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Beautiful 3,000 SF Castle in the Vineyards and hottub

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

This 3,000 sf private vacation getaway on one acre, across from hundreds of acres of vineyards, has the look of a castle with the feel of a luxurious estate. Enjoy a state of the art kitchen (granite counters, new gas stove, refrigerator, large island with bar seating), two king bedroom suites as well as two other guest bedrooms (one with a queen bed and one with a full bed), large game room with full size pool table, and bar, and great outdoor areas with a private hot tub. Located in the center of the wine country: a short walk to Martin Ray Winery tasting everything from Cabernet to Chardonnay, dozens of other wineries within a few miles, only 15 to 20 minutes to Healdsburg, less than 5 minutes to a kayak launch site on the Russian River and 20 minutes to Bodega Bay. Sonoma County Permit # 2PE12-0126, Sonoma County Transient Tax # 986N.

Keywords: kayak, castle, hot tub, spa, king bed, winery, vineyard, wine tasting, walking, biking, bike, walk, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, granite, private, pool table.

More Details

Owner
Michael Ray
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Michael Ray

My husband and I love to travel and stay in unique homes. When we were looking for a home to offer as a vacation rental we knew immediately this home would be perfect. There isn't another home like it, anywhere. It has a fantastic location in the center of the wine country, is very private and is surrounded by beautiful views and landscaping.

Michael Ray purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael Ray chose Sonoma County

We love Sebastopol. It's rural, but it's 15 minutes close to everything any big city has to offer and it's only an hour drive into San Francisco. People are friendly, open and accepting and the tasting rooms are relaxed and uncrowded.

What makes this house unique

This home is like no other home. When you drive through the front gate it gives you the feel of arriving at a castle. There is an open floor plan, great for a large or small family, with three bedrooms (king, king, queen, a den/bedroom with a full size bed and a large recreation room). You can barbecue out on the deck while dipping in and out of the hot tub ~ or talking to those inside watching TV on the flat screen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place! Can't wait to come back! Don't change a thing - it's just too beautiful here for words!
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sebastopol in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with king bed and attached full bath, large 2nd bedroom with king bed and attached 1/2 bath, 3rd bedroom with queen bed across from a full bath and with a private deck overlooking a very private rear yard and 4th bedroom with double bed and private deck overlooking a very private rear yard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
6050 Vine Hill School Road is within walking distance to Martin Ray Winery as well as within bicycling distance to DeLoach, Sunce, and Hook and Ladder wineries; Our home is very private and looks out at vineyards to the south, pastures and mountains to the west and is surrounded by other large properties. It is very private and offers lots of opportunities for great walks by the vineyards (you might even catch a glimpse of the nesting bald eagles), beautiful drives on Dry Creek Road and West Side Road, easy access to Bodega Bay, excellent restaurants, music venues and art. Shopping is an experience in downtown Sebastopol, Healdsburg and Geyserville which are all within a 20 minute drive. Its a beautiful place, serene, quiet and very unique.

Reviews

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Beautiful 3,000 SF Castle in the Vineyards and hottub
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5

We felt like royalty as we stayed at Castle House

  • 5 of 5

As we planned a family getaway in Northern California, which included celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary at Armstrong Redwoods, we searched for a magical place to join with our kids and grandsons. We first were looking for a place that would accommodate 8 of us, and would be affordable, but did not even imagine anything as wonderful as a CASTLE.

Suddenly, one day, as we were tiring of the search through so many options, a storybook picture came on our computer screen, and we smiled at the vision of a castle. We certainly did not expect that it was within our budget for this trip. We were only hoping for a place that would be comfortable for our stay, and that would be big enough for all to sleep and play comfortably.

As we studied all the wonderful attributes of not only the main house, but of the game room and additional bedroom, then discovered they were joined by a tunnel, we were filled with joy and anticipation. We called, and talked to the owners, Michael and Kristen, and became so enthused that we knew we were in for a great adventure. We were beginning to visualize our grandsons, as they could enjoy all the wonderful things this castle could offer. Our week in wine country and our anniversary celebration would be very special.

Just being in the beautiful redwoods, in a venue that was beyond what the pictures had shown, was more than we could have imagined. Our grandsons were in perpetual motion as they discovered the hot tub, bedrooms with balconies, pool table, and all the other magical things that only a castle can provide. We adults enjoyed the beauty that surrounded us, including the vineyards and wineries that we could walk in. We spent our time visiting so many places in the area, especially Healdsburg, which was my wife's hometown. Each day as we completed our adventures, we could return to Castle House and take part in all the beauty and comfort it offers.

As family and friends dropped by to visit us, they each shared their amazement of the property and all its beauty. We were so proud of making the proper choice, and that all could enjoy it

Thank you, Michael and Kristen, for your hospitality! You were the most gracious hosts, and intent on making everything perfect. Your attention to detail is very impressive. Sharing the story of Castle House with not only us, but our family was an added plus! We will never forget our stay!

Love, Linda and Jim Higby

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the castle house was amazing. Our family of seven enjoyed every relaxing moment. The house itself is clean and spacious with every necessity provided. Super comfy beds. Michael was great very informative and accommodating. Will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very unique which made it quite interesting. The owners gave us the history and we loved it. It was our daughter's 21st birthday! She had a fabulous experience. Very beautiful and private area with plenty to see and much wine to taste. Thank you Michael and Kristen!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay - for work wifi could be better

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and comfortable - nice for a bigger family like ours.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place-great get-away

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and family-friendly. We had a wonderful family vacation. Owners were super nice!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very peaceful location and fun house to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very nice and provided great recommendations on where to go. The house was so comfortable and peaceful, loved the hot tub! Softest sheets and super comfortable beds. The rec room was just so much fun. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Bocci ball is at many near by wineries! The Russian River is less than 3 miles away with kayaking rentals at Burkes, tubing and sunning! Bodega Bay (Pacific Ocean) is only 25 minutes away

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sebastopol, Wine Country California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,183
for 3 nights
From
£344
From
£344
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,214
£8,417
 
 
Off-Peak
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£666
for 2 nights
From
£257
From
£326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,971
£6,242
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,871
for 5 nights
From
£344
£2,214
£6,242
 
 
Off Peak
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£666
for 2 nights
From
£257
From
£326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,971
£6,242
 
 
Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,871
for 5 nights
From
£344
£2,214
£6,242
 
 
Off Peak
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£666
for 2 nights
From
£257
From
£326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,971
£6,242
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.94
Damage Deposit £116.52

A $175 cleaning deposit is added to the rental rate. Two payments can be applied, at the guest's request, if the reservation date is greater than 4 months in the future. During the peak period a five night minimum is required if the stay overlaps a weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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