Villa Casterno - Sonoma County

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Villa Casterno - Sonoma County

  
 

What we love about Villa Casterno

Grand in scale with contemporary styling, original works of art and cheerful ambiance, this luxurious gated vineyard estate offers secluded privacy and sweeping views of the Sonoma Valley. (4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, plus office, and pool house).

The exterior architecture is modeled after a modern Italian villa and the landscaping is designed to capture the stunning views as well as highlight the elegant swimming pool and spa. Gated, with a main residence and guesthouse on the property, there is ample room for up to 8 guests.

The main house is approximately 3,000 square feet and has 3 bedrooms (all upstairs). Downstairs is an office and a well-designed kitchen with all the amenities for enthusiastic cooks. The spacious, contemporary and stylish dining room seats 8 for dinner and is an inviting room to host beautiful wine country meals.

A large living room with wrap around decks takes full advantage of the property's hillside location. From the living area guests can enjoy mountain, vineyard and pool views. If you can be tempted away from the natural beauty just beyond your windows, there is a large flat-screen TV for your enjoyment.

Upstairs the generous master suite has a king bed and a flat screen TV. A spacious private terrace offers the perfect seating area to enjoy the magical vista surrounding you. The master bath has abundant natural light and is equipped with a state-of-the-art marble steam shower for two.

The 2nd and 3rd cheery bedrooms have queen beds and share a bathroom with a beautifully marble tiled shower and tub combination. A lovely large terrace off one of the guest rooms offers a relaxing sunset view of the mountain and vineyards.

There is a large office and separate TV room downstairs for a private workspace or for quiet television viewing.

This home has an incredibly inviting, comfortable layout that takes full advantage of the flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces – in large part thanks to the well-placed private terraces, wrap around decks and many windows throughout.

An outdoor patio with a dining table for 8 plus multiple lounge chairs and a large fire-pit is the perfect place to enjoy summer evenings alfresco, under the olive trees and by the vines. The lovely pool and beautifully landscaped yard are screened with oaks, olive and lemon trees, birds of paradise and a private Zinfandel vineyard for your own little taste of wine country.

Additionally there is a large, charming and contemporary guesthouse with one bedroom and a full bath as well as a kitchenette and bonus hobby room. The bedroom suite is on the second floor and has a king bed, couch, large flat screen TV and french doors that lead to an expansive view of the vineyards with a lovely private balcony for reading or dining. Downstairs there is a bonus or hobby room with a flat-screen TV, queen sofa bed and work out equipment.

This stunning and private 1.7 acre estate is a rare gem. It is ideally located in the heart of Sonoma's wine country halfway between Kenwood/Glen Ellen and the historic square in downtown Sonoma close to vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms and restaurants.

Good to Know

5 State of the art flat screen TVs - WIFI in both main and guest house - Ceiling mounted speakers with Sonos in both main and guest house - Central heating and air conditioning throughout - Laundry room. PLEASE NOTE: Pool is not covered or fenced so may not be suitable for guests with small children. Pool is solar heated, temperatures are warmer from May through September. October through April the pool will be too chilly to swim.

Eat, Drink & Play

A stay Villa Casterno guarantees a taste of the wine country you’ve always imagined. Picturesque mountain ranges and rolling vineyards line the rustic country roads to the ‘Heart of Sonoma Valley’, a destination dotted with charming homes, plazas, restaurants and family-run wineries. A short drive will bring you to endless ‘eat, drink & play’ settings, including:
  • St. Francis Winery and Vineyard
    The highly acclaimed multi-course food and wine pairing at St. Francis Winery and Vineyard is a must-do while staying in Kenwood. Taste the wonderful reserve wines available exclusively on-site and enjoy bites from the top rated “restaurant” in America by Open Table
  • Kunde Family Winery
    Special mountaintop wine tasting 1,400 feet above the valley floor
  • VJB Cellars
    Italian varietals, courtyard, wine tasting and Italian marketplace with wood fired pizza, deli, gelato, and shopping
  • Cafe Citti
    Indulge in authentic, family-style Italian meals at this casual, Zagat rated trattoria – featured on The Food Network
  • Glen Ellen Star
    Delicious wood fired pizzas, vegetables and main dishes
  • Annadel State Park
    Miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and trail riding. Stunning displays of wildflowers from early spring through early summer. Lake Ilsanjo offers excellent fishing for black bass and blue gill
  • Sugarloaf State Park
    This Kenwood park consists of 25 miles of scenic hiking trails, great for visitors of all ages. On a clear day, hike to the top of Bald Mountain for views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Glen Ellen
    Come visit the quaint village of Glen Ellen and see why author and adventurist Jack London fell in love with its surroundings
  • Sonoma Plaza
    Travel south to the town of Sonoma with its beautiful plaza, encircled by boutiques, wineries and restaurants and historical landmarks
  • Santa Rosa
    A pleasant ride to the city of Santa Rosa takes you to a more urban setting, replete with upscale shops, restaurants and attractions like the Charles Schulz “Peanuts” museum and the Safari West Wildlife Preserve
  • Napa
    Take a drive to the iconic city of Napa for first-rate entertainment, culinary adventures of a lifetime and, of course, some of the most famous wine in the world
  • Sonoma Raceway
    In one corner of the tranquil region of Sonoma, the roar of engines and squealing of tires signal that you’ve found Infineon Raceway, scene of record-breaking auto and motorcycle races, and arguably the world’s busiest racing facility with 340 days a year of events
  • Sonoma Coast State Park
    Scenic hiking trails, sunsets over the horizon and sandy dunes await you at this Northern California beach destination
  • 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 #1653N.
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 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bath
  • Main house: 3 bedrooms, an office, and 2.5 bathrooms
  • Guest House has 1 BR, 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
  • Gourmet granite kitchen with subzero and wine refrigerators, two sinks, two dishwashers, an Italian 6 burner cooktop, and a butlers pantry
  • Gated driveway
  • Multiple wrap around terraces and seating areas for entertaining with gorgeous year round views
  • Large solar pool surrounded by grass and hedges
  • Hot tub next to pool
  • Pool chairs
  • Outdoor dining for 6-8
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • New Bocce court