live 1/16 miles away and are available for suggestions and assistance with local activities and winery visits.

Sonoma County TOT certificate # 1515N

We are a preferred vendor for Sweet Lane Gardens- a unique event & wedding venue. Harmony House is an ideal location and set up for members of the wedding party, family or guests. http://www.sweetlanegardens.com/

More Details

Owner
Mark and Lucy Herman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, very basic spanish and italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Mark and Lucy Herman

We are wine lovers and avid gardeners. We enjoy traveling and have made friends all over the world. They all love to come and visit us!

Mark and Lucy Herman purchased this house in 1999

Why Mark and Lucy Herman chose Sonoma County

We are in a spectacular spot on the third mountain ridge in from the Pacific Ocean.

Sonoma is on the fourth mountain ridge and Napa is on the fifth mountain ridge.

The property is at 1000 feet so we are often above the weather, enjoying bright sunshine while the valley below and the view all the way west is shrouded in fog. It is a incredible sight. Or occasionally we are in the cloud and there is soft mist all around- very lovely. It is very private but very close to everything too.

What makes this house unique

There is a plethora of things to do and see in our area:

Local Parks nearby include:

Taylor Mountain Preserve: 5 minutes ─hiking, biking, disk golf, birding, picnics

Russian River Resort area: 30 minutes─ swimming, canoes in summer months

Muir Woods: 1 hours + 10 minutes ─ beautiful redwood forest and hiking

Armstrong Redwoods: 39 minutes ─ spectacular redwood trees and hiking

Bodega Bay & Doran Park Beach: 48 minutes ─ beaches with a protected swimming area.

Jenner & Goat Rock: 60 minutes─ hiking and beaches

Annadel State Park 20 minutes ─ featuring hiking, mountain biking, fishing & swimming

Spring Lake Regional Park: 25 minutes ─ gentle hiking, lakeside walking and canoeing.

Howarth Park: 25 minutes: ─ catering to younger children with a train, a children’s play area & lake.

Family Fun for All Ages:

Movie theater complex in Rohnert Park: 10 minutes – 16 theaters.

Scandia Family Fun Center: 10 minutes – miniature golf, large arcade, go carts, batting cages, water blaster boats and bumper cars.

Bowling: 10 minutes.

Golf Courses: 10 minutes to nearest; 15+ more within 45 minutes.

Shopping: Many national chain stores within 10 minutes. Easy parking.

Ice Rink Arena: Snoopy’s Home Ice, 15 minutes.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: Home of world famous Peanuts cartoon, 15 minutes.

Safari West: 400 acre African wildlife preserve 27 minutes.

Pacific Coast Air Museum: 30+ vintage aircraft, get inside a real fighter plane. 21 minutes.

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts: Concert venue 19 minutes

The renowned Santa Rosa Certified Farmer's Market is 7 miles away on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Downtown Santa Rosa – 11 minutes - offers Michelin-awarded restaurants, cafes, shopping, movies, mall, live music, brew-pubs, attractions, and more.

Map

Car: necessary

The house is secluded yet incredibly convenient - from the bottom of our road it is 5 minutes to Highway 101 access or to supermarket and Starbucks, 10 minutes to Sonoma State University and the Green Music Center, 10 minutes to Graton Casino, 10 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa, 20 minutes to downtown Petaluma, 25 minutes to Healdsburg/Dry Creek/Alexander Valley. 25 minutes to Valley of the Moon/Sonoma. 40 minutes to Napa Valley. 20 minutes to World famous Sears Point Raceway. 13 minutes to Sonoma County Fairgrounds. There are hundreds of world-class wineries within a 30-45 minute drive.

San Francisco is an hour's drive south down Highway 101, with many interesting stops along the way, including Petaluma, Tiburon, Sausalito, Stinson Beach and Mill Valley. Kayaks and canoes can be rented at the Monte Rio beach on the Russian River during the summer months. See majestic redwoods at Armstrong Redwoods and Muir Woods. Or take the scenic drive to Bodega Bay and the beach. Enjoy its good seafood restaurants, and see where Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' was filmed.

With easy access to Highways 1, 12, 116 and 101, it is an ideal spot from which to see what the region has to offer; each area you visit is a spectacularly beautiful drive, but not an unbearable distance.

Local Parks include:

Taylor Mountain: 5 minutes─ Extensive trails great views

Russian River Resort area: 30 minutes─ swimming, canoes in summer months

Muir Woods: 1 hours + 10 minutes ─ beautiful redwood forest and hiking

Armstrong Redwoods: 39 minutes ─ spectacular redwood trees and hiking

Bodega Bay & Doran Park Beach: 48 minutes ─ beaches with a protected swimming area.

Jenner & Goat Rock: 60 minutes─ hiking and beaches

Annadel State Park 20 minutes ─ featuring hiking, mountain biking, fishing & swimming

Spring Lake Regional Park: 25 minutes ─ gentle hiking, lakeside walking and canoeing.

Howarth Park: 25 minutes: ─ catering to younger children with a train, a children’s play area & lake.

Family Fun for All Ages:

Movie theater complex in Rohnert Park: 10 minutes – 16 theaters.

Scandia Family Fun Center: 10 minutes – miniature golf, large arcade, go carts, batting cages, water blaster boats and bumper cars.

Bowling: 10 minutes.

Golf Courses: 10 minutes to nearest; 15+ more within 45 minutes.

Shopping: Many national chain stores within 10 minutes. Easy parking.

Ice Rink Arena: Snoopy’s Home Ice, 15 minutes.

Charles M. Schulz Museum: Home of world famous Peanuts cartoon, 15 minutes.

Safari West: 400 acre African wildlife preserve 27 minutes.

Pacific Coast Air Museum: 30+ vintage aircraft, get inside a real fighter plane. 21 minutes.

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts: Concert venue 19 minutes

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Santa Rosa, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 148 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lower Level - toilet , shower enclosure
    Upper Level - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Zen outdoor shower with views and bathroom off Hot Tub deck
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Rock and Roll Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Americana Suite - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Paris Bedroom - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • tennis

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5

Perfect really...

  • 5 of 5

You cannot go wrong with Harmony House. There is a tranquility that exists at the top of Warrington Road which is pure magic...and the sunsets rival any that we have ever witnessed. It met all of our expectations, and even gave us a few surprises.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hospitality & Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Harmony House to attend a wedding in Northern California. We wanted a central location that would be close enough to the wedding in San Rafael and allow us to explore the wineries and nature. Harmony House was perfect. First, tired from our travels we decided to leave my elderly parents at home and then go to the market for supplies, but wait, we arrived at the home and found a lovely basket of snacks, wine, cheese and in the fridge half and half! We stayed in and enjoyed the wonderful view. Next, the house. We were very comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked. More than adequate supply of the necessities, TP, paper towels and bath towels. We enjoyed the deck, had a great dinner outside we prepared on the BBQ, with amazing sunset as a companion. The outside shower is beautiful and open to the stars, very relaxing after a busy day. Our hosts, were thoughtful and checked in with us to ensure we were enjoying our stay, however not at all intrusive. Wonderful memories made at Harmony House.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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As Good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5

With family in Santa Rosa, we have been there often, but never with the 106 degree temps we had last weekend! Not only did we arrive at the house to a beautiful gift basket, but the air conditioning was an important extra we hadn't even anticipated! Mark and Lucy made us feel as if this was our home - so much attention to detail with a well stocked kitchen and bathrooms. The deck was perfect for relaxing after a hot day. Sorry we missed seeing the donkeys!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for wine tastings!

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time wine tasting and the house was nicely situated for that purpose. 5 of us stayed there and were comfortable. With only one bath more than 5 would be difficult for showering purposes. The house was clean as were the sheets. The beds were hard as rocks so that's something to consider. The house is definitely off the beaten path being on the hillside but the views are great. It's like being in a tree house.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caitlin, We were very concerned that you were not entirely comfortable during your stay. To date our guests have been very happy with the firmness of our beds, but as this is personal preference -if we had understood that you felt the beds were too hard we would have been happy to provide you pillow tops to make them softer for you. To address your concern about one shower for a large group, we have just completed a beautiful new outdoor shower and dressing room right off the hot tub deck. The extra sink in the dressing room makes a total of three sinks in the house, and a second shower to make it easier to accommodate more guests comfortably. (Pictures just posted!) Our house is indeed a tree house, so thank you for that beautiful compliment. We hope that you will come back to stay with us again for another celebratory weekend. We will be happy to provide you as before with a bottle of champagne and a gift basket to enjoy during your stay.
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Gorgeous house and accommodating hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house is ideal; great location close to town but still very private. Huge beautiful deck with an amazing view. Comfy beds and all the amenities you could need.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely amazing. It was a great location to explore both Sonoma and Napa County. Santa Rosa had amazing restaurants, which was perfect after a long day of wine tasting. The house was well maintained and very clean. Plenty of sleeping space and that deck is amazing. Mark & Lucy were easy to reach if we needed anything. The welcome basket was the perfect way to start our trip after a long travel day. Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Santa Rosa, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Harvest Special
6 Oct 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$427
From
A$465
Fri,Sat
A$2,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$38 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
22 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$83 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$83 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
30 Mar 2018 - 10 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$427
From
A$465
Fri,Sat
A$2,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$38 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Summer
11 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$503
From
A$554
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$96 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
30 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$503
From
A$554
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July Week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$96 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$503
From
A$554
Thu,Fri,Sun
A$3,503
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$96 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$503
From
A$554
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,503
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$64 per night, per additional guest
 
Harvest Special
5 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$452
From
A$503
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$45 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$83 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$83 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$338
From
A$389
Fri,Sat
A$2,166
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$100.65
Cleaning fee A$235.69 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekend Bookings: if a Friday Night stay is required must also book Saturday Night.
Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend 4 night minimum, rate is $500 per night, add $60 per guest over 4 people.

For Monthly Rental Inquires Contact Owner.
Cleaning Fee of $175 is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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