Spectacular Stone Pool/Spa with Views; Near Plaza

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Entire residential home hosted by Pat

7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
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A spectacular stone pool and spa with bubbling stream compliments the warm and welcoming Summers House. (Please see notes below regarding pool and spa fees.) The house exudes charm. Sweeping views reach to the San Francisco Bay. Art, antiques and books create an embracing ambiance. Nestled into three, private wooded acres, Summers House is near wineries, and just 10 minutes from Sonoma Plaza restaurants, shops, and events. Well equipped kitchen, great dining spaces, large deck, comfy beds.

The space
A Home Away from Home

Summers House is a rustic contemporary country home and architectural gem - complimented by a stunning pool and spa incorporating the properties native stone in walls, steps and pool surround. The pool, like the house, is one-of-a-kind and designed to delight guests. (See pool and spa heating notes below.) Warm, welcoming, filled with art, antiques, and books, the house garners rave reviews from groups who enjoy its embrace. As one notable author who who enjoyed the house stated, 'Now I have been spoiled; every other place we stayed in after yours seemed well, soulless. That might be so for all our future vacation homes.'

Designed by award winning architect Robert Zinkhan, Summers House has welcomed guests and hosted wonderful gatherings since constructed by the Summers family in the late 1970's.

'The house as art' is Robert Zinkhan's goal. In designing Summers house he achieved his goal and created a home beautifully integrated into the natural landscape.

DESIGN AND DECOR

Summers House features Mexican paver tile floors, a beautifully tiled, handcrafted, fully equipped kitchen, and a large fireplace constructed from cobblestone left behind when Chinese laborers removed native stones to pave the streets of San Francisco during the 19th century. Historic tumbling rock walls built by the Chinese have been re-stacked to enhance the landscape, while maintaining the property's historical integrity. Native American arrowheads found on the property have provided additional reminders of the past.

Comfortable and practical leather furnishings complement antiques, art, and the house’s natural cedar walls and exposed beams. A large 18th Century European dining table graces the open dining area. A quarter sawn oak upright piano, a part of the family for many years, has recently been restored and tuned.

Three bedrooms, all with lofts, and two bathrooms welcome groups of six (up to eight with approval.) The master bedroom boasts a comfortable king sized bed, and Jacuzzi bathtub. The two bedrooms which once housed the Summers children, feature queen sized beds and share a bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. Each bedroom has it own sink/vanity.

An enormous deck spans the south side of the house and captures views of Mt. Tamalpias, the San Francisco Bay, and Haywood Vineyards through which you drive to reach the house. Views can be enjoyed from the living areas as well, and sunsets are breathtaking.

LOCATION

Wind up one of the most scenic country roads in Sonoma to reach Summers House, located on a private country property in east side Sonoma just three miles - 10 minutes - from historic Sonoma Plaza. Drive through vineyards, pass by Ravenswood Winery, and climb up into the hills where the house is nestled on a wooded hillside where wildlife abounds. Drive slowly as the road is a hiker's paradise and wildlife crossing.

SONOMA ~ A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOUR VACATION

Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, historic sites; and art, cultural, film, food, wine, entertainment events are just minutes away. Enjoy Sonoma's Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday evenings and in Depot Park on Friday mornings.

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, bridal parties, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country. It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries. San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

Summers House has been the pride and joy of its owners for 40 years. It has provided the setting for many family-owned business gatherings, which have supported food, wine and art endeavors including Sonoma Salute to the Arts and the Napa Valley Mustard Festival. It is an inspired and inspiring home with a special sense of place.

Beneath the house with a separate, private entry, the Summers maintain a live/work space. They will be delighted to offer unofficial concierge services to guests who wish to glean insider tips or even borrow a cup of sugar. The service is excellent yet unobtrusive.

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the wine country. Bring family and friends to celebrate the season. Christmas shop for unique gifts during the month of November. Shops around Sonoma Plaza offer personalized service and free gift-wrapping. Attend Sonoma Valley Olive Festival events in January and February, Take in a movie at Sebastiani Theater. Dine at fabulous restaurants without reserving months ahead of time. Visit tasting rooms and enjoy the best service of the year. Purchase wine with no worries about it overheating in the car.

Summers House is available for weekend, mid-week, week-long and full-month visits every month of the year, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks. Call owner Pat Summers for assistance with transportation and tours. We will offer suggestions and recommendations including Burdick VIneyard Tours.

IMPORTANT POOL AND SPA INFORMATION

The pool and spa are heated by propane, which is a significant added expense to the property's operations. Airbnb does not provide a way to add the daily expense and we do not wish to raise rates to cover the expense as all guests will not opt to use the pool/and or spa. Each group will be asked to pay an additional fee if heating is desired: ($150 per day for both pool and spa, or $50 per day for use of just the spa). During cooler months, November through April, there will be a fee to preheat the pool based upon weather temperature and propane usage. There may be a start up fee in Oct and May, depending upon weather. There will be no start up fee from June through September. During warmer weather pool heating may not always be desired. Please note that the house has been enjoyed by appreciative guests for ten years without a pool and spa. If you do not wish to use the pool and/or spa, it adds additional ambiance to the property which is yours to enjoy at no additional cost.

IMPORTANT RENTAL AGREEMENT AND CANCELLATION INFORMATION

Please note that all guests will be required to sign a rental agreement with the owners. Reserving through Airbnb is not the final step. The owners wish to make certain that all guests are aware of the area's rules and regulations, that the owner resides on and manages the property - with great respect for the privacy and comfort of guests - and that guests sign a release of liability for any incidents that may take place on the property including injury of any type, encounters with native animals or pets, or pool/spa accidents.

Please note that the owner requires that guests obtain travel insurance if they wish to be reimbursed for cancellations that take place after the cancellation period goes into affect. Travel insurance is very reasonable to purchase. It must be purchased before the beginning of an incident such as a hurricane or fire, so it is best to purchase when making reservations. Forbes recommends Allianz Global Assistance, Amex Assurance, Generali Global Assistance, Seven Corners, Travelex, and Travel Guard. The owner cannot offer reimbursement for cancellations due to natural disasters, human induced incidents or disasters, health and illness issues, death's in the family, etc., once inside the cancellation period.



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Sonoma, California, United States

Summers House is located in a private rural residential neighborhood. The house sits off the road and is very private. It is important to respect the privacy of neighbors when coming and goin - and to drive slowly on the country road to the house. As the area is abundant with wildlife - it is important to give the the right of way.

Hosted by Pat

Joined in July 2013
  • 52 Reviews
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Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. Pat founded Summers-McCann Public Relations in 1985, and promoted the food, wine, hospitality, and art industries for more than 25 years. She conceived and founded Sonoma Salute to the Arts in 1986, an event that set a new standard for wine country events. The well remembered event promoted the culinary, visual, winemaking, theatrical and literary arts through 2007. Pat and her team also created the world famous Napa Valley Mustard Festival, which offered multiple events from January through March, through 2010. She had the honor of meeting and spending time with notable figures including the late Maya Angelou, Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, Robert Mondavi and Margrit Biever Mondavi. She now enjoys sharing Sonoma Valley with vacation rental guests at Inn Wine Country Executive Retreat near Sonoma Plaza, and Summers House in prestigious east side Sonoma three miles from Sonoma Plaza. She also assists other property owners with renovations, decor, management, and marketing of vacation rentals. Dave and Pat treasure spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Dave and Pat Summers are long time residents of Sonoma Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth to live and visit. Pat founded Summers-McCann Public Relations in 1985, and…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500

Cancellation policy