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Grand Estate In Wine Country!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 394 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 4.5 Bath wine country estate w/ amazing views perfect for reunions, family

Take a step back to the roaring 20s and prohibition 30s. This impeccably maintained grand estate, built in 1917 as a summer retreat for the SF Rand family, has a storied past including use as a Speakeasy during prohibition (secret staircase behind the bar and all!). Just a beautiful 10 minute scenic drive from the quaint wine country village of Glen Ellen with its world class wineries and restaurants, Crane House is perfectly situated high on a hill with sweeping valley and mountain views. Within view of the home and a few minutes drive are the new Weill concert hall with its rich venue of world class symphonic and other musical performances, and the just opened Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest.

Crane House is the perfect place to host friend and family reunions or multi-family get-togethers. The home has several separate sitting, playing and gathering areas providing ample space for larger groups to spend time together or enjoy a few minutes of alone time. Children are welcome and can even have their own separate space to sleep and play.

Each bedroom includes a brand new king (1) or queen (4) Serta Perfect Sleeper bed with luxury bedding, and has its own adjacent bathroom, as well as private access to the outdoor living areas. Personal Keurig coffee makers and a complimentary sampling of coffees and teas are provided.

The living room comfortably accommodates 8-10 guests in front of its oversized fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves - not to mention the beautiful valley and mountain views from the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.

The upstairs speakeasy is where the real fun begins. Guests will gather at the bar, enjoy a friendly game of poker or pool, play Scrabble or pass the time with a challenging puzzle, or sit in front of a fire watching football or a good movie. The 175 x 104 inch sectional sofa can comfortably seat the whole gang!

Crane House is equipped with state-of-the-art home theater and whole-house zoned Sonos sound system - so bring your smartphone or tablet, download the free Sonos app, and have the music you love at your fingertips and in your control, in each room and each outdoor living area.

While nearly everything in the home is new, furnishings have been lovingly selected to both fit the period and style of the home and provide our guests with all the comforts of a modern home.

A beautiful new pool and pool house with outdoor kitchen, eating, and sitting areas will be completed by summer 2014.

More Details

Owner
Dawn McFarland
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 394 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
  • Bed and Bath Configuration: Main House/First Floor, 1 King with Private Bath, 1 Queen with Private Bath, 2 Queens with private toilet and shared bath, 1 Single with private bath. There is also a guest house which is included in rate but not listed on site. (If used, additional cleaning fee of $65 may apply) Photos available upon request. 1 Queen Suite with shared bath and coffee center, 4 Bunkbeds (150-160 pound max) with shared bath. The Pool is scheduled to be completed April 30th 2014. (Photos to Follow)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Holiday rates apply during the major holidays - Christmas, New Years, July 4, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend

Reviews

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(39 traveller reviews)

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Grand Estate In Wine Country!
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
5

Fantastic Time in Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

One of the best parts of the stay was working with Dawn. She was a great host and made every effort to make the experience enjoyable!

The house is really something special. While we were there a friend referred to it as a campus because there was so many different areas you can enjoy. The pool gets a 10/10 and the lounge area around it which really isn't shown in the pictures is great! The views were incredible and the privacy even better.

Would recommend Dawn and this home to any large group looking to enjoy the Sonoma area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had five couples stay at the house to celebrate a b-day and have fun in wine country. The property has amazing views. The pool and poolside lounge area we relaxing and refreshing after a few wine tastings. The multiple fireplaces in the house were fun during the cool evenings in the valley. The hidden gem of the home is the upstairs speak easy, with a fun bar, pool table and one of the houses three fireplaces. Definitely a great place to stay when in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Property for our Sonoma & Napa trip

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people staying in the house for a wine trip to Napa and Sonoma. The property was perfect for our party and we used every room and space in the house - it is really functional. There is a small town close by with a Costco. We had tour buses pick us up each take and take us to Napa and Sonoma. Sonoma was about 15 mins and Napa (St. Helena) was about 45. We'd definitely book this property again if we went back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

The view was beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
5

Excellent. Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful garden and pool. Wonderful view. House very comfortable with modern kitchen. Dawn was very responsive to a problem with the hot water which was quickly corrected. The house has an interesting history as it was a speakeasy in the 20's.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning home with great pool, perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had an incredible stay with 9 friends. The house is fantastic with nice bedrooms and the upstairs game room is a blast. The pool is basically perfect and the photos don't do the view justice. Great place to stay

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
5 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,930
A$12,160
 
 
Standard
16 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,432
A$9,022
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$2,179
 
 
Standard
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$2,179
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$2,179
A$14,010
 
 
Standard
2 Jan 2018 - 23 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,432
A$9,022
 
 
Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$2,179
 
 
High Season
29 May 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,930
A$12,160
 
 
4th of July
3 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$2,179
 
 
High Season
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,930
A$12,160
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$2,179
 
 
High Season
4 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,930
A$12,160
 
 
Standard
12 Oct 2018 - 21 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$1,432
A$9,022
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$1,432
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$660.01
Damage Insurance A$123.28
Damage Deposit A$622.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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