Come enjoy this brand new 2 bedroom 2 bath retreat in the Carneros region of Sonoma for your wine country escape. Bastide du Lavandin (The Lavender Cottage) combines French country elegance and spaciousness to create a welcoming, light filled home for your wine country stay.
Bastide was designed to take advantage of the unique landscape of this property and similar to old style French houses it has exposed wood beams, high ceilings and dormer windows to bring in the exquisite light.
BASTIDE DU LAVANDIN:
Bastide has a generous open grand room with 18 foot cathedral ceilings with dormer windows providing light throughout the main room. The modern gourmet kitchen with spacious island, extensive dining room and living room area all mesh together - the perfect place to hang out. All the kitchen appliances are brand new and the island is large enough for a cooking demonstration for your group. Ample cabinet and pantry space leads to the separate laundry room, which has a full sized stand up washer and dryer for your use.
The furniture is contemporary Restoration Hardware designed furniture, which provides a farm house style feel.
Both bedrooms, which are on the same side of the house, have a queen-sized bed and the large windows provide great light into each of them. The master bedroom has a large walk in closet and each bathroom has its own walk in shower. (The master also has an outdoor shower for your enjoyment).
With a large stone clad gas fireplace and living area that opens through French doors to the outside area, the space is perfect inside/outside experience. The house has AC throughout.
There is a large Flat screen TV above the fireplace with Netflix access and high speed Wifi as well.
On the back patio, there is a large dining table which seats 8. Nearby is a 3-burner Weber Genesis propane grill for your grilling pleasure. The back area is dominated by the view of a combination hot tub & swimming pool. The pool is mid 70s in the summer but is "refreshing" the rest of the year. Eg NOT heated. At one end of the pool are 2 lounge chairs to tan on and on the other end is a poolside fire pit for your evening enjoyment with your family and friends.
Just past the pool is the lawn area that is perfect for a game of cornhole! And in the distance is a view of the south end of the Mayacama range separating Sonoma and Napa Valley.
The house sits hidden behind a gated entrance and large oak trees providing privacy from the road. At the end of the meandering driveway is a flat parking area, which has parking for up to 3 cars.
There is an alarm clock w USB charging capability in each bedroom and a multiple USB charging station in the pantry room.
Pets would compete with squirrels and native birds (we have beautiful bluebirds and hawks) so pets are not allowed. We do have jackrabbits running around on the property and an occasional deer or even coyote!
This house was built for a relaxing adult experience so we do not allow children under 18 without prior arrangement. (There is a firepit, slippery tiles around the hot tub, that would be a risk.) Families should be aware that the pool is NOT gated NOR HEATED.
:PLEASE NO YOUNG CHILDREN!
EVENTS are not allowed on the property (eg weddings, etc)
No smoking is allowed inside or outside the house.
Our owners contract that we ask you to sign before using the house has a waiver of liability.
The home guide in the house contains a list of fabulous local menus/interesting things to do in the area. Please leave it for the next guests enjoyment as well.
To rent Bastide you must be at least 25 years old and able to provide a photo id upon request.
Property Fee listed on the website is for $1,000 of damage insurance which is less expensive than that charged by this hosting website.
Located just 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge it is within easy striking distance to San Francisco. It is about 1 and 1/2 hours from either the SF or Oakland Airport (depending on traffic), and only 45 minutes from the Santa Rosa Regional Airport.
Bastide du Lavandin is in a great location and provides easy access to both Sonoma and Napa wineries and activities. Carneros is the closest wine region to SF and 2nd oldest center of wine production in CA, spanning both Sonoma and Napa counties. We are just 8 minutes from Sonoma Square and about 14 minutes from downtown Napa.
We are located just minutes from a diverse offering of wines at distinguished wineries such as Gunlauch Bundshau (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay), Domaine Carneros (Champagne) , and acclaimed Patz and Hall (Pinot/Chardonnay). There are over 425 wineries in Sonoma Valley so we are sure you will find one of them to your liking!
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
If you are interested in trying something different while in Wine Country, the Sonoma Plaza with its numerous shops and restaurants is less than 10 minutes away and provides a shopping opportunity to break up your day.
Restaurants abound throughout the Sonoma Valley and range from hole in the wall sports bar to 5 star rated restaurants. All around the Sonoma Plaza there are numerous restaurants such as the Girl and Fig, Café La Haye, Depot Hotel, Eldorado Kitchen and Maya’s.
Some other fun spots or activities include:
• 10 minute drive — Sonoma Golf Club or 20 minutes to Chardonnay in Napa (Beautiful courses surrounded by mountains and vineyards with tee offs for all levels)
• 10 minute drive — Sonoma Market
Every local’s favorite grocery store, with an excellent deli, meat, seafood, artisanal bread and cheese selection
• Sonoma’s Best on 8th Street - Local wines and delicacies
12 minute drive
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Hidden gem of a gallery with lots of quality and interesting pieces on display — definitely worth visiting
Sebastiani Theatre - Old fashioned movie theatre and local venue on the Sonoma Square
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.
Maximum Occupancy is 4
Maximum number of vehicles is 2
Quiet hours must be observed between 10pm and 7am No amplified sound is allowed
Vacation permit : ZPE - 0304
Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate is 3055NGet the full listing »