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Classic 1919 Craftsman Bungalow in Alexander Valley, sleeps 12 with six bedrooms, three baths, large open country kitchen with a cooking fireplace, full dining room, living room, and library, Wi-Fi and three working (website hidden)'s a big house, about 3500 square feet, on 1.3 acres.
Outside you'll find a large swimming pool, lush lawns, huge oak and redwood trees, children's play area with Big Toy, winding pathways, ponds, gardens, fruit trees, and flowers everywhere, all surrounded by Sonoma County's famous rolling hills planted in noteworthy vineyards. Alexander Valley offers superb bicycling, water sports and fishing in the Russian River, wine tasting, sight seeing and outstanding restaurants in nearby Healdsburg and Geyserville.
The Sonoma Coast and Lake Sonoma Resort Area are a short drive away.
Amenities: WiFi, swimming pool, 52" HDTV in living room, DirecTV, Roku, smaller HDTV in kitchen, with Roku. Wolf gas range, double ovens, three dishwashers, SubZero refrigerator/freezer. Working fireplaces in kitchen, dining room and living room. (Kitchen fireplace is made for cooking.) Playground and Big Toy, stone BBQ, automatic sprinklers and outdoor lighting. Invisible Fence for dogs. Hair dryers in all bathrooms. Accommodates outdoor events up to 200 people. Events require special fees and permits.
DOWNSTAIRS -Two bedrooms, two baths:
The master bedroom is very large, with a king sized bed, two sets of french doors opening out to the garden, baby grand piano, several chairs, built in mini-office, comfortable bathroom with shower, two sinks, one toilet and washer/dryer.
The downstairs guest room is small, with large windows facing Southwest and french doors which open to the garden. It has a queen bed and a large bath with lots of drawer space, tub, shower, two sink areas and one toilet.
UPSTAIRS - Four bedrooms and one bath:
The front bedroom is the largest, with two twin beds. It faces to the Southwest (afternoon sun) with a vineyard view.The next largest is the bedroom next to the bathroom, with one queen bed, a dresser, desk, and several chairs. It faces Southeast (lots of morning sun). The view is of trees and the creek across the road. The third bedroom has a queen bed and faces Northwest, with views of the vineyards and swimming pool. Some afternoon sun. The smallest has twin beds, a desk, skylight and reading area. Great for children. The bathroom has a tub, shower, two sinks, one toilet, and chalkboard paint for writing on the walls.
Everything on our property is available to our guests. Please don't park cars along the roads or on neighboring properties, and please respect our neighbors' privacy. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am.
Interaction with Guests
Unless they need assistance or request our presence, we do not interact with guests. We stay close enough to be available within half an hour if necessary.
It is beautiful, peaceful, real wine country with very little commercial business; however, the bustling small town of Healdsburg is only eight miles away.
There is no convenient public transit. Parking is available on the property. Guests can rent cars at the local Sonoma County airport (STS), just 15 miles away.
Other Things to Note
Wireless internet access.
The $1200 nightly fee includes 9% Sonoma County TOT (transient occupancy tax), paid quarterly by the owner to the So/Co tax collector, according to County of Sonoma Ordinance 5823. My certificate number is 750N.
Please discuss children, pets and smoking with owner before booking.
Events (gatherings of more than 25 people) must be arranged with owner and under separate contract and fees.
This was my second time staying at this house and it was just as memorable and amazing as the first time. We stayed here for a friend's birthday and the entire group loved it.
Wow! If you're looking for a place to just sleep, this isn't the place for you. But if you're looking to have a dream home all yours for a few days, this is it. My wife and I were having a group picnic in Santa Rosa and we had a few people come over on Saturday evening and Sunday. We barbecued and had an awesome day by the pool.
The house has a huge lawn and a number of picnic tables shaded by trees, beautiful details everywhere, beautiful artwork, and flowers. It even has a fire pit which we kept forgetting to use. Unfortunately, the pool was freezing even in 90-degree weather, so I wouldn't count on more than quick dips to cool off, and even that might be too much.
It's pretty important to note the small size of the garbage bin outside, and to separate garbage so you don't have any overflow. It was kinda difficult to do that for us because my family was coming from a foreign country that has no recycling, and my wife's family hails from Ohio where they just don't care...
We had an amazing time. Thank you so much for sharing your home, Karen!
What a wonderful experience! This house is beautiful both inside and out. We had a family reunion here (11 people) and could not have been happier with the accommodations, surroundings and the generosity of our hosts. Dinner in the garden under lights was absolutely magical. We hope to rent again and HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
We had a great time at this beautiful Geyserville home! Beautiful yard and pool.
We had a great time at Karen's house! The outdoor landscaping is absolutely perfect. The kitchen is also amazing and perfect for cooking family dinners. It was a really relaxing experience and I highly recommend the house!
Karen's property is a wine country oasis with the most beautiful landscaping. Karen helped us arrange childcare and gave us great local suggestions. The house is perfect for a large group and the decor is fun and eclectic.
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I live in this beautiful place with my recently retired husband and two dogs. Our five children were (mostly) raised here, and now live all over the map. We have four granddaughters and a grandson. My passions are my family, friends, animals, gardening, reading, learning, politics, peace in the world, and sustainable living. My small home businesses include a wedding/event site, bed and breakfast availability, and vacation rental of our property. I'm friendly, tolerant, helpful, and progressive.