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Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home

This Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home has a fabulous setting with manicured oaks, a circular front drive, side house garage, manicured grounds, entertaining decks & delightful pool for your kids. The home and parcel are very private from its neighbors having over half an acre. The home and property have been meticulously maintained with only one owner ever.  This neighborhood is one of the most sought-after areas for family homes.  Ridgeview is a beautiful street, one of the most attractive streets in a very desirable area with award winning schools & family oriented neighborhood offering close proximity to everything.  This home offers single-level living from its upper floor having all of its main living areas including the Bedrooms, Kitchen, Family Room, Living Room and Bonus Sun Room.  From the main level there are entertaining decks to the backyard as well as trails to the pool and through its manicured Oaks.  Enjoy city light views from its rear yard and pool area.  On the entry level there is a large bonus game room, office and hobby room with a half bath perfect to use as a guest studio/au pair, pool table game room, library, crafts room or anything else you may desire.  Right up the street within walking distance is Hidden Valley Elementary School, a very sought-after school for your young ones.  Pacific Market, an organic and gourmet small boutique market, is located just down the way towards downtown Santa Rosa.  Living here gives you the luxury of having all the conveniences Santa Rosa and Sonoma County have to offer within close proximity.  This is truly a fabulous Hidden Valley-Montecito Heights Family Home in a gorgeous area to live.

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

Helpful Links:

Rincon Valley School District

Santa Rosa School District

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

Riebli Valley Country & Equestrian Estate

This Riebli Valley Country & Equestrian Estate is located in one of the most sought-after wine country valley’s Sonoma County has to offer.  It has a tastefully adorned single-level plantation style ranch home with covered decking wrapping the entire home.  All its rooms have airy volume with high ceilings and views that look out on the properties park-like grounds and vast lawns.  Enjoy a newer pool and in-ground jacuzzi alongside a covered gazebo and outdoor entertaining area.

The property is privately gated with a duck pond, 6-stall horse barn, covered arena, secondary barn, fenced pastures and a newer tennis court.  Also featured is a second 600+/- sq. ft. home with 1 bedroom, a loft, full bath and full kitchen.  Additionally, this property also has a caretaker’s mobile home and 3-car detached garage/shop.  The existing caretaker would like to stay on at the discretion of the next owner.  He maintains the property in exchange for rent and enjoys some modest pay from the current owner for all his help and expertise.

This entire property is fenced and has a private entry gate.  It’s in move-in ready condition being freshly painted and updated tastefully throughout the home and grounds.  It’s landscaping truly feels like a private park.  For the horse lovers out there, the covered arena and 6-stall horse barn are both of superb quality and condition ready for you and your favorite horses to enjoy.  The tennis court and pool were newly installed in the last few years and remain in like-new condition.  This Riebli Valley Country Estate is a truly fabulous property and a great value for all it has to offer!

Riebli Valley is in the North-East quadrant of Santa Rosa adjacent to Mark West Springs and Rincon Valley.  Mark West Springs is one of the main corridors to Calistoga just 20 minutes away.  Rincon Valley is known for its family community and sought-after school district.  Riebli Valley is a picturesque wine country valley with rolling vineyard covered hills and beautiful mountains wrapping around it.  There are some very exclusive estates within this area including Charles Schultz estate, the creator of Peanuts, located in the Foothills above this valley.

Enjoy being just 10 minutes to downtown Santa Rosa with its variety of fine restaurants, shopping and conveniences including Whole Foods, Costco, movie theatres, two large shopping malls, railroad square and the smart train to the Bay area.  Riebli Valley also has very close proximity to Healdsburg, its wineries and historic town square just 15 minutes North.  Healdsburg offers a variety of activities including music in its town square on Tuesday evenings, kayaking on the Russian River, world class cuisine and wine tasting of course just to name a few.

Please call either Doug Swanson cell 707-291-4400 or Mary Haufler cell 707-328-3868 to schedule a private tour.  This property is easy for either of us to show even on short notice.

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

Helpful Links:

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

Extraordinary Bennett Valley Estate

Kenwood Wine Country Retreat

This handcrafted stone Kenwood wine country retreat has everything you could ask for in an idyllic retreat or vacation property.  The home itself is 4000 square feet including 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms and has a 1/1 detached guest cottage with its own full kitchen.  Initially built in the early 1940s the 1 foot thick native stone walls provide luxurious, natural air-conditioning allowing you to throw the windows open wide all day / every day in the summer heat while staying comfortable within.  Completely remodeled back to the studs/stone in 2000, the old world finishes and large spaces are complemented with state of the art conveniences.

The flooring is a rich mix of carved limestone and reclaimed douglas fir hardwood. The Great-Room/Kitchen has 15 foot vaulted ceilings and a massive stone, wood-burning fireplace & hearth that anchors the room; a truly memorable gathering place straight out of the days of yore when stone lodges had oversized fireplaces dominating the center of the household.  The kitchen is professionally appointed with 2 islands, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, adjoining pantry and room for 3 to cook simultaneously at the Viking range.  A unique culinary focal point, part of one vast great room measuring over 1000 square feet with splendid views to the peaks of Sugar Loaf State Park.  In the middle of this special room, a 14 foot, 19th century French wine bar affords temperature controlled refrigeration for optimal wine tasting. When temperatures drop, there is radiant heat (under the limestone flooring) so one is more than comfortable in the high-ceiling, main floor spaces.  Available on the main floor is a library/living room (a legal bedroom with attached private bath) featuring an original stone fireplace, a 2nd bedroom with bath that overlooks the properties manicured grounds and pool, as well as a large media/theatre room.

The pool is chemical free and measures 12 foot by 50 foot; perfect for swimming laps or just enjoying the luxurious cool water during those lazy hot summer months.  The outdoor splendor merges with the indoors as all the front-facing windows on both levels bifold back letting in all the splendor of rural Sonoma County.

The upstairs features the Master Suite with view picture windows opening to a wrap-around front deck looking down on the pool and lounge area and across the valley to forested ridges.  There is a 4th bedroom with ensuite bath upstairs with the same views as the master.  All 5 bedrooms between the main and guest house are spacious, ensuite with their own full baths affording gracious comfort and privacy to the owners as well as all family and guests visiting this one-of-a-kind wine country property.

The grounds are luxuriously landscaped and designed to be equally attractive and low maintenance.  The pool area is surrounded by numerous lounging options: chaises, vast couches, a day bed and a stone patio with outdoor dining just off the great-room and kitchen.  Adjacent to the pool lounge area is another part of the grounds dedicated to socializing and entertaining centered by a large fire pit encircled by a conversational outdoor seating, a stainless-steel barbecue, an 8-person hot tub/spa and Bocce’ Ball court all wrapped by 150’ tall fir trees.

Above the entertaining area is a meandering trail that leads to the private detached cottage which is fully equipped with its own kitchen and large bath.  This delightfully private guest unit with virgin redwood ceilings is tastefully decorated with the same level of comfort that the rest of the property offers.

Upon arriving at this property, you will find it privately gated with high perimeter fencing ensuring both privacy and respite throughout its grounds.  Beyond the entry gate is a large parking area with room for 6 or more cars off street and protected.  There is an additional 3-car on street parking area dedicated to this property as well.

Just across on the opposite side of Adobe Canyon is a year-round creek with wonderful little falls and pools all along its meandering path traversing the canyon floor. In the Winter you clearly hear the sound of roaring water.  Up the street and within walking distance are a network of hiking trails crisscrossing, Sugarloaf State Park.  Sugarloaf also offers a variety of events such as music under the stars, camping, star gazing, horseback riding, and much more.  Please click the links provided below for Sugar Loaf State Park and the surrounding area to explore all this area of Sonoma County has to offer.

This property is in Kenwood, the very center of the Sonoma Valley and the Northern California Wine Country.  From here you can readily explore Sonoma’s historic plaza, Glen Ellen’s gourmet restaurants, Kenwood’s tasting rooms, all the amenities that Santa Rosa has to offer and the charm, culture and cuisine that is Healdsburg.

Beginning back in 2006 this home has been a very successful vacation rental which grosses about $300,000 per year.  With staff managing it for the current owner it nets over $165,000 per year.  Links to it’s VRBO and AirBnB listings are provided below.

Sonoma County & Kenwood Area Links:

Wine Tasting, Sonoma Valley & Beyond

Mount Hood Funky Fridays Info & Concert Schedule

Valley of the Moon Music Festival

Broadway Under the Stars, Jack London State Park

Sonoma County Fair Event Center & Information

Montgomery Village Shopping & Summer Concerts in Santa Rosa

Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series

Guide to the Russian River Resort Area

Green Music Center Event Calendar

Sonoma Family Fun

AirBnB Listing

VRBO Listing

Beautiful Single Story

Beautiful Single Story.

3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in highly desirable neighborhood between Bennett Valley and Montgomery Village. Spacious home has been lovingly maintained and is ready for your designer touches. This property offers a bright and open floor plan, laundry room, 2 car garage, and wood-burning fireplace. This large lot is conveniently located just minutes from Montgomery Village, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Bennett Valley Shopping and beautiful Howarth & Annadel State Park.  Charming home in coveted neighborhood has beautiful & colorful landscaping.

Bennett Valley is very convenient to just about everything Sonoma County has to offer. It’s just minutes to Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Rohnert Park and Green Music Center. Bennett Valley also provides a short drive to the historic wine country plazas within the city of Sonoma as well as Healdsburg, both are just 30 minutes or less away. This location also provides easy access to the 101 in Petaluma making for a short 45-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. During times of heavy traffic on the 101 this location saves you 30 minutes or more in getting to San Francisco.

Bennett Valley is surrounded by Annadel State Park, Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve offering hundreds of acres to explore, hike, horseback riding and mountain bike riding.

Here are some interesting links containing more information and history for Bennett Valley as well as information on Bennett Valley parks for your convenience:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

To set up a private showing for this property or more Bennett Valley properties for sale please call Mary Haufler at 707-328-3868 or Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or click on the showing request icon above.

 

 

Barbed Oak Vineyard Estate

Welcome to ‘Barbed Oak Vineyard Estate’ located in Bennett Valley and the Sonoma County Wine Country!

This gorgeous estate home was completed in 2007 using ‘Green’ construction and is certified at the ‘Gold’ designation.  The quality of construction is apparent right from your first impression as you walk up to the home and continues to be reinforced as you tour through the entire property as well as outbuildings.  The materials and artistry used in its construction are all of the highest quality including reclaimed woods, plaster walls, open volume throughout with vaulted ceilings and tasteful architecture, an abundance of natural light, a chef’s kitchen and so much more.  The main home is single-level and designed to take in the vineyard & valley views from all the main living area’s including the Master Suite.  Large view windows define the rooms throughout this home.  The back terrace is designed for entertaining with an exterior kitchen, pizza oven, outdoor shower, bath and extraordinary wine cellar all complimenting its infinity edge pool that gives an endless reflection out over the vineyard below and beautiful valley beyond.

Next to the pool is a fabulous detached guest suite with its own full bath and long views.  This suite is very private and will make any guest staying there feel special and comfortable.  Below the guest suite is a large private office where the current owners run ‘Barbed Oak Vineyards’ from.  Adjacent to the main house, pool and guest house is a detached exercise room sitting in a forested setting that looks out over the properties vineyard and valley beyond.  Attached to the main house is an over-sized 3-car garage that leads directly into the main home and kitchen area. 

The property has two gated entrances.  The main gate is stately designed to set your first impression in accord with the property itself.  The 2nd gated entrance is lined with 70+/- fruit baring olive trees that lead to the vineyards and to a charming 2-level barn which is equipped with its own guest house complete with a kitchen, great room and private upstairs bedroom. The guest house is well adorned and would please even the most discriminating guests or visiting family.  Within the barn is also an art studio that opens to entertaining decks and a petanque court (similar bocce’ ball).

This property consists of 18 acres of gentle land that looks out over gorgeous wine country views encompassing all of Bennett Valley, which one of the most beautiful valleys within all of Sonoma County.  This property has 8.5 acres planted to high quality Dijon Chardonnay, Calera Pinot Noir, Swan Pinot Noir, Pommard Pinot Noir as well as a half-acre of Aligote’.  The fruit from this vineyard demands a price per ton well above the Sonoma County average with the Pinot Noir selling for $4,500 per ton in 2017 and the Chardonnay and Aligote’ each selling for $3,000 per ton respectively.  The fruit from this vineyard goes into quality wines of various acclaimed labels that boast highly rated awards from many tastings throughout the wine country.  Beyond the vineyard, you will also enjoy having your own variety of fruit trees in an orchard area at the bottom edge of the property near Matanzas Creek.

The established ‘Barbed Oak Vineyards’ BOV wine label and wine club are a plus for any buyer who would love a head start with their love of wine and involvement with the wine industry.  This label has a long track record of awards from prominent tastings for each of their varietals.  A private tasting of their wines is included with your tour if you decide to come visit the property for a more in depth tour.  This owner currently only sells 300 cases a year under their label by design and sells the rest of the fruit to other wineries (who would take it all if they could).  Robert Parker gave one of the wineries that uses their fruit exclusively in their pinot a 96 rating which is very prestigious rating to be able to promote.  The Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Aligote’ from this property each have many prestigious awards under all of the wine labels they are used in.

For additional information regarding Bennett Valley, Sonoma County, Parks & Wine Country Living please see the links provided below. 

To schedule a private showing please contact Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or click on the showing request button above.

Helpful Links:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

10-Acre Riebli Valley Country Property

This 10-acre Riebli Valley country property sits high up on a knoll-top and looks out over gorgeous Sonoma County wine country views.

This home has European chalet style architecture with an internal staircase that is wrapped by comfortable living areas, all of which were designed to take advantage of natural light and this property’s panoramic view setting.

This home has an abundance of natural light with large view picture windows throughout.  It offers a variety of decks that capture the setting from each side of the home perfect for entertaining and relaxing.

The property is accessed through a private gate and has its own long driveway approach to the home site at the top.  It has a 2-car detached garage/shop and plenty of room along its ridge-top to garden, for kids to play, to add a pool if you would like one and landscape further to your heart’s desire.

The location of this country property is very desirable with its close proximity to award winning top rated schools, world class wineries, the new Sutter hospital as well as Kaiser Permanente, the Sonoma County Airport, local activities including the Luther Burbank Center of the Arts, farmers markets, Hiking and riding trails and much more…

You will love the quiet and peacefulness & privacy this property provides.  There are no influences from neighbors from this homes building site.  Enjoy some open meadows, forested trails and a seasonal creek that runs the length of the Westerly property border.  Bring your own ideas and make this your happy home here for years to come!

Additional facts about the property location:

Distance to:

Healdsburg Town Square 13.7 miles (18 Minutes)

Downtown Santa Rosa 8.1 miles (14 Minutes)

Windsor Town Square 8.4 miles (14 Minutes)

Bodega, Sonoma Coast 24.3 Miles (39 Minutes)

Sonoma Town Square 37.1 miles (49 Minutes)

Calistoga, Napa 14.8 miles (25 Minutes)

 

Helpful Links:

Sonoma County Events

Things to do

Wineries Map

Best Restaurants In Sonoma County

Farmers Markets

Lake Sonoma

Russian River Activities

 

 

Bennett Valley Country Property

This Bennett Valley country property sits in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country with easy access to Glenn Ellen, Kenwood, Santa Rosa, Sonoma and Healdsburg. It is one of the most coveted valley’s Sonoma County has to offer. This Property has 2.76+/- meadow like acres with a 3,392 +/-square foot main home and a 720+/- square foot detached 2nd home/granny unit. The main home has 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths. The floor plan offers mostly single-level living with the Master Suite, Kitchen, great room and 2 bedrooms on the entry level. Downstairs is another great room and bedrooms perfect for guest or as a game room that opens to the rear yard and beautiful green lawns. The 2nd detached home/granny unit is very charming with view decks that take in the view looking over meadows to the hillsides of Annadel State Park. Both the main house and Granny unit are private from each other but still offer the proximity you would want for a family compound.

Bennett Valley is very convenient to just about everything Sonoma County has to offer. It’s just minutes to Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Rohnert Park and Green Music Center. Bennett Valley also provides a short drive to the historic wine country plazas within the city of Sonoma as well as Healdsburg, both are just 30 minutes or less away. This location also provides easy access to the 101 in Petaluma making for a short 45-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. During times of heavy traffic on the 101 this location saves you 30 minutes or more in getting to San Francisco.

Bennett Valley is surrounded by Annadel State Park, Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve offering hundreds of acres to explore, hike, horseback riding and mountain bike riding.

Here are some interesting links containing more information and history for Bennett Valley as well as information on Bennett Valley parks for your convenience:

Bennett Valley History and Information

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Taylor Mountain Hiking Trails

Taylor Mountain Regional Park

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Annadel State Park

Annadel Hiking Trails

To set up a private showing for this property or more Bennett Valley Land for sale please call Doug Swanson at 707-636-4440 or click on the showing request icon above.

Riebli Valley 5-Acre Country Estate

This Riebli Valley 5-acre Country Estate is located at 1755 Crystal Springs Court and has beautiful views looking down its own oak studded valley to the distant city lights of Santa Rosa. The current owners have tastefully updated this home including hard wood flooring throughout both levels, an exquisite chef’s kitchen, designer paint, hand crafted built-ins in the Master Suite, dual iron wood wrap-around decks, high ceilings and much more.

Enjoy single-level living with the kitchen/great-room combo, living room and Master Suite all on the main entry level. There is a 2nd Master Suite on the lower level as well as 2 additional large bedrooms plus 2 large bonus rooms as well, one of which is currently used as an exercise room and the other as a hobby room. All of the rooms downstairs have access to the lower wrap-around deck and to the rear yard. The great-room, living room and Master Suite also have access to the upper wrap-around deck which brings in the views and light for each of these rooms. This property offers perfect privacy & quiet serenity throughout its 5 park-like acres to enjoy. It also is improved with a large fenced stable with two small animal barns which is currently used for their goats, chickens and other family pets. For the nature lover there is a fabulous manicured walking trail that’s roughly a half mile long that meanders through your own private valley and crisscrosses a seasonal creek with foot bridges all looping back up to the rear of the home.

Riebli Valley is one of Sonoma Counties most coveted valleys with close access to all the amenities Santa Rosa has to offer, in addition Healdsburg with its historic town square and wineries is only 15 minutes up the 101 and Bodega with the ocean and Northern California beaches are only 30 minutes or so West. This property has a fabulous location and is a gorgeous home and property. It’s something special for you to enjoy throughout your life.

Newer Single Level in Montecito Heights

Elegant single story home on nearly half an acre blends 2,886 square feet of exquisite luxury with practical ease of living. Located in one of Sonoma County’s most prestigious areas, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, with office, open floor plan built in 2007, includes a 3 car garage, gleaming hardwood floors, chef’s kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and covered patio.

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