Excellent

2 reviews

1 / 12 Living room and dining room

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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
7
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

A VERY SPECIAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Summers House, an Inn Wine Country property, is a rustic contemporary country house and architectural gem. Warm, welcoming, filled with art, antiques, and books, the house garners rave reviews from groups who enjoy its embrace. As one notable author who who enjoyed the house stated, 'Now I have been spoiled; every other place we stayed in after yours seemed well, souless. That might be so for all our future vacation homes.'

Summers House has views that reach to San Franco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, yet is just three miles, 10 minutes, from Historic Sonoma Plaza. Designed by award winning architect Robert Zinkhan, and beautifully integrated into the natural landscape, it epitomizes his goal: To create "The house as art".

DESIGN AND DECOR

Summers House features Mexican paver tile floors, a beautifully tiled, handcrafted, fully equipped kitchen, and native stone fireplace. The striking fireplace was constructed from cobblestones left behind when quarries on the property provided stones to pave the streets of San Francisco during the 19th century. Today, huge moss covered boulders still sculpt the land. Tumbling stonewalls have been restacked to enhance the landscape, while maintaining the property's historical integrity. Native American arrowheads found on the property also provide reminders of the past.

Comfortable and practical leather furnishings complement antiques, art, the home's natural cedar walls and exposed beams. A large 18th Century European dining table comfortably seats guests. A quarter sawn oak upright piano, a part of the family for nearly sixty years, has been restored and tuned.

Three bedrooms, all with lofts, and two bathrooms welcome groups of six (an occasional seven or eight with approval.) The master bedroom boasts an extremely comfortable king bed, and Jacuzzi bathtub. The two bedrooms that once housed the Summers children, feature queen sized beds and share a bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. Each bedroom includes a private sink and vanity.

An enormous deck, with a wonderful jarrah wood outdoor dining table, spans the south side of the house and captures views of Mt. Tamalpias and the San Francisco Bay. Views can be enjoyed from the living and dining areas as well. Sunsets are breathtaking.

LOCATION

Wind up one of the most scenic country roads in Sonoma to reach Summers House, located on a private country property in east side Sonoma. Drive through vineyards, pass by Ravenswood Winery, and climb up into the hills where the house is nestled on a wooded hillside where wildlife abounds. Drive slowly as the road is a hiker's paradise and wildlife crossing.

SONOMA ~ A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOUR VACATION

Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, historic sites; and art, cultural, film, food, wine, entertainment events are just three miles away. Enjoy Sonoma's Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday evenings and in Depot Park on Friday mornings.

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country. It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries. San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

Summers House has been the pride and joy of its owners for nearly 40 years. It has provided the setting for many family-owned business gatherings, which have supported food, wine and art, charitable endeavors. It is an inspired and inspiring home with a special sense of place.

Beneath the house from a separate, private drive and entry, the Summers maintain a live/work space from which Inn Wine Country is directed. Pat is just a telephone call away to answer any questions or assist with special requests.

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the wine country. Bring family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving and New Year's holidays. Christmas shop for unique gifts during the month of November. Take advantage of personalized service and free gift-wrapping at unique shops around Sonoma Plaza. Taste an array of excellent vintages at wine tasting rooms around the Plaza. Attend Sonoma Valley Olive Festival events in January and February. Enjoy the beauty of winter when wild mustard carpets the vineyard with gold. Take in a movie at historic Sebastiani Theater. Dine at fabulous restaurants without reserving months ahead of time. Visit wineries throughout Sonoma Valley and nearby Napa Valley and enjoy the best service of the year. Purchase wine with no worries about it overheating in the car.

Summers House is available for weekend, mid-week, weeklong and full-month visits every month of the year, with the exception of December. Call owner Pat Summers for assistance with transportation and tours. Please note that we do not keep the online calendar as we prefer that potential guests call us to discuss dates and needs.,

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 6574765

About the area

Summers House is located three miles, a ten minute drive, from Historic Sonoma Plaza. The bucolic country road leading to the house passes through vineyards and forest andby Sebastiani Vineyards, Ravenswood Winery. The area is abundant with wildlife and hikers. The house sits off the private road down a long stone walkway. It is oriented to the forest and views reach to the San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tamapais. The top of the Golden Gate Bridge is visible on clear days. Summers House is centrally located and within a few minutes of dozens of Sonoma and Carneros wineries. California's Bear Flag first rose in Sonoma Plaza, layed out by General Mariano Vallejo in 1835. The eight acre Plaza is canopied by century old trees and is home to Sonoma City Hall, picnic tables, two playgrounds and the seasonal Tuesday evening Farmers Market. It is surround by historic buildings, restaurants, shops, galleries Sebatiani Theater, and wine tasting rooms.

Owner profile

Pat S.

Tourist License
571-74-2112

Years listed:
1

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair users

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Water sports

Reviews (2)

Excellent – based on 2 reviews Excellent
2 reviews

“Clean,comfortable and a great view”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2016

The residence lived up to its description. Was occupancy ready and very well kept. The view from the deck is breath taking. Six adults in comfortable beds, two queens, one king in master. The house is nearly 50 years old but the wood and stone interior made it quite nice and very home like. The cooking utensils and cookware are great. You can prepare virtually any dish. My only suggestion would be to power wash the back deck and chairs on a regular bases. Since you are living in a vertible forest, birds are common and leave their calling cards accordingly. Definitely will go back when we're out in sonoma again!

Owner's reply: We very much enjoyed having this group of extremely gracious, complimentary people. We do strive for cleanliness everywhere - including the deck! We do last minute checks before every arrival. The birds do visit daily and add ambiance to the great outdoor space, along with their calling cards. We look forward to accommodating all of our return guests. The house is just shy of 40 years old. Very original 1970s kept in good condition. Our guests love its charm.

“Great escape in Sonoma”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2015

We stayed at the Summers home for a three day weekend. All was very clean and the views from the porch were spectacular. The drive up the road was always a treat. Lots of folks walking and riding bikes. I was a bit concerned that the Summers live below the rental but was never an issue while we were there. They were very accommodating. Only suggestions that we would have would be some amenities in the bathroom and perhaps some coffee for the morning after you arrive as you don't really want to leave to go get some! Ravens Wood winery down the road comped the tasting for us as we were "neighbors" and "Cat" that works there is a hoot. They have a great attitude and make you feel welcome. If coming in late afternoon, would encourage a stop at Whole Foods or the Market to stock up on a few things. It's about 10-15 minutes to the store. Again, had a great stay!

Owner's reply: It is a pleasure to accommodate guests and assist them with their enjoyment of our wonderful wine country. We provide a tip sheet that encourages all to stock up on supplies when they arrive in Sonoma before driving up to the house. Suggestions from our guests are greatly appreciated and help us insure great experiences. We will definitely now provide coffee just in case. Bathrooms are stocked with quality liquid soap and ample towels. We ask guests to bring other preferred personal toiletries.

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