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Mesa Del Sol Estate Retreat and Winery

People20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

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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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Monterey Airport (MRY)
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Quail Lodge
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Salinas
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).

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greenfield in Monterey County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.980392 based on 60 reviews
5

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
5

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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5

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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5

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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Volcano CA USA
5

Comfy and Peaceful Setting for a group gathering!

  • 5 of 5

20 of us spent our 33rd annual Ladies Weekend at Mesa Del Sol! It was a perfect place for the occasion. The grounds were immaculate, with many sitting areas scattered throughout the property to soak in a view, some shade or some outdoor cooking. The pool was refreshing, the spa overlooking the arroyo was fabulous and we had no issues with either. Sleeping 20 would have been tight without a few air beds as some of the beds are doubles as opposed to queens. There were plenty of extra blankets which came in handy. Lots to do including croquette and horseshoes. The Safari house was great! The time flew by even though we stayed on the property the whole time. Ann had a ramp installed for wheelchair access to the main house and it worked out just fine. Thanks Ann!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Beautiful Place for a Beautiful Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and her fiance chose Mesa del Sol for a venue for their July 9 2016 wedding by viewing the photos and reading the description on VRBO. When we arrived there, we were stunned. Mesa del Sol was more beautiful than shown in the photos. The property was immaculate, surrounded with vineyards, green grass, shade trees and Provence Lavender bushes and provided much privacy for guests.. Gorgeous views of the mountains and the valley below complemented the well appointed, nicely furnished and fully equipped main building and cottages. The spacious outdoors, the 300 year old beautiful oak trees provided a back-drop for an enchanting and magical wedding experience. We loved it and would definitely consider going back there.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to have your family grace the property with your presence!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Greenfield, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Standard
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,974
for 2 nights
From
£987
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£5,347
for 7 nights
£5,347
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £74.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £297.8
Tax Rate 10.5%

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. Contact owner for wedding/event opportunities. Owner is bound by county permits to rent to one party per week. Winter rates available :)

50% deposit at time of booking the rest due at check in, $400 cleaning deposit and $100 dog deposit. Portion of deposit is nonrefundable...less than 60 days before visit entire deposit is nonrefundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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