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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms plus safari tent, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-20)

The perfect setting for a memorable family reunion, get away with friends, birthday and anniversary celebration, corporate retreat, artisan adventures, and unforgetable, intimate weddings. Weekly rentals are preferred, however call owner for other options. Owner is allowed one rental/week as per Monterey County Use Permit #286.

This private, historical estate encompasses 14 walkable acres in the heart of the Arroyo Seco Highlands looking out over the Arroyo Seco River Canyon and the Ventana Wilderness. Once the site of an early California health retreat and a stage stop the Estate sets the stage for an unforgetable get away. The entire property has been lovingly restored recently; including gourmet country kitchen, lush ornamental gardens, 55' pool and large open social areas, with several updated outdoor BBQ areas.

Located on a mesa above the Arroyo Seco River with magnificent views in every direction of the surrounding mountain wilderness. Guests are welcome to collect fresh eggs daily from our chickens. and harvest from the seasonal organic vegetable garden and numberous fruit trees. Kids will lovevbrunniing free on the large expanses of lawns, swinging on the swings and watching the wildlife at every turn. The front acreage is devoted to the organic vineyard, producing award winning wines, including Syrah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese and Grenache. A trout pond adds nutrients for our sustainable organic farming practices and fascinating wildlife viewing from the dock. Our wines are available for tasting and sales. Huge ancient oak stands among vast lawns and ornamental gardens will remind you of the history within these golden hills, quintessentially Californian. Teddy Roosevelt once stayed here, we're hoping you will too!

Available all year. Every season has it's beauty. Ask about Winter Rates. Owner is allowed one rental/week as per Monterey County Transient Use Permit #286.

Owners and staff available to help plan the event of a lifetime. Catering available.

For more pictures....bedroom layout....etc. visit us on our Facebook page: Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat & Winery

Keywords: Estate Retreat and Winery, Group rentals, Events

More Details

Property Manager
Ann Hougham
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Ann Hougham

Vineyard and winery owner. Two daughters, both married with babies.

Ann Hougham purchased this house in 1998

Why Ann Hougham chose Greenfield

Serendipity led me here and serendipity has held me as caretaker :-)

What makes this house unique

It's the most beautiful land I've ever encountered. I feel fortunate to be it's steward.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mesa Del Sol is magnificent in it's majesty and peaceful solitude. I truly loved being there. I can't remember being in a place so full of awe. I was and still am truly captivated as I never had the opportunity to sit with a landscape so vast under a perfect sky where nothing really moved but the shadows and the wind. ..words cannot express the sense of space ... I will never forget the sky, the tress, the rocks and earth....the sound of waking birds and the winding river. I was transported and at peace.

I never wanted to leave Mesa Del Sol. I lord the big living room and perfect kitchen..the amazing lazy Susan table and the perfect swing. Before leaving I lingered to the last minute and before I left walked the grounds in silent wonder for a final look. Each tun I saw something I missed before. A chair, a sign, a rock formation, numerous small details. Everything so tasteful and comfortable in it' surrounding s. Please know you efforts have not gone unnoticed. We had a wonderful time. I am eternally grateful I found Mesa Del Sol and had the opportunity to meet you. You have created the perfect retreat.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greenfield in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not auto book! Additional conversation is helpful & 24 hour rule is difficult to adhere to! 1 day events ok <150 people. Additional fee
  • Cancellation Policy: $600 nonrefundable at booking, rest of 1 payment refundable if more than 60 days from booking.
  • Smoking ok outside. Please bring beds for pets and keep them out of the pool and pond and off the furniture :)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 2 in main house, 1 in Cowboy House, 1 in Stonehouse bedroom, 2 at the pool, 1 for vineyard worker
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , sitting room with small couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Stone House bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Cowboy House Double in bedroom and single in living room
    Safari Tent - 1 Double Bed , On the Cliff. Cold in winter
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Play-n-Pak
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
incredible birding, stargazing, beautiful vegetable and ornamental gardens, awe-inspiring mountain and river vistas. Kids of all ages are find something to do here.....swings, chickens and trout to feed. Take your family and friends to a place where it's all right here.


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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery
average rating of 4.981132 based on 62 reviews
San Jose, CA

Can't wait to be back

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend here, only wish the stay was longer. Such a special place. The house had everything we needed and Ann was super responsive whenever we had a question. Really hope we'll get to come back in the summer to enjoy the pool as well.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, family style residence with a country ambiance!

  • 5 of 5

One of the cleanest and homiest environments we have stayed. Near Pinnacles National Park that is a must see location we thoroughly enjoyed. Beautiful grounds even in winter.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical oak tree oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a cousin's getaway at Ann's wonderful home. The pictures really don't do the property justice: its sprawling grassy lawns, huge oak trees, big pool, beautiful gardens. Not to mention the well-appointed bedrooms and absolutely breathtaking views of the valley from nearly every spot on the property. We loved her place and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

A beautiful spot to enjoy with friends

  • 5 of 5

Mesa Del Sol is magical. You could spend a whole weekend just relaxing on the property—swinging by the grassy lawn, taking a dip in the chilly pool and hot tub, feeding chickens, walking around the little pond, cooking and eating in one of the many outdoor kitchen spots, soaking up the views over the river and canyon... We did this, and also went up the road to Arroyo Seco for some river exploration and hikes. The sleeping space was great for our crew of 6 families. And the house is full of love—which you can see in the small touches of how each room is appointed. It's a special place!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Wedding Site

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a memorable destination full of beauty and fun, this is the spot. My husband and I were lucky enough to be married here a couple of weeks ago. We had about 20 of our closest family and friends up for the weekend to stay, and about 40 more guest came to join for the event. There was ample space and plenty of beauty to look at, even in the winter. The river was rushing, the trees changing, and ripened pomegranates for the picking! The house has everything you need-heat, space, storage, tools, and all of the comforts. Ann, the host, is extremely accommodating and thinks of everything! She was available to us but we didn't even need to ask for help-she set us up perfectly. I can't imagine a better place to be married or spend the weekend with loved ones. We will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Magical!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our intimate wedding ceremony at Mesa Del Sol this summer. It was truly magical. The property exceeded our expectations. The grounds were beautiful and the houses were full of charm. The pool was the perfect hangout spot for our guests. The huge lazy Susan table was fun to share food and drink and the pond area was a hidden gem. Ann and her staff were very accommodating and the property had everything we needed for the event. We couldn't be happier with how everything went. Our friends and family were gushing with joy and compliments for the venue and experience. It couldn't have been better. Thank you so much for sharing your estate with us and giving us the most memorable time. We plan to return for a reunion!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Monterey Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Quail Lodge
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
Laguna Seca Raceway
Nearest Beach
41 Miles
Carmel Beach
Car: necessary

5 miles up Arroyo Seco Rd. is the Arroyo Seco Recreation Area with off road hiking and biking and lots of water fun. Wine Tasting opportunities near by abound (along with private wine tasting and vineyard tours at Mesa Del Sol).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Greenfield, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
all year round
16 Dec 2017 - 14 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £72.21
Tax Rate 12.0%

7 day rentals are $6,500 plus 10.5% tax. Summer season and holidays are held for 7 day rentals but shorter rentals are possible at $1,200/night/2 night min. Contact owner for wedding/event opportunities. Owner is bound by county permits to rent to one party per week. Winter rates available :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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