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Beautiful 3,000 SF Castle in the Vineyards

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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. Both structures shown in the photographs are included and are connected by a hallway. 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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

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 Sebastopol

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful 3,000 SF Castle in the Vineyards
average rating of 4.8125 based on 82 reviews
5

Fun house with an amazing history

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend away from SF at this very unique property! Michael was a wonderful, thoughtful host and gave us a great history of the property and tips on local wineries. Thanks for the hospitality - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location and the redwoods around the house. The open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room was great for meal times. The bathroom in the bedroom above the game room has a very low combed ceiling and a very low toilet seat...one must be very careful not to hit ones head on the doorway or ceiling of the bathroom (hobbits might be able to stand upright). The shower and bath are both in the main house. There is no shower upstairs.

The hot tub and garden were perfect for us between our trips to the Armstrong Redwoods, Bodega Bay and the surrounding areas. The children loved the house and did not want to leave.

We would definitely rent this house again. It met the needs of 7 family members, of varying ages, nicely.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend and Loved It! The castle is unique and fun with plenty of space. Michael was an awesome host and he provides discounts for tastings at the local wineries. But the best part was game room and secret passage with a history provided by Michael. I recommend it and would stay there again!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scranton Pa
4

great value

  • 4 of 5

The Castle met our needs with a terrific kitchen and gathering area, hot tub, and game room, along with 4 bedrooms and baths. The location was convenient to several wineries and we would stay there again. Thanks, Michael.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

House with a cool story

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Sonoma and at the Castle. Michael was a fabulous host. Meet us at the house when we checked in to give us pointers on how to get free wine tastings! The house is spacious and has a fun history. Make sure and ask Michael about it. There is a vineyard less than a 1/4 mile away that has corn hole and a bocci court. We are planning our next trip and once the dates are firm we will check and see if this house is available.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, Texas
4

Serene location in the woods

  • 4 of 5

While the layout of the house was overly unique, our group found the location was great. The bed rooms were adequate for our needs and the common spaces more than made our time together great fun. The hot tub and pool table were great entertainment. Kitchen was great for our simple dining pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Off Peak
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£527
for 2 nights
From
£193
£1,824
£5,777
 
 
Peak
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,804
for 5 nights
From
£342
From
£318
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,194
£7,790
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £125.81 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £107.84
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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