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Grand Estate In Wine Country!

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,250 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 4.5 Bath wine country estate w/ amazing views perfect for reunions, family

Take a step back to the roaring 20s and prohibition 30s. This impeccably maintained grand estate, built in 1917 as a summer retreat for the SF Rand family, has a storied past including use as a Speakeasy during prohibition (secret staircase behind the bar and all!). Just a beautiful 10 minute scenic drive from the quaint wine country village of Glen Ellen with its world class wineries and restaurants, Crane House is perfectly situated high on a hill with sweeping valley and mountain views. Within view of the home and a few minutes drive are the new Weill concert hall with its rich venue of world class symphonic and other musical performances, and the just opened Graton Resort and Casino, California's largest.

Crane House is the perfect place to host friend and family reunions or multi-family get-togethers. The home has several separate sitting, playing and gathering areas providing ample space for larger groups to spend time together or enjoy a few minutes of alone time. Children are welcome and can even have their own separate space to sleep and play.

Each bedroom includes a brand new king (1) or queen (4) Serta Perfect Sleeper bed with luxury bedding, and has its own adjacent bathroom, as well as private access to the outdoor living areas. Personal Keurig coffee makers and a complimentary sampling of coffees and teas are provided.

The living room comfortably accommodates 8-10 guests in front of its oversized fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves - not to mention the beautiful valley and mountain views from the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.

The upstairs speakeasy is where the real fun begins. Guests will gather at the bar, enjoy a friendly game of poker or pool, play Scrabble or pass the time with a challenging puzzle, or sit in front of a fire watching football or a good movie. The 175 x 104 inch sectional sofa can comfortably seat the whole gang!

Crane House is equipped with state-of-the-art home theater and whole-house zoned Sonos sound system - so bring your smartphone or tablet, download the free Sonos app, and have the music you love at your fingertips and in your control, in each room and each outdoor living area.

While nearly everything in the home is new, furnishings have been lovingly selected to both fit the period and style of the home and provide our guests with all the comforts of a modern home.

A beautiful new pool and pool house with outdoor kitchen, eating, and sitting areas will be completed by summer 2014.

More Details

Owner
Dawn McFarland
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bed and Bath Configuration: Main House/First Floor, 1 King with Private Bath, 1 Queen with Private Bath, 2 Queens with private toilet and shared bath, 1 Single with private bath. There is also a guest house which is included in rate but not listed on site. (If used, additional cleaning fee of $65 may apply) Photos available upon request. 1 Queen Suite with shared bath and coffee center, 4 Bunkbeds (150-160 pound max) with shared bath. The Pool is scheduled to be completed April 30th 2014. (Photos to Follow)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Holiday rates apply during the major holidays - Christmas, New Years, July 4, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Grand Estate In Wine Country!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Chicago, Illinois
5

Great place for family events like reunions.

  • 5 of 5

It was an awesome place for a family reunion. We stayed there with a bunch of other family members. The kitchen was well stocked with tools (my wife loves to cook). The pool grill was great even though the pool was closed because of the weather. The upstairs game room, bedroom, and bathroom were a great getaway for couples with kids. The outside grounds were a lot of fun to explore.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding Property, Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

The Property was absolutely gorgeous. Old style charm with this house, tucked away in a private setting looking over Santa Rosa. The views were outstanding and made a perfect setting for the wedding ceremony we did on site for a very small group.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penngrove CA
5

Impeccably maintained estate with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

You know you walking into history as you step onto the property of this stately mansion from the early 20th century. The original design is maintained and the kitchen and bathrooms are beautifully updated. Our family members loved hanging out at the pool, sitting under the stately trees in the afternoon, eating meals in the great old dining room. It was well suited for our family reunion and we appreciate the attention to detail throughout the home as well as the outside grounds.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Behar Family

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered the Crane Estate, our family of 12 were in awe! The grounds and house are impeccably kept! The house is on a hill overlooking beautiful rolling hills... So private! The most magical place for a family vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, scenic, well maintained and updated.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic setting for a group get together. We had our annual family reunion and could not have had a more perfect setting. There is plenty of space to spread out and no close neighbors if your family gets boisterous. Well stocked home. The game room/speak easy is a perfect family gathering place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Home for a Family Christmas gathering

  • 5 of 5

The Crane House was the perfect place to celebrate Christmas with our family. From the beginning when we were greeted by Dawn and shown the beautiful home festively decorated for Christmas until the last day when the family reluctantly played their last game of pool, the gracious and comfortable home became "ours" for a wonderful week.

The house is spacious (the large dining room with a fireplace is awesome!) so the family could easily gather together for meals and conversation. At the same time, it provided space so we could opt to curl up alone with a book by one of the fireplaces. The kitchen is very well-equipped and large so that several people could prepare meals without feeling crowded. The "speakeasy" was enjoyed by all - pool, card games, puzzles, tv etc. - certainly a favorite place in the house.

The views of the yard and surrounding area are beautiful and relaxing with gorgeous sunsets. Since it was cold outside, we didn't spend time in the yard or use the pool, but I am certain that during warmer weather, it is spectacular as well.

Thank you to Ken & Dawn for giving us a memorable family Christmas!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lois, for your nice comments! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the house over the Christmas holiday and I hope to see you again sometime down the road. Ken
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Location

Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Santa Rosa, 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
 
Standard
11 Jan 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 3 nights
From
£1,003
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,527
 
 
High Season
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,547
for 3 nights
From
£1,352
£9,010
 
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,527
 
 
High Season
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,547
for 3 nights
From
£1,352
£9,010
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,527
 
 
High Season
5 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£4,547
for 3 nights
From
£1,352
£9,010
 
 
Standard
16 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 3 nights
From
£1,003
£6,811
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,527
 
 
Standard
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,527
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,527
£10,305
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 3 nights
From
£1,003
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £389.49
Guest House Cleaning Fee £58.42
Cleaning Fee £354.44
Property Damage Protection £77.12
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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