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SONOMA & THE VALLEY OF THE MOON – Sonoma Vacation Rental estate like a country park resting on 2 1/4 acres in the exclusive and historic Spreckels Estate enclave of Sobre Vista. One of the finest Sonoma Vacation Rentals and Sonoma Luxury Rentals and Vacation Homes. Sonoma Vacation Rental in the Valley of the Moon including a grand 6,500 square foot mid-century contemporary home that was built along side the historic 1898 Spreckels Estate tennis court. There is a classic Thomas Church designed swimming pool, a raised grass volleyball court, basketball, horseshoes, croquet, and picnic areas. We always hear, in view of the limited photographs, that the property is so much more than our guests expected. We love it and hope that you will too.

Common Areas: The home features a 40 foot entrance gallery leading to the great room with its 17 foot ceilings and massive stone fireplace. On either side of the great room is the formal dining room and the den with stone fireplace. A large chef’s kitchen compliments the morning breakfast room with stone fireplace and overlooks the pool, tennis court and valley views to the east. Through the adjacent billiard room you enter the family room with baby grand piano and 50′ flat screen television. The artwork is historic and thought-provoking…cupids and kings, horses and cavaliers, Chinese figurines, allegories, myth and legend.

The Spa Feeling… the 7 Bedrooms & Bathrooms: While the home’s interior common areas resemble a country manor or lodge the bedrooms and bathrooms are very modern and feel like a spa. Each of the 7 bedrooms are color coordinated in soft light and dark taupes and have resort quality organic linens, waffles-robes, towels and duvets from Coyuchi. All bedrooms come with custom walnut shelving, flat screen televisions with built-in DVD players, and iPod compatible clock amplifiers. Each of the bathrooms are encased in seagreen limestone and installed with European Lacava counter-top sinks, custom teak shelving and hardware from the Purist Collection. And though our other bathrooms have porcelain soaking tubs, the master bathroom suite is a special and private spa experience with a ‘Tea For Two’ jetted tub, double headed stall shower, and separate his and her unpacking and dressing areas. Very romantic.

Figs, Family & Friends: The home is big, and at the same time inviting and cozy. The many wood burning stone fireplaces, easy chairs and sofas provide ample opportunity for social settings and peaceful areas to find some time alone. Sobre Vista has many personalities just as the outdoors call for laying out on the lawns, picking figs, plums, apples, blood-oranges, white grapefruit, lemons and peaches or reading around the pool, playing tennis or volleyball and later a family game of croquet or horseshoes. You won’t be bored. You and your family and friends will truly enjoy the seamless pleasures of our Sobre Vista Estate. From relaxation and recreation to dining, reading, thinking and just being…your time here will be memorable…a peaceful and entertaining home away from home. View more

Our group, which rents a house every year for Memorial Day weekend, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. One great thing about it is that the bedrooms (save the Master, which is bigger and has a larger bathroom) are all roughly the same size with the same features, so nobody gets stuck in a "bad" room which is so often the case with large groups. We had several toddlers/small children in the group, but the house is so large and the common areas so varied that we never felt crammed while indoors. Of course we spent most of the time enjoying the porch, pool, and tennis courts, and we loved that there was a gate between porch and pool if we wanted to keep the little ones from having access. There are several great wineries just a few minutes away, and getting groceries is a snap. And to top if off, it’s much closer to San Francisco or Oakland than most houses of this size in Sonoma or Napa counties. Oh, and I should mention that Sufia–the on-site contact–is great and made things super easy. This was one of our favorite Memorial Day houses ever and I highly recommend it!

Sobre Vista Resort was the place for my wife’s birthday party last week. Best friends arrived from around the country and all were impressed by the grounds and the home in general. Frankly, the pictures do not do the property justice. The home is a large U shape, with bedrooms and bathrooms on the uprights and the kitchen, dining rooms, billiard room, sitting room and so forth in the connector. The common areas are left as they were a half century ago. The fireplace is enormous and a great place in winter to gather and talk over wine. We used the area between the billiard room and kitchen for wine tastings – a great place to do this given the fantastic view. The bedrooms are all modern with extremely comfortable "European feel" mattresses. The kitchen has a Sub Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers, and a gas stove that impressed even my wife who is a chef. The grounds are very nicely kept, and lemon and grapefruit trees provided fresh juice for us. Look: I have several ocean front rentals on the outer banks of NC and know this business… the owners spared no expense and details on this home. You will love it.