|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Find serenity at Olive Branch Retreat. Located between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Olive Branch Retreat is surrounded by nature and features a Koi pond, hot tub, two outdoor gathering areas, a vegetable garden, water-wise landscaping, 300 olive trees, creeks, springs, meadows, forests, wildlife, birds, night sounds, (not "night life") await. If you love nature and long for peace and quiet, you will love this retreat away from it all.
Many places offer seclusion, however, the winding gravel driveway up to the gated 80 acre property offers an additional sense of adventure and retreat that is rare to find just 20 minutes from the towns of St Helena, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa.
The home is contemporary, comfortable, and a great viewing platform for the natural surroundings. Originally a barn, the 1600 sq. ft redwood-sided structure blends into the natural surroundings. The open design of the main living area feels spacious and airy, and brings guests together for cooking, eating, and relaxing. Many windows offer views of the surrounding valley, marsh and meadows. The main living area is upstairs and includes the master bedroom, a full bath, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living area. Downstairs are two bedrooms, a full bath with tub/shower and laundry area.
The area in front of the home is south facing. Deer-proof, water-wise landscaping and natural stone from the property have been used to create comfortable outdoor living areas. The natural spring and newly installed pond and waterfall add to the enjoyment of this beautiful spot. A BBQ, table for six, outdoor furniture and hot tub are also found here. Rose-covered arbors act as gateways. A large Oak and a Fig tree provide welcome shade on hot days. The hot tub is set for a spectacular view of the sky and natural surroundings, day or night. The warm water allows for enjoyment of the outdoors on cold winter days.
A short walk from the house you will find a large, 1200 sq. ft deck overlooking the creek. A gas BBQ, large table, comfortable chairs and chaises, a fir forest, and misters make this the perfect spot on a hot Northern California Wine Country day or evening.
Sonoma County TOT#1586N
Both Sonoma and Napa Counties are known for their wonderful wines, beautiful scenery, good weather, great food, and many varied outdoor activities.
The dramatic Sonoma County coastline, about 1 hour's drive to the west is well worth a visit. Drive north to Fort Ross, a historic Russian outpost, on Hwy 1.Watch the sun set from the River's End in Jenner. Walk on the beach at Goat Rock. Hike the Kortum trail along the bluff to the south of Jenner.
West Sonoma County offers redwood forests, wine tasting, dining, river rafting and more. Visit the old-growth redwoods at Armstrong Woods in Guerneville. Canoe, kayak or tube down the Russian River. Drive to Healdsburg through the Knights and Alexander Valleys. Taste wine along the way, then play, shop or dine in Healdsburg. See a play at the RavenTheater.
Hiking options abound! Hike right out the front door of the Olive Branch Retreat. Or, go further afield to Annadel State Park, Spring Lake Park, Sugarloaf Park and more.
Enjoy the unique Napa Valley energy! It is an elite, glamorous area with marvelous restaurants, well known chefs, and world-class wineries. Shop and dine in beautiful, historic St. Helena.
South on Hwy 29 towards Napa takes travelers through beautiful vineyards and small towns with excellent restaurants like Auberge du Soleil and Rutherford Bar and Grill in Rutherford, Lucy Restaurant and Bar, Bistro Jeanty, and Hopper Creek Kitchen at Hotel Yountville in Yountville.
North of St. Helena is the famous town of Calistoga. Try a mud bath, get a massage, relax any time of year floating in the warm spring fed pools at Indian Springs Resort. Visit the Sharpsteen Museum to learn more about the Native Americans and local history of this area. Dine at JoLe or Solbar. BBQ from Busters is good for take out. Visit a winery or two. Hike or mountain bike the Oat Hill Mine Road. Visit Boothe and Bale Grist Mill State Parks.
Spring Mountain now has its own appellation and is known for its Cabernet. Pack a picnic and wind your way through this lovely area. See how it used to be. Small family owned and operated wineries dot the countryside along Spring Mountain Road to the East of here. It's quite different from the valley scene. For instance, Pride has vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa County. The tour of their cave is excellent.
Drive through the Valley of the Moon to Sonoma. Visit Wineries, shop around the plaza in the town center, and dine at one of the many fabulous restaurants like The Girl And The Fig. Or Cafe La Haye. Taste your way through the Carneros region. Art lovers won't want to miss the De Rosa Preserve.
Santa Rosa is the nearest and largest city, as well as being the Sonoma County Seat. Safari West is the #1 attraction, and only about 15 minutes from Olive Branch. The Charles M. Shultz Museum is loved by Peanuts fans, and the newly completed Children's Museum and ice skating rink are favorites in the same area. The Pacific Coast Air Museum may interest aviation history fans. We love to hike around Spring Lake and on into Annadel State Park. Biking in Sonoma County is HUGE. If you want an organized bike ride, there are three companies to choose from.
The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and the Green Center at Sonoma are just two local venues for live entertainment. Our favorite movie theater is the Summerfield. Mary's Pizza and East West Cafe are good casual dining options, and are right next door to the theater. Beer drinkers love Pliney the Elder from the Russian River Brewery in downtown Santa Rosa.
Montgomery Village is a good place to shop. Monty is a popular place for a bite to eat. Santa Rosa has two other shopping Malls: Coddingtown and Santa Rosa Plaza. Downtown and Railroad Square offer specialty shopping. Restaurants we like in Santa Rosa include Starks, Willi's Wine Bar, Jackson's and Flavors. John Ash Vinter's Inn is great for Happy Hour. Good Breakfasts can be found at Parkside Cafe and Hank's Creekside Cafe. Goji and Sea Thai Bistro are wonderful options for Asian Fusion food.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||C$200 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$666|
-MAJOR HOLIDAY RATE is 1500 rental fee for a 3 night stay, plus tax, cleaning, service fee, and damage protection policy. HOLIDAYS are New Years, Presidents day weekend, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. ASK OWNER FOR A QUOTE.
-Cancellations made within 30 days are non-refundable. Security deposit will be returned immediately.
- 90% of booking fee will be refunded if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in date.
- Check-in: 4:00 PM
- Check-out: 11:00 AM
- Please no early check-in without prior agreement.
We expect the house to be in similar to check in condition when you leave. Clean dishes in the dishwasher and unwashed linens and towels left in place or in laundry area are acceptable.
We are not permitted for events! Some examples of events include bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, receptions, corporate gatherings/conferences. We are permitted to have no more than 12 guests on the property at any given time (i.e. 6 registered overnight guests and 6 day/evening visitors.) Please respect this rule, as it will be strictly enforced.