Mallard - Sonoma County

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Mallard - Sonoma County


What we love about Mallard

With its dramatic setting and endless vistas over the valley, it’s hard to believe that Mallard is just five minutes from the lively town of Sonoma. But there is so much more to this contemporary home than just a stellar location. The mid-century style home with two story walls of glass opens onto an expansive private promontory where the terrace and pool afford 180-degree views surrounding by a natural hillside woodland. There’s lots of room to luxuriate under sunny skies on the pool deck or enjoy the cooling shade of the signature coastal oak trees and unusual dessert landscaping. Wander down the hillside and you’ll discover a ‘hidden’ spa – totally private. On the other side up the garden steps is a secluded sitting area ideal for morning coffee or late night stargazing.

The home was designed for the casual wine country lifestyle with its open flowing design featuring of natural wood and stone elements. The Great Room is the centerpiece of the home where you’ll relax around the two story fireplace and admire the quintessential wine country views. The open kitchen makes preparing meals and dining a social affair and the double glass doors leading to the outdoors makes al fresco meals part of your daily routine at Mallard.

The home’s neutral colors scheme is the perfect backdrop for the burst of natural color and light that filter in from every angle. The bedroom on the first floor opens to a private terrace surrounded by ancient oak trees.

Take the spiral stairs to the second floor to discover a comfortable den where you can catch up on your favorite TV shows and movies. Each of the three upper bedrooms have private baths and terraces where you’ll want to escape for some solitude as you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the valley.

Mallard is truly a guests’ favorite as it truly embraces the carefree lifestyle and easy living of the Sonoma wine country.

Good to Know

Mallard is located on a private ridge in the exclusive Mission Highlands and has some of the best views of the local vineyards, valley, mountains, and San Francisco in the far distance. The intimate nature of the open floor plan is balance with the many private areas throughout the property and house. With all the nature around you, it’s surprising that you are just five minutes from the town of Sonoma, a hub for award-wining restaurants, tasting rooms for top wineries, eclectic shops, and historic landmarks.

Eat, Drink & Play

Only a five minute drive from the restaurants, boutiques and wine tasting rooms of the historic Sonoma Plaza, Mallard offers the best of both city and country living. Dine out for a wonderful meal in town and be back at your villa in a matter of minutes for a night of stargazing. Whatever you’re looking to see and do in Wine Country, Mallard has you covered. Some of our favorite spots within a short drive include:
  • Sonoma Plaza
    Cruise around Sonoma’s central square by foot or bicycle, where every corner surprises you with a romantic cafe, an old adobe storefront, a shaded picnic spot or live music and fine dining
  • Mission San Francisco Solano
    Take a drive over to Mission San Francisco Solano, the last Spanish mission built in California. Sonoma’s historic wineries, Buena Vista and Gundlach-Bundschu were established shortly after the mission - over 150 years ago - and mark the birthplace of the premium wine industry in the U.S.
  • Sebastiani Theatre
    Old fashioned movie theatre and local venue
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
    Hidden gem of a gallery with lots of quality and interesting pieces on display — definitely worth visiting
  • Sonoma TrainTown Railroad
    Families know to head to Train Town for a joyous day of nostalgic fun on one of the largest rideable scale model trains in the country.
  • The Girl & the Fig
    Dine under the stars or choose an intimate spot indoors at this popular local restaurant serving country food with a French passion
  • El Dorado Kitchen
    Their beautiful outdoor garden is the setting for many a delicious alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Sonoma Market
    Every local’s favorite grocery store, with an excellent deli, meat, seafood, artisanal bread and cheese selection
  • Fremont Diner
    A contemporary take on the classic American diner, this food joint is a must-visit while in the area, offering menu items like shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and homemade biscuits and gravy
  • Hanzell Winery
    Called “one of the most influential producers in California’s winemaking history”, this is the winery our guests tell us is one of their favorite wine discoveries in Sonoma
  • Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
    Champagne is their forte and the veranda views are unbeatable
  • Sonoma Raceway
    In one corner of the tranquil region of Sonoma, the roar of engines and squealing of tires signal that you’ve found Sonoma Raceway, scene of record-breaking auto and motorcycle races, and arguably the world’s busiest racing facility with 340 days a year of events
  • Napa
    The town of Napa blends an exciting urban view with a wine country lifestyle, a place where you can expect culinary adventures and world-class entertainment
  • San Francisco
    In just over an hour, you can be crossing the iconic Golden Gate bridge and immersing yourself in the vibrant and fast-paced life of the city by the bay

Why BeautifulPlaces?

BeautifulPlaces is the leading villa rental agency in California’s wine country. Experts on the ins and outs of Sonoma and Napa Valley, we strive to deliver the best possible vacation rental experience for you before, during and after your stay. Not only are we available by phone 24/7 should any issues arise at the property, we provide concierge services to share with you the top restaurants, wineries, and activities in the region. We are also happy to arrange pre-arrival shopping, private chefs and other in-villa services upon request. Committed to the highest standards, we personally inspect and approve the villas before your arrival to ensure a seamless, hassle-free holiday.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about the property, our services or terms, conditions and rules. After we receive confirmation of your reservation, we will email you a copy of our rental agreement which you must sign and return to us within 24 hours.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate #1658N.
This property is located in the County of Sonoma and is subject by county law to restrictions and the rules set by the property owner with a goal of being considerate of neighbors. Overnight and day time occupancy is limited to 8 guests; events, parties and amplified music are not allowed; rental guests must observe quiet hours between 10:00pm and 7:00 am. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Notable Features:

  • View Rates
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 5 Bath
  • Sleeps 8
  • A comfortable mid-century modern home
  • Four ensuite bedrooms with private terraces or patios
  • Open floorplan with two story windows
  • Media room and office
  • Large private pool deck and treed terraces
  • A secluded spa with breathtaking views
  • Five minutes from the Sonoma town plaza, tasting rooms, shops and restaurants

Guest Comments

"We used BeautifulPlaces to help us plan our annual multi-generational family vacation. Sarah found us a wonderful property and helped us plan everything including our delicious arrival dinner that was prepared and ready to eat when we arrived. Every one of her suggestions were on-point, and my out of town guests marveled at the property, views, and bounty of Sonoma County."

The property on Mallard Drive has been beautifully updated. The open, modern design flows nicely onto the many patio’s, lookout points, and into the extended yard with pool and hot-tub. Views around every corner, you can’t help but stare at the vineyards and wish for a wine country home of your own. The hot tub is not to be missed, perched on a ledge looking out over the rolling vineyards. The rooms are tastefully appointed, worthy of a 5 star resort. We will definitely be using BeautifulPlaces again!

- Michael H.