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Star West :: Meditate, Bask in the Quiet, Relax!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Two attached retreats- 2BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA with gorgeous outdoor entertaining

Star West Ranch, with three main living areas, located in the Sonoma Mountain foothills, offering 33 acres of picturesque hiking trails along the Sonoma Creek. Spectacular views, unique high end furnishings, serene patois and gardens and outdoor BBQ.

Red Star Retreat an open spacious 30'x30' great room with kitchen,queen bed, double bed sleeping area . Also included is Sky King Romance suite with its breathtaking view and separate outdoor staircase entrance. The beautiful bedroom has a king size bed, single and luxury bathroom area with soaking tub.

HiHo Silver suites is an airy and artistic home with 2 separate bedrooms, luxury tiled bathroom with shower, living & dining room, full kitchen and private veranda.

The expansive outdoor garden patio area with out door kitchen also offers hilltop views and fresh, out-door, seasonal sleeping cabanas with two beds

Wi-Fi, TV and Luxury linens throughout.

Celebrate beauty and find relaxation at our retreat in the hills! Many special services available including massage, picnic lunches, romantic dinners, and winery tours. Visit our website for more photos, information and rates.

TOT Certificate # 1456N

More Details

Owner
Susan Westerbeke
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Susan Westerbeke

Local gal to the San Francisco Bay Area. Grew up in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma. Love to travel and collect special architectural details to decorate my home with.

Susan Westerbeke purchased this chateau / country house in 1930

Why Susan Westerbeke chose Sonoma County

This property has been in my family since the 1930s. My Grandmother bought the property before there were even paved roads to it, only dirt. Since then I have transformed it into something quite remarkable that you can enjoy.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

My husband, as contractor and construction, and I, as designer, worked as a team to design, build and decorate this beautiful home. It is interiorly decorated and exteriorly landscaped with a passion for the eclectic all which I personally have done. My amazing husband is also a fine woodworker and built the kitchen cabinets, and most if not all of the furniture throughout. It really is a one of a kind!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so happy here and we enjoyed everything about it!!! You have done a fabulous job decorating and landscaping. Every detail was perfect. Thank you for everything!! Take Care!
Sep 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sonoma in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Red Star Retreat - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Steam shower
    Sky Romance Suite Clawfoot Tub/Shower Combo - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Silver Star Suites - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Sky Romance Suite - Tub/Shower. Red Star Retreat - Steam Shower. Silver Star Suites - Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sky Romance King Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single daybed optional.
    Silver Star Suite 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Single up in pull-down ladder loft, extra sleeping area.
    Red Star Great Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen & Single tucked in corner of living area.
    Silver Star Suite 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Outdoor Sleeping Canopies - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , For sleeping in warm weather during summer or lounging.
  • Sky Romance Suite - King & Single. Red Star Retreat Great Room - Queen with Optional Singles. Silver Star Suites - 2 Singles, Double & Queen, Loft with Single. Outside Cabanas - Double/Queen & Single.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
If available, I like to welcome my guests with select items that enhance their stay in the wine country. Sometimes that may include a drink and snack upon arrival or fresh flowers on the table. Little things that make it special!

Reviews

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Star West :: Meditate, Bask in the Quiet, Relax!
average rating of 4.8 based on 29 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for our group of 11 women! Susan was great, meeting us at our convenience to show us around - she even had cold champagne and snacks for us! The home and surroundings are beautiful. We enjoyed cooking in the gourmet kitchen (great coffee was provided along with plenty of kitchen equipment), spending time outside in the large outdoor living space and even utilizing the hiking trails. We felt like we were up in the mountains, but we're just an easy few minutes from the Sonoma square. We definitely recommend staying here and hope to all come back ourselves for another get away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful ladies' weekend at Star West Ranch. The house itself is incredible, and we dubbed it the "goddess" house because of all the wonderful "goddesses" decorating the space. The way the house is laid out ensures lots of personal space as well as wonderful communal dining and hanging out spaces! The outdoors are amazing! We made use of the outdoor shower, grill, and dining areas! The hostess was incredibly accommodating both before our visit and during our stay. Highly recommended, and would love to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great girls weekend enjoying the property! So much so that we passed on wine tasting our first afternoon just so we could relax at this charming, eclectic hideaway 10minutes west of downtown Sonoma. We slept and entertained ten people very easily. Added bonus, the hostess was incredibly accommodating. Can't recommend this property highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my groomsmen had a fun, relaxing and just plain awesome pre-wedding time at Star West! Highly recommended for groups. Thank you Susan!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. It is hard to describe, there were 9 in our party and we were all taken in by the pictures but the pictures did not do it justice. Everywhere you look there is something new to discover. Lots of places to relax and read. Lots of places to socialize. And we also had an amazing dinner at the property carered by the owner of the property. Wonderful weekend!

Toni T.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun having you! I'm glad you enjoyed your special dinner, you were all great guests.
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San Francisco, CA
5

Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing NYE here! Beautiful estate, colorful decorations, amazing woodworking, and very friendly hosts. Love it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charles Schultz - Santa Rosa, CA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
El Verano, Ca
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sonoma, Ca
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Picaso (Mexican), Sonoma Ca
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Point Reyes
Car: recommended

Located in beautiful Sonoma Valley. Star West Ranch is a colorful and vibrant unique shangri la where hills are covered in wine grapes, majestic oaks, and rolling green and gold hills. Many wineries nearby forested state parks, hiking trails and riding stables.

Entire house for rent for 8 people or more or can be divided into 3 separate living spaces for 2-5 people each. Filled with artistically handcrafted furniture and antiques with gourmet kitchens and luxurious baths.

Only 5 minutes from the quaint country downtown and Sonoma Square which offers shops, restaurants and historic points of interest.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sonoma, Wine Country California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,958
for 2 nights
From
£979
£6,851
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £466.08

I require my terms and conditions signed before renting.
$1195 is based on 8 people/night. Additional people is $150/person/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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