Finestre Sulla Valle: NEW Hot Tub!

House - Entire home/apt · Siesta Way, Sonoma, CA 95476, United States
Bruce And Maggie
Your host, Bruce And Maggie
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The Space

We are excited to announce the completion of our renovations! Enjoy our extended and spacious deck with an incredible view and HOT TUB!

'Finestre sulla Valle' is Italian for 'Windows on the Valley.'
You will feel your body relax and blood pressure go down as you pull up the winding driveway of our luxury custom built home in the Sonoma wine country and experience its awesome views. You are surrounded by heritage Oaks and Madrones which creates the feeling of being in the middle of the woods. This secluded 2700 sq. foot home on 3 acres is at the end of a private road but conveniently only 3/4 mile from Highway 12 and its access to all that the Sonoma Wine Country has to offer. You enter into the Great Room which has a cozy lodge feeling with an artisan river rock, wood burning fireplace and 16 ft. floor to ceiling windows showcasing the spectacular view across the Sonoma Valley of the Moon to the vineyards on the far side of the valley.
The gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, a Wolf Range, and a large island with a prep sink. It is often the central gathering place for wine and antipasti while someone is preparing dinner. The kitchen is fully furnished with equipment for anything from snacks to a 5 course meal as our family, who loves cooking, uses the home as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. The room was painted by a local artist in a Tuscan ochre color-wash. With the candlelit wrought iron chandelier above the dining room table as well as the many candles throughout the room, it brings to mind a warm rural Italian ambiance-especially with all the surrounding vineyards! In addition, there is a Weber propane gas grill with all the useful BBQ tools available just off the deck.
There are 3 full bedrooms and a den in which to retire. The Master features a queen bed with an attached full bath (only bath tub, no shower) that has the beautiful valley view and a deck. The second guestroom on that floor features twin beds that can be easily made into a King which views the quiet wooded surroundings. The third bedroom is on the lower floor and features an antique queen bed and view of the valley as well as secluded trees. There is a den off the Great Room that has a comfortable Queen pull-out sofa bed.
You can sit on one of the two spacious decks with a glass of wine or a quiet cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy the views of the valley, hills, vineyards and breath-taking sunsets or on the other deck, where you can feel the coziness afforded by the seclusion of surrounding trees.
In addition, there are other activities available in the house.
The very large Bonus Room has an 8 foot Slate Brunswick pool table and Ping-Pong table as well as a horse bristle dart board. This room effectively allows part of a group to be off by themselves if so desired. The home has Wireless Wifi, 2 TV's with Satellite reception with Blue Ray and stereo.
Located conveniently about a 5 minute drive west of the Sonoma Plaza, you are perfectly situated for strolling the local boutique shops and exploring it's trendy restaurants. The house is also just down the road from the world-renowned Sonoma Mission Inn with its day-spa facilities and pool, if pampering is on your itinerary.
Heading north on beautiful Highway 12, you can visit historically and enologically famous wineries as well as up and coming new ones. We are available to assist in making arrangements for tours and tastings at any number of wineries from Valley of the Moon or other, less explored areas such as Dry Creek and Alexander Valley. We even have a fully loaded picnic basket that you can use to picnic among the vines or at one of many gorgeous wineries! We can be invisible or an integral part of your stay in our home with advice, directions, or reservations. Please let us know how we can help to enhance your stay in the spectacular Sonoma Valley!

Please visit our new (email hidden) to see more!

Please note: As of January 1st 2013, we will be raising our cleaning fee to $250. Thank you for your understanding.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $4900 /week
Monthly Price: $12000 /month
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $250
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great host, amazing property! Thanks for hosting us!

    June 2014
  • This place is a lovely retreat. At the end of the road and up above the trees, the view is the star of the show. And the house is build to let it shine. Lovely to soak in the tub with a glass (acrylic) of wine, after a long day of being out and about in Sonoma. It is set in among the oak and madrone so you really feel alone. The interior is comfy and clean with plenty of space for our family. Nice kitchen that is easy to find your way around. The hosts were responsive and helpful. They leave a great info packet to get you oriented.

    June 2014
  • The Finestre Sulla Valle was so beautiful! Funny, when our first drive up to the house was a little challenging and worryful but heck when we got to the house we were all sooo amazed and soooo happy! The view was so enticing and romantic so we all instantly relaxed on the deck. The house was fully stacked with so many amenities. The kitchen was superb with so many pots, pans, glasses, dishes .. Etc. The kids enjoyed the basement with dart boards, ping pong table and pool table.. Even the speaker for the iPhone to listen to music while they play! Everything was clean and organized... Awesome! We are now at another Airbnb house in SF but there is no comparison ... We got spoiled with yours! My husband said he would want to stay there for 2 weeks! My daughter said she has previously rented a house in Napa but will definitely rent this one again. Bruce & Maggie, thanks for an amazing house to enjoy during our vacation! Much Aloha, Lindy

    May 2014
  • Excellent home with clean well-described facilities.
    Wonderful view, beautiful deck and hot-tub. Hosts available for any issues (there were none) and the area is amazing. We will return to this home next time we are in the area.

    May 2014
  • I stayed at the Finestre Sulla Valle with a few friends for a golf trip that was unfortunately rained out. What a fantastic location, and beautiful house. Bruce and Maggie were both extremely accommodating and went the extra mile to ensure that we were comfortable. It is located in the hills above Sonoma, just a short drive away from the square. The house itself has a new hot tub and expansive deck that offers views of the surrounding valley. The game room includes a dartboard, pool table, and ping pong table.

    I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking to get away for a relaxing weekend in wine country. Thank you Bruce and Maggie!

    March 2014
  • What an amazing place to stay. Seclusion, yet close to everything. The dart board, pool table, and ping pong table were all a hit with the family. The kitchen was perfect for the seven of us to cook in. The back deck overlooking the valley had plenty of seating and an amazing view. All of the beds are comfortable and we had plenty of hot water for all of us to shower each morning. We are already mapping out future dates to come back to escape our daily lives. Thanks for everything, Bruce & Maggie!

    November 2013
  • Bruce and Maggie's Sonoma house was absolutely perfect for our family reunion/getaway!! Maggie was very engaged and wanted to make sure the sleeping arrangements were set up perfectly for our group before we arrived. The house was very neat and clean and welcoming when we arrived. The location was great and the views were UNBELIEVABLE. The kitchen was well-stocked and we made the most amazing meal together one of our nights there. The house is secluded and private and really allowed us to unplug and spend time with eachother rather than our iphones and ipads for once. We will definitely be back!!

    October 2013
  • House was perfect for our stay- a birthday getaway. Well-furnished and stocked, with great decks and views! Minutes from downtown Sonoma. Would highly recommend and stay here again!! Thanks Maggie and Bruce for being such responsive and friendly hosts!!

    September 2013
  • Absolutely a top-notch property, as polished, comfortable and luxe as the pictures look. I booked the house for a birthday celebration with a group of 8 (4 couples - 3 siblings, their +1s, and their parents). It provided plenty of privacy for each couple and great spaces to socialize as a group - open-plan living room/kitchen/dining room and beautiful outdoor back deck were key. Highly, highly recommend.

    A few highlights that meant a lot to me:

    - Hosts were very quick to respond with my pre-vacation questions
    - A bottle of wine and flowers were waiting for us upon arrival
    - Great decor & linens
    - Very well-stocked kitchen - plenty of servingware, flatware, and cooking utensils to cook for 8 (I'd never expect to find a potato peeler in a rental, but I did), plus the grill
    - The house is as secluded and peaceful as the pictures suggest, despite being only about a mile from Rt. 12, Sonoma's main thoroughfare

    The one minor annoyance, which was mentioned in a previous review, is the extremely sensitive fire alarm, which went off 3 or 4 times while we were cooking. Ventilating by opening the front door fixed the issue right away, but do be aware of this.

    Overall, a fantastic, well-positioned place at a good price. I would book again.

    August 2013
  • We were on a mini-family reunion and had such a great time at Finestre Sulla Valle. The house was so comfortable and well-stocked with plenty of room for our family.
    But the view is what sold us. The large deck overlooks a vista that reminded us all of our last reunion in Tuscany.
    If that's not enough, Bruce and Maggie could not have been more helpful or welcoming.
    We had a wonderful week.

    June 2013
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Loyola School of Medicine, Northwestern School of Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine
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In 1985, after having caught what we refer to as the “Italian Bug” (long before Francis Mayes!), we were spending lots of time wandering the Tuscan countryside. Many years later, after wondering the Napa and Sonoma Valleys we found that Sonoma’s wines as well as climate reminded us of Italy in many ways, so we chose this valley to build our home. We found our three acre property and kept moving the house site further up the hillside, each step developing into a more lovely view. When deciding on a name for our home, we felt that it needed to describe our wall of windows that looks on to sweeping views of the beautiful Sonoma hills. Finestre Sulla Valle is our weekend home that incorporates our shared interest in wine and the Italian countryside. We hope to share that with you. Buon Viaggio!
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