Stunning California Zen-inspired home in desirable eastside neighborhood surrounded by local wineries (Sebastiani, Ravenswood, Buena Vista, Bartholomew Park, Gundlach Bundschu, etc) and within walking distance to the historic Sonoma Plaza and the spectacular Bartholomew Park hiking trails.
Comfortable and aesthetically sophisticated, the home is designed for intimacy and inspiration. An indoor/outdoor floor plan creates the peaceful, sensual ambiance of a Zen retreat. Glass doors open to surrounding gardens and lovely views of the pond and landscape are experienced throughout the home.
Perfect for entertaining, the Great Room is elegant and spacious with a large Italian sofa and gas fireplace. Sound is wired throughout the house with your choice of music from Pandora.
There is a fully equipped Chef's kitchen with top-end appliances, All-Clad cookware, a Viitamix and Nepresso machine. An exquisite concrete island creates the center point around which friends gather and talk.
You have multiple dining options; a formal dining room with a garden view, a breakfast/sunroom alongside a deck and outdoor table, and a sitting room that opens to an outdoor lounge area.
The two beautiful master suites each have Queen beds and full baths. One suite has a 60" flat screen TV with premium channels and Netflix. The bath includes a walk-in shower and stand-alone tub. The other master suite has an adjoining office and a walk-in steam shower. There is also an outdoor shower for the brave of heart.
There is a 500sf guest cottage on the property with a Queen bed, full bath, comfy sofa and TV. This unit is included in the rental price, however, if you have a smaller group and are interested only in the guest cottage, we can discuss this possibility for a fee of $225 per night.
So… treat yourself kindly and take a trip to the California wine country. Leave your car in the carport, enjoy the best of Sonoma by foot or bicycle, and then return for a long, relaxing evening of food, wine and the pleasure of each other’s company.
Guests have full use of the property, indoors and out.
taxi and limo services readily available
Maximum number of people overnight is 6.
No parties or events
No pet policy.
The space was very nicely decorated, and the layout and furniture help you achieve that "zen" feeling. Walking distance to Sonoma is a big perk.
Deborah was easy to communicate with, and jumped fast to fix a heating issue in the guest house. I only wish the grill and hot tub outside were functional/available - those two experiences would have made for an even more relaxing and memorable weekend.
While Deborah was not in Sonoma when we were there, she was very attentive and was in contact with us to make sure that everything was perfect. The house was exactly as pictured and was extremely comfortable for our family of 5.
Deborah was very welcoming. She made sure we were comfortable in the house before leaving. The house was exactly as advertised. Beautiful retreat . . .like living in a Zen atrium! Lots of room for our 5 family members to enjoy each other but also have private space. The location is great with easy access to the hiking trails, wineries, and the square. This was an excellent experience and we would definitely stay in Deborah's house again.
The house is beautiful, restful, truly "zen", just as in the photos. Although we never met the host, access to the house was easy, and we felt welcomed. The neighbourhood is beautiful. The kitchen is well appointed. There is a coffee shop/convenience store/wine shop within walking distance. Only real issue for us was that cell reception is bad in the area. But then again, maybe a little time away from technology is not bad! ;) We will certainly consider it again.
I rented Deborah's home for my wife and myself and 2 other couples on a long weekend in wine country. I was in charge of accommodations for the group and I was hailed as a hero. Well, not quite, but Deborah's beautiful home was probably the best part of our trip to Sonoma. We could not have felt more at home or comfortable in her lovely house. The location is very convenient to the town and wineries near by and we a little sorry we had such a busy schedule of winery visits. We would have loved to spend more time relaxing in her very welcoming home or outside in the gardens. We will definitely be recommending this listing to our friends and family in the future.
The house was extremely beautiful and well equipped. Deborah was very responsive to our questions both prior to our arrival and while we were staying in her home. The neighborhood was extremely nice. While not too far from Sonoma square since there were not sidewalks that extended as far as the neighborhood that the house was in I would not recommend walking to town, but cabs are quite reliable.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay! This house is beautiful and is ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing stay. We could not have asked for more!
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Hi, I'm Deborah and would like to welcome you to our idyllic little town. I fell in love with Sonoma 25 years ago and have lived here ever since. My home is my zen retreat, a place of peace and beauty. I can hike the Land Trust, enjoy a latte' on the Plaza, or have a picnic at the surrounding wineries.....all without getting in my car. Better still, I can be with friends, cook a wonderful meal, or just sit and enjoy the quiet. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't get much better.