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Anderson Valley Ranch: Redwoods, Views, Pool, Spa, Vineyards

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday estate in Boonville - Buckner Mountain Estate

2 Houses and barn: 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-22)

This is an unique property nestled in the western hills above Boonville, CA, Anderson Valley. Anderson Valley is known for its beautiful redwoods and delicious white wines and world class Pinot Noir. The property has two separate homes and a barn with a loft apartment. The smaller home is a 1200 square foot country-style cabin with two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a great room with wood stove, kitchen, and living and dining areas. The wrap-around deck affords you a breathtaking view of the south-end of Anderson Valley where you can watch aircraft take-off and land below you! This house sleeps 2 couples and also has a bonus loft with fouton. and futon couch in the living rtoom.

The main house is attached to the pool facilities a short walk away from the smaller home. This two bedroom, two bath, two story home is recently remodeled and sleeps two couples privately. The loft above the kitchen (housing the tv area) also has two fouton couches that can provide additional sleeping opportunities. The main room of the house is wide open and circular in design with a massive spherical skylight in the roof. The kitchen boasts all new appliances and a completely remodeled design.

On your way to the pool facilities the back yard offers a modest valley view where a large wood-fire (or gas) grill affords great grilling opportunities (we like to use our own oak logs to build grill fires). The pool facilities have a hot tub, sauna, changing rooms for men and women, bathroom, outdoor showers, outside pool bar with fridge, sinks, and ice machine, fire pit, and of course the salt pool. The pool is heated via radiant solar heat and remains warm during the summer and fall months (from mid May to mid October). The pool bar features a flat screen TV with connection to the satellite to watch your favorite team. The arbor is recently planted to table grapes. There are rock walls and a nice little lawn for the kids to play. The entire thing is nestled in among redwoods, olive groves, a 6-acre organic pinot noir vineyard with a frog pond. Fruit trees and gardens are everywhere. There is also a large barn with a live-in on-site caretaker who also tends our 2 friendly dogs.

We recently added a 2,000 square foot loft apartment in the barn that offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms and a kitchen with all new appliances. The living area overlooks the vineyard.

The property is 10 minutes to the airport; 12 minutes to Boonville's shops and restaurants; and 25 minutes from all the wineries in the Valley (some wineries are just 15 minutes away). Despite this proximity, we are at the end of the road and you have the feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere.

While it sure feels like you are isolated on the ranch, please be thoughtful of the neighbors. Sound travels extremely well across the vineyard, and there is a county noise ordinance of 10:00 pm. Extremely loud voices or music late into the night might well result in neighbors contacting the Sheriff's department.

Keywords: Ranch, wineries, vineyard, anderson valley, privacy, secluded.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
john and palma
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About john and palma

I'm an executive at a New York based technology company that develops marketing automation systems for major brands. I live in Alabama (see below). Prior to moving to Alabama, I ran my own consulting business in San Francisco for nearly 15 years; that's how I ended up with this wonderful ranch. My dream was to live on and off the land.

john and palma purchased this estate in 1992

Why john and palma chose North Coast California

I've owned this property for nearly 20 years and have spent millions developing it into an unbelievable vineyard/ranch/resort home. My wonderful wife, however, is from the Southern US and prefers to raise our young children in Alabama. Therefore, rather than parting with the ranch, we've decided to rent it out until such time as I can convince her to move back!

What makes this estate unique

Near to all the wineries and Hendy Woods State Park and farm stands and the shops and restaurants in Boonville, but yet feels like you are out in the middle of the forest. Views from guest house are mesmerizing. Pool bar/fire pit area tends to be the central location for parties.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Anderson Valley Ranch: Redwoods, Views, Pool, Spa, Vineyards
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
San Carlos, CA

Simply superb!

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 people stay at Buckner Ranch for a few days after Xmas. The setup was just perfect for our family reunion, with a main house where all the cooking and socializing took place (and the elders stayed), and the cabin and the barn where everyone else stayed. There are plenty of extra beds scattered about, so we could have easily accommodated a few more (non-couples). Palma showed us around the property when we got there and was very helpful getting us oriented. I can't emphasize enough the quality of these 3 buildings, the unique architecture and finishes were top notch. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred: Thanks so much for your kind and, I might add, unsolicited review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return in the Spring or Summer when things are a little less wet!
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San Francisco, CA, USA

Perfect Spot for a Small Ceremony

  • 5 of 5

Since we both love redwoods and wine, my partner and I decided to hold our commitment ceremony at Buckner Ranch. We knew it was beautiful from the photos and our first visit to see the property. Still, I cannot emphasize how amazing the place is. Our guests were all besides themselves and called it one of the best vacations they had ever had. On top of the setting, interacting with both John and Palma was an absolute pleasure. We cannot recommend the place enough.

P.S. Although we loved the estate, it is not for everyone. For its size, there are not a lot of private bedrooms: Two in the main house, two in the guest house, and three in the barn. There are a number of comfortable futons that put the sleeping capacity at 20, but your group should be aware of this and ok with it before you book.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect location, beautiful grounds and views, and great staff

  • 5 of 5

This was truly an amazing place to rent. We rented the Buckner Ranch for our wedding, and had 12 of our closest friends stay at the property. The houses are gorgeous, and the views are amazing from the lower house. Palma (the caretaker) is great to work with. She was there at check-in, and followed up the morning of the wedding to answer questions and help set up. She had wine barrels and signs and potted flowers out, and went above and beyond what is necessary for a caretaker. She made the stay easy and comfortable. I have to give special thanks to Mike who maintains the pool. It looked amazing and everyone had a great time hanging out late at night in the hot tub and pool. Overall, I can't recommend the Buckner Ranch enough - and their staff is a huge part of that!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boonville, California, USA

A terrific place for a diverse family group.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with ages 2 to 85, and found the variety of sleeping accommodations, the features such as pool, hot tub, sauna, changing rooms, poolside bar, and the exquisite valley views combined to create the ideal setting for our gathering. Kitchen and barbeques were well equipped. The stock of dry firewood was plentiful for the firepit. Our host, Palma, was very considerate, made sure that all was well, then gave us a degree of privacy that made it feel that the ranch was entirely ours for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Susan P

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay with our 20 year old children to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. The property gave us comfort and privacy space for all. The kitchens were well equipped and pool area was a relaxing oasis . Thank you for a very memorable holiday !We look forward to our next visit !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

The most beautiful property I have ever seen.. This ranch is truly magical.

  • 5 of 5

Dear John and Palma,

I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you and let you know that we had the such a lovely time this past weekend at the ranch. We absolutely are in love with the property and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for having us.

Thank you Palma for being so wonderful!! It was such a pleasure meeting you and I hope our paths will cross again soon!!

I hope you both have a wonderful week!!

With warmest regards,


  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
boonville airstrip
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Little River
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
hwy 128
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Boonville Hotel
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
navarro beach
Car: necessary

Anderson Valley boasts wineries making world class Pinot Noirs and other cool-climate varlietals. Roederer Estate has its US operations based here and conducts tours. The Boonville Brewery is located nearby and conducts tours of this fast growing microbrewery. The breathtaking mendocino coast is just 40 minutes west.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Boonville, North Coast California

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £393
Property Damage Protection £62
Tax Rate 11.0%

Price includes two houses, pool, hot tub, sauna, BBQs, pool bar, sat. tv/internet, ice maker, fridges, fire pit. From 5/1 to 11/30 hot tub is not heated from 1pm to 5pm daily to heat the pool via the sun. Pool will be cool Spring/Fall. You may encounter maintenance workers. Special pricing for Pinot fest, beer fest, and SNWMF, holidays, & events. Price good for up to 20 overnight guests. Weddings and large group day events priced separately.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in the Boonville in the California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Guest house guest bath - Toilet , Toilet and sink only
    Pool Bath - Bathroom at the pool facility has two outdoor showers
    Main house downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master bath in guest house - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main house bath upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    bathroom for bedroom 1 in barn loft - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    bathroom 2 for bedroom 2 in barn loft - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Outside showers at the pool offer limited privacy. There is also an outdoor shower on the deck at the guest house offering no privacy.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs in main house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs in main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 king bed in guest house master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , one double bed in guest house guest room
    loft in guest house - 1 Double Bed , 1 double bed size fouton in loft in guest house
    Loft in Main house - 2 Double Bed , 2 double bed foutons in loft in main house
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , two twin beds are made up as a queen but can be separated
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , two twin beds are made up as a queen but can be separated
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , third bedroom in barn loft apartment has own kitchenette
  • There is also a pull out couch in the guest house living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The fire pit is a very popular part of the ranch located near the pool bar which also boasts two very comfy hammocks. If you like cooking with wood, we have an enormous wood fire webber and we stock our own local organic oak wood with which to cook. The property has a pool, hot tub, and a pond, none of which are gated. Please supervise all guests, especially children. We have no lifeguards on duty! At times, you may encounter maintenance staff, although this is rare on weekends.

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